ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   DAWES ECHELON posted by: jim on 10/25/2006 at 11:49:03 PM
I DISCOVERED MY OLD DAWES ECHELON IN MY DAD'S BASEMENT RECENTLY.IT WAS REPAINTED YEARS AGO BUT THE DECALS WERE NEVER REPLACED.I HAVE STRIPPED AND CLEANED EVERY LAST NUT AND BOLT AND THE FRAME IS READY FOR PAINT.I SEEM TO RECALL REYNOLDS TUBING DECALS ON THE FRAME BUT CANNOT REMEMBER IF THEY WERE 5O1 OR 531.CAN ANYONE HELP?
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   DAWES ECHELON posted by Kevin on 11/6/2006 at 11:58:09 PM
check these guys out for nestalgic stickers..

www.nostalgicreflections.com
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AGE / VALUE:   Who needs these, before they are tossed out? posted by: humberchristopher28@hotmail.com on 10/25/2006 at 2:22:55 PM
Before I set these out for the trash. I have a 20 X 1 3/8th Japanese made Westwood front wheel. This is a thick westwood pattern steel rim with a front hub. New, never used.

Also have 2 14 inch front Sturmey Archer wheels. These have 14 spoke front hubs that are new, never ridden. These hubs are missing the axles and cones so it is the rim, spokes, and front hub shells. The cones/ axles are in another bike and are not included.
e- mail if you can use any of this stuff.
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AGE / VALUE:   Ladies Raleigh 1937/38 posted by: alan mullen on 10/24/2006 at 10:34:18 AM
I have just returned from holiday in USA. A lady I met is desperately trying to find what the subject bicycle looked like as one of her ancestors seemingly owned one.

I sketched what i remember of my mothers which was of that vintage.
It was a 28" frame it had the top bar joining the steering pivot to pedal crank as curved or concaved with a small inter-connecting tube in the center of the concave.( I am notsure if it was known as loop frame,) it had standard rod block brakes, a full chain guard, and ,I believe a series of drillings each side of the rear mudguard into which cord was threaded to prevent the ladies coats etc:going into the spokes.

If anyone has a photo or specification which I could forward to the lady in America it would be greatly appreciated.

I have E mailed the cycle museum but got no reply to date

Thanks in anticipation

Alan.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Ladies Raleigh 1937/38 posted by David on 10/27/2006 at 5:31:19 AM
Sounds like a standard 28" wheel ladies' roadster. They're frequently sold on ebay and the streets of Europe (esp Holland) are full of 'em.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Ladies Raleigh 1937/38 posted by Matthew on 10/29/2006 at 3:27:46 PM
Alan,

The bicycle you describe is very similar to a 1930's Hercules, although many other British manufacturers would have made similar models including, Rudge-Whitworth and Raleigh. The Euro-roadsters aren't the same, often having coaster brake (uncommon in the UK) and different frame angles.

If you search around in book shops, libraries or on the WWW you should find pictures to match what your friend's ancestors rode.

Matthew - back pedalling to the future
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   19's Phillips..ANOTHER PIC OF THE CRANK posted by: Kev. on 10/22/2006 at 8:35:58 PM
this is a picture of the Crank...maybe this will help in my ID search on this one,
any help would be great.
Kev.


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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   19's Phillips..ANOTHER PIC OF THE CRANK posted by Ed on 10/24/2006 at 4:22:59 PM
Well it's a Phillips. Made before Raleigh bought them. Note the rear mugard that is lower than the chainstays. The fenders were made by people that rode in rain. Very good I like English bicycles not made by Raleigh. I would like to see more photos. Ed
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   19's something Phillips Ladies Bike. posted by: Kev on 10/22/2006 at 8:32:58 PM
I have searched the site for an hour looking for info on this one.
The rear Hub is a Perry-England and says 36-14

This bad boy rides great and looks even cooler.
I do not know what year it is or what it's worth!!
any info would be great,
Thanks,
Kev.


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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: 19's something Phillips Ladies Bike. posted by Warren on 10/23/2006 at 4:27:30 AM
As you say, the blue bike is a 60's Raleigh-made Phillips. The orange one looks to be a 50's Phillips before the Raleigh takeover. Have a look at the non-drive bottom bracket cup. If it has a raised flat for a wrench, (see the blue bike for reference), it's post 1960. If the cup has holes for a pin wrench, it's pre 1960 and an original Phillips. Check the tire size too...sometimes they had the odd 26 X 1 1/2 size and will take some looking about to find replacements.

The blue bike with 28" tires will likely be the better ride. Check those tires as they may be the export F13 size and will take modern 700c replacements instead of the true 635 mm english tires. Those single speed Raleigh roadsters are fabulous. I rode one for years.

Values aren't great because they are single speeds. Depending on where you are, I'd say they are each worth in the neighbourhood of $100. Of course you have to have the right buyer.
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