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10-18-19, 12:54 PM
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Are they mid level? What would high level be? I...

Are they mid level? What would high level be? I know you can get Grand Bois 650A from Japan. Perhaps they are the top notch. The Panaracer 650A rides very nicely, but I'm not sure about punctures. I...
10-17-19, 04:54 PM
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Posted By Ged117

This 1972 step-through frame sat for years in the...

This 1972 step-through frame sat for years in the seller's shed. A bunch of dead earwigs fell out of nooks and crannies once I turned it over for a look see. This one might be getting a strip and...
10-10-19, 06:34 PM
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Posted By Ged117

Heading home for Canadian Thanksgiving tomorrow,...

Heading home for Canadian Thanksgiving tomorrow, and on the way I'm picking up this '72 step-through Sports for my girlfriend. Current owner is a collector of old British three-speeds. I'm curious to...
10-07-19, 07:30 PM
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That's why I am curious. Its listed for very...

That's why I am curious. Its listed for very cheap and close by. I just thought it was odd that the cable pulley post is missing. Looks like that colour was available but rare. You can see the black...
10-06-19, 03:44 PM
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Posted By Ged117

This bike is posted locally, and I'm trying to...

This bike is posted locally, and I'm trying to identify it before I go see it. It looks interesting and I think 1950s, but I'm not sure about that color and also the cable braze-on is missing. From...
10-06-19, 09:50 AM
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Posted By Ged117

1950s Raleigh Mens 23 inch

This is listed near Montreal on kijiji. I think it's a 1954 or so based in the tubing transfer. It has an AG or FG hub. A few years newer than mine and needs work. Very cool and tempting, but I...
10-05-19, 05:43 PM
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Posted By Ged117

Are those the Schwalbe delta cruiser tires in...

Are those the Schwalbe delta cruiser tires in white wall? They look pretty good with the black paint. I'll have to come for the vintage bike show next year. Trinity Bellwoods Park usually right?
10-04-19, 11:29 AM
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Posted By Ged117

I'm building a 700c 40h wheel with a sturmey four...

I'm building a 700c 40h wheel with a sturmey four speed FW hub from '53 and a 1963 dynohub 36h for the front. Velocity still makes 40h rims, but true that 40h is slowly disappearing. I imagine a few...
10-03-19, 04:27 PM
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Posted By Ged117

This morning I went out on some errands downtown...

This morning I went out on some errands downtown here in Ottawa, and took the long way home along the river and canal paths. I like riding the Peugeot, even with the heavy old steel wheels and worn...
10-03-19, 12:48 PM
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Posted By Ged117

I don't remember where Armstrong sits in the...

I don't remember where Armstrong sits in the Raleigh pecking order (or did TI not own Armstrong in 1955?), but that colour is really fantastic. I like seeing '40s and '50s survivors like that. I...
10-03-19, 08:06 AM
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Posted By Ged117

I think it would be great for me, but I'd like...

I think it would be great for me, but I'd like her to have some more stopping power in a pinch situation. She is also unfamiliar with coaster brakes, and found the idea a little spooky. I'll clean up...
10-02-19, 08:36 PM
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Posted By Ged117

Thanks for the response Clubman. That is...

Thanks for the response Clubman. That is disappointing to hear that they weren't drilled - do you think the coaster brake would be adequate? That does limit the bike for her intended use - commuting...
10-02-19, 07:02 PM
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Posted By Ged117

1940s-1950s CCM-Raleigh Project

I'm going to see what I think is a 1940s-1950s CCM ladies model tomorrow morning. Next week I'm picking up a '72 Sports, again ladies model. I plan to use the components from the Raleigh (AW and...
09-29-19, 11:23 AM
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Posted By Ged117

That Laurentian is the exact same paint scheme as...

That Laurentian is the exact same paint scheme as the bike I saw parked downtown here in Ottawa the other day. I snooped a bit to get a hub reading - 1964. It was clearly a well-loved daily driver,...
09-28-19, 11:00 AM
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Posted By Ged117

The seller turned out to be a Raleigh collector....

The seller turned out to be a Raleigh collector. I'm curious to see what else he has. The fork is original. He started taking the paint off with a scotch brite pad with a two tone repaint in mind....
09-27-19, 07:30 PM
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Posted By Ged117

Hi folks, I found a blue step through frame...

Hi folks,

I found a blue step through frame Sports locally. The hub is smooth on the top (no pattern on the shell like my spare '79 hub). I'm thinking of a reactivation and restore for my...
09-26-19, 11:22 AM
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Posted By Ged117

Thanks for this. I think I've seen you post this...

