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05-31-21, 01:45 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

A Raleigh Wayfarer was the first British three...

A Raleigh Wayfarer was the first British three speed I owned. I bought mine in 2010 and had it for five years. I can't find any US-based info on it, leading me to believe that it was a UK only model....
05-24-21, 07:49 PM
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Views: 1,572
Posted By adventurepdx

You can only do that by going to this link.....

You can only do that by going to this link.. (https://www.etsy.com/listing/962570410/new-society-of-three-speeds-basic?ref=shop_home_active_2&crt=1)
05-23-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,572
Posted By adventurepdx

Folks, I'm blushing! :D And for those...

Folks, I'm blushing! :D

And for those allergic to flickr (for whatever reason), I'm also on the Gram of Instants. (https://www.instagram.com/urbanadventureleaguepdx/)
05-23-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,572
Posted By adventurepdx

Well, who said we were going to consent to your...

Well, who said we were going to consent to your membership, anyway? :p

(Does reverse psychology work on you?)
05-22-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,572
Posted By adventurepdx

Well, the challenge isn't finding the hub or...

Well, the challenge isn't finding the hub or "suitable gearing", it's what you do with the hub. :rolleyes:

And yeah, there has been a link posted that details what the two challenges are, so you...
05-20-21, 04:52 PM
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Views: 1,572
Posted By adventurepdx

That indeed is a beautiful bike, but yes, it does...

That indeed is a beautiful bike, but yes, it does not qualify for Three Speed Challenge participation, as it's only open to three, four, and five speed hubs. I had to make some standards that cut off...
05-20-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,572
Posted By adventurepdx

Ah, don't worry too much about it! Regarding...

Ah, don't worry too much about it!
Regarding qualifying bikes: 2 speed no (see nlerner 's previous response), 5 speed yes.
05-20-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,572
Posted By adventurepdx

You rang? :) Shawn of Society of Three...

You rang? :)

Shawn of Society of Three Speeds here. And note, it's Shawn with a W, not "u". I mean, you showed my biz card in the photo, gugie :p
Also, to be pedantic, the proper abbreviation is...
05-14-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By adventurepdx

' Which direction did your friends ride from...

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Which direction did your friends ride from Vernonia?

I'm not fond of logging trucks, but not as scared of them as others. They are professionally-trained drivers who know how large their...
05-14-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By adventurepdx

If the OP does the Banks-Vernonia-47-202, they...

If the OP does the Banks-Vernonia-47-202, they wouldn't be on 30 at all.



Or, if they want to go down the Lower Nehalem Road, they can do the Banks-Vernonia/47/202 route, then at Jewell take OR...
05-14-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By adventurepdx

Good advice about hitting the Nestucca River...

Good advice about hitting the Nestucca River campsites on a weekday.

However, the big advantage of riding the Oregon Coast is the hiker/biker sites in the state parks that have camping. These are...
05-11-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By adventurepdx

You are welcome! Another thing to do when...

You are welcome!

Another thing to do when looking at Google maps: Turn on the Terrain layer. If you look at that area from Jewell to Vernonia, you'll see that 47/202 follows the Nehalam River, and...
05-11-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By adventurepdx

I didn't find any section of 47 from Vernonia to...

I didn't find any section of 47 from Vernonia to the junction of 202 sketchy. South of Vernonia? Yes, but you'll be on the Banks-Vernonia Trail. Yes, the road doesn't have shoulders and can wind a...
05-08-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By adventurepdx

When I've headed to Astoria via the...

When I've headed to Astoria via the Banks-Vernonia Trail, I continued from Vernonia via OR 47 then to OR 202. It's a pretty pleasant ride with low traffic and one climb over the Coast Range. I'd do...
05-08-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By adventurepdx

Hey there, tahlwin! The route that you're...

Hey there, tahlwin!

The route that you're planning is pretty decent. But if it were me, I'd do it in reverse order, going counter-clockwise vs. the clockwise direction. Here are a couple reasons...
05-06-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24,635
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Posted By adventurepdx

The pedals that came with my Raleigh Wayfarer...

The pedals that came with my Raleigh Wayfarer were horrible too. So glad that removing them was one of the first things I did....
05-06-21, 11:21 AM
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Posted By adventurepdx

Why suffer for the sake of "originality"? Pedals...

Why suffer for the sake of "originality"? Pedals are so easy to mount and remove. Save the original pedals for when the "originality" matters, like a Tweed ride, vintage bike event, or when you sell...
Forum: Touring
04-29-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,043
Posted By adventurepdx

Dang, I didn't realize you've been around that...

