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07-06-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 341
Posted By Kilroy1988

I just put new decals on a 1972 Raleigh...

I just put new decals on a 1972 Raleigh International frameset that has a few blemishes on the paint but is in overall good condition. However, without originally having a clear coat protecting the...
07-05-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 30,714
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm surprised that I was the last one to post in...

I'm surprised that I was the last one to post in this thread more than four years ago! At that time I was only dreaming about owning a Mercian so I guess it's about time I bump it up again! I've been...
07-03-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,455
Posted By Kilroy1988

Coming back to this thread I can answer that it...

Coming back to this thread I can answer that it starts with a J so 1981 it is! Thank you for that information.

I finally started tinkering with the Pro-Miyata, it's got some surface rust and...
06-28-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,470
Posted By Kilroy1988

Sir, Throughout this entire thread I have...

Sir,

Throughout this entire thread I have not once insinuated that those who I disagree with, or whose responses I do not appreciate as being adequate to the purpose, are in any way lacking in...
06-28-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,470
Posted By Kilroy1988

The Thin Man Thanks for chiming in, sir. Very...

The Thin Man Thanks for chiming in, sir. Very interesting to hear your perspective. nlerner above mentions that value is "whatever one buyer is willing to pay" which is the absolute truth of the...
06-27-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,470
Posted By Kilroy1988

That goes back to the initial point of the thread...

That goes back to the initial point of the thread - I was asking people to consider more angles than their local markets or guesswork that leads to often only a number of very low estimates being...
06-27-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,470
Posted By Kilroy1988

Yeah, I personally only comment on appraisal...

Yeah, I personally only comment on appraisal threads for bicycles I actually watch the market for. Hence my finally bringing this up. I have seen and continue to see (witness last week's auction)...
06-27-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,470
Posted By Kilroy1988

Like I said, I've seen multiple Portages sell for...

Like I said, I've seen multiple Portages sell for more than $1,000. One member already stated above that they sold their own for $1,000. So no, I don't exactly agree with that statement.

I also...
06-27-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,470
Posted By Kilroy1988

Precisely the kind of person I hope sees my ads.

Precisely the kind of person I hope sees my ads.
06-26-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,470
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm young and dumb and want to change the world....

I'm young and dumb and want to change the world. C'est la vie!
06-26-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,470
Posted By Kilroy1988

Right, and I heard someone else paid $10,000 to...

Right, and I heard someone else paid $10,000 to have a steel frame made by someone just because it's got some dead guy's name on it. What's your point?
06-26-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,470
Posted By Kilroy1988

Well I disagree. If I were to come into a forum...

Well I disagree. If I were to come into a forum and ask people for advice about how to fix a mechanical issue with my bicycle then I would consider it disrespectful if someone replied and actually...
06-26-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,470
Posted By Kilroy1988

Please Stop Being So Cheap!

Hello,

This thread is related to the Appraisals forum but it seems appropriate to post it here since this is where most of the posters hang out. I don't meant to bash anyone, but I think as a...
Replies: 22
Views: 825
Posted By Kilroy1988

Northstar50 wrk101 plonz Chuck M The Raleigh...

Northstar50 wrk101 plonz Chuck M

The Raleigh Portage is a very sought-after bicycle and you only need to look at recent eBay auctions to see that the estimates proposed above are very low!

1986...
06-23-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,202
Posted By Kilroy1988

Here's a slightly older (and sold) Carlton...

Here's a slightly older (and sold) Carlton Continental on a slightly larger bridge over a slightly larger irrigation canal, since people seemed to appreciate the first one... And just for good...
06-22-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,202
Posted By Kilroy1988

How about a little baby bridge on a lonely...

How about a little baby bridge on a lonely country road over an irrigation ditch?
...
06-11-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 664
Posted By Kilroy1988

Your water bottles are in the wrong spot.

Your water bottles are in the wrong spot.
06-10-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 823
Posted By Kilroy1988

Happy birthday, Brent! My uncle (who got me into...

Happy birthday, Brent! My uncle (who got me into road cycling) and the handful of retired fellows he rides with do this every year for each of their birthdays, with a couple of them going on 80 now....
06-08-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'd like to mention that my fix is obviously...

