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03-08-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By niliraga

27.2 with no serious gouges, should polish up...

27.2 with no serious gouges, should polish up decently.

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03-07-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By niliraga

Can check tomorrow if I have a spare 27.2 to...

Can check tomorrow if I have a spare 27.2 to include...
03-07-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By niliraga

I do have them - 39cm c-c and dirty - but they...

I do have them - 39cm c-c and dirty - but they appear unblemished, with clamp/engraving area looking like it would clean up nicely. can take more pics if these seem like a candidate.

...
03-07-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 994
Posted By niliraga

gosh, that Raleigh Pro is my size and still...

gosh, that Raleigh Pro is my size and still calling to me...
03-07-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By niliraga

holy cow, that's a classy skip (dumpster) you've...

holy cow, that's a classy skip (dumpster) you've got parked in your streets!!

black country + bikes always makes me think of that yellow pages ad (from the mid 80s?). "I were right abou' that...
03-03-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By niliraga

If you tweak the start of the URL from https to...

If you tweak the start of the URL from https to http, it often helps get through to sites with security or certificate issues - your session is no longer encrypted, but this should be tolerable risk...
03-03-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 881
Posted By niliraga

Just checked and those bars are 42, alas.

Just checked and those bars are 42, alas.
03-01-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 881
Posted By niliraga

pretty sure I have a set of specialized-branded...

pretty sure I have a set of specialized-branded drop bars to go with that stem, if you get the hankering.
02-27-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By niliraga

also have a clean set to trade if yours falls...

also have a clean set to trade if yours falls through
02-19-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 956
Posted By niliraga

almost tempting to counter seller's request by...

almost tempting to counter seller's request by saying you'll happily pay via alternate means, but only *after* you've successfully received the goods at your end.

Seller will then incredulously...
02-17-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,447
Posted By niliraga

Implies there's at least 2 folks working there...

Implies there's at least 2 folks working there who aren't qualified to charge you $200 for a wheel build. Methinks 'tis time for a new LBS...
02-17-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By niliraga

Also, older cantis that take pads with unthreaded...

Also, older cantis that take pads with unthreaded posts will give you more wiggle room for this kind of adjustment. I've found DiaCompe 981 work well since they
(a) take old school unthreaded-post...
02-16-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 273
Posted By niliraga

"OP" is shorthand for "original poster", how...

"OP" is shorthand for "original poster", how everyone refers to the person who started a forum thread. In this case OP is you!

Beautiful work here - those brakes looks like they came out of the...
02-11-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 60,426
Views: 9,022,961
Posted By niliraga

i believe there's a late 70s Schwinn Superior...

i believe there's a late 70s Schwinn Superior hiding out in this NYC listing...

https://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/bik/d/new-york-schwinn-10-speed-bicycle/7275798379.html
02-10-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,677
Posted By niliraga

Yes - and i *think* tubular 700 was OEM for these...

Yes - and i *think* tubular 700 was OEM for these when built, but I will defer to folks who actually know...
Forum: Northeast
02-06-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By niliraga

and hopefully one with a dam' fine view from...

and hopefully one with a dam' fine view from midspan!
02-06-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,198
Posted By niliraga

well this would indicate that you have landed in...

well this would indicate that you have landed in pretty much the exact right place. welcome, friend! buckle up because opinions will be forthcoming...

For flattish group rides of 20-40kms, that's...
02-04-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 741
Posted By niliraga

I loved my early 70s Nuovo Record - one of the...

I loved my early 70s Nuovo Record - one of the frames that served me longest, but after a good eight years I accepted it was just too small for me. One of the best looking frames I've ever put my...
02-03-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 814
Posted By niliraga

...and a propos of scarlson 's suggestion, here's...

...and a propos of scarlson 's suggestion, here's a Terry ... https://ventura.craigslist.org/bik/d/ventura-terry-symmetry-vintage-extra/7267240265.html
02-02-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,959
Posted By niliraga

That Raleigh looks more dignified "all dinged up"...

That Raleigh looks more dignified "all dinged up" than the others can manage - if you both are '69 vintage, I say that's the one to keep original so the two of you can age together.

If it were a...
02-02-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 814
Posted By niliraga

Dad's avoidance of the "metric" thing in...

Dad's avoidance of the "metric" thing in understandable, but that just means avoiding French/Swiss bikes (as a rule of thumb). Raleigh, Puch, Austro Daimler ... their mixtes should use "normal"...
02-02-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,016
Posted By niliraga

to be fair, a dual-leg kickstand is probably...

to be fair, a dual-leg kickstand is probably going to be worth its weight in gold when you need to tend to a grandchild in a trailer. Esp since it looks to be one with plastic bumpers built into the...
01-30-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By niliraga

Nice!!! If it were me with an '84 720 in my...

Nice!!! If it were me with an '84 720 in my size, I would press on regardless of the obstacles... not an easy bike to find. How are the visible interiors compared to these outside shots? I've...
Forum: Northeast
01-29-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By niliraga

especially makes sense given that the...

especially makes sense given that the manhattan-bound bridge is fed by two single lanes of traffic, and broadens out to 3 lanes over the span, only to compress back down to narrower off ramps. ...
01-21-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,073
Posted By niliraga

here's how i would tackle it - to avoid...

here's how i would tackle it - to avoid mechanical methods that would struggle with access:

1. degrease thoroughly
2. Naval Jelly by brush (or Oxalic acid soak), until back to bare metal - this...
01-14-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,110
Posted By niliraga

...and all due to your generosity! some trial...

