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09-10-12, 08:40 AM
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Posted By robertob

I don't usually do anything with the bottom...

I don't usually do anything with the bottom bracket on these because new QUALITY cotters are so expensive... Unless of course it is all 'crunchy'. Otherwise I do the oil down the seat tube trick and...
07-30-12, 03:18 PM
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Posted By robertob

As for grips I'm a 'strictly original' guy, but I...

As for grips I'm a 'strictly original' guy, but I understand not everyone agrees.


Speaking of grips does anyone know if the Tourists got white grips when the Sports did? I have a '68 Sports with...
07-30-12, 08:47 AM
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Posted By robertob

All of the various bikes I have are threaded,...

All of the various bikes I have are threaded, however it is the usual 26tpi, 55 degree BSC threading, which means that you will need to find the right hardware for that hole. If yours really is not...
07-16-12, 03:36 PM
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Posted By robertob

1930s Raleighs have a headset race and nut that...

1930s Raleighs have a headset race and nut that do not have flats, they have notches and are round. After WW2 they went to regular hex style.
07-02-12, 09:14 AM
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Posted By robertob

I think they were always different, however the...

I think they were always different, however the 1938 catalog mentions the geometry and the 1936 bikes look more relaxed. My 1939 bike is pretty much the same as any sports made later.
02-06-12, 12:30 PM
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Posted By robertob

I found a similar stand on Amazon, which was more...

I found a similar stand on Amazon, which was more expensive and not good quality. It did not work on my bike because it rubbed on the chaincase. The Steco one looks like it would work great.
...
09-16-11, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15,283
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Posted By robertob

Got some stuff to trade: - Campy Avanti 8sp...

Got some stuff to trade:
- Campy Avanti 8sp brifters, both work with good hoods
- Campy Avanti rear caliper, decent
- Ladies' Raleigh Superbe frame, fork, cranks (rusty)
- Ladies' Raleigh DL-1...
09-13-11, 11:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By robertob

Henry are you asking me to measure them? I can if...

Henry are you asking me to measure them? I can if you need.
09-13-11, 11:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By robertob

Yeah I like the lugs too - I've been looking for...

Yeah I like the lugs too - I've been looking for an 80s Japanese steel frame for a while and when I saw the lugs on this one i was sold. It was in way rough condition, I had to sandblast some...
09-13-11, 04:44 PM
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Posted By robertob

I'm impressed for sure... Was it the OS tubing?

I'm impressed for sure... Was it the OS tubing?
09-13-11, 01:55 PM
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Posted By robertob

Thats funny in a way because many early 90s...

Thats funny in a way because many early 90s Paramounts were spatter painted from the factory.
09-13-11, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By robertob

We have a winner! its a Japanamount -...

We have a winner!


its a Japanamount - Panasonic-built 1992 Paramount PDG series 5 OS frame. It had a really ugly paint job on it when I found it but for $50 how could I go wrong? I had it...
09-13-11, 12:46 PM
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Posted By robertob

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09-13-11, 12:34 PM
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Views: 696
Posted By robertob

Sorry I meant to post more pics earlier but the...

Sorry I meant to post more pics earlier but the images are on my work computer.
Here's a closeup of the BB:


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09-12-11, 11:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By robertob

Thanks, I like the color too since I picked it :)...

Thanks, I like the color too since I picked it :)

It's not a Rivendell, I doubt I could fit even 28mm tires on it.
09-12-11, 03:48 PM
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Views: 696
Posted By robertob

no trek

no trek
09-12-11, 03:35 PM
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Posted By robertob

You should be able to spray smooth enamel out of...

You should be able to spray smooth enamel out of a gun. What size of tip does the gun have? You'll need a smaller fluid tip for most top coats than primer.

You should be using automotive paints...
09-12-11, 03:04 PM
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Views: 696
Posted By robertob

I'll check back in a few hours and answer some...

