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05-24-19, 07:45 AM
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Posted By Revracer

I would agree as I am sure I have a few photos...

I would agree as I am sure I have a few photos from those "props".

I get through there on occasion as my son and I ride Neiffer Rd. a good amount when we go with a group from Java's Brewin.
05-22-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,850
Posted By Revracer

Deja vu on that pic and pretty cool to have a...

Deja vu on that pic and pretty cool to have a Holland in the neighborhood, is that Swamp Creek Rd (one of the many in Eastern PA)?
05-21-19, 08:36 AM
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Posted By Revracer

Thanks juvela. I will need to explore the...

Thanks juvela. I will need to explore the adjustment / angle screw, but I did have this post before about this particular VX RD and the limit screw.
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05-20-19, 09:04 AM
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Posted By Revracer

Spring Scorcher

The Raleigh Grand Sports had not gotten enough ride time since mounting up the Veloflex Vlaanderen tubulars over the winter. Proved a comfortable ride and the added volume of the 27mm tires was so...
04-29-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,299
Posted By Revracer

I tried something similar last year with 10 speed...

I tried something similar last year with 10 speed 11-36 Sunrace freewheel with Suntour barcons and a Suntour VX RD. The clicks in the barcons are 1-3 clicks per gear change (3 in the higher gears)...
04-26-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,665
Posted By Revracer

Thanks all, these are all interesting potential...

Thanks all, these are all interesting potential solutions. It does happen more when soft pedaling, just starting to go down a hill and wanting to upshift. Very valid point about the top run of the...
04-25-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,665
Posted By Revracer

Simplex SLJ Chain Jump

I am running an SLJ in a bit of odd configuration with a single 46 tooth front sprocket on a Stronglight crank and with a 13-30 Shimano rear freewheel. The shifter is the single retro friction SLJ....
04-15-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By Revracer

According to this write up, the Competition PY10...

According to this write up, the Competition PY10 has quite a steep head angle at 75 degrees, definitely explaining the stem / bar that points down.
1974 Peugeot PY10...
04-15-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By Revracer

3alarmer what stem is on the Grand Record?

3alarmer what stem is on the Grand Record?
04-11-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By Revracer

Thanks dddd that does appear to have a similar...

Thanks dddd that does appear to have a similar look to the French bikes and likely due to the head tube angle.

I was searching for the geometry page on the vintage catalogs but was not successful...
04-10-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By Revracer

French Stem Angle

I have been staring at my Peugeot PK wondering why it appears the ATAX stem (current plus one prior) appear to point down instead of appearing level. I am super sure there has not been a crash and to...
07-18-18, 10:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,312
Posted By Revracer

Sorry, I should have been more specific, I meant...

Sorry, I should have been more specific, I meant cloth bar tape with tacky feel.
07-18-18, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By Revracer

Thanks Chombi1, the pads appear original so not...

Thanks Chombi1, the pads appear original so not bended ends.
07-18-18, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By Revracer

Weinmann 605 Pad Replacement

So my new Koolstop pads came for the Weinmann 605 brakes on my PKN10. It is clear they pads want/need to be slid into the 605 cartridge. Of course both ends have a tab bent over and they don't use a...
07-18-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,312
Posted By Revracer

So I read through a few posts about bar tape but...

So I read through a few posts about bar tape but I did not see anyone mention a tape that has built in tacky feel. The original tape found on my Peugeot PKN10 was thin but tacky, almost like friction...
07-11-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By Revracer

Wow, I hope there are more of this genre?

Wow, I hope there are more of this genre?
07-07-18, 09:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,047
Posted By Revracer

Wow, never realized how much multi-color appeals...

Wow, never realized how much multi-color appeals to me, but this may be my new CL search, thanks, I think!?
07-07-18, 08:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,047
Posted By Revracer

That is the essence of multi-color, what a Look!

That is the essence of multi-color, what a Look!
07-02-18, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By Revracer

Hmm, good product for true bare frame parts, but...

