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RogerGarrett 10-06-10 01:02 PM

restored treasure
 
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This was my wife's 1962 Raleigh she received new on her 8th Birthday. Finally got it restored for her as a birthday gift on her 54th birthday.

Best,
Roger Garrett

wahoonc 10-06-10 01:46 PM


Originally Posted by biaddiction (Post 11580224)
Thanks! Now I feel better. Another question: even I just replace the kool stop continental brake pads, the braking still makes a lot of noises....is it because the pad still NEW? THANKS!

You probably need to clean the rims and the pads with alcohol, and make sure the leading edge of the pad is toed in just a bit. The leading edge should just touch the rim before the rest of the pad does. I use a match book cover as a spacer on the rear of the pad. On a Raleigh you usually have to bend the brake caliper arm a bit to achieve tow in, I usually us a large screwdriver in the slot above where the brake block is mounted.

Aaron :)

gna 10-06-10 01:57 PM


Originally Posted by RogerGarrett (Post 11580751)
This was my wife's 1962 Raleigh she received new on her 8th Birthday. Finally got it restored for her as a birthday gift on her 54th birthday.

Best,
Roger Garrett

Beautiful Raleigh.

Well done!

Andrew F 10-06-10 02:08 PM

I should have married you! My bikes will never look that clean. Great job, she must be sooo happy.

biaddiction 10-06-10 06:09 PM

Thank you guys! you guys are always so helpful! ! !



Originally Posted by wahoonc (Post 11581064)
You probably need to clean the rims and the pads with alcohol, and make sure the leading edge of the pad is toed in just a bit. The leading edge should just touch the rim before the rest of the pad does. I use a match book cover as a spacer on the rear of the pad. On a Raleigh you usually have to bend the brake caliper arm a bit to achieve tow in, I usually us a large screwdriver in the slot above where the brake block is mounted.

Aaron :)


Andrew F 10-06-10 07:54 PM


Even so, that fork bothers me. I thought that crown was a Raleigh thing.
I don't think it's a Raliegh Fork
Sorry can't get a photo tonight, too dark but:

The Norman Fork has a large edge to the Chrome dimple and the fender eyelet and end is a two piece affiar. The eyelet appears pinched between the forkends

My '60's Raliegh Sport has a much small edge to the dimple and the forkend and fender eyelet appear to be one piece.

jedge76 10-06-10 09:00 PM


Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 11578082)
Or just feed it in via the seat tube...

Really? I did not know this. From the top of the seat tube I guess?


Originally Posted by Andrew F (Post 11578792)
Jedge76-Sixtyfiver- two very nice rides! :thumb:

Thanks Andrew...you gave me lots of good advice over the last couple of months and I really appreciate that!

I love those clubman style racers of yesteryear like your Norman. That's a sweet ride!

My latest find just got lubed and sent to school, still needs a bath! It's a little Pre-Raliegh Norman that has got an oiler on the BB as well as the hubs. At 19" it's the perfect commuter for my son's 1.5 mile ride to school. It really stands out in a sea of BMX bikes.



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jedge76 10-06-10 09:02 PM


Originally Posted by RogerGarrett (Post 11580751)
This was my wife's 1962 Raleigh she received new on her 8th Birthday. Finally got it restored for her as a birthday gift on her 54th birthday.

Best,
Roger Garrett

Roger--that's a beautiful thing you did! And it looks like the restoration went perfectly!

RogerGarrett 10-07-10 07:14 AM


Originally Posted by jedge76 (Post 11583406)
Roger--that's a beautiful thing you did! And it looks like the restoration went perfectly!

The guy who helped me out really knows English bicycles. He has two garages filled with Raleighs and other English bicycles - some restored, some in the process of restoration, and some in original condition. Probably over 150 bicycles - closer to 200? Great fellow - loves to do this kind of stuff on the side. The bike was unridable as it was, so this was really a fun thing to have done. The decals were all available still (although we couldn't find a way to reattach the beat up, yellowed bike license for Eugene, OR on the new version - it looks so bad), and when we got the bike apart, we found the color was really a deep blue (with aqua in it) - not the ugly green it had faded to. All in all - a happy day for her.

jedge76 10-07-10 04:18 PM


Originally Posted by RogerGarrett (Post 11584787)
The guy who helped me out really knows English bicycles. He has two garages filled with Raleighs and other English bicycles - some restored, some in the process of restoration, and some in original condition. Probably over 150 bicycles - closer to 200? Great fellow - loves to do this kind of stuff on the side. The bike was unridable as it was, so this was really a fun thing to have done. The decals were all available still (although we couldn't find a way to reattach the beat up, yellowed bike license for Eugene, OR on the new version - it looks so bad), and when we got the bike apart, we found the color was really a deep blue (with aqua in it) - not the ugly green it had faded to. All in all - a happy day for her.

