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06-22-22, 10:07 AM
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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.
06-18-22, 02:38 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

The Honda Black Bomber had a fragile valve...

The Honda Black Bomber had a fragile valve problem. Generally if they are still running after 2000 miles they have a chance to keep going. For a while. Seems to me there's a fix for it IIRC that was...
06-16-22, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

I doubt the chainline will be much of a problem...

I doubt the chainline will be much of a problem since the SA hub allows you to adjust that. My concern would be if the BB has Raleigh threads, which might have something to say about the axle...
06-15-22, 11:34 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

The parts with the bike suggest 1950s: the...

The parts with the bike suggest 1950s: the pedals, the eyed heron, the headlamp, the graphics, the steel pulley, the shifter are all 1950s so I think the front hub (also 1950s) is telling the real...
06-06-22, 10:18 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Don't throw it away! About 10 years ago I took...

Don't throw it away! About 10 years ago I took the old leather off of a saddle that had the leather failing like that, flattened it out and used it as a template for a new bit of leather. The leather...
05-27-22, 11:41 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

I find it better instead the other way 'round- to...

I find it better instead the other way 'round- to be impressed with the girl; somehow that seems to work out better. Helps if she does not mind riding a fine British steel bike.
05-17-22, 12:27 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

A proper three speed should have plenty of style...

A proper three speed should have plenty of style :)
05-17-22, 12:01 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

That might have happened. This gentleman regarded...

That might have happened. This gentleman regarded his travel box as a bit of a failure, owing to room enough only for one bottle. ...
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...
05-16-22, 12:30 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

I struggleed with the idea of the bead not seated...

I struggleed with the idea of the bead not seated correctly but on several wheels the same part of the tire did the same thing. Definitely deformed.


The weather was great. The trilliums were out...
05-13-22, 12:30 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

I recently bought a Panaracer Col de Vie. I...

I recently bought a Panaracer Col de Vie. I should have tried to mount it right away- last night was the first time- the tire is deformed and useless. The pandemic has been hard on 650A tires and...
02-16-22, 01:11 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Usually another 3-speed; also if you have any...

Usually another 3-speed; also if you have any co-op style bike shops with used parts in the area I've found them to be a source. Ebay can be a source too, and when it comes to cables I've often made...
02-15-22, 01:46 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

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OK... this area had about 15 waterfalls that I could count. Only 5 are visible in this...
02-14-22, 01:41 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

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The talus slope just before Kennebec Pass on the Colorado Trail. This is near...
02-12-22, 04:36 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Its a good idea to clean the cable and treat it...

Its a good idea to clean the cable and treat it with flux as well. This should be done after the bit on the end has been fished onto the cable.

After the cable is prepped, its helpful to bend the...
01-31-22, 11:54 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

!972 is the transition year.

!972 is the transition year.
01-21-22, 11:02 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

I advise taking the brakes apart as an exercise...

I advise taking the brakes apart as an exercise to see how they work. Raleigh brakes are denigrated a lot but if you figure out how they work they are very easy to adjust, one of the better side pull...
12-24-21, 11:08 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

You can use any driver from any A hub- AW or AG....

You can use any driver from any A hub- AW or AG. They have been interchangeable since the A hubs were introduced.
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Posted By Salubrious

Those crank shorteners seem pretty sweet. As...

Those crank shorteners seem pretty sweet.

As I pointed out earlier, if you don't ride a good long distance you may never sort out the impact of crank length. But if you think about it, we have...
12-10-21, 01:41 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

The Racer has that solid Astabula fork- its heavy...

The Racer has that solid Astabula fork- its heavy and flexes. You really do want the tubular fork. But these days that shouldn't be hard to find- a Continental might have one that has the lower half...
12-01-21, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

If I get in a project and the hub isn't shifting...

If I get in a project and the hub isn't shifting right, I'll spray a bunch of WD40 in it and take it for a short ride. Usually its shifting within a couple of blocks. Then I put it on the stand,...
11-15-21, 11:04 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Thanks! I might take you up on that. ...

Thanks! I might take you up on that.
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This is a royal Enfield 'Lightweight...
11-12-21, 03:05 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

With a frame like that I'd be tempted to put an...

With a frame like that I'd be tempted to put an S5 in it but they are going for real money these days. The lady's bike had a good one on it. My girlfriend is upset about that. All these bikes have...
11-03-21, 09:29 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Ya never know- a friend brought a 3 speed to me...

Ya never know- a friend brought a 3 speed to me that she bought for $15.00. The press proved handy. If you ever are smitten by some older machine that isn't a 3 speed, it can be handy for that too. I...
11-02-21, 10:54 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

The cotter press is an essential tool! You'll...

