ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Like-new Sports on ebay - NMA posted by: David on 6/2/2006 at 7:00:31 PM
Item # 6634529840 Looks like new (mid-70s) to me. Pickup only, so if it's nearby, you might be able to get it cheap.
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Like-new Sports on ebay - NMA posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 6/4/2006 at 11:12:53 AM
Yep. It's actually in Rahway, NJ. About an hour from where I work.

Black, larger frame and quite clean. Rear mudguard is a bit dinged... but nothing debaucherous methinks...

I'm thinking about it. I have a bunch in the basement that I had gotten a while back and had already cherry picked a Sports out of the herd... but this one is rather nice.

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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MISC:   Help me out! posted by: Dom on 6/1/2006 at 8:07:57 PM
I need some help in identifying the age and other information on a bike im restoring. im new to vintage bikes. the chain guard says "Ryder Super 40'' Drive". this is a "muscle bike", looking like an older sting ray. many of the parts are form "Troxel, Moscow Tenn." If anyone knows the history of this bike i would really appreciate it. thanks!!!
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   RE:MISC: Help me out! posted by Warren on 6/1/2006 at 10:13:50 PM
Wrong forum. Go to Musclebikes.
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Royal Scot posted by: SJ Anderson on 6/1/2006 at 6:53:31 PM
I just purchased a black Royal Scot (according to badge) 3 speed that has been partially restored. I have read what is written about this brand on Sheldon Brown's site. Info on Google is sketchy. It was unclear to me, outside of the faded Made in England decal, whether or not this bike was in fact built by Raleigh,a subsidiary or other. The overall condition of bike "appears" to be in good shape. Paint and chrome are in decent shape- unmatched rims (French and English made)are very similar and close enough for me. The stem is a genuine Raleigh and the fenders and crank also appear to be original. According to the Sturmey Archer hub the manufactur date is 1958. I question the current handlebars (silver straight bar w/ slight rise) that are on it as well as the seat (plastic-like Brooks B33 or B90 copy). Any info out there would be helpful. Thanks, S Anderson
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Royal Scot posted by David on 6/2/2006 at 4:40:12 AM
I assume this is a "Sports" model; 26x1 3/8 tires, cable-operated brakes, etc. If it has the fender stays behind the dropout, it's a Raleigh. Sounds like it has acquired many oddball parts!
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Definitely an oddball... posted by: Larry "Boneman" Bone on 5/31/2006 at 11:07:19 PM
Ebay item: 7245910646

That frame had to have been modified, no? And interstingly enough and SC hub?

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Definitely an oddball... posted by Warren on 6/1/2006 at 1:28:19 AM
I think that's a man's frame converted into a womens. No lug on the top tube and seat tube junction. There appears to be a blemish on the seat tube where the original mans top tube would intersect.

An interesting solution for a home handyman who needed a womans frame, yes?
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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Definitely an oddball... posted by Warren on 6/1/2006 at 1:32:22 AM
No there's a fine example of systemic and ingrained sexism. How about a handywoman?
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   RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Definitely an oddball... posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 6/4/2006 at 11:14:18 AM
Yeah... Rosie The Riveter's sister Wanda the Welder... or their cousing... Brend the Brazer.

;-)

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Ball size in front hub bearing? posted by: Michael W. on 5/31/2006 at 3:13:51 PM
Can someone tell me the ball size typically used in the front hubs of these roadsters? Does anyone know where I can find a blowup image of the front hub design? Thanks
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Ball size in front hub bearing? posted by sciencemonster on 6/1/2006 at 4:00:30 AM
I've got a repair book on my site. The site's a little slow, so be patient. Look on the Old Machines page for the Rudge - the book is at the very bottom.

http://www.sciencemonster.net
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Ball size in front hub bearing? posted by sciencemonster on 6/1/2006 at 4:04:39 AM
Page 41 and 42 have an exploded view.
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Ball size in front hub bearing? posted by David on 6/1/2006 at 12:47:29 PM
See sheldonbrown.com/cribsheets
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Ball size in front hub bearing? posted by Ed on 6/4/2006 at 7:55:17 PM
10 each side 3/16
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