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11-02-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,296
Posted By USAZorro

Have you tried getting parts recently? Might be...

Have you tried getting parts recently? Might be that they need to keep enough on-hand to be able to perform in-house service.

I suspect the shop owner has a reason that makes sense for him, but...
10-26-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,397
Posted By USAZorro

You deserve some kind of prize for that one. ...

You deserve some kind of prize for that one. :thumb:
10-12-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By USAZorro

Almost. My Competitions both have uncrimped,...

Almost. My Competitions both have uncrimped, rapid-taper chainstays. My lone Grand Sports has crimped chainstays (though I don't know if that has been constant). Also, the fork crown does look...
10-12-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By USAZorro

I once thought that also, yet I have one built in...

I once thought that also, yet I have one built in 1971.


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10-11-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,397
Posted By USAZorro

Yay! A zombie thread!!! Some sound...

Yay! A zombie thread!!!

Some sound information (https://www.instructables.com/simple-bike-storage-rack-for-many-bikes-in-small-a/) and the proper tool for the job...
10-10-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By USAZorro

The geometry on those 70's Worksop Raleighs...

The geometry on those 70's Worksop Raleighs really lends itself to enjoyable riding almost any way you choose to set them up. Yours looks a lot better than mine did. :)
10-07-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 16,301
Posted By USAZorro

Is that a wooden frame?

Is that a wooden frame?
10-06-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,291
Posted By USAZorro

The body design is a Junior High shop project. ...

The body design is a Junior High shop project. :innocent:
10-06-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,291
Posted By USAZorro

I have an entry. I have no proof at all, but I...

I have an entry. I have no proof at all, but I suspect there's a design connection between these sleek beauties, and the ever-popular "box with wheels" aesthetic that Volvo embraced during much of...
10-06-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,457
Posted By USAZorro

Wow! That cleaned up amazingly well, and the...

Wow! That cleaned up amazingly well, and the build looks very promising.

One tiny suggestion in case you haven't considered it already. On your rear fender mount assembly, Loctite could be a...
10-04-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 930
Posted By USAZorro

Here's a snap of the 1949 Raleigh Clubman that...

Here's a snap of the 1949 Raleigh Clubman that the great and famous clubman (of post #8 fame) was willing to allow to pass to me.

Unable to find suitable original wheels, I decided to build my own...
10-03-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By USAZorro

No mas on 597's. Neither the '74 Superbe, nor the...

No mas on 597's. Neither the '74 Superbe, nor the '62 lady's Dunelt, or even my version of the '49 Clubman have them. I went with 590's - largely due to rim and tire availability.

...
09-21-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,533
Posted By USAZorro

Mercifully, I was preoccupied with other things...

Mercifully, I was preoccupied with other things at the time and I missed the entire non-event. I've been over it before I even knew it started and I'm ok with it.
09-18-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,086
Posted By USAZorro

The main drawback I see is the frame material. ...

The main drawback I see is the frame material. Steel > Aluminum, imo. Therefore the adapted Giant Iguana....

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09-16-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,679
Posted By USAZorro

Yup/ Lots of opinions and there will be...

Yup/ Lots of opinions and there will be differences based on individual tastes and experiences. I'm almost always open to learning more about bicycles and what models there are, and what have been...
09-13-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 880
Posted By USAZorro

Mount for a mini-pump bracket?

Mount for a mini-pump bracket?
09-10-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2,078
Views: 411,406
Posted By USAZorro

I paid this one forward to a rider in my club who...

I paid this one forward to a rider in my club who was showing up for road rides on a MTB, not too long after the picture was posted.
09-01-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,660
Posted By USAZorro

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Mikel...
08-26-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By USAZorro

I am not seeing a dropdown menu. I'll see if...

I am not seeing a dropdown menu. I'll see if there are other settings somewhere.

<edit> I went all the way back to the root directory and then the display changed back to what I'm familiar...
08-23-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,660
Posted By USAZorro

Well, Lachlan may have made the Tour ride passe,...

Well, Lachlan may have made the Tour ride passe, but I figure that I'd have a much better chance of finding a nice 1950-something randonneuse and some sweet vintage Stronglight cranks if I were to...
08-22-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,660
Posted By USAZorro

I'd take you and me vs Aru and Landa. :lol:

I'd take you and me vs Aru and Landa. :lol:
08-16-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,394
Posted By USAZorro

Been getting an education from Christian and Bob...

Been getting an education from Christian and Bob on the Olympic Channel, I'm thinking Superman... er ... Aranburu is a cinch (what can't this rider do?) :innocent: He's the new Luis Leon Sanchez....
08-15-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,394
Posted By USAZorro

His career is officially in the toilet and the...

His career is officially in the toilet and the water is swirling.
08-14-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,660
Posted By USAZorro

Looks like everyone in the league has Roglic. ...

Looks like everyone in the league has Roglic. :roflmao:
08-13-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,660
Posted By USAZorro

Going way out on a limb here and predicting the...

Going way out on a limb here and predicting the Vuelta will have an incident with an electronic shifter.
08-11-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,660
Posted By USAZorro

I admit that I'm not especially flashy, and what...

I admit that I'm not especially flashy, and what little humor I exhibit tends to be rather dry. Can you forgive me?

I was inspired from watching Olympic Channel rebroadcasts of the 2020 Vuelta...
07-20-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,300
Posted By USAZorro

If ubiquity is the criteria, the Raleigh Super...

