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11-29-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By Random Tandem

My Dawes Realmrider (late 70's, early 80's) had a...

My Dawes Realmrider (late 70's, early 80's) had a British standard threaded bottom bracket, unlike Ralieghs I have cursed.

I agree with the suggestion of sizing the spindle at a bike co-op, if...
09-28-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 832
Posted By Random Tandem

Genuine Scott Mathauser Brake Shoes

I "solved" the weak braking with period-appropriate Scott Mathauser brake shoes that I rescued from the bike co-op just waiting for this frame to come along.

-Will
09-28-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By Random Tandem

Pool Noodle Packing

I used sections of pool noodle to protect my frame when I put it in the Greyhound to get home from my last tour. They are seasonally easy to find and more reusable than bubble wrap.

-Will
09-28-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 832
Posted By Random Tandem

Additional Photos

I had problems with uploading, but here are a few more photos that I had meant to include in the first post:...
09-27-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 832
Posted By Random Tandem

Teledyne Titan on tour

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20190924_115405_4872975c732175d71fc59056a2e0856ca5be37ed.jpg

Beautiful Idaho in the background...
09-17-19, 01:11 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 12,231
Posted By Random Tandem

"New" Teledyne Titan Build to Ride

I am happy to introduce to you S/N TL 000653, a 24" Teledyne Titan (that I recently acquired in an online...
05-14-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 32,122
Posted By Random Tandem

1986 Technium 440 (aluminum main 3 tubes, steel...

1986 Technium 440 (aluminum main 3 tubes, steel fork, lugs and rear triangle). Bought on Maui for $20, but required new tires and chain. Rides great....
05-13-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,271
Posted By Random Tandem

Just as a back-up in case something goes wrong, I...

Just as a back-up in case something goes wrong, I have a tandem where one of these clamps had been broken off before I acquired the bike, and I was able to remove both clamps with a dremel tool and...
05-11-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,995
Posted By Random Tandem

After you get the timing chain worked out, you...

After you get the timing chain worked out, you can try whether you like in phase, out-of-phase, or something in between. I prefer the back cranks 3 teeth behind the front cranks on my tandems as this...
05-10-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 36,872
Posted By Random Tandem

I completed the 100km this week riding the 1978...

I completed the 100km this week riding the 1978 Raleigh Tourist DL-1 to work. Just like every time, this is always one more thing; the left crank developed some play. Leading, inevitably to the...
05-08-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,415
Posted By Random Tandem

As I mentioned in my PM: mine turns out to be 46T...

As I mentioned in my PM: mine turns out to be 46T 165mm:
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Let me know by...
05-08-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 903
Posted By Random Tandem

I was pleased to find that I could take the light...

I was pleased to find that I could take the light components out of a cheap Harbor Freight headlight (https://www.harborfreight.com/swivel-lens-led-headlamp-64145.html) to work with my GH6 hub. It...
05-08-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,415
Posted By Random Tandem

I have a crankset from my 1974 Raleigh 20 Folder...

I have a crankset from my 1974 Raleigh 20 Folder that I kept when I swapped the cottered crankset for an aluminum (perhaps I should say "aluminium" for a Raliegh from Nottingham) ST crankset. I do...
05-08-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By Random Tandem

I have made larger sprockets for IGHs following...

I have made larger sprockets for IGHs following the advice at sheldonbrown.com: (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/internal-gears.html)

"It is also fairly easy to modify any Shimano cassette sprocket...
05-06-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By Random Tandem

Looking at T-Mar's Asian Serial Number Guide it...

Looking at T-Mar's Asian Serial Number Guide it is not a 1990 Miyata as the serial number would start with "S". I do not think that Miyata's for the North American markets were made that started with...
05-06-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,720
Posted By Random Tandem

1974 Schwinn World Voyageur in Kool Lemon (with...

1974 Schwinn World Voyageur in Kool Lemon (with yellow Fixie Pops), also won "most yellow bike" on the 2019 Port Angeles Metric Century. I had a great time on the ride and look forward to many more....
05-05-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 949
Posted By Random Tandem

It sounds like riding the bike while between...

