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10-24-15, 12:12 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By gbalke

I'm here, I'm here. Saw the thread had been...

I'm here, I'm here. Saw the thread had been resurrected, so time for an update. Home built trike I bought for the wife was given to my son. I did buy a Path, from mobilemiall. Great deal as he...
12-23-14, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5,318
Views: 402,969
Posted By gbalke

That must be cool to actually have a personal...

That must be cool to actually have a personal family history with some of the cars on display.
12-23-14, 02:18 PM
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Posted By gbalke

That is definitely on my Bucket List.

That is definitely on my Bucket List.
12-22-14, 03:53 PM
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Views: 402,969
Posted By gbalke

Perhaps not bicycle related, but definitely...

Perhaps not bicycle related, but definitely classic-vintage. Too bad it's only 1:18 scale.

424303

This is a photo of the original.

424304
11-16-14, 08:50 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 80,491
Posted By gbalke

Gary, I do plan on restoring the green and...

Gary,

I do plan on restoring the green and white bikes, but that will take time. The blue mixte spent about 30 years in a storage vault and is in like New condition. A $30 Craigslist find.

I'll...
11-15-14, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,165
Posted By gbalke

Another option is to replace the bottom bracket...

Another option is to replace the bottom bracket with new sealed cartridge and cotterless cranks. Check out Velo Orange:

Grand Cru Bottom Bracket, French Thread - Bottom Brackets - Components...
11-15-14, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,360
Posted By gbalke

Velo Orange sells sealed BB's in French threading...

Velo Orange sells sealed BB's in French threading for $50:

Grand Cru Bottom Bracket, French Thread - Bottom Brackets - Components...
11-15-14, 06:16 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 80,491
Posted By gbalke

Nice find. I have three in my collection, you can...

Nice find. I have three in my collection, you can see them here if you so desire: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stl914/sets

Everything you wanted to know about Peugeots can be found at these two...
08-10-14, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By gbalke

That's actually the same thread I mentioned in...

That's actually the same thread I mentioned in post # 8 above.
08-09-14, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By gbalke

Another member started a thread that clearly...

Another member started a thread that clearly shows what this decal looks like:

http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/964926-name-british-maker.html#post17021374
08-09-14, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By gbalke

This thread certainly helps me, I get to see what...

This thread certainly helps me, I get to see what the decal on my 1953 Hercules Popular actually looks like. This is the thread I started that Rudy mentioned:...
03-21-14, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 149,615
Posted By gbalke

If no one has claimed the pedal set, I could use...

If no one has claimed the pedal set, I could use them on a number of restoration projects. I will PM you.
11-24-13, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,647
Posted By gbalke

Brooks did make vinyl saddles, and it is possible...

Brooks did make vinyl saddles, and it is possible yours in an original. From what I see on line, the Deluxe version of the Raleigh Sports had Brooks leather saddles. The Standard version most likely...
11-24-13, 02:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,324
Posted By gbalke

My Raleigh 3 speed Path Racer ...

My Raleigh 3 speed Path Racer

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2428/3934384755_fcf7a3c2d0_o.jpg
11-15-13, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5,318
Views: 402,969
Posted By gbalke

A set of 26 x 1-1/4" Dunlop rims for my '54...

A set of 26 x 1-1/4" Dunlop rims for my '54 Humber Beeston clone project plus a pair of Sturmey Archer front wing nuts.350918
11-04-13, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3,044
Views: 594,381
Posted By gbalke

The cable guides are pretty elusive. I was...

The cable guides are pretty elusive. I was finally able to score what I needed for my "77 Moto on e-Bay a couple of months ago. Paid more than I would have liked, but I did need them.
10-19-13, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 974
Posted By gbalke

I might be interested in one or two of the racks...

I might be interested in one or two of the racks also.
10-18-13, 01:14 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 80,491
Posted By gbalke

Here's my latest addition to my collection, a '73...

