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03-05-21, 01:47 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I picked up a ladies Raleigh parts bike the other...

I picked up a ladies Raleigh parts bike the other day, it had two new tires on it and a good set of rims, ... and this for a master link:
(There was a real master link just ahead of it and the chain...
03-03-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 481
Posted By Andy Antipas

1957 Peugeot PL-50

Just finished restoring this poor manís cyclo-touring bicycle. I purchased it a couple of years ago off eBay France. The bike was more or less complete, but in a fairly sad state. It had a Simplex...
03-03-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By clubman

I think it's a Canadian Firefox issue. I use Epic...

I think it's a Canadian Firefox issue. I use Epic browser with proxy to get to these pages, although sometimes I can get through. I haven't been able to fix permissions to allow velobase.
02-26-21, 03:05 PM
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Posted By dweenk

So Townes did that first you say? Go figure.

So Townes did that first you say? Go figure.
02-26-21, 01:07 PM
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Posted By gster

Thank you for that. Clever and thoughtful. ...

Thank you for that.
Clever and thoughtful.
One of my favourites.
Townes Van Zandt version.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zprRZ2wFQD4
Here's my $25.00 Mexican guitar
customised with dinosaur...
02-26-21, 12:28 PM
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Posted By dweenk

gster & Lefty gster was a cyclist, boys ...

gster & Lefty

gster was a cyclist, boys
His bike was made of polished steel
He searched for parts around the world
To fix the bikes he had to heal

gster met his match, you know
On the...
02-26-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,994
Posted By Kilroy1988

I think you'll be surprised to find out how many...

I think you'll be surprised to find out how many in the C&V bicycle community are also interested in motorcycles. I am aware of the origins of the term in English motorcycle culture, though not some...
02-25-21, 08:01 PM
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Views: 2,994
Posted By cudak888

Agreed - I think you'll find a lot of riders...

Agreed - I think you'll find a lot of riders would rather get a Sports for $100 off Craigslist, throw some Kool-Stops at it, and live with the limitations. It'd take someone who wants an absolutely...
02-25-21, 04:49 PM
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Views: 2,994
Posted By clubman

Nice looking but I'd call it a roadster, just to...

Nice looking but I'd call it a roadster, just to be difficult as this intolerable winter grates on my nerves. A 'cafe racer' would be akin to a scorcher, maybe something like this. Not mine
...
02-25-21, 05:52 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

Here' s my pair of BSA's, Mark... :) ...

Here' s my pair of BSA's, Mark... :)


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/722x480/bsa_x2_7f01678af13d1b9b3835164ef3d3372085b3efe6.jpg

Peter
02-24-21, 12:33 AM
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Posted By barnfind

A number of years ago I found a few of these...

A number of years ago I found a few of these blocks, they appear to be cut from old yellow pine 2x4's with a hole in the middle the same diameter of the hub shell. Each one has a rubber strip with...
02-22-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 984
Posted By dddd

I cut them at about an inch and a half to two...

I cut them at about an inch and a half to two inches, any longer and tend to get out of control.

Some V-brakes require a bit longer tail length in order to tuck them in as intended.

I crimp the...
02-21-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,764
Posted By Javi_bikes

Great news everyone, finally received the second...

Great news everyone, finally received the second phil wood tool in the mail and managed to get the BB in with the chain-line dialled in. Got the FD to work without the need of a shim too... seems...
02-20-21, 12:24 PM
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Posted By browngw

One of my three speeds is colourful, came with...

One of my three speeds is colourful, came with alloy rims and I have Panaracer Paselas mounted on it. The drive train is a Brampton 3speed hub and shifter, made in England.It also has Weinmann alloy...
02-18-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,940
Posted By Glennfordx4

I sold 35+ Bikes this past yr, the most since I...

I sold 35+ Bikes this past yr, the most since I started flipping in 08. I don't know how anybody can make money doing this paying retail for parts, tires alone would break the bank on most builds let...
02-17-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By juvela

----- tip for readers working with these...

-----

tip for readers working with these older flat Peugeot braze-on housing stops:

do not grab "just and old stepped ferrule" - the details of the dimensions and proportions matter in...
02-17-21, 05:52 PM
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Views: 303
Posted By juvela

----- this model of shift lever...

