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04-08-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,764
Posted By SurferRosa

You're attached to earthly goods which leads to...

You're attached to earthly goods which leads to your suffering.
12-27-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,032
Posted By gaucho777

Last Known Sighting: Larkspur Station - Monday @...

Last Known Sighting: Larkspur Station - Monday @ 10:45am

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That's Mark (gugie), Dave (davester), and Alex from L to R. Not shown...
12-22-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,349
Posted By obrentharris

I would have a difficult time convincing many of...

I would have a difficult time convincing many of my neighbors that my bike rides have a practical purpose, except perhaps my trips into town to pick up the mail and buy groceries. I suppose I could...
12-22-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,408
Posted By repechage

I always felt the Super Sport and the Sports...

I always felt the Super Sport and the Sports Tourer should have had the model names swapped.
12-21-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By Kilroy1988

1952 Claud Butler Olympic Sprint Take #1

Hello and a happy winter solstice to all!

Today a special package arrived from merry ol' England with a frame set I purchased not long ago - I had not expected it to be here before the new year so...
12-10-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By Gary12000

Latest add Raleigh Competition GS

Found this lovely bike and bought it ..

serial number is a WA then a zero.. question is there is an ďSĒ stamped sideways on top of the numbers what is that about? I looked and searched and I canít...
12-10-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,004
Posted By JackJohn

After a few months the Mercier restoration is...

After a few months the Mercier restoration is finally over.
I finally opted for a triple Stronglight 99 crank (found one with a drilled small chainring) to work with a Simplex SX410 rd, shifting is...
12-08-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 770
Posted By 52telecaster

New Carlton in the house

Raleigh international to be exact. This thing is rough but in the 22.5" size it will fit me with proper adjustment. I usually ride a 23 and can deal with this. It appears to be a 1971 and I did get...
12-06-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,620
Posted By Roger M

Progress hasn't changed much. A little more...

Progress hasn't changed much. A little more polishing, and assembly of the driveside crank.

Thomas had an assignment in his 8th grade Language arts class recently, 'interview an object'. I saw it...
12-02-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,031
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks to the gift of a Simplex Raidexport 32...

Thanks to the gift of a Simplex Raidexport 32 derailleur from tiger1964 the '57 Carlton now has a modern drivetrain. (Well, modern by 1963 standards.) Cranks and derailleurs are now all from the...
11-30-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,092
Posted By Bianchi84

5/7/5

Seen but not noticed
Cloaked to the unenlightened
Cinelli Spacer
11-28-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,502
Posted By 75lechamp

Build Complete!

Completed the build on this International - glued up the tubies and went for a ride!

...
11-24-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,821
Posted By randyjawa

This would blow my kilt up... ...

This would blow my kilt up...
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But, on pension payday (four days...
11-19-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 53,343
Posted By nlerner

Okay, this project has evolved a bit more, this...

Okay, this project has evolved a bit more, this time with a completely different frameset! Thanks to jimmuller, I now have a Gran Sport that's more my size and in the more unusual blue/white color...
11-14-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,502
Posted By 75lechamp

Updates

Making some progress on my build.....


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11-09-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2,110
Views: 441,425
Posted By Schreck83

Well I finally took my 1976 Mark II out for a...

Well I finally took my 1976 Mark II out for a ride while the warm weather lasts and it felt like an old friend. The wheels are borrowed until I lace up the new rims to the Luxe Competition hubs. ...
11-03-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,819
Posted By silky

My stickers faded quite a bit in the OA bath. I...

My stickers faded quite a bit in the OA bath. I think I left it in a little too long.
...
10-25-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,523
Posted By ascherer

Adding the Falcon San Remo I recently acquired...

Adding the Falcon San Remo I recently acquired from vtchuck

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09-22-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2,110
Views: 441,425
Posted By 87 Demo

first ride this morning, just got the frame last...

first ride this morning, just got the frame last week and built it up with parts i had on hand. Honestly, it's much more nicely finished and constructed than any of my other Raleighs, I was pretty...
09-02-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 28,964
Posted By Roger M

Since we got home, Thomas and I made a few...

Since we got home, Thomas and I made a few adjustments on his new bike. We swapped tires for some that matched, changed saddles, adjusted cable tensions, and removed one bottle cage.

I'm really...
06-15-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,111
Posted By nlerner

As gugie noted, I started in Boston: ...

As gugie noted, I started in Boston:

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I took the...
05-14-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,374
Posted By bikemig

1972 Schwinn Sports Tourer find

I've been trying to resist buying more bikes but I couldn't resist this pristine 1972 Schwinn Sports Tourer. It's a Dec. '72 bike by the serial number but fortunately it has the Schwinn branded...
05-08-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2,110
Views: 441,425
Posted By BFisher

Well, as much fun as I had last season and even...

Well, as much fun as I had last season and even early this year with the three speed version of my Super Course, I thought it best to move the 27" IGH setup to my Humber and extend the range of this...
04-18-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By 75lechamp

1974 Raleigh Professional MkIV Covid Build

This is one of my grail bikes.... I once had a '72 Pro, which was excellent, but really too big a frame for me at 23 1/2" so I let it go. This one was acquired recently from a great guy who had it...
04-09-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,067
Posted By nlerner

Ribbed for someone’s pleasure.

Ribbed for someone’s pleasure.
04-07-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,701
Posted By BFisher

PilotFishBob, the darker tone looks really...

