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09-10-12, 08:40 AM
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Posted By robertob

I don't usually do anything with the bottom...

I don't usually do anything with the bottom bracket on these because new QUALITY cotters are so expensive... Unless of course it is all 'crunchy'. Otherwise I do the oil down the seat tube trick and...
07-30-12, 03:18 PM
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Posted By robertob

As for grips I'm a 'strictly original' guy, but I...

As for grips I'm a 'strictly original' guy, but I understand not everyone agrees.


Speaking of grips does anyone know if the Tourists got white grips when the Sports did? I have a '68 Sports with...
07-30-12, 08:47 AM
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Posted By robertob

All of the various bikes I have are threaded,...

All of the various bikes I have are threaded, however it is the usual 26tpi, 55 degree BSC threading, which means that you will need to find the right hardware for that hole. If yours really is not...
07-16-12, 03:36 PM
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Posted By robertob

1930s Raleighs have a headset race and nut that...

1930s Raleighs have a headset race and nut that do not have flats, they have notches and are round. After WW2 they went to regular hex style.
07-02-12, 09:14 AM
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Posted By robertob

I think they were always different, however the...

I think they were always different, however the 1938 catalog mentions the geometry and the 1936 bikes look more relaxed. My 1939 bike is pretty much the same as any sports made later.
02-06-12, 12:30 PM
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Posted By robertob

I found a similar stand on Amazon, which was more...

I found a similar stand on Amazon, which was more expensive and not good quality. It did not work on my bike because it rubbed on the chaincase. The Steco one looks like it would work great.
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09-16-11, 02:42 PM
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Posted By robertob

Got some stuff to trade: - Campy Avanti 8sp...

Got some stuff to trade:
- Campy Avanti 8sp brifters, both work with good hoods
- Campy Avanti rear caliper, decent
- Ladies' Raleigh Superbe frame, fork, cranks (rusty)
- Ladies' Raleigh DL-1...
09-13-11, 11:25 PM
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Posted By robertob

Henry are you asking me to measure them? I can if...

Henry are you asking me to measure them? I can if you need.
09-13-11, 11:25 PM
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Posted By robertob

Yeah I like the lugs too - I've been looking for...

Yeah I like the lugs too - I've been looking for an 80s Japanese steel frame for a while and when I saw the lugs on this one i was sold. It was in way rough condition, I had to sandblast some...
09-13-11, 04:44 PM
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Posted By robertob

I'm impressed for sure... Was it the OS tubing?

I'm impressed for sure... Was it the OS tubing?
09-13-11, 01:55 PM
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Posted By robertob

Thats funny in a way because many early 90s...

Thats funny in a way because many early 90s Paramounts were spatter painted from the factory.
09-13-11, 01:03 PM
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Posted By robertob

We have a winner! its a Japanamount -...

We have a winner!


its a Japanamount - Panasonic-built 1992 Paramount PDG series 5 OS frame. It had a really ugly paint job on it when I found it but for $50 how could I go wrong? I had it...
09-13-11, 12:46 PM
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Posted By robertob

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09-13-11, 12:34 PM
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Posted By robertob

Sorry I meant to post more pics earlier but the...

Sorry I meant to post more pics earlier but the images are on my work computer.
Here's a closeup of the BB:


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09-12-11, 11:10 PM
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Posted By robertob

Thanks, I like the color too since I picked it :)...

Thanks, I like the color too since I picked it :)

It's not a Rivendell, I doubt I could fit even 28mm tires on it.
09-12-11, 03:48 PM
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Posted By robertob

no trek

no trek
09-12-11, 03:35 PM
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Posted By robertob

You should be able to spray smooth enamel out of...

You should be able to spray smooth enamel out of a gun. What size of tip does the gun have? You'll need a smaller fluid tip for most top coats than primer.

You should be using automotive paints...
09-12-11, 03:04 PM
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Posted By robertob

I'll check back in a few hours and answer some...

I'll check back in a few hours and answer some questions and post a detail shot.
09-12-11, 03:03 PM
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Posted By robertob

Another "name that frame game"

I thought it would be fun to post some pics of thisfreshly painted frame and see if anyone can guess what it is.

I'll start off with a shot of the whole thing.
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09-02-11, 11:14 AM
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Posted By robertob

Non index does not care. Buy any that you...

Non index does not care.

Buy any that you like or ask in the thread above for someone to trade you for some.

Do you need them to be index?
08-29-11, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15,283
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Posted By robertob

Got some stuff to trade: - Campy Avanti 8sp...

Got some stuff to trade:
- Campy Avanti 8sp shifters, both work with good hoods
- Campy Avanti rear caliper, decent
- Ladies' Superbe frame, fork, cranks (rusty)
- Ladies' DL-1 missing wheels,...
08-29-11, 12:27 PM
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Posted By robertob

Yeah the more I ride my sports the less I like...

Yeah the more I ride my sports the less I like North Roads, at least upright - there just aren't any comfy hand positions.
08-29-11, 12:26 PM
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Posted By robertob

Yeah I'm going to swap it out, but I might try it...

Yeah I'm going to swap it out, but I might try it on my 30s Raleigh Sports just to see what it's like.
08-22-11, 11:06 AM
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Posted By robertob

Here's my latest 3-speed, beautiful 1930s or 40s...

Here's my latest 3-speed, beautiful 1930s or 40s Humber Sports. I'm not sure what to do with it actually. my wife doesn't like drop bars and the brakes suck so it's not such a fun rider. Plus it's so...
08-22-11, 11:00 AM
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Posted By robertob

I really like the cheapie Kenda K40s I have. I...

I really like the cheapie Kenda K40s I have. I just noticed that Amazon has a 'high pressure' version of the K40 which I would like to try one of these days.


Schwalbe Delta Cruisers in cream...
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