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05-10-19, 09:11 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

1947 Schwinn New World 3-speed - we're finally...

1947 Schwinn New World 3-speed - we're finally starting to get some better weather here after a lot of rain.

https://thecabe.com/forum/attachments/new-2bworld-2bmay-2b2019-2b2-jpg.995635/
04-21-19, 05:26 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

I'll throw in shipping: $275 shipped by ground in...

I'll throw in shipping: $275 shipped by ground in the lower 48 states. Bikeflights shipping.
Forum: For Sale
04-18-19, 02:16 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Excellent Early 1970s Raleigh Twenty Folder

For sale: excellent condition Raleigh Twenty bike. High originality - even has original redline tires. Recently cleaned and re-lubricated 3-speed transmission. Front hub cleaned and re-greased....
04-17-19, 09:10 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Ok, I'm willing to ship the bike in the lower 48...

Ok, I'm willing to ship the bike in the lower 48 states. No charge for packing or handling on my end, just shipping cost. Shipping by Bikeflights. Price is $275 for the bike, plus shipping to the...
04-15-19, 10:54 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Copake Auction was last Saturday. A guy with a...

Copake Auction was last Saturday. A guy with a couple hundred dollars and a keen eye for 3-speeds could have done well.

https://bikeshedva.blogspot.com/2019/04/copake-auction-2019-utility.html
04-14-19, 10:39 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

FYI - selling my Raleigh Twenty folder, right...

FYI - selling my Raleigh Twenty folder, right down to original red line tires.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1170510-excellent-condition-early-70s-raleigh-twenty-folder.html
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04-13-19, 12:03 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Excellent Condition Early 70s Raleigh Twenty Folder

For sale: excellent condition Raleigh Twenty bike. High originality - even has original redline tires. Recently cleaned and re-lubricated 3-speed transmission. Front hub cleaned and re-greased....
03-24-19, 02:45 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Correct about the chain guard - that looks like a...

Correct about the chain guard - that looks like a McCauley aftermarket chain guard from the 1930s-40s. They made several art deco type chainguards that could be adapted to whatever bike you wanted to...
01-12-19, 08:40 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

That's a great picture from the early days of the...

That's a great picture from the early days of the flick shifter. Sturmey had the earlier bar-mounted "barrel" shifter, but the flick was a jump forward for them from the quadrant. Today, the quadrant...
01-05-19, 10:49 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Nice day for early January... ...

Nice day for early January...

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12-17-18, 09:07 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

The driver is a 1950s splined driver with its...

The driver is a 1950s splined driver with its original 22 tooth cog on it. I do have a 22 tooth threaded cog and an original 1930s-40s threaded driver, but I prefer the splined type because it's...
12-16-18, 07:44 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-O7Mzp-7cc7k/XBRvp1kSfqI...

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12-09-18, 11:35 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

https://www.channellock.com/product/8wcb/ ...

https://www.channellock.com/product/8wcb/

https://di.shotfarm.com/img/11121?src=8WCB.jpg&fmt=jpeg&wid=400&qlt=80

As adjustable wrenches go, I like this ultra-wide mouth Channel Lock wrench. The...
12-09-18, 11:05 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Thanks for the kind words. This one doesn't...

Thanks for the kind words.

This one doesn't ever seemed to have had a chain guard. The bike builders before WWII did offer different chain guards, and you could buy add-on guards aftermarket. But...
12-08-18, 08:21 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

The 1930s Phillips is back on the road. The...

The 1930s Phillips is back on the road. The project is not yet finished, but it's mostly done. I still have some small stuff to do and some cosmetic clean up in a couple spots. But at least now I can...
12-01-18, 02:20 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

It looks to me as if the 1937 bike above and the...

It looks to me as if the 1937 bike above and the 1939 bike on the previous page have different frame angles. The '37 looks slacker. The early Sports type bikes did have slacker frame angles, but this...
11-13-18, 10:09 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

That's a pre-WWII Schwinn New World frame that...

That's a pre-WWII Schwinn New World frame that someone put Varsity decals on. The stem is a pre-war Wald. The tubing is Schwinn drawn seamless steel tubing - one of the better tubing choices at the...
11-10-18, 10:48 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

A quick shot of the bottom bracket bell crank...

