| i have a orange mens raliegh record. it says made in knottingham. and it doesnt have any serial numbers, what year and value? based on this,,|
| Your bike can't be identified without more info (details of its components and paint job would help the most). Most Raleigh Records are not of any interest to collectors, though.|
| Raleigh folder on Ebay item # 300014766686 This has been overhauled and a new set of tires. Ed|
| This sold but I am working on another to sell on Ebay Keep looking. Ed|
| I have New Raleigh threaded cups on Ebay # 300014906847. This is a rare part. Ed|
| A new addition to the fleet sailed in today, a 1965 Hercules Gents, (small frame 19") in grey. I've not seen a grey one other than this one, which I've known for several years. The bike came from my friend Harold Wilson (not THE Harold Wilson) who inheirited from his father in law. Its the £15 model with Raleigh pattern mudguards and very cheap levers plus chrome SA selector. The £15 models were built to a price for Jo Public to buy because traffic wardens and policemen (not WPCs in those days) could have a grant of £15 to buy a bicycle, which they then used for work.|
The whole bike is covered in fine dry rust it has a bottle generator and nice period dyno headlamp but naff 80's EverReady back lamp, and a very badly kerbed front rim. I think I've got a dyno hub front wheel in my spares, so guess where that will be going? the head badge is a pretty water slide transfer which is repeated on the back mudguard where there is also a 'Cambridge Cycle Crime Prevention Council' transfer too.
I'll post some pictures when I'm able.
Matthew - its a Herculean task!
| Did I say that the Dept. Store "Wards" was the exclusive importer of Hercules Bikes to the USA in the late 40 and 50s.|
| hey matthew ive been trying to email you, with no luck..i think we spoke via email a few years ago!!!..i live in norfolk (england)..and wondered if you could send me your current email address...i'm currently restoring my 3rd vintage cycle and would like to know others interested in it to swaps info etc ...cheers .. firstname.lastname@example.org|
| Jason Check your in box.|
| I recently had a 1936 RRA shipped to me via FedEx. The rarest of rare alloy railed Brooks B16 that was supposed to be in the box was either lost in shipping or stolen out of the bike box. Shipped from Rochester NY. So if anyone comes across my missing saddle I'll gladly give some reward. Thanks |
| Read your situation about a pkg being lost fedex. I have a friend that works at FedEx Ovgs so do you have the tracking number and she can look into it further? They need that so they have the ship date. I'm assuming fedex has been contacted so there should be a trace open on the tracking number with the description. Would be happy to see if she can help you out!|
Was the packing damaged? You could claim against the carrier. Are you sure of the honesty of the seller?
Sorry to sound negative but we all buy and trade on trust and there are untrustworthy folk out there.
Matthew - commiserating with Karl.
| It's a lot easier to suspect the seller than that a random dishonest Fedex employee is a connoisseur of old bikes. If the packaging was undamaged, I'd simply "assume a mistake" on the part of your seller and inform him that he forgot to include the saddle (letting him know that the packaging was ok, too). Give him an opportunity to correct the problem and save face.|
| The packaging was damaged and there is a chance that it simply fell out. The bottom of the bike boxed appeared to have been ripped open, I spoke with the shop that boxed it and they claimed the saddle was in a parts box on the bottom of the box. So maybe it will show up in FedEx overgoods...they are supposedly searching. I am not too hopeful but trying to stay positive. I just hate the thought that some FedEx employee has it on a huffy or chucked it in the dumpster...I was so frustrated I kicked the file cabinet and fractured my foot...bad day.|
| Fair point David and I take the admonishment as I should.|
Shame about the poor packing Karl. I do hope that FedEx find it for you.
Matthew - the art of packing - its a gift.