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01-14-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By daka

1973 Super Course, Capella lugs, Coffee Brown....

1973 Super Course, Capella lugs, Coffee Brown. Serial number 0021563. No letters, just numbers, located on the NDS dropout - not on the bottom bracket.
12-27-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,514
Posted By daka

From my vantage point here in Palo Alto, I'd say...

From my vantage point here in Palo Alto, I'd say the weather gods are not playing fair. I think I watched your entire 0.3 inches of predicted rain fall in the last 15 minutes. Stay as comfortable as...
12-22-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,013
Posted By daka

Bottom bracket is different too. Super Sport had...

Bottom bracket is different too. Super Sport had an Ashtabula, Sports Tourer a square-taper.
12-20-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,175
Posted By daka

"I will be flamed by some but I insist on the...

"I will be flamed by some but I insist on the right brake lever cabled to the front brake. For me it is practical as I have used my right hand for the front since I can remember. Since it is...
12-20-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,175
Posted By daka

Volunteering at the Bike Exchange, I mount a LOT...

Volunteering at the Bike Exchange, I mount a LOT of tires. I make a point of putting the tire label that indicates the correct inflation pressure at the valve hole - it is more likely to get read...
12-19-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By daka

If you took the chain off and spun the wheel, the...

If you took the chain off and spun the wheel, the freewheel would have been passive, just turning with the hub, wouldn't it? But you say that when you took the freewheel off, the sound went away....
12-12-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 740
Posted By daka

If you want to try something that might have...

If you want to try something that might have appeared on a bike like that in 1974, the Huret Challenger will accommodate the chainwheels/sprockets you mentioned. They are robust and shift well....
12-09-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,063
Posted By daka

....and, finally, an appropriate place for...

....and, finally, an appropriate place for shellac!
12-03-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,514
Posted By daka

Mrs daka's stepfather was fond of saying "se non...

Mrs daka's stepfather was fond of saying "se non e vero, e ben trovato"
11-29-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,290
Posted By daka

You're welcome. I'm delighted to contribute in a...

You're welcome. I'm delighted to contribute in a very small way to such a nice outcome.

It would be fun to have an all-International ride but it does look like we are kind of spread all around the...
11-28-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,290
Posted By daka

STUNNING result! That came out really, really...

STUNNING result! That came out really, really nicely.
11-28-21, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2,653
Views: 930,394
Posted By daka

It may mean that the mounting clamp is partially...

It may mean that the mounting clamp is partially broken on the opposite side. That was the fate of my Jubilee front mech.
11-24-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,480
Posted By daka

When I was at that point in the child-raising...

When I was at that point in the child-raising progression my manager at the time, very wise in many things, told me "it really does get easier once they turn 40".
11-24-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 904
Posted By daka

verktyg , thanks for your detailed and very...

verktyg , thanks for your detailed and very informative post! I have just one other observation/question - of the Carlton-built Raleighs that were equipped with Nervex Professional lugs up through...
11-23-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 904
Posted By daka

As mentioned by juvela , it is likely that a...

As mentioned by juvela , it is likely that a Competition built with Nervex lugs would be an earlier one. I also think that if you saw "73" stamped on the bike somewhere it would more likely be...
11-18-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,290
Posted By daka

Original would have been white hoods and cable...

Original would have been white hoods and cable housing too, so I think you can try whatever you like for bar tape. Unless it's plastic like the original, white isn't very practical anyway, what about...
11-11-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By daka

I have a Barley on my Raleigh International and...

I have a Barley on my Raleigh International and an old Lowsaddle Longflap on my Super Course. The Barley is nice as a day-bag or for light errands. It easily holds lunch and a windbreaker plus pump,...
11-04-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 893
Posted By daka

I usually have one of my bikes set up with flat...

I usually have one of my bikes set up with flat bars. Echoing non-fixie, bikes with flat bars feel great when you first hop on, but after a short time the inability to vary hand positions becomes...
11-04-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By daka

Thanks for posting that article. I have several...

Thanks for posting that article. I have several of those freewheels and like them. When I put the steel-armed Campagnolo Sport crankset on my International, I used a 14-24 aluminum cogged Winner...
10-13-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2,078
Views: 417,115
Posted By daka

Nice find! Decals and Capella lugs suggest 1973.

Nice find! Decals and Capella lugs suggest 1973.
09-10-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 22,738
Posted By daka

I have a campsite reserved at San Simeon State...

I have a campsite reserved at San Simeon State Park for the Eroica weekend (Fri -- Mon) that I am not going to use. If interested in it (at no charge) send me a PM.
08-18-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,563
Posted By daka

I say build it like Cino would have and push it...

I say build it like Cino would have and push it up the steep stuff. Putting asian or even french parts on a Cinelli strikes me as being just plain wrong.
08-14-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,220
Posted By daka

Well, there is the rear wheel I need.........and...

Well, there is the rear wheel I need.........and only a few miles away.

That appears to be the exact same machine as I am working on - only more complete and in better shape. If I were collecting,...
08-12-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By daka

If you don't want it, I do! I had one on my...

If you don't want it, I do! I had one on my Cannondale in the eighties and thought it worked great. Will happily trade for something you'd like.

Dave
08-10-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,116
Posted By daka

I have a 1969 Pro Mk 1. I wouldn't describe the...

I have a 1969 Pro Mk 1. I wouldn't describe the colored panels as solid. They have some reflective material in the pigment. Paint is original but the gold striping is not.
...
08-10-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,220
Posted By daka

Thank you all for your help. Well, not sure I...

