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11-26-17, 04:08 PM
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Posted By akcapbikeforums

I just added chrome shorties to a circa 1994...

I just added chrome shorties to a circa 1994 Mongoose Sycamore along with an LED bullet light up front -- and am about to add a chrome Wald rear rack and riser handlebar. As a mountain bike, its a...
Forum: Northeast
09-18-16, 06:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,319
Posted By akcapbikeforums

Did anyone else do the ride this year? I did it...

Did anyone else do the ride this year? I did it with a colleague, doing the 100km route through Rockaway, Forest Hills, etc. The last time I did it in 2009 it was much flatter. This time the...
Forum: Northeast
09-18-16, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By akcapbikeforums

We rode the NYC Century on September 10th, having...

We rode the NYC Century on September 10th, having made this ride also in 2009. The difference is astounding. Of the 100 kilometers we rode, probably +90% were on protected bike lines, dedicated...
Forum: Touring
03-12-15, 02:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,512
Posted By akcapbikeforums

Justinknies, how are your plans coming? What is...

Justinknies, how are your plans coming? What is your basic idea for the trip -- your personal modus operandi? What are you looking for in terms of company? It does sound like late May might be a...
Forum: Touring
03-07-15, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By akcapbikeforums

These are both great suggestions -- thanks!!

These are both great suggestions -- thanks!!
Forum: Touring
03-04-15, 03:53 PM
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Views: 627
Posted By akcapbikeforums

Looking for a cross country mate or group for this spring.

Fresh off the heals of doing the GAP/ C&O, I've lost my job. I've always said that if that happened I'd use the time to do something special, and I've always wanted to do a cross country. I'm 57,...
11-12-14, 09:57 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 67,687
Posted By akcapbikeforums

Five bottle cages -- that's hilarious!

Five bottle cages -- that's hilarious!
11-11-14, 10:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,014
Posted By akcapbikeforums

Howie Cohen told the interesting story of how...

Howie Cohen told the interesting story of how American Eagle became Nishiki... when customers found out that American Eagle bikes were made in Japan, they felt duped. Cohen overheard a customer...
11-04-14, 08:46 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 30,379
Posted By akcapbikeforums

I love that Voyageurs have been discovered here,...

I love that Voyageurs have been discovered here, embraced and celebrated. They're such great bikes.
11-04-14, 08:34 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 30,379
Posted By akcapbikeforums

Thanks... fixed.

Thanks... fixed.
11-04-14, 08:26 PM
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Views: 30,379
Posted By akcapbikeforums

And here is a picture of my 25" chrome 1980...

And here is a picture of my 25" chrome 1980 Voyageur. I love this bike, but it's really too small for me.

http://i60.tinypic.com/2mplw8z.jpg
11-04-14, 08:21 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 30,379
Posted By akcapbikeforums

I thought I'd go ahead and post this here. This...

I thought I'd go ahead and post this here. This is a pretty thorough comparison of the models done by Sandro Fouche. I'm not sure if he's a member here or not.
http://i61.tinypic.com/2gxlfyv.jpg
...
Forum: Touring
09-12-14, 01:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,742
Posted By akcapbikeforums

For what it's worth, Walmart has Bear Grylls...

For what it's worth, Walmart has Bear Grylls Dream Weaver Sleeping Pad for sale now at $40 each,
down from an original price of $90. (BG has these currently listed but sold out on their site at...
01-20-14, 01:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,097
Posted By akcapbikeforums

The way my brain works, there are too many hard...

The way my brain works, there are too many hard and fast data points in this story to think the cyclist isn't telling the truth: the video evidence, the phone call records, the alignment of the...
02-08-13, 12:53 PM
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Posted By akcapbikeforums

That's some really nice work on the poster -- and...

That's some really nice work on the poster -- and looks like a fun event!
12-28-12, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,099
Posted By akcapbikeforums

You mean like this? ...

You mean like this?

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/catalogs/1985/images/2.jpg
12-27-12, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,645
Posted By akcapbikeforums

Yes, though well known to mean carrying a canoe...

Yes, though well known to mean carrying a canoe over a stretch that can't be paddled, it also means
to carry anything over a way that can't be traversed otherwise... early settlers would portage...
11-29-12, 06:10 AM
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Views: 1,988,973
Posted By akcapbikeforums

Any thoughts on what's causing the front...

