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09-09-18, 07:01 PM
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Posted By Number_6

What does anyone know about the Gazelle Primeur?

I know it's a 3-speed Dutch bike, Apparently in the upper realm of the Gazelle 3-speed range? Can't find much on it Googling. When were they made? What were they made of? Go as far in the weeds as...
07-03-16, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21,574
Views: 2,179,329
Posted By Number_6

I won't be getting it, it's too far for me- but...

I won't be getting it, it's too far for me- but where is New Hudson in the BSA scheme of things?

New Hudson Bicycle England 3 Speed (http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/bik/5663227479.html)
07-03-16, 02:50 PM
Replies: 52,475
Views: 7,084,952
Posted By Number_6

Too far for me, but anyone for a New Hudson?... ...

Too far for me, but anyone for a New Hudson?...

New Hudson Bicycle England 3 Speed (http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/bik/5663227479.html)
06-18-16, 08:30 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 10,952
Posted By Number_6

I"ve lusted for a Schwinn Town and Country trike...

I"ve lusted for a Schwinn Town and Country trike for decades. Must have one with a diff and 3 speeds (as I'm a vehicle mechanical engineering geek and that is ME cycling geekiness)...

I don't care...
06-18-16, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,958
Posted By Number_6

Felt was selling these Verza Regencies a few...

Felt was selling these Verza Regencies a few years ago. I got mine on clearance- its a favorite...

Verza Regency Men's - Felt Bicycles...
06-05-16, 12:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By Number_6

Thanks, Tom! I believe the cycle is just...

Thanks, Tom!

I believe the cycle is just about all Nottingham....

I asked because the Brits made their bikes like their Lee-Enfield rifles- "small bits of fiddling for fitment may be necessary"...
06-04-16, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,044
Posted By Number_6

Surprisingly many auto restoration guides...

Surprisingly many auto restoration guides suggest- Harbor Freight! The reasoning is since one is an amateur and not a pro you'll get the use you need out of them.

I used to be a Craftsman fan, but...
06-04-16, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By Number_6

Any Raleigh "uniqueness" on a late (1977-78) 3-speed Sprite?

I'm about to go to work on the Sprite that's been laying around here. I picked it up thanks to garage cleanout a guy had. According to the catalogues online it's essentially identical to the...
09-26-15, 02:51 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 30,468
Posted By Number_6

Not bad at all, in fact it gets easy with time....

Not bad at all, in fact it gets easy with time. Becomes an instinctive reaction instead of a thought process. A new skill to acquire.
01-31-15, 05:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,603
Posted By Number_6

$140 for my '72 Schwinn Super Sport. sounds like...

$140 for my '72 Schwinn Super Sport. sounds like a lot, but it had a recent full service including cables and brake pads as well as new Kenda gumwalls and new tubes. Perfectly serviceable and rode...
01-31-15, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21,574
Views: 2,179,329
Posted By Number_6

It's interesting. My '85 Team USA road bike had...

It's interesting. My '85 Team USA road bike had what looked to be your average aftermarket alloy kickstand on it. I was mounting it on the Sirrus when I noticed "Raleigh" was stamped on the outside-...
01-25-15, 10:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,928
Posted By Number_6

The Greeks just elected an anti-austerity...

The Greeks just elected an anti-austerity government yesterday- much to the consternation of the European markets, The euro is drifting down as I write this. Expect the dollar to be stronger against...
01-25-15, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 89,131
Posted By Number_6

Bone-chilling most air here today- that's the way...

Bone-chilling most air here today- that's the way it feels when the snow is melting in the 30s and low 40's. So, I just put the new Panaracer Pasela PT's on the Raleigh Team USA.
01-25-15, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21,574
Views: 2,179,329
Posted By Number_6

Well the s/n starts out NC7XXXXXXX- so it is a...

Well the s/n starts out NC7XXXXXXX- so it is a Nottingham- Feb, 1977. Too early for a '78 model I guess? Possibly midway thought the '77 model year production, it was decided to introduce coffee as...
01-25-15, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By Number_6

If you think about it it pretty much mimics the...

If you think about it it pretty much mimics the brake lever location on a modern hybrid- like my Sirrus.
01-25-15, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,923
Posted By Number_6

Yes, one wonders about a "King Dick"...

