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09-14-10, 06:35 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,145
Posted By oldpedalpusher

I downtube friction shift... and will never shift...

I downtube friction shift... and will never shift any other way. My 36 year old Raleigh has an ultraclose 8 speed 12-20 corncob, and even with no indexing, you'd have a hard time getting the chain...
09-14-10, 06:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,234
Posted By oldpedalpusher

Hey Lap, :) You did a beautiful job on your...

Hey Lap, :)

You did a beautiful job on your bike!:thumb:

And how appropriate to picture your classic bike in an equally classic setting. I'd leave it as is and wouldn't spoil the pristine...
02-25-10, 12:28 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,987
Posted By oldpedalpusher

1988 Fisher... my daily utility ride for 22...

1988 Fisher... my daily utility ride for 22 years. :)

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/compost_bin/bicycle/IMG_2602.jpg
02-22-10, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By oldpedalpusher

That's absolutely fascinating, battle... thanks...

That's absolutely fascinating, battle... thanks for posting it. :)

You can see the inventive creativity flourishing as back then nothing was nailed down yet back. All sorts of drivetrain designs...
02-21-10, 12:48 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,818
Posted By oldpedalpusher

Hey, fellow gearhead...:) It's an old White...

Hey, fellow gearhead...:)

It's an old White Brothers 58/94 BCD mountainbike crank I got off of ebay. It's suprizingly lightweight as the arms are hollow on the inside. Even though Even though I'm...
02-20-10, 11:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,804
Posted By oldpedalpusher

That's a pretty accurate assessment of each end...

That's a pretty accurate assessment of each end of the spectrum that most of us pendulums swing back and forth between.

I definitely tend to the #2 side, and don't hesitate to happily pay an...
02-17-10, 01:15 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,818
Posted By oldpedalpusher

One of the first things I did when I got this...

One of the first things I did when I got this 1974 Raleigh 531 Tourer was to put a one-to-one triple on it with nice long 175mm cranks......
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-10, 11:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,932
Posted By oldpedalpusher

I ride at 60rpm and climb at 30rpm... ...

I ride at 60rpm and climb at 30rpm...

...I'm old. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-10, 11:16 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,300
Posted By oldpedalpusher

Hey bm... I'll make you feel good. I'm a...

Hey bm... I'll make you feel good.

I'm a below average rider and do a solid 10 miles an hour. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-10, 11:12 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,500
Posted By oldpedalpusher

I'm pretty close to yours. I run a 12-20 with a...

I'm pretty close to yours. I run a 12-20 with a 20-30-44 triple...
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/compost_bin/bicycle/th_IMG_3292.jpg
...because I live in the mountains.;)
02-10-10, 08:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,889
Posted By oldpedalpusher

I predict that the American Capitalist producers ...

I predict that the American Capitalist producers
will rise up against the liberal socialist parasites
and a New American Revolution will begin.

Either that or an EMP will FRY every...
02-10-10, 08:40 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,517
Posted By oldpedalpusher

I loved the mountainbike "craze"... ...and...

I loved the mountainbike "craze"...
...and discovered a simple standard rugged reliable low level inexpensive unsuspended widely geared mountainbike with smooth street tires can provide excellent...
02-09-10, 01:34 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 15,729
Posted By oldpedalpusher

:)http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/compost_bi...

:)http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/compost_bin/_DSC8979-Edit.jpg
02-07-10, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,028
Posted By oldpedalpusher

Just buy it and enjoy riding it. I love my...

Just buy it and enjoy riding it.

I love my 1988 Fisher...

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/compost_bin/bicycle/IMG_2603.jpg

It's given me 22 years and thousands of miles of happy...
02-06-10, 12:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,122
Posted By oldpedalpusher

I love my '74 Super Course... :) ...

I love my '74 Super Course... :)

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/compost_bin/bicycle/IMG_3184.jpg

...it's a touring frame that was ordered with cantilever braze ons. The rest of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-10, 12:34 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,223
Posted By oldpedalpusher

I've used this simple Avocet wired computer for...

I've used this simple Avocet wired computer for 22 years...

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/compost_bin/bicycle/IMG_2660.jpg

...it still works flawlessly.:)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-10, 12:23 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,349
Posted By oldpedalpusher

You can count me with you, mike... :) I...

