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04-28-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,377
Posted By mkeller234

Well, 1980s I might have been wearing a kids...

Well, 1980s I might have been wearing a kids sized bell helmet. I was born in 83.

I know I wear one today. My skull is worth more than anything I own. Iím taking no chances. Iím probably due for...
04-26-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17,221
Views: 1,850,814
Posted By mkeller234

Thanks. It was a great one!

Thanks. It was a great one!
04-25-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17,221
Views: 1,850,814
Posted By mkeller234

My wife and I celebrated my 38th birthday. Rain...

My wife and I celebrated my 38th birthday. Rain shortened the ride, but we still managed to ride to the ice cream stop.

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04-24-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 12,985
Posted By mkeller234

I noticed the cranks and chainrings are marked C...

I noticed the cranks and chainrings are marked C V H for the builders initials. My bike has many components that are marked with the brand as well.
04-24-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 12,985
Posted By mkeller234

I sure was shocked to see this thread bumped up....

I sure was shocked to see this thread bumped up. Please stick around and post some photos. I thinks itís 2-days, 5 posts per day. Not a super high hurdle.
04-22-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By mkeller234

Well, good call! The dropouts were not threaded...

Well, good call! The dropouts were not threaded as you had said. I removed both and found the screw that was in one piece was bent. Iíll get some M3 x .05 screws next.

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04-21-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,719
Posted By mkeller234

Cool thread! I had no idea that bikeforums was...

Cool thread! I had no idea that bikeforums was owned by an individual at on point, or that it was sold! It's really interesting to read the stories behind all the symbols... I never really paid any...
04-20-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By mkeller234

Last post of the night, I got the jubilee RD all...

Last post of the night, I got the jubilee RD all cleaned up. It was pretty interesting to take apart. I actually had a brand new bag of 1/8Ē grade 25 bearings for the jockey wheels.

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04-20-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By mkeller234

Here are some photos of the bike as found. I...

Here are some photos of the bike as found. I forgot to post these at the start of the thread.
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04-20-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By mkeller234

I did notice the adjuster screws being a bit...

I did notice the adjuster screws being a bit unusual, but I had no idea how unusual. One of the screws is broken off. I think Iím just going to leave them where the are and view them as...
04-20-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By mkeller234

I think itís a 60cm frame. Same size as my 74...

I think itís a 60cm frame. Same size as my 74 gran sport.
04-20-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By mkeller234

gugie and Andy_K that is a great suggestion. Nice...

gugie and Andy_K that is a great suggestion. Nice work on your competition! I thought about trying a brush applied enamel paint... but the truth is, I hate painting and paint prep! Once I get this...
04-19-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By mkeller234

Nice!! Iíve admired the Berthoud saddles since...

Nice!! Iíve admired the Berthoud saddles since they were first introduced. Why? Because they look beautiful. It looks great on your Trek. I agree with the post above, itís the cherry on top.
04-19-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By mkeller234

I treated the frame rust with multiple...

I treated the frame rust with multiple applications of naval jelly. I used rust converter for anything I may have missed. I will treat the interior with frame saver. The remaining paint was polished...
04-19-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By mkeller234

73 Raleigh competition - long build thread

This thread is intended to document the process of cleaning up my 73 Raleigh Competition. I purchased this bike from fellow BF member curbtender. It is worth mentioning again that he did a nice job...
04-19-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,415
Posted By mkeller234

Yes, I have the adapters on there in the photo,...

Yes, I have the adapters on there in the photo, still do actually. Considering your question, I probably don't actually need them on there. I remember being really particular about the position of...
04-13-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7,092
Views: 670,493
Posted By mkeller234

I received a big box from the west coast. A...

I received a big box from the west coast. A Raleigh Competition, long on my wish list. It is very crusty. Iím looking forward to giving this bike a spit shine. Iíll start a thread when Iím ready to...
04-11-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 35,184
Posted By mkeller234

I donít think I have posted this one yet, my...

I donít think I have posted this one yet, my Lotus sprint fixed gear bike. Iíve only ridden it on a trainer so far. One thing is for sure, those track bars are not comfortable!

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04-07-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 406,863
Posted By mkeller234

Wow, that looks great! I love these world...

Wow, that looks great! I love these world voyageurs. The lugs are simple, flashy and elegant all at the same time.
03-25-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By mkeller234

Cool project! The back story of the bike is...

Cool project! The back story of the bike is awesome. That bike has had a HARD life. Even so, there have been equally drastic measures taken to keep it going. How rare is that?!?
03-25-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By mkeller234

I know what happened!! The plastic pedal cap is...

I know what happened!! The plastic pedal cap is Campy Nuovo Gran sport. Sounds the same, but very different. I have an extra plastic cap lying around in my bin.
03-20-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,293
Posted By mkeller234

Nice bike! You did a good job capturing the...

Nice bike! You did a good job capturing the color, which I have always found to be difficult. Small detail, but I like the Cannondale spoke protector. Iíd personally leave the gear as is, that is a...
03-16-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,553
Posted By mkeller234

I can maybe answer part of that. I have an eclair...

I can maybe answer part of that. I have an eclair with the same group. It does have the unusual shimano bosses. I wanted to use bar end shifters, so I had to file the down tube barrel adjusters to...
03-14-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,402
Posted By mkeller234

I think maybe you are seeing the release button...

I think maybe you are seeing the release button for the light generator. The picture almost makes them look connected.
03-13-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,553
Posted By mkeller234

Thank you!

