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05-23-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By gna

Thanks for the help. One of the advantages of the...

Thanks for the help. One of the advantages of the 800s is the adjusting barrel and anchor bolt can be reversed on the rear brake to keep the cable routing the same on a Lady's Sports:...
05-22-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By gna

Tektro 800a Brakes

I bought Tektro 800a brakes a few years ago to update the calipers on our Raleigh Sports. I'm putting a bike together for my daughter, but I can't seem to find silver Tektro 800s anywhere. I'm not...
05-17-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,638,378
Posted By gna

A few more ...

A few more
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Tabor Church. Was going to fill my water bottle with delicious, cool...
05-16-22, 07:44 PM
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Posted By gna

I might have been sharing some Basil Hayden's.

I might have been sharing some Basil Hayden's.
05-16-22, 08:47 AM
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Posted By gna

Pepin

Weather was very nice for Pepin. Maybe a bit warm on Saturday, but even had a tailwind pushing me into Nelson....
Forum: Touring
05-12-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By gna

Kurt's headbadge pag...

Kurt's headbadge pag (https://www.kurtkaminer.com/TH_raleigh_serials.html)e has some info on Raleigh serial numbers. You can also find catalog picture...
05-11-22, 07:47 PM
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Posted By gna

Yes, as long as one is moving at a decent clip. ...

Yes, as long as one is moving at a decent clip. We'll have to do some experiments to see how fast and how long to charge a device.
05-10-22, 11:55 AM
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Posted By gna

Got lights installed. Updated with modern LEDs. I...

Got lights installed. Updated with modern LEDs. I used Pilom #3 (http://pilom.de/BicycleElectronics/DynamoCircuits.htm)....
05-07-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By gna

Don't see one, but it's a Sun-Race Sturmey-Archer...

Don't see one, but it's a Sun-Race Sturmey-Archer so I know it's post-2000.


I found that the other day Googling. Section 2.3 seems to have some bearing:2.3 Hub Bearing Adjustment
The right...
05-05-22, 10:17 PM
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Posted By gna

Raleigh Sports for My Daughter

I'm getting this Raleigh ready for my daughter. She's outgrown her Space Rider and a Dunelt. She likes coaster brakes, so I got an AWC (ii) hub and a dynohub and laced them to Sun CR-18s. Creme...
05-05-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By gna

NOS Sturmey Archer AWC (ii) Hub seems draggy

Anyone have experience with the Sturmey Archer AWC (ii) or RC3 (ii) hubs? I recently built up an SA AWC (ii) coaster brake 3-speed hub for my daughter. It was a NOS hub, new in the box, and I laced...
Forum: Touring
04-30-22, 01:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,028
Posted By gna

REI's 60/40 recommendation...

REI's 60/40 recommendation (https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/how-to-pack-for-bike-touring.html#:~:text=To%20achieve%20this%2C%20set%20your,have%20an%20evenly%20distributed%20load.) of weight...
04-25-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 809
Posted By gna

Most parts can be sourced for English bicycles. ...

Most parts can be sourced for English bicycles.

As far as Norman goes, there are a few on here. I think RHM has some. I've seen a Norman Conquest in person, and a Norman Tourist. That said,...
Forum: Touring
09-10-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,632
Posted By gna

I've petted some skunks--someone I know has...

I've petted some skunks--someone I know has de-smelled skunks as pets--and their fur is very coarse. Not much to go on, but coarser than stray/farm cats I've petted.
09-02-19, 02:25 PM
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Posted By gna

69 would fit. That bike is from 69-72. Look on...

69 would fit. That bike is from 69-72. Look on the seat lug for a serial number.
08-31-19, 07:23 PM
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Posted By gna

https://www.ebay.com/p/Raleigh-Schraeder-Valve-Pum...

https://www.ebay.com/p/Raleigh-Schraeder-Valve-Pump-Silver-16-Inch/1740517665

https://www.ebay.com/p/Sunlite-Pump-SUNLT-Frame-Steel-Chrome-16in-Fp201cph/1900024108?iid=392323536921&rt=nc
08-30-19, 08:23 PM
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Posted By gna

My Sports is my main commuter. I don't keep...

My Sports is my main commuter. I don't keep track of mileage, but I'd guess over 1500 miles a year.
08-17-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 17,565
Posted By gna

My '84 Raleigh Wyoming came with high flange...

My '84 Raleigh Wyoming came with high flange hubs. When I built up new 700c wheels for it, I got new high flange hubs:...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,014
Posted By gna

Sun CR18 come in 40, 36, and 32 spoke sizes. ...

Sun CR18 come in 40, 36, and 32 spoke sizes. Spokes are the correct size and can be reused. Kool Stop Continental pads help, too.
That said, $200 seems high a for Raleigh Sports, and it won't be...
08-15-19, 11:59 PM
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Posted By gna

I rode the MS-150 on my Raleigh Sports a few...

I rode the MS-150 on my Raleigh Sports a few years ago. Several people were concerned that I would die. They were greatly amazed that I finished.
...
08-03-19, 01:55 PM
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Posted By gna

Finished the little Raleigh for my co-worker....

Finished the little Raleigh for my co-worker. Have a spare pump for looks but can't seem to find it. Still rough but mechanically sound--new grease and sometimes new ball bearings in the hubs,...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,584
Posted By gna

Credit/Debit cards, IDs, phones, I try to return....

Credit/Debit cards, IDs, phones, I try to return. I found a nice woman's Pearl Izumi jacket once. I put it up on C/L lost and found, but no one contacted me, so I gave it away. I found a soccer cleat...
07-31-19, 01:02 PM
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Posted By gna

The bottom bracket was shot on the little green...

