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06-17-24, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By daka

@bikemig is correct. I have a spare 14t Suntour...

@bikemig is correct. I have a spare 14t Suntour Perfect cog that shows little wear. PM me your address and it will be on its way......

Dave
06-11-24, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2,189
Views: 545,689
Posted By daka

Great looking bike and completely original to my...

Great looking bike and completely original to my eye!
04-19-24, 10:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,543
Posted By daka

I don't have a photo but I've wrapped a number of...

I don't have a photo but I've wrapped a number of bars with end shifters for the Bike Exchange. What I find works best is to wrap the housing under the tape up to the bottom of the brake levers,...
04-11-24, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,297
Posted By daka

You know, I've taken as many pokes at Bike Boom...

You know, I've taken as many pokes at Bike Boom British quality as most of us. But, at the same time, I am also impressed by my three early '70s Raleighs that are in near daily use that all still...
04-09-24, 02:05 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 19,035
Posted By daka

For my 70th birthday, I revised the drivetrain to...

For my 70th birthday, I revised the drivetrain to accommodate a 28 tooth rear cog and fitted a 90th anniversary Carradice bag. Mudguards are old Zefals that I've had since the '80s. Not that it rains...
03-22-24, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By daka

The shop I worked in wanted the QR levers to face...

The shop I worked in wanted the QR levers to face rearward. The logic being that if a forward facing lever caught on something it would open.
There were Campagnolo catalog pictures in a recent...
03-01-24, 12:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,023
Posted By daka

The 60's Carlton will likely have the wrong...

The 60's Carlton will likely have the wrong spacing at the rear dropouts for an '80s Shimano hub. If it is a low-end Carlton like a Catalina (the predecessor of the Raleigh Grand Prix) there is a...
02-29-24, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2,189
Views: 545,689
Posted By daka

Some Super Courses were made with the proprietary...

Some Super Courses were made with the proprietary Raleigh 26 tpi bottom bracket and others with a standard British BB. Of the four Super Courses that have passed through my garage, only one of them...
01-29-24, 08:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,650
Posted By daka

She looks to be proportioned "longer legs /...

She looks to be proportioned "longer legs / shorter torso" so a men's frame that suits her inseam may cause her to have a really long reach to the drops and brake levers. What about trying some...
01-07-24, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 861
Posted By daka

I have 27 x 1 1/4 wire-bead Paselas on several...

I have 27 x 1 1/4 wire-bead Paselas on several bikes with straight-sided rims. Pump them up to 70 psi. Have done the same with Continental Super and Ultra Sport tires. No problems and a nice ride....
01-07-24, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By daka

Raleigh Industries of America was the US-based...

Raleigh Industries of America was the US-based importer of the British-built product. While there were some bikes in the later sixties imported that were simultaneously branded "Carlton" (downtube...
12-23-23, 08:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,153
Posted By daka

If you want to use Grab-Ons, fine, but then you...

If you want to use Grab-Ons, fine, but then you should install some "safety" levers to the brakes to complete the "look"
12-21-23, 04:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,554
Posted By daka

I think the lock ring is a left-hand thread.

I think the lock ring is a left-hand thread.
12-21-23, 01:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,554
Posted By daka

I've had to use the "disassemble and use a pipe...

I've had to use the "disassemble and use a pipe wrench" method once. Putting a rag between the freewheel ratchet and the pipe wrench minimized damages and I was able to reassemble a working freewheel...
12-11-23, 12:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,220
Posted By daka

Wouldn't there also be wind-up/release in the...

Wouldn't there also be wind-up/release in the crank arm, BB spindle, rear hub and stem? This quickly gets to be a pretty complex "spring system"
12-09-23, 12:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,220
Posted By daka

In trying to find an engineering term that might...

In trying to find an engineering term that might match Heine's description of "planing" (which I think was a poor choice of terms, at least from a marine perspective), the closest thing I could...
12-09-23, 12:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,885
Posted By daka

You are young so you have time to enjoy this...

