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03-14-17, 09:02 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 24,417
Posted By Grand Bois

It's a '73 Raleigh Competition with a Sturmey...

It's a '73 Raleigh Competition with a Sturmey Archer 5 speed hub.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/854/h1fv.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/nqh1fvj)
04-09-15, 08:11 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 34,992
Posted By Grand Bois

The Bikesmith Design and Fabrication press has...

The Bikesmith Design and Fabrication press has been redesigned since I bought mine. The price has gone up, too.

New Crank Cotter Press (http://www.bikesmithdesign.com/CotterPress/)
03-18-14, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,302
Posted By Grand Bois

From sheldonbrown.com: "Brandt suffered a...

From sheldonbrown.com:

"Brandt suffered a broken leg in what appears to have been a single-bicycle crash (no witness reports) in January, 2011. He also suffered brain injury. According to one...
03-04-13, 06:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,112
Posted By Grand Bois

Please don't let anyone talk you into changing...

Please don't let anyone talk you into changing that beautiful cottered crank!
04-24-12, 05:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,192
Posted By Grand Bois

Sell it to someone that can appreciate it for...

Sell it to someone that can appreciate it for what it is and buy yourself something to fit you needs.
01-14-12, 07:47 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 159,350
Posted By Grand Bois

My '74 PX10LE. Nothing is original. Paint and...

My '74 PX10LE. Nothing is original. Paint and striping by Dr. Deltron.

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05-27-11, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,817
Posted By Grand Bois

The old 3 speed trigger shifters work fine with...

The old 3 speed trigger shifters work fine with the new 3 speeds hubs, too. I gave away the shifter that came with my SRF3 and used a trigger. A plastic twist shifter didn't suit my 1959 bike.
06-15-10, 06:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,497
Posted By Grand Bois

Too bad it's an unplated slotted screw that...

Too bad it's an unplated slotted screw that always rusts. That's the only negative thing I have to say about Simplex Retrofrictions.
04-23-10, 08:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,743
Posted By Grand Bois

Another one that doesn't get it. Supplying...

Another one that doesn't get it.

Supplying parts for building bikes in the classic French style is a specialty for VO. Those that get it understand that it's only natural for them to supply parts...
10-23-09, 05:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,395
Posted By Grand Bois

I've seen those on eBay and bid on a couple of...

I've seen those on eBay and bid on a couple of them.

I've got a Shimano 600 with one:
http://inlinethumb52.webshots.com/40499/2190745890068014369S600x600Q85.jpg...
09-11-09, 06:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,589
Posted By Grand Bois

http://inlinethumb50.webshots.com/40817/2908670130...

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05-20-09, 06:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,709
Posted By Grand Bois

The Simplex Prestige shifts just fine as long as...

The Simplex Prestige shifts just fine as long as there is no more than a 10t difference between the chainrings. I doubt that he would notice much difference if he switched to modern derailer on his...
05-19-09, 05:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,709
Posted By Grand Bois

I'm not impressed with the advice you've gotten...

I'm not impressed with the advice you've gotten so far.

French bikes use metric-size tubing. Your seat tube is 28mm instead of the standard 28.6mm. A non-French derailer that's made for a 28.6mm...
05-05-09, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,959
Posted By Grand Bois

Your brake cables are too long to my eye, but...

Your brake cables are too long to my eye, but that's the way they did it back in the day. I've never been able to figure out why. I like my cables no longer than they need to be to avoid binding.
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08-14-06, 07:21 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 19,251
Posted By Grand Bois

That's why it has no wrench flats. The large...

That's why it has no wrench flats. The large locking pliers will only ruin the part.
08-13-06, 03:08 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 19,251
Posted By Grand Bois

Some people think their advanced age gives them...

Some people think their advanced age gives them the right to be rude and obnoxious.
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