AGE / VALUE:   Will it take 1/2 x 1/8 th chain? Alvit 700 posted by: chris on 6/4/2007 at 5:07:58 PM
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?
thanks
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Will it take 1/2 x 1/8 th chain? Alvit 700 posted by mark stonich on 6/4/2007 at 8:36:53 PM
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.
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Will it take 1/2 x 1/8 th chain? Alvit 700 posted by Chris on 6/5/2007 at 6:44:16 AM
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.
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   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Will it take 1/2 x 1/8 th chain? Alvit 700 posted by Chris on 6/5/2007 at 6:45:50 AM
I'll use a new modern derailer cable with this. The newer cables are far more stretch resistant.
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FOR SALE:   Little vintage brass? oilcan that fits into the handlebar end posted by: Bob Giess on 6/4/2007 at 11:14:26 AM
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
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   1979 men's & women's Raleigh Sports posted by: cherie on 6/3/2007 at 8:00:03 AM
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!
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   1979 men's & women's Raleigh Sports posted by David on 6/3/2007 at 3:30:38 PM
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.
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WANTED:   wanted LADIES LOOP FRAME ROADSTER large SERIOUS BUYER posted by: noel on 6/2/2007 at 8:20:59 PM
SERIOUSLY looking for a ladies loop frame roadster. any large tall head tube size similair to the picture listed here.

http://www.oldroads.com/pqdb_img.asp?p=fdbdown.asp?1213&mod=&mak=Raleigh

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.

thanks!
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   RE:WANTED:   wanted LADIES LOOP FRAME ROADSTER large SERIOUS BUYER posted by Chris on 6/3/2007 at 1:33:45 PM
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.
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   RE:WANTED:   wanted LADIES LOOP FRAME ROADSTER large SERIOUS BUYER posted by Roger on 6/4/2007 at 9:46:22 PM
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.
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AGE / VALUE:   Better brakes for a Raleigh Sports posted by: James on 6/2/2007 at 8:18:53 PM
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.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Better brakes for a Raleigh Sports posted by Ed on 6/6/2007 at 7:26:24 PM
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
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