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10-14-19, 07:39 PM
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Posted By nlerner

I was there last year on my Black Mountain road....

I was there last year on my Black Mountain road. I stashed it way in the back of Peter's yard so as not to draw anyone's ire (it was fendered, however).
10-12-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, for 6- or 7-speed Accushi(f)t to index well...

Yeah, for 6- or 7-speed Accushi(f)t to index well takes a hard-to-find alignment of shifter, chain, freewheel, and rear derailleur, plus a series of prayers, astral alignment, and divine...
10-11-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,048
Posted By nlerner

I've been underwhelmed by every Peugeot PX-10...

I've been underwhelmed by every Peugeot PX-10 that I've owned, and I've owned at least half a dozen. I've built them up all original, as 650B conversions, as 650A conversions, as single speeds. All...
10-07-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,999
Posted By nlerner

Hmm, I can never find just the right one to ride:...

Hmm, I can never find just the right one to ride:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48862761196_e1320c0f3c_o.png
10-07-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21,541
Views: 2,173,534
Posted By nlerner

Itís a Bausch & Muller Lumotec IQ Cyo: ...

Itís a Bausch & Muller Lumotec IQ Cyo:
...
10-06-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 915
Posted By nlerner

Those eBay sellers need to get off my lawn!

Those eBay sellers need to get off my lawn!
10-06-19, 10:09 AM
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Views: 2,173,534
Posted By nlerner

Here are some pics of a French-ish 3-speed IGH...

Here are some pics of a French-ish 3-speed IGH project that I finished up yesterday. Base is an early 70s Jeunet 630 frame that I bought from a forum member. The lack of a derailleur hanger, Reynolds...
10-05-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By nlerner

One of my regular commuters/errand runners is a...

One of my regular commuters/errand runners is a '94 RB-T, and it's a great bike. You're in Portland, so I'd reach out to our own gugie to take a closer look if he has the time.

Pic of my rig:
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10-02-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By nlerner

Only the good.

Only the good.
09-30-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 215
Posted By nlerner

I'd wait for one that's in focus.

I'd wait for one that's in focus.
09-30-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 991
Posted By nlerner

I agree that it sorta looks like a late 1960s...

I agree that it sorta looks like a late 1960s SuperCourse, including the Reynolds sticker that indicates just the three main tubes are Reynolds 531, but lack of chrome fork ends is odd. I’ve seen a...
09-25-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,682
Posted By nlerner

My take is that climbing is all about aerobic...

My take is that climbing is all about aerobic capacity, and that can be strained in any sort of gear if you just haven’t developed it. Truth is many of us don’t ride or workout enough to get the...
09-24-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 623
Posted By nlerner

BigChief knows the timelines for braze-on pulleys...

BigChief knows the timelines for braze-on pulleys better than I, but my 1950 Raleigh Lenton Tourist has one.
09-23-19, 03:22 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Ah, sorry about that! I do see that Velocity is...

Ah, sorry about that! I do see that Velocity is making a 650B caliper-brake compatible rim in 40-hole drilling:

https://www.velocityusa.com/product/rims/cliffhanger-584

Only comes in black,...
09-23-19, 12:31 PM
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Views: 2,173,534
Posted By nlerner

Another possibility is to use a Rigida 40-hole...

Another possibility is to use a Rigida 40-hole 650B rim, currently sold by xxcyle.com in France (https://www.xxcycle.com/rim-rigida-sphinx-650b-silver-confreriale-40-t,,en.php). I just built one up...
09-22-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,157
Posted By nlerner

Wait, I thought I was the center of the C&V...

Wait, I thought I was the center of the C&V universe!

I think New England is a strong contender: On my group ride yesterday were two Jack Taylors, a Mercian, a Hetchins, a W.B. Hurlow, a Raleigh...
09-22-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 623
Posted By nlerner

Here's the 1947 Raleigh Catalog; note the...

Here's the 1947 Raleigh Catalog; note the description for the Super Sports as available in "orange enamel." A WAG is that the decal style that Kurt shows in the example above didn't appear until the...
09-22-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14,274
Views: 1,307,600
Posted By nlerner

Yesterday I had a lovely ride w/ a bunch of...

Yesterday I had a lovely ride w/ a bunch of friends in beautiful southeastern Massachusetts:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48772049137_3c47512881_c.jpg

We rode out of Westport and noodled...
09-18-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 933
Posted By nlerner

According to Peter Kohler...

According to Peter Kohler (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/clubman-kohler.html), the 1950 Raleigh Clubman had 71į seat and 73į head angles (the two year's previous models were more slack)....
09-16-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,510
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, I'll keep waiting until that Firenze I got...

Yeah, I'll keep waiting until that Firenze I got free with a stereo from Matthew's, Top of the Hill, Daly City, will be classic AND vintage.
09-15-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 668
Posted By nlerner

I've paid anywhere from $75 to around $300 for...

I've paid anywhere from $75 to around $300 for powder coating in the Boston area. There are plenty of shops that'll do it, but fewer that have experience with bicycles.
09-14-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By nlerner

Well, there's a whole other forum for asking...

Well, there's a whole other forum for asking about pricing advice:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/
09-14-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By nlerner

A very affordable 48/34t crankset is the...

