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Posted By 2fat2fly

I own five lightweight Schwinns, two Racers, two...

I own five lightweight Schwinns, two Racers, two Travelers, and one Speedster. None are 'restored' but all have been gone completely through top to bottom and polished to the very best they can be....
02-05-22, 11:09 PM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

Isn't Savoy a Japanese brand? That looks like a...

Isn't Savoy a Japanese brand? That looks like a Shimano rear hub, I see a black left dust cover.
I seem to remember Savoy being somehow related to the Royce Union brand bikes in the 70's?
I had one...
01-11-22, 06:21 PM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I've got an almost identical twin to the brown...

I've got an almost identical twin to the brown Sports above that I bought off CL last year this time, it had been listed for two years for half that amount. The woman who had it said I was the first...
01-07-22, 02:20 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

The problem isn't availability of a particular...

The problem isn't availability of a particular size, its a matter of cost and the fact that local shops no longer stock parts, not even tires.
I've had dozens of people tell me the same thing around...
01-06-22, 04:32 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

Here's the wheels with the tires on them, they...

Here's the wheels with the tires on them, they cleaned up pretty decent, but they do have a bit of peppering on the chrome here and there. They're better than any I've had before though besides the...
01-06-22, 02:35 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

The ladies bike is a 21". I gave some thought...

The ladies bike is a 21".
I gave some thought to the very same thing but at 6ft 2in tall and over 330lbs, I feel much better on a man's frame.
For now I guess I'll pic the best two tires out of the...
01-05-22, 06:50 PM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I picked up a his/her's pair of 1968 Raleigh...

I picked up a his/her's pair of 1968 Raleigh Sports bikes over the weekend.
I was after the men's bike because of the 23" frame size Both bikes were pretty clean, and had been listed on CL here for...
12-11-21, 03:04 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I picked up a couple bikes back in the spring for...

I picked up a couple bikes back in the spring for parts, all were bent or rusted too bad to repair. One was a rather complete 1969 ladies model Sports.
The guy who I got it from regularly calls me...
12-03-21, 06:10 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I had a neighbor bring me a bike yesterday with...

I had a neighbor bring me a bike yesterday with the rear wheel locked up tight. She said she was riding and all of a sudden the back wheel locked up, then broke free, then locked up again.
The SA AW...
11-17-21, 05:29 PM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

Looks like that ad was listed 4 years ago, it may...

Looks like that ad was listed 4 years ago, it may be a running ad for a flipper, or they've now been sitting outdoors for 4 more years since those pics were taken.
10-17-21, 10:12 PM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I had one just like it back in the late 70's. I...

I had one just like it back in the late 70's.
I had a newpaper route at the time and they required the bike to bright yellow, most kids just took a spray can to what ever bike they had. I went...
08-16-21, 03:52 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

Is there a way to tell what year an old Hercules...

Is there a way to tell what year an old Hercules hub is?
Spotted this on fleabay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/234141863570 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/234141863570?hash=item3683f14e92:g:XgkAAOSwgJhhGeWu)...
07-29-21, 03:43 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I've been watching this bike all summer now, I...

I've been watching this bike all summer now, I didn't realize it was the same seller who was selling tires on CL here as well.
I went to pickup a pair of Michelin tires the other day for another...
07-13-21, 12:12 PM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

Not that I disagree that the Trek 410-412 bikes...

Not that I disagree that the Trek 410-412 bikes were great bikes, but it wasn't but a few months ago I was reading the replies to a guy who was looking at a new old stock Trek 412 and he basically...
04-28-21, 01:49 PM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

Keep in mind that those are 'asking' prices. I'd...

Keep in mind that those are 'asking' prices. I'd certainly at least try to bargain a bit on the price, who knows what you might end up getting them for.
For someone who wants a bike ready to go...
04-25-21, 08:25 PM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I wish i could find Stainless 32/40 rims here in...

I wish i could find Stainless 32/40 rims here in the states, I've looked but none seem to exist in in the 590mm size.
Its hard enough just finding good original rims, I've yet to find a perfect set...
04-25-21, 08:19 PM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

What is this? I've seen a few of these around...

