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07-22-11, 05:08 PM
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Posted By daisy101

Hmmm...Potentially the same maker as they Gyes? ...

Hmmm...Potentially the same maker as they Gyes? I haven't heard much good news about the Gyes. Maybe I'll have to hold out for the Brooks.
07-22-11, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 794
Posted By daisy101

velo orange saddles on sale: anyone have experience with these?

I was perusing the velo orange site and saw a few saddles on sale that caught my eye.

The ones that caught my attention appear to be modelled after the brooks b66 or b67.

anyone tried VOs...
07-21-11, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,486
Posted By daisy101

Thanks for the tip on the stem. That's one thing...

Thanks for the tip on the stem. That's one thing I know for sure I want to change. Actually, I really appreciate any input about components, products, etc. The choices are pretty bewildering for...
07-21-11, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,486
Posted By daisy101

I know! I am sorry. I am a computer idiot and...

I know! I am sorry. I am a computer idiot and have not mastered attaching photos! And to boot, instead of buying ANOTHER bike, I should be researching which new computer to buy and how to use...
07-21-11, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,486
Posted By daisy101

New Purchase ?1981? Centurion Le Mans Mixte: 57 CM!!!!

Hello All:

I just got some help from this forum on buying a mixte.

After input, I decided on a Centurion as opposed to a Peugeot. My main criteria was size of frame. I need a big frame and...
07-21-11, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,208
Posted By daisy101

I bought the bike for $160. I supplied my own...

I bought the bike for $160. I supplied my own saddle (a junky one until I find one I like) and my own handle bars.

I am going to start a new post to solicit help on how to start fixing it up!
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07-21-11, 03:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,208
Posted By daisy101

I just put $160 in my pocket and am go to offer...

I just put $160 in my pocket and am go to offer that and ask them to keep the saddle and keep the mountain bike looking handle bars. I just used a grinder to cut a rusty bolt off an old Royce Union...
07-21-11, 01:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,208
Posted By daisy101

I just went to look a the 1980s Centurion Lemans...

I just went to look a the 1980s Centurion Lemans Mixte, 12 speed. I went with a tape measure. Astonishingly, it is indeed a 57 cm bike!! whoo hoo. I took it for a test spin, and they are holding...
07-21-11, 11:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,208
Posted By daisy101

a 56 cm might work...I am new to mixte bikes. So...

a 56 cm might work...I am new to mixte bikes. So far, i've ridden just one -- the 58 cm peugeot. I have also been told the geometry of bikes differs from maker to maker and model to model, so I...
07-21-11, 11:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,208
Posted By daisy101

this is a nice one!!! I suppose it is not for...

this is a nice one!!! I suppose it is not for sale...

I know it's dangerous to play the "what-if" game, but if you were to sell it, what would you want?
07-20-11, 10:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,208
Posted By daisy101

Well, I don't think the Peugeot is going to work...

Well, I don't think the Peugeot is going to work out. Yes, the frame size was nice, but the bike was in only in fair condition overall. The death AVA head set had been replaced, but with a black...
07-20-11, 08:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,208
Posted By daisy101

how big is the frame and what are you going to...

how big is the frame and what are you going to ask for it?
07-20-11, 07:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,208
Posted By daisy101

Glad I asked. This is helpful! As far as I can...

Glad I asked. This is helpful! As far as I can tell, both bikes are complete, so it's not like I'd have to immediately go out and try to fix something. I'm off in a few minutes to take a peek at...
07-20-11, 06:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,208
Posted By daisy101

hey, I just noticed an old post of yours from...

hey, I just noticed an old post of yours from 2009. You bought a centurion lemans and fixed it up. Do you still have the bike? What did you think about it after getting it cleaned up? Any...
07-20-11, 06:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,208
Posted By daisy101

Good points: Your argument seems to favor buying...

Good points: Your argument seems to favor buying a bike from the flipper guy. While I don't think that the flipper replaced/upgraded everything on the Centurion I discuss in my last post, I am...
07-20-11, 06:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,208
Posted By daisy101

OK, my choices are increasing...a bike flipper in...

