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04-09-21, 11:12 PM
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Raleigh 3 speed rod brake bike ...

Raleigh 3 speed rod brake bike (https://southjersey.craigslist.org/bik/d/merchantville-raleigh-speed-rod-brake/7289951093.html)$400 Posted 29 days ago
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04-06-21, 11:05 AM
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Vintage three speeds don't sell well here at all,...

Vintage three speeds don't sell well here at all, If I list one I can expect it to sit for a year on CL or FB and then if I'm lucky I may get half of what a Walmart bike would cost.

Bikes have...
04-02-21, 02:37 PM
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Those have been listed for a long time, he seller...

Those have been listed for a long time, he seller has renewed that ad quite a few times over the past year or two.
Those bikes are really rough looking in the pics. I seem to recall messaging the...
04-01-21, 06:21 PM
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I picked up a '78 Raleigh Sports last weekend, it...

I picked up a '78 Raleigh Sports last weekend, it came with one new Kenda K103 tire mounted and one loose, marked 37-590, 26x1 3/8"

Here's the mounted one vs. an original on the right. They're not...
03-07-21, 01:46 AM
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It must have been nice to ride like that, I can...

It must have been nice to ride like that, I can just imagine the sound of that thing smacking the chainstay and chainguard every time around.
02-22-21, 08:13 PM
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I had a Grand Mesa about 25 years ago, I bought...

I had a Grand Mesa about 25 years ago, I bought it at flea market after work had moved me to a new location.
The bike had 650b wheels, and at that time tires were nearly impossible to find. I nursed...
02-15-21, 02:44 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I don't see any problem with drilling the rim to...

I don't see any problem with drilling the rim to take heavier spokes, we're not talking super close tolerances when it comes to spoke holes.
Just take the time to chamfer and deburr the holes after...
02-15-21, 02:10 AM
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I think the various English brands were...

I think the various English brands were distributed fairly unevenly around the country.
I've been working on and have been around English bicycles for almost 50 years and have never even seen a...
02-15-21, 01:16 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Sounds like you need a rim and some spokes. ...

Sounds like you need a rim and some spokes.

Depending on whether or worrying about keeping it all original or not, it may be a good time to consider converting it to the more common 590mm or even...
02-15-21, 01:06 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Although I rarely buy a bike solely for resale, I...

Although I rarely buy a bike solely for resale, I have figured out that around this area its all about brand recognition and price.
People also won't pay for labor.
The only way to make a sure...
02-13-21, 03:07 AM
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That's probably a well suited application for...

That's probably a well suited application for that motor, if you ever rode one of those old Schwinn tandems, you know what I mean.
We had one when I was a kid and the thing had to weigh 80 lbs. It...
02-13-21, 02:17 AM
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I have two Raleigh Sports frames here, and a set...

I have two Raleigh Sports frames here, and a set of 37-700C Kenda tires on Weinmann 519 rims. The front would fit if the fork dropouts were larger, (the 9mm axles won't fit into the smaller Raleigh...
02-12-21, 08:38 PM
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02-09-21, 05:57 PM
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I suppose early on the English brands pretty much...

I suppose early on the English brands pretty much owned the market when it came to three speed bikes of this style.

When I was a kid, the local dealer sold Rollfast. My first three speed bike was...
02-08-21, 12:16 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

That style Suntour CB was a one or two year only...

That style Suntour CB was a one or two year only model, they popped up in the late 70's for a year or two and then they changed to a new design. As I recall, nothing, not even the nuts or axle are...
01-18-21, 12:52 AM
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I worked at a Trek dealer back in the late...

I worked at a Trek dealer back in the late 70's/early 80's and into the 90's. I do remember Trek supplying us with a bunch of forks but I only remember changing out one or two. None showed any signs...
01-17-21, 10:57 PM
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I like the idea but there could be a few issues...

I like the idea but there could be a few issues with pulling forks like that, first is that the force is against the headset bearings, second is the fact that many forks may bend at their narrowest...
12-15-20, 12:07 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I just checked out that link, I didn't see any...

