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If it is German, maybe the "torpedo" label refers...

If it is German, maybe the "torpedo" label refers to a Fichtel & Sachs (or Sachs) coaster brake hub.
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There are 20 spokes per wheel, so it looks like...

There are 20 spokes per wheel, so it looks like child's bike. "Torpedo" was a common model name for several different bikes built over the decades by Columbia and some other manufactures (Murray?) ...
02-12-20, 11:42 AM
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As stated above, steel frames don't wear out, but...

As stated above, steel frames don't wear out, but they can get damaged in crashes or from other abuse. Carefully check where the chain stays are brazed to the bottom bracket, and all the brazes at...
02-11-20, 05:23 AM
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Posted By 0.2HP

I saw that Gitane Tandem. Would have to have...

I saw that Gitane Tandem. Would have to have ridden it home, though, no way it was fitting in my car...
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May regret asking this, but Where is this bike?

May regret asking this, but Where is this bike?
02-10-20, 12:13 PM
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Posted By 0.2HP

Brought the 1974 Raleigh Twenty, with original...

Brought the 1974 Raleigh Twenty, with original rack bag, for $170. Got it outside and rode it, realized the front bearing are shot. But still a good deal, everything else seems fine, I am happy...
10-05-19, 02:54 PM
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OK, not to throw in a monkey wrench, but a friend...

OK, not to throw in a monkey wrench, but a friend of mine just got this:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/0510_145513_50119c9ce5ee1c9d25df76ec96a4a1b6ad489c76.jpg
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Posted By 0.2HP

Hi Mark; As noted above, if your bikes have...

Hi Mark;

As noted above, if your bikes have lugged frames (sockets where the tubes fit togather) they are rare bikes made for only 1 year. Unfortunately in the vintage bike game rate does not...
12-09-17, 04:24 PM
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Posted By 0.2HP

Good luck and God bless. EBay name is...

Good luck and God bless.

EBay name is kilgoreeagle? I'll be watching here and ebay for when the 60cm plus rides come up.
12-03-17, 05:00 PM
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Posted By 0.2HP

Reverse break levers are used on up right bars...

Reverse break levers are used on up right bars all the time. The idea is you use your 2 strong fingers at the end of the lever, where you get the most mechanical advantage, and your thumb and 2...
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Posted By 0.2HP

Not to hijack this thread too much, but on our...

Not to hijack this thread too much, but on our neighborhood's yard sale day, I was checking out a bike and a lady said I could have it for free. I said I would be happy to pay what it was worth, but...
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I'll be the first to ask if you have tried dating...

I'll be the first to ask if you have tried dating people?

You could also try:

Raleigh Serial Numbers & Charts (http://www.kurtkaminer.com/TH_raleigh_serials.html)

Raleigh Decal Guide:...
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Well, it is a free county, you can perceive and...

Well, it is a free county, you can perceive and pay attention to what ever you want.

But...looking at the tire tread on you car, how does the distance between the grooves compare to the width of...
11-22-17, 02:02 PM
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Posted By 0.2HP

That's my guess. For a few years before they...

That's my guess.

For a few years before they stop making bikes, they had a "Panasonic Individual Custom System" where you could order factory semi-custom bikes, including your own frame dimensions...
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Posted By 0.2HP

http://://www.sheldonbrown.com/tires.html...

http://://www.sheldonbrown.com/tires.html (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tires.html)


"Tread Directionality

Some tires have an asymmetrical tread, for instance "V" shaped tread blocks that could...
11-22-17, 10:06 AM
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Posted By 0.2HP

What if you don't know how many bikes you have? ...

What if you don't know how many bikes you have?

(Asking for a friend...)
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I'm looking for a death stem, for a "Memento...

I'm looking for a death stem, for a "Memento Mori" bike I'm building; starting with a Viscount with the original fork, it's going to have Pivo type extension brake levels with no primary levers,...
11-19-17, 05:21 PM
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Posted By 0.2HP

Does the same person ride both those bike? Seem...

Does the same person ride both those bike? Seem to illustrate the range of frame size vs. Stem\seat post length.
11-19-17, 08:55 AM
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Posted By 0.2HP

Well, do you think the sniper sites could make...

Well, do you think the sniper sites could make money with a new site offering to ebay sellers data from their buyers sites?
11-18-17, 04:10 PM
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Posted By 0.2HP

1984 Trek 720

Grey bike on a grey day. It's repaint. Haven't wrapped the handlebars yet because still trying to decide if this is the bike I'm going to try butterfly bars.
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Posted By 0.2HP

Not sure of you size, but these bikes on Buffalo...

Not sure of you size, but these bikes on Buffalo Craigslist seem better suited for the type of riding you describe:

Schwinn - $79 (Buffalo)

Mountain bike - $175 (Cheektowaga)

RALEIGH M-20...
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Posted By 0.2HP

Similar ad also on Baltimore Craig's List. ...

Similar ad also on Baltimore Craig's List.

When someone is wrong and strong and argumentative it is hard to try to or even want to try to understand what might be behind it. Sheldon Brown's list...
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Posted By 0.2HP

For that amount of money, I hope it originally...

For that amount of money, I hope it originally came with more then 36 spokes for BOTH WHEELS.
03-01-17, 08:09 PM
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Posted By 0.2HP

My 87 Trek 560: ...

My 87 Trek 560:

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr17/BobbyShafto/IMG_20170301_202251_zpssblo2ojx.jpg...
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Posted By 0.2HP

I read on this site a lot more then I post. And...