Thanks for this. I think I've seen you post this tip elsewhere. The shared experience of your project will really help this winter on my bike.



When I found the alloy four-speed, it hadn't...
09-24-19, 07:04 AM
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Posted By Ged117

The only time I have seen a Rivendell in person...

The only time I have seen a Rivendell in person was in Toronto. It was an Atlantis. Normally I get excited about many different old bikes when I see them and not typically new ones, but it was still...
09-24-19, 06:19 AM
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Posted By Ged117

That is bad news. I was planning to build a new...

That is bad news. I was planning to build a new wheelset for my Superbe in a year or two with those to lighten it up and make it ready for another few decades of service.
09-23-19, 02:15 PM
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Posted By Ged117

In other news, today I took apart the Dynoluxe...

In other news, today I took apart the Dynoluxe light system from the '50 Superbe. It is the one where you can either use the generator function, or switch to the batteries when stopped. It is powered...
09-23-19, 02:09 PM
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Posted By Ged117

Thanks Nlerner and JaccoW. It was a few days of...

Thanks Nlerner and JaccoW. It was a few days of indecision. I'm not terribly concerned with the bike not having French wheels. I'd like to keep the Mafac brakes, which I understand wouldn't have the...
09-23-19, 10:21 AM
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Posted By Ged117

I wish we could order one of those new. I'm...

I wish we could order one of those new. I'm trying to figure out a course of action regarding my Clubman Peugeot project. I currently have a 40h 1953 Sturmey FW four speed, alloy shell hub awaiting a...
09-23-19, 08:49 AM
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Posted By Ged117

I like that shade of green. It looks very similar...

I like that shade of green. It looks very similar to my bike painted the Raleigh Green of 1950.
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09-23-19, 08:41 AM
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Posted By Ged117

That is a great find (and at an incredible...

That is a great find (and at an incredible price). The B66 on my '50 is original, with no deep cracks but well broken in after 70 years. After some proofhide treatments it is supple again and is very...
09-22-19, 04:44 PM
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Posted By Ged117

I've found deals on yellow label paselas. They...

I've found deals on yellow label paselas. They ride great and are reasonably priced online and sometimes locally. It would be more $$ if you own lots of bikes though. I'm happy there are good 27 inch...
09-21-19, 06:35 PM
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Posted By Ged117

Hi Kurt, are you going to make a thread for the...

Hi Kurt, are you going to make a thread for the '53 Sports? Curious to see the differences compared to my 1950. Love to see lots of photos when you have time. My AG has started ticking louder after a...
09-19-19, 07:20 AM
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Posted By Ged117

Noisy 'hood ornament'

Hi fellows,

Please see the culprit in the photo. I've managed to find and fix all of the rattles on the '50 Superbe. Everything is nice and tight now. However the ornament end of the front fender...
09-18-19, 01:49 PM
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Posted By Ged117

My 1950 Raleigh Superbe has it's original...

My 1950 Raleigh Superbe has it's original fenders. They are in good shape. I am jealous of those with 70s French bikes and original fenders. They are hard to find. I'm looking for a pair to fit my...
09-18-19, 01:24 PM
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Posted By Ged117

In for this build. Great topic and I'm happy to...

In for this build. Great topic and I'm happy to see how many others here are interested in the Clubman era machines. Raleigh 531 Reynolds anything is rare and expensive here, so like others I am...
09-14-19, 07:19 AM
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Posted By Ged117

My Cyclo is a 1949 model 3 speed unit. It has a...

My Cyclo is a 1949 model 3 speed unit. It has a date code. I think your sheet shows later units. I only wish that the AW could handle more teeth on the big cog for steeper hills, but it still helps.
09-13-19, 09:18 AM
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Posted By Ged117

I've set up the Superbe's tires just the same....

I've set up the Superbe's tires just the same. They aren't cheap so I hope my experience will be like yours has been. They ride so pleasantly like all panaracer tires. I have Pasela PT on my touring...
09-12-19, 08:33 AM
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Posted By Ged117

Gster - great project idea. I think I've got the...

Gster - great project idea. I think I've got the cable dialed in properly, thanks for the tips Chief, Bomarc, and Gster. High, Normal, and Low all engage now. It was tricky getting Low or 1st to work...
09-09-19, 07:06 PM
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Posted By Ged117

1950 Superbe Update

The Raleigh is 95 percent done. I just have to clean up the electrical light pieces and figure out a bulb upgrade. I took a lovely ride (the first one in the history of my ownership) here in Ottawa....
08-21-19, 12:30 PM
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Posted By Ged117

Very, very tempting gster.....but it has a...

Very, very tempting gster.....but it has a derailer?? A Clubman would have had an AW, FW or FM, perhaps an ASC in my dream world?

