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02-22-22, 04:49 PM
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Posted By BigChief

I'm using Nicelite NL432 front and NL437R rear...

I'm using Nicelite NL432 front and NL437R rear LED bulbs in my 51 Rudge's Dynohub system. I highly recommend them. Since the 437R is actually red, it makes up for the faded plastic lens on the rear...
02-11-22, 08:57 PM
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Posted By BigChief

I've always used silver brazing wire to make up...

I've always used silver brazing wire to make up custom cables. This goes back to my vintage motorcycle days. You must use the proper flux. Lead solder flux won't do. Except for Sturmey Archer shifter...
02-11-22, 07:55 AM
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Posted By BigChief

Brilliant!!! Museum quality work. ...

Brilliant!!! Museum quality work.
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01-21-22, 08:34 PM
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Posted By BigChief

No kickstand....Now that's lucky. A while back,...

No kickstand....Now that's lucky. A while back, some guy on ebay got a hold of some NOS German ESGE stands made especially for Raleigh frames. I put one on my Rudge to cover up the chain stay carnage.
01-16-22, 01:24 PM
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Posted By BigChief

I should have mentioned since the catalog image...

I should have mentioned since the catalog image is so small here...The 1940 catalog lists 1 3/8" tires for the Light Roadster.
01-16-22, 09:03 AM
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Posted By BigChief

Got my catalogs back! Seems like the modern deep...

Got my catalogs back! Seems like the modern deep mudguards didn't appear until the 1940 catalog. Odd that the ladies light roadster came with the chainguard but the gents didn't. ...
01-15-22, 11:51 PM
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Posted By BigChief

That's the most interesting Raleigh I've seen in...

That's the most interesting Raleigh I've seen in a while. This is pre-hockey stick and models without chaincases had bare chainrings. I have to find my backup files with catalogs and load em into...
01-13-22, 02:12 PM
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Posted By BigChief

Good work. I mounted the dyno hub on the right...

Good work. I mounted the dyno hub on the right side of my Rudge also. Doesn't matter with a Dynohub and I think it balances the look with the chain ring visually. Looks like a 22T cog on your hub?...
12-27-21, 08:04 AM
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Posted By BigChief

Thanks. I'm fine. Just computerless for a while.

Thanks. I'm fine. Just computerless for a while.
12-27-21, 08:02 AM
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Posted By BigChief

I agree. I have come across SA hubs that were...

I agree. I have come across SA hubs that were actually rusted inside, but they are rare. Mostly stuck hubs are full of dried up oil gunk. Freeing it up with light oil or solvents might work, but in...
12-26-21, 11:10 AM
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Posted By BigChief

Nice! Love those art deco designs. I lived along...

Nice! Love those art deco designs. I lived along the Pennsylvania RR as a kid and will never forget how impressive these GG1s were blasting by....
09-10-20, 09:11 AM
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Posted By BigChief

That's an absolutely stellar job you're doing...

That's an absolutely stellar job you're doing here. Very fortunate that this bike came into such capable hands. I'm sure I have a frame mounted guide wheel. I'll hunt for it after work and PM if I...
08-04-20, 07:06 PM
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Posted By BigChief

I didn't know you had this one. Nice Rudge. Good...

I didn't know you had this one. Nice Rudge. Good year too. 53 or 54? I like these. Still the early style frame but lighter 20-30 tubing.
08-02-20, 12:38 PM
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Posted By BigChief

I'm only familiar with English bikes, mostly...

I'm only familiar with English bikes, mostly Raleigh. They have 15/16" diameter bars while most other bikes seem to be 1 inch. I only know this because anytime I wanted to use a modern stem for a...
07-21-20, 05:49 PM
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Posted By BigChief

Grade 25 is good. The headset uses 25 5/32"...

Grade 25 is good. The headset uses 25 5/32" bearings in each race. You should always have some on hand when taking a Raleigh headset apart. It is well known that these bearings vanish into a parallel...
07-17-20, 04:46 PM
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Posted By BigChief

I think the wheel bearings are a bit too tight. I...

I think the wheel bearings are a bit too tight. I like adjusting with the wheel mounted on the bike. I just loosen the left side axle nut and reach in there with my two Sturmey Archer spanners and...
07-09-20, 02:40 PM
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Posted By BigChief

Interesting bike. The B66 is out of place on a...