What is this? I've seen a few of these around lately.
Western Auto, Made in England on top tube, Shimano 333 hub, Dunlop Endrick rims, WF on Shimano trigger shifter, WF on headbadge, Sir Raleigh...
04-24-21, 04:17 PM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

What's up with so many of these bikes having...

What's up with so many of these bikes having chainguards with dents in the middle like that? Nearly every one I see has a chainguard that's either bashed in or been hammered out with a claw hammer.
...
04-15-21, 02:31 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

Is there anything else, especially on FB and CL....

Is there anything else, especially on FB and CL. There's no way I'd do an in person deal and accept any form of Paypal.
Its Here's the bike, take it or leave it, show me cash or leave me alone.
...
04-15-21, 01:45 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I happened on a parts bike today that looks like...

I happened on a parts bike today that looks like its going to give me some proper Dunlop rims for the Dunelt I picked up back in January.
They came along with two other bikes, one being a mid to...
04-12-21, 03:29 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

A buddy of mine bought a hoarder house a couple...

A buddy of mine bought a hoarder house a couple of years ago and had to clear it out before starting the rehab, there were four disgusting looking, badly stained, queen size mattresses on the floor...
04-10-21, 11:27 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

Saw this the other day on CL not too far from me,...

Saw this the other day on CL not too far from me, not my size though:
It doesn't look too bad for the price


Vintage Hercules menís bicycle made in England - $80...
03-06-21, 04:30 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I thought the plastic oil ports were still...

I thought the plastic oil ports were still available?
I scrapped out a few junk hubs recently and it looked to me like the clear plastic and the older brass ports would interchange.
Both are...
03-05-21, 01:47 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I picked up a ladies Raleigh parts bike the other...

I picked up a ladies Raleigh parts bike the other day, it had two new tires on it and a good set of rims, ... and this for a master link:
(There was a real master link just ahead of it and the chain...
02-25-21, 04:49 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I bought a Nishiki International in 1977, it came...

I bought a Nishiki International in 1977, it came with a set of those style Araya rims. The sides were straight walled, no 'hook'. I regularly ran 90 psi on that bike, maybe even more and never had...
02-25-21, 03:29 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

They also do a great job of wearing away the...

They also do a great job of wearing away the chrome finish when they get dirty.
I've been sorting through several buckets of old used SA hubs here from a clean out, and nearly every one that had a...
02-22-21, 05:27 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

Funny you mentioned the Crested Butte, I just...

Funny you mentioned the Crested Butte, I just picked up a pair of mid 80's Raleigh MTB's, a red/brown colored Crested Butte and a green Grand Mesa.
Both are taller frames, which I really like but...
02-21-21, 04:26 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I hear ya, and its very much a personal...

I hear ya, and its very much a personal preference thing.
My first 'English' bike was a black BSA, then a green Sunbeam, then nearly all since then have been black, with the exception of one green...
02-20-21, 03:32 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

CR18's look fine, but they don't look original...

CR18's look fine, but they don't look original nor English.
I grew up with Black, All steel English bikes, with black tires.
Frankly, I don't see why they ever made 'gumwall' tires, they don't age...
02-19-21, 10:03 PM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I didn't realize there were any modern 32/40h...

I didn't realize there were any modern 32/40h steel wheel options in 26x1 3/8"?
I've found a few new old stock Rigida Chromolux rims, and seen some low end Asian rims and wheels but all are 36h....
02-17-21, 02:59 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

Bikes must have an easier life down that way,...

Bikes must have an easier life down that way, I've seen quite a few decent looking old English bikes for sale over the past few months. Everything I find up here is rusty or just plain rough. I don't...
01-26-21, 05:59 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I just looked at an early Sprite 27" here that's...

I just looked at an early Sprite 27" here that's got the tubular fork crown, 32/40 wheels, and a 5 speed hub, the bike is a mess with a locked up rear hub and no shifters, but its got the full length...
01-26-21, 05:46 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I think the Steyr built hubs were identical to a...

I think the Steyr built hubs were identical to a standard AW, even the parts appear to interchange from what I've seen.
01-22-21, 11:08 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

Dunelt on fleabay: ...

