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09-15-18, 06:13 AM
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Posted By eric1514

Lots of nice shoes posted here. Thanks, folks.

Lots of nice shoes posted here. Thanks, folks.
09-08-18, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By eric1514

Those are good looking shoes, especially with red...

Those are good looking shoes, especially with red laces to match my bike. And the exchange rate is not too bad these says. I'll look into those.
09-07-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By eric1514

Shoes for Pedals with clips

Title pretty much sums it up. I'm looking for a pair of cycling shoes to use with pedals that have clips or toe guards. I have an old pair of Avocets that are circa 1970 that fit the bill but they...
06-28-18, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By eric1514

I'm sorry. I'm a bit confused. The axle moves...

I'm sorry. I'm a bit confused. The axle moves independently from the hub. If the axel is eccentric/off-center, what will marking the hub accomplish?
06-27-18, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By eric1514

Brake Caliper Adjustment

So I have a bike rack in the back of my truck that requires that I remove the front wheel each time I transport. The problem I'm having is that more often than not, I have to adjust something related...
09-20-17, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,332
Posted By eric1514

So here's my solution. If your seat post...

So here's my solution.

If your seat post diameter is 31.2 mm, get a 3/4" PVC plug and wrap the threads twice around with electrical tape.
...
08-25-17, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,332
Posted By eric1514

Dummy seatpost

I like to remove the seat and post from my bikes when I put them up on my bike rack. They just fit better that way. They might reside up there for several days before I take them down and ride them...
08-21-16, 06:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,603
Posted By eric1514

I think the Trek is a better buy insofar as you...

I think the Trek is a better buy insofar as you can actually ride it and the dealer will perform a couple of maintenance adjustments for you as part of the purchase. The Motobecane will need to be...
08-17-16, 07:43 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,637
Posted By eric1514

I still ride the Raleigh SuperCourse I bought new...

I still ride the Raleigh SuperCourse I bought new in 1968. I think a poorly made bike would not have lasted this long and would not have held my interest for almost 50 years. I have other bikes, but...
08-12-16, 07:18 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 12,188
Posted By eric1514

I don't feel any love for folding locks here....

I don't feel any love for folding locks here. That's what I was looking into as they're compact, I can carry it attached to the water bottle cage bosses and they seem secure.
08-11-16, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,037
Posted By eric1514

I recently bought a pair of Marlin 5s for my wife...

I recently bought a pair of Marlin 5s for my wife and I. Her's has 27.5" wheels and mine has 29". They're fine for what we intend to use them for which is riding MUPs and strapping to the back of the...
08-07-16, 06:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,978
Posted By eric1514

<$10 and it actually makes a bell sound. ...

<$10 and it actually makes a bell sound.


Incredibell (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0017APNX6/ref=twister_B000YZ4CPU?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1)
10-21-12, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 747
Posted By eric1514

Bike ID Question

Is this bike really a Specialized? It's a repaint listed on Craigslist for $250, but I can't find anything on Google that remotely looks like this bike.
...
10-18-12, 06:05 PM
10-07-12, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,173
Posted By eric1514

I took the wheel off this weekend and the...

I took the wheel off this weekend and the freewheel took considerable effort to rotate. If I spun it hard it would only spin about 3/4 of a revolution.

I sprayed some WD-40 into it and it broke...
10-01-12, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,173
Posted By eric1514

Truthfully, I don't know whether he used grease...

Truthfully, I don't know whether he used grease or oil, but as nice a kid as the mechanic was, this may also have been the first freewheel he ever saw and the bike is older than he is. I'll flush it...
10-01-12, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,173
Posted By eric1514

Too much drag

I took my wife's bike in to have the wheel bearings cleaned and packed and to have them grease the freewheel. The bike is a '79 Miyata 710 with a Suntour freewheel. There was nothing wrong with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-11, 07:15 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 14,156
Posted By eric1514

A telescopic stun baton Link...

A telescopic stun baton

Link (http://www.ninjacops.com/sm-flex.html)

Non-Lethal but I bet it hurts.
10-26-11, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By eric1514

Try this Aerospace 303 Protectant....

Try this

Aerospace 303 Protectant. (http://www.303products.com/shop303/index.cfm/category/65/303-aerospace-protectant.cfm)

From the page..."Regular use gives 100% Prevention of UV caused...
10-20-11, 11:15 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 113,909
Posted By eric1514

'68 SC ...

'68 SC
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/eric1514/My%20Bikes/IMG_4975.jpg

Eric
10-20-11, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 957
Posted By eric1514

Here's one that's new...

Here's one that's new (http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/mercier/elle_city.htm)

Eric
10-19-11, 08:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,970
Posted By eric1514

I just went clipless last week after 43 years of...

I just went clipless last week after 43 years of using toeclips. I shopped on eBay for some Wellgo pedals and some Exustar shoes. Spent under $100 for new stuff. I was nervous, but now I wish I had...
10-19-11, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1,553
Views: 268,792
Posted By eric1514

I bought that bike in 1968. I'm the only person...

I bought that bike in 1968. I'm the only person who's ever sat on that saddle!

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/eric1514/My%20Bikes/IMG_5002.jpg

Eric
10-19-11, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,553
Views: 268,792
Posted By eric1514

My '68. Only the saddle and the hubs are...

My '68. Only the saddle and the hubs are original.

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/eric1514/My%20Bikes/IMG_49741.jpg

Eric
10-17-11, 07:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,572
Posted By eric1514

I agree. ...

I agree.

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/eric1514/My%20Bikes/IMG_4959.jpg

Eric
10-17-11, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By eric1514

Are you sure it doesn't screw into where the...