Here's my latest addition to my collection, a '73 UO-18. Picked this up a couple of weeks ago for $30. Story is that the Peugeot, along with an early 70's Gitane and a Raleigh, had been in a sealed...
10-11-13, 12:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,161
Posted By gbalke

Check out Wiggles in the UK, I bought two...

Check out Wiggles in the UK, I bought two Barley's from them for what I would have paid for one here in the States, plus my shipping was free. Their inventory is currently a hit and miss due to...
10-07-13, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By gbalke

Welcome to the group. My first English 3 speed...

Welcome to the group. My first English 3 speed was also a 1968 Robiit upn Hood; like your except blue in color. I bought it as a surprise Christmas gift for my wife. Spent several weeks tearing it...
10-03-13, 04:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By gbalke

Oddjob2 is correct in his assesment, at least...

Oddjob2 is correct in his assesment, at least here in the States. The Twenty is a highly sought after Raleigh and fetch a nice price. Like I said, my restored '70 sold for over $200. Perhaps in the...
10-02-13, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By gbalke

The answer is simple; Listen to your wife!! She...

The answer is simple; Listen to your wife!! She obviously knows what she is talking about. Plus it's a good idea to have her on your side regarding your hobby. Ask me how I know! Once restored,...
09-30-13, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By gbalke

Gitane's Crank, What am I Missing?

Let me begin by saying I bought an early 70's Gitane Grand Sport De Luxe last Friday. Bike appears to be all original, but needs pedals and TLC. I am puzzled though by the crank set; it's missing...
09-29-13, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20,838
Views: 1,989,191
Posted By gbalke

There's one on e-Bay UK right now, current bid is...

There's one on e-Bay UK right now, current bid is only 1.2 Pounds; about $2.50 or so. However, shipping is 16.99 Pounds; $26 more or less. Here's a link:
...
09-28-13, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3,044
Views: 594,381
Posted By gbalke

I bought a couple of French bicycles yesterday...

I bought a couple of French bicycles yesterday from a seller who found them in a sealed storage locker. From I'm told, they had been in storage for about 30 years.

First is a 1973 Peugeot UO-18....
09-27-13, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20,838
Views: 1,989,191
Posted By gbalke

Nice restoration on the Rudge Gasbag; you really...

Nice restoration on the Rudge Gasbag; you really can't go wrong with black on a vintage Brit cycle. Looking forward to seeing more of your handi work.

So, how far south of Chicago are you?
09-21-13, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 893
Posted By gbalke

Some of my projects 1975 Raleigh Sprite: ...

Some of my projects

1975 Raleigh Sprite:


http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3508/4039900421_e4d532e2f0_o.jpg

1977 Motobecane Super Mirage:
...
09-21-13, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20,838
Views: 1,989,191
Posted By gbalke

Here's a thought; The C&V Forum's First Annual...

Here's a thought; The C&V Forum's First Annual Group Tour of the UK. Package would include air fare, lodging & meals (perhaps at a UK C&Ver's house?) and of course a guided tour of as many C&V...
09-19-13, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By gbalke

I have the exact cage but in black, pretty sure...

I have the exact cage but in black, pretty sure it was made by Blackburn.

http://www.velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=260c0b06-a9b5-4c09-9a01-3089f0c22fed

You're missing the piece that...
09-19-13, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20,838
Views: 1,989,191
Posted By gbalke

And that's why I'm trying to convince the Mrs....

And that's why I'm trying to convince the Mrs. that we need to retire in the UK. The first step in my scheme is getting us there for a long visit, say several weeks in length, and take along two or...
09-18-13, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20,838
Views: 1,989,191
Posted By gbalke

Let me be the first to welcome you to the assylum...

Let me be the first to welcome you to the assylum Beic. Nice to have the UK represented. Now, about all of those vintage parts you chaps are hoarding over there.....
09-18-13, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20,838
Views: 1,989,191
Posted By gbalke

That Superbe should be a fine ride when you get...

That Superbe should be a fine ride when you get it presentable. I would image you keep that one and sell your brother your '75 Sports. (That's what I would do!)
09-13-13, 08:12 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 106,246
Posted By gbalke

Beautiful GP. Not sure if you are aware of the...

