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08-09-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 663
Posted By USAZorro

I confess to being slow on the uptake. I saw the...

I confess to being slow on the uptake. I saw the front hub and presumed it was a generator hub and was trying to figure out where the front light was. I was settling on it working as a USB charger...
08-09-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,232
Posted By USAZorro

No doubt. Schwinn clearly had a culture of...

No doubt. Schwinn clearly had a culture of overbuilding many models into the 80's, but I thought they had applied lessons learned in creating lightweights by the 2nd half of the decade.
08-09-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,232
Posted By USAZorro

Weird. I have an 853 Bob Jackson with 9-speed...

Weird. I have an 853 Bob Jackson with 9-speed Campagnolo Daytona and it's a featherweight.
08-08-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
Posted By USAZorro

I've seen decals on the top tube that designate...

I've seen decals on the top tube that designate the model of the bicycle.

I've seen Team Record (which I think designates vastly different frames depending on whether it was a US market bicycle...
08-08-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 745
Posted By USAZorro

I meant the frame size.

I meant the frame size.
08-07-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 745
Posted By USAZorro

Are those crank arms the same length? Quite...

Are those crank arms the same length? Quite possibly an optical illusion, but I felt an obligation to ask.
08-07-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 745
Posted By USAZorro

Are those 27-1/2"? :eek:

Are those 27-1/2"? :eek:
08-07-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 684
Posted By USAZorro

Science, schmeince. Don't go tryin' to muddy the...

Science, schmeince. Don't go tryin' to muddy the waters with facts. :twitchy:

Let me preface by saying that nearly every alcoholic beverage is kinda nasty tasting. When I was in college (I was 18...
08-05-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 684
Posted By USAZorro

I credit being over 60 and still having nearly...

I credit being over 60 and still having nearly all my own teeth to my dislike of gin. :innocent:
08-05-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 745
Posted By USAZorro

From the late 60s to early 80s, my uncle had a...

From the late 60s to early 80s, my uncle had a rather successful shop that sold Raleighs, but also some Peugeots and Moultons and even some Frejus. He passed far too early in 1979, and a few years...
08-04-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 745
Posted By USAZorro

A gold, 1978 Raleigh Super Course was my first...

A gold, 1978 Raleigh Super Course was my first "good" bicycle (much like yours, but sized for a human :innocent:). I had it for only 3 years before it was stolen from me about a week before I went...
08-04-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 14,023
Posted By USAZorro

USPS says the box has landed.

USPS says the box has landed.
08-03-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By USAZorro

Bear in mind that these are V.O. racks, not...

Bear in mind that these are V.O. racks, not Nittos. While I was actually too squeamish to do the initial bending myself (the rack that is now on the Raleigh was first fitted to the Iguana), it was...
08-03-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By USAZorro

I have two different versions of that mounted on...

I have two different versions of that mounted on two of my bicycles. I have had to get a bit creative, but in the end, both the brakes and the rack work - so necessary? I'd say no.

...
08-03-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 864
Posted By USAZorro

I'm not kidding. I hadn't noticed the thread you...

I'm not kidding. I hadn't noticed the thread you mentioned. From your description, it doesn't sound like C&V is the proper home, but on the other hand, it isn't a topic that's likely to devolve into...
08-02-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 864
Posted By USAZorro

How is this C & V?

How is this C & V?
08-02-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By USAZorro

Given my condition, hills are a challenge no...

Given my condition, hills are a challenge no matter the number of gears. :innocent:
08-02-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,439
Posted By USAZorro

I'm not about to state whether or not something...

I'm not about to state whether or not something is "right" or "wrong" on this topic. I'm not a frame builder, but I've also not been shy about spreading 126s (in one case a 120) to take 130s. I was...
08-02-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By USAZorro

I get virtually no credit for the set-up. About...

I get virtually no credit for the set-up. About the only thing I changed after buying this from sloar about 4 years ago are the tires. I love that it had already been upgraded to bar-cons and a...
08-01-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5,117
Views: 547,246
Posted By USAZorro

Interested. e-mail sent. Deal reached. ...

Interested. e-mail sent. Deal reached.

Thank you everyone!
07-31-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5,117
Views: 547,246
Posted By USAZorro

We've spoken. What he has is a hybrid, not a...

We've spoken. What he has is a hybrid, not a mixte.
07-31-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5,117
Views: 547,246
Posted By USAZorro

WTB - Mixte frame or entire bicycle, but would...

WTB - Mixte frame or entire bicycle, but would prefer frame and fork only.

I could easily find a hybrid, or ladies' bicycle locally, but I'm looking for the style of frame with stay-sized tubing...
07-30-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 14,023
Posted By USAZorro

OK - Here's some interesting trivia that I have...

OK - Here's some interesting trivia that I have learned this week - a week that challenges some of the worst movies ever produced on the theme of "when details that shouldn't be a factor intrude on...
07-30-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 376
Posted By USAZorro

Yeah. Even the most casual bike thief would see...

Yeah. Even the most casual bike thief would see the chain does absolutely zero to secure the bicycle to the tree.

Cool bike.
07-30-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 20,365
Posted By USAZorro

Just wanted to bring this back to the first page,...

