MISC:   Cotter Pin tool posted by: James on 4/26/2005 at 12:29:05 AM
I just got my cotter pin press from Mark Stonich http://bikesmithdesign.com/CotterPress/index.html
It makes life so much easier.
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AGE / VALUE:   $1800 DL's on Ebay posted by: Ward on 4/25/2005 at 12:30:18 PM
The current owner of these is going to have them for a LONG time. LMAO
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   $1800 DL's on Ebay posted by Kurt K. on 4/26/2005 at 12:47:06 AM
Item: #6528007618

Haha - I especially like the description: "It is being sold as a Pair."

To top it off, they both are post-'77 examples...their text on the picture does a good job of obscuring the men's DL!

-Kurt
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   $1800 DL's on Ebay posted by Ralph on 4/26/2005 at 12:45:48 PM
Either he's not real educated on the value of a Tourist, or he's just an idiot.

But if anyone's tempted by this opportunity, I've got an '82 mens with an enclosed chain guard that I could be persuaded to part with for only....... $800
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   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   $1800 DL's on Ebay posted by Kurt K. on 4/27/2005 at 1:21:22 AM
>Either he's not real educated on the value... or he's just an idiot."

I'd say a little bit of both...

Oh, for those interested in purchasing a Vintage Very Rare Antique Raleigh Bicycle:

I am in the possession of a Very Rare "Carmine 'Dimetapp' Red" 1965 Vintage Antique Raleigh Sports Bicycle with 'Stormey-Archer' Very Rare Three Speed Hub, and Antique Very Hard To Find Raleigh Bird/Man logo. Asking Very Reasonable Antique Very Hard To Find Vintage Price of $600. It Is Museum Quality, After You Straighten The Vintage, Very Rare Raleigh "Dimple" Fork.

Make me a Vintage, Very Rare Offer.

-Kurt
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   $1800 DL's on Ebay posted by Chris on 5/4/2005 at 12:59:01 AM

One Thousand, Eight hundred dollars. With shipping on top of that. That's a lot of money!The buyer was crazy.
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MISC:   HERMES, Mercury Industries, bike late 1950's posted by: Linda Gross on 4/25/2005 at 2:07:30 AM
Am trying to find any information about my childhood bike. Hermes,Sport,manufactured by Mercury Industries in Birmingham England late 1950's. It is black and white with gold pinstriping and detail. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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   RE:MISC:   HERMES, Mercury Industries, bike late 1950's posted by Tim on 4/26/2005 at 10:21:25 AM
Hi,
Mercury Industries were in business just after WWII making bikes. They stopped pedal cycle production in the fifties, started fitting motors to them and then went on to make Motor Bikes. There is a Hermes motorbike made by them in about 1959 which is in a museum in Coventry UK.
Hope this helps.

Tim
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   RE:MISC: HERMES, Mercury Industries, bike late 1950's posted by sam on 4/26/2005 at 11:34:50 PM
Mercury roadsters( Heavy balloon roadsters) were supplied to the U.S. Air bases in England in WW2 with the understanding they were to be distroyed or taken to America but not sold on the local market---very few left today of there military bicycles.---sam
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   RE:RE:MISC: HERMES, Mercury Industries, bike late 1950's posted by Tim on 4/28/2005 at 8:22:51 PM
hi Sam, I have often wondered about about these. I have seen a few at farm sales around Lincolnshire, (where most of the airbases were). As to everything being destroyed after the war, I live near the site of an old American Army Base. According to local legend the Americans just dug a big hole and buried everything. As soon as the last troop ship was over the horizon the locals just dug it all up again, bales of blankets, uniforms, tins of rations, tools, munitions and all! I even heard tell of vehicles being recovered and motorbikes. I still find odds and ends on the site when I walk the dog up there, mostly cartridge cases and buttons and badges.

Cheers
Tim
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AGE / VALUE:   Sturmey/Archer replacement brake unit posted by: sam on 4/24/2005 at 7:23:49 PM
If this link works? I ran across this Sram replacement brake unit for Sturmey Archer hubs--but no pics. Anyone seen this or know what it fits?
http://greatadventuresports.com/site/page.cfm?PageID=125&SKU=HU2575
sam
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Here we go again...NOS '75 Sports on eBay. posted by: Kurt K. on 4/24/2005 at 1:35:40 AM
Item #6527704681, NMA, etc.

All right gentlemen, gather 'round the table and place your bets!

-Kurt
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Here we go again...NOS '75 Sports on eBay. posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 4/24/2005 at 10:32:51 AM
This could be interesting... being the smaller frame and all. Certainly very pretty... no frame pump? Should command a good price... though moreso if it were the larger frame and if it were black or red.

Nice though! And certainly looks new!

Regards,

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Here we go again...NOS '75 Sports on eBay. posted by ryan wasson on 4/25/2005 at 2:54:04 AM
Super English Roadster on ebay now: Triumph Bicycle HAVE FUN!!
Item number: 6527942312
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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Here we go again...NOS '75 Sports on eBay. posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 4/25/2005 at 10:20:52 PM
Ahhhh... check that out... Made in HOLLAND! And judging by the reflector under the seat... unless it was a later add-on, I daresay, late 70's or possibly even early 80's.

Anyone else have a Holland Built Raleigh, etc.? I have a very nice red LTD-3 that was made in Holland in the late 70's.... and it seems to have stood the test of time a bit better than some of the British Built Raleighs of the same vintage. Of course, I have no way of knowing how all the bikes were stored and such... but the Red LTD-3 is in excellent shape.

Nice looking Triumph... 23" frame and all!

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Here we go again...NOS '75 Sports on eBay. posted by James on 4/29/2005 at 5:44:27 AM
I restored a 1970something Triumph with dutch components and unlike all the 1970s full Nottingham bikes I've worked on there was nothing wrong with it, nice rims, good front hub, no bent axles or spindles, properly installed fixed BB cup.
I wish I could get a hold of some dutch front hubs.
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