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11-20-13, 12:48 AM
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Posted By conradpdx

Ahhh that time of year to kick back by a fire a...

Ahhh that time of year to kick back by a fire a catch up on all the great threads I've missed this riding season.....(though I think I'm caught up now)...

Got a couple pics I'll probably be...
11-19-13, 11:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 954
Posted By conradpdx

Noglider will get it running for you I'm sure.. ...

Noglider will get it running for you I'm sure.. And most of us on the C&V forums would be a better bet on fixing/adjusting these old bikes than most bike shop mechanics. The Sturmey Archer hubs...
11-19-13, 10:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,004
Posted By conradpdx

I'm not a weight weenie, nor do I really care...

I'm not a weight weenie, nor do I really care honestly.

Though I do enjoy the conversations on the subject, partially entertainment, partially because I do learn stuff. But this reminds me of...
09-01-13, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 610
Posted By conradpdx

Anyone heard of Dickson Bicycle Company?

I've recently done some work for a gentleman on assembling a Raleigh Tourist from three different ones. In payment for the work (which was fun and wasn't really all that difficult) he's offered me...
08-01-13, 11:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,159
Posted By conradpdx

any light weight motor oil.. soak a cloth in...

any light weight motor oil..

soak a cloth in it, and wipe it down. Thats what I do with bikes here in rainy Portland. Heck, I do it every couple months regardless.

The oil will attract some...
08-01-13, 12:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,234
Posted By conradpdx

You might want to check the fine print on that...

You might want to check the fine print on that lifetime warranty. Unlike a court of law where one is innocent until proven guilty, it is often the other way around in the world of warranties. Those...
07-31-13, 11:37 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,636,105
Posted By conradpdx

Kool stop makes replacements pads for rod brake...

Kool stop makes replacements pads for rod brake bikes. Black to keep it traditional looking, pink for better stopping power. Harris carries them but I think I've seen them cheaper in store somewhere...
07-31-13, 12:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,234
Posted By conradpdx

Of the two I'd go with the vintage. And I don't...

Of the two I'd go with the vintage. And I don't mind some box store bikes it you know how to wrench and can recognize and fix those parts that need attention on them, which most people shopping for...
07-31-13, 11:54 AM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,636,105
Posted By conradpdx

I'd totally redo the front hub then, double check...

I'd totally redo the front hub then, double check that you have the proper number of bearings and that they are the proper size and they are all good, clean, and installed the right way, lube the...
07-31-13, 11:40 AM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,636,105
Posted By conradpdx

Well, this post has been in the making for a...

Well, this post has been in the making for a couple of months really. It all started while I was out on a ride on my Superbe, and I got stopped near my house by a guy also riding by complimenting...
07-31-13, 10:56 AM
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Posted By conradpdx

Check to make sure you have your front wheel in...

Check to make sure you have your front wheel in the forks properly. The adjusting cone should be on the left side of the bike. If you have it the other way around, it will/can seize up. Basically...
07-21-13, 10:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,929
Posted By conradpdx

Personally I've never had a bike stolen in years...

Personally I've never had a bike stolen in years of riding because I'm a lock your bike nut. The real secret is to use at least two locks, I often use 3 anytime when I'm leaving my bike for more...
07-14-13, 11:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,429
Posted By conradpdx

Way more generous than me. The only bikes...

Way more generous than me.

The only bikes I'd look at in person on CL without a picture are the ones listed in the "free" or "garage sale" sections. Anymore I pretty much assume no pic means it's...
07-14-13, 11:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,706
Posted By conradpdx

Well for some bikes it can be a point worth...

Well for some bikes it can be a point worth knowing.

The Raleigh bikes in the 70's went from BSA to standard english threads. If someone was looking at CL they might know that fact, but perhaps...
06-27-13, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By conradpdx

Anyone got a burned out Sturmey Archer GH6**********

Went to go and greese my dyno today. Though I did run into one complication when I went to loosen the magnet fixing nuts and bolts, one of the bolts/screws snapped. Needless to say at such an early...
06-24-13, 10:20 AM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,636,105
Posted By conradpdx

Where'd you buy the girlfriend? I know a few...

Where'd you buy the girlfriend? I know a few people that might be interested. Especially if they got a nice seat and rack.....
06-21-13, 11:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,494
Posted By conradpdx

Frame lock and kick stand (and in my case a fork...

