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12-04-23, 11:02 AM
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Posted By Cyclespanner

Yes, 1933. An Oxford graduate named Hamilton...

Yes, 1933.
An Oxford graduate named Hamilton Osgood, after his return to his US roots and wishing to become the USA agent for Raleigh and persuade the company of his convictions he personally...
12-04-23, 08:48 AM
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Posted By thumpism

"Extremely rare shifter" on this old, old...

"Extremely rare shifter" on this old, old rod-brake Raleigh.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1407759660175421
...
12-04-23, 08:26 AM
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Posted By Cyclespanner

Of course the realization became apparent that...

Of course the realization became apparent that the lower pulley could be discarded altogether, to be replaced by a continuous shrouded cable (needing periodic lubrication to retain smoothness).

I...
11-27-23, 09:55 PM
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Posted By nlerner

1937 Raleigh Sports 1940 Raleigh Sports 1949...

1937 Raleigh Sports
1940 Raleigh Sports
1949 Raleigh Clubman
1970s St. Etienne porteur
11-27-23, 09:48 PM
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Posted By repechage

a pattern there. I like my probable pre-war new...

a pattern there. I like my probable pre-war new world, cottered cranks, freewheel. Fillet brazed goodness.
11-22-23, 10:02 AM
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Posted By Cyclespanner

Just popped up on UK ebay, 3 veteran English 3...

Just popped up on UK ebay, 3 veteran English 3 speeds making my heart ache.
Not expensive either.£395 each (open to offers) All in working order.
A Sunbeam and 2 Rudge's. Pedigree patina, the...
11-19-23, 03:26 PM
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Posted By nlerner

I'm fairly sure that a TA BB with a # 344/118mm...

I'm fairly sure that a TA BB with a # 344/118mm spindle will work. I believe I have a complete set I can send your way, Kilroy1988. Let me know if you're interested.
11-09-23, 06:43 AM
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Posted By dedhed

I had some replacements 3D printed ...

I had some replacements 3D printed

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11-09-23, 05:23 AM
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Posted By 1989Pre

My newest acquisition, a '65 Hercules, was...

My newest acquisition, a '65 Hercules, was abandoned. It needs a new rear tire and tube, and some tuning of the shifter/cable, but after that, it will be offered for sale as a pair with a ladies '55...
11-08-23, 04:44 PM
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Posted By thumpism

Rode my Sports for the first time in months...

Rode my Sports for the first time in months today. The Brooks B15 from an old project Raleigh Competition hurts my out-of-condition butt, the stem reach is too short, the grips bug my hands and when...
11-08-23, 12:10 PM
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Posted By Sedgemop

Thanks for the 5 speed hub info anyway, SirMike....

Thanks for the 5 speed hub info anyway, SirMike. It's valuable info. Anyway, back to the regularly scheduled 3 speed love.
11-08-23, 08:28 AM
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Posted By tcs

Fun fact: Sturmey-Archer filed their first...

Fun fact: Sturmey-Archer filed their first five-speed patent in 1922!
11-07-23, 10:40 PM
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Posted By nlerner

I had one of those 5-speed derailleur equipped...

I had one of those 5-speed derailleur equipped Sprites, and the shifting performance from that original Huret mech was consistently awful. It did allow me to recreate the 1970 Raleigh catalog photo...
11-06-23, 03:11 PM
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Posted By gna

Agreed. But I have enough bikes, aka, my wife...

Agreed. But I have enough bikes, aka, my wife would kill me.
11-06-23, 09:47 AM
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Posted By noglider

I have a tandem with two cantilever brakes....

I have a tandem with two cantilever brakes. Before we rode it, I wondered if they would suffice, and I find that they do. The bike weighs 50 lbs (23 kg), and together, my spouse and I weigh 280 lbs...
11-06-23, 09:08 AM
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Posted By gna

My bad. I thought it was a dynohub. 3...

My bad. I thought it was a dynohub.

3 speeds, drum brakes, chaincase--I see Dutch bikes set up like this even today, what they would call an Opafiets:...
11-05-23, 01:47 PM
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Posted By Sedgemop

Beautiful bike, as usual. Hope you got to break...

