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08-05-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 24,837
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Posted By BFisher

I had the '51 Raleigh out for the first time the...

I had the '51 Raleigh out for the first time the other day on an errand run. My first impression was that the Michelin World Tour tires are a pretty nice riding tire. I got a pair from Bike24, and...
08-05-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By BFisher

Fillet brazed:...

Fillet brazed:...
08-04-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 430
Posted By BFisher

I have found that a Uchida Deco Color Extra Fine...

I have found that a Uchida Deco Color Extra Fine Tip paint pen can give very good results. A source: Deco Color Pen...
08-01-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1,157
Views: 124,739
Posted By BFisher

Prime Hook, DE ...

Prime Hook, DE
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07-30-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17,618
Views: 1,934,161
Posted By BFisher

Gorgeous day for a ride here with temps in the...

Gorgeous day for a ride here with temps in the 70s. Got 56 miles in with a ride out to Tunkhannock, PA. This guy wished me luck as I headed out....
07-29-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,723
Posted By BFisher

Nothing wrong with wanting a fresh new bike, but...

Nothing wrong with wanting a fresh new bike, but at that price point availability may be squeezing your options. Used market may produce a gem, or a retro upgrade build could be just the ticket....
07-22-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 922
Posted By BFisher

Parts wear out. Springs don't stay springy...

Parts wear out. Springs don't stay springy forever.

That said, I'll second the question about largest cog size. Also, that cable housing has run its course. And I'm not sure a modern bushingless...
07-21-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,139
Posted By BFisher

Also Simplex...

Also Simplex (http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=f94bd2be-bb83-453c-afda-25da82d48014).
07-20-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,018
Posted By BFisher

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07-20-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,315
Posted By BFisher

Did someone say Super Course? ...

Did someone say Super Course?
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07-17-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 24,837
Views: 3,070,668
Posted By BFisher

Thanks, Kurt. It really is amazing that this...

Thanks, Kurt. It really is amazing that this thing is 70. With today's thunderstorms I didn't get a chance to ride, so I'll take the trigger note into consideration when I take it for a spin.
07-17-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 24,837
Views: 3,070,668
Posted By BFisher

A few pics of the '51 I've been cleaning up. The...

A few pics of the '51 I've been cleaning up. The tires arrived today, so I was able to get it all back together. ...
07-12-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,332
Posted By BFisher

No preference. I just like that certain ideas...

No preference. I just like that certain ideas popped up in these various locations, and the people there produced machines that were truly marvelous.

English three speeds.

French...
07-12-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 476
Posted By BFisher

Here is one option that I have personal...

Here is one option that I have personal experience with.
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This is a nice...
07-12-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24,837
Views: 3,070,668
Posted By BFisher

My initial plan was to call and ask about a '51...

My initial plan was to call and ask about a '51 Sports that was about 1 hour and 45 minutes away from me. If it didn't pan out, the Triumph was my next try as it's a little farther away. I ended up...
07-09-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24,837
Views: 3,070,668
Posted By BFisher

Oh, and check out this old Triumph for sale in...

Oh, and check out this old Triumph for sale in NJ.
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...
07-09-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24,837
Views: 3,070,668
Posted By BFisher

I'm sure this question has been asked before, but...

I'm sure this question has been asked before, but I have tried and failed to find an answer, so here goes:

Why were these bikes geared as high as they were from the factory? England is not without...
07-09-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,456
Posted By BFisher

So, how long before I can get my hands on a sweet...

So, how long before I can get my hands on a sweet Cinelli cowboy hat?
07-04-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,432
Posted By BFisher

I was also under the impression that the lore...

I was also under the impression that the lore about tariffs and chaincases applied to the big roadsters. In looking at the 1951 catalog...
07-03-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,432
Posted By BFisher

No idea on import status. You'll know better than...

No idea on import status. You'll know better than I. Looks like a '51. The saddle is in remarkably good shape for age. A small spot was test polished on the surface rusted rim and the result was...
07-03-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,432
Posted By BFisher

Kurt, the bike looks outstanding! I'd been...

Kurt, the bike looks outstanding!

I'd been looking through this thread and wouldn't you know an early fifties Raleigh Sports (23"frame with full chain case!) popped up for sale not all that far...
06-11-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,365
Posted By BFisher

Prowler's observations and opinions are his own,...

Prowler's observations and opinions are his own, are valid, and are shared by others.

The retort with all of the red "corrections" was anti-social and unnecessary.

Be happy-be friendly-ride...
06-09-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,943
Posted By BFisher

I can assure you there were no subtitles in my...

I can assure you there were no subtitles in my head.





