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09-23-20, 08:12 PM
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Posted By Ged117

Bluestreak, you have to host the images before...

Bluestreak, you have to host the images before posting here. I use Flickr.

Does anyone know a method to improve those awful '70s Raleigh Sports brake levers with the cheapo plastic 'enhancement'?...
09-19-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23,162
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Posted By Ged117

These are the same original grips that I have on...

These are the same original grips that I have on my '50 Superbe. I can confirm that with use they will deteriorate quickly. Also, the original sought-after Sir Walter kickstands that these era...
09-11-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,027
Posted By Ged117

I use Meguiar's Gold car wash with cold water,...

I use Meguiar's Gold car wash with cold water, and clean gently around the decals. It also smells like synthetic banana, and is yellow, so double the fun and works great. If the paint is really dull,...
09-07-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3,585
Views: 315,409
Posted By Ged117

A friend at work asked me to take a look at his...

A friend at work asked me to take a look at his old late '70s Raleigh Lenton and bring it up to good working order. I think they used the Sprite or Lenton name with these bikes during that time. It...
09-05-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Ged117

Thank you, Mongol!

Thank you, Mongol!
09-04-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Ged117

WTB" Nitto Technomic 80mm or 90mm

**nevermind I ended up buying one since the price / shipping was reasonable.

If anyone has a tall Nitto quill stem at those lengths, I would be interested.

Thanks.

Ged
08-27-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1,948
Views: 558,850
Posted By Ged117

Hi Tom. When I was gifted this bike, I knew next...

Hi Tom. When I was gifted this bike, I knew next to nothing about fit or bike sizing. I rode it for a long time in its original configuration with drop bars and low stem. I had a lot of neck pain...
08-24-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,295
Posted By Ged117

Same story as when I rebuilt my '53 FW and '50 AG...

Same story as when I rebuilt my '53 FW and '50 AG hubs. No wear on internal parts, practically new once cleaned up and fed bearings, grease, and 0W20. I'm jealous. Something about bringing back an...
08-21-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,843
Views: 330,850
Posted By Ged117

Incredible find! What a price. I had a stuck stem...

Incredible find! What a price. I had a stuck stem on my old Peugeot when I bought it. I soaked the headtube in PB Blaster and left it upside down for a few days. It was still a fight, but it came...
08-20-20, 10:38 AM
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Posted By Ged117

I usually see lots of these for sale on Kijiji,...

I usually see lots of these for sale on Kijiji, usually with the derailleur. I check these listings to see if the bike has the Sturmey S5 5-speed hub gear. I missed one here not long ago. I want one...
08-19-20, 08:53 AM
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Posted By Ged117

I just turned 30. My three-speed turns 71 in...

I just turned 30. My three-speed turns 71 in January. I'm hoping to hand it off to my kid in the future as you have. They're still really good city bicycles. I see quite a few three-speeds in various...
08-18-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,843
Views: 330,850
Posted By Ged117

I can confirm that those Tektro FL750 levers are...

I can confirm that those Tektro FL750 levers are good quality and that they work very well with cantilever brakes too.
08-18-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,295
Posted By Ged117

Kurt, the Raleigh Sports decals look great. They...

Kurt, the Raleigh Sports decals look great. They made these '50s bikes with stern, lasting stuff. The decals on my wife's '56 Sports are in good shape too. Her bike has had new new cork grips...
08-17-20, 07:48 PM
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Posted By Ged117

Hi everyone, I have a 23" or 58cm 1990...

Hi everyone,

I have a 23" or 58cm 1990 Schwinn Voyageur touring frame (Tange DB cromoly steel frame and fork). I inherited the bike from family some years ago, but the frame is too small. I am...
08-14-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,295
Posted By Ged117

PM sent.

PM sent.
08-13-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,295
Posted By Ged117

Looking good, Kurt. The black enamel they used is...

Looking good, Kurt. The black enamel they used is tough. It shows up in rougher spots on my Superbe where the green has worn off. Speaking of the Cyclo derailer, I'm thinking of removing it and the...
08-13-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 47,475
Posted By Ged117

Ah, thanks for spotting. Typo. I was writing...

Ah, thanks for spotting. Typo. I was writing about another bike in a separate post at the same time.
08-13-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 47,475
Posted By Ged117

Thanks! I fixed the image. Ged

Thanks! I fixed the image.

