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08-30-15, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,148
Posted By Howard

The obvious is the eyelet on the rear dropout...

The obvious is the eyelet on the rear dropout which was removed sometime during 88. The new frame I ordered in June or July of 88 didn't have them. The dropout became cantilevered a couple years...
05-25-15, 03:46 AM
Replies: 25,107
Views: 3,160,484
Posted By Howard

There are some really great places to get more...

There are some really great places to get more detailed information, but ... I think 1973 was the last year for 40/32 spoking and 1974 was the first year for the crankset without the 3 mid-heron...
Forum: Recumbent
02-10-15, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,571
Posted By Howard

A recumbent like the Tour Easy or Rans Stratus...

A recumbent like the Tour Easy or Rans Stratus has a couple of things going for it.
They've both been in production since the 80's. The bugs were mostly worked out a long time ago. Parts are...
12-06-14, 09:00 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 22,855
Posted By Howard

Wouldn't it be cool if Pacific Cycles started...

Wouldn't it be cool if Pacific Cycles started selling a "Sinyard" model at big box stores?
12-01-14, 07:48 PM
Replies: 25,107
Views: 3,160,484
Posted By Howard

I have some Kendas and the Michelins - which I'm...

I have some Kendas and the Michelins - which I'm running at about 55 psi. I got about 4000 miles out of the last set of Kenda K-40's I had on the Hercules.
Am trying the Michelins on a single...
11-27-14, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25,107
Views: 3,160,484
Posted By Howard

There's an appraisal subforum. Beyond that,...

There's an appraisal subforum. Beyond that, values vary by city and region, and IIRC, some or most 1980's Raleigh 3 speeds sold in the US were made in Malaysia. So no real good idea, and I probably...
09-24-14, 03:51 PM
Replies: 25,107
Views: 3,160,484
Posted By Howard

Replaced the tires on the Hercules in the last...

Replaced the tires on the Hercules in the last couple of weeks. About 4000 miles, zero flats, mostly commuting/city riding on the Kenda K40's, the cord started to show. Pleased with these. Care to...
09-19-14, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,277
Posted By Howard

Me too. I cursed the helicomatic on my old 620...

Me too. I cursed the helicomatic on my old 620 soundly, thoroughly, and frequently when I did have it.
I think they could make a really interesting shelf display, maybe with the freewheel...
05-03-14, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25,107
Views: 3,160,484
Posted By Howard

Beautiful. I thought that there was a period...

Beautiful.

I thought that there was a period in the late 40's where Raleigh used clamp on pulleys before going back to brazed on (before going back to clamp on again).

And I agree, as tempting...
05-03-14, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20,540
Views: 3,588,746
Posted By Howard

This ... just floors me. He appears to have some...

This ... just floors me. He appears to have some other ads that are pretty good, but am I seeing things with this fork?

Peugeot Road bike (http://louisville.craigslist.org/bik/4417544928.html)
04-24-14, 05:15 PM
Replies: 25,107
Views: 3,160,484
Posted By Howard

Nice! (right? I mean it hasn't got a mob...

Nice!


(right? I mean it hasn't got a mob boss's prosthesis welded to the chainstay or anything, yeah?)
04-19-14, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,235
Posted By Howard

I once acquired a 64 Collegiate in "meh"...

I once acquired a 64 Collegiate in "meh" condition. That is, there was no rust and it was straight, but the paint was all scratched up and a couple of the spokes had about corroded through. It also...
04-12-14, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,352
Posted By Howard

I'd like to add to rhm's post that while they are...

I'd like to add to rhm's post that while they are not especially valuable in terms of money, they are durable, pleasant to ride, and extremely useful. You can get one for fewer clams than a Merckx,...
03-22-14, 01:17 PM
Replies: 25,107
Views: 3,160,484
Posted By Howard

I don't worry about snagging my shoe on the...

I don't worry about snagging my shoe on the cable. However, the top mounted pulley ought to help keep the shifting happy when the axle changes position in the dropout.
03-13-14, 04:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,245
Posted By Howard

I've actually thought a little about wood...

I've actually thought a little about wood shifters for a Sturmey ... after seeing this:

http://nahbs.mtbr.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/img_3248.jpg

I gotta say, rhm, pg, and nlerner are all...
03-11-14, 04:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,245
Posted By Howard

The Hercules hub drivers were threaded too,...

