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03-22-22, 12:43 AM
Replies: 21,280
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Posted By 27inch

"JUST NEEDS REAR BRAKE PADS, OTHERWISE, IT'S...

"JUST NEEDS REAR BRAKE PADS, OTHERWISE, IT'S PERFECT..."

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RALEIGH MARATHON MENS ROAD BIKE BICYCLE -...
01-19-22, 01:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By 27inch

Older Mountain bikes seem to have peaked and gone...

Older Mountain bikes seem to have peaked and gone away here. 10 years ago they were catching on well but it was short lived, now if nothing vintage seems to sell. CL and FB have the same bikes listed...
01-19-22, 01:01 AM
Replies: 26,447
Views: 3,819,037
Posted By 27inch

I remember those very bikes, they had them at the...

I remember those very bikes, they had them at the old Kress store where I grew up in the late 60's and early 70's. I remember getting thrown out of the store after riding one around the store and...
08-03-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 26,447
Views: 3,819,037
Posted By 27inch

I don't think he's saying there are $20-30 bikes...

I don't think he's saying there are $20-30 bikes in NJ, but that the only way any will sell there if if they are that cheap.

I get the same thing here, I list a clean original bike, regardless of...
08-03-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 71,796
Views: 11,679,519
Posted By 27inch

These just popped up this morning: Huret...

These just popped up this morning:


Huret Jubilee on eBay
https://www.ebay.com/itm/234116779551?hash=item3682728e1f:g:e44AAOSwSydhCAQ7

Suntour Pro Compe 14-15-16-17-18 Freewheel...
07-18-21, 04:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By 27inch

I was able to buy brand new Dia Compe hoods from...

I was able to buy brand new Dia Compe hoods from the LBS only a couple of years ago, they were still listed in his parts catalog. More recently I've seen replacements with a slightly different...
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By 27inch

A couple of years ago I sold a full Huret Jubilee...

A couple of years ago I sold a full Huret Jubilee set, rear, front, and shifters with cables on fleabay, it went off for $294. I sold two used rear derailleurs about a year ago, both were 'well...
04-30-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 71,796
Views: 11,679,519
Posted By 27inch

Huret Jubilee Rear Derailleur...

Huret Jubilee Rear Derailleur (https://southjersey.craigslist.org/bop/d/vineland-huret-jubilee-rear-derailleur/7314700420.html)

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04-18-21, 02:28 AM
Replies: 26,447
Views: 3,819,037
Posted By 27inch

Thanks for the offer but both wheels are 36h and...

Thanks for the offer but both wheels are 36h and super wide. I looked at a few others and they had narrower rims, these are as wide as the Westrick rims on a Sports model.
04-17-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 26,447
Views: 3,819,037
Posted By 27inch

Anyone have a good source for steel 27" rims for...

Anyone have a good source for steel 27" rims for a '77 Sprite 27?
I picked up a very clean bike but both rims are rusted through where they sat flat on concrete for decades. The original rims are...
04-17-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26,447
Views: 3,819,037
Posted By 27inch

When I was a kid in the 70's there was an old guy...

When I was a kid in the 70's there was an old guy who had a backyard motorcycle shop and small machine shop. He worked on mostly older British motorcycles.
He had an old iron mold which was used for...
Replies: 33
Views: 2,470
Posted By 27inch

Your likely to spend the same amount or more...

Your likely to spend the same amount or more whether you mail order new rims and pay for shipping, vs. buying a set locally

I've had several Letour and Traveler models over the years, most...
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By 27inch

Around here, which is also not a strong area for...

Around here, which is also not a strong area for bikes, the Trek would bring $400+ with air in its tires, the Raleigh Marathon mixte frame might fetch $200, the Trek ladies mtb would be a tough sell,...
04-13-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 26,447
Views: 3,819,037
Posted By 27inch

I like that idea, its probably the only way some...

I like that idea, its probably the only way some people will learn or read it.

There's no such thing as negotiating these days, everyone wants it cheap, there also seems to be no such thing as...
04-13-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 26,447
Views: 3,819,037
Posted By 27inch

I have a three speed Sprite with 27" wheels in...

I have a three speed Sprite with 27" wheels in the shed out back, I bought it with a bunch of other bikes and just assumed it was another 70's Sports until I dug it out one day to see if the tires...
04-13-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,516
Posted By 27inch

Any bike that old likely needs to come completely...

Any bike that old likely needs to come completely apart for a thorough cleaning and relube at the very least.
I like the idea of just polishing off the rust a bit and giving it a coat of clear...
02-20-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 26,447
Views: 3,819,037
Posted By 27inch

I kind of lean toward black as the go to color...

