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08-11-20, 08:35 AM
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Views: 127
Posted By barnfind

I was sort of thinking the same thing, even...

I was sort of thinking the same thing, even though I read a few articles about the Shimano hubs being really weak, I don't recall ever having one that was bad, or breaking one myself. While most of...
08-10-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,088
Posted By barnfind

Barkeeper's friend also works great on plastic...

Barkeeper's friend also works great on plastic car headlights as well.
I've also used Cameo Stainless and aluminum cleanser for both metal and plastic polishing as well.
Cameo is a bit softer on...
08-09-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By barnfind

Later Shimano three speed hubs?

I came across several brand new 'vintage' although later vintage Shimano three speed hubs.
I've read online, particularly Sheldon Brown's pages about how weak the early 333 hubs were and was...
08-06-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23,064
Views: 2,617,233
Posted By barnfind

A few places over the years have come close but...

A few places over the years have come close but unlike 'hoarders' they were focused one something.
Only one included animals, but unfortunately it was snakes, not pigeons.
The husband had run a...
08-06-20, 03:44 AM
Replies: 23,064
Views: 2,617,233
Posted By barnfind

There's a huge cardboard barrel from the one lot...

There's a huge cardboard barrel from the one lot marked "British Headsets", its filled to the top with headsets from what I'm guessing are all English bikes. I've not sorted through it or dug into it...
08-03-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By barnfind

I found it odd that they only chose to issue ads...

I found it odd that they only chose to issue ads for one Motobecane model, but all of the Lejeune and Peugeot models.
Also, they all came from the same source, since they're all printed on the same...
08-02-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 23,064
Views: 2,617,233
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: 23,064
Views: 2,617,233
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: 237
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...
08-02-20, 02:32 AM
Replies: 23,064
Views: 2,617,233
Posted By barnfind

This may sound like a dumb question, but how many...

This may sound like a dumb question, but how many different handlebar types did Raleigh use on the Sports and various models of three speeds?

The reason I ask is that I came across a huge stash of...
08-01-20, 09:26 PM
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Views: 2,617,233
Posted By barnfind

My go to tire lately is the Michelin World Tour,...

My go to tire lately is the Michelin World Tour, but in black wall. Its one of the only tires I've seen that's still true to size. I've used the Kenda or Sunlite tires in the past but didn't like how...
07-27-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23,064
Views: 2,617,233
Posted By barnfind

The forks on the 27" Sprite in question are...

The forks on the 27" Sprite in question are roughly 1 1/4" longer than those on a Sports with the same bend and width. While I didn't measure them exactly, they're hanging side by side on the...
07-27-20, 01:09 AM
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Views: 2,617,233
Posted By barnfind

In digging through some of the parts and bikes...

In digging through some of the parts and bikes from one of the recent clean outs I did I came across what had originally been sorted into the Raleigh Sports lot of bikes.
After looking closer I...
07-24-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 23,064
Views: 2,617,233
Posted By barnfind

Clean rims here are non existent unless the bike...

Clean rims here are non existent unless the bike was never used. I've owned several of these bikes for over 40 years and never had one wear through the chrome on the rims or get rusty spots, even...
07-24-20, 05:08 AM
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Views: 2,617,233
Posted By barnfind

Although these certainly aren't mine, they do...

Although these certainly aren't mine, they do represent the type and condition of quite a few of the bikes I've got here.
What would most here value these two bikes at if these were yours and you...
07-22-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 23,064
Views: 2,617,233
Posted By barnfind

I used a really strong magnet when I open up one...

I used a really strong magnet when I open up one of those headsets or even most bottom brackets, it'll grab a loose ball from 3 inches away.
I suppose any strong neodymium magnet would work. On my...
07-22-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By barnfind

What is the axle spacing? If the axle is long...

What is the axle spacing?
If the axle is long enough there's no reason why you can't just install a freewheel re-space the axle and dish the wheel accordingly to match.

A lot depends on what...
07-21-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19,403
Views: 3,171,621
Posted By barnfind

Pre-War1930's Bike ORIGINAL DRI-MARK Water...

Pre-War1930's Bike ORIGINAL DRI-MARK Water Transfer ROLLFAST DEALER Door DecalItem InformationCondition:
Used“Original older piece”
Price:
US $125.00...
07-21-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 23,064
Views: 2,617,233
Posted By barnfind

It sounds like maybe you have a mix of internal...

It sounds like maybe you have a mix of internal parts, I noticed at some point that they changed the ball ring and the hub shell. If you just grabbed used parts from a bin or a bunch of old hubs, you...
07-20-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23,064
Views: 2,617,233
Posted By barnfind

Here's another one, Raleigh half step cranks. I'm...

Here's another one, Raleigh half step cranks. I'm finding a few of these mixed in with the Raleigh Heron cranks too, most have the Sir Raleigh symbol, others have nothing or have the Williams mark on...
07-20-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23,064
Views: 2,617,233
Posted By barnfind

135mm 48 tooth Raleigh Cranksets? What did these...

135mm 48 tooth Raleigh Cranksets? What did these fit?

I'm finding these mixed in among other cranks that were stored in 55 gallon barrels from the same lot as all the hubs.
They're rounded arm...
07-19-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 23,064
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Posted By barnfind

S5 28 hole hub original application?

I spent a few hours this afternoon sorting through some of the Sturmey Archer hubs, I'm basically sorting them first into two lots, complete, or missing parts, then I'm sorting the complete hubs by...
07-19-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23,064
Views: 2,617,233
Posted By barnfind

The rims in the pics above have no branding at...

