Bike Forums - Search Results

Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: Narhay
Showing results 1 to 50 of 116
Search took 0.12 seconds.
08-02-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 581
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, 12:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 706
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.
08-01-20, 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, 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: 2,604,439
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: 569
Posted By Narhay

The tension in here is palpable

The tension in here is palpable
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...
07-27-20, 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, 04:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,253
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, 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
07-24-20, 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: 3,261
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.
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.
07-23-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,261
Posted By Narhay

So has anyone found the seatpost girl? ...

So has anyone found the seatpost girl?

Asking for a friend.
07-21-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 6,991
Posted By Narhay

What was it...win on Sunday, sell on Monday. ...

What was it...win on Sunday, sell on Monday.

Cars and bikes would win races over the weekend and you'd have people showing up the following day cash in hand to buy the good stuff.
07-21-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,058
Posted By Narhay

Wrapped this one up just now. New panaracers...

Wrapped this one up just now. New panaracers arrived and I was able to find a UN55 BB locally.

https://i.imgur.com/O95PLQK.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/7Xpkmaa.jpg
...
07-21-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 645
Posted By Narhay

You could try placing a bar into one of those...

You could try placing a bar into one of those seatpost holes with some leverage and twist. Too much and you might bend the frame or snap the seatpost but you could give that an honest effort first.
07-20-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 888
Posted By Narhay

I don't really like the heat. I ride early...

I don't really like the heat. I ride early mornings and even then it is starting to warm up these days. Dehydration, sunburn and general malaise usually result otherwise.
07-19-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,036
Posted By Narhay

https://i.imgur.com/OPlwLpe.jpg What a...

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

What a timely thread. I recently picked this up for my wife. I am considering a powder coat as the frame has been well used.

Fairly sure it is a 1988 Ritchey...
07-18-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By Narhay

So Poulidor rode a 5 year old paramount in 1968,...

So Poulidor rode a 5 year old paramount in 1968, making it a 1963. I just saw it was a 54cm frame. Not quite mine but close.

https://i.imgur.com/9PAdNti.jpg

Very neat that he liked this bike so...
07-18-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By Narhay

You have a broken axle. Measure the inside of the...

You have a broken axle. Measure the inside of the rear dropouts to determine what length skewer you need. For 6 speed it is like 126mm but check first. Once you know that the axle will be about 4.5mm...
07-17-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,515
Posted By Narhay

The bike that keeps on giving. Cut it flush,...

The bike that keeps on giving.

Cut it flush, easy out, or drill out, or other. Unfortunately the very small m3 screw and threads are prone to damage when drilling. I dont have any recommendations...
07-16-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,058
Posted By Narhay

Nice work on yours. The burgundy really did age...

Nice work on yours. The burgundy really did age well.

I used mothers polish and finished with turtle wax. I cant take too much credit as even with a wet paper towel the paint started coming out...
07-15-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,307
Posted By Narhay

A flipper friend here had a hoard of new and used...

A flipper friend here had a hoard of new and used tires bought in bulk from a supplier over the years. He posted them and they have been flying out the door, especially to other flippers in the area....
07-12-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 736
Posted By Narhay

I am running mine on 28T cogs on 2 bikes without...

I am running mine on 28T cogs on 2 bikes without issue. Not sure about the roadlink but as a short cage derailleur you are going to be constrained by the chain wrap. Even if you can fit a 32 in the...
07-11-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,408
Posted By Narhay

https://i.imgur.com/eYlNhky.jpg Mt 615 also...

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

Mt 615 also recently purchased.
07-11-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 750
Posted By Narhay

Find more space at home for 3 bikes.

Find more space at home for 3 bikes.
07-08-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,347
Posted By Narhay

The previous photo you had shared of this made me...

The previous photo you had shared of this made me not sure how I felt. But this latest photo shows some really nice details. Nice bike.
07-05-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 390
Posted By Narhay

The 5 and 7 series are identified for the bottom...

