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07-13-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, that head tube decal sure looks like the...

Yeah, that head tube decal sure looks like the Nishiki one:
...
07-13-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 341
Posted By nlerner

Just go Shimano Deore/XT/XTR and close your eyes...

Just go Shimano Deore/XT/XTR and close your eyes when shifting.
07-13-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By nlerner

Okay, I gotta fess up and admit that I have a...

Okay, I gotta fess up and admit that I have a collection of vintage bottle openers. Don’t think any are cycling related, but they’re kinda cool. Many of these were found by my late mother-in-law, who...
07-13-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By nlerner

Bump for lower price and added stock. See first...

Bump for lower price and added stock. See first post.
07-13-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 15,694
Views: 1,601,612
Posted By nlerner

-holiday76 and I battled heat, humidity, and...

-holiday76 and I battled heat, humidity, and hills in the Adirondacks last week.
...
07-13-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By nlerner

Everyone know it stands for “Ta Ta (for now).”

Everyone know it stands for “Ta Ta (for now).”
07-13-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 337
Posted By nlerner

Years ago I was out for a solo ride and suddenly...

Years ago I was out for a solo ride and suddenly felt that tell tale squishiness from my rear tire. Dang, a flat! No problem. I had the spare tube that I had been dutifully carrying around on that...
07-13-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By nlerner

Note to self: Serve Andy beer in a can the next...

Note to self: Serve Andy beer in a can the next time weíre together.
07-12-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By nlerner

That’s pretty cool. I wouldn’t do it with a...

That’s pretty cool. I wouldn’t do it with a perfectly fine Shimano 600 arm, but I do have a Stronglight 93 arm with a hairline crack that would be a good candidate.
07-12-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,222
Posted By nlerner

I ended up using a YST threadless BB unit to defy...

I ended up using a YST threadless BB unit to defy the threading gods. Popped in no problem and lined up perfectly with the Nervar crankset.
07-12-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,331
Posted By nlerner

You people need to get a bigger hammer. ...

You people need to get a bigger hammer.

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07-11-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 314
Posted By nlerner

On my newest bike I’m running 700 x 38mm...

On my newest bike I’m running 700 x 38mm Compass/RH tires set up tubeless. On my most ridden bike, which Soup_Please hasnseen in person, I’m running 700 x 35mm Compass/RH tires with tubes. I really...
07-11-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By nlerner

Sold!

Sold!
07-11-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,718
Posted By nlerner

My '71 Raleigh Int'l originally looked like this:...

My '71 Raleigh Int'l originally looked like this:

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Now it...
07-11-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,505
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, my bikes with single bottle cages just...

Yeah, my bikes with single bottle cages just don't get ridden in the hotter weather. I'm not even a huge water drinker, but I know I'll go through two larger bottles over 40 miles if it's in the 80s.
07-11-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,222
Posted By nlerner

22.6 lbs as shown.

22.6 lbs as shown.
07-11-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 314
Posted By nlerner

Nice write up, Scott! That's a great bike.

Nice write up, Scott! That's a great bike.
07-11-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,222
Posted By nlerner

Okay, I think this thing is done. Had to switch...

Okay, I think this thing is done. Had to switch to an even skinnier front tire to clear the fork blades. Still awaits a test ride and then a new home.
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07-11-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,331
Posted By nlerner

Oh, almost forgot about this Phillips...

Oh, almost forgot about this Phillips monstrosity. The CL buyer described it as "cute."

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07-11-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By nlerner

For sale: Panaracer and Vittoria tires

Thinning the tire bin! I have two sets of new-in-package, relatively high-end tires for sale:

Panaracer Evo Competition SX: Marked as 700 x 28c, $60 shipped in the CONUS for a pair of tires:...
07-10-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,113
Posted By nlerner

Nope, Ti.

Nope, Ti.
07-10-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 603
Posted By nlerner

Intl as a 650b conversion.

Intl as a 650b conversion.
07-10-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,113
Posted By nlerner

Went down this road quite recently but there’s...

Went down this road quite recently but there’s nothing really C or V about it:
...
07-10-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,331
Posted By nlerner

The proper setup for a PX-10: ...

The proper setup for a PX-10:

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07-08-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,724
Posted By nlerner

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07-08-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By nlerner

My two bikes built for disc brakes use those...

My two bikes built for disc brakes use those clips and brazed on cable guides.
07-07-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By nlerner

Can you show a profile pic of the whole frame?...

Can you show a profile pic of the whole frame? Decoding the serial # is largely guesswork for bikes of this era.
07-07-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 22,091
Posted By nlerner

I think we should all commit to a 3-month...

I think we should all commit to a 3-month tour/rolling party the summer of 2021!
07-07-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By nlerner

What spacing on the rear hub/cog size are you...

