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05-17-22, 10:27 AM
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Posted By merziac

That tool can be hard to come by, dangerous in...

That tool can be hard to come by, dangerous in the wrong hands and often challenging to get the desired outcome with.

Most framebuilders can do this but I suspect an electroforged frame presents a...
05-16-22, 09:13 PM
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Views: 117
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Smokin deal right there!

:thumb: Smokin deal right there!
04-23-22, 09:25 AM
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Posted By gster

Good advice! My collection has (at times) gotten...

Good advice! My collection has (at times) gotten the best of me and I look around and say "what the hell am I going to do with all of these bikes?"
In reality I actually only ride 2 or 3 of them....
04-23-22, 06:42 AM
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Posted By swampyankee2

Yes, I'm the type that likes to collect one of...

Yes, I'm the type that likes to collect one of each, whether it's guitars, motorcycles or bicycles. I've had a couple bikes bought new with no intention of collecting. Then the Fongers bike was...
04-13-22, 08:10 AM
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Posted By cudak888

Love it. Reminds me when I had whitewalls on my...

Love it. Reminds me when I had whitewalls on my '51.

-Kurt
04-13-22, 07:40 AM
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Posted By gster

Nice photo. Classy bike.

Nice photo. Classy bike.
04-12-22, 09:35 AM
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Posted By swampyankee2

Nice level country road. I'm jealous! Where is...

Nice level country road. I'm jealous! Where is that?
04-09-22, 08:15 AM
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Posted By 52telecaster

Great looking bike in a beautiful area. Life is...

Great looking bike in a beautiful area. Life is good!
04-08-22, 02:13 AM
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Posted By 52telecaster

Recently picked this up very cheaply... 40 bucks!...

Recently picked this up very cheaply... 40 bucks! Hoping to just make everything work. It needs an oil filler cap for the Hercules branded three speed hub and a nut and washer for the non drive side...
04-07-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,104
Posted By Andy_K

I actually bought this crankset without any firm...

I actually bought this crankset without any firm idea of what I was going to do with it, even knowing as I did it what that was going to lead to (https://m.bikeforums.net/showpost.php?p=22421063)....
04-02-22, 11:15 PM
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Posted By cudak888

I believe part of this confusion comes from the...

I believe part of this confusion comes from the fact that the "adjusting cone" changed after April 1952, when the Stumey GH6 was redesigned from having a Bakelite armature cover to the more common...
04-01-22, 08:17 PM
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Posted By swampyankee2

for the discerning Columbia enthusiast, this one...

for the discerning Columbia enthusiast, this one claims to be a 50s vintage but I suspect its somewhat newer. Pretty reasonable. And close by me....
04-01-22, 07:36 AM
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Posted By cudak888

They kept that going on the 1960's middleweights...

They kept that going on the 1960's middleweights too. Seems to have been phased out fairly quickly on the diamond frames.

-Kurt
03-29-22, 11:26 AM
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Posted By swampyankee2

I just put a set of Kenda gumwalls on my Sports...

I just put a set of Kenda gumwalls on my Sports and had trouble getting them to sit right. At least now I know it's not just me doing something wrong.
03-23-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By bluesteak

I bought a couple of bikes from Mike in the fall....

I bought a couple of bikes from Mike in the fall. Both came with very strong AW hubs, smooth with strong pawl springs.

I wouldnít hesitate to spend money with Mike.
03-18-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 810
Posted By Polaris OBark

You are right. I am hoping there is a simple...

You are right. I am hoping there is a simple innocent explanation (eg: at home, it is parked in a rack where a mountain bike also is parked, which has brakes and shifters at exactly the matching...
03-17-22, 04:19 PM
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Posted By junkpile

Years ago, as a kid, I used to help out at a...

Years ago, as a kid, I used to help out at a small bike shop where I grew up. The guy had been there for decades by that time and he sold many brands.
He had a press on the end of one work bench for...
03-17-22, 05:50 AM
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Views: 810
Posted By cb400bill

This is a great option Rudi's work is great.

This is a great option Rudi's work is great.
03-16-22, 09:38 PM
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Views: 810
Posted By Polaris OBark

I just looked at Amazon and they had a new one...

I just looked at Amazon and they had a new one for $116. So I'm going to get her the new one (even though she says no) and tell her several people suggested it might be unsafe (I am more worried...
02-26-22, 03:00 PM
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Posted By bluesteak

Here are some photos. ...

Here are some photos.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/image_6a39a8b50bde5fe58ef10e8907522f97d363be42.jpg...
02-26-22, 02:54 PM
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Posted By bluesteak

Elswick

Just took the Elswick light roadster out for a spin. Thought I would take some photos while I have it out in the sun.

A shout-out to SirMike. The Chain case fits and really dresses up the bike.
02-22-22, 04:49 PM
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Posted By BigChief

I'm using Nicelite NL432 front and NL437R rear...

I'm using Nicelite NL432 front and NL437R rear LED bulbs in my 51 Rudge's Dynohub system. I highly recommend them. Since the 437R is actually red, it makes up for the faded plastic lens on the rear...
02-22-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,470
Posted By non-fixie

The seller is a long-term member of the CABE...

The seller is a long-term member of the CABE (https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/who-is-he.189676/), and seems to get pretty decent feedback there on his sales, both directly to forum members and via...
02-17-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,979
Posted By nlerner

scarlson has done the deed! ...

scarlson has done the deed!

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x958/5c16f695_0356_4c2e_8c62_cf95114ffe16_1d0669a00510bef3f664d069fe681ba0dc8d529f.jpeg...
02-16-22, 09:03 AM
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Posted By nlerner

I guess I'm lucky as I've had good luck with...