This one looks to have had a long, eventful life. The patina is...
08-21-19, 12:25 PM
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Posted By Ged117

Definitely. It has room for any size you wanna...

Definitely. It has room for any size you wanna place there and fenders and what not. The frame is among the higher tier of road touring bicycles of the time, and I wouldn't hesitate to load it up for...
08-21-19, 08:53 AM
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Posted By Ged117

I own one. It is an excellent bicycle and has a...

I own one. It is an excellent bicycle and has a fantastic ride feel. I inherited mine from my uncle. He bought it new in 1990. The remaining Suntour components are in great shape. I replaced the...
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 12:23 PM
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Posted By Ged117

Like you, I am getting into touring as well. I...

Like you, I am getting into touring as well. I decided to buy second hand, and did a little reading. I found some Serratus / Mountain Equipment Co-op bags from the '90s (made in Canada brands up...
08-19-19, 02:00 PM
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Posted By Ged117

This is why I am excited to use my 1950 Raleigh...

This is why I am excited to use my 1950 Raleigh Superbe for my 10km commute along paved cycle paths this fall. It has the 3 speed IGH with dynohub but also an external 3 speed derailer, so that'll...
07-30-19, 09:03 AM
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Posted By Ged117

I'm adjusting my AG hub after installation. I...

I'm adjusting my AG hub after installation. I adjusted the drive side cone as you do, set up the indicator, and shift cable. I backed off the drive side cone a half turn (perhaps a little more), and...
07-26-19, 01:44 PM
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Posted By Ged117

:lol: What a great looking bike. The work...

:lol:

What a great looking bike. The work you have done is at a higher level than what I usually see when these venerable three-speeds are "reactivated", my own Raleigh project included. It is...
Forum: Touring
07-26-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,326
Posted By Ged117

Thanks. I have the Waterfront Trail map book, and...

Thanks. I have the Waterfront Trail map book, and I'm also a little old fashioned and prefer paper maps with my phone and data plan as back up. I've taken a good look along this route. I was thinking...
Forum: Touring
07-25-19, 10:30 AM
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Posted By Ged117

I can't promise that I won't be an idiot, but...

I can't promise that I won't be an idiot, but I'll try. I don't plan on cycling in the dark, but everybody misses a step sometimes.



I've had a good experience with these regular Paselas so...
07-24-19, 11:24 AM
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Posted By Ged117

It is funny how different my '50 Sports / Superbe...

It is funny how different my '50 Sports / Superbe is to that one. The original buyer picked a Cyclo 3 speed derailer off the shelf, so it got the hockey stick chain guard instead of the full one....
Forum: Touring
07-24-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,326
Posted By Ged117

Thanks for the replies all. The Panaracer tires...

Thanks for the replies all. The Panaracer tires on it now only have about 1000km or a bit less on them at this point, and the wear is minimal. For this trip I'll carry some tire boots and my usual...
Forum: Touring
07-23-19, 12:28 PM
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Views: 1,326
Posted By Ged117

Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail Trip

Hi all,

I'm taking a few days to ride from Toronto to Kingston along Lake Ontario's Waterfront Trail. I'm going to ride my '90 Schwinn Voyageur. I've got front and rear low-rider racks - one is a...
07-18-19, 07:41 AM
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Views: 2,341
Posted By Ged117

After picking up a '79 Sports as parts donor for...

After picking up a '79 Sports as parts donor for my '50 Superbe, the difference in build quality was immediately evident, along with the feel of the bicycles while riding. Between my cadre allege...
07-18-19, 07:26 AM
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Posted By Ged117

I have a Jandd saddle bag for my repair kit too....

I have a Jandd saddle bag for my repair kit too. I don't think the design has changed much in 30+ years. They had a sale for "seconds" and I picked one up for about $14USD. I'm very happy with it.
...
07-16-19, 09:48 AM
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Posted By Ged117

What do you fellows use for housing clamps? My...

What do you fellows use for housing clamps? My Superbe has brake housing and wire for the front headlight running back to the AG hub. It also has a Cyclo 3 speed derailer with the shifter mount for...
07-15-19, 06:22 PM
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Posted By Ged117

Yes that is as it came from the previous owner. A...

Yes that is as it came from the previous owner. A few days of commuting and it'll go back to bed until winter when I'll be fully rebuilding it and disposing of the old rims which are in poor cosmetic...
07-15-19, 06:08 PM
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Posted By Ged117

Peugeot AO8

Brought my big frame Pug up to riding condition. It needed a drive train degrease and new chain, brake cables, and tektro levers. I freed up the stock stem and seat posts after some argument. It...
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