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Forum: Touring
09-10-19, 06:48 PM
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Posted By gna

I've petted some skunks--someone I know has...

I've petted some skunks--someone I know has de-smelled skunks as pets--and their fur is very coarse. Not much to go on, but coarser than stray/farm cats I've petted.
09-02-19, 02:25 PM
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Posted By gna

69 would fit. That bike is from 69-72. Look on...

69 would fit. That bike is from 69-72. Look on the seat lug for a serial number.
08-31-19, 07:23 PM
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Posted By gna

https://www.ebay.com/p/Raleigh-Schraeder-Valve-Pum...

https://www.ebay.com/p/Raleigh-Schraeder-Valve-Pump-Silver-16-Inch/1740517665

https://www.ebay.com/p/Sunlite-Pump-SUNLT-Frame-Steel-Chrome-16in-Fp201cph/1900024108?iid=392323536921&rt=nc
08-30-19, 08:23 PM
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Posted By gna

My Sports is my main commuter. I don't keep...

My Sports is my main commuter. I don't keep track of mileage, but I'd guess over 1500 miles a year.
08-17-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,388
Posted By gna

My '84 Raleigh Wyoming came with high flange...

My '84 Raleigh Wyoming came with high flange hubs. When I built up new 700c wheels for it, I got new high flange hubs:...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,221
Posted By gna

Sun CR18 come in 40, 36, and 32 spoke sizes. ...

Sun CR18 come in 40, 36, and 32 spoke sizes. Spokes are the correct size and can be reused. Kool Stop Continental pads help, too.
That said, $200 seems high a for Raleigh Sports, and it won't be...
08-15-19, 11:59 PM
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Posted By gna

I rode the MS-150 on my Raleigh Sports a few...

I rode the MS-150 on my Raleigh Sports a few years ago. Several people were concerned that I would die. They were greatly amazed that I finished.
...
08-03-19, 01:55 PM
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Posted By gna

Finished the little Raleigh for my co-worker....

Finished the little Raleigh for my co-worker. Have a spare pump for looks but can't seem to find it. Still rough but mechanically sound--new grease and sometimes new ball bearings in the hubs,...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,942
Posted By gna

Credit/Debit cards, IDs, phones, I try to return....

Credit/Debit cards, IDs, phones, I try to return. I found a nice woman's Pearl Izumi jacket once. I put it up on C/L lost and found, but no one contacted me, so I gave it away. I found a soccer cleat...
07-31-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21,577
Views: 2,179,837
Posted By gna

The bottom bracket was shot on the little green...

The bottom bracket was shot on the little green Raleigh I'm fixing, so I had to remove the fixed cup. It wasn't easy, but with the Park HCW-11 and the Sheldon Brown Bolt/Washer method, I got it out:...
Forum: Touring
07-24-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,527
Posted By gna

I have a Blackburn front rack like that on my...

I have a Blackburn front rack like that on my Raleigh Wyoming:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/wyoming_00a7ffc82cb03f2bdef3e360dce213d6d176bbf8.jpg

I'm not sure of...
07-22-19, 09:56 AM
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Views: 2,179,837
Posted By gna

Fixing up a Raleigh for a coworker. It's pretty...

Fixing up a Raleigh for a coworker. It's pretty rough.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/mkraleigh_61ea6e75121a0396c4c5d922c4c6395c5205d401.jpg
07-17-19, 11:23 AM
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Posted By gna

Me too.

Me too.
07-16-19, 12:55 PM
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Posted By gna

The threads on Raleigh 3-speeds are all oddball...

The threads on Raleigh 3-speeds are all oddball 26tpi. You can mix and match. That said, I do not know if the fork from a lady's bike is the same as the fork from a gentleman's bike.
07-08-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 39,400
Posted By gna

Sorry, no. Whitworth predates airplanes by many...

Sorry, no. Whitworth predates airplanes by many years--it was the first national threading/bolt standard: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Standard_Whitworth
07-05-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 39,400
Posted By gna

And they all used Whitworth threading and bolts,...

And they all used Whitworth threading and bolts, for the C&V crowd.
06-30-19, 05:12 PM
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Posted By gna

Nope,sold. They have a boy's model. I...

Nope,sold. They have a boy's model.

I weighed my daughter's, with rack and bottle cage, and it comes out at 32 pounds. No idea how accurate that scale is, though.
06-29-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By gna

OK, I found an old Raleigh front hub. I measured...

OK, I found an old Raleigh front hub. I measured it and entered the values in Spocalc. I got 284mm for front spokes, 3 cross, 32 hole. The 11 7/32 spokes mentioned above give a value of 285mm. ...
06-29-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By gna

Update: I found my spoke order. 578 ERD, I used...

Update: I found my spoke order. 578 ERD, I used 281mm spokes--Spocalc gave me a value of 280.7mm. 3 cross would be 271.
06-28-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21,577
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Posted By gna

Raleigh also had the Colt, which has 26" wheels,...

Raleigh also had the Colt, which has 26" wheels, and the Mountie, as smaller bikes. You could try those, too. I found a Space Rider on eBay for a not-for-the-faint-of-heart price of $595: SPACE RIDER...
06-28-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21,577
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Posted By gna

My daughter had a Raleigh Space Rider, 24 x 1-3/8...

My daughter had a Raleigh Space Rider, 24 x 1-3/8 tires, 16" frame. She rode it at Lake Pepin for a few years:
...
06-28-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By gna

The pads are in correctly. They are not...

The pads are in correctly. They are not removable pads. Bad cell phone picture.
06-27-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By gna

Brakes for Raleigh Wyoming

I have been slowly upgrading my Raleigh Wyoming:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/img_0483_82cc922646943bebe3d16843cef0b1c79fb68158.jpg

I recently built up a 700C...
06-27-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,089
Posted By gna

Oil-fired boiler for steam heating in passenger...