You can count me with you, mike... :)

I love WalMart... and consider it a privelege to shop there.


Greg
02-05-10, 11:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,489
Posted By oldpedalpusher

Yeah... It's a taller and more stretched out......

Yeah... It's a taller and more stretched out... but definitely from the same '80's vintage with the similar forks, cantilever style and horizontal top tube.
02-05-10, 11:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 887
Posted By oldpedalpusher

That's pure classic EYE CANDY, left... :)

That's pure classic EYE CANDY, left... :)
02-05-10, 11:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,336
Posted By oldpedalpusher

I'm really cheap... and went from 6 speed indexed...

I'm really cheap... and went from 6 speed indexed to 8 speed friction shifting on my old Raleigh with no issues. Like you did, I also used wheels with Sora hubs... and a nice little $20 Shimano Sora...
02-05-10, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,489
Posted By oldpedalpusher

Your frame looks to be a dead ringer for my 1988...

Your frame looks to be a dead ringer for my 1988 Fisher Taiwan built frame...

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/compost_bin/bicycle/IMG_2602-1.jpg

This kind of simple bombproof classic...
02-05-10, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By oldpedalpusher

I did something similar to your plan... wide...

I did something similar to your plan... wide front + close rear...
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/compost_bin/bicycle/IMG_3292.jpg
...
02-05-10, 02:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,112
Posted By oldpedalpusher

Never confuse how much a cyclist rides or how...

Never confuse how much a cyclist rides or how much they enjoy riding with what they wear... ;)
02-05-10, 01:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,953
Posted By oldpedalpusher

I think that pristine classic steel Centurion is...

I think that pristine classic steel Centurion is a fair buy at that price when I compare it to what you can get for a new $1,000 bike. :)
02-05-10, 12:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,842
Posted By oldpedalpusher

BLACK is beautiful, baby... once you've had...

BLACK is beautiful, baby... once you've had black, you never go back. ;)

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/compost_bin/bicycle/IMG_3286.jpg
02-05-10, 12:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,112
Posted By oldpedalpusher

T shirt... shorts or Levis... rafting sandals......

T shirt... shorts or Levis... rafting sandals... no helmet...

...Southern California. ;)
02-05-10, 12:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By oldpedalpusher

Being a cheapskate... I only own what I actually...

Being a cheapskate... I only own what I actually use for transportation. Keeping the Fisher is a good move. I love my 1988 Fisher, have ridden it since it was brand new, and will never sell it. For...
02-05-10, 12:37 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,734
Posted By oldpedalpusher

Just two on and off-road utility transportation...

Just two on and off-road utility transportation vehicles will last me the rest of my life.

A 1988 Fisher MTB... and a 1974 Raleigh 531. :)
12-21-09, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6,621
Views: 1,577,416
Posted By oldpedalpusher

WOW... what a beautiful classic MTB! :)

WOW... what a beautiful classic MTB! :)
12-20-09, 08:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,923
Posted By oldpedalpusher

129598My favorite tool is the one I'm using. ...

129598My favorite tool is the one I'm using.

I'm digging a basement with this one. :)
12-19-09, 12:03 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,752
Posted By oldpedalpusher

That's an excellent idea, Comp! :) I'll try...

That's an excellent idea, Comp! :)

I'll try that tomorrow morning, and let you know what I find out. I was thinking of grinding down a washer to the precise seat tube diameter, and then lowering...
12-18-09, 11:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,906
Posted By oldpedalpusher

That's a beautiful Huret! :)

That's a beautiful Huret! :)
12-18-09, 06:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,906
Posted By oldpedalpusher

Never laced rims onto these two because they're...

Never laced rims onto these two because they're just way too heavy. The left is a 15-19-23 and the right is a 14-16-19-23-28.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/compost_bin/bicycle/IMG_2571.jpg
12-18-09, 11:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,206
Posted By oldpedalpusher

Yes. :) ...

Yes. :)

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/compost_bin/bicycle/IMG_2945.jpg
12-17-09, 11:49 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 17,180
Posted By oldpedalpusher

Got a 20T inner chainring so I can run a 20T rear...

Got a 20T inner chainring so I can run a 20T rear cassette and still have a one to one low gear...

