AGE / VALUE:   Uhm... best of luck! posted by: Larry "Boneman" Bone on 5/28/2006 at 1:15:49 PM
To the fellow offering this machine for the price listed:

Ebay item: 7245070128

It's nice and all... but $2500?????

Unless I'm missing something.....

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Uhm... best of luck! posted by Bruce on 5/28/2006 at 5:38:39 PM
I think the seller is hoping someone is missing something and puts a bid on it. I see a Raleigh International listed and up to $1,100. already, I was hoping to bid on it, but it appears way out of my league.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Uhm... best of luck! posted by David on 5/30/2006 at 3:16:38 AM
I think the seller actually believes it's worth something close to that. Clearly he's ill-informed; note his spelling and other language mistakes. He's gotten exactly the number of bids I would expect. Too bad he did so much work putting up that listing.
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Uhm... best of luck! posted by Kurt K. on 5/30/2006 at 10:52:11 PM
Just sent him this:

"Hello, you mention you're interested in other similar bicycles. I have two rod-brakers: A Raleigh DL-1 model in poor condition for $500, and a pristine, fully loaded Rudge-Whitworth DL-1 at $12,000. Let me know if you may be interested. Take care."

Ought to sober him up...and I might be able to make a killing by selling my rustbucket '76 DL-1 on him...

-Kurt
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   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Uhm... best of luck! posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 5/31/2006 at 12:03:11 AM
LOL.... You, Sir, are incorrigable!

Let us know if he responds. Perhaps I'll have stopped chuckling by then!

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Uhm... best of luck! posted by Kurt K. on 5/31/2006 at 12:27:48 AM
His reply:

"Tell me when you are going to run them on ebay & I will look. Thanks"

I'm going to foward him some photos.

-Kurt

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   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Uhm... best of luck! posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 5/31/2006 at 9:55:10 AM
:-D

The two of you... start my day laughing... a good thing, for sure!

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Uhm... best of luck! posted by Kurt K. on 5/31/2006 at 3:33:32 PM
I sent him this:

"Not sure when I intend to run them, or if I will use eBay or not. Until then, here are are photos of the two: http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=16701&stc=1&d=1149035507 and http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=16702&stc=1&d=1149035572 Take care!"

No reply yet...heh

-Kurt
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   AGE / VALUE: Brake Shoes posted by: Brian on 5/27/2006 at 3:35:45 PM
Yes, and I have two sets of nos Matthauser pads just for this purpose for sale. I'll sell them for $18 + $5 shipping to lower 48 - you'll need a paypal account. Interested? email me for details. My 1956 Rudge is in this websites picture database.
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: AGE / VALUE: Brake Shoes posted by Brian on 5/27/2006 at 5:57:36 PM
Corrections to my Mathauser brake shoe post:

1. $10 + $4 usps ground shipping = $16 total lower 48
2. the picture of my 1956 Rudge is under "Rudge-Whitworth"

Sorry for the errors in first post
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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: AGE / VALUE: Brake Shoes posted by Brian on 5/27/2006 at 5:59:49 PM
Advancing age can do funny things to the mind!

$10 + $4 usps shipping = $14

Duh!
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   AGE / VALUE: Brake Shoes posted by David on 5/30/2006 at 3:12:12 AM
And you should be able to find Kool Stop "Continental" brake shoes at your LBS for $6 a pair.
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AGE / VALUE:   Brake Shoes posted by: Bryan on 5/25/2006 at 10:14:11 PM
This is probably a dumb question, but here goes....

I need new brake shoes on my daily rider 1970 Hercules that I keep at work. I want to try one of the new fangled pads like kool-stop or something.

Does anyone have any recommendations. And do I need a specific model to fit these brakes, or are they pretty much standard? (I'm worried about "modern" pads fitting into the older designed calipers)

Thanks!

Bryan

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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Brake Shoes posted by David on 5/26/2006 at 10:55:59 AM
Kool-stop pads are essentially the same as the pinkish pads that were nearly ubiquitous in the 70s on Weinmann brakes on 10-speeds. Now the rubber is molded around the metal parts instead of crimped inside. The ones you want say "Continental" on the package.
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Brake Shoes posted by Chris on 5/26/2006 at 6:08:45 PM
One brake shoe comes to mind here. Scott- Mathauser. These all red brake shoes had/ have a unique compound that provides excellent stopping power. They were bought out by Kool Stop or something. There is some soap opera story behind this that excapes me right now.
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AGE / VALUE:   NEED HELP IDENTIFYING THIS BIKE posted by: Chris on 5/24/2006 at 2:26:39 AM
I recently got this RayNal President bike. It says "Made in England" and it is black with white pinstriping.

I don't believe the wheels (26") or 1962 Sturmey Archer 3-speed hub are original to the bike.

Can you help me?


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   RE:AGE / VALUE: NEED HELP IDENTIFYING THIS BIKE posted by Warren on 5/24/2006 at 7:51:03 PM
Looks like a Raleigh-made Raynal although the frame is unusual for Nottingham. The Made in England script looks correct as does the crankset. If the the rear mudguard tabs are located behind the rear axle instead of above, you can assume it's a Raleigh, (among other details)

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   RE:AGE / VALUE: NEED HELP IDENTIFYING THIS BIKE posted by sam on 5/25/2006 at 2:54:40 AM
RayNal was one of the brands owned by the B.C.C (phillips)before being placed under the raleigh leadership.-sam
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   NEED HELP IDENTIFYING THIS BIKE posted by Chris on 6/2/2006 at 2:08:36 AM
Thanks for the great insight, Warren. It looks very similar to the few Phillips I've seen, but I have yet to see a man's version. I have yet to pin down it's period.

If you have a chance, could you check out some more pictures (via the same link) that show the bike in a lot more detail?

The frame construction seems a bit different than most bikes, and I feel it should help pin down it's period to someone. The only thing I've really found as a possible period for Raynal was late teens and early twenties. . . still not at all sure. At first glance one might say "yada, yada", aka me, but its frame construction and overall lines are growing on me. I typically buy and sell stuff, but for $10 I think I might be hooked.

Thanks for any and all insight, and where the hell can I get some chrome mudguards (26")?
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   not sure what I have posted by: james on 5/24/2006 at 2:09:44 AM
I have a bike that says made in england. On the tubes it says Robin Hood. It's brown with rod brakes and a tire pump. can anyone give me some more info on what I have. Is it worth cleaning and replacing the tires.
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   not sure what I have posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 5/24/2006 at 9:26:33 AM
Anything with rod brakes certainly warrants attention. Sounds like you may have an older Robin Hood. If there's a Sturmey-Archer 3 speed hub in the rear, it should be date coded and that can give you a pretty fair idea as to the age of the machine.

Offhand... does it have an "hockey stick" chainguard or a full chain "case"?

Sounds worth fixin' up to me either way!

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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