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05-20-22, 06:51 PM
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Posted By Ged117

I think I've got a Williams sleeved crank...

I think I've got a Williams sleeved crank designed for the sleeved bolts which seem to be unobtanium at this point - the crank has depressions for the sleeve bolts, and the holes are wider than the...
05-19-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26,112
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Posted By Ged117

Hi fellows. I'm looking to install a Williams...

Hi fellows. I'm looking to install a Williams five-pin crank (sourced from our neighbour clubman ) on my '51 Sun Wasp. I'm a little stumped by the chainring bolts (see below). How do I install them?...
05-03-22, 02:00 PM
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Posted By Ged117

I always try and get my winter projects through...

I always try and get my winter projects through before spring finally shows up here in mid to late April so that I can just ride. A chance encounter with the "Are you looking for one of these?"...
04-26-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,392
Posted By Ged117

Clear! *Zap* Beep, beep, beep. It's alive, it's...

Clear! *Zap* Beep, beep, beep. It's alive, it's alive!

I thought I'd wake this one up with a new bike day for me. I snuck into the "Are you looking for one of these??!!?" Canadian Edition thread,...
04-25-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,473
Posted By Ged117

So I took a few quiet steps into this thread. I...

So I took a few quiet steps into this thread. I thought, what harm could it bring to take a peek and see what's out there?

Well, this Raleigh Competition - in my size, no less - happened. Brought...
04-09-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 954,376
Posted By Ged117

The latest incarnation of my 1975 Peugeot A0-8:...

The latest incarnation of my 1975 Peugeot A0-8: Fixed gear for fun!

This is my first fixed-gear and I like the altogether different riding experience. Miche fixed hub in the back laced to a CR18,...
04-09-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 926
Posted By Ged117

Hi Gregory! What a name for a bicycle too - and...

Hi Gregory! What a name for a bicycle too - and it looks fantastic. The commitment on your part to the originality of the Carlton (and the other machines in your care!) is impressive. I am inspired...
04-09-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,796
Posted By Ged117

My '75 or '76 Peugeot A0-8 fixed-gear, 46x17...

My '75 or '76 Peugeot A0-8 fixed-gear, 46x17 works nicely around here. The bars are '50s French (I wanted more narrow upright bars for going hands forward/climbing) from eBay and the grips are...
03-30-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,860
Posted By Ged117

52telecaster , you are giving me inspiration for...

52telecaster , you are giving me inspiration for possible hybrid drive futures on my end of things. Right now I've got a '53 FW four-speed in the back of my Sun Wasp, and I'm going to put on a 20t...
03-29-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 88,682
Posted By Ged117

I really like the green. Is that an '86? I have a...

I really like the green. Is that an '86? I have a '90 - they went with Tange frames instead for the '90-'91 models before it was dropped from the lineup. I inherited this Voyageur from my uncle,...
02-22-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By Ged117

A pretty bicycle. Nice catch, Kurt Gregory! ...

A pretty bicycle. Nice catch, Kurt Gregory!

I think the sword transfer is my favourite part.
02-09-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By Ged117

WTB: Bottle dynamo

If anyone has an old bottle dynamo or two kicking around in their parts bin, I would be interested. I've found a pair of original '70s French mudguards with intact lamps for my Peugeot AO8 (the...
01-22-22, 10:15 AM
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Posted By Ged117

The Panaracer Col de la Vie might be my favourite...

The Panaracer Col de la Vie might be my favourite bicycle tire of all time. For an upright bicycle like an old Raleigh, it returns a very nice ride. I rode the Superbe quite often and for many...
01-20-22, 09:00 PM
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Posted By Ged117

There is something special about a '40s or '50s...

There is something special about a '40s or '50s Raleigh in black enamel. When these earlier bicycles pop up, I still get the three-speed warm glow that Sixty-Fiver wrote about.
01-15-22, 08:37 AM
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Posted By Ged117

Dylansbob - how do you like those moustache bars...

Dylansbob - how do you like those moustache bars for longer rides? Are those moustache or 'albastache'? I'm considering trying these on a fixed-gear Peugeot build.
01-15-22, 08:34 AM
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Posted By Ged117

Fantastic, thanks for these photos Botty! I like...

Fantastic, thanks for these photos Botty! I like the above foggy photo of Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast in particular.
01-14-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 26,112
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Posted By Ged117

Folks here have really wild expectations of what...

