ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   3-speed pulley wheel assembly posted by: Daniel on 7/25/2005 at 2:07:21 AM
Is there any advantage in placing the pulley wheel assembly for a 3-speed hub gear at the top of the seat tube as opposed to placing it on the top tube near the seat post? I think the pulley assembly comes in two sizes - a 1 inch diameter for a top tube and a 1 1/8 inch diameter for the seat tube.
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   3-speed pulley wheel assembly posted by Kurt K. on 7/30/2005 at 12:10:49 AM
No advantage that I can think of, except that the lower cable routing would probably standardize the cable length, as frame size would not be an issue when run via the down tube. Then again, you could simply move the fulcrum clamp farther foward or backwards on the tube...

The pulley assembly came in only one size - 1". Mounted on top or bottom, they were always affixed to the seat post, so size never changed.

The fulcrum clamp, however, came in both 1" and 1 1/8" sizes for both top tube & down tube routing, respectively.

Take care,

-Kurt
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AGE / VALUE:   Rudge chainring w/hand posted by: Doug on 7/24/2005 at 4:19:33 PM
Which year did Rudge produce bicyles with the "hand" design in the chainring? I am getting one and wanted to find out some info on it.

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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Rudge chainring w/hand posted by David on 7/25/2005 at 9:31:43 PM
I have a Raleigh-built Rudge Sports with the hand chainring. Its AW hub is dated 1970 and I'm pretty sure it's original.
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Rudge chainring w/hand posted by Chris on 7/25/2005 at 10:36:05 PM
The Rudge hand goes back to the 1940's probably further back.
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   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Rudge chainring w/hand posted by Kurt K. on 7/26/2005 at 1:26:39 AM
And I believe '72 was the last year for them. My '79 Rudge Roadster DL-1 has the four-spoke type as seen on a few late '70s Humber Sports and other off-brand Raleigh models.

Take care,

-Kurt
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Rudge chainring w/hand posted by Doug on 7/26/2005 at 10:38:39 PM
Thanks, I take it the hub will be the main indicator of age.


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AGE / VALUE:   Is this really a Clubman? posted by: Neal Lerner on 7/24/2005 at 11:58:42 AM
Here's an odd one, listed as a 1950 Raleigh Clubman:

http://providence.craigslist.org/bik/86048516.html

I emailed the owner to ask what was original to the bike, and he said, frame, cranks, rear wheel, pedals. Yet it's red! As far as I know from Peter Kohler's Clubman site, 1950 = blue. I'm trying to figure out if this bike is a Clubman at all and worth the hour or so drive down from Boston to Providence to find out. Any thoughts?

Neal Lerner
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Is this really a Clubman? posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 7/24/2005 at 1:10:49 PM
Hmmm... I was under the impression that all clubmans hat 26" wheels? The advertisement for this one clearly states 27". Not sure if that's a dead-giveaway... or perhaps there were clubman's equipped thusly.

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Is this really a Clubman? posted by Kurt K. on 7/24/2005 at 2:37:40 PM
I'm not surprised as to the 27"s - finding the 597 mm tires are next to imposible (although Sheldon got the Schwables back in recently).

Take care,

-Kurt
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   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Is this really a Clubman? posted by alonzo on 7/24/2005 at 10:23:52 PM
Summit makes the 37-597 tire size. It's also known as Schwinn S-6. I haven't had any problem finding them out here on the left coast.

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   RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Is this really a Clubman? posted by Kurt K. on 7/25/2005 at 1:30:40 AM
Ever tried stuffing the S-6 type tires under a pair of fenders made for the EA-1s? It's impossible. Sometimes, the Schwinn type tire will not clear a frame's brake bridge either.

The S-6 tires also ruin whatever performace the bike had in the first place - they ride like an American 26 X 1.75 smoothtread for a middleweight.

-Kurt
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Is this really a Clubman? posted by tod on 7/27/2005 at 1:36:19 AM
i just emailed the guy.. he told me that the steer tube is bent and that it might be able to be unbent? he claims the bike has been repainted and some of the fender bosses are broken..
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Is this really a Clubman? posted by tod on 7/27/2005 at 1:38:54 AM
i just emailed the guy.. he told me that the steer tube is bent and that it might be able to be unbent? he claims the bike has been repainted and some of the fender bosses are broken..
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Is this really a Clubman? posted by Kurt K. on 7/27/2005 at 6:15:10 PM
$85 for a cobbled-up bike with a bent steer tube and hacked frame. Not me. I run a similar "pull-it-from-the-trash-and-fix-it-up" shop, but I wouldn't sell anything with broken frame sections.

I'd say it's worth a look Neal - if the fellow still has the original parts, it might be worth it to take a look at it. I'd be happy if I could bag it with it's original parts for $60...

-Kurt
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   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Is this really a Clubman? posted by Chris on 7/29/2005 at 12:17:31 AM
If the bike is a lightweight 531 tubing bike. I'd keep it and the parts it came with. A bent steer tube is not at all good and the thing is, you cannot replace a steer tube on the Raleigh bikes with their tubular front fork.

Keep the frame and look for a replacement fork.

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   RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Is this really a Clubman? posted by Chris on 7/29/2005 at 12:24:04 AM
The hour long drive is worth it. I have done this for a common Sports. The hunt is part of the fun. The Clubman is rare and special enough to make the drive. I would.
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Is this really a Clubman? posted by Kurt K. on 7/30/2005 at 12:14:09 AM
He doesn't need it Chris - he recently bought himself a '51 Clubman on the 'bay. Original paint and decals in nice shape too, missing the mudguards.

-Kurt
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Triumph Bicycle w/ Wright saddle posted by: Mack on 7/24/2005 at 3:27:06 AM
What markings should I look for on my Triumph bicycle to determine how old it is? The saddle says Wright and the brakes say John Bull. Thanks.
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Triumph Bicycle w/ Wright saddle posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 7/24/2005 at 1:08:00 PM
Hmmm... well, if the rear hub is a Sturmey-Archer 3-speed, there should be a stamp listing year and month of manufacture.

Hope that helps.

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   information please posted by: kevin on 7/23/2005 at 3:45:40 AM
I have been given a bike. It is a Lingson "racer". I have found out that it was made in 1960, but that is all I know about it. Could anyone tell me where I can find out more about this bicycle, I would appreciate it so much.Please help.
Thanks
Kevin.
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