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Posted By Mos6502

Inch pitch chains disappeared in Europe long...

Inch pitch chains disappeared in Europe long before they did in the U.S.

If I were the OP, I might try contacting the guy who runs The Online Bicycle Museum (http://www.oldbike.eu/museum/)
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11-10-15, 12:26 AM
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Posted By Mos6502

A lot of bikes were still using slack frames and...

A lot of bikes were still using slack frames and long wheelbases into the 70s. Especially lower priced bikes. Huffy and Columbia were building bikes with 68° frame angles, and on shorter frames most...
11-10-15, 12:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By Mos6502

I seem to recall reading that BSA's Indian arm...

I seem to recall reading that BSA's Indian arm had a factory in Africa that was for some years very successful until Chinese imports killed their business.
11-01-15, 01:06 AM
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Posted By Mos6502

Somebody on this forum had an Avon roadster....

Somebody on this forum had an Avon roadster. Indian made.
10-30-15, 10:00 PM
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Posted By Mos6502

Touring bikes are generally a better value. More...

Touring bikes are generally a better value. More fun to ride too.
10-30-15, 02:09 PM
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Views: 764
Posted By Mos6502

Well the handlebars say "made in england" so I...

Well the handlebars say "made in england" so I must assume that's where the bike was made. It was probably rebranded for the German (or Dutch?) market. I don't think it was made by Raleigh, doesn't...
10-23-15, 10:49 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 22,904
Posted By Mos6502

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5785/21584422320_91...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5785/21584422320_91540679cf_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yTkNLq)bikes (https://flic.kr/p/yTkNLq) by Berang Berang (https://www.flickr.com/photos/berangberang/), on Flickr
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10-23-15, 07:30 AM
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Posted By Mos6502

The height of the saddle isn't going to make the...

The height of the saddle isn't going to make the bike top heavy or not. If you're getting proper leg extension you're fine for seat height.
10-23-15, 07:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,844
Posted By Mos6502

My 2 cents: it's mostly in your head. When I...

My 2 cents: it's mostly in your head. When I first went from upright bars to drop bars I also felt too "stretched out" after I got used to the bars though I found I could have used a little more room...
10-23-15, 06:51 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 19,970
Posted By Mos6502

Satisfaction - Devo Day Tripper - YMO...

Satisfaction - Devo
Day Tripper - YMO (everybody hates this but I think it's a great cover)
Ring of Fire - Wall of Voodoo
Ca Plane Pour Moi - Telex
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Posted By Mos6502

In the U.S. a bike like that may be worth...

In the U.S. a bike like that may be worth $90-$100 if it were cleaned up. Don't know what the market is like in NZ. Maybe ask them to make you an offer?
10-23-15, 02:51 AM
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Posted By Mos6502

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5634/21352733188_94...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5634/21352733188_944230981d_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ywSkEd)Columbia Roadster (https://flic.kr/p/ywSkEd) by Berang Berang (https://www.flickr.com/photos/berangberang/),...
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Posted By Mos6502

It looks like a Simplex, but it doesn't look like...

It looks like a Simplex, but it doesn't look like one of the terrible plastic ones. It might not be too bad.
10-20-15, 06:31 AM
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Posted By Mos6502

Basket looks surprisingly good considering.

Basket looks surprisingly good considering.
10-20-15, 05:37 AM
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Views: 19,970
Posted By Mos6502

There are worse things to do to your bottom for...

There are worse things to do to your bottom for fun than riding a vintage bicycle.
10-20-15, 05:36 AM
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Posted By Mos6502

Why does it need to be repainted?

Why does it need to be repainted?
10-20-15, 05:31 AM
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Posted By Mos6502

For the sake of simplicity and saving money I'd...

For the sake of simplicity and saving money I'd just find an old 27" alloy wheel set. You can probably find a good used set for next to nothing and it would be a big upgrade over those steel rims.
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10-20-15, 12:50 AM
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Views: 8,268
Posted By Mos6502

I was responding to the OP about the stem he...

