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03-19-22, 03:59 AM
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Posted By barnfind

In the past 25 years I've cleaned out quite a few...

In the past 25 years I've cleaned out quite a few old shops, many had been sitting for years before the family decided to let it all go and either make use of or sell the property.
I think back in...
01-25-22, 12:36 PM
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Posted By barnfind

AM, AW, FW, & S5 share hub shell configurations....

AM, AW, FW, & S5 share hub shell configurations. I have an AM with AW internals on one of my own bikes.

I believe the AC is also the same shell but I've not had one here to personally look at.
01-02-22, 05:43 PM
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Posted By barnfind

I had one of those a number of years ago, it was...

I had one of those a number of years ago, it was way too small for me so it got sold back when I was doing a ton of ebay sales. I think it went for something like $250 or so back then.
It was...
12-18-21, 02:10 AM
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Posted By barnfind

In the past 40 or so years I've probably had more...

In the past 40 or so years I've probably had more than 50 or so Raleigh three speeds, out of all of them I only recall one of two in green, three or four in brown, and one in silver.
I've never come...
12-13-21, 09:19 PM
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Posted By barnfind

When using a good cotter press, the softer pin...

When using a good cotter press, the softer pin should easily conform to the crank and crank axle flat. If installed properly with a bit of lube and a fresh cotter pin, there should be no work...
10-29-21, 10:00 PM
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Posted By barnfind

Keep in mind these are English bicycles and the...

Keep in mind these are English bicycles and the use of random BSW and BSF sizes continued into the 1970's.
Whitworth threads are 55 degree.vs 60.
08-05-21, 10:22 PM
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Posted By barnfind

I think the 27" tires are gone, some time last...

I think the 27" tires are gone, some time last year they changed their advertising on the World Tour tire to include 'Protek Compound' and they sort became part of a new series. I've not seen any of...
08-05-21, 09:22 PM
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Posted By barnfind

I've been amazed many times at how clean an old...

I've been amazed many times at how clean an old frame and fork became after a long soak in vinegar or some Evapo-Rust.
Step one though is to completely degrease things, grease ruins Evapo Rust
I...
08-05-21, 09:03 PM
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Posted By barnfind

I've had quite a few with the pulley at the base...

I've had quite a few with the pulley at the base of the seat tube, many are seized up and the cable just drags across the pulley. I think they work best up high, far away from all the road dirt,...
07-23-21, 02:16 AM
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Posted By barnfind

I've cleaned out a few places like that over the...

I've cleaned out a few places like that over the years, most were years after the owner passed away and the family gave up trying to sell it all. I've seen garages, houses, and basements packed so...
07-19-21, 11:15 PM
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Posted By barnfind

Back in the day when threaded drivers were more...

Back in the day when threaded drivers were more common we came up with a custom jig or holder to removed stuck threaded sprockets without ruining the driver.
It was basically an oak 2x4 with a hole...
07-06-21, 07:59 AM
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Posted By barnfind

Here's a couple more pics, for some reason it...

Here's a couple more pics, for some reason it wouldn't let me load these with the original message? It kept giving me file error warning.
...
07-06-21, 07:56 AM
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Posted By barnfind

Vintage Puncture Seal Tire Fluid?

I was digging through a few boxes from a recent clean out and found a few cases of these:
Any idea how old? I opened one that was leaking, the end screws onto a schrader valve stem. You poke the end...
07-01-21, 05:50 AM
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Posted By barnfind

I prefer the 'As Found' sort of bike myself. I'd...

I prefer the 'As Found' sort of bike myself. I'd rather deal with any issues myself and since I prefer bikes to be all original, I strongly prefer to keep them that way.
Most bikes I've bought that...
07-01-21, 05:40 AM
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Posted By barnfind

I had a Traveler model here some years ago, the...

I had a Traveler model here some years ago, the bike was pretty much just parts by the time it got here.
It was a 23" men's frame with 26" Endrick rims. like mentioned above, it had Sports type...
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Posted By barnfind

We really need pictures to tell what they are. ...

We really need pictures to tell what they are.

A few of those bikes could go either way, none are high end but that doesn't mean they aren't decent rides or good transportation for someone.
...
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Posted By barnfind

I've got several older Letour, Letour II, and...

I've got several older Letour, Letour II, and Super Letour models here, all use 27" wheels, the earlier Letour could have come with steel rims, but I think all the latter models had Araya or Ukai...
04-16-21, 12:16 AM
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Posted By barnfind

Nice find! Those are getting kind of rare lately....

