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Old 03-30-21, 06:51 AM
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So, Iím at a loss, where the heck does this thing go? Lol, Iíve looked at a bunch of diagrams and videos and canít find one that has this spacer. Iím thinking someone had this hub apart since some things werenít in correctly based off of what Iíve seen. I also am missing the smaller washers, #4 in the diagram.
It's been some time since I've had an AW in pieces. Tomorrow's supposed to be a rainy day. Think I know what I'm gonna be doing.
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It's been some time since I've had an AW in pieces. Tomorrow's supposed to be a rainy day. Think I know what I'm gonna be doing.
I had the axle lock nuts on the wrong side of the dropouts, no wonder it wouldnít fit lol
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I had the axle lock nuts on the wrong side of the dropouts, no wonder it wouldnít fit lol
I was about to ask...

Been there, done that.
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I was about to ask...

Been there, done that.
Yup, whoops! Sheís all done and ready to roll, time to move on to the old Schwinn for my wife.

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Looking sharp! Are the whitewalls Shwalbes?
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Originally Posted by Ghostknife View Post
I had the axle lock nuts on the wrong side of the dropouts, no wonder it wouldnít fit lol
Live and learn...
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Old 03-30-21, 07:33 PM
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Looking sharp! Are the whitewalls Shwalbes?
Michelin world tours, couldnít find any other white walls in stock anywhere. Got them from chain reaction
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Although not so visible in the photo, the steel near the fork crown has a shiny coppery cast. I wonder if it's corrosion I didn't sand off or a film of the original brazing filler? Anyway, looks neat. Maybe discoloration from the brazing heat?

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Yup, whoops! Sheís all done and ready to roll, time to move on to the old Schwinn for my wife.

Looks good!
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They're At It again (the Canadians)
Posted for sale
1966 Dunelt @$500.00!
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Bunch of arsepicks. I'll bet that stem would fly off the bike at the first big bump.
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Not mine.

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I picked up a '78 Raleigh Sports last weekend, it came with one new Kenda K103 tire mounted and one loose, marked 37-590, 26x1 3/8"

Here's the mounted one vs. an original on the right. They're not even as wide as most older 27x1 1/4" tires.

Both tires have 55 psi in them on Raleigh Westrick rims.
They look small, and likely won't provide much rim protection.
Time for some Michelins I guess.


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Not mine. Several for sale.

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Quick observation. I'm sure someone else has noticed it by now - and maybe I noticed this long ago - but it dawned on me that the S3C-equipped models, even those made after 1974, omit the top tube cable guides.

This one (presently on eBay) has been tinkered around with at some point, but I just verified it against some other factory S3C examples, and it checks out.



Seems like a fair amount of effort. Double the frames to stock and warranty if necessary.

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P.S.: Love the fact that Raleigh paid proper homage with this color in the catalogs. Humber Blue. Not quite the same as the 1950's stuff, but I'm not going to reject that sort of fanservice either.
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Those have been listed for a long time, he seller has renewed that ad quite a few times over the past year or two.
Those bikes are really rough looking in the pics. I seem to recall messaging the seller a long time ago and not getting any reply.
I sort of figured there may be enough parts in the whole lot to make one decent bike but none are complete.

Even nice one's don't sell here, I've watched a few really nice examples just sit for months. I picked up a '78 Sports last week that really only needed tires and a basic service and relube. Not hardly a scratch on it an no rust. It was listed for months at $100. The same seller had four bikes listed, I bought all four for $120.
They had been listed all last summer, the seller told me he didn't get a single email, but they were pictured with flat tires and standing in front of a pile of trash and a rusty row of Walmart bikes. The seller was all to glad to 'get rid' of the funny looking English bikes, but wanted $400 each for the Walmart junk.
I really sort of figured I'd get there and there would be nothing but Walmart bikes but I left with two Raleigh Sports, a Robin Hood, and a 50's Schwinn Traveler.
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Re: 3 speed prices
1964 Original Owner Schwinn Racer 26” Bike - bicycles - by owner -... (craigslist.org)
I reached out to this seller, complimented their bike, and shared a few pictures of my Racer Deluxe from the same period. I was impressed with the paint, chrome, and the original seat (those black ones didn't seem to survive!) The seller responded and mentioned that they thought that they were asking too much, because there was no interest.
I tried to tactfully confirm that $399 for a pristine Schwinn 3 speed was likely too much, locally. Even with the aftermarket Miller Dyno light kit in gorgeous condition. I suggested relisting for $225, and hoping to get $180+ for it. For the right person, $400 might be right. I have a feeling it'll sit on the market for a while though.
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Another Toronto Listing
This one for an amazing $30.00
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And a superbe no less!
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And a superbe no less!
The metal cable clips alone are worth the price...
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Raleigh time. Two ladies' 3-speeds and a basic 10-speed with a Brooks saddle. $150 for all.

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Raleigh time. Two ladies' 3-speeds and a basic 10-speed with a Brooks saddle. $150 for all.
Green one is an S5-equipped, 1967/8 Sprite (pre-27" with the unique "5 speed" logo on the downtube). Very eclectic collection.

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Ladies' 23" in very nice condition.

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A nice pair of Tourists for sale in Ottawa..

$500.00 the pair.
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Question for you English 3 speed Guruís. I have the original seat bag for the Sports but both leather straps for closing the top were brittle and broke off.

Is it worth it to get some new straps sewn on or just get a new bag?
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