I kind of lean toward black as the go to color for English bikes, but I won't turn down a green one either.
I'm not big on the colors of the later bikes. If I want bright colors, I'll buy an old...
02-20-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,385
Posted By 27inch

Evaporust has become my go-to solution most of...

Evaporust has become my go-to solution most of the time, especially for small parts. I've never had it do any damage to chrome but it will removed zinc or cad plating. I just pulled two old forged...
02-20-21, 05:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,303
Posted By 27inch

A quick update here. The whole project direction...

A quick update here. The whole project direction has sort of changed, my buddy with the Nishiki wanted an Asian hub, but wanted something cheap, in his search for a hub, he found a whole bike for far...
02-13-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 643
Posted By 27inch

Unknown vintage coaster brake hub ID

I've been digging through some old boxes of hubs looking for something and decided to try and sort some of them out a bit.
I came across one odd brake disc type hub that had New Departure type...
02-13-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,625
Posted By 27inch

When asking what any bike is worth always has two...

When asking what any bike is worth always has two answers.
What you would be willing to pay for it, and what you would you would sell it for if it were yours.
02-12-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 263
Posted By 27inch

New Departure Model D driver and sprocket failure?

A bunch of years ago I picked up an early 50's Columbia balloon tire bike that had an early Whizzer type kit on it.
I needed the bike for parts for another one I had so I robbed the parts I needed...
02-12-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 26,447
Views: 3,819,037
Posted By 27inch

That's it! They could never get away with that...

That's it!
They could never get away with that today.
The exhaust was right in front of you, they smoked like a freight train pulling a hill, and the engage/disengage set up was iffy at best.
But...
02-11-21, 03:04 AM
Replies: 26,447
Views: 3,819,037
Posted By 27inch

Back in the 70's they sold a bolt on motor like...

Back in the 70's they sold a bolt on motor like that around here called a Bikebug, it used a Tanaka 2 stroke motor and a friction drive. Most got mounted on the front wheel but I saw them mounted in...
02-11-21, 12:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,303
Posted By 27inch

The Nankai model 75 is the one I was referring...

The Nankai model 75 is the one I was referring too, all of the one's I found are direct copies of the New Departure model D.
There's apparently another copy out there, as one of these here is not...
02-09-21, 12:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,014
Posted By 27inch

Didn't Nishiki use a few different manufacturers...

Didn't Nishiki use a few different manufacturers over the years?
I still have my 1977 International,
I believe it was still made by Kawamura, but I believe my 1980 was made by Giant.
I still own...
02-07-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,303
Posted By 27inch

Here's a comparison of a 1950's era Bendix (left)...

Here's a comparison of a 1950's era Bendix (left) and Shimano model D (Right)
The Bendix is a good bit larger in diameter with much better fit and finish. Its also a one piece design.
...
02-07-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,303
Posted By 27inch

This is the Suntour hub style we always had...

This is the Suntour hub style we always had trouble with, the wire spring that kept the two clutch dogs in place was always broken, it would lose the tip or last bend and the dog would drag the...
02-06-21, 04:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,303
Posted By 27inch

After digging through three boxes of old hubs, I...

After digging through three boxes of old hubs, I came up with 31 Shimano hubs, 23 of which are the later style.
I tore all of them apart and tossed everything in the parts washer in the garage.
Out...
02-05-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,303
Posted By 27inch

I've never used anything but regular high temp...

I've never used anything but regular high temp grease from the auto parts store for coaster brake internals and marine grease for the bearings.
If you need super high temp grease, look to the...
02-05-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,303
Posted By 27inch

I'd rather give up a Bendix 76 hub because I've...

I'd rather give up a Bendix 76 hub because I've got a bucket of them and they rarely take much in the way of repairs.
Around this area, Bendix hubs are common, Huffy, Murray, Ross, Columbia etc all...
02-04-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,303
Posted By 27inch

I would think that a high temp synthetic grease...

I would think that a high temp synthetic grease would be what your looking for but keep in mind that the whole idea of how a coaster brake works is that it creates friction between the shoes and the...
02-04-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,303
Posted By 27inch

The Suntour coasters I've got are 36h with 3.2mm...

The Suntour coasters I've got are 36h with 3.2mm spoke holes.
I've probably got a tub of of those MX calipers, they were on a lot of early beach cruisers and mtb's. I saved them because they're the...
02-04-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,303
Posted By 27inch

That link won't work, it sets off my antivirus,...

That link won't work, it sets off my antivirus, something about being an unsafe sight with an expired token?

