MISC:   Alloy North Road etc posted by: David on 3/18/2006 at 6:20:21 PM
I just received an alloy North Road bar from Bikepartsusa.com Price seems to have gone up to $20 from $15 (darn!) but it's quite nice. The same place also has the highly desirable steel trouser bands (called "leg bands" on the web site).
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   RE:MISC:   Alloy North Road etc posted by Matthew on 3/19/2006 at 4:56:09 PM
David,
by trouser bands or leg bands do you mean what I know as 'cycle clips'? I'm blessed with my grandfather's original pair from the 1930's, my father's plastic coated pair from the 1960's and my own reflective pair which I use daily. They are all made from spring steel and do the job, of keeping trouser leg from meeting chain, very well.

Matthew - 'Nil trosus in chainem rip'
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   RE:MISC:   Alloy North Road etc posted by David on 3/21/2006 at 12:31:25 PM
The bands I got are shiny steel. I think they were $2/pr (shipping extra of course) and are SO superior to those darn velcro things. You slip 'em on and off with one hand and just hang them on the bars until warmer weather arrives.
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   RE:RE:MISC:   Alloy North Road etc posted by nate on 3/21/2006 at 1:25:09 PM
This is what makes you guys interesting and unique.
What other cycling site on the web would have a discussion about "trouser bands" and be happy to find them in steel.

Most cyclists today don't ever consider riding in street clothes, so a trouser band would never be discussed. Or, if for some reason they were discussed, the band would have to be made of some exotic alloy!
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   RE:MISC:   Alloy North Road etc posted by Lawrence on 3/22/2006 at 5:25:03 PM
Bicycle clips! As English as tea with the vicar. Actually no self-respecting 1950's English vicar would be without his bicycle clips! (Unless he was the proud owner of a Morris Minor.--split windscreen and telegraph arms of course!) If you can't find them at your LBS try a sewing shop...seriously...apparently they are used to secure rolls of fabric or something equally as arcane as stopping your "round the 'ouses" (rhymes with trousers) getting caught up in a bike chain! I used to have a pair, probably they are still around somewhere. They were made by Terrys, who also used to make a nifty clip to secure your tennis racket to your bike!
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   RE:MISC:   Alloy North Road etc posted by Matthew on 3/25/2006 at 4:53:53 PM
Has anyone else noticed the random order of some posts on this board? They don't always follow date order whcih can make reading more interesting (if a bit muddled) at times. However, just to say, my grnadfather was a time served hospital porter and trades unionist and my Dad.........was and is a Vicar, never without his trusted cycle clips in his pocket.


Matthew - clips on trousers & off we go.
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AGE / VALUE:   Roadster Guru Wanted! posted by: Frank on 3/18/2006 at 12:58:35 AM
I ended up with a bicycle collection that I took in on trade....looks like bicycles are now my new hobby!!
If anybody can, I'd be forever in your debt, provide any info on the following bikes??

Armstrong 3spd 28358 says 1/64 on the hub...Model??

Raleigh 502 chrome moly 4BJ1555 frame only...Model?? Year??

Robin Hood---where's the numbers??? Hub was un-readable.
Peace,
Frank
Eugene, Oregon
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Roadster Guru Wanted! posted by sam on 3/18/2006 at 4:07:51 PM
64 would place the Armstrong after Raleigh took over--so it's a "B" grade Raleigh.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Roadster Guru Wanted! posted by David on 3/18/2006 at 10:55:59 PM
And Robin Hood is another B grade Raleigh. (But it has the BEST head badge!) The third bike must be more modern; chrome-moly sounds like it was made with off-brand non-531 tubing. What type of bike is it?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Roadster Guru Wanted! posted by David on 3/18/2006 at 10:56:27 PM
And Robin Hood is another B grade Raleigh. (But it has the BEST head badge!) The third bike must be more modern; chrome-moly sounds like it was made with off-brand non-531 tubing. What type of bike is it?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Roadster Guru Wanted! posted by Frank on 3/19/2006 at 3:56:22 AM
the third bike is just a raleigh frame...chrome moly 502.. wieghes next to nothing, may be a go fast bike (10 spd), I was just lucky enough to write down all the numbers on this stuff, will look closer at it tomorrow. As for the Robin Hood, I agree what a neat head badge, and it gets better. In one of the boxes full of stuff, I found an NOS Robin Hood badge, great colors, great detail, like they spent more on the badge than they did building the bike!! I'll try and get some pics tomorrow, thanks all for your help.
Thanks,
Frank
Eugene, Oregon
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Roadster Guru Wanted! posted by Matthew on 3/19/2006 at 5:02:36 PM
Frank,

If the 'frame only'is moly 502 tubing it might be worth looking for help on the lightweight discussion board on this site. Whilst the collcetive here has a wealth of knowledge, full stop, the folks on the lightweight db have more in depth know how on what may be a lightweight (go fast) frame, the sort fitted for 10 spd, centre pull brakes etc.

