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07-01-22, 01:55 PM
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Posted By gna

I rode my Raleigh Sports 150 miles in two days a...

I rode my Raleigh Sports 150 miles in two days a few years ago for the MS150. ...
Forum: Touring
06-30-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 634
Posted By gna

Vampires? Joking aside, thanks for the info,...

Vampires?

Joking aside, thanks for the info, everyone. I will pass it along to my neighbor.
Forum: Touring
06-28-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 634
Posted By gna

Sun Protection

What kind of sun protection and suncreen do you use on tour? My neighbor just bailed on a one week tour after 3 days. He said he needs better sun protection. He was using SPF 45 Sport, but the...
06-27-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By gna

What's up with this Robin Hood?

I was looking at Craigslist, and I ran into this Robin Hood:
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/raleigh_robin_hood_3822f64675c3b35afe96994c8a085914b9e86709.jpg

Did...
06-27-22, 02:57 PM
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Posted By gna

Locknuts? Most of mine have wrench flats on the...

Locknuts? Most of mine have wrench flats on the left (non-drive side) cone. Tighten the right one as far as it will go; there's a stop on the axle. Adjust the cone in the fork--the tension of the...
06-27-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By gna

There's an older thread...

There's an older thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1208876-yojimbo-s-garage-no-longer-selling-spokes.html) that indicates his eBay listings are gone, but contact him directly at...
Replies: 20
Views: 744
Posted By gna

So am I. Are you buying or selling?

So am I. Are you buying or selling?
06-24-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 814
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: 28
Views: 814
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: 116
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: 26,217
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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: 26,217
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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: 26,217
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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: 26,217
Views: 3,712,253
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
Replies: 26,217
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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: 223
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: 223
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: 26,217
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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: 26,217
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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: 698
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
Replies: 26,217
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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: 26,217
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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: 249
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: 249
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: 1,240
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: 844
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
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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
Replies: 26,217
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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: 18,063
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: 6,124
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
Replies: 26,217
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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: 5,644
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: 26,217
Views: 3,712,253
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: 2,886
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
Replies: 26,217
Views: 3,712,253
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
Replies: 26,217
Views: 3,712,253
Posted By gna

Me too.

Me too.
07-16-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 26,217
Views: 3,712,253
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: 1,403
Views: 168,450
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: 1,403
Views: 168,450
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: 26,217
Views: 3,712,253
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: 3,772
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: 3,772
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: 26,217
Views: 3,712,253
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: 26,217
Views: 3,712,253
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: 1,118
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.
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