The Hercules hub drivers were threaded too, weren't they?
03-06-14, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25,107
Views: 3,160,484
Posted By Howard

In order to get a frame/fork/crank acquired...

In order to get a frame/fork/crank acquired project on the road, I used some centerpulls, and am generally happy with the result.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8123/8687074382_95e3798334.jpg
03-04-14, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25,107
Views: 3,160,484
Posted By Howard

Pretty sure the guts to the modern SA 5 speed...

Pretty sure the guts to the modern SA 5 speed will fit in an AW shell, if the look is your sun gear.
03-03-14, 08:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,574
Posted By Howard

Other than cotters, you can just about take a...

Other than cotters, you can just about take a Raleigh down to the bearings with this. Genius.
After thinking about it a little, I'm pretty sure all the things I listed have been used at least as...
03-03-14, 04:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,574
Posted By Howard

C&V general purpose tools

Was reading one of the Cannondale threads where the OP mentioned being confused about what kind of tool kit to buy.
My own set has evolved over the last several years, and is small enough to carry...
02-25-14, 06:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,315
Posted By Howard

The bottom bracket oiler was Raleigh standard...

The bottom bracket oiler was Raleigh standard fare until the early 60's.

A whole lot of good stuff here: http://sheldonbrown.com/english-3.html

On a side note, while wrk101's golden...
02-16-14, 10:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,500
Posted By Howard

Tomorrow's classics are what the 15-25 year olds...

Tomorrow's classics are what the 15-25 year olds want to ride today - but can't quite afford.
Fat bikes, 29'ers, Steamrollers and (why not) Dutch bikes.

Narrow tired road bikes are iffy for...
02-15-14, 08:26 PM
Replies: 25,107
Views: 3,160,484
Posted By Howard

Yeah, just know the limitations of the equipment...

Yeah, just know the limitations of the equipment and ride within those. Pushing the edges of the envelope is fine, but you gotta remember that out at the corner is where the stamp gets canceled.
...
02-15-14, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25,107
Views: 3,160,484
Posted By Howard

Guilty pleasure

I picked up a small 74 ladies Raleigh Sports last summer. It's in "indifferent" condition. Straight frame, and now all the parts are in place and all the bearings have been repacked.

Why the...
01-26-14, 09:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,509
Posted By Howard

It used to be said in airplane circles that with...

It used to be said in airplane circles that with a data plate and a set of log books, it could be rebuilt.

People get weird about this sort of thing, I think.
01-24-14, 10:02 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,332
Posted By Howard

Steel, sure. But the aluminum Klein. ...

Steel, sure.
But the aluminum Klein.
It could change your priorities.




I may still have the poster stuffed away somewhere. ...
01-24-14, 04:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,186
Posted By Howard

My 1984 620 (purchased new from a Trek dealer in...

My 1984 620 (purchased new from a Trek dealer in '85) did NOT have room for a front fender. This was the cantilevered, Duopar, half-step plus granny 620 too
As seen here:...
01-18-14, 09:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,209
Posted By Howard

I had one just like that in a slightly smaller...

I had one just like that in a slightly smaller frame. Back at that time, they didn't ride harsh - Cannondale's own catalog pointed out that aluminum was stiffer yet more comfortable than steel. ...
01-11-14, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,586
Posted By Howard

Prior to the Touring 18 (with 6 speed freewheel)...

Prior to the Touring 18 (with 6 speed freewheel) there was the Touring 14 with a 7 speed freewheel. Heady stuff back in 1979-1980. I looked pretty hard at a leftover one in 1981. A friend did buy...
12-28-13, 07:31 AM
Replies: 25,107
Views: 3,160,484
Posted By Howard

Good stuff Aaron. I think the braze on...

Good stuff Aaron.

I think the braze on pulley tab didn't show up until around 1950 - 1952.

http://sheldonbrown.com/raleigh.html shows clamp-on pulley as fitted in the late 40's then braze on...
12-27-13, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25,107
Views: 3,160,484
Posted By Howard

With the pulley up high, the shift cable is a...

With the pulley up high, the shift cable is a little less affected by movement of the axle in the dropouts. This isn't often any problem, though.
12-14-13, 06:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,631
Posted By Howard

In general, that's very true. However, in the...

In general, that's very true. However, in the late 80's Nashbar closed out Super Record braze on front derailleurs for ten bucks a pop.

Yes, I bought ... one.
12-13-13, 06:45 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 22,855
Posted By Howard

Am thinking it's possible the legal stuff is...