A quick shot of the bottom bracket bell crank mechanism for an older model Phillips roadster. This one is a 1930s-era bike, but the catalogs show they were used for a larger number of years. These...
09-22-18, 06:56 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

The folding Twenty is an excellent bike. The...

The folding Twenty is an excellent bike. The frame folds, but is still quite robust. The handlebars and saddle post collapse down easily with the rotating handle controls. Tires and tubes can still...
09-18-18, 08:05 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Keep the older tall frame if you like how it...

Keep the older tall frame if you like how it rides. It's getting harder to find a 23 inch frame from that earlier era, and they have a little "extra" to them, being from that era. Those frames...
08-17-18, 01:36 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

The FW requires the long-throw four-speed...

The FW requires the long-throw four-speed shifter. Look for a shifter that either says "3 or 4 speed" or has the "4-speed" right on the front. A standard AW three speed shifter will leave you with a...
08-04-18, 10:23 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Everything I've bought from Bikesmith has been...

Everything I've bought from Bikesmith has been excellent and worth every penny spent. The Grade A cotters are of outstanding quality, and the tools he sells are very helpful. The commonly available...
08-03-18, 12:01 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

That's a 23 inch frame from the mid-1970s. It...

That's a 23 inch frame from the mid-1970s. It looks like it has self-adjusting brakes and the decals are mid-70s style. I'm 5ft 7in and find the 23 inch frame perfect on the 26 inch wheels, but I...
08-03-18, 09:41 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

At that height, the 21 inch frame Sports is...

At that height, the 21 inch frame Sports is probably way too small. The hub should serve you well on that Harding once you're all set up.
08-02-18, 10:09 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

They're usually fine. The overall quality is a...

They're usually fine. The overall quality is a bit below that of earlier hubs, but usully they work fine. The main flaw is the plastic clutch spring cap degrades with long-term oil exposure. This is...
07-28-18, 09:30 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Any decent condition Raleigh made before the...

Any decent condition Raleigh made before the early 1960s is a higher cachet Raleigh because it pre-dates the Tube Investments consolidation and will exhibit the older construction methods before...
07-21-18, 04:38 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

That's pretty much standard for that stand you...

That's pretty much standard for that stand you removed. The ESGE rarely will cover the damage, but if it's particularly flattened, you end up having to add shims to get the kickstand to sit correctly...
07-19-18, 10:17 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Wheel building is a very good skill if getting in...

Wheel building is a very good skill if getting in any deeper than mere fiddling with old bikes.

Wheel truing is a very good skill if involved with old bikes at all.

Wheel building is a...
07-17-18, 07:59 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Here is the main issue on the 1930s Phillips at...

Here is the main issue on the 1930s Phillips at the moment - a slightly separated non-drive rear dropout. The way these are made, a solid metal dropout is "sandwiched" through brazing into a slit in...
07-14-18, 12:12 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

That is a later, aftermarket stand. Then tend to...

That is a later, aftermarket stand. Then tend to mash the chainstays in particular (that's the type of stand that mashed the stays on my Sprite). The 1970s Raleigh ESGE stands are a good replacement...
07-02-18, 07:54 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

The 4th of July is coming up. I've been riding...

The 4th of July is coming up. I've been riding American-made Schwinn 3-speeds from the 1940s. This black New World and the blue Continental are both from 1947.
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06-29-18, 09:28 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Raleigh made a kickstand specifically for that...

Raleigh made a kickstand specifically for that style of fender - the kickstand had a notch cut into the top plate and the plate surrounded the fender bolt. The kickstand shown here is a 1960s-style...
06-29-18, 12:50 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

https://bikeshedva.blogspot.com/

https://bikeshedva.blogspot.com/
06-29-18, 12:41 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

The drive-side stick controls the clutch, the...

The drive-side stick controls the clutch, the non-drive side controls the sun gear selector rod. The sun gear controls the "widest" gears - Bottom gear and Top Gear. The clutch controls the "middle"...
06-29-18, 07:59 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

An FYI - selling the tall frame 5-speed Sprite....

