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06-06-21, 07:22 PM
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Posted By RobHalligan

Spoke length chart for most Raleigh rim and hub...

Spoke length chart for most Raleigh rim and hub combos: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AjXH4nd0KT1FsL0X...h1v_Q?e=sxMHjF (https://1drv.ms/u/s!AjXH4nd0KT1FsL0XuIx79jO_3h1v_Q?e=sxMHjF) (link to file in my MS...
05-23-21, 07:08 PM
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Posted By RobHalligan

I don't know about WITH the lumber, but I find...

I don't know about WITH the lumber, but I find performance of step thru bikes much more fun than that of top tube bikes. And they're much less expensive.
04-04-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 22,677
Posted By RobHalligan

Yes, that was good fun buying that '53ish Raleigh...

Yes, that was good fun buying that '53ish Raleigh from you. Lovely collection you have. I was cracking myself up when I said to your wife, "I swear I'm here to buy bikes not sell him more!" My sister...
11-23-20, 01:11 PM
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Posted By RobHalligan

I don't know if I missed part of the discussion,...

I don't know if I missed part of the discussion, but do check the cable adjustment before disassembling the shifter. Most every time with mine (I've had about 10 pop out of 1st), it's been cable...
11-08-20, 01:08 PM
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Posted By RobHalligan

Here's the green Manhattan I picked up for Cory....

Here's the green Manhattan I picked up for Cory. '59 on the shell.
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11-02-20, 11:17 AM
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Posted By RobHalligan

I'm picking up a green one with full chaincase...

I'm picking up a green one with full chaincase like the one that started this sub-thread in Boston this weekend. It's going to Cory Drake (https://coffeeandwidgets.com/current-projects) who seems to...
11-02-20, 10:50 AM
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Posted By RobHalligan

It didn't have the correct hub when I got it. The...

It didn't have the correct hub when I got it. The saddle was rock hard. I remember pegging it to about 1959 from some triangulation. There were a great variety of Manhattans that came up when...
11-01-20, 07:24 PM
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Posted By RobHalligan

Really nice looking in person. ...

Really nice looking in person.

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08-23-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 22,677
Posted By RobHalligan

I installed that Wald rack on a Raleigh 3-speed...

I installed that Wald rack on a Raleigh 3-speed with 26 inch wheels and fenders. The rack was a little too short; so, I cut out two of the rack cross members to keep the rack from pushing the fenders...
12-31-18, 03:10 PM
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Posted By RobHalligan

Trying to figure Raleigh's logic can be...

Trying to figure Raleigh's logic can be frustrating or futile. In the case you ponder, I think the B72s weigh and cost less without losing much comfort. I've been tempted to fit a B17 but don't think...
12-31-18, 10:24 AM
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Posted By RobHalligan

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Well, I should take some of that back. Looking...
12-31-18, 09:58 AM
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Posted By RobHalligan

I'll take out two ostensibly identical Raleighs...

I'll take out two ostensibly identical Raleighs and the two will have completely different feels. I've gone to the effort to swap out parts from the one that feels great to the one I really want to...
12-31-18, 09:11 AM
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Posted By RobHalligan

I like to compare the fixie fad to the 10-speed...

I like to compare the fixie fad to the 10-speed bike boom of the 1970s. Neither fads were logic-based and both went (or are going on) way too long. I'd think many on this thread would agree that...
12-31-18, 08:44 AM
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Posted By RobHalligan

I was one of the potential buyers doing "the...

I was one of the potential buyers doing "the usual cl thing" -- meaning, I think, that I dithered. Sorry, Bill. We probably had a deal for one, but I ran out of time and had to leave town.

Bill...
12-10-18, 04:04 PM
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Posted By RobHalligan

Thanks much. Nice tool. Not inexpensive.

Thanks much. Nice tool. Not inexpensive.
12-09-18, 07:53 PM
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Posted By RobHalligan

Maybe it's as you say, but mostly I'm buying...

Maybe it's as you say, but mostly I'm buying bikes that already have handle bars that aren't holding their positions and won't hold when trying to make them hold by torqueing them. It may be...
12-04-18, 02:21 PM
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Posted By RobHalligan

Could any of you help me source a Raleigh stem...

Could any of you help me source a Raleigh stem binder bolt and nut? They hold the handlebars to the stem. I had a few, but I've gone though them all on a string of bikes that have had stripped bolts....
07-16-18, 06:42 AM
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Posted By RobHalligan

This chart (I think made by Brooks but poached...