Ged
08-13-20, 01:20 PM
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Views: 47,475
Posted By Ged117

'90 Voyageur fit issues

Very nice bicycles in this thread. At 6'3" with long legs, I feel somewhat envious of those who own larger frame Voyageurs. I inherited my '90 Tange frame Voyageur from an uncle who bought it new at...
08-13-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,295
Posted By Ged117

My favourite part of restoring my 23" 1950...

My favourite part of restoring my 23" 1950 Raleigh Superbe "Sports Light Tourist", other than the AG hub rebuild (my first dive into a SA hub), was the paint restoration. Like yours, the paint on my...
06-21-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By Ged117

I've got a KMC Z72 on order. Thanks for the...

I've got a KMC Z72 on order. Thanks for the suggestion. I liked the Suntour indexing when it worked a long time ago with the original components.
06-20-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By Ged117

Apart from the chain, that is my exact set up....

Apart from the chain, that is my exact set up. I'm using an SRAM chain. Will it really make a big difference? Thanks for commenting.
06-20-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By Ged117

WTB: Suntour friction bar end shifters

*Disregard - I'm going to try a different chain instead.

Hi,
I'd like to buy some Suntour friction bar end shifters for my 7 speed / triple setup on the Voyageur. Also open to other equivalent...
06-14-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,091
Posted By Ged117

Haha. Good point, thanks. The bag itself is a...

Haha. Good point, thanks. The bag itself is a second hand one I found but I replaced the straps. Here is the front end in the bush and later that week at the Experimental Farm path.
...
06-14-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,091
Posted By Ged117

It's a reference to '40s, '50s, and '60s English...

It's a reference to '40s, '50s, and '60s English club bicycles, which until derailleurs became reliable and popular were built with Sturmey Archer hub gears of varying ratios from utility wide range...
06-14-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,091
Posted By Ged117

I own a 70s Peugeot AO-8, which is pretty much...

I own a 70s Peugeot AO-8, which is pretty much the same bike as a UO8 sans a few details. I have an alloy wheelset with a hub gear and dynamo hub in front. All the other parts were replaced with...
06-12-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By Ged117

PM sent.

PM sent.
06-11-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By Ged117

WTB: 27mm Seatpost - Sakae, Campy, Laprade, others

My Armstrong 531 frame takes a 27mm seat post. I'd like something that'll hold my seat up, and look reasonably OK doing it. The bike has a heavy patina, but a shinier seatpost might be OK too.

I'm...
06-05-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,457
Posted By Ged117

Somebody on the inside of Canada Post told me...

Somebody on the inside of Canada Post told me that things got real tough during the peak. The disruption continues.
06-05-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,457
Posted By Ged117

I bought a frame from the UK eBay in March, and I...

I bought a frame from the UK eBay in March, and I finally called Fedex the other day to see what happened after radio silence from the seller. The frame ended up in their "undeliverables" warehouse...
05-20-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23,162
Views: 2,654,356
Posted By Ged117

I run the Kenda tires on Mrs. Ged's bike (above)...

I run the Kenda tires on Mrs. Ged's bike (above) I think the black looks good with the frame and mud guard colours. On my Superbe I run the Panaracer Col de la Vie. I never get tired of the ride they...
05-20-20, 09:04 AM
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Views: 2,654,356
Posted By Ged117

A Three-Speed Tourabout

Hi everyone,

Mrs. Ged and I took out the '50s Raleighs for a good old-fashioned three-speed tour. The National Capital Commission closed the Rockcliffe Parkway to car traffic, and so I thought...
05-20-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16,096
Views: 1,671,040
Posted By Ged117

I've been getting into a lot of really nice rides...

I've been getting into a lot of really nice rides lately. Yesterday I decided to run a 35km loop, and followed the Rideau River Path south to start off, which carries the rider through wooded areas...
05-15-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,657
Posted By Ged117

I use this non-petroleum base WPL "Whistler...

