FOR SALE:   Raleigh Twenty Folder Chopper wheel posted by: Ed on 11/19/2006 at 3:28:35 PM
I have a set of wheels for a Twenty. (20 x 1.75)I built a set of custom wheels for the bicycle and don't need them anymore. This is a 1969 original set with rebuilt hubs. The original Raleigh tires with red stripes are on them. The back hub is a SA AW. The front hub has the oil port. The hubs are 36 spoke. Over all in good shape, not rusted. FORD906@CS.com I can send photos on request. I sell on Ebay but I thought this may be a better place. I live in the Niagara Falls, NY area and I can ship them. Ed
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AGE / VALUE:   RSW Raleigh on Ebay Warning! posted by: Ed on 11/19/2006 at 7:30:20 AM
Item #180049756964 on Ebay is showing a very bent fork. The headtube shows paint flaking off at the fork. I checked my RSW and this fork must be bent forward 2 inches. Buyer beware!!!! Ed
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   RSW Raleigh on Ebay Warning! posted by Mike on 11/20/2006 at 11:04:07 AM
Well, he does say the front form MIGHT be bent A LITTLE. Plus, did you read the rest? The bike may not be shipped equipped as shown, and he reserves the right to chop the bike up (literally) to get it to fit in a box! Also, for a UBI grad he doesn't seem to know much about bicycles, i.e. doesn't even know if it's a 3, 4, 5, or whatever speed! Looks like sucker bait to me!
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   RSW Raleigh on Ebay Warning! posted by Matthew on 11/20/2006 at 12:29:06 PM
Oh dear!

I think this guy, Dan must have bought his qualification from the back of a magazine. Or maybe he saved up cigarette tokens for it. Clever he ain't. I would not buy a new innertube from this chap. Basically you could bid and buy this bike (which needs new forks no doubt about that)and only end up with a heap of parts. What does he take the eBaying public for? I could rant on but it wouldn't wein me any friends or influence anyone, so I won't

Matthew - ra ra rantsputin
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   RSW Raleigh on Ebay Warning! posted by Spike on 11/20/2006 at 2:59:48 PM
I've seen this guy before.Makes interesting reading.
Can't believe anyone would bid.
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   RSW Raleigh on Ebay Warning! posted by Chris on 11/21/2006 at 4:43:01 AM
R.S.W. 16 is a very heavy bike. Shipping will be extra aweful. I used to have spare forks but not right now. I remember the first time I saw one and wanted one. 88 year old Canadian woman snapped at me nastily when I just was politely asking if she'd might sell it. I bought 9/10's of the old goodies in the shop and followed them to their next location and brought back more. I ended up with 9 of these in different colors. Two came from a cycle shop in England instead of the Rod brake parts and Dunlop rubber saddles I was supposed to be getting. Heavy and there were parts sticking thru the boxes and the driver made me go into the back where the trucks were and I had to carry it out and I jabbed myself and was bleeding a lot.

The R.S.W. 16 came in Flamenco candy red with red cable casings and Raleigh's famous Bronze green with green cable casings and in a folding and a non- folding version and then the motorized version called the WISP. I hunted thru old shops and found new in wrappings original Dunlop all white tires for the front. Also had the Raleigh R.S.W. 14 bike then into the Raleigh 20 bikes and hopped one up from there. The good thing about the Raleigh R.S.W. 16 is that some of it's parts are interchangable or same as the Raleigh Chopper's.
Wish I had concentrated solely on the Raleigh Chopper bikes. It would have paid better but I would not trade my experiences and fun for anything.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   RSW Raleigh on Ebay Warning! posted by Matthew on 11/24/2006 at 11:19:56 AM
I acme across an RSW 16 in Norwich a week ago. It was metallic chocolate brown and badged as a Phillips. The little Malaysian lady pushing it along looked very happy.

Hooray for the little wheels, have you ever seen the RSW with a four speed? I have.

Matthew - balloon tyres for me.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: RSW Raleigh on Ebay Warning! posted by Michelle on 11/24/2006 at 7:25:31 PM
I just bought this bike today, ebay item number: 270036392962, , Just wondering if any one can give me any advise on this bike and what I should do for it once I have it back home.


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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: RSW Raleigh on Ebay Warning! posted by Chris on 11/25/2006 at 1:28:22 PM
Whatever you need to know, we can help you.When you have the thing in front of you let us know.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: RSW Raleigh on Ebay Warning! posted by Michelle on 11/25/2006 at 3:41:03 PM
Thank you very much, I've been reading alot about the bike, I believe it is from the mid to late 70's. When I have it at home I was going to see if the bike shop by me knows anything about them, but I didn't want to leave it to some kid into racing 10 speeds and knowing nothing about it except how to use wd40. Thanks Again! Michelle
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   RSW Raleigh on Ebay Warning! posted by Matthew on 11/26/2006 at 2:48:31 AM
Hi Michelle,

Love it, clean it, ride it!

You know you can date it from the rear hub.

