Sturmey Archer Hub

Sturmey Archer Hub

The hub has arrived! First task is to clean it up. How to tell and what to do if you have a Sturmey Archer hub: It should say on the rear hub what kind it is. If you have a 3 speed hub then most likely it’s a Sturmey Archer. These things last forever and rarely...
Raleigh Sports

Raleigh Sports

A few days ago I was checking out the bike listings on Craigslist and came across this 1972 Raleigh Sports 3 speed. It is in rough shape. Today I started taking it apart to see what needs replacement. So far it needs new cables, brake pads, chain,  saddle, and tires....
Cotter Pins

Cotter Pins

I decided today to try removing this pin from Keri’s Robin Hood. Let me tell you, this is what a really messed up bicycle cotter pin looks like when you finally manage to get it off the damn bike. Bike shop, which shall remain nameless for now, did not file the...
Hercules

Hercules

Clean Rusty Winter is here and so there’s going to be a lot less biking around here. That’s ok though because I’ll be spending the winter working on my Hercules and Keri’s Robin Hood! Just ordered NOS front and rear cables for my Hercules...