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Posted By Kilroy1988

As for the OPs situation, I would have cussed the...

As for the OPs situation, I would have cussed the guy right off my property and told him never to come back.

Personally, related to some of the other stories being passed around, I've attempted to...
09-23-19, 05:51 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

This Poor Carlton Flyer Track Model

Just saw this on Ebay UK... It's a Carlton Flyer track model with the lugs that were used in the late-60s through the early '70s. The second photo is of a more original and decent example that's also...
09-20-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 42
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Posted By Kilroy1988

The biggest difference between bikes I've owned...

The biggest difference between bikes I've owned lately was between the ~1950 Carlton Continental with a full DB 531 frame set, and my 1951 New Hudson Silver Arrow with plain gauge 531 main tubes....
09-20-19, 10:16 AM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

I still have the 25.5" Raleigh Super Course 12...

I still have the 25.5" Raleigh Super Course 12 frame that was my first road bike, which I have intended on restoring several times but never got around to. The excuse was that it is technically...
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Posted By Kilroy1988

Obviously Royal Enfield has a very rich history,...

Obviously Royal Enfield has a very rich history, but as the last advertisement you link to states, by the 1980s these bicycles were mostly being manufactured in Asian factories. The motorcycles have...
09-09-19, 11:33 AM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

All of the exact details of geometry and size are...

All of the exact details of geometry and size are in the thread he linked in the second or third sentence, redirecting back to PCB's original sale. :)
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Posted By Kilroy1988

It looks like a solid build around a lovely...

It looks like a solid build around a lovely frame! I'd say $1,000 is a reasonable value for what this bike would be currently worth on Ebay. As a rider, it may well turn out to be priceless,...
09-03-19, 03:49 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

cinco clearly didn't actually read the thread at...

cinco clearly didn't actually read the thread at all, or else he's got some very dark sunglasses on.

Virtually no one in this thread has said anything about not wanting to help people who are new...
09-02-19, 06:50 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

cudak888 I think everything you said above...

cudak888

I think everything you said above makes wonderful sense... Though I'm personally someone who has been using the internet for tedious research for the better part of two decades, and...
09-02-19, 05:07 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

You can do that in two days. Find some topics...

You can do that in two days. Find some topics that interest you anywhere on this rather spacious forum and make five posts per day (you already have one), and you'll be able to attach the photos...
09-02-19, 04:22 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

As the founder and leading administrator on a...

As the founder and leading administrator on a small forum meant for dedicated history/archaeological studies, I can tell you it's a good rule. I once had a new member pass muster and immediately...
09-02-19, 03:42 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

Not to be a stickler... But I'm going to be a...

Not to be a stickler... But I'm going to be a stickler. Cantiflex was the bulged 531 frame tubing that Bates used, and the double-raked fork pattern was called diadrant. :)

-Gregory
09-02-19, 09:27 AM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

Here's a Schwinn "World 10 speed" that just needs...

Here's a Schwinn "World 10 speed" that just needs tires, and is "otherwise in good shape."
...
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Posted By Kilroy1988

By the way, it can be compared to this one (which...

By the way, it can be compared to this one (which was labeled "RAMPAR" almost interchangeably with "Raleigh," though I don't remember the backstory on that.)
...
08-29-19, 05:47 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

Howdy! I've debated bumping this...

Howdy!

I've debated bumping this advertisement because I wasn't sure if I wanted to finish re-greasing some of these components and ride it around, but I think I'll leave that to the next owner....
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Posted By Kilroy1988

That's a dream bike for me and a perfect fit! If...

That's a dream bike for me and a perfect fit! If I had the funds I would pay nearly $1,000 for a Raleigh Superbe assuming it was in excellent condition. I've seen them advertised for much more than...
08-29-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Kilroy1988

Yeah, going down Sunset is a nice way to get up...

Yeah, going down Sunset is a nice way to get up north from campus, for sure! I lived right off 19th avenue so I got used to just jumping on my bike and going, but at times I would definitely decide...
08-29-19, 02:43 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

And who's supposed to figure that out in a day? I...

