AGE / VALUE:   ROSS BICYCLE' S FRENCH PAST posted by: CKOKKINIS@COMCAST.NET on 4/24/2006 at 11:14:34 PM
IT'S A ENGLISH 3 SPEED. ONLY IT'S FRENCH WITH ENGLISH PARTS MADE IN FRANCE FOR THE ROSS CHAIN BIKE CORPORATION. TO TOP IT OFF IT HAS SCARRY LION DECALS. I WANTED YA'ALL TO SEE IT. BRAMPTON 3 SPEED WITH A THREADED DRIVER. STRANGE HEADSET WHY DID THE FRENCH HAVE SERRATED GROOVES?
E- BAY ITEM # 6624641227 ROSS BICYCLE MOTOBECANE BRAMPTON
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   ROSS BICYCLE' S FRENCH PAST posted by Jeff on 4/26/2006 at 8:36:17 PM
Looks just like the headset on my 59 Flying Jet. It has English, Dutch and French parts!
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AGE / VALUE:   ROSS BICYCLE' S FRENCH PAST posted by: CKOKKINIS@COMCAST.NET on 4/24/2006 at 11:14:34 PM
IT'S A ENGLISH 3 SPEED. ONLY IT'S FRENCH WITH ENGLISH PARTS MADE IN FRANCE FOR THE ROSS CHAIN BIKE CORPORATION. TO TOP IT OFF IT HAS SCARRY LION DECALS. I WANTED YA'ALL TO SEE IT. BRAMPTON 3 SPEED WITH A THREADED DRIVER. STRANGE HEADSET WHY DID THE FRENCH HAVE SERRATED GROOVES?
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MISC:   Sturmey S5 or FW help needed posted by: Mark Stonich on 4/24/2006 at 12:02:01 PM
Has anyone assembled a Sturmey Archer S5 or FW without the keyed lockwasher under the nut that secures the dog gear to the axle?
Item #33 in http://www.hadland.me.uk/s5.pdf Part # HMW149

It seems they may be unnecessary. Can someone suggest a grade of Locktite that would be suitable?

A friend has offered to swap 3 NOS S5 axle assemblies for the axle assemblies out of my 3 NOS S5/2s. However his have been put together from separate parts and are lacking the washer. I prefer the efficiency of the S5. He prefers the foolproof shifting of the S5/2.

OTOH If anyone has 3 HMW149s to spare, I’d trade even up for my 1st born male child.

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   RE:MISC: Sturmey S5 or FW help needed posted by Ed on 4/29/2006 at 3:06:26 AM
I think the S5 is a super nice hub for old frames. This is worth further trouble. Try my buddies at Rick cycle of Buffalo NY they have been there 107 years! (716) 852-6838 rickcycle@hotmail.com
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AGE / VALUE:   Fleet progress - slowly posted by: Matthew on 4/23/2006 at 7:58:40 PM
Update on happenings in the shed. Some delay in work due to having to paint three pony jumps & associated repair work. Now back to bikes and making headway. The Raleigh ladies 'all steel' (Oct 1953) is up and running; now serious topside cleaning is in progress. The AG hub spins a treat and produces the satisfying & reliable glow in both lamps, the originals still on this interesting machine. Only one former owner; W.H.Smith & Son (stationers), Farnham, Surrey, Branch, it was their company bike. Its rideable and will soon be coursing down the lanes near home.

The 'unknown' 1930's trade bike only awaits tyres (26X 1.5)and will be ridden asap. I intend circumnavigating our home county of Norfolk, England on it in September (about 200 miles) for charity. I'm going to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society, before I forget why I started out. The tour will be titled 'A trip down memory lane'. I live in a county with places called Sloley, Snoring and Feltwell, they are an open invitation to be visited and chuckled about.

Alzheimer's disease is a dispicable thief, stealing loved ones from under your nose long before they have the dignity of dying.

Matthew - rumbling in the shed, riding in the lanes.
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MISC:   accidental bike family posted by: Spike on 4/23/2006 at 3:42:02 PM
Well it appears I have accidently acquired some Phillips family bikes circa 1950s An Argyle,Hercules,and a Dunelt.
I have some questions on the Dunelt.It is in the style of
The Schwinn mens cantilever frame but more compact and lugged.Wheelbase is about 103 cm. compared to about 110 on a Schwinn.54cm C to C top tube compared to 57 on Schwinn.I have a Raleigh Armstrong at 105cm wheelbase.It has 26 X 1 3/8 tires.The like new head badge has the number 40 at the bottom does anyone know what it means?Single speed coaster brake hub is hard to read
looks like R--ioN with an arched line beneath connecting the capital R and capital N really difficult to read Doesn't appear to be Raleigh.Has ball capped oiler.Rim is Dunlop 26 X 1/3/8 (CA3?)Is CA3 correct?Front hub stamped simply made in England with what appears to be a fliptop oiler missing the top.Anyone have one?Rim is stamped 26 X 1 3/8 BCC_F Number on left rear drop out is 35052NM is it possible the NM is a date code?
Pedals are chromed and appear rebuildable,tread is very fine almost dot like diamond pattern.
Any guesses as to year anyone ever see another?


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   RE:MISC:   accidental bike family posted by Matthew on 4/23/2006 at 7:54:06 PM
Hi Spike,

How about ResilioN for the coaster brake? I know Resilion made very good cantilever brakes pre-WWII, so maybe they also made coaster hubs? Dating (historical) can be quite a game unless some one out there has a serial number chart to suit. Maybe PC can help with identification?

Matthew - accidentally trying to help.
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   RE:MISC:   accidental bike family posted by Matthew on 4/23/2006 at 8:20:34 PM
Resilion, 200 Liverpool Rd., London, N1. Search for Resilion on Yahoo produces www.classicrendezvous.com/British/Resilion_main.htm

Matthew - yahooligoon
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   RE:MISC: accidental bike family posted by Warren on 4/24/2006 at 3:35:22 AM
EA3 tyres or 26 X 1 3/8, as you noted.
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   RE:RE:MISC:   accidental bike family posted by Spike on 4/24/2006 at 8:12:28 PM
Thanks boys, ResilioN sure looks like the logo on the hub.
Has anyone seen a Dunelt in the Schwinn cantilever style?
I'll be glad to email pics but can't figure how to post here.
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   RE:MISC: accidental bike family posted by sam on 4/26/2006 at 2:52:38 AM
Yes resilion did make coaster hubs---I have a couple.Took one off a girls Dunelt---sam
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