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06-23-19, 09:23 PM
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Posted By browngw

When I think of a club bike , my 1958 Sun Cresta...

When I think of a club bike , my 1958 Sun Cresta always pops into my mind. The 5 speed Benelux derailleur even kind of shifts with a chain indicator. Slim simple and lightweight (for the...
05-29-19, 09:13 PM
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Posted By browngw

You might get lucky and find an original...

You might get lucky and find an original seventies (71) drop bar 23" Robin Hood Sports like I did. I waited years for it to come along! It is one of my favorite riders. Shown five years ago and...
05-19-19, 11:15 AM
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Views: 2,960
Posted By browngw

Thanks for the information. I had seen some of...

Thanks for the information. I had seen some of it, but not the 2017 auction material. What a beautiful old bike!
05-13-19, 08:13 PM
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Posted By browngw

The continuing story of this Belgian Royal Nord...

The continuing story of this Belgian Royal Nord President can be found here https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1165858-royal-nord-president-circa-1967-a.html
05-13-19, 01:40 PM
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Posted By browngw

One of our local shops sells Giant bikes....

One of our local shops sells Giant bikes. Generally solid reliable and good value (I have a couple) but hardly awe inspiring. When the owner brought in a new younger mechanic he seemed totally...
05-13-19, 08:26 AM
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Posted By browngw

agmetal is correct. SG is a common abbreviation...

agmetal is correct. SG is a common abbreviation for straight gauge instead of the lighter butted or double butted tubing.
05-12-19, 08:06 AM
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Posted By browngw

A Brooks Challenger Tool bag (large) now on my...

A Brooks Challenger Tool bag (large) now on my Royal Nord President (Belgium). Attached to a newish B67.
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05-11-19, 02:54 PM
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Posted By browngw

Some more photos of the Royal Nord. Still...

Some more photos of the Royal Nord. Still working on a custom painted bell and some other small details.
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05-11-19, 02:44 PM
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Posted By browngw

The cables are part of a Jagwire Road Bike Pro...

The cables are part of a Jagwire Road Bike Pro cable kit (Sterling silver) that I ordered from my LBS a couple of years ago. I bought two, used one on my old Dilecta Le Blanc, and just before I got...
05-11-19, 09:54 AM
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Posted By browngw

Why did you have to ask that question? I was...

Why did you have to ask that question? I was having a nice day!
Estimates as follows:
Bike $280
Saddle $150
Tires $100
Grips $10
Cables $40
Pedals ...
05-11-19, 08:54 AM
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Posted By browngw

Although cool and grey yesterday, I took the...

Although cool and grey yesterday, I took the opportunity to take a first ride on the just completed Royal Nord President (Belgian) with its English Brampton 3 speed setup (as original). To those...
05-10-19, 09:21 PM
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Posted By browngw

Great day today! Took my first ride on the RN...

Great day today! Took my first ride on the RN President. Light fast and smooth. The feel of this carefully built bicycle is something to behold.
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05-10-19, 09:15 PM
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Posted By browngw

Great day today! Took my first ride on the RN...

Great day today! Took my first ride on the RN President. Feels light fast and smooth. Perhaps in the future I will find a larger rear cog to lower the gearing a bit but the feel of this carefully...
05-07-19, 12:32 PM
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Posted By browngw

My 1965 Dilecta Le Blanc. Came to me as a...

My 1965 Dilecta Le Blanc. Came to me as a modified fixed gear a couple of years ago. A wonderful old French bike with mostly French components (save the 70's Suntour shifting) With the parts on it...
05-06-19, 05:39 PM
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Posted By browngw

My 1958 Sun Cresta. Unique on this side of the...

My 1958 Sun Cresta. Unique on this side of the Atlantic. A wonderful English lightweight.
...
05-04-19, 09:24 PM
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Posted By browngw

I'll take one P314 22T at $0.70 please. Looks...

I'll take one P314 22T at $0.70 please. Looks like the same threaded cog on my Brampton 3 speed (also made in Birmingham) on the Royal Nord President.
04-29-19, 07:52 PM
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Posted By browngw

I have never had a replacement cotter fit a...