Hmm, good product for true bare frame parts, but the more I read, having to heat the part would not allow preserving the original paint to hit the patina areas I fear.
07-02-18, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By Revracer

Actually, based on this link it sounds legit, as...

Actually, based on this link it sounds legit, as it always wondered me why there is not more crossover between car and bike hobbies.
Rust Prevention Magic (RPM) - Made by ECS Automotive Concepts,...
07-02-18, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By Revracer

Nice, got extra room? :foo: Wax is pretty...

Nice, got extra room? :foo: Wax is pretty straight forward and truly pretty fast for a bike that has limited surface area.

...wait a minute, Pacific Northwest is not at all a dry area as I spent a...
07-02-18, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By Revracer

Vintage Sweat & Rust - How do you protect?

So the heatwave is about a week old in the east and brought a 97F day in the saddle yesterday. In past years, I stop riding my C&V bikes as I have bought a few bikes that had serious sweat damage to...
06-30-18, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 727
Posted By Revracer

bertinjim thanks for the line on Atax / Philippe...

bertinjim thanks for the line on Atax / Philippe as I ebay ordered a 42cm Franco Italia bars and 120 stem.

I came into an issue yesterday that like is caused by a stiff original Sedis chain that...
06-30-18, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,315
Posted By Revracer

Took my 39cm bar bike out today and I think it is...

Took my 39cm bar bike out today and I think it is more than just breathing to the shoulder width matter as when I go into drops, I find that handling is somewhat unstable compared to 44cm bars, but...
06-29-18, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By Revracer

Great looking Lotus and nice ride pics. ...

Great looking Lotus and nice ride pics.

Interesting comment about beating the heat and riding C&V, drives me crazy to sweat all over a steel C&V bike and risk rust on the top tube. Reminds me to...
06-28-18, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By Revracer

jyl I too have a JPR seatpost on my PKN10 and...

jyl I too have a JPR seatpost on my PKN10 and this thread has given me some concern as I am on the edge in height and setback. I have been looking for a good 26.4 vintage replacement but many of them...
06-26-18, 02:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,315
Posted By Revracer

Great topic and discussion and another area where...

Great topic and discussion and another area where n+1 gets costly as I have found that most every vintage bike I buy and want to ride eventually gets new bars, saddle, stem and sometimes seatpost. I...
06-26-18, 07:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 727
Posted By Revracer

I would concur, I have been loving the handling...

I would concur, I have been loving the handling of this bike, much more like my Moser and a contrast to the Raleigh. It didn't measure HT and ST angles + trail yet, but I would assume steeper is...
06-25-18, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 727
Posted By Revracer

Thanks for sharing that thread as it gave me what...

Thanks for sharing that thread as it gave me what I was hoping for in the SN identification. Based on that decoding it looks like mine is a 1980 and that would match the spec....
06-24-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 727
Posted By Revracer

PKN10 - Fun So Far

Recently acquired this 1980-81 PKN10. I only changed the saddle and pedals (still hooked on clipless) and have been truly enjoying the attributes of nearly everything being per the catalog spec. The...
06-18-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 15,164
Posted By Revracer

I have used this site as a resource for rolling...

I have used this site as a resource for rolling resistance:
https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/

They have a great comparison between 23, 25 and 28mm in my favorite tire, Conti-GP4000....
06-12-18, 11:51 AM
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Views: 464,321
Posted By Revracer

1982/83 Team Fuji original 55cm

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x844/teamfuji1982_1_c31b53d77e34588eacadbf94fc9189c13c8f7bda.jpg...
05-18-18, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Revracer

am Actually, climbing out of the saddle is...

am

Actually, climbing out of the saddle is pretty comfortable. It does take effort to steer, but I don't find myself feeling like I am falling over the front. As modern bikes go a few have had the...
05-18-18, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Revracer

Thanks gugie, don't look too close as there are...

Thanks gugie, don't look too close as there are quite a few touch ups, but this bike has the best original vintage paint thus far and white sure is a lot easier to make look good than a deep faded...
05-18-18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Revracer

Grand Sports build - More fits than giggles

The look of the 1973 Grand Sports lured me in, but finding a build that is comfortable and fun to ride has been a challenge. The bike came mostly original except for saddle and the original Simplex...
05-04-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By Revracer

Yep, that description aligns with what I had read...

