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05-15-22, 08:44 AM
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Posted By gster

The gum wall tires on my Superbe are Kendas, so...

The gum wall tires on my Superbe are Kendas, so not original to the bike.
05-14-22, 08:09 PM
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Posted By gster

I have, what I consider to be, a very...

I have, what I consider to be, a very original/stock 1972 Superbe in the garage with gumwalls.
I'll look tomorrow to see if they're Raleigh branded.
I use this bike as a template.
When cutting new...
05-13-22, 07:06 AM
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Posted By gster

26 x 1 3/8 tires are getting hard to find at a...

26 x 1 3/8 tires are getting hard to find at a reasonable price.
05-11-22, 07:04 PM
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Posted By gster

So the Dynohub can power the USB port? Very...

So the Dynohub can power the USB port?
Very clever.
05-09-22, 04:15 PM
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Posted By gster

I don't know much about J.C. Higgins' bikes but I...

I don't know much about J.C. Higgins' bikes but I do know that the Torpedo Duomatic Kickback hub on the CCM is VERY cool...
I've got one installed on a Raleigh/Glider and I really like it....
05-06-22, 10:15 AM
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Posted By gster

A couple of recent Kijiji listings here in...

A couple of recent Kijiji listings here in Toronto
1966 J.C. Higgins 3 Speed
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05-04-22, 07:22 PM
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Posted By gster

I'm impressed that you got it on that table.

I'm impressed that you got it on that table.
05-04-22, 07:19 PM
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Posted By gster

O.T I know, but.... We all seem to like: -...

O.T I know, but....
We all seem to like:
- British machines (not sure why?)
- Things with two wheels
- Fixing stuff up
05-04-22, 10:52 AM
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Posted By gster

I really like the black one. Benelli?

I really like the black one.
Benelli?
05-04-22, 07:49 AM
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Posted By gster

1969 I've had it since 1987 or so.

1969
I've had it since 1987 or so.
05-04-22, 06:41 AM
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Posted By gster

Me too... ...

Me too...
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I'm waiting on a couple of carb rebuild kits.
05-03-22, 06:45 PM
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Posted By gster

The BSA would be my choice. I would think it to...

The BSA would be my choice.
I would think it to be rarer,
05-03-22, 07:13 AM
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Posted By gster

Shows that there are still some good deals out...

Shows that there are still some good deals out there.
05-01-22, 10:57 AM
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Posted By gster

Yeah.. Covid shut it down. I've thought of...

Yeah..
Covid shut it down.
I've thought of reviving it but haven't made any steps.
04-30-22, 07:37 PM
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Posted By gster

A collection of posters from the late, great...

A collection of posters from the late, great Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show...
04-27-22, 03:40 PM
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Posted By gster

[QUOTE=Tyres;22486653] The ad for it says ...

[QUOTE=Tyres;22486653]
The ad for it says
"Tires hold air..."
04-27-22, 08:15 AM
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Posted By gster

Another Toronto listing Optimistically priced...

Another Toronto listing
Optimistically priced at $600.00
1968 Raleigh Supercycle 3 Speed...
04-27-22, 07:50 AM
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Posted By gster

It's in Toronto...

It's in Toronto...
04-27-22, 06:40 AM
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Posted By gster

This just popped up on Facebook marketplace......

This just popped up on Facebook marketplace......
04-25-22, 09:00 PM
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Posted By gster

The 41?

The 41?
04-25-22, 12:18 PM
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Posted By gster

It would seem that many of us here like the same...

It would seem that many of us here like the same things:
Vintage bicycles
Vintage cars
Vintage motorcycles
Vintage guitars
Vintage audio
Vintage stuff
All of which I have too much of.
04-25-22, 08:27 AM
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Posted By gster

I've recently been thinking that "Letting Go"...

I've recently been thinking that "Letting Go" would be a good topic for a book.
Navigating the disbursment of stuff we've all aquired over the years.
04-25-22, 06:02 AM
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Posted By gster

You can drag and drop this file onto your desktop...

You can drag and drop this file onto your desktop and then have it printed locally.
I'm not sure on the resolution but it should scale up to a reasonable size.
04-24-22, 07:38 AM
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Posted By gster

For anyone in the Toronto area ...

For anyone in the Toronto area
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04-23-22, 09:25 AM
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Posted By gster

Good advice! My collection has (at times) gotten...

