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06-27-22, 09:34 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Very true. This thread seems like an attempt to...

Very true. This thread seems like an attempt to spread a simple disagreement in the appraisals area into the general C&V. The original interlocutor there thanked people for their opinions, and it's...
06-15-22, 08:18 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

A couple things: it's missing the "Genuine...

A couple things: it's missing the "Genuine English Lightweight" graphic on the seat tube that would characterize a typical 1958-60 bike, but neither does it have the early 1960s "Sports" in big red...
06-15-22, 07:27 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

This has been a good week for riding so far - no...

This has been a good week for riding so far - no rain, warm weather, and somewhat less pollen (still quite a bit). This spring was tough in terms of cold, rainy weather but we are improving it seems....
06-12-22, 06:26 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

I'm enjoying the extra daylight we get this time...

I'm enjoying the extra daylight we get this time of year. I'm able to take longer rides after work in the evenings.
...
06-10-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,459
Posted By SirMike1983

Is there any consensus for whether something like...

Is there any consensus for whether something like the Park Tool chain cleaning machine (the plastic thing with the brushes inside) is worth it for a simpler chain set up like a single speed or three...
06-09-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,459
Posted By SirMike1983

I use 3-in-1 blue bottle oil, just a few drops...

I use 3-in-1 blue bottle oil, just a few drops will do for a chain - too much attracts dirt and makes a mess.
06-01-22, 07:22 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Those are good utility bikes. They are an...

Those are good utility bikes. They are an American take on the English three speed and are really durable. That one is in very nice shape and a good color. Someone is going to enjoy it.
06-01-22, 07:20 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

It's true that for the AW, most of the spares...

It's true that for the AW, most of the spares will be available for a long time yet, but I think some of the parts are starting to become scarcer.

Good, metal clutch spring caps can be hard to...
05-23-22, 09:38 PM
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Views: 167
Posted By SirMike1983

1974 Raleigh Grand Prix 10-Speed

For sale is a nice Raleigh 10-speed Grand Prix I rebuilt a few years ago. I believe it is a 1974 model. 27 x 1 1/4 wheels. Has ornate lugs and wrap-around seat stays. Upgraded Suntour derailleurs. GB...
05-23-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By SirMike1983

Sold

Sold
05-23-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By SirMike1983

Reduced to $110 shipped in the lower 48 states.

Reduced to $110 shipped in the lower 48 states.
05-20-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By SirMike1983

Thanks for the heads up. I'll poke around and I...

Thanks for the heads up. I'll poke around and I may contact them. I have a couple leads on tools or repair services I'm running down and I'm trying to get a fix that will set the frame right and not...
05-19-22, 08:03 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

We have a nice, new pedestrian bridge here that...

We have a nice, new pedestrian bridge here that was built in the past few months. And the weather is getting a bit warmer finally as well. The leaves all came out in the past week or 10 days - all at...
05-17-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By SirMike1983

The last of the old school bike shops went out of...

The last of the old school bike shops went out of business here about 10 years ago. I have just the one frame to do, so either looking to buy the tool or find someone who works with the tool and will...
05-17-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By SirMike1983

The Brute would push on the fork as well, which I...

The Brute would push on the fork as well, which I am looking to avoid because the fork seems to be alright.

The issue appears to be entirely confined to the top tube, a fairly gradual hump of...
05-17-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By SirMike1983

Drawing of the tool: ...

Drawing of the tool:

https://www.parktool.com/assets/img/product/_productEnlarged/HTS-1_001.jpg
05-17-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By SirMike1983

Frame Straightening? Park HTS-1?

Does anyone know if there are any shops or hobbyists who do minor frame checking and straightening?

There was formerly a tool called the Park HTS-1 that would push-out small bends in a frame by...
05-17-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By SirMike1983

WTB Park Tool HTS-1

Looking to buy an old Park HTS-1 (Head Tube Straightener) tool. I am located in the northeastern US. This is the tool used to straighten top tubes and down tubes. Please send a private message if you...
05-16-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By SirMike1983

Brooks Champion Flyer - New, Black

SOLD New Brooks Champion Flyer saddle - black. Never used, comes with original card and envelope.

$115 shipped in the lower 48 states.
...
05-13-22, 11:58 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

My experience has been that all tires for old...

My experience has been that all tires for old three speeds got harder to find with the pandemic, then has gone through cycles of easier and harder to find as the various countries of origin lock down...
05-12-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,628
Posted By SirMike1983

Came across a nice set of 26 x 1-1/4 (597mm)...

Came across a nice set of 26 x 1-1/4 (597mm) Dunlop Stainless rims from the late 1940s. Definitely worth saving those!
05-09-22, 02:16 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

The American-made 3 speeds are interesting....

The American-made 3 speeds are interesting. Durability and ease-of-production seem to have been the two primary driving values for the common (setting aside the higher end brazed stuff) ones: thick...
05-07-22, 06:37 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Only one good day this past week (Thursday). It...

Only one good day this past week (Thursday). It has been a cold, rainy spring here so far. I took advantage of the one nice day last week to ride this very nice 1964 Schwinn Traveler three speed.
...
05-06-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By SirMike1983

Bump - still looking for this.

