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09-17-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 526
Posted By desconhecido

If the 22.5" is the official Raleigh size, the...

If the 22.5" is the official Raleigh size, the frame could be a bit smaller than most people would measure it. The Raleigh measurement back in those days was, as I understand it, to the very top of...
09-17-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 360
Posted By desconhecido

That picture gave me a headache for a while. ...

That picture gave me a headache for a while. Perspective makes it appear, at first glance, that the light is on the wheel side of the fork. Oy.
Forum: Foo
08-16-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 666
Posted By desconhecido

The internet is a funny place. Just yesterday I...

The internet is a funny place. Just yesterday I was perusing Jerry Coyne's site why evolution is true. (https://whyevolutionistrue.com/) If someone has an interest in a well written blog about...
07-10-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,381
Posted By desconhecido

Just noticed on the photo of the fork ends that...

Just noticed on the photo of the fork ends that the hub appears to be a red label Normandy Luxe Competition rather than the Normandy sport hubs common on the SC MKII bikes. The red label hubs had...
07-09-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,381
Posted By desconhecido

Yeah, that's not a typical SC II. I've never...

Yeah, that's not a typical SC II. I've never seen one with the forged dropouts, only in a couple of pictures. We have a couple of 75 frames and a 74 and none has the forged dropouts. Also, never...
07-08-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,118
Posted By desconhecido

I'm not sure of all the Loctite offerings, but...

I'm not sure of all the Loctite offerings, but the bearing mount that I'm familiar with requires big heat to disassemble. Check specs on whatever is considered to see whether it requires heat or...
Replies: 22
Views: 614
Posted By desconhecido

Crank looks like Nervar to me. People seem to...

Crank looks like Nervar to me. People seem to lust after Stronglight and TA more than Nervar, but other than some uniqueness in bcd the Nervar cranks seem ok. The alloy ones, anyway. IMO, the steel...
07-07-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 740
Posted By desconhecido

Not always. Continental has the Gatorskin...

Not always. Continental has the Gatorskin advertised as 26 1-1/8. It's a 559 mm tire which one would expect to be 26 X 1.125 (or 1.13, for pedants). See here....
07-07-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,118
Posted By desconhecido

It's not a Raleigh 26 tpi headset, so that's...

It's not a Raleigh 26 tpi headset, so that's good. Raleighs of the 70s are said to have been fitted with headsets with 30.0mm cups. Before shimming the cup, I'd get an accurate as possible...
07-07-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 740
Posted By desconhecido

Had to look this up. It's "European tire and rim...

Had to look this up. It's "European tire and rim technical organization." Who knew?

For most people the 622 represents the bsd. Oh, Oh. That's bead seat diameter -- a number which you can use...
07-06-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,187
Posted By desconhecido

Room for a giant laptop and Schrodinger's cat, as...

Room for a giant laptop and Schrodinger's cat, as long as nobody was watching.
07-06-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,187
Posted By desconhecido

Surely, he would have ridden a Heisenberg...

Surely, he would have ridden a Heisenberg (https://www.greenfinder.de/e-bikes/model/?tx_gfproducts_gfproductsef%5Bproduct%5D=11792&cHash=291575efe72ec7d3419692550ba226c9). At least I think so, but...
07-06-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,118
Posted By desconhecido

That's good and the Cyclone is a better mech than...

That's good and the Cyclone is a better mech than the Simplex. Guess that the Simplex stuff changed from the mid 70s to the 80s.
07-06-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,785
Posted By desconhecido

Oh, boy. There were at least three variants of...

Oh, boy. There were at least three variants of two prong tools. I know this because I have a tool for the old Suntour freewheels and I have a couple of those and it fits fine and works well even...
07-06-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,187
Posted By desconhecido

GH6 hubs. I have two, one from a Superb and one...

GH6 hubs. I have two, one from a Superb and one from a Sprite, both early 70s. Both of these had the large flange/electical connectors on the right. Earlier Raleighs had them on the left. Don't...
07-06-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,118
Posted By desconhecido

Well, it's not a terrible bicycle and looks...

Well, it's not a terrible bicycle and looks worthy of being repaired and ridden. I'd guess that being 82 or 83 that it might not have the French standard dimensions on things.