The 5 and 7 series are identified for the bottom bracket shell width but the overall length will depend on which crank you select. Some need longer spindles than others.
07-02-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 57,373
Views: 8,324,047
Posted By Narhay

There are some ugly cranks but that one is up...

There are some ugly cranks but that one is up there.
07-02-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 758
Posted By Narhay

Narhay's 1969 Raleigh Superbe

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

As purchased. Surface rust on everything. Everything. My plan is to have a mechanically sound bike I am ok with leaving locked up downtown when it is possible to go...
06-25-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By Narhay

You can add a washer with a tab to take up the...

You can add a washer with a tab to take up the space instead of brazing.
06-24-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Narhay

Can you try a different skewer or roll yours on a...

Can you try a different skewer or roll yours on a flat surface to see if it is warped?
06-24-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By Narhay

Is there something wrong with the bike as is? I...

Is there something wrong with the bike as is? I understand wanting to rebuild but the paint may be ok with some polish and wax.

Your bike just may need a thorough rebuild. New chain, cassette,...
06-24-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Narhay

Are your skewers or the axle bent?

Are your skewers or the axle bent?
06-23-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,181
Posted By Narhay

I just bought a wholesale bottle of 200 of the...

I just bought a wholesale bottle of 200 of the hard, good quality ones (not the soft soda can material variety) for $10. So they cost me 5c each. Seems like quite a markup but then again that staff...
06-22-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 714
Posted By Narhay

It is a beautiful bike in the nicest colour and...

It is a beautiful bike in the nicest colour and in great shape. I'd ask $450 and go from there.
06-12-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By Narhay

I'm getting 19.2mm. Ok, I made that number...

I'm getting 19.2mm.

Ok, I made that number up.
06-07-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By Narhay

I am vain and need my top tube clips to say...

I am vain and need my top tube clips to say either simplex, Campagnolo, or dura ace, depending on the bike.
06-05-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,149
Posted By Narhay

I'm not sure if new repop reynolds decals, brake...

I'm not sure if new repop reynolds decals, brake hoods and custom made pedal wrenches get stolen. I cant comment on used bike parts but I was referring to the custom tools, decals, hoods, and bar...
06-05-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,149
Posted By Narhay

There seems to be a little cottage industry of...

There seems to be a little cottage industry of C&V bike parts and accessories in Serbia. I bought some brake hoods, pedal dust cap wrench and reynolds decals.

I just got my envelope with Reynolds...
06-04-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7,346
Views: 1,884,733
Posted By Narhay

Got this peach of a Proflex 852 locally in...

Got this peach of a Proflex 852 locally in Toronto. 20" ctt, 22" tt. I'm not sure if I am going to borrow the m730/732 parts for a different build and trade the frame for something else but we will...
05-30-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 401
Posted By Narhay

I'm assuming you undid the crank fixing bolt. You...

I'm assuming you undid the crank fixing bolt. You could try some heat as aluminum and steel expand at different rates. Barring that I've seen gear pullers used before.
05-29-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By Narhay

Got around to doing the little things on the bike...

Got around to doing the little things on the bike I had hoped to get to. Lighter tubes, new bar, stem and tape, new cables and housing, repacked headset and rear hub, and trued the rear wheel a bit....
05-27-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By Narhay

I am a bit of a gorilla when it comes to...

I am a bit of a gorilla when it comes to tightening things so that isnt the issue. Perhaps tighten things more when you're assembling them. My issue is that I have some hammered aluminum fenders on...
05-26-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By Narhay

Well, I chose. The milky anodized finish just...

Well, I chose. The milky anodized finish just wasnt doing it for the bike. Seemed to be near unanimous agreement on the noodles.

https://i.imgur.com/Z94ERra.jpg
05-25-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,639
Posted By Narhay

I tapped a helicoil into the seat binder for my...

I tapped a helicoil into the seat binder for my pro.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1124321-how-not-tap-fix-stripped-seat-lug-2.html
Showing results 1 to 50 of 116
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.