WANTED:†††Raleigh Colt 3-speed boys posted by: Miss Information on 6/27/2006 at 12:34:14 AM
When I was a kid I had a boys Raleigh 3-speed Colt, green. I really loved it. It was stolen out of our garage. Much later I moved to the SF Bay Area and ran across a poster listing a red one for sale. I snapped it up. I still loved it! I'm short and it fit me great, felt really cool riding around town and I just love that swooped top tube. Over the years I had and lost 2 more (stolen, stolen, crushed by a truck). Last one was about 7 years ago. I recently found a girls model and I like it but it has only whetted my appetite to find one like I used to have.

Does anyone have one they want to sell? I live in the greater SF Bay Area. Or does anyone have any info or stories about Colts? Looking around on the net recently I have seen a couple of Raleigh Space Riders, they look pretty similar, anyone know anything about them?



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MISC:†††AB hub posted by: David on 6/26/2006 at 9:09:40 PM
I have a 58 AB hub that I'd like to use, but the cable anchorage is broken off. I can probably weld or rig something up, but I'd like to see what it OUGHT to look like. Does anyone have something similar installed? Could you post a closeup of the installation? Thanks.
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   RE:MISC:†††AB hub posted by nat on 6/27/2006 at 2:30:21 AM
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/'hadland/samaintind.htm

Axle key?
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AGE / VALUE:†††Hercules Bicycle posted by: Deb on 6/26/2006 at 7:20:43 PM
I have recently gotten an old bicycle that I am trying to find out its age. On the front of it, it says HERCULES, Nottingham England. Can anyone tell me how I might find out how old this bike is, please?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:†††Hercules Bicycle posted by David on 6/26/2006 at 9:07:45 PM
Most likely, the rear hub will have a date stamp on it; "75," "68," e.g. and a month number. If the hub's original, the bike was probably built a month or two later.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:†††Hercules Bicycle posted by Chris Holmes on 6/27/2006 at 8:19:49 AM
If it's Nottingham, then it's after Hercules was taken over by Raleigh. I think that puts it at 1960's or later. Depending on condition and age, this sort of bike goes for anything from £1 - £150 on ebay over here (and it can be difficult to see why some go for more and others less!)
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:†††Hercules Bicycle posted by Matthew on 6/27/2006 at 4:44:31 PM
Yes Chris you're on the hammer with that price but also with the mystery of pricing.

There's a sort of inverse proportionality going on I believe.

The less you want a bike the less it costs.
The more valuable the bike is to you, the less it makes.
The more you want a bike the more it costs.
The level of your budget will never match that of other bidders.

To get a good bike cheap you need no one else to bid.
To sell a good bike well you need 3 interested bidders.

The bike you pay too much for without viewing will be a heap of rust and the bike you can't give away will be a perfect gem.

Matthew - its a mystery, oh its a mystery!
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:†††Hercules Bicycle posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 6/28/2006 at 9:36:41 AM
Matthew... I believe you have just written a very accurate corllary... to "Murphy's Law". (i.e., if anything can go wrong, it will)

Yes... a mystery... And another factor.... to winning a machine on Ebay... is to always bid on something that you can pic up locally... but the sellor has shipping insanely high... that's how I ended up with the '62 Armstrong.

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:†††Hercules Bicycle posted by Bryant on 7/4/2006 at 7:34:22 PM
Bingo!! That's also how i got my Raleigh Roadster. Seller wanted $150 shipping but local pick up was okay!!
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:†††Hercules Bicycle posted by Elizabeth on 3/5/2007 at 8:00:52 AM
Hi People : ) I just got a Hercules 3 speed made in Nottingham as well! It does have the AMF on the part the seat goes on....but - after a little research I read that the older Hercules has 32 spokes on the front and 40 on the back (or was it the other way around??) and mine has 32 spokes in front and 40 on the back. Possibly a person who thought the change was a bad thing and changed out the wheels? I cannot find the date stamp on the hub. It would be fun to know when it was made. I am guessing since it is AMF it has to '69 - does that sound right to you?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:†††Hercules Bicycle posted by Dustin on 3/24/2007 at 2:26:42 PM
I have a Hercules 3 speed made in Nottingham.. I am either going to "restore" it to original condition or sell it to someone that wants a vintage bike... thoughts?
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   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:†††Hercules Bicycle posted by Shawn on 4/1/2007 at 1:32:03 PM
Hi I just had a garage sale and I think I made a
mistake and sold a 1969 AMF Hercules made in England
for $6. The guy seem liked he was a collector but
wasn't sure if it was worth anything. I had two of
them for sale a men's and a matching women's. After I
sold it I got online and found your site and got the
impression that they might be worth something. I
immediately pulled the other one from my sale and he
drove back in wanting to buy the second one badly. I
kept it. It is the female version. Do you have a
range of what it's worth may be?? I am not 100% sure
it's the 1969 model but they belonged to my parents
and they bought them new just after (or just before)
they got married (end of December 1969). Thanks, Shawn

