| Looking for any owner comments on the big double sprung B130. I'm looking to buy one for my DL-1 and this model looks to be about as comfortable a saddle as you can buy, short of mounting a chair on bike. |
I see the B130 is being discontinued and Brooks recently introduced the B135. What is the difference between the two....they look very much the same?
I have one and it looked very cool on my DL1. I hope you are tall because this saddle is much taller than a normal brooks. Because of its size it can look out of proportion on smallish bikes or lightweight conversions. Also be careful with the break-in as the saddle will sag if excessively oiled(use proofhide only)
| I figured I might as well go with the 'over the top' most deluxe Brooks saddle. The compound spring system (upper spring under compression - lower spring under tension) should make for a really smooth ride. I still can't figure out what difference between the B130 and B135 is besides price ? A 1920's ad for the B130 describes it with one word, "Sumptuous".|
|Hi all!! I have just acquired a GORGEOUS SUPERMINT raleigh bike just yesterday..The serial number is 16499 and has M03 80 So I am assuming it is from 1980...It has the ORIGINAL paperwork also in SUPERMINT condition! This bike has NO speeds. It is a roadster...Check out the pics!! I have not even wiped this baby down yet and it looks SUPERB! It does NOT have the 10 speed type braked nor does it have gears it is a Coaster model. Any idea what the value could be in absolute super mint condition although I believe it being a 'coaster' might lessen the value due to no speeds/brakes....It looks like these people bought it and put it in PLASTIC, hehe...Please, get back to me if you have any info for me...Ill be listing it on ebay shortly...I emailed a couple bike buffs I know from the net and have yet to hear back from them so, since they apparently arent interested Ill list it the ebay way and see what happens! or email me and Ill send em, (firstname.lastname@example.org) Ok, thanks christina|
|Ok, the pic did NOT go thru Im gonna try it one more time here, if it doesnt go thru (i think Im putting the wrong html link?? I dunno,otherwise PLEASE email me to see just how SUPERMINT this bike is!!!|
| Ok, Last time here!! Ill try it here and below!|
| Well Chris,|
That's quite a find and very pretty too. It doesn't float my boat but that doesn't stop me appreciating it.
By the way a British raleigh of the same age just would not have those rather nice mudguard stays. We would only have got the wire ones.
Matthew - stay with it!
| Thank you Matthew...Am I correct in assuming due to the 03 80 next to the serial number that this beauty was made in March of 1980 (duh?,lol)...It is rather pretty, too isnt it? I might just keep it. I dunno. I do ALOT of riding in the summer, however I also have 2 Schwinn Speedsters from the 70's (with the gorgeous mudguards, chain guard ect soooo I just got into bike collecting but I need shifting gears to go up hills ect...)that I am rather fond of, one is brown one a metallic-like green..I recently also found a 1984 Trek for guess how much?? $5.00, no not 500.00, yes 5.00 FIVE dollars That lady just 'wanted it out of my garage' as she put it...HEHE little did she know the value..I am an ebay seller and I just cannot believe anyone NOT looking up the value of things!!! Anyway, ok, by for now, thanks for your nice comments on the bike! If anyone has any info on the value PLEASE let me know..BTW, is there a difference between English Raleighs and American..Are they completely different companies?? Ok, ttyl...Christina |
| DUH!!! I now see the COMPLETE heading for this discussion, ENGLISH roadsters..HELLO! Sorry guys...I really am NOT that inept, just a bit under the weather/ on 'loopy' meds and obviously not thinking real well...didnt mean to intrude on your discussion...Any suggestions on where might be the most advantagous for me to list this beauty? Thanks Christina |
| It isn't the kind of bike that's going to interest a collector, regardless of its condition. The cost of packing and shipping it is probably more than it's worth. I'd use Craig's List to sell it locally.|
| Only sell if you don't really need it, it is still nice looking, the bikes that these blokes like could be called antiques, so don't let anything get one down to much in talking about these bicycles. I'll bet it was made for Raleigh in China during the bike boom of the '70s/'80s.|
| Should be "I'll bet it was made for Raleigh in Taiwan", that's still free China I suppose they call themselves... maybe a few bikes were made in Japan but I don't know if for the Raleigh brand, I haven't researched this for awhile.|
| I have just received a Raleigh Roadster that is in pretty|
good condition. I can't restore it due to injuries so if anyone is interested in buying it email me. I live at Cherry Point, NC.
