| Looking to buy a Lenton Sports or variation thereof. Nothing on e-bay at the moment that I can find. Gent's model preferred in good working condition; don't want a "museum piece" since I want to ride it not look at it. Been bitten hard by the old Raleigh bug since I got my 1974 Sports model a couple of years ago. Keep me in mind if you come across anything. Thx, Thom.|
search 'vintage bicycle' on eBay Uk, there's a frame to be starting with.
Matthew - what can we find on junkbay today?
| Check out ebay item #180011749819 for a nicely preserved Lenton Sports, 21" frame (no mudguards, however). Auction ends tomorrow. Bike is not mine, etc.|
| Thank you Matthew and Neal. I appreciate you input. Neal, I did a search on e-bay a couple of days ago and the Lenton you refered to didn't come up. What search parameters do you use to find these jewels? Thx, Thom.|
| Thom, it was nothing more complicated than a search for the word "Raleigh," though when I wanted to find it again, I searched for "Lenton Sports." Be sure to search title AND description if you aren't already.|
| Thanks Neal, I forgot about the "AND" function.|
| Where have all the Lentons and Clubmans gone? About three years ago they popped up on eBay like weeds in a brickyard. Now they seem thin on the ground. Indeed, the rarer 1958-60 Lenton Grand Prix with Benelux derailleurs seem more commonplace. And yet no one here grabbed Pete Paine's lovely original Super Lenton (which is FAR more desirable than a Lenton Sports)... it sold in the UK on eBay for some paltry sum about a year ago. |
Searching for these on eBay is tres facile. Try Reynolds 531 Raleigh Lenton either together (search title and description of course) or just be bold and try Lenton. That whittles down the responses a lot better than "Raleigh". Who knew there were so many music concerts in that city?
| I live in Canada so you see mostly export Raleighs and the Canadian built ones. nothing was stamped raleigh or any other marque for the matter, it does have F113 on the crank pin and serial number 5245AU black camel back frame with 28 inch wheels, single speed single top tube and box fenders with flat braces. two rivet to hold head bagde on that run horizontal to the ground...... thanks again, Hollis|
Anyone know where to get info what if any modern tires fit the F13 rims???
| it also has 12-59 on the crank pin under the F113. so I'm guessing the bike is a 59 unless my theory on the cranks is right, but I could very easily be a 59, I was hoping it was older to rival my girlfriends 1921 CCM.|
| today I swapped out my old bent crank arms for a three peice from a 78 Raleigh everything fit perfectly into my old frame, I'm now running a 49 tooth up front and 18 in the rear' I love the feel of these ratio's over the 18/47 I was running before. Anyway I noticed that my bottom bracketon this thing is BRASS!! that is so kool being a natural lube n' all.......|
So did Raleigh make bikes with brass inserts in the frames for threading in the bearing cups for the bb?
| F13 rims are the standard Canadian export roadster tires. Any 700c fat tire will fit. Try to get at least 40mm width to fit the rims nicely although some 38's are OK. I have some 47 continentals that rock.|
The brass in the bottom bracket suggests its been rethreaded. Make sure you use the correct threading if you ever swap the cups...it may have been rethreaded to standard ISO.
| Thanks Warren, i switched out the cups and crankpin toget the bottom bracket from a 97 Raleigh portage into it, bearings with races and no wear are alot nicer than rusty loose packs! ireplaced the old cottered crank with a three peice from a 78 Raleigh sprint and they fit perfectly, everything threaded up fine....|
I don't know how much you guys are willing to modify or use parts that are not correct but this bike is all my fave parts from my old bikes on one, her name is PANDAPANDAPANDA- or pandabike,aka lil' Bastard.
| Lenton sold!|
| No offense intended, but...|
| Kurt: For someone who posts as much as you do, I find your remark uncalled for and juvenile. I've always found the people that post on this site to be informative, pleasant and friendly and I include me in that observation. Hopefully my positive observation will continue! paul|
| Maybe I don't get it, but isn't he just saying 'thank god so now i don't have to resist the urge to buy yet another cool bike..."|
Doesn't really seem like something you should take offense from.
| I stand corrected and apologize! paul|
| I would agree... a 58 Lenton... that's some serious drooling material... and brings to mind a quote from the irrascible Mr. Oscar Wilde: "Lead us not into temptation... for we can find it ourselves!"|
Congrats on the sale!
Larry "Boneman" Bone
| I think Boogers put it quite well.|
Now where can I get my hands on that Rudge *drooling*?
See what I mean? :-)
| Thank you Warren for your input! This website is an invaluable tool for bike collectors. It is wonderful!|
| NOT MINE Etc!|
Raleigh Bluemels pump
What a good lookin pump!