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10-14-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By cudak888

That answers a lot of questions. Your front...

That answers a lot of questions.

Your front wheel is ISO 559. An MTB wheel. Belongs on a MTB or cruiser, not this frame, unless you're planning a restomod. If your plans were to take off the...
10-13-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By cudak888

You know, I'm not sure what I'm looking at now. I...

You know, I'm not sure what I'm looking at now. I just gave those rims a closer look to see if anything "EA1" jumped out at me, and now I'm getting a lot of mixed signals:

The tires look like the...
10-13-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By cudak888

No worries. Just make sure they're not EA1 /...

No worries. Just make sure they're not EA1 / 597mm!

One golden rule of thumb when dealing with bicycle tires: Never take any conventional measurement at face value - measured, claimed, stamped, or...
10-13-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,766
Posted By cudak888

This. Or harvest them from outmoded computer...

This. Or harvest them from outmoded computer motherboards.

-Kurt
10-13-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21,523
Views: 2,169,949
Posted By cudak888

I built this one 13 years ago. There were a few...

I built this one 13 years ago. There were a few scattered build threads on BikeForums about it, but I haven't been able to find them. This is what it looked like when it arrived from eBay (excluding...
10-13-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By cudak888

Wheels should be 26x1-3/8" ISO 590. What's...

Wheels should be 26x1-3/8" ISO 590.

What's the ISO size of the tires you're trying to mount? Decimal-sized ISO 559 will never fit.

-Kurt
10-13-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,766
Posted By cudak888

Chain is the correct length. The chainstays and...

Chain is the correct length. The chainstays and seatstays have an equally massive bend in them that's caused the axle-to-BB length to shorten. The entire rear triangle is heavily, heavily damaged.
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10-11-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 21,523
Views: 2,169,949
Posted By cudak888

Took a photo of the '51 Sports this morning: ...

Took a photo of the '51 Sports this morning:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x845/1951_raleigh_sports_10_12_006_f7961fecdc9098498d89b774d830e8ae1576f0be.jpg

-Kurt
10-11-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,897
Posted By cudak888

Saw them. Those are conversions, not factory...

Saw them. Those are conversions, not factory Pigeons.

You'd think someone would have done a front hub motor conversion with the battery on the rack by now.

-Kurt
10-11-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,766
Posted By cudak888

That's exactly what I was hoping would pop up....

That's exactly what I was hoping would pop up. Taking it up to TI - no objections there.



*golden ratio. Thanks. Screwed that up.

As madpogue pointed out though, these TI art pieces still...
10-11-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,897
Posted By cudak888

I'm disappointed, because I can't find it...

I'm disappointed, because I can't find it online...and I'm getting visions of a shoddily-assembled DL-1 with a battery and hub motor tacked onto it.

I want to see this thing :lol:

-Kurt
10-11-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,897
Posted By cudak888

No. The DL-1 is neither "out there" or antique...

No. The DL-1 is neither "out there" or antique enough to be excluded from the discussion.

You can buy a brand new DL-1 - even if it isn't called that anymore - brand new in Denmark. It might have...
10-11-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,897
Posted By cudak888

Any Raleigh DL-1 (not high end, but well-known...

Any Raleigh DL-1 (not high end, but well-known enough for this list)
1970 Schwinn Paramount P13 (the version before the P13 geometry was updated - completely dead and an energy suck. By comparison,...
10-11-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,766
Posted By cudak888

Unfortunately, that's pretty much what they have...

Unfortunately, that's pretty much what they have been all these years - and I say unfortunately as I know of not one (I'm sure someone will quickly correct me here, now that I've said that) cro-mo...
10-09-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By cudak888

I'm not sure if all of the transfers are...

I'm not sure if all of the transfers are available - perhaps a few may be covered in the sets that make the rounds these days from Indonesia and Thailand - though that's primarily for the Sports. The...
10-09-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By cudak888

Rear-facing ends are the norm for just about any...

Rear-facing ends are the norm for just about any Raleigh built during the Nottingham days with bolt-on stays and slack frame angles. Usually the 28" wheeled models, but a few 26x1-3/8" models (again,...
10-09-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,766
Posted By cudak888

No good GIFs out there of the Mutara Nebula...