I have never had a replacement cotter fit a Raleigh crank without filing the angle enough to get a tight fit and proper insertion. If it doesn't want to go, something is wrong . Lots of good ideas...
04-25-19, 03:13 PM
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Posted By browngw

gster , Would you or any others happen to know...

gster , Would you or any others happen to know when the factory stopped producing tubes? I am still trying to narrow down the decade my Royal Nord with Brampton 3 speed was built. It came with the...
04-25-19, 03:04 PM
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Posted By browngw

When I had a similar problem with a slipping seat...

When I had a similar problem with a slipping seat post, my LBS suggested a grease with grit in it commonly used on carbon seatposts. I never did try it as I swapped out the post for an alloy one...
04-23-19, 12:36 PM
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Posted By browngw

Always have used 25 although have found older...

Always have used 25 although have found older bikes with less. They do often try to escape and make a run for it! Just bought 100 5/32" from the LBS for $4.98. Also got 100 1/4" for $4.98, seems like...
04-22-19, 09:03 PM
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Posted By browngw

The 58 Cresta is a survivor for sure! Other than...

The 58 Cresta is a survivor for sure! Other than cables, bar tape and tires it is as it came from the Birmingham factory. The mudguards are by Bantel and the front carries its original flap. The fact...
04-21-19, 03:05 PM
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Posted By browngw

Looks like a very practical project. I have old...

Looks like a very practical project. I have old Sekine and an old Peugeot step through frames around. Not as classy as your mixte, but a 3 speed would make a great shopping bike and the ST would save...
04-20-19, 05:38 PM
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Posted By browngw

Looks very sporty yet purposeful. Good job!

Looks very sporty yet purposeful. Good job!
04-16-19, 12:45 PM
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Posted By browngw

Well put BigChief . Shortly after I put my DL1 on...

Well put BigChief . Shortly after I put my DL1 on the road with some supposedly nos Duro tires, I had a number of flats (mostly rear) before I purchased some new 40-635 Schwalbe Marathons and have...
04-16-19, 12:10 PM
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Posted By browngw

Because I tend to find some unique bikes (or they...

Because I tend to find some unique bikes (or they find me!) a lot of mine garner some attention but the big old black Raleigh gets the most stares and comments, often including words like "bobby",...
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04-15-19, 09:21 PM
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Posted By browngw

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This is the reason!
04-15-19, 02:42 PM
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Posted By browngw

Pedal Thread's'

After finding the shaft on the JRC left pedal was slightly bent, my decision was made. I stopped by my local LBS and once again borrowed his 9/16" right and left pedal taps. The well oiled (and well...
04-12-19, 09:16 PM
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Posted By browngw

I wonder who will be post # 20000?

I wonder who will be post # 20000?
04-12-19, 02:57 PM
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Posted By browngw

A Tale of Trying Tires: The 28 x 1 1/2 markings...

A Tale of Trying Tires:
The 28 x 1 1/2 markings on the Dunlop Imperials and Dunlop Air Seal tubes seemed familiar to someone versed in Raleigh Roadsters. It did not occur to me that all was not as...
04-12-19, 02:45 PM
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Posted By browngw

A Tale of Tires

Along the way enlightenment there are many, many, pitfalls Grasshopper. Since acquiring the wonderful old Made in Belgium...
04-12-19, 08:07 AM
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Posted By browngw

That "vice" on your bench can also be used to...

That "vice" on your bench can also be used to squeeze your "mudguard".:)
04-11-19, 09:20 PM
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Posted By browngw

How is it working? It can be a tedious process. ...

How is it working? It can be a tedious process. I likely spend more time than I should trying to capture the elusive perfect fender line.
04-11-19, 01:06 PM
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Posted By browngw

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I like to keep a Spirt FD and a GT RD on hand at all times. You can...
04-11-19, 12:45 PM
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Posted By browngw

1958 Wrights Olympian custom made for Sun Cycles...

1958 Wrights Olympian custom made for Sun Cycles of Birmingham England. The well cared for saddle is original to my 1958 Sun Cresta. I am only the second owner of this beautiful machine....
04-11-19, 12:31 PM
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Posted By browngw

Just realized I do have a green C&V bike, in fact...

