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clubman 03-13-20 12:11 PM


Originally Posted by Salubrious (Post 21365116)
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.

BigChief 03-13-20 04:09 PM

Too hot to ride today. Had some photoshop fun in the air conditioning. Thought I'd share with my friends here.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3897160514.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3ffb0d2fac.jpg

gster 03-16-20 12:14 PM


Originally Posted by BigChief (Post 21365798)
Too hot to ride today. Had some photoshop fun in the air conditioning. Thought I'd share with my friends here.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3897160514.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3ffb0d2fac.jpg

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.....

jackbombay 03-16-20 01:36 PM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 21369869)
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.

BigChief 03-18-20 12:15 PM

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.

Ged117 03-21-20 04:24 PM

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.


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ca90ad8d9e.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2afe8495d1.jpg

gster 03-22-20 09:30 AM


Originally Posted by Ged117 (Post 21377438)
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.


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ca90ad8d9e.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2afe8495d1.jpg

Nice work!
Another shot of that derailleur set up would be good.

gster 03-22-20 09:37 AM

Some recent kijij postings in Toronto
Raleigh Folder $115.00
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8b7605e3f1.jpg
1960's ladies Robin Hood in very nice shape @ $120.00
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...62a0e015cc.jpg
And a homemade Path Racer that could be a British bike @ $300.00
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a0ce1479dd.jpg

San Rensho 03-22-20 09:48 AM


Originally Posted by JIMBO53 (Post 21361672)
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.

Bicycle LIberation! Take it. Its current owner abandoned and neglected it. You will give it better home. It will live and not die to neglect. But yes, make sure no one is around when you cut the chain. But ethically, morally, you are right.

Ged117 03-22-20 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 21378210)
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.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...793aa06264.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d77a718175.jpg

jackbombay 03-22-20 08:02 PM


Originally Posted by Ged117 (Post 21378994)
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.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...793aa06264.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d77a718175.jpg

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!!!!!!

gster 03-22-20 08:18 PM


Originally Posted by Ged117 (Post 21378994)
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.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...793aa06264.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d77a718175.jpg

Yes,
Thanks.
Very unique.

jackbombay 03-22-20 09:23 PM

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.

https://i.postimg.cc/B6FwQ80p/EBclimbmod.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/cCNkKs1S/EBviewmod.jpg

At ~40 MPH here,
https://i.postimg.cc/QCk41RVW/EBDHmod.jpg

gster 03-23-20 10:10 AM

A late 70's Raleigh for sale in Toronto @ $150.00
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...65d54ac38a.png
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a4b27f3080.png
Although I can't imagine anyone going out these days to look at vintage bikes.......

Ged117 03-23-20 12:15 PM


Originally Posted by jackbombay (Post 21379111)
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!!!!!!


Originally Posted by gster (Post 21379134)
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:

https://cdn10.bigcommerce.com/s-1rmg...00.950.JPG?c=2

gster 03-23-20 12:37 PM


Originally Posted by Ged117 (Post 21380067)
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:

https://cdn10.bigcommerce.com/s-1rmg...00.950.JPG?c=2

I guess the question is:
Is that a three cog cluster or
three separate cogs?

thumpism 03-23-20 09:40 PM

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...7345348185011/

https://scontent.fric1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...ce&oe=5E9EBC05

BigChief 03-24-20 05:37 PM


Originally Posted by jackbombay (Post 21379204)
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.

https://i.postimg.cc/B6FwQ80p/EBclimbmod.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/cCNkKs1S/EBviewmod.jpg

At ~40 MPH here,
https://i.postimg.cc/QCk41RVW/EBDHmod.jpg

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.

jackbombay 03-24-20 07:34 PM


Originally Posted by BigChief (Post 21382164)
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!

jackbombay 03-24-20 08:25 PM

I just looked on gogle and there is much less bike trail than I thought around lake tahoe, only ~6 miles worth,


gster 03-25-20 08:06 AM

Who's Kidding Who?
Three speed "Collector's" bike for sale
$800.00!
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...154b71f815.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e4b631470b.jpg
Perhaps its a typo....

Bomarc 03-26-20 04:34 AM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 21382768)
Who's Kidding Who?
Three speed "Collector's" bike for sale
$800.00!
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...154b71f815.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e4b631470b.jpg
Perhaps its a typo....

I got an identical one (even had the bars turned up) this past summer for $30. I paid too much.

gster 03-26-20 07:27 AM


Originally Posted by Bomarc (Post 21384165)
I got an identical one (even had the bars turned up) this past summer for $30. I paid too much.

A good colour.

gster 03-26-20 07:34 AM

here's another Glider for sale in Toronto
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c3cd7f1237.png
A good looking example but a price tag of $350.00....

Ballenxj 03-26-20 12:53 PM


Originally Posted by Bomarc (Post 21384165)
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. :twitchy:


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