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09-27-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 463
Posted By Narhay

Try rubbing wet aluminum foil on the chrome. ...

Try rubbing wet aluminum foil on the chrome.

Your brake pads are high up in the brake calipers so this bike was likely intended to be 700c. To use the brakes on 700c wheels the pads will have to...
09-26-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By Narhay

What is the width? If it is 40 or more I may be...

What is the width? If it is 40 or more I may be interested.
09-26-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 471
Posted By Narhay

Wouldn't this be 10 more speeds than you usual...

Wouldn't this be 10 more speeds than you usual bikes? :foo:
09-20-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,554
Posted By Narhay

40-50+ years is a long time for someone to...

40-50+ years is a long time for someone to potentially ride into a curb, especially considering the condition most of our bikes show up in.
09-20-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 405
Posted By Narhay

There is a lot of panting

There is a lot of panting
09-18-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 616
Posted By Narhay

Try some soapy water around the wire bead to seat...

Try some soapy water around the wire bead to seat it properly.
09-17-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 526
Posted By Narhay

For 6' I would wait for the 23.5" version. I am...

For 6' I would wait for the 23.5" version. I am 6'2" and have 3 Raleighs of the 24.5" size.

If you are fairly flexible and ok with more saddle to bar drop you could make it work but as this is...
09-14-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By Narhay

I remember you had a part or two spare in your...

I remember you had a part or two spare in your basement.
09-14-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,071
Posted By Narhay

Wooden boats are the play realm of the rich in...

Wooden boats are the play realm of the rich in time and money. I'm thinking more like a fibreglass hull.
09-14-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By Narhay

Was this the wheelmen swap or is this something...

Was this the wheelmen swap or is this something new? I went to the wheelmen swap a few years ago and it was mostly around balloon tires but I found a few road parts intermixed in there.
09-14-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,071
Posted By Narhay

C&V sailboats (and bikes)

I am, perhaps, not alone in living near a large body of water and I have been recently bitten by the yearnings of a great folly...wanting a sailboat. Most sailboats in my fun money price range just...
09-14-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 978
Posted By Narhay

Silver 27.2 seatposts

Perhaps it is just me but I am finding it hard to find nice silver 27.2 seatposts that also happen to be under $100 and available for purchase. What do you like to use? I've got 4 campagnolo 2 bolt...
09-12-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 555
Posted By Narhay

There are whole cities named Raleigh.

There are whole cities named Raleigh.
09-12-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 90
Posted By Narhay

Victoria mastik from 2003

I have 4 tubes of vittoria mastik tubular glue from 2003. The tubes are still malleable. Would you use it or buy something not 2 decades old?
09-05-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Narhay

Continental 5000 tanwalls

https://www.bikeradar.com/news/tan-wall-gp5000/

Limited edition, 700x25 only, price premium over the black walls but an aesthetic and performance competitor to the Vittoria Corsa Gs.
09-02-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 576
Posted By Narhay

as I've scoured more sources I am coming to the...

as I've scoured more sources I am coming to the conclusion that the tb14 is the better option for me aesthetically.
09-01-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Narhay

I dont know about the saddle but it isnt a...

I dont know about the saddle but it isnt a brooks. It almost looks like those shaped vinyl saddles I've seen a few times but maybe not. Not sure what it could be. Stamped dropouts, likely high...
08-31-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,006
Posted By Narhay

I like the old stuff and the new stuff. The late...

I like the old stuff and the new stuff. The late 90s, early 2000s trek USPS timeline is probably the worst era aesthetically for me.
08-31-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Posted By Narhay

Remove or back out the adjuster screw and put the...

Remove or back out the adjuster screw and put the wheels further back in the dropouts for more clearance.
08-31-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 576
Posted By Narhay

H Plus Son archetype rim options

I'm looking at building a set of these 36H silver rims onto some high flange record hubs. I'm sure they're nice but at $90 CAD/ea is there something else I should be looking at? I've gone the sun...
08-30-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,689
Posted By Narhay

Unabashed pandering to the judge's sensibilities.

Unabashed pandering to the judge's sensibilities.
08-29-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Narhay

Look at those toothpick thick crank arms!

Look at those toothpick thick crank arms!
08-28-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,319
Posted By Narhay

you may find the little cpsc lip on the front...

you may find the little cpsc lip on the front derailleur on the right will touch the crankset. I covet the front derailleurs without on the left for that reason. There were some changes post-CPSC...
08-28-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By Narhay

https://i.imgur.com/8DpN2Ss.jpg 7 finicky...

https://i.imgur.com/8DpN2Ss.jpg

7 finicky aluminum can washers were needed but it has just the right bearing action now. Happy to have saved this 105/600 hub set from the recycling bin.
08-27-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,689
Posted By Narhay

Ok fancy boy

Ok fancy boy
08-26-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By Narhay

The previous owner went in and removed the spacer...

