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Archived: English Roadsters







WANTED:   STUFF I'M LOOKING FOR... posted by: Art on 5/7/2001 at 10:16:52 AM
I'm looking for a non-Japanese set of 27" rims laced to a S/A front hub and S/A 3 or 4 speed rear. (A '55 would be ideal, but any will do.)
Like Geoff, I'm looking for wing nuts for an older rear S/A hub, for the Golden Arrow, but at this point believe they are incredibly rare. A NOS rear set was recently on e-bay, with a high reserve that was never met. Any used ones around? Thanks. Art







AGE / VALUE:   Need one? E-bay item #1142045842 posted by: ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 5/7/2001 at 7:16:18 AM
E-bay item#1142045842 Raleigh Sturmey Archer Battery Tube
this one is painted silver (origonal paint) with the decal
not my auction, no relation to seller







ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   raleigh safety bicycle posted by: Dorit on 5/7/2001 at 1:58:59 AM
Hi
I am looking for a picture of an original 1920's raleigh safety bicycle
appreciate any help i can get
thanx







AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Record Ace age. Just Age. posted by: Geoff Rogers on 5/6/2001 at 7:18:40 PM
I need help dating my prewar Raleigh Record Ace. Yes, I know. Send it flowers, offer to take it to the movies.
Does anybody have one of these old 26" wheel machines, or know anybody who does? Mine does not have the original back wheel (I think: at least the rim is not correct), and the serial number does not match the Raleigh dating guide. It is simply five numeric digits, no prefix or suffix. I think the chrome-moly tubes prewar bikes had funny numbers, but I'm not sure. If somebody has one of known age, maybe we could compare serial numers. Don't be shy!
Thanks,
Geoff Rogers







AGE / VALUE:   British 3-speeds for sale posted by: Geoff Rogers on 5/6/2001 at 7:15:53 PM
Several old Brit bikes for sale, to wit:
1940 Three Spires Gazelle Sports. Top tube shift, original, needs cleaning. Rides well. Spearpoint front fender. Asking $175.
1960 Dunelt lady's sports. Original purplish paint, rides well, decals mostly worn off. $75
1966 Dunelt lady's sports. Original nice black paint, super chrome, TCW hub. $65
1967 Dunelt men's sports. Original turquoise paint, weathered and rusty but restorable, $45
1962 Humber Pegasus lady's. Original met. blue paint, TCW hub, rides well, new tires, paint fair to poor. $65
1969 Schwinn breeze lady's (how did that get in here? Oh, yeah. Sturmey-Archer parts for the Brits), met. green, rides great, not too bad shape, decent chrome but lotsa scratches. And it weighs about twice as much as the others. $35 (cheap by the pound).
1965 Raleigh Sports lady's, green, original, very nice, little-used machine with good Brooks leather saddle, excellent chrome, nice original pedals, paint's good but a little faded in spots, a good bike, asking $125
1971 Triumph sports men's, blue, good paint and chrome, very original, Dunlops, needs cleaning but very easy restoration, $75
I also have some prewar 28" Raleigh rear fenders and a gearcase from a Rudge-Whitworth, missing a few bits.
Prices do not include shipping from Massachusetts.
Geoff Rogers







AGE / VALUE:   Stuff wanted posted by: Geoff Rogers on 5/6/2001 at 7:13:12 PM
WANTED: Parts for prewar Raleigh Record Ace, including:
26 X 1-1/4 Endrick rims, 32/40 spoke, prefer black but chrome is okay. With hubs and spokes okay, too.
Bailey or Marsh or other prewar-type dropped handlebars
Dropped-type stem, for "headclip fixing"
Old lightweight hubs
Wingnuts for wheels
4-speed S-A rear hub
Club-type cushion grips
Old Dunlop tires. Or tyres even.
Decals: the ones Lloyd's don't offer, i.e., Chrome Moly Tubing oval. Yeah, I know.
ALSO WANTED FOR DL-1
28" rims in good shape (32/40 spoke, rims alone or wheels)
Late-style short chainguard
Front fender
Fender stays for front and rear
I have bikes and parts to trade (see below).
Thanks!
Geoff







