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05-27-22, 05:38 PM
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Posted By swampyankee2

what happens when you shorten a cable to repair a...

what happens when you shorten a cable to repair a fray.
05-17-22, 12:14 PM
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Posted By swampyankee2

You 3 Speeders know how to ride with style! ...

You 3 Speeders know how to ride with style!
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05-17-22, 07:24 AM
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Posted By swampyankee2

Not sure if this has already been posted since...

Not sure if this has already been posted since it's been on FB Marketplace for a while. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/725279308509616/...
05-15-22, 08:04 AM
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Posted By swampyankee2

my 72 Sports had double-white line tires which...

my 72 Sports had double-white line tires which I'm sure were original. I replaced them with gumwalls, correct or not....
05-12-22, 06:22 PM
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Posted By swampyankee2

I'd be afraid it would be a "pinch...

I'd be afraid it would be a "pinch point"
05-12-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 916
Posted By swampyankee2

Right. I read the Raleigh LS was last sold in...

Right. I read the Raleigh LS was last sold in 1962. The Robin Hood version came later (mine's a '67) and is a Lenton Sports in name only, built on a standard Hi-ten Raleigh Sports frame. In fact,...
05-12-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,018
Posted By swampyankee2

When you look around at your fellow staff in the...

When you look around at your fellow staff in the office and realize, you're the oldest of them.
05-06-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,018
Posted By swampyankee2

i got passed by a woman on a comfort bike -...

i got passed by a woman on a comfort bike - twice! Quarter way up the big hill home she went by and then turned down a side road. Three quarters up sh popped back out from a loop and passed me again....
05-06-22, 05:53 AM
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Posted By swampyankee2

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BMW called it Havana Gold. I called it business suit brown.
05-05-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 979
Posted By swampyankee2

Hah! Searching for my first vintage 10 speed, I...

Hah! Searching for my first vintage 10 speed, I was enamoured by an early Super Course for $300, but found a slightly rougher Galaxy for $70 and closer by. Hence, my Dawes was my poor man's...
05-04-22, 11:12 AM
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Posted By swampyankee2

Yes. '65 Benelli 250. Barracuda in the US but...

Yes. '65 Benelli 250. Barracuda in the US but called a Sprite elsewhere. It's a twin to the Sprite I had in my youth which unfortunately suffered from my abuse and subsequent neglect in storage under...
05-04-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 979
Posted By swampyankee2

Yes, thanx for the info. I had unwittingly been...

Yes, thanx for the info. I had unwittingly been replying to the thread that was linked instead of this one.
05-04-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By swampyankee2

Talking strictly about the bare frame weights...

Talking strictly about the bare frame weights which were noted - converted to Imperial units: GP - 5#13.4 oz.; SGP - 5# 15-1/2 oz.; SC - 5# 9-1/2oz., so a 6-1/2 oz. difference between the heaviest...
05-04-22, 07:56 AM
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Posted By swampyankee2

I've had a few over the years. Last Brit was a...

I've had a few over the years. Last Brit was a 250 Starfire and a 72 Triumph Triple. I've gone Italian, and Spanish ...
05-03-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 979
Posted By swampyankee2

Good reference. Some of that weight diff could be...

Good reference. Some of that weight diff could be due to other hardware, such as alloy rims vs steel.
05-03-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 979
Posted By swampyankee2

Weight difference between 2030 and 531 frames

I've read alot about how much better a 531 frame is to a lower end 2030 frame, but what is the weight difference? Had anyone weighed a frame from, say, a Super Course against the same era and size...
04-30-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 680
Posted By swampyankee2

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yes, one of the common yellow imports. Paint is in bad shape and spokes...
04-28-22, 02:34 PM
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Posted By swampyankee2

One of my budget vintage projects. The 67 Robin...

One of my budget vintage projects. The 67 Robin Hood Lenton Sports. Brakes were updated from the Raleigh style steel side pulls to Dia Comps and Weimann levers replacing the steel originals. Rear...
04-27-22, 11:35 AM
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Posted By swampyankee2

Yes, a bucolic scene and friendly pace. But I'm...

