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06-24-19, 09:23 AM
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Posted By agmetal

I'm fairly certain they're still available. They...

I'm fairly certain they're still available. They at least still make 27x1-1/8" (28mm) Paselas
06-24-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By agmetal

As mentioned in my original post, those were the...

As mentioned in my original post, those were the first people I contacted, and they were unable to help. I manage a bike shop that has a good relationship with J&B.



My bike is a 2014 ANT frame...
06-23-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By agmetal

For the moment I have a '70s (guessing based on...

For the moment I have a '70s (guessing based on the font) Raleigh dustcap on the NDS crank arm
06-23-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By agmetal

I usually prefer the Allen bolts, but...

I usually prefer the Allen bolts, but specifically decided to use the matching bolts and dust caps for this bike
...
06-22-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By agmetal

Where can I get a replacement SunXCD crank bolt dustcap?

I lost one of mine sometime relatively recently and noticed it missing a couple days ago. I looked up their website, and the contact page only gives a way to reach J&B Importers, which is the North...
06-22-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 474
Posted By agmetal

With a Raleigh crank you'll probably be fine. I...

With a Raleigh crank you'll probably be fine. I had to do what I did because I used a SunXCD crank with the 50.4mm BCD and one of the VO single rings. Took some experimentation to get it to work...
06-22-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By agmetal

They're both modern, but Velo Orange and Soma...

They're both modern, but Velo Orange and Soma both have compact drop bars available in silver with 26.0mm clamp diameters
06-22-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 474
Posted By agmetal

I have a Hesling chaincase from dutchbikebits.com...

I have a Hesling chaincase from dutchbikebits.com on my ANT frame. The ANT is about halfway between a Sports and a Tourist in its dimensions. I have it geared 44x18 and had to install the chainring...
05-27-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,094
Posted By agmetal

2014 ANT frame with 2017 Royal H fork. Build...

2014 ANT frame with 2017 Royal H fork. Build modeled after my 1937 Raleigh Tourist, with an original 1930s Sturmey-Archer quadrant shifter
...
05-16-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By agmetal

WD40 is a solvent, not a lubricant. Keep it away...

WD40 is a solvent, not a lubricant. Keep it away from your bike.
05-14-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 20,838
Views: 1,989,138
Posted By agmetal

I've posted pictures of both of them a few times...

I've posted pictures of both of them a few times before so I won't include them here, but I rode my 1937 Raleigh Tourist as a commuter fairly regularly for a while, as long as the weather was...
05-14-19, 05:33 PM
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Views: 1,989,138
Posted By agmetal

Does anyone know where I can get my hands on some...

Does anyone know where I can get my hands on some small parts for a Sturmey-Archer K hub? Specifically, part numbers N6, N7 ,and N8?
...
05-13-19, 08:05 AM
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Views: 1,989,138
Posted By agmetal

"Straight Gauge", probably

"Straight Gauge", probably
05-06-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,597
Posted By agmetal

The last bike I had as a kid was a 24" wheel...

The last bike I had as a kid was a 24" wheel Specialized RockHopper, so between it being too small for me now, and generally not caring for MTBs, I'm all set. I went for something like 10 years...
05-05-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 119,113
Posted By agmetal

ANT frame built around 2014, originally for the...

ANT frame built around 2014, originally for the grand prize for a raffle at an event. I bought it as a frameset (with its original generic fork and the front rack) for cheap, from a shop that decided...
05-05-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,749
Posted By agmetal

Handlebar plus new brake levers plus grips plus...

Handlebar plus new brake levers plus grips plus cables & possibly housings (and stem if needed), plus shop labor....sounds within the realm of reasonable to me
05-02-19, 09:36 PM
05-02-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,019
Posted By agmetal

I love the quadrant shifters...there's something...

I love the quadrant shifters...there's something fantastically visceral about how they feel to shift...plus it really serves to help make the 2014 bike look older than it is!
05-01-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,019
Posted By agmetal

I bought my 1937 Tourist about 3 years ago, and I...

I bought my 1937 Tourist about 3 years ago, and I love it! I love how much of a freight train it is when it gets rolling, I love how it handles, I love how it looks, and really just most things about...
04-29-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,358
Posted By agmetal

Yes, I agree with you. I was referring to the...

Yes, I agree with you. I was referring to the handlebar position. On a super-upright bike with very shallow angles and handlebar at-or-above saddle height, like my ANT or Raleigh Tourist, I find it...
04-29-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,759
Posted By agmetal

I kept fighting with being able to get my saddle...

I kept fighting with being able to get my saddle back far enough, until I figured out that I was riding with my saddles too low. I raised them a bit, and now all of my bikes are more comfortable!
04-29-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,358
Posted By agmetal

My inclement-weather bike has a swept-back bar...

My inclement-weather bike has a swept-back bar with nearly parallel grip sections, which is set a little below the saddle. It gives me a very comfortable hand position, with an overall riding...
04-28-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,759
Posted By agmetal

Have you considered raising it instead of moving...

Have you considered raising it instead of moving it way back?
04-27-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By agmetal

Here's mine, appears to be the same year based on...

Here's mine, appears to be the same year based on components and headbadge

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/motogjspypond_b5db3db5760c5ee702f9c0115681dca239a5175c.jpg
04-27-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,174
Posted By agmetal

Nice!

Nice!
04-27-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,358
Posted By agmetal

Alternative option: shorter stem and compact drop...

Alternative option: shorter stem and compact drop bar
04-26-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 726
Posted By agmetal

From the 1890 Raleigh catalog: ...