Actually just random, but you might say it was something like Sir Alec Guinness. By all means, insert preferred accent as seen fit.
06-07-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,032
Posted By BFisher

Did someone say French bikes? ...

Did someone say French bikes?
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Welcome, Jacob. Thanks for coming along and...
06-06-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 666
Posted By BFisher

I'm too lazy for this poll too lazy for this...

I'm
too lazy for this poll
too lazy for this poll
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06-05-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By BFisher

Every day is bike day.

Every day is bike day.
06-04-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,607
Posted By BFisher

:innocent: ...

:innocent:
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06-03-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,002
Posted By BFisher

I think I saw that bike for sale on Craigslist...

I think I saw that bike for sale on Craigslist for $2000. Rare. Firm price. Said he knew what he had.
06-03-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By BFisher

Nose up on the saddle seems most common with...

Nose up on the saddle seems most common with these, and it's how I set mine up. You could maybe nudge it a little more.
06-02-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,280
Posted By BFisher

Nice job on that chain. How can you not use it?...

Nice job on that chain. How can you not use it? Think of how great it will smell once that corn oil heats up.

I'm actually shocked at how smooth the crusty old Sedis on my clunker has been. After...
06-02-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24,837
Views: 3,070,668
Posted By BFisher

I think it would be fun to have one of these...

I think it would be fun to have one of these where each part was a different factory original color.
06-02-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,337
Posted By BFisher

Wire bead is the safest bet on hookless rims, and...

Wire bead is the safest bet on hookless rims, and as far as I know the Pasela is about as good as you'll find. At its price point it is a good tire. If you want to run higher end tires with folding...
06-02-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,018
Posted By BFisher

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06-02-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17,618
Views: 1,934,161
Posted By BFisher

Snapped a pic of this old trestle as I rode...

Snapped a pic of this old trestle as I rode around the West Pittston, PA area before heading south into a rain shower....
06-02-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,280
Posted By BFisher

Another day, another 32 kilometers down! That...

Another day, another 32 kilometers down! That brings my total up to 81km. For the life of me I can't get this saddle at a comfortable angle, and I believe I've tried them all! I had to stop for a pic...
05-31-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,079
Posted By BFisher

Sunrace makes a 14-24 6 speed freewheel, but it...

Sunrace makes a 14-24 6 speed freewheel, but it can be hard to find/goes out of stock often. Got one brand new in December from Bell's Bike Shop.
05-31-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,079
Posted By BFisher

My '79 Motobecane Grand Sprint came stock with an...

My '79 Motobecane Grand Sprint came stock with an early Shimano 600 13-26 6 speed and a 52/40 chainset. That freewheel now resides on my Colnago. It is a good freewheel if you can find one, but has...
05-31-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,283
Posted By BFisher

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05-30-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,588
Posted By BFisher

Lookin' good!

Lookin' good!
05-28-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,280
Posted By BFisher

Took the Rampar Giro out for 6 kilometers today....

Took the Rampar Giro out for 6 kilometers today. I had another post office run before this ride, so my total is now 49 kilometers. Along the way I was cheered on by the locals....
05-26-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,018
Posted By BFisher

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05-24-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17,618
Views: 1,934,161
Posted By BFisher

Same in NE PA: ...

Same in NE PA:
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05-24-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By BFisher

Nice bike, ChrisN83. Check out this Schwinn...

Nice bike, ChrisN83. Check out this Schwinn thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/706849-show-off-your-late-1980-s-schwinn-road-bike-here.html). Lots of great bikes from Schwinn in that...
05-22-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By BFisher

No shame in that. That bike is hot!

No shame in that. That bike is hot!
05-22-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,280
Posted By BFisher

Looking at my clunker here after I cleaned up the...

Looking at my clunker here after I cleaned up the dropout adjuster holes on my Colnago, I couldn't help but think that it was missing something. I had a bike with a headbadge and no decals. No name. ...
05-22-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By BFisher

Just following up as I completed this repair...

Just following up as I completed this repair project. The tap came today and I put it right to use....
05-21-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,018
Posted By BFisher

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05-21-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,993
Posted By BFisher

Just want to add that the little round stickers...

Just want to add that the little round stickers are the perfect size for these inexpensive bells....
05-20-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By BFisher

But that's not it. Now I only have a .075" hole,...

But that's not it. Now I only have a .075" hole, where the tap drill size for 3x.5 threading is 2.5mm, or .0984". So I made a pass through with a #44 bit, which is .086", and finally with a #40....
05-20-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By BFisher

You really need to choke up on the bit as much as...

You really need to choke up on the bit as much as possible here to limit any flex, because at these thicknesses the bit flex will ruin any chance of success. I left just enough so that it will pass...
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