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06-22-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By Splendidtutiona

Clunk when pedaling, only in certain gear combo

I have been having this problem basically since I put my '73 Raleigh Competition back together. I used a full Huret Challenger group to save the Jubilee stuff, since I had intended this to be a go...
06-22-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By Splendidtutiona

Lemmie guess, it's the one on Craigslist in NOVA?...

Lemmie guess, it's the one on Craigslist in NOVA? haha, I saw it too.

Having just restored one of these, I can tell you that the one you are going to look at (assuming it's the one I've seen)...
04-30-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,070
Posted By Splendidtutiona

+1 to all of this. I need now to go get some...

+1 to all of this. I need now to go get some M3x0.5 bolts for my dropouts. I had the same problem with the originals, one was broken and I think they may be slightly stripped. Hoping the 0.5 pitch...
04-26-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,105
Posted By Splendidtutiona

So, for me, Reynolds 953 (stainless) or titanium...

So, for me, Reynolds 953 (stainless) or titanium frame. Haven't "picked" a builder yet. juuuusssstttt enough room for 700cx32s.or 35s Maybe with Fenders, not sure.
Probably a SRAM Force mechanical...
04-20-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,070
Posted By Splendidtutiona

I did a bit of a wacky write-up on mine here...

I did a bit of a wacky write-up on mine here (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1218844-1973-raleigh-competition-build-restoration.html). I used to Spray.bike product and velocals and did a...
04-09-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,361
Posted By Splendidtutiona

My Ď73 Competition

Picked this up at an Auto Body shop in Newark NJ like, 4 years ago for $50. Started the resto, got busy, and then COVID hits and I have time! Repainted and new tires. Removed the Ď90ís shimano...
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By Splendidtutiona

You can't post pics until 10 posts, 5 posts/day...

You can't post pics until 10 posts, 5 posts/day for 2 days. Prevents spammers.
You can upload pics to your gallery on your personal profile page and maybe someone will post them here.

Short...
02-23-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,085
Posted By Splendidtutiona

I have bought and flipped two bikes. A third has...

I have bought and flipped two bikes. A third has ended up as a rider (oops).All were bought about five years ago, one was sold quickly, the other two... were covid projects if that gives you an idea...
02-22-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 951
Posted By Splendidtutiona

Good resource, but be careful, It had my '73...

Good resource, but be careful, It had my '73 Raleigh Competition labeled as 27.0 seat post. It's a 27.2. I had a 27.2 laying around and should have checked. I guess I have an extra 27.0 Campy seat...
02-16-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,265
Posted By Splendidtutiona

I also bought some stuff this pst fall (during...

I also bought some stuff this pst fall (during COVID). Good stuff, shipping was a little slow, since it was overseas in Spain and they were rough with COVID too. I didn't realize it was Spanish or...
01-14-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By Splendidtutiona

Super short rivets for head badges

Hi all,

I am assuming a few of you have re-attached headbadges in the past. I bought a hand riveter for just this task with my Raleigh Competition that I restored (which turned out pretty nice, if...
12-04-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By Splendidtutiona

Thanks! it was fun to write. Yeah, the seatpost...

Thanks! it was fun to write. Yeah, the seatpost looks ok with the white seat, but a silver will look better. And I need a new one, it has two bolts and seems to be holding, but one of them is...
12-04-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By Splendidtutiona

Apparently there is a picture limit... Then...

Apparently there is a picture limit...

Then re-assembly! Only real issues were the headset (troubles in a different post...
12-04-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By Splendidtutiona

1973 Raleigh Competition Build/Restoration

So, I bought a Raleigh Competition off Craigslist for $50 in late 2016. I had a bunch of time on my hands at the time and thought, why not rebuild old bikes? I know (or so I thought) about bikes.
...
12-04-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 18,156
Posted By Splendidtutiona

Yeah, looking at it, you can tell that the torque...

Yeah, looking at it, you can tell that the torque was applied to the freewheel (duh) to get it off.

A solid rod will break at a 45 degree angle. Obviously the hub body is a "tube" and not solid....
11-24-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,802
Posted By Splendidtutiona

"Should've been drinking Brawndo! The thirst...

"Should've been drinking Brawndo! The thirst mutilator! It's got electrolytes!"

Also "i thought by 2011 they weren't building bikes out of steel anymore. WTF is a Guru?"
11-05-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Splendidtutiona

I got this back together a while ago. I think the...