Yes, one wonders about a "King Dick" tool...
01-25-15, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21,574
Views: 2,179,329
Posted By Number_6

Next Project- '78 Raleigh Sprite 25" frame 3-speed

Well, I thought it was a 1977 from reading somewhere that Raleigh only made the 27" 3-speed Sprite variant for 1977. But looking at catalogs, I saw that the "Coffee" 3-speed was only offered in 1978,...
01-25-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,514
Posted By Number_6

I'd love to have one of the Steyr-Daimler-Puch...

I'd love to have one of the Steyr-Daimler-Puch 3-speed jobs, but all I see look like they are 21" frames. At a long-legged 6'5", I can do just fine with a 23" Sports or a 24" EF Schwinn upright (or...
01-24-15, 02:02 AM
Replies: 5,526
Views: 444,703
Posted By Number_6

New Panaracer Pasela PTs for the Raleigh Team...

New Panaracer Pasela PTs for the Raleigh Team USA. Yesterday a black SKS Chainboard for the Sirrus...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-15, 02:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 918
Posted By Number_6

It is not "nonsense" What I stated is my...

It is not "nonsense" What I stated is my observation after driving over a million miles for work (around 100,000 a year) on everything from interstate to gravel.

I will grant that, in some...
01-18-15, 06:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,928
Posted By Number_6

There are many currency traders, European banks,...

There are many currency traders, European banks, hedge funds, and foreign exchange houses who wish they'd had your foresight...

However all the big shots in Davos this week debating innovative...
01-18-15, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,841
Posted By Number_6

Private pilots will discuss spending chunks of...

Private pilots will discuss spending chunks of change to increase the gross weight, and therefore the payload, of their planes to carry more fuel and other stuff. usually on the order of 10 to 100...
01-18-15, 04:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,928
Posted By Number_6

You might want to hold off a little longer. A...

You might want to hold off a little longer. A week ago, most foreign exchange analysts were forecasting that the euro would hit parity ($1=1 Eu) sometime later this year. This was due to the fact...
01-18-15, 02:21 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 44,964
Posted By Number_6

Wow! That gaggle of coupes in the first bunch...

Wow! That gaggle of coupes in the first bunch there is nice. In the next bunch that guy is getting chased by a Bugatti. ...... And Josephine Baker!!!!!!!!
01-18-15, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By Number_6

I'd buy it if you wanted to meet me in Detroit!...

I'd buy it if you wanted to meet me in Detroit! :D Or, if you're going to dump the chaincase...
01-18-15, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,841
Posted By Number_6

Every bike shop should have a scale. I get mine...

Every bike shop should have a scale. I get mine weighed every time I take one in. I suggest having them weigh it stock first before you add anything- makes for a "ground zero" figure to compare.
...
01-18-15, 12:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,323
Posted By Number_6

Two reasons why a price can drop: 1)...

Two reasons why a price can drop:

1) Increased volume results in lower manufacturing, material, and component costs.
2) Reducing the grade and quality of materials and components.

Trek may...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-15, 02:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 918
Posted By Number_6

Here's a rule of thumb I've come up with for...

Here's a rule of thumb I've come up with for two-lane roads/streets to figure out the traffic- how many lines are painted on pavement? If no paint the traffic is light, if just the center is painted...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-15, 02:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,812
Posted By Number_6

My GT Terra (the cheapest at the time) which I...

My GT Terra (the cheapest at the time) which I bought new, got me around everywhere I needed to go in my second college career in the early '90's. I rode it easily 20-30 miles a day. I had the bike...
01-17-15, 09:28 PM
Replies: 21,574
Views: 2,179,329
Posted By Number_6

I'll say it like this- when you shift, take the...

I'll say it like this- when you shift, take the load off the crank. You can pedal backward, stop or pedal forward slower- all will make for some play or slack in the drivetrain since it's not loaded...
01-17-15, 09:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,050
Posted By Number_6

I usually shove 'em in the back of my company...

I usually shove 'em in the back of my company Caravan for a short haul, for a long one the seats are folded down and I bungee cord them upside down using the metal floor loops for the seat catches.
...
01-17-15, 08:55 PM
01-17-15, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By Number_6

Hadn't really planned on getting another for a while, but... '85 Raleigh Team USA

I was sitting around here last night, it was quiet and I thought, "I've not looked at CL for a while" So, I did. Brought the listings up in the gallery view, looked herel and in adjacent cities,...
01-16-15, 09:10 PM
Replies: 52,475
Views: 7,084,952
Posted By Number_6

From Raleigh? Mighty similar to a Sports. ...

