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04-18-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By cudak888

Still available. One member PM'ed then...

Still available.

One member PM'ed then ghosted me on it.
04-18-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24,384
Views: 2,896,869
Posted By cudak888

Gotcha. Mine is an Endrick. -Kurt

Gotcha. Mine is an Endrick.

-Kurt
04-17-21, 02:10 PM
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Posted By cudak888

I have a very nice 40H steel Sturmey rear rim for...

I have a very nice 40H steel Sturmey rear rim for a Sprite 27. Yours for shipping cost. PM me.

-Kurt
04-17-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By cudak888

It has all the hallmarks of a transition-era...

It has all the hallmarks of a transition-era (early 1960s) TI-Raleigh product. Thick stays, scoop cutout on the lugs, Raleigh-pattern rear dropouts, generic fork crown used on these secondary-brand...
04-16-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 664
Posted By cudak888

Methinks you also have some bulls, and you're...

Methinks you also have some bulls, and you're letting some out right now :P ;)

You can't convince me the '51 and the '37 are rocks. If that's so, I'll take a handful of rocks, thank you very much....
04-16-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 858
Posted By cudak888

There's only one exception to this, Gugie - it's...

There's only one exception to this, Gugie - it's when the bike originally came with steel rims. Then the aluminum rim upgrade becomes #1, followed by the tires.

It's not as limited as it sounds -...
04-16-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 628
Posted By cudak888

Ask these questions: Is it obviously bent?...

Ask these questions:

Is it obviously bent? No? Continue.
Are their any obvious stress marks on it that are not from production? No? Continue.
Is there pitting on the surface of the bar from...
04-16-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 664
Posted By cudak888

I love how clubman has been here for so many...

I love how clubman has been here for so many years - and I've known him for a fair bit of those years too - and he can still pull gems like this '51 Club Racer out of his hat...without my ever...
04-16-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 24,384
Views: 2,896,869
Posted By cudak888

So that's what they are. I've seen them a few...

So that's what they are. I've seen them a few times before.

-Kurt
04-16-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By cudak888

At the rate I see ST's converted with period drop...

At the rate I see ST's converted with period drop bars, I bet most of them never even got onto the showroom floor before being converted to drops. Probably couldn't sell them any other way.

_Kurt
04-16-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 858
Posted By cudak888

First, I'd like to know where I can buy an...

First, I'd like to know where I can buy an adult-sized bike tire for $9.99, regularly.

Secondly, to the OP's point, $60 is about the cost of some China rubber for a '90s Toyota Corolla. Are you...
04-16-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 24,384
Views: 2,896,869
Posted By cudak888

An excellent tip; didn't think of reshaping the...

An excellent tip; didn't think of reshaping the lead end of a shift cable to slide into the narrow Sturmey receiver.



I'm not as offended by the rack as some others, but I'm almost certain that...
04-15-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 24,384
Views: 2,896,869
Posted By cudak888

They're overpriced, but I usually get one of...

They're overpriced, but I usually get one of these modern ones and install them through Raleigh ribbed housing, when the combo calls for it:...
04-15-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 24,384
Views: 2,896,869
Posted By cudak888

Those stylized "R"s are, indeed, the logo of...

Those stylized "R"s are, indeed, the logo of Rampar (Raleigh America Parts). It stands to reason it was built in Nottingham as generic North American stock and outfitted accordingly. I'm just...
04-15-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 24,384
Views: 2,896,869
Posted By cudak888

Can we get back to talking about bikes and moan...

Can we get back to talking about bikes and moan about sales and flipping in the Valuations forum where this belongs?

It's bad enough that all 3-speed convos have become lumped into this monolithic...
04-14-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 24,384
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Posted By cudak888

That's the explanation for the chrome bikes;...

That's the explanation for the chrome bikes; mostly the chrome Sports from the late 1970's. It does not explain these specific DL-1 editions, which are absolutely distinct from the US-market DL-1's....
04-14-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 24,384
Views: 2,896,869
Posted By cudak888

I always wondered where those all-chrome,...

I always wondered where those all-chrome, post-1973 DL-1s were meant to be marketed to. My 1979 Rudge is virtually identically spec'ed to this (minus the taillight) - B73, front mudflap, adjustable...
04-13-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By cudak888

Riese & Müller Birdy BD1 (first generation)

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x1125/20210408_164339_resized_089_ea48821aff414900e13ba7d71d96b23e9fcc8576.jpg
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04-13-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 741
Posted By cudak888

Does look like a Maillard 700 sticker under that...

Does look like a Maillard 700 sticker under that though.

-Kurt
04-13-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 741
Posted By cudak888

Can you get the seller down to a price where the...

Can you get the seller down to a price where the condition is no longer an issue? If so, grab it for what it is, then go over the rear triangle with fine bronze wool to find out if you've lucked out....
04-13-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By cudak888

Ceeway sells the version with the two points and...

Ceeway sells the version with the two points and "C" shaped cutout on the sides:
https://www.framebuilding.com/NEWPARTSPAGES/lugs.htm

Pretty sure the three-point version is 3Rensho. EDIT:...
04-13-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By cudak888

Red bike is something from the '83-86 Raleigh USA...

Red bike is something from the '83-86 Raleigh USA lineup and is fairly low-end, but in some ways comparable to the Grand Prix - with exception to those cheap sidepulls.

The SGP, on the other hand,...
04-12-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 783
Posted By cudak888

An ultra lightweight, fast, upright-bar city...

An ultra lightweight, fast, upright-bar city bicycle with class. The world needs more of this.

Nice work on the build. Have you found the wider bars and long stem to work well with the front end...
04-12-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By cudak888

It's recent production. Looks decent enough bike...

It's recent production. Looks decent enough bike if one wants a rod brake roadster and isn't set on it necessarily being a Raleigh DL-1.

