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gna 05-09-23 01:43 PM

1961 Raleigh Colt for sale:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...05ad2deaeb.jpg


https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...e-bc5bf8773788

Even has tools with it.

cudak888 05-09-23 03:58 PM


Originally Posted by Ged117 (Post 22884593)
Thanks for this Kurt. Turns out mine does have the washer behind the adjustment piece...I'll get it sorted. I don't think you need to switch to the other washers - I am just a bit neglectful and had the spindle rotate a few times on long rides.

Hmm. Try rebuilding the hub per the manual, just for the heck of it. It might bring something forth. Couldn't really tell you at this point without seeing it.


Originally Posted by Ged117 (Post 22884593)
Unrelated question - I want to run a lighter square taper crank on my '64 Triumph, and ideally run a modern spindle with the original Raleigh cups as others have done.

Do you know where I could find the right spindle? Or rather, which one to get? I've tried a few with 5S, 5L, but they are too long for a single ring crank to match chainline on a SA hub.

The "5" spindle is simply a spindle for a 70mm Italian BB. If you can find an Italian BB spindle (provided they're not for something like Campagnolo thin cups), you should be in business. A Shimano 105/600 Italian BB spindle ought to be a good place to start.

-Kurt

Ged117 05-10-23 07:11 AM


Originally Posted by cudak888 (Post 22885163)
Hmm. Try rebuilding the hub per the manual, just for the heck of it. It might bring something forth. Couldn't really tell you at this point without seeing it.



The "5" spindle is simply a spindle for a 70mm Italian BB. If you can find an Italian BB spindle (provided they're not for something like Campagnolo thin cups), you should be in business. A Shimano 105/600 Italian BB spindle ought to be a good place to start.

-Kurt

Thanks Kurt. I'm thinking that the spindle ought to be as short as possible to ensure good chainline.

Elddir_Mot 05-10-23 09:05 AM

23” frame Men’s Sport, somewhere between 1969-1972 from the decals, looks like with the original Brooks saddle bag. $250


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...38ae17c8b.jpeg


https://boston.craigslist.org/sob/bi...612783414.html

(Slightly tempted to buy it just for the bag then try to flip the bike 😂 )

Salubrious 05-12-23 09:18 AM

The Lake Pepin 3 speed tour is coming up- May 20th

This year I'm thinking of riding a Rudge Pathfinder with which I've been tinkering.

robalong 05-14-23 07:23 AM

BSA heavyweight with 26 inch wheels
 
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1989Pre 05-14-23 12:22 PM

When I bought my Rudge almost 4 years ago, it had some (1970's?) Regency (Japan) tires on it that served me well. The rear was fading away, though, and the rubber around the beads had crystalized, breaking off into flakes and chunks whenever I changed a tube. Those tires had a 7mm white stripe. The time had come for my Rudge to wear some new rubber, so it received N.O.S. Michelin Sport white-walls, made in Stoke-on-Trent, England. There is no p.s.i. recommendation on these tires, so I have them pumped-up to the same spec as my earlier tires, which is 50 p.s.i. I had to bring my rear axle a little forward in the dropout, because these tires were contacting inside the fender (they had appeared to be about the same profile as the Regencies). Not only are these Made in England, but there was even a small Halford's tag on the cellophane, which looked hand-wrapped in spirals around each tire. These were in New York state, and I don't know the story as to how they got there. The instructions specify the use of powdered chalk on the tube and rim-strip upon installation. As you may have noticed, the bike is minus a chain. Mine was stretched, so I have a Renold Elite on its way from Germany.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...239565d419.jpg

robalong 05-14-23 07:11 PM

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52telecaster 05-15-23 07:36 AM


Originally Posted by robalong (Post 22890140)
My apologies. No joke, I assure you. I had intended to start a thread, but I obviously created a post. So when I read your post it seemed to me a reply in what I thought was my thread about a green BSA bike.

Cheers!

No worries, this is the coolest forum in the universe.

robalong 05-15-23 12:23 PM

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52telecaster 05-16-23 08:49 AM


Originally Posted by robalong (Post 22890654)
I wholeheartedly agree with that opinion.

This forum, and this thread in particular, and the late Sheldon Brown's website, is all anyone needs to be able to figure out how to sort out ANY problem with a bicycle. Online videos are a bonus, of course.

Long may you run! And cycle!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVM8_jAL86w


Cheers!

Cheers!

1989Pre 05-18-23 01:56 PM

The Sports needed a new chain, so I went ahead and bought something that might even be period-correct! It came in its own tin:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a8c6c5acd1.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fcecb6f9f5.jpg

clubman 05-18-23 06:18 PM

Show us your chains
 
That Elite is nice.

Here's a 3/16" X 1/2"


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0681abd4c9.jpg

arty dave 05-19-23 03:35 AM

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1814595fdc.jpg

Here's the Sprite I picked up a few weeks ago ...but don't be alarmed!! This will become Sturmey Archer powered!
I'm really digging this lovely metallic sky blue.

So far I have swapped out the uncomfortable vinyl saddle it came with for this B72, traded in these 27 x 1&1/4" alloy wheels, and given it a longer alloy Sturmey Archer brand stem. And also changed the pedals, the originals were similar block pedals but in a much shorter length.

The tyres are Michelin city protek that I had on these rims already. They're quite tall in profile so I had to do a fair bit of fiddling to get the wheel to sit well in the rear mudguard, including cutting the stays attachment bolt shorter and using a lower profile nut. They were hard work to get on the rim as well, but worth it because they're a cushy ride. The original steel rims have gumwalls in good condition still, but I thought the all black tyres looked better with the black seat tube band.