Folks here have really wild expectations of what these or other vintage bikes can bring in money wise. Anything vintage with 40 years of grime and dust on it seems to be $200 or more.


I wish...
01-14-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By Ged117

Sold, PM inbound. Thanks! Ged

Sold, PM inbound. Thanks!

Ged
01-13-22, 08:15 PM
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Views: 583
Posted By Ged117

Cosmetically challenged could work! Thanks.

Cosmetically challenged could work! Thanks.
01-13-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By Ged117

That's good to know, Neil - thanks. I'll expand...

That's good to know, Neil - thanks. I'll expand my search!
01-13-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By Ged117

Hi Catnap, thanks! Yes, I mean that type. ...

Hi Catnap, thanks! Yes, I mean that type.

I'll update the listing.

Ged
01-13-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By Ged117

WTB: 5-pin TA chainring for Williams cottered crank

Hi folks,

I am using a cottered Williams steel crank for my '51 Wasp, and I want to use longer crank arms, so I've found a new set of crank arms, but these require a 5-pin chainring instead of 3....
01-12-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 26,112
Views: 3,628,505
Posted By Ged117

I'm pondering my next three-speed move. With my...

I'm pondering my next three-speed move. With my well-preserved 1950 Superbe now in good hands in the sunny tropics, I'd like to find one of similar late '40s to 1960 era in Raleigh, Rudge, or...
01-02-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26,112
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Posted By Ged117

My uncle bought his 1990 Schwinn Voyageur (now...

My uncle bought his 1990 Schwinn Voyageur (now mine) at this shop. The bike wears the Bloor Cycle shop sticker proudly. Bloor Cycle closed some years ago.
...
12-19-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26,112
Views: 3,628,505
Posted By Ged117

Very cool. Thanks for this! Now I know what to...

Very cool. Thanks for this! Now I know what to look for in a size appropriate three speed. I sold my '50 Superb because it was too small and awkward to ride as I am long of leg and short torso. The...
12-17-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,408
Posted By Ged117

Each time I venture into a floor pump thread, I...

Each time I venture into a floor pump thread, I inevitably lock-in a few hours reading about classic pumps that I then go looking for to purchase for inflated eBay prices or to save from obscurity at...
12-08-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,121
Posted By Ged117

What a timely thread, 52T. I have to say I always...

What a timely thread, 52T. I have to say I always look forward to reading one of your posts or threads, because your bikes are cool, often the ones I'd like to own some day, and you put them to good...
11-26-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,837
Posted By Ged117

Me too - mostly influenced by Sheldon and the...

Me too - mostly influenced by Sheldon and the folks in the love for English 3 speeds thread. I found a '51 Sun Wasp frame with butted Reynolds 531 tubing for sale by a member here, and made a...
11-18-21, 08:23 PM
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Posted By Ged117

PM inbound!

PM inbound!
11-17-21, 08:19 PM
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Views: 3,628,505
Posted By Ged117

Anyone ever run into 170mm or 175mm length...

Anyone ever run into 170mm or 175mm length crankarms for cottered cranks? The Williams C34 crank I am using on my '51 Wasp + Sturmey FW has 165mm crankarms and they're bugging my knees. I had this...
10-27-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By Ged117

WTB - Maillard or Normandy Sport bolt-on hubs

Hi folks,

I'm putting together a cheap porteur build with my Peugeot A08 frame for leaving parked around town/errand running. I have 27" rims sourced from a newer junker with frame-incompatible...
10-08-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,985
Posted By Ged117

Kurt - the bike looks REAL nice. Great job....

Kurt - the bike looks REAL nice. Great job. During my ownership, keeping the grips and saddle in as-found condition was my highest priority. Those grips are 71 year old natural rubber, and they are...
09-13-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26,112
Views: 3,628,505
Posted By Ged117

What a nice bicycle. That Humber is really...

What a nice bicycle. That Humber is really eye-catching - pray what blue is this? Original? I am considering an enamel job for my '51 Sun Wasp with white piping, similar to this colour but a tad...
08-12-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18,858
Views: 2,309,789
Posted By Ged117

I went to visit family and friends in Toronto a...

I went to visit family and friends in Toronto a few weeks back and brought the Voyageur to take a bite out of the city's ever-improving cycle infrastructure. Its fun to go to the city you're from and...
07-13-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By Ged117

It's true! Folks, I purchased the '56 Sports from...

