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02-18-20, 06:04 AM
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Posted By cudak888

Got it. Question - if the link data were...

Got it.

Question - if the link data were removed, do you have an objection if I were to use data from the list in forming the updated registry? It looks as if both you and Michael have been...
02-17-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,210
Posted By cudak888

That's starting to look like something straight...

That's starting to look like something straight off a fully-bespoke Alex Signer, Bob!

Stunning.

-Kurt
02-17-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,273
Posted By cudak888

Are you referring to the type of dropout that...

Are you referring to the type of dropout that shows up on the later Wastyn Schwinn Paramount tourists (e.g., #710 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=710) )? If so, it's...
02-16-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,273
Posted By cudak888

I made my work doubly-difficult tonight by taking...

I made my work doubly-difficult tonight by taking the original second-gen Registry data and splitting off the crankset as its own data point. While the individual bikes will list components, I don't...
02-16-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,273
Posted By cudak888

I have a few quandaries which perhaps the forum...

I have a few quandaries which perhaps the forum can weigh in on:

There are a few entries in the Chained Revolution registry that do not have listings for stay finishing, lugs, or dropouts - or a...
02-15-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,273
Posted By cudak888

I'll be going through that soon. Last night...

I'll be going through that soon.

Last night was a bit of a step back and a step forward at the same time. I had to throw out a lot of edits (website, not Excel) I had made to the signup fields and...
02-14-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 58
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Posted By cudak888

Duke Caboom then? ;) -Kurt

Duke Caboom then? ;)

-Kurt
02-14-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,273
Posted By cudak888

I just read Ed.'s story. "Somebody's" crash...

I just read Ed.'s story. "Somebody's" crash resulted in probably the most interesting Paramount story I've heard to-date.

I ought to read that thread sometime, but it's too depressing to think of...
02-14-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,523
Posted By cudak888

Timeless. I'm jealous - ever since I...

Timeless.



I'm jealous - ever since I made my '51 Raleigh my daily, a part of me keeps gnawing on the idea of "older, lighter, faster." Sounds like you've found all three.

Look at it this...
02-14-20, 08:45 AM
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Posted By cudak888

The pictures are of it blasted down to bare metal...

The pictures are of it blasted down to bare metal with a couple of test shots of primer on the surface.

We may see paint by next weekend :D

-Kurt
02-14-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,273
Posted By cudak888

I couldn't find anything on the Ray Cass bikes,...

I couldn't find anything on the Ray Cass bikes, so I guess those entries will have to stay as they are. I've added a conditional field that shows up as a note on the individual entry for each bike:
...
02-14-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,146
Posted By cudak888

Pics from the painter: ...

Pics from the painter:

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02-14-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,273
Posted By cudak888

Just cleaned up the data so the fields for...

Just cleaned up the data so the fields for original finish, caps, lugs, and drops no longer need the legend to read. I also integrated this information into the database. As I thought, square/round...
02-14-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,523
Posted By cudak888

I can't get enough of looking at it - thanks for...

I can't get enough of looking at it - thanks for trudging out into the cold to snap the pictures for us.

There's something so contemporary about it too. If it wasn't for the bars, it could be...
02-14-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,959
Posted By cudak888

Excellent score - should work exceptionally well....

Excellent score - should work exceptionally well.

I'd still ask around here on the forum if you can find an original GB in 80mm though, if keeping the all-original look remains a consideration....
02-13-20, 08:56 PM
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Posted By cudak888

I was trying to avoid that, but the deed is...

I was trying to avoid that, but the deed is finally done now:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x939/chained_rev_38f87400a6b7c2d6dffa6565cccd4f8f78c01877.jpg

Now it's...
02-13-20, 06:10 AM
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Posted By cudak888

Question, St33lWh33ls - how did you create that...

Question, St33lWh33ls - how did you create that list? Trying to figure out if there's an easy way to get it comma separated or copy/pasted into Excel while retaining the column data - curious if the...
02-12-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,015
Posted By cudak888

Maybe my mind is having a brain fart, but I...

