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05-12-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 641
Posted By panzerwagon

I prefer the opposite. I love the sounds of...

I prefer the opposite. I love the sounds of cracking twigs and leaves under the soft tyres, with just a faint whirr coming from the freewheel and drivetrain, and an occasional crackle when shifting....
05-05-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,435
Posted By clubman

Guess I'm old.. Every 28 mm tires is supple if...

Guess I'm old.. Every 28 mm tires is supple if you remember riding fast clinchers in the late 80's and 90's. 23 mm was normal for most but I rode many 18 - 20's at high pressures on Open 4CDs. Was...
04-28-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 453
Posted By momoman

No. Auto parts stores offer loaner tools for...

No. Auto parts stores offer loaner tools for free. You pay for the tools, use them, return them and get your deposit back.

Advance Auto Parts Tool Loaner Program...
04-27-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 453
Posted By momoman

I bought an old Campy hub on EBay and the axle...

I bought an old Campy hub on EBay and the axle was stripped. I used a thread file and rolled the axle into the file, instead of clamping the axle down and filing it. I was able to restore the...
11-07-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By juvela

----- wrt seat stay treatment - this...

-----

wrt seat stay treatment -

this seat stay design was employed by a number of french makers and is not in any way a MICMO signature item

two well known makers who used it extensively...
10-18-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24,533
Views: 2,948,648
Posted By keithdavis2

Ok I have eleven post now so I think I can put...

Ok I have eleven post now so I think I can put the pictures of my Royals.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/royals_17a7067ddeeee957355420808d11b42350c4c32d.jpg
The...
10-14-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24,533
Views: 2,948,648
Posted By threespeedmafia

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x640/herc_266b19b2bb89bcd0d3073addecb2110a6a16827d.jpg
Mid 50s Hercules Royal Prince out for a fall ride
10-14-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24,533
Views: 2,948,648
Posted By threespeedmafia

Please don't part it out. Simply add a more...

Please don't part it out. Simply add a more upright bar for that stem, or find period correct stem and drop bars and add a more period correct SA trigger and saddle.
Raleighs were sold (under the...
10-14-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 24,533
Views: 2,948,648
Posted By threespeedmafia

Congrats on the winning bid. It could have been...

Congrats on the winning bid. It could have been purchased from the bicycle shop originally set up as a 3 speed per the owner's request. The chain ring (one of the prettiest) was used as a double...
10-06-20, 04:03 AM
Replies: 24,533
Views: 2,948,648
Posted By Prowler

You folks have helped a lot. Yesterday I had a...

You folks have helped a lot. Yesterday I had a Columbia 3 spd to service. No big deal except the IGH was no-op. The hub looked black painted and grungy. But I gently scraped the grunge and found...
10-04-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 24,533
Views: 2,948,648
Posted By thumpism

His 'n' hers. Looks like a matched pair of 23...

His 'n' hers. Looks like a matched pair of 23 inchers for a decent price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/385559745796671
...
10-03-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 24,533
Views: 2,948,648
Posted By gster

Once the BB is open you can just get in there...

Once the BB is open you can just get in there with a varsol rag etc and clean out.
The steel is very strong and I have never removed/replaced one.
These bikes were built to last
and they really do.
09-30-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,873
Posted By merziac

:twitchy: Tough crowd, not much love for Silca...

:twitchy: Tough crowd, not much love for Silca frame pumps.

I have at least a dozen of them, all work just fine and would get you down the road and home.

Many of them are giving up after 50...
09-24-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3,441
Views: 810,218
Posted By juvela

----- Thanks so much for this post & images!...

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Thanks so much for this post & images! Fine job. :thumb:

Readers with an interest in the tubesets from Ateliers de La Rive might like to see this GEFFAC (export group) page of the...
09-23-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3,441
Views: 810,218
Posted By polymorphself

Build just finished for a friend. ...

Build just finished for a friend.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x1280/6edda5b1_982b_4c29_af1d_c8ebf8e6563d_dfa59c247f043bba03faa8539a03f49fe638861c.jpeg...
09-23-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3,441
Views: 810,218
Posted By BFisher

I hung my Grand Jubile frame on the wall as...

I hung my Grand Jubile frame on the wall as decoration, so this bike got its crank, pedals, sweet Motobecane branded headset with black top nut, and tires. I filled in the slots in the spider using a...
Forum: Foo
09-23-20, 04:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,377
Posted By billyymc

That's what happens when you think you've bought...