Yes, a bucolic scene and friendly pace. But I'm sure that place and time had it's share of bike snobs too.
04-27-22, 10:50 AM
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Posted By swampyankee2

Stumbled on this youtube video while looking for...

Stumbled on this youtube video while looking for resto vids Many have probably already seen it, but lots of vintage English bike content.

British cycling in the 50's
04-27-22, 07:59 AM
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Posted By swampyankee2

I know Triumph made 3 speeds, but a 10 speed?...

I know Triumph made 3 speeds, but a 10 speed? Could be a homemade conversion but hardware looks to be similar to my Robin Hood Lenton Sports.
FB Marketplace ad...
04-25-22, 01:23 PM
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Posted By swampyankee2

I have the opposite problem. I'm fickle and let...

I have the opposite problem. I'm fickle and let things go too easily. I've let so many great cars, motorcycles, boats, musical instruments, etc. slip through my fingers because I grew restless or...
04-24-22, 04:12 PM
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Posted By swampyankee2

I'd love a poster of that hanging in my bike...

I'd love a poster of that hanging in my bike section in the barn! Especially as its my birthday. And it would be cool to attend but alas, too distant.
04-23-22, 06:42 AM
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Posted By swampyankee2

Yes, I'm the type that likes to collect one of...

Yes, I'm the type that likes to collect one of each, whether it's guitars, motorcycles or bicycles. I've had a couple bikes bought new with no intention of collecting. Then the Fongers bike was...
04-21-22, 05:45 PM
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Posted By swampyankee2

he must've had it appraised by the same "expert...

he must've had it appraised by the same "expert friend" that this guy did.
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/356669983146264/?ref=facebook_story_share"I know nothing about bikes, but selling...
04-21-22, 06:26 AM
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Views: 623
Posted By swampyankee2

Looks nice! What year yoyageur is that?

Looks nice! What year yoyageur is that?
04-19-22, 07:45 AM
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Posted By swampyankee2

My '67 Robin Hood Lenton Sports is essentially a...

My '67 Robin Hood Lenton Sports is essentially a Raleigh Sprite 10 speed. Very handsome in gold and white, it has some issues I'm trying to overcome. But if I can, I would expect it to be quite a...
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Views: 443
Posted By swampyankee2

So, being a sucker noob, I picked up the $25...

So, being a sucker noob, I picked up the $25 "Sprint" despite the best advice offered here. There are some parts that made it worth the $25 for me, plus we met the seller at the Big Y so we got some...
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Views: 443
Posted By swampyankee2

I'm primarily looking for an aluminum wheelset...

I'm primarily looking for an aluminum wheelset for my 67 Robin Hood Lenton Sports. So the wheels are and upgrade from the steel rims on it. Plus the aluminum stem and bars would be an upgrade from...
04-15-22, 10:17 AM
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Views: 634
Posted By swampyankee2

There are some dirt roads nearby, some of which...

There are some dirt roads nearby, some of which are loose and rocky i places. Other paths I'm thinking of are basically walking trails. with either packed gravel or dirt.
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Posted By swampyankee2

Yeah, the RD looks a bit out of place. I happen...

Yeah, the RD looks a bit out of place. I happen to have a Simplex Prestige I could install, although I'd prefer Huret if I were to keep it French.

What got me started on the whole French touring...
04-12-22, 01:02 PM
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Posted By swampyankee2

I'm near the CT/RI state line, but that's the...

I'm near the CT/RI state line, but that's the opposite side of the state. I was wondering if there are any good riding roads or paths in CT
04-12-22, 09:35 AM
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Posted By swampyankee2

Nice level country road. I'm jealous! Where is...

Nice level country road. I'm jealous! Where is that?
04-12-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By swampyankee2

Probably worth doing for a high-end, high-value...

Probably worth doing for a high-end, high-value classic bike.
But for a $70 gas-pipe frame Raleigh-type (Robin Hood, actually), it worked out. I felt that the fork was "fixtured" in the frame as it...
04-12-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By swampyankee2

So, after reading about the various methods, both...