It's nice having that kind of knowledge to lean on. I know I've needed/used it in the past and am happy to see and hear that the project went so well. And good for you going beyond flowers and bath accessories as a birthday gift for your wife!

ColonelJLloyd 10-08-10 11:40 AM

Finished the restoration of my '73 Ivory Glaze Sports. The "after" photo was taken more or less as a mock up. I replaced the saddle with a new, honey B67 and put some black Oury grips on it. I also procured a chrome frame pump. I'll post some current photos soon. I need a set-back type seatpost, though, as I would really need a 24" or bigger frame. Harris says the Col de la Vie is "the best tire every made in the 650a size". I wouldn't know as this is my first 650a bike, but I could see it. They were absolutely the easiest tires I ever put on a rim and they are super comfy.

This bike is a blast.

Before:
http://gallery.me.com/justinhughes/1...12829117560001

After:
http://gallery.me.com/justinhughes/1...12865537360001

gbalke 10-08-10 12:19 PM

That rear tire needs air!!

ColonelJLloyd 10-08-10 12:26 PM


Originally Posted by gbalke (Post 11592224)
That rear tire needs air!!

It's a run-flat model. ;)

Sixty Fiver 10-11-10 06:28 PM

Figured I liked my old 3 spd winter bike so much I needed another one so built up a Mavic wheel around a '64 SA-AWG (36 4 cross) and now get to find out why it won't shift into 1st.

Still need to install my rear brake too...

So... not exactly English... and not quite a 3 speed (yet).

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...shasta3spd.JPG

noglider 10-11-10 07:25 PM

Is that a shifter on your seat tube? What's the story?

Tom

ColonelJLloyd 10-11-10 07:29 PM


Originally Posted by noglider (Post 11608485)
Is that a shifter on your seat tube? What's the story?

Tom

Or a crank operated bell? :lol:

Sixty Fiver 10-11-10 07:39 PM


Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd (Post 11608508)
Or a crank operated bell? :lol:

It is a lever operated bell... :)

In other news... the hub got a good drink of oil and what was flowing out wasn't pretty so it might just need to get a few miles put on it and things will smooth themselves out.

Sixty Fiver 10-11-10 07:52 PM

An interesting note... the 1988 Shasta has a frame geometry that is pretty much identical to a Raleigh Sports.

noglider 10-11-10 08:16 PM


Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 11608650)
An interesting note... the 1988 Shasta has a frame geometry that is pretty much identical to a Raleigh Sports.

That's a very interesting note. How did you measure it, and what is the head angle?

You're going to put real fenders on it, right?

Sixty Fiver 10-11-10 10:19 PM

The real fenders are coming... my friend also has a Kuwahara and a Sports and compared their frame angles to find that they were the same.

It makes for a very nice riding bike... that and the handbuilt triple butted frame.

Sixty Fiver 10-13-10 10:39 PM

Sorted out the problem with the AWG and it's not finding or slipping out of first right into 2nd... the drive side adjustments were out and with a loose cone it allows everything inside to shift just enough that the planetary gears will not align in first.

Now I need a full chaincase... :)

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/uav3spd2.JPG

I took the hub apart just to take a peek inside and the internals were squeaky clean and it does not look like my 45 year old hub has any mileage on it at all the the dynohub is cranking out the power quite nicely... the AWG seems to have less drag than a front dynohub too.

biaddiction 10-15-10 07:31 AM

Done! Sharing! the ride is smooooth! ! !
 
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noglider 10-15-10 08:32 AM

Very clean, biaddiction. What tires are they, and what do you think of them?

biaddiction 10-15-10 12:48 PM

Thanks!
the tires are Kenda K40 Street (EA3) from BikeTire Direct. It was around $10...I haven't put a lot mileage on it yet but so far so good.




Originally Posted by noglider (Post 11626419)
Very clean, biaddiction. What tires are they, and what do you think of them?


fiataccompli 10-15-10 07:35 PM

This isn't English, but it is a 3 speed. It's a '65 Schwinn Racer (unfortunately the SA hub/wheel was replaced w/ a Shimano setup...but it works perfectly). I've been enjoying this one thoroughly as an office errand or quick lunch break excursionist...very much in the correct spirit of the English 3 speed, eh? I have to say it's a plush ride...perhaps equal or even more plush than my '65 Robin Hood...hmmm.....

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...TMwNS5qcGc.jpg


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