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Archived: English Roadsters







AGE / VALUE:   4 speed SA Shifter posted by: ChristopherRobin on 11/2/2000 at 7:35:47 AM
This is offered at e-bay Sturmey-Archer 4 speed shifter Item # 484169192 I noticed this while looking today.







AGE / VALUE:   Twilight zone Dunlop rims, B-5 section? posted by: Christopherrobin@starmail.com on 11/1/2000 at 7:48:47 AM
I'm looking for information about this set of rims I have that are not listed on the tire and rim chart! These are "Dunlop 28x 1 3/8 OR 28 X 1 /2 B-5 section" I would like to know more about this size, how long it was used, when they (Raleigh, Dunlop stoped making this crazy, wide, (Westwood, but not as peaked) rim. These have hooks in the sides that are pressed down on the standard 28 1 1/2 rim we all know. These is a valve hole and it came with a really old Perry single speed hub. I want to learn anything I can and about the tyres too, As I need a set!
These will look so nice when they come back from the plating shop, but these rims are too wide to use a 28 X 1 1/2 tire even though it says "or 28 X 1 1/2" I know, I know, this is going to be "display only"


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Twilight zone Dunlop rims, B-5 section? posted by Christopherrobin@starmail.com on 11/1/2000 at 9:06:31 AM
I must say, I have run across some strange, obsolete, unique and sometimes rare things in this.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Twilight zone Dunlop rims, B-5 section? posted by sam on 11/2/2000 at 11:07:31 AM
Christopher,shead a little more light on your project.Did the rims come with a bike,or do you plan on puting them with a frame?You say there too wide for the standard 28 raleigh tire,are they as wide as the middle/weight 26"(1.75)rims?I'm thinking milk delevery bike--sam

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Advanced Dunlop 101    posted by ChristopherRobin@starmail.com on 11/3/2000 at 8:00:35 AM
I am not re-doing the bike it came with because the bike is not special in any particular way. I am going to have these re-plated after I find something that will fit them. These belong with some bike of the same period. Exactly what era Humber, Rudge, Raleigh or perhaps Sunbeam I do not know.These came with a rusted 24 inch frame, Raleigh D.L.1 bike from 1951 but I feel these are older rims. Perhaps like from 1920 or something. These are not on the tire and rim chart, there is no mention of B-5 section rims anywhere. That's ok, because these are not run across commonly anyway. I am grateful for the efforts made to create the tire and rim charts. Nobody has done a rim chart of the really old strange stuff anyway. Maybe I'm wrong. Dunlop's bicycle mfg department must have been a huge operation, they made a lot of things for the bicycle industry. We know that Dunlop made a wide variety of things like bicycle and motorcycle tyres, bicycle rims, mudflaps, patch kits, and that the famous Dunlop rubber saddles were made by Brooks. We know that Dunlop got fed up with Raleigh clubing them over the head when it came time to haggle out what Raleigh would pay Dunlop for their tires and so Dunlop quit the bicycle tire bisiness, causing a problem until other manufactures filled in the gap.This happened in the 60's. What about the other bicycle related things? When were the cycle rims and other bicycle products droped? For a good stretch there, they were a big suplier to Raleigh even though Raleigh had all their own equipment in their own plant churning this stuff out too. The market was this big.Somewhere, one day I would like to see a whole detailed page on the web covering Dunlop's cycle involvement. Catalogs, advertisments, the products, everything. It would be great! These rims have the "collars" turned up so that the rim hooks the bead on the tire. I have been interested in English bicycles for some time and have never seen this type of English rim before in print or on a bike.However, that just means I haven't gotten experienced yet by collecting the older, cooler and more rare of the machines and early catalogs. That is what makes it interesting. I don't know if these were for a special purpose bike like some delivery cycle or what. There must have been some reason for a wider rim. Perhaps for a carrier machine after all or maybe this is just an earlier style rim and size. Later on they turned these hooks or collars down and other sizes were made too. The basic 28 X 1 1/2 and also 28 x 1 1/4 tires were made. Where is the archive of this stuff? What happened to British Dunlop's cycle products arm of the larger Dunlop company? Where was the factory located? Raleigh donated a lot of archive information to the library in Nottingham.(I have heard, but not confirmed) What did Dunlop do? Is it in landfill? These buildings get demolished with papers still in the desks, cans of film buried under thousands of pounds of debris. It takes up space, costs money to keep and is not useful anymore, so out it goes. Once again,
I tried every modern tire I thought might fit this and nothing will fit it. a new hybrid tire on this antique wouldn't look right but I would love to be able to do it anyway. Loving this stuff like I do, keeps me asking questions all the time.

