WANTED:   Raleigh Sports rear fender posted by: Kurt K. on 12/9/2005 at 10:06:27 PM
Wanted, one Raleigh Sports rear fender, coffee color only, must be in very good shape. Reflector preferred. cudak888@aol.com

-Kurt
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MISC:   can't make urls work posted by: Spike on 12/8/2005 at 6:47:15 PM
Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?I am barely computer literate.But I get around on ebay and a bunch of forums email pictures etc.Have a 12 month old fast computer on a cable modem.I understand urls are case sensitive,punctuation etc.But when I try to use those posted here and elsewhere I get no where at least 90% of the time.Any hints would be greatly appreciated.email if you don't want to clutter up this great forum.Thanks
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   RE:MISC:   can't make urls work posted by Matthew on 12/8/2005 at 9:47:07 PM
Hi there,

I just highlight the link and right click, copy, then paste it into the explorer bar and hit GO! Failing that a Yahoo search using most / all of thr url works. If I can't manage it that way.......I give up.

Matthew - pooter friendly
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   RE:MISC:   can't make urls work posted by Matthew on 12/8/2005 at 9:49:39 PM
Hi there,

I just highlight the link and right click, copy, then paste it into the explorer bar and hit GO! Failing that a Yahoo search using most / all of thr url works. If I can't manage it that way.......I give up.

Matthew - pooter friendly
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   RE:RE:MISC:   can't make urls work posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 12/10/2005 at 12:57:55 PM
Don't know if your difficulty is with URL's posted here or anywhere... but this site has a couple of peculiarities. It converts the "Tilde" character to a left leaning apostrophe. Perhaps that is the issue you've been having.

As far as anything else, I use Matthew's technology as well.

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Nice Xmas present... posted by: David on 12/8/2005 at 4:05:53 PM
Maybe one of the significant others could be bought off with a nice present (if you live in NJ). See ebay item # 6586938639
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Oil for Shimano 3-Speed Hub posted by: Eric on 12/7/2005 at 6:54:49 PM
Hi. I just got a nifty 70's era Western Flyer for $20 that has a Shimano 333 hub. The hub has an oil plug, or at least something that looks just like an oil plug. (I hear that is unusual.) What types of oil do the experienced and knowledgable people recommend?
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Oil for Shimano 3-Speed Hub posted by David on 12/8/2005 at 5:41:20 AM
I would guess lightweight non-detergent (about SAE 20) machine oil would be fine. On a tangent, does anyone know the meaning of "333" and Shimano? The 3-speed hubs usually have that and I have some old Campy-clone Shimano hubs also marked "333." It means more (or less!) than 3-speed clearly.
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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Oil for Shimano 3-Speed Hub posted by Ed on 12/23/2005 at 12:32:47 AM
333 is 3 speeds and the reduction ratio 33%HIGH 33%low. Motor oil works well for lubrication. I find low gear is harsh on the 333 but it works well otherwise. If you need to pull it apart for cleaning and inspection a special tool is needed.
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AGE / VALUE:   1970's Raliegh 3-speed posted by: Eric on 12/5/2005 at 10:20:28 PM
Am taking a look at an early/mid 70's era Raliegh 3-speed tommorrow, with S/A hub. The seller is asking $100. Says it is in very good condition. How much should I try to weedle him down in price, or is $100 so much over the top that I should not even look at the bike?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1970's Raliegh 3-speed posted by Matthew on 12/8/2005 at 6:29:08 PM
Looks 1980's to me.

Matthew - searching for my stock of reflective side wall War Grade Dunlops!
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1970's Raliegh 3-speed posted by ckokkinis@comcast.net on 12/6/2005 at 12:14:39 AM
LOOK IT OVER THEN COME BACK TO US WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE BIKE. STALL HIM FOR A DAY OR SO
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: 1970's Raliegh 3-speed posted by Neal on 12/6/2005 at 12:16:00 AM
I think it depends upon how much you want that bike and what you're going to do with it, Eric. Certainly, 1970s Raleigh Sports in good condition have sold for plenty on ebay lately with $100 probably an average (though I haven't done the math). Last spring I sold a few on my local Craig's list that I had rehabbed, and they went for anywhere from $50 to $85. I also bought one for $85 (w/out a saddle). So $100 is on the high side to me, but if it's the size, color, and condition that you're looking for, then it could be worth it to you. Good luck!

Neal
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: 1970's Raleigh 3-speed posted by Neal on 12/8/2005 at 12:47:25 AM
Well, here's another data point for the market value of 1970s Raleigh Sports: http://tinyurl.com/cqb9r

Note that at 10 bids and nearly $170, **the reserve hasn't been met**! With nearly four days to go, I suppose there's still hope for this seller. A 23" gent's frame seems key to command this sort of price.

Neal
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: 1970's Raleigh 3-speed posted by Dick in FL on 12/8/2005 at 4:29:48 AM
Ten bids but only TWO bidders ... the leader having zero feedback ... just like the seller who has confused "High Carbon" steel with "carbon fiber". The black grips and reflector pedals impugn his "1950" guess at the model year. I am now *extremely* curious as to what kind of a reserve the seller has and just how high his 2 fish will go. Could the housing bubble have just moved into English 3-speeds?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: 1970's Raliegh 3-speed posted by Neal on 12/8/2005 at 1:12:33 PM
Yes, also note the self-adjusting brake levers. That would put the bike as post 1973, according to Sheldon Brown's timeline.

I always did like those 1950s carbon fiber Raleighs. Anyone have one to trade for a pair of WALD titanium seatposts?

Neal
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