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04-15-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 24,358
Views: 2,891,720
Posted By cudak888

They're overpriced, but I usually get one of...

They're overpriced, but I usually get one of these modern ones and install them through Raleigh ribbed housing, when the combo calls for it:...
04-15-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 24,358
Views: 2,891,720
Posted By cudak888

Can we get back to talking about bikes and moan...

Can we get back to talking about bikes and moan about sales and flipping in the Valuations forum where this belongs?

It's bad enough that all 3-speed convos have become lumped into this monolithic...
04-11-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 24,358
Views: 2,891,720
Posted By cudak888

That's an early-1960's Sports. Someone ought to...

That's an early-1960's Sports. Someone ought to grab that; it looks like something that will clean up very, very nicely.

-Kurt
04-11-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By cudak888

Probably just fine. I have some original 1950's...

Probably just fine. I have some original 1950's Dunlop tubes in service.

Tires, on the other hand...nope.

-Kurt
04-10-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 536
Posted By cudak888

The chaincase doesn't come off without removing...

The chaincase doesn't come off without removing the crank cotter and crank. Do yourself a favor...don't.

-Kurt
04-10-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20,242
Views: 3,393,962
Posted By cudak888

Translation: "I can't date, I can't spell, I...

Translation: "I can't date, I can't spell, I can't count, I can't measure."

-Kurt
04-10-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20,242
Views: 3,393,962
Posted By cudak888

You bloody well better believe that price is...

You bloody well better believe that price is negotiable, buddy.
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04-09-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By cudak888

Purpose-built bike polo fixie. Straight forks so...

Purpose-built bike polo fixie. Straight forks so you can spin the front wheel at outrageously tight angles (including reverse). Can't explain the curved cranks, other than it might be just another...
04-09-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By cudak888

TRADES: 196X? PX10? Mystery Meat 57cm

Those of you who've been around long enough probably have seen this bike more than a few times. WGB picked it up as Mystery Meat a few years ago, it then wound up with bertinjim, and I got it and...
04-08-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By cudak888

I've had the pleasure (not) of being punted off...

I've had the pleasure (not) of being punted off the brown one while stopped. Crankset bent and the chainguard took a beating, but I've replaced them since. Can't recall if it was USAZorro or ...
04-08-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24,358
Views: 2,891,720
Posted By cudak888

FYI, I just put this one in the FS forum, but as...

FYI, I just put this one in the FS forum, but as a pay-it-forward - cover the shipping (and don't part it out) and it's yours. I'd like to see it stay within the BF C&V family:
...
04-08-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By cudak888

PAY SHIPPING: 1951 Raleigh Sports (21" ladies' frame)

Ged117 offered me his '50 Raleigh Superbe a few weeks back, which means a few bikes have to leave the stables.

I'm not thrilled about it, but that means this one has to go:

I got this lovely...
04-07-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By cudak888

:lol: Most of them are decent survivors. The...

:lol:

Most of them are decent survivors. The patina is strong in their family if you look at them up close, particularly the Pro Mk.V and Paramount. Still love 'em though, even though my back...
04-07-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By cudak888

Pulled some crap out of the shed...

...and took some pictures. Had to get to the back, so everything on one side came out.

Some of this stuff hasn't seen the light of day for a while, so I thought it'd be fun to share.
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04-07-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 24,358
Views: 2,891,720
Posted By cudak888

Whoops - should have clarified. Date on the...

Whoops - should have clarified. Date on the Dynohub up front.

Probably safe to say it's around '47-48 with that serial, but definitely want to see what the Dyno has marked on it.

-Kurt
04-07-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 24,358
Views: 2,891,720
Posted By cudak888

What's the date on the hub? -Kurt

What's the date on the hub?

-Kurt
04-07-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 17,953
Posted By cudak888

I've considered taking the arms off and having...

I've considered taking the arms off and having the painter neighbor reshoot them in the same flat black that the Twenty is sprayed in.