Nice find! Those are getting kind of rare lately. I'm not sure whats up lately but nearly ever steel rim I get is worn through the chrome. I never remember seeing that so much before.
I've got bikes...
04-15-21, 11:42 PM
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Posted By barnfind

The last time I ordered cables I think it was...

The last time I ordered cables I think it was actually cheaper to buy the whole kit then to buy just the wire.
None of the local shops stock anything here, many don't even do repairs. They tell you...
04-14-21, 02:14 PM
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Posted By barnfind

I don't know about venmo, never even heard of...

I don't know about venmo, never even heard of that one. I deal strictly in cash myself.

I had the first sale of the entire year this morning, some guy showed up who had been emailing me for two...
04-05-21, 07:43 PM
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Posted By barnfind

From what I've seen here, that only seems to hold...

From what I've seen here, that only seems to hold true for NYC and maybe the other big cities. I saw a slight increase for a bit about a year ago but it died out fast and now nothing sells at all....
03-15-21, 06:36 AM
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Posted By barnfind

I'll second it. It sure does seem to sum up the...

I'll second it.
It sure does seem to sum up the type to do those kind of repairs.

It all goes back to two things:
"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing"
and
"You can't fix stupid"

I've...
02-24-21, 11:51 AM
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Posted By barnfind

The wood blocks work great, there's actually four...

The wood blocks work great, there's actually four sets of them, one for the AW and similar size hubs, one for the SW, pne for the Sears/JC Higgins hubs, and one for Shimano. The blocks are thin...
02-24-21, 12:33 AM
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Posted By barnfind

A number of years ago I found a few of these...

A number of years ago I found a few of these blocks, they appear to be cut from old yellow pine 2x4's with a hole in the middle the same diameter of the hub shell. Each one has a rubber strip with...
02-16-21, 03:34 AM
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Posted By barnfind

That won't happen around here. People flat out...

That won't happen around here. People flat out refuse to pay for labor and they want a lifetime warranty on everything they buy.

I was in a bike shop last week, the owner was changing two tubes on...
02-10-21, 12:45 AM
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Posted By barnfind

I've had a few of those over the years, they were...

I've had a few of those over the years, they were sold as Indian Scouts in the early 50's. I think they continued well into the 1960's too. The last one I had here was complete with a Dynohub, full...
02-09-21, 04:08 AM
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Posted By barnfind

I picked up a few sets of rims at a recent...

I picked up a few sets of rims at a recent cleanout, since many have tires mounted on them I figured it may be a good chance to post a pic of them side by side for comparison.
The tallest here is a...
01-28-21, 06:00 PM
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Posted By barnfind

Another thought, what about the Suntour version...

Another thought, what about the Suntour version of the AW?

I would also venture to guess that if there wasn't some sort of license deal, they wouldn't have been able to continue making the Steyr...
01-28-21, 05:49 PM
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Posted By barnfind

I don't think I've ever seen anything branded...

I don't think I've ever seen anything branded Styria here, not sure if they made it to the states.
There were a ton of bikes with the Torpedo three speeds but they were mostly secondary brands.

I...
01-28-21, 06:49 AM
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Posted By barnfind

If you notice on those Austrian made hubs they...

If you notice on those Austrian made hubs they continued the older SA design with the removable left bearing cup.
My guess was that they sold or licensed the older design. Most I've seen around here...
01-27-21, 08:21 AM
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Posted By barnfind

1984 NIG built for Columbia. Sturmey Archer...

1984 NIG built for Columbia.
Sturmey Archer built those soley for Columbia to eliminate the possible neutral between 2nd and 3rd gear.
To my knowledge, only Columbia got those back then. They use a...
01-23-21, 04:41 AM
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Posted By barnfind

I've got a box of used spokes here if your close,...

I've got a box of used spokes here if your close, I did a clean out and the guy had Pringles cans full of various spokes in various sizes that he removed from junk wheels I suppose. There's several...
01-23-21, 04:31 AM
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Posted By barnfind

Those rims are likely older than you think, they...

Those rims are likely older than you think, they were around in the 1970's as a shop grade replacement wheel from a NY/NJ supplier.
You can find those branded as Beretta and Joannou. They were...
01-23-21, 04:24 AM
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Posted By barnfind

Over the years I've run across a handful of SW...