Just wanted to bring this back to the first page, and remind folks who haven't given their final report that things are in the 11th hour.
07-29-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,294
Posted By USAZorro

:roflmao: Wouldn't that shove the thread to...

:roflmao:

Wouldn't that shove the thread to P&R?
07-29-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 20,365
Posted By USAZorro

Tick Tock

Tick Tock
07-28-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By USAZorro

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/3...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/319235-selling-bike-components-read-first.html
07-26-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,010
Posted By USAZorro

Hey Shimano. Remember me? :fight:

Hey Shimano. Remember me?

:fight:
07-26-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By USAZorro

From the color scheme, it's clearly a South...

From the color scheme, it's clearly a South African build. Evidently built by the Mandela Corp factory in early 1983. :innocent:

Actually, no clue. Will follow to see what is eventually learned.
07-26-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 14,023
Posted By USAZorro

Apologies for the slow-ish turn-around. My...

Apologies for the slow-ish turn-around. My wonderful wife gave me the ok to get a serviceable vise from Harbor Freight this past weekend, and it was obvious that the inner chamber could benefit from...
07-26-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,438
Posted By USAZorro

Have never gotten utralights. Very pleased with...

Have never gotten utralights. Very pleased with the standard (Compass still at the time I bought them). Not high miles on an of them (have a couple of the even-previous Grand Bois that have...
07-26-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 538
Posted By USAZorro

Looks like someone's prank went much too far....

Looks like someone's prank went much too far. :innocent:
07-26-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,245
Posted By USAZorro

One of too many who left us too soon. :( Adieu,...

One of too many who left us too soon. :( Adieu, Paul.
07-25-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 378
Posted By USAZorro

Interesting theory, however, despite all of...

Interesting theory, however, despite all of Raleigh's quirks, I find it beyond implausible that a frame with the previous serial convention starting with an 'H" would have rolled out of Worksop in...
07-25-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 378
Posted By USAZorro

The serial numbers from this era are quite...

The serial numbers from this era are quite consistent - aside from some starting with "A". My (built in 1972 for the 1973 model year) Competition has capella lugs with a "G" serial.

I have a 1973...
07-25-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 378
Posted By USAZorro

Always eager to learn about Raleigh's. Thought I...

Always eager to learn about Raleigh's. Thought I knew about things they did in the 70's, but after seeing your reference to Handsworth, it appears there's still some sizeable gaps. How would one...
07-24-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 14,023
Posted By USAZorro

I received notification that the box departed the...

I received notification that the box departed the Kalispell, MT post office sometime shortly after noon (local) on Wednesday. USPS tracking was telling me to expect it by 9:00 pm Friday.

I...
07-24-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,221
Posted By USAZorro

Some would say. "extraterrestrial". ...

Some would say. "extraterrestrial". Plausibility is wearing thin.
07-22-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By USAZorro

I'm absolutely interested. I've been looking for...

I'm absolutely interested. I've been looking for one for my trainer, as getting on and off what I have on it now discourages use (to an extent, me... completely, to my wife). There's no way a ladies'...
07-22-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,722
Posted By USAZorro

Nine is the sweet spot. Easier to find...

Nine is the sweet spot. Easier to find components because 9 was "top dog" for longer - hence more available.
07-22-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,221
Posted By USAZorro

I officially hate Jumbo now.

I officially hate Jumbo now.
07-21-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,044
Posted By USAZorro

Good points all. My initial team had him and...

Good points all. My initial team had him and Haig on it. Wout's press conference had me change him out and then the day-before raid on Bahrain had me Scotch Haig. I ended up also dropping a...
07-21-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,044
Posted By USAZorro

Well, it's all but over. Will be eternally...

Well, it's all but over. Will be eternally pissed at Wout for lying about his knee. I'm still in Tadej's camp as a fan, but Vingegaard (despite the inexcusable Danish pronunciation of his name),...
07-19-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 14,023
Posted By USAZorro

I'm kinda jealous that the Box got to be at Cino....

I'm kinda jealous that the Box got to be at Cino. Also drooling at that PX-10E that looks like it's my size. :thumb:
07-18-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 20,365
Posted By USAZorro

Thanks for the reminder. Turns out that I'm...

Thanks for the reminder. Turns out that I'm likely NOT going to complete adding the "Bumblebee" stencil to the rear fender, so I should summarize before the deadline passes. It would have been a...
07-18-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By USAZorro

Definitely a Grand Prix from between '66 - '70. ...

Definitely a Grand Prix from between '66 - '70. Has geometry very close to all the better-regarded Sports Tourers in the Raleigh line-up of the era, and durable, competent components. The biggest...
07-18-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,044
Posted By USAZorro

Kinda what I thought - and I learned a couple...

Kinda what I thought - and I learned a couple years back to not presume. All I need now is for Bodnar to get in a break tomorrow. :thumb:

and for Wout to test positive. :innocent: Shame on him...
07-18-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,044
Posted By USAZorro

Do I get to replace Cort in the classic game, or...

Do I get to replace Cort in the classic game, or is his elimination simply one of the hazards of the game?
07-15-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 409
Posted By USAZorro

Diclofenac/Voltaren

Diclofenac/Voltaren
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