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01-22-18, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,414
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Thanks everyone for the compliments on the...

Thanks everyone for the compliments on the rebuild.





I washed the bare frame and fork with carwash liquid and then gave it a coat of synthetic car wax. That's my method for frames in any...
01-22-18, 09:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,414
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Fast! I've really never ridden a bike like it....

Fast! I've really never ridden a bike like it. I'm digging the geometry even though I though it would be too small; it has a very long top tube and I don't mind the big drop to the...
01-22-18, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,414
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Complete with a faulty hypderive (my legs)! ...

Complete with a faulty hypderive (my legs)!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-rkFaIPyL4
01-22-18, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Thanks all for the great information here. In the...

Thanks all for the great information here. In the end I just cut off the split part (it was still long enough to use) and put them back into service after some cleaning and lube. I'm guessing they'll...
01-21-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,414
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Sure, like any used bike, it's possible this one...

Sure, like any used bike, it's possible this one was stolen at some point--it's obviously been through a lot. If I had any any reason to believe the young woman I bought it from had stolen it or knew...
01-21-18, 07:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,414
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Follow-up photos

As promised, here are a couple post-overhaul photos. Thanks to all for your input back in September--glad I picked this one up!

http://i.cubeupload.com/ulNyvT.jpg
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01-06-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

What is this part called and where can I find one? Shifter cable sleeve?

The shifter cables on my Bridgestone go under the bottom bracket and through two of these tubes sandwiched in a bracket screwed to the frame. I'm a little out of my depth with this 1991 bike--I tend...
09-14-17, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,414
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Thanks for the input, all. Of course I'm quite...

Thanks for the input, all. Of course I'm quite pleased I took the time to take a look at this one.



I'll consider it in future. There's remarkably little visible rust. I think I'll build it up...
09-13-17, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,414
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

'91 Bridgestone RB-2?

http://i.cubeupload.com/4y3KeX.jpg
09-13-17, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,414
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

It's a Bridgestone!

Turned out to be what I believe is a 1991 Bridgestone Rb-2. I think someone had peeled off the decals and painted it blue (over the existing paint and decal remnants)! Why the seller called it a...
09-10-17, 07:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,414
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Help with '80s Schwinn road bike on Craigslist

Looking at this ad on the local CL:

https://neworleans.craigslist.org/bik/d/vintage-schwinn-bike/6298386793.html

Looks like possibly a high-end frame with most of the original (shimano?)...
05-22-17, 06:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,549
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

With a rounded file you can also shape it to fit...

With a rounded file you can also shape it to fit directly to the brake bridge, drill a hole in the middle, and attach it with the brake bolt. A standard rack will be level on a 23" Raleigh Sports,...
04-04-17, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24,830
Views: 3,068,892
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

I've never heard of the "Popular" badge, but I...

I've never heard of the "Popular" badge, but I would assume your bike was built by Raleigh at their factory in Nottingham.This one is clean!
03-20-17, 06:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,555
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Looking forward to seeing photos of your bike. I...

Looking forward to seeing photos of your bike. I think most people would recommend creating an account with a photo sharing service like 'photobucket.com' and using that to post photos.
02-06-17, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,512
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Seems to confirm what I posted above. Thanks for...

Seems to confirm what I posted above. Thanks for sharing.
02-06-17, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,512
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

I always assumed that this problem had to do with...

I always assumed that this problem had to do with the layers of aluminum laminate in the new SKS chromoplastic fenders, which causes them to fold up under the fork crown (I don't take the danger of...
01-04-17, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,597
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

MKS dustcaps didn't fit my SR pedals (not...

MKS dustcaps didn't fit my SR pedals (not identical to yours but similar). I had to get them from other SR pedals found in a shop's pedal bin. They're very nice pedals and worth the effort!
12-18-16, 01:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,476
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Awesome project! Thanks for sharing.

Awesome project! Thanks for sharing.
12-07-16, 01:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,555
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Thanks for this. Didn't see the "M", so M6-B1316...

