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02-26-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By Kilroy1988

In England, Canada and many other commonwealth...

In England, Canada and many other commonwealth nations the bikes built under Raleigh in the Carlton factory were still labeled as Carltons. In England particularly the company already enjoyed a good...
02-26-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,856
Posted By Kilroy1988

I think you'll be surprised to find out how many...

I think you'll be surprised to find out how many in the C&V bicycle community are also interested in motorcycles. I am aware of the origins of the term in English motorcycle culture, though not some...
02-25-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,856
Posted By Kilroy1988

cudak888 I'm sure that Creme didn't think...

cudak888

I'm sure that Creme didn't think much of C&V cyclists when they designated or designed anything in their lineup. From the reviews I've read they do very well among the northern European...
02-25-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,856
Posted By Kilroy1988

Yup, as a very pedantic fellow I was almost...

Yup, as a very pedantic fellow I was almost turned off by the name alone. However, the actual most annoying aspect of the bike is that the frame has internal cable routing rubber mounts on the top...
02-25-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,856
Posted By Kilroy1988

Excuse me? Maybe you worded that wrong, or are...

Excuse me? Maybe you worded that wrong, or are you labeling people who choose to support a contemporary company and buy a nice new bicycle "unskilled"?

-Gregory
02-25-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,856
Posted By Kilroy1988

There is a US supplier website where I found my...

There is a US supplier website where I found my bike. It was on sale at the end of the model year and I paid $400 for it, as mentioned. The MSRP was practically the same as the current model.
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02-25-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,856
Posted By Kilroy1988

Thanks guys, still enjoying it indeed! I posted...

Thanks guys, still enjoying it indeed! I posted about the upgrades elsewhere I suppose... Lovely leather bits from Tabor in Portugal, classic steel stem and bars, frame pump...

cudak888 You'd have...
02-24-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 790
Posted By Kilroy1988

If it looks that good and functional now I would...

If it looks that good and functional now I would not be in any rush to restore it to any former glory. I'd carefully and patiently collect parts one way or another and continue enjoying it as is for...
02-24-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By Kilroy1988

Yeah, Bob Jackson had them as an option right...

Yeah, Bob Jackson had them as an option right until the (recent) end, with "arrowhead" lugs available on most frames. They were featured in BJ catalogues as far back as the late-80s at least.
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02-23-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 790
Posted By Kilroy1988

eBay UK has everything you need for a classic...

eBay UK has everything you need for a classic British lightweight from the '50s, even as high-end as a Hetchins. I'm not sure why you'd be particularly adverse to it. Many of the best vendors there...
02-20-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,860
Posted By Kilroy1988

obrentharris It looks great! Pumps from...

obrentharris

It looks great! Pumps from Bluemels or APEX would be among the most commonly available high-end British examples at the time. Not so easy to find here in the US but they come up with...
02-19-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 930
Posted By Kilroy1988

That's the way I read it before (with a direct...

That's the way I read it before (with a direct reference to the system used by Venmo for direct depositing), but now what I'm seeing from eBay's end is that the payment process will be "customized"...
02-19-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 883
Posted By Kilroy1988

I assumed it was a 58cm frame and asked before I...

I assumed it was a 58cm frame and asked before I committed, but he said 60 so I went to get it and so it was! It's measured center-to-top, so in my British bike mentality that would make this a 23.5"...
02-19-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 883
Posted By Kilroy1988

They certainly look wider than classic "pencil...

They certainly look wider than classic "pencil stays" to my eye. When I get the bike to my apartment for the restoration I'll measure them compared to a couple other frames I have handy.

-Gregory
02-19-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 930
Posted By Kilroy1988

Actually the companies split in 2015 and...

Actually the companies split in 2015 and maintained a five year operating contract that has now expired. eBay is currently transitioning away from PayPal in favor of the same company that provides...
02-19-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 930
Posted By Kilroy1988

European eBay sites often have different policies...

European eBay sites often have different policies about payment methods than the US site. It's always good to ask questions before you bid. eBay is in the midst of severing it's relationship with...
02-19-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 883
Posted By Kilroy1988

Rusty mentioned Larry and his shop when I went to...

