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Forum: Commuting
05-01-17, 01:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,107
Posted By SouthernGothic

I posted my complaint about Schwalbe tubes 5...

I posted my complaint about Schwalbe tubes 5 years ago.
I had to pump those things up every time I wanted to ride - daily in many cases.

Multiple pin holes in one tube and faulty valves in both....
05-14-13, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1,887
Views: 157,490
Posted By SouthernGothic

316825 Buster, my latest(and only at the...

316825
Buster, my latest(and only at the moment) feral rescue kitty thoroughly tamed and stored in the end table drawer.
Forum: Commuting
05-14-13, 11:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,730
Posted By SouthernGothic

28" (40-635) but probably only because that is...

28" (40-635) but probably only because that is what my bicycle has on it and I love that bike. If I had another I would probably go with something comfortable in the 700c range just because finding...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-13, 01:33 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,365
Posted By SouthernGothic

I have a nice rack on my bicycle but daily use I...

I have a nice rack on my bicycle but daily use I stick with a backpack. The rack usually only gets used for larger stuff when needed.
The backpack has always seemed more convenient for my purposes...
05-13-13, 01:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,020
Posted By SouthernGothic

I have been wearing Docs to bicycle in since I...

I have been wearing Docs to bicycle in since I was a teenager some(jeez) 30 years ago. Between those and my heavy lugged sole Gripfast work boots I have ridden both a vintage road bike and my...
11-17-12, 10:24 AM
Forum: Commuting
11-14-12, 04:39 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,874
Posted By SouthernGothic

When I am in a car at night, the blinking light...

When I am in a car at night, the blinking light is a distraction for me. It makes it difficult to pinpoint the exact location of the bike and which way it is heading. With a solid light, I can tell...
11-14-12, 03:45 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 84,215
Posted By SouthernGothic

I have only purchased one item from VO but I have...

I have only purchased one item from VO but I have been very pleased with it. They must have shipped it that morning since it arrived at the house in just a couple of days - far sooner than expected....
11-06-12, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7,726
Views: 3,953,023
Posted By SouthernGothic

I have been enamoured of Mylene Farmer lately: ...

I have been enamoured of Mylene Farmer lately:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHF2-EHO_XI
11-06-12, 06:51 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 53,009
Posted By SouthernGothic

I have been watching Doctor Who most of my life. ...

I have been watching Doctor Who most of my life. I still love it and the new ones are awesome. I can rate it, but my ratings are highly prejudiced. 5/5 of course.
11-06-12, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,694
Views: 161,569
Posted By SouthernGothic

I just tried delving into "Art: A new history" by...

I just tried delving into "Art: A new history" by Paul Johnson. Of all the pseudo scholarly and ill informed works, this is the worst. He offers no bibliography with the excuse it took up too much...
11-06-12, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By SouthernGothic

I have one of these that I use at night. A bit...

I have one of these that I use at night. A bit dorky, but visible.

http://www.rockshore.uk.com/reflexite-high-visibility-reflective-belt---2-sizes-6360-p.asp
11-06-12, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2,376
Views: 214,252
Posted By SouthernGothic

It is a tradition now to watch Bram Stoker's...

It is a tradition now to watch Bram Stoker's Dracula on Halloween. It is still a great movie in spite of Keanu Reeve's glaringly ill cast presence in it.
Forum: Commuting
01-18-12, 09:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,107
Posted By SouthernGothic

I replaced my aging Kenda(28x1 1/2 tires) tubes...

I replaced my aging Kenda(28x1 1/2 tires) tubes with some "higher grade" Schwalbe units. I have had nothing but trouble keeping those things inflated. When dunked in water I discovered that the...
09-17-10, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21,557
Views: 2,177,014
Posted By SouthernGothic

170179 I cannot believe it has been a year and...

170179
I cannot believe it has been a year and a half since I last signed in on the forum.
This is my pride and joy. 1970 Raleigh DL1 and 40 years old this year of which ten have been with me. It...
02-22-09, 03:57 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 9,573
Posted By SouthernGothic

My first bike was a hand me down from a cousin...

My first bike was a hand me down from a cousin and was his first bike. It was a 1959 Rollfast Spaceracer in red with white pinstriping and a white saddle. It had the tank, full fenders, rack and...
02-17-09, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,582
Posted By SouthernGothic

Hello Robbb, The old Raleighs used...

