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Shp4man 10-05-15 11:04 PM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 18219204)
Does yours have all the accessories?

Just a front rack, fenders and a headlight with generator.

BigChief 10-06-15 06:18 AM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 18219689)
More Junk!
Yet another bicycle purchase. 1960 Norman 3 Speed with a AG Dynohub. Rough but workable. I didn't pay much for it ($75.00 CDN), so I don't mind spending a bit to get it back on the road. I spotted this one in the spring at a used clothing/stuff store. The original asking price was a whopping $350.00 but obviously, there were no takers. I offered $60.00 and we settled on $75.00.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=480976http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=480977http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=480978http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=480979
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=480981http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=480982

That's an excellent find. Looks like a taller frame. Is it? I couldn't have passed that up for 75 either.

gster 10-06-15 06:59 AM

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Originally Posted by BigChief (Post 18220803)
That's an excellent find. Looks like a taller frame. Is it? I couldn't have passed that up for 75 either.

Thanks, I think it's a fair price. it's a 23" frame.I've already stripped it down but am having some trouble with the crank cotter pins (the toughest ones to date). George at Parts Unknown has a press, so I'll visit him in the next couple of days.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=481048
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=481049

gster 10-06-15 07:10 AM

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Here's what it would have looked like when new.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=481050http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=481051http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=481052

arex 10-06-15 01:15 PM

Is there a good-quality aftermarket metal fender set that'll fit 26x1-3/8 wheels? 700C-sized would be too large (I think) and regular 26"-sized would be too small (I think). The only original Raleigh front fender I've been able to find (to replace the incorrect fender that @noglider spotted) is going for about $100, and I'm cheap.

noglider 10-06-15 01:30 PM

@arex, I have a green set of Raleigh fenders. You want them? Email me at the address below.

I think you can use 26" (MTB) size fenders, and they'll fit well enough.

3speedslow 10-06-15 01:48 PM


Originally Posted by arex (Post 18221894)
Is there a good-quality aftermarket metal fender set that'll fit 26x1-3/8 wheels? 700C-sized would be too large (I think) and regular 26"-sized would be too small (I think). The only original Raleigh front fender I've been able to find (to replace the incorrect fender that @noglider spotted) is going for about $100, and I'm cheap.

I have a blue set to give you a Colour choice.

BigChief 10-06-15 09:26 PM

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I think I have those exact fenders. I'll go out to the barn in the morning and post pics here.
edit:
forgot, I already have some.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=481204http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=481205

agmetal 10-07-15 12:50 AM

In case anyone was considering something similar, this is a thing that works...one weird thing, though: this lever (Shimano 105 ST-5510) has a trimming position that almost lines up with the neutral position between 2 and 3 on the hub, while my Tiagra 4500-equipped bike has the trimming position where it would be between 1 and 2 instead. Just something to be aware of.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v8...006_223100.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v8...006_223121.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v8...006_223136.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v8...006_223147.jpg

smontanaro 10-07-15 04:29 AM


Originally Posted by BigChief (Post 18223087)
I think I have those exact fenders. I'll go out to the barn ...

Don't you just love barns? So many places to stash stuff (and forget about it). It's almost like Christmas anytime you go looking for something. "I'd forgotten I had that!" :D

BigChief 10-07-15 06:44 AM

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Yes! Having a barn means that you never have to pass up an old junker bike.
On the good side, these fenders seem plenty solid enough to use, are very similar to the originals, the decorative tip on the front is aluminum and will polish up like new, I don't have any use for them at all and would be happy if they were useful in a restoration project. On the bad side, the surface rust is substantial and would require at least 3 paint coats with wet sanding to get a smooth finish. And none of the bolts on this bike simply unscrew. Getting them off would be a bit of work, but I don't mind. I do that sort of thing for fun. Walking around up in the old hay loft is a bit tricky. Some of the boards ain't what they ought to be.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=481248

gster 10-07-15 03:25 PM

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55 Year Old Raleigh Brake Calipers
I recently read about cleaning chrome parts with tin foil and water. It really works! These calipers are off the 1960 Norman and they look almost brand new.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=481347http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=481348

3speedslow 10-08-15 09:58 AM

Good technique, I heard foil and vinegar also.

