| Picking thru a shop there is a box of handlebars all junk at first glance but I make myself go through it just to be fun. Well, surprise! Alloy GB (Gerry Burgess) British made handlebars! 5 of them at 6.99 each. The four are tiny for kids bikes so I guess I'll pass over them and let them sit there. The last one is adult size and he said it fits the Raleigh Record. Well..... AIEEHHHAA! You know that I'm looking for the good stuff and it was not there! FOR 6.99 I still think I'll pass on it. No Raleigh record handlebar is worth this? I don't know. Anyway it sits there and I looked for stems and did not see any. Those if they were older I would pick up. Ya gotta be careful!|
The groups advice here would be appreciated. Thanks!
| By the way, these are for ten speed type bikes and that is why I am staying away. These are not old enough.|
| Chris...I've got a pair of GB bars from the 50's and they are nearly identical to those from the 70's. The only difference is the sharpness of the GB logo in relief.|
The stems are still quite easy to find. If the GB bars are 40 cm or over I would pick them up. They would suit many decent bikes that weren't Records.
| THANK YOU! I SAT THERE WAVERING SOMETHING TERRIBLE! STARING AT THE G.B. INSIGNIA.|
I GO TOMORROW.
| Also GB bars were used on some schwinns! you got to look at the bar end to find if GB. And the Map Of England GB bars are HOT at present with the road group---sam|
| SNATCHED THEM UP. WE'LL SEE HOW WELL THEY DO ON THE BAY.|
THANKS FOR THE COMMENTS
| What are the differences besides overall size between a 23 and a 21 inch frame? Does a 23 inch frame use different parts than a 21? (e.g. longer seat tube, bigger front fork, different sized handlebars). The reason for this is that I spotted a nice front fork on ebay that is the same exact year and color as my current bike's. Mine is a 23 inch frame and I'm not sure if this spare is off a 21 or a 23. |
| The fork tube length will be different, the larger the frame, the longer the head tube. A fork from a 21" frame will not fit a 23" frame. The rest of the bike would use the same parts, such as wheels, handlebars, and seat tube. |
| Hi, I'm still in the hunt for a good quality tire dynamo set for my Raleigh sports (especially after riding in the dark this past week and hitting stuff in the road). I found a decent one on ebay, but the auction is paypal only. I don't have paypal as of now so I was a little bummed. |
What I'm after is a nice set where the lamp is the old style chromed bullet/ball lamp, with a little red tail light and good dynamo. Strong preference for stuff in the US right now because international shipping is quite expensive. Let me know about any leads. Thanks for the help.
I have a fairly new Sanyo dynamo set I bought a couple of years back. It isn't the set you are looking for but the dynamo is interesting. Rather than riding on the tire it runs on the edge of the tire and rim and turns much more smoothly that the bottle dynamos. The set has a funky handlebar mount light (no tail light) I've never tried it but it's still in original box.
| Keep an eye on e- bay seller throwbackbikes. It's your old pal Chris and I'm thinning the fleet down. Offering two vintage Raleigh Record Ace bikes and bits. 28 Inch Raleigh Tourist frames and wheels and bits, Chopper frame and bits. The Raleigh Record Ace machines especially. Keep an eye out. Thank You |
| There is a nice 1948 Raleigh Record Ace frame and fork on e-Bay for the next three days. Item # 6556665770|
This one is mine, just letting the group here in on the scene. Thanks.