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09-10-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 18,281
Posted By daka

I have a campsite reserved at San Simeon State...

I have a campsite reserved at San Simeon State Park for the Eroica weekend (Fri -- Mon) that I am not going to use. If interested in it (at no charge) send me a PM.
08-18-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,805
Posted By daka

I say build it like Cino would have and push it...

I say build it like Cino would have and push it up the steep stuff. Putting asian or even french parts on a Cinelli strikes me as being just plain wrong.
08-14-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 728
Posted By daka

Well, there is the rear wheel I need.........and...

Well, there is the rear wheel I need.........and only a few miles away.

That appears to be the exact same machine as I am working on - only more complete and in better shape. If I were collecting,...
08-12-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By daka

If you don't want it, I do! I had one on my...

If you don't want it, I do! I had one on my Cannondale in the eighties and thought it worked great. Will happily trade for something you'd like.

Dave
08-10-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 800
Posted By daka

I have a 1969 Pro Mk 1. I wouldn't describe the...

I have a 1969 Pro Mk 1. I wouldn't describe the colored panels as solid. They have some reflective material in the pigment. Paint is original but the gold striping is not.
...
08-10-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 728
Posted By daka

Thank you all for your help. Well, not sure I...

Thank you all for your help. Well, not sure I should thank juvela for the suggestion of looking in archived Sears catalogs - that is a veritable black hole of nostalgia and I lost several hours in...
08-09-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 728
Posted By daka

Yup. I don't have a proper cotter press at home...

Yup. I don't have a proper cotter press at home so I used the one at the shop to loosen the cotters before bringing it here.
08-09-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 728
Posted By daka

Age of this J.C. Higgins?

I am working on this as a "Homework Bike" for the Silicon Valley Bike Exchange. I am curious as to how old it might be......

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08-09-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 385
Posted By daka

oneclick has a good thought there. Measure the...

oneclick has a good thought there. Measure the bottom bracket width - if it is 68mm wide, you know it was Carlton-built. A Nottingham built Raleigh is likely to have the wider Raleigh bottom bracket.
08-08-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 385
Posted By daka

I'd do the restoration as a Carlton. I'm not...

I'd do the restoration as a Carlton. I'm not aware of any year of Raleigh Grand Prix ever having chromed lugs like your bike.
As far as the cross-badging is concerned, you are not alone. I have a...
08-08-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 806
Posted By daka

I also enjoyed that letter from Peter Rich -...

I also enjoyed that letter from Peter Rich - partly because of its relevance to our local cycling history and also because my International was originally sold at Peter's shop. I do wish that whoever...
07-27-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,790
Posted By daka

One more vote for the International. ...

One more vote for the International.

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This picture is slightly dated - the...
07-26-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,279
Posted By daka

I'm going to try and make this ride. It would be...

I'm going to try and make this ride. It would be great to meet some forum members face-to-face!
07-01-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By daka

Lucky find! I think blue was a one-year-only...

Lucky find! I think blue was a one-year-only color for 1970. This finish is in nice shape for more than 50 years old. Whatever you do, do NOT look on eBay to see what those Huret Luxe rear...
06-30-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,314
Posted By daka

IMO, soft does not equal broken-in . Shaped to...

IMO, soft does not equal broken-in . Shaped to fit equals broken in. I mentioned above that I hopped on a 52 year old Brook Professional that was dry and hard as a rock - Instantly comfortable since...
06-26-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 396,815
Posted By daka

Well, maybe epoxy isn't the best idea but I would...

Well, maybe epoxy isn't the best idea but I would still put something (oil, Boeshield, Framesaver, etc) in that gap to prevent corrosion. Rust has a greater volume than the metal that made it and...
06-25-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 396,815
Posted By daka

One of the framebuilders who post here will be...

One of the framebuilders who post here will be able to give you a better answer, but if it were my bike I would drip a little epoxy in that gap to help prevent water from getting in there and causing...
06-25-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 396,815
Posted By daka

They were never in the same catalog, but I...

They were never in the same catalog, but I wouldn't be surprised if some dealers ended up with them side by side.
06-23-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,314
Posted By daka

I have two bikes with B-17s and two with the...

I have two bikes with B-17s and two with the Brooks Pro. I find the B-17 is more comfortable when first getting on the bike, but the Pro is better on a longer ride. The larger area of the B17...
06-20-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 396,815
Posted By daka

Looks like a '73 to me too. It doesn't have the...

Looks like a '73 to me too. It doesn't have the Capella lugs that are often seen in 1973 but that may have been dictated by the small frame size. The separation between the seat lug and tube does,...
06-14-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,015
Posted By daka

[QUOTE=nlerner;22099838]California Bikes, Palo...

[QUOTE=nlerner;22099838]California Bikes, Palo Alto, CA, 1986-1989: Small, family-owned shop where I did a bit of everything while I was getting my masterís degree at San Jose State. Itís where I...
06-14-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,483
Posted By daka

Maybe I just swallowed a hook, but I believed the...

Maybe I just swallowed a hook, but I believed the guy that told me that high flange hubs originated back in the day of fixed gears as it allowed a spoke to be changed on the road without having to...
06-11-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,029
Posted By daka

With all the interest in Mid-Century Modernism in...

With all the interest in Mid-Century Modernism in Palm Springs and the number of people that show up in February for Modernism Week, you might have some success putting together a ride for...
06-08-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 396,815
Posted By daka

White Fenders

This is not the first time this bike has appeared here but I have had the good fortune to now possess a pair of vintage, white, Bluemels "Lightweight" mudguards. These came with the Raleigh Pro Mk I...
05-16-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,919
Posted By daka

I measured a 5 speed Suntour New Winner vs. an...

