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09-05-20, 07:32 AM
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Posted By Ged117

Thank you, Mongol!

Thank you, Mongol!
08-27-20, 09:01 AM
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Views: 559,027
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...
08-18-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,296
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...
08-13-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,296
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...
06-14-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,095
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.
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06-14-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,095
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: 1,095
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...
06-05-20, 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, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23,170
Views: 2,655,540
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
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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...
05-14-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23,170
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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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Views: 648,814
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...
05-06-20, 03:19 PM
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Views: 1,671,778
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...
05-02-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 1,671,778
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...
04-15-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 23,170
Views: 2,655,540
Posted By Ged117

The top 3 work like an AW, and the 4th or bottom...

The top 3 work like an AW, and the 4th or bottom gear puts everything in tight adjustment. I don't think the shifter has the strength to hold it for very long. I just wanted to make sure that the...
04-14-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6,533
Views: 587,983
Posted By Ged117

A few parts for the Voyageur's refit. Suntour...

A few parts for the Voyageur's refit. Suntour VGT-Luxe derailleur to replace the original lower-end Suntour XC-E (will run the Suntour bar-ends in friction mode), a Shimano hyperglide cassette, new...
04-13-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 23,170
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Posted By Ged117

Hi James For cone wrenches I use Park Tool...

Hi James

For cone wrenches I use Park Tool ones shown here: https://www.parktool.com/product/double-ended-cone-wrench-dcw-2

They're inexpensive and freely available, and make working on these...
04-05-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23,170
Views: 2,655,540
Posted By Ged117

I started work on the '56 Sports step-through I...

I started work on the '56 Sports step-through I am bringing up to snuff for my fiance. I have a donor '72 Sports, and I'm using the AW-equipped wheel from it for this '56 until next winter. The bike...
04-04-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By Ged117

I've just put on some regular cotton Newbaum's on...

I've just put on some regular cotton Newbaum's on my Peugeot. I put two layers of hockey tape underneath. Honestly for short rides it is fine without gloves. Longer rides will need gloves though. I...
04-03-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 28,752
Posted By Ged117

I thought I would update this thread! Here's my...

I thought I would update this thread! Here's my mostly finished Franglish Club Bike. I still have to make ends for the lamp wiring to attach at the dynohub. I'm going to try and use banana plugs to...
04-03-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 1,671,778
Posted By Ged117

I got out last night for a short ride and headed...

I got out last night for a short ride and headed downtown. Thought I'd head across the Ottawa River to see the road blocks on the other side (Ontario / Quebec provincial border - the police are...
04-01-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 23,170
Views: 2,655,540
Posted By Ged117

I have the original presstube rack for my...

I have the original presstube rack for my Superbe. It looks to have been white and black. I'm thinking of refinishing it in a cream colour for my bike. Man is it a heavy part though...

I took the...
03-30-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23,170
Views: 2,655,540
Posted By Ged117

Here in Ontario they may stay open as essential...

Here in Ontario they may stay open as essential businesses too. A few local bike shops have. My go-to has decided to close, but there is another nearby for consumables if necessary.

Thanks for...
03-28-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23,170
Views: 2,655,540
Posted By Ged117

Peugeot AO8 four speed

Hi folks. I'm just about at the test ride stage of this build. 700c wheels with sturmey archer four speed hub and dynohub. For those who have worked on dynohubs, what level of play at the hub when...
03-24-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,367
Posted By Ged117

Fantastic! The head tube marbling of the paint is...

Fantastic! The head tube marbling of the paint is my favourite part. I'm excited to see the build for this one. Thanks to your posts I have come around to slowing my '50s Armstrong Consort 531...
03-22-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23,170
Views: 2,655,540
Posted By Ged117

Ask and ye shall receive. The Cyclo 3 speed is a...

Ask and ye shall receive. The Cyclo 3 speed is a neat piece of mechanical history. It is finicky to operate, but I really like how it expands the gear possibilities. It is also another cool talking...
03-21-20, 04:24 PM
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Posted By Ged117

Hark! The first Raleigh Superbe ride of Spring

I took my first three-speed ride of the year. This has been a day of bike building (Peugeot AO8 commuter) and cooking, and I had some time before supper to go out into the neighborhoods. This thing...
03-17-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,720
Posted By Ged117

My fiance's 1956 Raleigh Sports and my 1950...

My fiance's 1956 Raleigh Sports and my 1950 Raleigh Superbe. The sun brings out the color on them nicely. The Superbe is currently hanging on the wall...
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03-11-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 947
Posted By Ged117

Armstrong Consort build- 1950s English Lightweight

Let's have it out with. I had no intention of buying a new frameset before a visit to the gold-bestrewn troll hoard that is UK eBay. Revealed was a '50s Armstrong Consort (what a name) 531...
03-03-20, 12:50 PM
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Posted By Ged117

I have a '56 AW that I am going to build into a...

I have a '56 AW that I am going to build into a CR18 next winter, to join the dynohub CR18 front wheel to lighten up the bike quite a bit for longer rides. The original front wheel from the '56...
03-03-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 23,170
Views: 2,655,540
Posted By Ged117

I'm thinking of using MKS Sylvan pedals for my...

I'm thinking of using MKS Sylvan pedals for my fiance's '56 Sports. It has the original pedals in great shape, and she will be commuting with the bike. I figure I will put the originals away with...
02-20-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,903
Posted By Ged117

I was given my '90 Schwinn Voyageur by a relative...

