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03-02-22, 01:53 PM
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Posted By dirtman

I went ahead and made up a pair of battery...

I went ahead and made up a pair of battery adapters for the Elite battery powered light.
I used two lengths of 1" PVC conduit and two pieces of schedule 10 PVC in the middle with two 12mm extentions...
02-21-22, 05:32 AM
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Posted By dirtman

That's pretty much the deal here too. If i want...

That's pretty much the deal here too.
If i want to see where I'm going at night, I've got a modern flashlight that uses two 26650 batteries that lights up things like it was daylight. It'll stay lit...
02-18-22, 08:27 PM
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Posted By dirtman

The lite came on the green ladies model Sprite,...

The lite came on the green ladies model Sprite, the batteries had leaked all over the inside pretty badly so i scraped out the mess and used some hydroflouric acid to clean it all out.
I then...
02-17-22, 07:19 AM
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Posted By dirtman

The Schwinn grips belong on a Schwinn, which I...

The Schwinn grips belong on a Schwinn, which I had that needed them. The rear rack will likely end up on my '65 Robin Hood, and I converted the headlamp from two D batteries and a flashlight bulb to...
02-17-22, 03:37 AM
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Posted By dirtman

Time wise its hard to say, I started this one...

Time wise its hard to say, I started this one back in Nov. But I've been bouncing between projects at the same time. (Last post was #25385 pm 11/13/21)

For this one I also replaced there rear hub,...
01-29-22, 06:46 PM
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Posted By dirtman

I had a Columbia similar to that one about 45...

I had a Columbia similar to that one about 45 years ago, it was my first three speed. I rode it till the rear dropouts worked loose in the frame tubes. The Stewart Warner speedometer was about a 100...
01-21-22, 01:59 AM
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Posted By dirtman

I found this light on a ladies Sprite I had...

I found this light on a ladies Sprite I had bought last summer, it had a pair of old dead red Panasonic batteries in it and a bulb that looked good but wouldn't light.
It uses a threaded base type...
01-12-22, 09:09 PM
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Posted By dirtman

1964 Raleigh Sports All-steel bicycle - $65...

1964 Raleigh Sports All-steel bicycle - $65 (Frederick) https://frederick.craigslist.org/bik/d/frederick-1964-raleigh-sports-all-steel/7415354597.html
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12-23-21, 11:30 AM
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Posted By dirtman

A little bit of heat works wonders too for the...

A little bit of heat works wonders too for the stubborn one's. (I don't mean take a torch to it, just warm it up, often a hair drier is all it takes).
I generally take a propane torch and warm the...
12-19-21, 08:53 AM
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Posted By dirtman

I'm surprised that I don't at least stumble on...

I'm surprised that I don't at least stumble on the occasional bike here in the states from up north, I think in all my years I've only run across one low end CCM road bike, and one Miele that made...
12-11-21, 01:57 AM
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Posted By dirtman

There may be concerns of heat damage if the pinon...

There may be concerns of heat damage if the pinon was brazed on. The better solution may have been to machine the gear as part of the axle but there again, hardness concerns might have been the...
12-05-21, 05:50 AM
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Posted By dirtman

I'm no lightweight myself, at 6ft 3in tall and...

I'm no lightweight myself, at 6ft 3in tall and just over 325 lbs, I've done my share of damage to bikes but in most cases it wasn't the weight that caused the failure.
On my personal bikes, those...
12-04-21, 02:36 AM
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Posted By dirtman

I've had a few broken axles and stripped pinion...

I've had a few broken axles and stripped pinion gears but I've not seen one locked up or twisted like that. All of the hubs that had broken axles that I found were badly abused and run till they just...
12-04-21, 01:30 AM
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Posted By dirtman

I've only run across one or two with those...

I've only run across one or two with those shifters over the years, most have been converted to two trigger shifters and a Shimano left belcrank.
I bought three of them for over the summer for $20...
11-13-21, 07:48 AM
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Posted By dirtman

Put the forks in last night, can't tell anything...

Put the forks in last night, can't tell anything was ever wrong with it.


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/935x703/fixed_19e1262b959001a4b0c0601fff615be833e29864.jpg

How...
11-12-21, 07:38 AM
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Posted By dirtman

I got an idea early this morning. I dug out my...

I got an idea early this morning.
I dug out my Park fork gauge, and a set of tubing blocks I picked up a few years ago.
I clamped the fork gauge in my largest vise, stuck the stem back in the steer...
11-11-21, 02:55 PM
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Posted By dirtman

I think the bearings were actually holding back...

