AGE / VALUE:   1924 Raleigh Pix posted by: Peter L. on 1/11/2006 at 6:37:40 PM
Hello Gents,

I also tried putting up some photos of my bike in the database but don't know exactly what's going on with that... So here's a link to some photos taken by Bike Works in NYC. Please, everyone, pardon the Planet Bike plastic fenders... I carry this behemoth up and down the narrow stairs of my Manhattan Tenement on a nearly daily basis so I figured I'd save the originals from unnecessary scuffing in this way... Have also gotten a more appropriate saddle bag since photos were taken. Seat post is reversed to give me a little more KNEE ROOM at the front end !

Cheers !
Pete

http://www.bikecult.com/works/archive/05bicycles/raleigh24K.html
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1924 Raleigh Pix posted by Dick in FL on 1/12/2006 at 4:26:19 AM
Peter,

Your 1924 Raleigh far exceeds my my wildest expectations of what roadster enthusiasts had under wraps. That appears to be a 26" frame with 28"? wheels. I saved a posted reply from Tim Powers (fall 2003) on what is the necessary technique for mounting and dismounting such a tall bike. I have seen classic photos of Sir Edward Elgar posing behind his equally tall Royal Sunbeam and the top tube bisected his midsection well above the navel. The epiphany of the concept of "standover height" evidently was still in the future back in 1924.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1924 Raleigh Pix posted by Dick in FL on 1/12/2006 at 4:26:55 AM
Peter,

Your 1924 Raleigh far exceeds my my wildest expectations of what roadster enthusiasts had under wraps. That appears to be a 26" frame with 28"? wheels. I saved a posted reply from Tim Powers (fall 2003) on what is the necessary technique for mounting and dismounting such a tall bike. I have seen classic photos of Sir Edward Elgar posing behind his equally tall Royal Sunbeam and the top tube bisected his midsection well above the navel. The epiphany of the concept of "standover height" evidently was still in the future back in 1924.
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   1924 Raleigh Pix posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/13/2006 at 10:46:24 AM
Beautiful machine! Thanks for sharing the pics with us.
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   1924 Raleigh Pix posted by Peter L. on 1/13/2006 at 9:36:17 PM
Shucks, thank you gentlemen, I'm glad you like the photos, I'm a relative newcomer to the hobby and the encouragement certainly helps ! Hopefully others will be spurred to post some more shots of their machines...

The '24 Raleigh has a 24" frame, presuming I'm measuring correctly and the wheels are indeed 28". As far as the "standover" goes, let's just say that even though I'm 6 ft tall I'm mindful not to overinflate the tires !

Would anyone care to speculate as to why the barrel type shifter this bike has was not more widely used ? I find it works very well... Much more convenient than reaching down to the top tube and it locks nicely in place for each gear... It can be a tad stiff getting into "low" however... Any ideas ?
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MISC:   Where have all the 3-speeds gone? posted by: nate on 1/11/2006 at 2:45:53 PM
It used to be you'd see 3-speeds everywhere: Goodwill stores, junk shops, the dump, the trash, the local want ads for $20 at the most.

Now I can't find any except in bike shops where the people in the shops think they're made of gold. I'm not going to pay $300 for a Raleigh Sports!