You are young so you have time to enjoy this bike......you won't start to lose height for many years. I do have a bike that fit fine twenty years ago and is up against my inseam now - but I'm well on...
11-28-23, 03:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,600
Posted By daka

I said goodbye to this one not long ago. Its fit...

I said goodbye to this one not long ago. Its fit was a little too french and it had been replaced in the riding rotation by the acquisition of the Gran Sport which fits better and is more fun to...
11-12-23, 10:17 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,649
Posted By daka

Based on some of the work I've done at the Bike...

Based on some of the work I've done at the Bike Exchange I'd say longevity of the paint/finish can be a challenge for very small builders who don't have or can't access the capitol equipment required...
11-08-23, 11:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,751
Posted By daka

After 28 posts, it is looking like the meaning of...

After 28 posts, it is looking like the meaning of "grail" varies somewhat from person to person but the implication of a "forever" bike is better agreed upon. I also get the impression that "forever"...
10-28-23, 11:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,767
Posted By daka

I just rebuilt a gold Supercourse for the Bike...

I just rebuilt a gold Supercourse for the Bike Exchange that looked just like the one in the black catalog. Per the serial number it was from 1978.
10-24-23, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By daka

Clockwise to remove?

Clockwise to remove?
10-22-23, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,646
Posted By daka

+1 to what bulgie said about welding. Aluminum...

+1 to what bulgie said about welding. Aluminum is fussy and, if weldable, the weld-affected area will be weak unless heat-treated afterwards. Consider also that it may be a fatigue crack from lots...
10-16-23, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,369
Posted By daka

The Pletscher type racks clamped on the seat...

The Pletscher type racks clamped on the seat stays and seldom left them unmarred. A Blackburn or Vetta rack, which is more rigid, would fasten at the rear brake bolt or with P-clamps to the seat...
10-16-23, 11:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,731
Posted By daka

It seems to me that if a rider is spending so...

It seems to me that if a rider is spending so much time on the tops that they want the brake levers there, perhaps converting to upright bars/levers would be prudent. Full travel for the brake levers...
10-15-23, 11:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 977
Posted By daka

What about putting some dimples on the press-fit...

What about putting some dimples on the press-fit surface of the lower race with a center-punch before pushing in in? Kind of a poor-man's knurling operation. Enough that the lower race can't rotate...
10-11-23, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By daka

I'll echo the concerns mentioned above about...

I'll echo the concerns mentioned above about condition and size, but with only $80 at risk my curiosity is more piqued by the Falcon. I think that is the more interesting bike with the potential to...
10-10-23, 12:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,413
Posted By daka

Hmmmmm, I'd flip that right-side pad 180 degrees...

Hmmmmm, I'd flip that right-side pad 180 degrees before going for a spin.........
10-10-23, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By daka

A recent disappointment for me was the discovery...

A recent disappointment for me was the discovery that this second-gen Winner body does not have the threads in the center section. "B" sprockets are required, and I have very few of those.........
10-10-23, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By daka

Waiting for @pastorbobnlnh is a smart idea. I...

Waiting for @pastorbobnlnh is a smart idea. I don't think the above post is 100% accurate with respect to the "A" cogs. Pro-Compe has a roundish pip on it for the spline and Winners have a flat...
10-10-23, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By daka

Only indirectly. There are no "B" cogs on that...

Only indirectly. There are no "B" cogs on that chart. The Winner Pro freewheel body (gold lockring) is both splined AND threaded so you could build a freewheel using only the cogs on this chart. The...
10-09-23, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,282
Posted By daka

Gregory, I think that bluesteak may be referring...

Gregory, I think that bluesteak may be referring to the fact that the chain case on this bike serves as the drive-side chainstay, becoming a stressed member of the frame. See photos in post #9. Is...
10-03-23, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,193
Posted By daka

Very pretty! All of the GB bars that I have...

Very pretty! All of the GB bars that I have experience with have a narrow bulged area where the stem clamps the bar. This includes the Ventoux bars that have engraving. The larger diameter area on...
10-02-23, 01:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,931
Posted By daka

Grand Prix and Super Grand Prix always had the...

