| Check out the new SA website www.sturmey-archer.com|
There's a new line of 3, 5, 8 speed hubs that are very nice looking with a variety of brake options. Also, there's a new front generator hub that includes a drum brake.
| I purchased a Phillips blue five speed English touring bike made in Nottingham England. My wife has an Identical three speed. When were these made, and what value are the pair. They are in excellent condition. My 11 year old son rides it in the neighborhood, when someone gives him a funny look, he just looks at them and cries, "Cherioo".|
He gets many looks. Especially that he has the dog in a box on the back of the bike.
| I'd say mid to late 70's. This was a time when Raleigh was converting their Sports models over to 5 speeds as well. You will often find EA1 rims on these bikes as well.|
| I just bought a 1973 Raleigh Sport 3 speed, and I'm having trouble adjusting the seat height. Is there some trick that I'm missing? Thanks!|
| If the post has not been moved in many years, it may be really stuck; rust, etc. First try taking out the binder bolt and use a big screwdriver (try twisting it) to hold open the slot in the seat tube a bit while twisting and pulling up on the seat. Having three or four hands can help! If that fails, try to get some penetrating oil into the seat tube and let it sit for a while. If there's enough length on the tube, you might try to free it by twisting and pushing down, then pulling it up once it's unstuck. You have a very common problem. Good luck.|
| Just a small addition to David's advice: Leave the seat attached to the post. The attached seat makes the best crank you could ask for to twist the post free ... better than vice grips. For a rust solvent, try PB Blaster.|
| My mechanic keeps telling me, Ammonia on rusted parts.|
| Nice Dawn Tourist on Fleabay....|
Be interesting to see what price it brings in.
Larry "Boneman" Bone
| Yep - that's Neal's...remember the Sturmey SW discussion from about a week ago? |
| DOH! Yeah.... now I remember...... Hopefully it will command a nice price for him. Neat bike!|
Larry "Boneman" Bone
| Yup, that's mine. Thanks all for the advice on the SW hub. Once I opened it up, I saw very little wear on the pawls, and now that it's back together, it's working fine. Kind of eery to have total silence when freewheeling!|
|1951 AW with front Dynohub|