Thanks for this. Didn't see the "M", so M6-B1316 (not a '2' I don't think). I think the consensus was that these were made in Asia (Taiwan, I now understand thanks to your post) for the Canadian...
12-06-16, 07:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,555
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

A few more ... ...

A few more ...

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv279/AAACJazzer/IMG_0931.jpg (http://s691.photobucket.com/user/AAACJazzer/media/IMG_0931.jpg.html)
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12-06-16, 07:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,555
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Thanks for all the information--happy to know I...

Thanks for all the information--happy to know I have a Canadian transplant!

If anyone has a catalog scan that shows this bike I would be very grateful you'd post it.

For future reference, here...
12-02-16, 08:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,555
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Thanks for the responses. Yes, the '85 Grand Prix...

Thanks for the responses. Yes, the '85 Grand Prix does look to be it--can't imagine why someone would have changed the decal like this.



Thanks for the information. Please do post the catalog...
12-02-16, 04:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,555
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Thanks for this. The other catalogue I've seen...

Thanks for this. The other catalogue I've seen online--1983 I think?)--also doesn't show an International. It would be great to get some information about the possible year or where it was supposed...
12-02-16, 04:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,555
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

1980s Made in Japan "Raleigh International"

I know there've been some threads on the Japanese-made 1980s Raleighs, but I don't think I've ever seen mention of the International model.

Anyone else have one of these? Here are some pics. I'm...
11-07-16, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 531
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

WSJ wouldn't let me read the article; but if I...

WSJ wouldn't let me read the article; but if I find it via the search function in Google News, it lets me read it. Might work for others:
...
01-17-16, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24,830
Views: 3,068,892
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Do you have the bare cable running through those...

Do you have the bare cable running through those braze-ons? Why not run it loose directly to where the cable starts?
11-27-15, 09:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,542
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

I have to agree--and I thought this when I saw...

I have to agree--and I thought this when I saw the first set of photos as well--the fork looks quite bent in the typical head-on-crash style. Possibly the top tube and down tube as well?

It may...
10-19-15, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 817
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

I'm not sure the new cage will fit the cone...

I'm not sure the new cage will fit the cone right. I've replaced with loose ball bearings (using the standard technique--as many as will fit minus 1) to great effect. Use loads of marine grease to...
09-10-15, 08:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,164
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

I'm stating the obvious here I guess but you can...

I'm stating the obvious here I guess but you can replace a broken spoke on the road without having to try to remove the freewheel with that design. Would be a huge advantage for touring, etc..
09-02-15, 07:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,693
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Bike shorts are knitted, not woven like suiting...

Bike shorts are knitted, not woven like suiting material. They can probably be easily repaired even by a novice by darning. There are lots of easy tutorials on the internet.
08-27-15, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,558
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Aha that makes a lot of sense. I wonder if some...

Aha that makes a lot of sense. I wonder if some of these may have been put together somewhat willy-nilly by the dealer. My dad recalled buying his new int he 1960s, choosing options such as drop or...
08-27-15, 08:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,558
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Weren't these bikes offered with an option of...

Weren't these bikes offered with an option of drop or north road handlebars? Couldn't the handlebars be original? The stem certainly looks correct.
04-25-15, 09:56 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 32,787
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

My 1978 Cinelli SC; I was running it with modern...

My 1978 Cinelli SC; I was running it with modern clinchers but decided to overhaul the original wheelset and I'll be running it like this this year--just waiting on an overhauled Regina freewheel...
Forum: Touring
03-28-15, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,069
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

I'm not sure how to see the routes you've linked...

I'm not sure how to see the routes you've linked to (I don't have MapMyRide). I'm envious of you and have never done this trip but would love to. I would just suggest that unless you have a reason...
02-15-15, 11:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,467
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Hi all, hope you don't mind me reviving this...

