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Sarcastrodomus 05-27-14 04:46 PM

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My first post. I just received these his and hers time capsules from a friend that is moving and did not want to move with the bikes that have resided in his garage since he purchased his house. They were apparently purchased by the original owners in the late '70's, hung from the rafters and left in place since then. They are dusty, but otherwise, untouched since their original purchase.



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smontanaro 05-27-14 05:28 PM

For you Raleigh Superbe lovers, this 1966 edition popped up on Chicago CL today...

1966 Raleigh Superbe Beautiful

http://images.craigslist.org/00c0c_i...7b_600x450.jpg

Sixty Fiver 05-27-14 05:47 PM


Originally Posted by Sarcastrodomus (Post 16796805)
My first post. I just received these his and hers time capsules from a friend that is moving and did not want to move with the bikes that have resided in his garage since he purchased his house. They were apparently purchased by the original owners in the late '70's, hung from the rafters and left in place since then. They are dusty, but otherwise, untouched since their original purchase.

Incredible find... the silver models are fairly uncommon.

autoteacher 05-27-14 06:23 PM

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Brought this 1961 Step-through Raleigh Sports to work today and cleaned and polished it during my lunch hour. The brake pads look new. Very lightly used.
EDIT: I just noticed I forgot to polish the chain guard.

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kcaut 05-28-14 06:25 PM


Originally Posted by PalmettoUpstate (Post 16771452)
auchencrow I'd like to get your opinion on this situation...

I picked up a 1978 Sprite 3-speed in FL last week [ 'The Headbadge' - Vintage bicycle information ] and the "flipper" I bought it from had taken a can of black spray paint and coated both the rims and the OEM gumwall tires with paint. I don't think the rims have nearly as much rust in them as kcaut's new Superbe's do but I'm sure the original 36+ year old gumwalls were REALLY ugly; I've never seen any that old that aren't; hence the flipper's urge to "beautify" the bike. [pics to follow at some point; the emerald green with black head tube inset is visually arresting]

Anyway, the question I have is this, is there a reasonably not-too-labor-intensive way to get that black paint off the rims and ~ 1.5 inches of spokes and spoke nipples? This bike is all-original throughout and really deserves to be put back right. Tx.

Just so I don't get made into the poster boy of Rusty Bikes I thought I'd show my progress I've made on de-rusting my Superbe. I may do some more work on the inside of the rims but I think the rust is gone but there just isn't a lot of plating left inside. I think the seat came out well. Heck of a lot of parts in one of those. Luckily I took a lot of pictures while disassembling or else I might not have got it back together.

Seat
http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0477834b.jpg
http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/...pse2201381.jpg
http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/...ps16a076b8.jpg
http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/...psa95b977c.jpg

Rim
http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/...ps60ea9caa.jpg
http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/...ps237ea80f.jpg

Hub

http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/...ps12724b62.jpg
http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/...psdb421253.jpg
http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/...psbf748957.jpg
http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/...ps945f0692.jpg

arex 05-28-14 06:29 PM

That's beautiful.

Salubrious 05-28-14 09:54 PM

That looks like that took a bit of work! Nicely done!

RALEIGH_COMP 05-29-14 03:26 PM

just saw this on amazon, I know its not "period correct" for most of these old bikes, but pretty slick looking i think... anyone have experience with it? It comes in a couple diameters i think...

http://www.amazon.com/Pro-Cable-Guid...FDWHQY9KFHEBYG

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...6L._SY355_.jpg

goraman 05-29-14 04:21 PM

If you want a little more stopping power on steel rims get some center pull brakes and fit some modern over size brake pads, soft rubber not the old black hard rubber blocks,keep the rims clean with glass cleaner and you will be ok if you ride sensibly in the rain.
Sorry, this was meant to be a reply.

noglider 05-29-14 05:21 PM


Originally Posted by RALEIGH_COMP (Post 16803513)
just saw this on amazon, I know its not "period correct" for most of these old bikes, but pretty slick looking i think... anyone have experience with it? It comes in a couple diameters i think...

Robot Check

Very nice. You could use this on some derailleur bikes as well.

gster 06-10-14 07:23 PM

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keifer 06-13-14 08:00 PM

I picked up a pair of step through 70's Raleigh Sports for my soon-to-be wife and myself. They are a lot more fun to ride than I had anticpated. Much more lively than my touring bike. I took mine on a 30 mile cruise to the lake the other day, and was happy to find that the stock gearing is pretty suited to Kansas's lack of elevation change.

But is there some secret to tightening the calipers to the frame? My bike is fine, but the other bike is definetly loose at both ends. I can wiggle the entire caliper up and down in relation to the hole that the centerbolt mounts too. There is only one locknut that I can find, and if I tighten that so that caliper assembly is secure to the frame then the individual brake arms become bound. I spent all afternoon playing with it, but I haven't been able to get it right. I've taken them off to make sure that the frame isn't damaged.