I would like to hear from people who have early Raleigh's and the like. Anybody else see these B-5 section rims?

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Advanced Dunlop 101    posted by ChristopherRobin@starmail.com on 11/3/2000 at 8:01:14 AM
I am not re-doing the bike it came with because the bike is not special in any particular way. I am going to have these re-plated after I find something that will fit them. These belong with some bike of the same period. Exactly what era Humber, Rudge, Raleigh or perhaps Sunbeam I do not know.These came with a rusted 24 inch frame, Raleigh D.L.1 bike from 1951 but I feel these are older rims. Perhaps like from 1920 or something. These are not on the tire and rim chart, there is no mention of B-5 section rims anywhere. That's ok, because these are not run across commonly anyway. I am grateful for the efforts made to create the tire and rim charts. Nobody has done a rim chart of the really old strange stuff anyway. Maybe I'm wrong. Dunlop's bicycle mfg department must have been a huge operation, they made a lot of things for the bicycle industry. We know that Dunlop made a wide variety of things like bicycle and motorcycle tyres, bicycle rims, mudflaps, patch kits, and that the famous Dunlop rubber saddles were made by Brooks. We know that Dunlop got fed up with Raleigh clubing them over the head when it came time to haggle out what Raleigh would pay Dunlop for their tires and so Dunlop quit the bicycle tire bisiness, causing a problem until other manufactures filled in the gap.This happened in the 60's. What about the other bicycle related things? When were the cycle rims and other bicycle products droped? For a good stretch there, they were a big suplier to Raleigh even though Raleigh had all their own equipment in their own plant churning this stuff out too. The market was this big.Somewhere, one day I would like to see a whole detailed page on the web covering Dunlop's cycle involvement. Catalogs, advertisments, the products, everything. It would be great! These rims have the "collars" turned up so that the rim hooks the bead on the tire. I have been interested in English bicycles for some time and have never seen this type of English rim before in print or on a bike.However, that just means I haven't gotten experienced yet by collecting the older, cooler and more rare of the machines and early catalogs. That is what makes it interesting. I don't know if these were for a special purpose bike like some delivery cycle or what. There must have been some reason for a wider rim. Perhaps for a carrier machine after all or maybe this is just an earlier style rim and size. Later on they turned these hooks or collars down and other sizes were made too. The basic 28 X 1 1/2 and also 28 x 1 1/4 tires were made. Where is the archive of this stuff? What happened to British Dunlop's cycle products arm of the larger Dunlop company? Where was the factory located? Raleigh donated a lot of archive information to the library in Nottingham.(I have heard, but not confirmed) What did Dunlop do? Is it in landfill? These buildings get demolished with papers still in the desks, cans of film buried under thousands of pounds of debris. It takes up space, costs money to keep and is not useful anymore, so out it goes. Once again,
I tried every modern tire I thought might fit this and nothing will fit it. a new hybrid tire on this antique wouldn't look right but I would love to be able to do it anyway. Loving this stuff like I do, keeps me asking questions all the time.

I would like to hear from people who have early Raleigh's and the like. Anybody else see these B-5 section rims?

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Twilight zone Dunlop rims, B-5 section? posted by Grant on 11/3/2000 at 1:28:11 PM
Those sound like clincher rims from your description. Clincher
tires have a ridge of rubber all around the bead. This fits
into a trough in the rim. There is no wire in the tire bead,
the tire locks into the rim under pressure and that is all that
holds it. You can stretch the tire over the rim easily.

This was about the first type of tire to replace the old one
piece glue on jobs. They were popular in the teens and twenties.
I have not seen them on bicycles but they were common on cars
and motorcycles.

Is that what you have?

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:  Dunlop rims: 28 X 1 3/8 or 28 X 1 1/2 B-5 section? posted by Christopherrobin@starmail.com on 11/3/2000 at 1:54:48 PM
I think you hit the nail on the head,Yes.What throws me here is that they are British Dunlop Westwoods. I am learning about rims lately.

