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03-29-12, 10:33 AM
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Posted By ddashoff699

What cross levers are compatible with caliper brakes?

I want to add a pair of cross lever brakes to my road bike's drop bars. It already has a standard front-facing pair.

Also, how do they work? I'm looking at these pictures, and they don't make...
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Views: 2,754
Posted By ddashoff699

So if a 7 speed index shifter is set to friction,...

So if a 7 speed index shifter is set to friction, it will be compatible with a 6 speed cog and derailed of my variety?
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Views: 2,754
Posted By ddashoff699

Will vintage bikes like this accept an index...

Will vintage bikes like this accept an index shifter?
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Posted By ddashoff699

Thanks, repechage. It seems you are totally right...

Thanks, repechage. It seems you are totally right about the El Dorado's relative worth. Here is a statement by Howard, himself:

"Hey guys, Mike Howard here. The El Dorado model was a lower line...
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Posted By ddashoff699

Can somebody recommend a quality pair of bar end...

Can somebody recommend a quality pair of bar end shifters? Preferably made in the 80's or 90's?
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Posted By ddashoff699

Do you think so? I've only ever ridden my 1953...

Do you think so? I've only ever ridden my 1953 Raleigh Sports, which has a three speed shifter, so having to reaching all the way down there to shift scares me to death. You think it would be a sin...
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Views: 2,754
Posted By ddashoff699

That's the other thing. I haven't adjusted the...

That's the other thing. I haven't adjusted the seat since I bought it (which was a few hours ago).

The bike, according to him (and I'll check this myself) is either a 55 or 56 cm frame. I am 5'...
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Posted By ddashoff699

The hubs are definitely campy - I'll have to...

The hubs are definitely campy - I'll have to check when I get home to see if the rims are.
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Posted By ddashoff699

Thank you - talked him down to $300. I think I...

Thank you - talked him down to $300. I think I made a decent deal.
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Posted By ddashoff699

It also seems to go by the name "Camino Real". So...

It also seems to go by the name "Camino Real". So a Madici Camino Real.
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Posted By ddashoff699

Vintage Medici El Dorado - Age, Value, Worth, History?

I just acquired this snazzy Medici El Dorado.

Does anybody have any knowledge of this bike? I didn't see a serial number.

I'd really like to know more about her. As much as I can, really.
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03-08-12, 11:59 PM
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Views: 1,607
Posted By ddashoff699

Any Reproduction Prestube Minor rear racks out there for Raleighs?

I've been looking everywhere for a black Prestube Minor rear rack for my Raleigh Sports 1953... I'd love to have an original, but if that isn't possible... do you guys know of any manufacturers...
03-08-12, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By ddashoff699

Should I add water slide decals to my 1953 Raleigh, or is that sacrilege?

My poor Raleigh's decals are nearly gone from age and wear. Ought I buy a new set of water slide decals?
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03-06-12, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By ddashoff699

A Moving Step-Machine Bicycle? Clever...

Do you consider this a clever bicycle design?

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/for/2888131240.html
03-05-12, 06:48 PM
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Views: 1,416
Posted By ddashoff699

Phoebus Dynamo Bottleneck 1953, Made in Switzerland. Anybody know anything about it?

I picked up this cool vintage bottleneck dynamo.

It's quite hefty and is heftier than most dynamos I've seen. I can't find any information about it.
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03-05-12, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,358
Posted By ddashoff699

Yeah, I was eyeing one a bit cheaper on Ebay....

Yeah, I was eyeing one a bit cheaper on Ebay. Wondering if it's worth the extra effort and frustration to braze the type JohnDThompson just mentioned.

Probably not, since the paint is still fairly...
03-05-12, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,358
Posted By ddashoff699

Ah, that's too bad... So you're saying the...

Ah, that's too bad...

So you're saying the pegs in the Ebay ad you linked won't fit the old Raleigh pumps?
03-05-12, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,358
Posted By ddashoff699

Vintage Raleigh 3 Speed Missing Bike Pump Pegs

I have a 1953 Raleigh Sports. I noticed early on after owning it that it was missing its bike pump pegs on its seat tube. In their places are small circular holes; I assume the previous owner had...
02-28-12, 03:28 PM
02-27-12, 04:27 PM
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Views: 2,372
Posted By ddashoff699

Wow - What is this bike frame? Never seen anything like it! Expensive...

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/bik/2779380684.html

Any thoughts?
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Views: 695
Posted By ddashoff699

To be more specific, he said it's probably a...

To be more specific, he said it's probably a "late 70's model."
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Posted By ddashoff699

1970's Schwinn Phantom Vs. 1950's Schwinn Phantom

I am considering buying this Schwinn from an old friend:

http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af281/Whatifimcivil/PIZZA.jpg

http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af281/Whatifimcivil/PIZZA2.jpg
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02-24-12, 07:44 AM
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Views: 4,827
Posted By ddashoff699

I completely agree on the auction reserve... much...

I completely agree on the auction reserve... much to high. And I can hardly afford it myself. I'll either have to sell my other bike or, if I find this bike just isn't for me, send it back on its way...
02-24-12, 05:29 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,827
Posted By ddashoff699

Actually... it's on a bike I just purchased on...

