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10-20-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,613
Posted By rustystrings61

This has been an interesting year for me. In the...

This has been an interesting year for me. In the time period I have mileage records for (1999 to the present) I've ridden almost as many miles on derailleur and IGH bikes as I have on fixed and...
10-19-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 64,424
Views: 10,003,426
Posted By rustystrings61

Trek 620 in San Antonio on shopgoodwill, pickup...

Trek 620 in San Antonio on shopgoodwill, pickup only, but worth pursuing facilitator (https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/132168684)! ...
10-19-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 507
Posted By rustystrings61

You did see this 1951 Raleigh Clubman for sale...

You did see this 1951 Raleigh Clubman for sale here (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1240679-1951-raleigh-clubman-3-speed.html), right? Converting the aforementioned Rudge would...
10-18-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 507
Posted By rustystrings61

This one looks like a 23-in version of the 1963...

This one looks like a 23-in version of the 1963 Rudge Sports I had as a commuting bike c.1982-84 - same crankset and chainguard. Mine was a lovely bike and I still miss it some days. It is WELL...
10-17-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4,605
Views: 471,728
Posted By rustystrings61

I dismantled the 1988 Panasonic DX3000 I got...

I dismantled the 1988 Panasonic DX3000 I got Thursday for $40. It looks like it was ridden but babied. While it has an ancient and failing set of the stock Panasonic Tecnova tires, I donít think...
10-17-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 507
Posted By rustystrings61

I have to echo threespeedslow on this one - for...

I have to echo threespeedslow on this one - for years I looked for a 23-in Rudge Sports on my area at a price I could stand. A mid-70s or earlier British derailleur bike with flat dropouts to take a...
10-15-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 125,178
Posted By rustystrings61

I scored this 1988 DX3000 yesterday for $40. Now...

I scored this 1988 DX3000 yesterday for $40. Now that I have it at home, I find it is a 56 x 56 [edit: I re-measured and it's a 58 cm to top with 56 cm top tube!], and I normally ride about 2 cm...
10-14-21, 12:24 PM
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Posted By rustystrings61

I bought this one earlier today. Alas, the spare...

I bought this one earlier today. Alas, the spare wheelset is currently in the seller's rented storage facility, as the movers took the wheels when they shouldn't have. On the bright side, the...
10-14-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14,460
Views: 3,305,680
Posted By rustystrings61

This is the seller's picture, not mine - I may...

This is the seller's picture, not mine - I may come back and add more pix later if I get the chance!

1988 Panasonic DX3000 for $40 - the second wheelset (tubulars?) got accidentally packed up by...
10-13-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 254
Posted By rustystrings61

USAZorro has convinced me - the OP's bike is a...

USAZorro has convinced me - the OP's bike is a Raleigh Competition that was originally white with lagoon blue or purple and blue. I poked around online and looked closer, and sure enough the...
10-13-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 64,424
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Posted By rustystrings61

Moulton 4-speed in Fountain Inn, SC, $200...

Moulton 4-speed in Fountain Inn, SC, $200...
10-13-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 254
Posted By rustystrings61

I think it's a Gran Sport because it has Bocama...

I think it's a Gran Sport because it has Bocama Professional lugs. The Competition had Nervex Professional lugs from its debut in '69 through the two uncatalogued varieties (lavender and purple,...
10-11-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By rustystrings61

PM sent

PM sent
10-11-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By rustystrings61

Now, you all were planning on sharing these...

Now, you all were planning on sharing these beauties on this thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1169411-show-your-raleigh-competition-2.html), weren't you? I mean, in the interest of...
10-09-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By rustystrings61

Yep. I had one identical to this one, down to...

Yep. I had one identical to this one, down to the rear brake bridge cable stop having been removed. Cool bike, but this one is waaaay overpriced.
10-09-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By rustystrings61

At least yours still has chrome on the fork! Mine...

At least yours still has chrome on the fork! Mine was coming off like a snake sloughing off its skin -

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10-09-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 583
Posted By rustystrings61

The version of the word as the season drifts into...