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:  Dunlop rims: 28 X 1 3/8 or 28 X 1 1/2 B-5 section? posted by ChristopherRobin@stamail.com on 11/4/2000 at 8:56:58 AM
I have one 26 inch solid rubber Avon Tyre with a groove that these hooks fit into. So perhaps these took a solid tyre?






MISC:   Need Info on Tire Size for Raleigh Twenty posted by: Wendell on 11/1/2000 at 6:54:57 AM
Hi, can someone help me with selecting some tires for a Raleigh Twenty folding bike. I can't find original tires so I was wondering what's a good replacement. Any favorites? What is the best size for a Raleigh Twenty. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!







WANTED:   Still looking for Raleigh Twenty Folder Parts posted by: Wendell on 11/1/2000 at 5:02:02 AM
I am still looking for Raleigh Twenty Folding bike parts. In need of white tires, bronze green chainguard, and carrier bag. Please e-mail if you can help. I will pay or do a partial trade. THANKS!







MISC:   Brookes saddles. Here today/gone tomorrow? posted by: Fred on 10/31/2000 at 8:45:50 PM
I ordered and received two Brookes saddles recently. A honey color B66 and a black B33, both as pretty as a saddle could be especially the honey color B66. I wouldn't have bought them at this time except that the recent unpleasantness at Sturmey Archer and the Brooks division may make them impossible to get at some point in the future. One well known website contains an article written by the site principal admonishing the cycling community to not join a "run on the bank", and buy up Brookes saddles. I don't understand this attitude. Who but we who know the value of this piece of cycle art should have a share of what may be a limited supply of this great product. I would agree with this opinion if the saddles were just going to be placed on exhibit or held for speculation but I have bikes that need the correct saddle. Maybe I didn't fully understand what the author of the article was saying. In any event I will mount my Brookes saddles on good Raleigh Roadsters and see if what proponents of leather saddles say about their comfort, after break-in,is true. Right now though they are hard as a rock. I'll let you know how which gets broken in-my bum or the saddles.


   RE:MISC:   Brookes saddles. Here today/gone tomorrow? posted by Keith on 11/1/2000 at 6:18:52 AM
Before the closing, a friend of mine ordered some Brooks from Persons and got prompt confirmation and shipping. He ordered another from Persons two weeks ago, which says it has them in stock, but has yet to receive confirmation.

   RE:RE:MISC:   Brookes saddles. Here today/gone tomorrow? posted by christopherrobin@starmail.com on 11/1/2000 at 9:09:09 AM
What is the situation with Brooks? Is it going to survive or pass away like Sturmey Archer?

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Brookes saddles. Here today/gone tomorrow? posted by Bill H on 11/3/2000 at 5:01:53 PM
I'll rub the crystal and say Brooks rises like the Phoenix, and SA goes. Wish both could survive, but thats my gut feeling.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Brookes saddles. Here today/gone tomorrow? posted by Kevin C. on 11/4/2000 at 8:59:28 AM
That's what the English business press is saying, too.






WANTED:   Wanted Strumey Archer AW hub/ wheel posted by: Robert on 10/31/2000 at 5:43:00 PM
I am looking for a spare 26 x 1 3/8 english (ISO 590mm rim I think??) AW Sturmey Archer 3 speed rear hub/ wheel assembly. Good hub and chrome please. Schwinn wheels abound but I want to be able to use "regular" tires . Reasonablly priced please.
Thanks
Robert


   RE:WANTED:   Wanted Strumey Archer AW hub/ wheel posted by Grant on 11/1/2000 at 10:18:14 AM
I may be able to help if you can't get one locally. I am in
Southern Ontario Canada. I have one with a good hub, hardly used
(the original tires not half worn)from the early 70's. The rim is
"freckled" though. Might be easier to send just the hub if you
have a good rim. I have a set of brand new, stainless steel spokes
for both front and rear wheels of a Superbe ( Dyno front hub, 3 speed
rear).