And who's supposed to figure that out in a day? I only lived in the city for two years when I was at SFSU and I usually stuck to the coast, or went up 19th Avenue towards Golden Gate Park then...
08-29-19, 06:44 AM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

No one here used the word torpedo. Even I didn't...

No one here used the word torpedo. Even I didn't in my post with a photo of a torpedo, and I was obviously making a joke.

It's wise not to lecture people about their inability to read words...
08-29-19, 06:41 AM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

Riding around SF on a vintage bicycle is one way...

Riding around SF on a vintage bicycle is one way to get a serious workout, but I'm not confident you'll have a lot of fun or actually get around to seeing much in a day that way. Traffic is hectic...
08-28-19, 06:52 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

I also know it's Torpado... How? Well, because I...

I also know it's Torpado... How? Well, because I know how to read. But perhaps we should discuss what a joke is as well, since it's apparently lecture time! :foo:
08-28-19, 03:11 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

That would match my Mk 13 exquisitely! ...

That would match my Mk 13 exquisitely!

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1246x728/mk13_1_918d6defc374fb412e7a120c2bc9d4a77af901bb.jpg
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Posted By Kilroy1988

How much is it, if I might ask? Just the GB...

How much is it, if I might ask? Just the GB Hiduminium brake set would set one back a good $100, or possibly much more if the levers are intact. The very early Cyclo Benelux plunger derailleur is...
08-24-19, 09:37 AM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UNIQUE-CARLTON-BICYCLE-...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UNIQUE-CARLTON-BICYCLE-WITH-A-PROTOTYPE-FRAME/163832077279?hash=item2625271bdf:g:AS8AAOSwxSxdYQ4c

From the advertisement:



keidal I'm very curious about how you...
08-22-19, 01:56 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

Still for sale for $450 shipped within the...

Still for sale for $450 shipped within the continental United States, or $350 with local pickup near Fresno, CA. Cheers!

-Gregory
08-22-19, 01:56 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

Bumping this thread as the bike is still for sale...

Bumping this thread as the bike is still for sale at the offered price of $400 shipped within the continental US, or $300 for local pickup in the Fresno, CA area. Cheers!

-Gregory
08-22-19, 01:35 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

Just incredible! That's very a nearly grail bike...

Just incredible! That's very a nearly grail bike for me as well, though personally I'd love to have a Jack Taylor with nervex lugs. This one is just so darn jolly clean and well-equipped... Enjoy!
...
08-19-19, 09:44 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

Wouldn't messing with the rear triangle have to...

Wouldn't messing with the rear triangle have to impact the brake bridge way before it had any affect on the brazing along the seat post?
08-19-19, 01:06 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

I once upgraded from regularly riding a stock...

I once upgraded from regularly riding a stock 1980 Raleigh Super Course 12 to a 2007 Trek Madone 5.2 with Ultegra Ice. At the time I was riding 200-300 miles per week.

I immediately started...
08-17-19, 01:09 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

Here's what seems to be a rather spectacular...

Here's what seems to be a rather spectacular little Italian bike on Ebay - a 1957 Garlatti Parma with Nervex lugs. It's too small for me or I might have gone through much scheming to make it my own!...
08-16-19, 04:47 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

Having wandered around large portions of Moscow...

Having wandered around large portions of Moscow and St. Petersburg, I can confirm that almost every Soviet bicycle frame I've seen equipped with drop bars and derailleurs was right around the 22"...
08-15-19, 05:17 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

Either way, it's almost certainly a cool...

Either way, it's almost certainly a cool classically styled cruiser. When you get to ten posts do share some photos of what you can regarding it! Do you plan to (or have you already) removed the...
08-15-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 727
Posted By Kilroy1988

My 1951 New Hudson Silver Arrow... It's still...

My 1951 New Hudson Silver Arrow... It's still hanging around somehow, and I'm fine with that!

