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02-13-19, 07:44 AM
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Posted By sykerocker

Definitely that same weekend - always the weekend...

Definitely that same weekend - always the weekend after the Super Bowl (one year they did it the same weekend, you should have heard the complaints). Also, always the same location, and...
02-11-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 675
Posted By sykerocker

Damn. After all these years, one of the things I...

Damn. After all these years, one of the things I was hoping for on Sunday was to finally get to meet you.
02-11-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 22,184
Posted By sykerocker

An interesting post. Somehow, over whatever...

An interesting post. Somehow, over whatever happened at Rivendell for the couple of years I was away from this site, and the present day's writing, I'm getting the feeling that Rivendell is slowly...
02-10-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 675
Posted By sykerocker

Picked up a nice condition but dirty as hell 2000...

Picked up a nice condition but dirty as hell 2000 Trek 6500. Yep, Im back on my every two or three years, I need a mountain bike, with which Ill ride for about 6-8 months,get bored with the...
02-08-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,284
Posted By sykerocker

Of course. Along with a certain willingness on...

Of course. Along with a certain willingness on the part of the public to go along. Mopeds, for the most part, are almost-motorcycles; so there isn't too much objection to have to go thru the same...
02-07-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,284
Posted By sykerocker

To me, the difference is in how the propulsion is...

To me, the difference is in how the propulsion is applied. If you have to pedal to get forward motion, and the attached motor is used as part of the pedaling, it's an e-bike.

If, however, you're...
02-06-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By sykerocker

I find it very frustrating that nowhere on the...

I find it very frustrating that nowhere on the internet are there catalogs for 1963-66.
02-06-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By sykerocker

Yeah, the wheels seem to have been rebuilt. The...

Yeah, the wheels seem to have been rebuilt. The hubs are what I'd expect from an early-mid '60's British bike, but the rims are obviously not. Was the Royale an American model? Over the years I've...
02-06-19, 03:32 PM
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Views: 422
Posted By sykerocker

I finally own a Raleigh that has me confused

Restored this one last summer, was a gift to me from one of my long term customers. It's a Raleigh Royale. S/N 4719028 (which according to the 60's serial numbers should be a '69, but it seems much...
02-05-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,641
Posted By sykerocker

A genuine Schwinn Sting Ray cost something like...

A genuine Schwinn Sting Ray cost something like double what a Huffy or Murray cost. Back in my hometown (Johnstown, PA), if you couldn't afford a Schwinn, a Sears clone was the second best option.
02-05-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,641
Posted By sykerocker

A "Sting Ray" was the beginning of my bicycle...

A "Sting Ray" was the beginning of my bicycle building back in junior hight school (circa 1963-64). My parents weren't about to buy me a new one, they figured the Mark IV Jaguar they got me back in...
02-05-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,316
Posted By sykerocker

Still riding mine on the purple Rossin (how many...

Still riding mine on the purple Rossin (how many years has it been since I did my original posts?), still quite happy with it. Yes, I've snapped the occasional spoke, maybe once every three or four...
02-04-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 675
Posted By sykerocker

Definitely will be there. Teamed up with...

Definitely will be there. Teamed up with Poguemahone on a table.
02-04-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,973
Posted By sykerocker

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1766x1140/raleigh_lenton_2_4fc503d147020150224d0064d06e97b7daf7eeec.jpg

I've had this bike about ten years now, it's one of my earlier...
02-03-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 673
Posted By sykerocker

Very sweet. All it needs is a nice set of...

Very sweet. All it needs is a nice set of mudguards to be the complete tourer.
02-03-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By sykerocker

Westminster, MD swap meet

It's a week away, and I spent the day going over the bikes I'm taking to sell. As usual (considering I missed the last two years due to a schedule conflict) I'll be setting up with Poguemahone. Is...
02-03-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,973
Posted By sykerocker

I've got the same on my '58 Raleigh Lenton Grand...

I've got the same on my '58 Raleigh Lenton Grand Prix. Like the derailleur very much, was surprise how well something that old performed. Of course, there is this little matter of running a virtual...
02-03-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,278
Posted By sykerocker

Sticking with the skinnies, mainly because all my...

Sticking with the skinnies, mainly because all my non-touring bikes are sew-ups, with one exception.
02-01-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,713
Posted By sykerocker

The opening post brings back my personal memories...

The opening post brings back my personal memories of LeMond bikes: I had sold my last bicycle off in 1977, and completely ignored the hobby in favor of motorcycles thru the fall of 2004 when I picked...
01-29-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6,184
Views: 505,040
Posted By sykerocker

I seem to have a slightly later version. Same...

I seem to have a slightly later version. Same fork, but unlugged frame. And just discovered I don't have any pics of it. :cry:
01-29-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,334
Posted By sykerocker

Brifters are one of the few modern improvements...

Brifters are one of the few modern improvements that I do actually consider an improvement. They are quite good. What I don't like about them is that they making riding too fussy. On a day out with...
01-29-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,259
Posted By sykerocker

Finished cleaning and setting up the shop. I...

Finished cleaning and setting up the shop. I start twirling wrenches tomorrow. First step: All the necessary maintenance on the current collection, and get the three bikes I'm taking to Westminster...
01-29-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,334
Posted By sykerocker

I've got a sliding scale of what I'm willing to...

I've got a sliding scale of what I'm willing to do restoring a bike:

1. If it's pre-Bike Boom, the standard is factory original only. Period. I figure those bikes are rare enough to begin with, so...
01-29-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,650
Posted By sykerocker

Jeezus, I wrote that on 24 May 17?!?!?! For...

Jeezus, I wrote that on 24 May 17?!?!?!

For the record, I'm finally back riding regularly (cold weather, I'm keeping myself to 10 mile stretches on the Raleigh Tourist in street clothes, will get...
01-27-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 886
Posted By sykerocker

At this point, the wife can forget about any...

At this point, the wife can forget about any attention from me tonight whatsoever. Thank you for just having redefined the term LUST.
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