No good GIFs out there of the Mutara Nebula battle, unfortunately. Had to settle for Kirk in his refit Sears Spaceliner battling Doc Brown in a Bird of Whale Transport.

P.S.: Here's a better look...
10-09-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By cudak888

Hubs, serial, and shifter all match up - 1949. ...

Hubs, serial, and shifter all match up - 1949.

It's a fair guess that it's a Raleigh Popular. Even though the '48 catalog doesn't specify a Dynohub as an option, the '51 catalog does list the...
10-08-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,766
Posted By cudak888

"The rear triangle is so bent on this bloody...

"The rear triangle is so bent on this bloody thing that Khan must have taken a couple of runs on it with his own photon torpedo, Captain!"

But yes, the similarity with the refit Enterprise isn't...
10-08-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,819
Posted By cudak888

Big progress tonight. The front brake finally...

Big progress tonight. The front brake finally arrived from Japan, just shy of a month to get here.

It took heaven and earth to get this thing fitted. Anyone who says a Tektro 800A will clear a...
10-06-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 543
Posted By cudak888

As everyone has already said, flush and shift. ...

As everyone has already said, flush and shift.

Fair warning: It is not unusual for the flush-and-shift method to take much longer than you think. I had one set that I'd WD40 and shift for 5...
10-06-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,819
Posted By cudak888

Little update on the non-C&V bike that is...

Little update on the non-C&V bike that is definitely taking over this thread:

The 8-speed Sturmey hub that dweenk sent me also came with a shifter that was - unfortunately - broken, but I worked...
10-05-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By cudak888

I've noticed that Tektro has engineered the...

I've noticed that Tektro has engineered the R556/R559 (a US market brake, I might add) with drive-side cable entry on the front and the 800A/900A (which are not US market, even though they've started...
10-05-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,819
Posted By cudak888

Grips for the Sports arrived today. Can't do much...

Grips for the Sports arrived today. Can't do much about them until the shifters and brake levers are sorted out.

No word on the dual pivot from Japan...

-Kurt
10-05-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 605
Posted By cudak888

There's no point. Now if Campagnolo updated...

There's no point.

Now if Campagnolo updated the classic Super Record group with ramped 10-speed compatible chainrings, narrower chainring spacing to eliminate chain skate, an improved spider...
10-05-19, 04:25 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,819
Posted By cudak888

I just went through the list, and funnily enough,...

I just went through the list, and funnily enough, found the Whale's original guard up there under the Woerd brand.

The Hesling Xcero looks interesting (and I see mounting hardware that is designed...
10-04-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,819
Posted By cudak888

There's nothing new to report on the '80 Sports,...

There's nothing new to report on the '80 Sports, as the front brake hasn't arrived from Japan (slower shipping than China :rolleyes:), the brake levers remain an elusive annoyance, the grips are on...
10-04-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,831
Posted By cudak888

Exactly what I had hoped...answers my question...

Exactly what I had hoped...answers my question about this:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x750/chainstay_mount_114caa679a1e0cc2737188ed80e10f0af3c71c14.jpg


Too bad...
10-04-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,831
Posted By cudak888

About how far down the chainstay is that screw...

About how far down the chainstay is that screw and bracket? Is it roughly in the same place the inboard chainguard tab mount is on this Novara? This is roughly the same place as where it is on my...
10-04-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,831
Posted By cudak888

Looking good. Still rather curious how the...

Looking good. Still rather curious how the chaincase fits at the back - slotted to the axle or fitted to the chainstay?

-Kurt
10-03-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,134
Posted By cudak888

One of the LBSes makes the mistake (it's a...

One of the LBSes makes the mistake (it's a mistake in our market) of offering $70 in trade-in value for used non-bicycle-shaped-objects; it's an incentive for new purchases.

As a result, I wind up...
10-03-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 404
Posted By cudak888

Didn't realize such a thing existed in all the...

Didn't realize such a thing existed in all the time I've been bumming around here. Thanks for posting these, T-Mar.

-Kurt
10-03-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,651
Views: 139,018
Posted By cudak888

Looking for three stems similar to this for the...