Rusty mentioned Larry and his shop when I went to pick up the bike and said I would have loved it there. Rusty's from Reedley but apparently he spent enough time at Hendrickson's to have fond...
02-18-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 883
Posted By Kilroy1988

They look like these to me. Says Symmetric... ...

They look like these to me. Says Symmetric...

VeloBase.com - Component: SunTour Symmetric LD-2350 (Direct Mount) (http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=4cb7e658-e09e-4950-a283-2787beac2bb0)
02-18-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 883
Posted By Kilroy1988

Thanks for the comments, folks. I like how...

Thanks for the comments, folks. I like how eclectic these bikes were right out of the factory... I've seen others with this Sugino stem so I'm sure that is original, and the Shimano 600AX seat post...
02-17-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 883
Posted By Kilroy1988

A Friendly Gesture - Gifted an Early '80s Pro-Miyata

Hello folks!

This morning a gentlemanly friend of mine (a retired school teacher who rides in same circle as my uncle) asked me if I wanted his old Pro-Miyata, which he purchased new. It happens...
02-07-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16,780
Views: 1,782,800
Posted By Kilroy1988

I recently purchased and refreshed a 1999 Schwinn...

I recently purchased and refreshed a 1999 Schwinn Peloton by changing out the cockpit and saddle with new parts to my liking. The entire bicycle is in excellent mechanical condition and with the...
01-31-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7,937
Views: 2,405,967
Posted By Kilroy1988

I debated whether I would post this in the "Seen...

I debated whether I would post this in the "Seen in the Wild" thread or here, but I think here it will be more appreciated and useful as inspiration for future readers... Was walking out of a grocery...
01-11-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,182
Posted By Kilroy1988

I ended up not going out to the country property...

I ended up not going out to the country property where the frame is currently stored this weekend, so could not measure it. I took three photos I have of the frame (two at least of which are posted...
01-10-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,182
Posted By Kilroy1988

See, all of this tripping out about weakening the...

See, all of this tripping out about weakening the frame after leaving it in a fire for an hour could have been avoided if you just explained the process earlier. ;P
01-09-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,082
Posted By Kilroy1988

Also on the short list! Given the current...

Also on the short list! Given the current economic climate (and particularly considering the loss of Bob Jackson) I'm beginning to realize that it's perhaps more important to support the firms that...
01-08-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,314
Posted By Kilroy1988

Looks great! The levers do look oddly straight......

Looks great! The levers do look oddly straight... Having messed with removing some material from similar levers, I don't think bending them would be very hard.

-Gregory
01-08-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,082
Posted By Kilroy1988

Oh, it wasn't a question. I was just letting you...

Oh, it wasn't a question. I was just letting you know with a silly sentence composition! It clearly states that above the price list for each frame. So a new base Vincitore with no options would cost...
01-08-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,082
Posted By Kilroy1988

pcb I'll be checking out a new Mercian sooner...

pcb I'll be checking out a new Mercian sooner than later now, though I had intended to secure a Bob Jackson first. Do remember that Mercian's frame pricing includes VAT for UK residents, and that the...
01-08-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,082
Posted By Kilroy1988

To be fair they weren't quite that cheap,...

To be fair they weren't quite that cheap, especially if you were stateside. The prices went up a little bit in the past year, so a totally basic Audax End-to-End or Olympus would still set US buyers...
01-07-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By Kilroy1988

Saying "no" to people who are trying to do...

Saying "no" to people who are trying to do something nice - especially when they're offering something for little or free - is very hard. However, in your situation numerous polite excuses will work....
01-07-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,082
Posted By Kilroy1988

Yes, if the above is true and the Bob Jackson...

Yes, if the above is true and the Bob Jackson name returns under the ownership of the same people that just shut down the old shop, I will certainly not be purchasing a Bob Jackson under those...
01-07-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,082
Posted By Kilroy1988

Just wandered through a post on a Carlton...

Just wandered through a post on a Carlton Facebook page and a fellow named Jamie Dyer made the following remark, which is rather upsetting if true... He references Donald, who was the one that wrote...
01-07-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,082
Posted By Kilroy1988

And I had a back and forth about details with...

And I had a back and forth about details with their guy Donald recently and have been staring at frame options... The new announcement couldn't be much clearer, though!