Any thoughts on what's causing the front fenderline here to be so out of whack -- you see this on about 30% of Raleigh Sports.

Is this because the fender here is mounted behind the fork, rather...
11-26-12, 08:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,675
Posted By akcapbikeforums

Photos?

Photos?
11-25-12, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By akcapbikeforums

I find myself wishing there was a "LIKE" option...

I find myself wishing there was a "LIKE" option on previous posts. I appreciate the feedback!
11-25-12, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By akcapbikeforums

Thanks for the unvarnished truth... I'm looking...

Thanks for the unvarnished truth... I'm looking for a replacement now.
11-25-12, 04:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,243
Posted By akcapbikeforums

I ride for fun and fitness... and I am a roadster...

I ride for fun and fitness... and I am a roadster / townie / hybrid guy. This upright, no-nonsense configuration let's me see where I am, relax and truly enjoy cycling. For me, the magic doesn't...
11-25-12, 04:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,803
Posted By akcapbikeforums

Ok, the premise of the thread clarified, I'd go...

Ok, the premise of the thread clarified, I'd go with the maroon as the darker tube color gives great contrast and thus visibility to the chrome... which is what the frame is all about. Black would...
11-25-12, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By akcapbikeforums

Eulogy for a 1977 Suntour Cyclone GT derailleur

This is what can happen when a pretty good size branch flies up into a chain at full speed. It was a good and trusted friend.

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/5664/suntourf.jpg

For a weekly...
11-17-12, 07:03 AM
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Views: 1,988,973
Posted By akcapbikeforums

Along the lines of google alerts, do you guys...

Along the lines of google alerts, do you guys ever use any of the Craigslist "aggregator" search engines? SearchTEMPEST (http://www.searchtempest.com/) is my favorite... it's addictive.

Patrick...
11-16-12, 06:29 AM
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Views: 656,641
Posted By akcapbikeforums

This is me, last week, with my "downtown bike," a...

This is me, last week, with my "downtown bike," a 1972 Raleigh Sports
"Standard," made in Malaysia.

Our office moved to downtown Norfolk (Virginia) six months
ago and the downtown council...
11-15-12, 06:03 PM
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Posted By akcapbikeforums

What a story... this books reads in one long,...

What a story... this books reads in one long, swift gulp and will leave you shaking when you're done:

The Road Back
by Pulitzer Prize winning author Michal Vitez
...
11-14-12, 09:08 PM
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Views: 1,988,973
Posted By akcapbikeforums

Before Aaron chimes in: before the LTD came the...

Before Aaron chimes in: before the LTD came the Standard or S-22, sans pump bosses, headlight mount, and saddle bag... and with Endricks. The details show up at the bottom of the SPORTS page of the...
11-13-12, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By akcapbikeforums

Congrats on the find -- beautiful bike!

Congrats on the find -- beautiful bike!
11-12-12, 06:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,304
Posted By akcapbikeforums

The weight. You can't change a thread title...

The weight.

You can't change a thread title after the fact... but I wouldn't give it too much thought. The nuances of difference between Roadster, City Bike, Townie, etc. are highly ephemeral. ...
11-11-12, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,304
Posted By akcapbikeforums

I rode the Nishiki 16 miles today and the Raleigh...

I rode the Nishiki 16 miles today and the Raleigh 8 miles. I guess "nervous" doesn't sound great... how about "spritely." It's eager, quick and nimble... and in comparison seems "lighter on its...
11-10-12, 02:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,304
Posted By akcapbikeforums

I am a roadster guy. Here is my Schwinn...

I am a roadster guy.

Here is my Schwinn Continental roadster. It was a terrific experience to tear down the bike and rebuild it in my vision. This bike actually garners the most attention --...
11-10-12, 01:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,304
Posted By akcapbikeforums

Sweet!

Sweet!
11-09-12, 12:24 PM
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Views: 1,988,973
Posted By akcapbikeforums

Thanks flammenwurfer! So 65er, are...

Thanks flammenwurfer!



So 65er, are you a fan more of the 24T over the 22T?



Same trip, though we are doing ours ad hoc!
11-09-12, 08:49 AM
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Views: 1,988,973
Posted By akcapbikeforums

Took my 'new' Raleigh Sports in to the office...

