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09-27-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By cudak888

I'm more a fan of Meguiars #7...

I'm more a fan of Meguiars #7 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=7) followed by a wax. The 3-step system and many other modern approaches are often formulated for modern...
09-27-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,125
Posted By cudak888

Genetically-enhanced Floyd Landis dopepower legs,...

Genetically-enhanced Floyd Landis dopepower legs, methinks :P

Anyway, cross-chaining a Victory groupset for a picture automatically makes you humble :)

-Kurt

P.S.: Remember that guy who...
09-27-20, 01:20 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,780
Posted By cudak888

Standing ovation. Ever so subtle, and yet, the...

Standing ovation. Ever so subtle, and yet, the period bits make all the difference in the world.

I knew that Mafac yoke was destined for something eventually...glad to see it finally found a home....
09-27-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,125
Posted By cudak888

I don't recall what the Campagnolo specs were,...

I don't recall what the Campagnolo specs were, but as Triomphe goes, I'd caution that these specifications probably apply only to use on a Campagnolo 1010 dropout.

I found out years ago that the...
09-26-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By cudak888

I really ought to take a new picture of this one....

I really ought to take a new picture of this one. '79 Rudge. I think it qualifies as the "full Monty."
...
09-26-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,125
Posted By cudak888

In a sane world, yes. But the answer is no....

In a sane world, yes. But the answer is no. Triomphe duplicates the nearly-vertical position of 980/990. Victory is superior in this regard, even when set at its most straight-up position.

-Kurt
09-25-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 271
Posted By cudak888

I was thinking of the current rotary hubs, like...

I was thinking of the current rotary hubs, like the RX-RF5. Single cable, single lever.

The S5's are fine for an enthusiast who knows what they're getting into and has a fair tolerance for the...
09-25-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,421
Posted By cudak888

Masonry inserts, anyone? ;) -Kurt

Masonry inserts, anyone? ;)

-Kurt
09-25-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 271
Posted By cudak888

I believe the current Sturmey-Archer 8-speed IGHs...

I believe the current Sturmey-Archer 8-speed IGHs on the market are geared for 20" folding bicycles (meaning you'd have to run something like a 28t front ring to make one work).

This leaves you...
09-25-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 472
Posted By cudak888

Was the bike outside for a bit, or ridden before...

Was the bike outside for a bit, or ridden before you tested it? I have a set of chronically squealing rims (yes, rims, not the pads) on V-brakes which I've finally quieted with these el-cheapo soft...
09-24-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By cudak888

Gotcha. Only really looking for Crane or 7100...

Gotcha. Only really looking for Crane or 7100 with black accents.

-Kurt
09-24-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By cudak888

Brifters - is this 7100 or a later group? ...

Brifters - is this 7100 or a later group?

-Kurt
Replies: 23
Views: 720
Posted By cudak888

You mean the later Competition G.S. models? The...

You mean the later Competition G.S. models? The lugs are the same, but they didn't have spoon-type seatstay caps.

-Kurt
09-22-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,028
Posted By cudak888

Absolutely. But again, if it's just some story...

Absolutely. But again, if it's just some story about someone's crank breaking (What type? Where?), it's just a lot of pointless guesswork that doesn't do much except fan the fearmongering flames.

...
09-22-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,335
Posted By cudak888

Fair point, definitely a possibility. I'm...

Fair point, definitely a possibility.

I'm right behind you as this being a rushed and barely thought out last-minute mess. Probably explains why they capped the production low too - minimize...
09-22-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,335
Posted By cudak888

Chiming in to address one last thing issue...

Chiming in to address one last thing issue regarding this bike - particularly from the UK posters in Neil's videos:

If you have no other evidence to prove that Maxway deliberately delivered a...
09-22-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,028
Posted By cudak888

All fair enough, but I'm hoping that those who...

All fair enough, but I'm hoping that those who post in reply will be kind enough to note how their cranks failed, and that they were part of the pre C-Record, Record family.

