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Old 04-04-21, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Charles Wahl View Post
I always measure chain stays center of BB to about where the seat stay axis intersects the center of dropout slot, along the stay. Maybe that's wrong, I'm no framebuilder, but it seems to comport well enough with available specs on bikes that I have. Much easier with a vertical dropout, of course, but there's only one of those in my hoard.
That's how I do it. As long as one is consistent you can compare frames.
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Old 04-04-21, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
That's how I do it. As long as one is consistent you can compare frames.
For those keeping score, my 71 International and my 70 Mk I both sport 17" stays by that methodology.
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
I would like to get in line as well behind @ascherer if you decide to move this along.
...and I'll line up behind merziac . Don't see many of those in my size (or close to my size). Enjoy.
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Originally Posted by SotR23 View Post
...and I'll line up behind merziac . Don't see many of those in my size (or close to my size). Enjoy.
daka No pressure!
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Old 04-06-21, 06:35 PM
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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. Headset and bottom bracket have fresh bearings and grease. I'm waiting for a NOS Weinmann front cable hanger to arrive, the old one was too far gone to re-use. So I'm in to it to the tune of $18.00 so far.
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Old 04-06-21, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by daka View Post
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. Headset and bottom bracket have fresh bearings and grease. I'm waiting for a NOS Weinmann front cable hanger to arrive, the old one was too far gone to re-use. So I'm in to it to the tune of $18.00 so far.
Looks great so far. Nice work.
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Old 04-06-21, 08:20 PM
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1974 Raleigh International

Picked this gem up just before the world went to hell. She started her life as a campus bike in Michigan before making her way east to a yard sale in Connecticut. Wish I had been the one to find it at the yard sale rather than the guy I bought it from (who made a nice profit from his 10 dollar investment). Someone was kind enough to outfit her with Phil Wood hubs along the way.
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Old 04-06-21, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by SotR23 View Post
Picked this gem up just before the world went to hell. She started her life as a campus bike in Michigan before making her way east to a yard sale in Connecticut. Wish I had been the one to find it at the yard sale rather than the guy I bought it from (who made a nice profit from his 10 dollar investment). Someone was kind enough to outfit her with Phil Wood hubs along the way.
It doesnít look like any campus bike Iíve ever seen. Thatís in beautiful condition! Nice pump too.
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Old 04-06-21, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by SotR23 View Post
Picked this gem up just before the world went to hell. She started her life as a campus bike in Michigan before making her way east to a yard sale in Connecticut. Wish I had been the one to find it at the yard sale rather than the guy I bought it from (who made a nice profit from his 10 dollar investment). Someone was kind enough to outfit her with Phil Wood hubs along the way.
That's beautiful!
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Old 04-07-21, 05:55 PM
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'74 I picked up a few years ago, disassembled and let sit. Finally got around to building it back up. The copper paint darkened on this one but there are places on the frame where the original hue still comes through.
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@PilotFishBob, the darker tone looks really classy. Very handsome bike.
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Thanks BFisher. I wasn't sure about it at first as I'd always lusted after the copper hue, but the look has grown on me. It is distinctive. I have a 58cm model still in pieces awaiting its turn at resurrection but that one I'll move on once done. It's the right copper color and in my size range, but lately I've found I'm more comfortable on the taller bikes and age has tamped down (though not extinguished) some of my lusts.
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Maybe I'm just a city slicker but I find it interesting to note that there appear to be bison grazing behind PilotFishBob's International and we're carrying on about color and lugs.
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Originally Posted by PilotFishBob View Post
Thanks BFisher. I wasn't sure about it at first as I'd always lusted after the copper hue, but the look has grown on me. It is distinctive. I have a 58cm model still in pieces awaiting its turn at resurrection but that one I'll move on once done. It's the right copper color and in my size range, but lately I've found I'm more comfortable on the taller bikes and age has tamped down (though not extinguished) some of my lusts.
The better fit over the visual preference - wisdom and reason prevail. A unique original finish is always a plus, too.
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Maybe I'm just a city slicker but I find it interesting to note that there appear to be bison grazing behind PilotFishBob's International and we're carrying on about color and lugs.
This was at Shelby Farms Park here in Memphis, about 15 minutes or so away from me by bike via the Greenline, one of our rails-to-trails projects. They have a herd of 15 or so bison they take care of, sometimes when they're grazing near a fence and I'm not in a hurry I'll pull over and watch for a minute or two.
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Originally Posted by PilotFishBob View Post
This was at Shelby Farms Park here in Memphis, about 15 minutes or so away from me by bike via the Greenline, one of our rails-to-trails projects. They have a herd of 15 or so bison they take care of, sometimes when they're grazing near a fence and I'm not in a hurry I'll pull over and watch for a minute or two.
Very cool!
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