Frame lock and kick stand (and in my case a fork lock - and a cable for securing the brooks to the frame and lock) and I park just about anywhere without worry. I'm pretty sure I can out run 99% of...
06-21-13, 11:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,164
Posted By conradpdx

I agree that best green beats all black, but if...

I agree that best green beats all black, but if the greens gone south it's bad. and though I like black, Green screams Raleigh, black is just ...well black no matter how well done it is.

Though...
05-07-13, 10:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,260
Posted By conradpdx

They went through a whole lot of stuff in the...

They went through a whole lot of stuff in the 60's and 70's. The Varsity made the derailleur bike popular and cheap, and they went for it. They also lost a lot in lawyer fees over the 20 vs Moulton...
05-06-13, 10:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,368
Posted By conradpdx

Not sure if this an argument for or against this...

Not sure if this an argument for or against this statement, but last week I was in a Goodwill as someone dropped off a bunch of bad rattle cans paint jobs for $10.00. My son is 14 and is already...
05-06-13, 07:12 AM
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Posted By conradpdx

Was definitely a good time and all went well...

Was definitely a good time and all went well (other than someones blow out).

And was a pleasure meeting you and your wife (Downriver represent!!!).

Lots of cool bikes and even cooler people....
04-27-13, 08:45 AM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,636,105
Posted By conradpdx

As for the fork key, I was able to go to a...

As for the fork key, I was able to go to a locksmith and get a working one for mine. Not stock, but a key non the less.

Best to find an old school locksmith (and one that keeps his catalogs) I...
04-08-13, 11:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,506
Posted By conradpdx

Nothing to do with the thread but.... ...

Nothing to do with the thread but....

Renaldo and the Loaf...Wish I still had that album. The vinyl version was great with the manufactured skip at the end of one of the sides, kept that last...
03-31-13, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 990
Posted By conradpdx

Wish I had pics of mine, but I regret two bikes. ...

Wish I had pics of mine, but I regret two bikes.

a 1981/2 (can't remember- but it was one of the last years before the Chicago plant shut down I think) Schwinn Cruiser that I did my paper route...
03-26-13, 09:08 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,993
Posted By conradpdx

Love this thread, but I still find it funny...

Love this thread,

but I still find it funny that "overspent" here still costs less than most mid-level new bikes.
03-25-13, 08:43 PM
Replies: 26,115
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Posted By conradpdx

Not trying to be the bringer of bad news but... ...

Not trying to be the bringer of bad news but...

I'm willing to bet the original threads on the oiler were damaged when the wood screw was used as a replacement. Though I'm the first to admit...
03-24-13, 09:39 PM
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Posted By conradpdx

Hieronymous -the rear mount on my bike is stock...

Hieronymous -the rear mount on my bike is stock as far as I can tell (or at least it's the same as the step though Sports Delux that I bought for the lights/dynos) from the same year, you're probably...
03-21-13, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26,115
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Posted By conradpdx

Well my new 3 speed isn't English (though the IGH...

Well my new 3 speed isn't English (though the IGH is and even labeled as made in England still) it's a 1987 Peugeot P20 folder. It's project bike for sure, but here's what I'm starting with.
...
03-21-13, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By conradpdx

they don't rust either...just a second reason...

they don't rust either...just a second reason (can't believe I just chimed in on with that I'm a "steel is real" kind of guy.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-21-13, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,637
Posted By conradpdx

My New to Me 1987/88 Peugeot P20 (project start)

Just recently picked up this Peugeot P20. Been wanting a folder for awhile since I sometimes have to go out of town for work and have to do so with a company rig, better to bike to bars and pubs...
03-17-13, 12:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,438
Posted By conradpdx

Might wanna be careful of what you wish for...

Might wanna be careful of what you wish for considering most of us seem to be be middle aged or older guys.
03-16-13, 11:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,731
Posted By conradpdx

Blah, Or perhaps someone dropped an extra...

Blah,

Or perhaps someone dropped an extra brass ring in the frame and never bothered to take it out it.

And all mass produced items in which are brazed/soldered (same joining process, different...
03-14-13, 10:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,438
Posted By conradpdx

ummmm gotta love a thread dedicated to bike...

ummmm gotta love a thread dedicated to bike porn.....
03-14-13, 10:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,925
Posted By conradpdx

Animal fat (ie mink oil) is great stuff, works...