Good advice! My collection has (at times) gotten the best of me and I look around and say "what the hell am I going to do with all of these bikes?"
In reality I actually only ride 2 or 3 of them....
04-20-22, 08:16 PM
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Posted By gster

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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04-20-22, 02:04 PM
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Posted By gster

Worth it for the saddles and pumps alone.

Worth it for the saddles and pumps alone.
04-19-22, 08:08 PM
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Posted By gster

From Wikipedia: "Primarily marketing itself a...

From Wikipedia:
"Primarily marketing itself a racing cycle manufacturer, Dawes made its money and impact through a combination of noted customer service...
04-19-22, 06:04 PM
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Posted By gster

Yeah, I thought about the fenders after I...

Yeah,
I thought about the fenders after I posted....
Triggers do get dammaged when the bike falls over.
Hmmmmm......
04-19-22, 08:26 AM
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Posted By gster

Old school bike shops used to have a rig/jig that...

Old school bike shops used to have a rig/jig that they used to fix bent forks but I haven't seen one for a while.
It looks to be a slight deflection .
I've had success with the 2x4 method....
04-19-22, 07:48 AM
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Posted By gster

The forks appear to be slightly pushed in....

The forks appear to be slightly pushed in....
04-19-22, 07:45 AM
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Posted By gster

As mentioned above, it may in fact be a "Bitsa" ....

As mentioned above, it may in fact be a "Bitsa" .
I.e. a Dawes 10 speed frame with 3 speed components/upright bars added at some point.
I have a Raleigh/Glider that was originally a 5-speed that's...
04-19-22, 07:36 AM
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Posted By gster

Sorry to sat but Jilly's is gone, along with...

Sorry to sat but Jilly's is gone, along with Dangerous Dan's Burgers across the street,
The gentrification (borification) of Toronto coninues unchecked. The East End still has a rough edge and...
04-18-22, 07:12 PM
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Posted By gster

I'd always assumed that Dawes only made drop bar...

I'd always assumed that Dawes only made drop bar racing bikes.....
04-17-22, 01:01 PM
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Posted By gster

Two more posts and we can reveal the secret...

Two more posts and we can reveal the secret handshake to you.....
04-17-22, 06:18 AM
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Posted By gster

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Despite saying I was going to give this...
04-16-22, 10:16 AM
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Posted By gster

Yes, yes it is.

Yes,
yes it is.
04-13-22, 07:40 AM
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Posted By gster

Nice photo. Classy bike.

Nice photo. Classy bike.
04-11-22, 07:48 AM
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Posted By gster

that's a good deal @ $80.00! ...

that's a good deal @ $80.00!
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04-10-22, 07:40 PM
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Posted By gster

I'm in Parkdale but lived in the Annex back in...

I'm in Parkdale but lived in the Annex back in the late 70's/early 80's.
04-10-22, 06:13 PM
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Posted By gster

I saw a friend of mine the other day with the...

I saw a friend of mine the other day with the same model.
I didn't know what it was.
04-09-22, 09:28 AM
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Posted By gster

Just For Fun ...

Just For Fun
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v76DaBrqfR0
04-08-22, 10:23 AM
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Posted By gster

The Cat Came Back ...

The Cat Came Back
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This 1972 Superbe was given to a young lady several years...
04-05-22, 04:46 PM
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Posted By gster

Interesting video ...

Interesting video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dVVgTAJ2Qo
04-02-22, 09:39 AM
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Posted By gster

Hmmmm.....? ...

Hmmmm.....?
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The Dynohub works in either direction but the front wheel...
04-02-22, 08:35 AM
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Posted By gster

It's odd that the catalogue shows the Dynohub on...

It's odd that the catalogue shows the Dynohub on the wrong side....
03-29-22, 06:40 PM
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Posted By gster

You may have a classic "Bitsa" bike... Bits of...

You may have a classic "Bitsa" bike...
Bits of this and bits of that.
I've got several that I've assembled over the years.
03-29-22, 03:34 PM
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Posted By gster

Nice bike but not the price.. A recent Kijiji...

Nice bike but not the price..
A recent Kijiji listing here in Toronto
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A Raleigh...
03-29-22, 12:11 PM
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Posted By gster

Agree that the calipers are old. Are there eyes...

Agree that the calipers are old. Are there eyes stamped on the heron chainring? I can't tell. That would date it 1961 or older.
03-25-22, 10:09 PM
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Posted By gster

Good score. Like Nigel, I'm generally...

Good score.
Like Nigel, I'm generally confused...
Were these American 3 speeds built in the U.S.?
The cranks are American/Canadian style
Did Raleigh send frames/frame parts over or
were they...
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