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08-03-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 125
Posted By Narhay

The whole bike is aftermarket except maybe the...

The whole bike is aftermarket except maybe the crankset.
08-03-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 575
Posted By Narhay

"It is either metal or aluminum"

"It is either metal or aluminum"
08-03-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By Narhay

I'm going to be the bent fork guy this time. The...

I'm going to be the bent fork guy this time. The top tube looks to be bent behind the head tube and the fork is very straight to my eyes.
08-03-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 125
Posted By Narhay

Raleigh Grand Sports en Francais

I spied some gold flecks in a non drive side seller photos this morning and decided to take a gamble. Simplex Super LJ groupset with early Dura Ace hub wheels and a Nitto NJS track stem of all...
08-03-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 575
Posted By Narhay

Some people just can't help sharing some hard won...

Some people just can't help sharing some hard won wisdom.
08-02-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 305
Posted By Narhay

https://i.imgur.com/ZcKDA3l.jpg Not sure to...

https://i.imgur.com/ZcKDA3l.jpg

Not sure to the degree of tapering but here it is.
08-02-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 575
Posted By Narhay

The Rich Oral History: Nuggets of Imparted Wisdom

Sometimes when I purchase a bike the previous owner can be a font of wisdom, imparting a rich oral history in regards to the bike. Most of the time I have to bite my tongue but here are some of my...
08-02-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 305
Posted By Narhay

First they put French dropouts on my British ...

First they put French dropouts on my British bike and then they seam the head tube. The nerve.
08-02-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 305
Posted By Narhay

https://i.imgur.com/F2AonjQ.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/F2AonjQ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/e36cX7B.jpg
08-02-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 305
Posted By Narhay

Well it will have to go in the trash now. How can...

Well it will have to go in the trash now. How can I ride pig iron like this?!?
08-02-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 305
Posted By Narhay

1973 Raleigh Competition frame tubes

I have a 1973 Raleigh Competition frame set with Reynolds 531 Frame Tubes decal and the remnants of a Reynolds 531 sticker on the fork. The catalog of the same year notes butted 531 frame, stay and...
08-02-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 700
Posted By Narhay

The bike is a bit of a frankenstein mess but the...

The bike is a bit of a frankenstein mess but the real issue is how low that seat is. If you ride it like that the frame is too big for you.
08-02-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By Narhay

There are generally either 9.0mm or 9.5mm...

There are generally either 9.0mm or 9.5mm cotters. The pitch is probably the angle of the cotter face. It isnt unusual to need to file these down to match your spindle interface. I would take it...
08-01-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By Narhay

Some recent before and afters

https://i.imgur.com/GjYF3B1.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/uqzqwlK.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/4ujbRz1.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/jNO4nLr.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/cADMRqD.jpg
07-31-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By Narhay

I am assuming the frame was prepped and glued...

I am assuming the frame was prepped and glued with the same glue on all the joins. If one is noticeably failing the others may or may not be far behind.
07-31-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 388
Posted By Narhay

I wipe with a damp cloth to get the majority of...

I wipe with a damp cloth to get the majority of the solids off then rub frame with whatever polish I have on hand. Judicious use on sensitive surfaces (decals, etc.). Then wax, wait for it to dry,...
07-31-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 340
Posted By Narhay

My Miayata 615 came with washers like that on a...

My Miayata 615 came with washers like that on a shimano FC-B124 triple crank.
07-31-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By Narhay

All the Raleigh Superbes I've had have been that...

All the Raleigh Superbes I've had have been that way.
07-30-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 23,022
Views: 2,604,417
Posted By Narhay

https://i.imgur.com/HWsF6Dj.jpg I've ridden...

https://i.imgur.com/HWsF6Dj.jpg

I've ridden the '69 Superbe about 40km over the past week. Quite nice. I think the only downside is the too high gearing even with an 18T cog (48T front) and the...
07-30-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By Narhay

The tension in here is palpable

The tension in here is palpable
07-29-20, 11:06 AM
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Views: 2,604,417
Posted By Narhay

Do any of you while freewheeling have your cranks...

Do any of you while freewheeling have your cranks continue to spin? There isnt drag but the cog seems to like to spin every now and then on all the 3 speeds with AW hubs I have had.
07-29-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23,022
Views: 2,604,417
Posted By Narhay

It is an exercise in frustration. Try adjusting...

It is an exercise in frustration. Try adjusting the hubs - about 1 degree between complete binding and the wheel flopping around.
07-29-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 294
Posted By Narhay

You could grind your 16mm wrench to be thinner or...

You could grind your 16mm wrench to be thinner or grind one of your pedal wrenches 1mm more.
07-28-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 758
Posted By Narhay

https://i.imgur.com/HWsF6Dj.jpg Took the...

https://i.imgur.com/HWsF6Dj.jpg

Took the bike for a stroll to the park with the girls. It is becoming a great neighbourhood cruiser. I took it for a spirited ride last night and one of the cotter...
07-28-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 728
Posted By Narhay

I always liked the look of the wax canvas and...

I always liked the look of the wax canvas and leather accent bags. Maybe one day.
07-27-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 328
Posted By Narhay

Next time when you are adjusting the limit screws...

