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My Raleigh 10 speed restored to a fixed gear.

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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

My Raleigh 10 speed restored to a fixed gear.

Old 04-02-16, 03:44 PM
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Don't bring that seat smack around here, fella'! T13 used to do it, and how much of him do you hear from lately?
T13 was the guy that called them seats. I was always giving him hell for doing so.

That won't change.
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I thought only a Brooks was called a saddle
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Here's a pic of the great Beryl Burton riding her FG on the road, yes that is a Front brake fitted.
Period correct and road worthy, that's how it was actually done "back when" by World Champions and lesser cyclists.



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I thought only a Brooks was called a saddle
Rule #8 // Saddles, bars, and tires shall be carefully matched.

Rule #48 // Saddles must be level and pushed back

Rule #61 // Like your guns, saddles should be smooth and hard


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Seat pedals and tightened it all down. Waiting on chain and wrap.

What tires are those? I've got a set of white Kendas that I looking to replace. Just blew out the rear and the front is on its last legs. Thanks.
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What tires are those? I've got a set of white Kendas that I looking to replace. Just blew out the rear and the front is on its last legs. Thanks.
*****lips-good name. Ode to Vacation

They are Duro tires. Ebay specials!
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Old 04-04-16, 08:56 PM
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*****lips-good name. Ode to Vacation

They are Duro tires. Ebay specials!
Family truckster Thanks!
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Nice work. I just started on a Raleigh Grand Prix ('74, manufactured by Gazelle in Holland) that was given to me. I think I will be going with a single speed coaster, but I have a lot to learn and many decisions yet to make.
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Old 04-08-16, 05:51 PM
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Good looking bike.

Did you keep the ball and cup bottom bracket ?
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Family truckster Thanks!
My new touring bike is the Wagon Queen Family Truckster and it does say Clark W. Griswold on the side. Unfortunately they couldn't do the logo panels in wood grain and I don't have the cash for a custom paint job but I think it is cool still.
My plan is to get a diecast car and hollow it out and clearcoat it and mount it on my stem.

I haven't taken any more recent photos but she is almost done.

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Old 04-09-16, 07:33 PM
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Good looking bike.

Did you keep the ball and cup bottom bracket ?
The only thing I bought was the cog, handlebar tape, tires and seat....saddle(sorry). Well, I guess the sandblasting and spray paint should be added to the cost. All original parts.
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Old 04-09-16, 07:35 PM
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Nice work. I just started on a Raleigh Grand Prix ('74, manufactured by Gazelle in Holland) that was given to me. I think I will be going with a single speed coaster, but I have a lot to learn and many decisions yet to make.
I thought about making this have a coaster brake. I was watching a lot of youtube videos on how to replace wheels. Maybe I'll do the next one as a coaster brake. The part is pretty cheap on ebay.
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Unfortunately they couldn't do the logo panels in wood grain and I don't have the cash for a custom paint job but I think it is cool still.
You've reminded me of this thing which is currently up for sale in my neck of the woods:





If only the lugs were painted yellow instead of white.
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You've reminded me of this thing which is currently up for sale in my neck of the woods:





If only the lugs were painted yellow instead of white.
Sexy bike you should go for it!
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Sexy bike you should go for it!

I'll burn it for warmth.
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Finally got the Raleigh Sports finished. Great bike. Fun to ride..........steel is heavy!!



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Old 05-09-16, 08:15 PM
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^^^Love those cottered cranks.

Also, you need to center that rear axle.
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Nice, looks like SS/FW to me not a fixed gear.
If so you'll need to fit a rear brake as well.

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Nice, looks like SS/FW to me not a fixed gear.
If so you'll need to fit a rear brake as well.

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It started out as a Fixie. I was having a very difficult time riding it. I was practicing, but, I'm and idiot and the free spin of the pedals, was like trying to walk and chew gum for me, lol. The front brake seems okay. I've riding it around and don't have a stopping issue. I was actually thinking of buying a coaster brake. Seems to me that a coaster brake is as effective as just one front brake, and it would give it the clean look I'm going for.
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Originally Posted by rex615 View Post
^^^Love those cottered cranks.

Also, you need to center that rear axle.
Yes, thanks for noticing.......;-p
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Originally Posted by Daytona955 View Post
It started out as a Fixie. I was having a very difficult time riding it. I was practicing, but, I'm and idiot and the free spin of the pedals, was like trying to walk and chew gum for me, lol. The front brake seems okay. I've riding it around and don't have a stopping issue. I was actually thinking of buying a coaster brake. Seems to me that a coaster brake is as effective as just one front brake, and it would give it the clean look I'm going for.
Coaster brakes are a very poor choice and are only suitable for beach cruisers. They are very hard to modulate and either don't provide much braking power or lock up the rear wheel. They force you to keep pedaling until the cranks are horizontal before you can apply the brake by backpedaling, and when at a stop you can't move the pedals to a good position for starting off again. Also, a rear brake is NEVER a substitute for a front brake, regardless of the type of drivetrain. I think a nice classic centerpull rear brake caliper would look great in that bike.
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Originally Posted by Daytona955 View Post
It started out as a Fixie. I was having a very difficult time riding it. I was practicing, but, I'm and idiot and the free spin of the pedals, was like trying to walk and chew gum for me, lol. The front brake seems okay. I've riding it around and don't have a stopping issue. I was actually thinking of buying a coaster brake. Seems to me that a coaster brake is as effective as just one front brake, and it would give it the clean look I'm going for.
Great info on coaster brake hubs in this thread -- https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespee...ry-set-up.html
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
Coaster brakes are a very poor choice and are only suitable for beach cruisers. They are very hard to modulate and either don't provide much braking power or lock up the rear wheel. They force you to keep pedaling until the cranks are horizontal before you can apply the brake by backpedaling, and when at a stop you can't move the pedals to a good position for starting off again. Also, a rear brake is NEVER a substitute for a front brake, regardless of the type of drivetrain. I think a nice classic centerpull rear brake caliper would look great in that bike.
Thanks TejanoTrackie,
That info helps. Seems like you know what you're talking about.
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Yes, thanks for noticing.......;-p
Please understand that my concern about the axle is not an aesthetic one, there are only a few threads holding the drive side axle nut.
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