Over the years I've run across a handful of SW hubs modified this way, most were still working to some extent but they were far from ideal. I think they would have done better by simply using a...
01-21-21, 07:29 AM
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Posted By barnfind

There likely isn't enough metal under the dog to...

There likely isn't enough metal under the dog to have room for a coil spring, there's only about 3mm of stock under the dog.
...
01-21-21, 07:09 AM
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Posted By barnfind

I always got the impression that the SW was a...

I always got the impression that the SW was a Raleigh thing only.
I've got a 1957 Schwinn Deluxe Racer that belonged to a family friend since new that has an AW hub, as far as I know, the bike has...
01-19-21, 09:36 PM
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Posted By barnfind

If he unthreaded the indicator in the pic,...

If he unthreaded the indicator in the pic, wouldn't that likely mean the other indicator rod is still in the hub?
Weren't there also some of those that used a single indicator, the same as the one...
01-14-21, 01:56 PM
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Posted By barnfind

I've seen three versions of those two tone vinyl...

I've seen three versions of those two tone vinyl saddles, one has a metal pan, one has a plastic pan, and the third, older version has just springs and horsehair.
I've seen all three fail at the...
01-08-21, 12:08 AM
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Posted By barnfind

After 60 years of so, no one can tell what parts...

After 60 years of so, no one can tell what parts were swapped on an old bike like that. Considering its condition, the original wheels likely got tossed for something better a long time ago. I see...
01-07-21, 11:54 PM
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Posted By barnfind

More parts than not were not anodized back in the...

More parts than not were not anodized back in the day. When bike demand was high, not many took the extra step.
Very few rims or hubs were anodized, some handle bars were anodized in the middle,...
01-07-21, 11:29 PM
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Posted By barnfind

Didn't that bike he's got have a german coaster...

Didn't that bike he's got have a german coaster brake? Those take grease just like a Bendix hub.
01-05-21, 04:11 PM
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Posted By barnfind

The ride on a warm day may be tough to do in NJ...

The ride on a warm day may be tough to do in NJ in January though.

I usually found that just making sure the bead is clean and the tire is fully inflated and let them sit a while, inside if...
01-05-21, 04:07 PM
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Posted By barnfind

One clean out I did a few years ago got me a few...

One clean out I did a few years ago got me a few dozen triangle type display stands, the best set up are the one's that group a dozen or more bikes on one stand in a row, that way removing one bike...
01-03-21, 05:38 AM
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Posted By barnfind

A Komet Super is light duty in my opinion for a...

A Komet Super is light duty in my opinion for a full size man's bike. They work, but not great.
I was thinking maybe you had a pair of Schwinn wheels on that but I don't recall them using 32/40h...
01-01-21, 04:55 AM
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Posted By barnfind

The late 70's Super Grand Prix was basically the...

The late 70's Super Grand Prix was basically the same as a Super Course with a plain steel frame and a lesser set of derailleurs.
I still own my original 1978 model, which looks like the one...
01-01-21, 04:41 AM
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Posted By barnfind

I just pulled this one out of the trailer, its a...

I just pulled this one out of the trailer, its a 1978 model in brown, with two old Kenda tires with Raleigh logos on little white tags on the one side of each tire. Likely the original tires as well....
01-01-21, 04:30 AM
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Posted By barnfind

I was the same way as a kid, 10 bikes in the...

I was the same way as a kid, 10 bikes in the shed, a couple of go carts, an old tractor or two, and a few motorcycles.
When I was a kid, we weren't allowed in the house during the day unless it was...
12-27-20, 01:10 PM
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Posted By barnfind

I owned a Dawes Galaxy back in the day, it was...

I owned a Dawes Galaxy back in the day, it was one of my favorite bikes over the years.
I'm not sure I'd take one and turn it into a three speed if it were a complete working bike as is.
Price...
12-27-20, 12:32 PM
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Posted By barnfind

That wouldn't have lasted an hour around my way,...

That wouldn't have lasted an hour around my way, regardless of make or model, larger frames sell fast and at that price they'd be beating down the door.
I've seen department store junk sell for more.
12-27-20, 12:16 PM
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Posted By barnfind

Do a google search for RockShox RS1, there's...

Do a google search for RockShox RS1, there's several sources for seal kits available out there.
The main seals are just orings and could likely be matched up at the hardware store.
I just resealed...
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