AGE / VALUE:   I need to know when my bikes was built... posted by: Mario Romano - Brazil on 5/6/2001 at 1:13:55 PM
I need with urgency an valious information. I have two Humber bikes with the serial numbers begining with the letters "AG" and "AK", somebody could help me saying the year of the models??? Please!!! The bike with the "AG", have 3-speed internal hub, male model, 28" tires front and rear, total covering chain guard, one tube frame, wheel-locker on the rear wheel (behind the leather saddle) and totally original parts. The second is "naked bike", he was double tube frame, non-original front fork and seat, one speed, 28" tires; and all two are black coloured. WHAT YEAR THEY WHERE MANUFACTURED? WHAT THEIR VALUE???


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   I need to know when my bikes was built... posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 5/6/2001 at 2:15:04 PM
Wow! A 28 inch wheel Humber is not see too often. Does this have the double blade fork? Bifrubicated or two small blades side by side? This would be the Humber Cobb Tourist. These were made by Raleigh after Raleigh bought up Humber in 1935. A 28 inch rod brake type wheel is worth more than the 26 inch cable brake wheel. If it is complete and in good shape then you have something there. These are a personal favorite of mine and there are some folks out there who collect these like I do. I have a pal who has one from 1935 and he has $1000.00 into it and it would take a lot of money and some twenty minutes with a pry bar to get him to sell it to me. His has the reverse brake levers on his but I do not think his is a rod brake bike. Humber was like Raleigh they made a lot of models. Most Humber bikes that we see are made by Raleigh, but a lot are the real thing.

It is difficult to give a idea of value without pictures and I am certainly no authority on going rates only I offer my experiences and ideas. Today folks put this on E- bay if they want to sell something. What do you have into it? Raleigh offered two types of forks for the Humber bikes the double blade or bifrubicated was labeled "for export"
e- mail me if I can help further. I am interested it it myself if it has that fork.
ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com






ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   What Year My Bikes was Built??? Urgent I need to know... posted by: Mario Romano on 5/6/2001 at 1:08:22 PM
I have two english roadsters from Humber Company. The first is an not completely original bike and the second is an totally original bike. Well, I have dubts in the year of manufacturing. The first bike have an serial number begining with the letters "AK00000" (the zeros are the serial number) and the second begins with "AG" before the serial numbers. Anybody could help me saying the year they was built??? Please, I need it with urgency.


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   What Year My Bikes was Built??? Urgent I need to know... posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 5/6/2001 at 2:20:46 PM
There is a serial number chart here at oldroads.com but if that does not help, then you are out of luck as complete serial number charts are not yet available for posting on the web.
If it has the Sturmey-Archer 3 speed hub the look at the date stamp on the hub. It should say 8 51 (example) which is August of 1951 if the bike has no date stamp then it is a prewar hub Then it would be a K-7 which is 1937. What does the rear hub say? this is how we tell the year it was made, by checking the rear hub. if it is a single speed, then you are out of luck.






AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh 18? E-bay item #1142086938 posted by: ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 5/6/2001 at 12:02:54 PM
Well, this one caught me by surprise! I never knew these existed! This is a Raleigh Eighteen, and it says "eighteen" on the bike! It looks exactly like a Raleigh Twenty only it says Eighteen. Does this have eighteen inch wheels instead of twenty inch wheels? Why? What's up with this? It is a beautifully painted machine. I still would flunk the end of the year Raleigh exam and get sent back a grade. There was the Raleigh R.S.W.14, the R.S.W.16, the Chopper MK 1 and MK2 in a host of colors and differing gears and a multitude of console shifters and then the Raleigh 20 and the diffrent nameplates too, such as Phillips 20's and now a Raleigh Eighteen? Good grief!







