AGE / VALUE:   All on one CD ! posted by: sam on 4/9/2005 at 12:17:11 AM
1900 shop book-chapters4,5,6,7,&8(pages62 tru 141)
The BCC book
Brampton hub
Carrier Cycles
Cyclo instructions
(30s/40s??)Dayton Catalog
Raleigh Catalog(modern)
Raleigh Mant Book
Rudge Catalog(around 1960)
Sturmey Archer booklets(2)1930s
and a great 1951 Punch Cartoon!
All on one DC--Chris ,your copy is on the way.You will like the way it turned out,I did each page so each could be printed as needed.
Anyone else want a copy,I'll be glad to burn a copy for you---send me your adress and a $1.50 to cover the cost---sam
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   All on one CD ! posted by Chris on 4/9/2005 at 3:18:04 AM
I have to say that for me, it has been very rewarding personally to have been able to share my love of vintage bicycles for the benefit and enjoyment of those with questions.

Hats off to Sam who has consistently worked hard and purely out of the desire to share information with others who also have the love of vintage bikes in them.

It is well worth getting this cd.
Time and money and work went into this. It was done for the future benefit of vintage bicycle enthuiasists and for collectors refrence. This information cd took much effort to track down, purchase, prepare and to get it into the hands of those who need it and will use it's information as a means of aiding their efforts in restoring and enjoying these magical and marvelous machines.


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MISC:   Re: Tom's unusual SA BR hub posted by: Warren on 4/8/2005 at 2:59:52 AM
Just to pick up on your previous thread Tom...I too have the same NOS hub as you. But mine is like the other half of the puzzle. It's a 40 hole hub with the same reverse thread for a lockring labelled as a BR without a date stamp! Has the oil clip too...yours? I bought it off of a respected member of the VCC and he thinks it's 30's...yet here is yours dated 55 without the model number.

Bizarre...I too want to build up a fixie roadster.

Tom, could you email me...I'm looking for a couple of CCM parts and wondered if you can help me...thanks.
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   RE:MISC: Re: Tom's unusual SA BR hub posted by sam on 4/8/2005 at 11:05:32 PM
For great CCM bikes check out Ken's page
www.flyte.ca
sam

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   RE:RE:MISC: Re: Tom's unusual SA BR hub posted by Warren on 4/9/2005 at 3:05:22 AM
Th CCM Flyte is a rarity amongst bikes...made only from 36 to 39. Ken is a real enthusiast who does his homework. Nice guy to deal with.
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AGE / VALUE:   Very pretty Sports on Ebay posted by: Larry "Boneman" Bone on 4/8/2005 at 1:54:40 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=98084&item=7146610383&rd=1

A fine example... and a most interesting gunmetal colour.

This one is already bid up to a good price. It will be interesting to see what it fetches.

Additionally, there's an interesting Rudge Sports listed as well. Though, as I recall, the opening price was like $600...

Regards!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Very pretty Sports on Ebay posted by Warren on 4/8/2005 at 2:59:02 AM
We had a lot of those gunmetal gray Sports north of the 49th parallel.
Very nice condition...original Dunlop Sprite tyres too.
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Very pretty Sports on Ebay posted by Kurt K. on 4/8/2005 at 6:04:56 PM
The color is actually Raleigh "Platinum" - it was available until 1974. Not sure when the color first came out.

The bike is unquestionably a 1973, although there is a slight possibility that it may be a very late '72. Braze-on frame tabs for the rear brake cable came out in '74 - this example has the clips. The majority of '72 examples, while sporting the new paint scheme, had braces on the chainwheel.

-Kurt
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   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Very pretty Sports on Ebay posted by Dick in FL on 4/9/2005 at 5:20:01 PM
Kurt

What about those pump pegs? My '73 doesn't have them. When precisely did they disappear?

Dick in FL
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Very pretty Sports on Ebay posted by Kurt K. on 4/9/2005 at 7:07:15 PM
There's a good question, Dick - one that I'd personally like to know myself.

As with all optional equipment, some Sports had the pegs and some did not. My '71 has them, my '73 does not, although this Platinum '73 does. In fact, I believe it's the only post-72 Sports (or Superbe) that I've seen with the option.

Unfortunately, the late '70s Raleigh catalogues are less then generous when providing information about available options. Perhaps a dealer's manual would possibly uncover the answer?

Since I don't have adaquate information (nor have I done sufficient research) to prove whether the option was phased out in '73, I will not venture to stick to that date - but there's no question that you could still get it by '73.

Incedentally, I have seen a '79 Rudge Tourist that featured the pegs (and also sported a 22" frame, even though the size was discontinued in the late '60s!), but I'm pretty sure all of the 70's & 80's Tourists featured the pump and pegs, unlike the Sports, where the feature was optional.

Slightly off subject, but did you notice the 1977 catalogue features a "brazed on kickstand plate?" Never seen one before.

Also note the bike photograped - it's the small-size 18" frame, and the top tube has a slight downward slant to it. I've seen a 1980's gent's model that even had a tiny 17"/16" frame or thereabouts - while it was marked "Raleigh Sports" on the chainguard, the frame was obviously borrowed straight from the Colt.