I'll check back in a few hours and answer some questions and post a detail shot.
09-12-11, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By robertob

Another "name that frame game"

I thought it would be fun to post some pics of thisfreshly painted frame and see if anyone can guess what it is.

I'll start off with a shot of the whole thing.
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09-02-11, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 946
Posted By robertob

Non index does not care. Buy any that you...

Non index does not care.

Buy any that you like or ask in the thread above for someone to trade you for some.

Do you need them to be index?
08-29-11, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,315,321
Posted By robertob

Got some stuff to trade: - Campy Avanti 8sp...

Got some stuff to trade:
- Campy Avanti 8sp shifters, both work with good hoods
- Campy Avanti rear caliper, decent
- Ladies' Superbe frame, fork, cranks (rusty)
- Ladies' DL-1 missing wheels,...
08-29-11, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24,833
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Posted By robertob

Yeah the more I ride my sports the less I like...

Yeah the more I ride my sports the less I like North Roads, at least upright - there just aren't any comfy hand positions.
08-29-11, 12:26 PM
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Posted By robertob

Yeah I'm going to swap it out, but I might try it...

Yeah I'm going to swap it out, but I might try it on my 30s Raleigh Sports just to see what it's like.
08-22-11, 11:06 AM
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Posted By robertob

Here's my latest 3-speed, beautiful 1930s or 40s...

Here's my latest 3-speed, beautiful 1930s or 40s Humber Sports. I'm not sure what to do with it actually. my wife doesn't like drop bars and the brakes suck so it's not such a fun rider. Plus it's so...
08-22-11, 11:00 AM
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Posted By robertob

I really like the cheapie Kenda K40s I have. I...

I really like the cheapie Kenda K40s I have. I just noticed that Amazon has a 'high pressure' version of the K40 which I would like to try one of these days.


Schwalbe Delta Cruisers in cream...
08-22-11, 10:59 AM
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Posted By robertob

I put a 21t on mine and it's pefect for towing...

I put a 21t on mine and it's pefect for towing the baby trailer around my (flat-ish) neighborhood, which is what I built it for.
08-12-11, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,470
Posted By robertob

Thanks! Took it for a ride around the...

Thanks!



Took it for a ride around the hood today, the petrified brake pads are FRIGHTENING, and the gearing is very high.

Looks like I for sure need to pull the hub apart and give it a good...
08-12-11, 12:07 PM
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Posted By robertob

On mine those nuts are spot welded inside the...

On mine those nuts are spot welded inside the handlebars.
08-11-11, 12:33 PM
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Views: 2,470
Posted By robertob

I'll try to get a pic of the hub. Undated...

I'll try to get a pic of the hub.

Undated Chrome AW
It says "Patent" where my 1930's Raleigh says "Patents Applied For"
The oiler is a funnel, 1930s Raleigh has a lid.

It may also have been...
08-11-11, 12:02 PM
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Posted By robertob

1947-48 catalog is closer, but again white...

1947-48 catalog is closer, but again white fenders, rubber block pedals on ladies' model. Also the post-war models had different decals (the seat tube just says "Humber Sports" without the box...
08-11-11, 11:50 AM
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Views: 2,470
Posted By robertob

It is very similar to the 1940 model shown in...

It is very similar to the 1940 model shown in this catalog page but there are some differences.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/75395133@N00/3555473276/

- The catalog bike has white fenders with...
08-11-11, 11:43 AM
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Views: 2,470
Posted By robertob

They are not original to this bike unless it was...

They are not original to this bike unless it was a weird US-only model. They are Lauterwasser bars and were available on many Raleigh "sports" models in the 1930s and into the early-mid 40s.
08-10-11, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,470
Posted By robertob

It is pre 1948, going by the sturmey long-trigger...

It is pre 1948, going by the sturmey long-trigger shifter. In 1949-ish, they started using the '3 or 4 speed' type. The trigger was introduced in 1938 so it is newer than that date.