Problem with...
07-06-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,909
Posted By desconhecido

Right. Quill stem diameters that I've seen:...

Right.

Quill stem diameters that I've seen: 26.4 mm (old Cinelli), 26.0 mm, 25.8 mm (old 3TTT), 25.4 mm, 25.0 mm (old French) 22.0 mm and 24.0 on old Raleighs with steel bars, e.g. Sports.
07-06-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,118
Posted By desconhecido

Is that one of those Simplex rear derailleurs...

Is that one of those Simplex rear derailleurs with a Peugeot brand? Probably a decent working derailleur and no Delrin. Looks like the spokes in the rear may need some attention.
07-05-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,187
Posted By desconhecido

Got a 51 Sports stepthrough a number of years ago...

Got a 51 Sports stepthrough a number of years ago and when I cleaned up the wheels it turned out to have stainless spokes and sor sort of steel alloy rims that are probably classified as some sort of...
07-05-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By desconhecido

Built a lot of wheels with a less than precise...

Built a lot of wheels with a less than precise vintage about 86 Park consumer grade truing stand and until a couple years ago, I adjusted dish by flipping the wheel in the stand though I knew that...
07-05-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,281
Posted By desconhecido

You can get tires from Terry, though they're not...

You can get tires from Terry, though they're not free nor close to it. I've seen them offered other places as well. Check the ISO diameter on the tire that's on the bike, though, as there are a...
07-05-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,099
Posted By desconhecido

Your occasional auto-shifts may be due to the...

Your occasional auto-shifts may be due to the shifter. If it didn't get done during the service, you might try to tighten it up a bit with the plastic wingnut. Be carefull, though, because all that...
07-04-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 6,673
Posted By desconhecido

I heart me some Frank Stokes. Another great of...

I heart me some Frank Stokes. Another great of the era was Charley Jordon famous for "Keep it Clean", which is appropriate to this thread. My favorite version of the Charley Jordon song was...
07-04-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 6,673
Posted By desconhecido

I could say enough about our lt Governor, Danny...

I could say enough about our lt Governor, Danny Patrick Goab, but, as this is a moderated forum, I won't.
07-04-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,702
Posted By desconhecido

States handle mail ballots differently. In the...

States handle mail ballots differently. In the recent NY primary, absentee ballots needed to be postmarked by election day but did not need to be received until a week later and, if I understand...
07-03-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By desconhecido

If your bike has the original hub it probably has...

If your bike has the original hub it probably has a French threaded 5 speed freewheel. If you have a French threaded 5 speed freewheel you might want to get a chain made for the wider sprockets and...
07-03-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,702
Posted By desconhecido

I don't think anybody thinks it's fun and I'd...

I don't think anybody thinks it's fun and I'd like to go out and listen to some live music and see friends and all that, but this stuff is serious and we all should be willing to do our parts. So,...
07-03-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,702
Posted By desconhecido

Kind of like voting by mail.

Kind of like voting by mail.
Forum: Foo
07-03-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By desconhecido

Back to appliance repair. My experiences with...

Back to appliance repair. My experiences with this sort of thing are with a GE refrigerator that we bought back in, I think, 1995. I've had good luck getting diagnostic and parts help on the...
07-03-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,870
Posted By desconhecido

While playing the blues on a National Tricone.

While playing the blues on a National Tricone.
07-03-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 763
Posted By desconhecido

I love that color scheme. I've envisioned it...

I love that color scheme. I've envisioned it with red barber pole striping on the seat tube instead of the red panels, but that's an Engish thing, I think,

Here's a beautiful, imo, paint job on a...
07-03-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,870
Posted By desconhecido

Perhaps he and a friend are out waiting for Godot...

Perhaps he and a friend are out waiting for Godot to show up on his Raleigh. There's a question, what model Raleigh would Godot ride?
07-03-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By desconhecido

Will the Sun Tour rear derailleur work well with...

Will the Sun Tour rear derailleur work well with friction shifters? If so , and surely it must, you might try a pair of the old Sun Tour bar end shifters that everybody loves or the Shimano variant...
07-03-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 700
Posted By desconhecido

Exactly what do you have against Fauci? Best I...

