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06-25-19, 08:19 PM
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Posted By gster

Looks like a good bike for a fix up.

Looks like a good bike for a fix up.
06-24-19, 05:18 AM
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Posted By gster

The bars and lever array are actually Raleigh and...

The bars and lever array are actually Raleigh and came with the
short grips.
In truth all that's really left of the original bike
is
-the frame
-the brake parts and linkages
-the spindle and...
06-24-19, 04:14 AM
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Posted By gster

Thanks for the input. yes on the head badge...

Thanks for the input.
yes on the head badge decal and there was a vertical Hercules on the seat tube
that I can make myself.
Unlikely that I'll paint the rims.
I took it out for a short shakedown...
06-23-19, 01:33 PM
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Posted By gster

Interesting...... The hub is dated 1954 and the...

Interesting......
The hub is dated 1954 and the last 2 digits of the
serial number are...54
and the pedals are stamped Phillips......
06-23-19, 12:52 PM
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Posted By gster

1930 Hercules Before ...

1930 Hercules
Before
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After...
06-23-19, 12:17 PM
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Posted By gster

Head badge is Gold Medal (an American company)...

Head badge is Gold Medal (an American company) but looks as if it
was added later....
06-23-19, 09:03 AM
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Posted By gster

I Should Have Stayed in Bed ...

I Should Have Stayed in Bed
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I thought I'd finish off the front brake...
06-23-19, 07:26 AM
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Posted By gster

That looks cool. What is it?

That looks cool.
What is it?
06-23-19, 07:11 AM
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Still Out There Triumph 3 speed at $50.00 ...

Still Out There
Triumph 3 speed at $50.00
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06-23-19, 06:14 AM
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Posted By gster

Another good description. Thanks

Another good description.
Thanks
06-23-19, 05:31 AM
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Posted By gster

Good advice on the roofers tool. My friend,...

Good advice on the roofers tool.
My friend, Dan, down the street probably has one.
Despite my appreciation for the Mystery Bike
I can'y really ride it, and I don't want
to swap out the bars for...
06-22-19, 06:16 PM
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Posted By gster

Q. How do you define a club bike? Is it the...

Q.
How do you define a club bike?
Is it the drop bars?
The geometry on this English/Canadian mystery
bike is interesting....
06-22-19, 06:35 AM
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Posted By gster

OT A friend of mine is looking for another...

OT
A friend of mine is looking for another bike.
She already has a nice 3 speed Hercules that I
gave her as a gift last year.
This German Hercules Estrella is for sale up the street....
06-22-19, 06:13 AM
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Posted By gster

That's a handsome machine.

That's a handsome machine.
06-22-19, 06:10 AM
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Posted By gster

Good News The Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show has...

Good News
The Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show has been approved by the City!
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All...
06-21-19, 04:34 AM
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Posted By gster

Aye Laddie. A penny saved is a penny earned.

Aye Laddie.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
06-20-19, 08:44 PM
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Posted By gster

Good notes. I suspect the older cotters had...

Good notes.
I suspect the older cotters had some soft lead in them...
06-20-19, 08:41 PM
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Posted By gster

Better luck next time on the sock. They're like...

Better luck next time on the sock.
They're like the Willy Wonka chocolate bars.
06-20-19, 05:34 AM
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Posted By gster

They are a bit of a mystery. The cotters on the...

They are a bit of a mystery.
The cotters on the '30 Hercules came out as if they'd been installed the week before .
06-20-19, 04:41 AM
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Posted By gster

I'm sorry that you didn't find a sock. I was...

I'm sorry that you didn't find a sock.
I was hoping another one would show up so I'd have a matching pair.
06-17-19, 04:21 AM
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Posted By gster

Still Out There A Raleigh Folder here in...

Still Out There

A Raleigh Folder here in Toronto for $100.00


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06-15-19, 06:38 AM
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Posted By gster

Yes, I find the standard 18T cog doesn't suit me...

Yes, I find the standard 18T cog doesn't suit me anymore. It's possible it never did but
I didn't know how easy it was to change.
I've been riding my Robin Hood SS (Semi-Scorcher) to work lately....
06-14-19, 06:59 PM
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Posted By gster

I quite like the 20-22 cog range.

I quite like the 20-22 cog range.
06-14-19, 06:51 PM
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Posted By gster

I still like and use the master link. Canadian...

I still like and use the master link. Canadian Tire now sells the chain and the link as
separate pieces....
Charging $4.00 for the link.
You need to align the clip so it "pulls" against the curve.
06-14-19, 04:41 AM
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Posted By gster

The co op down the street (Bike Pirates) sells...

The co op down the street (Bike Pirates) sells those quick link chains for $15.00.
I've got one on a bike and another waiting to be installed.
06-12-19, 04:18 AM
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Posted By gster

Perhaps your rear wheel is too far back in the...