   RE:WANTED:   Wanted Strumey Archer AW hub/ wheel posted by Todd on 11/3/2000 at 3:45:40 PM
I have a 1972 Strumey Archer AW hub/wheel. I found it the other day in my shed. It is a 3-speed and shifts fine. The rim is rusted but can be sanded. The tire is pretty good. The hub is shiny chrome with some tiny spots of something that could probably be scrubed of. It has no dents. I am in central Massachusetts. I don't know what its worth. Give me an e-mail. Todd






ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Help! Need answer right away! posted by: Paul on 10/30/2000 at 6:44:17 PM
I am now putting the front wheel back on my 1974 Raleigh Sport 3 speed. Is the right side of the bike the side with chain on it? Is it your right while sitting on the bike or looking at it from the front? Does the fixed round nut go on the chain side? Help!!!!!


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Help! Need answer right away! posted by Warren on 10/30/2000 at 7:59:09 PM
Correct... the fixed round cone goes on the chain drive side...this means the slotted cone that you adjust will be on the opposite (left) side and will NOT lock up with the rotation of the wheel.

   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Help! Need answer right away! posted by Bill H on 10/31/2000 at 7:42:43 AM
I chant as I assemble: "Round on right, round on right"






AGE / VALUE:   Royal Scot/ Kuwahara posted by: Bob Jewell on 10/30/2000 at 9:08:13 AM
I have a "womens" Royal Scot 3 speed. I'd like to learn more about it. I also ride a Kuwahara 3 speed, circa 1965? but I'm not certain. any info about these two bicycles would be appreciated.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Royal Scot/ Kuwahara posted by ChristopherRobin on 11/5/2000 at 10:02:36 AM
Probably the Royal Scot is a b-grade Raleigh with the Royal Scot name, but then again, it may be a bike made before Raleigh bought up whom ever was making Royal Scot. I would like to see a picture of this bike. Never heard of Kuwahara so can't help you.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Royal Scot/ Kuwahara posted by Bob Jewell on 11/14/2000 at 7:16:33 AM
Hi Chris. I'd be glad to a take a picture of the bike and send it on to you. Probably best if I take the picture first and then inquire as to where you want it sent, or reply back to me with your email. The bike is green, all equipment seems original. Never been repainted. Has fenders, SA hub. The decals indicate Made in England. Like all old bikes in good shape, it sat in my parent's basement for at least 23 years. I looked at the SA hub and the date code indicates 1965.






AGE / VALUE:   Univega 3 speed posted by: ChristopherRobin@starmail.com on 10/29/2000 at 10:51:05 AM
I have seen imitation copies of the Raleigh bikes before. This latest is a complete, red, mens Univega 3 speed with a Shimano coaster brake. This has a tubular fork with Raleigh like fork thimble crowns. This is a copy of the famous Raleigh fork only not as nice. I expect to only see this style fork on a genuine Raleigh but I guess in a way, it is a kind of tribute. The mudguards are poor copies even with the chrome "bullet" but a few of the bike's parts were almost exact. They came closest with the handlebar stem and bars. There is no comparison quality wise between the Sports and this Univega. The Raleigh Sports would have been snapped up whereas this was unsold right up to the end of the sale. I got it for $2.50







AGE / VALUE:   Wanted COX bicycle motor parts posted by: Jim on 10/29/2000 at 4:20:49 AM
Looking for exhaust parts and mounting equipment for a COX bicycle motor.







AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh 20 Folder posted by: WIngs on 10/28/2000 at 11:52:37 PM
I cleaned up a 20 Folder today -- my first! I had to put on a chain and SA cable, chain adjuster rod, and SA shifter. 3 speed AW 1975 hub and the axle is shorter on the adjustment side so I am playing with the adustment. Usually I have no first (it becomes another second gear) and sometimes I get 3rd gear, free spin in 2nd, and at first position I get 2nd gear. I thought I would find the dead spot tomorrow and try adjusting it that wasy. I will read to find the solution but if you have a rapid solution it would be appreciated.
The big problem is the rear brake--it is essentually worthless--very long reach = very poor.
There is no front brake.
Do folders usually have a front brake?
Do you have a suggestion for a better rear brake?
I was able to ride it and it feels great! I have a Motobecane folder and I enjoy it. The Raleigh gives me a big BMX feel. I am tall and I was amazed how long the seat tube was. I was impressed with it -- But I need to stop it!!!!
Have


   RE:AGE / VALUE: Raleigh 20 Folder posted by dave on 10/30/2000 at 6:45:45 AM
The RSW 16 I just got has a front brake ... BTW, I am looking for replacement pedals
if anybody has some contact me -- these are the white, block type
(actually all I really need are the rubber blocks).