I'd like to mention that my fix is obviously temporary. I already purchased a replacement strut that should have plenty of reach. I believe I cut this one down after fitting it to another bike years...
06-07-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By Kilroy1988

For when your fender mounts are too short...

Today I was putting an older pair of Tanaka fenders on my Mercian Campionissimo when I realized that the rear mount was too short to reach the frame eyelets... Frustrated, I almost gave up until I...
05-31-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,106
Posted By Kilroy1988

In an issue of Cycling or The Bicycle that I have...

In an issue of Cycling or The Bicycle that I have from the 1950s (not sure which - I have dozens of each) there is a nice article about "ankling," which is the act of rotating the ankles to power...
05-28-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By Kilroy1988

Hello, My 1951 New Hudson Silver Arrow...

Hello,

My 1951 New Hudson Silver Arrow (dated by the original manufacturer's warranty card that I have with the bicycle) is also a BSA machine. The frameset clearly matches a couple of prewar BSA...
05-26-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19,083
Views: 2,371,892
Posted By Kilroy1988

Looks like a practical bike! Keep on riding and...

Looks like a practical bike! Keep on riding and stay safe!

-Gregory
05-26-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19,083
Views: 2,371,892
Posted By Kilroy1988

Today I did 98 miles that took me into the...

Today I did 98 miles that took me into the foothills to Springville via Frazier Valley, then came back down by Lake Success and Porterville with a final stop at the memorial park in Lindsay. I'm...
05-25-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 892
Posted By Kilroy1988

Your story makes me 100% satisfied with the fact...

Your story makes me 100% satisfied with the fact that I did not get to it in time. I one day hope to recover a 1950 Carlton I sold due to financial constraints a few years ago, maybe I'll be as...
05-23-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19,083
Views: 2,371,892
Posted By Kilroy1988

Thanks for the information, but in this case the...

Thanks for the information, but in this case the bolt securing the hanger was just not tightened up properly - I had forgotten to give it a final go when I put the bicycle together recently so it...
05-22-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 19,083
Views: 2,371,892
Posted By Kilroy1988

Just went out for about ten miles to check how...

Just went out for about ten miles to check how the repacked Avocet front hub on the '79 Mercian worked out. That seemed fine but it's pretty tight and has some resistance because I don't want the...
05-20-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19,083
Views: 2,371,892
Posted By Kilroy1988

Did a 73.5 mile round trip out to the dead end...

Did a 73.5 mile round trip out to the dead end road in a quiet little place called Clarks Valley this morning and early afternoon. I saw a coyote pup that wasn't more than a foot long wandering...
05-20-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,106
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm not sure why smd4 is giving beng1 such a hard...

I'm not sure why smd4 is giving beng1 such a hard time here except for the fact that the latter obviously has some unusual tastes - which is totally fine by me - but there's certainly no reason not...
05-15-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,106
Posted By Kilroy1988

Here's one from the era when that was to be...

Here's one from the era when that was to be expected - a 1951 New Hudson Silver Arrow with laid back frame angles based on a pre-war BSA road model. I only got around to moving the seat post forward...
05-14-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 190,009
Posted By Kilroy1988

Tower District, Fresno, 2022. ...

Tower District, Fresno, 2022.

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05-14-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19,083
Views: 2,371,892
Posted By Kilroy1988

Went out for a strong 48.7 miles yesterday...

Went out for a strong 48.7 miles yesterday afternoon, finished in roughly three hours on the road and took another 45 minutes or so with pit stops at a Starbucks and a few areas along the country...
05-12-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By Kilroy1988

Raleigh "International" decal borrowed from Reg Harris!

Hello folks,

For those of you who are interested in the Raleigh products of the bike boom era, I thought a little something I just figured out might be fun to share... Until 1972 Raleigh...
05-10-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By Kilroy1988

Getting my priorities straight...

Howdy,

I have a handful of bicycles that need to be assembled, and three or four that need to be sold... However, I know what I want to ride next so I'm getting things in order!