Grand Prix and Super Grand Prix always had the brazed on stop for the rear brake cable. The OP's bike lacks that.
09-24-23, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By daka

Having just driven down to Montalcino for other...

Having just driven down to Montalcino for other reasons, I can report that the "Eroica Montalcino" directional signs for cyclists are posted.
The temperature the last couple days has been perfect...
09-22-23, 03:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,609
Posted By daka

Nice find, but "all original" is a stretch. Those...

Nice find, but "all original" is a stretch. Those are later derailleurs, Campagnolo shift levers, and an original PX-10 would be sporting sew-ups.
The wheels alone may explain part of the...
09-16-23, 02:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By daka

Mrs. Daka purchased a new Peugeot in 1979, by...

Mrs. Daka purchased a new Peugeot in 1979, by that time Peugeot had switched to Swiss threading for the BB. My earlier PA & PX 10s ('71 & '74) both were French threaded.
08-19-23, 11:02 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,951
Posted By daka

Congratulations Gugie! But I caution you to be...

Congratulations Gugie! But I caution you to be considerate of your family members and/or co-habitants. Mrs. Daka's observation on (my) retirement is this: "... there's half as much money and twice...
08-02-23, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By daka

I'd avoid the ones with the cantilevered-out rear...

I'd avoid the ones with the cantilevered-out rear dropouts. At the Bike Exchange we've seen some of those cracked or broken.
07-28-23, 10:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 833
Posted By daka

Brent, I think you are correct - Hubs are one of...

Brent, I think you are correct - Hubs are one of the few Campy Record components that were not anodized.
07-23-23, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,021
Posted By daka

Looks like a salt-spray test subject. But a full...

Looks like a salt-spray test subject. But a full set of Huret Jubilee mechs for $50......... Capella lugs with those decals suggest it is a 1973 built bike, serial # will tell you for sure.

I...
07-18-23, 12:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,165
Posted By daka

That was my first reaction too, but the truth is...

That was my first reaction too, but the truth is that similar breakages occurs in other brands of crankset. If it's aluminum, the fatigue curve is ugly. Replacing with a used part is a crapshoot,...
07-06-23, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By daka

The bike was sold new with a B-17 Narrow, but a...

The bike was sold new with a B-17 Narrow, but a Standard might provide a bit more support. Plus it is easier to find.
07-05-23, 12:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 791
Posted By daka

Italian chain on a French bike? And you expected...

Italian chain on a French bike? And you expected it to work? :lol:

And to those who are saying "just toss a Suntour FW on there", if the wheel is original this will be a French threaded hub and...
07-03-23, 10:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,204
Posted By daka

I've bought from him over the phone, and glad I...

I've bought from him over the phone, and glad I did. I needed an 18t aluminum sprocket for an early "Old Winner" freewheel. Not only did he know what it was, but he found one (NOS) and sent it to me....
05-17-23, 11:08 PM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 119,016
Posted By daka

Well, the Campy track headset uses smaller...

Well, the Campy track headset uses smaller bearings and has less stack height..........It's just money after all.
04-19-23, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By daka

Maybe a photo of the hub in question? I think QR...

Maybe a photo of the hub in question? I think QR skewers are pretty interchangeable, it may not be prudent to assume the hub brand from what is marked on the skewer. My '73 Gran Sport has what I...
04-05-23, 10:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,674
Posted By daka

With a California "Exempt" plate too! Is that an...

With a California "Exempt" plate too! Is that an ex-police undercover car? Or did it belong to a coroner, maybe?
03-27-23, 02:15 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,841
Posted By daka

I think that the word that's being lost in some...

I think that the word that's being lost in some of the responses to Gregory's query is "intangible". To me, that directs us away from the bicycle itself towards the cultural phenomena that happened...
03-02-23, 01:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,527
Posted By daka

I've used both and I think they ride about the...

I've used both and I think they ride about the same. Perhaps the Continentals are a little more robust, their additional weight might explain that. But, at that price point, I 'd choose the cheaper...
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