ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh paint matching posted by: Bud on 8/29/2006 at 5:40:06 PM
The paint on my 59 Sports has polished up really nice, and I am glad since the decals are near perfect (aside from a nick or two).
However, the rear fender stays have too much rust on them from rocks beating them up. Also the bottom rear edges of the fender have chipped off.

Any recommendations for good black paint to match the stays and white to repaint the tail of my fender?
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh paint matching posted by Matthew on 8/30/2006 at 5:27:36 PM
Hi Bud,

Try looking for Blackfriars Enamel, failing that Finnigans Smoothrite.

Matthew - life's a pallet.
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh paint matching posted by Ed on 9/18/2006 at 8:22:01 AM
Krylon short cuts or Testors very smooth finish. You will need special brush cleaner or thinner. Ed
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WANTED:   Sturmey Archer 12-Spline Sprockets posted by: Craig McNeil on 8/29/2006 at 2:03:42 AM
Does anybody have a source for the old pre 1951 12-spline SA hub sprockets? I have a prewar FM hub that requires that type. Thanks!
Craig McNeil
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   RE:WANTED:   Sturmey Archer 12-Spline Sprockets posted by Craig McNeil on 8/29/2006 at 4:18:55 PM
Not to worry folks. I just found a source:-)
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AGE / VALUE:   Full chain guard cover from a 1950 Raleigh Item number: 270022532816 posted by: Matthew on 8/26/2006 at 8:42:45 PM
Have you guys seen this? Its on eBay Uk.

Full chain guard cover from a 1950 Raleigh Item number: 270022532816

You know me by now its not my auction etc etc

Matthew - there's a bargain out there somewhere
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Full chain guard cover from a 1950 Raleigh Item number: 270022532816 posted by Matthew on 8/26/2006 at 8:48:54 PM
More temptation.

BSA Folding Para bike. Item number: 110026033776

Matthew - stop me or I'll buy one.
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Full chain guard cover from a 1950 Raleigh Item number: 270022532816 posted by edgar X on 8/29/2006 at 3:26:26 PM
Seller describes this as being from "world war eleven (11)". Scary thought.
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Full chain guard cover from a 1950 Raleigh Item number: 270022532816 posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 8/30/2006 at 9:32:22 AM
>More temptation.

"Lead us not into temptation.... for we can find it ourselves." - Oscar Wilde

;-)

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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MISC:   Frame sizes posted by: Mark on 8/26/2006 at 2:19:33 PM
My question is about British bike frame sizes. Were there any gents models made in frame sizes of 17" or 19" among Raleigh and the sub-brands? Anything of those sizes with rod brakes? I used to have a deraileur Sprite of 21" and a DL1L of 21".
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   RE:MISC:   Frame sizes posted by Jeff R on 8/26/2006 at 6:08:03 PM
There were bikes made with a curved top tube that allowed for a shorter seat tube and thus a smaller frame. I think they were 19 inches. I believe the frame was refered to as a camel back. I have had a couple of them.
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   RE:MISC:   Frame sizes posted by Matthew on 8/26/2006 at 6:57:43 PM
Sorry Jeff you're a bit wide of the mark there. Camel back frames are not common over here even now. Yes they were made and did serve a purpose but us little chaps could get proper bikes with normal geometry in 19" frames from most makers in or out of the Raleigh family. Camel backs (cycles not camelids) are very comfortable as the reach to the 'bars is odd. GPO bikes had a dropped crossbar with the last 6" sloping down to accomodate all sizes of postmen.

A 17" frame would probably be classed as 'youths' and might only have 24" wheels but not necessarily. My youngest daughter currently rides a modern cheap MTB with a 16" frame. Its not a jump bike or trials is a regular MTb with a seat tube which is level with the top of the back tyre.

Matthew - 10/6 in this style.
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   RE:MISC:   Frame sizes posted by Matthew on 8/28/2006 at 9:22:42 AM
Above should read:-

Camel backs (cycles not camelids) are NOT very comfortable as the reach to the 'bars is odd.