Dunelt on fleabay:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/LADIES-1960-VINTAGE-DUNELT-BICYCLE...
01-21-21, 04:10 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I was thinking the same thing, a small hole would...

I was thinking the same thing, a small hole would be less metal removed vs. cutting a long slot across the whole part in three places.
Something along he lines of the tiny spring found in a 1/4"...
01-21-21, 03:55 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

What I was wondering was if they ever completely...

What I was wondering was if they ever completely stopped making the AW during those years?
How about the coaster brake 3 speed models during those years?
If the SW came out in 54 or 55, then they...
01-20-21, 03:20 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I'm not sure what your looking for? I only have...

I'm not sure what your looking for? I only have the three hubs, the SW that came from the wheel I bought, and the 56 and 62 dated AW hubs. The 56 is a 36h, and the 62 is 40h and in immaculate...
01-20-21, 02:30 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I hear you, but I just figure knowing a bit about...

I hear you, but I just figure knowing a bit about it and when it was made helps me hunt the right parts.
Most of the D forks I've seen were later 60's models, 1968-1971 models. All the early models...
01-19-21, 06:15 PM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I'm basically comparing mine to what was sold...

I'm basically comparing mine to what was sold here. Bikes with hubs dated 1961 to 63 have basically been the same as mine, same decals, same forks, same frame and pegs, same cg, and, same saddle,...
01-19-21, 05:47 PM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I took this out of the SW hub when I wiped it...

I took this out of the SW hub when I wiped it down for he pic.


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/sa_sw_c4e5b6d331feb000aa075cec164e4193eda46035.jpg
This came out of...
01-19-21, 04:24 PM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I'm not trying to restore it, just put it back...

I'm not trying to restore it, just put it back the way it should be.
The rear wheel is borderline junk and needs to be replaced. My thought is that if I'm going to build a new wheel, I might as well...
01-19-21, 09:09 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

There's no co ops around here that I know of,...

There's no co ops around here that I know of, never heard of any such thing till I found this site.

The guy didn't have A bucket of SA hubs, he had a trailer full of buckets, barrels, boxes, etc....
01-19-21, 04:23 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I found a 40h Dunlop rear rim yesterday for the...

I found a 40h Dunlop rear rim yesterday for the Dunelt, the hub is dated 3-57. Its not perfect, but likely a good match to the existing front rim on the bike now. Its got some brake wear, not as much...
01-17-21, 07:38 PM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I did some final adjustments, added the front...

I did some final adjustments, added the front brake cable, and gave the whole bike a coat of wax. I took it for an hour long ride this afternoon. The bike really rides nice,
I think I like the idea...
01-17-21, 02:24 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

Spent some time today putting the Dunelt back...

Spent some time today putting the Dunelt back together with what I have. For now, its got the wheels and tires I found it with.
I spent an hour getting the chainguard to fit right, and another two...
01-15-21, 09:45 PM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

The problem is I don't see any available now, at...

The problem is I don't see any available now, at least not in 32/40h. The local shops don't sell parts, none seem to these days, and the one's I see listed online are cheap Chinese steel rims in 36h....
01-15-21, 06:51 PM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

Looks like the same rack After cleaning, the...

Looks like the same rack

After cleaning, the chrome is pitted and peeling all over, I soaked it in Evapo-rust first, over night, but it still had lots of rust. I got impatient and soaked it in 20%...
01-15-21, 02:38 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I looked at four ladies models in hopes of...

I looked at four ladies models in hopes of finding a good used set of rims, two were ladies Hercules models, one a men's Robin Hood, and one 21" Raleigh LTD, all were cheap but not a one had a decent...
01-15-21, 02:08 AM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

I like how the black looks on that rack, it looks...

I like how the black looks on that rack, it looks like the same rack I took off the Dunelt I've been working on.
What did you do to smooth out the bad chrome?
The chrome on mine is pitted and...
01-13-21, 06:05 PM
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Posted By 2fat2fly

Mine uses what looks like a hollow rivet with a...

Mine uses what looks like a hollow rivet with a domed head. They're split on the inside in 6 fingers. One rivet is broken, only the outer cap still remains, the other 9 are still there but really...
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