I was responding to the OP about the stem he removed from the Huffy. I'm looking for an alloy stem that will fit an American steerer tube.

I'd be surprised if your chromed frame was brazed. The...
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Views: 2,779
Posted By Mos6502

I don't know about the bell, but the light is not...

I don't know about the bell, but the light is not that old, and not worth very much. Maybe $10-$15. I have several older, better made block generators, and I've paid little more than that for those...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-15, 03:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,375
Posted By Mos6502

The people who made the mistake haven't been...

The people who made the mistake haven't been killed. They've lost their friend's dog through carelessness, and I'm sure would be happy to shift their part of the blame over to the man with the gun....
10-18-15, 06:44 AM
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Views: 18,062
Posted By Mos6502

I've ridden on gravel roads with old 26 x 1 3/8...

I've ridden on gravel roads with old 26 x 1 3/8 tires, and did not have a problem. Maybe somebody can hype up that old size now and make some money?
10-18-15, 06:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,268
Posted By Mos6502

If you still have the original stem, I may be in...

If you still have the original stem, I may be in need of one.



Huffy used a couple different chainguards on their lightweight bikes. The most common kind is screwed into the bottom bracket. The...
10-18-15, 05:49 AM
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Posted By Mos6502

What does thickness have to do with anything?

What does thickness have to do with anything?
Forum: Commuting
10-18-15, 05:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,375
Posted By Mos6502

The dog got out. It is the owner's responsibility...

The dog got out. It is the owner's responsibility to keep the dog under control. It makes little, if any practical difference whether the dog was shot, run over, or mauled by some other dog....
10-11-15, 12:50 PM
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Posted By Mos6502

I would also imagine that 99% of riders cannot...

I would also imagine that 99% of riders cannot out-cycle their frame. While different steel alloys certainly make a difference, I feel the vast majority of riders could not truly exploit it, other...
10-11-15, 12:38 PM
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Posted By Mos6502

Maybe not as valuable as a Superior - but I would...

Maybe not as valuable as a Superior - but I would reckon it's at least as good of a rider in most, if not all respects.
10-11-15, 12:06 AM
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Views: 2,716
Posted By Mos6502

Some more arcane info that will be useless for...

Some more arcane info that will be useless for most people. In addition to Schwinn, Columbia and Rollfast made their own bearings and cranks. And while the Rollfast and Columbia cranks are...
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Posted By Mos6502

I think Western Auto sold a Nottingham Flyer, but...

I think Western Auto sold a Nottingham Flyer, but I don't think I've heard of a Nottingham Special. Given the name it was almost certainly a rebranded Raleigh (made in Nottingham).
10-07-15, 11:36 AM
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Posted By Mos6502

Cable Brakes, Centerpull | Bicycle Technology and...

Cable Brakes, Centerpull | Bicycle Technology and Patents (http://bicyclepatents.com/cable-brakes-centerpull/290/)

There were a number of similar designs in the pre-war era such as the Philco ones.
10-07-15, 11:22 AM
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Posted By Mos6502

Interesting bike. I don't know that it'd be worth...

Interesting bike. I don't know that it'd be worth much though. Doesn't look too old either. You might ask $100, and then see what sort of offers you get. Personally, I don't think I'd pay more than...
10-07-15, 01:19 AM
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Views: 17,480
Posted By Mos6502

1989 Yugo GVL Long-Term Road Test - New Updates...

1989 Yugo GVL Long-Term Road Test - New Updates (http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/features/1989-yugo-gvl-long-term-road-test-index.html)

And to keep things on-topic:...
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Posted By Mos6502

$75 tops. There's literally no possible way one...

$75 tops. There's literally no possible way one could spend as much money on it as he claims to have done (the tires don't even match!) and even a completely perfect one would be worth nowhere near...
10-02-15, 09:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,184
Posted By Mos6502

480545480546 New tires and a bit of a...

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New tires and a bit of a cleaning. Somebody peeled off the decals on the fork blades (:rolleyes:) so I cleaned off the residue and then wiped down the whole bike. Also added a nice...
09-29-15, 08:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,160
Posted By Mos6502

I had the same problem with one of my bikes. Tube...

