AGE / VALUE:   British made Royce Union? posted by: Larry "Boneman" Bone on 8/26/2005 at 10:39:36 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/vintage-ROYCE-UNION-mens-3-speed-bicycle-bike-rare_W0QQitemZ6556458976QQcategoryZ420QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Sure looks like a lugged frame... and definitely an S/A hub. Very pretty too!

Could be a nice find for anyone propinquitous with Detroit.

NMA, etc.

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   British made Royce Union? posted by David on 8/27/2005 at 5:07:43 PM
Japanese, I think, but it looks very nice. It has the Shimano-style bellcrank on the rear axle and the hub diameter is too small to be SA. Wasn't Royce-Union always a Japanese clone of English bikes? BTW, notice that the crank is either loose or one of the cotters is in backwards.
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AGE / VALUE:   sunbeam posted by: sam on 8/26/2005 at 10:39:42 PM
Did ya'll see this one---check out the headset!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=ADME:B:FSEL:US:1&Item=6556327044
sam
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AGE / VALUE:bunch of bikes posted by: scott on 8/26/2005 at 11:35:53 AM
I have a friend with several european made 3 spd bikes which he hasn't been able to sell on eBay. if I post a few pictures would you guys help me determine if they are junk or not? there are a few ralleigh bikes a dunelt a stebler,etc. let me know so I can avoid jamming up this board with pictures if you don't want to see them.
thanx. Scott
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:bunch of bikes posted by David on 8/27/2005 at 5:09:15 PM
If they're ridable they're not junk. But they're probably not collectibles either!
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:bunch of bikes posted by Matthew on 8/30/2005 at 8:54:17 PM
Scott, if you follow the guidance for ageing a three speed bicycle found on this website then you will have a better idea of what you are dealing with. The Dunelt would attract interest here in the UK, as might the Raleigh(s) but perhaps your friend has been ambitious with his start or reserve prices. After all its better to start at say $5 and get a bite than $50 and end up keeping what you really want to sell.

Matthew - from Norfolk, the Uk eBay hotspot!
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AGE / VALUE:   1930's The Raleigh - Sports Model posted by: Matt Devlin on 8/26/2005 at 3:12:26 AM
I recently found what I believe to be a mid 1930's Raleigh Sports model. It is a very interesting bike in good original condition. It must be a trainign bike of some sort. The rear hub is a flip/flop (single speed freewheel/ fixed gear), the decals say in large letters (whats left of them) on the seat tube "Raleigh Sports model", It also has a decal that says that on the top of the down tube. The head badge and rear fender decals say "The Raleigh" Nottingham..
There are some wonderful Raleigh logo'd parts, including metal petals with the mallard diecut in the middle, "R" wingnuts on the axle ends, an older style light mount on the handle bar stem. There is a very rounded stem, a real goose neck...:-)
The caliper brakes front and rear seem to have leather casings. The Brooks saddle is a Plyflex 209,. which I was able to track down to the 1930's through the Brooks site. Evidently it was a weather resistant leather saddle made at that time.


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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1930's The Raleigh - Sports Model posted by Matt Devlin on 8/26/2005 at 3:43:35 AM
Sorry my pictures are not working, having a connection problem with my FTP.
I am interested in any info I can find on this bike? I have about 20 detailed pictures available and would be will to sent them upon request for information in return.
Many thanks in advance.
Matt

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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   1930's The Raleigh - Sports Model posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 8/26/2005 at 9:32:17 AM
Matt Devlin? Posting on THIS board? Wow... this must be a MOST interesting machine! Don't know if I can provide any info on the velocipede in question, but I sure would like a pic or two.

A couple of questions do come to mind... Frame size? Does it have mudguards (fenders)? Chainguard or full chaincase? Are the chrome bits actually chrome, or blacked out? Northroad bars, or drops? Usually a bike of this vintage has oil ports on the bottom bracket too.

This has got to be your best find (britbike wise anyhow) since that wonderful GREEN Phillips DL-1!

Shoot me a pic or two... I'm interested in seeing this one!

Regards!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1930's The Raleigh - Sports Model posted by Matt Devlin on 9/16/2005 at 11:19:21 PM
I am going to try to post pictures again! If tyhis works there are 20 pictures starting with raleigh1 ang going through raleigh21.


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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   1930's The Raleigh - Sports Model posted by Matt Devlin on 9/16/2005 at 11:23:59 PM
one more picture..


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AGE / VALUE:   Western Flyer Lightweight With Tank posted by: Scott Buchanan on 8/26/2005 at 2:49:37 AM
This was my mother's childhood bicycle. It's a Western Flyer she got at a Western Auto store. What's so odd about it is that it is a lugged-frame lightweight but it is equipped like a ballooner with a tank, rear rack, and curvy features. I have been trying to get information on this bike for years, and I have never seen another like it. I wonder if there was a mens' version of the bicycle. Does anyone know who the manufacturer of this bike is, or have any literature about it?


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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Western Flyer Lightweight With Tank posted by Scott Buchanan on 8/26/2005 at 2:53:15 AM
Here's another picture of the bike:


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