It sounds like riding the bike while between gears has worn gears or pawls inside the hub, so that how it does not fully engage even when positioned correctly. The only thing the twist shifter does...
05-04-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,236
Posted By Random Tandem

When your grandkids are ready to ride it. -...

When your grandkids are ready to ride it.

- Will
05-02-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,560
Posted By Random Tandem

I love to see all the pix of Raleigh Tourists - I...

I love to see all the pix of Raleigh Tourists - I am so envious of the quadrant shifters on agmetal's. Also, interesting to note that sometimes the gear cable runs along the top tube and sometimes on...
05-02-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By Random Tandem

I have heard that you should not have washers...

I have heard that you should not have washers with QR because the system depends on the friction between the dropouts and the QR ends to keep the wheel from pulling forward when you are really...
05-01-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By Random Tandem

Interesting and well set out explanation of this...

Interesting and well set out explanation of this issue, but I think the nutgraph at the end starts with the key: "In the big picture, it is good to realize that there is a fairly large window of...
05-01-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,099
Posted By Random Tandem

I tow bikes regularly behind my "tow bike". The...

I tow bikes regularly behind my "tow bike". The system is made from a 12" piece of 2x2 lashed to the top of my rack with a few old tubes and an old tire doubled and strapped to the side of the rack...
05-01-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,720
Posted By Random Tandem

I am thinking of cycling and ferries from...

I am thinking of cycling and ferries from Vancouver, Canada, via Victoria, leaving Friday morning. Anyone else interested in a few extra kms?

-Will
05-01-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,870
Posted By Random Tandem

In diminishing likelihood: tunnels, solar eclipse...

In diminishing likelihood: tunnels, solar eclipse and the Krakatoa eruption. Best practice would be to have some battery lights for when things do not go as expected. I found for a tour in Cuba when...
04-30-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,870
Posted By Random Tandem

Sure, but the Miyata 1000 is timeless, and you...

Sure, but the Miyata 1000 is timeless, and you have Suntour Symetric shifters for bonus points. Lovely bike.

-Will
04-30-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By Random Tandem

It seems that the standard for measuring the size...

It seems that the standard for measuring the size of a Raliegh in the 1970s was from middle of crank axle to top of the seat tube. I you measured to center of top tube, it is probably the 23.5"
...
04-30-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,560
Posted By Random Tandem

I am impressed - 100 miles on a 38lb-er. It took...

I am impressed - 100 miles on a 38lb-er. It took me two days to ride more than 70km this weekend. You only have 3 more years before your Tourist turns 50, but I bet there are still a few good miles...
04-30-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,870
Posted By Random Tandem

I have used Reelights and other magnetic...

I have used Reelights and other magnetic induction lights, and I think they are great for having lights that require so little increased work that you will not notice. These are the ones that I have...
04-30-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,471
Posted By Random Tandem

After trying powder and soapy water, I found that...

After trying powder and soapy water, I found that alcohol-based hand cleaner worked great to give the rubber hoods some slip to slide on. Similarly, when I am getting old handlegrips off, rubbing...
04-30-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,560
Posted By Random Tandem

I bought and have been reworking a 24" Raleigh...

I bought and have been reworking a 24" Raleigh Tourist DL-1 as part of the Clunker Challenge:...
04-29-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 36,872
Posted By Random Tandem

Oh no! I thought that 1978 was a good year! I am...

Oh no! I thought that 1978 was a good year! I am pretty sure that I would not consider any rod-brake bike anything other than a fair weather rider. I would rather ride with coaster brakes in the...
04-29-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,025
Posted By Random Tandem

I am test riding a dingle-6 geared bike today. AW...

I am test riding a dingle-6 geared bike today. AW hub with both 28T and 18T in the back (spacers removed) with 52T and 42T double crankset. Gives crazy wide range, but requires a 15mm wrench to...
04-29-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 36,872
Posted By Random Tandem

1978 Raleigh Tourist DL-1 Update: I wrangled...

1978 Raleigh Tourist DL-1 Update:

I wrangled the rod brakes and found used 40-635 tires, so we are go for launch!

It seems that front rod brakes are all but universally incorrectly installed as...
04-27-19, 04:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By Random Tandem

The discussion here was particularly helpful, and...

