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09-09-22, 02:30 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Yes. Happens all the time!

Yes. Happens all the time!
08-23-22, 11:07 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

This looks pre-war. Look at the fulcrum stop, a...

This looks pre-war. Look at the fulcrum stop, a single-piece unit which was discontinued after the war. Also SA hardware is usually all black in the pre-war era. Nice find!
08-19-22, 09:40 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Look on ebay.co.uk. I've found new alloy 650A...

Look on ebay.co.uk. I've found new alloy 650A rims there. The 40 hole version has gotten hard to find.
07-25-22, 03:27 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

The three speeds are very similar geometry to...

The three speeds are very similar geometry to several of Raleigh's ten speeds so you should be able to make that work. FWIW drop bars trade comfort for speed; if you are not racing in particular they...
07-25-22, 10:59 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

That golden color is a very thin layer of old...

That golden color is a very thin layer of old grease. It takes a bit to clean them up! But I would not worry about it too much- if you have done everything properly and use the bike that will be gone...
07-11-22, 03:14 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Not much to say at this point. I'm seeking cranks...

Not much to say at this point. I'm seeking cranks and probably building up wheels. I might be doing a north road bend on the bars though. I already have a couple of drop bar machines- a later Lenton...
06-30-22, 12:39 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

To the former, yes, at least as far as the speedo...

To the former, yes, at least as far as the speedo was concerned. To the latter, also yes.
06-28-22, 01:15 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Some have locknuts and some (like my Dunelts) do...

Some have locknuts and some (like my Dunelts) do not and are set up as you describe.
06-27-22, 11:36 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

The front axle has locknuts on only one side; the...

The front axle has locknuts on only one side; the other side you're supposed to drive the cone as far on the axle as it will go and snug it a bit. In that way you only adjust the axle runout on one...
06-24-22, 11:17 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Looks like a nice ride to bring on the Lake Pepin...

Looks like a nice ride to bring on the Lake Pepin 3-speed Tour
https://3speedtour.com/
06-23-22, 02:32 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

The holes are the same. From what I understand...

The holes are the same.
From what I understand the FM has a disturbing way of pushing its guts through the side of the hub body, usually near the spoke flange, a bit like a hernia. Its not a problem...
06-23-22, 02:19 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Elongated spoke holes.

Elongated spoke holes.
06-22-22, 10:07 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

They are just fine as long as they have not been...

They are just fine as long as they have not been abused. Nice Rudge BTW. I have a Pathfinder that I am looking to build up.
06-21-22, 03:31 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

A word of warning: The alloy FM hub has a...

A word of warning: The alloy FM hub has a disappointing way of the hub body cracking and coming apart. The FW does not do this.
06-20-22, 10:36 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

I've done pretty well on ebay....

I've done pretty well on ebay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/233487568064?hash=item365cf18cc0:g:EHMAAOSwLIVePHiR

The brake pads are mounted to the brake stirrup. Instead of removing the pads, if things...
06-18-22, 02:38 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

The Honda Black Bomber had a fragile valve...

The Honda Black Bomber had a fragile valve problem. Generally if they are still running after 2000 miles they have a chance to keep going. For a while. Seems to me there's a fix for it IIRC that was...
06-16-22, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

I doubt the chainline will be much of a problem...

I doubt the chainline will be much of a problem since the SA hub allows you to adjust that. My concern would be if the BB has Raleigh threads, which might have something to say about the axle...
06-15-22, 11:34 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

The parts with the bike suggest 1950s: the...

The parts with the bike suggest 1950s: the pedals, the eyed heron, the headlamp, the graphics, the steel pulley, the shifter are all 1950s so I think the front hub (also 1950s) is telling the real...
06-14-22, 11:34 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

I had a Sram 7-speed and really enjoyed it- until...

I had a Sram 7-speed and really enjoyed it- until the bike was stolen.
The 8-speed Shimano is a pretty good hub. It should be regreased annually if you subject it to extreme environments.
06-06-22, 10:18 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Don't throw it away! About 10 years ago I took...

Don't throw it away! About 10 years ago I took the old leather off of a saddle that had the leather failing like that, flattened it out and used it as a template for a new bit of leather. The leather...
05-31-22, 10:53 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

You won't find it because its not a regular...

You won't find it because its not a regular "English" thread. Its a British thread; I don't recall which but I think its a Whitworth- the nut size is Whitworth anyway. more:
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05-31-22, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

You won't find such a nut at a hardware store! ...

You won't find such a nut at a hardware store!
You'll likely have to go online to find one. Here's an example:...
05-27-22, 11:41 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

I find it better instead the other way 'round- to...

I find it better instead the other way 'round- to be impressed with the girl; somehow that seems to work out better. Helps if she does not mind riding a fine British steel bike.
05-20-22, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Be careful not to set the cable tension too high....

Be careful not to set the cable tension too high. On the 4 speeds I set the cable tension in low gear, as loose as it can be while still pulling the toggle chain as far as it will go. I've yet to run...
05-19-22, 09:45 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Rohloffs are available in black, silver and red....

Rohloffs are available in black, silver and red. I think I mentioned that you have to take your frame to a frame builder to modify it for use with a belt. But there are belts that don't require that,...
05-18-22, 02:27 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

They have. Its a bit uncomfortable unless you...

