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10-14-12, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,139
Posted By ken_matthews

As indicated in the photo, there is no toggle...

As indicated in the photo, there is no toggle chain and I also need the clamp to fasten the coaster brake lever to non-drive side of chainstay. PUCHFINLAND, let's talk. I'll send you a PM.
10-11-12, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,139
Posted By ken_matthews

Parts Compatability with Torpedo Sachs Hubs

Apparently the search function on the site is down or I wouldn't bother folks here with this. I just acquired a Torpedo 515 3-speed hub w/ coaster brake. I need a few parts to complete it and heard...
10-11-12, 08:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 281
Posted By ken_matthews

Search Not Working

I tried last night and again this morning (EST zone) and looks like your search.php isn't working. Here's the message I get:

Oops! An error occurred: unknown local index 'ForumDelta' in search...
10-10-12, 08:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 347
Posted By ken_matthews

Vintage Hubs and Lighting Options

I was looking for parts for a Torpedo hub I just scored and came across this.
Just felt like sharing - see also his lights (site is in German)

http://www.scheunenfun.de/haupt.htm
04-03-11, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By ken_matthews

I forgot to mention I already checked the rear...

I forgot to mention I already checked the rear Sturmey-Archer hub as I know to look for two digit year code and one digit month but there was nothing. It is an S-A AW model. Also I'mused to seeing a...
04-03-11, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By ken_matthews

30s - 40s - 50s Raleigh Sports

I have a hard time believing this is a 1930s Raleigh Sports but that is what the gentleman told me when he GAVE me the bike because he was selling his house and moving away. I didn't argue and very...
Forum: Touring
03-28-11, 12:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 283
Posted By ken_matthews

Quick Trip: Shirlington to Blackburn Trail Center

We do several of these "types" of trips a year - nothing compared to you heavy duty guys...but still full of adventure.

Pics from our recent trip....
12-06-10, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By ken_matthews

DCV, nope they are new wheels I bought as a pair...

DCV, nope they are new wheels I bought as a pair on CL. They came off a Mercier TT I believe (700) and I threw some 32mm width tires on there.
Forum: Touring
12-06-10, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4,679
Views: 2,467,916
Posted By ken_matthews

WOW, is that fixed or freewheel? I just mapped...

WOW, is that fixed or freewheel? I just mapped Half Moon Bay to Big Sur and it says 12 hrs via bike. I can't imagine with just one gear....is it pretty flat? What is your gear ratio on the schwinn?...
Forum: Touring
12-06-10, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4,679
Views: 2,467,916
Posted By ken_matthews

WOW, is that fixed or freewheel? I just mapped...

WOW, is that fixed or freewheel? I just mapped Half Moon Bay to Big Sur and it says 12 hrs via bike. I can't imagine with just one gear....is it pretty flat? What is your gear ratio on the schwinn?...
12-06-10, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By ken_matthews

Derailleurless in December

I'm new to the fixed gear scene having just built up my first fixed gear bike several weeks ago - needless to say I am enjoying every bit of it. 1979 Fuji Gran Tourer - see pic below...I think I'll...
11-15-10, 08:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,775
Posted By ken_matthews

Yeah come here swedish babe, lemme see your lugs...

Yeah come here swedish babe, lemme see your lugs and crank your bottom bracket.
MORONICUS/NO GLIDER: donated it to a local shop that helps teens stay busy by wrenching instead of being on the...
10-29-10, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By ken_matthews

Help Finding Tubulars for ca. 1897 Safety

Posting for friend - here's what I know about the bike:

1897 Transit Safety - wooden tubular rims


The wheel diameter is 25-1/4 in.


width is just over 1-1/8 inches (micrometer reads...
10-13-10, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By ken_matthews

Chainring Options on 76 Raleigh G.P.

Currently set up with double-chainring of 40 -52. Attachment is with three bolts - is there any option between 44 and 48 teeth?

What are sources of where I could find something like this? I have...
03-18-10, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,203
Posted By ken_matthews

Thanks SOUTHPAW - I did not know that about the...

