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05-10-22, 11:55 AM
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Posted By gna

Got lights installed. Updated with modern LEDs. I...

Got lights installed. Updated with modern LEDs. I used Pilom #3 (http://pilom.de/BicycleElectronics/DynamoCircuits.htm)....
05-08-22, 03:11 PM
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Posted By rustymetal

That's an interesting frame on that JC Higgins, I...

That's an interesting frame on that JC Higgins, I don't think I've seen that one before.
Sort of a different take on a cantilever design.

The more I pay attention to the older American three...
04-25-22, 01:23 PM
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Posted By swampyankee2

I have the opposite problem. I'm fickle and let...

I have the opposite problem. I'm fickle and let things go too easily. I've let so many great cars, motorcycles, boats, musical instruments, etc. slip through my fingers because I grew restless or...
04-22-22, 08:48 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

The thing is, look at the bike and ask yourself...

The thing is, look at the bike and ask yourself if it adds to your collection in an enjoyable way, or it has something you need to complete a bike core to your collection. Some people collect one...
04-19-22, 08:42 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

For just the fork, the tools would be the Park...

For just the fork, the tools would be the Park FFS frame arm, the Park dropout sticks, and the Park fork alignment jig/gauge. If you need to straighten the frame due to bends in the top and down...
04-12-22, 07:51 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Started rainy today, but shaped up to be a...

Started rainy today, but shaped up to be a beautiful, warm afternoon for a ride. 1958 Raleigh Sports
...
04-08-22, 12:11 PM
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Posted By 52telecaster

I love giving folks a practical ride.

I love giving folks a practical ride.
04-08-22, 10:54 AM
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Posted By swampyankee2

You might say the bike is in "suspended...

You might say the bike is in "suspended animation"?
04-08-22, 02:13 AM
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Posted By 52telecaster

Recently picked this up very cheaply... 40 bucks!...

Recently picked this up very cheaply... 40 bucks! Hoping to just make everything work. It needs an oil filler cap for the Hercules branded three speed hub and a nut and washer for the non drive side...
03-25-22, 08:18 PM
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Posted By 3speedslow

For 25$ I got a complete Columbia Sport 3. It...

For 25$ I got a complete Columbia Sport 3. It shifts and rides fine but quite dirty and a smidge rusty.

1973 6 date code on the SA hub
...
03-25-22, 11:09 AM
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Posted By thumpism

One of you guys really needs this. ...

One of you guys really needs this.

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02-14-22, 11:24 AM
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Posted By John D

1950 Dawes

1950 Dawes 23" Reynolds 531 Tubing, Dunlop EA1 40 spoke rim laced to SA AW dated 50. Unfortunately front wheel is 70s EA3 replacement. 7985 miles on the odo. The brake levers indicate it would have...
02-10-22, 08:24 AM
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Posted By nlerner

Here's final update on my 1940 Raleigh Sports...

Here's final update on my 1940 Raleigh Sports Light Roadster project. It's now rideable! I took it around the block and was very happy with how it felt. I like these Schwalbe tires a lot. Gears and...
01-31-22, 08:48 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

We're in the middle of winter here. I'm doing...

We're in the middle of winter here. I'm doing some routine maintenance and adding retro LED lights to my three speeds. Here is a 1960s Schwinn Racer and a 1950 Schwinn Superior in for routine...
01-20-22, 04:16 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Here’s an update on my 1940 (most likely) Sports...

Here’s an update on my 1940 (most likely) Sports Light Roadster project. A pic from when I first brought it home:...
01-12-22, 08:05 PM
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Posted By Greg R

This 1974 Superbe is the latest acquisition. It's...

This 1974 Superbe is the latest acquisition. It's missing the front light, but the rear red one works. Thanks to this board I've avoided mistakes in getting the alternator working. The former owners...
12-24-21, 08:54 PM
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Posted By thumpism

Varies by state, YMMV, etc.

Varies by state, YMMV, etc.
12-23-21, 04:48 PM
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Posted By cudak888

British bike thread needs some streamlined LNER...

British bike thread needs some streamlined LNER content.

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Now back to...
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...
11-14-21, 05:06 PM
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Posted By thumpism

Three 3-speeds for cheap in MA; a Phillips and...

Three 3-speeds for cheap in MA; a Phillips and two Sportses, one of them a men's 23". "Best offer."

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/189084501666172
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11-13-21, 10:40 AM
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Posted By Alsobay

This girl just join the family.

Picked up this Raleigh sport gold as a gift for my wife. It will undergo a rebuild as a proper ladies bike using a new Brooks saddle and leather grips that I will take on as a DIY project. Iím a...
11-12-21, 07:38 AM
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Posted By dirtman

I got an idea early this morning. I dug out my...

I got an idea early this morning.
I dug out my Park fork gauge, and a set of tubing blocks I picked up a few years ago.
I clamped the fork gauge in my largest vise, stuck the stem back in the steer...
11-05-21, 04:48 PM
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Posted By thumpism

$150 for a 23" Rudge 3-speed with an extra...

$150 for a 23" Rudge 3-speed with an extra derailleur in NY. Benelux conversion?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/568295607603295
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11-05-21, 10:20 AM
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Posted By 3speedslow

A day early! I applaud Markís use of second hand ...

A day early! I applaud Markís use of second hand
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10-28-21, 01:28 PM
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Posted By ConnoisseurEqua

10 seems to be the answer. All my Raleigh and...

