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08-08-22, 02:35 PM
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Posted By ehcoplex

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One of two Hercules 3-speeds I've got (along with a Raleigh Superbe and a...
08-08-22, 06:51 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Thanks for the kind words. The Sprite came to me...

Thanks for the kind words. The Sprite came to me in very good shape, which reduces the replacing parts and work that has to be done. It was nice to have a bike that could be totally gone over in just...
08-07-22, 03:03 PM
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Posted By browngw

Re: Recent discussion on Drop Bar Sports, I found...

Re: Recent discussion on Drop Bar Sports, I found this in my files.

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08-06-22, 07:42 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

1967 Raleigh Sprite is pretty much done. I'm...

1967 Raleigh Sprite is pretty much done. I'm nearing the end of testing everything out and getting everything finalized. It came out pretty nicely, but condition is king when you find these bikes....
08-05-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By rumrunn6

saw a single vehicle accident involving an eBike...

saw a single vehicle accident involving an eBike in the Bronx. while I was in NY, I saw a lot of eBikes & eScooters roaming the streets. they're in the shoulder, in the lanes, not observing...
Forum: Introductions
08-04-22, 06:26 AM
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Posted By james89

Hello from Pennsylvania

New to the forum - from Western PA. I currently ride a Trek Alpha 1.5, and a Gary Fisher Genesis 2.0. I just found a 1999 Trek 7500 (green) that I will be making a thread on (hoping to clean up with...
07-25-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,290
Posted By rekmeyata

One of my jersey's is a soccer shirt, I bought it...

One of my jersey's is a soccer shirt, I bought it 25 or so years ago, not only is it holding up extremely well, it is my coolest wearing jersey I have. I bought it when I was living in the high...
07-24-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 48,780
Posted By rudypyatt

Bumping this (favorite thread): Have any of you...

Bumping this (favorite thread): Have any of you raced crits or time trials with your club bikes, or even done a fast group ride (in other words, the way they were used back in the day)? Iím used to...
07-20-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 994
Posted By BCRider

The "silver" chains I've had were clearly nickel...

The "silver" chains I've had were clearly nickel or similarly plated. So you would need to remove the plating first before using a cold blue to blacken the links. Consider that it would also blacken...
07-20-22, 09:21 AM
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Views: 994
Posted By smd4

There are plenty of home gun bluing concoctions...

There are plenty of home gun bluing concoctions on the market that may do the job, if it's really that important and urgent. I would think it's easier, not to mention smarter and cheaper, just to buy...
07-20-22, 02:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 994
Posted By jccaclimber

Itís the active ingredient in many of the rust...

Itís the active ingredient in many of the rust removers at the hardware store and will matte/darken the metal.
Sure, itíll start hydrogen embrittlement if you leave it in too long. I suppose it is...
07-18-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By Litespud

put wet lube on it and ride it for ~10 miles....

put wet lube on it and ride it for ~10 miles. Itíll look plenty black
07-18-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 994
Posted By dedhed

​​​​​​https://shop.mccormick.com/products/zatarain...

​​​​​​https://shop.mccormick.com/products/zatarain-s-new-orleans-style-blackened-seasoning-3-oz
07-18-22, 06:37 PM
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Posted By jccaclimber

Snarky replies aside, stripping to clean bare...

Snarky replies aside, stripping to clean bare metal and soaking in warm citric or phosphoric acid will probably give you a dull dark gray.
Proper black might involve calling other shops.
The...
07-18-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 994
Posted By himespau

Silver chain with Chain-L No. 9.

Silver chain with Chain-L No. 9.
07-18-22, 12:36 PM
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Views: 994
Posted By Troul

photoshop it. Matte black is achievable... ...

photoshop it.
Matte black is achievable... Use spent motor oil as a dedicated chain lube. It'll over time, look very trendy in color!
07-18-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 994
Posted By Rolla

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07-18-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 42
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Posted By Troul

I'd accept a MPH decrease to urban areas & an MPH...

I'd accept a MPH decrease to urban areas & an MPH increase to Expressways (not highways) .
Basically, if the MPH is currently posted 65 or higher, go up if it warrants it. If the MPH is 55 MPH,...
07-18-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 994
Posted By pdlamb

You COULD lube it with a heavy wet lube (gear...

You COULD lube it with a heavy wet lube (gear oil), don't wipe it down too well, let it get dirty. Just be careful about brushing the chain with clothes, leg, etc.

If you're riding a lot, that...
07-10-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By steelbikeguy

It appears that the problem has been solved, so...

It appears that the problem has been solved, so pay no attention to this suggestion. :)

..but.. I've always had my T.A. bar cages angled a bit forward, which helps get the bottle away from the...
07-10-22, 06:04 PM
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Views: 261
Posted By uncle uncle

The 2nd scenario "just looks better" to me. I've...

The 2nd scenario "just looks better" to me. I've lately been gathering info on stem length, how to choose it, and how to know if you've chosen right... I think I'm more confused than when I was...
07-10-22, 05:58 PM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

TA made those housing guides... Don't know if...

TA made those housing guides... Don't know if this is appropriate here:

...
07-10-22, 04:20 PM
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Posted By SurferRosa

I'd use at least an 85mm stem that will help the...

I'd use at least an 85mm stem that will help the angle of the rear cable a bit and look more appropriate. And trim the housing ... a lot.

Good looking frame.
07-05-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,447
Posted By CV-6

Missouri River near St Charles ...