Would be fun to etch Sir Walter in them.

-Kurt
04-07-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 17,953
Posted By cudak888

The chainguard arrived! Took a quick break...

The chainguard arrived! Took a quick break between meetings to install it and photograph it. So much better than the chintzy 1977+ guard that looks as if it came off a Free Spirit.
...
04-07-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 24,358
Views: 2,891,720
Posted By cudak888

In my experience, it's less so with the cones. In...

In my experience, it's less so with the cones. In fact, the cones on both of the hubs where those drivers came from are pretty much perfect and can go back in as-is. If I had to guess, I'd say the...
04-06-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By cudak888

Whippy frame and flexy steel sidepulls....

Whippy frame and flexy steel sidepulls. Basically, any bottom-end Murray, Huffy, or AMF 10 speed from the 1980's. Those pieces of lawn art make Varsities look like high-precision moon landing...
04-06-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 24,358
Views: 2,891,720
Posted By cudak888

Bye, hideous Rampar "R" logo: ...

Bye, hideous Rampar "R" logo:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x1125/20210406_225904_resized_012_9eb1b825618c9cab0c1bb9183bcb184b1621b4ad.jpg
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04-06-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 24,358
Views: 2,891,720
Posted By cudak888

If these were any other hubs, I'd reuse them -...

If these were any other hubs, I'd reuse them - but, once again, trying to make these hubs nice. Pretty sure the raceways get fairly thrashed on these just because of the slight play required in these...
04-06-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 351,566
Posted By cudak888

Ordered! -Kurt

Ordered!

-Kurt
Replies: 33
Views: 759
Posted By cudak888

It's just that cutting a perfectly good set of...

It's just that cutting a perfectly good set of stainless spokes in half is a needless (and expensive) waste. I always de-lace, measure, count, then wrap them with gaff tape with the length and...
Replies: 33
Views: 759
Posted By cudak888

The only time you cut spokes is when they're...

The only time you cut spokes is when they're galvanized, bent beyond reuse, or if the spoke nipple is completely seized and rounded out. Period.

-Kurt
04-05-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By cudak888

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn8owgLDELw ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn8owgLDELw

That's some seriously impressive deductive work there, Maurice. Never even crossed my mind.

I wonder what possessed someone to paint it Nishiki...
04-05-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,539
Posted By cudak888

You signed up just to tell us this? :lol: ...

You signed up just to tell us this? :lol:

-Kurt
04-05-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By cudak888

Aren't the terms "caveman" and "Craigslister"...

Aren't the terms "caveman" and "Craigslister" synonymous?*

-Kurt

*Amongst a few less flattering terms that the mods would not appreciate my using on the public forum?
04-05-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 536
Posted By cudak888

Yep, and Flying Pigeon and a number of other...

Yep, and Flying Pigeon and a number of other Chinese and Indian firms inherited the old Raleigh tooling and continue to push out copies to this day. Not as frequent as 10 years ago though.

The...
04-04-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 536
Posted By cudak888

Decals are 1973+, shifter is 1975+, chaincase is...

Decals are 1973+, shifter is 1975+, chaincase is unusual, but the RAMPAR logos indicate a US-market bike.

I don't remember when the tubing sticker went from "RALEIGH" to "TI-RALEIGH Limited," but...
04-04-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 17,953
Posted By cudak888

Be gone, hideous Rampar decals. ...

Be gone, hideous Rampar decals.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x1125/_n_resized_001_8c45d96a5f73b4a47b0339a608b7cf107c71120e.jpg

FYI, a set of 1950's repop decals are...
04-01-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,539
Posted By cudak888

Problem solved. ...

Problem solved.

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-Kurt
04-01-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 655
Posted By cudak888

I'm trying to make sense of it. The frame looks...

I'm trying to make sense of it. The frame looks 10 years newer than that boat anchor joke that Campagnolo called a rear derailer.

