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05-14-21, 11:20 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Lake Pepin 3-speed Tour is this weekend

Lake Pepin 3-speed Tour is this weekend
05-06-21, 12:36 PM
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I'm not a fan of their block pedals of that era...

I'm not a fan of their block pedals of that era (the earlier ones are excellent and very rebuildable) but they are sooo much better than those flat monstrosities.
05-06-21, 11:29 AM
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That's the first Superbe I've seen with those...

That's the first Superbe I've seen with those pedals. IMO they are the worst pedal Raleigh used.
05-05-21, 12:30 PM
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With a proper cotter press you can remove the...

With a proper cotter press you can remove the cotter pins with ease. They are very re-useable. With a cotter press you'll find that cottered cranks are easier to set up than alloy cranks.
If you are...
04-19-21, 11:52 AM
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I've used them on both ends. I do a bit of filing...

I've used them on both ends. I do a bit of filing so that the ends are nice and spin easily in the cable barrel adjuster. Once crimped they hold together well. I'd not thought of the fishing bits but...
04-16-21, 12:59 PM
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I just buy shift cable. Ace Hardware sells brass...

I just buy shift cable. Ace Hardware sells brass tubing in some really small sizes; I bought some of that and cut it to size, fit it over the shift cable and crush it to swage it to the cable. A...
04-15-21, 03:48 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Get a can of Kroil www.kanolabs,com I've...

Get a can of Kroil www.kanolabs,com

I've pulled seized stems and seatposts that LBSs thought were unremovable using Kroil.
04-05-21, 11:10 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

The suggestion to bring it to a shoe shop is a...

The suggestion to bring it to a shoe shop is a great one! I did that with a bag of mine and it turned out great. They used the original buckles- the bag looks great.


You can change the rear...
02-23-21, 12:04 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Jon Sharrit, one of the founders of the Lake...

Jon Sharrit, one of the founders of the Lake Pepin 3-speed tour, has been selling a tool that seems to be what you're asking about. It has two teeth that fit into the notches and otherwise allows you...
02-15-21, 03:58 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

It certainly is!

It certainly is!
02-15-21, 02:52 PM
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Being 1952 that would be inspiration enough,...

Being 1952 that would be inspiration enough, wouldn't it? It should have a bottom bracket oiler. My Humber Sports roadster is a 1951 and for whatever reason is a more charming ride than my '72...
02-10-21, 12:16 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

If you have an alloy hub body, they are known for...

If you have an alloy hub body, they are known for failing. The FW does not seem to do this. The FW and AW have some parts in common but the FM is an entirely different design. I have one that broke...
01-26-21, 03:19 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

My first encounter of the SW hub was on a 1958...

My first encounter of the SW hub was on a 1958 Phillips (so, last year before Raleigh took them over IIRC). I was servicing it out for a friend for use on the Lake Pepin 3-speed tour (coming up BTW...
01-20-21, 11:31 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

I've only had 3 SW hubs. I really liked the gear...

I've only had 3 SW hubs. I really liked the gear range! My understanding is it was the pawls that caused the slippage (failure to engage too) and yes, cold weather made it worse. That led me to think...
01-19-21, 04:43 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Rarely. Most of the serial number data has been...

Rarely. Most of the serial number data has been lost.

I wouldn't worry about the cost of a wheel; it rarely works out that the cost of renovation is somehow less than that of the acquisition on...
01-19-21, 11:27 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Lentons were built for the 27" wheel size. Most...

Lentons were built for the 27" wheel size. Most of the Sports models, regardless of marque, were built for 26" by 1 3/8" or 28" by 1.5". As a very loose general rule of thumb, if its a 3-speed and it...
01-18-21, 05:46 PM
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My Lenton was made for 27" wheels. I'd go that...

My Lenton was made for 27" wheels. I'd go that way if you can find a nice set of rims. Mine was equipped with Weinmanns. The 27" wheel size has a very nice ride quality. To do that on 700c you need...
01-15-21, 11:55 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

A few pages back some alloy 650A rims made in the...

A few pages back some alloy 650A rims made in the UK were recommended to me. I bought a pair (shipped to the US) and I think I spent about $100.00 total. Nice rims too- I like them better than the...
01-11-21, 01:00 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Yes. The difference is on the later machines the...

Yes. The difference is on the later machines the Birmingham Small Arms logo does not appear on parts like the crank arms, stem and so on.
01-08-21, 01:37 PM
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1957 is the last year of BSA bicycles before...

1957 is the last year of BSA bicycles before Raleigh bought them out. But a 1958 still has all the BSA logos on it.
12-30-20, 11:09 AM
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For something like this I would consider going...

For something like this I would consider going one of three ways: 1) get a Sport and use the 650A tire size which is a pretty good compromise for pavement and gravel, although it favors pavement. 2)...
12-28-20, 04:32 PM
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I think most of the 3-speeded bikes I've seen...

I think most of the 3-speeded bikes I've seen have been Super Courses. Its Brit, accepts 27" and the AW hub, and most of all isn't that hard to find or expensive. $100-$300 depending on condition and...
12-16-20, 02:50 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

My 1935 Roadster (Raleigh Sports Model) came with...

My 1935 Roadster (Raleigh Sports Model) came with a set installed. Stainless spokes too. They were definitely available after the war as well.


Yes. The newer carrier is a lot easier to live...
11-30-20, 02:48 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Possibly. I have a 1935 Sports and can confirm it...

Possibly. I have a 1935 Sports and can confirm it has more slack frame angles.
11-30-20, 02:17 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

You're going to need some Kroil! But yes, that's...