A very affordable 48/34t crankset is the Stronglight Impact. XXCycle in France also sells it with the 110mm cartridge BB that will fit it (and is also not expensive) but it might fit your existing...
09-11-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By nlerner

Looks like a Lenton Sports to me. That might mean...

Looks like a Lenton Sports to me. That might mean the shifter and mechs are original or at least period substitutions.
09-10-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,072
Posted By nlerner

Lovely! My only functional nit to pick is that I...

Lovely! My only functional nit to pick is that I have found the headset mount VO devaleur has a tendency to move around under load. That might not be a problem with a bag also attached to your front...
09-04-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,777
Posted By nlerner

I don’t discriminate; I’m intolerant of everyone.

I don’t discriminate; I’m intolerant of everyone.
07-27-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By nlerner

You made me curious, so I weighed my 58cm 1984...

You made me curious, so I weighed my 58cm 1984 Raleigh Gran Course frame/fork (made from Reynolds DB 531c): 6.04 lbs on my hanging scale.
07-26-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 571
Posted By nlerner

And just to be pedantic before noglider chimes...

And just to be pedantic before noglider chimes in, those are cantilever brakes, not center pull.

Nice bike!
07-26-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,826
Posted By nlerner

I'm resurrecting Andy_K's thread to present...

I'm resurrecting Andy_K's thread to present another Motobecane Grand Record extreme makeover:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48382148626_5035c8a6b2_c.jpg
...
07-26-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,654
Posted By nlerner

Nice! Any issues with getting those hubs to fit...

Nice! Any issues with getting those hubs to fit in the dropouts?
07-24-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,946
Posted By nlerner

If anyone might know about the status of that...

If anyone might know about the status of that site, it would be ScottRyder.
07-15-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,257
Posted By nlerner

^ Crusty!

^ Crusty!
07-12-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By nlerner

I grew up in Cranford, not far from where you...

I grew up in Cranford, not far from where you bought that bike. Have you contacted the police? The guy stole your bike after all.
07-06-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,905
Posted By nlerner

Now that I'm home and in front of my laptop, I...

Now that I'm home and in front of my laptop, I can post a few random pics:

Bob W.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48193925337_516e8b1085_c.jpg
spaghetti_Legs looking very serious before...
06-24-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,642
Posted By nlerner

Sun CR-18 rims are popular, come in 27" size with...

Sun CR-18 rims are popular, come in 27" size with hooked beads:

https://www.amazon.com/SUNringle-Sun-CR-18-Schrader-Polished/dp/B002DMRBY6

Velo-Orange was selling pre-built 27" wheels at one...
06-19-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14,274
Views: 1,307,600
Posted By nlerner

I returned today from a 5-day tour through eight...

I returned today from a 5-day tour through eight states and the District of Columbia. It started on the overnight Amtrak from BOS to DC. I was on my gugie-650B-converted 1971 Raleigh Int'l.
...
06-08-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By nlerner

Hmm, from the looks of that trigger and what...

Hmm, from the looks of that trigger and what looks like a bell crank on the rear hub, Iíd guess itís a Shimano unit rather than Sturmey-Archer. The British-made Sports shed a small tear.
06-04-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 931
Posted By nlerner

Camels unfiltered.

Camels unfiltered.
Replies: 24
Views: 2,629
Posted By nlerner

Hah! Sorry, should have said, "I'll squeeze every...

Hah! Sorry, should have said, "I'll squeeze every gosh darn cent out of my fleet even if it kills me!"
06-04-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,296
Posted By nlerner

Sturmey Archer?

Sturmey Archer?
06-02-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,014
Posted By nlerner

I have a Raleigh Lenton Tourist, which likely has...

I have a Raleigh Lenton Tourist, which likely has very similar dimensions to the Lenton Sports, and am running it with 700c x 32mm tires and fenders (and a set of brakes from a 1948 Claud Butler that...
06-02-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,014
Posted By nlerner

I mounted EA3/590mm wheels with Col de la vie...

I mounted EA3/590mm wheels with Col de la vie tires to my departed Lenton Sports with original brakes. They fit just fine:

https://live.staticflickr.com/5553/29661023504_eed4cbc8fe_c.jpg
05-11-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21,541
Views: 2,173,534
Posted By nlerner

Thatís a great bike! You perhaps know this, but...

Thatís a great bike! You perhaps know this, but you can replace the threaded driver with a conventional three-notch one and then have a much wider range of cogs to choose from. However, I do have a...
04-22-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,630
Posted By nlerner

1974 Norman Fay tourer: ...

1974 Norman Fay tourer:

https://live.staticflickr.com/7526/29661128943_6de469736b_c.jpg
04-26-15, 07:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,258
Posted By nlerner

A mysterious braze-on

Picked up an interesting frame yesterday, and it has a braze-on under the downtube and near the shifter mounts that I've never seen before. Builder's error? Flick stand mount? Emergency poker? Any...
05-11-09, 07:05 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 135,697
Posted By nlerner

Ah, that's my era, too, but somehow most bikes...

Ah, that's my era, too, but somehow most bikes have ended up be 3-speeds for me from those days (as an adult) of working on and riding Raleigh 3-speeds. I find that on most of my rides, no matter how...
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