I just checked out that link, I didn't see any 32/40h Endrick rims, just 36h.
I can buy chrome 36h anywhere over here, plus I've got them in Araya and a slightly wider version made in Italy.
I've...
12-14-20, 10:26 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

That sounds great but who sells them? If I could...

That sounds great but who sells them? If I could find new chrome steel Raleigh Westrick or Dunlop Endrick rims in 32/40h affordably, I'd buy a dozen to keep on hand. Rims are the single hardest thing...
12-14-20, 10:21 AM
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With all this covid mes still going on, you...

With all this covid mes still going on, you probably will want to call ahead before driving any distance to a bike shop, most that I've run across are either still doing drop off only and showing any...
12-09-20, 03:25 PM
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I didn't think about it till you pointed out the...

I didn't think about it till you pointed out the Drive grips for wheel chairs but maybe the Coaster brand was a wheel chair brand tire? Of course that doesn't account for the brake pads and other...
12-09-20, 02:00 PM
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I bought a couple pair off CL over the summer,...

I bought a couple pair off CL over the summer, got them for $75 for two pair. I could have ordered them online for a bit less but I didn't have to wait and I prefer to spend my money local when I...
12-09-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I had a seller do the same thing to me last week,...

I had a seller do the same thing to me last week, but when I went to leave feedback, it wouldn't let me because the transaction was cancelled. I think it depends on how the seller ends the sale.
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12-08-20, 10:02 PM
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Around these parts anything under $200 is a rusty...

Around these parts anything under $200 is a rusty mess these days. $125 usually won't even find you a Walmart bike. I've bought a few ladies models cheap but nothing I'd consider a keeper.

Old...
12-01-20, 11:52 PM
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I picked up a mid 60's Robin Hood in a 23" frame...

I picked up a mid 60's Robin Hood in a 23" frame off a guy in south Jersey that had a Hercules probably every bit as clean as that one for $250, it was still listed the other day when I looked. It...
11-29-20, 12:10 AM
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On CL in NJ. I bought a 23" frame Robin Hood...

On CL in NJ.
I bought a 23" frame Robin Hood off the same seller this morning.
The Hercules is as clean as any I've ever seen in recent years.
He said it came from the estate of a guy who kept it...
11-16-20, 11:10 PM
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I had one a few years ago that I picked up at a...

I had one a few years ago that I picked up at a yard sale for cheap with frozen steering. The upper bearing race was cracked and a bunch of the bearings were crushed and split. The combination...
08-03-20, 07:45 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

It looks to me like Michelin may have replaced...

It looks to me like Michelin may have replaced the World Tour with the Protek in 27x1 1/4", the World Tour disappeared from the catalogs last year in 27".
I have a sneaky suspicion that they're...
08-02-20, 12:40 AM
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Views: 1,155
Posted By vintagebicycle

About 10 years ago I converted a 1980 Panasonic...

About 10 years ago I converted a 1980 Panasonic DX4000 from a full Shimano 600 bike to a 7 speed internal gear rear hub with front and rear roller brakes, a straight bar, and different saddle. The...
08-01-20, 01:36 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

A few things I see that differ from the common...

A few things I see that differ from the common Raleigh clones.
Your fenders have a wider center bead area, where as every Raleigh, Robin Hood, Hercules, etc. has a very narrow 8mm raised bead on the...
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I think you all need to look around at what some...

I think you all need to look around at what some of those old Schwinns are selling for these days, I sold a 23" Varsity a few months ago, it was ridable but not pretty and it went for $300. I put an...
07-31-20, 03:41 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Do the crank arms have any markings on them? Does...

Do the crank arms have any markings on them? Does it have the Sir Raleigh stamping on the face?
Your bike closely resembles what would have been a Robin Hood, or other Raleigh brand bike of that...
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I wouldn't consider 27" a restriction, a quick...

I wouldn't consider 27" a restriction, a quick look at my catalog here and I see three ready built 27" wheelsets, prices range from $99 for a cheap Chinese steel set, to just over $200. There are no...
07-29-20, 01:36 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I remember back around 1974-75, the owner of the...

