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09-29-23, 07:34 AM
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Posted By shoota

Firstly, congrats on the new bike! It looks to be...

Firstly, congrats on the new bike! It looks to be in great shape, and I love that color. Personally, I love mine setup modern style. 700c wheels, 38mm tubeless tires, 11s 105 group. It doesn't give...
09-28-23, 03:25 PM
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Views: 111,631
Posted By polymorphself

I recall your story, glad you found one that...

I recall your story, glad you found one that fits. Love the 88 paint color.

Spread the triangle and go cassette. I intended to do the same but sat on it and it just hasnít gotten done. Youíll be...
09-07-23, 07:01 AM
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Posted By markk900

Looking forward to the picturesÖ. Take lots-...

Looking forward to the picturesÖ. Take lots- donít be shy! 😎
09-07-23, 04:46 AM
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Posted By PhilFo

Last night I just took ownership of a ~1951 Rudge...

Last night I just took ownership of a ~1951 Rudge Aero Clubman. I can't wait to get this up and running. Come to think of it, would it fit into the English 3 speed thread? Many were delivered with...
09-06-23, 02:38 PM
Replies: 27,366
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Posted By Unca_Sam

​​​​​Sorry, ​gna I'm quoting the wrong person...

​​​​​Sorry, ​gna I'm quoting the wrong person since Ged117 's post was asking for help. I guess I was trying to quote 'through' you?

I remember that our patron saint Sheldon Brown addressed a...
09-06-23, 06:32 AM
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Posted By Unca_Sam

You said the spindle you found was way too long;...

You said the spindle you found was way too long; did you test fit? That test fit would give you the symmetrical spindle length range, which you could use to get a code from Sheldon Brown's table....
09-05-23, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 880
Posted By gugie

And to think Andy contacted me to try and talk...

And to think Andy contacted me to try and talk him down.
09-02-23, 08:50 PM
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Views: 4,213,757
Posted By dedhed

​​​​​​https://youtu.be/N4Vh8zhh7zY ...

​​​​​​https://youtu.be/N4Vh8zhh7zY

​​​​​​https://youtu.be/GJEquorg8oQ
08-31-23, 01:52 PM
Replies: 27,366
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Posted By Salubrious

That sounds cheap to me! Bates is at the top end...

That sounds cheap to me! Bates is at the top end of the top end. They employ Reynold 'Cantiflex' tubing which is only made for Bates. This is one of the stiffest and lightest steel frames you can...
08-23-23, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By Kilroy1988

FS: 1950 Jo Routens Randonneuse (61x57cm)

EDITED!

Hello all,

As some of you know I am selling numerous bicycles as I wind down my cycling for a time and enter a new stage of life (parenthood). I have plans to keep a couple of bicycles...
08-22-23, 09:07 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,947
Posted By noglider

Iím so sorry to hear that. A couple of years ago,...

Iím so sorry to hear that. A couple of years ago, I totally switched from IT to K-12 education. I see a lot of problems, and people are leaving the field faster than we are entering, but Iíll...
08-22-23, 08:14 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,947
Posted By gugie

One of the big reasons to retire for me is more...

One of the big reasons to retire for me is more time for torch work!
08-20-23, 09:09 PM
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Posted By Iron Horse

1957 Rudge

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08-18-23, 09:56 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,947
Posted By gugie

Retirement!

After 33 years in the semiconductor industry, I've finally hit the finish line. I've been joking with rccardr that he's my hero and I hate him - he's been retired since I've known him, and shows up...
07-17-23, 03:16 PM
Replies: 27,366
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Posted By nlerner

Thanks! That crankset is a TA Professional 3-arm:...

Thanks! That crankset is a TA Professional 3-arm: https://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=2C120F93-81D0-418A-BAF2-8377238E6FAB&Enum=115&AbsPos=417
Iím running it with a 42-tooth ring, which lets...
07-06-23, 02:33 PM
Replies: 27,366
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Posted By 1989Pre

Back then, many builders had more than one top...