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   RE:MISC:   Where have all the 3-speeds gone? posted by Spike on 1/11/2006 at 7:34:30 PM
I have found some here in central NY but it does take some looking.Last summer:: Raleigh built Armstrong,Rollfast,Dunelt,Sunbeam,Robinhood,Raleigh Colt,A a 79 Rod Brake roadster,Sears Spyder 3 spd,Ross girls 3 spd Barracuda,and a 3spd. folder.As well as a some Generic 3 speeds.I am generally out on the prowl every weekend during the summer looking for most anything with 2 wheels.
When you circulate and talk it up word gets around.I had a Kmart 3spd dropped off at the house the other day.
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   RE:MISC:   Where have all the 3-speeds gone? posted by Geoff Rogers on 1/12/2006 at 5:50:43 PM
An awful lot of them have gone into my garage lately. So many that a few are even out back in the weeds (these are the rough ones, don't worry). The scruffiest ones are all for sale cheap, while there are some decent DL1s and a few Sports machines that are waiting for me to clean them up a bit so I won't lose my shirt. But the Sports bikes will not be $300!
Keep looking; they're still out there if you persevere.
Geoff
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   RE:MISC:   Where have all the 3-speeds gone? posted by Bryan Masone on 1/12/2006 at 10:53:50 PM
I can attest that if you ever see Geoff Rogers selling any bike it will be at a fair price. I have personally toured his workshop and enjoyed his company. He has a lot of knowledge and some fine bikes waiting for the right person to adopt them.
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MISC:   Q Bikes/Z Bikes posted by: Lawrence on 1/10/2006 at 8:32:28 PM
Who remembers the Q Bikes and Z bikes (pronounced zed please) from the Beano comic in the 1960's? Along with General Jumbo they were my favourite strips. If you follow the link below you will see they used "Sports" models for their exploits!
http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/q/qbikes.htm
enjoy!
Lawrence
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   RE:MISC:   Q Bikes/Z Bikes posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/11/2006 at 12:39:30 AM
Can't say that I've ever heard of these characters. Pretty neat stuff though... and I daresay that the cartoon at the top of the Q-bikes page... well, those bicycles sure look like they have rod brake style handlebars to me. ;-)

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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AGE / VALUE:   Show & Tell posted by: Dick in FL on 1/10/2006 at 3:35:23 AM
A while back Kurt made an appeal to upload photos of special bicycles. This resonated with me; I also want to see your collections. So despite being a natural Luddite, I purchased a digital camera and offer my prized 1969 Robin Hood. Please note that only one lovely carmine red Colt was brutilized for the fenders and rack to make this work.


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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Show & Tell posted by Ed on 1/10/2006 at 9:24:01 PM
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing and good luck with your Robin Hood.
Ed in VA
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Show & Tell posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/11/2006 at 12:44:35 AM
Nice machine! That frame looks TALL to me. Nice job on the pic too. Oft times folks don't properly re-size them for posting / emailing. One does NOT nead a full 8Mpixel image for web viewing. 800x600 or 640x480 @ 72dpi is just fine.

As to being a Luddite, I'm all for it. I've been one since time out of mind. I view cellphones, laptops, pagers, blackberries, etc. as ELECTRONIC LEASHES.

But don't even THINK of prying my Canon Digital Rebel outta my fingers. ;-)

Good luck with the camera! I've not shot a single frame of silver halide since I went digital a few years back... and with the new camera and printer... I don't think I will ever need to.

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Show & Tell posted by Dick in FL on 1/11/2006 at 3:55:30 AM
Larry, thanks for the encouragement! I can immediately perceive that it would have been much more considerate of me to merely have posted the url for the photograph. The forum now loads at a glacial pace. Apologies to all!
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   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Show & Tell posted by Kurt K. on 1/11/2006 at 11:19:51 PM
Nice looking 23" Robin Hood Sports! Perhaps I'll do the same fender treatment on my own '69 RH Sports, for it's in dire need of a different pair of fenders.

I did email Vinny suggesting that the thumbnais be replaced with a simple link to the photo, for the thumbnails require each and every photo to be loaded - at full size resolution, even for the thumbnails - upon entering the forum.

Best thing to do when loading the forum is to hit the "stop loading" button on your web browser once the threads load, and before the photos load.

-Kurt
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AGE / VALUE:   Norman listed posted by: Ed on 1/9/2006 at 2:46:20 PM
Norman was first a product of BCC later a product of TI. Does any one look at the Bicycles listed for sale? No way is the Norman listed as a Nottingham made there. Nice frame from BCC (Phillips) Must be from before 1960. Look At The lugs. A closer look at the bottom bracket would reveal that it was cast. Raleigh the all steel bicycle. Not cast.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Norman listed posted by Matthew on 1/9/2006 at 3:10:24 PM
Ed, Norman Cycles are rare in the UK let alone anywhere else. As for 'All Steel' cast does neccesarily mean cast iron, after all nearly all motor car crankshafts are cast, but most are steel. A cast bottom bracket does detract from quality, it just isn't very light.

Matthew - only trying to help.
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