Dang, I didn't realize you've been around that long! ;)



I know that the conventional wisdom is 1 is better than 1a. When I was touring through the area as part of my big tour in 2011...
04-20-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 24,635
Views: 2,986,913
Posted By adventurepdx

Well, it's more "spot one in the wild" than...

Well, it's more "spot one in the wild" than actually own one right now, I don't need another bike.
Plus, the price is a little too rich for my tastes.
Double plus, it's too big.
Triple plus: The...
04-20-21, 12:29 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

As for 80s Japanese three speeds, the best one...

As for 80s Japanese three speeds, the best one I've heard about is (of course) Miyata. One day I hope to cross paths with one:...
04-12-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 24,635
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Posted By adventurepdx

Wow, that's a story. I've gotten something...

Wow, that's a story. I've gotten something similar to that when I was selling my Long Haul Trucker several years back. A guy who lived in Olympia, WA (100 miles north) emailed me to ask if I'd lower...
03-17-21, 01:17 AM
Replies: 24,635
Views: 2,986,913
Posted By adventurepdx

Well, that all depends on where you live and how...

Well, that all depends on where you live and how often you plan on riding the bike, "bike nerd" or not. I wouldn't want to ride all winter here in Portland with steel rims. Yeah, I tried. I like to...
02-22-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24,635
Views: 2,986,913
Posted By adventurepdx

I love my Crested Butte! Yes, the reach is...

I love my Crested Butte! Yes, the reach is looooong. This is the era (early-mid 80s) when mountain bike geometry was still based on pre-war Schwinn cruisers. Good swept-back handlebars will alleviate...
02-22-21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 24,635
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Posted By adventurepdx

I haven't had that much issue with tires on my...

I haven't had that much issue with tires on my CR18 rims, and I use Schwalbe Delta Cruisers, which aren't exactly the easiest tires to get on/off. But I can see how tires would be easier to get...
02-21-21, 01:24 AM
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Posted By adventurepdx

Correct, that is a Tektro 559 brake caliper. My...

Correct, that is a Tektro 559 brake caliper. My Superbe is from 1968, no worries about braze-ons for me.
Here is a source:
https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=48624
02-21-21, 01:20 AM
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Posted By adventurepdx

I'm a pragmatist. I go with what works vs. period...

I'm a pragmatist. I go with what works vs. period correct or original. I love many aspects of old British bikes, what I don't like is steel rims. I use this Raleigh Superbe as a daily driver, and I...
02-20-21, 01:25 AM
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Posted By adventurepdx

I've used CR18s on my three speeds, and they look...

I've used CR18s on my three speeds, and they look fine to me.
https://live.staticflickr.com/8204/28520028111_41c09cecc2_z.jpg
01-05-21, 08:24 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

Thanks for the clarification. It's just that...

Thanks for the clarification. It's just that "hipster" is a loaded term these days. It's usually used in a derogatory sense, i.e. no one positively calls someone/something a "hipster". So it's pretty...
01-04-21, 01:09 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

What else do I have to say about what? I...

What else do I have to say about what?

I mean, Iíve been around this thread for ten years. Iím not as vocal as the usual subjects, but Iím here. In fact, I commented here last week!

And Society...
01-01-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 157,912
Posted By adventurepdx

Not mine, but spotted on the streets of Portland,...

Not mine, but spotted on the streets of Portland, Oregon last month: A '92 XO1! Once again, not mine....
12-31-20, 01:18 AM
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Posted By adventurepdx

I hate talking on the phone. Hate. Didn't like it...

I hate talking on the phone. Hate. Didn't like it much before cell phones and the like, either, and yes, I am old enough to grow up using a rotary dial phone.
Texting gets to the point. No...
12-31-20, 01:14 AM
Replies: 24,635
Views: 2,986,913
Posted By adventurepdx

Well, why would young folks get a car? Most cars...

Well, why would young folks get a car? Most cars are way too expensive these days and require folks to go into debt in order to drive. And most modern cars are too complicated for most folks to work...
12-22-20, 01:12 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

Not mine, but spotted on the streets of Portland,...

Not mine, but spotted on the streets of Portland, Oregon a couple weeks ago: A 1992 XO1:...
12-14-20, 01:47 AM
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Posted By adventurepdx

You'd figure for that price they'd at least have...

You'd figure for that price they'd at least have the decency to put a grip on the right side.
12-02-20, 01:27 AM
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Posted By adventurepdx

While the particular Hercules above may be a bit...