This chart (I think made by Brooks but poached from Amazon) gives some guidance. This is for the Cambium saddles, but I bet one could find a sim one for the B's...Depending on how you ride, have your...
05-20-18, 02:15 PM
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Posted By RobHalligan

Thank you much for posting that. I got both of...

Thank you much for posting that. I got both of those. $150 total including auction fees. I'll pick them up next week. The auctioneer said he wouldn't mind holding them for 10 days. Now, I have to...
04-29-18, 07:02 PM
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Posted By RobHalligan

Painted or chromed surfaces work. Brake pads...

Painted or chromed surfaces work. Brake pads disintegrate. I try to keep rubber, plastic, and greased surfaces out of the OA. I'll dip a frame with mudguards with handlebars and brakes by flipping it...
04-20-18, 04:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 22,677
Posted By RobHalligan

Surely. Good point....but a rack is really...

Surely. Good point....but a rack is really practical. I've thought of the Pletscher rack as the standard but am exploring some alternatives as I don't like the look of them. (I do love my Esge...
04-20-18, 12:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 22,677
Posted By RobHalligan

Thanks clubman. That arrived today and it looks...

Thanks clubman. That arrived today and it looks great. That was very nice of you...hope the PayPal arrived.

I also bought a Wald rack and plan to install that another bike. Having to drill out the...
04-16-18, 06:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,327
Posted By RobHalligan

I've probably bought and ridden 10 pairs of Delta...

I've probably bought and ridden 10 pairs of Delta Cruisers. In the past month I've put 2 pairs of Kendas on. I really like the feel of the Kendas. They seem to roll much further and steer/lean...
04-12-18, 06:33 PM
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Views: 3,327
Posted By RobHalligan

I love that moment when I realize I want to keep...

I love that moment when I realize I want to keep a bike that I didn't intend to.
03-28-18, 01:40 PM
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Views: 22,677
Posted By RobHalligan

Point taken, Salamandrine. I'll cop to being...

Point taken, Salamandrine. I'll cop to being spoiled.

Soma is too modern for a 3-speed. And I have a thing about paying more for a rack than I paid for the bike.
03-28-18, 08:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 22,677
Posted By RobHalligan

Why can’t I find a simple traditional rear rack...

Why can’t I find a simple traditional rear rack of pleasing proportions for Raleigh-type 26-inch wheel bikes? These may be the most popular utility bikes in the history of the western world. Utility...
03-26-18, 11:03 AM
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Posted By RobHalligan

Wonder no more. It's great. I have a pile of...

Wonder no more. It's great. I have a pile of bike's and my bike with the Dynohub LEDs is my daily driver. You don't have to worry about batteries, turning them on/off, or blowing a bulb.
03-26-18, 07:18 AM
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Posted By RobHalligan

Nicelite LED Conversions

I bought Nicelite LEDs and a rectifier thingy to run between the Dynohub terminals from NICELITE SUPER LED LIGHT BULBS (http://www.reflectalite.com/LEDpage.html) in the UK. They were helpful and it...
02-12-18, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By RobHalligan

I get all warm and fuzzy when I see oldsters on a...

I get all warm and fuzzy when I see oldsters on a bike.
02-12-18, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By RobHalligan

I'm with you. I probably would have been...

I'm with you. I probably would have been competing with you on eBay for a used rack/stand if I didn't need those mudguard to get this bike running. Combining the shipping made the rack/stand...
02-07-18, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By RobHalligan

I was a little tempted to delete this post. But...

I was a little tempted to delete this post. But in my web searches on the topic, I found other people wondering how to source these. I ended up buying from Dutch Bike Bits...
02-01-18, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By RobHalligan

Sourcing Help for Steco or Gazelle Rack-Stand Combo for 28" wheel?

I'm re-building a barn find Raleigh DL-1 in the US and have decided on getting a combined rack and stand by Steco or Gazelle. The two brands' product are (so far) indistinguishable to me. I may get a...
12-30-17, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,676
Posted By RobHalligan

Thanks for your help capnjonny, Kontact,...

Thanks for your help capnjonny, Kontact, shelbyfv, and Murray Missile. Absent further input, I'm leaning towards spraying my parts (and frame) with lacquer as I'm thinking lacquer would be more...
12-30-17, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,137
Posted By RobHalligan

Thanks much. I'm not entirely sure what you mean...