I was given my '90 Schwinn Voyageur by a relative who bought it new. He is shorter than me, and at 6'2 the 58CM Voyageur is too small for me so I had a difficult time getting it set up for a more...
01-31-20, 08:48 AM
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Views: 44,531
Posted By Ged117

DQRider, your shots are some of my favourite on...

DQRider, your shots are some of my favourite on the forum. I always look forward to viewing your bicycles. Class by the tonne. How do you find those Schwalbe tires? I have Panaracer col de la vie...
01-28-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6,533
Views: 587,983
Posted By Ged117

I really like that colour. My AO-8 is more of a...

I really like that colour. My AO-8 is more of a fire engine red in most light conditions. It is a little closer to yours at twilight. I wish my pump pegs were located in the same spot as yours...
12-22-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,502
Posted By Ged117

I'm 28 and into old bikes in the same way I like...

I'm 28 and into old bikes in the same way I like any other tool or machine designed, drawn, or made by hand. Most modern bikes don't appeal to me, largely because the old ones are easier to work on...
12-11-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 23,170
Views: 2,655,540
Posted By Ged117

The cotter press from Mark at bikesmith is my...

The cotter press from Mark at bikesmith is my favourite bicycle tool in the arsenal. It takes away all of the worry. Cotters out in like a minute or two and after a BB service, the new ones go back...
11-29-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23,170
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Posted By Ged117

You're the hero Gotham deserves. When I liberated...

You're the hero Gotham deserves. When I liberated the '79 Sports from its resting place, I knew I was getting some parts that would be useful again. The frame went to a co-op, where another bike...
11-26-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 23,170
Views: 2,655,540
Posted By Ged117

This beautiful machine is currently on eBay. 1953...

This beautiful machine is currently on eBay. 1953 Lenton Sports Reg Harris model. All I can say is, hubbuh hubbuh. One day I would love to own an English lightweight. I'd prefer to find a frame in...
11-25-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 23,170
Views: 2,655,540
Posted By Ged117

Stumbled across this for sale. Seller says 1958....

Stumbled across this for sale. Seller says 1958. The SA window shifter is clearly visible mounted in the wrong spot. This looks to be a 1950s CCM "Club Bike". I like the colour very much. Would this...
11-05-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,264
Posted By Ged117

My 1950 Raleigh Superbe with AG three speed /...

My 1950 Raleigh Superbe with AG three speed / generator hub and period after market Cyclo 3-speed derailer. Headlamp is missing as I'm currently repairing the wires and cleaning out the battery tube....
10-31-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23,170
Views: 2,655,540
Posted By Ged117

Thanks guys. I was thinking 46t based on my other...

Thanks guys. I was thinking 46t based on my other reading so that is good to confirm that it works for others. My FW is an alloy '53, and I am going to recondition it. It has never been opened and I...
10-29-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 23,170
Views: 2,655,540
Posted By Ged117

A tough old Craftsman screwdriver and whacking it...

A tough old Craftsman screwdriver and whacking it with a mallet. The hub was secure in the vise. I don't want to do it that way again, though. I'd forgotten the need for a punch when I started the...
10-27-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 23,170
Views: 2,655,540
Posted By Ged117

Today I rebuilt my first Sturmey-Archer hub. In...

Today I rebuilt my first Sturmey-Archer hub. In this case, an AW off of a donor '79 Sports I picked up last year as part of my rehabilitation of the 1950 Superbe (I serviced the AG on that bike, but...
10-03-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16,102
Views: 1,671,778
Posted By Ged117

This morning I went out on some errands downtown...

This morning I went out on some errands downtown here in Ottawa, and took the long way home along the river and canal paths. I like riding the Peugeot, even with the heavy old steel wheels and worn...
09-23-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 23,170
Views: 2,655,540
Posted By Ged117

I wish we could order one of those new. I'm...

I wish we could order one of those new. I'm trying to figure out a course of action regarding my Clubman Peugeot project. I currently have a 40h 1953 Sturmey FW four speed, alloy shell hub awaiting a...
09-23-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,190
Posted By Ged117

That is a great find (and at an incredible...

That is a great find (and at an incredible price). The B66 on my '50 is original, with no deep cracks but well broken in after 70 years. After some proofhide treatments it is supple again and is very...
09-21-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,190
Posted By Ged117

Hi Kurt, are you going to make a thread for the...

Hi Kurt, are you going to make a thread for the '53 Sports? Curious to see the differences compared to my 1950. Love to see lots of photos when you have time. My AG has started ticking louder after a...
09-18-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By Ged117

My 1950 Raleigh Superbe has it's original...

My 1950 Raleigh Superbe has it's original fenders. They are in good shape. I am jealous of those with 70s French bikes and original fenders. They are hard to find. I'm looking for a pair to fit my...
07-18-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,114
Posted By Ged117

After picking up a '79 Sports as parts donor for...

After picking up a '79 Sports as parts donor for my '50 Superbe, the difference in build quality was immediately evident, along with the feel of the bicycles while riding. Between my cadre allege...
07-15-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 984
Posted By Ged117

Update: commuter duty

Since my touring bike is out of the job for some needed maintenance, I brought the Peugeot out of the cobwebs. I don't plan on building the new 700c wheel set until the winter. I'll fully disassemble...
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