AGE / VALUE:   My latest project ? posted by: sam on 4/22/2006 at 8:13:23 PM
Just arrived this week:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7230224556&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1
Nicely filed luggs.Good tubing for an oldy.Will use the black painted K drum rear and matching black T.F.Blumfields drum up front.....wish I could read the decals!
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   My latest project ? posted by Matthew on 4/22/2006 at 9:20:25 PM
Hi Sam,

By the looks of the fork tops it could be something from the Phillips family.

Matthew - musing.
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   1981 Raleigh Catalogue now online posted by: Kurt K. on 4/20/2006 at 11:07:06 PM
Now online for viewing, the complete 1981 Raleigh catalouge, only at...The Headbadge.

http://www.jaysmarine.com/TH_raleigh_catdata.html

1975, 1978 and 1979 catalogues and 1971 sales brochure coming soon. '78 will be the next to come.

Take care,

-Kurt
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   1981 Raleigh Catalogue now online posted by Matthew on 4/23/2006 at 7:56:09 PM
Keep up the good work Kurt. Very snazzy website, more power to your elbow! (or mouse or server or gadget).

Matthew - dot com - post.
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Long time no see... posted by: Kurt K. on 4/20/2006 at 9:12:26 PM
Some of you may recall this bicycle from a few months back. Sold on eBay for $300+, if I recall, and the new owner attempted to sell it for $600 on Craigslist:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-1967-Raleigh-Sports-Mens-Bicycle-England-Bike_W0QQitemZ7235983140QQcategoryZ42314QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Curious starting price. Someone ought to flat-out ask him what his reserve is (Probably $600...).

-Kurt
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Long time no see... posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 4/21/2006 at 12:37:33 AM
Well... it's a VERY clean example of a 39 year old machine.... be it cleaned up or not. Still... yes... all too familiar. Actually... if you look at his location, "Berzerkely", California... that might just be a clue, eh?

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Long time no see... posted by Kurt K. on 4/21/2006 at 1:04:00 AM
Clean, shmhean, it ain't worth $600 bucks.

There are comperable Sports out there for far less. The only reason this bike previously sold well was via those whitewalls to a slew of know-nothing bidders.

-Kurt
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   RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Long time no see... posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 4/21/2006 at 9:20:11 AM
I would agree as to not being worth $600 for sure. However.... sometimes a things "value" and what someone is willing to pay for it can be two completely different things. ;-)

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Long time no see... posted by Kurt K. on 4/21/2006 at 1:45:12 PM
"However.... sometimes a things "value" and what someone is willing to pay for it can be two completely different things."

That can also be said: "The value of an object may be slim to nil, but an fool might part with his money for it."

-Kurt
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Long time no see... posted by Matthew on 4/21/2006 at 5:58:41 PM
This side of the pond it would probably not fetch the equivalent of $300 and with certainty would not escalate to $600. That sort of price would be something far more desirable, a Sunbeam perhaps? Or a Warwick Ice cream tricycle (in need or restoration).

What a difference and ocean makes,

Matthew - bicycles get the world around.
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Long time no see... posted by David on 4/22/2006 at 1:18:11 PM
Aren't the fabled "R" nuts anachronistic? I thought they first showed up in the 70s, not 60s.
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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Long time no see... posted by Kurt K. on 4/22/2006 at 2:14:35 PM
That is correct. It's been overly dressed-up.

-Kurt
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AGE / VALUE:   CO. ALBERT POPE INFO posted by: ckokkinis@comcast.net on 4/20/2006 at 7:56:59 PM
I ran across Co. Albert Pope on the internet.
Read it for yourself. Very good article
http://www.hogriver.org/issuesv02n03/miracle.htm
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   CO. ALBERT POPE INFO posted by Matthew on 4/26/2006 at 8:36:22 PM
Hope you didn't hurt the Colonel when you ran over him?

Sorry, only joking, I couldn't make the link work when I tried. Please explain who Albert was?

Matthew - who?
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AGE / VALUE:   Eye candy posted by: Bryan on 4/18/2006 at 10:00:04 PM
Check out this eye candy

http://cgi.ebay.com/BSA-OPPY-GOLD-SPECIAL-1939-Racing-Bike-RARE_W0QQitemZ6622381465QQcategoryZ420QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

NMA/NRS etc
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Eye candy posted by Matthew on 4/18/2006 at 10:19:07 PM
Yes very pretty. Do you remember the early eighties song by 'Bow wow wow'?

'I want candy!'

Matthew - trying not to drool.
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