The bottom bracket was shot on the little green Raleigh I'm fixing, so I had to remove the fixed cup. It wasn't easy, but with the Park HCW-11 and the Sheldon Brown Bolt/Washer method, I got it out:...
Forum: Touring
07-24-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,801
Posted By gna

I have a Blackburn front rack like that on my...

I have a Blackburn front rack like that on my Raleigh Wyoming:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/wyoming_00a7ffc82cb03f2bdef3e360dce213d6d176bbf8.jpg

I'm not sure of...
07-22-19, 09:56 AM
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Posted By gna

Fixing up a Raleigh for a coworker. It's pretty...

Fixing up a Raleigh for a coworker. It's pretty rough.
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07-17-19, 11:23 AM
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Posted By gna

Me too.

Me too.
07-16-19, 12:55 PM
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Posted By gna

The threads on Raleigh 3-speeds are all oddball...

The threads on Raleigh 3-speeds are all oddball 26tpi. You can mix and match. That said, I do not know if the fork from a lady's bike is the same as the fork from a gentleman's bike.
07-08-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 163,348
Posted By gna

Sorry, no. Whitworth predates airplanes by many...

Sorry, no. Whitworth predates airplanes by many years--it was the first national threading/bolt standard: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Standard_Whitworth
07-05-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 163,348
Posted By gna

And they all used Whitworth threading and bolts,...

And they all used Whitworth threading and bolts, for the C&V crowd.
06-30-19, 05:12 PM
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Posted By gna

Nope,sold. They have a boy's model. I...

Nope,sold. They have a boy's model.

I weighed my daughter's, with rack and bottle cage, and it comes out at 32 pounds. No idea how accurate that scale is, though.
06-29-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,576
Posted By gna

OK, I found an old Raleigh front hub. I measured...

OK, I found an old Raleigh front hub. I measured it and entered the values in Spocalc. I got 284mm for front spokes, 3 cross, 32 hole. The 11 7/32 spokes mentioned above give a value of 285mm. ...
06-29-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,576
Posted By gna

Update: I found my spoke order. 578 ERD, I used...

Update: I found my spoke order. 578 ERD, I used 281mm spokes--Spocalc gave me a value of 280.7mm. 3 cross would be 271.
06-28-19, 09:01 PM
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Posted By gna

Raleigh also had the Colt, which has 26" wheels,...

Raleigh also had the Colt, which has 26" wheels, and the Mountie, as smaller bikes. You could try those, too. I found a Space Rider on eBay for a not-for-the-faint-of-heart price of $595: SPACE RIDER...
06-28-19, 02:01 PM
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Posted By gna

My daughter had a Raleigh Space Rider, 24 x 1-3/8...

My daughter had a Raleigh Space Rider, 24 x 1-3/8 tires, 16" frame. She rode it at Lake Pepin for a few years:
...
06-28-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,061
Posted By gna

The pads are in correctly. They are not...

The pads are in correctly. They are not removable pads. Bad cell phone picture.
06-27-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,061
Posted By gna

Brakes for Raleigh Wyoming

I have been slowly upgrading my Raleigh Wyoming:

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I recently built up a 700C...
06-27-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 19,870
Posted By gna

Oil-fired boiler for steam heating in passenger...

Oil-fired boiler for steam heating in passenger cars. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_Railroad_class_GG1 for more info.
06-26-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 163,348
Posted By gna

Or an F-86L, updated, rebuilt model.

Or an F-86L, updated, rebuilt model.
06-26-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,316
Posted By gna

I have what I think is the Wald 151 on my Sports....

I have what I think is the Wald 151 on my Sports. I don't think you can get 2 bags of groceries in it, though.
Here's my Raleigh with a bunch of crap in the basket:...
06-26-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 19,870
Posted By gna

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-24-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 163,348
Posted By gna

Chuck Yeager and Jean Cochrane.

Chuck Yeager and Jean Cochrane.
06-23-19, 10:01 PM
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Views: 163,348
Posted By gna

That's an F-86H. Late model.

That's an F-86H. Late model.
06-23-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,264
Posted By gna

:thumb:

:thumb:
06-22-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,576
Posted By gna

I use Spocalc, from Sheldon Brown's site on Wheel...

I use Spocalc, from Sheldon Brown's site on Wheel Building: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html and https://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/spocalc.xls

Are you using 36/36 rims, or 32/40...
06-12-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,348
Posted By gna

Thanks everyone. Nice Super Courses :thumb:...

Thanks everyone.

Nice Super Courses :thumb:

Yes, got a Mega Range 6 speed 34T freewheel as well. Slowly turning it into a touring bike.
06-12-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,348
Posted By gna

Suntour V GT Luxe Install

All right, be patient with me--I'm normally in the English 3 speed thread. These derailleurs are new territory to me.

I found a Suntour V GT Luxe long cage derailleur at the bike recyclers and...
06-11-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,846
Posted By gna

Wow, me either. I probably have one in the...

Wow, me either. I probably have one in the garage; I'll go look. I suppose I could drop by the recycler, too.

Yes, Sturmey-Archer shifters and and hubs had different cables and different amounts...
06-11-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,846
Posted By gna

Those shifters are cheap and available from coops...

Those shifters are cheap and available from coops and recyclers. I wouldn't bother.
05-25-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,483
Posted By gna

Tire sizing is such a scandal. The bike needs 26...

Tire sizing is such a scandal. The bike needs 26 x 1-3/8 tires--English 3 speeds use EA3, or 590 BSD tires. You can just use the cheap Kendas or Cheng Shin if you want to save money. There are all...
05-25-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3,031
Views: 332,503
Posted By gna

Ginchy: ...

Ginchy:
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Here he is with the dog. They got...
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