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07-22-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
Posted By alcjphil

What pressure are you inflating to? Back when non...

What pressure are you inflating to? Back when non hook bead rims were the norm most tires recommended no more than 70 psi
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...as someone who does a lot of older bike...

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...as someone who does a lot of older bike projects, I can state with some assurance there's a great deal of confusion on the local CL about what an older bike ought to sell for as a potential...
06-06-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 24,778
Views: 3,050,323
Posted By RobHalligan

Spoke length chart for most Raleigh rim and hub...

Spoke length chart for most Raleigh rim and hub combos: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AjXH4nd0KT1FsL0X...h1v_Q?e=sxMHjF (https://1drv.ms/u/s!AjXH4nd0KT1FsL0XuIx79jO_3h1v_Q?e=sxMHjF) (link to file in my MS...
12-09-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,831
Posted By iab

It doesn't stop amusing me. The rage for sellers...

It doesn't stop amusing me. The rage for sellers asking a high price is equal the rage for sellers not wanting to accept a low ball.
12-09-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,831
Posted By Ex Pres

Should we all e-mail him and offer $194.30 ?

Should we all e-mail him and offer $194.30 ?
Replies: 35
Views: 5,869
Posted By capnjonny

Easy and cheap solution . Buy yourself spme...

Easy and cheap solution . Buy yourself spme sunrace friction thumb shifters. They are cheap and they work well. ...
07-22-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,523
Posted By nesteel

Restore it? No, it will be expensive and no...

Restore it? No, it will be expensive and no return on the investment. Refurbish it and enjoy it? Certainly. Tear it down, treat the rust, clean EVERYTHING and locate the missing components. All the...
07-14-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,517
Posted By T-Mar

The relatively small variances between models was...

The relatively small variances between models was an extremely clever marketing ploy. Shimano (and SunTour) realized the commercial advantages of having models with a distinctive name for every price...
07-12-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,837
Posted By Bianchigirll

Is the axle hollow? who said it is “single...

Is the axle hollow?

who said it is “single speed compatible”? To me it looks like a regular 5 or 6 speed hub that someone removed the drive side spacers.
07-04-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,156
Posted By big chainring

Kind of a sleeper in the late 70's was the Super...

Kind of a sleeper in the late 70's was the Super Grand Prix. Alloy wheels, bar end shifters, and some nice paint options. ...
Replies: 23
Views: 4,712
Posted By steve sumner

to Gitane1953: there was a model below the Grand...

to Gitane1953: there was a model below the Grand Sport Deluxe just called the Grand Sport and there was a model
below that that was so basic and heavy that they wouldn't put Gitane stickers on it...
07-01-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,156
Posted By nlerner

I think it's a matter of front-end geometry...

I think it's a matter of front-end geometry specifically fairly steep head-tube angle, which doesn't play well with upright bars and weight more distributed over the saddle/crankset than over the...
07-01-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,156
Posted By USAZorro

Grand Prix geometry = SGP geometry = Super Course...

Grand Prix geometry = SGP geometry = Super Course geometry. Grand Prix Frame is same material as SGP frame. (changed when 1978 Model Super Courses came around).

Actually, there isn't a great...
06-30-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,156
Posted By cudak888

And the end result is always a surprise too....

And the end result is always a surprise too. Forrest Gump may have been talking about Raleighs when he delivered his little "box of chocolates" line. Or at least whatever tubing they used that day......
06-30-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,156
Posted By cudak888

And you see, this is where the whole subjectivity...

And you see, this is where the whole subjectivity of what's "best" comes into play. I know the SBDU's were "the best" in terms of construction and the tier of the parts used on them, but that only...
06-30-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,156
Posted By USAZorro

South Central - as in Harrisburg/Lancaster/York? ...

South Central - as in Harrisburg/Lancaster/York? Lived there for 20 years before life took me away about 7 years ago. You just missed the annual World Cup Ski & Cycle bike swap in Camp Hill. No...
06-28-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 20,429
Views: 3,508,159
Posted By billnuke1

B t, d t...

Unfortunately, Iíve been there, done that...I had a large tote of mid range, mid Ď70ís parts...somewhere along the line the top split enough to let the weather get in...and Boom!...thatís what you...
05-31-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 77,129
Posted By bikerosity57

This is the bike I brought home yesterday....

This is the bike I brought home yesterday. Definitely made in England. Iím sure it was made by Raleigh.
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05-19-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,406
Posted By Salamandrine

True 'nuff. If they're Helicomatics, it would be...

True 'nuff. If they're Helicomatics, it would be pretty silly, unless you have a crazed dedication to mid 80s french madness, which on this forum is not highly unusual. :lol:

Even if they're not...
08-23-16, 08:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,374
Posted By MrChubbs

Well, I finally decided to stop lurking and...

Well, I finally decided to stop lurking and actually make an account on this forum, and I guess this will be my first post!

I recently helped my brother buy a 1981 Trek 610 that was manufactured...
Replies: 14
Views: 8,766
Posted By SteveSGP

I'm sure there's a buyer out there, it's just a...

I'm sure there's a buyer out there, it's just a matter of finding them.

Don't forget, even Gremlins and Pacers have owners clubs and collectors.


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