Beautiful bike, as usual. Hope you got to break the speed limit just a little.
11-04-23, 08:57 PM
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Posted By zookster

That one sold. This one a friend found for me at...

That one sold. This one a friend found for me at the recent Copake meet. It has 28 x 1-1/2 tires on it. Overall it is not quite as nice condition-wise as the '63 I got from SirMike1983 earlier...
10-31-23, 01:03 PM
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Posted By 1989Pre

Not mine: '35 Rudge All Weather ...

Not mine: '35 Rudge All Weather

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10-31-23, 12:21 PM
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Posted By fabiofarelli

Code 1521AE is Wormerveer, nearby Koog aan de...

Code 1521AE is Wormerveer, nearby Koog aan de Zaan.
10-31-23, 08:05 AM
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Posted By fabiofarelli

Willem Woudt in Koog aan de Zaan had a bike...

Willem Woudt in Koog aan de Zaan had a bike factory and his brand Zwaluw since 1898 and in 1907 he also had a bike shop.
The firm still exists, and the brand Zwaluw (Swallow) since some years...
10-31-23, 07:13 AM
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Posted By randyjawa

Saddle Bag Maker..?

Does anyone recognize the maker or brand name of this saddle bag? It looks to be of good quality and was attached to a top of the line nineties something road bike that came my way the other day..?...
10-31-23, 06:27 AM
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Posted By juvela

----- :eek: 'lxli be later than...

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:eek:

'lxli be later than anything else in your stable by decades


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10-27-23, 12:04 PM
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Posted By Cyclespanner

With all vehicles, the maximum deceleration...

With all vehicles, the maximum deceleration possible is dictated by the ability of the tyre to retain reverse traction.
Not only is that compromised by whatever surface you may be on but also the...
10-26-23, 12:15 AM
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Posted By sunburst

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I picked this up Saturday. 1971 Racer. Very enthusiastic about it. I haven't...
10-21-23, 07:26 AM
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Posted By Cyclespanner

Thought I'd posted this before, apologies if I...

Thought I'd posted this before, apologies if I have, but can't find it.

I'm a recent follower of this impressive thread and am enjoying working my way from the beginning (up to page 101 now).
...
10-18-23, 05:40 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

That bike is a '55 or '56 judging by the paint...

That bike is a '55 or '56 judging by the paint scheme and chain guard, as well as the straight bar frame. 57 and 58 were cantilever frames, and it returned in 1961 for one year with the straight bar...
10-18-23, 03:28 PM
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Posted By Sedgemop

Appreciate the info, SirMike. Figured you'd know...

Appreciate the info, SirMike. Figured you'd know about Bendix.
10-17-23, 11:47 AM
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Posted By bluesteak

Awesome!!

Awesome!!
10-11-23, 06:34 PM
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Posted By gna

The grease recommendations are relatively...

The grease recommendations are relatively recent--if you look at old Sturmey info, they state "Only thin good quality oil should be used for the lubrication of Sturmey-Archer hubs. Thick oils or...
10-10-23, 04:51 PM
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Posted By sunburst

OK, thx everybody. Oil in the IGH, grease in the...

OK, thx everybody. Oil in the IGH, grease in the BB. It must have grease in the BB because there is no oil residue anywhere. I will eventually take it apart. I've done it many times on other bikes,...
10-10-23, 10:13 AM
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Posted By gna

Zoom oil is a 10W oil, so it's a little light,...

Zoom oil is a 10W oil, so it's a little light, but it works just fine in SA hubs. Some folks prefer 20W or 30W oil. The applicator works really well. I have an empty zoom oil bottle I got at work and...
09-28-23, 07:54 AM
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Posted By bluesteak

Most of these hubs take 3/16 bearings, but there...

Most of these hubs take 3/16 bearings, but there are some that take 1/4 bearings. My Clubman has a Bayliss Wiley alloy front hub with 1/4 bearings.
09-27-23, 03:12 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Can we start a new subforum for the endless...

