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06-24-22, 05:32 PM
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Posted By gna

OK, mixte frame 1979 RRA. Per the catalog on...

OK, mixte frame 1979 RRA. Per the catalog on Kurt's Headbadge page, here is the spec sheet:...
06-23-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 474
Posted By gna

Is it a mixte frame? Like in this picture? ...

Is it a mixte frame? Like in this picture?
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x765/1979raleighcat_us_04_lg_19ad4b907c77fe9ce4cc01c1b94a3df0e2153822.jpg
06-16-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By gna

Well, it looks like it should fit. A quick...

Well, it looks like it should fit. A quick perusal of the diagrams show many parts in common. That said, I've never seen an AB in the flesh so I don't know.

ETA: Per Sheldon Brown:The AW's...
06-15-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 26,193
Views: 3,693,357
Posted By gna

A coworker found this bike at a garage sale. I...

A coworker found this bike at a garage sale. I went through and cleaned it up, which was more work than one would expect:...
06-03-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26,193
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Posted By gna

You might find this short film enjoyable: ...

You might find this short film enjoyable:
https://youtu.be/QPkT0paGEnQ

You could also read Three Men on the Bummel (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Men_on_the_Bummel)
06-01-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 26,193
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Posted By gna

I have a supplier that bought out a bike shop,...

I have a supplier that bought out a bike shop, and he has many NOS parts, but I may go ahead and stock up. Front and rear cones are good to have.

Already found a new home. The young lady I gave...
05-31-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26,193
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Posted By gna

Not really an English 3-speed, but it does have a...

Not really an English 3-speed, but it does have a Sturmey-Archer AW hub:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_5667_68b26c10925bfb27ef5e8a6a9d850258c4123033.jpg...
05-31-22, 01:48 PM
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Posted By gna

The originals are the best, but there are new...

The originals are the best, but there are new ones available that will work:
https://www.performancebike.com/sturmey-archer-axle-nut-standard-13-32-hmn128.0100.bx/p315643
05-23-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
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: 209
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: 26,193
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Posted By gna

A few more ...

A few more
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/mvpv9320_389e4893062cae3276cd7370e7fb3c614b89afa4.jpg
Tabor Church. Was going to fill my water bottle with delicious, cool...
05-16-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 26,193
Views: 3,693,357
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: 672
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
Replies: 26,193
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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: 248
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
Replies: 26,193
Views: 3,693,357
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: 248
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: 1,178
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: 840
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: 1,645
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
Replies: 26,193
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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: 17,991
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: 6,101
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
Replies: 26,193
Views: 3,693,357
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
Replies: 26,193
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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: 5,632
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
Replies: 26,193
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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: 2,864
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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Views: 3,693,357
Posted By gna

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

Fixing up a Raleigh for a coworker. It's pretty rough.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/mkraleigh_61ea6e75121a0396c4c5d922c4c6395c5205d401.jpg
07-17-19, 11:23 AM
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Views: 3,693,357
Posted By gna

Me too.

Me too.
07-16-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 26,193
Views: 3,693,357
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: 1,401
Views: 167,428
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: 1,401
Views: 167,428
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
Replies: 26,193
Views: 3,693,357
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: 3,746
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: 3,746
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
Replies: 26,193
Views: 3,693,357
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
Replies: 26,193
Views: 3,693,357
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: 1,113
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: 1,113
Posted By gna

Brakes for Raleigh Wyoming

I have been slowly upgrading my Raleigh Wyoming:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/img_0483_82cc922646943bebe3d16843cef0b1c79fb68158.jpg

I recently built up a 700C...
06-27-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 20,138
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: 1,401
Views: 167,428
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: 1,340
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: 20,138
Posted By gna

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

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/972x757/the_congressional_pennsylvania_railroad_1406fc27cf185a8a7b5c4951c6e789b1ed9ef9be.jpg
06-24-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,401
Views: 167,428
Posted By gna

Chuck Yeager and Jean Cochrane.

Chuck Yeager and Jean Cochrane.
06-23-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1,401
Views: 167,428
Posted By gna

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

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