Take care,

Kurt
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Very pretty Sports on Ebay posted by P.C. Kohler on 4/11/2005 at 8:15:40 PM
This I actually remember from personal experience... the pump pegs were deleted from the Sports for the 1974 model year (remembering that Raleigh introduced the new year in terms of production in November.. so it's Nov 1973 actually). To my knowledge, pump pegs were never an option... all Sports, Superbes and DL-1s had pegs. Raleigh sure wasn't giving folks options with braze-ons! The DL-1 kept the pegs to the end. Sprites lost pegs much earlier... or when the Sprite 27 came out or close to it. I was furious they were not on my new Sprite bought in '73! And had to buy plastic add-ons. I think the pegs went on the Superbes the same time as the Sports. The LTD-3 did not have pegs from the onset I believe.

Now this is Raleigh, folks, so anything is possible! But the pegs were definately "officially" gone by 1974. And you can see why: pumps were the first thing nicked off bikes and you were always ripping your pants legs on those pegs OR you had to always remove the pump and carry it with you. Me, I thought a roadster sans pump looked incomplete and distinctly odd.

The end of the pump pegs on the Sports was truly the beginning of the end for this ultimate classic.... quality took a real nosedive by the mid-70s on this, they soon lost the traditional rear reflector etc. and the mudguards were wafer thin with 'orrible dimples from the brazed on stays. All very sad. Even if some of the colours c. 1973-74 like Platinum and Ivory were very cool.

P.C. Kohler
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Very pretty Sports on Ebay posted by P.C. Kohler on 4/11/2005 at 8:55:20 PM
This I actually remember from personal experience... the pump pegs were deleted from the Sports for the 1974 model year (remembering that Raleigh introduced the new year in terms of production in November.. so it's Nov 1973 actually). To my knowledge, pump pegs were never an option... all Sports, Superbes and DL-1s had pegs. Raleigh sure wasn't giving folks options with braze-ons! The DL-1 kept the pegs to the end. Sprites lost pegs much earlier... or when the Sprite 27 came out or close to it. I was furious they were not on my new Sprite bought in '73! And had to buy plastic add-ons. I think the pegs went on the Superbes the same time as the Sports. The LTD-3 did not have pegs from the onset I believe.

Now this is Raleigh, folks, so anything is possible! But the pegs were definately "officially" gone by 1974. And you can see why: pumps were the first thing nicked off bikes and you were always ripping your pants legs on those pegs OR you had to always remove the pump and carry it with you. Me, I thought a roadster sans pump looked incomplete and distinctly odd.

The end of the pump pegs on the Sports was truly the beginning of the end for this ultimate classic.... quality took a real nosedive by the mid-70s on this, they soon lost the traditional rear reflector etc. and the mudguards were wafer thin with 'orrible dimples from the brazed on stays. All very sad. Even if some of the colours c. 1973-74 like Platinum and Ivory were very cool.

P.C. Kohler
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Very pretty Sports on Ebay posted by Jeff R on 4/12/2005 at 12:54:24 AM
I have a 72 Sports with the platinum color. It does not have pump pegs.It does not have the extra braces on the chainwheel either. It has a Sturmey Archer 3 speed with a coster brake. The bike on ebay lookes like the large 23 inch frame. Mine has a 21 inch frame. Could it be they kept some of the nice extras around longer on the large frame bikes?
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Very pretty Sports on Ebay posted by P.C. Kohler on 4/12/2005 at 2:01:49 PM
Yep, it's Raleigh as I said so anything is possible. But at least as far as the catalogues are concerned and the vast majority of machines out there, it SHOULD have pegs. By the way, are you sure she's 72? i.e. has the original hub??? I thought Platinum came out in '73-74??

P.C. Kohler
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   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Very pretty Sports on Ebay posted by James on 4/12/2005 at 5:29:04 PM
I just got a 57 maroon Rudge Sports Deluxe with dynolux and original pump and it just occured to me that I now have two more things to worry about when locking a bike.
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   Raleigh Frutti posted by philip on 8/3/2008 at 9:25:08 AM
hi
What is a Raleigh Frutti 531 Reynlods frame ? . any info on this 1973? racing bike would nice
philipbcrosby@hotmail.co.uk
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AGE / VALUE:   Philly English bike show posted by: Ted on 4/7/2005 at 1:54:13 PM
Second request! Some bicycle shop in downtown Philadelphia used to have a yearly 3 speed English flea market on a Sunday in April every year. Can someone tell me if it will be held again this year this month. Please, someone, reply. Thanks. Please reply by posting.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Philly English bike show posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 4/7/2005 at 6:44:40 PM
Unabashedly copied and pasted from an earlier post... I guess about a month or so ago:

Now in its 8th (or 9th) year, the Great British Bike Weekend returns to Philadelphia...
Calling all fans of Raleigh, Rudge, Dunelt, Robin Hood, and all the other great English Roadster bicycles of yesteryear --and last week for that matter!

We'll have rides, rallies, the infamous pub visits, and more--"Three Days for Three Speeds" (though we see a few single-speed roadsters and one or two Moultons or Choppers as well; if the bike is Brit, then you will fit!

