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05-06-13, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,269
Posted By PHT

If you havent done the deal yet, I'd say that's a...

If you havent done the deal yet, I'd say that's a pretty good deal. The price is slightly over dealer cost when you consider shipping on them. These arent the best alloy wheels in the world but you...
04-28-13, 02:16 AM
Replies: 7,358
Views: 3,200,636
Posted By PHT

The A050s mentioned arent stem-mount though. ...

The A050s mentioned arent stem-mount though. Which is why I (and others) mentioned them! They are bar-top, so they would roughly be in the same place as your thumbies are already. Really depends...
04-27-13, 02:36 AM
Replies: 7,358
Views: 3,200,636
Posted By PHT

These may have been posted already but they are a...

These may have been posted already but they are a great simple inexpensive solution for drop bar mountain bikes. I have a set on a work in progress at the moment and while they arent as nice as many...
04-21-13, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,728
Posted By PHT

I think it's mostly a weight thing, and I cant...

I think it's mostly a weight thing, and I cant say for sure if one has smoother bearings than the other. Pretty sure it's hard to tell any difference once the bike is out on the road. I figure if...
04-21-13, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,309
Posted By PHT

Good catch on the bent looking stem. Of course...

Good catch on the bent looking stem. Of course riding with a normal stem out that far is a serious hazard. I just recognize the top portion as a specific brand of 8 inch long quill so I was just...
04-21-13, 02:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,986
Posted By PHT

I simply place this in my wicker basket on front,...

I simply place this in my wicker basket on front, or wooden crate in rear. I think I'm doing it wrong.

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04-21-13, 02:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,309
Posted By PHT

This looks like one of those high-rise stems that...

This looks like one of those high-rise stems that have an insane amount of quill- like 8 inches or something so I think s/he's ok. Obviously s/he should double check the height to be sure. . .
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04-21-13, 02:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,728
Posted By PHT

Since we are mainly a utility/commuter/etc repair...

Since we are mainly a utility/commuter/etc repair shop, usually we use the lower end UN-26 to save a couple bucks for the end user. I see no reason why these cups shouldnt work with the UN-54 (or...
04-18-13, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,728
Posted By PHT

Have you tried the sunlite ones? I've used...

Have you tried the sunlite ones? I've used several without complaints. Retail cost 4 bucks, heh.
04-16-13, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,012
Posted By PHT

Front derailuer looks too high as well.

Front derailuer looks too high as well.
04-13-13, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26,113
Views: 3,631,717
Posted By PHT

It's great to have a fully functional beater and...

It's great to have a fully functional beater and an old Raleigh is the best kind! When the bike isnt in such great shape to begin with, I dont feel as bad customizing bits like bars, stem, brakes. ...
04-13-13, 01:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 36,199
Posted By PHT

Nice write-up! I'm currently loving my...

Nice write-up!

I'm currently loving my Michelin Country Rock tires in 1.75. I have the wire-ons but I believe there's a folding version too. They are fast, comfy, and NINJA QUIET. This bike is...
04-13-13, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,326
Posted By PHT

I say keep it black! Sunlite has a blackwall...

I say keep it black! Sunlite has a blackwall made by Vee Rubber that is in the same price point as the Kendas (both gumwall and blackwall,) but it is way way thicker rubber and appears to have a...
04-13-13, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8,133
Views: 2,548,559
Posted By PHT

As promised earlier, a Specalized StreetStomper. ...

As promised earlier, a Specalized StreetStomper.
It's my size but the wife wont let me keep it. What if I price it too high, so it sits around for a while?? Super comfy do most anything / around...
04-13-13, 02:57 AM
Replies: 26,113
Views: 3,631,717
Posted By PHT

They are exactly as they appear in the ebay...

They are exactly as they appear in the ebay listing. Hmmm, I have a couple photos in this thread already of my similar vintage LTD-3 and I think they are wearing the grips in those photos. But let...
04-11-13, 08:42 PM
Replies: 26,113
Views: 3,631,717
Posted By PHT

I love those shellacked grips! Nice work. I...

I love those shellacked grips! Nice work.

I do have to say on my three speed I am rocking the XLC black cork grips. SUPER COMFY, cheap, and look great on the black bike.
04-11-13, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By PHT

J&B has 'em, take these part numbers to your...

