MISC:   Sun Mass Start 100 posted by: John D on 6/5/2007 at 5:08:38 AM
I have a Sun Mass Start 100 which I rode in the 60s - has anyone got any information on this bike?
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WANTED:   Information on Nishiki semi-pro posted by: Bruce on 6/3/2007 at 6:38:36 PM
I have a lugged steel framed Nishiki semi-pro I am thinking of building it into a single speed. It is a sort of gold /green color with silver forks. I am guessing it was made in 75 to 85 but this is speculation only. Does anyone know about this bike? I can't find much info on it.

Thanks in advance
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    Information on Nishiki semi-pro posted by John E on 6/6/2007 at 8:47:52 PM
I worked at a Peugeot-Nishiki dealership from mid-1972 through mid-1974. I also bought an American Eagle Semi-Pro in March 1971, several months before Kawamura switched to the Nishiki marque in the U.S. They subsequently switched the model name to "Competition"; I think the "Nishiki Semi-Pro" was sold only during 1972 and 1973. Original equipment would have been Sugino Mighty Compe crankset with 54-47 (earlier) or 54-48 (later) chainrings, a 14-18-22-27-34 (earlier) or 14-18-22-28-34 (later) Maeda SunTour freewheel, SunTour downtube shift levers (earlier) or ratchet barcons (later), Araya aluminum rims on Sunshine high-flange hubs, 4X stainless steel spokes, DiaCompe pseudo-Weinmann Vainqueur 999 brakeset with 610 reach front and 750 length rear, Kuokoto Pro Ace road quill pedals, and a funky aluminum seatpost. The main triangle was double-butted Ishiwata CrMo, but the forks were not, and I am not sure about the composition of the distinctive Raleigh clone wrap-around stays.
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   RE: Information on Nishiki semi-pro posted by John E on 6/6/2007 at 8:49:19 PM
My serial number was KS78091, where the "K" presumably denotes "Kawamura," Nishiki's framebuilder. The frame lasted 20 years and 40k mi / 65k km, until the bottom bracket shell cracked at the seat tube lug.
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AGE / VALUE:   Help id Raleighs posted by: mitch on 6/2/2007 at 8:30:46 PM
looked both bikes good,the first one is the oldest i think?,yellow with cursive writing Raleigh on downtube,top tube has cursive writing that says ,Record ,Headbadge says made in England,crank is stamped Nervar,just by looking around on sites it looks to be a cheaper bike by the rest dollar wise,found a picture of a 70 model that looks similiar,bottom of crankhousing has only a "x" stamped on it ,,the brake caliper are stamped 15/66 ?,,,,the second Raleigh has a stamp on crankhousing of 4A-J1860 silver with blue and white block letters suntour derailer ,quick release front hub downtube is tapped for water bottle holder,,headbadge says made in America ,seat tube says 502 chrome moly.....thanks for any info,,,mitch
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help id Raleighs posted by MITCH on 6/2/2007 at 9:27:06 PM
NOT MINE BUT LIKE IT http://cgi.ebay.com/Raleigh-Record-Lugged-Road-Bike-Frame-55-for-Fixed-Gear_W0QQitemZ330125978744QQihZ014QQcategoryZ98084QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help id Raleighs posted by Roger on 6/3/2007 at 8:33:00 AM
Sometimes people put the item number here, because it is not always easy to get the link working.

Raleigh has come out with a number of novelty bicycles; including the Banana Bike, http://www.simonmason.karoo.net/page470.htm

Raleigh USA had Roadbikes, Marathon and another called Wyoming, from about the '80s.


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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help id Raleighs posted by Roger on 6/3/2007 at 8:33:02 AM
Sometimes people put the item number here, because it is not always easy to get the link working.

Raleigh has come out with a number of novelty bicycles; including the Banana Bike, http://www.simonmason.karoo.net/page470.htm

Raleigh USA had Roadbikes, Marathon and another called Wyoming, from about the '80s.