-Gregory
...
05-07-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By Kilroy1988

I generally agree with 52telecaster in his...

I generally agree with 52telecaster in his assessment of the quality of riding Reynolds straight versus butted compared to high tensile tubing. Additionally, with the higher-end frames I'm become...
05-05-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,575
Posted By Kilroy1988

Gary12000 I'm looking forward to building up the...

Gary12000 I'm looking forward to building up the International and am quite sure it'll meet my expectations! I see that you called the 1951 Humber Beeston Clubman your "favorite," so in case you...
05-04-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Kilroy1988

I regret not only parting with the only Frejus I...

I regret not only parting with the only Frejus I owned, but literally parting it out after it wouldn't sell for a time... I believe it was one of the fastest and most responsive steel frames I've...
05-04-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,575
Posted By Kilroy1988

Hello all! Well, I've been reading along...

Hello all!

Well, I've been reading along with other people's replies and I can't say that my opinion of the weekend has been phased much, but I think it is relevant to point out that this was not...
05-02-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,575
Posted By Kilroy1988

I had a great weekend and it was fun to meet so...

I had a great weekend and it was fun to meet so many fellow forum members! My wife and I just got home this evening so I'll have to organize some photos and my thoughts and post a full report in the...
04-26-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,575
Posted By Kilroy1988

Since I don't post photos of myself much, and...

Since I don't post photos of myself much, and that's the easiest way to recognize me in case any of ya'all see me, well... Here I am!

-Gregory
...
04-26-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,261
Posted By Kilroy1988

I've owned about twenty vintage road bikes/frames...

I've owned about twenty vintage road bikes/frames over the past decade and four have had chrome lugs, those being a ~1950 Carlton Continental, a ~1960 Olmo Gran Sport, a ~1965 Frejus Tour de France,...
04-25-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By Kilroy1988

The OP mentioned that the father replaced most of...

The OP mentioned that the father replaced most of the parts over time, as most riders would during that period if they continuously rode. I obsessively watch eBay UK and get the VCC quarterly...
04-24-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,575
Posted By Kilroy1988

Well, the crowd has spoken, so I'll definitely be...

Well, the crowd has spoken, so I'll definitely be taking the Carlton Super Python for the lighthouse ride! If anyone around here sees me out there please feel free to say hello. My uncle will be...
04-23-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By Kilroy1988

Hello folks! Classtime Pcampeau PhotonDon I...

Hello folks!

Classtime Pcampeau PhotonDon I had the frame and fork powder coated by J.R.'s Powder Coating in Lemoore, CA and they did a fantastic job. For $150 they sandblasted it and masked off...
04-23-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By Kilroy1988

My First Ride on a Mercian - 1979 Campionissimo

Hello folks,

I know this one won't resonate with the crowd like some of my other builds but I'm personally very excited to finally have my '79 Mercian Campionissimo on the road for the first time...
04-23-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,575
Posted By Kilroy1988

Actually I definitely don't. If you look through...

Actually I definitely don't. If you look through the photo galleries from the 1950s-60s in England shown on the Classic Lightweights website, or in any of the dozens of original issues of Cycling and...
04-23-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 31,575
Posted By Kilroy1988

Okay, the '79 Mercian Campionissimo is built...

Okay, the '79 Mercian Campionissimo is built after a long evening at it! Now the debate begins, whether I should ride it or the '54 Carlton Super Python for the short course? Any thoughts?
...
04-22-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By Kilroy1988

Welcome to the forum, A majority of the...

Welcome to the forum,

A majority of the quality frames built by Condor (as with most British builders of the era) were custom ordered and would have been built up with components of the client's...
04-22-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By Kilroy1988

Thanks for all of the information, folks. I'll...

Thanks for all of the information, folks. I'll just go with the 50mm fenders as it'll clearly be less hassle. The frame should just take them and the more snug they are between the stays the less...
04-18-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,154
Posted By Kilroy1988

Actually, every other person who's directly...

Actually, every other person who's directly responded to your post here has made that assumption based on the language you used, so maybe you're the one who needs to reconsider how to structure a...
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