J&B has 'em, take these part numbers to your local bike shop. 135mm : http://www.jbimporters.com/web/checking_product_description.php?part_number=3739 front :...
04-09-13, 06:04 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 35,029
Posted By PHT

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8501/8267275065_79f1...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8501/8267275065_79f1f24d82_b_d.jpg
04-09-13, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,998
Posted By PHT

The XLC pads are fine for most uses, but the grey...

The XLC pads are fine for most uses, but the grey matter ones are much better. They are my standard pad for steel rims at the shop. I prefer them to KoolStops but only because of price. KoolStop...
04-09-13, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8,133
Views: 2,548,559
Posted By PHT

Got a pair of StreetStompers in the shop right...

Got a pair of StreetStompers in the shop right now waiting for overhaul. Same year and color, different frame sizes. Will post up pics when they're done!
04-09-13, 05:35 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 5,985
Posted By PHT

This sounds like so much fun! I'm sad that I...

This sounds like so much fun! I'm sad that I have to miss it all. Such is the life of small biz ownership. Enjoy the ride, and I hope someone rides an ole 3 speed for me....
03-10-13, 08:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,435
Posted By PHT

Well, yeah, I guess I more meant to say that this...

Well, yeah, I guess I more meant to say that this isnt the kind of bike that is a good candidate for this kind of conversion. I wasnt really thinking about tact, I was more posting from a...
03-09-13, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By PHT

I would first check the derailuer hanger and...

I would first check the derailuer hanger and derailuer itself for proper alignment.
03-09-13, 04:19 AM
Replies: 26,113
Views: 3,631,717
Posted By PHT

It's always hard to tell in photos like these,...

It's always hard to tell in photos like these, but to my eyes, the fork could be bent. that front wheel is riding real close to the downtube and something about the fork blades seems wonky.
03-09-13, 04:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,435
Posted By PHT

If the bike is anywhere as clean as the image...

If the bike is anywhere as clean as the image you've posted, the best answer would be to flip it and put the cash towards a city bike. This isnt really the best bike to choose if you want fenders,...
03-07-13, 09:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,718
Posted By PHT

Low quality pic, but here's what I got :...

Low quality pic, but here's what I got : http://www.flickr.com/photos/madktdisease/8408746753/sizes/o/in/photostream/

The part you need : ...
03-04-13, 12:39 AM
Replies: 26,113
Views: 3,631,717
Posted By PHT

They are the cheapo Sunlites.

They are the cheapo Sunlites.
03-03-13, 04:15 AM
Replies: 1,496
Views: 533,141
Posted By PHT

Here's a not quite vintage Alpina 501 to add to...

Here's a not quite vintage Alpina 501 to add to the thread. It had some really cute white cantilevers, but the plastic collars were cracked so I replaced the whole set to be safe. Both derailuers...
03-03-13, 04:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,806
Posted By PHT

You might be able to dig around and find a dog...

You might be able to dig around and find a dog bone wrench with the sizes you need, or at least some of them. The one I had was made of such cheap cast aluminium that the handle snapped when I used...
03-03-13, 04:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,608
Posted By PHT

You also have to be careful of threading. The...

You also have to be careful of threading. The steerer tube is 1in, but the threading should be of a non-standard Raleigh pitch which means if you buy a new fork, or a non-raleigh used fork, you will...
03-03-13, 03:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,437
Posted By PHT

I would try to attach the hanger at the handlebar...

I would try to attach the hanger at the handlebar pinch bolt. Maybe in place of the washer? No need for a hose clamp that way. You'd have to do a different bend, and find a hanger with an...
03-03-13, 03:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,000
Posted By PHT

Another one here agreeing with BigBossMan's...

Another one here agreeing with BigBossMan's method. Touching upon Paramount1973's advice, I agree to an extent but dont pass up a good deal on a MTB if all other parts work fine (other than the FD.)...
03-03-13, 03:40 AM
Replies: 26,113
Views: 3,631,717
Posted By PHT

A recent refurb. . . ...

A recent refurb. . .
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8085/8515200837_c37a067b01_b_d.jpg

I feel like whitewalls are out of place on a Raleigh but they work here IMO. The brown seat works, and is...
02-25-13, 12:49 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 5,985
Posted By PHT

Any time anyone wants to do a ride out of...

