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bazil4696 09-20-16 01:45 PM

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My plastic shifter cable pulley looked a little beat up...so...here's a little project I amused myself with on my '71 Superbe...
Turned in a lathe by hand, and made of 316 stainless, I decided to make it a little bigger diameter than original so I could embellish with a few holes... a brass keeper replaces the dead coloured SA keeper..

ascherer 09-20-16 02:07 PM


Originally Posted by bazil4696 (Post 19069674)
My plastic shifter cable pulley looked a little beat up...so...here's a little project I amused myself with on my '71 Superbe...
Turned in a lathe by hand, and made of 316 stainless, I decided to make it a little bigger diameter than original so I could embellish with a few holes... a brass keeper replaces the dead coloured SA keeper..

I'll take two!

bazil4696 09-20-16 02:14 PM


Originally Posted by BigChief (Post 19069535)
Back to chainwheel trivia. 1969 chainwheel...48T V brackets and eyes for the herons. 1972...46T V brackets and no eyes. 1973...same as 72. So from this I gather that the change to 46T and eyeless herons happened sometime between 1969 and 1972 and the V brackets were removed sometime during the 1973 model year.

My '71 48T chainwheel has the eyes in the herons.
My '73 46T is blind.
What are these V brackets you speak of?

BigChief 09-20-16 02:59 PM


Originally Posted by bazil4696 (Post 19069747)
My '71 48T chainwheel has the eyes in the herons.
My '73 46T is blind.
What are these V brackets you speak of?

That's great. Now, we've narrowed it down. We can figure that chainwheels changed to eyeless 46T sometime in late 1971- early 1972. I found this on the web. It is incorrect about the heron eyes though. We now know that they were gone with the change to 46T in 71-72 and not with the elimination of the V brackets later in 1973.
'The Headbadge' - Vintage bicycle information

Salubrious 09-20-16 07:00 PM


Originally Posted by BigChief (Post 19069535)
Back to chainwheel trivia. 1969 chainwheel...48T V brackets and eyes for the herons. 1972...46T V brackets and no eyes. 1973...same as 72. So from this I gather that the change to 46T and eyeless herons happened sometime between 1969 and 1972 and the V brackets were removed sometime during the 1973 model year.

My 72 Superbe has eyeless herons but is otherwise a '9 point' 46 tooth chainwheel. It also has a smooth AW hub. A second '72 I picked up has the lined AW hub and the '6-point' chainwheel.

gster 09-20-16 07:09 PM


Originally Posted by bazil4696 (Post 19069674)
My plastic shifter cable pulley looked a little beat up...so...here's a little project I amused myself with on my '71 Superbe...
Turned in a lathe by hand, and made of 316 stainless, I decided to make it a little bigger diameter than original so I could embellish with a few holes... a brass keeper replaces the dead coloured SA keeper..

That should lighten the bike a bit. Looks cool.

BigChief 09-21-16 02:22 AM


Originally Posted by Salubrious (Post 19070328)
My 72 Superbe has eyeless herons but is otherwise a '9 point' 46 tooth chainwheel. It also has a smooth AW hub. A second '72 I picked up has the lined AW hub and the '6-point' chainwheel.

That's interesting. I wonder if an extra effort was made to give the Superbe the latest, most modern components. My 73 DL-1 has the 9 point 46T eyeless chainwheel and a plain shelled AW hub.

BigChief 09-21-16 02:34 AM


Originally Posted by bazil4696 (Post 19069674)
My plastic shifter cable pulley looked a little beat up...so...here's a little project I amused myself with on my '71 Superbe...
Turned in a lathe by hand, and made of 316 stainless, I decided to make it a little bigger diameter than original so I could embellish with a few holes... a brass keeper replaces the dead coloured SA keeper..

Nice work. I never liked the plastic jockey wheels. No practical reason. It was just some of the things SA did I considered to be nice touches kept disappearing one by one. The steel wheeled, 2 piece clamp with that nicely machined domed nut was one of them. At first, they changed to a thin 1 piece clamp with a plain square steel threaded plate instead of a nut. Then, they even eliminated the nut and simply folded the strap over and tapped threads into it. Penny pinching gone mad IMO.

cs1 09-21-16 02:40 AM

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In the beginning of this glorious thread, over 6 and a half years ago, we had a lot of photos of some very nice bikes. It looks like we exhausted all the show and tell bikes. All we hear about now is rebuilding hubs and maintenance issues. Can someone please post a picture or 2 of their bike? We need to know this is about bicycles not bicycle parts.

markk900 09-21-16 05:07 AM

Ask and yea shall receive:

1955 Standard Model K:
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...d/IMG_1832.jpg

1973 Sports:
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/IMG_2881.jpg

1972/3 Eaton's Glider (made by Raleigh):
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...r/IMG_1573.jpg

1949 Humber:
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...psjmhjtxlo.jpg

BigChief 09-21-16 06:19 AM

sure, here's a 64 Sports I finished this spring
http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/f.../64_Sports.jpg

BigChief 09-21-16 08:59 AM

And...a 1969 S5 Sprite. A bit modified. Brooks B66, handlebar mounted SA trigger and SunTour power shifters and MKS Touring pedals.
http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/f...ite_may_16.jpg

bazil4696 09-21-16 01:25 PM

MORE bike pix!
 
