MISC:   Hard tire bike posted by: Cal on 6/3/2007 at 6:48:04 PM
I just picked up a bike that has hard rubber tires front & back. It has about 5 layers of paint on it but I can read the name Potamus on the chain guard. I think the bike was originally red & blue with white pinstripes on the fenders. Single speed with Bendix coaster brakes. Front tire is 19" & rear is 20". Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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FOR SALE:   CILO (SWISS) 10 spd Road Bike posted by: Fred on 6/3/2007 at 6:53:23 AM
I recently purchased this bike in terrible condition. I recently finished a complete restoration except for one large problem. The threads of the pedal insert on the drive side crank arm are simply gone. If I attempt to screw in a pedal, it simply slops around in the hole.

I took the "rightside" Shimano octalink crankarm (logo- ADAMAS AX) to a local bike shop who tried to run a thread chaser through the pedal insert. Unfortunately it did not work and the insert is now even larger. My next idea was to consider a Helicoil but those kits cost approximately $40.00. I can buy a complete crankset for that kind of money. However I do want to keep it all original.

The design of the bottom bracket is very unusual. It has pressed (threadless)bottom bracket cups that you would normally find on a bike with a one piece crankset. The spindle is threaded to secure the bearings and inner races to the spindle and cups. This setup is similar to the evolutionary stage of the dinosaurs front legs. This setup appears to be an interim step between cottered and cotterless cranks.

Well back to my problem.

The easiest way to solve my problem is to find a replacement drive side crank arm. Does anyone have such a thing? If no, my next idea is to install a heicoil. does anyone have a pedal insert heicoil to sell? These two approaches will keep the bike all original. If a helicoil is also not possible, I will give up on keeping the baikal original and replace the crank. However replacing the crank also adds a new challenge. I will need to use a bottom bracket conversion kit that that converts the American sized bottom brackets with one piece cranks to accept European style bottom brackets to accept three piece cranks. my concern is I don't know whether the conversion kit will fit on this issue Swiss manufactured bike. Does anybody know? Does anyone have any other ideas to keep the cost down?
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   RE:FOR SALE:   CILO (SWISS) 10 spd Road Bike posted by Fred on 6/3/2007 at 7:35:33 AM
I recently purchased this bike in terrible condition. I recently finished a complete restoration except for one large problem. The threads of the pedal insert on the drive side crank arm are simply gone. If I attempt to screw in a pedal, it simply slops around in the hole.

I took the "rightside" Shimano octalink crankarm (logo- ADAMAS AX) to a local bike shop who tried to run a thread chaser through the pedal insert. Unfortunately it did not work and the insert is now even larger. My next idea was to consider a Helicoil but those kits cost approximately $40.00. I can buy a complete crankset for that kind of money. However I do want to keep it all original.

The design of the bottom bracket is very unusual. It has pressed (threadless)bottom bracket cups that you would normally find on a bike with a one piece crankset. The spindle is threaded to secure the bearings and inner races to the spindle and cups. This setup is similar to the evolutionary stage of the dinosaurs front legs. This setup appears to be an interim step between cottered and cotterless cranks.

Well back to my problem.

The easiest way to solve my problem is to find a replacement drive side crank arm. Does anyone have such a thing? If no, my next idea is to install a helicoil. Does anyone have a pedal insert helicoil to sell? Thethe yen of the update of the one of the oven and let my own eyes
While the mail and a a a a a yet the fourth day before the OK the day by day in the se two approaches will keep the bike all original. If a helicoil is also not possible, I will give up on keeping the bike all original and replace the crank. However replacing the crank also adds a new challenge. I will need to use a bottom bracket conversion kit that converts the American sized bottom brackets with one piece cranks to accept European style bottom brackets to accept three piece cranks. My concern is I don't know whether the conversion kit will fit on this Swiss manufactured bike. Does anybody know if there is a difference? Does anyone have any other ideas to keep the restoration cost down?

Thanks

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   RE:FOR SALE:   CILO (SWISS) 10 spd Road Bike posted by Brian on 6/3/2007 at 9:27:42 AM
I am surprised that your local bike shop didnt do or suggest the proper repair. Just have the hole in the crank arm brazed closed, drill and retap to the proper size. Another method is there were "crank repair kits" made by Wald that consists of a threaded nipple that attaches to your damaged crank. Then the pedal can be inserted into the nipple and tighten as usual, only thing about it is the pedal will be extended by about 3/4 inch. I dont think a Helicoil will stand up to the abuse of riding. The cheapest way out would be to simply have the pedal welded to the crank arm. Not recommended on a high dollar bike.
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   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   CILO (SWISS) 10 spd Road Bike posted by Brian on 6/3/2007 at 9:32:03 AM
As an afterthought if your crank arm is aluminum alloy the brazing or welding wont work. You will have to get the alloy crank arm filled by a welder competent working with alloy , drill and then retap.
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FOR SALE:   Iverson Drag Stripper posted by: inthewoods on 6/2/2007 at 8:36:59 PM
I recently acquired what I believe to be a green 1974 Iverson Drag Stripper in pretty good condition. If anyone is interested I'm taking offers. Email me if you would like pictures sent to you. Thanks!
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   RE:FOR SALE:   Iverson Drag Stripper posted by Mike R on 6/5/2007 at 1:07:09 PM
Came across your post when I googled drag stripper..................I had a '74 model in green.................please forward pics if still available.

Thanks, Mike
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   RE:FOR SALE:   Iverson Drag Stripper posted by Drag Stripper on 6/11/2007 at 11:25:59 PM
Hello. Could you please forward photos of the bike? Thank you.
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WANTED:   81' Trek fork posted by: Eli on 6/2/2007 at 12:18:38 PM
I'm on the search for the original fork of an 81' trek.
The Gunmetal color. Looking for the fork or information on where i can find one.
thanks
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   RE:WANTED:   81' Trek fork posted by ken on 6/2/2007 at 10:39:01 PM
I've got one salvaged from Trek number N3F9C28 - it was a 531-triangle, possibly a 1982 model 613 based on the equipment. Fork is marked Ishiwata O.F, and has about a 7-inch steerer. It's the right color. Email me.
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FOR SALE:   1973 Raleigh Roadster for sale posted by: Phyllis Itzkowitz on 6/2/2007 at 9:12:23 AM
Bought a BEAUTIFUL, MINT, 1973 Raleigh Roadster DL1 on Ebay but it is just too big for me even with the seat way down. Ununhappily, I am looking to sell it.
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   RE:FOR SALE:   1973 Raleigh Roadster for sale posted by tara on 6/5/2007 at 11:14:42 AM
Hi,
I may be interested. Where do you live and how much are you asking for the bike?
Thanks,
Tara
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   RE:FOR SALE:   1973 Raleigh Roadster for sale posted by Lyndon on 6/9/2007 at 11:37:28 AM
I'm looking for a DL1. Please let me know if you still have it. Thanks, Lyndon.
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