I got this back together a while ago. I think the upside down thing was giving me pause, and I think was the problem with the bearing retainer. Or I just insisted in putting it in the wrong way....
11-05-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,080
Posted By Splendidtutiona

So, I am sure everyone her is DYING to figure out...

So, I am sure everyone her is DYING to figure out what happened. Kidding, I am sure most of you have forgotten.

But, to add to the internet base of knowledge, I figured out the problem.

I...
11-05-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By Splendidtutiona

It's on that site, just an extra 20 Euro over the...

It's on that site, just an extra 20 Euro over the BSA threaded version https://www.xxcycle.com/a9-french-thread,,en.php which makes it about $60. Probably not your "less than VO" price request.
10-17-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By Splendidtutiona

Vintage Gitane frame ID

Anyone know what frame this is? Seller claims itís a Ď70ís Gitane, but has no idea what it is. Not real familiar with Gitane, but this frame looks pretty. Iím guessing low-ish end based on the rear...
10-02-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 21,139
Posted By Splendidtutiona

First ride, broken chain

Soooo

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/25df2b52_4a10_4c7c_84ad_3f354ed98f62_45eb62cbeabdeaf9f0ee58dd0a60ac9d2294a4e5.jpeg
Crap
crap on a stick. One of the outer...
10-02-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 21,139
Posted By Splendidtutiona

Peugeot P8

So, it occurs to me that I paid $80 for, as it turns out, is a 1982 Peugeot P8 in 2017(?). I was living in NJ and found this on Craigslist
...
09-30-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,149
Posted By Splendidtutiona

Pumps have to be serviced? Huh? Anyway. i...

Pumps have to be serviced? Huh?

Anyway. i have something called an Ascent. No idea where I picked it up. I think it was the cheapest thing my LBS had at the time. It's at lest 15 years old and...
09-28-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 21,073
Posted By Splendidtutiona

My understanding of good primers designed for...

My understanding of good primers designed for steel is that they contain a lot of Zinc. Zinc is what is known as a "sacrificial anode" which means that is reacts with oxygen before the iron in the...
09-25-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,275
Posted By Splendidtutiona

Speaking of "resin set" there's this bad boy near...

Speaking of "resin set" there's this bad boy near me https://baltimore.craigslist.org/bik/d/odenton-vintage-carbon-fiber/7194550827.html

Or this for the more "steel inclined"...
09-24-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 166,806
Posted By Splendidtutiona

Thanks! The paint was fun. I used the Spray.Bike...

Thanks! The paint was fun. I used the Spray.Bike product (decent product, best spray paint you can get, but still a spray paint, will review elsewhere) the decals were the VeloCals product (will give...
09-24-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 166,806
Posted By Splendidtutiona

Ď73 Competition in progress

Iíve been working on this Ď73 Competition on and off for about 3 years now. Really got going over quarantine. I was hoping to have this done by now, but no dice so far. There is progress:
...
09-23-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,183
Posted By Splendidtutiona

Digging waaaayyyyy back to something my dad said...

Digging waaaayyyyy back to something my dad said as a kid. I think a little lube, either from the chain or others, can cause squeaky brakes. Try cleaning the rim with dishsoap and water (just dip a...
09-23-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,369
Posted By Splendidtutiona

I think I had an older pair of those wheels...

I think I had an older pair of those wheels (pre-disc brake hub). pretty sure I ran one of them over with my old Jeep on accident. Didn't even need to be trued. heavy as all hell though.

In...
09-23-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,080
Posted By Splendidtutiona

I'm pretty sure no one has been into the depths...

I'm pretty sure no one has been into the depths of this bike since it was new. The front and rear derailleurs and seat were not original, but given their fragility (Huret Jubilee) and need for...
09-23-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,080
Posted By Splendidtutiona

I was thinking about this. I have been (very...

I was thinking about this. I have been (very lightly) getting at that area with a file and sandpaper. I may be doing to too lightly it do anything, but i also don't want to mangle the race seat area...
09-22-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,118
Posted By Splendidtutiona

I got in over my head early with this stuff....

I got in over my head early with this stuff. Still getting out from under my first few projects, but I bit off a little more than I anticipated (see crown race set issues thread). I have been around...
09-22-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,080
Posted By Splendidtutiona

Thanks guys. I found the old crown race, and the...

Thanks guys. I found the old crown race, and the measurement looks just like the new one, between 26 and 27mm, so I am assuming 26.4mm, not 27. I know the measurements on the fork look like 27 and...
09-22-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,080
Posted By Splendidtutiona

Measurements: ...

