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08-05-22, 03:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By OTS

There is a red button at the very base of the...

There is a red button at the very base of the left hand box that contains the summary of the information about you.
It starts with your screen name, shows you are a senior member, shows your avatar...
07-30-22, 03:20 AM
Replies: 70,553
Views: 11,545,392
Posted By OTS

Tall ,tall,tall Dayton Ohio CL list Schwinn...

Tall ,tall,tall
Dayton Ohio CL list
Schwinn Voyager - $50 (Huber heights)
https://dayton.craigslist.org/bik/d/dayton-schwinn-voyageur/7502850907.html...
07-23-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2,728
Views: 998,715
Posted By OTS

You might find some inspiration in this thread if...

You might find some inspiration in this thread if you are going with upright bars.
Lots of upright bar conversions.
Microshift makes indexed thumbies that can be used instead of the shifters on the...
07-11-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By OTS

Ch3ss Welcome aboard good suggestions, above...

Ch3ss Welcome aboard
good suggestions, above books and hands on at the Co-op
Also Youtube is your friend.
Check out RJ the bike guy for instructional videos.
07-07-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14,798
Views: 3,602,145
Posted By OTS

Nice job on the paint and the decals. Looking...

Nice job on the paint and the decals.
Looking good.
07-03-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By OTS

Sizing post over the digital caliper in my...

Sizing post over the digital caliper in my experience BUT BUY BOTH.
The digital caliper comes in handy in so many situations you will wonder how you survived without it.
06-21-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By OTS

Just had a Forum member offer to send me one. ...

Just had a Forum member offer to send me one.
Thank you for the kind offer
06-10-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 847
Posted By OTS

Congrats on the ride and Happy Birthday. ...

Congrats on the ride and Happy Birthday.
Wishing you many more rides and birthdays.
06-01-22, 03:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By OTS

A light coat of Vaseline (Petroleum Jelly) will...

A light coat of Vaseline (Petroleum Jelly) will help prevent that kind of corrosion.
05-31-22, 04:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By OTS

Yikes, good catch. Cranks are "Raleigh Branded"...

Yikes, good catch. Cranks are "Raleigh Branded" most probably Sugino.
I took them apart to clean them, and in my haste re-assembled the opposite way.
Thanks for pointing that out @mountaindave...
05-25-22, 03:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,362
Posted By OTS

Larry, I recently did just that. My...

Larry,
I recently did just that.
My Townie.urban rider.
Inspired by @52telecaster (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/52telecaster-452633.html)and his hybrid gearing, I built up this Raleigh...
05-19-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 29,657
Posted By OTS

My Townie.urban rider. Inspired by 52telecaster...

My Townie.urban rider.
Inspired by 52telecaster and his hybrid gearing, I built up this Raleigh International frame as such.
Early on, years ago, I searched for about 18 months before I found a...
05-17-22, 02:39 AM
Replies: 26,293
Views: 3,786,647
Posted By OTS

Vintage Raleigh Superbe 3-speed Bikes - $750...

Vintage Raleigh Superbe 3-speed Bikes - $750 (Danville, Illinois) https://chambana.craigslist.org/bik/d/danville-vintage-raleigh-superbe-speed/7484351744.html
...
05-09-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 957
Posted By OTS

Well thought out, purposeful build, a lot to love...

Well thought out, purposeful build, a lot to love there.
Glad to see"Best Friend Bike" back and on the road again.
Congrats, now get out and enjoy it !
04-27-22, 02:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By OTS

Both valid posts above, agree with Doug & agree...

Both valid posts above, agree with Doug & agree with 52, a shorter reach if your using a Technomic will change the “LOOK” and I have done that in builds.
Very personal choice of course..
I prefer...
03-20-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By OTS

Let me be the first. Congrats. You did a...

Let me be the first.
Congrats.
You did a first rate job and it's a beauty.
I now first hand how difficult it can be to source parts from that time period and it can become a real rabbit hole for...
03-02-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,915
Posted By OTS

This is my recently completed 1951-52 Sun Manxman...

This is my recently completed 1951-52 Sun Manxman

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/tn_img_3006_57cdec2f3136a6ad018ab83c54e4307c5f810713.jpg...
02-26-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 600,112
Posted By OTS

Just finished this build a 1951-52 Sun Manxman...

Just finished this build a 1951-52 Sun Manxman frame /fork to a road bike.
A temporary stop while I figure out fenders and a suitable saddle bag.
...
02-26-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By OTS

Rims are Velocity Synergy

Rims are Velocity Synergy
02-26-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By OTS

Thanks, chainring is 48T. This one is a rider and...

Thanks, chainring is 48T. This one is a rider and a keeper. As far a s the shifter boss is concerned, I had read some not so great accounts about the Benelux, and of course decided to go Campy Gran...
02-25-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By OTS

Gregory, thank you and thanks for the kind offer....

Gregory, thank you and thanks for the kind offer.
PM sent.
02-25-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By OTS

1951-52 Sun Manxman road bike

This my 1951-52 Sun Manxman. This frame/fork is no stranger to the forums. It was first offered for sale by redcaymatt in October of 2015. I inquired about it then, and it was eventually purchased by...
02-16-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,349
Posted By OTS

My sympathies to you and your family as well.

My sympathies to you and your family as well.
02-07-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 546,868
Posted By OTS

Pic Assist t351937 ...

