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05-16-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By thorstein

Mine were mounted as in the pic when I got it....

Mine were mounted as in the pic when I got it. Maybe they have to be swapped to the opposite sides?
05-14-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By thorstein

Worked for me on my phone running Firefox on...

Worked for me on my phone running Firefox on Android. Did you tap the little 2 at the bottom of the page? ;)
05-13-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By thorstein

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20200401_102412_fcf730edc749a14e3e179603fb3b41691bbaccd0.jpg
Pad should be mounted as in the pic. That way it is pushed up against the...
05-13-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By thorstein

That ia one nice ride is what that is! A Raleigh...

That ia one nice ride is what that is! A Raleigh Tourist, also known by model number: DL-1.
04-30-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By thorstein

Never seen one, but a quick search found this...

Never seen one, but a quick search found this video: ANJ Cycle Stand
04-10-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,254
Posted By thorstein

Didn't Schwinn & Raleigh make their own tubing...

Didn't Schwinn & Raleigh make their own tubing too?
04-10-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,254
Posted By thorstein

Maybe it's been said already, but make sure to...

Maybe it's been said already, but make sure to get a nice set of tires. They will contribute a lot to a smooth ride.

As many have said, choose a frame and make small changes to get a comfortable...
04-08-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23,157
Views: 2,652,913
Posted By thorstein

I bet it would look good and ride well with some...

I bet it would look good and ride well with some Northroad bars or other similar riser bar with some sweep.
04-08-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 23,157
Views: 2,652,913
Posted By thorstein

That is a nice looking bike! Between the color,...

That is a nice looking bike! Between the color, the chain ring, long chain stays, and the double fork blades - wow! Looks like it would be a fun ride!
04-07-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 23,157
Views: 2,652,913
Posted By thorstein

Thanks for the detailed response. Now I'll have...

Thanks for the detailed response. Now I'll have to get up the courage to dig in! Messing with these internal hubs make me nervous!
04-07-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 23,157
Views: 2,652,913
Posted By thorstein

grease AW bearings

I've got a '69 AW on my Raleigh Twenty. When coasting it sounds a little loud, so I added quite a bit of oil. The sound has gone down a bit, but I realized it might need grease in the bearings...
04-03-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23,157
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Posted By thorstein

Mine had a 22T cog on the rear when I got it, &...

Mine had a 22T cog on the rear when I got it, & I'm pretty happy with it.



I posted instructions on how to replace the brake shoes a bit ago.
Rod brake pad/shoe remove/install...
04-03-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23,157
Views: 2,652,913
Posted By thorstein

Oh, it does! I don't think I've ever wished I'd...

Oh, it does! I don't think I've ever wished I'd taken a different bike when I'm out on it. Although I have wished I'd taken it instead of the bike I was on.
04-01-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23,157
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Posted By thorstein

Here is a picture showing how the brake shoe...

Here is a picture showing how the brake shoe holder is leading the stirrup:
...
04-01-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23,157
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Posted By thorstein

I did a write up a bit ago on replacing brake...

I did a write up a bit ago on replacing brake shoes with pictures. It was maybe a bit over-done...

Rod brake shoe/pad install/remove...
03-31-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 23,157
Views: 2,652,913
Posted By thorstein

With the front brake leading the stirrup and...

With the front brake leading the stirrup and adjusted with minimum clearance it really grabs.
03-31-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 23,157
Views: 2,652,913
Posted By thorstein

Yes, quite laid back; I think the lack of fenders...

Yes, quite laid back; I think the lack of fenders accentuates the slack angles. It is such a smooth ride! I agree that the angles probably contribute to the ride quality, but I think the tall wide...
03-30-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 23,157
Views: 2,652,913
Posted By thorstein

Speaking of Tourists beckoning, I put mine...

Speaking of Tourists beckoning, I put mine together in "scorcher mode" as I've been treating the fenders & chain guard to remove rust & preserve the patina.

I got in a nice 20 mile spin, beautiful...
03-27-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 232
Posted By thorstein

Rod brake pad/shoe remove & insert

I've seen some videos on how to remove brake shoes from the metal holders on rod brakes, but I couldn't find any posts so I thought I'd post pictures on how I did it.

First, make sure to remove...
03-25-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By thorstein

I did some quick searching & found a few...

I did some quick searching & found a few catalogue scans that could help in finding parts.

catalogue...
03-23-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7,466
Views: 1,932,138
Posted By thorstein

I love that color scheme & where the white...

I love that color scheme & where the white accents are located - great looking bike. I have a pair of Smokes too, but I wish the gumwall were a little larger.
03-19-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By thorstein

I agree, those are nice pedals! The metal dust...

I agree, those are nice pedals! The metal dust caps with Allen wrench slot make rebuilding easy. I was fortunate enough to find a spare pair at a local used bike shop. I still have to clean & rebuild...
03-19-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,742
Posted By thorstein

SWB? I would love to have a Jones like that,...

SWB? I would love to have a Jones like that, maybe the LWB instead. His bikes make me wonder why builders ever moved away from curved forks - they look so much better than straight!

Edit: after...
03-17-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,716
Posted By thorstein

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1724/img_20200317_185956_674_57d4e28160d31e1464ecaa0669b2d787072a5689.jpg
1969 Raleigh Twenty from my ride today.
03-17-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,035
Posted By thorstein

ramzilla Both of those set ups look good. Could...

ramzilla Both of those set ups look good. Could you name the make & model of those two bars?
03-17-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,756
Posted By thorstein

Beautifully set up Tourist! Could you give the...

Beautifully set up Tourist! Could you give the details of the headlight, rear rack, and panniers?