OK, my choices are increasing...a bike flipper in my area just listed a 12 speed centurion 57cm mixte with suntour components. It has alloy rims, so I wouldn't have to worry about the steel rim...
07-20-11, 05:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,208
Posted By daisy101

file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Compaq_Owner...

file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Compaq_Owner/Desktop/IMG_0371.jpeg
07-20-11, 05:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,208
Posted By daisy101

Hi alr (and wadethegiant!): thanks for the...

Hi alr (and wadethegiant!): thanks for the reply.

What did you pay for the UO18 you bought and when did you buy it?

I am scheduled to go see the bike at 7pm (in about 3 hours). From what I...
07-20-11, 10:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,208
Posted By daisy101

advice on purchasing peugeot mixte

hello all: once again, I am soliciting advice on purchasing a vintage bike.

With your past help, I've purchased a 1970s Raleigh DL-1 Lady Tourist 22" (and a matching men's roadster for my s/o);...
03-14-11, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By daisy101

good idea!

good idea!
03-14-11, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By daisy101

True: It does look more like a dog sulkey than...

True: It does look more like a dog sulkey than anything with that padded back!

If it doesn't work on my bike, I could rig it up so my dog could take me for a ride rather than me taking him for a...
03-14-11, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By daisy101

rhm: thanks for pointing out the problem with...

rhm: thanks for pointing out the problem with hooking it up rigidly to the back of the bike.

Yes, I do have a nice sturdy rear rack, so maybe I am one step closer to making something like this...
03-14-11, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By daisy101

"how" clever?! I would be interested in a...

"how" clever?!

I would be interested in a system where I could take it on and off easily. Am I asking stretching?
03-14-11, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By daisy101

Yeah!!!!! What do you think? Could I take...

Yeah!!!!!

What do you think? Could I take off the nuts on the back hub and slip it on??
03-14-11, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By daisy101

grrrrrr...let me try again! ...

grrrrrr...let me try again!

http://i511.photobucket.com/albums/s357/erny49/John%202010/feb22BIKES008.jpg
03-14-11, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By daisy101

will this trailer fit onto my Raleigh DL-1?

<http://s511.photobucket.com/albums/s357/erny49/John 2010/?action=view

(I hope I can get this photo pasted in!!!)
01-10-11, 04:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,868
Posted By daisy101

a very generous member is going to ship me a pair...

a very generous member is going to ship me a pair of mudguards, and i think i'll be in good shape after that. I am more interested in the rear, and if i end up drilling holes in a rear for skirt...
01-05-11, 07:18 PM
Replies: 24,031
Views: 2,832,840
Posted By daisy101

oh. And I'll try to get some pics. I am...

oh. And I'll try to get some pics.

I am still struggling with uploading photos. I usually have no problems e-mailing photos, though.

If you'd like, send me a PM with your email address and...
01-05-11, 07:14 PM
Replies: 24,031
Views: 2,832,840
Posted By daisy101

Hi Maddox: The wheels are 26 x 1 3/8. I...

Hi Maddox:

The wheels are 26 x 1 3/8.

I understand what you say about living in the Western US and trying to find vintage bikes. I live in San Diego. I drove up to San Francisco In November...
01-05-11, 12:43 PM
Replies: 24,031
Views: 2,832,840
Posted By daisy101

Maddox: Yes, I think you're correct about women...

Maddox: Yes, I think you're correct about women really wanting the upright bikes with the curvy tubes. A few months ago, I joined this forum to get some help in choosing a bike. I hadn't even...
01-05-11, 12:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,398
Posted By daisy101

thanks for sending this. I believe the method...

thanks for sending this. I believe the method you outline is what I did (or close).

Since I was surprised when it actually worked (especially since I did not re-size the Lady Tourist pic and...
01-05-11, 11:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,398
Posted By daisy101

thanks for all the help with posting. In the...

thanks for all the help with posting.

In the end, I don't quite remember what I did, so I do not know how easy it would be to replicate the process (although once I do it a few times, it should be...
01-04-11, 11:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,398
Posted By daisy101

another try...

another try...
01-04-11, 02:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,398
Posted By daisy101

It looks like I must first create a web album. I...