Thanks SOUTHPAW - I did not know that about the cups. I have ruled out that and everything else. Clearly either the spindle is too short or is not compatible with the "SR" stamped alloy crankset I'm...
03-16-10, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,203
Posted By ken_matthews

Bottom Bracket Spindle

Bottom bracket spindle:
<img src="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28227685@N04/4440009714">

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28227685@N04/4440009714/
03-16-10, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,203
Posted By ken_matthews

DING DING DING DING....old peddlar nailed it....

DING DING DING DING....old peddlar nailed it. "OR" at least I think he did.

I decided to tighten one side down at a time. I removed the non-drive side crank arm and turning it was still stiff. I...
03-16-10, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,203
Posted By ken_matthews

...using 14mm socket wrench to tighten and...

...using 14mm socket wrench to tighten and guessing on the torque.
03-16-10, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,203
Posted By ken_matthews

Hey gang, thanks for getting back to...

Hey gang, thanks for getting back to me...originally it had cottered cranks and alerner sent me cotterless stuff with RALEIGH stamped on crank arms. Was also an upgrade from steel to aluminum. I will...
03-16-10, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,203
Posted By ken_matthews

76 Raleigh G.P. - Tight Cranks

If this should be posted in the Mechanics section, please let me know and I'll send it there instead.

I am putting back together my grand prix and the crank arms for some reason are really tight....
03-04-10, 02:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,842
Posted By ken_matthews

New Yorker...figured as much... more...

New Yorker...figured as much...

more importantly TREEBOUND, what did you settle on for your 2-fer setup?
02-22-10, 09:35 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,950
Posted By ken_matthews

Plugging wool? Brings ba-aaaaaaa-ck memories of...

Plugging wool? Brings ba-aaaaaaa-ck memories of the college years - but that's another story for another forum!
02-12-10, 09:12 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,950
Posted By ken_matthews

LS in large for me...any color would do (blu/blk...

LS in large for me...any color would do (blu/blk or red/blk)...no logo for me. Thanks Chris!

- vintage velo ken
02-08-10, 12:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,982
Posted By ken_matthews

If you do, I'm in! Please let me know... -KEN ...

If you do, I'm in! Please let me know...
-KEN
ken_matthews@cox.net
Forum: Southeast
12-21-09, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4,824
Views: 421,391
Posted By ken_matthews

Rode in five miles in snow and some cleared main...

Rode in five miles in snow and some cleared main streets. Slippery most of the way but I made it...lots of fun.
Falls Church to Arlington, VA.

20+ inches of snow fell over the wknd. Pics below:...
12-11-09, 04:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,651
Posted By ken_matthews

Now THIS, I like...a little ingenuity, materials...

Now THIS, I like...a little ingenuity, materials hanging around at home - nice end result. Well-done.
Forum: Southeast
10-20-09, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4,824
Views: 421,391
Posted By ken_matthews

I too did the BikeDC ride...and agree that it was...

I too did the BikeDC ride...and agree that it was nothing short of miserable. I had polypros with wool socks over them and still got soaked. Of course, the mesh toe cover sneakers didn't help. I had...
10-04-09, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By ken_matthews

P.S. Interesting lugwork above/below the...

P.S. Interesting lugwork above/below the namebadge.
10-04-09, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By ken_matthews

Yahoo - score! Someone else with the same bike!...

Yahoo - score! Someone else with the same bike! Last night I repacked the rear wheel and cleaned it up. Today I put new tires on and rebuilt the left pedal (would barely turn). Oh and the seatpost...
10-03-09, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By ken_matthews

EDIT: Brakes are Favorit sidepulls It's a...

EDIT: Brakes are Favorit sidepulls

It's a freewheel with someone's signature I can't quite make out. It has FABRICATION FRANCAISE 5 stamped on the drive-side face.

As far as serial number - I...
10-03-09, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By ken_matthews

Ok well I got it - unfortunately didn't get any...

Ok well I got it - unfortunately didn't get any info here on this post (nor on Google search). Now that I have it here, it "feels" like a 70s bike. Anybody know anything about a one piece...
10-02-09, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By ken_matthews

From pics alone (that's all I have to go on at...

