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02-16-22, 02:05 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

How much time to most here put into a bike their...

How much time to most here put into a bike their fixing up, either to keep or just to flip?

Last summer I picked up a pair of 1969 Raleigh Sports bikes, the his version was rough, but the ladies...
12-09-21, 12:38 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

That thing is super clean! I have a '62...

That thing is super clean!
I have a '62 Traveler hanging in the basement in the taller frame. Its fenders are trashed and the original starburst headbadge is chipped. Its biggest fault is that the...
10-26-21, 02:06 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

At 6ft 3in tall, I need a large frame bike and...

At 6ft 3in tall, I need a large frame bike and the middle weights are generally too small for me to ride comfortably. I've got two, both late 50's, one American, one Corvette, and bits and pieces of...
10-25-21, 08:07 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

This is a very good description of how each bike...

This is a very good description of how each bike feels, I own several of each and both have their advantages. I tend to keep a few single speed Schwinn bikes around, and always a few Raleigh or other...
07-30-21, 12:57 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

When I look at that bike I see what appears to be...

When I look at that bike I see what appears to be a plastic jockey wheel, which if original puts it after 1962.
I agree, the Snowflake crankset is usually older, but the three point style was also...
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Posted By oldspokes

A family friend is an attorney who deals everyday...

A family friend is an attorney who deals everyday with insurance claims. Allstate is one of a half dozen companies he told all of us to NEVER do business with. If there's a claim, he said to expect...
06-09-21, 08:05 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

There's been a dozen or more nice looking vintage...

There's been a dozen or more nice looking vintage Raleigh bikes lately in the Philly and South Jersey area but none ever sell unless they're under $25. Its not just old three speeds, CL and FB in...
05-21-21, 02:37 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

There's been a ton of them around here for sale...

There's been a ton of them around here for sale too, but most are pretty rough. The nicer examples aren't selling unless their darn near free. That goes for all bikes lately.
The winter was slow,...
04-28-21, 01:45 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

Raleigh Bike $75...

Raleigh Bike $75...
03-08-21, 03:18 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

I thought it was bad when I took a parts bike...

I thought it was bad when I took a parts bike apart last spring that had 11 master links and one link wired together with two master link outer links and a U shaped piece of wire shoved through both...
01-26-21, 02:12 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

I was digging through my box of SA parts this...

I was digging through my box of SA parts this morning and found this 57-2 dated 36h AW shell. It sort of tells me that they never stopped making the AW when the SW was around. I've also got three SW...
12-24-20, 11:24 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

I've been knocking around the idea of building...

I've been knocking around the idea of building this up with an AW or S5 hub. I've had it for 20 years or so now, its been hanging in the basement collecting dust. It definitely needs paint and...
07-22-20, 12:55 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

I'm not sure if what you meant is what I found,...

I'm not sure if what you meant is what I found, but there is a definite difference between the older hubs and the hub here with the stamped steel integral left side bearing cup.
Now, that has no...
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