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10-19-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By cudak888

Paging T-Mar. -Kurt

Paging T-Mar.

-Kurt
10-19-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,303
Posted By cudak888

Mine are not living. I've tried very hard to wish...

Mine are not living. I've tried very hard to wish upon those falling stars, but the Celeste Green Fairy hasn't granted my wish yet.

-Geppetto
10-19-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23,279
Views: 2,685,299
Posted By cudak888

Oooh. Always wanted to dig one of these up. You...

Oooh. Always wanted to dig one of these up. You can't mistake one of these for being a modern 3-speed - something that's happened on a few occasions with my '51.

-Kurt
10-19-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 714
Posted By cudak888

Another vote for bent inner and outer pulley...

Another vote for bent inner and outer pulley cages. Rear pulley will not run in plane with the front one.

There also appears to be visible witness marks on the inside of each cage, indicating...
10-17-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By cudak888

They engineered the pedals to break so they could...

They engineered the pedals to break so they could give the Peloton delivery truck drivers another excuse to park in your bike lane.

-Kurt
10-11-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 670
Posted By cudak888

At least it isn't a spacer made out of the...

At least it isn't a spacer made out of the Handyman's Secret Weapon...
...
10-03-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 975
Posted By cudak888

Super easy. There are sellers on eBay offering...

Super easy. There are sellers on eBay offering 1'x1' sections (and if you can't find 651, the thinner 751 will work). Order gloss black, Light Red, and Signal Yellow. Cut into roughly 6" long strips;...
10-02-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 975
Posted By cudak888

Fantastic! Always a cause for celebration when an...

Fantastic! Always a cause for celebration when an SBDU joins your family - and the BITD pictures make it all the better. Love the TI-Raleigh team bar tape finishing - easily doable with some Oracal...
10-02-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By cudak888

FYI, to everyone who's so quick to suggest...

FYI, to everyone who's so quick to suggest under-the-BB cable routing, may I point out that the derailer cable stop is positioned for above-the-BB routing on a chromed chainstay?

Let that be a...
09-27-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,426
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: 122
Views: 6,331
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: 56
Views: 12,426
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: 33
Views: 1,246
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: 56
Views: 12,426
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: 342
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, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
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...
09-22-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,650
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, 05:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,813
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: 139
Views: 6,026
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: 1,676
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: 1,676
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: 139
Views: 6,026
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: 23,279
Views: 2,685,299
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: 3,650
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
Replies: 23,279
Views: 2,685,299
Posted By cudak888

:love: -Kurt

:love:

-Kurt
09-20-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,650
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, 05:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,676
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, 03:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,676
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, 09:30 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,650
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: 140,974
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, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By cudak888

So when's the wedding? ;) -Kurt

So when's the wedding?

;)

-Kurt
09-18-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,650
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, 08:33 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 16,816
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...
09-17-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 140,974
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: 1,453
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, 05:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,721
Posted By cudak888

It's the perfect bike for it - almost everything...

It's the perfect bike for it - almost everything hung from it is chromed steel!

-Kurt
09-17-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,721
Posted By cudak888

While we're on the subject, here are three...

While we're on the subject, here are three all-chrome (no idea who did it, but I suspect factory - the serials were all pretty close) 1980 Varsity / Continental frames I unearthed in the back of a...
09-17-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By cudak888

Don't tell me, you also went to the public...

Don't tell me, you also went to the public meeting to shut down the protected bike lane project that would have taken up part of your lawn.

-Kurt
09-16-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,850
Posted By cudak888

Good news - the Michelin World Tour tires have...

Good news - the Michelin World Tour tires have arrived (and also some reproduction grips from kohl57 - to be installed once the bar is taken care of) from the land of Gazelles, Koga-Miyatas, and ...
09-16-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,650
Posted By cudak888

"Detail is key in this project." - Raleigh UK. ...

"Detail is key in this project." - Raleigh UK.
"Poppycock." - 80% of SBDU fans.

It's like they knew they were building sub-par to the standards of the majority of people who'd buy the thing and...
09-16-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By cudak888

Far from it. I've had a fair amount of cases...

Far from it. I've had a fair amount of cases where I've invited a forum member into a thread to provide their knowledge to a thread. Since the mention system didn't work, they were never notified.
...
09-16-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,721
Posted By cudak888

Oh, come off of it. Nothing against Glennford's...

Oh, come off of it. Nothing against Glennford's tasteful upgrades, but even though the modern Collegiate is a Pacific Cycle publicity stunt and is ugly due to Pacific-directed concessions to modern...
09-15-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,650
Posted By cudak888

The rear triangle doesn't bug me. The tires on...

The rear triangle doesn't bug me. The tires on the demo bike look like 25C's (or fat 23's), which would contribute to it being a close fit with the seattube.

In comparison to a '75 Pro Mk.IV and a...
09-15-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,650
Posted By cudak888

I was about to say - it may not be the original,...

I was about to say - it may not be the original, but it appeared to be a very worthy KOF (and potentially a better deal for some than an original SBDU frameset), until I took a good hard look at the...
09-14-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By cudak888

The best deal I can find used on Craigslist,...

The best deal I can find used on Craigslist, OfferUp, or the LBS that suits my particular fancy at the moment, and fits me. If I want something lightweight, I'd add the additional preference of a...
09-14-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By cudak888

On the subject of the chainguard and the trouser...

On the subject of the chainguard and the trouser legs: The cotters will snag just about any clothing down there, even if that Schwinn had a full chaincase.

On the other hand, a full chaincase plus...
09-13-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,864
Posted By cudak888

A bit barbaric, but whatever works. It's not like...

A bit barbaric, but whatever works. It's not like this is a Carlsbad Masi ;)

You're probably familiar with it, but here's how I'd check that frame with the Park frame alignment gauge. You could...
09-12-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 618
Posted By cudak888

I think that's a SRAM Automatix - a two-speed...

I think that's a SRAM Automatix - a two-speed kickback. Gives you both a quality coaster and two gears with no extra cables.

Sturmey makes one as well in the all-important, clear anodized aluminum...
09-12-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 618
Posted By cudak888

Funny thing, not everyone runs lockrings on the...

Funny thing, not everyone runs lockrings on the track - backpedaling isn't a thing there. As repechage pointed out, that's a Campagnolo Nuovo Tipo road hub. Someone put the necessary solid axle...
09-11-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,850
Posted By cudak888

I'm experimenting with a little something on a...

I'm experimenting with a little something on a pair of brake pads: Soaking them in 3 parts isopropyl alcohol to one part wintergreen oil. Supposedly restores the rubber without distorting it.
...
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