I remember back around 1974-75, the owner of the shop told me to pick him out a really nice PX10 for himself, and do the same for myself if I wanted, it was sort of a Christmas bonus. He kept the...
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Views: 1,925
Posted By vintagebicycle

Wow, just because a guy is looking at a bike...

Wow, just because a guy is looking at a bike that's not your cup of tea its no good here.
I don't see anyone here offering him anything cheaper in any better condition?
I highly doubt that's at a...
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Views: 4,961
Posted By vintagebicycle

The Sierra was third from the top of the line...

The Sierra was third from the top of the line back then, that same year I bought a High Sierra, which came in all chrome. The bikes were similar but the High Sierra had a chromoly frame and a step up...
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As I remember it, Caliente came out in the early...

As I remember it, Caliente came out in the early to mid 70's as a 'Special model" around the holidays. They were all brown, they were all the same size. They were stripped down Varsity models with no...
07-26-20, 03:38 PM
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I have to agree, that bike doesn't look that bad...

I have to agree, that bike doesn't look that bad to me, it just small. You gotta remember that these things are getting to be 50 or so years old and original rims in any sort of usable shape are...
07-22-20, 12:42 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Somewhere around 1962 the hub shells changed,...

Somewhere around 1962 the hub shells changed, along with the dust caps and other various bits. For the most part the internals interchange but there are minor differences like you found. I've seen...
07-14-20, 10:11 PM
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Motobecane comes to mind but most Moto wheels...

Motobecane comes to mind but most Moto wheels were high flange back then. Trek used that rim in the early years, and it wasn't unheard of for any manufacturer to substitute the brand of hub for a...
07-14-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,952
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Didn't the PX10 eventually come with a Super LJ?...

Didn't the PX10 eventually come with a Super LJ? I seem to remember the last one I bought came out of the box with one, (70's model).

It was nearly impossible to convince the average buyer what...
07-13-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By vintagebicycle

I've likely got a few that I'll never used again,...

I've likely got a few that I'll never used again, some of the more obscure models from the 50's and 60's haven't been out of the drawer in a long time.
There's a few doubles but those are different...
07-13-20, 02:50 PM
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A few years ago I picked up a his and hers pair...

A few years ago I picked up a his and hers pair of late 70's Schwinn Traveler road bikes, the ladies model had all '400' equipment, along with Tourney C/P brakes, steel mid flange hubs, steel WIDE...
07-13-20, 02:33 PM
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Views: 764
Posted By vintagebicycle

7? I think at last count I've got like 38...

7? I think at last count I've got like 38 different types and versions in my freewheel tool drawer, and I know I don't have them all.
07-13-20, 02:30 PM
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Views: 1,011
Posted By vintagebicycle

I thought everyone just used a Helicomatic...

I thought everyone just used a Helicomatic freewheel wrench for a bottle opener?
07-08-20, 07:01 AM
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Views: 1,207
Posted By vintagebicycle

Weight will affect the effects of caster in the...

Weight will affect the effects of caster in the front forks. A ligher rider may not be imparting enough added weight for the forks to overcome the resistance of the tire on the road and the force...
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Views: 2,372
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I would say first off, $750 would be a lot to...

I would say first off, $750 would be a lot to spend on an old bike but the OP says this is new in the box, that's a whole different animal than what were used to seeing.
The 412 is a three tube...
07-08-20, 03:27 AM
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Views: 4,882
Posted By vintagebicycle

I completely agree and see your points, but the...

I completely agree and see your points, but the only frames that broke were converted bikes.
None showed any signs of rust.

I have broken a couple of seat posts but not on an upright bike, only...
07-06-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,882
Posted By vintagebicycle

Something I've been leery about lately when...

Something I've been leery about lately when switching to upright bars is how the frame takes the new directions of stress. I've had a few taller frames exhibit some pretty noticeable frame flex when...
07-06-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,882
Posted By vintagebicycle

I'm 6ft3in tall, with a pbh of 36". I've always...

I'm 6ft3in tall, with a pbh of 36". I've always ridden a 25" to 25.5" frame road bike, c-t-c.
I've had knee pain issues for 40 plus years and the only way I can ride is with full leg extension at...
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