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How my '71 daily rider came home

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My daughter's Superbe with Eaton's glider fenders and a twenty-something girl's added bling

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a CCM that got a quick rebuild to flip

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A perfect Canadian built '78 sports

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My friend's '74 Superbe and my '85 Gazelle

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dweenk 09-21-16 02:56 PM

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These I have owned, and still own a few:

BigChief 09-21-16 04:27 PM

This is fun, so one more. Not because it's pretty, but because it's turned into my daily rider. Been pushing my luck riding without a tool kit. Best get to that pretty soon.
http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/f...ily%20ride.jpg

cs1 09-21-16 06:35 PM

Thank you gentlemen, I don't think I could take another post about SA hub parts without a bike picture. Those are some really beautiful bikes.

ascherer 09-21-16 08:49 PM

1966 Sports:

https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8130/2...23a04064_h.jpg

bazil4696 09-22-16 06:51 AM

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I bought this gem on kijiji.ca last nite.
A Caprice by Raleigh. Made in England, the AW hub date codes this girl as 5 - 81.
I like the whimsical flowers and bees sticker, and the curved downtube bar resembling my gazelle, but a MUCH smaller frame.
The fenders are unsual for a Raleigh, but the reflector carries a Sturmey Archer brand badge.
The handlebars will be switched to the more common "North Road" bers, as I prefer these on my personal rides.
Apparently, the carrier was part of the package, and she still carries her original tyre pump.
Not sure what's up with the lighting...this might be interesting.
Notice the reversed chainwheel herons, facing counterclockwise, which Raleigh switched in the late seventies.
The chainguard threw me off, I never knew Raleigh made such a version!
It has two brand new Kenda tires on it. I'll just slam another set of less rusty wheels and brake pads on this one so we can ride this weekend. it's autumn, ya know... gotta ride while we can!
The best part was negotiating down from the asking price of $50 dollars Canadian!

DQRider 09-22-16 07:34 AM


Originally Posted by ascherer (Post 19073155)

That's a very nice bike, and a stunning photograph! Have you "twined" your kickstand? If not, what did you wrap it with? Love the shellacked cork grips as well. These are the kind of details that set one bike apart from the rest. :thumb:

ascherer 09-22-16 08:37 AM

Thanks, @DQRider! It's an iPhone photo from early spring this year in Central Park as I was on my way home from the grocery. Good catch - I did twine the kickstand, I wanted to keep it subtle and IMHO it warms the look up by just a touch. I love this old bike!

adventurepdx 09-22-16 10:54 AM


Originally Posted by cs1 (Post 19070810)
In the beginning of this glorious thread, over 6 and a half years ago, we had a lot of photos of some very nice bikes. It looks like we exhausted all the show and tell bikes. All we hear about now is rebuilding hubs and maintenance issues. Can someone please post a picture or 2 of their bike? We need to know this is about bicycles not bicycle parts.

Hear, hear! Thanks for steering this thread back down the path to some good three speed photos. Nothing wrong with maintenance issues being posted here, but let's see some bikes!

I respectfully submit a pic of my current steed, a 1968 Raleigh Superbe, taken from a ride to Powell Butte last week:
https://urbanadventureleague.files.w...1000&h=&crop=1

adventurepdx 09-22-16 10:59 AM

And a couple more! Two of my former three speeds.

My 70's Raleigh Wayfarer, a daily driver for many a year.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/680/21...52407a9c_z.jpg

My 1953 Rudge Sports, all path-racered like. I would have loved to keep this bike, but it was just too small for me.
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7240/7...329535c1_z.jpg

adventurepdx 09-22-16 11:00 AM

And finally, let's see some ride reports! There's a lot of talk about doing things to a three speed, but not a lot of doing things with a three speed. I'd like to hear some stories. Or I'll just go on thinking that none of you actually ride these bikes. ;)

bazil4696 09-22-16 11:24 AM

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There's a group I ride with here in Niagara. We ride the parkway from Chippewa to St. Catharines. The last labour day ride was 48.7 Kms. I'm on my '71 Superbe, which when adding up both our ages, comes out to be 100...or my 48 pound Gazelle. There's a woman on a Glider, and another girl rides a vintage Bianchi.

Don't think this is all pounding pedals!
We pack a few beverages, and stop for ice wine slushies or local craft beers along the Parkway. A favourite place to eat is historic Niagara-on-The-Lake. The paved M.U.P. goes for miles along the scenic Niagara river on the Canadian side. We start upriver, and ride downstream, of course...LOL

here's a link to a few more pics:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/353795...57671024648212

BigChief 09-22-16 05:17 PM

My work schedule these days doesn't allow for day trips to interesting places. My rides are pretty much the same everyday. Not much to say about them. Still, it's good to get out on the bike.
This is a good site for pictures. They've been adding to it for some time now.
https://www.flickr.com/groups/hub_ge...ers/pool/page1


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