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10-21-21, 08:06 AM
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Posted By 3speedslow

A great looking machine, that one is!

A great looking machine, that one is!
10-21-21, 07:52 AM
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Posted By 3speedslow

RustyJames Thanks! When I get some matching...

RustyJames

Thanks! When I get some matching paint for the frame scrapes I will paint the rivets on the fenders.
10-21-21, 07:44 AM
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Posted By 3speedslow

The PO, previous owner used a grease gun to lube...

The PO, previous owner used a grease gun to lube the rear hub which is a no-no. To flush the hub you can take the wheel off the bike , remove the rod then through the cap squirt an appropriate fluid...
10-20-21, 04:56 PM
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Posted By 3speedslow

Done with the mud flap project. ...

Done with the mud flap project.

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10-20-21, 08:20 AM
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Posted By 3speedslow

gster Thanks! I am liking the very upright...

gster

Thanks! I am liking the very upright riding position of this machine.

Today it goes on the stand while I flush the rear hub and put the flap on the front mud guard.
10-19-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 507
Posted By 3speedslow

Sell it to me!

Sell it to me!
10-19-21, 11:00 AM
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Posted By 3speedslow

Next part will be the holes drilled into the...

Next part will be the holes drilled into the front guard then marked, flap punched. Mounting will use rivets as well. The red 79 “Roadster” will be the wearer.
10-19-21, 10:57 AM
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Posted By 3speedslow

Pic first: ...

Pic first:

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First part of the project complete!
10-19-21, 10:41 AM
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Posted By 3speedslow

This does have a full SA set up including the...

This does have a full SA set up including the pulley. It’s just mounted at the base of the seat tube. Thought about moving it up but want to solve the grease sludge in the hub first.

Thanks for...
10-18-21, 05:00 PM
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Posted By 3speedslow

Had some time today so rode the new Raleigh...

Had some time today so rode the new Raleigh through the large housing area I live in. Having shifting issues with 3rd gear fine, 2nd disconnecting and 1st feeling like 2nd. Grease will have to be...
10-17-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By 3speedslow

The Greenbrier model was made by Murray. I would...

The Greenbrier model was made by Murray. I would already have one if it was an Austrian sourced product. But the GB is still a cool looking bike and easy to upgrade.

I would buy the Greenbrier if...
10-17-21, 05:51 PM
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Posted By 3speedslow

Got in a good test ride today and I have to say...

Got in a good test ride today and I have to say it has potential. Usual things like brake, saddle and shift cable adjustments to make. I will say that the original Chen XXXX tires ruin the ride feel....
10-17-21, 05:37 PM
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Posted By 3speedslow

Finished the 79 “Roadster”. ...

Finished the 79 “Roadster”.

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Started out as this...
10-17-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By 3speedslow

The Sears would get my vote. It’s not one of...

The Sears would get my vote. It’s not one of their Austrian sourced models but it would do all that you asked of it. But then I would insist you sell it to me!
10-17-21, 09:36 AM
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Posted By 3speedslow

Same colour as the 70’s Sprite 27’s, just a lot...

Same colour as the 70’s Sprite 27’s, just a lot brighter! How could the cars miss that?
10-16-21, 07:39 PM
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Posted By 3speedslow

Been thinking about mud flaps lately. Went with a...

Been thinking about mud flaps lately. Went with a friend to Lowe’s and while in the plumbing section ran across these 6”X6” rubber squares. A dollar or two, 1.5mm or 3mm thick. Thought I would...
10-16-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 507
Posted By 3speedslow

Your bike, your choice but I would kill for a...

Your bike, your choice but I would kill for a machine in just that condition and name. Why not go for a lesser brand.
10-16-21, 04:09 PM
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Posted By 3speedslow

Tried 3 times to answer in length, thrown off the...

Tried 3 times to answer in length, thrown off the site. Second tier parts with good frame, HA!
10-15-21, 07:05 PM
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Posted By 3speedslow

1979 Raleigh Roadster Took the old knurled...

1979 Raleigh Roadster

Took the old knurled seat post out and cleaned it up some. Put the micrometer to it again and was given more reliable reading around 25.79 Gave me an idea. Went to the bin...
10-15-21, 08:31 AM
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Posted By 3speedslow

To all, Thanks for the suggestions. Have...

To all,

Thanks for the suggestions. Have always set my sights on the bikesmith DF. Maybe one day. I also did the harbor freight one a try and eventually destroyed it on a few stubborn cranks....
10-14-21, 08:14 PM
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Posted By 3speedslow

Really, really need to get a cotter crank tool!

Really, really need to get a cotter crank tool!
10-14-21, 08:13 PM
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Posted By 3speedslow

gster Looking at the S# today I saw a faint...

gster

Looking at the S# today I saw a faint M so Malaysia would be my answer. I’ve had one other Raleigh from that part of the world.

Tear down was limited to cleaning the frame, lubing the HS...
10-14-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By 3speedslow

That Falcon is sweet! The idea of some of my...

That Falcon is sweet! The idea of some of my bikes going to BF members is appealing.
10-14-21, 07:51 AM
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Views: 252
Posted By 3speedslow

So Dawg, are you gonna get it?

So Dawg, are you gonna get it?
10-14-21, 07:46 AM
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Posted By 3speedslow

Do you still have any of them?

