| In my quest for the perfect roadster I've noticed that some Raleighs and others have drop center rims and others do not. Is it the low end models that don't have that feature? Should a bike be passed by if it lacks drop center rims?|
| The perfect rim is the one that is original to your bike. I think the endrick (non-drop centre) are the better rims but westwoods and westricks have mojo and look the part on roadsters.|
| The "drop-center" rims along with brazed-on fender stays are the mark of top-of-the-line Nottingham Raleighs. They were nicknamed Westricks because they accommodated cable brakes like the Endricks and rod brakes like the Westwoods. After a certain postwar date they became standard on Sports, Superbes, Dawns, and Colts. By today's standards they are egregiously overweight, but they are the best thing short of ballon tires and a front suspension for taking a curb head on. I have set aside an extra pair for eventually replacing the Endricks on my Robin Hood.|
| Thanks y'all. I have a set from a 68-70? Sprite. The rear one has a 5 speed cluster. That was a decent bike but my family made me get rid of it. I was able to keep the top tube shifter as well.|
| I RECENTLY MADE ROADWORTHY A ROBIN HOOD BICYCLE -5 SPEED. ITS NOT PRACTICAL FOR MY USE, SO I WOULD LIKE TO SELL IT TO SOMEONE WHO MIGHT APPRECIATE IT. |
| I've seen large frames before... but this.. is amazing!|
Larry "Boneman" Bone
| If you could somehow mount the crankset higher a short person wouldn't have to worry about dogs. You'd have to get on it from a porch or the back of a truck though. |
| You could used 'kiddie cranks' which are used to convert the back end of tandems for children. then even I could ride this monster.It would be like being on the top deck of a tram!|
Matthew - minature in motion.
| Just how tall are you Matt? |
| Hello All - |
I am looking for the round chainguard cover one would find on an older Raleigh. This is the piece which covers the chain ring (along with the the metal sliding tab which attaches near the crank arm). Many thanks!
| Someone please buy this at the "Buy it Now" price of $325. Item number 230051027253 |
It ain't no '72! I think it's late 50's early/60's and it's in great condition and it's in the desireable 22 inch size. Great saddle. Lucas "King of the Road" bell to boot. I'm just not buying any more bikes for awhile. Otherwise, it would be mine.
NMA and the usual disclaimers.
Can you provide any pictures? Thanks
| Hello Gents,|
Has anyone out there had any experience with Cheng Shin C83 26x1 1/4 tires ? I've been using Kenda tires marked for both EA1 and Schwinn S6 rims and while they "fit" well enough to get me from point a to point b I know they're much more "baloony" than the real thing. I've seen some Cheng Shin C83's on Ebay and was wondering if anyone knew if these would be an improvement over the Kendas or if they are just some other sort of hybrid abomination ?/!!
| Hi Pete,|
We used to have Cheng Shin tyres on our motorbikes in the early 80's and we called them 'affordable rubbish' or something like that which rhymes with Cheng Shin. However they are OK for low speed cycling. Kenda are more of a quality product.
Matthew - Michelin for the mileage.
| Well... given the choice of Cheng Shin 26 x 1 3/8 over Duros.... I would opt for the Cheng Shins. Kendas of course are better.|
Larry "Boneman" Bone
| But are Cheng Shin C83 26 x 1 1/4 597mm tires replacements for Schwinn lightweight 26 x 1 3/8 S-6 (a.k.a. 26 x 1 1/4 EA1 in Europe) tires? Is the 597mm bead size the only measurement that counts for compatibility?|