Perhaps your rear wheel is too far back in the drop outs.
On a normal set up (one cog) the wheel sits about half way
in the drop out allowing you a little room for adjustment
as the chain...
06-11-19, 04:36 AM
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Posted By gster

You don't see too many British bikes with a...

You don't see too many British bikes with a curved frame.
06-10-19, 05:40 AM
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Posted By gster

I'm not a big fan of derailleurs but that ones...

I'm not a big fan of derailleurs but that ones quite nice.
06-05-19, 04:48 AM
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Posted By gster

Loosen the lock nut on the caliper in question...

Loosen the lock nut on the caliper in question that holds the brake cable.
This will give you enough slack to get the ball end free of the lever.
Probably best to replace both levers with something...
06-02-19, 09:43 AM
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Posted By gster

A lot of time and money is spent developing and...

A lot of time and money is spent developing and promoting new technologies.
Whether they're needed or not.
Driverless cars?
Is there actually a demand?
06-02-19, 05:24 AM
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Posted By gster

It did have short gel grips that were all sticky...

It did have short gel grips that were all sticky as well as those
bull horn extensions that I removed....
06-01-19, 11:38 AM
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Posted By gster

This is Progress? I'm cleaning/tuning a...

This is Progress?
I'm cleaning/tuning a mountain bike for a friend of mine.
Not a piece of junk but somewhat ok....
05-30-19, 04:45 AM
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Posted By gster

BC and myself (and others) are big fans of the...

BC and myself (and others) are big fans of the Scorchers (inverted bars) and Semi Scorchers (upright bars).
here's my Robin Hood....
05-29-19, 04:30 PM
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Posted By gster

Do a saved search on Kijiji and Craig's List and...

Do a saved search on Kijiji and Craig's List and you'll get a notice if something comes up.
I've found several bikes that way.
05-29-19, 04:03 AM
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Posted By gster

They are cool looking. They're copies of a...

They are cool looking.
They're copies of a classic Raleigh
DL-1 (Tourist)...
05-28-19, 08:22 PM
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Posted By gster

You can buy one new They still make them. ...

You can buy one new
They still make them.
$40.00 approx over there.
05-28-19, 08:04 PM
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Posted By gster

It's Chinese, a Raleigh copy. Interesting bikes...

It's Chinese, a Raleigh copy.
Interesting bikes but very heavy
and no gears.
05-27-19, 06:27 PM
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Posted By gster

Next time I flush a hub I'm going with the...

Next time I flush a hub
I'm going with the vinegar.
Caution!
Do not mix with bleach.
= Chlorine Gas.
05-27-19, 05:50 PM
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Posted By gster

If they sit for a long time, water can collect...

If they sit for a long time, water can collect and pool in the bottom causing
problems...
Perhaps filling it with vinegar might work?
I've never tried it.
I normally open the non drive side and...
05-27-19, 05:36 PM
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Posted By gster

My New Best Friend Vinegar I half soaked this...

My New Best Friend
Vinegar
I half soaked this spindle overnight in
a cup of vinegar.
It really works to remove
the rust....
05-26-19, 04:49 PM
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Posted By gster

I can't see that being a problem. Once...

I can't see that being a problem.
Once assembled, everything is locked together .
05-26-19, 03:15 PM
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Posted By gster

I have an old SOTAM bell that sounds like the Ice...

I have an old SOTAM bell that sounds like the Ice Cream Man is coming......
05-26-19, 05:37 AM
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Posted By gster

Wow. Great find.

Wow. Great find.
05-25-19, 03:50 PM
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Posted By gster

I agree (again) with BC. Keep it for now. ...

I agree (again) with BC.
Keep it for now.
Looks like a lot of work to clean the rust but
the wheel could be a place holder until a better
one comes along.
05-25-19, 03:46 PM
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Posted By gster

Yes, also salvaged.

Yes, also salvaged.
05-25-19, 10:59 AM
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Posted By gster

Had a closer look. Forks are bent/askew ...

Had a closer look.
Forks are bent/askew
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The frame looks off as well....
05-25-19, 10:40 AM
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Posted By gster

Agreed.

Agreed.
05-25-19, 06:55 AM
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Posted By gster

This frame may go back to the...

This frame may go back to the curb...https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1500/p1000601_12d49849449039ff21f2d81cc83343d383968c8e_a14ae6fe5af30c5c01a312c73865b25e5bfe1206.jpgThe...
05-24-19, 04:34 PM
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Posted By gster

I've always liked those gold bikes.

I've always liked those gold bikes.
05-24-19, 04:38 AM
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Posted By gster

A 1967 Raleigh built Super Cycle for $100.00 ...

A 1967 Raleigh built Super Cycle for $100.00
Toronto Kijiji
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