10 seems to be the answer.
All my Raleigh and Hercules have 10 at the front.
...
10-27-21, 05:10 PM
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Posted By clubman

Yup,, that's a popular fave film here. Assuming...

Yup,, that's a popular fave film here. Assuming that was a lead based paint, I wonder how long those guys survived after retirement. Or the cadmium platers in the Sturmey division. Or even chrome for...
08-25-21, 02:29 PM
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Posted By 52telecaster

This is my 70-71 triumph and I know I didn't stay...

This is my 70-71 triumph and I know I didn't stay real true to it but it's working great right now. The gear is 40-21 so a bit low but I can easily make most hills in town and 12+ mph is easy too....
08-11-21, 07:02 PM
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Posted By 3speedslow

Dude, thatís my bike! Honored that you would hold...

Dude, thatís my bike! Honored that you would hold it up as an example.
08-11-21, 04:04 PM
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Posted By clubman

Wood Bleach aka diluted oxalic acid. Eats rust,...

Wood Bleach aka diluted oxalic acid. Eats rust, not paint.
08-08-21, 06:34 PM
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Posted By ConnoisseurEqua

Never ask a gentleman his age.. but old enough to...

Never ask a gentleman his age.. but old enough to be a grandad. Fit.
I use my 3 speed most days. No rain for me nor my bikes. We dont like it much.
I did fit one but it was to long for the dropout....
08-06-21, 11:56 AM
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Posted By dweenk

BTW: Congatulations on the Canadian women's gold...

BTW: Congatulations on the Canadian women's gold in soccer.
08-06-21, 09:16 AM
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Posted By markk900

dweenk ....and outboard motors....

dweenk ....and outboard motors....
06-05-21, 08:53 PM
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Posted By cudak888

Thanks to dmark - who also took the pics - this...

Thanks to dmark - who also took the pics - this Humber should be on its way to me soon. I'm taking a guess that it's a '48 at the latest due to the shifter - haven't seen the rear hub date or the...
06-01-21, 09:19 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HTQ_r92iYJ4/YLb4XwcKiOI...

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05-31-21, 01:53 PM
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Posted By clubman

Look! Is it a stock broker...is it a quantity...

Look! Is it a stock broker...is it a quantity surveyor...is it a church warden? No.
It's Bicycle Repairman!

Wishing Keith all the best.
05-27-21, 02:06 PM
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Posted By scarlson

I've owned a few English 3-speeds in my day, and...

I've owned a few English 3-speeds in my day, and I guess I still have some parts left over in the bottom of ye olde junkpile. I had them posted in the "for sale" forum, but I don't want money for...
05-26-21, 03:26 AM
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Posted By arty dave

I came across this cycle repair book while...

I came across this cycle repair book while looking for info on coaster hubs. It's from the 19teens, and titled "CYCLE REPAIRING and ADJUSTING -with many illustrations", by Cassell's 'work' handbooks....
04-25-21, 07:01 AM
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Posted By jamesdak

Took the Guv'nor out yesterday for a first real...

Took the Guv'nor out yesterday for a first real ride. Around 15 miles of mixed surfaces, paved road, roughly paved bike path and dirt road. It was really comfortable over the paved surfaces and even...
02-25-21, 05:52 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

Here' s my pair of BSA's, Mark... :) ...

Here' s my pair of BSA's, Mark... :)


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Peter
01-20-21, 01:32 PM
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Posted By clubman

Bingo. That shop was a treasure trove of bike...

Bingo. That shop was a treasure trove of bike history. A few lucky people got in there but the majority was put in a container and sent to Cuba iirc. These guys were so old that the one brother had a...
08-13-20, 03:12 PM
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Posted By threespeedmafia

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50s era Humber Sports - original trigger shifter was shot so my son added a quadrant...
08-11-20, 02:40 PM
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Posted By threespeedmafia

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Hercules Popular "L" with SA K5 hub (or K6)...
08-10-20, 05:39 PM
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Posted By jackbombay

I don't think I could get used to doing that, at...

I don't think I could get used to doing that, at least not to the point where I'd feel the controls on each bike were totally intuitive.



YES!!!

I have a couple motorcycles and they are...
08-10-20, 05:11 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

BSA 3-speed hub

A few weeks ago, I finally laced my NOS BSA 3-speed hub in the rusty rim of my '54 BSA Tourer.
In de box of NOS spokes I have, I was lucky enough to find the right length, number AND quantity of...
06-29-20, 07:14 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

1948 Humber Beeston Clubman

I was given this bike by a gentleman in his eighties who told me he bought it new in 1948. He no longer can ride it and as I restored bikes he offered it to me for free. After taking a look at it I...
05-20-20, 09:04 AM
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Posted By Ged117

A Three-Speed Tourabout

Hi everyone,

Mrs. Ged and I took out the '50s Raleighs for a good old-fashioned three-speed tour. The National Capital Commission closed the Rockcliffe Parkway to car traffic, and so I thought...
05-14-20, 02:28 PM
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Posted By Ged117

ascherer Thanks for the lay-back MTB seatpost...

ascherer Thanks for the lay-back MTB seatpost idea. This has worked out VERY well for me. I can finally ride this old fella (turned 70 in Jan) for as long as I want without knee pain or the...
04-21-20, 10:03 AM
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Posted By Fat Tire Trader

I just finished this RSW 16. ...

I just finished this RSW 16.

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