Matthew - leave the camels in the desert
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   RE:MISC:   Frame sizes posted by Mark on 8/29/2006 at 5:30:55 PM
Is the reach to the handlebars odd on camelback frames because the headtube is taller than the seattube? Does toptube length figure into this? I used to ride 21" Schwinn Varsitys but the top tube length had me a bit stretched out. Shorter reach stems helped the problem somewhat.
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   RE:MISC:   Frame sizes posted by Matthew on 8/29/2006 at 5:49:48 PM
Hi Mark,

Its the up and away reach which makes the camel backs feel odd. Cowhorn bars can either reduce or make the problem worse but we are wandering into the realms of 'other' now. Lets stick to roadsters. Personally I wouldn't class a camelback as a roadster.

Matthew - riding along on my roadster.
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    two-speed shift throttle in right side grip posted by John Couts III on 8/30/2006 at 1:46:34 PM
I have a bicycle 2speed,emerald green with gold pin stripes ,26 inch tires,spring seat,thin tires the closest thing I have seen like it is the (english Racer,it shifts like a motor-cycle throtle,.How can I identify the make and year?It is what I have guessed '60 or 70s',HELP!
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    two-speed shift throttle in right side grip posted by John Couts III on 8/30/2006 at 2:40:38 PM
I have a bicycle 2speed,emerald green with gold pin stripes ,26 inch tires,spring seat,thin tires the closest thing I have seen like it is the (english Racer,it shifts like a motor-cycle throtle,.How can I identify the make and year?It is what I have guessed '60 or 70s',HELP!


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    two-speed shift throttle in right side grip posted by John Couts III on 8/30/2006 at 2:42:22 PM
I have a bicycle 2speed,emerald green with gold pin stripes ,26 inch tires,spring seat,thin tires the closest thing I have seen like it is the (english Racer,it shifts like a motor-cycle throtle,.How can I identify the make and year?It is what I have guessed '60 or 70s',HELP!


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   RE:MISC:   Frame sizes posted by Matthew on 8/30/2006 at 5:40:37 PM
Welcome aboard John,

One click is usually enough to get a post on this board and usually new subject has a new message thread. However that doesn't matter too much. I couldn't see your picture because the link failed. The bicycle sounds like it might be English but are you sure its a two speed? It would be more usual to have a three speed hub gear in the rear wheel. If this is the case then as usual you can date the hub from the numbers stamped on it, something like 12 67 would indicate December 1967. Be a detective. Any signs of a head badge or model name, all these are very useful clues. What style of handlebars? Any other history? Its sounds interesting but may not have any great value. Often beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Keep looking.

Matthew - one and only (thank heaven).
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MISC:   trumpeting brakes posted by: Spike on 8/25/2006 at 11:29:06 PM
This is sort of a generic question a problem all brakes experience at one time or another.I've been trying to get the front linear brakes on an inexpensive mtn bike to stop trumpeting.
I mean they really scream!Alloy rims.Ive tried used pads, new pads,I've tried giving the caliper/cantilevers a twist,I've even turned the pads so the tips were touching the tires.I've cleaned the rims and the pads.Absolutely no change.I've only worked on bikes for about 3 years but usually have had good luck solving this problem but maybe I'm missing something.Any thoughts? Thanks for listening.
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   RE:MISC:   trumpeting brakes posted by Matthew on 8/26/2006 at 8:51:29 AM
Hi Spike,

The one factor you can't control, when sorting out brakes on alloy rims, is the amount of moisture in the atmosphere which I find makes them squeal like a number 9 bus (there's a story there if you are interested). Damp weather makes normally silent brakes into howlers. I jsut live with the noise, it makes folks jump out of your way!

Matthew - taking a break!
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   RE:MISC:   trumpeting brakes posted by Spike on 8/27/2006 at 11:29:46 AM
Thanks Matthew,Come to think of it it was humid the day I was fiddling with these.I guess they can serve as a horn as
well.
Spike
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   RE:MISC:   trumpeting brakes posted by Ed on 8/29/2006 at 3:15:59 AM
I like the idea of loud brakes on some bicycles. Hey, have some fun with it. Ed
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   RE:RE:MISC:   trumpeting brakes posted by edgar X on 8/29/2006 at 3:29:02 PM
Me too. Plus, when the gendarme claims I didn't stop at the Stop sign, I can say, "what are you, deaf??"
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   RE:MISC:   trumpeting brakes posted by Bryan on 8/29/2006 at 10:23:37 PM
You know what the Harley guys always say, loud brakes save lives. Wait a minute, thats not it....
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