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1989Pre 05-06-23 10:19 AM


Originally Posted by Elddir_Mot (Post 22881800)
1989Pre Thank you! Unfortunately, the saddleís splitting at the front rivets, so Iíll have to replace itó Iím hoping to find a b66, but no luck so far on CL/eBay. The tires are Kendras, max psi 55, and the shiftingís super smooth! Its a really nice ride, Iím excited to get out on it 😊

Yeah, I noticed that on the saddle. More so on the left than the right. Sometimes, they hang on for years with splits near the rivets like that, and sometimes, you take a ride and come back with the leather hardly attached to the frame. Maybe keep it until it gives way? Congratulations on such a fine bike.

52telecaster 05-06-23 03:20 PM


Originally Posted by SirMike1983 (Post 22881574)
It is for a headlight. There is a special clamp that mounts to the bracket and holds the headlight.

https://blogger.googleusercontent.co...928_173943.jpg

What a great looking sports!

SirMike1983 05-06-23 03:49 PM


Originally Posted by 52telecaster (Post 22882181)
What a great looking sports!

Thanks. It's actually a 5-speed Sprite with the S5 hub. It's the cleanest early Sprite I've come across. I put it up for sale in the for-sale forum here if anyone is interested.

SirMike1983 05-06-23 03:52 PM


Originally Posted by 1989Pre (Post 22881632)
Wow! Good going! That really IS in nice condition! You got a Brooks B72 saddle that is worth almost the price of the bicycle. That is so cool! Does the pump say made in England? How does it shift, and what is the max tire pressure?

Thanks. It's a 5-speed Sprite with the dual paddle type shift levers on the top tube. But the headlight mount is the same as a Sports. You need a two-piece clamp that is specific to the Raleigh-style lamp bracket. If you have that clamp, you can use pretty much any basic headlight. That headlight is a retro LED that uses AAA batteries. The original B72 came with the bike was a little dry for doing much rider use any more.

Tires are Michelin World Tour white walls. I run them 60 - 65 PSI range.

1989Pre 05-06-23 06:04 PM


Originally Posted by SirMike1983 (Post 22882206)
Thanks. It's a 5-speed Sprite with the dual paddle type shift levers on the top tube. But the headlight mount is the same as a Sports. You need a two-piece clamp that is specific to the Raleigh-style lamp bracket. If you have that clamp, you can use pretty much any basic headlight. That headlight is a retro LED that uses AAA batteries. The original B72 came with the bike was a little dry for doing much rider use any more.

Tires are Michelin World Tour white walls. I run them 60 - 65 PSI range.

The original B72 that came with my Rudge was fine until I tried to attach a saddle bag.., and a chunk of the saddle fell off, complete with an eyelet. A brand-new Flyer S solved that problem. I'm ready for some new tires.

arty dave 05-07-23 03:50 AM

I just picked up a Sprite last week! 70's metallic sky blue, with a solid black band on the seat tube. Can't post a pic coz the forum is not playing with my computer like it normally would. I've swapped out the steel rimmed wheels for alloys for better braking on the hills around here.
With the self adjusting brakes - how do you get them to loosen off? If one might have accidentally pumped the brakes while the wheel was off ... and they kinda over-adjusted themselves

thumpism 05-07-23 03:16 PM

Tall-framed Dutch IGH goodness for $150 in OH.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...31761314691518

https://scontent.fric1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...OQ&oe=645DC57B

thumpism 05-07-23 03:19 PM

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1989Pre 05-07-23 03:37 PM


Originally Posted by thumpism (Post 22883057)
Tall-framed Dutch IGH goodness for $150 in OH.

Looks like a nice pannier bike for shopping.

thumpism 05-07-23 03:51 PM

FREE in MA.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...61577404844833

https://scontent.fric1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...Tg&oe=645D270B

cudak888 05-07-23 03:56 PM

^
Hey clubman, Ged117, one of you guys let a Raleigh Laurentian slip out of Canada. :P

-Kurt

thumpism 05-07-23 04:39 PM

Someone buy this! Seller says single speed but that rear hub looks Sturmish. $25 in CT.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...17413526203652

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...Gw&oe=645D921C

thumpism 05-07-23 08:52 PM

Ladies' 23" Sports for $150 in NC.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...27861595490153

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...rg&oe=645DEE47

corsaclassic 05-09-23 07:06 AM

Via **********************
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...359c10aff0.jpg

Ged117 05-09-23 07:15 AM


Originally Posted by cudak888 (Post 22881187)
This is the '57 Triumph though; I was able to get a spare for the Superbe (I think it was from nlerner or clubman but don't remember offhand). Now you have me second-guessing whether I should be using these, given that the bike might be ridden now that it's refurbished.

I have a feeling your early Dynohubs might be suffering from the same issue as my '47 was. I wrote up a bit about this; let me know if this helps:

https://www.bikeforums.net/21227463-post43.html

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8e48aeb1d7.jpg


-Kurt

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.

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.

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

23Ē frame Menís 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

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