Folks cropping up in...
09-22-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3,192
Views: 279,895
Posted By cudak888

USAZorro - If you don't mind black, I have a...

USAZorro - If you don't mind black, I have a brand new one I can send to you for cost of shipping. PM me.

-Kurt
09-22-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,028
Posted By cudak888

Important question to anyone here who reports a...

Important question to anyone here who reports a breakage - did your cranks:

Break at the pedal eye?
Break above the pedal eye, where the toe clip strap wears the arm?
Break at the spider,...
09-21-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,573
Posted By cudak888

I think you'll find that a suitably greased, very...

I think you'll find that a suitably greased, very long steel seatpost of the correct size (one with a rolled over edge at the bottom) will do the trick without any rolling on the outside.

In other...
09-21-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,559
Posted By cudak888

Newbie seller got butt hurt. Newbie seller starts...

Newbie seller got butt hurt. Newbie seller starts indignation thread. Forum regulars get indignant about indignation thread. Yakety Sax plays in the background. That is all.

-Kurt
09-21-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,559
Posted By cudak888

Is there an NOS box of Dia-Compe brake levers...

Is there an NOS box of Dia-Compe brake levers inside the bent fork?

-Kurt
09-21-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,573
Posted By cudak888

The Park 100-3C/5C clamp can distribute some...

The Park 100-3C/5C clamp can distribute some serious pressure, but it's also designed to deliver that pressure evenly with its curved surfaces, even if the rubber jaws are worn out. Enough so that I...
09-20-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 23,189
Views: 2,657,948
Posted By cudak888

These are the remains of a pair of original...

These are the remains of a pair of original 1950's Raleigh bullet grips:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x1125/p1033713_009_7eaecd6f7839ca7e06600098bb8d5c5c59b238d2.jpg
...
09-20-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,335
Posted By cudak888

Darn you. My size and just the ticket...as if I...

Darn you. My size and just the ticket...as if I haven't been bugging enough folks in the Facilitators thread.

Would look interesting with black Dura-Ace 7100 on it...

-Kurt
09-20-20, 10:40 AM
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Views: 2,657,948
Posted By cudak888

:love: -Kurt

:love:

-Kurt
09-20-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 139,208
Posted By cudak888

Given that there's no paint loss, definitely some...

Given that there's no paint loss, definitely some kind of a stand clamp that was padded enough not to mar the paint when crimping it. This would have required a hell of a lot of force. You would know...
09-20-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,335
Posted By cudak888

If they'd stop replaying their Greatest Hits like...

If they'd stop replaying their Greatest Hits like a bad cover band to create something new and exciting, perhaps they wouldn't get criticized for it.



For a tribute meant to suit rider comfort...
09-19-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,559
Posted By cudak888

Learned it from here? -Kurt

Learned it from here?

-Kurt
09-19-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,559
Posted By cudak888

Ohhhhh, I get it now. The OP had bike for sale,...

Ohhhhh, I get it now. The OP had bike for sale, someone said the fork looks like it could be bent, and decided to complain about it in the main forum...six days after selling the bike?

Tough!
...
09-19-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 139,208
Posted By cudak888

Yep, but without the pizzazz of that lime green...

Yep, but without the pizzazz of that lime green and the Stronglight crankset...

-Kurt
09-19-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,559
Posted By cudak888

2000: "Bent fork? What's a bent fork?" 2010:...

2000: "Bent fork? What's a bent fork?"
2010: "That looks like a bent fork - here's how you can straighten it so you can experience that bike as it was built."
2020: "People who point out bent forks...
09-19-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,335
Posted By cudak888

:twitchy: The gentleman in the video is one...

:twitchy:

The gentleman in the video is one of the foremost - if not the foremost authority on SBDUs, and has more of these things on hand for reference than Raleigh UK themselves.

He wouldn't...
09-19-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 527
Posted By cudak888

FYI, I made an error in my initial post - my...

FYI, I made an error in my initial post - my "22.5 inch" frames are actually 21.5's, which makes the comparison quite different indeed. I've edited my post above to reflect this.