Took my 'new' Raleigh Sports in to the office this week. It's a 1972 Standard (S22): no pump pegs, Endrick rims, no headlight mount... and after studying the sticker at the bottom of the seat tube...
11-06-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,309
Posted By akcapbikeforums

Thanks, Photogravity... I'm debating now whether...

Thanks, Photogravity... I'm debating now whether to go 22T or 24T.
11-05-12, 09:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,309
Posted By akcapbikeforums

Will Bikesmith Design's 24T fit a Sturmey Archer...

Will Bikesmith Design's 24T fit a Sturmey Archer AW without adjustment?
11-05-12, 07:56 PM
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Views: 1,988,973
Posted By akcapbikeforums

$27,000 1939 NOS Raleigh Superbe...

$27,000 1939 NOS Raleigh Superbe (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-1939-Raleigh-Gents-Superbe-Safety-Tourist-NOS-Factory-Original-Condition-/190750626504?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c699f92c8) on...
11-05-12, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By akcapbikeforums

When I think Rudge, I always think: ...

When I think Rudge, I always think:

http://www.jimlangley.net/ride/rudgeringaniforever.gif

But now I'm sure this beautiful burgundy will also come to mind! Beautiful bike.
11-05-12, 06:39 AM
Replies: 20,838
Views: 1,988,973
Posted By akcapbikeforums

Right... host the pics elsewhere (flickr, or...

Right... host the pics elsewhere (flickr, or imageshack.us, etc.) and when composing your post, you simply insert the image using HTML:

here you put the link to the picture from the site where you...
11-01-12, 05:00 AM
Replies: 20,838
Views: 1,988,973
Posted By akcapbikeforums

The Linus rack is also adjustable, which gives a...

The Linus rack is also adjustable, which gives a chance that it will actually look right when it's installed...
but spendy $$$ ($50):
...
10-31-12, 06:08 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 166,230
Posted By akcapbikeforums

We have this three speed listed in our local...

We have this three speed listed in our local CL... nice rear rack, one piece crank (?)
hub controls on the left... interesting:
...
10-29-12, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20,838
Views: 1,988,973
Posted By akcapbikeforums

Great photo... timed exposure?

Great photo... timed exposure?
10-29-12, 07:44 PM
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Views: 1,988,973
Posted By akcapbikeforums

I've just been reading about this, and I found a...

I've just been reading about this, and I found a youtube video on the subject. I will be sure to add a few drops of oil also. Given everything I've read about the hubs, I'm sure it's just a minor...
10-28-12, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20,838
Views: 1,988,973
Posted By akcapbikeforums

Aaron, my S22 appears to have 72 Sturmey Archer...

Aaron, my S22 appears to have 72 Sturmey Archer hub, 69-72 Raleigh Heron chainguard with braces, 69-72 chainguard decal.

The 20-30 decal at the top of the seat post is almost entirely scraped off....
10-28-12, 07:18 AM
Replies: 20,838
Views: 1,988,973
Posted By akcapbikeforums

Aaron, I'm thinking my Standard might be...

Aaron, I'm thinking my Standard might be Nottingham made... the one big difference I can see
with yours is the fork crown -- I've got the dimples.

We drive up today to pick up the bike,...
10-27-12, 05:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,398
Posted By akcapbikeforums

I can't quite tell the condition of your chrome...

I can't quite tell the condition of your chrome from your photos, but the chrome on those old Schwinn's is top quality -- you may be able to bring it back. Removing the chrome bits and giving them a...
10-26-12, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20,838
Views: 1,988,973
Posted By akcapbikeforums

My wife and I will drive up from Virginia Beach...

My wife and I will drive up from Virginia Beach to Richmond on Sunday -- to
see the Chihuly show at the VMoFA, dodge the Snoreastercane, and pick up
this Raleigh Sports.

I'll keep this at my...
10-26-12, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By akcapbikeforums

Sport Standard... because no pump peg? I'm...

Sport Standard... because no pump peg? I'm wondering the same thing. I'll know better
once I pick up the bike on Sunday, whether it ever had pegs, and what type of rims, etc. it has.
10-25-12, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By akcapbikeforums

New to me: circa 1970 Raleigh Sports

My wife and I will drive up from Virginia Beach to Richmond on Sunday -- to
see the Chihuly show at the VMoFA and to pick up this Raleigh Sports.

This will be to keep at my downtown Norfolk...
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