PilotFishBob, the darker tone looks really classy. Very handsome bike.
04-06-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,701
Posted By SotR23

1974 Raleigh International

Picked this gem up just before the world went to hell. She started her life as a campus bike in Michigan before making her way east to a yard sale in Connecticut. Wish I had been the one to find it...
01-24-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,631
Posted By orcas island

1973 Raleigh International

I picked this up yesterday; I believe it to be a Ď73 due to the Capella lugs. I havenít had one with this type of lug before and that was probably the main reason I went after it.
The frame and...
01-21-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2,110
Views: 441,425
Posted By OldsCOOL

Very cool. I dig the upgrades! Here is the...

Very cool. I dig the upgrades!

Here is the 1971 I recently finished. Put a Sakae crankset in, Road Champion bar, Shimano Deer Head RD, 14/30 suntour FW and Shimano FD.

...
01-13-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,147
Posted By gugie

East Bay BART? No lock is strong enough.

East Bay BART? No lock is strong enough.
12-29-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 31,176
Posted By iab

Long, detailed conversations about the "ideal"...

Long, detailed conversations about the "ideal" bike, component, setup, riding form, etc.

There is no such thing.
12-28-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,679
Posted By JacobLee

Iíve spent a hundred or so very pleasurable miles...

Iíve spent a hundred or so very pleasurable miles on my redone 72 Super Course, and I thought Iíd share some of the details.
...
12-26-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,408
Posted By Hobbiano

I'd gladly pay more for a bike in that condition....

I'd gladly pay more for a bike in that condition. And I've done it a few times with no regrets. Even a year or so later, I think those were some of my best purchases. If you appreciate nice paint and...
12-25-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,409
Posted By John E

Happy ending -- I put in my bench vise,...

Happy ending -- I put in my bench vise, perpendicular to the jaws, and slowly and gently closed on it until the end of the gap matched the 3/8" on the other side. It seems to be very mild steel.

A...
12-21-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,764
Posted By Brad L

I completed the restoration of my 1971 PX-10. ...

I completed the restoration of my 1971 PX-10.

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12-08-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,299
Posted By iab

I prefer swap meets. ...

I prefer swap meets.

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11-29-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By polymorphself

Finally getting some good use out of the Voyaguer

The amazing weather is upon us in Arizona and I took the opportunity yesterday to do a day trip from my home in Downtown Phoenix to the base of Tonto National Forest, about 80 miles round trip. The...
11-26-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 32,709
Posted By gthomson

I guess my other hobbies are a little less...

I guess my other hobbies are a little less expensive than exotic cars or motor bikes although I've always wanted an old British sports car. It's just that I know nothing about how to fix them and I'm...
11-26-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,607
Posted By jamesdak

Stella SX 73 - I'll probably regret this, LOL!

I've always swore to avoid the rabbit hole that is French Bikes. Then this Stella was posted here and I could not resist the irrational desire to get is so I could see it cleaned up and polished.
...
11-22-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,584
Posted By Kilroy1988

And just to keep the information flowing, in the...

And just to keep the information flowing, in the photo below from a C.T.C. ride from the mid-1950s, you can see the two extremes side-by-side! The fellow on the left prefers the tallest frame he can...
11-12-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,971
Posted By davester

Beautiful. I have a strong affection for...

Beautiful. I have a strong affection for Internationals. I owned one for any years; I toured all through Europe, New England, and the Western US on it and even did a little racing, but it was...
11-10-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,352
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I had meant to mention this earlier, but...

.
...I had meant to mention this earlier, but to the OP, if you are still reading your thread, you are positioned in Palo Alto in one of the best spots in the country for nice older classic...
11-09-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,217
Posted By panzerwagon

Weak spot? That would imply strength elsewhere....

Weak spot? That would imply strength elsewhere. Instead, I have strong spots. Everywhere else is weakness, hoarding unfinished desires until they become a magnificent rookery of albatross, always...
11-08-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 973,167
Posted By non-fixie

Picked up an Olympia Sport a while back. House...

Picked up an Olympia Sport a while back. House brand of Rein Ruitenbeek's shop. Rein never divulged the name of the maker(s) of his bikes, but the ones I'd seen before were very nice, so this was a...
11-07-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,987
Posted By rcommbikes

Update

Been enjoying the nice weather so I'm a little slow to respond.
A couple comments.

The fork crown was chromed.
The red primer isn't original, it is over the chrome where chrome remains.
Photos...
11-03-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By majmt

Paris to Mussoorie on 1972 Gitanes

I was reminded of this by another thread about Gitane bikes. I don’t recall this article from Ride with GPS being linked here or in the touring sub-forum. Sorry if this is a re-post, but I did do a...
11-03-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By oneclick

Rattle-can chromovelato - some fakery involved...

This is a bike-boom basic Torpado frame. I stripped it and used Krylon mirror paint and then Krylon stained-glass paint. These pics are before I tidy up the edges and fill in the lug cutouts (white)....
11-02-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 2,110
Views: 441,425
Posted By jimijames

Thank you! I spent some time with the bike today...

Thank you! I spent some time with the bike today and realized why the rear wheel was going loose. Last weekend when I went for a ride I heard the sound of something metal falling on the road, checked...
10-26-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2,110
Views: 441,425
Posted By Slightspeed

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Here's my '73 SC on a voting run a few days ago. Pardon the non drive...
10-24-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By SpeedofLite

Frames and Framebuilding (1982) Straight Talk on Steel

Another big article with lots of tables and figures.
Too many pages and too large a file size for a single post.
So here's the deal.
You get first page, tables, figures, and glossary of terms to...
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