Question for the OP - was that Shimano rear derailer that's...
04-01-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,539
Posted By cudak888

No, they were foot soldered by Oompa-Loompas. ...

No, they were foot soldered by Oompa-Loompas.

-Kurt
04-01-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 17,953
Posted By cudak888

I've released videos with smoother editing in the...

I've released videos with smoother editing in the past (the content is top notch though - the Underline is sublime), but this is the first to feature the '80 as my wheels:
...
03-29-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 910
Posted By cudak888

Kid you not, the first "valve stem" I saw was the...

Kid you not, the first "valve stem" I saw was the radio antenna.

"Yep, the Deep V trend has gone WAY too far this time."

-Kurt
03-26-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,380
Posted By cudak888

A lot of the kids causing havoc in Miami Beach...

A lot of the kids causing havoc in Miami Beach right now need to learn that getting drunk and doing burnouts in the middle of the public street makes for a pretty sucky, stupid spring break -...
03-25-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By cudak888

Commuter? Ditch the Q/Rs and get security locks....

Commuter? Ditch the Q/Rs and get security locks. They might not work all that well depending on your area, but at least you've solved the skewer conundrum.

However, you'll have to mis-match your...
03-24-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 691
Posted By cudak888

Steeeeeeamroller. ...

Steeeeeeamroller.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgJvgESR920

-Kurt
03-24-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By cudak888

Looks like a bicycle to me. -Kurt

Looks like a bicycle to me.

-Kurt
03-24-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 691
Posted By cudak888

Since DeJoy took over the USPS, I haven't had a...

Since DeJoy took over the USPS, I haven't had a single USPS package ship or arrive on time.

One of my Priority Mail packages has remained "in transit" for 13 days...to an address 5 miles away....
03-23-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,201
Posted By cudak888

The seatpost arrived - bolted it in, waited for...

The seatpost arrived - bolted it in, waited for the end of the day, and took them to the local park for a few beauty shots:
...
03-22-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,178
Posted By cudak888

Do buyers have an opportunity have their...

Do buyers have an opportunity have their impartial mechanic give your bikes a once-over before they buy them?

If not, are they supposed to walk away...or fork over $595 and pray really hard to La...
03-22-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,178
Posted By cudak888

"All right, all right! The Rubik's cube was...

"All right, all right! The Rubik's cube was trying to sever the excessively long length of cable on my rear brake yoke! Is that good 'nuff for you, copper?"

-Kurt
03-22-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,178
Posted By cudak888

As a flipper, one common courtesy - which could...

As a flipper, one common courtesy - which could be considered a rule of thumb - is to be on one's A-game when it comes down to the photos of what you're selling.

If nobody's forcing us to buy it,...
03-22-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,201
Posted By cudak888

Oh, I don't think these were going to get...

Oh, I don't think these were going to get scrapped. Jeff at Recyclable Bicycle Exchange (where these came from) is too responsible a co-op operator to let the remaining 15 or so bikes go to the tip....
03-22-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,178
Posted By cudak888

So the OP came here, got an accurate appraisal,...

So the OP came here, got an accurate appraisal, ignored the advice of the great many forum members (while trying to claim their frame was the same as something it wasn't), overpriced it to flip...
03-20-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,201
Posted By cudak888

I'm waiting on a Kalloy post to arrive for the...

I'm waiting on a Kalloy post to arrive for the third bike, but these three are otherwise done.

I've named them after three staff members - past and present - who've been influential leaders within...
03-18-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,886
Posted By cudak888

We definitely need group pictures of your...

We definitely need group pictures of your Koga-Miyata collection so we can keep track of them, Jacco ;)

-Kurt
03-18-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 945
Posted By cudak888

Pretty sure the geometry is the same on the...

Pretty sure the geometry is the same on the Paramount Tourists. The only difference I can recall is that 3-speed Tourists (including the second-gen models) usually have a chainguard tab on the frame....
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