They have. Its a bit uncomfortable unless you have narrow shoulders.
05-17-22, 12:27 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

A proper three speed should have plenty of style...

A proper three speed should have plenty of style :)
05-17-22, 12:01 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

That might have happened. This gentleman regarded...

That might have happened. This gentleman regarded his travel box as a bit of a failure, owing to room enough only for one bottle. ...
05-17-22, 11:25 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

My road bike (Anderson with Reynolds 953 tubing)...

My road bike (Anderson with Reynolds 953 tubing) equipped with the Rohloff weighs 20 pounds sans pedals. It was custom built for the hub.
My experience of break in is between 500 and 700 miles.

...
05-16-22, 12:33 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

There are stories of the Loch Pepin monster...

There are stories of the Loch Pepin monster 'Peppie'. Apparently the Wisconsin DNR pulled a 5 foot long bull shark out of the Loch a few years back so there may be some truth to...
05-16-22, 12:30 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

I struggleed with the idea of the bead not seated...

I struggleed with the idea of the bead not seated correctly but on several wheels the same part of the tire did the same thing. Definitely deformed.


The weather was great. The trilliums were out...
05-16-22, 10:50 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

My 'No' is that there is not a fundamental flaw...

My 'No' is that there is not a fundamental flaw in your plan :)

The only exception IME/IMO is 'unless you get an Alfine 11-speed' which IMO is a poorly designed hub. I also found that Shimano...
05-13-22, 12:30 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

I recently bought a Panaracer Col de Vie. I...

I recently bought a Panaracer Col de Vie. I should have tried to mount it right away- last night was the first time- the tire is deformed and useless. The pandemic has been hard on 650A tires and...
05-13-22, 12:24 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

No.

No.
03-02-22, 12:28 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

I rode my mountain bike (Ti Jones Plus LWB, belt...

I rode my mountain bike (Ti Jones Plus LWB, belt drive with Rohloff hub) to that location complete with food, camping gear and tools. The Colorado Trail has so much hike-a-bike that you wonder...
03-02-22, 11:15 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x1280/wolftrack_d8ccbfe0686dd3163aad5c573d581bf3fc451b43.jpg
My Garmin Edge 1000 beside a wolf track to give a sense of the size of the...
03-01-22, 11:59 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Talk to Rudy (rhm) www.rhmsaddles.com He does...

Talk to Rudy (rhm) www.rhmsaddles.com He does fabulous work.
02-28-22, 01:01 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Modern pedals are often sold with washers...

Modern pedals are often sold with washers (spacers) for exactly this purpose. If you can find a set of those you'll be all set.
02-16-22, 01:11 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Usually another 3-speed; also if you have any...

Usually another 3-speed; also if you have any co-op style bike shops with used parts in the area I've found them to be a source. Ebay can be a source too, and when it comes to cables I've often made...
02-16-22, 12:05 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

I get rid of those brake levers whenever I can. ...

I get rid of those brake levers whenever I can.

That requires a bit of fiddling, since the cable and thus the fittings on the brakes are a bit different. But in the end it proves worthwhile- the...
02-15-22, 01:46 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/ct_514e9cbf84eeed90c58adca96078f9771c181b73.jpg
OK... this area had about 15 waterfalls that I could count. Only 5 are visible in this...
02-14-22, 01:41 PM
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https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/kennebec_1f3408814f04a0c5b360d1b44c285a48d8768ca1.jpg
The talus slope just before Kennebec Pass on the Colorado Trail. This is near...
02-12-22, 04:36 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Its a good idea to clean the cable and treat it...

Its a good idea to clean the cable and treat it with flux as well. This should be done after the bit on the end has been fished onto the cable.

After the cable is prepped, its helpful to bend the...
02-10-22, 12:12 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

That looks a charming ride. Are you bringing it...

That looks a charming ride. Are you bringing it to the Lake Pepin 3-speed tour in May? If yes you might consider a 22T cog in the rear.
01-31-22, 11:54 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

!972 is the transition year.

!972 is the transition year.
01-21-22, 01:31 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

If I were you I would not use the original pads-...

If I were you I would not use the original pads- they are probably as hard as a rock and not good for much.

One thing I've run into on occasion is the spring for the brake can bend slightly over...
01-21-22, 11:02 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

I advise taking the brakes apart as an exercise...

I advise taking the brakes apart as an exercise to see how they work. Raleigh brakes are denigrated a lot but if you figure out how they work they are very easy to adjust, one of the better side pull...
12-24-21, 11:08 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

You can use any driver from any A hub- AW or AG....

You can use any driver from any A hub- AW or AG. They have been interchangeable since the A hubs were introduced.
12-22-21, 12:46 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Yes. Its not that hard to change the...

Yes.

Its not that hard to change the threaded cog though. You will need a sturdy bit of metal that can be placed in a vice. The handle of a spanner will do nicely. You place the driver on the...
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Posted By Salubrious

Those crank shorteners seem pretty sweet. As...

Those crank shorteners seem pretty sweet.

As I pointed out earlier, if you don't ride a good long distance you may never sort out the impact of crank length. But if you think about it, we have...
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