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06-02-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 362
Posted By USAZorro

Blasphemy! :eek:

Blasphemy! :eek:
06-01-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 362
Posted By USAZorro

Some companies call 650B's 27.5's. I think...

Some companies call 650B's 27.5's. I think that's stupid MTB terminology.
06-01-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By USAZorro

If you can find a bike you like better for $60,...

If you can find a bike you like better for $60, Go for it. Chances are that there will be some expense involved (tires, tubes, cables, etc), so take that into account.

This said, I'd wager you...
06-01-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By USAZorro

Is the screw part of the seat post, or the frame?...

Is the screw part of the seat post, or the frame? If it's the seat post, you simply need to find another seat post with the same diameter (would expected it to be stamped on the post a bit lower...
05-30-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 360
Posted By USAZorro

I understand where you're coming from, but that...

I understand where you're coming from, but that doesn't negate what Branko said. The threading on the headset would only be an issue if the headset needs to be replaced, and it is neither hard, nor...
05-24-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 442
Posted By USAZorro

I'm willing to help you out if it makes the most...

I'm willing to help you out if it makes the most sense. However, I took a peek on e-Bay and there are a couple for sale there that look the same as what I have. I have to think that, given their...
05-24-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By USAZorro

The couple that I've had are notably thinner than...

The couple that I've had are notably thinner than Brooks, but very comfortable, and they did a very good job of selecting quality leather that is a bit thinner. I used one of these on the last...
05-22-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By USAZorro

ouch! Heal up.

ouch! Heal up.
05-21-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 442
Posted By USAZorro

I think I have a NOS spare. I can check and...

I think I have a NOS spare. I can check and compare notes on size.
...
05-21-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By USAZorro

Great deal on a repaint for someone who it fits.

Great deal on a repaint for someone who it fits.
05-19-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,549
Posted By USAZorro

Saddle and pedals look to be about the only...

Saddle and pedals look to be about the only remaining opportunities.
05-19-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,235
Posted By USAZorro

Please feed me to the wolves... or Cylons if you...

Please feed me to the wolves... or Cylons if you prefer.
05-19-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,485
Posted By USAZorro

See if there's a serial stamped on the steerer...

See if there's a serial stamped on the steerer tube. If there is, compare to the serial on the frame.
05-19-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,549
Posted By USAZorro

You did an amazing job, but good lord, what's the...

You did an amazing job, but good lord, what's the head tube angle on that? 75? 76?
05-16-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 140
Posted By USAZorro

Sources for 26 x 1-3/8" aka 590 wheels/rims?

I have two or three bikes in my project queue that take this size, but which have old steel rims that are irredeemable. I'd like to get them back on the road, but they are not worth the expense of...
05-16-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 856
Posted By USAZorro

Diameter. 27.2 is the largest that 531 or...

Diameter. 27.2 is the largest that 531 or Columbus frames get. There are some 753 frames that take 27.4, but any other tubing, exceeding 27.2 = oversized. I don't think Lambert built anything with...
05-16-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 856
Posted By USAZorro

If you're measuring correctly, I doubt it's a...

If you're measuring correctly, I doubt it's a Lambert. Would be something with oversized tubing.
05-16-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 944
Posted By USAZorro

If searching Internationally, and you want...

If searching Internationally, and you want something 60's or earlier, "ancien" is your friend.
05-15-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By USAZorro

Sometimes the serial number can provide clues.

Sometimes the serial number can provide clues.
05-13-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,545
Posted By USAZorro

Yes. It's my 81 speed retro-mod.

Yes. It's my 81 speed retro-mod.
05-13-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,364
Posted By USAZorro

I've built wheels with both. CR-18 is stronger......

I've built wheels with both. CR-18 is stronger... and heavier. That said, if your concerns are weight and looks, the AS23x is fine.



The AS23x comes in polished alloy as well.
05-13-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,204
Posted By USAZorro

Got me. Don't know that I knew there was such a...

Got me. Don't know that I knew there was such a place as Wal-Mart until about 1982.
05-13-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By USAZorro

Are you sure? Just a quick read of Wikipedia...

Are you sure? Just a quick read of Wikipedia suggests that they offered more than one model when Mr. Bowden acquired the company in 1888 and established the LLC "The Raleigh Bicycle Company"...
05-13-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By USAZorro

What threading?

What threading?
05-12-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,545
Posted By USAZorro

And to think I had delusions of being a...

And to think I had delusions of being a contender.


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05-09-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By USAZorro

Can I presume this isn't factory paint? If you...

Can I presume this isn't factory paint? If you can find a chemical stripper, that would seem less risky than mechanical means. Schwinn and Raleigh both had some of the best chroming in the...
05-09-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,174
Posted By USAZorro

Would have happened to anyone who attempted...

Would have happened to anyone who attempted service on that. Mere misfortune, or possibly a previous wrench's mistake. I have a Fuji that has a Mighty Tour crankset that I overtorqued on it. ...
05-09-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 810
Posted By USAZorro

I picked up an '81 for my wife a couple years...