Back then, many builders had more than one top model, such as Armstrong, with their Moth, Peerless and Continental models.
I didn't know Kinlin did 40H. I think British racers of the late-40's and...
07-05-23, 12:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,634
Posted By northbend

Field Notes From Europe

I just got back home 5 days ago from a long bicycle tour in Europe. I sent out e-mail “Field Notes” notes to a small group of friends and family as the tour progressed much like I did a few years ago...
05-05-23, 01:23 PM
Replies: 27,366
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Posted By cudak888

This is the '57 Triumph though; I was able to get...

This is the '57 Triumph though; I was able to get a spare for the Superbe (I think it was from nlerner or clubman but don't remember offhand). Now you have me second-guessing whether I should be...
05-02-23, 10:46 AM
Replies: 27,366
Views: 4,213,757
Posted By eatontkd

1953 Rudge... a bit modernized... Before ...

1953 Rudge... a bit modernized...
Before
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After......
04-26-23, 06:57 AM
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Views: 4,213,757
Posted By SirMike1983

The mid-1950s Sturmey hubs, like that 1953, are...

The mid-1950s Sturmey hubs, like that 1953, are excellent parts to have on hand. They are early enough that they don't have the cost cutting of later hubs, but late enough that they don't have some...
04-18-23, 10:11 AM
Replies: 27,366
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Posted By Tiny_Valkyrie

Finished up some minor upgrades/restoration on my...

Finished up some minor upgrades/restoration on my Raleigh Sports.
- I've installed new brake cables, but left the original cable housings since it is in great condition.
- Installed a rear rack...
03-31-23, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 455
Posted By Deal4Fuji

....and we got in some cycling. We stayed at a...

....and we got in some cycling. We stayed at a modest 2 bedroom airbnb in Freemont that was just about 300 yards from the Burke Gillman trail, we cycled to Golden Gardens Park on 2 bikes oldest...
03-31-23, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 455
Posted By nlerner

Gum wall! ...

Gum wall!

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03-30-23, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 455
Posted By SurferRosa

When I was a younger man, I would walk down to...

When I was a younger man, I would walk down to Belltown from Capitol Hill and go to one of my favorite bars in the city, the Lava Lounge. Beautiful old wood bar. It's no longer there. So many things...
03-24-23, 01:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,410
Posted By fender1

Bushmills + Ebay= Raleigh International

Spotted this on Ebay after a few adult beverages.It was a local pickup only, and a BIN/ make an offer, so I threw a 50% offer in for my own entertainment……

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03-08-23, 08:16 AM
Replies: 27,366
Views: 4,213,757
Posted By nlerner

That's some crusty goodness right there. Looks...

That's some crusty goodness right there. Looks like a fun project!
03-07-23, 09:57 PM
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Posted By clubman

I have the same decals on what I assume to be a...

I have the same decals on what I assume to be a '57/58 Canadian. Those graphics were very much part of the ephemera of the day as the space race grew heated.

That's my story...

...
02-13-23, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27,366
Views: 4,213,757
Posted By markk900

Ged117 : love that superb....same colour as my...

Ged117 : love that superb....same colour as my Humber....
01-23-23, 06:46 AM
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Posted By oldveloman

Raleigh-built Triumph, BSA and other brands used...

Raleigh-built Triumph, BSA and other brands used the same frame as their Raleigh stablemates. From de sixties onwards, the tubes from the top of the seat tube to the dropouts got a smaller diameter. ...
01-17-23, 09:05 PM
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Posted By cudak888

Did some room refurbishing and dumped the IGH...

Did some room refurbishing and dumped the IGH fleet in it:

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01-12-23, 07:30 AM
Replies: 27,366
Views: 4,213,757
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I've never participated in this thread since...

I've never participated in this thread since joining BF-C&V back in 2005, primarily because I lived in the NH mountains for 20 years, and I needed more than a three-speed to manage my hills.
...
01-11-23, 07:40 PM
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Posted By Sedgemop

If everything checks out, I'm picking this up...

If everything checks out, I'm picking this up over the weekend. Looks to be a pretty clean example. Be glad to be a member of the three speed club again. Got a new downtown job and this will be...
01-11-23, 05:49 PM
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Posted By northbend

Got out this afternoon before the next storm...

