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08-12-09, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By raleigh_fan

When you get everything sorted out, I've got one...

When you get everything sorted out, I've got one I'd like to add. See:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=572103

I tried to create a new user on your site using both FF 3.5.1 and Safari...
08-12-09, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,351
Posted By raleigh_fan

Just for the record....

...here are photos of my front brake
08-12-09, 10:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,704
Posted By raleigh_fan

FWIW, the stainless steel cleaner "Barkeeper's...

FWIW, the stainless steel cleaner "Barkeeper's Friend" contains oxalic acid. I haven't tried it on my bike but it works a treat on my stainless sink and chrome faucets! ;-)
08-12-09, 05:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,351
Posted By raleigh_fan

Interesting lever. That's not what I've got. ...

Interesting lever. That's not what I've got. Mine's just the generic Dia-Compe/Weinmann lever that got used on everything. I think my bike may have been put together with whatever someone had...
08-12-09, 05:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,351
Posted By raleigh_fan

AGREED!!!!1111one :-)

AGREED!!!!1111one :-)
08-11-09, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By raleigh_fan

Ok, just to be contrary, I'd say keep the...

Ok, just to be contrary, I'd say keep the originals but lose the suicide levers. That's what I've done on my Raleigh. In fact, the catalogue shows that my bike didn't come with them -- they were...
08-11-09, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,351
Posted By raleigh_fan

Hmm. I tried to do that as well but couldn't...

Hmm. I tried to do that as well but couldn't find the URL. Guess I didn't look hard enough!
08-11-09, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,351
Posted By raleigh_fan

I pulled the front brake off last night and it's...

I pulled the front brake off last night and it's got "812" stamped in the back of both arms, so I guess the model is definitely established. No date stamp, though.

I just had a look through...
08-09-09, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,351
Posted By raleigh_fan

Thanks for grabbing the photo -- how'd you do it?...

Thanks for grabbing the photo -- how'd you do it?

Yup -- those are what I've got. The cable pulls on the cam at the lower right and the cam pushes the caliper in. The arm between the center...
08-09-09, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,351
Posted By raleigh_fan

Info on Dia-compe brakes?

Anyone familiar with this style Dia-Compe side-pulls:
Goofy Dia-Compes on ebay...
04-06-08, 12:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,773
Posted By raleigh_fan

Glad you're back! Hang in there and keep keep...

Glad you're back! Hang in there and keep keep fighting! I've still got the Raleigh decals you made, waiting for the day it gets a respray -- which was supposed to have happened long ago... ;-)
...
03-04-08, 08:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,083
Posted By raleigh_fan

Interesting -- can't wait to try this. As...

Interesting -- can't wait to try this.

As for keeping it warm, sounds like a perfect excuse to pick up an old crock-pot from a thrift store. Probably set you back no more than $1....
09-14-07, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By raleigh_fan

I am NOT an expert, but my first guess is...

I am NOT an expert, but my first guess is misadjusted cable. Second guess is gummed up internals.

As always, Sheldon knows all. For more info, start here:...
08-31-07, 10:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,385
Posted By raleigh_fan

Road my Record in the last two MS150s in New...

Road my Record in the last two MS150s in New Bern, NC. Last year we were in a paceline that finished with an average speed of about 18 mph (as I recall my cyclocomputer claimed 17.8). That's a...
08-31-07, 05:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,514
Posted By raleigh_fan

Holy resurrected threads, Batman! Just found...

Holy resurrected threads, Batman!

Just found this thread and thought I'd comment. My wife bought a Matsuri new in about 1978. We sold it earlier this year to a college student who seemed very...
08-31-07, 05:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,061
Posted By raleigh_fan

When I asked the question, it was more...

When I asked the question, it was more philosophical rather than practical, but here's the sort of patina I had in mind. Clean, not dirty, but the finish is "untouched"....
08-30-07, 10:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,240
Posted By raleigh_fan

Gimme time, gimme time. ;-)

Gimme time, gimme time. ;-)
08-30-07, 10:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,240
Posted By raleigh_fan

Not the kind, but rather the number. B, CGT, TD,...

Not the kind, but rather the number. B, CGT, TD, plus assorted parts cars....
08-30-07, 09:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,061
Posted By raleigh_fan

Shine or patina?

Which do you prefer on classic bikes -- shiny, highly-polished aluminium, or the dull patina acquired from decades of use?
08-30-07, 09:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,240
Posted By raleigh_fan

+1 (says the guy who owns an embarrassment of...

+1 (says the guy who owns an embarrassment of MGs.... :rolleyes:)

I don't own any modern bikes......
08-23-07, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 978
Posted By raleigh_fan

Sent you a PM....

Sent you a PM....
08-22-07, 05:42 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 391,400
Posted By raleigh_fan

Hints and tricks thread (hopefully)

My tip: WD-40 is a Water Displacer, not a penetrating oil. For stuck parts, get some Kroil or PB B'Laster.
08-21-07, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By raleigh_fan

How about thread the wire through a small washer...

How about thread the wire through a small washer before you thread it through the guide? That should keep the housing from pulling through the guide. It's a bit of a bodge, but would probably work...
08-09-07, 11:40 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,065
Posted By raleigh_fan

I like Sheldon Brown's explanation for "Saddle": ...

I like Sheldon Brown's explanation for "Saddle":


Why a saddle is mounted on a seat post, he doesn't address... ;-)
08-02-07, 05:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By raleigh_fan

Yeah, I had one in college (longer ago than I'd...

Yeah, I had one in college (longer ago than I'd care to admit). It was a great ride. I have no idea what became of that bike, and I decided now was the time to put one back in the stable.

I...
08-02-07, 05:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,696
Posted By raleigh_fan

So you're the one driving the price up. I had to...