Maybe my mind is having a brain fart, but I thought "seatpin" meant the binder bolt. As in it pins the lug together.

-Kurt
02-11-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,210
Posted By cudak888

Make no mistake, your stitched hoods are an...

Make no mistake, your stitched hoods are an immense improvement over the original AX hood, even if you didn't make a single additional modification. Also, now that you've posted a photo of the white...
02-11-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,015
Posted By cudak888

But I thought they canceled The New Normal! :P ...

But I thought they canceled The New Normal! :P

-Kurt
02-11-20, 05:01 PM
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Posted By cudak888

And here it is, wearing the new seatpost and...

And here it is, wearing the new seatpost and seatpin. The B.17 is probably a lot higher than it'll ultimately be set at, but I don't want to scratch the post unnecessarily.
...
02-11-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,015
Posted By cudak888

No pics yet, but I wanted to thank francophile...

No pics yet, but I wanted to thank francophile once again for the Simplex binder bolt. It has since arrived, fits perfectly, and I have the Brooks permanently installed along with the 26.6 Nuovo post...
02-11-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 131
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Posted By cudak888

That's looking pretty good, Bob. Maybe a bit of...

That's looking pretty good, Bob. Maybe a bit of trimming at the back, where it meets the bars? The curve is an interesting touch, but it takes a bit of getting used to ;)

-Kurt
02-11-20, 06:02 AM
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Posted By cudak888

Got it. These do seem to stretch out a bit more...

Got it. These do seem to stretch out a bit more than the Cinelli Giro D'Italia or some 3TTT equivalents from that era. Are you riding on the tops as well as the drops?

You might benefit from a...
02-10-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 737
Posted By cudak888

That photo says "1E." The letters that he cut off...

That photo says "1E." The letters that he cut off say "TANGE JAPAN." Here are two examples of Tange steerer tubes on 1985 and 1984 Raleigh USAs, respectively:
...
02-10-20, 06:04 PM
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Views: 2,291
Posted By cudak888

I rode one of those RideOn Miami e-bike pedelecs...

I rode one of those RideOn Miami e-bike pedelecs tonight on our pitiful excuse of an MUP called the "M-Path" - which is barely 4' wide. I had no trouble at 15mph top speed, nor did I have any trouble...
02-10-20, 05:59 PM
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Posted By cudak888

I'm pretty sure you can find shorter reach...

I'm pretty sure you can find shorter reach Weinmann brakes out there - or if need be, Dia-Compe - and bolt them right to the existing clamps so you can keep the look intact.

-Kurt
02-10-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,959
Posted By cudak888

Not cheating. Getting good braking performance...

Not cheating. Getting good braking performance from centerpulls requires that you get the distance between pad and arm dialed in (and the angle of attack square). In some cases - like the above...
02-10-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 574
Posted By cudak888

Any closeups of the lugs, crankset, or general...

Any closeups of the lugs, crankset, or general details?

I'm curious whether this predates or postdates Raleigh's buyout of the marquee.

-Kurt
02-10-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 324
Posted By cudak888

The lever itself seems to have some small witness...

The lever itself seems to have some small witness marks on the top edge - is the lever body free of burrs?

-Kurt
02-10-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 737
Posted By cudak888

Their confidence is waning - they just sent out...

Their confidence is waning - they just sent out one of those Best Offer opportunities that goes to all watchers and anyone with the listing open in their browser.

I responded accordingly.
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02-09-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 737
Posted By cudak888

Maybe so, but he's already pulled the 1968...

Maybe so, but he's already pulled the 1968 reference off. Still claims to be a repaint. Meh.

Reminds me of that thread where folks were putting down Schwinn collectors for being arrogant,...
02-09-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 737
Posted By cudak888

Invite them to see the thread. It'd be worth...

Invite them to see the thread.

It'd be worth the amusement to see them go from being reluctant to change the ad to eager, based entirely on the unproven theory that it might be the last second-gen...
02-09-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 737
Posted By cudak888

I did momentarily consider the possibility that...

