| Alvit derailer arrived. It is a Huret Alvit 700 . Will this take the narrow 1/2 x 1/8 th chain?|
Or only derailer chain?
Which Huret Alvits take the 1/2 x 1/8 th chain? Or do all of them?
| Modern SRAM 1/8 chain has nearly flush rivets and thin side plates. It is actually narrower than the derailleur chains that were around when the Alvit was made. |
| Bowing and tipping my hat in thanks. I saw a bike with all 1/2 links the other day. Fits a 1/2 x 1/8th sprocket. Very nice. |
| I'll use a new modern derailer cable with this. The newer cables are far more stretch resistant. |
| I've had this in my shed for ages and have only just realised what it's for after ein 50's lightweights thesedays so I'll E bay it in the next few days if anyones interested|
| I have 2 1979 Raleigh Sports in great condition. We bought these not knowing they were collectible. I'm thinking of selling them because they won't last long at our house, we have 5 kids! |
They are dark blue, made in england. How much should I ask for these bikes? I'd be happy to email some pics to anyone interested!
| In Boston, and probably other urban areas, a Sports in very good condition fetches over $100. They're not so "collectible," as they're not rare, but they are desirable as good transportation, commuter bikes, etc. A later one, like you have, has easier-to-find parts than older ones and you might want to keep them as family riders. Even if the kids ride them hard, they probably won't destroy them. |
| SERIOUSLY looking for a ladies loop frame roadster. any large tall head tube size similair to the picture listed here.|
28" wheel size prefered, but a 26" would do as well.
any brand will do, any year, and ANY condition as long as the frame and fork are not broken or bent.
a frame and fork alone will work just fine for me, but a complete bike would be great too. i'm located in chicago, il. i will gladly pay shipping + packing charges.
| Had a 1960's version ladies bike and kept going backward to a 1940 version and the loop of the frame is different it is a unique ride to say the least. Be patient and spend a good amopunt and get something nice.|
| If one is really SERIOUS and needed such; perhaps such a bike can be found overseas.|
Amazing, the sixth picture of a bike, the lady's loop frame roadster; looks like the same make as in the Old Roads picture you left; item # 190119676966 on Ebay, but they are selling a handful of bicycles up in Liverpool. Amazing.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ASSORTED-BICYCLES-VERY-OLD_W0QQitemZ190119676966QQihZ009QQcategoryZ22679QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem or use link above if this one does not work.
This isn't the only grab bag either.
| What centerpulls will work in a Raleigh Sports fork? I have a couple of old centerpulls around and none of them have a bolt long enough to clear the fork and the recess allen nuts are too wide to fit inside the fork. I tried using the new Tekro extra long reach brakes from Rivendell but again the allen bolt is too short and the allen nut is too large for the brake hole. |
The orange pads and CR18s are a bit much for the old calipers
I do recall seeing a Raleigh sports with Mafac brakes. Any idea which model to look for? I know nothing about Mafac.
| Anyone who has shiny chrome rims knows that hills can be out of control and brakes don't grab enough. Drum brakes are the answer. Ed|