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09-09-09, 12:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,403
Posted By kranz

Given the variety of half-gassed solutions, I'm...

Given the variety of half-gassed solutions, I'm surprised noone has suggested the obvious one. Just don't inflate them with so much air. :)
09-05-09, 08:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,129
Posted By kranz

Shame on you for losing your cool. A polite...

Shame on you for losing your cool. A polite challenge to a pistol duel at 20 paces would have been much more civilized.
09-04-09, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,201
Posted By kranz

You will find Maillard, Atom, and Simplex 5 speed...

You will find Maillard, Atom, and Simplex 5 speed freewheels commonly used as standard equipment on '70s era Supercourses. All would be suitable replacements. If you can't find one, I've got half a...
09-01-09, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By kranz

What kind of rear dropouts does it have? Does it...

What kind of rear dropouts does it have? Does it require a hanger for the rear derailleur? Is that the original paint and Reynolds 531 sticker?
09-01-09, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By kranz

That decal/paint scheme with was introduced on...

That decal/paint scheme with was introduced on the Gran Prix in '73. The cottered cranks were phased out in '77. So I'd guess your frame hails from '73-76. I got a new one with a 25" inch frame in...
08-21-09, 02:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,239
Posted By kranz

If you have a known 24tpi cup, you don't even...

If you have a known 24tpi cup, you don't even have to try to thread it into the BB. Just take the known 24tpi cup and the cup in question and mesh their threads together. If they mesh, then you have...
07-28-09, 12:54 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,147
Posted By kranz

I tried substituting a Suntour Ultra spaced 6...

I tried substituting a Suntour Ultra spaced 6 speed freewheel on both a '78 and a '79 Comp GS for the factory freewheel. I found that there wasn't quite enough room for the chain to clear the right...
07-25-09, 01:38 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,147
Posted By kranz

If your Raleigh was unfortunate enough to be...

If your Raleigh was unfortunate enough to be equipped with a Huret, then it was a Raleigh "Competition" rather than a "Competition GS" and was probably produced prior to '77. The adapters for Campy...
07-25-09, 02:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,947
Posted By kranz

I use a bench vise firmly attached to my work...

I use a bench vise firmly attached to my work bench for fixed cup removal. Flat edges of cup are held in the vise jaws. Frame provides the leverage. No special tools required.
07-25-09, 01:40 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,147
Posted By kranz

The "GS" of the Competition GS nomenclature...

The "GS" of the Competition GS nomenclature stands for "Gran Sport" and refers to the Campagnolo Gran Sport gruppo components that this model was outfitted with. The derailleurs, shift levers,...
07-14-09, 07:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,840
Posted By kranz

In general, garden variety Raleigh frames were...

In general, garden variety Raleigh frames were produced in 2" increments. However, there were years where the Competition GS was produced in 1" increments. I have a very nice 22.5" example from 78...
07-02-09, 01:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By kranz

Also check where the front derailleur attaches to...

Also check where the front derailleur attaches to the seat tube. The garden variety simplex derailleurs have bodies made of delrin plastic. The clamps are frequently over-tightened causing cracks in...
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By kranz

My son who moved to California last year picked...

My son who moved to California last year picked up a KHS road bike for $75 (I think he could have gotten it for less, but he is not yet skilled in the art of horse trading). It is a respectable entry...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,292
Posted By kranz

Your Supercourse is likely from 1973. This is the...

Your Supercourse is likely from 1973. This is the year the Block style Raleigh lettering superceded the sphagetti style lettering on the down tube. In '74, the Supercourse was superseded by the...
06-26-09, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By kranz

Skip the modern stem and stay with something...

Skip the modern stem and stay with something period correct. Otherwise your bike will look a bit odd.
06-26-09, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By kranz

You may want to consider upgrading your stem...

You may want to consider upgrading your stem along with the handle bars. It will give you more choices. I've upgraded a number of my '70s Raleighs (including a '78 CompGS) with the Cinelli 1R Stem...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,011
Posted By kranz

That's a nice one. I picked up one with a 22.5"...