The version of the word as the season drifts into winter becomes more of a rhythmic recitative than anything else, as it derives from the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker and should be...
10-09-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 583
Posted By rustystrings61

1. Shishpoptishishh - when conjoined leaves are...

1. Shishpoptishishh - when conjoined leaves are swept up by a 27 x 1 1/4-in tire at 70 psi underneath a Bluemels fender, then separate and flip out across the fender stays.
10-08-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,776
Posted By rustystrings61

For years I kicked myself for selling this one - ...

For years I kicked myself for selling this one -
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/80-img_1937_2__93513eeefa565ab25b5db2abd540136373897501.jpg
- a 1976 Puch Royal X my...
10-08-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5,060
Views: 3,574,458
Posted By rustystrings61

1973 Raleigh Competition Mk. II running 42/44T...

1973 Raleigh Competition Mk. II running 42/44T chainrings with a 17/19T Surly Dingle fixed-gear cogset on one side of the Surly New Track hub, White Industries Dos Eno 20/22T freewheel on the other -...
10-08-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By rustystrings61

What is the reach on the Gran Compes? Are they...

What is the reach on the Gran Compes? Are they roughly 39-49mm or more like 47-57 mm?
10-07-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 64,424
Views: 10,003,426
Posted By rustystrings61

Fuji Club in Charlotte, NC, $60...

Fuji Club in Charlotte, NC, $60...
10-06-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By rustystrings61

Seconding FB Marketplace and wading through lots...

Seconding FB Marketplace and wading through lots of junk for the treasure - and be prepared to scrub away dirt and grease if you're lucky, and rust if you're not. My FB finds this year include -
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10-06-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 64,424
Views: 10,003,426
Posted By rustystrings61

Tenax Schwinn Super Sport in Concord, NC, $140...

Tenax Schwinn Super Sport in Concord, NC, $140 (https://charlotte.craigslist.org/bik/d/concord-12-speed-schwinn-super-sport/7387855689.html).
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10-05-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 803
Posted By rustystrings61

I recently used Corrosion Block to help free a...

I recently used Corrosion Block to help free a stuck aluminum alloy seatpost from an aluminum Cannondale - it still required clamping the SR Laprade seatpost top in a bench vise and I gladly paid the...
10-05-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 64,424
Views: 10,003,426
Posted By rustystrings61

Trek 560 frame 1983 22" with Sugino BB in Duncan,...

Trek 560 frame 1983 22" with Sugino BB in Duncan, SC - $25...
10-04-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 544
Posted By rustystrings61

I have its kissing cousin, a 1976 Puch Royal X,...

I have its kissing cousin, a 1976 Puch Royal X, which is currently riding on an almost stock set of 27 x 1 1/4. In its salad days I ran it with Hutchinson Supersprint tubulars, but I bet it would...
10-04-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 544
Posted By rustystrings61

Wait. Is that a 1st generation Austro-Daimler...

Wait. Is that a 1st generation Austro-Daimler Vent Noir I see there? Richard Ballentine was right to call those sexy in his book all those years ago ...
10-04-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 544
Posted By rustystrings61

Here's my 1973 Raleigh Competition with the Surly...

Here's my 1973 Raleigh Competition with the Surly Dingle/Dos Eno combo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/150060413@N08/albums/72157709655071672) - Sun CR-18s laced to Surly New Track (rear) and Ultra...
10-03-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4,605
Views: 471,728
Posted By rustystrings61

In the end I wound up driving the stem remnants...

In the end I wound up driving the stem remnants out from below using a very long 1/2-in deep socket with an extension bar inserted up through the bottom of the crown, putting a headset top nut on the...
10-02-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By rustystrings61

Please note that if you use this method, wrap or...

Please note that if you use this method, wrap or cover or otherwise protect the fork blades! Despite my care while smacking away, I still managed to nick the finish on the inside surfaces of the...
10-02-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By rustystrings61

Victory!

I made more sawcuts this morning, which may have helped matters. Then I concluded that what I really needed was some sort of cylinder I could insert into the underside of the steerer and smack with...
10-01-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4,605
Views: 471,728
Posted By rustystrings61

My recently acquired Tim Neenan Lighthouse has a...

My recently acquired Tim Neenan Lighthouse has a sizable chunk of an old stem quill stuck inside it.
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10-01-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 484
Posted By rustystrings61

Itís beautiful and you have revealed and...