Sounds like you traded well and into a very friendly hobby.

Matthew - just a lightweight.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Roadster Guru Wanted! posted by Spike on 3/19/2006 at 8:13:12 PM
Be careful Frank. After not thinking of a bike for over 30 years I started with one about 3 years ago and I now have about 100.Mostly nothing too special but with a nice Raleigh flavor.
Regards Spike
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Roadster Guru Wanted! posted by Loren on 4/21/2006 at 6:52:02 AM
Frank, I got the bug also. I just purchased a 1970 Robin Hood, it is in great shape with all orignal bits including the tires. The only down side is it is not a three speed, can anyone out there shed some light on why this is only a one speed? The coaster/brake hub is a Sturmey-Archer.
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AGE / VALUE:   The place to get Brown Bros on CDs posted by: sam on 3/13/2006 at 3:31:41 AM
At:http://www.framebuilders.toucansurf.com/index.htm
And Bruce is a great guy to deal with too---sam
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WANTED:   Raleigh Sports 26" 36 hole Westrick Rim posted by: Mike on 3/12/2006 at 4:41:28 PM
Anyone have any leads in terms of finding a 26" 36 hole Raleigh pattern rim for a Raleigh Sports. I'm running a French endrick in the rear of one of my Sports bicycles right now and would like to replace it with a Raleigh rim. Ebay seems pretty dry right now. I saw that Bikeville in Philly has some but they seem a bit steeply priced for just a rim (and a common variety of rim at that).
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   RE:WANTED:   Raleigh Sports 26 posted by steve on 3/13/2006 at 1:34:26 PM

mike..I can help you out on any raleigh parts used you need..I have been a Raleigh dealer in central Penna. since 1963...at last count,my inventory of used sports bikes went back to 1950 and was over 300 in number...all usable..plus another 75-100 wrecks

contact me direct at ..a1svc@webtv.net
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   RE:WANTED:   Raleigh Sports 26 posted by Bryan on 3/14/2006 at 11:14:20 PM
Did that guy just say he has 400 Sports bikes in his collection?!??! My wife has nothing to complain about now!!
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   RE:WANTED: Raleigh Sports 26 posted by Mike on 3/20/2006 at 1:53:23 AM
Steve, I sent you an email earlier about what rims you have to offer.
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   RE:RE:WANTED: Raleigh Sports 26 posted by Mike on 3/20/2006 at 1:54:12 AM
Steve, I sent you an email earlier about what rims you have to offer.
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   RE:RE:WANTED:   Raleigh Sports 26 posted by steve on 3/20/2006 at 5:57:06 PM
the qoute has been sent mike...please advise if i can be of any further assistance...thanks to all others who contacted me and ordered used parts...your parts have all been sent...steve...central pa/usa



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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Age of my Hercules Ladies Roadster posted by: Martin Ayling on 3/12/2006 at 2:16:49 PM
Does any one know of a reference to age my Hercules Ladies Roadster - It has 28inch Wheels and a K3 Sturmey Archer hub which dates it between 1918-1938 - the frame number is PL2586
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Age of my Hercules Ladies Roadster posted by Matthew on 3/12/2006 at 3:18:31 PM
Hi there Martin,

If your hub is K-3 that means K-series 1933, or at least thats how I understand it. K-series were fitted from 1931 to 1938 and only had a single figure on the hub which denoted the year. The 1930's Hercs have such lovely relaxed frame angles, which makes them a joy to ride, like a tall armchair on wheels.

Matthew - recollection; its a Herculean task
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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Age of my Hercules Ladies Roadster posted by Chris on 3/12/2006 at 5:02:52 PM
Hercules came out with a narrow type 26 X 1 3/8 Westwood rod brake type rim. A different version of the standard Westwood rod brake rim and these, once you have high pressure gumwall tires (tyres) mounted on these rims the bicycle will fly.

I just finished the project up with these rims and decided to break in the bike and so we rode up to the ice cream store. After a block or so, the effect was noticeable. I stopped worrying about the junk in my life and my attention shifted to what was different or special about this particular bike's rims. I'm grinning in stunning, blissfull amazement. Once we got there I could barely sit still and eat! I just wanted to ride all over the neighborhood. These rims make a real difference and I have the four speed F.M. hub in the rear just for kicks. For the 26 inch wheel bikes this is my rim of choice.
I have slapped new high pressure gumwall tires onto every type of rim but these old Hercules rod brake rims are unique. Look for the narrow type, old school pre Raleigh takeover all steel- thin- 26 x 1 3/8 Westwoods.
Setting up the bike in the right way, with just the right combination is the key.
Those marvelous frame angles are the reason why I am devoted to old, old school Hercules bikes.


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