Thanks much. I'm not entirely sure what you mean by the red panel but here's a photo. The reflector is missing -- so that doesn't help. If that is a red panel, looks like I'm looking at...
12-29-17, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,676
Posted By RobHalligan

A friend of mine (maybe everybody, for all I...

A friend of mine (maybe everybody, for all I know) lacquers his silver to keep it from tarnishing. (Only the pieces people don't eat off of...candle sticks, etc.) Another thought I have is to wax the...
12-29-17, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,137
Posted By RobHalligan

I guess it's testament to Raleigh engineering...

I guess it's testament to Raleigh engineering that they could produce such good products (fairly bulletproof) with labor that would sometimes not stamp a frame with a serial number or stamp a 13 for...
12-28-17, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,137
Posted By RobHalligan

I don't even have that stamp on the stay. I've...

I don't even have that stamp on the stay. I've looked everywhere on my otherwise normal 1971ish DL-1 for a stamp. Now you're going to think I'm nuts but, to make matters worse, the hub doesn't have a...
12-28-17, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,676
Posted By RobHalligan

Inspirational, thanks. They made it look too...

Inspirational, thanks. They made it look too easy. I wish the videographer showed what it was they used to clear coat, and they didn't show how they treated the parts. Rubbing wax on a frame seems...
12-27-17, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,676
Posted By RobHalligan

I'm trying to figure out how to keep parts that...

I'm trying to figure out how to keep parts that I've de-rusted with oaxalic acid (oxalic?) from re-rusting. (Oaxalic dipped parts seem to re-rust very quickly.) I'm good with waxing frames, but that...
02-07-17, 08:53 AM
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Posted By RobHalligan

Thanks, man. I may split the difference between...

Thanks, man. I may split the difference between full French pronunciation (cuz I'm worried it could come out like I'm playing a Monte Python character) and the 4-barrel Holly on a monster Mopar hemi...
02-06-17, 03:52 PM
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Posted By RobHalligan

Is Superbe pronounced "superb" or "super-bee"? (I...

Is Superbe pronounced "superb" or "super-bee"? (I think I've heard both.)
01-29-17, 08:56 PM
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Posted By RobHalligan

Interesting to see there's someone else in this...

Interesting to see there's someone else in this world that has both a Silvertone with a Bigsby and British Bikes...
01-23-17, 01:32 PM
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Posted By RobHalligan

Try this in the bicycles search box: raleigh |...

Try this in the bicycles search box: raleigh | hercules | phillips | armstrong | dunelt | rudge | triumph | bsa | humber | norman | scot | robin | royal
Forum: Northeast
09-01-16, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,889
Posted By RobHalligan

Well, she finally did get stolen. My restoration...

Well, she finally did get stolen. My restoration was getting worn, and I probably wasn't being as careful about how/where I locked her up. I found her locked to a fence a couple months later. I got...
Replies: 11
Views: 2,129
Posted By RobHalligan

A flickr user, sludgeulper, commented...

A flickr user, sludgeulper, commented (http://www.flickr.com/photos/robhalligan/4295631783/in/set-72157623138990561) on my flickr set of this bike (http://flickr.com/gp/robhalligan/Xs0a5e) that he...
12-27-12, 07:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,145
Posted By RobHalligan

I had a girlfriend whose father, raced Abarth...

I had a girlfriend whose father, raced Abarth cars (hopped-up 1960’s Italian coupes). Her mother thought he had 2 or 3 Abarth's until she visited his workshop (conveniently 30 minutes’ drive from...
12-27-12, 03:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,283
Posted By RobHalligan

Thank you for your the benefit of your experience...

Thank you for your the benefit of your experience and for your very precise reply. I trust your assessment.
12-27-12, 01:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,283
Posted By RobHalligan

Will necessitate Chain Change?

Thanks for all this.
If I go from a Sturmey AW rear 18 to a 22, I fear my chain will be too short. The axle is at the middle of the dropout now. (I've done this conversion to a Sachs Torpedo and...
Forum: Northeast
07-13-12, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,889
Posted By RobHalligan

I added some photos to the above photo set. My...

I added some photos to the above photo set. My headlight was falling apart, so I got another Busch & Müller from Peter White Cycles (http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/) in NH. I'm trying out an air...
Forum: Northeast
01-29-12, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,889
Posted By RobHalligan

I added some date info to the request for help...

I added some date info to the request for help with IDing post: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/605953-Help-ID-Young-Line-Bike. (It looks like the hub was made in 1985.)

And songfta, I...
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