I measured a 5 speed Suntour New Winner vs. an Ultra-6 and found the Ultra-6 to be 2 mm wider from the center of the inner cog to the center of the outer cog. That's a subtle difference, just over...
05-16-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,038
Posted By daka

Where is nlerner, the english professor ? I think...

Where is nlerner, the english professor ? I think you've used "Cino" as an adverb, but what do I know, I'm another engineer.
05-15-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By daka

The Irish may have insisted on that It was the...

The Irish may have insisted on that It was the seventies, you know, and the Good Friday Agreement didn't take place until 1998
05-15-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,919
Posted By daka

(B) Now I really, really cannot get it to drop...

(B) Now I really, really cannot get it to drop into the 6th cog. Theoretically a narrow-6 is the same width as a normal 5, so with the derailleur set on "5" it should span enough. And I am puzzled.
...
05-15-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By daka

Based on appearance details I'm going to guess...

Based on appearance details I'm going to guess the age to 1972. That was the last year for the black panel on the top tube and the "script" lettering on the down tube. The bike also has a heron...
05-14-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By daka

I'm guessing that decal said "Republic of...

I'm guessing that decal said "Republic of Ireland"
05-14-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By daka

With 42-52 chainrings a freewheel of...

With 42-52 chainrings a freewheel of 14-16-18-21-24 gives no duplicates but many double shifts to go through the gears in order. 42-24 is a 47 inch gear.
...
05-14-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 819
Posted By daka

Great find! Even the Brooks appears to be in...

Great find! Even the Brooks appears to be in "near-new" shape.
05-08-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,405
Posted By daka

Based on the dropouts and the...

Based on the dropouts and the crankset/chainrings, I'd say the white one looks a lot like the PA10 that I bought in 1970, except for the wheels. PA10s came with sew-up rims laced to Normandy hubs....
05-08-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By daka

That's the plan for now - I took it out for a...

That's the plan for now - I took it out for a couple hours yesterday and really did enjoy myself. Despite its flaws, the bike has a touch of magic in the way it rides.
05-07-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By daka

Here are a couple more examples: The nubbin...

Here are a couple more examples:

The nubbin to prevent the shift levers slipping down is brazed well off-center
...
05-06-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By daka

As someone who has bought a number of things off...

As someone who has bought a number of things off of Craigslist, I'm confident in saying that items always look better in the pictures than they do in reality. This bike is no exception. There are...
05-06-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By daka

That's a great article! Peter Kohler puts a lot...

That's a great article! Peter Kohler puts a lot of effort and expertise into his blog.
05-06-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By daka

1969 Raleigh Pro Mk 1

I've gotten the Raleigh Pro Mk 1 that my brother found at a neighborhood estate sale back into an operational state and thought I would share a few pictures...
04-26-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 885,049
Posted By daka

Point taken. The real cost difference in...

Point taken. The real cost difference in manufacturing is likely the more expensive raw material, the finishing and the absence of economies of scale. As to the adjustor, before indexing many...
04-26-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 885,049
Posted By daka

That component part in steel cost pennies, even...

That component part in steel cost pennies, even with the cost of tooling amortized. The cost of assembling the barrel adjustor, if it had been in the factory where I worked, would have been more than...
04-26-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 885,049
Posted By daka

I'll let the repressed retired manufacturing...

I'll let the repressed retired manufacturing engineer in me speak for a second - Note that the stop on the ECO is formed from the same piece of metal that the parallelogram arm is made from. Other...
04-25-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 885,049
Posted By daka

You can tell the Titanium Duopars from the steel...

You can tell the Titanium Duopars from the steel Ecos by the cable housing stop on the derailleur. The Ti version has a threaded adjustor, the Eco does not. From time to time you will see the plastic...
04-24-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By daka

Are these the Gran Compe brakes that have...

Are these the Gran Compe brakes that have bearings at the pivots instead of bushings? Beautiful bike!
04-24-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By daka

I don't think those are Jubilee shifters. Jubilee...

I don't think those are Jubilee shifters. Jubilee shifters (at least the ones I have) have an aluminum arm that is flat and have a black plastic tip. They are incredibly light. However, they use the...
04-18-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 794
Posted By daka

Can somebody school me on those Weinmann Symetric...

Can somebody school me on those Weinmann Symetric brakes? Are they dual pivot? Or is there a little gear in there to synchronize the arm movement?
04-12-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 139,546
Posted By daka

As to the bottom bracket, the fixed cup does look...

As to the bottom bracket, the fixed cup does look like the Raleigh 26tpi one but measure the width - The Raleigh bottom brackets are wider, more than 70mm , while a standard British BB will be 68mm.
04-09-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,812
Posted By daka

If I've decoded the serial number correctly, the...

If I've decoded the serial number correctly, the bike is from 1978. The Competition G.S offered in the US that year would have been either black or silver, so I'm suspecting you have a European...
04-06-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,138
Posted By daka

That's beautiful!

That's beautiful!
04-06-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,138
Posted By daka

Doesn't look like I'll have too much trouble...

Doesn't look like I'll have too much trouble moving this along, if it comes to that. The progress report so far - I've cleaned, polished, and have done a little touch-up on the frame and fork....
04-03-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,138
Posted By daka

As to tire clearance, there is also the issue of...

As to tire clearance, there is also the issue of whether or not the frame was built with "normal" crimped chainstays or the Reynolds "Rapid Taper" crimpless ones. Of my bikes, the Professional Mk1,...
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