Measurements:


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Crown Race...
09-22-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,080
Posted By Splendidtutiona

Canít get a crown race to set

I have a 1973 Raleigh Comptition that I am restoring. Came to be from the back of a body shop about 3 years ago for $50. Not bad!

Well, didnít SEEM bad.

as I am attempting to seat the crown...
09-18-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,342
Posted By Splendidtutiona

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Viscount-170-crankset-vin...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Viscount-170-crankset-vintage-sealed-bearing-spindle-READ/184217987477?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Dc6aece7231e14330b5830a...
09-18-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,662
Posted By Splendidtutiona

Right? There is even one for sale (This one...

Right? There is even one for sale (This one actually looks like the touring version, lover chainstays, LX rear derailleur)...
09-18-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,662
Posted By Splendidtutiona

I had always heard that aluminum bikes were...

I had always heard that aluminum bikes were harsher to ride than their steel counterparts. Did something change in Aluminum design that caused this? Some have mentioned shorter chainstays? Did...
09-16-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 719
Posted By Splendidtutiona

Hello and welcome! I am not a long-timer here...

Hello and welcome!
I am not a long-timer here by any means, but have been around bikes my whole life. The "steering mechanism" you are referring to is called a "headset" in bike speak. Your old...
09-16-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By Splendidtutiona

I am assuming this is a mountain bike with 26"...

I am assuming this is a mountain bike with 26" wheels?
I did this to an early '90s Smolenski (custom builder out of Grand Rapids) mountain bike with a Halson Inversion fork on it. I removed the...
09-15-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Splendidtutiona

Thanks guys. I understand "loose is better" but...

Thanks guys. I understand "loose is better" but this is a beater, at best, and seems to have survived just fine with questionable bearing and maintenance choices thus far. So, a pile (well, a neatly...
09-15-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Splendidtutiona

1982 Peugeot P8 Headset Bearing Troubles

I thought I would ask the almighty knowledge of the C&V forum on this one.
I bought a Peugeot P8 a few years ago to flip and never got around to it. Coronavirus and the Clunker 100 challenge gave me...
02-05-17, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By Splendidtutiona

THanks guys! yes, the tires are tubulars,...

THanks guys! yes, the tires are tubulars, obviously not the original tires (which is great, replacing tubies is a pain and can be $$$)
02-05-17, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By Splendidtutiona

The hubs are what are listed in the 1973 catalog,...

The hubs are what are listed in the 1973 catalog, some kind of Normandie Luxe Fade in France high flange, etc. Rims are Nisi sprint alloys. The cranks are supposed to be T.A Alloy, but not sure...
02-05-17, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By Splendidtutiona

Just realized some of those pictures are pretty...

Just realized some of those pictures are pretty terrible. I'll take the bike outside later and get some better ones and post them up. Perhaps after I get my 10 posts and can just set the link into...
02-05-17, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By Splendidtutiona

dropbox.com/s/ms5oem5vntuj7yy/DSCN1284.jpg?dl=0 ...

dropbox.com/s/ms5oem5vntuj7yy/DSCN1284.jpg?dl=0
dropbox.com/s/d4cutq79hdqn5df/DSCN1283.jpg?dl=0
dropbox.com/s/tesabqo2vof1wrb/DSCN1282.jpg?dl=0
dropbox.com/s/56836rczvtt4nnv/DSCN1281.jpg?dl=0...
02-05-17, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By Splendidtutiona

Serial Number is G6104 and there is a '6' or a...

Serial Number is G6104 and there is a '6' or a '9' painted (stenciled) on the bottom bracket as well.

Looking at the catalogs, it should be a '73
02-05-17, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By Splendidtutiona

Maybe follow the link below? ...

Maybe follow the link below?

dropbox.com/s/ms5oem5vntuj7yy/DSCN1284.jpg?dl=0
02-05-17, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By Splendidtutiona

Moe, The shimano looks like it's at the correct...

Moe,
The shimano looks like it's at the correct angle. I will have to go ride it to see if it works right, but it's so greasy from being in that garage!
02-05-17, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By Splendidtutiona

Thanks cdmurphy, Also it looks like the front...

Thanks cdmurphy, Also it looks like the front derailleur was replaced as well. Maybe have to start looking for some SunTours or something. I just cant stand that Shimano on there. It's like a CD...
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