The plan is to pop in an S5 hub. Later on I'll think about adding a chainguard and a prestube rack (not a fan of the alloy rack). And consider what to do with the cranks - maybe even find some classic herons head cranks. And I need to tilt that B72 back another notch or 2 before my next ride

bikamper 05-19-23 08:52 AM

Heading up to Red Wing for the 3 Speed Tour in a few minutes.
https://i.imgur.com/izflIttl.jpg

I have this beastie loaded on the back of the Urinal and everything that might fall off in the sidecar.
https://i.imgur.com/r8iVO4Tl.jpg

markk900 05-19-23 09:21 AM

“The Urinal” - LOL - got a Ural dealer not far from me.

1989Pre 05-19-23 11:42 AM

Bikeamper, have a great ride! I wish I was coming along.

Salubrious 05-19-23 01:15 PM

The Lady of the Lake, built for the Lake Pepin 3 speed Tour:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6a52706c49.jpg
531 frame, 650b wheels, Paul canti brakes based on the Mafac cantis from the 1950s. Right now is equipped with an S5 hub. The front hub is an Airlite. Crankset is ChaterLea.

1989Pre 05-19-23 05:23 PM


Originally Posted by Salubrious (Post 22895373)
The Lady of the Lake, built for the Lake Pepin 3 speed Tour:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6a52706c49.jpg
531 frame, 650b wheels, Paul canti brakes based on the Mafac cantis from the 1950s. Right now is equipped with an S5 hub. The front hub is an Airlite. Crankset is ChaterLea.

Hey.., and what about that French rear rack!

nlerner 05-19-23 06:17 PM

I’m in Red Wing! I’ll be on this rig:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7e03d721f.jpeg

bikamper 05-19-23 09:22 PM

Sunuva…something did fall off.
https://i.imgur.com/EpALTePl.jpg

I stopped at a bike shop in Mt.Horeb, WI and got me an early Fathers Day present.
https://i.imgur.com/MrTUTi2l.jpg

The guy at Trail Bike Shop bent over backwards to find me another 25.4mm seat post. What with losing the saddle, the brutal headwinds, and the hills on US14, my planned 8 hr ride on the underpowered Ural took 10.5 hrs, but I got here. Time for some Advil and bed.

1989Pre 05-20-23 02:53 PM


Originally Posted by arty dave (Post 22894847)
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1814595fdc.jpg

Here's the Sprite I picked up a few weeks ago ...but don't be alarmed!! This will become Sturmey Archer powered!
I'm really digging this lovely metallic sky blue.

So far I have swapped out the uncomfortable vinyl saddle it came with for this B72, traded in these 27 x 1&1/4" alloy wheels, and given it a longer alloy Sturmey Archer brand stem. And also changed the pedals, the originals were similar block pedals but in a much shorter length.

The tyres are Michelin city protek that I had on these rims already. They're quite tall in profile so I had to do a fair bit of fiddling to get the wheel to sit well in the rear mudguard, including cutting the stays attachment bolt shorter and using a lower profile nut. They were hard work to get on the rim as well, but worth it because they're a cushy ride. The original steel rims have gumwalls in good condition still, but I thought the all black tyres looked better with the black seat tube band.

The plan is to pop in an S5 hub. Later on I'll think about adding a chainguard and a prestube rack (not a fan of the alloy rack). And consider what to do with the cranks - maybe even find some classic herons head cranks. And I need to tilt that B72 back another notch or 2 before my next ride

That looks like a fun bike to ride. Did you lace the B72 yourself? It all looks good.

SirMike1983 05-20-23 08:00 PM

Added an Acorn bag to my WWII era Schwinn New World three speed.

https://blogger.googleusercontent.co...519_171455.jpg

Added a WWII aviation themed lapel pin to the bag. This is a period aviation-themed bike with wing chainguard, tear drop / wing profile pedals, and the lapel pin added to the bag. The headbage is the old B.F. Goodrich Schwinn type with eagle and wheel on it.

https://blogger.googleusercontent.co...519_164916.jpg

vintagebicycle 05-20-23 09:33 PM

Raleigh sports in NJ
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/788564419431712


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...954ea11dc4.jpg

thumpism 05-21-23 04:54 PM

Got some spare wheels? Ten bucks in PA.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...29341995887668

https://scontent.fric1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...Og&oe=647085FF

arty dave 05-22-23 05:10 AM


Originally Posted by 1989Pre (Post 22896391)
That looks like a fun bike to ride. Did you lace the B72 yourself? It all looks good.

Yes and I'm slightly embarrassed that I didn't get the holes spaced evenly! But it does the job - I hadn't used this saddle for a while and the flaring sides had flared even more while in storage. It's now more comfortable than it used to be. I'm loving the ride of the Sprite, with its longer top tube it fits me better than a Sports.

nlerner 05-22-23 06:18 AM

Some pics from the Lake Pepin tour:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fa186933f.jpeg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...aa0a434a3.jpeg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...84885e390.jpeg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a9655ee37.jpeg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bd7b8d20e.jpeg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bb6cc8f19.jpeg

What a fun event! Great people, got to meet @bikamper, great weather, so many food stops! Someone described it as the kind of ride where you might actually gain weight despite the miles. Highly recommended for those of you thinking about next year.


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