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10-21-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,123
Posted By cudak888

You're lucky that you have a standard BB. That...

You're lucky that you have a standard BB. That Gazelle I'm working on has a press fit unit. I might have to order cups for it if the Easy Flow chainguard that Gazelle is sending me will adapt to that...
Forum: For Sale
10-21-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 44
Posted By cudak888

Mavic X317 Coda Competition Front Wheel - Orange Anodized

Disc, 26" (ISO 559). Straight and true, but bearings are notchy and need to be replaced.

$35 + shipping. PayPal (you cover fees).

PM if interested.

...
10-21-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 110
Posted By cudak888

Bill Woodul-style flint catcher / tire saver

I only have one of these.

$15 + shipping. PayPal (you cover fees).

PM if interested.
...
10-20-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,676
Views: 142,107
Posted By cudak888

ISO: Jtek Shiftmate 6 Jtek thumb shifter...

ISO:

Jtek Shiftmate 6
Jtek thumb shifter adapters (RH side only) OR
SunRace M90 9-speed thumb shifter OR
Microshift 9-speed thumb shifter
-Kurt
10-20-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,123
Posted By cudak888

Sharp stuff. Shame to hear the BB isn't a great...

Sharp stuff. Shame to hear the BB isn't a great fit, but all part of the process. Helps to have a big pile of them!

I'd complement the Pelago front rack with a matching Pelago commuter rear rack....
10-19-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,256
Posted By cudak888

There's a method to this madness: When the crank...

There's a method to this madness: When the crank is displayed with the arms parallel with the ground, the star shape created by the five spider arms point straight up:

...
10-19-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,256
Posted By cudak888

I hope the local church chipped in for the...

I hope the local church chipped in for the mechanic's funeral. Closed casket at the wake, I presume?

-Kurt
10-19-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,058
Posted By cudak888

Tell me about it, Kurt! -Kurt

Tell me about it, Kurt!

-Kurt
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-19-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By cudak888

Given that there aren't any stress cracks around...

Given that there aren't any stress cracks around the seatlug ears, my guess is that someone might have been riding the bike with the saddle abnormally low when they butt-punched it. The bike had a...
10-19-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,256
Posted By cudak888

Bob - just to clarify, the front is still a...

Bob - just to clarify, the front is still a tubular, but the rear a clincher? I'm pretty sure that Willie's Bicycles ought to have a Fiamme Ergal kicking around. I've also had DA-AX hubs in the past...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-19-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By cudak888

Refurbishing a Birdy BD-1, cracked seatpost - any master list of damage-prone bits?

About a year ago, I picked up a relatively unloved (read: thrashed) BD-1 that had been traded in to the LBS:
...
10-17-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,505
Posted By cudak888

I'm pretty set on "20/20," given that it is...

I'm pretty set on "20/20," given that it is basically going to be a platform for lenses and sensors. I think that'll look good on the maintube too (even though it'll be on top, and not the sides like...
10-17-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,505
Posted By cudak888

Thanks to qcpmsame and his friend Doug, my VAR...

Thanks to qcpmsame and his friend Doug, my VAR headtube reamer/facer now has a custom spacer/bushing, along with a Cyclus centering cone recommended by gearbasher - which means I could finally prep...
10-17-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,936
Posted By cudak888

Highlighting the relevant comment here for...

Highlighting the relevant comment here for newcomers, given that this thread and is not about the SBDUs, but the European-market Raleigh Team Record replica (lest someone overpay for a Team Record...
10-16-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,058
Posted By cudak888

Just FYI - Jon is cuda2k ;) I'm the one with...

Just FYI - Jon is cuda2k ;)

I'm the one with the website that will never get updated...

-Kurt
10-16-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,256
Posted By cudak888

I bet those pedal adapters available now weren't...

I bet those pedal adapters available now weren't available when this crank was swapped. Incidentally, would you like a set of the AX style rings for the 7700 crankset? They're not ramped, but if...
10-15-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,256
Posted By cudak888

Beautiful find, Bob. Would have never guessed for...

Beautiful find, Bob. Would have never guessed for one of these to work its way into your collection (then again, it's not a bike one thinks of finding). Curious what you think of it in comparison to...
10-15-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By cudak888

Swap them for a shorter reach set in the ISO/For...

