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04-25-21, 07:23 PM
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Posted By Real1shepherd

Scroll back and look at my bike. It is bone stock...

Scroll back and look at my bike. It is bone stock and I bought it new. No mismatched parts or Fankenbike.

The creator of these fine bikes, Harrington, even posted in here....which is kinda...
04-18-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 44,708
Posted By Real1shepherd

You'll have trouble finding those shifters....I...

You'll have trouble finding those shifters....I did. Unless you're near some big bike coop like they have in Boulder. T-mar helped me a lot on figuring out which Shimano shifters I had. They do pop...
08-02-20, 07:30 AM
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Views: 417,132
Posted By Real1shepherd

I build deer & elk fencing for a living and 8ft...

I build deer & elk fencing for a living and 8ft minimum for deer is my recommendation. 10ft for deer and elk. While seven feet may discourage them, they can still get in if so inclined. Not the...
06-29-20, 12:00 PM
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Views: 399,113
Posted By Real1shepherd

I agree that the original Weinmann center pull...

I agree that the original Weinmann center pull pads are almost useless. I'm going with the Eagle 2 Kool Stops on the rear, letting the tailing length go rearward. And probably the Kool Stop...
06-15-20, 03:21 PM
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Posted By Real1shepherd

Did they ever use Cinelli? It was said...

Did they ever use Cinelli?

It was said somewhere that they used the ornate Capella lugs in some '73 model SC's because they ran out of the simpler ones. More Raleigh factory confusion.

Kevin
06-14-20, 06:58 PM
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Posted By Real1shepherd

Have you dated the bike yet on Brown's site with...

Have you dated the bike yet on Brown's site with the serial? Sure looks like mine which I think was a '72.

Kevin
06-14-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 44,708
Posted By Real1shepherd

Thanks John....it's all good. The shifters...

Thanks John....it's all good. The shifters themselves from the Poland seller were exactly the same as what I had. I didn't care about the brake handles, just the rapid fire shifters.

Not...
06-08-20, 09:23 PM
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Views: 44,708
Posted By Real1shepherd

Well, the parts finally got here from Poland. I...

Well, the parts finally got here from Poland. I see now the difference between a two finger shifter set up and a four finger shifter.....lol.

The 3spd shifter however, is exactly the same as my...
06-06-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 44,708
Posted By Real1shepherd

Great to know......I wondered about that! So in...

Great to know......I wondered about that! So in theory the Poland sent 3spd shifter should transplant exactly onto my existing brake lever. That would be fantastic and require minimal effort.

Now...
06-06-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 115
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Posted By Real1shepherd

I got that number off the brake lever that...

I got that number off the brake lever that remains on the bike.....3spd shifter part still broken.....brake part works fine.
Unscrewd from the brake lever, there are no #'s on the shifter itself.
...
06-05-20, 09:38 AM
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Posted By Real1shepherd

I can fit three fingers on my brake lever, not...

I can fit three fingers on my brake lever, not four comfortably. I have the metal finish, not the black anodized. I'm not sure which style I have is what I'm saying.

Still no luck finding my 3spd...
06-03-20, 09:42 AM
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Posted By Real1shepherd

Yeah, I had my lettering mixed up; the XT was...

Yeah, I had my lettering mixed up; the XT was above the DX with respect to the Shimano series......in the era my MTB was made(early 90's).

Kevin
06-03-20, 04:16 AM
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Views: 417,132
Posted By Real1shepherd

Yeah, I read that tutorial. But unfortunately, I...

Yeah, I read that tutorial. But unfortunately, I didn't read it before attempting to repair it.:foo:

Kevin
06-02-20, 03:59 PM
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Posted By Real1shepherd

It is close....has the four small tab nibs and a...

It is close....has the four small tab nibs and a screw in the center. I'm hoping that's a washer where the base of the screw is, because I don't have that raised portion. The LX was the premium line...
06-02-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 44,708
Posted By Real1shepherd

Did what you're never supposed to do; tried to...

Did what you're never supposed to do; tried to remove the nut at the top of the shaft inside. Thread locker and it broke the shaft. In hindsight....some contact cleaner/brake cleaner in there to...
06-02-20, 09:46 AM
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Posted By Real1shepherd

ISO MTB part; Shimano three speed front shifter....

ISO MTB part; Shimano three speed front shifter. Shifter screwed into the brake assembly on LEFT side.....Deore DX.

Shifter itself is ST-MO1971. Early 90's vintage.

