| Hello all. I really need some help. I have recently aquired an interesting (to me) bike but my attempts to date it and aquire parts has been confusing.It is a raleigh sports (seat tube # 17151 AL) with cable brakes and a sturmey archer 3 speed (aw7) with an early quadrant shifter.It also has a garelli mosquito 49cc motor.Any info/dates on bike/engine would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.|
| I lived in Spain for 2 years in the late 50's and Mosquito engines were in vogue mainly by workers and commuters. They were mounted under the bottom bracket and may have been around 35cc displacement. A friction roller contacted the rear tire below the front of the rear fender. Starting was by pedalling and the throttle was on the right hand handlebar (looked like handbrake lever)... the above is what I remember from 49years ago! paul|
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Matthew - just trying to help.
| My wheelset went missing. I am looking to replace my set of alloy Mavic module 4 rims. They happen to take the 26 X 1 3/8 Raleigh Sports tires. These impossible to find. I only got the last set because I was really lucky. There was another customer in the shop and he remarked: "Youre not going to sell those to him are you?" He did. Now I need another set.|
These are sought after and I'm sick and tired of looking. Tired of folks telling me they don't have them and I know they are rare.
After all my adventures and success in finding old bike goodies with close pals standing there open mouthed asking where did I find this stash of goodies it hurts to just completely fail in finding something like a set of alloy rims.
Stood by the kerb the other day with a complete schwinn road bike. Not good enough to bring back and too good to leave for the garbage men. I just stood there, frozen my passengers yelling for me to decide and get going.
The sr crank set was nice.
I left it there.
The choicest, most awesome trick set of alloy rims for your English 3 speed are these eyeletted Mavic Module 4 rims.
| Your so right about the Mavic rims.They are better than the other 26x1&3/8" aloy rims.But Sheldon has Sun rims and in 40/32 too,Fir makes this size but where to find a set?,and a set of 26" Super champions was on ebay a week ago|
| I'am looking for a full chaincase to complete the restoration of my 1958 Sports. Black would be the preferred|
color,but I can work with any color which may be available.
I will pay cash or I have a surplus wheel with dyno-hub installed which could be applied to a trade.Anyone who can help. Please contact me.
| Not even a challenge. Black or Green okay?|
Or, if a repro part is okay, get it from Yellow Jersey
| I have not been paying attention it seems.|
What happened to the parts that they were selling here? Who has them now?
I want more of those N.O.S. Sturmey Archer left end ball cups.
They are so impossible to find, and they had them for sale here anyways.
It's a total joy to be able to remove worn out parts with brand spanking new, original, n.o.s. parts. Especially that left hand ball cup!
These fit the F.W. four hub as well as the A.W. three speed.
| I see a lot of Sturmey-Archer stuff on eBay if that helps.|
| If you are a regular here you will remember the parts they sold here. Vin got out of the parts business and I was wondering where they went to. Who has them? I want more new left hand ball cups for the Sturmey- Archer hubs. |
| Ditto on the question. I was set to buy the 9" long stem for the handlebars on my 'daily commute' Hercules. Anyone know where I can find it now? |
I still have a large supply of small S-A parts, but no longer have any long stems or any other larger parts.
Send email with your parts request and I'll forward it to the party who purchased my inventory.
Vin - VVVintage Vintage Bicycles
| I decided to remove a headtube badge and this is how I did it.|
Remove the fork, slide a flat bladed screwdriver down the inside of the headtube of the bike and find the spot where the two rivits are protruding. A few taps with a hammer to break off the end of the rivits and very gentle prying and the badge comes off.
Some are easier than others but it beats drilling out the badge from the front every time.