Those look fantastic. The chrome in that time period for Raleigh was thick !

browngw 10-08-15 10:30 AM

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On real heavy crude I have been using aluminium foil and glass cleaner with ammonia (windex) Its almost magic. For lighter duty small parts use foil and liquid auto cleaner wax. Two steps at once!

Cleaned up this rusty Brooks frame nicely.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=481531

Shp4man 10-08-15 11:33 AM

In my experience, English chrome is some of the best.

gster 10-08-15 05:52 PM

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Good News (for me)
I've been working on my 1960 Norman and making progress.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=481610
After 55 years the Dynohub still works....
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=481611
As Noglider suggests, I'll look into a modern bulb.

3speedslow 10-08-15 06:50 PM

Nice work.

Looks like the rims turned out nice as well.

gster 10-08-15 07:12 PM


Originally Posted by 3speedslow (Post 18228533)
Nice work.

Looks like the rims turned out nice as well.

They're pretty rough..
The wheel's spinning in that photo.

gster 10-09-15 07:25 AM

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Classic Bicycles
This is a fake bike shop that we set up in Hamilton, Ontario last month as a set for an upcoming Christmas Movie. There was another sign that covered the existing Panini sign. It's hard to see but the bikes on display are a Raleigh Superbe, a Dunelt and the Mustang style bike is a new Hot Rod that we painted Christmas Red and added some vintage red sparkle grips.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=481689http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=481690

adventurepdx 10-09-15 10:33 AM


Originally Posted by 3speedslow (Post 18226898)
Good technique, I heard foil and vinegar also.

I use aluminum foil and lemon juice. Works great.

gster 10-11-15 09:22 PM

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1960 Norman
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=482106
It's back together and just needs some fine tuning and adjustments.
Modified with a Hercules chain ring and an Raleigh/Glider chain guard.
Pedals are new MK 3000.
More info here:
https://threespeedmania.wordpress.co...-with-dynohub/

NormanF 10-11-15 09:43 PM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 18235043)
1960 Norman
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=482106
It's back together and just needs some fine tuning and adjustments.
Modified with a Hercules chain ring and an Raleigh/Glider chain guard.
Pedals are new MK 3000.
More info here:
https://threespeedmania.wordpress.co...-with-dynohub/

The Schwinn Brighton 1 bears an uncanny resemblance:

http://nakano.seocycle.biz/wp-conten.../DSC_05581.jpg

gster 10-11-15 10:31 PM


Originally Posted by NormanF (Post 18235069)
The Schwinn Brighton 1 bears an uncanny resemblance:

http://nakano.seocycle.biz/wp-conten.../DSC_05581.jpg

Quite a few companies have come out with repro Roadster style bikes in the last few years. The colour on this one is similar to a 70's Raleigh Superbe.

BigChief 10-12-15 10:39 AM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 18235043)
1960 Norman

It's back together and just needs some fine tuning and adjustments.
Modified with a Hercules chain ring and an Raleigh/Glider chain guard.
Pedals are new MK 3000.
More info here:
https://threespeedmania.wordpress.co...-with-dynohub/

Nice job! The 23" frame is a rare find these days too.

gster 10-12-15 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by BigChief (Post 18235968)
Nice job! The 23" frame is a rare find these days too.

Thank you!
I picked up yet another Eatons Glider (1962) on the w/e from a neighbour for $40.00.
It had some very nice parts which have already been harvested and moved over to the Norman.
A near perfect trigger and better brake levers. It also had a pair of pump brackets.
I have a question about the frame and will post some photos later.....
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=482174


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