That's what happens when you think you've bought skills and experience, but you've really just bought an overpriced poser-mobile. They'll have to drive to Starbucks after they get out of that jam.
09-22-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3,441
Views: 810,218
Posted By Tomm Willians

This is my 1973 Follis 172 that I purchased from...

This is my 1973 Follis 172 that I purchased from the original owner and just received today. These are the pics the previous owner posted in CL where I found it. Upon receiving it today I started a...
09-20-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,026
Posted By iab

A Bobke story is always a good story.

A Bobke story is always a good story.
Forum: Introductions
08-26-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,087
Posted By TMonk

Welcome all and thank you for posting meaningful...

Welcome all and thank you for posting meaningful content en route to fulfilling the 10-post rule. It's mainly to prevent spammers putting graphic images up on the forums. Please continue to greet...
08-25-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,881
Views: 198,386
Posted By Lattz

It is rather uncommon on these pages to like the...

It is rather uncommon on these pages to like the posted bikes for the "worst"/least fitting/you name it part they are equipped with but I have found an exceptional piece of blasphemy where this is...
Forum: Introductions
08-22-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,087
Posted By cluelessbike

Hey David! I too came to this place seeking...

Hey David! I too came to this place seeking guidance. I think it's cool we have to say hi to a few foks and such, almost halfway to 10 myself haha
08-16-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 42,637
Posted By Rippstar

Technium Olympian

I just picked up a Technium Olympian. I'd love to learn more about it as I get to work cleaning it up and maybe upgrading some components. Here are a few details:

Raleigh USA Technium Olympian...
08-08-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 104,429
Posted By Road Fan

Specialized Road Sport 27x 1 ľ fits my 68 year...

Specialized Road Sport 27x 1 ľ fits my 68 year old steel Dunlops beautifully and holds at 90 psi with the wire beads. Tires ride hard at 90 so I'm backing off to 55 front 60 rear.
08-08-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,175
Posted By greatscott

According to everything that I've ever read about...

According to everything that I've ever read about modern rechargeable batteries, it's best to recharge the battery after every use, no matter what that battery is in, lights, camera, Garmin, Di2...
08-03-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,175
Posted By jack pot

i ride in the dark all the time >>> i always...

i ride in the dark all the time >>> i always carry an extra white & an extra red USB light ... i switch out & recharge at least every 7 days
08-02-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,185
Posted By jimmuller

Since this thread has come back to life: ...

Since this thread has come back to life:

When this pic was taken the bike was 38 years old. Peugeot UO-8.
http://www.theworld.com/~muller/pics/UO8_38yearsold.jpg

It has gone through several...
07-31-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 930
Posted By tkamd73

I donít know about best, but not wanting to put...

I donít know about best, but not wanting to put CR18s on a high end bike, I found these on eBay. Pretty happy with them after a couple of hundred miles, and they look right on the bike.
Tim
...
07-31-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,175
Posted By holytrousers

Both : Main taillight with two sets of Ni-MH AAA...

Both : Main taillight with two sets of Ni-MH AAA Batteries (one set lasts ~12 hours steady mode), and one Li-Ion light that lasts ~ 1h30. These are cheap lights and with cheap lights, better rely on...
07-30-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 42,637
Posted By plonz

I thought I had posted this here but doesn’t seem...

I thought I had posted this here but doesn’t seem to be the case. Built a nice Technium 420 and recently sold it. Lower end Technium with stem shifters and turkey levers. Ditched both of those and it...
07-30-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By USAZorro

Can you determine the year of R910020038? It's...

Can you determine the year of R910020038? It's steel tubed, alloy lugged (suspect it's 753 tubing) with front derailleur braze on, downtube bosses, internal brake cable routing and a chain hanger. ...
07-30-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By T-Mar

The Technium series was introduced for the 1986...

The Technium series was introduced for the 1986 model year. IIRC, 1992 was the last year for Technium, While Raleigh USA continued to market bonded frames after that, they didn't have the Technium...
07-30-20, 01:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Nope, I checked. You might find some good...

Nope, I checked.

You might find some good solid info (or baseless conjecture) on a particular Technium bike by checking out this thread: ...
07-28-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By francophile

I won't lie: That's my general M.O. Then...

