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Posted By roadcrankr

Does it look anything like mine from '73? You can...

Does it look anything like mine from '73? You can find brochures online from the 70's to help you pinpoint the look.
Originality and condition matter...
08-12-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 823
Posted By roadcrankr

My top-of-the-line '73 Raleigh Pro and '71 Gitane...

My top-of-the-line '73 Raleigh Pro and '71 Gitane Super Corsa both exhibit workmanship flaws.
The Raleigh is straight, but they got lazy with the finish and final touches. Low mileage bike in my...
08-02-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,630
Posted By roadcrankr

I vouch for White Lightning, as well. Their...

I vouch for White Lightning, as well. Their original Clean Ride formulation. Approaching thirty years of dedicated usage.
I found that high-end KMC or Dura Ace chains work well with White Lightning....
08-02-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By roadcrankr

You could try a triple. The lower end of their...

You could try a triple. The lower end of their cage will get you the clearance, clarence.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 631
Posted By roadcrankr

Golden Gate Park would be a blast, with all the...

Golden Gate Park would be a blast, with all the variations of routes. Or going along the coast looks nice. And all that clean air. Good stuff.
07-01-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,350
Posted By roadcrankr

Another endorsement of the Halo here. Been using...

Another endorsement of the Halo here. Been using for more than ten years.
Sometimes tuck a spare in my jersey pocket to swap out midride.
Keep these washed - like every couple rides - and routinely...
07-01-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,825
Posted By roadcrankr

My only superhero skill involves seeing the...

My only superhero skill involves seeing the dumpster, determining wind direction, and holding my breath - while riding 20mph and within half a second.
I managed to pickup many nice tools and money...
Forum: Foo
07-01-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,577
Posted By roadcrankr

Our mini-goldendoodle, Hazel. ...

Our mini-goldendoodle, Hazel.

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06-09-22, 12:44 PM
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Views: 6,805
Posted By roadcrankr

This. 100%.

I've told this to others for many years. I took several years of judo in my youth. Part of the warmups includes practicing rolls, left and right. I probably did several thousand of these through the...
06-06-22, 10:17 AM
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Views: 1,425
Posted By roadcrankr

I ride my bikes more than I drive, so I spend far...

I ride my bikes more than I drive, so I spend far more on bicycle maintenance.
On the other hand, a triple-bypass costs far more than said maintenance.
05-31-22, 01:42 PM
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Views: 13,797
Posted By roadcrankr

I feel a little sorry for all the non-531 folks...

I feel a little sorry for all the non-531 folks who keep posting here. :bike2:

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05-25-22, 11:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,299
Posted By roadcrankr

Colnago Master Olympics came spec'd with Dura...

Colnago Master Olympics came spec'd with Dura Ace. Here's mine. Still in near-mint condition.
...
05-25-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By roadcrankr

Such a creak can come from the headset, too....

Such a creak can come from the headset, too. Generally a sealed bearing that chaffs against the cup.
Tightening the arrangement can do the trick, but an ill-fitting bearing will forever make noise.
05-19-22, 11:39 AM
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Views: 925
Posted By roadcrankr

Some shops might let you borrow this old jobber

Mine came in handy for a bunch of pre-9speed BB's.
It's a big goofy tool that people give me grief over. Until they need it. lol
Otherwise, yeah, wail on it with a big chisel and hammer. Ya got...
Forum: Foo
05-15-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 478
Posted By roadcrankr

I sprouted a bunch of things from seeds, using...

I sprouted a bunch of things from seeds, using those little peat moss pods.
The zucchini, basil, cilantro, summer squash, jalapeno, and red bell peppers look good.
Just noticed some habaneros and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 976
Posted By roadcrankr

Great feedback here. All women respond...

Great feedback here. All women respond differently. From rejecting it after the first ride to eventually kicking your butt on every climb.
One of my girlfriends, years ago, wanted to go riding with...
05-09-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By roadcrankr

Not a Cinelli frameset. No way.

Not a Cinelli frameset. No way.
05-04-22, 03:46 PM
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Posted By roadcrankr

'71 Gitane Super Corsa

Back in '71, I bought my Gitane new with paper route money. :commute:
With the help of my older brother, we made some prudent upgrades.
Nuovo Record brakeset to replace the Mafac Competition....
05-04-22, 09:03 AM
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Views: 405
Posted By roadcrankr

Nice find. I will try your magic eraser tip on my...

Nice find. I will try your magic eraser tip on my old steeds.
No doubt, you know that those Reynolds decals are available online.
In the early-70's, Phil Wood began making high-quality sealed...
04-25-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,534
Posted By roadcrankr

For the life of me, I cannot think of a single...

For the life of me, I cannot think of a single race frame that came with 27" wheels.
Inquiring minds would dearly appreciate photos.
04-24-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,670
Posted By roadcrankr

Perfect photos. Try taking some of hubs/skewers....