From pics alone (that's all I have to go on at the moment) it seems to say 70s. Are there any indicating factors I could go on to prove it's from the 50s (besides the seller saying it's from that...
10-02-09, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By ken_matthews

CHRIS-UK, I've done this before and not had a...

CHRIS-UK,
I've done this before and not had a problem. As long as there is a rim (there's a better or more correct word) to hold the tire on.

KEN-US
10-01-09, 09:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,998
Posted By ken_matthews

I especially like #5 - very good point and good...

I especially like #5 - very good point and good that readers see tips like this. Well done Col. deBeers!
10-01-09, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By ken_matthews

Is this really from the 50s based on the...

Is this really from the 50s based on the following?
- one piece stem and bar
- oil port for the BB
- redgum rubber hutchinson tire
10-01-09, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By ken_matthews

Here's another pic that came through - higher...

Here's another pic that came through - higher res...
http://www.laissezfoure.com/images/50s_DAVY-Delux.jpg
10-01-09, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By ken_matthews

What's a Davy Delux

Besides finding results about Davey Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean - I wasn't able to get any info on this French singlespeed bike. Here's what I know, plus low-res pics at the moment.
...
09-14-09, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,918
Posted By ken_matthews

VERY NICE close up shot... KEN

VERY NICE close up shot...
KEN
09-09-09, 01:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,038
Posted By ken_matthews

Mine says CARLTON on the seat tube, does that add...

Mine says CARLTON on the seat tube, does that add or value or give any distinguished qualities beyond having been built in the Carlton Factory?
09-08-09, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,038
Posted By ken_matthews

MPARKER, Yes my intentions are to use it for...

MPARKER,

Yes my intentions are to use it for overnight trips (be it 2 or 20 nights!). Maybe I should stick with the Grand Prix then and leave this one for club rides or things of the like.
09-08-09, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By ken_matthews

Very enjoyable read! Clearly I was born "out of...

Very enjoyable read! Clearly I was born "out of era." Is there anything organized like that in the Washington D.C. area? I'd participate if there were...
09-08-09, 10:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,038
Posted By ken_matthews

Yikes! Well....I DID ask.

Yikes! Well....I DID ask.
09-08-09, 08:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,038
Posted By ken_matthews

RALEIGH: Food Chain Goes This Way??

I think I'm going in the right direction - you guys let me know (not that I'm trying to or GOTTA have the best Raleigh in the series). Aaanyway...story goes like this:

I started with a RALEIGH...
09-06-09, 08:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,879
Posted By ken_matthews

They just don't understand. My wife constantly...

They just don't understand. My wife constantly nags and after me to clean up. Now when I finish working on a bike, I naturally carry around a bottle of Fantastik and search the floor for grease...
09-06-09, 08:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,879
Posted By ken_matthews

Yeah, I got two in the office and another...

Yeah, I got two in the office and another downstairs in the building's garage (U-lock). I have another in the car we rarely use - strategically parked away from the house...hehehe.
09-04-09, 07:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,879
Posted By ken_matthews

Yikes! But you probably don't live in a condo...

Yikes! But you probably don't live in a condo like me with those chicken coop spaces for storage.
09-04-09, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By ken_matthews

If you want to keep it, shop around to find a...

If you want to keep it, shop around to find a horse saddlemaker. They're familiar with leather and can probably come up with a fix. It all comes down to price though and whether it's worth fixing to...
09-04-09, 07:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,879
Posted By ken_matthews

Hi My Name is Ken and I'm a Cyclohorder

I guess it's not a bad habit to have (unless you don't have space for them)! But most of my bikes (and/or frames) tend to be either Peugeot or Raleigh...does anyone else have this problem?

At last...
07-08-09, 01:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,356
Posted By ken_matthews

ROLLI-MONROE-POLLI Hai detto tutto perfetto -...

ROLLI-MONROE-POLLI
Hai detto tutto perfetto - bravo!
07-08-09, 01:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,356
Posted By ken_matthews

when you-eh saya cam-pa-NYOHHHH-lo, donta forgeta...

when you-eh saya cam-pa-NYOHHHH-lo, donta forgeta to use-a de hands-a, capisci??
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