It's true! Folks, I purchased the '56 Sports from WGB a few years back. It would be nice for this bike to find its way into the hands of another BFer.

Ged
07-13-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By Ged117

1956 Raleigh Sports step-through

EDIT: Sold locally.

Hi everyone,

For sale is my wife's 1956 Raleigh Sports. It includes the original Brooks B66L saddle in nice shape, original pedals, the nice early '50s Raleigh chrome and...
06-26-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,522
Posted By Ged117

Beautiful bike nlerner . That blue is something...

Beautiful bike nlerner . That blue is something special. This thread is giving me thoughts toward sending my Sun Wasp frame to Mercian in the future...

Did Rudi make the saddle? Man, this Hetchins...
06-24-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18,858
Views: 2,309,789
Posted By Ged117

I took my '51 Sun Wasp out for a short ride last...

I took my '51 Sun Wasp out for a short ride last night along the Ottawa River pathway. 700c Velocity wheelset with a four-speed hub in the back and a Maillard 700 hub up front. The DB 531 frame makes...
06-22-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,985
Posted By Ged117

I saw that Yokozona housing, and decided to keep...

I saw that Yokozona housing, and decided to keep the 71 year old housing instead because I had other bicycles to feed. Cost aside, I think it matches perfectly. I can't wait to see the finished...
06-14-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,985
Posted By Ged117

Hi Kurt, Happy as a peanut in salt to see...

Hi Kurt,

Happy as a peanut in salt to see the Superbe being treated with such attention to detail and consideration in your care. The seller told me this about the front wheel, and the dent on the...
05-23-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,442
Posted By Ged117

I'm a member! Shawn's designs and member items...

I'm a member! Shawn's designs and member items are really cool. I'm gonna sew my new design club patch onto my saddle bag.

Funny enough I am selling my 1950 Raleigh Superbe three-speed to cudak888...
05-10-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 499
Views: 88,682
Posted By Ged117

Thanks for this prompt. It is in fact a...

Thanks for this prompt. It is in fact a freewheel, and maybe I overstated how the indexing has degraded. It works just fine for my needs, even if it is starting to show its age.
05-03-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,243
Posted By Ged117

I found some GP5000 tires on sale in 32mm so I...

I found some GP5000 tires on sale in 32mm so I rode them all last season on my old Peugeot with a Velocity wheelset built locally. I find that they ride rather harshly, not unlike Gatorskins even at...
05-02-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 906
Posted By Ged117

There is a Procycle / Velo Sport sticker on the...

There is a Procycle / Velo Sport sticker on the downtube. Here in Ottawa I've seen a few Velo Sport bikes around in the second-hand shops - a few with Reynolds 531 frames or maybe it was Columbus...
05-01-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 906
Posted By Ged117

Canadian Peugeot Mystery

The backstory of this bicycle intrigues me. The seller had little to share - he bought it for his girlfriend from an 'old bike guy'. It appears to be a step-through Canadian-built Peugeot Course...
05-01-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 18,858
Views: 2,309,789
Posted By Ged117

I fitted the carrier for my saddlebag (thanks...

I fitted the carrier for my saddlebag (thanks mom!) and headed out for a ride to shake out the new parts. With a little added weight, this bike feels extra sure-footed and comfortable. I'm gonna fit...
04-23-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,351
Posted By Ged117

Slight derail: Clubman, did you ever get the SW...

Slight derail: Clubman, did you ever get the SW hub to work reliably? I changed out the rear wheel of my wife's '56 Raleigh Sports because it came with an SW originally, and it functioned poorly...
04-18-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 88,682
Posted By Ged117

Today I had my '90 Voyageur out for a longer test...

Today I had my '90 Voyageur out for a longer test ride having finished the build. My uncle bought it new at Bloor Cycle in Toronto in 1990 as a gift for himself. The Tange-framed bikes like this one...
04-10-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,055
Posted By Ged117

I've gone the Williams cottered crank route with...

I've gone the Williams cottered crank route with my '53 Sun Wasp project. The cotter press from Mike Stronich at Bikesmithdesign makes working on cottered cranks a piece of cake (if you get the...
04-02-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18,858
Views: 2,309,789
Posted By Ged117

I've been getting my 1953ish Sun Wasp "Massed...

I've been getting my 1953ish Sun Wasp "Massed Start" DB 531 build ready for a test ride. The Sun frame came to me courtesy of a member here. This bike would have been originally equipped with a...
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