Thank you all for your help. Well, not sure I should thank juvela for the suggestion of looking in archived Sears catalogs - that is a veritable black hole of nostalgia and I lost several hours in...
08-09-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,220
Posted By daka

Yup. I don't have a proper cotter press at home...

Yup. I don't have a proper cotter press at home so I used the one at the shop to loosen the cotters before bringing it here.
08-09-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,220
Posted By daka

Age of this J.C. Higgins?

I am working on this as a "Homework Bike" for the Silicon Valley Bike Exchange. I am curious as to how old it might be......

...
08-09-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By daka

oneclick has a good thought there. Measure the...

oneclick has a good thought there. Measure the bottom bracket width - if it is 68mm wide, you know it was Carlton-built. A Nottingham built Raleigh is likely to have the wider Raleigh bottom bracket.
08-08-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By daka

I'd do the restoration as a Carlton. I'm not...

I'd do the restoration as a Carlton. I'm not aware of any year of Raleigh Grand Prix ever having chromed lugs like your bike.
As far as the cross-badging is concerned, you are not alone. I have a...
08-08-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 953
Posted By daka

I also enjoyed that letter from Peter Rich -...

I also enjoyed that letter from Peter Rich - partly because of its relevance to our local cycling history and also because my International was originally sold at Peter's shop. I do wish that whoever...
07-27-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,409
Posted By daka

One more vote for the International. ...

One more vote for the International.

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This picture is slightly dated - the...
07-26-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,519
Posted By daka

I'm going to try and make this ride. It would be...

I'm going to try and make this ride. It would be great to meet some forum members face-to-face!
07-01-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 843
Posted By daka

Lucky find! I think blue was a one-year-only...

Lucky find! I think blue was a one-year-only color for 1970. This finish is in nice shape for more than 50 years old. Whatever you do, do NOT look on eBay to see what those Huret Luxe rear...
06-30-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,523
Posted By daka

IMO, soft does not equal broken-in . Shaped to...

IMO, soft does not equal broken-in . Shaped to fit equals broken in. I mentioned above that I hopped on a 52 year old Brook Professional that was dry and hard as a rock - Instantly comfortable since...
06-26-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,078
Views: 417,115
Posted By daka

Well, maybe epoxy isn't the best idea but I would...

Well, maybe epoxy isn't the best idea but I would still put something (oil, Boeshield, Framesaver, etc) in that gap to prevent corrosion. Rust has a greater volume than the metal that made it and...
06-25-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2,078
Views: 417,115
Posted By daka

One of the framebuilders who post here will be...

One of the framebuilders who post here will be able to give you a better answer, but if it were my bike I would drip a little epoxy in that gap to help prevent water from getting in there and causing...
06-25-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2,078
Views: 417,115
Posted By daka

They were never in the same catalog, but I...

They were never in the same catalog, but I wouldn't be surprised if some dealers ended up with them side by side.
06-23-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,523
Posted By daka

I have two bikes with B-17s and two with the...

I have two bikes with B-17s and two with the Brooks Pro. I find the B-17 is more comfortable when first getting on the bike, but the Pro is better on a longer ride. The larger area of the B17...
06-20-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,078
Views: 417,115
Posted By daka

Looks like a '73 to me too. It doesn't have the...

Looks like a '73 to me too. It doesn't have the Capella lugs that are often seen in 1973 but that may have been dictated by the small frame size. The separation between the seat lug and tube does,...
06-14-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,398
Posted By daka

[QUOTE=nlerner;22099838]California Bikes, Palo...

[QUOTE=nlerner;22099838]California Bikes, Palo Alto, CA, 1986-1989: Small, family-owned shop where I did a bit of everything while I was getting my masterís degree at San Jose State. Itís where I...
06-14-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,899
Posted By daka

Maybe I just swallowed a hook, but I believed the...

Maybe I just swallowed a hook, but I believed the guy that told me that high flange hubs originated back in the day of fixed gears as it allowed a spoke to be changed on the road without having to...
06-11-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,418
Posted By daka

With all the interest in Mid-Century Modernism in...

With all the interest in Mid-Century Modernism in Palm Springs and the number of people that show up in February for Modernism Week, you might have some success putting together a ride for...
06-08-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2,078
Views: 417,115
Posted By daka

White Fenders

This is not the first time this bike has appeared here but I have had the good fortune to now possess a pair of vintage, white, Bluemels "Lightweight" mudguards. These came with the Raleigh Pro Mk I...
05-16-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,103
Posted By daka

I measured a 5 speed Suntour New Winner vs. an...

I measured a 5 speed Suntour New Winner vs. an Ultra-6 and found the Ultra-6 to be 2 mm wider from the center of the inner cog to the center of the outer cog. That's a subtle difference, just over...
05-16-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 25,095
Posted By daka

Where is nlerner, the english professor ? I think...

Where is nlerner, the english professor ? I think you've used "Cino" as an adverb, but what do I know, I'm another engineer.
05-15-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By daka

The Irish may have insisted on that It was the...

The Irish may have insisted on that It was the seventies, you know, and the Good Friday Agreement didn't take place until 1998
05-15-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,103
Posted By daka

(B) Now I really, really cannot get it to drop...

(B) Now I really, really cannot get it to drop into the 6th cog. Theoretically a narrow-6 is the same width as a normal 5, so with the derailleur set on "5" it should span enough. And I am puzzled.
...
05-15-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By daka

Based on appearance details I'm going to guess...

Based on appearance details I'm going to guess the age to 1972. That was the last year for the black panel on the top tube and the "script" lettering on the down tube. The bike also has a heron...
05-14-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By daka

I'm guessing that decal said "Republic of...

I'm guessing that decal said "Republic of Ireland"
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