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05-30-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By sailorbenjamin

And for what it's worth I couldn't tell the...

And for what it's worth I couldn't tell the Reynolds frame from the Ishiwata frame in terms of ride and handling. I swapped the wheels and everything. I ended up keeping the brown one cause I liked...
05-30-18, 04:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,396
Posted By sailorbenjamin

Takes nine years to get an answer around here.

Takes nine years to get an answer around here.
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By sailorbenjamin

ate 90s Trek OCLV 5000

One of my neighbors gave this sweety to another one of my neighbors and we got to talking about it.
Are these things considered classics these days? Are the frames durable? What are they worth?...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,371
Posted By sailorbenjamin

Remind me, this is an electro forged frame,...

Remind me, this is an electro forged frame, right? Not a fillet brazed.
04-09-17, 09:16 PM
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Posted By sailorbenjamin

Raleigh Super Tourer ...

Raleigh Super Tourer
https://newlondon.craigslist.org/bik/6080830510.html
12-14-16, 10:14 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 16,790
Posted By sailorbenjamin

Well, here's a blast from the past. And I...

Well, here's a blast from the past. And I thought that bike looked faded then. It still has that crank on it, though I have a coaster brake in the back now.
06-18-16, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By sailorbenjamin

Well it's parked next to a Tucker. That says...

Well it's parked next to a Tucker. That says something.
06-18-16, 05:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,973
Posted By sailorbenjamin

Get them both and sell the one you like less. ...

Get them both and sell the one you like less.
Are you going to leave them both stock or monkey with the components? The Supercourse is the more flexible platform for funky builds and if it still...
06-12-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,520
Posted By sailorbenjamin

You can flip the seat bracket over to get an inch...

You can flip the seat bracket over to get an inch or two further forward. I was wanting to try this for a long time. It's tough to get all the hardware to make things compatible but I was always on...
06-01-16, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,171
Posted By sailorbenjamin

Yeah, nice score. Everything you love about a...

Yeah, nice score. Everything you love about a Raleigh Sport but it'll climb a hill, too.
06-01-16, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,507
Posted By sailorbenjamin

I've got a Huffy Daisy. It's the cheapest,...

I've got a Huffy Daisy. It's the cheapest, ugliest, heaviest tandem ever and till the Schwinn Twinn followed me home, it was also the bike that got the most use in our house. Great fun!
05-23-16, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By sailorbenjamin

Never seen a ten speed one of those. The...

Never seen a ten speed one of those. The "camelback"frame was for adolescents.
That looks like a wide spread on the chainrings.
05-22-16, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By sailorbenjamin

I've got a matching 40 hole, we should give them...

I've got a matching 40 hole, we should give them both to somebody.
05-21-16, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By sailorbenjamin

Lets see, I've got blue, cream or primer over...

Lets see, I've got blue, cream or primer over burgundy...
The cream ones aen't actually Schwinn, but look pretty right.
Here are a couple of interesting links;
Lightweight Schwinn Bicycles | The...
05-21-16, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,916
Posted By sailorbenjamin

You probably already know this but don't take the...

You probably already know this but don't take the Dynohub apart without reading the instructions cause you can damage the magnets or something like that.
05-21-16, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By sailorbenjamin

I have an extra set of correct fenders if you...

I have an extra set of correct fenders if you want them.
05-21-16, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,818
Posted By sailorbenjamin

The only time they fly in a straight line.

The only time they fly in a straight line.
05-18-16, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By sailorbenjamin

If it's a 559 you've got, just get some 26x 2.0s...

If it's a 559 you've got, just get some 26x 2.0s or something like that. If it's a 599 you have then you really must post pictures.
05-04-16, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By sailorbenjamin

Any idea what length spoke I'd need to lace these...

Any idea what length spoke I'd need to lace these to a pair of early seventies Campi hubs?
05-01-16, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,470
Posted By sailorbenjamin

Oo, and it has those plastic deraillers. I don't...

Oo, and it has those plastic deraillers. I don't have any real experience with them but I never liked the looks of them. I've heard lots of people knock them but not many folk these days have...
05-01-16, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,470
Posted By sailorbenjamin

That Falcon is nice! Do you live in the city? ...

That Falcon is nice! Do you live in the city? Do you have a good place to keep a sweet bike? I'd hate to see that Falcon get beat up on the street.
I had a Falcon for a while. Nicely made...
05-01-16, 09:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,448
Posted By sailorbenjamin

It is. It looks like a Benelux 2 speed set up on...

It is. It looks like a Benelux 2 speed set up on a Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub for six total. Rare these days.
That's a very interesting bike. You should post a new thread for it.
04-30-16, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,777
Posted By sailorbenjamin

EA1 is 26x1 1/4 or 597. More common these days...

EA1 is 26x1 1/4 or 597. More common these days is the EA3, 26x1 3/8 or 590. Fact check me before you spread that Dunlop bit around. Here's a good read;
Tire Sizing Systems...
04-30-16, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,777
Posted By sailorbenjamin

Yeah, there was a fair amount of that going on. ...

Yeah, there was a fair amount of that going on. I'm probably not remembering this story right but it might have happened when Dunlop developed the hooked bead and introduced the EA1 as a sportier...
04-29-16, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 142,485
Posted By sailorbenjamin

That box looked fine when it left here Monday!