-----

this model of shift lever unfortunately enjoyed but a brief production life ca. 1967-70

it replaced the white Delrin

the Juy catalogue of 1970 exhibits the black Delrin shift lever...
02-16-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 103
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Posted By homelessjoe

flip

This is an easy one.....spend years collecting a barn full of very desirable higher end bikes then wait for a pandemic....any one can do it
02-14-21, 02:43 PM
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Posted By clubman

I always liked the nice job you did on this one....

I always liked the nice job you did on this one. I'm still sitting on a '52, waiting for inspiration. It's the biggest mess but for $25, it's my mess.

...
02-14-21, 12:45 PM
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Views: 363
Posted By randyjawa

Shades of Grey...

Except for road tuning, this puppy is, pretty much good to go. Though I have shared the build process, I thought to show the done deal without color......
02-14-21, 09:57 AM
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Posted By C9H13N

1. Use the cheapest galvanized cables you can...

1. Use the cheapest galvanized cables you can find, bought in bulk from China

2. Use the cheapest brake housing for everything, including SIS shifters. Compressionless? Never heard of it

3....
02-14-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,940
Posted By sloar

I collect parts and consumables more than I...

I collect parts and consumables more than I collect bikes. I’m friends with a bike shop owner and he orders me things like cables, housings and tubes at his cost. And I have a friend that has more...
02-14-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,940
Posted By jdawginsc

unless you find a gem of a deal (like a rusty...

unless you find a gem of a deal (like a rusty Ciocc in a barn for $20...which I have never lucked out into), labor costs would put the bike price well above the market value I would think.

luckily...
02-09-21, 08:16 PM
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Posted By bluesteak

Mongrel lenton

I thought I would post a photo of the mongrel Lenton with her new wheels. I had 700c wheels built with sun cr18 rims, and the hubs I showed a few weeks ago. I like the result but I havenít been...
02-04-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 352
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Posted By iab

1960s(?) Umberto Dei ...

1960s(?) Umberto Dei

https://live.staticflickr.com/1555/25900591501_45198bef76_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FsKiur)Umberto Dei 01 (https://flic.kr/p/FsKiur) by iabisdb...
02-03-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By jonwvara

Yes, my dad etched his SS# on his old Raleigh...

Yes, my dad etched his SS# on his old Raleigh Sports, which I rode for a bit but ultimately gave to the bike coop because it was too small for me. It looked so strange by today's standards--like the...
02-02-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,794
Posted By Doug Fattic

oj, an American bicycle frame building teacher...

oj, an American bicycle frame building teacher here. I learned how to make bicycle frames at Ellis Briggs in Shipley, West Yorkshire in 1975. This was in the era when adult Americans had just started...
02-02-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,794
Posted By nlerner

https://youtu.be/KY8lTSRpHT0

https://youtu.be/KY8lTSRpHT0
01-29-21, 03:06 PM
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Posted By sykerocker

It is with great joy that I've finally turned out...

It is with great joy that I've finally turned out my first restoration in the new shop since the fire, 14 months ago. The '55 Royal Enfield cleaned up fairly well, I still need to find a seat for...
01-26-21, 02:12 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

I was digging through my box of SA parts this...

I was digging through my box of SA parts this morning and found this 57-2 dated 36h AW shell. It sort of tells me that they never stopped making the AW when the SW was around. I've also got three SW...
01-24-21, 05:01 PM
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Posted By nlerner

These came with a '60 or '61 Raleigh Lenton Grand...

These came with a '60 or '61 Raleigh Lenton Grand Prix that I bought a few years back. When I sold it off, I included the documentation:
...
01-23-21, 03:33 PM
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Posted By southpawboston

I've been away from C&V for a while (as I've...

I've been away from C&V for a while (as I've becomevmore C&V myself) so the lingo may have evolved but I'll take a stab-- To 'drew' is to grind off unused frame features and braze-ons, e.g., shifter...
01-21-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By browngw

In the fall of 2019 a friend had to clean up a...