From the 1890 Raleigh catalog:
https://www.oldbike.eu/museum/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/1890_Raleigh_Catalogue_18.jpg
https://www.oldbike.eu/museum/bikes-1800s/1890-2/1890-raleigh-catalogue/
...
04-26-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 726
Posted By agmetal

Don't forget that some English club bikes share...

Don't forget that some English club bikes share the 597 size but call it 26x1-1/4"
04-26-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By agmetal

I have this combination in 650B on my Raleigh...

I have this combination in 650B on my Raleigh Professional. What rim tape were you using? Tubeless-compatible tire, tubeless-compatible rim - even with tubes, the thinness of tubeless-compatible rim...
04-26-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By agmetal

Yes! Easily my favorite standalone brake levers ...

Yes! Easily my favorite standalone brake levers

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/motogjspypond_b5db3db5760c5ee702f9c0115681dca239a5175c.jpg...
04-26-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By agmetal

Nope, it's a 2008 Raleigh One-Way converted to...

Nope, it's a 2008 Raleigh One-Way converted to 3-speed. It's a left-hand Ultegra 6500 lever controlling a 1971 Sturmey-Archer AW hub. Works pretty much perfectly with no modifications, just have to...
04-26-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20,838
Views: 1,989,138
Posted By agmetal

Dunno, but apparently the bike's current owner...

Dunno, but apparently the bike's current owner bought it from someone else, with the 650B conversion having already been done. I've considered a similar build before, partly for the ability to make...
04-25-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By agmetal

The way they're built, you'd need to make a big...

The way they're built, you'd need to make a big spacer of some sort to keep the dimensions right without the internals. I have a first-generation 9-speed Tiagra lever on one of my bikes with the...
04-25-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 20,838
Views: 1,989,138
Posted By agmetal

It is, for the tires. He'll probably bring it...

It is, for the tires. He'll probably bring it back to have the larger issues addressed...some involved some parts that we can't easily source, and it would end up being pretty expensive to have us do...
04-25-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20,838
Views: 1,989,138
Posted By agmetal

That's pretty minor compared to a couple other...

That's pretty minor compared to a couple other things requiring attention that didn't get noticed until after the tires were installed
04-25-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20,838
Views: 1,989,138
Posted By agmetal

We had an interesting bike come into my shop...

We had an interesting bike come into my shop today for new tires. The frame is a Rudge Sports, looks to be c.1950s, with a late-'70s (I didn't check the date stamp but it had those lines on it) AW...
04-22-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,169
Posted By agmetal

I've never weighed it, I haven't really cared....

I've never weighed it, I haven't really cared. It's my go-anywhere/do-anything bike, but I haven't done any real touring on it
04-21-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 17,797
Posted By agmetal

They're the drillium version of the TRP RRL levers

They're the drillium version of the TRP RRL levers
04-21-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,169
Posted By agmetal

Lugs would definitely be nice, but I do like how...

Lugs would definitely be nice, but I do like how mine looks:https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20180730_164308_a010d6176862367e37765aee457c6109de31b9d9.jpg...
04-19-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 100,344
Posted By agmetal

My friend happened across these shots of me and...

My friend happened across these shots of me and my 1937 Raleigh Tourist on Google Maps street view today!
...
04-19-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,666
Posted By agmetal

Definitely my ANT. I'm pretty sure most people...

Definitely my ANT. I'm pretty sure most people think it's a lot older than it is
...
04-19-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20,838
Views: 1,989,138
Posted By agmetal

Here's something fun....a friend of mine was...

Here's something fun....a friend of mine was looking up directions for how to get somewhere earlier today, and happened across a picture of me riding my Raleigh Tourist to work last fall on Google...
04-16-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 20,838
Views: 1,989,138
Posted By agmetal

Mine didn't and I don't...but, technically mine...

Mine didn't and I don't...but, technically mine isn't a DL-1, since it pre-dates that model number and is most likely a Model 21 Tourist. My bike has 44x18 gearing that is, as far as I know, original.
04-15-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20,838
Views: 1,989,138
Posted By agmetal

I really need to make it to Copake one of these...

I really need to make it to Copake one of these days. I looked through the catalog recently and a few of those definitely caught my eye
04-14-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20,838
Views: 1,989,138
Posted By agmetal

This exact issue came up recently in a group I'm...

This exact issue came up recently in a group I'm in on Facebook...something I hadn't seen before, and I was definitely surprised. I've seen 28x1-5/8x1-3/8 on 700C tires before, but always assumed...
04-14-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20,838
Views: 1,989,138
Posted By agmetal

Last weekend, I finally got around to taking some...

Last weekend, I finally got around to taking some good pictures of my 1937 Raleigh Tourist, the first since setting it up with the 8V DynoHub and matching headliamp.

Here are a few from my phone's...
04-14-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3,044
Views: 594,378
Posted By agmetal

My first French bike! My uncle's old Motobecane...

My first French bike! My uncle's old Motobecane Grand Jubilé, which he let me have after my grandfather passed away over the summer (my uncle took Grampa's '90s Fuji Team). This bike is what I rode...
04-09-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,647
Posted By agmetal

How do you actually go about making this...

How do you actually go about making this modification?
03-28-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By agmetal

I removed the lacing from my VO B67-knockoff, and...

I removed the lacing from my VO B67-knockoff, and it's been fine
03-28-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 17,797
Posted By agmetal

I finally got this bike basically finished! I...

I finally got this bike basically finished! I have a couple minor details to attend to...things like figuring out why there's so much shudder in the front brake (might be the NOS Weinmann pads, might...
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