So, after reading about the various methods, both on and off the bike I decided to take a crack at it by rigging up a hydraulic jack and some brackets I made from 2x4 pieces to go between the BB and...
04-11-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By swampyankee2

Store them like I store my guitars - in the coat...

Store them like I store my guitars - in the coat closet, in the hall closet, under the bed, behind the couch. LOL
04-10-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By swampyankee2

no, the Ossa and the Benelli Sprite remain...

no, the Ossa and the Benelli Sprite remain floor-bound.
04-09-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,835
Posted By swampyankee2

This. There is no bike that is a nostalgic...

This.
There is no bike that is a nostalgic connection to my youth unless its a stripped English 3 speed with the bars turned upside down.
I'm earlier in the evolutionary process than RiddleOfSteel,...
04-08-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,835
Posted By swampyankee2

I must be living in the past. My idea of great...

I must be living in the past. My idea of great audio is components from the 70's and 80's. Not that I spent alot but mine is an 1980ish Scott 350R receiver into a pair of Advent Legacy speakers. and...
04-08-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,835
Posted By swampyankee2

Word of advice - GET OUT NOW WHILE YOU CAN! These...

Word of advice - GET OUT NOW WHILE YOU CAN! These forums get you hooked and make you spend all your money on the next greatest thing. I haven't been on this forum for long and already I'm 3 cheap...
04-08-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,548
Posted By swampyankee2

Good to see enthusiasm for the lowly Grand Prix....

Good to see enthusiasm for the lowly Grand Prix. I just picked up this circa '74 model in great shape. Originally looked at for parts, it's too nice to break up. All it needs is a replacement for the...
04-08-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 26,194
Views: 3,696,817
Posted By swampyankee2

You might say the bike is in "suspended...

You might say the bike is in "suspended animation"?
04-05-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26,194
Views: 3,696,817
Posted By swampyankee2

Very cool. I'm of the generation that were told...

Very cool. I'm of the generation that were told that if you got into the big company in town that you had a job for life, but saw the end of it as the anchor companies gave way to changing times.
Replies: 17
Views: 389
Posted By swampyankee2

i was watching videos about restoring old Brooks...

i was watching videos about restoring old Brooks saddles. All sorts of tricks, some good, some bad. But there seemed to be ways to bring them back. And I agree, cracks are signs that the fibers have...
04-04-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,519
Posted By swampyankee2

...for a seat post and stem. A $25 Robin Hood...

...for a seat post and stem. A $25 Robin Hood step-thru with better chrome than my rescued Raleigh Sports. I was going to use the wheels as well, but the ones on the Raleigh cleaned up ok and I'd...
04-04-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 916
Posted By swampyankee2

That's what I'm thinking. There are a few $50...

That's what I'm thinking. There are a few $50 mid-70's bikes for sale that I could harvest the parts from. I don't think the bike really needs or is worth installing top-level components. What should...
04-03-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 916
Posted By swampyankee2

started disassembly of the rear wheel. The...

started disassembly of the rear wheel. The freewheel is an "Atom made in France". With a small aluminum dork disk marked Huret. It felt pretty gritty so I pulled the freewheel apart and found one of...
04-01-22, 08:17 PM
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Views: 3,696,817
Posted By swampyankee2

for the discerning Columbia enthusiast, this one...

for the discerning Columbia enthusiast, this one claims to be a 50s vintage but I suspect its somewhat newer. Pretty reasonable. And close by me....
03-31-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7,633
Views: 837,423
Posted By swampyankee2

Within the last week, I've received some cotton...

Within the last week, I've received some cotton bar tape and toe clips for the Dawes, and set of cheap Sunrace shifters just to replace the broken Simplexes on the Dawes. Today I'm expecting a pair...
03-30-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,020
Posted By swampyankee2

the Boston area was home to Harris Cyclery and...

the Boston area was home to Harris Cyclery and the legendary Sheldon Brown. I imagine he was as inspiring locally as he is on line, which may have generated alot of devotees who carry on.
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