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07-25-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,302
Posted By branko_76

Yes, the original was but I wasn't so sure of...

Yes, the original was but I wasn't so sure of yours simply because it looks like a tight frame geometry..
07-25-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,302
Posted By branko_76

The only reason to keep it as-is would be if it...

The only reason to keep it as-is would be if it fits your anatomy and riding style. If someone were to use it for touring or commuting, higher handlebars would be a plus. If it were to be used for...
07-25-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,302
Posted By branko_76

Thanks for the update. Is there a mark on the...

Thanks for the update. Is there a mark on the stem indicating a minimum insertion point?

Also, as gugie stated, "The important thing is that the expander bolt has to be completely below the...
07-24-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,302
Posted By branko_76

.... Another possibility is that the original...

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Another possibility is that the original owner of the Raleigh was dreaming of this but couldn't quite pull it off.........
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07-24-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,087
Posted By branko_76

Beautiful bike, top to bottom ! No stone was...

Beautiful bike, top to bottom !

No stone was left unturned, every detail seems to be carefully worked out.
Replies: 28
Views: 687
Posted By branko_76

Every bike I have sold or given away to family...

Every bike I have sold or given away to family and friends has had complete mechanical restorations. What I've come to realize over the years is that there are very few people who actually know how...
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By branko_76

hamcereal , nice job on the paint and decals. Did...

hamcereal , nice job on the paint and decals. Did you have it clear-coated after applying the decals?

The handlebars seem to be in an awkward position. The drops should not be parallel to the...
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By branko_76

It's a nice bike. Although it's well made and a...

It's a nice bike. Although it's well made and a better bike than the original International of the 1970's, it lacks some of the "Made in England" charm.

The headset has quite a few spacers between...
07-22-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,726
Posted By branko_76

Hailstorm_7 , If you are part of a "bike...

Hailstorm_7 , If you are part of a "bike collective" then you probably already have a good bike to ride so I would suggest a complete restoration given what cudak888 pointed out.

I would take my...
07-21-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,080
Posted By branko_76

Rebuilt Weinmanns work very well... ...

Rebuilt Weinmanns work very well...
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07-16-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,610
Posted By branko_76

Never assume a 1970's Raleigh fork (or frame) are...

Never assume a 1970's Raleigh fork (or frame) are aligned.
07-15-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,424
Posted By branko_76

polymorphself , wheel building takes time to...

polymorphself , wheel building takes time to master, that's why I suggested you start with what you have instead of spending money on new spokes.

There's one thing I forgot to mention in my tool...
07-14-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 626
Posted By branko_76

Ask your friend to weigh it and measure the...

Ask your friend to weigh it and measure the length of the fork blades as well as the steerer tube. Post the results here and I'm sure some of us can compare the findings to forks we own.
07-14-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,424
Posted By branko_76

If the spokes are within 2mm or so of the front...

If the spokes are within 2mm or so of the front wheel, then my guess would be they both have the same cross pattern. If there is more like a 5 or 6mm difference between front and rear, then it could...
07-14-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,424
Posted By branko_76

I am completely old school. I have never owned or...

I am completely old school. I have never owned or worked on any hubs, bottom brackets, etc that were "sealed"
07-12-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,610
Posted By branko_76

After the wheel, I use NEVR-DULL and then buff...

After the wheel, I use NEVR-DULL and then buff with a microfiber cloth. You could use 0 then 00 then 000 then 0000 steel wool after the wheel and before the polish but I like to keep things simple....
07-12-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By branko_76

I had the same saddle as a teenager, it too was...

I had the same saddle as a teenager, it too was hard as a rock, but I wouldn't treat it with anything
07-12-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By branko_76

Is it an SR seatpost?

Is it an SR seatpost?
07-11-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By branko_76

Thanks for the inside scoop..!...:)

Thanks for the inside scoop..!...:)
07-10-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,610
Posted By branko_76

Nope, not aggressive at all. It's safe for the...

Nope, not aggressive at all. It's safe for the operator and the work. This isn't the final step, I use NEVR-DULL wadding polish for a mirror shine.

Polishing metal or plastic or whatever is the...
07-09-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,600
Posted By branko_76

Very Nice ! EDIT......AWESOME No comfy...

Very Nice !

EDIT......AWESOME

No comfy chair for you, cudak888
07-09-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,610
Posted By branko_76

I wouldn't be surprised if that frame was...

I wouldn't be surprised if that frame was originally meant to be a Competition. The lugwork, forged dropouts and short top tube seem out of place in a Carlton Super Course. It may even have Reynolds...
07-07-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By branko_76

Alexthe , as suggested, new cables, pads, proper...

Alexthe , as suggested, new cables, pads, proper tools and true wheels will go a long way. But if you want to make your brakes work like new, you'll need to take them completely apart, thoroughly...
07-07-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 811
Posted By branko_76

Nice looking bike ! Swap out those brake...