Perfect photos. Try taking some of hubs/skewers. Still looking like circa '55 or older to me.
Try to preserve those cables. I'd love to be the one helping with your restoration. Anybody would!
Such...
04-22-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,670
Posted By roadcrankr

Such a rare and unique treasure. Those are...

Such a rare and unique treasure.
Those are Universal Model 51 brakes. If the 453949 on the calipers is inscribed on the quick-release arm, it would indicate from 1960 onward.
Absent that stamping,...
04-20-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 484
Posted By roadcrankr

Good thing for you there's not a thumbs-down button.

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From my parts bin. Shimano sold the HG901 with pins - and no quicklink - for...
04-08-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,490
Posted By roadcrankr

Precisely. Let's all look at the bright side: by...

Precisely. Let's all look at the bright side: by dropping eight ounces total, Larry finishes his ride twelve seconds quicker. :fred:
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Views: 441
Posted By roadcrankr

I shall split the difference with you: it's a...

I shall split the difference with you: it's a '74, which represents Raleigh's final year of Simplex and the first year with the brake extension levers. I thought you planned to pull parts off it to...
04-06-22, 10:05 AM
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Views: 196,011
Posted By roadcrankr

Impressive. I kudos'd your 43-miler. I've been a...

Impressive. I kudos'd your 43-miler. I've been a Strava member for about six years, with no centuries to my credit.
I rode the Palm Springs one a few times, prior to Strava. Wonder if it falls below...
04-05-22, 10:20 PM
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Posted By roadcrankr

I squeezed in a nice flat 47 miles today, before...

I squeezed in a nice flat 47 miles today, before the big heatwave will pass thru over the coming days.
Not quite as level as your ride, ooga-booga, as mine tallied about 1,400 feet of elevation...
04-03-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,257
Posted By roadcrankr

Total $425 for both worth the price of...

Total $425 for both worth the price of International frameset, headset, saddle, and hubs alone. You can affordably return it to it's original glory.
03-29-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,295
Posted By roadcrankr

I think you miss our point. Many reasons exist...

I think you miss our point. Many reasons exist for bike shop failure (or any small store out there). To combat rising costs or online competition, the shop better differentiate themselves with...
03-28-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,295
Posted By roadcrankr

You will never see it, because the typical shop...

You will never see it, because the typical shop went out of business due to poor customer service.
And if you told them to their face it they failed due to poor customer service, they would deny it....
03-28-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,295
Posted By roadcrankr

So many of you focus on the innertube and not the...

So many of you focus on the innertube and not the customer service. The OP's point relates to the poor service. The shop's lack of recognizing a long-standing customer (and perhaps extending some...
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Posted By roadcrankr

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Is this the bike from another site? Looks like a low-level Fuji road frame....
03-15-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,215
Posted By roadcrankr

Ditch the training wheels, altogether. Remove...

Ditch the training wheels, altogether. Remove pedals and jam the saddle down to enable him to "walk" the bike. He'll master the balance in a couple hours.
03-13-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By roadcrankr

I found a couple issues from '74 in my garage....

I found a couple issues from '74 in my garage. Marvin Muchracher (Owen Mulholland), Bike Barb (Nicolas Farac Ban), Captain America (Rich Hammen), and Pig Pen (Larry Glickfield, I think) wrote some...
02-27-22, 09:22 PM
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Views: 4,245
Posted By roadcrankr

Out of the maybe fifty people over the past...

Out of the maybe fifty people over the past thirty years where I asked "everything okay?," only one cyclist took me up on my offer of help.
On the other hand, over that same span, somebody lent me a...
02-26-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By roadcrankr

Dang. Went on eBay and saw new or used Campy...

Dang. Went on eBay and saw new or used Campy trios from the 70's sell for forty bucks.
02-24-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,000
Posted By roadcrankr

One of those saddlebags will hold a big-ass lock....

One of those saddlebags will hold a big-ass lock. Somebody would like to swipe it. Provided they don't see you climb off and leave it unattended.
02-24-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By roadcrankr

Mine, too. No bosses on the seat tube. Somebody...

Mine, too. No bosses on the seat tube.
Somebody got frustrated with a frozen seatpost, from the looks of it.
02-23-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,761
Posted By roadcrankr

My eBay selling goes back to '97. Actually more...

My eBay selling goes back to '97. Actually more buying since inception, but probably five hundred sales during that time. Only a few less-than-smooth transactions, but still managing to keep my...
Forum: Introductions
02-23-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By roadcrankr

Back here after a long hiatus!

I joined over fifteen years ago, but only posted once. Browsed this excellent group yesterday and decided to return. I think I spent time, back then, on a competing online forum and settled in there....
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