While the particular Hercules above may be a bit overpriced, I also don't think there's anything bad going with 70's Raleigh bikes. Yes, yes, yes, the 50's ones are "better", but they are also not as...
Forum: Touring
09-28-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,434
Posted By adventurepdx

I've used a radio on tour for about a decade. I...

I've used a radio on tour for about a decade. I don't listen to it while riding, it's just for at camp or on a break. It's nice to listen to the news while making dinner, especially when I'm going...
Forum: Touring
09-28-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,434
Posted By adventurepdx

Alas, that particular Sony radio hasn't been made...

Alas, that particular Sony radio hasn't been made in 15 years. And used ones are fetching $300-500 on eBay.
If you want something more modern, C. Crane has their "Skywave" radio. It's got AM/FM/SW...
Forum: Touring
08-17-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,342
Posted By adventurepdx

For something you can use as both an in-camp...

For something you can use as both an in-camp headlamp and on-bike headlight, I'd recommend the EOS Bike from Princeton Tec:
https://princetontec.com/product/eos-bike/
It comes with a head strap,...
Forum: Touring
08-04-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,129
Posted By adventurepdx

Well, hostels were a thing, up until 2019. ...

Well, hostels were a thing, up until 2019.

COVID will alter hostelling. Many hostels have remained shuttered since the pandemic started, and some of those hostels aren't going to re-open. The...
08-02-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24,635
Views: 2,986,913
Posted By adventurepdx

Are you in the US? If so, where do you get yours?...

Are you in the US? If so, where do you get yours? I recently tried to source those tires, but the only sellers I could find were overseas.
08-01-20, 01:34 AM
Replies: 24,635
Views: 2,986,913
Posted By adventurepdx

Yeah, if you can find it and are willing to pay...

Yeah, if you can find it and are willing to pay $70 a tire. Plus, the ones I have seen are narrower than your standard 26" x 1 3/8" offerings--32mm vs the normal 35 to 37mm.
I used them for a bit,...
06-05-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24,635
Views: 2,986,913
Posted By adventurepdx

If a bike serves its purpose--it gets people from...

If a bike serves its purpose--it gets people from place to place--there's nothing "wrong" with this bike. It's all an argument over aesthetics.

It may not be the most attractive bike. But I don't...
05-04-20, 01:14 AM
Replies: 24,635
Views: 2,986,913
Posted By adventurepdx

I bought a pair of these in 2018, slapped them on...

I bought a pair of these in 2018, slapped them on my Robin Hood, rode Pepin. And promptly got rid of them.

Yeah, sure, they are "Grand Bois" quality, but I have no idea why they did them as a 32...
03-23-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By adventurepdx

I've been surprised how much that driving a...

I've been surprised how much that driving a route, even while thinking about it in a "Would I bike this?" context, is not the same as actually riding a route. Even if you are in a small vehicle or...
03-23-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By adventurepdx

My take: The Historic Columbia River Highway (aka...

My take: The Historic Columbia River Highway (aka Historic Route 30, aka the old highway) is a pretty good bike ride, one of my favorites.

It is true that it is narrow and winding, but the views...
03-13-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24,635
Views: 2,986,913
Posted By adventurepdx

Oh yes, I saw that post. But when BigChief said...

Oh yes, I saw that post. But when BigChief said "a while back", I think they were meaning further than "the last post.";);)
03-12-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24,635
Views: 2,986,913
Posted By adventurepdx

Yeah, by me about two and a half years ago. :D ...

Yeah, by me about two and a half years ago. :D
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/623699-love-english-3-speeds-559.html#post19894730
03-11-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 24,635
Views: 2,986,913
Posted By adventurepdx

For modern options, both Schwalbe and Continental...

For modern options, both Schwalbe and Continental have threaded valves and lock nuts for their Schrader tubes. (Must be a German thing.) I pretty much just use the Conti tubes and have good luck on...
03-11-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 24,635
Views: 2,986,913
Posted By adventurepdx

Well, I never said I missed the old Dunlop tires,...

Well, I never said I missed the old Dunlop tires, though I know that on this thread that would be the "correct" thing to say. I don't have experience with those tires. I just like the tread pattern...
03-11-20, 01:08 AM
Replies: 24,635
Views: 2,986,913
Posted By adventurepdx

I always find the "tires hold air" (or even...

I always find the "tires hold air" (or even better, "tires seem to hold air") thing silly. I guess for someone who thinks they need/hope to do zero work to a used, old Craigslist bike, that's a big...
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