That's a nice one. I picked up one with a 22.5" frame in similar condition in 2007. I believe I paid $400 at the time.
06-20-09, 01:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,677
Posted By kranz

I concur on the poor quality of the Vittoria...

I concur on the poor quality of the Vittoria Rallye. I chose these when I made my first foray into the world of tubular tires. What a mistake! I flatted two of them before even putting 100 miles on...
06-18-09, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,423
Posted By kranz

Looking through my notes I found a notation for a...

Looking through my notes I found a notation for a Raleigh GP #2940129. It had 24 bearings in the upper headset race and 25 in the lower race.
06-17-09, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,163
Posted By kranz

Hooked rims first made their appearance in the...

Hooked rims first made their appearance in the mid '70s. I believe that MAVIC was credited with the first hooked rims, the Module E.
06-13-09, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By kranz

According to Sutherlands, they made a 26"...

According to Sutherlands, they made a 26" concave rim. The model number was called 525/431 and was available also with or without eyelets or dimples. The ISO designation is listed as HB 575x25. I...
05-31-09, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By kranz

Personally, I'd challenge the statement that it...

Personally, I'd challenge the statement that it was in good condition. He clearly omitted the fact that the spindle was pitted. You have the photo evidence to prove it. I'd keep conversation with...
05-26-09, 04:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By kranz

Almost all components on the early Raleigh Record...

Almost all components on the early Raleigh Record were made of steel. Very little alloy. The result is the bike is quite heavy. Also it does not have quick release hubs making transport and roadside...
05-26-09, 04:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,725
Posted By kranz

The Cinelli 1R stems show up frequently on eBay....

The Cinelli 1R stems show up frequently on eBay. You can get a stem that is in fair or poor cosmetic condition or one in a size that has little demand for a fair price. Then use the bolt and/or wedge...
03-27-09, 05:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,675
Posted By kranz

I have a number of the Regina CX/CXS freewheels...

I have a number of the Regina CX/CXS freewheels that are english threaded. They all are distinguished by a groove in the form of a ring on the back side of the freewheel body.
03-18-09, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By kranz

The best write-up I've seen on Maillard hubs is...

The best write-up I've seen on Maillard hubs is on the Yellow Jersey bike shop site. It can be found here

Maillard Hubs (http://www.yellowjersey.org/helico.html)
Forum: Framebuilders
03-13-09, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By kranz

Thanks, guys. That's great advice. I had been...

Thanks, guys. That's great advice. I had been laboring under the asumption that it was a structural issue. The frame is in otherwise beautiful low mileage condition and I was agonizing over having to...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-12-09, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By kranz

Hi Stan, Thanks for taking a look at my...

Hi Stan,

Thanks for taking a look at my frame. I'm located in Atlanta. I'm not familiar with any framebuilders here, but then this is the first time I've needed one.

Will heating/brazing...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-12-09, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By kranz

Supercourse frame repair advice needed

I have a '73 Raleigh Supercourse frame with a damaged seat stay. There is a crack where the plane of the flat seat cap intersects the tube of the stay. It can be seen outlined in yellow in the photo...
02-21-09, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 922
Posted By kranz

Hooked vs. Lipped?

My only experience with hooked rims and folding tires involves the Mavic Module E and E2. There is no question that these rims have hooks and would be able to accomodate the bead on a folding tire....
02-13-09, 03:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 870
Posted By kranz

To complement the rear wheel that I'm building, I...

To complement the rear wheel that I'm building, I purchased a front wheel on the web that was already built. It is NEW with NOS Wolber 58 rim, NOS late '80s Maillard small flange QR hub, and straight...
02-11-09, 11:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 870
Posted By kranz

Thanks, guys. I'll give the 4-cross a go.

Thanks, guys. I'll give the 4-cross a go.
02-11-09, 07:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 870
Posted By kranz

Four Cross or Three Cross?

I'm planning to build a 27" rear wheel with QR skewer for my son's road bike. I'll be using a NOS 36H Wolber 58 and a NOS late 80s Maillard hub with sealed bearings. According the Sutherland charts,...
02-02-09, 05:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,923
Posted By kranz

Around '80-'81 some Raleighs were made in Japan. ...

