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09-18-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,657
Posted By bikemig

Agreed, suntour power ratchet shifers are likely...

Agreed, suntour power ratchet shifers are likely the best stem shifters and one of the best downtube shifters ever made.
09-18-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,657
Posted By jethin

I’d say it’s mostly snobbery. They’re more...

I’d say it’s mostly snobbery. They’re more ergonomic than downtube shifters imo.
09-18-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,657
Posted By droppedandlost

I don't mind them at all. I like each of my bikes...

I don't mind them at all. I like each of my bikes to offer something different.

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09-11-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 335
Posted By madpogue

If the shifters you'd be decommissioning have...

If the shifters you'd be decommissioning have slot-head screws typical of the era, you could perhaps use those to mount the stops referenced in post # 11; that should approximate the intended look.
09-03-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By 75lechamp

Chartreuse 1974 Raleigh Super Tourer

Here is my latest project, brought home just today, a 1974 Raleigh Super Tourer (serial WS4001509, which dates to around the end of September 1974, if I am counting my fortnights correctly...:))....
08-28-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,612
Posted By markk900

You did say “looks best” not “what is most...

You did say “looks best” not “what is most common”…it may be heretical but I am not a fan of white Pugs…..they had so many other great colours available that white seems so pedestrian- even if that...
08-27-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By VintageRide

During the early 70's in my teens I rode whatever...

During the early 70's in my teens I rode whatever gearing was on a given bike, such as the Peugeot U0 8, without much thought and a few years later rode a standard Italian road bike with 54 / 42...
08-27-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By Fredo76

A 14-28 was the standard freewheel of the '70s...

A 14-28 was the standard freewheel of the '70s era; with a 2:1 difference, it was fine for average riders, like college students, to get around on.

Racers picked freewheels according to the course...
08-27-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By big chainring

28t was about the largest cog a normal short cage...

28t was about the largest cog a normal short cage rear derailleur could handle. Beyond that a touring type long cage derailleur was required.
08-26-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 466
Posted By branko_76

. I always assumed both stays of the old...

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I always assumed both stays of the old "wrap-arounds" were one length of tubing heated and then "wrapped" around the seat cluster, something like a glass artisan would do.
08-24-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 897,792
Posted By DMC707

https://i.imgur.com/xiRpJRO.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/xiRpJRO.jpg



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08-21-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,303
Posted By iab

All my bikes have 115mm spacing, for either a...

All my bikes have 115mm spacing, for either a 3-speed or 4-speed. None of those fancy 5-speeds. :(
08-20-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 412
Posted By dddd

Common washers are all that is really needed to...

Common washers are all that is really needed to add 1-2mm to the right-side axle extension.

3/8" washers can be reamed or filed to fit in just a minute or two and are available in many...
08-18-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,439
Posted By Chuck M

My '84 Raleigh doesn't have the Reynolds name on...

My '84 Raleigh doesn't have the Reynolds name on it. I've assumed Raleigh didn't have a contractual agreement to put Reynolds on the Asian built bikes but that could be way off base.

Meanwhile,...
08-16-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,160
Posted By 52telecaster

Great bikes, I have a supercourse and a...

Great bikes, I have a supercourse and a competition and both are upright townies. They do that very well!...
08-14-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By arex

I like Tacx pulleys, though they're more...

I like Tacx pulleys, though they're more expensive.
08-14-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Classtime

These worked for me as Campy, suntour, and...

These worked for me as Campy, suntour, and Shimano. ...
08-13-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,470
Posted By 52telecaster

I think the shops have trouble making money on...

I think the shops have trouble making money on spokes but it sure is nice when they are available!
08-08-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 897,792
Posted By Wildwood

Stylish - always been good at it,....... hehehe. ...

Stylish - always been good at it,....... hehehe. Especially on a chilly day.
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08-08-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By due ruote

I believe they have a lacquer of some kind from...

I believe they have a lacquer of some kind from the factory. Eventually that will wear down. I didn’t like the uneven spotty appearance that resulted, so I just went the opposite direction of the OP...
08-07-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 897,792
Posted By Wildwood

Yeah - I should move to Norway. anyway - a...

Yeah - I should move to Norway.

anyway - a bit skinnier, but still here and riding again this summer.
...
08-06-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By dddd

The less-expensive version of Suntour Command...

The less-expensive version of Suntour Command shifters can work with the auxiliary levers, but only if you cut off the lower end of each wing.
Yes, I've done it.
08-05-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By cocoabeachcrab

Vintage brake calipers

saw this on a bianchi for sale on the bay... https://www.ebay.com/itm/374173441812 and love the look of the brake calipers. ...
08-05-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,794
Posted By markwesti

Kona Kai . San Diego , Ca. ...

Kona Kai . San Diego , Ca.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48883011152_dbb7ca909f_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2htCda7)IMG_0414 (https://flic.kr/p/2htCda7) by mark westi...
07-27-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14,880
Views: 3,619,880
Posted By AngryFrankie

I've had that exact bike. GREAT bike! I...