Do beware that some of these knockoffs sometimes need...
04-12-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By cudak888

Have a link to an off-site gallery? The SGP...

Have a link to an off-site gallery?

The SGP basically has an edge by virtue of a 24TPI bottom bracket and square taper spindle, along with Suntour derailers that won't be falling off like the...
04-11-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 24,384
Views: 2,896,869
Posted By cudak888

That's an early-1960's Sports. Someone ought to...

That's an early-1960's Sports. Someone ought to grab that; it looks like something that will clean up very, very nicely.

-Kurt
04-11-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 24,384
Views: 2,896,869
Posted By cudak888

There's a neighbor (also a BF'er) here with a '77...

There's a neighbor (also a BF'er) here with a '77 3-speed Sprite. Have to snoop at the bottom bracket area sometime.

-Kurt
04-11-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By cudak888

Probably just fine. I have some original 1950's...

Probably just fine. I have some original 1950's Dunlop tubes in service.

Tires, on the other hand...nope.

-Kurt
04-11-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By cudak888

Another PX isn't quite what I was going for (and...

Another PX isn't quite what I was going for (and if so, I'd trade frame/fork only), but will send a PM with my email.



No idea. Not a Peugeot expert.

-Kurt
04-10-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By cudak888

The chaincase doesn't come off without removing...

The chaincase doesn't come off without removing the crank cotter and crank. Do yourself a favor...don't.

-Kurt
04-10-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20,242
Views: 3,396,541
Posted By cudak888

Translation: "I can't date, I can't spell, I...

Translation: "I can't date, I can't spell, I can't count, I can't measure."

-Kurt
04-10-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By cudak888

It originally measured 26.0, but I discovered...

It originally measured 26.0, but I discovered that the left seatlug ear had been mildly tweaked and it is, indeed, 26.4. From the build thread:



I don't think there's any reason to doubt it's a...
04-10-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20,242
Views: 3,396,541
Posted By cudak888

You bloody well better believe that price is...

You bloody well better believe that price is negotiable, buddy.
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04-10-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By cudak888

The original Mystery Meat thread may be your best...

The original Mystery Meat thread may be your best read on its provenance: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1166993-mystery-meat-1-a.html

-Kurt
04-10-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By cudak888

The curvature in the casting was likely not...

The curvature in the casting was likely not uniform. Not a problem. Follow scarlson's advice to reprofile and polish it, then reassemble it.

-Kurt
04-10-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 608
Posted By cudak888

[/url] Aren't there a bunch of...

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Aren't there a bunch of unsubstantiated rumors of reproductions of these, amongst other caps, produced in one of the countries in Central America? 15+ years and I'm still waiting for...
04-10-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3,879
Views: 352,982
Posted By cudak888

+1,000! -Kurt

+1,000!

-Kurt
04-10-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 608
Posted By cudak888

Not a first-gen SR post; that's a milled Nuovo...

Not a first-gen SR post; that's a milled Nuovo post. The flutes in the OP's pic are squared off, deeper, and extend past the end of the post.

-Kurt
04-10-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,236
Posted By cudak888

Great example, Neal. Easy enough to verify by...

Great example, Neal. Easy enough to verify by ignoring the text and going straight to Amazon.com via a browser to check if that's the case.

The "myamzlinks" should be another tipoff. It's so...
04-09-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 608
Posted By cudak888

Only thing that strikes me as odd is the third...

Only thing that strikes me as odd is the third top tube cable clip. Aren't these supposed to have two?

Club cutout in the BB?

-Kurt
04-09-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By cudak888

https://www.amazon.com/CABLE-Speed-Sturmey-Archer-...

https://www.amazon.com/CABLE-Speed-Sturmey-Archer-60x65in/dp/B000AO5K5G

Cable (not housing) length of this repop is 65". If that's enough to fit your Pigeon, you should be able to cut the housing...
04-09-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3,879
Views: 352,982
Posted By cudak888

Don't need it, but that Deore XT RD looks yummy....

Don't need it, but that Deore XT RD looks yummy. Good on you for passing this on, MH!

-Kurt
Forum: For Sale
04-09-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 820
Posted By cudak888

Reduced to $299 + actual shipping to you. ...

Reduced to $299 + actual shipping to you.

-Kurt
04-09-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,565
Posted By cudak888

Oh, you mean that state where Lance Armstrong...

Oh, you mean that state where Lance Armstrong couldn't train without a motorcade because the locals in F250's are all too eager to "teach him some respect" under their Super Swampers?

-Kurt
04-09-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By cudak888

That's it. Pure bicycle-shaped-object at its...

That's it. Pure bicycle-shaped-object at its finest.

-Kurt
04-09-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By cudak888

Purpose-built bike polo fixie. Straight forks so...

Purpose-built bike polo fixie. Straight forks so you can spin the front wheel at outrageously tight angles (including reverse). Can't explain the curved cranks, other than it might be just another...
04-09-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By cudak888

TRADES: 196X? PX10? Mystery Meat 57cm

Those of you who've been around long enough probably have seen this bike more than a few times. WGB picked it up as Mystery Meat a few years ago, it then wound up with bertinjim, and I got it and...
04-09-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 176,506
Posted By cudak888

unworthy1 - just out of curiosity, did that Aries...

unworthy1 - just out of curiosity, did that Aries come from a JUMP 5.5 share bike?

-Kurt
04-08-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By cudak888

I've had the pleasure (not) of being punted off...

I've had the pleasure (not) of being punted off the brown one while stopped. Crankset bent and the chainguard took a beating, but I've replaced them since. Can't recall if it was USAZorro or ...
04-08-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,565
Posted By cudak888

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Best laugh I've had...

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Best laugh I've had on this forum in a long time.

-Kurt
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