Interesting bike. The B66 is out of place on a drop bar bike though. It looks to be in good shape. It would be the perfect saddle for that early 50s Rudge Sports a few posts back.
07-08-20, 04:19 PM
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Posted By BigChief

I've never seen anything like this on a Raleigh....

I've never seen anything like this on a Raleigh. I don't think it's the correct part.
07-06-20, 08:15 AM
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Posted By BigChief

I like this one. Always had a soft spot for...

I like this one. Always had a soft spot for Rudges. I don't see a 20-30 sticker on the seat tube, so I'll guess it's pre 1954. I have one just like it. My old legs didn't get along with the tall...
07-06-20, 08:01 AM
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Posted By BigChief

Nice! That's an early one. Possibly even pre war....

Nice! That's an early one. Possibly even pre war. What date is stamped on the hub? Amazing that it has the original handlebar grips. Or at least the correct short style these bikes came with...
07-06-20, 04:41 AM
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Posted By BigChief

I have those Conti Tour Rides on my DL-1. Bought...

I have those Conti Tour Rides on my DL-1. Bought them because they claim to be puncture resistant. An important feature for these bikes! I'm happy with them.
07-05-20, 01:44 PM
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Posted By BigChief

I've seen these 3 cog Cyclos used with SA 3 speed...

I've seen these 3 cog Cyclos used with SA 3 speed hubs often. That would mean they were designed for the usual 1/8" cogs used on IG hubs.
07-03-20, 02:28 PM
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Posted By BigChief

Looks like this is going to turn out to be pretty...

Looks like this is going to turn out to be pretty nice. Far nicer than a usual 'round town beater. Good year too. Still has normal brake levers and the full pattern chain ring. I see you have Mark's...
06-29-20, 02:11 PM
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Posted By BigChief

I never thought of the heat shrink tubing. Great...

I never thought of the heat shrink tubing. Great idea. I do have a time saving trick that works well making these cables. I cut the length of 3/32" brass tubing with a file. Then I use JB Weld to...
06-29-20, 07:21 AM
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Posted By BigChief

I hope you find a good home for it. It is a...

I hope you find a good home for it. It is a museum piece. I have never seen a pre-Raleigh Rudge for sale here in the U.S. Hard to value something so rare.
06-28-20, 10:20 AM
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Posted By BigChief

I look at it this way. Every time I make an old...

I look at it this way. Every time I make an old English roadster useful again it pushes it's life span up another 10 or maybe even 20 years into the future. They might even be picked up and boosted...
06-26-20, 04:29 PM
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Posted By BigChief

That's a crazy amount of wear. That would explain...

That's a crazy amount of wear. That would explain why the sun gear got crunched. Maybe the hub was run bone dry for a lot of miles sometime in it's life. Or maybe the gears weren't properly hardened...
06-21-20, 04:09 PM
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Posted By BigChief

I've been considering getting my 69 Bonnie back...

I've been considering getting my 69 Bonnie back on the road. I haven't ridden it in years because I don't have any friends to ride with anymore, but I'm so bored these days that a solo ride around...
06-19-20, 03:07 PM
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Posted By BigChief

One thing I've learned recently is that oil...

One thing I've learned recently is that oil migrates around inside the hub more than I thought possible. It even gets to the wheel bearings. I didn't have any 1/4" bearings on hand when I took apart...
06-15-20, 07:14 PM
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Posted By BigChief

Something odd about this hub. Looks like a...

Something odd about this hub. Looks like a regular Raleigh hub but there's no shoulder on the axle for the fixed hub to bottom out on. That design won't work without one. What happened here is the...
06-09-20, 02:06 PM
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Posted By BigChief

Repaint??? That would be terrible. This is one of...

Repaint??? That would be terrible. This is one of the most original pre war roadsters I've seen in a long time and the finish is in excellent original condition for it's age. Even the painted rim...
06-06-20, 08:25 AM
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Posted By BigChief

Yikes. Rod brakes on Endrick rims seems like a...