Hopefully I'll get this sorted this weekend. It's the first bike she's had since childhood, and the weather is supposed to be perfect out.

gster 06-14-14 08:00 AM

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arex 06-14-14 12:42 PM

Got my Sports frame back from the shop, all brazed-up nice. Now I need to decide what color I'm going to paint it (quite possibly something close to the original green), or else some shade of beige, cream, or brown. Also, I don't know if I'm going to powdercoat it or paint it. Powdercoating is, in general, nicer...but painting is more flexible in materials and finishes, cheaper, and I can do it myself.

arex 06-14-14 12:43 PM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 16850375)

Dang, I'd love to see that.

NormanF 06-14-14 01:04 PM

Modern Vintage. Virtue resurrects the classic 3 er 5 speed with a Sturmey Archer hub:

http://turbobobbicycleblog.files.wor...pg?w=450&h=300

Meet the Virtue Encore 5M. There is also the Encore 5F, a step down ladies' model.

It has drum brakes for a clean appearance. And you can have it in any color as long as its black. :)

Jawihan 06-15-14 07:05 AM

Any idea what this Virtue bike weighs compared to my vintage Raleigh 3 speeds. I notice on their web site they appear to have bosses for bottle cages but I don't see any pump pegs Looks to be a nice bike

noglider 06-15-14 09:39 AM

I just looked at the Virtue web site. Sturmey archer hubs, low prices. How do they do that? Handsome, too.

vonfilm 06-15-14 10:26 AM

CroMo frame and alloy wheels on the Virtue. It could weigh in the mid 20's.

bikemeister 06-15-14 11:36 AM


Originally Posted by RALEIGH_COMP (Post 16803513)
just saw this on amazon, I know its not "period correct" for most of these old bikes, but pretty slick looking i think... anyone have experience with it? It comes in a couple diameters i think...

Amazon.com : Origin8 Pro Cable Guide Pulley for Bicycles : Bike Shift Cables And Housing : Sports & Outdoors

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...6L._SY355_.jpg

Nice! Much nicer than the one I home-made out of a cable guide and a SS clamp.

chilipapa 06-15-14 11:51 AM

Anyone interested in a quantity of old Raleigh Dawn Tourists of various vintage, and some of what I think are Pashley 'Post Office' bikes, they have threaded lugs near the top tube which I assume were meant to hold a basket? There are also loads of old parts.
They are all in disrepair and would fill a large van.
My friend would like a few quid for them and they are based in his recently renovated North London shop.

fietsbob 06-15-14 12:32 PM


Originally Posted by RALEIGH_COMP (Post 16803513)
just saw this on amazon, I know its not "period correct" for most of these old bikes, but pretty slick looking i think... anyone have experience with it? It comes in a couple diameters i think...

Amazon.com : Origin8 Pro Cable Guide Pulley for Bicycles : Bike Shift Cables And Housing : Sports & Outdoors



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http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...6L._SY355_.jpg

'Problem Solvers', QBP .. one other use is to run down pull FD's (off Road Brifters) on a frame with pull from the top cable routing , coming down the seat tube

cross race style frames and some MTB's..

NormanF 06-15-14 01:33 PM


Originally Posted by vonfilm (Post 16852775)
CroMo frame and alloy wheels on the Virtue. It could weigh in the mid 20's.

Yup. I feel its underpriced. It will give the Raleigh Superbe a run for the money, considering the quality of the steel and the alloy wheels. Vintage 3 speeds are famous for being all-steel bicycles! :)

Jawihan 06-15-14 05:01 PM

I just had an email back from the only retailer in Canada (British Columbia) who tells me that the bike is around 30 lbs. They sell it for $499. Cdn. but it would cost $200 to ship to me in Ontario. Maybe I'll stick to my Raleigh 3 speeds although it would be nice to have one of these.
James

arex 06-15-14 07:01 PM

Problem Solvers 'Cross Clamp with Cable Pulley 28.6 Black

noglider 06-16-14 03:09 PM


Originally Posted by fietsbob (Post 16853020)
'Problem Solvers', QBP .. one other use is to run down pull FD's (off Road Brifters) on a frame with pull from the top cable routing , coming down the seat tube

cross race style frames and some MTB's..

Clevah!

HSean 06-16-14 11:47 PM

Figured id show these. at the end of the year last year this rown superbe was listed for free online. I missed it by one person. person who got it was someone I knew. they wanted it for the back wheel. I gave them one and I got bike. did much work to it. this is it. it has vintage mudflaps now also. Green rack is because it didnt have one when i got it. and its hard to find brown ones. also was missing chainguard. this one may have had a chaincase. it has the frame mounts for it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ps9792f1a2.jpg

Most recent find is this raleigh Twenty shopper. most of it is there, I like the rear 3 speed dyno. its the second one I have now. anyone know what the headlight should look like? im guessing it sticks out and it got smashed.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...psbf5c292d.jpg

Random ccm imperial 700 as found
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ps9415dc39.jpg

autoteacher 06-17-14 01:55 AM

The Twenty WS
 
See examples here: Gallery - THE RALEIGH TWENTY

SirMike1983 06-17-14 11:04 AM

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-otJYmqppWQ...e+2014+006.JPG

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QF1JjBnGjv...0/IMG_3121.JPG

markk900 06-17-14 03:35 PM

Just beautiful Mike....can you show some pictures of the seat tube decals? Also, what year is this one?


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