The...
08-10-11, 12:36 PM
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Posted By robertob

Help me date/identify this Humber Sports

Found this bike on CL (where else?) with a crappy photo but right away I knew it was something special by the upside-down Lauterwassers and 26x 1 1/4 wheels.

Anyway, got it home and cleaned up,...
08-09-11, 05:16 PM
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Views: 836
Posted By robertob

Also wabis have lo-flange hubs which is nice for...

Also wabis have lo-flange hubs which is nice for street riding.
08-09-11, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 836
Posted By robertob

wabi, they are the only option in that price...

wabi, they are the only option in that price range with double butted spokes. I love mine, very tight and true.

I hate the black with machined too, unfortunately that's all he has. But I can't see...
08-09-11, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By robertob

So cool and so weird at the same time. I love it....

So cool and so weird at the same time. I love it.

Where's the rear brake??
08-09-11, 10:29 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,783
Posted By robertob

Yep, but I've been riding for 20 years, just not...

Yep, but I've been riding for 20 years, just not that regularly.
08-08-11, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By robertob

replace the index gear with a 9-speed one and it...

replace the index gear with a 9-speed one and it should get you closer...
08-08-11, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By robertob

I've bought tools direct from KTC (like Japanese...

I've bought tools direct from KTC (like Japanese snap-on) and they were at my office just days later. The shipping between our two countries is wonderful.
08-08-11, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,266
Posted By robertob

That's amazing - I guess if the bike is only for...

That's amazing - I guess if the bike is only for one person, what's the point in having a seatpost?

I like the rear cluster ala GT 40 years later!
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Views: 1,035
Posted By robertob

Yeah there are lots more raleigh twenty heads out...

Yeah there are lots more raleigh twenty heads out there.

On mine, I replaced the front rim only with a CR18. The rims are easy to find because they are used in 'mini BMX' racing. You want as few...
08-08-11, 10:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,783
Posted By robertob

Great stories - I'm the same way, when I'm...

Great stories - I'm the same way, when I'm pulling the baby trailer with the Raleigh I don't pass anyone and I don't mind getting passed. But if I'm out on my own, either with a 40lb 3-speed or my...
08-05-11, 03:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 288
Posted By robertob

Rotrax

Bought this a few months back, been enjoying it very much. Handmade in 2008 Reynolds 531 pro, road geometry. The guy I got it from had it built by a local fixie shop, he kept the ugly pink/white(!)...
08-04-11, 04:28 PM
Replies: 24,833
Views: 3,069,739
Posted By robertob

Well none of the pictures I have seen say...

Well none of the pictures I have seen say "sturmey Archer" on the front, not GH12 or 8 anyway.
08-03-11, 12:28 PM
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Posted By robertob

Near as I can tell from flickr and the sturmey...

Near as I can tell from flickr and the sturmey heritage site, GH12 outer cover (on the dyno side) is nickel over brass, GH8 outer cover is unplated brass. Inner cover is unplated brass on both. GH12...
08-03-11, 12:13 PM
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Posted By robertob

Well, in college I was a bike flipper in...

Well, in college I was a bike flipper in Berkeley, but that was a few years back.

I would not change a thing, the decals add character and make the bike blend in a little. Your market is students...
08-02-11, 11:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By robertob

Figured it out - the back of the shifter was...

Figured it out - the back of the shifter was bent, so the ratchet couldnt rotate far enough. No pictures but I am definitely going to have to recycle the shifter cable because the chance of finding...
08-02-11, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By robertob

no, I'll try to post better pictures tonight....

no, I'll try to post better pictures tonight. It's hard to explain but maybe I just need to look at it again.
08-02-11, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By robertob

If this were a usual 1948 and newer sturmey...

If this were a usual 1948 and newer sturmey shifter I would agree with you. But this is from 1945 or so and it's not the same inside as the later ones, the cable does not push out of it's seat in the...
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