Yep, that description aligns with what I had read that is leading me to say replace the rims. It is not that a compromise cannot be reached, but still gives limited assurance. The tires on the rims...
05-04-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By Revracer

Weinmann 27x1.25 single wall hookless - Worth the Worry

I have read a few posts about Weinmann single wall 27x1.25" hookless rims and concerns with blown tires, losing true, etc. These rims are original on my 1973 Raleigh Grand Sports project and if they...
05-04-18, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By Revracer

Thanks JohnDThompson, will give them a try.

Thanks JohnDThompson, will give them a try.
04-30-18, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By Revracer

Source for Replacement Crank Arm Bolts - Vintage

I am not sure how I ended up negative on the Crank Arm Bolt inventory, but perhaps buying a vintage crankset and a frame set and the BB did not come with them. Whatever the reason, I am looking for a...
04-24-18, 10:22 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,669
Posted By Revracer

My thoughts exactly, I have a vintage French bike...

My thoughts exactly, I have a vintage French bike that had a slight bend in the downtube, straightened up the head tube angle to 76 degrees and it is a more fun ride IMO. Plus the bulge adds...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-18, 10:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,955
Posted By Revracer

I would also agree it is a personal preference....

I would also agree it is a personal preference. Commuting pushes the limits when climbing as I have ridden my 62 mile round trip on a 53/42 and 13-28 with a backpack but would not do that regularly....
Forum: Commuting
04-18-18, 10:15 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 16,005
Posted By Revracer

Current commuter is a 1983 Ross Utopian, a svelte...

Current commuter is a 1983 Ross Utopian, a svelte 27lbs with 32mm tires. As others noted, downtube shifters are not ideal for me when dodging traffic and considering brifters or barcons but like the...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-18, 08:22 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,128
Posted By Revracer

I commute one day per week, 62 miles and roughly...

I commute one day per week, 62 miles and roughly 4 hours round trip. The route has 4000' of climbing and I will generally ride in dry weather over 32F. Yesterday was 36F with snowflakes on way home...
04-16-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13,789
Views: 1,211,546
Posted By Revracer

Thanks Sir_Name, but swaged? Dare I ask is that a...

Thanks Sir_Name, but swaged? Dare I ask is that a formal process or one with tools a bit extreme but effective?

Actually, I also noticed your gearing must be quite broad, triple with quite the...
04-16-18, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13,789
Views: 1,211,546
Posted By Revracer

Sir_Name, nice bike and great pics. Can you share...

Sir_Name, nice bike and great pics. Can you share what stem with those Rand bars?
04-10-18, 02:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,954
Posted By Revracer

gugie - That is an amazing finish job and build...

gugie - That is an amazing finish job and build and it was a good way to address the bottle cage mounts. I am considering Mafac levers to replace the "safety levers" as well and need to choose a...
04-09-18, 04:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,954
Posted By Revracer

Thanks 76SLT, that pretty much confirms the '73...

Thanks 76SLT, that pretty much confirms the '73 versus a /72.



dddd - Wow, you just nailed my perceptions of both this bike and a Ross Utopian I have been trying to tame as I like the paceline...
04-09-18, 09:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,954
Posted By Revracer

Another 1973 Grand Sports

Seeing that this thread had a debate about the year based on serial number stamping and dropouts, I wondered how you all might interpret this Grand Sports that I picked up a few days ago. I do not...
04-08-18, 05:27 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 129,266
Posted By Revracer

Thank T-Mar, but I for some reason am failing to...

Thank T-Mar, but I for some reason am failing to see the R on the drive side in the picture. My eyes aren't what they once were though.
04-06-18, 12:32 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 129,266
Posted By Revracer

T-Mar, thanks for the response. Attached is a pic...

T-Mar, thanks for the response. Attached is a pic of the bottom showing ROSS 290 and a serial of 0883113147. Guessing that is a 1983, but curious to know what indicates the production facility?
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