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02-24-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,357
Posted By dimini

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Thinking ahead to year 2060 has merit. Pictured is my 1977 Hugh Porter that I...
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By dimini

Fast forward 1.5 months and I just finished the...

Fast forward 1.5 months and I just finished the resto-mod make over of my junk pile 1971 Raleigh Pro Mk II. Since it had no provenance, nor it's original mink paint, I chose black & gold theme as an...
01-03-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,480
Posted By dimini

I love this thread! My free 1971 Raleigh Pro is...

I love this thread!
My free 1971 Raleigh Pro is going to be a keeper because I've already depleted the checkbook with the vintage Campagnolo NR parts upgrades that it "needed" before I'd be happy to...
12-30-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,760
Posted By dimini

Not sure if someone has already mentioned this...

Not sure if someone has already mentioned this but the fork crown looks distinctive—plain on the outside shape, yet features the long spear points extending down the inner side of the fork blades. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,900
Posted By dimini

So my question is, what’s the big deal with...

So my question is, what’s the big deal with refreshing an old thread? Gimme a break! I just acquired two sets of Roval wheels (in great shape, too) and information on these wheel sets seems a...
12-28-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By dimini

I’d like to know this, too, as I just came upon a...

I’d like to know this, too, as I just came upon a pair of black anodized Roval 700c tubulars, similar to the ones pictured on the 3Rensho bike above. Thrown in for free was a 2nd set, but 26”...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,158
Posted By dimini

I promise that I'm not a Troll... Guess I must be...

I promise that I'm not a Troll... Guess I must be one of the minority hardcore C&V guys because when it comes to road bikes, I'm totally content riding on vintage tubular rims with what I think are...
12-16-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,072
Posted By dimini

Thanks for the info, Pcampeau! Mine has no...

Thanks for the info, Pcampeau!
Mine has no chrome on the stays and the fork's chrome is salvageable, fortunately. Oddly, it has Campy rear dropouts and Zeus on the fork. Either SheldonBrown or...
12-16-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,072
Posted By dimini

Hey folks- I'm resurrecting this thread to see...

Hey folks- I'm resurrecting this thread to see if anyone out there currently owns one of the Raleigh Pro Mark 2 limited edition bikes. Various websites and pdfs of catalogs indicate that 500 (maybe...
12-16-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,437
Posted By dimini

I have a Jim Blackburn rear rack in my junk bin. ...

I have a Jim Blackburn rear rack in my junk bin. It's probably 1975 vintage. You can have it, but I doubt it's worth the cost of S&H.
12-16-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,437
Posted By dimini

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Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By dimini

According to SheldonBrown.com the "fastback"...

According to SheldonBrown.com the "fastback" Brampton-Victor seat cluster was a signature feature among the early Raleigh Pros. This one is an early L-series serial number and oddly, has Campy rear...
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By dimini

If this bike still had it’s original Raleigh...

If this bike still had it’s original Raleigh paint, I’d keep it as a rat rod bike w/patina as is, but I can’t bring myself to sporting about with someone else’s DIY Krylon paint job. It’s fun to...
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By dimini

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The PO who painted the bike (I’d guess over 20yrs...
11-26-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By dimini

I have a Super Champion rim with the serrated...

I have a Super Champion rim with the serrated brake surface--just like these, but the decal showing the model is long gone.
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By dimini

Yet another 70/71 Raleigh Pro Mk II

I just bought a pile of bike parts that I found listed in Facebook Marketplace. Amid the pile of 70's gear were two nearly complete Raleighs-- a 1975ish Gran Sport and a Raleigh Pro Mk 2 which...
09-16-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,877
Posted By dimini

I promise that I'm not a troll... However,...

I promise that I'm not a troll...

However, as a 59yr old lifetime cyclist as well as sports car enthusiast, while driving my car I see evidence every day that flashing daytime front and rear...
08-31-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 22,302
Views: 2,394,161
Posted By dimini

I hadn’t really thought of my lifetime passion...

I hadn’t really thought of my lifetime passion for bicycles as a hobby, but I suppose it is with a mix of road racing and mountain bike racing mixed in during various decades. My interest in Raleigh...
08-30-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22,302
Views: 2,394,161
Posted By dimini

This is awesome! I'd love to have seen the...

This is awesome! I'd love to have seen the would-be thief fall on his face as he tried to ride your locked bike. So glad to see folks using these vintage bikes.

My Superbe was missing the key...
08-29-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22,302
Views: 2,394,161
Posted By dimini

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Perhaps a silly question, but I wonder how many...
07-22-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,353
Posted By dimini

Sorry, I don't know the story on the Trek decals,...

Sorry, I don't know the story on the Trek decals, but I like them better than the typical ones of that era. I bought the bike from a collector and the pink color is not original. It was originally an...
07-18-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,353
Posted By dimini

Great find! I’m partial to pink Treks, too. ...