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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help id Raleighs posted by David on 6/3/2007 at 3:37:49 PM
Record was generally the bottom-of-the-line of the 10-speeds. It usually (always?) had cottered cranks and therefore Raleigh 26tpi bottom bracket cups and headset, so your choices are very limited if you want to change things around - like if the "lucky" buyer of that wreck on Ebay thinks he'll make a nice fixie out of it.
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help id Raleighs posted by MITCH on 6/3/2007 at 4:30:55 PM
thanks,,, for the info,,,
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   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help id Raleighs posted by Roger on 6/3/2007 at 7:08:50 PM
Record may have been entry level; but this does require some research;

Item number: 150129245765 is a nifty frame.

The ol' Raleigh Levi team colours!
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Help id Raleighs posted by John E on 6/6/2007 at 8:52:01 PM
Are you certain regarding the 26 TPI BB threading? Did they not at some point switch to the ISO standard 24 TPI, even on the lowly Record?
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   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Help id Raleighs posted by David on 6/7/2007 at 10:51:35 AM
I believe that all the Records with cottered cranks use 26tpi BB cups. Probably some later ones use all Japanese components with BSC threading.
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AGE / VALUE:   Cyclo cog on the 28 inch D.L.1. posted by: Chris on 6/2/2007 at 2:12:10 PM
Put pressure on the pedal and sproing! grinding to a halt. It was dark, night time test ride. I waited until morning and took a look at the bike. The circlip came off the Cyclo cog. I removed a spacer that was behind it. Rides fine now.

I removed the dustcap as well, but I am not sure I was supposed to.
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AGE / VALUE:   Herbie fully loaded movie (off topic) posted by: Chris on 6/2/2007 at 1:50:14 PM
Finally saw the movie: Herbie fully loaded. Disney's last Herbie movie. Very good, Enjoyed the movie especially the part where Herbie gets brought into the junkyard and finds Maggie who rescues him from the crusher and they fix him up and he ends up racing again.

Herbie is a prisoner on the back of the flatbed truck and the driver arrives at the junkyard run by Crazy Dave. He gets out and says: "Sorry Crazy Dave, I had trouble getting this critter onto the truck." He's all dirty and there is a tire track grease mark across his chest! I burts out laughing. Herbie ran him over!!

Why the emotional attachment and concern for this little V.W. car?
Maybe because it's a wonderful thing from childhood that is woven into the fabric of ..... well,
Hard to describe.
Herbie is heroic and good and brave and daring and takes chances and likes a bit of mischif.
All the books and movies and they brought it back and it's awesome and the medium of the d.v.d. is wonderful.
Anytime a thing is pulled out of the junkyard and given new life and enjoyed again it is a really neat thing. Be it a bicycle, motorcycle, vintage car, an old chair. People too.
When my time comes to be in the clutches of crazy Dave I hope I find new life and times with good people that love me
too.
See the movie. It's been out for a few years now.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Herbie fully loaded movie (off topic) posted by Roger on 6/2/2007 at 5:46:57 PM
Was Dean Jones in any of the Herbie movies?
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Herbie fully loaded movie (off topic) posted by Chris on 6/3/2007 at 1:14:20 PM
Not this last one but he did appear briefly in the one before that. He was in a few of the Herbie movies
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   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Herbie fully loaded movie (off topic) posted by Chris on 6/5/2007 at 5:36:41 PM
They should have had the part where the wrecker driver opens up herbie's lair and see all the old trophies and then show the wrecker driver's trials and tribulations and what trouble Herbie gives him as he's being pulled out of his home and forcefully loaded up against his will onto the flat bed and trucked to crazy Daves Junkyard. Kind of like the scene in the movie: Mouse Hunt where the mouse does a number on Ceasear the exterminator. Instead we just hear about it from the wrecker driver. That tire mark across the chest was an opening for more of a wild funny movie. Director Angela Robinson was handed a gem but was to inexperienced to really open it up and let it fly and see what it could do.
Still loved it.
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