So you're the one driving the price up. I had to pay $1.29! Highway robbery, I tell you!!! ;-)
08-01-07, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By raleigh_fan

Just had another look at Sheldon's site --...

Just had another look at Sheldon's site -- another distinguishing feature might be the two brazed tabs for the chain guard. That would seem to place it '66 or later. But that doesn't agree with the...
08-01-07, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By raleigh_fan

This Raleigh is in Raleigh (come home, so to...

This Raleigh is in Raleigh (come home, so to speak. ;-) If you're in this part of the state some time, I'd be happy to show it to you.

Cheers!
08-01-07, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By raleigh_fan

Errr..... Yeah, I guess so. I've never seen them...

Errr..... Yeah, I guess so. I've never seen them before but I guess that's them. Hmm.... Another indication that this bike is earlier than its hub (or just made up of spare parts).

It has:...
08-01-07, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By raleigh_fan

Photo request -- Raleigh Sports question

I'm trying to figure out what I've got. Going by design details is giving me conflicting answers (conflicting with each other and the date stamp on the S-A AW hub). I haven't seen a useful serial...
07-27-07, 05:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,014
Posted By raleigh_fan

Wow! It saddens me to hear this. When I bought...

Wow! It saddens me to hear this. When I bought some Raleigh decals from Mike (some time ago), I thought both his product and service were first-rate. I was looking forward to another project and...
05-02-07, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By raleigh_fan

You have a PM

You have a PM
04-11-07, 08:42 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,726
Posted By raleigh_fan

Multivis motor oils

Just to pick a nit, that's backwards. A multiviscosity oil is a lighter-bodied base with viscosity improvers that "thicken" it at higher temps. So a 10w30 oil is a 10wt oil that acts like a 30wt...
04-03-07, 05:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,331
Posted By raleigh_fan

I'd say criterium number one would be: no...

I'd say criterium number one would be: no pedestrians. I'd rather mix it up with cars than peds -- at least cars (around here) maintain some semblance of lane discipline! ;-) Peds, on the other...
04-03-07, 05:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,331
Posted By raleigh_fan

The implication there is that cyclists belong on...

The implication there is that cyclists belong on the path, not the road. What if the path doesn't go where you want to go? I'm not a hard-core VC "purist", but as long as bikes are permitted on the...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-07, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By raleigh_fan

Nope -- I wouldn't really know where to post it. ...

Nope -- I wouldn't really know where to post it. Feel free to spread the word! :-)
Forum: Commuting
03-30-07, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By raleigh_fan

Proposed NC legislation

Just saw this today -- this is the first I've heard of it and I don't know any more than what's in the article, but I thought it sounded good:
http://www.1304bikes.org/news.html
03-18-07, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By raleigh_fan

You might try a clay bar like those used to...

You might try a clay bar like those used to remove environmental contaminants from automotive paint. It might not work, but if it does, it should be quick, painless, and not harm the finish. Here's...
03-18-07, 06:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,849
Posted By raleigh_fan

Here' some info: ...

Here' some info:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=167500

Enjoy!

I used to have one of those, but I gave it away..... ;-)
12-14-06, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By raleigh_fan

I sprayed my Raleigh with Rustoleum rattlecan...

I sprayed my Raleigh with Rustoleum rattlecan black. It's very soft and chips and scratches easily. On the upside though, touchup is easy -- just spritz with a little more paint. If you're going...
12-13-06, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By raleigh_fan

Yup -- You've got a PM! They aren't perfect,...

Yup -- You've got a PM!

They aren't perfect, but I'd rather see someone use them rather than pitch them in the landfill....

Cheers!
Rob
12-12-06, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By raleigh_fan

bar covers from '78(?) Motobecane Mirage

I have a pair of rubber "leather-look" bar covers I removed from a ca. 1978 Motobecane Mirage. They're in good shape. Anyone want them for a resto? They're yours for the price of postage....
10-05-06, 10:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,757
Posted By raleigh_fan

I agree, except that for the extraneous phrase...

I agree, except that for the extraneous phrase "on the road": "Such rare commodities today." ;-)
09-28-06, 07:05 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,053
Posted By raleigh_fan

Hmmm... Around here at least, a lot of stupid,...

Hmmm... Around here at least, a lot of stupid, selfish people seem to prefer driving pickup trucks.... ;-)
09-27-06, 09:56 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,129
Posted By raleigh_fan

Unfortunately, I doubt that the legality of...

Unfortunately, I doubt that the legality of owning or operating a motor vehicle will make much difference to the offender -- habitual drunk drivers will skirt such limitations....
Forum: Commuting
09-23-06, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By raleigh_fan

I've got a B17 and a B17N. I prefer the B17N...

I've got a B17 and a B17N. I prefer the B17N because the top is flatter fore and aft -- the B17 standard has a little "saddle shape" to it, so I end up pointing the nose way up so as not to feel...
09-22-06, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 692
Posted By raleigh_fan

Unless it's hella expensive, I'd say buy it and...

Unless it's hella expensive, I'd say buy it and then figure out what it is. If you find you don't want it, there's always ebay..... ;-)
09-22-06, 07:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,116
Posted By raleigh_fan

The International is widely regared as the worst...

The International is widely regared as the worst bike Raleigh ever made. People hate them. There's a waste dump just down the road from me -- send it to me and I'll dispose of it properly for you. ...
09-19-06, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By raleigh_fan

Ahh -- thanks.

Ahh -- thanks.
09-19-06, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By raleigh_fan

Please assume for the moment I'm new here --...

Please assume for the moment I'm new here -- what's "WOL" and "NOL"? I'm guessing that W==wide and N==narrow, and L is probably "lane", so what's 'O'?

Cheers!
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