Animal fat (ie mink oil) is great stuff, works well on all "working" leather products. And its what I use on my Brooks and all leather (other than those that I want to polish). It waterproofs as...
03-05-13, 08:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,268
Posted By conradpdx

I got me one of the same Saint Chris's. Though...

I got me one of the same Saint Chris's. Though the bracket fell off and stupid me melted the plastic gear in it when I went to tack weld the bracket back onto the bell.

Note to self, remove all...
03-05-13, 07:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,506
Posted By conradpdx

I'm a cut offs and t shirt kind of guy, but I...

I'm a cut offs and t shirt kind of guy, but I went to my first Tweed last year and it was a blast despite the rain and cool weather. Ours is in a month from now (4-7), and I'm defiantly going again....
02-07-13, 09:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,628
Posted By conradpdx

About a year ago I saw a listing on CL from...

About a year ago I saw a listing on CL from someone looking to return a bike they bought off someone on the street for $25-$50. They gave a good description of the bike. I knew nothing of the bike...
02-07-13, 08:44 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,636,105
Posted By conradpdx

In the last couple weeks I got some rain...

In the last couple weeks I got some rain cheaters, put two on the front kept the kool stops on the back (I just use the backs for slowing anyway). They seem to work a lot better to me anyway,but ...
01-28-13, 12:30 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,614
Posted By conradpdx

Nice Spanx!!!!! Though I think I'll...

Nice Spanx!!!!!



Though I think I'll use "in your Mom/wife/gf for "Where's your helmet?" now.
01-25-13, 09:27 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,321
Posted By conradpdx

Not sure what you're all refering to in the way...

Not sure what you're all refering to in the way of "Rat Rods" I alway thought the Rat Rods were "pimped out" middleweights and heavy weights (ie cruisers)

I've got one I'm trying to decide if I...
01-25-13, 12:53 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 39,375
Posted By conradpdx

Totally approved, my dream build right now is my...

Totally approved, my dream build right now is my 74 Super Course upgraded with a Schlumph (sp?) Mt drive upgrade and a S&A 8 speed with drums/dyno all the way around. I'd even do brifters on it if I...
01-25-13, 12:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By conradpdx

Anyone ever make a DIY Dynolux?

Ok so I finally got a dyno set up for my bike. And my wife got me one of the Miller duel bulb headlights for Christmas (it's georgous/flawless btw). Now I'm a bit concerned about going to three...
01-20-13, 11:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By conradpdx

I'd be worried that the nut will lossen and...

I'd be worried that the nut will lossen and you'll end up traping your cable in between the washer. Wouldn't be catosrophic but would be a pain in the butt.

I've recently added a frame lock to...
01-18-13, 10:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,803
Posted By conradpdx

Nice job on the bike. I got a 74 Raleigh/Rampar...

Nice job on the bike. I got a 74 Raleigh/Rampar Sport in that blue, and the color is really amazing (even better in person)...they just don't come in colors like that anymore.
01-18-13, 12:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,669
Posted By conradpdx

I saw a mention of Carharts, so i gotta put in a...

I saw a mention of Carharts, so i gotta put in a word on my new favorite clothier. Though I haven't tried any of the gloves, thier work wear is perfect for all weather casual/commuter cycling. ...
01-18-13, 12:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By conradpdx

Well, she did it again but this time for our 15th...

Well, she did it again but this time for our 15th Anniversary.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8355/8390346453_d092176f41.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rubygirlcreations/8390346453/) Brooch a...
01-14-13, 09:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,914
Posted By conradpdx

I was gunna chime in and say that I like the idea...

I was gunna chime in and say that I like the idea but I use the dremel as well (also brass brush wheels for cleaning too).
01-14-13, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,815
Posted By conradpdx

The Huret (probably Jubilee I believe - could be...

The Huret (probably Jubilee I believe - could be wrong, I'm more of a 3 speed guy) derailer didn't have teeth, just wheels. Ditching them in favor of Simplex was/is a very common upgrade. They're...
01-14-13, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By conradpdx

The piece is roughly 2" in diameter. Made of 20...

The piece is roughly 2" in diameter. Made of 20 guage brass (if we decide to make them they'd likely be offered in sterling silver copper and brass). The center crank hole was omited because...
01-14-13, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By conradpdx

C&V bike Jewelry....aka gotta love the wife.

So my wife works as a self employed jeweler (and I am her lowly assistant at times) and she is currently taking part of a Flickr challenge to make a brooch a day everyday for a year (She did a...
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