Got out this afternoon before the next storm rolls through.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52622284378_cc41a6cc6c_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ob3XP9)Jan 11 ride before the next storm...
01-11-23, 12:26 PM
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Posted By markk900

Those Kinlins look great! I was lucky and...

Those Kinlins look great!

I was lucky and snagged a set of 32/40 CR18s in ISO 590 when they were still available; I have converted a couple of bikes to 700C using Alex DM18 rims (36h) in silver...
01-06-23, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27,366
Views: 4,213,757
Posted By SirMike1983

A tired pawl spring is certainly one place to...

A tired pawl spring is certainly one place to look if you have a slipping hub and simpler repairs like cleaning or the various external adjustments to the hub and shifter will not solve it. And all...
01-05-23, 08:58 PM
Replies: 27,366
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Posted By Macguyver909

Ged117, For what it's worth, Sturmey Archer asks...

Ged117, For what it's worth, Sturmey Archer asks that you replace the 4 pawl springs at every service. In the couple that I have worked on there was a difference in the spring tension, before and...
01-03-23, 05:44 PM
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Posted By cudak888

While it won't do a thing about the left hand...

While it won't do a thing about the left hand shifting, you might also want to look into the Sturmey-Archer S30 trigger shifter for the 3-speed side of things. I've been very pleased with mine:
...
12-23-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,418
Posted By cudak888

I haven't OA'ed the frame yet (ran out of it too,...

I haven't OA'ed the frame yet (ran out of it too, time to reorder the stuff), but the fork has...which means it's polish time once again.
...
12-23-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27,366
Views: 4,213,757
Posted By nlerner

I would suspect it's a trigger problem or at...

I would suspect it's a trigger problem or at least that's one thing to troubleshoot. It's a common problem on 4-speed hubs where the trigger spring needs to be really strong to hold that lowest gear,...
12-23-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 27,366
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Posted By SirMike1983

The last hub I had with a persistent slip was a...

The last hub I had with a persistent slip was a 1950s AW that turned out to need new pawl springs. I took it apart and replaced the springs.
12-20-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 27,366
Views: 4,213,757
Posted By Honusms

New to me Superbe

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1969 Raleigh Superbe

Itís been four years since...
12-18-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,315
Posted By Chuck M

This is an amazing gesture by Kurt to the C&V...

This is an amazing gesture by Kurt to the C&V community on the forums. The gesture and this cotter press will go a long way to further foster the camaraderie and goodwill in the classic and vintage...
12-17-22, 02:02 AM
Replies: 21,080
Views: 2,780,765
Posted By LucasHartong

End of the day ride along the coast... explosion...

End of the day ride along the coast... explosion of light and colours...
...
12-15-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 27,366
Views: 4,213,757
Posted By arex

Here's a place to start. ...

Here's a place to start. https://circuitdigest.com/electronic-circuits/ac-to-dc-converter-circuit-diagram

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12-15-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,315
Posted By cudak888

The Classic & Vintage Pass Around [Cotter] Press

About a week ago, Dave (Mad Honk) and I had a chat about his VAR cotter press and the general accessibility of crank cotter presses overall. We both realized that there are a number of forum members...
12-10-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By Murray Missile

Here it is dressed up, all for $38.00...... I...

Here it is dressed up, all for $38.00...... I couldn't be happier!
...
12-08-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27,366
Views: 4,213,757
Posted By LucasHartong

Rudge-Whitworth sports (1973). Nearly all...

Rudge-Whitworth sports (1973). Nearly all original. With the Sturmey-Archer 3 speed.
...
12-07-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By Murray Missile

Competition time.

OK, I've started on my prioritization plan for my numerous bike projects and there's going to be some Competition..... after I finish the '73 Raleigh Competiton Mk II I'm working on right now then...
12-07-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 24,451
Posted By tcs

BTW, those Dynohub terminals are British standard...

BTW, those Dynohub terminals are British standard B2A 'sparkplug' threads, if anybody wants to get some brass thumb nuts for quick disconnect.
...
12-07-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 24,451
Posted By tcs

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

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And in 2022, driving LED lamp:
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