Great find! I’m partial to pink Treks, too. Here’s my pink...
07-15-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22,302
Views: 2,394,161
Posted By dimini

One road bike fits inside w/back seat folded down...

One road bike fits inside w/back seat folded down w/wheels removed. Myhttps://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_1995_049bbe3796d8cf7c211e51e55f61b0c224c6dd26.jpg
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07-15-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22,302
Views: 2,394,161
Posted By dimini

That sounds pretty simple. Yes, it seems as...

That sounds pretty simple. Yes, it seems as though there's a 3-4 character number stamped on the face of the cylinder. I'm guessing that would match up with the style of blank key, but not...
07-14-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 22,302
Views: 2,394,161
Posted By dimini

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My 1974 Superbe needs just a couple more goodies...
07-07-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22,302
Views: 2,394,161
Posted By dimini

thank you for the tip on using a heat gun! I...

thank you for the tip on using a heat gun! I have one and will give it a try. I suppose one could argue that a vintage, small Kansas town license sticker is a part of the bike’s provenance, but...
07-07-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22,302
Views: 2,394,161
Posted By dimini

Thanks for the link on the 20-30 sticker! Now, if...

Thanks for the link on the 20-30 sticker! Now, if I could only remove the reflective, bright red City bike License on the reverse side of the seat tube. Stands out in contrast to the metallic green....
07-06-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 22,302
Views: 2,394,161
Posted By dimini

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Here’s my ‘74 Superbe that I found on FB...
07-05-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,130
Posted By dimini

Photos won’t upload

Sorry to pollute the site with such a simple problem, but I’ve already spent way too much time in the Sticky Note attempting to troubleshoot why my photos won’t upload.

Does this site not allow...
07-03-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,122
Posted By dimini

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Recently restored 1977 Hugh Porter Bantel team...
07-03-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By dimini

Thank you! This is what I was looking for. Looks...

Thank you! This is what I was looking for. Looks like my shifters are operating properly now. It just seemed strange that I had to flip the inner lever all the way to the max. left position before it...
07-03-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By dimini

I haven’t lubed it yet as I wanted to make...

I haven’t lubed it yet as I wanted to make certain the solvent had dried thoroughly. I’m thinking something like Tri-flow? Any thoughts on generic spray silicone lube? WD-40 is bad as it will gum...
07-03-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By dimini

Sticky Shimano Ultra 600 brifters...

Will someone please remind me whether 1992/93 vintage Shimano STI shifters are capable of upshifting more than one gear at a time? I had my Trek 5200 in long-term storage and pulled it out recently...
06-19-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24,972
Views: 2,396,373
Posted By dimini

Heading out in a few minutes for today's ride. ...

Heading out in a few minutes for today's ride. Urban mountain biking today. That means I'm taking my mountain bike through the crappy, pot-hole-ridden streets of Kansas City to a couple of the...
05-06-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,318
Posted By dimini

I’m thankful to have found this thread as I...

I’m thankful to have found this thread as I recently restored a 23” frame set that I’ve owned since I was 17. The bike was basically in storage for the past 25 years and I’ve just resumed riding it...
05-06-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,128
Posted By dimini

While "cleaning house" last year, I donated both...

While "cleaning house" last year, I donated both my properly-maintained Bridgestone MB3 hard tail and my Trek Y22 to Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. I even left the SPD pedals on each. My...
Forum: Introductions
03-31-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 788
Posted By dimini

KC’s critical mass rides are entertaining and...

KC’s critical mass rides are entertaining and nothing like any other organized ride I’ve done in the past 40 years. I was about to post a photo of my MINI folding bike that I rode during the July...
03-30-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,084
Posted By dimini

Hilarious! I really need to hire a proof...

Hilarious!

I really need to hire a proof reader. I meant to say “codger”, not coot, and CERTAINLY not cooter! You know what? Laughter is good and hopefully a few dozen folks will appreciate the...
03-30-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,084
Posted By dimini

Samkl- Firstly, thanks for this thread. ...

Samkl-

Firstly, thanks for this thread. I’ve enjoyed the perspectives of those who have responded. I may be a newbie to this forum, but I’m a 58yr old cooter who still owns his first “pro” road...
Forum: Introductions
03-27-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 788
Posted By dimini

I’ve been riding solo in recent years, with my...

I’ve been riding solo in recent years, with my road bikes hanging up on racks collecting dust. I live and work in the Plaza and Westport areas so it’s been more fun and practical for me to ride...
Forum: Introductions
03-27-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 788
Posted By dimini

Great bike and glad to see a fellow KC resident...

Great bike and glad to see a fellow KC resident w/interest in vintage road bikes. Perhaps we’ll cross paths out there. Keep an eye out for pot holes, though. It’s a nasty mine field this spring.
Forum: Introductions
03-26-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By dimini

New forum member from Midwest

Hi all!
I discovered this forum while looking to source a few parts for my 1977 Hugh Porter Bantel road bike, which I bought new from Bakers Bikes, of Mercer Island, while attending high school in...
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