It looks like I must first create a web album. I have used picasa to post photos on craigslist, but then craigslist seems specifically designed to import photo files. (it even comes will all...
01-04-11, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,398
Posted By daisy101

Oh No...I don't even know what a "photobucket...

Oh No...I don't even know what a "photobucket image hosting account is"!!! (I'll figure it out!)

I use Picasa on my computer and I was trying to paste a jpeg image into my message by going onto...
01-04-11, 01:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,398
Posted By daisy101

no. doesn't work. back to the drawing board!

no. doesn't work. back to the drawing board!
01-04-11, 01:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,398
Posted By daisy101

photos of my bikes

let's see if posting my photos works...!
01-02-11, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,908
Posted By daisy101

Soooo...I bought the bike (What a surprise!) ...

Soooo...I bought the bike (What a surprise!)

The seller is someone who had been designing bikes for a company named Masi that makes custom bikes in So. Cal. (?--I think that's the one - Italian...
01-01-11, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,908
Posted By daisy101

Maybe I should be more precise in my request! ...

Maybe I should be more precise in my request!

Left to my own devises, I would probably buy it! I am kind of sort of hoping there are some arguments that might talk me out of it. (It might end up...
01-01-11, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,908
Posted By daisy101

Do I need a Raleigh Superbe?

OK: I'll answer my own question: "No. I don't need a Raleigh Superbe."

Hypothetically, then: If someone has a nice bike she likes a whole lot!!! (Lady Tourist), would a Raleigh Superbe be...
01-01-11, 06:37 PM
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Views: 587,709
Posted By daisy101

Looks like I am going to have a men's Raleigh...

Looks like I am going to have a men's Raleigh Tourist DL-1 22" frame off a 1978 bike: -- Very good condition (no rust, dents, some minor scuffing..), but no decals. Looking for a Lady's DL-1...
12-30-10, 10:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,868
Posted By daisy101

Yes. The round reflectors that fit the shape of...

Yes. The round reflectors that fit the shape of the mudguard is what I am looking for. Exactly!

PM sent.
12-30-10, 10:13 PM
12-30-10, 10:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,868
Posted By daisy101

Yes, the round red reflectors in white housing is...

Yes, the round red reflectors in white housing is what I am looking for!

PM sent.
12-30-10, 10:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,868
Posted By daisy101

I contacted Yellow Jersey. They said they had...

I contacted Yellow Jersey. They said they had some new reflectors that they are selling in their "roadster" category, but only reflectors that meet current FEDERAL GOV'T standards!!!! (geez: maybe...
12-30-10, 12:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By daisy101

Veloria, the lovely bicycle blogger, just posted...

Veloria, the lovely bicycle blogger, just posted on her blog that she installed black twine like dress guards on her Gazelle. She has photos of the those dress guards (available at antbikemike) on...
12-30-10, 12:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,868
Posted By daisy101

want to purchase: raleigh reflectors, head lights, rear fender...

Hi Everyone:

I am looking to purchase a few things for my Raleigh DL-1s:

1. rear mudguard reflectors (2) (I saw some on ebay...but for over $25 each??? Is that a bit pricey?)
2. rear...
12-22-10, 11:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,440
Posted By daisy101

Thanks for showing the before and after pics of...

Thanks for showing the before and after pics of the chrome. Wow. It looks fantastic. Nice job.

My bikes don't have that much rust on the chrome, but I'd like to get them looking as spiffy as...
12-22-10, 07:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,440
Posted By daisy101

mkeller: Great purchase. I share the same...

mkeller: Great purchase. I share the same opinion as many of the others regarding the price: Seems you got a very good deal. In the past few months, I bought a men's DL-1 (with the full chain...
11-24-10, 12:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,915
Posted By daisy101

the seller replaced the brake pads on the lady's...

the seller replaced the brake pads on the lady's bike. He said he bought some in bulk on a trip to England.

I don't have any idea what kind of pads they are. I guess I should check to see if...
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