I won't lie: That's my general M.O. Then cut-to-length and bevel the thread edge, file the entry thread, and bingo.

The reality is this: We can be fairly certain this isn't a 40+ year old...
07-28-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By francophile

PS - $50 is overkill. I would've sold you my last...

PS - $50 is overkill. I would've sold you my last remaining one for that all day long! You should file a claim on eBay over that if it was advertised as MAFAC - it's not! Total BS.
07-28-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By francophile

Just a quick warning: I realized something. ...

Just a quick warning: I realized something.

Obviously that's not the stock MAFAC part. That means the bolt may not have the same specs as the MAFAC part. So just be aware, while I can tell you...
07-28-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By francophile

This could be a good even-shallower solution: ...

This could be a good even-shallower solution: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TYRGSXG/

Bittersweet part about going button-head is you don't need a cone wrench to tighten it down. Downside is...
07-28-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By francophile

Jebus 22mm is way too long. M3, M4, M5, M6...

Jebus 22mm is way too long.

M3, M4, M5, M6 are all metric (hence M) sized bolts. If you have a flat screen TV mounting kit or IKEA furniture and kept the bolts off them, the hardware from either...
07-28-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By francophile

See post # 24 here:...

See post # 24 here: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/317260-mafac-racer-brake-rear-mount.html

Meanwhile, I should still have that part, but it could take me days to find it if I'm being...
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By juvela

----- Hello again Jon, In the event you...

-----

Hello again Jon,

In the event you have any interest in company history & products there is a collection of catalogues here covering the years 1936-1977:

Claud Butler bicycle catalogs -...
07-23-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,258
Posted By The Golden Boy

How did you even find this thread? Having...

How did you even find this thread?

Having the information is one thing, but finding an 8 year old thread with next to no tangible information in it and being able to match it up... that's...
07-22-20, 02:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,258
Posted By MauriceMoss

I know this thread is an oldie but there's no...

I know this thread is an oldie but there's no statute of limitations on cold cases, is there? No thread left behind!

Don't know if jo1010 still comes by, or even owns this bike anymore, so I'm...
06-03-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 25,826
Posted By dabac

I find it unusual how clean the breaks are. I...

I find it unusual how clean the breaks are.
I have seen a fair amount of failed aluminium frames, and even among those Iíd struggle to find such clean fracture lines.
And this was a steel frame,...
04-15-20, 01:58 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 104,429
Posted By dddd

You always must use wired-on (versus folding)...

You always must use wired-on (versus folding) tires with hookless rims. There is usually no reduction of the tire's rated pressure when using such "straight-walled" rims, though some vintage rims...
03-25-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,715
Posted By Joe Bikerider

And itís not just speeding, Iíve observed much...

And itís not just speeding, Iíve observed much more drivers ignoring stop lights and signs. At the end of my street is a three way intersection with stop signs in all directions. Last week I was...
01-20-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,841
Posted By OldsCOOL

My first roadie had the Alvit. It was on a ‘72...

My first roadie had the Alvit. It was on a ‘72 Motobecane Mirage I’d bought with busboy wages. It shifted admirably being it wasn’t suntour or shimano. My friends gaspipe Huffy’s had Shimano RD’s....
01-19-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,841
Posted By bulgie

I'm going to stick up for the unloved Allvit. ...

I'm going to stick up for the unloved Allvit. Its day goes back to 1958 BTW, although those first Allvits looked different, didn't have that cover that hid the parallelogram. Here's the '58:...
01-19-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,841
Posted By elcraft

Svelto!! It is rarer than the Alvit,...

Svelto!!
It is rarer than the Alvit, lighter than the Alvit, works about the same as an Alvit, and not outrageously priced.
Bonus points, if you can find a set of red pulleys from an Alvit...
01-18-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,960
Posted By Lively or Not

One-day auto insurance policies for the Car Light Cyclist?

I'm looking to hear from folks living in the United States here. This is an issue that varies significantly among nations....

I'm currently car light. I own a car but rarely drive it. I am...
12-03-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 25,826
Posted By john m flores

Do you have any expertise on this subject?...

Do you have any expertise on this subject? Falling from a standstill into a fence can cause a lot of damage, particularly if the force of the head smacking the fence is concentrated on a nose.
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