Kevin
06-02-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 44,708
Posted By Real1shepherd

OK, that makes sense on the 'pay' part.....I was...

OK, that makes sense on the 'pay' part.....I was wondering about that.

I guess I don't get the 'four finger' part....is that how you might shift? I see the mention of both in the literature. The...
06-02-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 44,708
Posted By Real1shepherd

Nothing on eBay at the moment. I thought I would...

Nothing on eBay at the moment. I thought I would post something in 'Wanted' in Marketplace of this forum, but it says I can't access the page because I'm "restricted"?

Kevin
06-02-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 44,708
Posted By Real1shepherd

Bingo!! So simple to find....doh! STI is...

Bingo!! So simple to find....doh!

STI is ST-MO71. What in the world would be the difference between the ST-MO70 and the 71?

Anyway, thanks for the locate.

Kevin
06-02-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 44,708
Posted By Real1shepherd

I see nothing on the bike other than Shimano...

I see nothing on the bike other than Shimano Deore DX....anywhere.

Kevin
06-01-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 44,708
Posted By Real1shepherd

Well, see there's the...

Well, see there's the ST-MO92/ST-MO91/ST-MO71/ST-MO70.....those are all "two finger" and there's a four finger I'm assuming I don't have.

I have no idea of the differences and there might even be...
06-01-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 44,708
Posted By Real1shepherd

Thanks for that link! But even at that, there are...

Thanks for that link! But even at that, there are different model #'s within. Great info though.

I sent a PM to John Harrington to see if he could help. Where better than to ask the creator,...
05-31-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 44,708
Posted By Real1shepherd

I just broke the three spd LEFT shifter on my...

I just broke the three spd LEFT shifter on my Yosemite. It's the DX group. Pics of the bike are in this thread. There are a lot of Shimano shifters on eBay and it would help if I had some model #"s,...
04-05-20, 08:42 PM
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Views: 399,113
Posted By Real1shepherd

I don't have either one of my Raleigh's finished...

I don't have either one of my Raleigh's finished yet, but on the Schwinn Le Tour, I have a black wall tire that has worn like iron...no knobs though. It even spent some time on my trainer shedding...
03-08-20, 08:33 PM
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Posted By Real1shepherd

Raleigh totally knew what they were doing. Their...

Raleigh totally knew what they were doing. Their SBDU racing custom bikes won the world in their day. Racers coveted them then and collectors covet them now.

The trick always was for Raleigh to...
03-01-20, 09:45 PM
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Posted By Real1shepherd

I'd go with period Suntour....a lot better stuff...

I'd go with period Suntour....a lot better stuff than the OE. Almost everyone I knew back then that had Grandprix and SC bikes replaced at least the RD with Suntour.

You could go with a better...
01-21-20, 04:26 PM
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Posted By Real1shepherd

Even if they don't appear to have done damage, I...

Even if they don't appear to have done damage, I always string the bike frame to see for sure.

Honestly, on this level Raleigh, it's best to put on what you really want to make the bike perform...
01-21-20, 11:00 AM
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Posted By Real1shepherd

Agreed.....my personal favorite color. You...

Agreed.....my personal favorite color.

You get points for not having a kick stand. You'd be surprised at the damage they do.

Kevin
12-22-19, 09:22 PM
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Posted By Real1shepherd

It's called gouging.....but nice try. You...

It's called gouging.....but nice try. You wouldn't have been "sorry" if you had gotten your $40.....just sayin'.

Kevin
12-09-19, 07:53 PM
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Posted By Real1shepherd

Kick stands bad JuJu for better bike frames. The...

Kick stands bad JuJu for better bike frames. The better/thinner the metal frame, the more likely they are to warp something down under. Cool looking bike though.....!

Kevin
09-08-19, 10:28 PM
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Posted By Real1shepherd

It's very interesting if you talk to the SBDU...

It's very interesting if you talk to the SBDU folks. They consider anything less than the International as gutter trash. Yet if you weren't a pro Raleigh racer back in the day being sponsored, you...
05-20-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,465
Posted By Real1shepherd

That's great on you.....and yes, it's true there...

That's great on you.....and yes, it's true there is less of a chance people will fight over a larger estate......assuming everything is written correctly, trusts formed, the IRS taken care of etc. I...
05-20-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,465
Posted By Real1shepherd

Not necessarily and certainly not a given. People...

Not necessarily and certainly not a given. People can change their will at the last, rendering whatever previous paperwork you had on hand, toilet paper......all the things you planned for over the...
05-20-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,465
Posted By Real1shepherd

That's because there is no moral mechanism...