I read on this site a lot more then I post. And real info, based on catalogs, race photos, experience, FACTS, is why I love this forum.

Thanks T-Mar.
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Posted By 0.2HP

Does it have a 3 or 4 speed hub? Drop bar...

Does it have a 3 or 4 speed hub?

Drop bar Raleigh Lenton 4 speeds with original, un-broken fenders go on e-bay for over $500. When they come up, which is not often.
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Posted By 0.2HP

You will likely have trouble finding cages for...

You will likely have trouble finding cages for those 600 pedals; Shimano only made that style for a few years. They are also the second most uncomfortable pedals I'e ever ridden.
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Posted By 0.2HP

NOS Raleigh International?

Does this look like the box and package Raleigh was using to ship bikes to the US in 1974?

Vintage Raleigh International Road Bike | eBay...
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Posted By 0.2HP

My (non expert) guess is that is not a track...

My (non expert) guess is that is not a track bike. I'm thinking it is a BSA roadster frame with a track stem, handle bars and maybe pedals. It also looks like maybe every other tooth was filed off...
02-28-16, 08:24 PM
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Posted By 0.2HP

I believe the Specail Professional was Viner's...

I believe the Specail Professional was Viner's top the line retail track bike. Also heard the better Viners have 5 pointed star cut-outs in the seat cluster lug and the head top-down tube lug.
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Posted By 0.2HP

You may have a hard time finding toe clips for...

You may have a hard time finding toe clips for those pedals. Which may be a good thing, those are IMHO the second most uncomfortable pedals I've ever ridden. Only the same style 105 , with the...
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Posted By 0.2HP

Thanks for all the informative responses. ...

Thanks for all the informative responses.


Since making the original post, I've done extensive research of the archives on this site and elsewhere on the internet. I discovered:


1. My...
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Posted By 0.2HP

I've been looking at lugs like those a lot...

I've been looking at lugs like those a lot recently; they look like the ones Dawes used on their Galaxy model (among others). The Dawes catalogs call them "Continental" lugs. This site:

...
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Posted By 0.2HP

Either a Sports or LTD-3. Chain ring dates it...

Either a Sports or LTD-3. Chain ring dates it from the early 70's to whenever it was in the 80's that Raleigh stopped making 3-speeds. It still has the traditional 40-spoke rear and 32-spoke front...
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Posted By 0.2HP

Dawes What?

OK I picked this up today, hoping it is one of the better Dawes models:

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr17/BobbyShafto/IMG_20160214_172034_zpskktri0rx.jpg...
01-28-16, 05:57 PM
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Posted By 0.2HP

When buying a used bike, my normal test is if I...

When buying a used bike, my normal test is if I CAN't ride no hands, something is bent/FUBB and I don't buy.

Also the middle school kids I pass at the end of my compute home are impressed when I...
01-27-16, 09:10 PM
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Posted By 0.2HP

In the 70's Raleigh had a Super Tourer model,...

In the 70's Raleigh had a Super Tourer model, with the same DB 531 tubes and same dimensions as the International frame. The super toured had north road (up right) handle bars and non-stop...
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Posted By 0.2HP

I have a made in India Atlas rod brake bike I got...

I have a made in India Atlas rod brake bike I got off of Craig's list for I think $120. I watched the bike sit there for months with the price falling, before going to see it and offering 2/3 of the...
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Posted By 0.2HP

This might be a little late, bit... ...

This might be a little late, bit...





The catalog you linked to appears to be a scan of the original printed copy. Distortions in color could come from:


- Cannondale changed the color...
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Posted By 0.2HP

Was that head badge (2 lines of slashes at the...

Was that head badge (2 lines of slashes at the bottom) also used on the US made Huffy Raleighs? I don't know I'm just asking.
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Posted By 0.2HP

I could be wrong, but I think that style of bike...

I could be wrong, but I think that style of bike is from before Kabushiki-gaisha Burijisuton started putting the English name "Bridgestone" on any of their products.


If it is a real Bridgestone,...
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Posted By 0.2HP

Looks like you are missing the "serrated lock...

Looks like you are missing the "serrated lock washers" also know as "anti-rotation washers", parts 30 &43 in the parts list you linked to. Both Sturmey-Archer and Shimano make them and the design...
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Posted By 0.2HP

Raleigh did make bikes in Ireland, Holland,...

Raleigh did make bikes in Ireland, Holland, Canada, India, etc from the late 1940s to the early 80s, either granting licences to established factories in those countries, or starting their own...
11-27-15, 05:14 PM
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Posted By 0.2HP

I like it.

I like it.
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Posted By 0.2HP

If you can't donate, they can be recycled. Check...

If you can't donate, they can be recycled. Check you local dump to see if they have scrap metal drop off, or try an internet search for a recycler. It is the right thing to do, even though it will...
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Posted By 0.2HP

Buying low and selling high. This can apply a...

Buying low and selling high. This can apply a couple of different ways to C&V bicycles.

You can find decent bike at a yard sell or dump for nothing or next to nothing, fix/clean it up and market...
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Views: 4,075
Posted By 0.2HP

I always assumed the Columbus tubed Schwinns were...

I always assumed the Columbus tubed Schwinns were made in Greenville, MS. Not to hijack this thread, but is there a list of where a given model/year Schwinn was made?

Thanks.
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The components listed are well regarded by...

The components listed are well regarded by racers. Except the photo appears to have bar end shifters; if you show up to a race with those be prepared to get some flack. Not that those shifters will...
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