I did momentarily consider the possibility that this was a prototype for the Superior, but it wouldn't have made sense for them to decal it as a Paramount - or put an S/N on it. Given that the PDG...
02-09-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 737
Posted By cudak888

This is a weird one for sure, but it is a 1980...

This is a weird one for sure, but it is a 1980 serial number. First bike (...01) built in February of 1980, and the lack of braze-ons correlates with 1979 P13-9 production. Thing is, I've never heard...
02-09-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,291
Posted By cudak888

Anti-ebike arguments are almost identical to...

Anti-ebike arguments are almost identical to anti-bike lane arguments: One party believes that their space is being "stolen" by another. The end result is a lot of pissed off people - on both sides -...
02-09-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,025
Posted By cudak888

Good stuff. Did something similar with MKS Sylvan...

Good stuff. Did something similar with MKS Sylvan Tourings on a '51 Raleigh.

-Kurt
02-07-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,025
Posted By cudak888

I think this is barking up the wrong tree. Though...

I think this is barking up the wrong tree. Though there isn't that much concrete information to suggest the pedals are original, the same could be said for the argument that they are replacements.
...
02-06-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,467
Posted By cudak888

That will be very nice and complementary to the...

That will be very nice and complementary to the upgrades - the rest of the build is so nice that it surpassed that brown Mattress Royale long ago ;)

-Kurt
02-06-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,025
Posted By cudak888

Not sure I follow the pedal issue - the spindles...

Not sure I follow the pedal issue - the spindles appear to be fine. Those Lyotards should be original too.

At worst, it looks like your entire task will consist of getting a pair of Weinmann...
02-06-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,025
Posted By cudak888

Far as I know, Prugnat Paramounts began in 1968...

Far as I know, Prugnat Paramounts began in 1968 and ended in 1970, though the Vagner PL fork crowns were still being used - off and on - as late as February 1972.

-Kurt
02-06-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,025
Posted By cudak888

I don't really know the late-60s P11's that well...

I don't really know the late-60s P11's that well - there are precious few P11's out there to start with - but I'd hazard a guess that the steel Cinelli stem is original. If so, check the clamp...
02-06-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,025
Posted By cudak888

Wow - that's a rarer bird than I thought when you...

Wow - that's a rarer bird than I thought when you first made mention of it in PM, bikemig. Love the Stronglight crank, Record mech and unpainted lugs.

Is there reason to believe the upright bars...
02-05-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,015
Posted By cudak888

Should work. PM incoming. -Kurt

Should work. PM incoming.

-Kurt
02-05-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,015
Posted By cudak888

I've never used the Simplex binders before, but...

I've never used the Simplex binders before, but the Bottecchia's lug ears are about 22mm from end to end. Would the Simplex binder span that?

-Kurt
02-05-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 561
Posted By cudak888

Black Raleighs are sexy. ...

Black Raleighs are sexy.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x845/p1022333_030_48e00328622230f8674e51e0278afa88205a4557.jpg

Plus, if you want, you can fill any lug voids...
02-05-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By cudak888

This beacon is a trek towards the main triangle...

This beacon is a trek towards the main triangle of this bike for those that can see the light. Not for the faint of art.

-Kurt
02-05-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,015
Posted By cudak888

Good news - ordered some Nitto shims for the...

Good news - ordered some Nitto shims for the handlebar (it's a 25.4 in a 26.0) and they'll arrive soon. Also snagged a 26.6mm Nuovo Record seatpost on eBay for a very agreeable price.

The one...
02-05-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 561
Posted By cudak888

It's a 1968 Raleigh Sprite with a...

It's a 1968 Raleigh Sprite with a characteristically dull Bronze Green paint job, like a gazillion others. Rip that paint right off and add those braze-ons.

Since you mentioned that you are...
02-05-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By cudak888

ScottRyder - Try zipping the files and...

ScottRyder - Try zipping the files and WeTransfering them.

-Kurt
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