Yikes. Rod brakes on Endrick rims seems like a very bad idea to me. I wouldn't consider it rideable. Seems like a lot of money for a repainted mid 50s Rudge with the wrong wheels, a Hercules crank...
06-03-20, 02:33 PM
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Posted By BigChief

Since the threads look good, I'll guess somebody...

Since the threads look good, I'll guess somebody lost the original screws and tried to replace them with screws that were close, but not exactly the correct thread. British threaded screws are next...
06-02-20, 04:28 PM
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Posted By BigChief

Looks great. Nice work.

Looks great. Nice work.
05-24-20, 11:50 AM
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Posted By BigChief

And a brake. Rod actuated here, but it seems like...

And a brake. Rod actuated here, but it seems like the original Rudge factory was experimenting with different types of calipers. All that ended after Raleigh bought out Rudge during the war years.
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05-23-20, 06:10 PM
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Posted By BigChief

From the 1939 catalog... Looks like original...

From the 1939 catalog... Looks like original pedals. Incredibly rare.

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05-23-20, 06:01 PM
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Posted By BigChief

Wow! This is a pre-Raleigh Rudge. Late 30s I...

Wow! This is a pre-Raleigh Rudge. Late 30s I figure. I'll poke through some catalogs and post what I can find. Great find!!!
05-20-20, 12:58 PM
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Posted By BigChief

I don't have a problem with Kendas. I prefer the...

I don't have a problem with Kendas. I prefer the look of a plain black tire on vintage roadsters to tires with colored lettering and reflective strips. I think they perform reasonably well for the...
05-19-20, 03:58 AM
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Posted By BigChief

The most important thing to know about AW hub...

The most important thing to know about AW hub cable adjustment is that there is a neutral spot between 2nd and 3rd. You just need to have the cable slack enough to engage 3rd and tight enough to...
05-14-20, 08:42 AM
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Posted By BigChief

This sure is a nice one. Somebody did replace the...

This sure is a nice one. Somebody did replace the mudguard stays. These new ones use a dual bolt back plate clamp and are superior to the originals that had a loop formed into the wire that held a...
05-13-20, 02:13 PM
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Posted By BigChief

There's so many different opinions when it comes...

There's so many different opinions when it comes to the preservation /restoration /modification aspect of these hobbies and every project has it's own challenges. My preference is to preserve...
05-10-20, 10:03 AM
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Posted By BigChief

That's my problem too. I have a bunch of bikes I...

That's my problem too. I have a bunch of bikes I need to get rid of. And now that the covid has axed all of my music projects, I have all that useless stuff too. I expect it will be a long long time,...
05-09-20, 04:33 PM
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Posted By BigChief

Yes, mid 50s lugs, top tube mounted guide wheel,...

Yes, mid 50s lugs, top tube mounted guide wheel, original dual quill pedals, very nice. 1955-56 I figure. It would be better to have the original color on the mudguards. Or perhaps the originals were...
05-07-20, 04:09 PM
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Posted By BigChief

Vitus 172 is a chromoly of some sort. Feels...

Vitus 172 is a chromoly of some sort. Feels exactly the same as a 531 frame to me. It has forged dropouts too. Those GTV Luxe derailleurs are very nice. The bike weighs in at a very respectable 25...
05-07-20, 10:33 AM
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Posted By BigChief

I think I see a Vitus 172 label. If it is, you're...

I think I see a Vitus 172 label. If it is, you're in luck. I think it was around 1975 they upgraded the GT from Hi-Ten to Vitus.
05-07-20, 07:01 AM
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Posted By BigChief

I bought a Moto GP new in 1976. I rode a lot back...

I bought a Moto GP new in 1976. I rode a lot back then. It was only to hold me over until I saved enough to buy a high end touring bike. I ended up liking this ride so much that I never bought the...
05-02-20, 06:43 AM
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Posted By BigChief

Nice one! ...

Nice one!


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05-01-20, 08:59 AM
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Posted By BigChief

You could also add a caliper brake to the rear...

You could also add a caliper brake to the rear wheel.
04-25-20, 06:41 AM
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Posted By BigChief

This whole bike is very well done. The seat post...

This whole bike is very well done. The seat post seems like a perfect adaption for your height too.
04-17-20, 06:56 AM
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Posted By BigChief

Here's a catalog picture of this model from 1950....

Here's a catalog picture of this model from 1950.

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