WANTED:   bike parts posted by: taylor on 10/21/2006 at 5:42:14 AM
I'm writing from Detroit, Michigan area. I've started to collect 50s english bikes. Mostly raleighs but I also have a 52 Phillips and a 55 Triumph. Does anyone know a good source for parts, even reproduction parts? For example, fenders, carriers, stands, chainguard, chaincases. I check out ebay and ebayuk everyday but parts are rare. There's a website for a place in Surbiton, Surrey UK called Cycles of Yesteryear but it looks like the place has gone out of business because I've emailed and mailed and phoned the place a few times and no answer. Thanks. Go, Tigers!
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   RE:WANTED:   bike parts posted by Mark on 10/21/2006 at 9:36:49 AM
I've wondered about Cycles of Yesteryear as well. It sounds like you're doing okay finding bikes. The only things I ever see are purple kiddie bikes and girls mtbs when I start looking for old bikes. There seems to be a shortage of anything old Raleigh in my part of the world.
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   RE:WANTED:   bike parts posted by Matthew on 10/21/2006 at 10:12:41 AM
Hey Folks,

Don't give up. I have used The Old Cycle Co. with some success. tim manages to source bits you can't find elsewhere and tyres you can't get in bike shops. Don't just search 'Old Bike' on eBay, try vintage bike, vintage bicycle, antique bicycle, Raliegh, Phillips, BSA, Hercules, Triumph bicycle etc. you'd be surprised what is out there.
If you have specific needs ask us here and see what comes up. Remember shipping isn't cheap from one side of the pond to the other but if you have family or friends coming this way or relaitives in the USAF you might find a way around shipping costs.

The Old Bicycle Co website is:-
http://www.ekmpowershop.com/ekmps/shops/theoldbicycle/index.
asp

Give it a try.

Matthew - To restore & Serve.
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   RE:WANTED: bike parts posted by Warren on 10/21/2006 at 5:24:07 PM
Don't hesitate to ask for parts here. I hate to tell you some of the things I had to donate to the LBS and others when I moved 3 months ago. Many of the things you're asking for.
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   RE:RE:WANTED:   bike parts posted by Charlie on 11/6/2006 at 4:27:20 AM
Hi I just got an old BSA bicycle which I intehd to restore how do I go to find parts... This one has got a leather chain guard which I never saw before. thanks Charlie..
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   RE:RE:WANTED:   bike parts posted by Charlie on 11/6/2006 at 4:27:26 AM
Hi I just got an old BSA bicycle which I intehd to restore how do I go to find parts... This one has got a leather chain guard which I never saw before. thanks Charlie..
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AGE / VALUE:   30s Rudge photos posted by: Peter on 10/19/2006 at 2:23:54 PM
Hello Gents,

Here's a link to some photos of my circa 1936 Rudge club bike. It has lots of, ahem, "character" !

Cheers,
Pete


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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   30s Rudge photos posted by Chris on 10/19/2006 at 5:36:19 PM
Nice. But, I would not want to hit my calf on those worn chainwheel teeth. They look kinda sharp. I know that crank is original and nice but I would scare up a new (old) chainwheel. What brand wingnuts?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: 30s Rudge photos posted by Neal on 10/19/2006 at 7:47:40 PM
That's amazing fork rake on your bike! Talk about a long wheelbase. Are those EA1 rims? Very cool brakes, too. Thanks for the pics.

Neal
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   30s Rudge photos posted by Peter on 10/20/2006 at 6:42:15 AM
Hah ! Yes, the chainwheel teeth are sharp indeed ! I suspect this machine has many, many miles on it ! I wouldn't mind replacing the chainwheel but those pre Raleigh era ones are a bit different than the later ones... More "spokes" around the hand and so forth...

The rear wing nuts seem to be a pretty early type... no idea of the brand... I re-threaded them on an old SA axle to use on this bike... Less expensive than real Sturmeys and kind of interesting looking... the front nuts are generic aluminum of some kind. The rims are EA1's... Dunlop in the rear and "Jointless" in the front with a Bayliss-Wiley hub.

The bike is more or less the way I found it, with an obviously old re-paint ! I touched up the white parts a bit because they were really far gone... Also, the spearpoint extension was broken off the front mudguard so I cut one out of an old... drain opener bottle. Looks pretty good from a few feet away !

I have a great time with this bike and despite its "hoary" appearance I get all sorts of compliments from those few who are inclined to appreciate such things !

Thanks !
Pete


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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   30s Rudge photos posted by Matthew on 10/20/2006 at 10:24:12 AM
Hi there,
I thought you'd all be interested in this on eBay UK.

Matthew - browsing can be expensive.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   30s Rudge photos posted by Matthew on 10/20/2006 at 10:25:05 AM
Hi there,
I thought you'd all be interested in this on eBay UK.

Perhaps I should have put the item number on the first posting. Doh!

ITEM NUMBER 150048408362

Matthew - browsing can be expensive.
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AGE / VALUE:   roadster frame for the small guy posted by: sam on 10/19/2006 at 6:45:13 AM
Check out this roadster frame in a very small size
http://cgi.ebay.com/USED-VINTAGE-SMALL-ROADBIKE-F-F-BICYCLE_W0QQitemZ260041925227QQihZ016QQcategoryZ42319QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
sam
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AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh folding bicycle 16 inch wheels posted by: Ed on 10/19/2006 at 4:36:00 AM
I have a Raleigh 16 inch wheel bicycle that folds. The SA mod. AW hub reads 66 and it is painted olive green. This has handlebars that fold with a 1 1/2 inch knob in the center. I looked at the data base of photos and saw an RSW this is much like mine. What model do I have? What were the years that this was in production? An odd thing, this has a ball bearing headset. My Raleigh Twenty had a plastic bushing Headset. Why? This has an odd, but nice center pull brake mounted under the chain stays.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh folding bicycle 16 inch wheels posted by Matthew on 10/19/2006 at 10:39:47 AM
Hi,

Sounds like you have an RSW 16.

Matthew - little wheels whizz along
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh folding bicycle 16 inch wheels posted by Ed on 10/19/2006 at 6:43:50 PM
Thank you. When I look at it I think I may be asked; How did you get it away from the Leprachun! I did get it up and going. A good sturdy frame. Ed
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   diagram or detail of Ladies Robin hood bike posted by: c. on 10/18/2006 at 1:19:38 PM
Hi - can anyone recommend some resources for fixing up a ladies robin hood bike - including making sure I am putting it together properly! Thanks!
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: diagram or detail of Ladies Robin hood bike posted by sam on 10/19/2006 at 6:41:18 AM
hear's a pic of a lady rudge--it's the same bike just different decals.If you run into problems with a certain part ask and we should be able to email you the correct data.


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