I picked up an '81 for my wife a couple years back. I swapped from 27" to 700c, and it was challenging to find front cantis that would work. It's a smaller sized bike, and other years and sizes might...
05-08-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By USAZorro

I purchased two Magna MTBs as my son's scout...

I purchased two Magna MTBs as my son's scout troop was preparing for a 5 day ride on the C&O Canal. Mechanically, they were up to the task, but dang that thing weighed a ton and was really slow (some...
05-06-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 810
Posted By USAZorro

dunno. looks kinda huge and unrideable. ...

dunno. looks kinda huge and unrideable. :innocent:

Great score.
05-06-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,415
Posted By USAZorro

Was what I came into the thread looking to...

Was what I came into the thread looking to promote. The frame is magically plush, and the geometry is very versatile.

More porn:

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05-06-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,548
Posted By USAZorro

Bad doctor's visit recently? :innocent:

Bad doctor's visit recently? :innocent:
05-06-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,313
Posted By USAZorro

What exactly does anyone feel has been lost here?...

What exactly does anyone feel has been lost here? Perhaps Italians have mixed feelings of wounded national pride and thankfulness that the Colnago family received substantial financial recognition...
05-06-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 227,082
Posted By USAZorro

Looking for a mixte frame or bicycle. Condition...

Looking for a mixte frame or bicycle. Condition and make isn't terribly important, so long as it's basically intact. This will be a fixture on my trainer. As long as it isn't super huge, or super...
05-02-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By USAZorro

Someone who thought they knew something about...

Someone who thought they knew something about biomechanical engineering was mistaken. It's quite a curiosity attached to a not-terrible department store bike.
05-02-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,958
Posted By USAZorro

Initially, it was a hand-me-down, red 20" Schwinn...

Initially, it was a hand-me-down, red 20" Schwinn that was probably from around 1961. Nothing fancy about it at all, but even then, I knew I loved riding. About 12 years later, it was a 1978 Raleigh...
05-01-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,159
Posted By USAZorro

It really depends. There is some value to...

It really depends. There is some value to learning by doing. Whether it's worth it to you - only one person can answer. I've erred on the side of "costs more than I'm likely to recoup several...
05-01-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,032
Posted By USAZorro

Not bad. However, (never looking to deprive an...

Not bad. However, (never looking to deprive an honest fellow of his due), you may be able to achieve similar with a paint roller pen. Might be worth the $7.00 or $8.00 to buy one in a color you...
05-01-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,032
Posted By USAZorro

The frame definitely needs attention. Since...

The frame definitely needs attention.

Since you need to do some painting - go for what you want.

My sole suggestion is - consider lug lining. It can make a huge difference in appearance.
04-29-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,319
Posted By USAZorro

I am puzzled by the OP's calculation of ideal TT...

I am puzzled by the OP's calculation of ideal TT length. I am 69" tall, but with a closer to 31.5" standover. Raleigh's from the 1970's in the 21.5" seat tube size are all nearly perfect fits for...
04-29-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 302
Posted By USAZorro

Sounds interesting, but BF only allows posting of...

Sounds interesting, but BF only allows posting of pictures after 10 posts, and restricts new members to 5 posts per day. I suggest posting a series of descriptive posts, or possibly a post with a...
04-29-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 889
Posted By USAZorro

Glad they went to a good home. I had an itch...

Glad they went to a good home.

I had an itch for the Herse, but it was a might large, and timing wasn't great, and you would have gotten it anyway (proximity and, immediacy). I've never ridden an...
04-28-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,266
Posted By USAZorro

Depends on the day... and which bike I choose. ...

Depends on the day... and which bike I choose. Some days, the steeds act like mules. :o
04-24-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,669
Posted By USAZorro

Sounds too much like Philosophy. I try to...

Sounds too much like Philosophy. I try to imagine how much more I would overthink things if I was into Philosophy, and it just scares me away. :innocent:
04-21-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By USAZorro

Clearly your fork is different, but I think you...

Clearly your fork is different, but I think you may have nailed the ID.
04-21-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By USAZorro

Serial number?

Serial number?
04-21-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 227,082
Posted By USAZorro

I hear you. That's my preference as well. ...

I hear you. That's my preference as well. Perhaps, as a starting point, you can send an e-mail to Brooks and ask if they've ever made bar tape in that color. If they haven't, you'll know one of...
04-21-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 227,082
Posted By USAZorro

I was able to do a decent match of my saddle in...

I was able to do a decent match of my saddle in that color, but it took a bit of shellac on cloth bar tape. Full sun shows it isn't perfect, but as it gets ridden, it should match a bit better. It's...
04-21-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,355
Posted By USAZorro

Neither poll option seems to fit my perspective...

Neither poll option seems to fit my perspective perfectly. I had been thinking of ordering a bicycle from Hilary Stone, but priorities here shifted a bit. That could change, but I have several...
04-20-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,092
Posted By USAZorro

What a great project. Amazing transformation -...

What a great project. Amazing transformation - especially with the powdercoat. :thumb:

For the sake of the chain, that freewheel could stand a bit of cleaning to get that grit off.
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