Next time when you are adjusting the limit screws try using the cable to give yourself some slack to work with. The screws will go in and out much easier.
07-27-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 23,022
Views: 2,604,417
Posted By Narhay

Thanks, that is really quite high praise. I did...

Thanks, that is really quite high praise. I did take the stays and squeeze them in a vise.

At 6'2" the stubby little OEM steel posts just dont have enough length so I upgraded to an alloy pillar....
07-27-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 758
Posted By Narhay

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1208285...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1208285-sturmey-archer-aw-oil-cap-does-float.html

I sprung for a new replacement and then this happened.

I took the bike for a little slow jaunt in...
07-27-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23,022
Views: 2,604,417
Posted By Narhay

There are spoke end snippers. You should be fine...

There are spoke end snippers. You should be fine to file them down as the nipple when unscrewing should clean up the threads on the way out.
07-27-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 758
Posted By Narhay

It is still firmly in the 10' away category for...

It is still firmly in the 10' away category for looking good. The closer you get the more battle wounds you can pick out.
07-27-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23,022
Views: 2,604,417
Posted By Narhay

Close this loop. Before and after. 1969 Raleigh...

Close this loop. Before and after. 1969 Raleigh Superbe.

https://i.imgur.com/GjYF3B1.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/uqzqwlK.jpg
07-27-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 758
Posted By Narhay

They are Wellgo pedals. Not sure of the model but...

They are Wellgo pedals. Not sure of the model but I also liked how they match the old block rubber style but lighten it with some aluminum. The previous pedals were mismatched which was kind of...
07-27-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 758
Posted By Narhay

https://i.imgur.com/6lFrgeM.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/6lFrgeM.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/f5dTUWW.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/AGMAo9M.jpg
07-27-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 758
Posted By Narhay

All done for now. Test ride later. ...

All done for now. Test ride later.

https://i.imgur.com/uqzqwlK.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/8sda46n.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/W250eyy.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/2dt1Iz4.jpg
07-27-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 487
Posted By Narhay

The training wheels came off last week and this...

The training wheels came off last week and this weekend we did about 8km in a few trips. Maybe in a few weeks they'll have mastered the start and stop and I can hop on my own bike.

My riding and...
07-27-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,252
Posted By Narhay

No actually it looks almost unused. Look at those...

No actually it looks almost unused. Look at those brake tracks and...oh, right, uh, yes, looks like trash. Yes.
07-26-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,252
Posted By Narhay

There was a $350 USD ($500 cad) SLX de rosa in...

There was a $350 USD ($500 cad) SLX de rosa in mint condition in my size that I was late to responding to this afternoon. The ad was 7 minutes old and I was apparently not the first. Oh well. I'm...
07-26-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 487
Posted By Narhay

Mine are 4 and a half so I know exactly what you...

Mine are 4 and a half so I know exactly what you mean.
07-26-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 487
Posted By Narhay

Buy the bike, flip, then buy a better bbq with...

Buy the bike, flip, then buy a better bbq with the remainder.
07-26-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By Narhay

Mystery solved. ...

Mystery solved.

https://i.imgur.com/QQtrnKr.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ewUF5Kq.jpg

12 o'clock copper rear
9 o'clock silver rear
10 o'clock and 3 o'clock are the leads from the dynohub
07-26-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By Narhay

Sturmey Archer headlamp help

This is a headlamp from a 1969 Raleigh Superbe. I cant quite figure out where this bent wire goes. Is it just another lens clip? Where does the pointy end go? Also, does it seem like I am missing...
07-25-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By Narhay

That doesnt look like the same bike at all. Very...

That doesnt look like the same bike at all. Very cool vibe to it.
07-24-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By Narhay

https://i.imgur.com/DAGqz6X.jpg Why spend 4...

https://i.imgur.com/DAGqz6X.jpg

Why spend 4 hours rebuilding sumps and smell like stale wet sand when you can put personalized touches on your bike like this?
07-24-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By Narhay

I cannot identify it but based on stamped...

I cannot identify it but based on stamped dropouts, claw hanger, and the unrefined lug finishing it looks to be lower end. The shifters (simplex) and motobecane may mean french. What threading is the...
07-24-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By Narhay

If anyone wants proof of interstellar wormholes...

If anyone wants proof of interstellar wormholes my sump is a likely candidate. I fixed my sump plumbing, drained the basin, and sifted through many scoops of the sand around the sump.

Some...
07-24-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,260
Posted By Narhay

It has been a long quarantine for some of us. I...

It has been a long quarantine for some of us. I mean, uh, for my friend.
07-24-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By Narhay

Thousands at the bare minimum. I'd posit possibly...

Thousands at the bare minimum. I'd posit possibly millions, if not billions.
07-24-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By Narhay

Looks like I will be sieving the sand around the...

Looks like I will be sieving the sand around the sump wall.
07-24-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By Narhay

You're a gem

You're a gem
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By Narhay

$225 for a 531 frame with brooks, upgraded...

$225 for a 531 frame with brooks, upgraded handlebar and shimano 600? I want to live in your market!

I'd say the right buyer could come along at 400.
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