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   RE:AGE / VALUE:†††schwinn cruiser deluxe posted by alex on 4/9/2007 at 10:41:06 PM
I am trying to determine the age of a bike I found. It's a schwinn cruiser deluxe witj a light on the front fender
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:†††Hercules Bicycle posted by David Netherwood on 5/4/2007 at 10:27:13 AM
Any ideas about the age of a Hercules 'County' mens bicycle I've been given. It has rod brakes, a 'Hercumatic' 3-speed handlebar trigger control and a Hercules B Type 5, 3-speed hub.The base of the rear fork has the number 10361AZ stamped on it. All its parts are genuine Hercules.
Thanks
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Hercules Bicycle posted by Shirley Krampen on 5/11/2007 at 1:13:20 PM
I have an AMF Hercules bike, 3-speed racer (women's) that was made in Nottingham, England. I received it as a gift new some time in the '70s. I was going to get a new bike, but decided to get it fixed up and ride it--it's in the shop now getting tuned up, new tubes and brake pads. It has chrome fenders and a light mounted on the front. Looks pretty good for a bike that old, but I have no idea what it's worth.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:†††Hercules Bicycle posted by teddy on 7/26/2007 at 5:51:06 PM
For Hercules 68's, try John's Vintage Bikes, a website located in Boulder, Colorado. This guy apparently repairs 'em, and has vintage spare parts. Try key word search John's Vintage Bikes and Boulder, Colorado. Good luck.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:†††Raleigh Bicycle posted by "Catfisch" on 7/29/2007 at 8:54:31 AM
My girlfriend has this bicycle and we are wondering it's year and value. It is in pristine condition, to include original tires.
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:¬†¬†¬†Hercules Bicycle posted by PAULO CEZAR BARROS. on 8/21/2007 at 12:02:00 AM
My Hercules "28". I want to know its age exata.Ela has I number serial "UB 7910". Please they answer me, ok? Thank's, By.
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:¬†¬†¬†Hercules Bicycle posted by PAULO CEZAR BARROS. on 8/21/2007 at 12:03:35 AM
My Hercules "28". I want to know its age exata.Ela has I number serial "UB 7910". Please they answer me, ok? Thank's, By.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:†††Hercules Bicycle posted by Doug on 9/3/2007 at 9:45:40 PM
Hello - and thank you for this forum!

I have a Hercules Men's bike that I think is dated before WWII. The head badge is Britannia WKS Birmingham and it has a Sturmey Archer hub with no date - "AW". The serial number on the bike is KH 351 3 and it has a cool Sturmey archer shifter (Low - N - High). Also has the word "HERCULES" in the chain gear sprocket. Any idea if I should sell the bike or keep it? I put it on EBay (probably a sin) but now I am having second thoughts.