The cotter press is an essential tool! You'll find that once you have the hang of it, its actually easier to work with cottered cranks than JIS style alloy cranks. The cotters can be re-used easily,...
10-22-21, 03:27 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNwO-RJBH38 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNwO-RJBH38

Fun facts dept.:
The bike mentioned that made the Iceland crossing in 1933 was a Raleigh Roadster with an enclosed chaincase, running a type K three...
09-20-21, 03:39 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

They hold up just fine- pretty much the same...

They hold up just fine- pretty much the same parts and in the 1960, made in the same place.
09-20-21, 01:44 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Many times. Its a Raleigh brand- look at the...

Many times. Its a Raleigh brand- look at the dropouts in the rear- the mounts for the fender stays are aft of the dropout and down a little.
09-16-21, 12:11 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

My latest folly- 1935 Raleigh Sports

I acquired this in boxes about 7 years ago. First I assembled it to see if the frame had any problems. It was OK but the finish was deplorable. Note the slack seat tube and headset angles. The...
09-14-21, 11:34 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

If it got quieter as you rode it, I'd keep riding...

If it got quieter as you rode it, I'd keep riding it. It might be just fine.
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Posted By Salubrious

That is where I started. The old SA hubs spun as...

That is where I started. The old SA hubs spun as well as the best Campy hubs made. I rode them on road bikes quite a lot.

Shimano then came out with their disastrous 11 speed. It really made me...
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Views: 9,777
Posted By Salubrious

The really important consideration regarding the...

The really important consideration regarding the Rohloff efficiency is break-in, which IME takes about 1000 miles. Most people don't give it that kind of patience. Once broken-in and with a good oil...
08-25-21, 12:37 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Sweet.

Sweet.
08-11-21, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

If you take the rim and hub to almost any bike...

If you take the rim and hub to almost any bike shop they can calculate the correct spoke length. Make sure you tell them how many spokes will cross in your pattern.


Ah. Its a semantic issue...
08-10-21, 03:59 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Rims are getting hard to find. Here's one: ...

Rims are getting hard to find. Here's one:
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WRT brakes, if you were getting squealing with the new Kool Stops, you...
08-05-21, 01:29 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

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Rolling Mountain Pass on the Colorado Trail. Nice weather for a...
07-09-21, 10:05 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

I was planning on it for most of last year. I was...

I was planning on it for most of last year. I was also planning on the Tour Divide but since the Canadian boarder was closed and also due to health problems in the family, taking 30 days off for that...
06-29-21, 04:32 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

You can- its best to do this with a tool...

You can- its best to do this with a tool especially made for the SA hub.

But before doing all that I'd put a good amount of WD-40 in the hub and take the bike for about a mile ride and see if it...
05-19-21, 02:31 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

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This bike's owner custom-built the frame and painted it. Its built to be a...
05-19-21, 02:17 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

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A few of the rides parked in Wabasha. Dinner was across the street to the left in...
05-18-21, 12:32 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

What was he riding?

What was he riding?
05-18-21, 09:28 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

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The Laura Engles Wilder cabin, about 7 miles north of Pepin, WI....
05-17-21, 03:27 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

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Best seen by day. North of Pepin, Wisconsin on the Lake Pepin 3-speed Tour
05-17-21, 01:50 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

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The second stop along the Lake Pepin route in Maiden Rock Wisconsin this...
02-23-21, 12:04 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Jon Sharrit, one of the founders of the Lake...

Jon Sharrit, one of the founders of the Lake Pepin 3-speed tour, has been selling a tool that seems to be what you're asking about. It has two teeth that fit into the notches and otherwise allows you...
01-15-21, 11:55 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

A few pages back some alloy 650A rims made in the...

A few pages back some alloy 650A rims made in the UK were recommended to me. I bought a pair (shipped to the US) and I think I spent about $100.00 total. Nice rims too- I like them better than the...
12-16-20, 02:50 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

My 1935 Roadster (Raleigh Sports Model) came with...

My 1935 Roadster (Raleigh Sports Model) came with a set installed. Stainless spokes too. They were definitely available after the war as well.


Yes. The newer carrier is a lot easier to live...
11-30-20, 12:32 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Obviously someone changed out the hub. The Alloy...

Obviously someone changed out the hub. The Alloy hubs didn't show up until after the war. That is clearly a part worthy of restoration!
11-03-20, 10:36 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Yes. Unless you are comfortable finding a...

Yes.

Unless you are comfortable finding a new cotter pin of the same shape, angle and hardness, DO NOT use a hammer no matter what. People on this thread have cobbled together a press using...
11-02-20, 12:36 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

To check the bottom bracket you'll need a cotter...

To check the bottom bracket you'll need a cotter pin press to to remove the crank arms. Don't use a hammer!! The pins are re-usable, and if you have a cotter press You'll find the crank arms easier...
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