Am thinking it's possible the legal stuff is contracted out, and was trying to goose the tally a little before trying to raise their rates for the next year. Still leaves a slimy aftertaste, but...
12-09-13, 07:05 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 22,855
Posted By Howard

That's a relevant point. The ability to enforce...

That's a relevant point. The ability to enforce is related to the comparative size of the two companies involved. Fighting it in court to see if there is merit to the claim - and that's where the...
12-09-13, 06:52 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 22,855
Posted By Howard

Is Michael Jordan a city in France, and the...

Is Michael Jordan a city in France, and the terminus of a race spanning back more than a hundred years?
No. That's where the difference comes in. I say "Roubaix" and I think of cobblestones,...
12-09-13, 04:22 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 22,855
Posted By Howard

It's like a creepy neighbor. Legally,...

It's like a creepy neighbor.

Legally, they're in the right - but under no circumstances do you let your kids near him.

Kind of how I'm feeling about brand "s" at this moment.
12-05-13, 06:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,351
Posted By Howard

Yeah, I know. I got it back out, put about 10...

Yeah, I know. I got it back out, put about 10 miles on it, and sold it.


It was pretty, though.
12-05-13, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20,540
Views: 3,588,746
Posted By Howard

Okeydoke, let's look it up: ...

Okeydoke, let's look it up:
http://schwinncruisers.com/catalogs/1957.html

... not seeing it.
Frame, crank, reflectors, etc, all wrong for '57.

1980? ...
12-05-13, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,351
Posted By Howard

I found tubulars made a huge improvement in the...

I found tubulars made a huge improvement in the ride of a Cannondale road frame back in the 80's and 90's.

The nice thing about the Cannondale aluminum frames, is that at the time, they were both...
11-28-13, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By Howard

For the OP, just in case you wish a little help...

For the OP, just in case you wish a little help in translating the above. I think he's absolutely correct, but it occurs to me that a couple years ago I would have needed some help ... so here goes...
11-28-13, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,681
Posted By Howard

You'll find Huffy Sportsman bikes that were built...

You'll find Huffy Sportsman bikes that were built by Raleigh - those are for all practical purposes a Raleigh Sports - and the Raleigh Sports is an extraordinary machine. Look up the "for the love...
11-25-13, 07:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,899
Posted By Howard

I think it's the Italian equivalent of red,...

I think it's the Italian equivalent of red, white, & blue:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/01/Piazza_Venezia_dal_Vittoriano.jpg/220px-Piazza_Venezia_dal_Vittoriano.jpg

...
Forum: Touring
11-25-13, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,111
Posted By Howard

I toured in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana one May...

I toured in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana one May with a wool blanket.

Felt like Sam McGee.

I don't recommend the blanket, but it's most likely survivable. There are probably less expensive,...
11-25-13, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20,540
Views: 3,588,746
Posted By Howard

Yeah; helping a little is that in 1897 that...

Yeah; helping a little is that in 1897 that particular symbol wasn't yet burdened the way we know it now.
I still wouldn't cross the street to get it for free, though.
11-24-13, 07:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,745
Posted By Howard

I once paid someone a dollar to take a Schwinn...

I once paid someone a dollar to take a Schwinn Varsity frame at a swap meet. I had no interest in having it come back with me.

You'd think you could give away a frame at a bicycle swap meet ......
11-22-13, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By Howard

I actually like what you've done ... should have...

I actually like what you've done ... should have said so.
11-22-13, 06:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,899
Posted By Howard

Or a Specialized Expedition - much like the Trek,...

Or a Specialized Expedition - much like the Trek, it is a cruel parody of what once was.

The old bike spoke to dreams of wide unrolling horizons, ending at the sea. The new sells no dreams,...
11-21-13, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By Howard

Fuse them together at an inconvenient angle and...

Fuse them together at an inconvenient angle and call it a Berlusconi.




Yeah, I know, but it's been a long week.
11-17-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,946
Posted By Howard

That ought to work very nicely indeed. Can't...

That ought to work very nicely indeed. Can't wait to hear about the completed result!
11-10-13, 01:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,188
Posted By Howard

I recalibrated the auto-start/stop timer to stop...

I recalibrated the auto-start/stop timer to stop timing at 15MPH instead of 0. It did wonders for my average speeds.

rhm is right, I think. It's fun to put one on, but after a while it loses a...
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