That's because there is no moral mechanism instilled into the one-percenters. In the US it's all about obtaining riches, not how to spend them or to do the moral thing and put back. You can live in...
03-26-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 44,708
Posted By Real1shepherd

Makes perfect sense now that I hear the...

Makes perfect sense now that I hear the explanation!

Kevin
03-26-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 44,708
Posted By Real1shepherd

John, Like I said, I think the term 'hybrid'...

John,
Like I said, I think the term 'hybrid' erroneously came up in the conversation when my wife and kids bought the bike for me. And for whatever reason, it stuck on the bike all these yrs. It's...
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Views: 3,582
Posted By Real1shepherd

But then they are, dare I say...ignorant? Why...

But then they are, dare I say...ignorant? Why wouldn't anyone do a little bit of research before they offered $600 for a bike maybe worth $150? Most reasonable people I know that are sentimental...
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Views: 3,582
Posted By Real1shepherd

It's worth whatever you can get for it. Six miles...

It's worth whatever you can get for it. Six miles is great, but what climate has it lived in....even hung up in a garage can invite rust in many places.

I bought a lightly used GP in...
01-08-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 44,708
Posted By Real1shepherd

Horrible picture!!! Not being able to see the...

Horrible picture!!! Not being able to see the drive group etc....what were they thinking?! Never saw a bike ad like that one....lol. I could see the ex paying $500 something, but not $600 something....
01-08-19, 11:30 AM
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Views: 44,708
Posted By Real1shepherd

Thanks...sounds reasonable. The bike was bought...

Thanks...sounds reasonable. The bike was bought in Columbia, MO. I don't remember the name of the bike shop, but it was on a main drag and the shop was upstairs in a building with glass store fronts....
01-08-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 44,708
Posted By Real1shepherd

I thought it a short serial too....I can't make...

I thought it a short serial too....I can't make any sense of it other than maybe the 041 means the 41st bike in production that yr. And maybe the 'S' and the 'K' are date code month and yr?

'91...
01-07-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 44,708
Posted By Real1shepherd

Good call on the BB plastic cable guide piece...

Good call on the BB plastic cable guide piece covering the serial. It reads: SK 041 With a big space like that after the 'SK'.

Original rims, BTW. Didn't measure, but look like 26". Here are some...
01-07-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 44,708
Posted By Real1shepherd

Thanks....I'll look if I get home at a decent hr....

Thanks....I'll look if I get home at a decent hr. I've seen them on the rear dropouts before on other bikes.

Kevin
01-07-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 44,708
Posted By Real1shepherd

Doing some research on the Shimano Deore...

Doing some research on the Shimano Deore DX....that group was only made between '90-'93. The XT being the top with the DX second tier. However one guy observed that there were only minor differences...
01-07-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 44,708
Posted By Real1shepherd

I'll take a pic of the other side and post....

I'll take a pic of the other side and post. Again, is the serial stamped underneath the BB? I've never had any reason to hunt for the serial before on this bike. This is the smoothest shifting bike I...
01-06-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 44,708
Posted By Real1shepherd

Here are some pics of my bike. I was in a hurry,...

Here are some pics of my bike. I was in a hurry, so didn't look for the serial....is it stamped underneath the BB? All original except for the seat, pedal buckets, handles and various doodads...
01-06-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 399,113
Posted By Real1shepherd

If you follow the threads above, the 'water bed'...

If you follow the threads above, the 'water bed' method with Evaporust soaking the frame is about the coolest thing I've read here. I'm gonna wait until the weather again reaches 70 and do it to my...
01-01-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 44,708
Posted By Real1shepherd

My then wife and kids bought the bike for me, so...

My then wife and kids bought the bike for me, so I wasn't there. They said it was described to them as a 'hybrid'. ATB is much more accurate, but maybe they got confused in the salesperson's...
01-01-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 44,708
Posted By Real1shepherd

I totally agree...this is a bike to ride and...

I totally agree...this is a bike to ride and enjoy if you like the feel and the components. It's not a bike to flip, make a fixie of or worry about its value. The limited yrs that it was sold and in...
01-01-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 44,708
Posted By Real1shepherd

I have the Yokota Yosemite bike...it was given to...

I have the Yokota Yosemite bike...it was given to me as gift, new.....somewhere around 1991. It was sold as a 'hybrid' bike....which has a very different meaning now. Being half road bike and half...
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