An FYI - selling the tall frame 5-speed Sprite. Check C&V Sales forum for the thread if you're interested.

https://thecabe.com/forum/attachments/20170611_152143-jpg.830472/
06-28-18, 04:38 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

I can ship the bike in the lower 48 states by...

I can ship the bike in the lower 48 states by ground as well (Bike Flights). Actual shipping price would be on top of the $300 base price. I don't charge for handling or box/materials - just shipping.
06-27-18, 10:34 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Depends on build. I'm 5'7" and it's been a great...

Depends on build. I'm 5'7" and it's been a great bike for me. I ride it with the seat in the position seen in the photos.

This is the nicest Sprite I've seen. The paint hasn't faded as bronze...
06-27-18, 07:41 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

1960s-70s Raleigh 5-Speed (S5) Sprite

Late 1960s-early 70s Raleigh Sprite 5-speed - 23 inch frame on 26 x 1 3/8 wheels. Great for a rider 5 ft 6in or taller. Has the sought-after S5 Sturmey internal gear hub (1967 date) with correct bell...
06-24-18, 02:00 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Late 1940s to early 1950s - excellent three...

Late 1940s to early 1950s - excellent three speeds, many of which had hand fillet brazed frames, and lots of monogram touches unique to Schwinn.
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06-24-18, 01:34 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

I'm selling two 3-speeds that I've blogged about...

I'm selling two 3-speeds that I've blogged about on the Bike Shed Blog, here in the northern Virginia area: the maroon Schwinn New World 3-speed and a ladies black New World 3-speed. Check the sales...
06-23-18, 09:37 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Have a new project, though it is on the back...

Have a new project, though it is on the back burner. Is anyone familiar with Phillips Birmingham serial numbers? I am thinking this is a 1930s-era bike.

This bike has a single speed hub with no...
06-23-18, 09:30 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

A couple rides on the DL-1 Export and the Twenty...

A couple rides on the DL-1 Export and the Twenty folder.

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-r7ORROI5mI0/Wy70zhDPPUI/AAAAAAAAIV4/z2KRXWnIAr8WqVic7iLSpeWuS94D8fssQCEwYBhgL/s1600/20180623_145540.jpg
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06-23-18, 09:09 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

The very late Sports bikes differ in some ways...

The very late Sports bikes differ in some ways from the earlier ones, including the paint schemes; paint colors offered; and component equipment. I think that someday there actually will be a niche...
06-16-18, 02:18 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

I think BrownGW has the correct measurement for...

I think BrownGW has the correct measurement for the wide bars - 19 3/4 inches (ish) sounds right to me. My 1978 DL-1 is stored with family up north right now, but that sounds right to me. The...
06-15-18, 08:06 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Out and about on this really nice old Raleigh...

Out and about on this really nice old Raleigh Twenty.

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RU_qUi1CQGU/WyRti_TNdoI/AAAAAAAAIVE/ykiOYNEMw2YiErhLJBd-u0moOznPIJVVQCLcBGAs/s1600/20180615_184604.jpg
06-06-18, 08:57 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

With the English roadsters, "knee knocking" with...

With the English roadsters, "knee knocking" with the handlebar ends is not at all uncommon on roadsters that use the old-style "narrow" pattern handlebars. The narrow bars were very common from the...
05-31-18, 06:42 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

I have one of the few working sets of self-...

I have one of the few working sets of self- adjusting brakes on my 1974 Sports. They're nice when they work. They do not increase braking power; rather thet tend to set the cable tension in case you...
05-28-18, 11:07 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

I like John Deere Ultraguard Tire and Rubber...

I like John Deere Ultraguard Tire and Rubber Protection spray for cleaning and preserving old rubber parts.
05-27-18, 07:30 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Hot and humid this weekend - ride time with...

Hot and humid this weekend - ride time with Raleigh and Schwinn 3-speeds: 1958 Raleigh Sports; 1947 Continental and 1941 New World.
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05-26-18, 08:05 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

I love the quality of the MKS pedals for what you...

I love the quality of the MKS pedals for what you pay for them. I have the rat trap Sylvan pedals on my 10-speed Raleigh Grand Prix and they're great. The price is reasonable and what you get is...
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