I think some people get it, and some don't. Whenever I go for a spin on the Tourist I have a...
03-14-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By thorstein

Thanks! I got some inspiration from others around...

Thanks! I got some inspiration from others around here. The racks are both vintage Blackburn that have Jim Blackburn stamped on them. The bar tape is just shellacked yellow cotton. The cages are VO...
03-14-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By thorstein

Nice work! That emerald green looks really nice...

Nice work! That emerald green looks really nice with the brown saddle & bar tape.

I have an '89 that is a blast to ride!...
03-14-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By thorstein

I don't know what they're called, but clamp makes...

I don't know what they're called, but clamp makes sense to me.

I've been looking for a clamp that attatches to the heron bracket as well. It seems they came on the lamps, as already mentioned, but...
03-12-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,756
Posted By thorstein

Bike added to the girl's picture? All around odd!

Bike added to the girl's picture? All around odd!
03-12-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By thorstein

Afternoon's work

I took some time this afternoon to remove surface rust with a brass wire wheel.
Before:
...
03-12-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,756
Posted By thorstein

Looks like the image of the girl was digitally...

Looks like the image of the girl was digitally added over the pic of the bike! :lol:
03-12-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By thorstein

3speedslow What would you suggest for a rust...

3speedslow What would you suggest for a rust converter? I would prefer something with low toxicity.

Edit: Would a scrub with Barkeepers Friend count as a rust converter, or is that more of a rust...
03-12-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,756
Posted By thorstein

I have a rod brake Raleigh Tourist DL-1 which I...

I have a rod brake Raleigh Tourist DL-1 which I love to ride. That being said, function trumps form when looking for a commuter bike. Although I value lugs and decorative fork crowns, they will not...
03-12-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2,378
Views: 779,728
Posted By thorstein

The bike looks great! I'll be a happy man if I'm...

The bike looks great! I'll be a happy man if I'm able to ride my '89 Voyageur, which shares a lot of DNA with your Passage, when I get into my later years.
03-12-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By thorstein

Patina Preservation: Am I on the right track? - Raleigh Tourist DL-1

What is the best way to remove surface rust? After rust is removed/halted, what is the best way to preserve/coat the affected areas? Are there any other steps I should include in the plan below?...
03-11-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,742
Posted By thorstein

I don't get too rad out on the trails, but I've...

I don't get too rad out on the trails, but I've been quite happy the last few years on my '84 Stumpjumper. I've mostly used it on beginner & nearby forest trails, but looking forward to tackling more...
03-06-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,447
Posted By thorstein

Great looking bike! I think skinwalls would be a...

Great looking bike! I think skinwalls would be a nice look on your ItalVega.

I've been using the Panaracer Pasela PTs for the last 1,000+ miles on my '89 Voyageur with no problems. I ride mostly...
03-06-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By thorstein

About the boiled linseed: did you thin it before...

About the boiled linseed: did you thin it before applying? How did you apply? Or is there a thread I shouldook for for more details?

I have a '75 Raleigh Tourist with "patina" I would like to...
03-02-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 837
Posted By thorstein

I rebuilt my SP-155s around a year ago. They were...

I rebuilt my SP-155s around a year ago. They were the first pedals I had done. No special tools needed, the trickiest part was eliminating play, but that wasn't even very hard.

Love those pedals!
02-27-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7,466
Views: 1,932,138
Posted By thorstein

Thanks! Yeah, I don't think now is a good time to...

Thanks! Yeah, I don't think now is a good time to order out of China!

After looking at Velo Orange, I thought they were the Tourist bars. Do you know what the width, rise, reach, & sweep angle?...
02-22-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7,466
Views: 1,932,138
Posted By thorstein

What handlebars are these? I've got a Nitto...

What handlebars are these? I've got a Nitto slingshot stem & I'm looking to do something similar for my '84 Stumpjumper.
02-06-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,234
Posted By thorstein

Actually captions identifying the components...

Actually captions identifying the components would be great for those of us new to the scene. :)

All the pics are great!
Forum: Great Lakes
02-02-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By thorstein

One of my favorites is Express Bikes in St. Paul....

One of my favorites is Express Bikes in St. Paul. Nice knowledgeable people, very friendly, lots of used parts to look through. Tires as well, but not tons - place an order with them.

Another I...
12-01-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,337
Posted By thorstein

Nice! I've been looking at the Topeak ratchet as...

Nice! I've been looking at the Topeak ratchet as well, but this looks like a better option.

What size is the O'Reilly ratchet listed as?
11-19-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,042
Posted By thorstein

Here's my '84 Stumpjumper Sport. I'd like to see...

Here's my '84 Stumpjumper Sport. I'd like to see how Bosco Bullmoose bars would be on this bike....
11-04-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,467
Posted By thorstein

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20180811_081530_0afea68e2a983592522cbdbf4b4abc881a95541d.jpg
Here's my DL-1 Tourist from 1975. This is the 24" version and I've heard...
11-04-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By thorstein

The Cyclone I have is the GT long cage version....

The Cyclone I have is the GT long cage version. The Disreali Gears (http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/SunTour_Cyclone_GT_derailleur_5905_2nd_style.html) page shows a maximum cog of 32T, so I think...
11-04-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By thorstein

I have never seen that version of the Cyclone...

I have never seen that version of the Cyclone before. I bet it'd look nice on my Voyageur... :innocent:

I'm planning to put the Cyclone on to replace the Shimano Light Action that handles 28T in...
11-04-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By thorstein

Yes, the pulleys are Suntour. I...

Yes, the pulleys are Suntour.




I think this might be right.



The angle might have distorted the image as the actual washer doesn't look out of round.
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