Hi all, hope you don't mind me reviving this thread. I just met Ron yesterday at his shop and purchased one of these for my wife. Ron still has these great frames for sale, and will build them up...
12-12-14, 08:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,505
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Dear BrokenBetty, Yours is a gorgeous...

Dear BrokenBetty,

Yours is a gorgeous classic bike and I'm glad to hear you haven't had any problems with it. My concern is not that the brake levers are not strong enough, but that the straps...
12-09-14, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,598
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

OK I started things off somewhat polemically, but...

OK I started things off somewhat polemically, but I don't think I have to agree with what seems to be the dominant sentiment that this bike is somehow an improvement.

The hubs offered are...
12-09-14, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,598
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Defining features of an "English roadster": slack...

Defining features of an "English roadster": slack geometry, 28" rims, rod-lever brakes, Sturmey Archer hubs (either single-speed or three-speed AW-equipped), all-steel fully serviceable components,...
11-27-14, 09:31 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 29,280
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv279/AAACJazze...

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv279/AAACJazzer/3-speed%20tourer/photo18.jpg (http://s691.photobucket.com/user/AAACJazzer/media/3-speed%20tourer/photo18.jpg.html)
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11-21-14, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,976
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

The sunlite 2-bolt stem that I got (seemed like a...

The sunlite 2-bolt stem that I got (seemed like a great find at the time) had a curve all the way through the quill portion (the part that inserts into the steerer tube). This limited the amount it...
11-02-14, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,216
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

The voice of reason! Should be able to modify a...

The voice of reason! Should be able to modify a plastic dust-cap to work.
10-28-14, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,390
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Another sturmey shifter on the top tube. I don't...

Another sturmey shifter on the top tube. I don't like the shifter; I think I may see if I can get an old-style trigger shifter to work.
...
10-23-14, 09:54 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 89,021
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Great bikes everyone! These plastic fenders (with...

Great bikes everyone! These plastic fenders (with DIY mudflaps) on my 3-speed franken-sport-tourer were much appreciated on a rainy and unseasonably cold overnight last weekend:
...
04-15-14, 05:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,505
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Neat bike. So is your front rack supported only...

Neat bike. So is your front rack supported only at the axle and by straps to the brake levers? This seems like it would have the potential to damage your front (if its a Raleigh style) hub...
03-10-14, 04:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,743
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Nice! The new logo was sometime after ~1979,...

Nice!

The new logo was sometime after ~1979, but brazed on brake cable guides (on the top tube) appeared long before that. Not sure what to make of this.
12-05-13, 08:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,058
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Looks to be an original ~1970s saddle? If it is...

Looks to be an original ~1970s saddle? If it is useable and doesn't crack or disintegrate you lucked out and got a good one! Why not count your blessings and ride it as is? It doesn't look bad.
11-29-13, 10:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,402
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

These are all examples of "roadsters" --...

These are all examples of "roadsters" -- super-relaxed geometry, 28" wheels, rod brakes, etc . . . Very neat bikes! thanks for sharing!

The first and last above are copies of the Raleigh Dl-1;...
11-09-13, 06:37 PM
Replies: 24,830
Views: 3,068,892
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Well let us know how it turns out! My gut feeling...

Well let us know how it turns out! My gut feeling is you could make them fit--but may have to modify the fender slightly? With a nearly perfect bike like your Sports though you're probably not too...
11-09-13, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24,830
Views: 3,068,892
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

Hi Schwinnsta! I have the Cr-18's and the...

Hi Schwinnsta! I have the Cr-18's and the Schwalbe Delta Cruisers on my Sports (which you've ridden)--it is a tight fit, and I had to take pliers to the peak of the front fender and flare the edges...
10-12-13, 05:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,397
Posted By RaleighBikeGuy

I don't know anything about this bike, but it...

I don't know anything about this bike, but it seems really neat and unusual--why not keep this as-is and find a run-of-the-mill Schwinn or Raleigh to re-paint and customize?
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