-Gregory
...
08-10-19, 09:39 AM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

Titanium... Yes, yes, you can.

Titanium...

Yes, yes, you can.
08-09-19, 06:25 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

A custom Cherubim Sticky is on my short list of...

A custom Cherubim Sticky is on my short list of dream bikes... If anyone around here has any examples of their work or experience with them, I'd also love to see what can be shared! :)
08-09-19, 05:18 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

Indeed, at that point in the conversation I was...

Indeed, at that point in the conversation I was simply discussing the available frame sizes since it came up. Cheers!
08-09-19, 02:47 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

Coming back to the topic of those "GTO" bikes,...

Coming back to the topic of those "GTO" bikes, here's one for sale on Ebay - a Katakura Silk "Speed Master"

Crazy little thing...
...
08-09-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,061
Posted By Kilroy1988

Stick around! Just expect threads like this to...

Stick around! Just expect threads like this to derail quickly when strange topics arise...

Now that you have ten posts you can share some photos of your frame set and other materials you've...
08-09-19, 12:19 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

So assuming my old frame has a proper 68mm wide...

So assuming my old frame has a proper 68mm wide bottom bracket, then a new English style Shimano bottom bracket should work fine? What about the spindles on the crank arms? Are they different lengths...
08-09-19, 11:46 AM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

Okay, silly question, I'm sure... But as I'm...

Okay, silly question, I'm sure... But as I'm pondering the building up of my own "retro roadie" I have hit a snag. I am not sure how to know if a modern sealed bearing bottom bracket such as the...
08-09-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Kilroy1988

The Grand Prix, Super Course, and Professional...

The Grand Prix, Super Course, and Professional were also made in 25.5" frame sizes starting around 1970.

I'm also 6'1 and have a 34.5" inseam. I can just stand over these 25.5" frames while...
08-09-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 436
Posted By Kilroy1988

The guys at the Worksop factory could be rather...

The guys at the Worksop factory could be rather spontaneous about how particular bikes were assembled based on what components they had on hand. As a rule the American market bikes were set up in...
08-08-19, 10:29 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

Must have been someone's grail bike... Or perhaps...

Must have been someone's grail bike... Or perhaps even their old bike!
08-08-19, 03:09 PM
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Views: 1,061
Posted By Kilroy1988

CTony You can put whatever rims you like on...

CTony

You can put whatever rims you like on the Campagnolo hubs as long as the number of spokes matches the number of holes drilled in them! Unless if there is some kind of technical issue caused...
08-08-19, 02:59 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

For those in the know, it is often easy to...

For those in the know, it is often easy to recognize the significance of what one dropout/hanger manufacturer means in terms of compatibility, but there were many variations. Gipiemme also used a lot...
08-08-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Kilroy1988

The manufacturer of the dropouts means nothing....

The manufacturer of the dropouts means nothing. The two critical elements are that the hanger is correct for the rear derailleur you'll be using and the spacing is right for the hub. Considering your...
08-06-19, 05:50 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

I painted and built this Centurion Le Mans in a...

I painted and built this Centurion Le Mans in a fixed gear "cruiser" a couple of years ago and rode it around a few times - it was great fun. But, being neglected, I recently tore it down to use some...
08-06-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,137
Posted By Kilroy1988

Thanks again for all of the feedback, folks! I...

Thanks again for all of the feedback, folks! I haven't used Weinmann side-pulls in a while but remember that between the lack of power and centering issues, I thought just about anything would be...
08-05-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By Kilroy1988

I agree! Quite massive... It's a Vincitore,...

I agree! Quite massive... It's a Vincitore, however, easily recognized by the fancy lugs. :)

As others have mentioned, just use the modern shifters and derailleurs you want and couple them with a...
08-05-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,926
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm personally fascinated that so many people...

I'm personally fascinated that so many people have such a high number of bicycles that they think they'll keep for years to come. I must ask, of those with five or more bikes on their list, how many...
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