-Kurt
09-19-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,335
Posted By cudak888

SBDU Neil has posted a video about the sloping...

SBDU Neil has posted a video about the sloping top tube - and an interesting theory about why Raleigh got this wrong:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6Ez4xPKNiM

-Kurt
09-18-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 139,208
Posted By cudak888

I have three 1970 Raleigh Twenty examples at the...

I have three 1970 Raleigh Twenty examples at the moment. All were fitted with their original equipment when I bought them. Two came Weinmann brakesets and one came with Altenburgers.

-Kurt
09-18-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 139,208
Posted By cudak888

Oooh. Super Tourer. One of my grail bikes....

Oooh. Super Tourer. One of my grail bikes. Raleigh's only real attempt to make a 531 upright-bar bike after the 1950's, with a fantastic color scheme to match.

-Kurt
09-18-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By cudak888

So when's the wedding? ;) -Kurt

So when's the wedding?

;)

-Kurt
09-18-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,335
Posted By cudak888

...and we're back to where the thread started. ...

...and we're back to where the thread started.



Fair point, it's not a compact frame. I'm going to edit that previous post. It gets a bit laborious to type "sloping top tube" every time; looks...
09-18-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,335
Posted By cudak888

Fair point, there may be some genuine enjoyment...

Fair point, there may be some genuine enjoyment coming through. After all, if we completely ignore the paint job, it's a review of a nice, new 753 frame - which should be nice on its own merits.

...
09-18-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By cudak888

Sapim's spoke calculator is your friend: ...

Sapim's spoke calculator is your friend:

https://www.sapim.be/spoke-calculator
09-18-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 15,755
Posted By cudak888

Even though this means taking it all apart again,...

Even though this means taking it all apart again, I highly suggest using "00" grease in an AW hub. It's what Sturmey uses in modern hubs now. Fantastic stuff, quiets the hub like you wouldn't...
09-18-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 527
Posted By cudak888

Wow - a Pro Mk.IV with Bocama Professional...

Wow - a Pro Mk.IV with Bocama Professional headlugs. Never seen that before.

Definitely goes to show that anything could happen at Raleigh.

-Kurt
09-18-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 139,208
Posted By cudak888

99% sure that's a mostly complete 1956 Sports....

99% sure that's a mostly complete 1956 Sports. You've got the years flipped between the two :)

Clean that beauty up! My thread on the build of my 1952 Sports has a blurb in it about polishing the...
09-18-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,488
Posted By cudak888

Two things could be done to make square-taper...

Two things could be done to make square-taper servicing easier for the everyday person: Self-extractor Allen bolts and sealed BB's with hex patterns on them for removal and reinstallation. Heck, even...
09-18-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,335
Posted By cudak888

It sounds like one of those Top Gear reviews...

It sounds like one of those Top Gear reviews where they're trying not to tick off the manufacturer by avoiding comparisons with the bikes that brought it about - thus ensuring all the comments wind...
09-17-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 139,208
Posted By cudak888

I've never seen that serial pattern. Granted, I...

I've never seen that serial pattern. Granted, I was also out of the hobby for five years, so someone may have already unearthed it before.

At any rate, that's no matter. Everything here is TI-era...
09-17-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,371
Posted By cudak888

I wondered where this thread had gone....

I wondered where this thread had gone. Bookmarking it. Love the frame, and the build choices are superb. Very fitting choices.

-Kurt
09-17-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 139,208
Posted By cudak888

I agree, the 27" wheels, dual drum brakes,...

I agree, the 27" wheels, dual drum brakes, complete lack of US-market chintzes and CPSC equipment, and that beautifully maintained Coffee paint job make it much more agreeable than the stuff that the...
09-17-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By cudak888

Are the pads similar to the narrow and 48mm long...

Are the pads similar to the narrow and 48mm long pads used on Raleighs of the time? If so, there are some NOS pads on eBay, though the seller does mention they're rock hard.

I ordered a pair and...
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