I think the bearings were actually holding back some of the bend while it was installed somehow. I really didn't think I was going to see any threads left after how hard it was to get the top cone...
11-09-21, 11:49 PM
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Posted By dirtman

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/731x527/front_end_eec2336cbf8d54370a5ea66125baf523609e85cf.jpg

Picture of bike before tear down, as found. (close up of original ad pic).

...
11-09-21, 02:44 AM
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Posted By dirtman

I was thinking the same thing but I would have...

I was thinking the same thing but I would have expected that the fork blades would give before the steer tube bent so drastically. The fork is dead perfect below the bend, no deflection at all.
When...
11-08-21, 01:30 PM
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Posted By dirtman

I've straightened a few steer tubes in the past...

I've straightened a few steer tubes in the past by a combination of gentle heat and the use of a solid bar worked into the tube to the point of the bend, in combination with a ship press and V block....
11-07-21, 10:01 AM
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Posted By dirtman

I starting to tear down a what I thought was a...

I starting to tear down a what I thought was a rather clean drop frame Sprite last night.
I had picked the bike up as part of a his/hers pair a little over a year ago, and since it was super clean...
10-28-21, 04:13 AM
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Posted By dirtman

I have a dozen or more Raleigh cranksets here,...

I have a dozen or more Raleigh cranksets here, every one has 9/16" threads.
I did stumble on a few boxes of Raleigh look a like pedals a few years ago that were made in India, those turned out to be...
10-23-21, 04:21 PM
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Posted By dirtman

What your describing sounds like 9/16" threaded...

What your describing sounds like 9/16" threaded pedals trying to go into French, 14x1.25mm threaded cranks but I've never seen French threaded cranks on a Raleigh, especially in 1970. It maybe...
09-23-21, 11:52 AM
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Posted By dirtman

I'm not sure what that seat is, but I just parted...

I'm not sure what that seat is, but I just parted out two late 60's Raleigh Sprite ladies bikes that both had that same seat but in black.
They were probably what ever the cheapest cruiser seat the...
09-07-21, 01:03 AM
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Posted By dirtman

Raleigh Sports 3 Speed Cruiser - $275 (Deptford,...

Raleigh Sports 3 Speed Cruiser - $275 (Deptford, NJ)https://southjersey.craigslist.org/bik/d/deptford-raleigh-sports-speed-cruiser/7376255889.html


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08-30-21, 03:19 AM
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Posted By dirtman

I remember seeing a few of those around over the...

I remember seeing a few of those around over the years, mostly as a kid. There was an old guy, a retired school teacher in my neighborhood then who had one that looked brand new back in the 70's. It...
08-22-21, 08:55 AM
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Posted By dirtman

They appear to have two websites, one as Vee...

They appear to have two websites, one as Vee Tire, the other as Vee Rubber,
this one says they began in Thailand in 1977:
About us ? VEE Rubber US. Performance Tires...
08-22-21, 07:42 AM
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Posted By dirtman

I used to see that brand, Vee Rubber, here back...

I used to see that brand, Vee Rubber, here back in the late 70's and 80's. They were sold by a local auto parts store that also sold bikes. I till have a set on one of my bikes here that never seemed...
08-20-21, 07:44 PM
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Posted By dirtman

It looks like an S5 gear set but with no left...

It looks like an S5 gear set but with no left side axle hole or push rod. The left side sun gears, spring, and axle ring are the same, but no slot, no push rod. The key that would meet the push rod...
08-18-21, 11:01 PM
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Posted By dirtman

Sturmey Archer FW or S5 or other? I've been...

Sturmey Archer FW or S5 or other?

I've been going through boxes of parts from a recent clean out and found several complete new hub internal sets that are unmarked. at quick glance I figured they...
08-06-21, 06:45 AM
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Posted By dirtman

Back in the day we used to sell a ton of those...

Back in the day we used to sell a ton of those Michelin World Tour tires in 27x 1 1/4" gumwall, but I never knew back then they made other sizes and that they came in black wall too.
I was never a...
08-06-21, 06:10 AM
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Posted By dirtman

From the web: WF ad in Boys Life Magazine 1960 ...

From the web:
WF ad in Boys Life Magazine 1960
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/529x657/wf_1960_5817d3cde47ece5665dc65baf73beee0fb0c1d35.jpg

I had found this looking for...
07-29-21, 03:15 PM
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Posted By dirtman

I've seen that ad listed for a long time, along...