Nice looking bike !

Swap out those brake pads for some KOOL-STOP pads...

Kool Stop International - High Performance Bicycle Brake Pads Since 1977 (http://www.koolstop.com/english/rim_pads.html#)
07-07-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,037
Posted By branko_76

I would drape tin foil over the headtube as ...

I would drape tin foil over the headtube as noglider suggested and then form it into the tube by hand, ensuring the foil remains draped over the top. I would then coat the race with grease to reduce...
07-07-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 811
Posted By branko_76

natloz , I guess the textured sidewalls are to...

natloz , I guess the textured sidewalls are to help with braking while wet. They do look nice.

Can you post a photo of the bike?

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07-06-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,020
Posted By branko_76

:lol:

:lol:
07-06-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,020
Posted By branko_76

Here he is trying to figure out how the Dynohub...

Here he is trying to figure out how the Dynohub works...

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07-06-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By branko_76

That's the crank I had !

That's the crank I had !
07-06-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By branko_76

Very nice bike Dannyboy21 , I had a Cambio Rino...

Very nice bike Dannyboy21 , I had a Cambio Rino Excel crankset in the early 1980's, it was a beautiful crank with drilled black chainrings. They offered some very nice components and wish I had...
07-06-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 23,035
Views: 2,610,147
Posted By branko_76

It was discarded by maintenance workers cleaning...

It was discarded by maintenance workers cleaning out a basement at the University of Chicago
07-06-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 23,035
Views: 2,610,147
Posted By branko_76

A dumpster find that I almost forgot about... ...

A dumpster find that I almost forgot about...

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07-05-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,020
Posted By branko_76

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07-05-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,020
Posted By branko_76

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07-05-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,020
Posted By branko_76

That looks like a fun time..... ...

That looks like a fun time.....
https://3speedtour.com/

...the question is, am I man enough to restore it? Those hubs look like a nightmare...:eek:
07-05-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,020
Posted By branko_76

Maintenance guys were cleaning out the basement...

Maintenance guys were cleaning out the basement of a University of Chicago building. I was too enamored with the bike otherwise I would have been neck deep in that dumpster...:D
07-05-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,599
Posted By branko_76

That's funny because I ride a road bike and...

That's funny because I ride a road bike and people half my age pass me on mountain bikes...:o
07-05-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,020
Posted By branko_76

Old Raleigh Dumpster Find...Worth Restoring?

Found this leaning against a dumpster. Any ideas what model and year it's from?

3-speeds aren't my thing but if it's rare, I would consider restoring it.
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07-05-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,600
Posted By branko_76

BrightRing, those are both nice bikes. If they...

BrightRing, those are both nice bikes. If they were mine, I'd keep the original parts with the white one. Clean it, tune it, ride and enjoy it while taking your time building up and customizing the...
07-05-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By branko_76

sd5782, ideally, the front wheel and rear wheel...

sd5782, ideally, the front wheel and rear wheel track in line with each other. Keeping the rear wheel centered on the head and seat tube and having the dropouts parallel with each other is a good...
07-05-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By branko_76

liquid_liquid I agree with 3speedslow , keep it...

liquid_liquid I agree with 3speedslow , keep it original. No need to discard perfectly usable parts.

I would be concerned about the bearing grease. Over time, grease dries up and loses its...
07-04-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 529
Posted By branko_76

aromeropompa , you have a really nice bike with...

aromeropompa , you have a really nice bike with good components. I wouldn't change or "upgrade" anything just yet. The most effective (and economical) thing you can do to "refurbish" it would be to...
07-04-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,170
Posted By branko_76

I'll take that too....it keys in nicely with...

I'll take that too....it keys in nicely with being out at sea which was the last time I wore my boondockers
07-03-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,585
Posted By branko_76

It's never a bad time to buy a bike...

It's never a bad time to buy a bike...
07-03-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,170
Posted By branko_76

I try not to dress like a girlyman....... ...

I try not to dress like a girlyman.......

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07-02-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,876
Posted By branko_76

You could have given him $40 which is still a...

You could have given him $40 which is still a good deal.
07-02-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,393
Posted By branko_76

In a blind test ride of the Professional vs....

In a blind test ride of the Professional vs. Record, the best ride would be the ambulance....
07-02-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,393
Posted By branko_76

One man's trash........

One man's trash........
07-02-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,600
Posted By branko_76

BrightRing , the bike in the listing is clean but...

BrightRing , the bike in the listing is clean but has not been overhauled, which doesn't matter to you because when you disassemble it, you will clean the old dried up grease from the bearing points...
Replies: 26
Views: 1,114
Posted By branko_76

I was going to suggest you offer $100.00 but...

I was going to suggest you offer $100.00 but since "it was raced on occasion", make that $75.00
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