WANTED:   28 inch herc or sunbeam posted by: ronnie on 8/16/2005 at 12:37:09 PM
Let me know if you know any available!!!!

thanks again.
ron
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AGE / VALUE:   DL-1? posted by: Larry "Boneman" Bone on 8/16/2005 at 12:52:51 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/1954-MENS-RALEIGH-ROADSTER-DL1-DYNO-HUB-4-SPD-BIKE_W0QQitemZ6553724764QQcategoryZ420QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

More like a nice olde Sports... or Superbe possibly... can't really tell from the pics... but I suspect a possible re-paint over the transfers.

Still... an interesting machine.

NMA, etc.

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   DL-1? posted by Chris on 8/17/2005 at 2:48:00 PM
What size are the wheels? Does the description say?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   DL-1? posted by george on 8/17/2005 at 6:23:03 PM
It's a Sports. I e-mailed the seller and he says it has a 4 speed hub with a dyno. (must be an FG according to Sheldon's site) The battery case is for "backup" power. Quite a nice bike and probably worth "restoring" if you can get it for the right price and do most of the work yourself. Wouls others concur?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   DL-1? posted by george on 8/17/2005 at 6:24:15 PM
It's a Sports. I e-mailed the seller and he says it has a 4 speed hub with a dyno. (must be an FG according to Sheldon's site) The battery case is for "backup" power. Quite a nice bike and probably worth "restoring" if you can get it for the right price and do most of the work yourself. Would others concur?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   DL-1? posted by nat on 8/18/2005 at 6:35:02 AM
looks like 26 inch wheels - nice bike - interested to know if the lights are glass
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AGE / VALUE:   Decals on eBay posted by: Matthew on 8/15/2005 at 10:56:39 PM
Hello fellow readers,

Browsing the eBay pages tonight and I came across these.... item number 6552838722, set of 'All Steel' decals.

NMA, NRTS, DKS, NMS,etc.

Matthew.
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MISC:   Raleigh Twenty posted by: Lawrence on 8/15/2005 at 9:17:13 PM
Thanks for all the enthusiastic and helpful response to my Twenty Tyre question. The Twenty in question IS NOW MINE!!!! It is going to need some work but I am looking forward to reliving my twenties! (ha ha!!!! actually I was twelve when I first got it.) I remember my Triumph Twenty as a delightfully cheeky little ride and hope the Raleigh will perform the same. Matthew asks for a cheer for the RSW. Yeah! I had one of those too; right before the Triumph Twenty in fact. It was a fun machine, albeit rather heavy. (I think it's in my sisters garage now.) To me the RSW still evokes the era of the mini: both the skirt and the car! Did I mention my first car was a 1967 Austin Mini Traveller? Those were the ones with the real wood trim. The bike that followed the 20 was a 1950's Hetchins (Do I ever wish I still had that bike!) and the car that followed the mini was a Mk2 Triumph Spitfire. Carefree days on the network of English "B" roads with stops for fragrant Shepherd Neame beer!
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   RE:MISC:   Raleigh Twenty posted by Matthew on 8/15/2005 at 11:01:45 PM
Check your sisters garage regularly, RSWs have a way of disappearing, not always to their own advantage.

Matthew
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AGE / VALUE:   B.S.A. PARABIKE SEATPOST QUEST posted by: CKOKKINIS@COMCAST.NET on 8/15/2005 at 7:41:54 PM
The seat post from the B.S.A. paratrooper bike is too short and it's steel and not alloy.

I'm looking for something longer and lighter. It would help if I knew the size to tell you. Anyways, I'm looking about and I'll post the size here.
Wish me luck.
The basic Raleigh post is too small and it was challenging to see every post I had in the old stash slip about and be too small in the frame.
stay tuned.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: B.S.A. PARABIKE SEATPOST QUEST posted by sam on 8/16/2005 at 12:01:10 AM
Sounds like your looking for a tandem piller.---sam
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: B.S.A. PARABIKE SEATPOST QUEST posted by Ed Lang on 8/16/2005 at 12:52:20 PM
I have a Norman bicycle that uses a 1 1/8 seat post I think this was the BSA standard also. Ed
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