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/compost_bin/bicycle/IMG_3287.jpg
12-17-09, 08:54 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 15,729
Posted By oldpedalpusher

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/compost_bin/...

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/compost_bin/42b378671009c.jpg

No soup for you!
12-17-09, 12:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,752
Posted By oldpedalpusher

Nope. I bought it from a bike flipper who didn't...

Nope. I bought it from a bike flipper who didn't appear to know anything more than it was a '70's Raleigh.

None of the decals are clearcoated. I tried to date the paint job by the Reynolds...
12-17-09, 10:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,752
Posted By oldpedalpusher

I think slow cadence is fine depending on your...

I think slow cadence is fine depending on your strength and the gearing you use...
I climb with a slow cadence and use low gears and long crank arms for their increased mechanical advantage to...
12-17-09, 01:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,752
Posted By oldpedalpusher

Yes. While every gearing approach is a...

Yes.

While every gearing approach is a compromise of opposites, in actual riding this concession was a minor one to get the pleasure of such close evenly spaced gearing. Each chainring's range...
12-17-09, 12:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,752
Posted By oldpedalpusher

Ha! You NAILED it.:thumb: I just did a...

Ha! You NAILED it.:thumb:

I just did a "Super Course" Google search and up pops this 1974 or 75 Raleigh Super Course for sale on Ebay...

Ebay Raleigh Super Course...
12-16-09, 11:06 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,752
Posted By oldpedalpusher

Wow... thanks for all of your investigative...

Wow... thanks for all of your investigative information. :)

It's kind of sad to see that fine old Raleigh racing bike in such a sad state. I will hold onto mine, as the last time I bought a bike...
12-16-09, 12:43 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,752
Posted By oldpedalpusher

Thanks. :) It could be a 1984... There's no...

Thanks. :) It could be a 1984... There's no ////'s at the bottom of the copper headbadge. It just says The Raleigh, Nottingham England The bottom bracket number is WS 4002866. The Reynolds 531 DB...
12-15-09, 11:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,752
Posted By oldpedalpusher

Sure, Bill...:) The rear was originally a 6...

Sure, Bill...:)

The rear was originally a 6 speed freewheel, and the wheel was replaced with a 12-20 8 speed Shimano cassette and a $20 Shimano Sora derailleur. I really like the little Sora...
12-13-09, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,506
Posted By oldpedalpusher

Sounds good to me! :) It's the usual crappy...

Sounds good to me! :)

It's the usual crappy pic which is the norm for Craigslist. Better go take look at it quick, to see if there's any damage. I have an old 1974 Raleigh cantilever brake touring...
12-13-09, 12:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,752
Posted By oldpedalpusher

You'll love the close ratios... and will feel...

You'll love the close ratios... and will feel like you're sports car. :)
12-13-09, 12:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,752
Posted By oldpedalpusher

Same here... :) Not hesitating to use the...

Same here... :)

Not hesitating to use the mechanical advantage of low gears has kept all of my joints in good shape at 61 years old. Even though I'm only 5'5", I have always used 175mm cranks...
12-13-09, 12:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,752
Posted By oldpedalpusher

Exactly. :) So do I. It's a...

Exactly. :)



So do I. It's a 12-13-14-15-16-17-18-20 8 speed that yields a seamless range of ratios without any crosschaining:

Small chainwheel: 27-30-32-34-36 for climbing
Middle...
12-11-09, 04:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,752
Posted By oldpedalpusher

I live in an extremely steep area, so I'm either...

I live in an extremely steep area, so I'm either grinding up or screaming down. So a low one to one 27 inch gear gets the nod over high which is only a 44-12 for 99 inches. Anything faster than that,...
12-11-09, 12:08 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 20,290
Posted By oldpedalpusher

Hi Bam, I'd like one small please. :) ...

Hi Bam,

I'd like one small please. :)

Just PMed you for your PayPal name so I can send you the money.

Take Care,

Greg
12-10-09, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By oldpedalpusher

Hey tom, :) Thanks for taking the time to...

Hey tom, :)

Thanks for taking the time to post that really cool video!:thumb:

It's positively fascinating to see how the saddles are made. The loyalty to their tradition of excellence is so...
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