Itís beautiful and you have revealed and highlighted its loveliness! Good work on locating it, getting it and shining it up!
10-01-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By rustystrings61

slow progress

Life is more than kinda full right now, so my progress has been slow. My first task was to clean up rust and touch it up. The red I used is close but not an exact match - though it DOES precisely...
10-01-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 948
Posted By rustystrings61

From 2003-2015 or so, this 2002 Mercian Vincitore...

From 2003-2015 or so, this 2002 Mercian Vincitore custom road fixed-gear was my primary gravel bike, running on 28 mm Continentals or Paselas - I would flip the rear wheel around to run 45x19 (later...
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By rustystrings61

That was what I was thinking, too. And now on to...

That was what I was thinking, too. And now on to the next project!
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By rustystrings61

I wound up selling this one to my LBS for resale,...

I wound up selling this one to my LBS for resale, pocketing $200. I probably could have gotten more for it via CL or FB Marketplace, but the reduced hassle was well worth it.
Replies: 29
Views: 653
Posted By rustystrings61

The old Fred DeLong cycling book from 1974 or so...

The old Fred DeLong cycling book from 1974 or so had a line drawing of three men of the same height superimposed to demonstrate that different leg and torso proportions would dictate different seat...
09-29-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 64,424
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Posted By rustystrings61

Late 1950s Raleigh Lenton GP, price undetermined...

Late 1950s Raleigh Lenton GP, price undetermined but probably reasonable, in Massachusetts (https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/898168417404665)- I just got off the phone with the seller who...
Replies: 29
Views: 653
Posted By rustystrings61

Depends on leg length - I am 5'9" and leg length...

Depends on leg length - I am 5'9" and leg length sufficient to stand over a top tube 33" above the ground, which works out to 58-60 cm to top frames. But I like French fit.
09-29-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By rustystrings61

Yes. Though I am inclined to think an American...

Yes. Though I am inclined to think an American framebuilder created this. I think it was a dedicated time-trialing bike, though, so perhaps U.K.? The use of the Simplex Prestige shifter makes sense...
09-24-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7,704
Views: 2,577,944
Posted By rustystrings61

This is my introduction to the world of hybrids -...

This is my introduction to the world of hybrids - a 1999 Cannondale SP500 (Silk Path), acquired for $25. It cleaned up surprisingly well, but at 22-inches it's just enough too big for me that I will...
09-23-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By rustystrings61

This eveningís quick check reveals that, yes, the...

This eveningís quick check reveals that, yes, the fork DOES permit tires as large as 38mm. Unfortunately the chain stay width maxed out around the 35 mm mark or so, at least if I want some...
09-23-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,927
Posted By rustystrings61

On the bike, at least for me, the only way I lose...

On the bike, at least for me, the only way I lose belly fat through cycling is if I spend a certain amount of time standing on the bike. Since I spent several years primarily riding fixed-gears or...
09-23-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,846
Posted By rustystrings61

For some time I have not been entirely joking...

For some time I have not been entirely joking when I've said it's time for 27 x 1 1/4 to be revived with new marketing as the Dirty 630, the all-road tire size of choice for cyclists who crossed the...
09-23-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,497
Posted By rustystrings61

I started using eBay in 1998 or so, back when you...

I started using eBay in 1998 or so, back when you could send money orders - even checks, I think. And it was good and it worked pretty well then, but not so much now. I began pulling back from it...
09-22-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By rustystrings61

It IS clean work - I've owned a Joe Starck-built...

It IS clean work - I've owned a Joe Starck-built Rivendell and this one matches it or more in terms of clean, crisp, precise workmanship. When I look at this bike, I see a lot of thought went into...
09-22-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By rustystrings61

I'm hoping to experiment with it soon, but a very...

I'm hoping to experiment with it soon, but a very busy family schedule may put it off. The seller indicated he had fitted it with 35s, and I am curious about how much larger I can go back there.
09-22-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 731
Posted By rustystrings61

The drive side crank on these is usually a model...

The drive side crank on these is usually a model 93 which used chainrings made with a 122 mm bolt circle diameter (bcd). The model 99 was a later crank with an 86 mm bcd. I suspect the left crank...
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