In the fall of 2019 a friend had to clean up a deceased family members property and there were 15-20 bikes in a pile. I offered to help by taking them off his hands. Most were BSOs but a few were...
01-21-21, 02:36 PM
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Posted By gster

I wonder if it was a perceived engineering...

I wonder if it was a perceived engineering improvement or
a cost cutting measure (fewer parts)?
Whatever the thinking, it certainly backfired.
I have 3 NOS 1953 AW kits at home....
01-20-21, 01:32 PM
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Posted By clubman

Bingo. That shop was a treasure trove of bike...

Bingo. That shop was a treasure trove of bike history. A few lucky people got in there but the majority was put in a container and sent to Cuba iirc. These guys were so old that the one brother had a...
01-17-21, 02:16 PM
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Posted By iab

My guess is Peugeot.

My guess is Peugeot.
01-17-21, 02:24 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

Spent some time today putting the Dunelt back...

Spent some time today putting the Dunelt back together with what I have. For now, its got the wheels and tires I found it with.
I spent an hour getting the chainguard to fit right, and another two...
01-16-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,268
Posted By dweenk

"The Complete Book of Bicycling" by Eugene...

"The Complete Book of Bicycling" by Eugene Sloan.
01-15-21, 04:28 PM
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Posted By gster

Good name for a band....

Good name for a band....
01-15-21, 03:46 PM
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Posted By browngw

Thanks for the kind words markk900 . I can spend...

Thanks for the kind words markk900 . I can spend weeks, months even years on some bikes and not tire of the process. The last really time consuming resto was this 1972 CCM that belonged to a late...
01-15-21, 11:55 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

A few pages back some alloy 650A rims made in the...

A few pages back some alloy 650A rims made in the UK were recommended to me. I bought a pair (shipped to the US) and I think I spent about $100.00 total. Nice rims too- I like them better than the...
01-13-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 16,912
Posted By canyoneagle

took me a moment to see it......... Yikes!!!!

took me a moment to see it.........
Yikes!!!!
01-13-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,330
Posted By Bren Hennessy

Hi Raleigh Roadster, I came across this old...

Hi Raleigh Roadster,

I came across this old thread and just to let you know I have a very similar bike here in Ireland. I know it is pre-war as the owner told me that, but what year in the 30's I...
01-10-21, 07:01 PM
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Posted By homelessjoe

I love a good mystery,,,a mission ...a quest

I love a good mystery,,,a mission ...a quest
01-08-21, 10:06 AM
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Views: 16,912
Posted By cudak888

Was having nothing but trouble installing a...

Was having nothing but trouble installing a Sturmey three-speed hub - with a built-in drum brake - into a bike with sliding vertical dropouts.

After struggling to get the two sliding drops...
01-08-21, 05:09 AM
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Posted By JaccoW

One former 3-speed and one former 7-speed. Now...

One former 3-speed and one former 7-speed. Now both Sturmey Archer 5-speeds.

http://i.imgur.com/Lg7ktZ4.jpg (https://imgur.com/Lg7ktZ4)
1976 Gazelle Grand Tourist...
01-01-21, 04:30 AM
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Posted By barnfind

I was the same way as a kid, 10 bikes in the...

I was the same way as a kid, 10 bikes in the shed, a couple of go carts, an old tractor or two, and a few motorcycles.
When I was a kid, we weren't allowed in the house during the day unless it was...
12-31-20, 02:04 PM
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Posted By JIMBO53

Last Bike Find of the Year: 1965 Rudge Sport!! Happy New Year To Me!!

I started collecting vintage British 3 speed roadster bikes this year, veering off from my regular prewar American balloon and motorbike style bikes. These old Brits have saved my sanity during the...
12-24-20, 11:24 PM
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Views: 2,837,771
Posted By oldspokes

I've been knocking around the idea of building...

I've been knocking around the idea of building this up with an AW or S5 hub. I've had it for 20 years or so now, its been hanging in the basement collecting dust. It definitely needs paint and...
12-24-20, 10:38 AM
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Posted By BFisher

Hi, James. I posted this here...

Hi, James. I posted this here (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1006682-show-me-your-english-club-bikes-7.html) as I got it together. I had this bike built as a 3x7 with indexed downtube...
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