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Old 03-13-20, 12:11 PM
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Its a durable tire, but IME slow and a harsher ride than most of the new offerings.
No doubt about that. Since I gave up on being fast, I just wanna look good.
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Too hot to ride today. Had some photoshop fun in the air conditioning. Thought I'd share with my friends here.



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Old 03-16-20, 12:14 PM
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Too hot to ride today. Had some photoshop fun in the air conditioning. Thought I'd share with my friends here.



Quite timely, all things considered...
I'm currently in Mexico and there's very little concern here at the moment.
I'm not sure if I'll make it back to Canada on schedule with all the trouble....
If gas shortages develope we can all make do on our bikes.....
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Old 03-16-20, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by gster View Post
Quite timely, all things considered...
I'm currently in Mexico and there's very little concern here at the moment.
I'm not sure if I'll make it back to Canada on schedule with all the trouble....
If gas shortages develope we can all make do on our bikes.....
There should be plenty of gas and diesel around as so many people are not driving.
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Old 03-18-20, 12:15 PM
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Yes, for the first time in years I'm seeing gas under $2. Hardly any traffic. Not many bright spots to be found here but my daily rides will be safer.
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Old 03-21-20, 04:24 PM
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Hark! The first Raleigh Superbe ride of Spring

I took my first three-speed ride of the year. This has been a day of bike building (Peugeot AO8 commuter) and cooking, and I had some time before supper to go out into the neighborhoods. This thing rides perfectly. The AG ticks along very quietly. I topped it up with a little 0W20, ditto for the shifter, pumped the tires, and I was off. I'm going to find a taller stem though. I need to raise the saddle higher for my knees.




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Old 03-22-20, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Ged117 View Post
I took my first three-speed ride of the year. This has been a day of bike building (Peugeot AO8 commuter) and cooking, and I had some time before supper to go out into the neighborhoods. This thing rides perfectly. The AG ticks along very quietly. I topped it up with a little 0W20, ditto for the shifter, pumped the tires, and I was off. I'm going to find a taller stem though. I need to raise the saddle higher for my knees.



Nice work!
Another shot of that derailleur set up would be good.
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Old 03-22-20, 09:37 AM
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Some recent kijij postings in Toronto
Raleigh Folder $115.00

1960's ladies Robin Hood in very nice shape @ $120.00

And a homemade Path Racer that could be a British bike @ $300.00

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Just because it "appears" to be abandoned, it might not be-you could get arrested for theft. I'd be careful parting it out or cutting the chain-surveillance cameras everywhere and this could be a big "uh-oh..." moment you can't take back for an old bike.
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Nice work!
Another shot of that derailleur set up would be good.
Ask and ye shall receive. The Cyclo 3 speed is a neat piece of mechanical history. It is finicky to operate, but I really like how it expands the gear possibilities. It is also another cool talking point for this bike. I have to find a long stem though and put some foam above the saddle rails - the leather is too soft and so it's not very comfortable.


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Originally Posted by Ged117 View Post
Ask and ye shall receive. The Cyclo 3 speed is a neat piece of mechanical history. It is finicky to operate, but I really like how it expands the gear possibilities. It is also another cool talking point for this bike. I have to find a long stem though and put some foam above the saddle rails - the leather is too soft and so it's not very comfortable.


What does that hub look like with the 3 cogs removed?

What is the rear axle spacing?

This is super cool, thanks for posting pictures!!!!!!
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Old 03-22-20, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Ged117 View Post
Ask and ye shall receive. The Cyclo 3 speed is a neat piece of mechanical history. It is finicky to operate, but I really like how it expands the gear possibilities. It is also another cool talking point for this bike. I have to find a long stem though and put some foam above the saddle rails - the leather is too soft and so it's not very comfortable.


Yes,
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Very unique.
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I've posted these on BF at some point in the past, but I like these photos, me on my resto mod 1963 Hercules riding around lake tahoe.





At ~40 MPH here,
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Old 03-23-20, 10:10 AM
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A late 70's Raleigh for sale in Toronto @ $150.00


Although I can't imagine anyone going out these days to look at vintage bikes.......
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Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
What does that hub look like with the 3 cogs removed?

What is the rear axle spacing?

This is super cool, thanks for posting pictures!!!!!!
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Yes,
Thanks.
Very unique.
No problem. The Superbe was my first project. I've learned a lot thanks to this forum. The axle is 6 1/2". Owning lighter bicycles I wouldn't want to take this old fella on longer trips, but it is nice for day rides around the city and along our river paths. It also just turned 70 years old, and I've just turned 30. It is fun to ride around on a machine that is ten years older than my Dad.

It is an AG hub so wide-ratio three-speed with the generator coil and magnet. It puts out electrons, I just have to re-wire the FSU with a new bridge rectifier and install the lamps with LED bulbs. Here is a photo from Google:

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No problem. The Superbe was my first project. I've learned a lot thanks to this forum. The axle is 6 1/2". Owning lighter bicycles I wouldn't want to take this old fella on longer trips, but it is nice for day rides around the city and along our river paths. It also just turned 70 years old, and I've just turned 30. It is fun to ride around on a machine that is ten years older than my Dad.

It is an AG hub so wide-ratio three-speed with the generator coil and magnet. It puts out electrons, I just have to re-wire the FSU with a new bridge rectifier and install the lamps with LED bulbs. Here is a photo from Google:

I guess the question is:
Is that a three cog cluster or
three separate cogs?
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Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
I've posted these on BF at some point in the past, but I like these photos, me on my resto mod 1963 Hercules riding around lake tahoe.





At ~40 MPH here,
That's great, looks like fun. Maybe someday I can get back into traveling to new and exciting places to ride. Although, these days it will have to be flatter terrain than this.
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That's great, looks like fun. Maybe someday I can get back into traveling to new and exciting places to ride. Although, these days it will have to be flatter terrain than this.
There is separate bike path around 30 miles or so of Lake Tahoe (the northwest corner) and that is actually quite flat as it follows the shore to a large degree, beautiful place to pedal a bike!
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I just looked on gogle and there is much less bike trail than I thought around lake tahoe, only ~6 miles worth,

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Who's Kidding Who?
Three speed "Collector's" bike for sale
$800.00!


Perhaps its a typo....
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Who's Kidding Who?
Three speed "Collector's" bike for sale
$800.00!


Perhaps its a typo....
I got an identical one (even had the bars turned up) this past summer for $30. I paid too much.
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I got an identical one (even had the bars turned up) this past summer for $30. I paid too much.
A good colour.
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here's another Glider for sale in Toronto

A good looking example but a price tag of $350.00....
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I got an identical one (even had the bars turned up) this past summer for $30. I paid too much.
Haha, I was going to say $50 bux max.
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