Pic Assist t351937

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1999x1124/80_20220129_163824_1e24b8d616cb4cd1a2bdb076e1fe456a42cdf94b_d805c296877bb924aef3db5d78815fdb6a034e94.jpg
02-06-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,349
Posted By OTS

PM sent I'm in unless the weather doesn't...

PM sent
I'm in unless the weather doesn't cooperate.
Looking forward to it.
02-02-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 897
Posted By OTS

You are correct, technically I stand corrected. ...

You are correct, technically I stand corrected.
mea culpa
01-31-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 600,112
Posted By OTS

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/322x600/tn_img_2851_522fdbda64d63ab5b665bbf039db1494befc5c77.jpg...
12-30-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By OTS

I agree that good touch up is really difficult. ...

I agree that good touch up is really difficult.
It is not only finding a good color match, it's good prep and then meticulous application of said paint.
Way above my pay grade.
My hat is off to...
12-25-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By OTS

PM sent on kick stands

PM sent on kick stands
12-25-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,098
Posted By OTS

Started out as a rider, daily work commute of...

Started out as a rider, daily work commute of less than 10 miles round trip.
Took some local community college adult learning classes on wrenching and built up a single speed that is still a...
12-21-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By OTS

Unless you were or are planning to strip paint...

Unless you were or are planning to strip paint from the bike with hand sanding in an enclosed space,
I'm not sure that handling the bike with leaded or unleaded paint will make much difference.
12-12-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 743
Posted By OTS

Schwinn CrissCross Hybrid for this winter. ...

Schwinn CrissCross Hybrid for this winter.
Fendered, Dynamo, and Moose Mitts.
Moose Mitts are a must as I suffer from Raynaud's phenomenon or syndrome.
Suntour components seem to be up to the task...
12-11-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,686
Posted By OTS

Nicely done non-fixie Can you take a side shot...

Nicely done non-fixie
Can you take a side shot of the front (full fork and bars) ?
Thanks
12-07-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7,690
Views: 859,616
Posted By OTS

5 speed TDC freewheel from eom and GB Hiduminium...

5 speed TDC freewheel from eom and GB Hiduminium brakes from the UK to help complete a project.
...
12-07-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By OTS

Thoroughly enjoyed "The Sun and The Rain"...

Thoroughly enjoyed "The Sun and The Rain" article.
I am familiar with some of the towns mentioned in the story.
11-30-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By OTS

I think part of the attraction of Capella "birds...

I think part of the attraction of Capella "birds mouth" lugs is that they were less common and appeared for a shorter time than the Nervex lugs.
Some may prefer the aesthetics.
This information...
11-29-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By OTS

SirMike1983 could probably get you headed in the...

SirMike1983 could probably get you headed in the right direction.
11-28-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By OTS

oneclick verktyg says that these are...

oneclick

verktyg says that these are Triomphe
is that what you are looking for?

Take a look at this thread:
FS: Campy Crankset 170mm...
11-17-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14,798
Views: 3,602,145
Posted By OTS

I have a Schwinn CrissCross Hybrid running the...

I have a Schwinn CrissCross Hybrid running the Suntour XC 7 speed stuff on my fendered dynamo-hubbed winter commuter. Actually once cleaned up, it does a decent job. You might try it before you make...
11-16-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 903
Posted By OTS

PM sent

PM sent
11-04-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,003
Posted By OTS

Wow, beautiful. Great job, I would be very proud...

Wow, beautiful. Great job, I would be very proud to own a bike like that.
10-31-21, 04:15 PM
10-15-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,055
Posted By OTS

I'll take issue with the above statement. I have...

I'll take issue with the above statement. I have thousands and thousand of miles on my C&V "freewheels" and I don't think this is an issue. I wouldn't hesitate to tour on a freewheel and wouldn't...
08-07-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,317
Posted By OTS

Night time is the right time if it's before dawn....

Night time is the right time if it's before dawn.
Typically less traffic (vehicular & pedestrian), light winds (we are a wind farm mecca of sorts ), cooler, quieter,
and for me the best time of the...
07-24-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 70,553
Views: 11,545,392
Posted By OTS

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/d/willowbro...

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/d/willowbrook-1974-raleigh-supercourse/7352853823.html
I am too far away to facilitate
don't see 531 Mixtes very often
Chicagoland craigslist
1974 Raleigh...
05-27-21, 03:30 AM
Replies: 8,202
Views: 2,633,458
Posted By OTS

[QUOTE=flangehead;22066081]I bought this from a...

[QUOTE=flangehead;22066081]I bought this from a neighbor and cleaned it up for my daughter to use.

...
05-24-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,407
Posted By OTS

Well done.

Well done.
03-02-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,292
Posted By OTS

I seem to kind of remember ( I'm old) that the...

I seem to kind of remember ( I'm old) that the adjusters in the Simplex delrin downtube shifters fit the brake bridge and if it is the same might also fit your GB Spearpoint.
The above statement...
01-19-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 70,553
Views: 11,545,392
Posted By OTS

This is the delectable "Black Chrome"

This is the delectable "Black Chrome"
11-22-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 947
Views: 274,173
Posted By OTS

My winter commuter as well. ...

My winter commuter as well.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x750/img_4372a_2b2709da537a03482232562097224305328193e2.jpg...
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