Thank you!
03-12-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,553
Posted By mkeller234

hazetguy Where did you get this pedal adapters? I...

hazetguy Where did you get this pedal adapters? I would like to find a set as a backup in case anything terrible ever happens to the pedals.
03-12-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,553
Posted By mkeller234

I agree, probably not going to work the best with...

I agree, probably not going to work the best with indexed shifting. One thing that is really cool about these Deore rear derailleurs, the cable anchor is mounted on this little bridge that works to...
03-10-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,553
Posted By mkeller234

Oh yeah! That is a really great group. I know the...

Oh yeah! That is a really great group. I know the pedal thread size is kind of scary, but those are my favorite vintage pedals. They are perfect for my huge feet.
02-26-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By mkeller234

Now that is good!

Now that is good!
02-26-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By mkeller234

Neal has a classy bike

I've discovered an old favorite, Freaks and Geeks is available to me on streaming services now. I've enjoyed revisiting the series, and really have been surprised at how much of it I remembered....
01-01-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,752
Posted By mkeller234

No way! That is a really beautiful and tastefully...

No way! That is a really beautiful and tastefully painted frame. I love Mercian bikes. Congrats!
12-31-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By mkeller234

Thanks. I donít think it was ridden much. It has...

Thanks. I donít think it was ridden much. It has lower tier components, which lack the awesome finishes of the high end components. I also really dislike polished rims. I was bummed when I found out...
12-31-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By mkeller234

I finished cleaning and assembling for now (minus...

I finished cleaning and assembling for now (minus clips and straps). I will probably play with gearing and the handle bars later on. For that reason, I reused the old cables and chain.

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12-31-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By mkeller234

Mods, can you change this thread name to 1984...

Mods, can you change this thread name to 1984 Lotus Sprint? I want this to be found in search engines easier.
Replies: 40
Views: 3,359
Posted By mkeller234

I think that is a fair price. I have one of...

I think that is a fair price. I have one of these, itís a great bike.
12-31-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,416
Posted By mkeller234

Ok, Iíve got it all back together for now. I did...

Ok, Iíve got it all back together for now. I did this very cheap, because I expect to make changes. If I enjoy it enough, I will probably play with gearing and the cockpit. For those reasons, I kept...
12-30-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,336
Posted By mkeller234

I canít remember what I paid for the bike. It...

I canít remember what I paid for the bike. It might be close to equal. Iíve ridden the tires a bit last year, but Iím a bit concerned that they will be fragile. Time will tell!
12-29-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 406,863
Posted By mkeller234

Iím continuing to work on my lotus sprint. Boy...

Iím continuing to work on my lotus sprint. Boy did they cheap out on the bearings!! The cartridges only have 1 rubber seal. The headset bearing retainer holds the least amount of bearings that I have...
12-29-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,336
Posted By mkeller234

I had been riding and enjoying the bike as I...

I had been riding and enjoying the bike as I bought it over the summer. The combination of vacation time, piles of snow and a pandemic meant the time was right for rebuilding the bike.

Iím glad I...
12-29-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By mkeller234

Welcome to the fold. Those are great bikes and ...

Welcome to the fold. Those are great bikes and piece of American history. You will be able to post pictures after 10 posts. You are halfway there.
12-29-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,649
Posted By mkeller234

This nails it for me. Iíd say Iíve even gotten a...

This nails it for me. Iíd say Iíve even gotten a bit sloppier assembling bikes these days. It seems like I find for clicks and clacks than ever. A well tuned bike, tailwind and some sunshine is just...
12-28-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,416
Posted By mkeller234

I will rebuild it as is and make functional swaps...

I will rebuild it as is and make functional swaps as I go. I have a handful of bars I could swap out. I like traditional road bars and use the drops often enough. I would really miss drops in a...
12-28-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,416
Posted By mkeller234

I figured it was mostly about: a) itís a...

I figured it was mostly about:

a) itís a cheap bar
b) it had the right ďcoolĒ look.

Iím not so certain that Iíll enjoy them. On top of being deep, they are really narrow and the tops arenít as...
12-28-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,602
Posted By mkeller234

Thatís a gorgeous bike. Enjoy it!

Thatís a gorgeous bike. Enjoy it!
12-28-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 406,863
Posted By mkeller234

yes, we have had bad luck this year. Our family...

yes, we have had bad luck this year. Our family drove 1 hour to a dark park to see the comet this year and it clouded over too! I tried to spy Jupiter and Saturn, same thing. Oh well, I will catch it...
12-28-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 406,863
Posted By mkeller234

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/3e3da1ad_81e4_4a66_96bb_d7c0090137d0_66bdc89623eeb286cf0561cf815de96787cece4a.jpeg
Now that my miyata ridge runner is complete, I...
12-27-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,416
Posted By mkeller234

I started the cleanup today. I stripped the bike...

I started the cleanup today. I stripped the bike down to a bare frame. Now to slowly clean and reassemble.

...
12-27-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By mkeller234

Sorry, I had not seen this question. 1) No,...

Sorry, I had not seen this question.

1) No, it is not sold, but there may be local interest from a coworker.
2) Yes, I would sell the bullmoose bars along with the frame. Yes, they are shown in...
12-26-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 406,863
Posted By mkeller234

Oh no! Iíve had some stubborn free wheels before....

Oh no! Iíve had some stubborn free wheels before. For the worst ones, I will mount the removal tool in a bench vise and turn the wheel. Seems to work well.

Here is my guess, you will probably need...
12-26-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 406,863
Posted By mkeller234

Iím close to wrapping up my Christmas break...

Iím close to wrapping up my Christmas break project. All I need are 5/32 ball bearings for the bear trap pedals and derailleur cables.

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