What spacing on the rear hub/cog size are you going to use? I might have some candidates depending on your answer.
07-07-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1,769
Views: 317,021
Posted By nlerner

Are you sure youíre not thinking of bar-end...

Are you sure youíre not thinking of bar-end shifters for drop bars (which do involve moving your hands to the drops to shift)? Thumb shifters on upright bars only
involve moving your thumbs! Should...
07-07-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,153
Posted By nlerner

Iíve run both, and like them both a lot. The...

Iíve run both, and like them both a lot. The issue with Challenge is that they can be really hard to mount, which doesnít inspire confidence for fixing a flat on the road. An alternative I highly...
07-07-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 1,769
Views: 317,021
Posted By nlerner

Headed to ascherer .

Headed to ascherer .
07-06-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 845
Posted By nlerner

Actually, I think he's trying to crack the...

Actually, I think he's trying to crack the Raleigh serial number code.
07-06-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By nlerner

Questions about value go in a different...

Questions about value go in a different sub-forum: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/
07-05-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,505
Posted By nlerner

In addition to what's already been pointed out,...

In addition to what's already been pointed out, the choice of bike depends on terrain (do you need gears for hills?), need to carry water, overall comfort. I find that on rides longer than 50 miles,...
07-05-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 845
Posted By nlerner

I commuted for a very short time in Boston on a...

I commuted for a very short time in Boston on a lady's DL-1 that I found leaning against a dumpster and refurbished. The lack of braking power made me choose a different option!

The OP's DL-1 is...
07-05-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15,694
Views: 1,601,612
Posted By nlerner

Those are Compass/RH 700 x 38mm Barlow Pass. I'm...

Those are Compass/RH 700 x 38mm Barlow Pass. I'm running them tubeless. Very smooth!
07-05-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By nlerner

Your Park puller with a layer of plumber’s tape...

Your Park puller with a layer of plumber’s tape might do the job.
07-05-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,790
Posted By nlerner

This might not appeal to your cultist tendencies,...

This might not appeal to your cultist tendencies, but I often see RB-2s for sale on CL at reasonable prices—or reasonable compared to RB-1s.
07-04-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,769
Views: 317,021
Posted By nlerner

ascherer , I have some SunTour thumbshifters if...

ascherer , I have some SunTour thumbshifters if you’re interested. I’ve had them on several upright bar builds, most recently a Raleigh Competition. They’ll work fine up to 7 speeds, I’d guess.
07-04-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15,694
Views: 1,601,612
Posted By nlerner

Today was my riding buddy’s 63rd birthday (yes,...

Today was my riding buddy’s 63rd birthday (yes, born on the 4th of July), so naturally we needed to do a 63-mile ride. Some of it involved dirt.
...
07-04-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,769
Views: 317,021
Posted By nlerner

Either Ď71 or Ď72 based on the decals, lugs,...

Either Ď71 or Ď72 based on the decals, lugs, cottered crankset. Itís possible some of the original components have a date code, but I can never remember how to figure those out.
07-03-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,015
Posted By nlerner

From a recent ride and pretty much my usual kit...

From a recent ride and pretty much my usual kit (though I wasn’t on a C&V bike): wool jersey, Compass knickers w/ padded briefs underneath, leather Dromarti shoes, wool Ibex arm warmers that cool...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 159,881
Posted By nlerner

On today’s ride, spotted and snagged on the road...

On today’s ride, spotted and snagged on the road shoulder a combo 12/13mm ratcheting wrench. Found it fairly early into a 100k ride, but it stuck out of my front bag and under my bars in a reasonably...
07-01-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By nlerner

Oh, yeah. ...

Oh, yeah.
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...
07-01-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,320
Posted By nlerner

I think we’re two decimal points off here. No,...

I think we’re two decimal points off here. No, maybe three.
07-01-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 407
Posted By nlerner

Very nice! I have a '49 Raleigh Clubman, all...

Very nice! I have a '49 Raleigh Clubman, all original except for bars and stem. Though it has alloy EA1 rims, it's still a fairly heavy beast.
...
07-01-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By nlerner

Looks Eroica ready!

Looks Eroica ready!
07-01-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,857
Posted By nlerner

I think it's a matter of front-end geometry...

I think it's a matter of front-end geometry specifically fairly steep head-tube angle, which doesn't play well with upright bars and weight more distributed over the saddle/crankset than over the...
07-01-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,857
Posted By nlerner

Oh, yeah, Super Tourer. I’ve owned a couple of...

Oh, yeah, Super Tourer. I’ve owned a couple of those, too, but they’re essentially Competitions with upright bars, which means really lousy geometry for that weight distribution. They call for drop...
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