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03-19-22, 03:59 AM
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Posted By barnfind

In the past 25 years I've cleaned out quite a few...

In the past 25 years I've cleaned out quite a few old shops, many had been sitting for years before the family decided to let it all go and either make use of or sell the property.
I think back in...
12-18-21, 02:10 AM
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Posted By barnfind

In the past 40 or so years I've probably had more...

In the past 40 or so years I've probably had more than 50 or so Raleigh three speeds, out of all of them I only recall one of two in green, three or four in brown, and one in silver.
I've never come...
08-05-21, 09:22 PM
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Posted By barnfind

I've been amazed many times at how clean an old...

I've been amazed many times at how clean an old frame and fork became after a long soak in vinegar or some Evapo-Rust.
Step one though is to completely degrease things, grease ruins Evapo Rust
I...
07-19-21, 11:15 PM
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Posted By barnfind

Back in the day when threaded drivers were more...

Back in the day when threaded drivers were more common we came up with a custom jig or holder to removed stuck threaded sprockets without ruining the driver.
It was basically an oak 2x4 with a hole...
07-06-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By barnfind

Here's a couple more pics, for some reason it...

Here's a couple more pics, for some reason it wouldn't let me load these with the original message? It kept giving me file error warning.
...
07-06-21, 07:56 AM
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Views: 266
Posted By barnfind

Vintage Puncture Seal Tire Fluid?

I was digging through a few boxes from a recent clean out and found a few cases of these:
Any idea how old? I opened one that was leaking, the end screws onto a schrader valve stem. You poke the end...
07-01-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,009
Posted By barnfind

I prefer the 'As Found' sort of bike myself. I'd...

I prefer the 'As Found' sort of bike myself. I'd rather deal with any issues myself and since I prefer bikes to be all original, I strongly prefer to keep them that way.
Most bikes I've bought that...
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Views: 1,828
Posted By barnfind

We really need pictures to tell what they are. ...

We really need pictures to tell what they are.

A few of those bikes could go either way, none are high end but that doesn't mean they aren't decent rides or good transportation for someone.
...
04-05-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 26,091
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Posted By barnfind

From what I've seen here, that only seems to hold...

From what I've seen here, that only seems to hold true for NYC and maybe the other big cities. I saw a slight increase for a bit about a year ago but it died out fast and now nothing sells at all....
03-15-21, 06:36 AM
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Posted By barnfind

I'll second it. It sure does seem to sum up the...

I'll second it.
It sure does seem to sum up the type to do those kind of repairs.

It all goes back to two things:
"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing"
and
"You can't fix stupid"

I've...
02-24-21, 12:33 AM
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Posted By barnfind

A number of years ago I found a few of these...

A number of years ago I found a few of these blocks, they appear to be cut from old yellow pine 2x4's with a hole in the middle the same diameter of the hub shell. Each one has a rubber strip with...
02-16-21, 03:34 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,098
Posted By barnfind

That won't happen around here. People flat out...

That won't happen around here. People flat out refuse to pay for labor and they want a lifetime warranty on everything they buy.

I was in a bike shop last week, the owner was changing two tubes on...
01-27-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26,091
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Posted By barnfind

1984 NIG built for Columbia. Sturmey Archer...

1984 NIG built for Columbia.
Sturmey Archer built those soley for Columbia to eliminate the possible neutral between 2nd and 3rd gear.
To my knowledge, only Columbia got those back then. They use a...
01-01-21, 04:41 AM
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Posted By barnfind

I just pulled this one out of the trailer, its a...

I just pulled this one out of the trailer, its a 1978 model in brown, with two old Kenda tires with Raleigh logos on little white tags on the one side of each tire. Likely the original tires as well....
01-01-21, 04:30 AM
Replies: 26,091
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Posted By barnfind

I was the same way as a kid, 10 bikes in the...

I was the same way as a kid, 10 bikes in the shed, a couple of go carts, an old tractor or two, and a few motorcycles.
When I was a kid, we weren't allowed in the house during the day unless it was...
08-02-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26,091
Views: 3,619,351
Posted By barnfind

I get them from a guy who used to have a shop...

I get them from a guy who used to have a shop years ago, he still tinkers a bit in his retirement and can still get parts, although he doesn't sell to the public anymore.
The 35-590 size has been...
08-02-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 26,091
Views: 3,619,351
Posted By barnfind

Measuring just the upright style bars: 24.5...

Measuring just the upright style bars:

24.5 - Several of these bars are marked " U018" These are straighter bars with very little bend back but with about 3" of rise and no knurling in the...
08-02-20, 03:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,301
Posted By barnfind

Peugeot and Lejeune ad copy from the 70's

I found these in a recent cleanout, I scanned them for someone so I figured I'd post them here as well.

The Peugeot and Lejeune pages are printed back to back on the same sheet of heavy paper. A...
07-18-20, 01:55 AM
Replies: 26,091
Views: 3,619,351
Posted By barnfind

Oh, I almost forgot, there's a few of these that...

Oh, I almost forgot, there's a few of these that came from the same place, along with a few Sutherlands manuals and various other literature. The books and literature filled half of one of my vans,...
07-18-20, 01:49 AM
Replies: 26,091
Views: 3,619,351
Posted By barnfind

From a cleanout of old Raleigh dealer that closed...

From a cleanout of old Raleigh dealer that closed up in 1980.
The place was in business since the 30's. The place was locked up and forgotten about after the owner passed away, they apparently sold...
07-17-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,235
Posted By barnfind

Homemade bicycle stand

I picked this up a few years ago, its been floating around in my garage for a while with no base, I finally decided to make use of it.
Its made from 1 1/4" water pipe and some bolts covered in vinyl...
07-15-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By barnfind

I have my suspicions that fork tubing isn't...

I have my suspicions that fork tubing isn't always as advertised, whether for structural or strength issues of monetary ones.
I was told more than once by both a few frame builders and by salesmen...
07-15-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By barnfind

I didn't have any 23" frames here but I do have...

I didn't have any 23" frames here but I do have quite a few 25.5" frames.

1977 Raleigh Super Course - 1 lb 14.7oz
1978 Raleigh Super Course - 2 lb .02 oz
1977 Raleigh Professional Mk V - 1 lb...
07-11-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,132
Posted By barnfind

Cool way to store spokes!

This came from a recent cleanout I did, the old guy had several boxes like this set up for storing spokes he stripped out of old wheels.
I hadn't even noticed what the boxes were they were so...
06-26-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 21,057
Views: 3,907,992
Posted By barnfind

With the 'Git-R-Dun" on the top tube, my guess is...

With the 'Git-R-Dun" on the top tube, my guess is its the product of a case of beer, an acetylene torch, and a couple of coat hangers.
06-26-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,875
Posted By barnfind

Not a typo, in fact there's likely more since...

Not a typo, in fact there's likely more since I've not gone through more than 3/4 of the barrels and more than half the boxes he had packed, let alone boxes we packed up during the move.
At first,...
06-24-20, 03:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,004
Posted By barnfind

Years ago, after breaking my original Eldi pedal...

Years ago, after breaking my original Eldi pedal wrench on a stuck pedal I went digging in the scrap pile for a solution. I ended up taking an old leaf spring and carving a 15mm wrench slot in one...
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