| who know about the story of Pintail bicycle |
| I have a 1960 PLANET PINTAIL 28inch dunlop wheel ,male ,rod brake.It cost 800bath(about 20$)at1960.|
I live in bangkok
| My Aunt was the Sales Director who introduced Planet Cycles to Tailand [then Siam] She recieved presents made of silver with the Pintail emblem carved into them from the distributor. I had a Planet Pintail given to me by my Aunt [Lilian Batten] given to me for Xmas about 50 years ago. I wish I still had it, as it was the last cycle saved from the factory in Birmingham when it caught fire. My father had a Planet Puma but it was badly damaged in a crash. I would be interested to hear from anyone who has a Planet cycle or knows if many still exist.|
| Anybody have a good condition Raleigh 3 speed sports for sale in new york? I have two for sale in the chicago area which i do not want to ship.A gentleman who seems very serious wants to buy one from me I told him I did not want to ship and that he should be able to find one locally and avoid the shipping charges.Anyone able to help him out?|
| Where do you have your Chicago Bikes listed|
| Where else? Craigslist.org|
| Last August my wife and I purchased a new single speed woman's roadster made in India through Ebay. It has 28" wheels, rod brakes, fully enclosed "gear case", a real kick stand that lifts the back wheel, and that great roadster frame geometry. Although the quality is obviously no match for the genuine articles from England; we love the way it rides and looks. I'd love to find another one of these for a reasonable price. I don't mind assembling it myself. They are available at:|
but $300 + shipping is considerably more than we are willing to pay. Does anyone know of a less expensive dealer. These bikes are still very popular in the third world and are being manufactured in India, Packistan, China, and other countries. Sincerely, Steve
| They run about $80 to $120 in Mexico,ready to ride.|
| Thanks so much for the info about Mexican availability. I am so sorry to everyone for the repeat messages. How embarassing! I've asked the administrator to delete them.|
| There is someone in NY? who sells Indian roadsters on craigslist, I came across the ad on craigslist and have seen it mentioned on other forums. You might want to try the bikeforums.com, I think there was a thread on the topic. These roadster look quite a bit better than the eastman in that they have none of the tacky transfers and stickers common to indian bikes. |
| here you go http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/main/archives/001122.html |
| the link doesn't work, but the seller might still have some, I guess you could post an ad on craigslist, someone else is selling a new indian roadster for 75, a double top tube model.|
| Why would anybody buy the asian roadster knockoffs unless they couldn't find the real thing? Here in N. Calif, I have trouble getting more than $100 for refurbished Sports/Superbes and $200 for DL-1s (Tourist). At these prices, I'd rather have the real thing. Maybe my problem in selling is people don't know the difference and the chinese-indi stuff looks the same as any to the untrained eye. |
| There has been a lot of discussion here in the past about the Indian roadsters. Many are very poor quality. I agree with Jack -- buy the real thing, a genuine English Raleigh. They're high quality machines, don't cost much, and you can get parts for them.|
| Thanks so much for the very helpful replies. It is true that these bicycles are not of the highest quality. As a former USCF District Road Champion I actually am able to tell the difference.|
Has anyone seen the new Mini Cooper Ads? Take an Indian Roadster bicycle, apply a couple cans of spray paint, put a stripe down the middle, and poof you've got yourself a genuine Mini Cooper. ;)
Jack if you or anyone else comes across a men's DL-1 with a 23" or hopefully smaller frame, 28" wheels, rod brakes, lights, rack, full kickstand (lifts rear wheel off the ground), and dynamo light set for around $200. I'd be very interested. The condition of the paint and chrome are not of extreme importance to me; these will probably be redone anyway.
Thanks again for the helpful advice.
| Just picked up a releigh supreme bike at a garage sale, just wondering value on these, it's in fair shape, few scratches and dent's but at this point I'm going to just clean all bearing's and chrome.I belive it's a 1961 as the rear 3-speed hub has 61 on it (sturey archer)hand operated brakes.leather brooks seat.Thank's for any info.Tom|
| Looks rather nice, appears to be a period conversion too.|
NMA, NRS, etc...