AGE / VALUE:   Kitt Scratch Out posted by: ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 5/6/2001 at 11:38:17 AM
I continue to be amazed by this stuff. After finally getting to pick up this 52 Rudge ladies bike from a friend, I got it home and I poured this polish on a rag and I worked it onto the bike's painted surface and I rubbed and the hazy oxidation vanished and soon the bike looked brand new. I keep it away from decals and lining( pinstripes) just in case but it really works well. I have the bike on my porch at the moment and I came back in and I thought "Wow!" when I saw it. The scratches and rust spots are still there but this stuff is great.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Kitt Scratch Out posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 5/11/2001 at 9:35:42 AM
The minor scratches are removed but this stuff is more of a finish restorer then to fix a real scratch. It removed the oxidation and dirty haze, it shines up the paint.






ENGLISH ROADSTERS:authentic wing nuts and pumps posted by: chris furner on 5/6/2001 at 12:25:21 AM
Does anyone know where I can get 50s style wheel wing nuts and steel bodied pumps for old style bikes ?







ENGLISH ROADSTERS:authentic wing nuts and pumps posted by: chris furner on 5/6/2001 at 12:25:21 AM
Does anyone know where I can get 50s style wheel wing nuts and steel bodied pumps for old style bikes ?


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:authentic wing nuts and pumps posted by sam on 5/6/2001 at 7:38:46 AM
Chris,if you contact ebay seller Andreou(290) he may have what you want---sam






FOR SALE:   Ebay item #1141806341 posted by: ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 5/5/2001 at 9:26:29 AM
Take a look at E-bay item #1141806341 Old Phillips City Bike with Schwinn Shifter

This is a nice one I have never seen before. It has origonal red Dunlop tires and it has the early/rare 12 volt dyno hub setup and the headlamp is seldom seen. Two tone red and black. Very nice.
not my auction, no relation to seller







MISC:   LowRiderBicycle Discussion Board posted by: Arn on 5/5/2001 at 9:02:45 AM
Hello,
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Trouble with rims posted by: Teeneke on 5/4/2001 at 5:30:34 PM
Does anyone know where I might find a 28 x 1-1/2" rim for my 1965? Raleigh rod brake bike, I have searched and found one source in india, however, they need me to order in bulk, ($15,000) worth of these rims, WAY more than I can afford or use. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


   schwinn motorized safticycle posted by brian on 5/5/2001 at 7:11:06 PM
we would like to have a picture of a schwinn safticycle and if any body has any parts or information about this. thank you for your help

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Trouble with rims posted by sam on 5/6/2001 at 9:29:25 AM
That a good question,I'm sure others would also like to find a source of supply for these rims.I know they still make and sell the tires in mexico.A bike shop in Laredo can order the Eastman India bike.My next trip I will see if he also can get the rims---sam

   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Trouble with rims posted by chris_h on 5/6/2001 at 10:50:31 AM

You might try Trophy Bikes in Philadelphia. I bought a 28x1/2", 36H, made in India rod brake rim from them for about $20 last summer. The chrome had a few nicks, but it's great.
- Chris



   RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Trouble with rims posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 5/6/2001 at 11:34:04 AM
There you go, problem solved.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Trouble with rims posted by Geoff Rogers on 5/6/2001 at 7:09:28 PM
Not so fast, Christopher. I suspect that the "36" in the name refers to the number of spoke holes. I think a '65 should have 32 or 40 (front or rear) holes, like my '66 Dunelt 28" machine. I only care about this because my big Dun had very rusty rims and the PO brazed 'em up! They are lumpy, to say the least, and make a nasty thumpity thump when the brakes are applied. So if there are 32/40 hole 28" rims available, from India or elsewhere, I want some!
Geoff
PS I haven't forgotten about the Dunelt fork cap I owe you.

   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Trouble with rims posted by dave on 5/7/2001 at 6:20:26 AM
I think Budget Bikes in Madison WI has NOS 28" rims ... no connection to seller, etc

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Trouble with rims posted by Geoff on 5/15/2001 at 8:20:15 PM
I stumbled onto this site. Noted there are other Dunelt owners scratching their heads. I own the basic green 10 speed racer from 1969. After riding the beast in a minitriathlon in 1998, spokes started snapping, brakes sheared off and one of my pedals broke. Good luck with your bike.