Matthew - it's riding that keeps me sane.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: RSW Raleigh on Ebay Warning! posted by Michelle on 11/26/2006 at 3:51:23 PM
Thanks Matthew, I already can't wait to get it home. I just hope that the hub dosen't need to be replaced, I just want to clean it up and start riding right away. I started searching for this type of bike after I realized that the bike that I had to ride home from work was so unconfortable. Riding a 10 speed hurts!! I told my fiance' not to bring it home if they didn't throw in the fuzzy seat!! :o)


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   RE:AGE / VALUE: RSW Raleigh on Ebay Warning! posted by Michelle on 11/28/2006 at 7:18:18 PM
Here she is!! All dolled up and ready to roll. Had to do some cleaning, and she was a little greasy. OK, here is the dirt. I couldn't find a date anywhere on the bike, not even on the hub, Hmmmm. Also, when I shift gears, its like a klunk, and I can't tell 2nd from 1st gear. This it needs a tune up? Thanks for your time, Michelle


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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   RSW Raleigh on Ebay Warning! posted by matt mitchell on 4/12/2008 at 5:01:26 AM
hi there got an rsw but needs new balloon tires anyone know where to get them want the real white ones thanks matt
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   who made this bike??? posted by: mike on 11/17/2006 at 8:44:56 PM
I bought a farily nice bicycle at a thrift-store today. The bike apears to have been painted(too bad). The only markings on the bike is the head badge. It reads "ROYAL" and apears to have a crown above "ROYAL". It is a three speed strumey archer dated 64 4 (1964) 40 spoke hub. Front hub is a 28 spoke with a "R" in the emblem, it does have an oil hole covered by a clip. Did i find me a Raliegh by another brand name??? Sorry no pict. Thank you for any help.
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   who made this bike??? posted by Chris on 11/18/2006 at 10:31:23 AM
Could be made by Phillips. The other 800 lb gorrilla of British cycle makers. Phillips also had other brand names that they made.

I don't think the R means Raleigh in this case. I need to see a picture to really answer this
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   who made this bike??? posted by mike on 11/18/2006 at 4:03:35 PM
i'll get a pict up monday or tuesday. tooo busssy this weekend...
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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   who made this bike??? posted by mike on 11/18/2006 at 4:30:02 PM
here is the pict i promised. a little earlier than monday


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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   who made this bike??? posted by Spike on 11/18/2006 at 5:01:41 PM
I have a Royal Hunter made in Holland.It resembles a before Raleigh Phillips,Hercules or Dunelt in the fenders and Chain guard.Not saying identical or made by them.
I also heve a couple of Rollfasts which use names like Royal Crown or something like that.One is a very nice
C.64 100% Raleigh even the fender braces.

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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   who made this bike??? posted by Ed on 11/19/2006 at 7:58:17 AM
Look at the frame where the back mudguard would bolt on to the frame, Raleigh made. Just find some good fenders in chrome. Royal Crown was a label of D P Harris hardware New York. Made by BCC aka Phillips. Ed
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh Sports posted by: Calvin on 11/16/2006 at 6:33:48 PM
Hello,
I have a 1969 Woman's Gold Raleigh Sports for sale. Comes with lighting system with rear exterior generator, white Brooks vinyl saddle, gear changing hand grip and bell.
Excellent shape, low mileage.
I'm looking for $200. Only pick-up please and no Nigerian-wife-in-accident husband who has a woman's name and deals with Western Union.
Thank you.
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Loose Rod Brake Eye/Guide on Handlebar posted by: Paul Lee on 11/16/2006 at 12:12:16 PM
I am thinking of buying what I think is a mid 50's Raleigh Superbe (FG hub, chaincase, rod brakes, green, 26" wheels, B73). One of the rod guides on the handlebar seems to be pulling out. Is this a fatal flaw? Are they screwed into the bar or are they supposed to be permanently affixed (welded)? Can this be repaired? I think the bike is original except for the grips. I'll post pictures if I get it. I can't wait to clean it up.
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Loose Rod Brake Eye/Guide on Handlebar posted by Chris on 11/16/2006 at 2:44:09 PM
The stud is screwed into a piece that is inside the handlebar. Do not remove this all the way or dissessamble the rod brake handlebars as you'll never get them back together!

I am stumped on this question here and I have ruined a set of my own handlebars and this handlebar set is ( or was) a really nice set with excellent chrome and a really long quill stem.
What do you other guys think?
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Loose Rod Brake Eye/Guide on Handlebar posted by Paul Lee on 11/16/2006 at 3:08:28 PM
Thanks Chris. Good advice. I am going to pick it up tonight and will take a good look at it. The friend I am buying it from is a good machinist so maybe he'll have some ideas.

Really, thank you. I would have tried to disassembly the bars right away.
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Loose Rod Brake Eye/Guide on Handlebar posted by Paul Lee on 11/16/2006 at 5:37:47 PM
I got the bike. S/N is 590670 T and the hub is 55. The frame size is 23" from center to top. The saddle is not a B73 but a B83. I have never heard of one of those. It has the three springs like a B73. It is missing a rear brake pad. Tires hold air and it is probably rideable (minus the rear brake). I'll take before photos and disassemble/clean/reassemble it. The rod guide will get addressed in the process with no rash moves.
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Loose Rod Brake Eye/Guide on Handlebar posted by Paul on 11/17/2006 at 12:30:40 PM
I took some pictures this morning:
http://picasaweb.google.com/Paul.BVVW.Lee/RaleighSuperbe
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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Loose Rod Brake Eye/Guide on Handlebar posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 11/18/2006 at 10:22:14 AM
Nice machine! Looks like you've got a little work ahead of you but it certainly appears to be all original and complete. I didn't look too closely... is there a front fork lock?

Enjoy!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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