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05-23-22, 09:38 PM
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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...
05-20-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
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, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By SirMike1983

Drawing of the tool: ...

Drawing of the tool:

https://www.parktool.com/assets/img/product/_productEnlarged/HTS-1_001.jpg
05-16-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By SirMike1983

Brooks Champion Flyer - New, Black

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

$115 shipped in the lower 48 states.
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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.
...
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: 240
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...
04-12-22, 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:
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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: 1,145
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: 1,145
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.
...
04-01-22, 07:08 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

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An example of a 1950s Columbia 3-speed with Dynohub. The 1950s era bikes had...
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...
03-21-22, 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.

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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, 07:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 825
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: 825
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...
01-31-22, 08:48 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

We're in the middle of winter here. I'm doing...

We're in the middle of winter here. I'm doing some routine maintenance and adding retro LED lights to my three speeds. Here is a 1960s Schwinn Racer and a 1950 Schwinn Superior in for routine...
01-29-22, 02:41 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

That is a pretty good deal for the Columbia....

That is a pretty good deal for the Columbia. Columbia's line of ,modern utility and 3-speed type bikes (this includes bikes that were in the style of a 3-speed, but which had coaster hub, New...
01-26-22, 09:23 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Yes, there's a big jump up in quality when you go...

Yes, there's a big jump up in quality when you go up from the Kenda or Duro to the Schwalbe or Panaracer. I think the Kenda is a passable budget option - not great, but they lasted a lot longer than...
01-24-22, 08:06 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

I had a set of Kenda 37-590 tires from 2004 that...

I had a set of Kenda 37-590 tires from 2004 that ran on a Sports until a few years ago. That's pretty much the feeling I got from them. They lasted a pretty long time for a set of cheaper tires, but...
01-21-22, 09:49 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Not to distract from the nice old Boston Sports...

Not to distract from the nice old Boston Sports above, but has anyone done a direct comparison of Panaracer Col de La Vie, Michelin World Tour, and Schwalbe Delta Cruiser tires?

I have a Sports...
01-21-22, 07:48 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

The rear dropouts looks kind of different from...

The rear dropouts looks kind of different from the usual style as well.
01-15-22, 07:45 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

I think that hub is later than 1936. There's an...

I think that hub is later than 1936. There's an earlier version with no date and "Patent Pending" on it. Once the patent was awarded, it went to "Patent". But it still looks like a pre-WWII bike to...
01-13-22, 10:13 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

I agree - that Raleigh has a lot of the pre-war...

I agree - that Raleigh has a lot of the pre-war type stuff - old style box pattern rims, the pre-war style brake calipers, lizard-like headbadge, outline frame graphics. Probably worth throwing down...
12-22-21, 09:39 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

I have a 1958 Sports with one of those...

I have a 1958 Sports with one of those frame-mounted Raleigh pulleys. It's a cleaner design than the Schwinn. I think Raleigh had it right with the frame-mounted pulley set up: well-positioned with...
12-21-21, 09:41 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

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12-20-21, 11:25 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Making progress on the 1964 Schwinn Traveler 3...

Making progress on the 1964 Schwinn Traveler 3 speed project. I'm going with a Brooks B66 instead of the stock vinyl Schwinn saddle. I'm also going with a late 1950s upside down shifter because the...
12-09-21, 08:23 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

I think it's fair to place the Schwinn three...

I think it's fair to place the Schwinn three speeds in with the British ones as being part of the same family of bikes. They have a common lineage.

I have never seen it confirmed by any Schwinn...
12-07-21, 01:51 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

In the midst of re-building this very clean 1964...

In the midst of re-building this very clean 1964 Schwinn Traveler 3-speed. I've taken it down to the frame, cleaned, lubed, and am now re-assembling.
...
12-04-21, 09:18 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

For the person who wants a little different...

For the person who wants a little different hub... an AM from 1938. (Not my sale, but if you have to have a pre-war AM... not something that often comes up).
...
12-01-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 491
Posted By SirMike1983

Based on the combination of transfers, fishmouth...

Based on the combination of transfers, fishmouth lugs, and braze-on pulley mount, I'd say 1954.
12-01-21, 09:30 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

WD-40 is not bad for cleaning, displacing water,...

WD-40 is not bad for cleaning, displacing water, or preventing light rust in some applications. It can be used as a penetrating oil for loosening rusted parts, but there are better products for that...
11-20-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By SirMike1983

"The time has come, the Walrus said", to reduce...

"The time has come, the Walrus said", to reduce prices again...

1. Re-built alloy AW: SOLD

2. Re-built GH6: $50

3. Re-built 1958 AG: $75

4. Re-built 1954 AG: $80
11-07-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By SirMike1983

Post-War Sturmey Hubs: Dynothree, GH6, Alloy AW

For sale are the following hubs. Prices include shipping in the lower 48 states. Payment by USPS Money Order or Paypal. Shipping from Litchfield, Connecticut.

1. SOLD

2. SOLD

3. 1958...
11-06-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By SirMike1983

Sturmey Archer K7 with Quadrant Shifter

For sale is a very nice 1937 Model K Sturmey hub with the matching 1930s era black quadrant shifter. Hub has fresh oil and grease. Hub has new cones. Hub includes the chain/rod shifter piece,...
11-06-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 249
Posted By SirMike1983

Sturmey Archer S5 5-Speed Hub - Oct 1967

SOLD For sale is a very nice 10/1967 Sturmey Archer 5-speed S5 hub. Drilling is 40-hole. Chrome is excellent. Imprint is crisp. Includes the old-style sheet metal bell crank. Has the hard-to-find...
11-06-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 26,115
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Posted By SirMike1983

Yes - looks like a 1950s-era version of the...

Yes - looks like a 1950s-era version of the "Dawn" series of bikes, which is the Sports-style frame and wheel set, but with rod brakes instead of cable brakes. For the person who wants something like...
10-25-21, 08:36 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

I think you have it right. I go out and try...

I think you have it right. I go out and try different bikes and see what you prefer. You can still get something like a 1960s-era Raleigh Sports or Schwinn Racer without spending a ton of money....
10-22-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26,115
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Posted By SirMike1983

The Schwinn bikes have a little more laid back...

The Schwinn bikes have a little more laid back frame than the Raleigh Sports. Many of the Schwinn 3-speeds have a more "cruiser-like" quality in that they have more laid back frames, heavier frames,...
10-22-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,640
Posted By SirMike1983

1960s Schwinn Racer 3-speed ...

1960s Schwinn Racer 3-speed

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10-16-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By SirMike1983

1930s-40s Phillips Rod Brake Roadster

For sale is a 1930s-40s era Birmingham Phillips rod brake roadster. This is a true, Birmingham-era Phillips, not a later Raleigh. I rebuilt this old bike and went over everything in 2018. Since then,...
10-16-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By SirMike1983

1951 Raleigh Clubman 3-Speed

For sale is a grey 1951 Raleigh Clubman. SOLD local pickup in Litchfield, Connecticut. This bike is well-sorted out and is ready-to-ride condition. This is an excellent choice for someone who wants...
10-14-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,581
Posted By SirMike1983

If you can get by with rim brakes, I'd be...

If you can get by with rim brakes, I'd be inclined to go with an older Sturmey Archer AW hub, with marine grease in the bearings to keep the water out, and a 20-weight or 15-weight oil.

If you...
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