The previous owner went in and removed the spacer washers (as well as the bearings) in the upper freehub assembly. #12 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=12) , without...
08-26-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By Narhay

Yes, #12...

Yes, #12 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=12) adjusts too tight. I am also assuming that the thin aluminum would shear, compress or not be very usable in this case...
08-26-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By Narhay

I am asking for the adjusting washers in a...

I am asking for the adjusting washers in a freehub body to adjust play, not a hub axle with cones and locknuts. #12 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=12) acts as a...
08-26-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By Narhay

Uniglide freehub adjusting washer spacers

I have an early uniglide freehub and the cone or body fixing race (#12) is too tight. Are these washer spacers a common size or should I start fabricating some out of aluminum cans? It is #15...
08-25-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 716
Posted By Narhay

It depends on the car, too. The uhaul hitch was...

It depends on the car, too. The uhaul hitch was going to hang down like the car above but I ended up going to a local truck store and they had a hitch that was essentially hidden other than the...
08-24-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By Narhay

Very cool photo. I think I spy a carbon fork Trek...

Very cool photo. I think I spy a carbon fork Trek top left.
08-23-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,689
Posted By Narhay

Oooh and it has red jockey wheels too

Oooh and it has red jockey wheels too
08-22-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,331
Posted By Narhay

Oh and Blackburn bags

Oh and Blackburn bags
08-22-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By Narhay

Ok, mystery solved So the previous owner...

Ok, mystery solved

So the previous owner decided to glob very heavy grease into the freehub and pawls but then decided that replacing the top ball bearings wasnt necessary. So all that play was an...
08-22-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By Narhay

Early uniglide inner freehub separating from outer freehub

I have an early uniglide hub that is not fixed to the hub with a bolt and the race and hub engagement splines appear to move independently of the outer freehub holding the cogs. Is this fixable or...
08-22-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,689
Posted By Narhay

I spent a few minutes trying to determine what...

I spent a few minutes trying to determine what would be worth the $5 on here and decided maybe the rear derailleur or the center pulls, together. Love the matching kickstand colorway.
08-22-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,689
Posted By Narhay

no, no. Leave it alone. It is fine.

no, no. Leave it alone. It is fine.
08-22-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,331
Posted By Narhay

Simplex Retrofriction Brooks saddles Velo...

Simplex Retrofriction
Brooks saddles
Velo Orange anything
campy nuovo record
Panaracer paselas
Centurion ironmen
Bridgestone xo-1
red italian bikes, especially sl or Slx tubing
lined, low...
08-21-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,009
Posted By Narhay

Everyone giving lots of alternatives but the...

Everyone giving lots of alternatives but the gp5000 is arguably the best all around tire available.
08-21-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9,251
Views: 893,295
Posted By Narhay

I sold my Ironman a week ago. ...

I sold my Ironman a week ago.

Regrets...I've had a few...
08-20-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By Narhay

The magnums I've had took 700c wheels. Get the...

The magnums I've had took 700c wheels. Get the seatpost out then think about the bike.

When I buy a project the frame condition is probably the most important aspect. This looks to be...
08-20-20, 12:53 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,689
Posted By Narhay

Brown paper bags of unmarked, non sequential...

Brown paper bags of unmarked, non sequential bills, nos campy, chicken wings, or pretty much anything actually.
08-18-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,689
Posted By Narhay

Stay safe...if it is covid it can come in waves...

Stay safe...if it is covid it can come in waves so best to stay close to home for the time being.
08-18-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 558
Posted By Narhay

I have a harbor Freight ultrasonic. It is not...

I have a harbor Freight ultrasonic. It is not very good but it does loosen things up a bit to make it easier. Stuff sticks to aluminum a lot more than steel.
08-18-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Narhay

I loosed them a turn and they are reading around...

I loosed them a turn and they are reading around 15 on my park tension meter, same issue.
08-17-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Narhay

Sturmey archer aw hub wheel truing problems

Having the hardest time truing a 3 speed aw hub wheel on original Raleigh steel rim. I've tightened the cones more than I would normally so there isnt any side to side axle play but it just seems...
08-17-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,689
Posted By Narhay

I have to say I am impressed. Buys a bike from...

I have to say I am impressed. Buys a bike from what appears to be some shade tree mechanic operation, wipes it down and 100 miles later shes done. The spirit of the CC100.

I think next year none...
08-17-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,689
Posted By Narhay

I will write a strongly worded letter to the...

I will write a strongly worded letter to the Queen about flagrant competition violations like those Dura Ace pedals and expensive saddle.
08-17-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,689
Posted By Narhay

I just saw this pop in my feed. I want my £5...

I just saw this pop in my feed. I want my £5 worth of royalties!!!
08-17-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By Narhay

Ok, I'm going to get the Park TS2.2. I may opt...

Ok, I'm going to get the Park TS2.2. I may opt for the blue TS2.2P because it is $25 cheaper.

I understand the only difference is the colour.
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