...and all due to your generosity! some trial rides in the weeks ahead, and will keep you posted on how it ends up in final form.
01-13-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,110
Posted By niliraga

=) city apartment living means "parts bin" space...

=) city apartment living means "parts bin" space is super tight, so it's a constant churn of nicer-in,-less-nice-out. it can be surprising how quickly the bin stuff becomes nice, and I can end up...
01-13-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,110
Posted By niliraga

Looking kinda spiffy! Besides having to track...

Looking kinda spiffy! Besides having to track down a set of decent cantis, and special order for that yellow cabling, I raided the parts bin for everything else to make this first draft from the...
01-12-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 801
Posted By niliraga

All I know is that spare inner tube in your...

All I know is that spare inner tube in your seatpack makes a really useful sling...
12-24-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,110
Posted By niliraga

Collected this bad boy from the kross57 snowy...

Collected this bad boy from the kross57 snowy driveway last night - almost like it had slipped off Santa's sleigh. Many thanks for such a great holiday gift, and will share updates as the winter...
12-21-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,372
Posted By niliraga

update: Sold

update: Sold
12-17-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By niliraga

I can confirm that some TS IV production was with...

I can confirm that some TS IV production was with factory mid-fork mounts - mine has 'em, though have not yet decoded my S/N to work out when it was built. EDIT: turns out it's a November '84 frame
...
12-13-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By niliraga

If you really like that Fuji branding/panto work...

If you really like that Fuji branding/panto work on the crank, the exact same look was found on cranks from slightly higher in Fuji's food chain, ones that *do* have a standard spider and replaceable...
10-29-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,190
Posted By niliraga

ever the optimist, I'm going to suggest that fork...

ever the optimist, I'm going to suggest that fork and rim might actually be fine: that a floppy flat tire makes the front rim look warped, and a stem twisted off to the left fools us into seeing a...
10-13-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 841
Posted By niliraga

Your SS is in wayyyy nicer shape than mine!

Your SS is in wayyyy nicer shape than mine!
09-30-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,012
Posted By niliraga

right? and if you need to make some space for...

right? and if you need to make some space for this chap, and decide you need to, uhh, sell me your Mk.I, well, sheesh, I guess I'd just have to do the right thing and help you out here.
09-24-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By niliraga

not sure which to envy more - the blingy Wiliers,...

not sure which to envy more - the blingy Wiliers, or the signif other who knows to do all this!
09-17-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By niliraga

my inseam is just 0.5" more that yours, and I'm...

my inseam is just 0.5" more that yours, and I'm riding 60-61cm frames -- my own $0.02 is that a 22.5" Professional will never feel fully right under you.
09-11-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 720
Posted By niliraga

ahh, ok. I will find a way to get those steel...

ahh, ok. I will find a way to get those steel dustcaps off, then pry off the cartridge dustcap that i assume lies behind, and do a more thorough job in there.
09-01-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 60,426
Views: 9,022,961
Posted By niliraga

wow, that one is ... cherry!

wow, that one is ... cherry!
09-01-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By niliraga

right? although don't forget that in my strange...

right? although don't forget that in my strange bubble they call New York City, a bent Free Spirit and rusty U-lock goes for a fortune. this was not the $60 goodwill find of our collective fantasy....
08-30-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3,726
Views: 337,491
Posted By niliraga

Tom - if you're driving between NYC & Ulster,...

Tom - if you're driving between NYC & Ulster, maybe this listing of use to you? https://newyork.craigslist.org/wch/bop/d/tarrytown-bike-kickstand/7187011978.html
08-28-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,372
Posted By niliraga

...more photos here: ...

...more photos here:


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08-28-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,372
Posted By niliraga

FS: 1958-59 Rudge Pathfinder Grand Prix (Raleigh Lenton)

A well-preserved Rudge Pathfinder Grand Prix (23" size from the rod-shifting 2x4 years) for sale or ideally, trade.

Condition is very much as-found, with some careful cleaning to determine the...
08-24-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By niliraga

1959 Rudge Pathfinder Grand Prix - clean(er) photos at last

Finally a moment to take some better photos, after more (very cursory) cleaning to reveal more of the condition. I don't dare turn a bolt on this, beyond verifying that stem & post turn freely. ...
Replies: 20
Views: 879
Posted By niliraga

Totally get that - I want to get it clean enough...

Totally get that - I want to get it clean enough that I (and some photos) can see the true condition underneath, and also workable enough to ride it just one wee bit. Also, I just love what I'm...
Replies: 20
Views: 879
Posted By niliraga

:) thanks - it does seem like the very deep...

:) thanks - it does seem like the very deep end, and I'm not sure how "apart" I dare coax it! but for sure these are the nicest steel rims I've ever met...

...
08-13-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,679
Posted By niliraga

crap. it's my size. now i can't stop looking.

crap. it's my size. now i can't stop looking.
Replies: 20
Views: 879
Posted By niliraga

another Raleigh Lenton - 1958/59? Rudge Pathfinder Grand Prix

Picked this up out of sheer curiosity, and from the light cleaning i've tried it's looking like it might be in better shape than expected. No idea what to do with this - I can clean/tweak it, but...
08-02-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By niliraga

Super nice final results here, but dang, that...

Super nice final results here, but dang, that saddle refurb work is AMAZING!
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