All events start/finish at Trophy Bikes, 3131 Walnut Street, near the Penn Campus and minutes from the new river bike path.
check www.trophybikes.com for some info on past events,
email RSVP or questions to mcget@aol.com
cheers
Michael McGettigan, GBBW 05/Trophy Bikes, etc.

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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Philly English bike show posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 4/8/2005 at 1:58:27 AM
Do check the link in the previous post... as due to a scheduling conflict (Mothers' Day!) the date has been changed.

Regards,

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Help! rear rod brake pivot at bottom bracket posted by: Anthony Smith on 4/7/2005 at 10:45:38 AM
Help!

My 1946 Hercules project is almost finished, but I can't work out how to put part of the rear rod brake assembly together!

There's a hole underneath the bottom bracket that something has to go into. Please don't say I have to take the bottom bracket apart to put the rear brake linkage together!

I have a number of parts at my disposal, some of which I think should have been used elsewhere on the bike.

Can anyone IDENTIFY these parts (A to F)?
Part C screws into A.
D screws into the hole in B.
The hole in F is unthreaded.

It seems as though the hole in the bottom brcket is also unthreaded, suggesting that B goes in the hole and screws into A on the inside. Then the rod brake pivot (as seen in ( http://homepage.ntlworld.com/debnron/smythe/images/under%20bracket.jpg ) goes in the slot in part B and a nut and bolt go through that. Is that right? Please help!

Thanks for any help!
-Anthony


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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Help! rear rod brake pivot at bottom bracket posted by Anthony on 4/7/2005 at 11:20:27 AM
Sorry, that's wrong: Actually,

part B screws into A, and
part D screws into B.

Picture of the parts thumbnailed in original post. Here's a pic of the bottom bracket:


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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Help! rear rod brake pivot at bottom bracket posted by Anthony on 4/7/2005 at 11:21:31 AM
For the love of God! Here's the picture:


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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Help! rear rod brake pivot at bottom bracket posted by Jeff R on 4/7/2005 at 12:02:23 PM
On my 1942 Hercules part "B" is threaded into the hole under the bottom bracket. The rod brake fulcrum is attached with a pin through the cleavas, part "B".
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Help! rear rod brake pivot at bottom bracket posted by Anthony on 4/7/2005 at 2:09:34 PM
Thanks, Jeff. It seems as though that's the most sensible configuration. The hole on mine unfortunately isn't threaded itself, and it's obviously of larger diameter than the threaded end of the clevis B.

I took the bracket apart, put part A inside the bracket and screwed B into it, then reassembled it all.

The hole in my clevis is threaded, so I used a small machine-screw as the pin would be used on your bike. Just about to test it!

I'm slightly intrigued by the surplus parts... for what are they used?!

-Anthony
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Help! rear rod brake pivot at bottom bracket posted by Anthony Smith on 4/7/2005 at 5:13:36 PM
Well, that's it, the rear brake is installed and working. The bicycle is about as finished as it can be.

The only work left to do is for my girlfriend to paint a nice design on the "bullet" tip on the front mudguard, which is still primer-coloured at the moment (it lost its chrome long ago). There will be a huge update on the site at http://thehouseofsteel.tk as soon as I go back to London.

Here's a pic of me riding it:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/debnron/riding6.jpg

And here's (thumbnailed) a pic of the bike, minus rear brake. Both pics were taken a couple of days ago, before I put the rear brake on.


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   Extra parts and leaky tire valves posted by Geoff on 4/11/2005 at 5:30:06 PM
Those "extra" parts appear to be knurled rings that go on the old steel valve stems that all British bikes used to come with. They clamp the valve stem to the rim, making it more stable I suppose and keeping the stem from disappearing into the rim during inflation. I love those old tubes and most of my bikes still have them. I save them whenever I can from junk cycles, even if they have holes. The rear tube on my '66 Dunelt 28" roadster has one of these old tubes, perhaps even original to the bike, with seven patches, and it holds air perfectly. The steel stems look so much better than modern rubber stems, especially with a proper valve core extractor cap (the type with the two prongs on the end).
Here's a tip for folks with tubes that have slow leaks. Often an old tube will leak down slowly, overnight or even longer, when there are no obvious leaks anyplace. It is usually the valve core that is at fault. Sometimes these things just leak and there is nothing for it but to throw them away and install a new one. There's no problem finding new valve cores to fit British bikes with Schraeder valves: that is the one part that fits just about every automobile built between about 1915 and the present, so every tire store, hardware store, and auto parts store on the planet can sell you a box for a dollar or so.
To check for a leaky valve core, inflate the tire and put a little spit on the end of the valve. Gross but it works. If there's a bubble, try tightening the core, but if the leak does not go away, you must replace the valve core.
The cool metal valve caps with the core extractor prongs are available at hardware and auto stores, as well. Originally, the English cycles had those with tiny bits of rubber tubing over the end to protect the tube in case you folded the thing up. Original ones usually say "Schraeder GB" or DUNLOP or some such thing. I have a few extras in case of emergencies, such as additional old English bicycle acquisitions.
I hope this is helpful.
Geoff Rogers
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