Missouri River near St Charles

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07-04-22, 08:38 PM
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Posted By clubman

Ride it before throwing oil in it. Overfilling...

Ride it before throwing oil in it. Overfilling just leaks on your rims. A few mils of oil, once or twice a year is the way to go.
07-03-22, 05:39 PM
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Posted By KerryIrons

Rubber is pretty much impervious to water. The...

Rubber is pretty much impervious to water. The casing of your tire might not be, so if there are cracks in the rubber or other ways for the moisture to get to the casing, that might be what you are...
07-03-22, 05:23 PM
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Posted By thumpism

The chainguards work fine. When riding in long...

The chainguards work fine. When riding in long pants I use metal boyangs (trouser clips) and have never had a problem. There might be some small sacrifice in frame strength on the stepthrough, but I...
07-03-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 201
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Posted By elcraft

As I tried to say before, the Shifter...

As I tried to say before, the Shifter modifications is outstanding! But so is the clamp that holds the antique Optimus kerosine/ parafin stove! Was this clamp a commercially manufactured part or a...
06-22-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 48,780
Posted By Salubrious

They are just fine as long as they have not been...

They are just fine as long as they have not been abused. Nice Rudge BTW. I have a Pathfinder that I am looking to build up.
06-22-22, 04:25 AM
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Views: 48,780
Posted By Road Fan

My Rudge as received

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Rudge Aero Special more or less as received....
06-21-22, 08:46 AM
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Posted By Fat Tire Trader

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My 1946 Higgins Ultralite


More pictures here 1946 Higgins Ultralite...
06-20-22, 09:36 PM
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Posted By Senrab62

Wait. You own 15 ASC hubs?! Beautiful and...

Wait. You own 15 ASC hubs?! Beautiful and beautifully organized collection!
06-03-22, 06:27 AM
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Posted By 52telecaster

Call the midwife is a modern retro show about...

Call the midwife is a modern retro show about midwives in London that rode 3 speeds for work.
05-27-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 453
Posted By retroshifter

Iíve run the short racing cyclone mkII on two...

Iíve run the short racing cyclone mkII on two bikes with 28 rear cogs. One early 80s road bike with horizontal suntour dropouts and one on a Bridgestone XO3 with suntour vertical do. The shifting on...
05-24-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 937
Posted By noobinsf

Yikes, I will look it over carefully. Thank you...

Yikes, I will look it over carefully. Thank you for the heads up. It's got a lot of grime on it, so I'll make sure to go deeper than a surface clean.

As for the 80/1, I found it on ebay from...
05-24-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 937
Posted By 52telecaster

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73 competitions can be anything. A terrific bike!
05-24-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 937
Posted By 79pmooney

A sister to mine. Hopefully not an identical...

A sister to mine. Hopefully not an identical twin. Mine was built on Friday. Brazer took a long lunch, too many pints and straight home. Frame went straight form tack-up to paint. No, I do not...
05-24-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 937
Posted By rustystrings61

Oh, I dunno about replacing the derailleur hanger...

Oh, I dunno about replacing the derailleur hanger - these make AWESOME all-road fixed-gear/single-speed mounts! Mine runs 42/44T chainrings with a 17/19T Surly Dingle fixed cog on one side of the...
05-23-22, 10:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 937
Posted By noobinsf

New to me 1973 Raleigh Competition frame

By the time this frame popped up on the CL/eBay thread, I had been messaging with the seller for a couple of weeks and trying to figure out if I could get it home. Lucky for me, my wife needed to be...
05-22-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,097
Posted By tyrion

I use an 8x10 Deardorff. ...

I use an 8x10 Deardorff.


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Hard to focus when riding,...
05-17-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 3,785,347
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/...
05-17-22, 02:39 AM
Replies: 26,288
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Posted By OTS

Vintage Raleigh Superbe 3-speed Bikes - $750...

Vintage Raleigh Superbe 3-speed Bikes - $750 (Danville, Illinois) https://chambana.craigslist.org/bik/d/danville-vintage-raleigh-superbe-speed/7484351744.html
...
05-17-22, 12:42 AM
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Posted By eatontkd

Too early to give much of a report. They mounted...

Too early to give much of a report. They mounted as I expected. Seem to be a bit smaller profile but I like the ride. This bike is usually a just around my neighborhood type of ride, so I couldn't...
05-16-22, 12:33 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

There are stories of the Loch Pepin monster...

There are stories of the Loch Pepin monster 'Peppie'. Apparently the Wisconsin DNR pulled a 5 foot long bull shark out of the Loch a few years back so there may be some truth to...
05-15-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 3,785,347
Posted By clubman

Those double pinstripes were also Dunlop Sprites...

Those double pinstripes were also Dunlop Sprites and likely original to the early 70's, even late 60's.
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....
05-14-22, 08:45 PM
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Posted By clubman

Dunlop stopped making bike tires in the late 60's...

Dunlop stopped making bike tires in the late 60's which opened the markets to Pacific rim tires with gumwalls. These weren't the first two-tones. Swallow made cream walls, Michelin had brown walls...
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, 09:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,585
Posted By LarrySellerz

its actually not very funny, earlier in the year...

its actually not very funny, earlier in the year we had a few bad crashes, one that was horrific. Its a dangerous sport and the lockdowns/zwift made things worse
05-13-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,585
Posted By tomato coupe

Trying to win a Darwin Award?

Trying to win a Darwin Award?
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