Are you sure it doesn't screw into where the cable enters the lever? It looks like a barrel adjuster to me.

Eric
10-16-11, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By eric1514

Now, as to the cause. 1) Very worn out...

Now, as to the cause.

1) Very worn out chain is now longer than it was.
2) Rear wheel is not pulled back as far as it had been in the past; either it is slipping forward or was not installed...
10-16-11, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By eric1514

Chain slapping on the chainstay? Eric

Chain slapping on the chainstay?

Eric
10-10-11, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By eric1514

I'm getting the feeling this task is beyond you....

I'm getting the feeling this task is beyond you. Take the bike to a bike shop.

Eric
10-10-11, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By eric1514

The "screw at the bottom" is actually a nut and...

The "screw at the bottom" is actually a nut and it should be tightened against the rim once the valve is straightened out. Your valve is protruding from the rim at an angle.

If the guts of the...
10-10-11, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By eric1514

That silver thing screwed to the top of the valve...

That silver thing screwed to the top of the valve looks like the wrench you use to tighten a Schrader valve and your valve looks like it's leaking. Take it off and put the narrow end into the valve...
10-08-11, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,326
Posted By eric1514

If you use any of the apps mentioned above on...

If you use any of the apps mentioned above on your iPhone or iPod Touch, will the device still play mp3s at the same time or is it one or the other?

TIA,
Eric
09-25-11, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,575
Posted By eric1514

Can someone else duplicate that using their own...

Can someone else duplicate that using their own shoes and cleats? I'm just trying to figure out if it's the shoes or the pedals.

Eric
09-25-11, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,575
Posted By eric1514

Can you swap cleats from side to side and see if...

Can you swap cleats from side to side and see if the noise follows the cleat or stays with the pedal?

Eric
09-19-11, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,245
Posted By eric1514

A dab of JB Weld, drill and tap. Eric

A dab of JB Weld, drill and tap.

Eric
09-15-11, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,490
Posted By eric1514

Take the pedal and the crank arm to a machine...

Take the pedal and the crank arm to a machine shop in your town, not a bike shop. If it's possible, they will have the tools and know how to repair the threads.

Good Luck,
Eric
09-14-11, 08:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,150
Posted By eric1514

I wear these every ride. They have a steel shank...

I wear these every ride. They have a steel shank so they don't bend in the sole.

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/eric1514/My%20Bikes/IMG_4936.jpg

They have no provision for a cleat and...
09-12-11, 05:26 PM
Replies: 52,437
Views: 7,076,643
Posted By eric1514

Link...

Link (http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-Raleigh-Super-Course-531-25-1-2-Red-circa-1979-/310342718308?pt=Road_Bikes&hash=item4841de1364)

NOS 1979 Raleigh SuperCourse. Amazing.

Eric
09-11-11, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By eric1514

Thanks folks. I went out today and bought some...

Thanks folks. I went out today and bought some pens and tape and started marking off distances with a ruler and calipers and I noticed that I need to find a way to secure the bike at more comfortable...
09-11-11, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,554
Posted By eric1514

For historical perspective, I bought my wife's...

For historical perspective, I bought my wife's 710 new in 1980 (a 1979 model) for $284.95. We still have it.

Eric
09-11-11, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By eric1514

Applying Decals

Before I attempt this, do any of you have any tips you care to share on the subject. I've got the instructions the decal maker provided, but I was thinking more along the lines of tips and tricks to...
09-10-11, 05:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,252
Posted By eric1514

I put this Shimano 600 (Arabesque) on my '68...

I put this Shimano 600 (Arabesque) on my '68 SuperCourse back in 1980 something and it was easy. Maybe you need to look for an older crankset of around the same vintage as your Raleigh. You might...
09-08-11, 02:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,635
Posted By eric1514

A few months ago, I was in a bike shop in...

A few months ago, I was in a bike shop in Sebastopol, CA helping my BIL put together a bike for his daughter. There was a bike hanging on the wall that I later learned was a very old Ibis MTB. Now,...
08-31-11, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 698,574
Posted By eric1514

This is my Raleigh Super Course. I bought in new...

This is my Raleigh Super Course. I bought in new in 1968 for around $130 with money I saved doing chores and helping a friend with his paper route. I was 13. Sometime in the late 70s, early 80s, I...
06-13-07, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By eric1514

Check out post #914 in the sticky thread...

Check out post #914 in the sticky thread Classic/Vintage rides.

Eric
06-13-07, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By eric1514

The bar tape was white, made of a kind of...

The bar tape was white, made of a kind of plastic, not cloth and the endplugs were chrome and very thin.

Eric
06-13-07, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By eric1514

My 1968 SuperCourse did. ...

My 1968 SuperCourse did.

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/super-course.html

Eric
06-13-07, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 348,379
Posted By eric1514

Sedona is very road bike unfriendly, so I limit...

Sedona is very road bike unfriendly, so I limit my riding to circular routes around my neighborhood. Everyone here has landscaping and the empty lots with goathead producing weeds are few so flats...
06-11-07, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 348,379
Posted By eric1514

My bike

I bought this Raliegh SuperCourse new in 1968 for $110. Rebuilt it in the 80s and it's still my everyday ride.

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/eric1514/Stuff/IMG_2211.jpg

Eric
06-06-07, 08:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,224
Posted By eric1514

I bought my SuperCourse new in 1968 for $110. ...

I bought my SuperCourse new in 1968 for $110.

Also, the decals on the bike said the tubing 531, not double butted 531

I still have the bike.

Eric
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