Oil-fired boiler for steam heating in passenger cars. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_Railroad_class_GG1 for more info.
06-26-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 39,400
Posted By gna

Or an F-86L, updated, rebuilt model.

Or an F-86L, updated, rebuilt model.
06-26-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By gna

I have what I think is the Wald 151 on my Sports....

I have what I think is the Wald 151 on my Sports. I don't think you can get 2 bags of groceries in it, though.
Here's my Raleigh with a bunch of crap in the basket:...
06-26-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,089
Posted By gna

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/972x757/the_congressional_pennsylvania_railroad_1406fc27cf185a8a7b5c4951c6e789b1ed9ef9be.jpg
06-24-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 39,400
Posted By gna

Chuck Yeager and Jean Cochrane.

Chuck Yeager and Jean Cochrane.
06-23-19, 10:01 PM
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Views: 39,400
Posted By gna

That's an F-86H. Late model.

That's an F-86H. Late model.
06-23-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,473
Posted By gna

:thumb:

:thumb:
06-22-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By gna

I use Spocalc, from Sheldon Brown's site on Wheel...

I use Spocalc, from Sheldon Brown's site on Wheel Building: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html and https://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/spocalc.xls

Are you using 36/36 rims, or 32/40...
06-12-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By gna

Thanks everyone. Nice Super Courses :thumb:...

Thanks everyone.

Nice Super Courses :thumb:

Yes, got a Mega Range 6 speed 34T freewheel as well. Slowly turning it into a touring bike.
06-12-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By gna

Suntour V GT Luxe Install

All right, be patient with me--I'm normally in the English 3 speed thread. These derailleurs are new territory to me.

I found a Suntour V GT Luxe long cage derailleur at the bike recyclers and...
06-11-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By gna

Wow, me either. I probably have one in the...

Wow, me either. I probably have one in the garage; I'll go look. I suppose I could drop by the recycler, too.

Yes, Sturmey-Archer shifters and and hubs had different cables and different amounts...
06-11-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By gna

Those shifters are cheap and available from coops...

Those shifters are cheap and available from coops and recyclers. I wouldn't bother.
05-25-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By gna

Tire sizing is such a scandal. The bike needs 26...

Tire sizing is such a scandal. The bike needs 26 x 1-3/8 tires--English 3 speeds use EA3, or 590 BSD tires. You can just use the cheap Kendas or Cheng Shin if you want to save money. There are all...
05-25-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1,887
Views: 157,914
Posted By gna

Ginchy: ...

Ginchy:
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x960/18446922_317208135365987_2662729963675955972_n_8067a0c180a60ac0e4b998c7ee52141f335519c8.jpg
Here he is with the dog. They got...
05-24-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By gna

That hole could be tapped for mounting a...

That hole could be tapped for mounting a chaincase. They were just part of the frame for many years. I had a Popular Special frame that had that lug as well as the oil port on the bottom bracket. ...
05-24-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21,577
Views: 2,179,837
Posted By gna

I'd try to separate the Sprite from the lot. Hate...

I'd try to separate the Sprite from the lot. Hate those pedals, though. The shifters should go, too.

EDIT: That late '60s sport looks good, too. I'm a little surprised by the shift cable...
05-23-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21,577
Views: 2,179,837
Posted By gna

Try another trigger, then. You can clean/lube...

Try another trigger, then. You can clean/lube them, too, but trade it out and see if it solves the problem.
05-22-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21,577
Views: 2,179,837
Posted By gna

My experience, it's usually the cable. There's...

My experience, it's usually the cable. There's too much friction, I'm guessing. It could be the trigger or the indicator chain, but how is the shift cable routed?
The best shifting I have is with...
05-20-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By gna

Mark Stonich, aka Bikesmith, recommends the...

Mark Stonich, aka Bikesmith, recommends the spring to help "snap" it into the overdrive. He posted a pic of his setup somewhere but I couldn't find it.
I've found it's hard to get into overdrive...
05-20-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,227
Posted By gna

Where do you get Wheelchair grips from? The...

Where do you get Wheelchair grips from? The grips on my new Blue Twenty are split and held together with tape...
05-20-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By gna

Here's how my friend Troy has his S5 set up, with...

Here's how my friend Troy has his S5 set up, with a spring for the bellcrank:
...
05-16-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By gna

I've seen two kinds of levers, some that are...

I've seen two kinds of levers, some that are so-so and some that are awful. I kept my regular 3-speed trigger for the right hand side, and I use an old SA-copy trigger for the bellcrank, with #2...
05-16-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By gna

I wrote up a reply which disappeared, so I'll try...

I wrote up a reply which disappeared, so I'll try again. The 8 speed SA uses 1st gear as direct drive, so you will have to change out the Crank and chainring, as you indicate. Finding the right...
05-16-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,305
Posted By gna

Sprites are nice, but $175 seems a bit high. ...

Sprites are nice, but $175 seems a bit high. Maybe Dallas is more expensive, but I would offer less.
05-15-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,843
Posted By gna

That's a Raleigh-built Phillips. The fender...

That's a Raleigh-built Phillips. The fender stays attach to the ends of the dropouts, and it was made in Nottingham. Raleigh ended up with Phillips about 1960, IIRC. I'd guess that bike is mid-60s,...
05-14-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By gna

Sure sounds like a Schwinn. Columbia, maybe?

Sure sounds like a Schwinn. Columbia, maybe?
05-13-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By gna

Here's some pics of the setup: ...

Here's some pics of the setup:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/img_0176_e4835789fbf5a32d71e0d51adf9e2a07fcde7a6c.jpg...
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