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01-30-23, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 120
Posted By daka

Are you concerned just about noise or are the...

Are you concerned just about noise or are the derailleurs making complaining noises in lieu of shifting to the larger cog? No analog shift by hand is going to be as quick and accurate as an indexed...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-23, 07:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,472
Posted By daka

Now what? Find a non-first-world problem to solve...

Now what? Find a non-first-world problem to solve and get to it.
01-25-23, 08:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,006
Posted By daka

I briefly entertained the possibility of going to...

I briefly entertained the possibility of going to Eroica CA at one point. I have an appropriate bike. However, the expense of the outfit for the Cosplay aspect of the event was prohibitive. People...
01-24-23, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By daka

It is hard to tell if it makes any sense or not...

It is hard to tell if it makes any sense or not without knowing the tooth count of the chainwheeels. It may be that the combinations allow for an evenly spaced sequence of ratios if some of the...
01-24-23, 10:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,006
Posted By daka

I usually ride in whatever I have on that day....

I usually ride in whatever I have on that day. This notion that you have to dress up like an Easter Egg before taking your bike out floors me. Especially among the C&V crowd.
01-15-23, 01:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,448
Posted By daka

I'll go on the record and say Gugie is right...

I'll go on the record and say Gugie is right about Young's Modulus. I studied it at school, I've looked it up, I've seen the charts. But Young's Modulus is pretty strictly defined - a coupon of...
01-14-23, 10:32 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,358
Posted By daka

I would like to echo that last sentence. When I...

I would like to echo that last sentence. When I rebuilt that Raleigh Professional Mk I a year or so ago I bought the inexpensive tubulars that Yellow Jersey sells. Those were 3 for $50 so even less...
01-12-23, 09:27 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 101,503
Posted By daka

I am loving that chainwheel!

I am loving that chainwheel!
01-11-23, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By daka

I'm going to swim upstream against the general...

I'm going to swim upstream against the general opinion here and suggest that the cup was damaged during the forming/manufacturing process and was installed in the hub anyway either by automation or...
12-31-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,390
Posted By daka

What is the rear hanger set up for? I saw that...

What is the rear hanger set up for? I saw that the dropouts were Zeus but couldn't make out any more detail than that. Is the hanger tapped and tabbed for in the Campy pattern, or is it unthreaded...
12-14-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 389
Posted By daka

And if you ever wondered how thick the rubber...

And if you ever wondered how thick the rubber layer was on a tubular, now you know :)
12-13-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,529
Posted By daka

You are correct, I've never subscribed to BQ and...

You are correct, I've never subscribed to BQ and don't follow any blogging he posts. What I know of the Nivex is from Frank Berto's "The Dancing Chain". I find Jan Heine to be tiresome in a "Big Hat,...
12-12-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,529
Posted By daka

I may be wrong, but I think the subset of...

I may be wrong, but I think the subset of cyclists that are familiar with the original Nivex is likely pretty small. But your point is well taken.
12-12-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,529
Posted By daka

Heine has had the opportunity to explain where...

Heine has had the opportunity to explain where the design originated. It doesn't appear to me that he has made much of that.
12-12-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,529
Posted By daka

Going back to my earlier post, this is what...

Going back to my earlier post, this is what really pisses me off. Heine now refers to "the Nivex" as though he invented it. What he has done is build a replica using modern "billet style" NC...
12-12-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,685
Posted By daka

For me, cheapest and worst are not quite the same...

For me, cheapest and worst are not quite the same bike. They are both 1973 Raleighs - Cheapest would be the root beer colored Super Course that I picked up for $50. The stand-over height is just a...
12-12-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,529
Posted By daka

I will admit that I am easy to annoy, but people...

I will admit that I am easy to annoy, but people who come along in an industry that has a history that goes back, say, at least a hundred years and present themselves as the first smart person to...
12-06-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By daka

Beautiful workmanship - a lovely bike!

Beautiful workmanship - a lovely bike!
12-04-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 615
Posted By daka

I will endorse this switch only if you send the...

I will endorse this switch only if you send the unused Duopar to me after installing the Acera. Personally, if Grant Peterson says to do something, I generally do the opposite just on principle. If...
12-02-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 701
Posted By daka

The OP's location is listed as "S.F." I assumed...

The OP's location is listed as "S.F." I assumed that indicated San Francisco, which has salt water on three sides.
12-02-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 701
Posted By daka

You are a keen observer. The bike in the...

You are a keen observer. The bike in the foreground is a couple years older than the bike behind. There are several differences despite being nominally the same model.
12-02-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 701
Posted By daka

Evidently, there are actually two categories of...

Evidently, there are actually two categories of "boat bikes" to consider:

The first being a full-size bike that lives at the marina that might be used by someone living aboard. This bike needs to...
12-01-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 701
Posted By daka

We keep two DaHon folders stored in old sailbags...

We keep two DaHon folders stored in old sailbags in the bow of our Capri 26. Bromptons would take up less room but are a lot more money. I would think that a full-size bike stored on deck would have...
11-04-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 17,762
Posted By daka

I'm relieved to hear that you're excited about...

I'm relieved to hear that you're excited about your next assignment. I was in Europe for a couple months this Fall and was so unpleasantly surprised by the culture shock on returning to the US during...
09-08-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 690
Posted By daka

"You can get more real by replacing the crankset...

"You can get more real by replacing the crankset with a steel cottered crank, there are plenty available on the used market...https://www.bikeforums.net/images/smilies/smile.gif"

That's right! One...
09-06-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 595
Posted By daka

More Proofide. As the leather absorbs, it may...

More Proofide. As the leather absorbs, it may swell a little bit which can have the same effect as tightening. I put Proofide on both top and bottom. I rescued a Brooks Professional that came on the...
09-03-22, 10:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By daka

Also, the Super Tourer lacks the rear stop for...