Can we start a new subforum for the endless e-bike vs. non-e-bike threads? Or maybe the ones specifically to C&V bikes should go in the early brifters sub-forum as I'm thinking it gets kind of lonely...
09-27-23, 10:54 AM
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Posted By zookster

I have a few Schwinns. The Racer and High Sierra...

I have a few Schwinns. The Racer and High Sierra are 2 of my favorites, very nice riding bikes.

...
09-27-23, 03:45 AM
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Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Pic Assist! :p ...

Pic Assist! :p
https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/p71/pastorbobnlnh/Super%20Sports/65%20Coppertone/.highres/P7010141.jpg?width=960&height=720&fit=bounds...
09-26-23, 11:55 PM
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Posted By P!N20

What do you think of Delta brakes?

What do you think of Delta brakes?
09-26-23, 01:35 PM
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Posted By RustyJames

I recently brought home the 1964 (I think)...

I recently brought home the 1964 (I think) Traveler. I havenít ridden it yet, still freshening it up but itís my 5th(?) Schwinn. Accidental fanÖ

...
09-26-23, 12:15 PM
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Posted By SkinGriz

Beautiful bikes. Iíve recanted from my one piece...

Beautiful bikes. Iíve recanted from my one piece crank hate and have grown to appreciate their simplicity.
09-25-23, 07:15 AM
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Posted By Sedgemop

Interest in a family business extending into a...

Interest in a family business extending into a fourth generation is some kind of small miracle. Over the years, I've interacted with a few non-bicycle legacy companies and the third generation tends...
09-24-23, 12:49 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Ah, my browser wants to add a https to the start...

Ah, my browser wants to add a https to the start of the link, but I edited it to http and it worked. I grabbed a full profile pic:
...
09-24-23, 09:42 AM
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Posted By repechage

yep, my New World is fillet brazed AND has a...

yep, my New World is fillet brazed AND has a three piece crank. Easily upgradable. I will have to look at the serial number. Has a single speed freewheel too.
09-22-23, 03:02 PM
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Posted By Catnap

RootbeerRaleigh I sent you a private message...

RootbeerRaleigh I sent you a private message regarding a nice vintage 26 1 3/8" / 650A wheelset I have for sale, with free tire.
09-22-23, 11:11 AM
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Posted By downtube42

I worked for a different company in a different...

I worked for a different company in a different industry, with a similar story. They were successful and even dominant from the late teens to the late 80's. That's a tremendous success story. They...
09-20-23, 02:12 PM
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Posted By tcs

There are many more 650B tires available in NA...

There are many more 650B tires available in NA now than 26 x 1 3/8 tires. Most 650B tires offered will be too wide for the frame, brakes and/or fenders on a bike that was designed for 26 x 1 3/8. ...
09-20-23, 11:24 AM
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Views: 1,333
Posted By Velo Mule

Are the rims still good RootbeerRaleigh ? If the...

Are the rims still good RootbeerRaleigh ? If the rims are good and relatively rust free, then you could replace the nipples. Most nipples are brass, but I think Raleigh used to make steel ones....
09-19-23, 07:18 PM
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Posted By nlerner

I've been very curious about these Grand Bois...

I've been very curious about these Grand Bois tires in 590mm: https://cyclesgrandbois.com/SHOP/T650_A_F32_SS.html. Not quite curious enough to actually buy them, however.
09-15-23, 02:16 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Took the 650B 3-speed Raleigh Grand Prix for a...

Took the 650B 3-speed Raleigh Grand Prix for a 30-mile ride this morning with about 1K feet of climbing (so I got to use all three gears). It was fun! I forgot to note earlier that as shown it weighs...
09-14-23, 07:58 AM
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Posted By nlerner

Well, here's a variation on a "Raleigh 3-speed":...

Well, here's a variation on a "Raleigh 3-speed": 1986 Raleigh USA Grand Prix framset, 650B x 38mm wheels, Sugino AT triple front with 46/36/26t rings, Shimano Exage Mountain front derailleur and...
09-08-23, 12:47 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Ahem. This is known as Bavarian Shim Stock and we...

Ahem. This is known as Bavarian Shim Stock and we will be very please if you thus obtain of the correct term.
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