If ubiquity is the criteria, the Raleigh Super Course needs to be on the list. My take on "sport touring" is that if there are fittings for racks and panniers, it's more likely to be "touring" than...
07-19-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,222
Posted By USAZorro

I'll spare folks the pictures of the 1970-ish...

I'll spare folks the pictures of the 1970-ish Eriol frame that I picked up a bit over a year ago. Hasn't been properly built up yet (never seen another Eriol, so despite it's ordinary-ness, it must...
07-18-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,938
Posted By USAZorro

Thanks for organizing this again. Vuelta could...

Thanks for organizing this again. Vuelta could be incredible, and am anticipating it. Hoping to thread the needle and being back to work by then, yet able to watch it.

p.s. - I've heard no calls...
07-14-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,938
Posted By USAZorro

Nothing against your beverage. If there were a...

Nothing against your beverage. If there were a rider named Merlot, I wouldn't be able to say that. :innocent:
The race is not yet over, but today's stage is close to what I hopefully imagined...
07-06-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,209
Posted By USAZorro

Man, Peter got abused about 5 times in the last...

Man, Peter got abused about 5 times in the last 2K.
06-09-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,237
Posted By USAZorro

I have two bicycles that can't take anything...

I have two bicycles that can't take anything wider than 23's. They're two of my most desirable machines, but they don't get ridden a whole lot.

Thanks to all posting here who help to lessen...
06-09-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,646
Posted By USAZorro

Other side of the coin... reminds me of an...

Other side of the coin... reminds me of an instance when some guy responded to one of my Craigslist offerings about a dozen years ago. I was listing a fully overhauled 198x Schwinn Traveler for...
05-27-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,433
Posted By USAZorro

My slow motion build for my wife. Stripped the...

My slow motion build for my wife. Stripped the paint and sent for blasting. I acquired this from a very generous individual here. It's evidently a 1991 Raleigh Team with alloy lugs and 753 tubing....
05-20-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,393
Posted By USAZorro

rhm is correct. Angelus makes very high quality...

rhm is correct. Angelus makes very high quality products.

Not too long ago (in vintage terms, 3-4 years or so), I acquired am rhm saddle (first of two so far), and I painted it with a mixture of...
05-20-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,062
Posted By USAZorro

I'm not sure whether or not to feel reassured...

I'm not sure whether or not to feel reassured that Ineos got Egan's microdosing issues sorted out.
05-07-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,618
Posted By USAZorro

It's good to be the King. Is it better to...

It's good to be the King.

Is it better to be basking in glory, or Baskin in Robbins?
03-24-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,789
Posted By USAZorro

Ooooh! Something I can do. ...

Ooooh! Something I can do.


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a little guguficazione....
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03-23-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,723
Posted By USAZorro

Seems much more recent than it was, but I once...

Seems much more recent than it was, but I once transgressed - though only for a season. Fr Ramos convinced me to part ways with this unwieldy abomination.
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02-15-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 22,837
Posted By USAZorro

:lol: No. Not that one. It's this mere...

:lol: No. Not that one.

It's this mere mortal 15-speed. (my what large tires you have)

...
02-14-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 22,837
Posted By USAZorro

Pencil me in... in pencil. I never intended to...

Pencil me in... in pencil. I never intended to be out of work, but here it is 4 months in and still looking to get something in my field. No job = no trip. New job may also = no trip.

Good news...
02-05-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,457
Posted By USAZorro

I know just a smidge above nada when it comes to...

I know just a smidge above nada when it comes to carbon, but my general policy is, "if catastrophic failure seems an option, hell no" applies here. Maybe you can put these on a trainer for a while...
02-04-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,546
Posted By USAZorro

I purchased this from sloar. The gearing is...

I purchased this from sloar. The gearing is genius. Not sure if he gets credit for making it this way, or for having the sense to realize it didn't need tweaking. Still hoping for a Cino that I...
01-26-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,508
Posted By USAZorro

You left out: - Because I feel like it. :D

You left out:
- Because I feel like it. :D
01-24-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,508
Posted By USAZorro

The short answer is: for fun. Expanded...

The short answer is: for fun.

Expanded explanation: Well, when you have a Raleigh Super Course frame that has a "too far gone to keep" original finish, and you're lacking a 3-speed, but 3...
01-23-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,000
Posted By USAZorro

Compare to the lugs and top tube braze-ons of the...

Compare to the lugs and top tube braze-ons of the C-Itoh that is sitting on my trainer until I can come across a mixte. (I would have passed on it if it didn't have two fresh tires in a size I...
01-22-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,508
Posted By USAZorro

I may come back to ask for that visual. ...

I may come back to ask for that visual.



The RD works like a charm. I am 99.99% certain that I'd have no issues shifting if I could bring the FD down farther (to within 3-5mm of the rings). ...
01-19-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,603
Posted By USAZorro

That would be an incorrect guess. :) ...

That would be an incorrect guess. :)

Several of those are my wife's bicycles. :thumb:
01-18-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,603
Posted By USAZorro

Oh what a door has been opened with this thread. ...

Oh what a door has been opened with this thread. :roflmao2:

Here are some of the Raleighs... I have several other bicycles from other makers also.

...
12-08-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,001
Posted By USAZorro

Raleigh Fireball DTR coaster (single speed...

Raleigh Fireball DTR coaster (single speed coaster brake) - in gold. (thanks to whomever loaded the catalog)

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