Exactly what do you have against Fauci? Best I can tell, he's being as straight as he can get away with considering the political situation he finds himself in.

edit:

Maybe I can explain a...
Forum: Foo
07-02-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,242
Posted By desconhecido

Well, Mr. Gravel, frugality and debt control are...

Well, Mr. Gravel, frugality and debt control are not vices. I learned the debt control lesson back in 1986 when I was making a nice living as oil field trash in Midland, TX and the bottom fell out...
Forum: Foo
07-02-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,242
Posted By desconhecido

I had hoped that one good result of this disease,...

I had hoped that one good result of this disease, though at a terrible cost, would be wider awareness of how costly normal influenza is For many years we've been told about the annual death toll and...
07-02-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By desconhecido

That's some singing, right there. Reminds me of...

That's some singing, right there. Reminds me of Hyacinth Bucket in "Keeping Up Appearences" Patricia Routledge (Hyacinth) is actually an accomplished vocalist. Or,chanteuse if you're just sayin'.
07-01-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,870
Posted By desconhecido

If I were in the OP's shoes, I'd look for some...

If I were in the OP's shoes, I'd look for some features:
531 frame, at least 3 tube
alloy rims preferably 700c, but 27" would be ok.
no plastic derailleurs
cotterless crankset
preferably 24 tpi...
07-01-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 897
Posted By desconhecido

Chris Smither from a number of years ago. ...

Chris Smither from a number of years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b708iZ5A_I
06-30-20, 02:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By desconhecido

My preference is not for fat bar tape so I like...

My preference is not for fat bar tape so I like cotton tape with shellac. I've also used Cinelli black Volee bar tape and it's pretty good but not cheap at $22 or so. Very stretchy and applies very...
06-30-20, 01:16 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,358
Posted By desconhecido

We don't have armadillos here in Houston, but I...

We don't have armadillos here in Houston, but I have trapped numerous 'possums and racoons and one ring tailed cat. What that sucker was doing in Houston, I don't know. All were transported to Bear...
06-29-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,358
Posted By desconhecido

We've done that before, in Texas....

We've done that before, in Texas. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crash_at_Crush)
06-29-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,358
Posted By desconhecido

There used to be a Democrat politician in Texas...

There used to be a Democrat politician in Texas named James Hightower. I agreed with his positions not much as I'm politically pretty conservative. But one thing Hightower said which is poignant:...
06-29-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,358
Posted By desconhecido

Back in the early 90s there was a folk singer...

Back in the early 90s there was a folk singer sort of guy living in San Antonio who came to Texas to study conjunto music, especially the accordian. I won't judge. His name is Dave Moore and we saw...
06-29-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,870
Posted By desconhecido

Doesn't seem like there are a lot of Pros around....

Doesn't seem like there are a lot of Pros around. Competitions seem scarce as well and when I see them locally for sale, the Huret Jubilee derailleurs are gone. SCs and SC MKIIs seem to show up at...
06-29-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By desconhecido

Oh, man, dodged that bullet. Looks like a serious...

Oh, man, dodged that bullet. Looks like a serious bargain.
06-29-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,358
Posted By desconhecido

We couldn't get hand sanitizer so I bought a...

We couldn't get hand sanitizer so I bought a bunch of generic "neutral grain spirits" Looked at the bottle, it's made from Mexican sugar cane. 190 proof. All is lost.

Actually, it mixes well with...
06-29-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,358
Posted By desconhecido

And, to the extent that he's ever been a business...

And, to the extent that he's ever been a business man, rather than just a disgraced host of a rigged TV game show, he's been a bad one. He bankrupted an airline, turned what might have turned out to...
06-29-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,358
Posted By desconhecido

Been living in Texas for over 40 years. El Paso, ...

Been living in Texas for over 40 years. El Paso, Levelland, Lubbock, Midland, Crabb, Sugarland, and Houston. In my experience, most everybody is pretty tolerant and accepting and all that, but I'm...
06-29-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,358
Posted By desconhecido

Here's Chris Smither doing a cover of a Danny...

Here's Chris Smither doing a cover of a Danny O'Keefe song from the early 70s which seems to get more meaningful every day. Someone said that history may not repeat itself but it often rhymes....
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