WANTED:   Sturmey-Archer clear trigger shifter window posted by: Kurt K. on 11/2/2005 at 12:46:39 AM
Looking for one Sturmey-Archer clear trigger shifter window, 1966 through 1970 variant. See photo. Don't need the trigger, just need the lens.

http://www.schwinnbike.com/heritage/attachment.php?attachmentid=27971

Hurricane Wilma knocked over my '69 Robin Hood beater over the toolbox and claimed this one for herself...only cycle-related damage encountered during the storm.

Email me at cudak888@aol.com if you have one for sale. Must be in decent condition at the least, no cracks please. Photos appriciated, asking price required, will not respond to "make an offer"-type posts.

-Kurt
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MISC:   Now this is a rather unique accessorie! posted by: Larry "Boneman" Bone on 11/1/2005 at 1:16:39 AM
I sure could have used this when I was a teenager! Can't say I've ever seen the likes of it before.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Terry-Bicycle-Tennis-Racket-Clip-Clamp-England-3-Speed_W0QQitemZ7193323251QQcategoryZ56197QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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   RE:MISC:   Now this is a rather unique accessorie! posted by Joe M on 11/1/2005 at 1:26:33 AM
Schwinn had a version of this in the 70's. Part # 00 670, it was in their catalog in the mid to late 70's or so.
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Royal Enfield posted by: Jeff on 10/31/2005 at 11:15:58 PM
A friend bought a Royal Enfield at a sale. When he proudly showed it to me, I saw that it had a sun tour three speed and other Japanese components. It looks to me to be made in the late 70s or early 80s. The fork and frame are Raleigh pattern. Were these made in Japan? Are the frame and fork just copies? Why?
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Royal Enfield posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 11/1/2005 at 1:07:36 AM
Hmmmm.... interesting. While I suppose it's possible the bike may have been manufactured in Japan... I would venture that the components are possibly "upgrades" affixed by a previous owner. If in fact the bike is of the suspected vintage.

Certainly a puzzlement, aye?

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Royal Enfield posted by Joe M on 11/1/2005 at 1:20:19 AM
In the later years, I think somewhere after about 1970, Royal Enfield was a Japanese built bike which was imported by Joannou Cycle. These were usually pretty low end bikes. At one time the name was indeed British, and is well associated with their early motor cycles. Some info is available at:
http://royalenfield.org.uk/history.htm
&
http://www.royal-enfield.com/history.htm


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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Oddball Raleigh rod-braker - $9.99 on eBay, ending soon... posted by: Kurt K. on 10/30/2005 at 3:23:27 AM
Not my auction, thought it interesting though:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Bicycle-Raleigh-Rod-Brake-England-Antique-Bike_W0QQitemZ6572749111QQcategoryZ420QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Looks like a full-size DL-1 from what I can see - or is this one of those late 1930's 26"-wheel variants of the DL-1 frame design?

-Kurt
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Oddball Raleigh rod-braker - $9.99 on eBay, ending soon... posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 10/31/2005 at 10:38:55 AM
I had seen that as well. Thought it certainly non-typical. Very hard to even tell what size the wheels are actually... tires look a bit wide and I strongly suspect it was re-painted.

Different though, certainly!

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   40-635 tires on 28 1/2 rims on Roadster posted by: Lane on 10/29/2005 at 1:01:47 AM
Grteetings!
I have finally had to replace the worn out tires on my 28" Royal Scot ( Raleigh DL 1 clone) and need to know what the trick is. The 40_635 are too large and I cannot seat the bead. Any info welcome.
Thanks, Lane
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: 40-635 tires on 28 1/2 rims on Roadster posted by Warren on 10/29/2005 at 3:55:54 AM
Canadian imported brit roadsters have slightly different wheel standards. A Dunlop 28 x 1 1/2 WO rim takes a 700c tire. Look around for Continental 700 X 45 Top Touring in black if you want a great rider. It's enormous and high pressure if you like it that way. The tread is modern. There are other more traditional block tread tires, usually made in the east. Some are good but many aren't.
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   40-635 tires on 28 1/2 rims on Roadster posted by Lane on 10/29/2005 at 4:46:49 PM
Thanks, Got me to looking at the wheels again and I knew both were Sturmey Archer but found the front was a #250 and the rear was a #245, I have raided my parts bike for the correct rear wheel. Thanks again. Lane
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