Bobjacksoncyles.co.uk
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01-06-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 793
Posted By Kilroy1988

Looks like great fun to me and a good way to...

Looks like great fun to me and a good way to revitalize a classic frame... I particularly like the bold but totally fluid statement made by the straight fork. Thanks for sharing, and keep enjoying...
01-06-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,182
Posted By Kilroy1988

Road Fan I recall measuring the angles rather...

Road Fan I recall measuring the angles rather haphazardly when I received the frame, and will re-measure them for you over the weekend. It certainly looks square to me in person, and I'm not sure how...
01-05-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,182
Posted By Kilroy1988

The Carlton is 72/72 or 73/73, I don't recall off...

The Carlton is 72/72 or 73/73, I don't recall off the top of my head. It was a custom frame and really bears little significant resemblance to any stock, factory-built Raleigh bicycle of the time.
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01-04-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,182
Posted By Kilroy1988

Indeed, as you already posted photos and a...

Indeed, as you already posted photos and a description of it in this very same thread about my Super Python... Perhaps you'd like to make another thread about your bike?

-Gregory
01-02-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,182
Posted By Kilroy1988

iab This one still shows the initial asking price...

iab This one still shows the initial asking price if you just check the completed auctions I think, but I made an offer for $50 less that was accepted... So I can still afford the soy sauce.
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01-02-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,182
Posted By Kilroy1988

Got some white cotton bar tape, plain white cable...

Got some white cotton bar tape, plain white cable housing, and Gripfast wingnuts all around for the wheels, plus one final accessory to rule them all... A Coloral double bottle cage that I paid too...
12-31-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,360
Posted By Kilroy1988

Sadly it's one I complained about in another...

Sadly it's one I complained about in another thread here because that seller is generally not considered very esteemable... everything is NOS. It's still beautiful, don't get me wrong, but the same...
12-30-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,139
Posted By Kilroy1988

Totally possible. We have a very long thread full...

Totally possible. We have a very long thread full of cool bikes for proof of that...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/361558-retro-roadies-old-frames-sti-s-ergos.html

-Gregory
12-30-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By Kilroy1988

On a serious note, if you begin doing any...

On a serious note, if you begin doing any research yourself, please be aware that it is spelled "Raleigh" rather than "Raliegh" as you have written it in the title and your first post.

Depending...
12-30-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By Kilroy1988

The frame is probably from between 1890-1980,...

The frame is probably from between 1890-1980, most likely painted black, and used to have two wheels.
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By Kilroy1988

Humber Clippers in good condition are relatively...

Humber Clippers in good condition are relatively hard to come by, and this is a bicycle from the heyday of British lightweights with a Reynolds 531 frame, proper 4-speed Sturmey-Archer and Dynohub,...
12-29-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 20,994
Posted By Kilroy1988

Huh. I always get my straps set just the way I...

Huh. I always get my straps set just the way I like them, and since I don't wear clips on my shoes (just nice flat-soled touring shoes) I can slip in and out of the straps just fine without making...
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By Kilroy1988

Hello, In fact yours not having the decal...

Hello,

In fact yours not having the decal might be evidence of it being the '54 model (or perhaps early in '53, before the coronation took place in June?) if the decal disappeared after the actual...
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By Kilroy1988

Humber was owned by Raleigh by that time and the...

Humber was owned by Raleigh by that time and the Clipper is essentially a Humber-badged Raleigh Lenton Sports. Your father's has replacement upright handlebars, which would have been used on the...
12-28-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,612
Posted By Kilroy1988

Well, there's no arguing with that... I spend far...

Well, there's no arguing with that... I spend far more on traveling and books than I do on bicycles or any other hobby that I can attempt to retain capital with... And my taste for 1950s British...
12-28-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,612
Posted By Kilroy1988

Replace the word "making" with "maintaining" and...

Replace the word "making" with "maintaining" and I think you get to the crux of what the others are saying... I like to buy bicycles that I know I'll be able to sell down the road when I'm interested...
12-28-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By Kilroy1988

By the way, most of the membership here is...

By the way, most of the membership here is located in North America. If you want any chance of actually tracking down your frame or simply would like access to more local chaps who may be able to...
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