Looking for three stems similar to this for the kids ďVelo YellowĒ track bike project. Since Iím covering this part of the build cost, as affordable as possible would be preferable.

Neck does not...
10-02-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By cudak888

Reminds me of a Share the Road sign locally....

Reminds me of a Share the Road sign locally. Someone removed "the Road" so the sign basically says "[BIKE] share." I'm sure the hire bike folks like that.

-Kurt
10-02-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 404
Posted By cudak888

Still wouldn't fit :P -Kurt

Still wouldn't fit :P

-Kurt
10-02-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 444
Posted By cudak888

I have an identical (if longer) AFA pump on my...

I have an identical (if longer) AFA pump on my 1951 Raleigh, for lack of the original. Bought it at the LBS, new/NOS, but my guess to the era would be early 1990's.

-Kurt
09-30-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 404
Posted By cudak888

I believe that mount would have originally taken...

I believe that mount would have originally taken Arabesque 600 or 105 Golden Arrow. Those shifters used smaller posts on the D-rings.

You're essentially limited to whatever Shimano shifter will...
09-30-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1,651
Views: 139,018
Posted By cudak888

You know, I swore off French bikes long ago, but...

You know, I swore off French bikes long ago, but that certainly looks pretty with the black Suntour Cyclone groupset. Nicely built.

-Kurt
09-30-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,819
Posted By cudak888

The BLS92 is a bit on the modern side, which...

The BLS92 is a bit on the modern side, which tends to complement the slight modernization throughout the bike - and it has just the perfect black/silver balance to complement the wheels. I also think...
09-30-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 979
Posted By cudak888

I had a hunch, given all those Gazelles in your...

I had a hunch, given all those Gazelles in your bio.

At any rate, that explains it. The NL lineup was quite different.

It's also worth noting that Gazelle built the US-market Grand Prix...
09-30-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 979
Posted By cudak888

As nlerner points out above, the main tube 531...

As nlerner points out above, the main tube 531 decal (and the claw hanger RD) are Super Course hallmarks, but the lugs and wraparound stays look straight off the Grand Prix.

The black headtube is...
09-29-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,685
Posted By cudak888

Not bad! If you ever want to give it a try...

Not bad! If you ever want to give it a try perfecting them, I've found that large areas (like those flutes) are best shot with spray paint. Takes about five minutes to mask off the crank without even...
09-29-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 376
Posted By cudak888

I tend to agree with those who would rather not...

I tend to agree with those who would rather not bother with it regardless of the cost.

Even if it didn't have an FFS system on it, half of the appeal of an upright-bar English roadster - aside...
09-29-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,189
Posted By cudak888

Had some time to test fit some parts and clean up...

Had some time to test fit some parts and clean up a few areas that are done getting braze-ons (though a few remain to be installed).

Chainring bash guard fit looks good. There's enough room to run...
09-29-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,651
Views: 139,018
Posted By cudak888

Good stuff - I'll let you know! -Kurt

Good stuff - I'll let you know!

-Kurt
09-29-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,651
Views: 139,018
Posted By cudak888

Not a different topic at all - I've already noted...

Not a different topic at all - I've already noted this issue and was going to put the 1" reamer on the tool to clear the 1-1/8" headtube I have to face - but I do not have a solution for 1" yet. Any...
09-28-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,831
Posted By cudak888

Shouldn't be an issue; wouldn't worry too much...

Shouldn't be an issue; wouldn't worry too much about it; probably just a burr in there that got wedged when the original BB was pulled (probably for the first time)!

Might be good to have it faced...
09-28-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,685
Posted By cudak888

I've considered a whole group build, but I...

I've considered a whole group build, but I haven't the slightest idea what I'd mount it to. I have considered doing an atypical build on my 1975 Raleigh Pro, but I'm not convinced this group suits...
09-28-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,819
Posted By cudak888

I've found the perfect looking brake lever for...

I've found the perfect looking brake lever for the project - and of course they're impossible to get. It's the Sturmey-Archer BLS92:
...
09-27-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,819
Posted By cudak888

I had drafted a nice overview of everything that...

I had drafted a nice overview of everything that happened tonight...and then I accidentally closed the tab I was drafting it in...so I'll do the cheap thing and copy/paste the meat of the story from...
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