Swap them for a shorter reach set in the ISO/For Trade forum. These levers aren't of great quality and the knurling in front is bound to start a stress crack.

-Kurt
10-14-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21,577
Views: 2,180,883
Posted By cudak888

Would customs dock a set shipped in from the US...

Would customs dock a set shipped in from the US through a facilitator?

-Kurt
10-14-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21,577
Views: 2,180,883
Posted By cudak888

Fair point, and the blue Trent looks absolutely...

Fair point, and the blue Trent looks absolutely gorgeous with whitewalls.

Make no mistake, the whitewalls were my choice 13 years ago.

-Kurt
10-14-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,270
Posted By cudak888

Make sure you don't accidentally breach the warp...

Make sure you don't accidentally breach the warp core with that refit.

-Kurt
10-14-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21,577
Views: 2,180,883
Posted By cudak888

A lot of what I've built has been made possible...

A lot of what I've built has been made possible thanks to other C&V members. It is impossible to do such a specific build through just an LBS, and even eBay has limitations.



I have MKS Sylvan...
10-14-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By cudak888

That answers a lot of questions. Your front...

That answers a lot of questions.

Your front wheel is ISO 559. An MTB wheel. Belongs on a MTB or cruiser, not this frame, unless you're planning a restomod. If your plans were to take off the...
10-13-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By cudak888

You know, I'm not sure what I'm looking at now. I...

You know, I'm not sure what I'm looking at now. I just gave those rims a closer look to see if anything "EA1" jumped out at me, and now I'm getting a lot of mixed signals:

The tires look like the...
10-13-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By cudak888

No worries. Just make sure they're not EA1 /...

No worries. Just make sure they're not EA1 / 597mm!

One golden rule of thumb when dealing with bicycle tires: Never take any conventional measurement at face value - measured, claimed, stamped, or...
10-13-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,270
Posted By cudak888

This. Or harvest them from outmoded computer...

This. Or harvest them from outmoded computer motherboards.

-Kurt
10-13-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21,577
Views: 2,180,883
Posted By cudak888

I built this one 13 years ago. There were a few...

I built this one 13 years ago. There were a few scattered build threads on BikeForums about it, but I haven't been able to find them. This is what it looked like when it arrived from eBay (excluding...
10-13-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By cudak888

Wheels should be 26x1-3/8" ISO 590. What's...

Wheels should be 26x1-3/8" ISO 590.

What's the ISO size of the tires you're trying to mount? Decimal-sized ISO 559 will never fit.

-Kurt
10-13-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,270
Posted By cudak888

Chain is the correct length. The chainstays and...

Chain is the correct length. The chainstays and seatstays have an equally massive bend in them that's caused the axle-to-BB length to shorten. The entire rear triangle is heavily, heavily damaged.
...
10-11-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 21,577
Views: 2,180,883
Posted By cudak888

Took a photo of the '51 Sports this morning: ...

Took a photo of the '51 Sports this morning:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x845/1951_raleigh_sports_10_12_006_f7961fecdc9098498d89b774d830e8ae1576f0be.jpg

-Kurt
10-11-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,257
Posted By cudak888

Saw them. Those are conversions, not factory...

Saw them. Those are conversions, not factory Pigeons.

You'd think someone would have done a front hub motor conversion with the battery on the rack by now.

-Kurt
10-11-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,270
Posted By cudak888

That's exactly what I was hoping would pop up....

That's exactly what I was hoping would pop up. Taking it up to TI - no objections there.



*golden ratio. Thanks. Screwed that up.

As madpogue pointed out though, these TI art pieces still...
10-11-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,257
Posted By cudak888

I'm disappointed, because I can't find it...

I'm disappointed, because I can't find it online...and I'm getting visions of a shoddily-assembled DL-1 with a battery and hub motor tacked onto it.

I want to see this thing :lol:

-Kurt
10-11-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,257
Posted By cudak888

No. The DL-1 is neither "out there" or antique...

No. The DL-1 is neither "out there" or antique enough to be excluded from the discussion.

You can buy a brand new DL-1 - even if it isn't called that anymore - brand new in Denmark. It might have...
10-11-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,257
Posted By cudak888

Any Raleigh DL-1 (not high end, but well-known...