From Raleigh? Mighty similar to a Sports.

Western Flyer Bicycle -Made in England (http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bik/4836330352.html)
01-16-15, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,103
Posted By Number_6

One thing's for sure- fuel costs can't be blamed...

One thing's for sure- fuel costs can't be blamed in this case.
01-16-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,086
Posted By Number_6

They say about art- "I don't know much about art,...

They say about art- "I don't know much about art, but I know what I like." So with that in mind maybe we could say a something like, "I'll know if it's modern when I see it."?

Maybe to be slightly...
01-16-15, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,160
Posted By Number_6

First off, if you're willing to get off the the...

First off, if you're willing to get off the the block and shop around for a bit, now is the best time for a deal. Not much happening at an LBS this time of year. You may find a nice deal on a 2014...
01-16-15, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,426
Posted By Number_6

I think there may be one. :D Next question- what...

I think there may be one. :D Next question- what would I do with the 7-speed EZ-Fire?
01-16-15, 05:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,911
Posted By Number_6

I have a Sprite, almost the same as yours- but a...

I have a Sprite, almost the same as yours- but a 3-speed with a 25" frame. One of the few tall frame 3-speeds from back then, I gather (I'm 6'5"). It has the Sports' ducky crank as well (since it's a...
01-16-15, 02:13 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,476
Posted By Number_6

I'm just going to lift what I wrote on another...

I'm just going to lift what I wrote on another forum. Might take a little bit of extrapolation for this topic- but it presents my "philosophy" of this nicely:

I've found out for myself over the...
01-15-15, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,426
Posted By Number_6

DorkDisk Thanks! I'm ignorant on this aspect of...

DorkDisk Thanks! I'm ignorant on this aspect of spacers. Where would it be spaced, how can I tell? I reckon I could just swap out?

When I bought, The bike shop shop fella said that I'd have to...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-15, 03:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 725
Posted By Number_6

I can agree with about everything on here. Up...

I can agree with about everything on here. Up here where I'm at now is the time to buy a bicycle. It's cold, and to most people riding a bike is the farthest thing form their minds- so all the LBS's...
01-15-15, 02:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,765
Posted By Number_6

I have the Varsity's cousin- A 10-speed Suburban....

I have the Varsity's cousin- A 10-speed Suburban. I love it- and my Speedster as well. Both on the same frame as the Varsity. Sure, they develop my arm muscles when I have to lift them- but they can...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-15, 10:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,489
Posted By Number_6

Louisville is getting pretty bike friendly. The...

Louisville is getting pretty bike friendly. The local government has put a lot of effort towards adding lanes, as well as an ambitious "ring of parks" plan that, when finished, will result in a...
01-14-15, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,426
Posted By Number_6

Oh I know there are plenty of different types of...

Oh I know there are plenty of different types of bikes out there I've got the couple I mentioned in this thread, but here's the complete list sans the Sirrus. :)

Ready to ride:
'72 Schwinn...
01-13-15, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,426
Posted By Number_6

I'll copy what I wrote about this in the C&V...

I'll copy what I wrote about this in the C&V section. It's mostly repetitive but it might shed a light on things.

I really appreciate the comfort of riding the old upright Schwinns that I've...
01-13-15, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By Number_6

non-fixie Velocivixen Discussion got generated on...

non-fixie Velocivixen Discussion got generated on the Hybrid section, so if you're curious follow it here:...
01-13-15, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,426
Posted By Number_6

Well, here's my story. I'm 6'5" with a 36" pants...

Well, here's my story. I'm 6'5" with a 36" pants inseam. Once I got started to approach my adult height (about 40 years ago) and later all my derailleur bikes have seemed undergeared to me. I've read...
01-12-15, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,491
Posted By Number_6

I got my cycling books at Half Price Books, so...

I got my cycling books at Half Price Books, so don't forget used. 3 books for about $10. It's ok if something is a few years old, there's not really anything all that new. Try not to snicker when...
01-12-15, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,426
Posted By Number_6

28 front, 12 rear For 2011 (and maybe a year...

28 front, 12 rear

For 2011 (and maybe a year or two more), as I've been told the bicycle business was hit by the recession. So, to hold the line on price they cut some corners on components. What...
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