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06-22-22, 05:34 PM
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Posted By swampyankee2

hah! I cant put my socks on sitting down!

hah! I cant put my socks on sitting down!
06-02-22, 07:50 AM
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Posted By swampyankee2

That's what I did when I was reviving my Raleigh....

That's what I did when I was reviving my Raleigh. $30 for a lady's Robin Hood yielded most of the parts needed. Just needed to endure the grief I got from my wife when I brought home "another...
05-31-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,980
Posted By swampyankee2

It's the Polish spelling...

It's the Polish spelling...
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.
05-23-22, 05:36 AM
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Posted By swampyankee2

I've laced a few wheels for my Motogiro bikes....

I've laced a few wheels for my Motogiro bikes. Before I tore them down I fabbed up a jig with the axle mounted in the center so I could get the offset correct on reassembly. I used it for truing the...
05-19-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,234
Posted By swampyankee2

Beautiful treatment! Nice to see someone take a...

Beautiful treatment! Nice to see someone take a "lowly" Varsinental and give it some respect. Gawd knows they seem to get trashed alot around here.
05-19-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,980
Posted By swampyankee2

He had an all-aluminum Schwinn 21 racer in pearl...

He had an all-aluminum Schwinn 21 racer in pearl for sale in 2019. Possibly the pics in his current ad??
05-19-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,980
Posted By swampyankee2

Maybe they just have the wrong pictures in their...

Maybe they just have the wrong pictures in their ad. Otherwise, there are so many things wrong here:
"all-aluminum" - did Schwinn make lugged aluminum frames??
26"??
"Cruiser bike"? with drop...
05-17-22, 12:19 PM
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Posted By swampyankee2

They do. Not the first time I've had to deal with...

They do. Not the first time I've had to deal with that....
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, 12:10 PM
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Posted By swampyankee2

Maybe but I saw alot of the typical English-style...

Maybe but I saw alot of the typical English-style Dutch 3 speeds in Holland. The Fietsmuseum Velorama in Nijmegen had alot of similar Dutch-built bikes on display as well.
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/...
05-16-22, 12:47 PM
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Posted By swampyankee2

Reminds me of the Beach Boys Song, I Get Around

Reminds me of the Beach Boys Song, I Get Around
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.
05-12-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 916
Posted By swampyankee2

I had considered filing flats on the axles, but I...

I had considered filing flats on the axles, but I really didn't have to take much out - maybe 0.5 mm at most - to get them to fit. Getting the flats 180 degrees opposite on the axles and then having...
05-12-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 916
Posted By swampyankee2

A little update on the RH Lenton Sports. I pulled...

A little update on the RH Lenton Sports. I pulled a decent set of aluminum rimmed wheels with quick-release axles from a parts bike. I had to file the dropouts a bit to fit the larger axles, and I...
05-10-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 754
Posted By swampyankee2

A number of years ago my Trek 820 become my road...

A number of years ago my Trek 820 become my road bike. I had a set of Richey Tom Slick 26 x 1.4's put on it and they did the trick for me, and have held up well over the last 10 years or so.
05-10-22, 10:28 AM
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Posted By swampyankee2

A pair of OE Dawes handlebar end plugs, all the...

A pair of OE Dawes handlebar end plugs, all the way from merry old England, courtesy of a Facebook Dawes Group member, Bill Clewes, who had pulled them from a 50 year old Dawes he had bought for...
05-08-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 979
Posted By swampyankee2

Exactly that.

Exactly that.
05-07-22, 07:12 AM
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Posted By swampyankee2

Nothing runs like a Deere, so they say... ...

Nothing runs like a Deere, so they say...
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05-06-22, 03:19 PM
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Posted By swampyankee2

Cork bar wrap and new 27 x 1-1/4 Road Rib tyre to...

Cork bar wrap and new 27 x 1-1/4 Road Rib tyre to match the rear on the Robin Hood Lenton Sports. Now have to file the front dropout to fit a quick release alloy wheel, and figure out how best to...
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...
05-05-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 979
Posted By swampyankee2

Thanx for all the replies and info. To sum it up,...

Thanx for all the replies and info. To sum it up, of my 3 vintage bikes, one is a 531 frame Dawes, the others are standard Raleigh Hi-ten - a Sports and a 10 speed Robin Hood Lenton Sports. The...
05-04-22, 07:38 PM
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Posted By swampyankee2

my first "big" bike was a 66 BSA A65L that I...

my first "big" bike was a 66 BSA A65L that I restored to stock. I've owned a couple more in various states of repair since. Moved on to BMW airheads amongst all sorts of other brands. I've also owned...
05-04-22, 07:31 PM
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Posted By swampyankee2

It went up in pieces. Lol

It went up in pieces. Lol
05-04-22, 01:30 PM
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Posted By swampyankee2

You don't look a day over 50! I'm jealous! I've...

You don't look a day over 50! I'm jealous! I've been trying to get into a good routine of 5 -7 mlles every other day, but between the New England weather and the hills in every direction, I can't...
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 ...
05-04-22, 07:46 AM
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Posted By swampyankee2

That's got to be a '70? Newer side cover marking...

That's got to be a '70? Newer side cover marking and front fender
05-04-22, 05:44 AM
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Posted By swampyankee2

But the kind of BSAs I prefer have twin...

But the kind of BSAs I prefer have twin cylinders. Besides, the Humber has that awesome, arcane logo
05-03-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 680
Posted By swampyankee2

Thanx! I was thinking along the same lines of...

Thanx! I was thinking along the same lines of keeping things vintage and simple. It's not a real high end bike. I've tried cleaning them a bit in situ and they're pretty rough surfaced. I'm thinking...
05-03-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 26,194
Views: 3,696,890
Posted By swampyankee2

BSA in decent shape for $50 near me. ...

BSA in decent shape for $50 near me.
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1003032996995348/

I might rather have the Humber though, a bit further away...
05-03-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By swampyankee2

Interesting real world comparison. Difference is...

Interesting real world comparison. Difference is measured in ounces not pounds. Although the real difference is in the geometry and how the bike handles. And of course the hardware.
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...
Forum: Touring
05-02-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 38,180
Posted By swampyankee2

Yes, the V-GT Luxe was highly recommended by...

Yes, the V-GT Luxe was highly recommended by folks on this board but I wanted to keep mine Euro so I went with the Huret Challenger, using a downtube shifter from a parts bike. The paintwork on mine...
Forum: Touring
05-02-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 38,180
Posted By swampyankee2

Yes, I'm in Scituate. About 5 minutes from the...

Yes, I'm in Scituate. About 5 minutes from the "village" and near the top of Chopmist Hill. So no matter which direction I go, it's downhill out and uphill back!
I've upgraded the derailleurs to...
04-30-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 680
Posted By swampyankee2

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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yes, one of the common yellow imports. Paint is in bad shape and spokes...
04-30-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21,105
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Posted By swampyankee2

One of those export Raleighs built for the French...

One of those export Raleighs built for the French market
04-29-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 680
Posted By swampyankee2

Thats not too bad a price for a nicely laced...

Thats not too bad a price for a nicely laced wheel. Do my research now, gather my parts and have a good project for next winter so I can have enough time to screw it up and recover before spring..
04-28-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5,135
Views: 579,303
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...
04-28-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4,967
Views: 527,017
Posted By swampyankee2

Looks similar to mine. I'll have to verify spoke...

Looks similar to mine. I'll have to verify spoke count and get back to you....
04-28-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 680
Posted By swampyankee2

I haven't measured the spokes but I am using a 14...

I haven't measured the spokes but I am using a 14 ga spoke wrench on them. 'Scuse my ignorance..
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