Tell us about your Motobecane folder -- I have one with 22' wheels and
it's a five speed with a Huret shifter & DR. I understand there are
some with hub gears as well

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh 20 Folder posted by Dale Oswald on 10/30/2000 at 11:15:23 AM
Don't fool with the axil position, get it right or you might chew up the sun or planet gears. The sun should be far to the left to make sure it engages the gears. The *right* way is to disassemble and assemble correctly (not hard if you know how), but you can probably just move the axil as far left as it will go (loosening the right accordingly) then back off a half turn or so.

Be careful, I have two false teeth thanks to incompetent AW work (my own poor work at age 17!).

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Motobecane 20 Folder posted by Wings on 10/30/2000 at 6:30:19 PM
My Motobecane folder is in a "U" frame shape. It has a 3 speed SA hub. It has 20 inch wheels that take standard BMX tires. I have kept it in the truck for ages and whenever I out somewhere it is nice to just unfold and use it! The cranks take an unusual pedal size.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh 20 Folder posted by Wings on 10/30/2000 at 6:34:23 PM
Dale,
Please share what went wrong! Were you standing on a power stroke and it left the gear? I had to move the back wheel because the bike had no chain when I got it and I had to tension the chain.
I like the folder and I am tempted to remove the fenders and add a bike bridge and put on a really good rear brake.
What do you guys find for your 20 folder brakes?

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh 20 Folder posted by Rob on 11/6/2000 at 3:47:38 PM
i just sold the green raleigh folder to wendell,and have several other brands,not raleighs,that are folders..i have german,polish,french,and spanish folders,all in various stages...i also have some parts for these,so drop me a line with what you need......also,i had the same problem with my shimano rim ...when pedalling forward,and then trying to brake,or even slow down,there was little to no braking happening...i dissassembled,totally cleaned and inspected it,adjusted any play,then put it back on....still,when i hit the brakes,the resulting slack before you start off pedalling again,is enough to drive me crazy.....better braking,but too much slack....very puzzled.....anybody got a clue???...i did this one by the book,and have had better luck with just winging it.....thanx,Rob.....also,i still have about 15 bikes left,all middleweights ,with original paint,and in very good shape........from J C higgins,to sears spaceliner...just drop me a line and lmk.....thanx again,Rob

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh 20 Folder posted by Dale Oswald on 11/14/2000 at 8:40:39 AM
Sorry for delayed response. Exactly, the indicator chain was an aftermarket part which I had somehow damaged, so it slipped into the neutral spot while I was drag racing. All the weight forward, over the bars, leading to a mean face plant at close to 20 mi/hr.

Since then I *begin* adjustment by setting the indicator chain shoulder even with the end of the axil (per the book), then I check it to ensure there's an adequate bit of travel left for safety. Do so by shifting to 3rd and alternately rocking the crank forwards and backwards (gently) while you slowly pull the trigger towards second. You'll feel it hit the neutral zone, then engage, then you should still have to pull it down a bit before the shifter clicks into 2 (N) position.

The real pain of it all, after all these years, is that replacing my partial plate with bridgework will cost me close to two thousand dollars. For that price, I can glue the one broken tooth back on the rest of my natural life.






FOR SALE:   raleigh superbe posted by: flavio on 10/28/2000 at 8:06:20 PM
The raleigh superbe that i have is either 60,s to mid 70,s not quite sure there isn,t a date stamped on rear hub assembly, Bike is like a kelly green color , is pretty clean has some rust, has locking front forks, brooks leather saddle , front dynohub assembly,decals are in good shape also has mounts for tire pump. Unfortunetly pump in missing rims are in good shape. also key is missing for forks. I,m selling the entire bicycle as is for $250 plus shipping. If there,s anybody interested please email at BikeGuru2







ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   roadsters in the canal posted by: Arian on 10/28/2000 at 2:50:26 PM
I am trying to convince a friend of mine to have his Raleigh Lenton Clubman (c.1930) and Rudge roadster (c.1915-20) shipped over from England. In the fifties, he and his brother would go to the Oxford Canal and throw a hook in water to see what they could find. They would often dredge up great old bikes. They would salvage useful parts from the wrecks, or occasionally find whole useful bikes. I think the Rudge was a canal bike. The Clubman was found in a forest. Another hobby of theirs was to build various gadgets from found objects, such as a crossbow made from an old car spring. This, along with a four inch bolt, was used to shoot down a neighbor's chimneypot. The two brothers are still quite handy and are now both world renowned musical instrument makers, one restoring fine violins and the other making concertinas. My friend still has these two bikes at his father's house. I am not sure of the condition of the bikes, but I assume it is fair to good, and would like to know if it is worth the trouble and expense for him to ship them to the US. Hopefully the answer is yes, because I would really like to see them!