Also, the Super Tourer lacks the rear stop for the Weinmann centerpull brakes that would be found on the Competition.
09-01-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 690
Posted By daka

I rode a short cage one for nearly 20 years. They...

I rode a short cage one for nearly 20 years. They work fine if you don't ask them to deal with more than a 26t cog. The very early ones with the short spring ( like mine) do not shift positively into...
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By daka

The Dawes Galaxy was comparable to a Raleigh...

The Dawes Galaxy was comparable to a Raleigh Super Course when sold new. However, they don't seem to get the same love that the Super Course does five decades later. Who knows why?

If you are just...
08-30-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 587
Posted By daka

In a traditional hub design like we are...

In a traditional hub design like we are discussing here, I don't think real precision of alignment between cups and cones can be claimed. The cups are pressed-in to the hub - who knows how parallel...
08-30-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 825
Posted By daka

I have exactly the same arrangement on my Raleigh...

I have exactly the same arrangement on my Raleigh International and like it. Though I will say I avoid routes with long, steep climbs - a short hill can be done out-of-the-saddle, but I don't have...
08-23-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,009
Posted By daka

I'm going to guess 1973, based on the serial #...

I'm going to guess 1973, based on the serial # and '73 - later "Raleigh" graphics. I've seen Gran Sports with either Stronglight 93 or Nervar Star cranksets but not with a Campy crankset as factory...
08-21-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,772
Posted By daka

Except for the DaHon folders which are 1x7,...

Except for the DaHon folders which are 1x7, everything in the garage is 120mm OLD and set up 2x5. The Raleigh International has 52-42 up front and 14-16-18-21-24 in the rear. On the Super Courses...
08-17-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,580
Posted By daka

Stellar find! I'd punt the Soubitez, the pie...

Stellar find! I'd punt the Soubitez, the pie plate, and that rack. Not that I'm opposed to racks but those Pletschers tend to chew up the seat stays, a Blackburn would be a smart alternative. Make...
08-16-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,416
Posted By daka

I think that bike was a great find! The paint and...

I think that bike was a great find! The paint and decals are relatively unmolested considering they are nearly 50 years old. I think the Stronglight 93 is a lovely crankset, I'd keep it. The plastic...
08-11-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 836
Posted By daka

On my recent rebuild of a Raleigh Gran Sport,...

On my recent rebuild of a Raleigh Gran Sport, which I was trying to complete just using parts I had on-hand, without spending for new stuff.
I removed the glaze and grunge off the original Weinmann...
08-09-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 57,674
Posted By daka

I found a lightly-used '73 Raleigh Gran Sport on...

I found a lightly-used '73 Raleigh Gran Sport on Craigslist and picked it up. Though I have other Raleighs, this is my first experience with a Gran Sport.
...
08-09-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,705
Posted By daka

I commuted on a Grand Prix for several years,...

I commuted on a Grand Prix for several years, though I will admit to borrowing a pair of aluminum-rimmed wheels off another bike so there was at least a pretense of braking in the rain. It was a...
06-11-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 469,030
Posted By daka

Is that original paint and graphics?! Very...

Is that original paint and graphics?! Very unusual indeed - the "root beer" color but with the white panels of the MkII. Most were either Emerald Green or Red. I LIKE it!
01-26-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By daka

If it has 26 inch wheels you are going to need to...

If it has 26 inch wheels you are going to need to find tires compatible with the Schwinn S-6 size. This size (ETRTO 597) is different than a 26 x 1 3/8 (ETRTO 590) for a British 3 speed or a 26 inch...
12-22-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,642
Posted By daka

Bottom bracket is different too. Super Sport had...

Bottom bracket is different too. Super Sport had an Ashtabula, Sports Tourer a square-taper.
12-09-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,708
Posted By daka

....and, finally, an appropriate place for...

....and, finally, an appropriate place for shellac!
11-28-21, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,026,593
Posted By daka

It may mean that the mounting clamp is partially...

It may mean that the mounting clamp is partially broken on the opposite side. That was the fate of my Jubilee front mech.
11-24-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,332
Posted By daka

When I was at that point in the child-raising...

When I was at that point in the child-raising progression my manager at the time, very wise in many things, told me "it really does get easier once they turn 40".
11-23-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,109
Posted By daka

As mentioned by juvela , it is likely that a...

As mentioned by juvela , it is likely that a Competition built with Nervex lugs would be an earlier one. I also think that if you saw "73" stamped on the bike somewhere it would more likely be...
11-18-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,913
Posted By daka

Original would have been white hoods and cable...

Original would have been white hoods and cable housing too, so I think you can try whatever you like for bar tape. Unless it's plastic like the original, white isn't very practical anyway, what about...
11-11-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,443
Posted By daka

I have a Barley on my Raleigh International and...

I have a Barley on my Raleigh International and an old Lowsaddle Longflap on my Super Course. The Barley is nice as a day-bag or for light errands. It easily holds lunch and a windbreaker plus pump,...
11-04-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,436
Posted By daka

I usually have one of my bikes set up with flat...

I usually have one of my bikes set up with flat bars. Echoing non-fixie, bikes with flat bars feel great when you first hop on, but after a short time the inability to vary hand positions becomes...
11-04-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By daka

Thanks for posting that article. I have several...

Thanks for posting that article. I have several of those freewheels and like them. When I put the steel-armed Campagnolo Sport crankset on my International, I used a 14-24 aluminum cogged Winner...
08-08-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 779
Posted By daka

I'd do the restoration as a Carlton. I'm not...

I'd do the restoration as a Carlton. I'm not aware of any year of Raleigh Grand Prix ever having chromed lugs like your bike.
As far as the cross-badging is concerned, you are not alone. I have a...
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