The rims in the pics above have no branding at all, there's no stamping whatsoever. The rear hub is dated 11-61.
The rear rims is near perfect, the front rim has chrome loss on the sides from...
07-19-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23,064
Views: 2,617,233
Posted By barnfind

In all these parts I've been sorting through here...

In all these parts I've been sorting through here I notice I have four distinct different styles of Westrick rims on Raleigh Sports models.
I see rims that are fully chrome, stamped "26x1 3/8"...
07-18-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 23,064
Views: 2,617,233
Posted By barnfind

I didn't count the pages but its about 3" thick...

I didn't count the pages but its about 3" thick or more. Each year is a full product list and catalog.
The front of the book is just a copy of that years catalog, then there's a section for every...
07-18-20, 02:42 AM
Replies: 23,064
Views: 2,617,233
Posted By barnfind

In one of the cleanouts I did recently I found a...

In one of the cleanouts I did recently I found a small Robin Hood Frame and Fork, the thing measures 19.5" from the center of the crank axle to the top of the top tube, or 20" to the top of the seat...
07-18-20, 01:55 AM
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Views: 2,617,233
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: 23,064
Views: 2,617,233
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, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19,403
Views: 3,171,621
Posted By barnfind

I wonder if the reverse forks are to allow one...

I wonder if the reverse forks are to allow one side to follow or caster if there's only one rider? If so, its likely worse with two riders than with one.
07-17-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By barnfind

I'm thinking of copying it, I can use a couple...

I'm thinking of copying it, I can use a couple more stands here, I've got one older Park PRS-1 and I've got rubber hanging hooks over both work benches that can hold a bike by the top tube.
The...
07-17-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
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...
07-17-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,167
Posted By barnfind

I was thinking the same thing, I once used the...

I was thinking the same thing, I once used the Bimini top on my boat as a sail to get me back to the dock after the fuel pump died.
That thing reminds me of those wind surfer trikes you see on the...
07-17-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By barnfind

I think this may be it, there's a few boxes of...

I think this may be it, there's a few boxes of really old cranks, some have the crank axle attached to the right side and there's threads on the left end of the crank axle.
A good bit of this lot is...
07-16-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By barnfind

I thought about drill blanks but what about the...

I thought about drill blanks but what about the taper? They're too hard to turn the way they are, so they had to be hardened after the machine process.
I wouldn't have given these a second thought...
07-15-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By barnfind

The long pins are tapered, the tip is spiral cut,...

The long pins are tapered, the tip is spiral cut, as if it was cut and sheered off. All are similar but not identical in length as if each one was cut by hand on a lathe without measuring. Not all...
07-15-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By barnfind

What are these for?

For the second time this year, I found several of these small cotter pins in a bicycle clean out, this one was an old shop that had closed down years ago, the guy ran it out of his basement. Much...
07-15-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
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: 650
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...
07-12-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,065
Posted By barnfind

I liked that about the Mafacs too but I always...

I liked that about the Mafacs too but I always felt Mafacs were reserved for French bikes only, and at that only those they came on from the factory. In other words, a Mafac side pull would look...
07-11-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By barnfind

The old guy had these all over the place, some...

The old guy had these all over the place, some were under the workbench down in his basement, others were in the garage under that workbench, others were on top of shelves, a few were just sitting in...
07-11-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
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...
07-11-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By barnfind

I think if it were mine, I'd hold out and hunt...

I think if it were mine, I'd hold out and hunt down an original replacement rim. Although there are a few good newer rims, nothing looks as good on a classic bike as the original equipment wheels....
07-11-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,065
Posted By barnfind

I had a 1978 Motobecane with Rigida 13-20 rims...

I had a 1978 Motobecane with Rigida 13-20 rims and Weinmann Vanqueur 999 c/p's on it that had brake pad contact issues. The bike came new with the orange Weinmann pads that looked like a row of oval...
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By barnfind

I had one of those in a 23" frame myself that I...

I had one of those in a 23" frame myself that I bought at a yardsale with hopes it would be a good bike for me. After a full going over it turned out to be too small so I listed it on CL, it sat for...
07-10-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19,403
Views: 3,171,621
Posted By barnfind

I had a guy like that who listed an ad in...

I had a guy like that who listed an ad in Bicycles on CL describing an old Columbia bicycle but posted three pics of a vacuum cleaner. He replied with a page long rant of profanities about how some...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,224
Posted By barnfind

I know your looking for New in the box but I saw...

I know your looking for New in the box but I saw this today, it looks pretty clean by the pics, https://southjersey.craigslist.org/bik/7156088700.html
There have been a few used 412 models listed...
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By barnfind

It can't be a 1976 Super Grand Prix, in 1976,...

It can't be a 1976 Super Grand Prix, in 1976, they only had (bottom to top of the line), Record, Grand Prix, Super Course, Grand Sport, Competition, and three Professional models, the Mk IV, Track,...
07-09-20, 01:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By barnfind

I have to agree, with Kmart gone now and with all...

I have to agree, with Kmart gone now and with all the other renditions of the old Pletscher racks out there I'd have to put that one on a shelf.
I do seem to remember those years ago hanging on hook...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,224
Posted By barnfind

As to the value of a new old stock 412, as stated...

As to the value of a new old stock 412, as stated above, they were $375 to $400 bikes brand new back in 1980-81. If you figure in inflation, and the fact that any bike you buy today will be from...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,224
Posted By barnfind

With the way bikes have been selling lately, I'm...

With the way bikes have been selling lately, I'm not sure there's any such thing these days as a $375-400 bike if its complete and ready to ride.

There's likely a lot more new old stock bikes...
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