Actually... it's on a bike I just purchased on Ebay. It was owned and built by the late Sheldon Brown! Here is a link to his description of it. I'll post pictures when it arrives. So, so excited! The...
02-23-12, 04:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,827
Posted By ddashoff699

Oh, sorry Velognome, yes I actually do have a...

Oh, sorry Velognome, yes I actually do have a working ASC hub.
02-23-12, 01:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,371
Posted By ddashoff699

What the heck are these and why are they so expensive?

It boggles my mind why these hubs sold for half a grand.
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02-23-12, 12:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By ddashoff699

What makes a bicycle frame a "fixie frame"

I'm looking at basic frames and need to ask - what makes a fixie frame a fixie frame and a geared frame a geared frame?

Ex: Street Dog Gunnar. It calls itself a fixie frame. What does that mean?
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Posted By ddashoff699

Beautiful 1930's Humber Raleigh Bicycle with Dynamo and Rod Brakes.

Found this beauty on Ebay about to be sold. What do you think it's worth?

If it really is from the 1930's, it looks like it came out of a time machine!
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02-16-12, 10:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,827
Posted By ddashoff699

Actually, I was talking about the vintage 1950's...

Actually, I was talking about the vintage 1950's ASC hub. But thanks for the initial response.
02-16-12, 09:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,827
Posted By ddashoff699

Question About Sturmey Archer ASC Hub

Are you suppose to stop your pedals when you shift gears? Obviously that wouldn't be easy, seeing as it's a fixed gear system.
02-10-12, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By ddashoff699

I'm Having Problems Installing My Cable Into My Cable Shifter

My spindle indicator on my 1953 Raleigh Sports fell apart on me and as it did, the force of the backlash dislodged the shifting cable from the shifter lever. I'm not sure how to reposition it.
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02-04-12, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,765
Posted By ddashoff699

That's, guys! I'll keep those in mind. I'll...

That's, guys! I'll keep those in mind.

I'll post pics of her when I fix up that scratch. Don't want her presented with a hole in her dress.
02-02-12, 10:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,765
Posted By ddashoff699

How to touch up with paint my 1953 Raleigh??

I just received a 1953 Raleigh Sports with a full chaincase and it's in beautiful condition.

The only problem with it is that it has a 3' - 4' long, 1' wide gaping scratch on the full chaincase.
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02-01-12, 11:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,138
Posted By ddashoff699

How do I handle a Raleigh Full Chaincase?

Hello,

I just received a 1953 Raleigh Sports with a full chain case.

I'm quite new with this stuff.

I'd like to know as much as I can about the chain case. This would include its access...
12-08-11, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,070
Posted By ddashoff699

Alright! I'll do that before I pick it up. ...

Alright! I'll do that before I pick it up.

Thanks so much for your assistance.

It seems to make sense, seeing as his ad posted that the WHEELS were 24 inches, not the tires.
12-08-11, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,070
Posted By ddashoff699

Oh shoot! I forgot to show a link to the bike! ...

Oh shoot! I forgot to show a link to the bike!

Here is the bike in question:

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bik/2726631981.html
12-08-11, 12:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,070
Posted By ddashoff699

What is the Practical Difference Between 24 Inch Tires and 26 Inch Tires?

I bought an old 80's free spirit 10 speed with 24 inch tires.

From what I understand, most road bikes of that era had 26 inch tires.

What practical differences will this new tire size present...
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Views: 3,091
Posted By ddashoff699

How much would you pay for this Raleigh Superbe?

I'm looking at this bicycle and, being a college student, find it hard to buy beautiful things.

How much would you pay for this bicycle?

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/bik/2712880403.html
09-15-11, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By ddashoff699

Thank you all for your much needed advice and...

Thank you all for your much needed advice and information!

I will check out the site, sillygolem.
09-14-11, 01:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By ddashoff699

Anybody else have any advice or historical...

Anybody else have any advice or historical information?

I would really like to nail down some specifics.
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Views: 6,753
Posted By ddashoff699

Is this Royce Union Bicycle Worth the Cost?

He said he would part for $200.

Is this a ridiculous sum for this bicycle, even though it's been fixed up?

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bik/2597646649.html
09-13-11, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By ddashoff699

I suppose another question to ask is: Is it a...

I suppose another question to ask is: Is it a bike worth fixing?
09-13-11, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By ddashoff699

What the heck is an Eagle De Luxe Cycle and how should I fix it up?

I recently purchased an Eagle De Luxe Cycle ($60). It was just so beautiful and I was really intrigued by the shifting mechanism. I've never seen it before. Basically, it's a three speed with an...
08-12-11, 11:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,734
Posted By ddashoff699

Very helpful tips. They'll help me, too.

Very helpful tips. They'll help me, too.
08-12-11, 10:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,625
Posted By ddashoff699

Nice bike! :)

Nice bike! :)
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Views: 3,769
Posted By ddashoff699

I live in Highland, California. I have...

I live in Highland, California.

I have decided, thanks to Randy Jawa (thank you so much for that link) and the rest of you, to not get the bicycle.

I will do all that I can to inquire around...
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Views: 3,769
Posted By ddashoff699

Is this Sprite 27 bike worth the asking price? I need help!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250843529653&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_500wt_1156

I am looking for a decent bike to commute to college with and would like to know if this is a...
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