Do you still have any of them?
10-14-21, 07:39 AM
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Posted By 3speedslow

Good question! I have not checked the serial#...

Good question! I have not checked the serial# yet. First letter should be an indication. Today is tear down and clean, relube day.

Putting the calipers to it shows me the parts are modern standard...
10-13-21, 06:12 PM
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Posted By 3speedslow

From a Raleigh USA catalog: Model designate...

From a Raleigh USA catalog:

Model designate is R-32, came in ultra black or flamboyant red. Described as an English styled touring bike.
10-13-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,116
Posted By 3speedslow

IGH were meant to shield the gearing from any...

IGH were meant to shield the gearing from any unpleasant weather. The English will swear to it.
10-13-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 252
Posted By 3speedslow

Is the shaft steel.

Is the shaft steel.
10-13-21, 05:28 PM
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Posted By 3speedslow

Took it for a long slow roll around the...

Took it for a long slow roll around the neighborhood after giving the hub a drink of oil. Shifting was adequate.

Nothing is stuck and easily adjusted to my fit. Being a non English model has me...
10-13-21, 05:22 PM
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Posted By 3speedslow

And it is red. ...

And it is red.

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10-13-21, 05:08 PM
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Posted By 3speedslow

We can all stand down. The Roadster was in name...

We can all stand down. The Roadster was in name only. Not an English model and certainly not with what we attribute a roadster has...

This is a (1979 6) SA AW hub, foreign made Raleigh which looks...
10-13-21, 09:54 AM
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Posted By 3speedslow

Hold the teletype! I’m going to look at an early...

Hold the teletype! I’m going to look at an early 80’s Raleigh Roadster 3 speed.
10-12-21, 09:43 AM
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Posted By 3speedslow

gster Not perfect! Just got back from...

gster

Not perfect! Just got back from delivery rides on the scorcher. Found the old”challenge” tool bag I used to hang on it. While giving the various bolts a tight check found that the trigger...
10-12-21, 09:39 AM
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Posted By 3speedslow

SirMike1983 Beautiful machine! Such a...

SirMike1983

Beautiful machine! Such a classic and in the golden timeframe of Raleigh workmanship. You are lucky to ride it!
10-11-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By 3speedslow

I’ve seen a few of the vids on You Tube about...

I’ve seen a few of the vids on You Tube about that but believe they were dated. Was this tour at present when they are owned by an Italian company?
10-11-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By 3speedslow

I would have voted for the Raleigh,

I would have voted for the Raleigh,
10-11-21, 05:35 PM
10-11-21, 05:32 PM
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Posted By 3speedslow

Egads! I’ve let two saddles slip into the bike...

Egads! I’ve let two saddles slip into the bike room with out pics. Coming soon...
10-11-21, 05:26 PM
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Posted By 3speedslow

gster That bike is like a cultural...

gster

That bike is like a cultural commentary on the difference between Canada and the US. Ted Williams bike and Baseball while Canada used a sports figure from hockey for their bikes branding.
...
10-11-21, 05:13 PM
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Posted By 3speedslow

Great job! I guess that’s why they call it...

Great job! I guess that’s why they call it Heartbreak hill?

congrats on your 1st place category.

What sort of comments did did you get from other riders?
10-11-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By 3speedslow

More Dawes on here the better! Welcome to the...

More Dawes on here the better! Welcome to the Dawes club. I have one just like your frame but not built up again. It was a very nice rider with R531 straight gauge tubing. One of the yellow coloured...
10-11-21, 01:47 PM
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Posted By 3speedslow

Continued* It’s felt so good to drag it out...

Continued*

It’s felt so good to drag it out of the shed, dust it off and put it back into the ride stable.

The other 3 speed being used is OT Shimano Hubed machine but it still has my...
10-11-21, 01:41 PM
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Posted By 3speedslow

My early 70’s scorcher that I have been using for...

My early 70’s scorcher that I have been using for the October 3 speed Challange. I think I will half report the number of times it has taken me to the pub...
...
10-11-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By 3speedslow

PM for the shiners. I bought 2 of those...

PM for the shiners.

I bought 2 of those Cages when the BF member was selling them for his boss. Use mine often!
10-11-21, 08:42 AM
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Posted By 3speedslow

Scott, Very sorry to read of the loss....

Scott,

Very sorry to read of the loss. Remember the great life Ace had!
10-08-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By 3speedslow

Holy Cow! Is no one going to answer the mans Q?...

Holy Cow! Is no one going to answer the mans Q? Straddle CABLE...

Ive used a brass brittle brush on some but don’t be to harsh on the action. If it’s not frayed you don’t want to during cleaning....
10-06-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2,580
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Posted By 3speedslow

Polly is always with Momma! ...

Polly is always with Momma!

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Should be coming up...
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Views: 370
Posted By 3speedslow

If they are not your style of riding pass them...

If they are not your style of riding pass them on. You will get more for the Raleigh, something for the Schwinn. Don’t restore them. Anyone who is into these machines will want that pleasure for...
10-06-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 920
Posted By 3speedslow

It does boggle the mind when you think a part...

It does boggle the mind when you think a part should be a “sure thing” find. I have two bike shops in my town. One looks at me confused when i don’t want the latest and greatest thing...

The other...
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