Around '80-'81 some Raleighs were made in Japan. I've had a few myself including a Professional, a Competition GS, and a Supercourse. In the case of the Comp GS and Professional, the bikes were of...
01-27-09, 03:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By kranz

My gut feeling is that a 113mm BB spindle is too...

My gut feeling is that a 113mm BB spindle is too short for a Raleigh GP to give the correct chainline. The GP has a pretty large offset on the chain ring side. As I mentioned, I used 122 and 127 mm...
01-26-09, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,174
Posted By kranz

Sheldon Brown has an excellent article on...

Sheldon Brown has an excellent article on converting Raleigh bikes to cotterless cranks You can find it here Threading/interchangeability Issues for Older Raleigh Bicycles...
01-26-09, 10:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,174
Posted By kranz

Off the top of my head, I'd say it is the...

Off the top of my head, I'd say it is the distance from the centerline of the bike to the point midway between the two chain rings.
01-26-09, 06:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,174
Posted By kranz

If you want to keep the "upgraded" cotterless BB,...

If you want to keep the "upgraded" cotterless BB, you will want to make sure that it gives you the correct chain line. I'm most familiar with the early to mid '70s Gran Prix. According to my notes,...
12-15-08, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,397
Posted By kranz

I'd go with the Suntour V-GT. Raleigh switched to...

I'd go with the Suntour V-GT. Raleigh switched to Suntour later as well. The Suntour GT are high quality, work great, affordable, and easy to find. You can even find them with Raleigh branding. I...
12-15-08, 02:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By kranz

According to Sutherlands, the Maximum total...

According to Sutherlands, the Maximum total capacity for the Campy NR derailleur is 26 teeth. Maximum total capacity is defined as the difference between the smallest and largest freewheel sprockets...
12-13-08, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By kranz

I have a complete NOS Campy GS headset. But as I...

I have a complete NOS Campy GS headset. But as I recall, it was a bit pricy when I picked it up. I also have a NOS Campy GS adjustable cup if that might help.
05-09-08, 01:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 900
Posted By kranz

Kevlar beads?

Thanks, Bob. I stocked up on some of the 27 x 1/8" for my spouses bike. I don't know if it was mentioned or anyone noticed, but it appears that these tires may have Kevlar beads. So, they may not be...
05-06-08, 04:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,875
Posted By kranz

I have a Raleigh Carlton 78 Supercourse. My frame...

I have a Raleigh Carlton 78 Supercourse. My frame looks pretty much like yours except for the chrome on the fork. Mine is copper colored rather than green. I used a Shimano 122mm UN53. THe 122mm...
04-29-08, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By kranz

Great suggestion, luker. Thanks! I think thats...

Great suggestion, luker. Thanks! I think thats what I'll do.
04-28-08, 03:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By kranz

I want to replace the arm that the cage is...

I want to replace the arm that the cage is attached to. The threaded hole that accommodates the cable fastening bolt has become stripped. Rather than re-threading it, I considered replacing it, but...
04-27-08, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By kranz

Campy Record Front derailleur Question

The cage on 70s era Campy front derailleurs is attached to its arm with a pin of some sort. How can this pin be removed? Can it be removed in a non destructive manner?

thanks,

kranz
04-21-08, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,014
Posted By kranz

I tried the Vittoria Rallye as my first venture...

I tried the Vittoria Rallye as my first venture into tubular tires. I've had a bit of bad luck with them. One flatted after only a few rides. Another brand new one self destructed after mounting but...
01-14-08, 05:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,102
Posted By kranz

Don't rest the bike on the grass, as the ground...

Don't rest the bike on the grass, as the ground is soft and will absorb some of the energy that should properly be absorbed by the cotter instead. Put the block (I use a wood block with a short piece...
01-13-08, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By kranz

I wondered if I would have problems with the...

I wondered if I would have problems with the Rallys. I had one fail after I had glued it on a rim and before I even put one mile on it. But I figured the low cost would let me make all my mistakes...
01-13-08, 03:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By kranz

Tubular spare

I was out for a ride yesterday on my '74 Raleigh Pro. This past season, I had converted this bike back to tubular rims/tires as it had originally in the '70s. This has been my first experience with...
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