Hello Robbb,

The old Raleighs used whitworth tool sizing, different from metric and standard. I do not know if the Pashleys did the same. If they are standard, then you have less of a headache...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-09, 05:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,897
Posted By SouthernGothic

While in Atlanta and in college, I made the 30...

While in Atlanta and in college, I made the 30 minute trip from my neighborhood(L5P) to school and back. This beat the train by a quarter hour at least and was a lot more fun.
Back in Florida I was...
02-16-09, 05:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 848
Posted By SouthernGothic

My 1970 DL1 had some(maybe more than that) paint...

My 1970 DL1 had some(maybe more than that) paint loss when I got it, scratches, dings and such. After complete disassembly, I buffed and thoroughly waxed each piece, bringing the decent spots of...
02-16-09, 04:32 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 13,234
Posted By SouthernGothic

That was an ignorant statement for a shop to make...

That was an ignorant statement for a shop to make in general and for your fellow vintage Raleigh owners, definately insulting!
02-13-09, 03:11 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 13,234
Posted By SouthernGothic

It's a bicycle not a horse. I know, both...

It's a bicycle not a horse.

I know, both names can be found to be used, but technically, as implied by the name, a saddlebag attaches to a saddle.
A pannier is a set of bags or baskets that are...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-09, 07:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,488
Posted By SouthernGothic

Yes, and I continue to look. I am not sure it...

Yes, and I continue to look. I am not sure it was a radio pack, it had been sugggested to me it was an ammo pack...it was a very large rectangular canvas bag with a flat top that snapped onto the...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-09, 06:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,488
Posted By SouthernGothic

I used an old Korean war era military radio...

I used an old Korean war era military radio backpack for 26 years. It just had canvas straps that molded to my shoulders after a few months and was always comfortable. It was hot in the summer and...
02-10-09, 06:24 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 13,234
Posted By SouthernGothic

One lbs I visited here did not know what a...

One lbs I visited here did not know what a saddlebag was. I explained it was a bag that attached under the seat. They had never heard of such a thing.
11-25-08, 04:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By SouthernGothic

I bought an Indian made roadster as a sacrifce to...

I bought an Indian made roadster as a sacrifce to bad weather to preserve my Raleigh DL1. It wasn't even worth the hundred dollars I spent on it.
The frame was no where near straight and had a...
11-23-08, 02:33 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,870
Posted By SouthernGothic

My most cherished bike is my 1970 Raleigh DL-1. ...

My most cherished bike is my 1970 Raleigh DL-1. I like it better than any bike I have ever had and have actually sold my other two bikes since I only ever ride this...
11-19-08, 03:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 701
Posted By SouthernGothic

Yup, been carrying my oil rag with me in my...

Yup, been carrying my oil rag with me in my saddlebag along with my oil can. The amount I ride it takes more than a few drops a month. I am not sure what I would do with a bike that was clean and...
11-18-08, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 701
Posted By SouthernGothic

Awesome! Thanks for the links to the manuals. I...

Awesome! Thanks for the links to the manuals. I did not realize they were out there.
11-18-08, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 701
Posted By SouthernGothic

This is what the link will take you too(along...

This is what the link will take you too(along with lots of other info):

3-speed cable adjustment
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/oldeng24/t.gifhere is a little chain coming out of the right end of...
11-18-08, 04:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 701
Posted By SouthernGothic

I had that same problem too when I first got my...

I had that same problem too when I first got my Raleigh. Once I got and kept the hub well lubed(mine leaks like a sinking oil tanker-must replace seals someday) and learned to fine tune it I had no...
11-18-08, 01:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,352
Posted By SouthernGothic

To me there is nothing better than the almost...

To me there is nothing better than the almost silent clicking of a well oiled Sturmey Archer rear hub and the loudest noise from the DL1 being the sound of the tires on the pavement.
11-18-08, 01:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 701
Posted By SouthernGothic

When downshifting into low, my SA 3spd shifts...

When downshifting into low, my SA 3spd shifts best when I backpedal a hair's width(or give it a bit of slack). If I am trying to pedal forward it acts just as you described. From what I...
Forum: Foo
11-14-08, 02:24 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,448
Posted By SouthernGothic

I have fallen asleep on my bicycle once and...

I have fallen asleep on my bicycle once and awakened to see grass coming at my face. Sober, I actually fell asleep at a Misfits concert.
11-12-08, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,947
Posted By SouthernGothic

New good quality pads specifically for the rod...

