| I have a few Rudge catalogues, pre and early post war, pre-war lightweight ads, a lucas bottle genrator ad, and a circa 1950 SA repair manual I'd like to scan and put on the internet, but have no idea where to do it. blogspot.com would be simple enough but the blog format wouldn't be the most attractive way of presenting scanned catalogues. Does anyone have any ideas? |
I have a blog www.thecitybicycle.blogspot.com if you're into city bicycles and related exotica not readily available in this country, really just a collection of links at the moment.
| Thought I'd foward this post of mine on adding a 2 speed derailer system onto a Sturmey AW from Bikefourms.net:|
| I'd like to give proper credit to the member of our group that gave the original "how to" using a shimino 6 spline sprocket minus 3 splined via dremal tool---but I forgot who he was.Wonderful idea to add gears to a three speed.Now about how to go about shifting!--sam|
| I think it was Sheldon who wrote about that. In any case I've made two conversions, an AW on a 16" folder and a FG, or rather a FB, since I swapped out the generator for a drum brake on a '50's Sports...|
System works great: Tear apart a Hyperglide cassete, grind off three tabs, shave a little off the remaining three, and stick them on the driver. I run a Huret derailleur on both bikes with a Suntour barcon shifter.
| I put a racer crank on my little Blue Bike. I use a set of Huret deraileurs. The front one shifts the narrow chain and the back one tensions it. I use a Shimano 18t pressed steel sprocket as this is thinner and can work with the narrow chain.|
My little Blue Bike is a 15" kids MTB with the back end narrowed for the 20X175" alloy shopper bike wheels. I have a top loading MTB alloy stem and BMX bars on it.
| Oh the pic didnt come up|
see if this is the right link
| Edward, if I understand you correctly, you can fit three Hyperglide cogs onto a Sturmey driver? Any trouble fitting the lockring on?|
| No, never tried three, yet... No problems with two hyperglide sprockets and the original S/A spacer ring, snap ring is a cinch. |
If I remember correctly Sheldon attempted the first 63 speed bike: 7x3x3, but don't know if he used an older threaded driver or a newer driver with a longer axle.
That reminds me, I still got an old Regina 5 speed cluster jammed onto an old AW with a threaded driver gathering dust in my garage attic....
| I have a few of those threaded drivers. But I never got round to fitting a freewheel block to a wheel. I did fit a Maillard block to the driver and its got a big enough hole for the bearing cone to fit through it. But the axle wasnt long enough to get the wheel nuts on. I looked at a Strumley Archer Service guide. It said how to take hubs to bits. I have managed to get some old hubs to bits, but some hubs just wont come apart. So I cant fit longer axles to them.|
| I have a Crescent Bike that I am trying to find information about. Does anyone know anything about Crescent bikes? It is old, has wheels where the hub is offset so when you're rolling along, you are also going up and down. We call it our clown bike. The emblem on the post says "Crescent", "Western Wheel Works", & "No. 10". Please email with any information you may have. Thanks!|
| Have you seen eBay Item number: 7411724662 ?|
I'm not your side of the pond or a nephew of Uncle Sam but this poster certainly gives credit to your cycle Julie.
Matthew - pondtificating.
| Julie,try www.fattiretrading.com Chris has a piece on his Crescent.Also look at the www.bulgier.net undr the old catalogs there is Swedish catalog from the 70s that tells of the history of Crescent.And yes you have a great American bicycle!---sam|
| Post a picture! "Crescent" is a brand of good Swedish bikes, but that doesn't rule out an American or some other origin for this one.|
| WHAT YOU HAVE HERE IS OLD AMERICAN AND WORTH HOLDING ONTO UNTIL YOU GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS.|
| My 72 women's all-gold is ready to roll, except the stinking gear cable snapped at the hub end - that long screw-on barrel adjuster was welded solid after years of neglect, and I broke it like an idiot.|
Does anyone have a solution, as it seems like standard SA gear cables have a different nipple at the handlebar - mine is a Smartie-shaped nipple, and it looks like convential trigger cables have little cylinders.
| Just get one of the cable adjusters that clamps to the end of the cable while you look for the "correct" replacement.|
| A good start:|
And just out of curiosity.. I scrolled all the way down...
To veterinarians? ;-)
Larry "Boneman" Bone