Any Raleigh DL-1 (not high end, but well-known enough for this list)
1970 Schwinn Paramount P13 (the version before the P13 geometry was updated - completely dead and an energy suck. By comparison,...
10-11-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,270
Posted By cudak888

Unfortunately, that's pretty much what they have...

Unfortunately, that's pretty much what they have been all these years - and I say unfortunately as I know of not one (I'm sure someone will quickly correct me here, now that I've said that) cro-mo...
10-09-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By cudak888

I'm not sure if all of the transfers are...

I'm not sure if all of the transfers are available - perhaps a few may be covered in the sets that make the rounds these days from Indonesia and Thailand - though that's primarily for the Sports. The...
10-09-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By cudak888

Rear-facing ends are the norm for just about any...

Rear-facing ends are the norm for just about any Raleigh built during the Nottingham days with bolt-on stays and slack frame angles. Usually the 28" wheeled models, but a few 26x1-3/8" models (again,...
10-09-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,270
Posted By cudak888

No good GIFs out there of the Mutara Nebula...

No good GIFs out there of the Mutara Nebula battle, unfortunately. Had to settle for Kirk in his refit Sears Spaceliner battling Doc Brown in a Bird of Whale Transport.

P.S.: Here's a better look...
10-09-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By cudak888

Hubs, serial, and shifter all match up - 1949. ...

Hubs, serial, and shifter all match up - 1949.

It's a fair guess that it's a Raleigh Popular. Even though the '48 catalog doesn't specify a Dynohub as an option, the '51 catalog does list the...
10-08-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,270
Posted By cudak888

"The rear triangle is so bent on this bloody...

"The rear triangle is so bent on this bloody thing that Khan must have taken a couple of runs on it with his own photon torpedo, Captain!"

But yes, the similarity with the refit Enterprise isn't...
10-08-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,928
Posted By cudak888

Big progress tonight. The front brake finally...

Big progress tonight. The front brake finally arrived from Japan, just shy of a month to get here.

It took heaven and earth to get this thing fitted. Anyone who says a Tektro 800A will clear a...
10-06-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 611
Posted By cudak888

As everyone has already said, flush and shift. ...

As everyone has already said, flush and shift.

Fair warning: It is not unusual for the flush-and-shift method to take much longer than you think. I had one set that I'd WD40 and shift for 5...
10-06-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,928
Posted By cudak888

Little update on the non-C&V bike that is...

Little update on the non-C&V bike that is definitely taking over this thread:

The 8-speed Sturmey hub that dweenk sent me also came with a shifter that was - unfortunately - broken, but I worked...
10-05-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By cudak888

I've noticed that Tektro has engineered the...

I've noticed that Tektro has engineered the R556/R559 (a US market brake, I might add) with drive-side cable entry on the front and the 800A/900A (which are not US market, even though they've started...
10-05-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,928
Posted By cudak888

Grips for the Sports arrived today. Can't do much...

Grips for the Sports arrived today. Can't do much about them until the shifters and brake levers are sorted out.

No word on the dual pivot from Japan...

-Kurt
10-05-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 851
Posted By cudak888

There's no point. Now if Campagnolo updated...

There's no point.

Now if Campagnolo updated the classic Super Record group with ramped 10-speed compatible chainrings, narrower chainring spacing to eliminate chain skate, an improved spider...
10-05-19, 04:25 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,928
Posted By cudak888

I just went through the list, and funnily enough,...

I just went through the list, and funnily enough, found the Whale's original guard up there under the Woerd brand.

The Hesling Xcero looks interesting (and I see mounting hardware that is designed...
10-04-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,928
Posted By cudak888

There's nothing new to report on the '80 Sports,...

There's nothing new to report on the '80 Sports, as the front brake hasn't arrived from Japan (slower shipping than China :rolleyes:), the brake levers remain an elusive annoyance, the grips are on...
10-04-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,123
Posted By cudak888

Exactly what I had hoped...answers my question...

Exactly what I had hoped...answers my question about this:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x750/chainstay_mount_114caa679a1e0cc2737188ed80e10f0af3c71c14.jpg


Too bad...
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