New good quality pads specifically for the rod brakes can be had through Harris Cyclery. That is where I got my set from. With the new pads and properly adjusted, the brakes do fairly well on my...
11-06-08, 03:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,582
Posted By SouthernGothic

That is the Phillips Type.

That is the Phillips Type.
11-05-08, 03:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,884
Posted By SouthernGothic

Yes. Actually I have had no trouble with the...

Yes. Actually I have had no trouble with the claims. The damage was so bad and so obvious there could have been no argument.
The delivery man on two occaisions actually complained about the weight...
11-03-08, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,582
Posted By SouthernGothic

I do not know their proper name, but I often call...

I do not know their proper name, but I often call them, in context: you @$%!#@! little pieces of @(*$#@#@ why won't you just stay in adjusted when I tighten you down!
11-03-08, 03:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,884
Posted By SouthernGothic

My experience shipping bikes and having bikes...

My experience shipping bikes and having bikes shipped to me via UPS had been dismal. Of the 8 I have recieved, UPS has damaged 7 of them. The packages, no matter how poorly or how well they are...
11-03-08, 03:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,582
Posted By SouthernGothic

Circumstances forced me to be a self taught...

Circumstances forced me to be a self taught "expert" as well. I know that the Raleigh Type and Phillips Type are both essentially the same - that is both are lever activated rods that pull the...
06-30-08, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 348,405
Posted By SouthernGothic

Time to re-tire the Raleigh

I have severely tempted fate for many years and hundreds of miles and it has finally caught up with me. My daily ride has had its first blowout. The tires on my 1970 Raleigh DL1 are the factory...
01-06-08, 11:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,504
Posted By SouthernGothic

Definitely grab that bike for $10. That's a...

Definitely grab that bike for $10. That's a great deal for it. You can get the exact year from the two digit year stamp on the rear Sturmey Archer hub. Great find and good luck with it.
01-06-08, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,214
Posted By SouthernGothic

I have a 1970 Raleigh DL1 and I had an Indian...

I have a 1970 Raleigh DL1 and I had an Indian made repop. There is nothing nicer than the solid feel of an old Raleigh 3spd. The Indian made roadster was beyond hideous. The frame was misaligned...
09-19-07, 08:20 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,970
Posted By SouthernGothic

I wanted a 925 when I first saw them online a...

I wanted a 925 when I first saw them online a year ago.
Now the 2008 models are out and here are my opinions.
Although I do think the moustache bars were cool looking, I feel bullhorns are much...
09-09-07, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,007
Posted By SouthernGothic

I have bicycled to the Dotor's and then to the...

I have bicycled to the Dotor's and then to the Pharmacy running 101 degree temp. It was not fun to start, but a very surreal experience during the trip.
Too ill to ride? Probably, but I had little...
09-09-07, 12:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,576
Posted By SouthernGothic

Docs are my favorite cycling shoe/boot followed...

Docs are my favorite cycling shoe/boot followed closely by my converse high tops, I guess both are period correct for the last half of the 20th century.
09-09-07, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 348,405
Posted By SouthernGothic

1970 Raleigh DL1, my daily ride, and the 1978...

1970 Raleigh DL1, my daily ride, and the 1978 Ross beater for bad weather.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1361/1350297716_7de61e2379_o.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-07, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By SouthernGothic

I always felt safe enough in Atlanta and...

I always felt safe enough in Atlanta and thoroughly enjoyed cycling at all hours exploring all over the metro area.
Stay away from Tallahassee. It is very bicycle unfriendly. Few safe bike paths and...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-07, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 726
Posted By SouthernGothic

I live in a redneck college town now. I prefer...

I live in a redneck college town now. I prefer to bike in the early morning hours and did so quite peacefully in Atlanta, even in the less safe neighborhoods with no problems.
Here it is a...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-07, 09:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,172
Posted By SouthernGothic

I find wearing a nice heavy sporran keeps things...

I find wearing a nice heavy sporran keeps things from flying up on you...


http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1197/1351270040_c7f7c6cb19.jpg
Forum: Commuting
09-09-07, 05:03 AM
Replies: 15,291
Views: 11,040,628
Posted By SouthernGothic

My daily commuter, a 1970 Raleigh DL1 3spd. I...

My daily commuter, a 1970 Raleigh DL1 3spd. I make a weekday 4 mile round trip and 30 to 40 miles on the weekends. It is heavy(47.8 lbs with saddlebag full of tools and such), very comfortable and...
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