MISC:   Rear Rack for 1969 Robin Hood posted by: J.B. on 6/13/2005 at 4:51:41 PM
It would be nice to find an authentic rack for the back of my 1969 Robin Hood, but barring that, any suggestions for a contemporary brand/style that would be compatible? Thank you very much.
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   RE:MISC:   Rear Rack for 1969 Robin Hood posted by Lawrence Bradley on 6/13/2005 at 10:26:11 PM
The good old Pletscher would be appropriate and there are lots of them out there...cheap too!
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   RE:MISC: Rear Rack for 1969 Robin Hood posted by warren on 6/13/2005 at 11:23:14 PM
I'd prefer the Prestube or similar models...I really like Midlands.
What colour do you need? I have a few NOS models. Email offlist.
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   RE:RE:MISC: Rear Rack for 1969 Robin Hood posted by Dick in FL on 6/13/2005 at 11:58:13 PM
Second the motion for a Prestube rack! That's what I installed on my Robin Hood. They're not as ubiquitous as the Pletscher; look for them on unwanted Colts.
Dick in FL
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   RE:MISC:   Rear Rack for 1969 Robin Hood posted by J.B. on 6/14/2005 at 6:47:09 PM
Thanks very much. I'll check out the Pletschers and the Prestubes...and Midlands. My bike is black, by the way. Warren, I may be contacting you. Thanks again.:)
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   what year posted by: Marianne on 6/13/2005 at 2:07:37 PM
I have a english one speed bike, no cable breaks, it is a triumph, the plates and decals say Nottingham England on the front, the downtube and rear fender. I have pictures, white hand grips. The pedals have reflectors.Can anyone tell me something about it? How old, etc. I love this bike and do not want to ruin it by cleaning etc... I can email a picture. I also found at the same time a three speed schwinn traveler. Both in great shape. not sure of the age on that one either. Thank you in advance.
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   what year posted by Marianne on 6/13/2005 at 3:17:19 PM
P.S. I looked at the rear hub is has 12 1 possibly an incomplete 72 1 Sturmley Archer hub, rear fender black and white. with round red reflector
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   what year posted by marianne on 6/13/2005 at 3:35:11 PM
P.S.S I looked at the archives, the eyelets are above the rear axle, profoundly higher...on the rear fender, the reflector is black trim
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: what year posted by Sally on 6/14/2005 at 10:57:26 PM
I have an old triumph too and am looking to age it. Can you post a pic?
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WANTED:   DL1 Kickstand posted by: Mike on 6/12/2005 at 2:41:11 AM
I'm looking to replace a rear axle kickstand for a late 70s DL1. Mine is functional but the spring is a bit tired. I'm assuming they don't sell Raleigh kickstand springs for these anymore. What is the going price for a stand and where are they sold? Thanks
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   RE:WANTED:   DL1 Kickstand posted by David on 6/20/2005 at 11:23:26 AM
I got tired of my DL1 falling over at the farmers' market and put a stand on it. I got a new Pletscher (or P-clone)that clamps to the seat and chain stays at the rear axle. It works very well, it's not crushing the stays and there's no problem of it getting knocked by the crank. It's black and looks ok and it HAS the little rubber foot.
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   RE:WANTED: DL1 Kickstand posted by Randy on 6/20/2005 at 8:02:07 PM
Mike, from the picture you posted it looks like the spring is OK, but that the prop rod itself has been bent sideways at the pivot hole. The upper end of the rod should be flush against the bracket, but is angled away from it (i.e. the prop rod should be straight in that area but is now angled at the top.) It further looks to me that if you removed the cotter from the pivot pin, disassembled the prop rod and straightened it, the kickstand might work as originally. I may be all wet suggesting this from one photo but that's the way it looks from this end...
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   RE:WANTED: DL1 Kickstand posted by paul on 6/12/2005 at 9:22:08 PM
go to an old fashioned hardware store, bring the "tired" spring with you and buy a new one, probably under two bucks!Stores like Benny's, Aubuchons, or independent ACE all have these. If in Weymouth, MA go to Park Ave Hardware off rt 18....just a thought! In West Quincy, MA..... try Curry Hardware!paul
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   RE:WANTED:   DL1 Kickstand posted by Kurt K. on 6/13/2005 at 12:09:57 PM
I rather fancy that his DL-1 features a Pletcher ESGE kickstand, not a model with an external spring, such as the old XPTs.

I believe the new Greenfield kickstands are nearly identical in design and do clear the rod brakes, although if you want to get down to the nitty-gritty of originality, you shouldn't have any trouble hunting down one of the original Pletchers - the hard part is locating them with the original rubber end protector.

-Kurt
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   RE:RE:WANTED:   DL1 Kickstand posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 6/14/2005 at 12:13:23 AM
Perhaps not an original Pletcher... but... it's got the wee rubber nibbie on the end!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=7295&item=7162571975&rd=1

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:RE:RE:WANTED:   DL1 Kickstand posted by Kurt K. on 6/14/2005 at 12:53:36 PM
That's it - seller even says "ESGE PLETSCHER MADE IN W.GERMANY." The top binder sleeve is a great little item in itself, as it is resistant to crimping the stays.