You're going to need some Kroil! But yes, that's a 30's style stem.
11-30-20, 12:32 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Obviously someone changed out the hub. The Alloy...

Obviously someone changed out the hub. The Alloy hubs didn't show up until after the war. That is clearly a part worthy of restoration!
11-20-20, 05:06 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Check and see if the hub is centered, and that...

Check and see if the hub is centered, and that you get a good driveline with the chain straight to the chainwheel on the crank. If so, don't shift it; instead use a spoke wrench to take the dish out...
11-20-20, 12:11 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

You can pull that off if you have the spacers...

You can pull that off if you have the spacers made from a single bit of metal (IOW not using washers) so that the axle can't flex. But the bigger problem that will likely shoot this down is that the...
11-03-20, 10:36 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Yes. Unless you are comfortable finding a...

Yes.

Unless you are comfortable finding a new cotter pin of the same shape, angle and hardness, DO NOT use a hammer no matter what. People on this thread have cobbled together a press using...
11-02-20, 02:18 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Its unlikely that if you hit a cotter pin with a...

Its unlikely that if you hit a cotter pin with a hammer that dmage won't be obvious! As with all tools you have to be careful with a press getting the pin out, but your chances of doing so without...
11-02-20, 12:36 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

To check the bottom bracket you'll need a cotter...

To check the bottom bracket you'll need a cotter pin press to to remove the crank arms. Don't use a hammer!! The pins are re-usable, and if you have a cotter press You'll find the crank arms easier...
11-02-20, 12:11 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Its a problem even if only one bearing is...

Its a problem even if only one bearing is missing- the more you have missing the worse it gets. If they are the wrong size that causes problems too.

I would see to it that the bottom bracket gets...
10-27-20, 11:26 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

I use a Nitto Dirt Drop stem with Nitto Albatross...

I use a Nitto Dirt Drop stem with Nitto Albatross bars on my '72 Superbe. The Nitto stem allows clearance for the headlight. I also have Brooks grips. The handlebars with the grips are worth more...
10-26-20, 01:08 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

I've had pretty good luck holding the opposite...

I've had pretty good luck holding the opposite brake pad from the side that drags against the rim as I tighten down the nut on the backside of the center bolt. I've not seen spacers in use other than...
10-23-20, 09:56 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Automatic transmission fluid works quite well....

Automatic transmission fluid works quite well. You can also use lightweight gear oil.

To get an old hub going I start by having the oil port facing down and just spraying into it to allow the old...
10-19-20, 04:35 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

The rear dropouts are usually a clue- and they...

The rear dropouts are usually a clue- and they say this isn't a Raleigh-mde frame rebadged, that makes it more interesting. Nice lugs.
10-14-20, 10:55 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Sweet! Now they have less as I just picked up a...

Sweet! Now they have less as I just picked up a 32 hole and a 40 hole. Thanks for the tip!
10-13-20, 04:34 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

I got it. Mostly I was encouraging you to do...

I got it. Mostly I was encouraging you to do something because if you were to install that hub on a wheel you stand a good chance of seeing it fly apart. If an AW hub body works it would be a good...
10-13-20, 04:24 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

I've seen 3-speeds inside FW hubs. One thing I...

I've seen 3-speeds inside FW hubs. One thing I can say for sure is that the alloy FM has a way of failing- the hub body cracks easily. Apparently not a problem on the FW.


Alloy rims in 26" by 1...
10-12-20, 12:09 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Certainly not! A Raleigh front hub has two...

Certainly not!

A Raleigh front hub has two cones, one of which is adjustable and the other is not- the latter is simply tightened securely at the end of the inside threads on the axle. In this...
10-06-20, 03:01 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

I'm very much convinced that the wider tires...

I'm very much convinced that the wider tires didn't hurt either! There's a lot of studies that have shown that narrow tires are often slower, unless on a smooth board track. So much for my sew-ups-...
10-02-20, 10:02 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Do wear that pack on your back??

Do wear that pack on your back??
09-28-20, 11:46 AM
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There are two methods of making sure the aduster...

There are two methods of making sure the aduster of the toggle chain (also known as the indicator) is set up correctly. The method I like to use is to put the shifter in low, and set the shift cable...
09-17-20, 02:29 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Sweet

Sweet
07-22-20, 11:21 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

+1 good work! I had to replace my '72 hub but...

+1 good work! I had to replace my '72 hub but wanted to retain the nice chrome dust plate... Didn't work- apparently (and this also based on what you found) about 1972 the hub parts became...
07-22-20, 11:17 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

They bounce once and then are gone forever.

They bounce once and then are gone forever.
07-21-20, 02:22 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Dumb question dept.: is the hub the same...

Dumb question dept.: is the hub the same dimension as other hubs (same width)? I was running into a problem with the left side crank rubbing on the bearing cup of the bottom bracket; ultimately what...
07-13-20, 01:10 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

I've only seen 170s on rod-brake machines....

I've only seen 170s on rod-brake machines. Usually the caliper brake models have 165s. Crank length should vary with your inseam; the longer cranks can be hard on the knees! Oddly, there is a bit of...
07-09-20, 10:50 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

in my email this morning 2020 Dairyland Dare...

in my email this morning

2020 Dairyland Dare CancelledDear 2020 Dairyland Dare participant,

Although Wisconsin is starting to reopen, we are still living in a time of uncertainty. We have been...
07-01-20, 10:01 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Lentons had a different crank, pedals and wheels...

Lentons had a different crank, pedals and wheels (the lack of an alloy hub in the front is a bit of a giveaway). This looks like a 60's Sports with Dynohub, dropped bars and a Brooks B17. Of course...
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