That box looked fine when it left here Monday!
04-27-16, 06:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,239
Posted By sailorbenjamin

Here she is, dumpster fresh, almost ten years...

Here she is, dumpster fresh, almost ten years ago. I just rebuilt her again this winter. We moved from the hills to the flats so I got rid of the 18 gears, full fenders and lights and put a coaster...
04-26-16, 02:20 PM
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Posted By sailorbenjamin

Toot-toot. En-route! Like sending your first...

Toot-toot. En-route! Like sending your first daughter off to college. You know she'll return from that journey someday but she won't be the same. She may look the same on the outside but deep...
04-24-16, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 142,485
Posted By sailorbenjamin

Sorry. Just waiting for the negs to come back...

Sorry. Just waiting for the negs to come back from the developer.
I couldn't figure out how the bird was bicycle related (nor how she survived the trip) so I took her out to make room for usable...
04-19-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 142,485
Posted By sailorbenjamin

Like an old friend waiting for me on the porch...

Like an old friend waiting for me on the porch when I got home, there was the Box O Crap.
You guys have really turned up the class factor. I'll have to buy a shiny bike if I want to play this game...
04-16-16, 08:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,187
Posted By sailorbenjamin

Don't know about that 3 in 1 oil. Some of their...

Don't know about that 3 in 1 oil. Some of their oils are made for open systems where it's expected to leak and get replaced. they can congeal in a closed system. I just use straight motor oil....
04-16-16, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,399
Posted By sailorbenjamin

That does look a lot like my Raleigh GP. ...

That does look a lot like my Raleigh GP. Different cranks and fork crown. I really, really like mine.
04-16-16, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 142,485
Posted By sailorbenjamin

I'm here. I've been on the road for a couple of...

I'm here. I've been on the road for a couple of days. I'll be home Sunday. The anticipation is killing me. It'd be fun to see something in the box that I put in there all those years ago. Not...
04-09-16, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 142,485
Posted By sailorbenjamin

It's so close I can smell it.

It's so close I can smell it.
04-09-16, 06:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,678
Posted By sailorbenjamin

I've been known to use a caged bearing on the...

I've been known to use a caged bearing on the fixed cup side and loose bearings on the easy to reach side. yeah, fat fingers.
04-08-16, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,717
Posted By sailorbenjamin

This dude abides.

This dude abides.
04-02-16, 08:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,110
Posted By sailorbenjamin

As I recall, it was available around 2008 and I...

As I recall, it was available around 2008 and I was too broke to buy it off you.
04-02-16, 08:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,837
Posted By sailorbenjamin

Both my Universals were cracked. Is that a thing...

Both my Universals were cracked. Is that a thing with these>
BB should actually be Swiss thread on a Moto, try turning the fixed cup the other way.
Save it till I've got a few more bucks and then...
04-02-16, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By sailorbenjamin

I'm just now getting my '40 New World up to...

I'm just now getting my '40 New World up to speed. Really nice bikes. congratulations. My usual advise is to just get the thing running and ride it around a bit. It'll tell you what you should do...
04-02-16, 07:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,638
Posted By sailorbenjamin

The Lenton GP is very similar to the Supercourse...

The Lenton GP is very similar to the Supercourse in dimensions and ride quality. I had a 531 Falcon for a while, too. Nicely made and a good rider but it didn't have the SC magic....
04-02-16, 06:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,837
Posted By sailorbenjamin

My first harlequin bar wrap that I did with...

My first harlequin bar wrap that I did with second hand tape got some rave reviews. Funny, it's still on the bike like four years later....
04-01-16, 08:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,187
Posted By sailorbenjamin

On my Phillips (really similar bike) I found a...

On my Phillips (really similar bike) I found a stem with longer reach. The handlebar diameter is smaller than what's standard these days so it had to be an older English stem. I think I found it on...
03-31-16, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 142,485
Posted By sailorbenjamin

I won't chicken out over three dollars. Count me...

I won't chicken out over three dollars. Count me in.
03-26-16, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 929
Posted By sailorbenjamin

I seem to recall one of the parts in these hubs...

I seem to recall one of the parts in these hubs having a two plane screw thread, so it's possible to assemble the part 180 out of phase. That might add up to 90 of freeplay in a planetary hub.
I...
03-25-16, 05:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,048
Posted By sailorbenjamin

Bar tape is first for me. After that is the...

Bar tape is first for me. After that is the saddle, then the tires. Everything in between has to be the right color....
03-23-16, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 142,485
Posted By sailorbenjamin

Sure! Two boxes will make for total mayhem. I...

Sure! Two boxes will make for total mayhem. I like mayhem.

If it's the off side for my Lenton, then definitely!
03-20-16, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 995
Posted By sailorbenjamin

I might have heard of leather pads...

I might have heard of leather pads...
03-19-16, 08:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,554
Posted By sailorbenjamin

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03-18-16, 06:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,253
Posted By sailorbenjamin

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03-12-16, 11:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,481
Posted By sailorbenjamin

Among my favorite ways to spend a Friday night.

Among my favorite ways to spend a Friday night.
02-25-16, 12:44 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,194
Posted By sailorbenjamin

If you saw my first wife you'd understand how I...

If you saw my first wife you'd understand how I could have rationalized such a bad decision.
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