The discussion here was particularly helpful, and has led me to conclude that the best plan for the Sturmey Archer X-RD5(W) hub is to use the shell and the drum brake with an old Sturmey Archer AW...
04-26-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By Random Tandem

Thanks Moe, I will keep that in mind when I start...

Thanks Moe, I will keep that in mind when I start the disassembly. The state of the parts inside the hub shell is peculiar, as initially I have not be able to get the parts to nest together like I...
04-26-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By Random Tandem

SRAM i-Motion 3: Since all of the hubs I...

SRAM i-Motion 3:


Since all of the hubs I have rebuilt have been found at the bottom of a bin at the bike co-op, I never know if all of the parts are original or even compatible. Having the...
04-26-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By Random Tandem

Thanks for the replies all. Dan: I have...

Thanks for the replies all.

Dan: I have watched the 2 videos you posted when I was trying to better understand 5 speed hubs to rebuild the SA-S5-1 that I have, and I thank you for them (you helped...
04-25-19, 11:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,151
Posted By Random Tandem

A bicycle is also like a time machine - the...

A bicycle is also like a time machine - the health benefits of riding extend your life more than the time you spend riding. If you never stop you will be immortal. A way to be closer to the gods.
...
04-25-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By Random Tandem

IGH Rebuilding

My visits to the bike coop this week revealed what appears to be an embarrassment of riches - 2 IGH with hub brakes that followed me home.

As a year-round cyclist in a region with 7 months of...
04-25-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By Random Tandem

Steel rims are stronger, but not in any way that...

Steel rims are stronger, but not in any way that makes them better. If you are selecting rims to beat them with a hammer then stronger would be the primary consideration. But if you are wanting...
04-25-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,205
Posted By Random Tandem

Most secondary brake levers used in the 1970s and...

Most secondary brake levers used in the 1970s and 1980s we attached with a large-head bolt that screwed into the inside end of the axle on which the primary brake lever pivots - those kind tighten in...
04-25-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,059
Posted By Random Tandem

I do not have this same hub, but I think it is...

I do not have this same hub, but I think it is like the other SRAM (Sachs) IGHs where the lowest gear is with the highest cable tension. If so, the likely adjustment will be increasing the tension by...
04-17-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,965
Posted By Random Tandem

Not all cranks can be saved. I have forced a...

Not all cranks can be saved. I have forced a stuck pedal to unscrew from a crank and it pulled aluminum stuck to the pedal threads through the aluminum crank ruining the crank threads. After all of...
04-17-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 36,872
Posted By Random Tandem

Time for a rod brake clunker... Here is the...

Time for a rod brake clunker...

Here is the 1978 Raleigh Tourist DL-1 that I found in a local sale for equivalent of US$75:

...
04-17-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,760
Posted By Random Tandem

+1 I recently bought a used Technium and searched...

+1 I recently bought a used Technium and searched the internet for examples of failures and I could find no evidence, except that some of the frames failed shortly after production. I ride mine at...
Forum: Touring
04-09-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By Random Tandem

I have toured from Vancouver to Oregon twice....

I have toured from Vancouver to Oregon twice. First I rode via the ferries to Victoria then Anacourtes and then around the Olympic Peninsula and south to Astoria. I was hoping to ride down the coast,...
04-09-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,557
Posted By Random Tandem

Mine had a barrel adjuster when I bought it (it...

Mine had a barrel adjuster when I bought it (it was used, lots but not all original parts), but looking at my photos (because I do not recall), it looks as thought it was not sitting properly. I...
04-09-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By Random Tandem

I bought a used bike with Shimano 7spd bar end...

I bought a used bike with Shimano 7spd bar end shifters that only worked for part of the range, but when properly installed they were flawless. For me the problem was a 90 degree rotation of the...
04-09-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,557
Posted By Random Tandem

Suggestion: add a barrel adjuster

If you have no barrel adjuster at the bottom end of the front housing, I would add one there or, failing that, an inline barrel adjuster. Even great bikes can be approved sometimes, and barrel...
03-05-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,523
Posted By Random Tandem

I have bikes with Biopace, but most of my bikes...

I have bikes with Biopace, but most of my bikes have round chainrings. I do not think the difference is the most notable difference between bikes. Mostly I notice that it makes the front derailleur...
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