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05-03-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5,056
Views: 559,415
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: 8,339
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: 235
Views: 12,321
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: 952,624
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: 905
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: 76
Views: 6,302
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: 1,838
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...
02-22-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 596
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.
01-22-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 26,077
Views: 3,618,286
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...
01-15-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 18,839
Views: 2,303,455
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, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By Ged117

Sold, PM inbound. Thanks! Ged

Sold, PM inbound. Thanks!

Ged
01-02-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26,077
Views: 3,618,286
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.
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12-08-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,104
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: 5,788
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...
10-08-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,973
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: 26,077
Views: 3,618,286
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: 18,839
Views: 2,303,455
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, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
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...
06-24-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18,839
Views: 2,303,455
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: 2,973
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: 2,973
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: 3,421
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...
05-03-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,228
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...
05-01-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 18,839
Views: 2,303,455
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...
04-18-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 88,455
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: 2,044
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: 18,839
Views: 2,303,455
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...
03-21-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18,839
Views: 2,303,455
Posted By Ged117

Hark! The first Raleigh three-speeding of Spring....

Hark! The first Raleigh three-speeding of Spring. As per usual, a few drops of oil in the shifters, a few more in the hubs and on the indicator chains, some air in the tires, and off we went.
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03-21-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 46,921
Posted By Ged117

Thanks everyone for the insights! Dawes-man -...

Thanks everyone for the insights! Dawes-man - that set up is very cool, but I am not confident enough to drill into my GB stem that just arrived from Hilary Stone :)

I'm going to try filing the...
02-23-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 26,077
Views: 3,618,286
Posted By Ged117

I'm heading into this job with my 1950 AG...

I'm heading into this job with my 1950 AG three-speed dynamo hub. It's certainly due for a service, and since it is in the wheel, I'm going to try a punch with the wheel between my legs. Since I...
11-03-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 68,766
Views: 11,091,385
Posted By Ged117

I have had a truly horrific experience with an...

I have had a truly horrific experience with an eBay merchant. I bought an old '50s English 531 frame back in March from a well-regarded eBay merchant for old bike stuff. The shipper made an error for...
09-05-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By Ged117

Thank you, Mongol!

Thank you, Mongol!
08-27-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 672,846
Posted By Ged117

Hi Tom. When I was gifted this bike, I knew next...

Hi Tom. When I was gifted this bike, I knew next to nothing about fit or bike sizing. I rode it for a long time in its original configuration with drop bars and low stem. I had a lot of neck pain...
08-18-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,373
Posted By Ged117

Kurt, the Raleigh Sports decals look great. They...

Kurt, the Raleigh Sports decals look great. They made these '50s bikes with stern, lasting stuff. The decals on my wife's '56 Sports are in good shape too. Her bike has had new new cork grips...
08-13-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,373
Posted By Ged117

My favourite part of restoring my 23" 1950...

My favourite part of restoring my 23" 1950 Raleigh Superbe "Sports Light Tourist", other than the AG hub rebuild (my first dive into a SA hub), was the paint restoration. Like yours, the paint on my...
06-14-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,800
Posted By Ged117

Haha. Good point, thanks. The bag itself is a...

Haha. Good point, thanks. The bag itself is a second hand one I found but I replaced the straps. Here is the front end in the bush and later that week at the Experimental Farm path.
...
06-14-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,800
Posted By Ged117

It's a reference to '40s, '50s, and '60s English...

It's a reference to '40s, '50s, and '60s English club bicycles, which until derailleurs became reliable and popular were built with Sturmey Archer hub gears of varying ratios from utility wide range...
06-14-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,800
Posted By Ged117

I own a 70s Peugeot AO-8, which is pretty much...

I own a 70s Peugeot AO-8, which is pretty much the same bike as a UO8 sans a few details. I have an alloy wheelset with a hub gear and dynamo hub in front. All the other parts were replaced with...
06-05-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,433
Posted By Ged117

I bought a frame from the UK eBay in March, and I...

I bought a frame from the UK eBay in March, and I finally called Fedex the other day to see what happened after radio silence from the seller. The frame ended up in their "undeliverables" warehouse...
05-20-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 26,077
Views: 3,618,286
Posted By Ged117

A Three-Speed Tourabout

Hi everyone,

Mrs. Ged and I took out the '50s Raleighs for a good old-fashioned three-speed tour. The National Capital Commission closed the Rockcliffe Parkway to car traffic, and so I thought...
05-20-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18,839
Views: 2,303,455
Posted By Ged117

I've been getting into a lot of really nice rides...

I've been getting into a lot of really nice rides lately. Yesterday I decided to run a 35km loop, and followed the Rideau River Path south to start off, which carries the rider through wooded areas...
05-14-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26,077
Views: 3,618,286
Posted By Ged117

ascherer Thanks for the lay-back MTB seatpost...

ascherer Thanks for the lay-back MTB seatpost idea. This has worked out VERY well for me. I can finally ride this old fella (turned 70 in Jan) for as long as I want without knee pain or the...
05-09-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2,891
Views: 763,209
Posted By Ged117

My 1950 Raleigh Superbe "Sports Tourist" was in a...

My 1950 Raleigh Superbe "Sports Tourist" was in a shed for 30-40 years. Original Dunlop tire on the rear wheel. The photo (sorry it isn't very good) makes it look a little better than it was. Quite...
05-06-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18,839
Views: 2,303,455
Posted By Ged117

Looks to be a nice part of England to ride in....

Looks to be a nice part of England to ride in. More photos of the bike and the area would be welcome. I find that riding my 1950 Superbe with my Panaracer Col de la Vie tires the sweet spot is about...
05-02-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18,839
Views: 2,303,455
Posted By Ged117

Took a great canal path ride today with Mrs. Ged....

Took a great canal path ride today with Mrs. Ged. She rode her 1956 Raleigh Sports three-speed that I finished bringing up to snuff about a week ago. Nice to feel the warm sun again. No photos from...
04-15-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 26,077
Views: 3,618,286
Posted By Ged117

The top 3 work like an AW, and the 4th or bottom...

The top 3 work like an AW, and the 4th or bottom gear puts everything in tight adjustment. I don't think the shifter has the strength to hold it for very long. I just wanted to make sure that the...
04-14-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7,606
Views: 819,334
Posted By Ged117

A few parts for the Voyageur's refit. Suntour...

A few parts for the Voyageur's refit. Suntour VGT-Luxe derailleur to replace the original lower-end Suntour XC-E (will run the Suntour bar-ends in friction mode), a Shimano hyperglide cassette, new...
04-13-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 26,077
Views: 3,618,286
Posted By Ged117

Hi James For cone wrenches I use Park Tool...

Hi James

For cone wrenches I use Park Tool ones shown here: https://www.parktool.com/product/double-ended-cone-wrench-dcw-2

They're inexpensive and freely available, and make working on these...
04-05-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 26,077
Views: 3,618,286
Posted By Ged117

I started work on the '56 Sports step-through I...

I started work on the '56 Sports step-through I am bringing up to snuff for my fiance. I have a donor '72 Sports, and I'm using the AW-equipped wheel from it for this '56 until next winter. The bike...
04-04-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,197
Posted By Ged117

I've just put on some regular cotton Newbaum's on...

I've just put on some regular cotton Newbaum's on my Peugeot. I put two layers of hockey tape underneath. Honestly for short rides it is fine without gloves. Longer rides will need gloves though. I...
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