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johnnyspaghetti 04-03-18 06:26 AM

[QUOTE=restlessswind;20260004]What are some suggestions on 110 (4.25") grips? I find the typical 120mm -130mm grips too long on OEM bars. I have found some Raleigh type reproductions by Kenda https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Ral...19.m1438.l2649
But I was hoping to find something a little more comfy.[/QUOT

Simple green has cleaned the white grips to mostly new every time. Purple Power works as well. If you know how to get them off.Hot water

johnnyspaghetti 04-03-18 10:02 AM

Snow sucks about now

johnnyspaghetti 04-03-18 11:52 AM


Originally Posted by BigChief (Post 20243609)
OOOH YEAH...Those big 28" wheels and check out the slack frame angles. Not for everybody, but they have a loyal and enthusiastic following. Wonderful bikes.

Lean back ride is good

johnnyspaghetti 04-03-18 12:36 PM

This is a Pigseye snow dump in April. 10+ heavy snow

noglider 04-03-18 12:43 PM

Where is Pigseye?

johnnyspaghetti 04-03-18 12:45 PM

Weather forcasts suck

johnnyspaghetti 04-03-18 12:47 PM

Pigseye is the region minniapolis/St.paul then bigger before they had county's

BigChief 04-03-18 12:52 PM


Originally Posted by noglider (Post 20261970)
Where is Pigseye?

The nickname belongs to St.Paul Minnesota. No idea why. The Big Apple, Bean Town, Windy City The Big Easy I get, but Pigseye? Who knows.

Salubrious 04-03-18 02:45 PM

Its the name of a dude that lived in the area. They were even going to name St. Paul after him. Now there is a just a lake by that name, near the Warner Road bike path.








And the snow sucks.

thumpism 04-03-18 03:53 PM

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Went to a well-known antiques place in the area today looking for an oddly dimensioned window sash for a project I have in mind. I've posted before about the bikes I've found there, usually weathered and/or damaged and wildly overpriced. Today's finds were unpriced and I did not ask because I was on a mission. Found my window.

Nice little Sears made in Austria, missing a few parts.
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Badly resprayed Raleigh Sports that matches its backdrop. Don't look too closely lest you suffer as I did.
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Huffy Sports featuring a mighty Made In England decal on the downtube. Nice little bike.
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paulb_in_bkln 04-03-18 04:50 PM


Originally Posted by thumpism (Post 20262385)

Huffy Sports featuring a mighty Made In England decal on the downtube. Nice little bike.

A little TLC will fix that Raleigh right up.

johnnyspaghetti 04-03-18 06:11 PM

10 inches of snow so far this one is $40 a 23"https://fargo.craigslist.org/bik/d/a...543413936.html
https://images.craigslist.org/00303_...tB_600x450.jpg
the red river flows north

Chaser95 04-03-18 06:30 PM

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This three speed thing is getting busy around here. I am picking up this green sports tomorrow. Seller said it was a decoration in his home. Anyone know what year they started using this chain ring?

arty dave 04-03-18 06:31 PM

Nice chainring on the Sears, these seem to be common on European 3 speeds

bwilli88 04-03-18 06:59 PM

The term comes from Step thru market bike. When you have a bike loaded up with stuff and it is heavy, one cannot easily kick your leg over the seat and back. It is just easier to step thru the frame to get on the bike.

thumpism 04-03-18 07:10 PM

Looks like a 23" ladies' frame. Everybody needs one.

Originally Posted by johnnyspaghetti (Post 20262674)


Mooo 04-03-18 07:15 PM


Originally Posted by Chaser95 (Post 20262725)
This three speed thing is getting busy around here. I am picking up this green sports tomorrow. Seller said it was a decoration in his home. Anyone know what year they started using this chain ring?

I believe it's mid '72. I *think* I've seen a 73 model with the old style crank, but maybe not.

Chaser95 04-03-18 07:29 PM

Thanks! My 69 has the old style and I have a picture of a 70 with the old style. I will report back tomorrow with a hub date.

BigChief 04-03-18 08:29 PM


Originally Posted by Chaser95 (Post 20262725)
This three speed thing is getting busy around here. I am picking up this green sports tomorrow. Seller said it was a decoration in his home. Anyone know what year they started using this chain ring?

Nice. Classic bronze green in excellent condition. I'm always learning new things here. I would have answered 1974 because that's the first time heron chainrings without V brackets appeared in the Raleigh catalogs. The 1973 catalog shows the Sports with the newer style graphics still with the V brackets. This bike, with it's older style graphics proves they started producing them a couple of years before then. Let us know the hub date after you have her home, but I'll bet @Mooo is spot on with mid 1972.

johnnyspaghetti 04-03-18 08:44 PM


Originally Posted by Chaser95 (Post 20262725)
This three speed thing is getting busy around here. I am picking up this green sports tomorrow. Seller said it was a decoration in his home. Anyone know what year they started using this chain ring?

73-74 looks real good I'm looking at the crank.

johnnyspaghetti 04-03-18 08:52 PM


Originally Posted by thumpism (Post 20262824)
Looks like a 23" ladies' frame. Everybody needs one.

I have $40 not much more but I do.

Chaser95 04-03-18 09:24 PM

It needs you johnnyspaghetti!

johnnyspaghetti 04-03-18 09:27 PM


Originally Posted by johnnyspaghetti (Post 20263030)
I have $40 not much more but I do.

190 miles away

johnnyspaghetti 04-03-18 09:37 PM

We eat easter candy, my partner is recovering from... and on the up. I should be the first to go.

paulb_in_bkln 04-04-18 06:50 AM


Originally Posted by thumpism (Post 20262824)
Looks like a 23" ladies' frame. Everybody needs one.

Only one?

paulb_in_bkln 04-04-18 06:52 AM


Originally Posted by johnnyspaghetti (Post 20263030)
I have $40 not much more but I do.

To illustrate market differences: early 60s men's Rudge, good shape for an old bike but hardly cherry, going off hereabouts for $150. And I'm considering it.

paulb_in_bkln 04-04-18 06:53 AM


Originally Posted by johnnyspaghetti (Post 20261979)
Pigseye is the region minniapolis/St.paul then bigger before they had county's

My nephew has move there recently. I wonder if he knows this yet?

thumpism 04-04-18 06:57 AM


Originally Posted by paulb_in_bkln (Post 20263518)
Only one?

Well, obviously everybody needs more than one. I have the one that I got for free and I swore I'd hold off for a better deal on every subsequent one.

johnnyspaghetti 04-04-18 07:09 AM

The Red river flows north

thumpism 04-04-18 07:10 AM

Cryptic, yet revealing.


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