I had the same problem with one of my bikes. Tube kept exploding when the tire was pumped up to the max pressure. Was an old rim without a lip for the bead on the tire. Max pressure is about 70-75 on...
09-29-15, 01:56 PM
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Posted By Mos6502

Tire brake and coaster brake would seem to point...

Tire brake and coaster brake would seem to point to continental manufacture. Lots of German, Austrian, Dutch, etc. bike were like this. Very few French, British or Italian bikes were made this way.
09-29-15, 08:53 AM
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Posted By Mos6502

That doesn't have a threaded mount though, just...

That doesn't have a threaded mount though, just clips through the bottom of the radio.
09-28-15, 08:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,062
Posted By Mos6502

If they were timely and we had had discussions...

If they were timely and we had had discussions about particular situations - such as trucks turning right - I don't know that they would be inappropriate.
09-28-15, 03:22 PM
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Views: 2,062
Posted By Mos6502

Inspired by a comment in another thread about why...

Inspired by a comment in another thread about why a cyclist who was run over and killed by a truck turning right didn't just get out of the way. As the videos show, by the time it becomes clear the...
09-28-15, 09:15 AM
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Posted By Mos6502

Wheel driven bell.

Wheel driven bell.
09-28-15, 07:51 AM
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Views: 2,062
Posted By Mos6502

Let's watch some trucks turning right.

Two videos have been brought to my attention - there is no death or injury - but they do perhaps comically and violently point out the fault in the idea that people could "just move out of the way"...
09-28-15, 07:47 AM
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Posted By Mos6502

file's not working.

file's not working.
09-27-15, 08:22 AM
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Posted By Mos6502

To me it looks like a tripod mount for a camera....

To me it looks like a tripod mount for a camera. As there are only two standard threads for camera mounts, you have a pretty good chance of finding out by finding any camera and seeing if it will...
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Views: 646
Posted By Mos6502

Start looking for a Miyata or something, or at...

Start looking for a Miyata or something, or at least a Raleigh. Everybody selling Schwinns seems to think Schwinns are really great! bikes. But you can find much better for the money.
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Views: 1,189
Posted By Mos6502

The Eaton is interesting, but a case of rarity...

The Eaton is interesting, but a case of rarity does not equal value. Childrens bikes have a very small market, low desirability - it is the sort of thing which may be sold as a wall decoration easier...
09-23-15, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,184
Posted By Mos6502

Got the chrome trim for the fender yesterday -...

Got the chrome trim for the fender yesterday - completes the look.
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Did a short ride around the neighborhood this morning. The bike coasts really well, seems maybe slightly...
09-23-15, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By Mos6502

It looks like early to mid 1960s equipment. It...

It looks like early to mid 1960s equipment. It would have been a very cool bike when new, although not really top of the line, more of a mid-tier bike with the Huret Alvit derailleurs, steel...
09-23-15, 03:15 AM
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Views: 6,397
Posted By Mos6502

I wonder if they read this forum.

I wonder if they read this forum.
09-23-15, 01:25 AM
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Views: 492
Posted By Mos6502

Vintage look 26 x 1-3/8 tires?

The original tires on my Columbia are pretty cracked, and will need replacement soon. I'm looking for something that will closely match the look of the original "Silver Star Tyre" (made in Japan) -...
09-23-15, 01:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,936
Posted By Mos6502

That article is talking about reaching down and...

That article is talking about reaching down and wiping the tire by hand, not about the mechanism.
Forum: Commuting
09-22-15, 09:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,452
Posted By Mos6502

Cheating U.S. emissions tests... what a boring...

Cheating U.S. emissions tests... what a boring topic. There are far greater practical dangers out on the road than cigs or volkswagen fumes.
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