Any time anyone wants to do a ride out of Gloucester, around Cape Ann or whatever, just let me know. We can always do a meet up / mini swap at the shop here! Plenty of parking and T accessible!
12-01-12, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,653
Posted By PHT

I believe the clip is a bolt-on headlamp holder,...

I believe the clip is a bolt-on headlamp holder, except mounted at an incorrect angle. Like a Raleigh heron headset mount lamp holder, except a bolt-on. The one I have at the shop, that looks just...
11-10-12, 03:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,288
Posted By PHT

Your picture confirms what I suggested earlier. ...

Your picture confirms what I suggested earlier. Your bike has slightly nicer brakes than a Raleigh Sports. Just FYI. However, your levers are pretty flexy so that doesnt help things. Obviously...
11-07-12, 09:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,288
Posted By PHT

I am in agreement with the OP- it's the perfect...

I am in agreement with the OP- it's the perfect bike for Boston short rides / commuting / etc. It will get you close to the utility and performance of a Raleigh 3 speed without getting a second look...
11-07-12, 09:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 378
Posted By PHT

Free Raleigh Colt frame, fork, crank- damaged

I seem to recall at one time a search for bent frames and or forks. Donor frames just to see if they could be straightened. I was going to try to tackle this guy as a winter project but I just dont...
10-17-12, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,526
Posted By PHT

Myself plus racks, basket, bags, lights, gear =...

Myself plus racks, basket, bags, lights, gear = approx 400lbs, havent hurt anything on my mens LTD-3 yet. Front wheel has a hop that I cant easily true out but it's been solid. I have put...
10-11-12, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,339
Posted By PHT

I've not faced that problem among the several...

I've not faced that problem among the several I've done but I havent seen every Raleigh known to man!
10-11-12, 09:21 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 15,861
Posted By PHT

Going to buck the trend because I happen to have...

Going to buck the trend because I happen to have this image handy - a '91 low end mtb. Mad comfy though! And I love the graphics.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8316/8063700477_75d94b5eab_b_d.jpg
10-10-12, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,339
Posted By PHT

I've always been wary of the crimps coming...

I've always been wary of the crimps coming uncrimped. But that's just me.

And I guess that decision depends on if you want to ride the bike or not.

If it was a bike I wanted to ride, I'd...
10-09-12, 08:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 28,595
Posted By PHT

Well it's just a lowly Range Rover, but what the...

Well it's just a lowly Range Rover, but what the heck, I'll throw up a pic- here's my black chrome Univega

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8173/8040114494_9e026c4d25_k_d.jpg
10-09-12, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,428
Posted By PHT

Sunlite/Pyramid is an off brand, sure. They're...

Sunlite/Pyramid is an off brand, sure. They're the J&B house cheap brand. But I find most of their stuff works fine for me EXCEPT for tools. I've replaced the stem on my 3 speed w/one of their...
10-06-12, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,847
Posted By PHT

I have seen some bikes that are configured to be...

I have seen some bikes that are configured to be one link too short in the chain if the wheels are back in the drop outs all the way. Some bikes even come new out of the box like this. So, beware. ...
10-03-12, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By PHT

Do you have an exposed length of cable run where...

Do you have an exposed length of cable run where you can pull on the cable directly with all your might while pedaling to see if you can get it overshift then? Sometimes you can get it to overshift...
10-02-12, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By PHT

Give this guy a shout, he might have some info -...

Give this guy a shout, he might have some info - http://www.wacobikeworks.com/
10-02-12, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,807
Posted By PHT

I reccomend something like Wald's longhorn style...

I reccomend something like Wald's longhorn style cruiser bars see here : http://cdn103.iofferphoto.com/img/item/738/312/86/longhorn4.jpg
09-27-12, 05:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 323
Posted By PHT

Archive.org is a great resource

Great site for all sorts of things, but I'm getting a huge kick out of browsing through old bicycle catalogs, like this one

http://ia700201.us.archive.org/23/items/bicycleaccess00riceuoft/
09-26-12, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,735
Posted By PHT

Those are the cheapest of cheap grip shifts and...

Those are the cheapest of cheap grip shifts and as has been mentioned most people say grip shifts are junk anyway. Having worked with those before I would say to not even bother with hair spray and...
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