Beautiful GP. Not sure if you are aware of the Sheldon Brown site Retro Raleighs, but this link will take you there:

http://sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/

On this site you should be able to...
09-12-13, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 651
Posted By gbalke

Can you ID these Vintage Racks?

I have a couple of vintage racks I need help identifying and dating. One is a front rack, the other a rear, both of which mount using the brake mounting bolts. Rear rack is certainly a Blackburn, I'm...
09-03-13, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By gbalke

Here's a link to my Flickr page showing this...

Here's a link to my Flickr page showing this decal in a larger format. See if it helps:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stl914/9640166814/sizes/o/
09-02-13, 01:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 47,002
Posted By gbalke

I stand corrected. Wonder how I missed that?

I stand corrected. Wonder how I missed that?
09-02-13, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By gbalke

Originally I thought it was a sunburst shaped...

Originally I thought it was a sunburst shaped decal, but the more I looked at it the more it looks like something was peeled away; the "decorative shape" is not symmetrical at all and must just be...
09-02-13, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By gbalke

Does anyone recognize this decal?

This decal is on the rear fender of a Hercules Roadster I was given by Frank the Welder. I am unable to determine if it is an actual Herc decal or possibly some type of registration decal/sticker...
09-01-13, 08:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 47,002
Posted By gbalke

I've checked out those exact sites back in 2009...

I've checked out those exact sites back in 2009 when I originally posted my photos of the Super Mirage. Comparing the catalog photos and spec sheets, I determined it is a '77. That year the tubing...
09-01-13, 04:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 47,002
Posted By gbalke

T-Mar, I posted this information back in...

T-Mar,

I posted this information back in October 2009 but I'll repost it here to help in your efforts.

The local CL had a post last week where the seller was cleaning out her shed. For the...
08-31-13, 10:43 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 106,246
Posted By gbalke

Nice job on the GP. Love the Honey saddle and bar...

Nice job on the GP. Love the Honey saddle and bar wrap color against the green frame and the Carradice bag is a nice touch.
08-25-13, 06:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,380
Posted By gbalke

Well, you could always try custom hand made wood...

Well, you could always try custom hand made wood fenders like these

http://www.woodysfenders.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=44
08-21-13, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By gbalke

See my comments above.

See my comments above.
08-20-13, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By gbalke

You can see the faint outline of the circular...

You can see the faint outline of the circular headbadge on the steering tube. This badge was replaced with the shield shaped badge around 1950.

I just found this web site,...
08-19-13, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By gbalke

I believe the lever on the top tube is original....

I believe the lever on the top tube is original. The lower lever was most likely added when the Simplex derailleur was added.
08-19-13, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By gbalke

Help me ID this Hercules Roadster

Back in March of 2011, another C&V member, ftwelder, offered me a Hercules Roadster for the cost of shipping. I was working a contract job in Wichita at the time and when the bike arrived at my home...
08-19-13, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,396
Posted By gbalke

If I recall correctly, most Terranauts were built...

If I recall correctly, most Terranauts were built by Bridgestone for Touring Cyclist.

I was given this beautiful mixte frame Terranaut Ariel from a local CL seller. I need to install a bottom...
08-11-13, 12:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,815
Posted By gbalke

Here are a couple of links to some good info on...

Here are a couple of links to some good info on Peugeots that will help you learn more about your bike; serial numbers, decals, year by year featurs and some good catalog scans. I have two Peugeots...
08-11-13, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,844
Posted By gbalke

I bought a "Cycle Tree" from Harbor Freight a...

I bought a "Cycle Tree" from Harbor Freight a couple of years ago that holds 6 bikes in a small footprint plus the caters allow you to move the entire rack if needed. Cost about $32 if you use one of...
08-10-13, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By gbalke

Tell me where you live and I will be right over...

Tell me where you live and I will be right over to perform an Exorcism and rid you of this French evil.
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