I've had that exact bike. GREAT bike! I remember determining it was what you'd call a "fast touring" class of bike. Should clean up really nicely!
07-23-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 21,568
Posted By theofam

Dang it! I found this thread two days ago. Too...

Dang it! I found this thread two days ago. Too late to play this year. I think I’ll enter this in 2023’s CHALLENGE. It’s a $10 1962(ish) Alpha. Haven’t found another reference or photo of an Alpha...
07-23-22, 02:15 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 21,568
Posted By Random Tandem

Another Clunker Pug Build

I need another bike like a hole in the head...

I think I say that every year, and here we are again! I decided when I viewed Andy_K 's PX-10 build that I "need" to have a French bike, at least to...
07-22-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,126
Posted By 3alarmer

Positive affirmations...

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07-22-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,126
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Happened to me, but I was persistent, nice to...

Happened to me, but I was persistent, nice to her, bought her presents and then a really nice ring and she said yes.
07-22-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,126
Posted By capnjonny

I have refurbished quite a few bikes for the Bike...

I have refurbished quite a few bikes for the Bike Exchange over the last 10 or so years and I often will clear coat the frame and fork with Rustoleum automotive clear after a thorough cleaning, de...
07-22-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 171
Posted By bwilli88

This is a bit of history

This is a bit of history that deserves to be remembered...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZKiRVMbDhM&ab_channel=TheHistoryGuy%3AHistoryDeservestoBeRemembered
07-21-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,126
Posted By Pompiere

Here you go. There were a few minor chips in the...

Here you go. There were a few minor chips in the paint, but it was a 35 year old frame that had actually been ridden, not a wall hanger. I think the touring geometry and Columbus tubing combined to...
07-21-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,126
Posted By merziac

I know we probably saw it already but can we see...

I know we probably saw it already but can we see it again plz. :innocent:
07-21-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,126
Posted By merziac

Out of my league, you must be joking, I'm foolish...

Out of my league, you must be joking, I'm foolish enough to think I can handle them all. :roflmao2:
07-21-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,126
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

If you own it, you gotta ride it! Just bite the...

If you own it, you gotta ride it! Just bite the bullet, but be very​​​​​, very careful.🙂
Cheers,
Van
07-21-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,126
Posted By Pompiere

I felt that way about a Paramount that I acquired...

I felt that way about a Paramount that I acquired from a forum member a few years ago. I knew it was going to be a stretch for me and I may not be keeping it, so I was nervous about scratching it and...
07-21-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,126
Posted By steelbikeguy

Yeah, I bought my beautiful Gran Sport in 1976...

Yeah, I bought my beautiful Gran Sport in 1976 and rode it for 14 years. The paint and decals suffered a fair bit over the years, despite reasonably good treatment. I have memories of the brake...
07-21-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,126
Posted By gugie

Damn, never thought of that. Vintage Raleigh...

Damn, never thought of that. Vintage Raleigh decals seem to flake off when you look at them. I think even a DIY rattle can using clear 1k would make the finish a lot more durable.
07-21-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,126
Posted By repechage

Quality bikes are easier to work on

Quality bikes are easier to work on
07-21-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,126
Posted By delbiker1

Doing the work on my bikes myself pretty much...

Doing the work on my bikes myself pretty much guarantees they are not going to stay unmarked for long. I do not have to go through an install a blemish on purpose moment.
07-21-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,126
Posted By bamboobike4

This is for when I'm in the armchair league. ...

This is for when I'm in the armchair league.
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07-20-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,126
Posted By Campagnerdo

This sentiment turns my stomach, a bit. This is...

This sentiment turns my stomach, a bit. This is exactly what happened to the first one I stumbled upon that was out of my league. Italvega Super Speciale, Nouvo Record equipped. I was 14 years...
07-20-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,126
Posted By merziac

Me thinks you underestimate yourself. ;)

Me thinks you underestimate yourself. ;)
07-20-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,126
Posted By stardognine

Sad but true. Unless you're a collector with a...

Sad but true. Unless you're a collector with a special place for it. Try for a small scratch though, a ding would be too painful. 😭😁😉
07-20-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,126
Posted By jdawginsc

Best solution is lean it up against a tree, let...

Best solution is lean it up against a tree, let it fall and get a small scratch or a handlebar ding in the top tube...

No longer pristine and rideable!
07-20-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,126
Posted By steelbikeguy

It sounds like you are having a great experience,...

It sounds like you are having a great experience, with a bit of trepidation??

I'm not sure if it is the same, but I had feelings much like that when I was able to buy an essentially NIB 1974...
07-20-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,126
Posted By Korina

It'll push you to up your game.

It'll push you to up your game.
07-19-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By verktyg

EVAPO-RUST™ Info

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Back in the early 2000's I had some involvement with the folks that produced and...
07-19-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,197
Posted By Darth Lefty

Probably the gold one they gave to the Pope

Probably the gold one they gave to the Pope
07-19-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By RustyJames

😇 If that container isn’t adequate start...

😇

If that container isn’t adequate start crunching on the Vlasics. 32 oz pickle jar is fabulous too.
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