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   roadsters in the canal posted by Kevin C. on 10/28/2000 at 8:16:35 PM
I've never done it, but someone posted a message a few months ago saying that bikes can be shipped over from England on passenger jets fairly cheaply.
The bikes you mention are probably old and rare enough to be worth the expense, provided they weren't lying in the muddy canal bed too long.

   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   roadsters in the canal posted by ChristopherRobin@starmail.com on 10/29/2000 at 10:46:54 AM
I scream at the thought of these at the bottom of canals! I love and appreciate these bikes and I am hardly alone. A 1930's Lenton Clubman or a old Rudge is worth dredging up and shipping. Also these 1950's bikes had alloy parts that are sought after and no longer made and do not rust! This gives "trolling for old bikes" a new meaning. This is worse than sloping up a old bike with housepaint and I can't handle seeing that! I read the other day that a fire destroyed this one place and I sat there trying to grasp what all must have been lost. I would be very interested to hear what people find.

   RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   roadsters in the canal posted by Kevin C. on 10/29/2000 at 11:15:39 AM
Chances are, the bicycles had been stolen, then "dumped" into the canal. In my hometown, a lake at a veterans' home was drained years ago, and hundreds of bicycles were found in the bottom of it. The old soldiers evidently rode them to the home after stealing them downtown, then "destroyed" the evidence by submerging it.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   roadsters in the canal posted by Arian on 10/31/2000 at 10:39:47 PM
My friend performed his bike dragnet procedures in the 1950's. Though dumping the Club bike in the forest must have been just plain stupid, even though it was a little old by then, the really antique Rudge roadster would have been considered junk...just an old bike. Hence, the easy disposal method of the canal. Anyway, even junk appeals to an ingenious youth, especially if it is free. Drew fixed up his found bikes and had many years of enjoyment out of these fine machines until he moved to the US about 15 years ago. I don't think he was ever interested in them as collectors items, just as great vehicles. But I still think he would have a blast riding around the beautiful lakes in Minneapolis. It is really amazing how unappreciated old bikes can be. Another friend, a don at Oxford, is proud of her c. 1908 English roadster and has it lovingly serviced every year (her only other transposrtation is a 1956 Morris Minor) One of her students had a bike of a similarly early vintage, and when Helene pointed this out to the lady, she said "Oh, that old thing. I was just going to throw that away at the end of the year." So Helene begged for it and was promised the bike. It appeared on the door of her office building one day, unlocked and unwanted. She is having it completely overhauled, and another ninety year old bike is saved from the skip.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   roadsters in the canal posted by ChristopherRobin@starmail.com on 11/3/2000 at 2:16:00 PM
Chris left the tour bus muttering something about scuba gear.






ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh history article posted by: Sheldon Brown on 10/27/2000 at 7:19:32 PM
If you're interested in Raleigh history, check this out:

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/'hadland/raleigh.htm


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh history article posted by ChristopherRobin on 10/29/2000 at 10:49:44 AM
Thank-You very much for passing this along!






MISC:   Schwinn Roadster Tire Siaze posted by: Robert on 10/27/2000 at 6:00:25 PM
Got a 61 Schwinn Racer with the "Raleigh Style" 26" wheels.
Will these only take "Schwinn" tires? Or can I use the readily available 26 x 1 3/8?

Thanks


   RE:MISC:   Schwinn Roadster Tire Siaze posted by Sheldon Brown on 10/27/2000 at 7:22:10 PM
If they are the original Schwinn wheels, they do require the 597 mm Schwinn size tires, not the English 590 mm size.


   RE:RE:MISC:   Schwinn Roadster Tire Siaze posted by Christopherrobin@starmail.com on 10/28/2000 at 1:37:03 PM
And the Schwinn will have knurling on these rims like Schwinn used on their other rims. Only it is not double knurling. Schwinn is EA 1 and English (Raleigh) is E-A 3 the two do not mix.