I've seen that ad listed for a long time, along with several others in that area and none of them ever seem to sell.
I keep hearing about how there are no good bikes or that folks can't find bikes...
07-29-21, 02:35 PM
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Posted By dirtman

I don't see many Triumph bikes around my way, the...

I don't see many Triumph bikes around my way, the only two I've seen over the years were 50's era bikes, one was rusted beyond repair, the other one had a bent frame and had 10 coats of house paint...
07-28-21, 04:15 PM
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Posted By dirtman

I've got a few twin streak hubs here, and a...

I've got a few twin streak hubs here, and a couple Bendix 2 speeds from the 50's, they came from a lot of stuff I bought a little over a year ago. The Bendix hubs are complete with cables, the ND...
07-28-21, 12:45 AM
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Posted By dirtman

I have no use for the early ND parts or hubs, my...

I have no use for the early ND parts or hubs, my interests don't go that far back.
I've got a few balloon tire bikes, both pre and post war, a few middleweights, and a half dozen English three...
07-27-21, 10:32 AM
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Posted By dirtman

The seller may not know how to read but its still...

The seller may not know how to read but its still likely worth the $50 he's asking. Those weren't bad bikes.
07-27-21, 10:31 AM
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Posted By dirtman

They took all the pics that way in that ad.

They took all the pics that way in that ad.
07-27-21, 10:20 AM
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Posted By dirtman

The lot of ND model A parts is roughly 20 lbs or...

The lot of ND model A parts is roughly 20 lbs or so of internals, all look to be in decent shape, some look new.
I have some model A hubs from a cleanout i did several months ago, I opened those up...
07-26-21, 03:24 AM
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Posted By dirtman

I had a Dawes with Supraseal branded rims in 27"...

I had a Dawes with Supraseal branded rims in 27" years ago, they looked like the Dunlop Endrick wheels that used to come on some Raleigh bikes with smooth sides. Mine were 36/36.
I agree, the...
07-25-21, 02:24 AM
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Posted By dirtman

I found two pair of these odd Raleigh 'Westrick'...

I found two pair of these odd Raleigh 'Westrick' pattern rims, 36h in a dumpster behind a closed up bike shop the other day. (Along with a ton of other vintage steel wheels).
I'm not sure if these...
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Posted By dirtman

I'd probably strip it down and soak the whole...

I'd probably strip it down and soak the whole frame in Evapo-Rust, polish the remaining paint, clean it off with some paint prep or alcohol and give it a coat of clear to preserve it.
I'm not into...
07-09-21, 03:38 AM
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Posted By dirtman

I've seen this stuff before, I found a box of it...

I've seen this stuff before, I found a box of it about three years ago while cleaning out a bike horders place. My take was that it was left over from the 30's or older. The case also had a few twist...
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Views: 950
Posted By dirtman

It doesn't make much difference now I guess, I...

It doesn't make much difference now I guess, I called the seller last night after work and he told me he sold every last bike he had to some guy from NYC. He was supposedly saving me at least one...
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Views: 950
Posted By dirtman

Pair of new in the box 1970's Sears three speed bikes?

I happened across a guy who's got a garage full of new in the box Sears and Murray bikes, only two are three speeds.
I've been looking for a pair of loaner three speeds for down the shore so I don't...
04-26-21, 05:04 AM
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Posted By dirtman

They do the same thing around here to cats that...

They do the same thing around here to cats that get picked up as strays, they trap, quarantine, vaccinate, neuter, and release them back where they found them. They 'tip' an ear so they know they've...
04-26-21, 04:28 AM
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Views: 1,390
Posted By dirtman

I had an old Schwinn last year that I got from...

I had an old Schwinn last year that I got from the scrap guys here. The bike was complete and looked un-molested other than a heavy coat of cheap red paint on everything.
Not expecting much in the...
04-26-21, 04:16 AM
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Views: 4,548
Posted By dirtman

I figured I'd come back here since its been...

I figured I'd come back here since its been almost a year now with the Mongoose. I haven't put a ton of miles on it, but enough to say the thing seems pretty well built.
Once I solved the flat tire...
04-13-21, 03:41 PM
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Posted By dirtman

Maybe they should make a video game out of it,...

Maybe they should make a video game out of it, then maybe it'll sink in a bit.

Myself, I have no problem delivering something if they paid a fair price for it and it its not too far away. I'm not...
04-13-21, 02:59 PM
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Posted By dirtman

I'm not seeing any shortage of bikes either, and...

I'm not seeing any shortage of bikes either, and certainly no one rushing to buy any here. With almost no bike shops around, used is the only ticket in my area. The nearest bike shop is an hour away...
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