Just realized I do have a green C&V bike, in fact a very special and rare, now thought to be mid-fifties Royal Nord President. After cleaning, I took some shots before I dismantled it for...
04-11-19, 11:56 AM
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Posted By browngw

I am faced with similar pedal problems on my...

I am faced with similar pedal problems on my Belgian Royal Nord project. The JRC Belgium pedals are shot and I wanted to replace them with some English rubber block pedals but they go in about 3...
04-11-19, 10:09 AM
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Posted By browngw

Tool Storage

It is always interesting to see other workspaces and tool storage options. To conserve space and sanity in my 16x24 garage that stores one car in winter and houses the family car, plus keeps the TR7...
04-10-19, 02:27 PM
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Posted By browngw

Presenting Another Royal Nord President

This amazing Royal Nord President belongs to Ronbo Fomby and he has asked me to post them for him. He has family documentation showing it to be pre fifties! Hope to see more pics soon. Seeing the...
04-09-19, 01:11 PM
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Posted By browngw

To enlarge the radius you normally squeeze the...

To enlarge the radius you normally squeeze the sides of the fender inwards which looks like what you need . If you were to pull the edges outward the radius would decrease and the ends would be even...
04-07-19, 02:15 PM
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Views: 2,960
Posted By browngw

It is a good idea and had not considered until...

It is a good idea and had not considered until now. The only block pedals I have are slightly too short and there is more rust than I like on the old pedals. I haven't done it yet but I think I will...
04-06-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 73
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Posted By browngw

Pedal Threads

Is there a chance that this bike might have a different thread pitch on the seemingly 9/16" pedals. The original JRC pedals are very brittle and I ordered a set of new MKS rubber block pedals. When I...
04-04-19, 09:20 PM
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Posted By browngw

I'm thinking the same as clubman . The bikes we...

I'm thinking the same as clubman . The bikes we got through the 70's that were made in England are often completely different than those pictured in US catalogs. Things like cables, turning pulleys...
04-04-19, 06:57 PM
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Posted By browngw

A sneak peek as it is coming...

A sneak peek as it is coming together.https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20190403_202751_1__4bc84234ca9dbc02e0e6e51457a48e4753bab964.jpg...
03-29-19, 09:22 PM
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Posted By browngw

A few years back I bought two 10 speed 1975-76...

A few years back I bought two 10 speed 1975-76 Raleigh Sprites in Emerald Green from their original owner. A Matched set of 21"Step Through and a gentlemen's 23" frame. The ST was made in Canada, (R)...
03-29-19, 02:46 PM
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Posted By browngw

Easy to determine if it is Canadian built as the...

Easy to determine if it is Canadian built as the serial# will start with an "R". Glad to see some Raleigh's in the Kingston area. I grew up around Odessa (Violet actually) and have spent the last 40...
03-28-19, 09:41 AM
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Views: 2,960
Posted By browngw

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Ordered these Vredestein Active Tour in 40-635 for the Royal Nord President....
03-28-19, 08:53 AM
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Posted By browngw

The Brampton Speedy Switch is larger and almost...

The Brampton Speedy Switch is larger and almost double the weight of a typical Sturmey Archer of the period. The hub appears to different as well with the threaded cog. I have flushed the hub and...
03-28-19, 07:25 AM
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Posted By browngw

I did restore both bikes, but for different...

I did restore both bikes, but for different reasons, both had benefitted from long periods of relatively careful storage. The Sun was a one owner bike that had been stored in the owner's family home...
03-27-19, 09:17 PM
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Posted By browngw

I love the look of an English club racer but the...

I love the look of an English club racer but the all original 1958 Sun Cresta fills the void pretty well. For those who have not seen it in awhile.... The ' 71 Robin Hood Sports Model helps too.
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03-27-19, 05:31 PM
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Posted By browngw

The B17 has been my standard for saddles up to...

The B17 has been my standard for saddles up to now. In a little game of "musical saddles" the Royal Nord got the newish B67on the RH, the Salsa Vaya gave up it's apple green B17 which is on the Robin...
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