| I see that Raleigh of Denmark still sells a very classic looking Raleigh (with the full chaincase that I love). I also see they're about US$1,000.|
Still, does anyone know how to get one here in the USA? Maybe a Danish bike shop that would ship here, or ???
| 26" or 28" wheels! If I ask Kris Kringle real nice?|
| I'd go for a tourist de luxe, but sram gears? Oh dear!|
Matthew - stuck in third
| Hey Mark! Thanks for the tip! I need certain parts for the enclosed crankcase on my 1954 Raleigh (see my posting 9/26/2007 at 6:17:57 PM, this discussion section). I've just emailed the folks in Denmark in the hopes they can ship me the parts I need. Meanwhile, I appreciate your tip!|
| It's a nice looking bike but don't look at that roadster and get sucked into the emotional trap of thinking how wonderful it would be to own the little jewel and ride it. That elation will soon wear off as you begin to notice little rust spots appearing here and there and the paint will fade and the scratches seem to happen all too easy. No bonderized enamel on that frame. The cables and calipers are cheap and the chrome on the rims, bars and crankset are too thin. 5 years from now you'll wish you had your money back.|
A thousand dollars will get you the pick (or 2!) of any number of spectacular roadsters that go up on ebay every year. And they will not lose value, unlike the Danish bike that will likely never appreciate. It's a nice classic design that really appeals to Danes (go to Copenhagen...a truly amazing cycling culture) but it's build quality just doesn't equal the bikes made over 40 years ago.
I will bet you "dimes to donuts" that my 58 Sports will outlast it and just about anything you can buy today. And it cost $50. There's something to be said for just riding real vintage steel. Yes it has a hockey stick chainguard but it makes fixing flats a breeze.
Off the soapbox now...preaching to the choir again.
| If one likes the Denmark (Dansk would it be) site, http://www.pashley.co.uk/ to me still rocks and I check out ebay.co.uk once in a while to view used Pashes. Gazzelle out of Holland would be another site in this same way too.|
I wonder if Pashley has that "bonderized enamel." They also sell bikes using 28" wheels. Sharp.
I can't get their TV Series bikes though a view. I wonder what that is about?
| http://www.cyclesofyesteryear.com/index.html ; this gent would seem to be the one to write, he has that in stock,I would think. |
"Hey Mark! Thanks for the tip! I need certain parts for the enclosed crankcase on my 1954 Raleigh (see my posting 9/26/2007 at 6:17:57 PM, this discussion section). I've just emailed the folks in Denmark in the hopes they can."
| Look particulairly carefully at the bikes from cyclesof yesteryear and ask plenty of questions beforehand about them and their parts if you were to buy from there as they seem to be be using a lot of cheaply made inferior parts that are produced in India.Ideally I would not want any of these parts on a bike I own.Find a proper old one and repair/replace if you need to and you'll end up with something worth having that will last forever.|
My 2 penneth worth....
| Nice bike the rack has to go. This has my vote!|
| The man is a Saint at Cycles of Yesteryear, if you ever visit his shop, he'll drop everything he's doing and do his best to fullfill whatever one is looking for. I do wish they were open 6 days a week however.|
I've just salvaged a ladies Raleigh roadster. The rear Sturmey reads Aw 8. Am I right in thinking this is 1938?
| In my experience, yes, 1938. I have seen a confirmed pre-war bike with an AW 7 hub, and I've seen a post-war AW with 48 as the year.|
| HI THOUGHT YOU MIGHT LIKE TO HAV A LOOK A PHILLIPS ENGLISH ROADSTER I THAT I HAVE JUST LISTED ON EBAY THIS ISNT AN ADVERT AS I DONT THINK IT WOULD BE FEASABLE TO POST IT TO THE STATES|