I guess I'm lucky as I've had good luck with finding old 3-speeds in the Boston area for a lot less than that. Back in December, I picked up a fairly pristine (other than the original tires, which...
02-07-22, 08:40 PM
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Posted By thumpism

Raleigh Clubman 23" for $100 in VA. I see...

Raleigh Clubman 23" for $100 in VA. I see wingnuts and chrome socks and...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/614189133177902
...
01-29-22, 06:46 PM
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Posted By dirtman

I had a Columbia similar to that one about 45...

I had a Columbia similar to that one about 45 years ago, it was my first three speed. I rode it till the rear dropouts worked loose in the frame tubes. The Stewart Warner speedometer was about a 100...
01-26-22, 09:09 PM
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Posted By BFisher

Now that's a great deal! I bet you'll like those...

Now that's a great deal! I bet you'll like those Schwalbes.

SirMike1983, your bikes always look like they're in tip top shape. Always glad to see your photos.
01-26-22, 10:07 AM
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Posted By cudak888

They fit nice and - as pointed out above - have a...

They fit nice and - as pointed out above - have a slightly thicker cross section over the budget stuff. Here are a pair on my '52 Sports:
...
01-26-22, 08:33 AM
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Posted By nlerner

On the subject of EA3 tires, I've been running...

On the subject of EA3 tires, I've been running Panaracer Col de la vies on a set of CR-18 rims for some time now and on a few different bikes. I like them a lot and never have had a flat (but they...
01-23-22, 12:18 AM
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Posted By brianhamp

Michelin World Tour

I switched to Michelin World Tour tires. I really like the look of them and seem to be holding up great for the past few years. I am getting fond of the White walls......
01-22-22, 08:32 AM
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Posted By nlerner

In response to SirMike1983 wondering if the rear...

In response to SirMike1983 wondering if the rear dropout on the 1940 Sports was a different style than standard, I took some pics of Raleigh dropouts in the fleet:
...
01-21-22, 11:21 PM
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Posted By cudak888

I have all three, but have only been able to ride...

I have all three, but have only been able to ride the Michelin and the Schwalbe Delta Cruisers.

I honestly can't tell much difference between the two, but it could be because the Raleighs wearing...
01-21-22, 02:26 PM
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Posted By BFisher

SirMike1983 On the tires, I really like the...

SirMike1983

On the tires, I really like the Michelins and the Schwalbes. No complaints so far, and those Michelins just look right on these bikes to my eye. The Panaracers gave me too many flats,...
01-21-22, 11:02 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

I advise taking the brakes apart as an exercise...

I advise taking the brakes apart as an exercise to see how they work. Raleigh brakes are denigrated a lot but if you figure out how they work they are very easy to adjust, one of the better side pull...
01-21-22, 09:09 AM
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Posted By nlerner

I wondered about that, too, though they look the...

I wondered about that, too, though they look the same as the '37 Sports I have. I'll try to take some pics of various old Raleighs I have around to do some comparison.
01-20-22, 04:16 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Here’s an update on my 1940 (most likely) Sports...

Here’s an update on my 1940 (most likely) Sports Light Roadster project. A pic from when I first brought it home:...
01-14-22, 05:04 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Hah! I hadnít clicked on that link till now (Iím...

Hah! I hadnít clicked on that link till now (Iím FB averse) and didnít realize they were local to me. Hmm. Iíll let you know on that stem!
12-10-21, 06:18 PM
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Posted By clubman

Pretty sure there are but we're adept at...

Pretty sure there are but we're adept at inserting ourselves in a variety of threads already.

One on my fave CCM 3 speeds but sold to another. BTW we used to have sub groups, IGH and regional but...
12-10-21, 12:50 PM
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Posted By Velo Mule

SirMike1983 I saw your bike in another classic...

SirMike1983 I saw your bike in another classic forum. Wow, it is in nice shape. I don't know what it looked like when you got it but the chrome and paint looks perfect. I can't wait to see this one...
12-09-21, 09:24 PM
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Posted By mitchito

1951 cws

1951 CWS roadster is being sold at an estate auction in Florida. It is sitting at $30 right now. It's a bit far for me and I have no space but I think it may be somewhat rare and hopefully desirable...
12-09-21, 12:51 AM
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Posted By jkrug

Not an English bike, but this was my first taste...

Not an English bike, but this was my first taste of a Sturmey Archer equipped bike. This Schwinn Breeze was in a box in pieces when I got it--previous owner had taken it apart with his son to repaint...
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...
12-01-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 487
Posted By WGB

I just got an email from owner. He advises...

I just got an email from owner.
He advises dyno marked 954. Assuming that means September 1954 it would be a '54. I can see replacing the rear wheel but expect it's the original dyno.

Thank you...
12-01-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 487
Posted By clubman

And since it's likely a Canadian bike, here's the...

And since it's likely a Canadian bike, here's the catalogue from '54. Flamboyant Electric Blue plus 67 years of patina. I can't see any signs of a chainguard being mounted so that makes it likely the...
11-29-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By OTS

SirMike1983 could probably get you headed in the...

SirMike1983 could probably get you headed in the right direction.
11-20-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By bluesteak

Thanks for the encouragement. I got some...

Thanks for the encouragement.

I got some nice bikes from SirMike, and need to clean house and pay it forward if there are any takers.
11-12-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By bluesteak

Here are photos. ...

Here are photos.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/image_0d017b4c064ae1e7c4d37b5671f89572560670ef.jpg...
11-06-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By clubman

I'm liking the theme developing here. Nice hubs.

I'm liking the theme developing here. Nice hubs.
11-03-21, 05:17 PM
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Views: 3,618,989
Posted By 52telecaster

Just want to chime in on the bike smith press....

Just want to chime in on the bike smith press. It's terrific.
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