Any information is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
doug
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   RE: AGE / VALUE posted by robert bramble on 9/23/2007 at 3:01:06 AM
I LITERALLY FOUND A HERCULES 6SPEED, THE TIRES ARE 28INCH WHITE WALLS MADE IN AUSTRIA, THE BIKE FRAME IS GRAY WITH CHROME FENDERS WITH THE FRONT FENDER EMBLEM WORDED 'EDELSTAHL' ON IT, THE BACK FENDER HAS A STICKER ON IT WITH THE WORD 'ELWI' PLUS THE WORDS 'M.LUSTENBERGER' AND THE WORD 'MUIR' THE SEAT AND PUMP ARE RED WITH RED STRIPES ON FRAME. DOES ANYONE OUT THERE KNOW AGE, VALUE ETC
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:†††Hercules Bicycle posted by Fred Giddings on 3/7/2008 at 1:11:03 PM
I have two womens bikes made by hercules for montgumery ward co. @ called hawthorn. They are singlespeed,26" tires,coasterbrake. Have both heec. @ hathn. decals.Can any give any info.(year,value,ect.) perfict paint,chrome,mech. Thank You
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:†††Hercules Bicycle posted by marisol on 4/25/2008 at 4:13:32 PM
Hi I am from Peru my name is Marisol and I am crazy , recycling lately , I was walking in a suburb in lima and in a deposit, of recycling materials, I found an Hercules Bike it says (Nothingham England. in the front aswell it look pretty antique,I was looking in the internet about it, but it exist a factory there but in birningham that confused me a bit,, they became raleight then, I have the same question the bicycles age? how can I found out? its an antique? or what? it have their classic dunlop tires also if someone now if its an antique or not?.
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:†††Hercules Bicycle posted by largo on 5/27/2008 at 10:02:59 AM
I need help restoring a bike, I need to find photos or any literature, model. I Know it is an Hercules Cicle & motor bike
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:†††Hercules Bicycle posted by largo on 5/27/2008 at 10:06:13 AM
I need help restoring a bike, I need to find photos or any literature, model. I Know it is an Hercules Cicle & motor bike
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   I sale my bike posted by Marisol on 6/2/2008 at 10:46:02 AM
English Hercules bike FOR SELL (1950)
(Restaurated)
HERCULES "28"
woman , black, with gold, real nice, only the tires are new, the old dunlop pass away,i put a light for the night.
It says Nothingham England Hercules in the front,

price:£600
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:†††Hercules Bicycle posted by Dave Edwards on 6/22/2008 at 6:59:16 PM
I have my Dad's very old Hercules bicycle. It was manufactured before there were coaster brakes, so is just direct drive, where the pedals spin all the time. I isn't in mint condition by any means, but is in restorable condition. It is intact, and can be presently ridden. Is there any way to get an idea of what year it was made, and how old it might be?
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:†††Hercules Bicycle posted by Bob Cowels on 8/25/2008 at 6:54:52 PM
Found a Hercules King Model bike in my barn Has to be 50-60 years old. Rear wheel hub says Sturmery Archer and is a 3 speed gear shift. It's a little on the tough side, But could be made to run Or, Some good replacement parts. Any one interested, get in touch. Ph 269-694-6221. thanks.
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   †Hercules Bicycle posted by Mike Wathen on 8/31/2008 at 7:17:07 AM
I have a AMF Hercules 10 speed bicycle. I bought the bike new in 1962. It has gold paint with white pin strips. I am trying to find parts, decals and repair info on this bike. Have searched internet but most results I get are for 3 speed. Thanks for any info.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:†††Hercules Bicycle posted by Dexter on 9/12/2008 at 6:37:03 PM
I recently found a Hercules Royal Prince made in Birmingham. The sn is 9136PZ. The rear hub is a B type 5 made by the Hercules Cycle and Motor Co. What is the year that this bicycle was made?
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:†††what is it???? posted by: hollis on 6/26/2006 at 7:17:33 PM
i have a neat old british frame, single speed, 28 wheels, bent (camel back?) not canti like a schwinn, was originally black any ideas? it also has rear loading straight dropouts for the axle and cottered "stat" shaped crank @ 48-50 tooth any ideas on who built it or what it could be? it has the made in England on the top tube and the seatpost bolt holds on the rear triangle along with the bolts by the chainstays- this is where the chain guard mounts also, like the 60's gliders thanks.......
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WANTED:†††Aluminum Raleigh badge posted by: Kurt K. on 6/25/2006 at 7:59:08 PM
Still looking for an aluminum (or were they stainless steel?) Raleigh headbadge. Not the common stamped brass variant.

Preferably in very nice condition.

cudak888@aol.com

Take care,

-Kurt
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   RE:WANTED:†††Aluminum Raleigh badge posted by Kurt K. on 6/26/2006 at 2:11:27 AM
And for that matter, I'm also looking for an early 1950's Raleigh crankset, two '50s Raleigh handlebars, and a '50s Raleigh stem.

Must be in very good condition.

Take care,

-Kurt
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   RE:RE:WANTED:†††Aluminum Raleigh badge posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 6/26/2006 at 9:47:20 AM
I would have to think the headbage to be Aluminium. Stainless would be nice... but a bear to "stamp" in the fashion of a headbadge.

I've an olde '62 Colt donor machine downstairs that might have one.... I'll check it out and if that B the case, I'll certainly let you know!

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:RE:RE:WANTED:†††Aluminum Raleigh badge posted by Kurt K. on 7/3/2006 at 10:09:47 PM
Larry has the badge - thanks Larry!

Still looking for the other components.

Take care,

-Kurt
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