I use this non-petroleum base WPL "Whistler Performance Labs" wet lube most of the year: https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5063-555/Wet-Chain-Lube-120ml

I've tried a bunch and this one has worked out...
05-14-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23,162
Views: 2,654,356
Posted By Ged117

ascherer Thanks for the lay-back MTB seatpost...

ascherer Thanks for the lay-back MTB seatpost idea. This has worked out VERY well for me. I can finally ride this old fella (turned 70 in Jan) for as long as I want without knee pain or the...
05-09-20, 10:08 AM
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Posted By Ged117

My 1950 Raleigh Superbe "Sports Tourist" was in a...

My 1950 Raleigh Superbe "Sports Tourist" was in a shed for 30-40 years. Original Dunlop tire on the rear wheel. The photo (sorry it isn't very good) makes it look a little better than it was. Quite...
05-09-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 23,162
Views: 2,654,356
Posted By Ged117

This bike resembles my fiance's '56 Sports in...

This bike resembles my fiance's '56 Sports in many ways. The 2030 transfer, the Raleigh Sports font, and as you pointed out the brakes, and the white fenders. This is a very cool bike. If it were 23"...
05-08-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,996
Posted By Ged117

On my recent Franglish Club Bike build (French...

On my recent Franglish Club Bike build (French frame, and testing new 700c wheelset with Sturmey four-speed hub and dynohub), I used two layers of good Canadian hockey tape underneath a single layer...
05-06-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16,096
Views: 1,671,040
Posted By Ged117

Looks to be a nice part of England to ride in....

Looks to be a nice part of England to ride in. More photos of the bike and the area would be welcome. I find that riding my 1950 Superbe with my Panaracer Col de la Vie tires the sweet spot is about...
05-05-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 23,162
Views: 2,654,356
Posted By Ged117

That bike needs your help, gster! I bet after...

That bike needs your help, gster! I bet after some work with evaporust, polish, and wax that what is left of the green will come shining through. Rum surface looks rough in some spots. The hybrid...
05-04-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Ged117

I was thinking of 170 or 175, since 170mm is what...

I was thinking of 170 or 175, since 170mm is what was on the bike, I have a 34" inseam, and 170mm or 175 seem like they would both work.

noglider thanks very much Tom. I'll take a look.
05-03-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Ged117

Thanks panzerwagon! I think I could have been...

Thanks panzerwagon! I think I could have been clearer with my WTB ad that other suggested triples are welcome too.
05-02-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 655
Posted By Ged117

It certainly took me a while to get my FW...

It certainly took me a while to get my FW adjusted correctly, and to teach myself good shifting technique, but it is working well now. I do hold the shifter trigger in place when using Bottom gear,...
05-02-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 655
Posted By Ged117

I've been thinking of picking up 1 or 2 of those...

I've been thinking of picking up 1 or 2 of those '60s four-speed shifters, and keeping my eye out for another FW for parts. Though, the inside bits of mine had almost no wear despite being 67 years...
05-02-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16,096
Views: 1,671,040
Posted By Ged117

Took a great canal path ride today with Mrs. Ged....

Took a great canal path ride today with Mrs. Ged. She rode her 1956 Raleigh Sports three-speed that I finished bringing up to snuff about a week ago. Nice to feel the warm sun again. No photos from...
05-02-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Ged117

WTB: triple crankset

Hi all,

I'm replacing the lower end, gray anodized Suntour XCE triple crankset on my Voyageur touring bike. I was thinking of asking about the Shimano XT Biopace triple crankset. If you have one...
04-30-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 655
Posted By Ged117

I had not realized that this is possible. Would a...

I had not realized that this is possible. Would a modern Sturmey bar-end shifter work with my '53 FW four-speed hub? It is inevitable that the original SA '50s flick shifters will soon be too worn...
04-28-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23,162
Views: 2,654,356
Posted By Ged117

That's a great tip. I have a pair of Mafac levers...

That's a great tip. I have a pair of Mafac levers that I could perhaps steal clamps from.
04-27-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 23,162
Views: 2,654,356
Posted By Ged117

Thanks. I feel the same way. I don't want to...

Thanks. I feel the same way. I don't want to remove the original stem, bar, or add an extender. I am going to try a layback seatpost. I haven't adjusted the nut because it is a 70 year old saddle and...
04-25-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23,162
Views: 2,654,356
Posted By Ged117

That's very cool ascherer . How do you find the...

That's very cool ascherer . How do you find the angle of the saddle while reaching the grips comfortably? I think your bar stem is set a bit higher than mine. I might raise it a touch. I need to find...
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