-Kurt
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   RE:WANTED: DL1 Kickstand posted by Mike on 6/16/2005 at 12:14:45 AM
Thanks for the help, I guess if the spring can be serviced, I'll try the replacement spring approach first.
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   RE:RE:WANTED: DL1 Kickstand posted by Kurt K. on 6/16/2005 at 11:47:09 AM
Do check your stand to see if it's an external spring or not Mike - if it is a Pletcher ESGE, chances are the spring cannot be replaced.

If the stand happens to be of any other offbrand manufacturer (which I doubt, but don't count out), you might be better off getting the NOS Pletcher stand on eBay. It'll look better, perform superbly, and will keep your DL-1 safer when propped up.

Take care!

-Kurt
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   RE:WANTED: DL1 Kickstand posted by Mike on 6/16/2005 at 6:21:59 PM
Well I checked it out more closely today. The stand is a Wald, appears to be the basic galvanized steel affair. The Spring appears to be external and held in place by a small clip that might be removable. The picture is below. It appears to be a hairpin cotter holding the spring or something most similar.


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   RE:WANTED: DL1 Kickstand posted by Mike on 6/16/2005 at 6:22:49 PM
Well I checked it out more closely today. The stand is a Wald, appears to be the basic galvanized steel affair. The Spring appears to be external and held in place by a small clip that might be removable. The picture is below. It appears to be a hairpin cotter holding the spring or something most similar.


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   RE:WANTED: DL1 Kickstand posted by Mike on 6/16/2005 at 8:17:46 PM
Sorry for the double post there. I just realized I have an ESGE Pletscher from my old Raleigh Sports that I am not using. I tried it but it didn't fit really (ran into that lower rod linkage). Are all ESGEs the same? This one didn't fit.
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   RE:RE:WANTED: DL1 Kickstand posted by Kurt K. on 6/16/2005 at 9:11:07 PM
Interesting - do you have a photo of the Pletcher from your Sports?
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   RE:RE:WANTED: DL1 Kickstand posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 6/17/2005 at 1:25:15 PM
Hmmm... I will have to look at the Pletscher on my DL-1. It works sans any interferance with the rear brake rods.

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   DL1 Mod posted by: Mike on 6/11/2005 at 1:56:05 AM
Awhile back I posted that I had a 78 DL1. I was told that the 78s exported did not have the white tail and did not have the rear fender reflector. However I was wondering, is it possible to acquire a Raleigh rear reflector and put it on the back fender? I know there is a bolt back there running through the fender to hold the Fender braces to the fender. Can I get a rear reflector and run its bolt through that hole and then just tighten the nut and the fender guards in place? I wouldn't be painting anything white, just adding one of the old cool fender reflectors (preferably the old black models to match the paint).
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: DL1 Mod posted by Mike on 6/11/2005 at 1:59:08 AM
Oh yeah and if this is possible, where might I be able to find an old style rear reflector like one of the little black ones?
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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: DL1 Mod posted by Kurt K. on 6/11/2005 at 9:30:18 PM
Hello Mike,

It is indeed possible, I believe.

My '79 Rudge DL-1 roadster was missing it's reflector assembly (see photo) - I simply installed one of my spare S/A reflectors in the hole, and it fit fine. Make sure to bolt it down with a washer, lock washer, and the original nut, in that order. Also use a bit of Loctite threadlock, that way you won't have to worry about the reflector loosening off.

Not sure if the early black reflectors fit - they should if meant for the rounded DL-1 fenders. There may be problems if you use the variants made for the squared-off fenders. You may have to adapt one from a Sports.

P.S.: My Rudge was a Curacao export model, hence the white tail.

-Kurt


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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: DL1 Mod posted by Mike on 6/12/2005 at 2:40:59 AM
Nice bike there, Kurt. I tried the whole reflector addition tonight and decided it wasn't worth the trouble of realigning the rear fender stays and the hardware back there. I decided to just leave it as is (black with no reflector). It still looks pretty good stock.

Was the chaincase and white tail in 79 unique to the Curacao bikes? Mine came with the late 70s version of the hockey stick and a union generator with headlight and tail light. There's no white tail or rear reflector stock.
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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: DL1 Mod posted by Kurt K. on 6/12/2005 at 12:57:04 PM
Hello Mike,

Interesting - does your DL-1 have wire stays? That would explain why you had a hard time fitting the refelector. Mine has rod stays which bolt to the fender edges.

Incedentally, I have a '69 Robin Hood with wire stays with it's original Farylight reflector - the reflector bolts through the fender and doubles as a bolt to secure the wire stay through a loop at the rear of the stay.

Provided your DL-1 features this type of mounting, I see nothing to hinder you from putting the reflector on. You wouldn't happen to have a digital snapshot of the reflector and fender, would you?

>Was the chaincase and white tail in 79 unique to the Curacao bikes?

Abselutely correct. Same with the narrow export handlebars - the exploded diagrams here at Oldroads make an interesting mention of that.

The Union generator is an addon. I've never been fond of them on English bikes - I've always held the belief that if a Raleigh is to have a lighting system, it should have a Dynohub (precisely why my '70 Twenty and '71 & '69 Sports do not feature lighting systems of any kind, while my Rudge DL-1 and '73 do (still looking for the bloomin' all-chrome S-A headlight though - those things are impossible to find!)

-Kurt
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