Bump - still looking for this.
04-29-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By SirMike1983

Sold

Sold
04-22-22, 08:48 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

The thing is, look at the bike and ask yourself...

The thing is, look at the bike and ask yourself if it adds to your collection in an enjoyable way, or it has something you need to complete a bike core to your collection. Some people collect one...
04-19-22, 08:42 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

For just the fork, the tools would be the Park...

For just the fork, the tools would be the Park FFS frame arm, the Park dropout sticks, and the Park fork alignment jig/gauge. If you need to straighten the frame due to bends in the top and down...
04-16-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By SirMike1983

FS: 1960s Schwinn 3 Speed Tall Frame

SOLD For sale is this attractive tall frame 1960s Schwinn Racer 3-speed. Bike was totally gone over in 2020. All bearings have been cleaned and re-lubricated. Paint is in good shape with matching...
04-14-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By SirMike1983

WTB Raleigh Chain Case

Looking for a full chain case for a 28 inch wheel Raleigh DL-1 style bike in Superbe Green (it's a dark green similar to "British Racing Green").

Color sample:
...
04-12-22, 07:51 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Started rainy today, but shaped up to be a...

Started rainy today, but shaped up to be a beautiful, warm afternoon for a ride. 1958 Raleigh Sports
...
04-12-22, 12:49 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Morris, Connecticut

Morris, Connecticut
04-12-22, 09:09 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Couple from yesterday: ...

Couple from yesterday:
...
04-08-22, 08:53 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

A couple from this evening's ride ...

A couple from this evening's ride
...
04-07-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,233
Posted By SirMike1983

My impression is that most people buy the...

My impression is that most people buy the frame/project then cast about for the missing parts. That is kind of the natural progression, but you can save a surprising amount of money if you know in...
04-07-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,233
Posted By SirMike1983

I buy, make, or assemble certain parts in advance...

I buy, make, or assemble certain parts in advance of even having a project that can use them. In doing so, I consider how hard the parts are to find, the likelihood of needing them for the project,...
04-06-22, 11:26 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

A couple from last evening - 1950 Schwinn...

A couple from last evening - 1950 Schwinn Superior and pond along my route.
...
04-06-22, 07:14 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

It was a no small manufacturing miracle to take...

It was a no small manufacturing miracle to take what was a rich person's toy in the 1880s or 90s and recast it into a practical, reliable form of transportation and sport for the average person in...
04-01-22, 09:28 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

I agree - that looks later to me. More like 60s...

I agree - that looks later to me. More like 60s era probably.
04-01-22, 07:08 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/703x663/capture_131d51f77f65134c30184cee28ba4b14f82215f8.jpg

An example of a 1950s Columbia 3-speed with Dynohub. The 1950s era bikes had...
03-26-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By SirMike1983

The front is a 32 hole, back is a 40 hole - for...

The front is a 32 hole, back is a 40 hole - for English bikes.
03-26-22, 04:00 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

The Columbias were made in Westfield,...

The Columbias were made in Westfield, Massachusetts, though many parts were sourced from abroad in later years. By the 1970s they were building the bikes more cheaply, and sourcing parts from...
03-25-22, 09:14 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

I think more and more people are discovering...

I think more and more people are discovering American-made "English-style" bikes. The American brands offered some different variations on the diamond frame, English-style utility bike. Schwinn was...
03-25-22, 07:18 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

For whatever reason, the Kenda 597 tires are made...

For whatever reason, the Kenda 597 tires are made kind of small for the bead, especially if you compare to the original, USA-made tires. I've used the Kenda 597 black walls and white walls, and...
03-22-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 26,203
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Posted By SirMike1983

That is right, these are Kenda 37-597 white walls...

That is right, these are Kenda 37-597 white walls on Schwinn S5 westrick-type rims. The original white walls that came with the bike probably could still be ridden, but they felt kind of dry to me so...
03-21-22, 08:46 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Spring has arrived here, and I finally got to...

Spring has arrived here, and I finally got to start the season today with this 1964 Schwinn Traveler 3 speed.

...
03-20-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By SirMike1983

Bump - still available.

Bump - still available.
03-18-22, 06:05 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Getting this 1964 Schwinn Traveler project ready...

Getting this 1964 Schwinn Traveler project ready for spring. It has been sitting more or less ready for final adjustment and testing for about two months now. Looking forward to warm weather and no...
03-17-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26,203
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Posted By SirMike1983

It's a shame so many shops like that are gone...

It's a shame so many shops like that are gone now, and the tooling scrapped or cast away into a basement somewhere. Guys like that knew a lot about these old bikes and the parts and hubs that went...
03-17-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 903
Posted By SirMike1983

In my opinion, the harder question is whether...

In my opinion, the harder question is whether you're risking the new saddle by going back to the same site with the bike and the new leather saddle. You don't want to buy her one only to have the...
03-16-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 903
Posted By SirMike1983

I'd replace the whole saddle top, or else replace...

I'd replace the whole saddle top, or else replace the saddle entirely. That looks like someone took a box cutter or similar to the top. It looks like multiple slashes. What the hell kind of...
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