My only experience with Suntour coaster brakes was in the late 70's/early 80's, they...
02-04-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,303
Posted By 27inch

I like using spoke washers too, these rims are a...

I like using spoke washers too, these rims are a good candidate for them. The right side rear spoke holes show some dimpling but I consider that normal on a bike this old with these rims. I also...
02-04-21, 01:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,303
Posted By 27inch

He's got issues with using the brake lever with...

He's got issues with using the brake lever with his hands so he wants to be able to stop just using his feet I think its mostly arthritis issues.
The rear hub is a bit rough, the bearings were...
02-03-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,303
Posted By 27inch

I've got a box of old Shimano hubs but all have...

I've got a box of old Shimano hubs but all have broken spoke flanges.
I've got a few Suntour hubs but all have 3.2,mm spoke holes, meaning I'd have to hunt down 11 or 12 ga spokes.
The bike he...
02-03-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21,280
Views: 4,052,853
Posted By 27inch

Nice forks___________________________________ ...

Nice forks___________________________________
Vintage Raleigh 10 speed - $50Posted 2 months ago

https://southjersey.craigslist.org/bik/d/ocean-city-vintage-raleigh-10-speed/7245287901.html...
02-02-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,303
Posted By 27inch

Coaster brake conversion

A buddy asked me to do a coaster brake conversion on an 80's Nishiki mountain bike he picked up.
He wants to keep it all period correct, as in No Chinese parts.
He's a big guy, 6ft 3in tall and...
02-02-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,738
Posted By 27inch

Just about any bike listed in my area on CL is...

Just about any bike listed in my area on CL is there for months, often years. No matter what it is, there's no takers around here unless its free or close to it.
I listed a mid 70's Nishiki...
01-24-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26,447
Views: 3,819,037
Posted By 27inch

The one I'm looking at is brown, with the decal...

The one I'm looking at is brown, with the decal style similar to a 69-70 Sports model but with 27" wheels, and a 23 1/2" frame size.
The same seller has a black one just like it, both have 1969...
01-24-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26,447
Views: 3,819,037
Posted By 27inch

Did Raleigh ever build a 27" five speed Sprite in...

Did Raleigh ever build a 27" five speed Sprite in 1969 with an S5 hub?
I just looked at a beer bottle brown Sprite, 27" wheels spoked 32/40 hole, with an S5 hub dated 69-5.
It had the normal hockey...
Replies: 34
Views: 1,807
Posted By 27inch

One of the issues with steel rims is that they...

One of the issues with steel rims is that they won't handle the pressures of some modern tires, so your tire choices will be limited.

That bike looks like a mid 70's model, and would have...
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By 27inch

You couldn't build a set of wheels for $75, let...

You couldn't build a set of wheels for $75, let alone build a proper or period correct set of 27" wheels.
Do a check on eBay, go to advanced search and search past sold wheel sets.

My local bike...
Replies: 45
Views: 2,520
Posted By 27inch

The box stores are sold out around here and don't...

The box stores are sold out around here and don't seem to be restocking, several bike shops have closed up do to no inventory. I just red an article about one shop that was told they weren't going to...
Replies: 45
Views: 2,520
Posted By 27inch

I've got tires from the 50's on a few balloon...

I've got tires from the 50's on a few balloon tire bikes that are still good. I don't see why a set of Schwinn tires couldn't survive from '74.
If they were kept out of the sun and stored where they...
Replies: 10
Views: 2,907
Posted By 27inch

I had one I bought new in 1987, the same bike but...

I had one I bought new in 1987, the same bike but in a 23" frame.
I sold it about 11 years ago in pretty clean shape for $400 cash to a guy who drove all day from NC to pick it up. Mine still had...
Replies: 45
Views: 2,520
Posted By 27inch

Here's a shot of one of mine, the bike hasn't...

Here's a shot of one of mine, the bike hasn't been ridden in 20 years but its still complete. The rims got changed out in the late 80's when the spoke holes started to show cracks on the Rigida rims,...
07-29-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21,280
Views: 4,052,853
Posted By 27inch

You can make or buy new seals, and a little...

You can make or buy new seals, and a little grease does wonders for those old pumps. The killer is when their dented up from being used as a baton or hammer.
07-29-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21,280
Views: 4,052,853
Posted By 27inch

$3000 is crazy money but I they weren't bad...

$3000 is crazy money but I they weren't bad bikes. I rode an orange U08 for 10 years back in the 70's and absolutely loved the bike and how it handled.
After getting off a beat up Schwinn Varsity I...
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