AGE / VALUE:   Shimano Nexus dynohub on e- bay posted by: Chris on 1/18/2007 at 6:54:20 PM
Lots of interesting things from this seller lately. Latest is a Shimano Nexus dyno hub and enclosed chaincase slides!
Not my auction, no relation to seller.
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Break out the Drooling Towel for this one.... posted by: Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/16/2007 at 4:52:05 PM
NMA, no relation to sellor, etc.....

http://cgi.ebay.com/Prewar-Boys-Tall-Frame-Sunbeam-26-Bike-Real-Nice_W0QQitemZ120075448465QQihZ002QQcategoryZ420QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Break out the Drooling Towel for this one.... posted by Craig McNeil on 1/22/2007 at 11:43:29 AM
Hi Larry,

I just won this Sunbeam making it the fourth Sunbeam I now own. I actually believe that this particular one is a late 1940's or early 1950's BSA made bike due to the metal headbadge and chrome fork tips. He said that he thought the BSA rear hub wasn't correct however I think it very well might be. Now the search is on for a BSA indicator chain. That's half the fun of this addiction, err, I mean hobby.

Regards,
Craig
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AGE / VALUE:   speaking of parts posted by: sam on 1/16/2007 at 9:01:38 AM
Check out the "parts" at the ABCEtour site;
http://www.abcetour.com/
sam
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   speaking of parts posted by Jeff on 1/16/2007 at 9:32:42 AM
Wow! How am I going to talk my wife into this?
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   speaking of parts posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/17/2007 at 3:35:48 AM
In such cases.... 'tis sometimes easier to beg forgiveness... than ask permission.

;-)

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   speaking of parts posted by Chris on 1/17/2007 at 2:55:00 PM
Sometimes the ladies are into this more than we are.
I have a friend and assusmed that the big tool box was her husband's. She laughed and pointed her finger at this small pathetic tool box over in the corner. That's Denis'over there.

The big monster box was hers and the words "Pam" and "truck mechanic" were one and the same.
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   speaking of parts posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/18/2007 at 3:32:21 AM
LOL... yes... some of the ladies for certain have the proclivities and abilities for such avocations.

Perhaps Pam's Gramma's name was Rosie? And had a penchant for riveting back in the day? ;-)

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   speaking of parts posted by Gordon on 1/18/2007 at 9:37:48 AM
I remember years ago trying to figure out why my Datsun pickup engine was shaking badly. I had the timing light and dwell meter out, checking the spark plugs, etc. to no avail. After several non productive hours at this job, my wife came out to see what I was doing. I explained the problem. She looked under the hood and matter of factly said "You've lost a blade off the radiator fan". Of course when I looked she was right and I have never doubted her mechanical abilities since.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: speaking of parts posted by Mark Stonich on 1/18/2007 at 7:07:31 PM
" Wow! How am I going to talk my wife into this?"

If you are asking for suggestions about how to get her to let you buy $15 worth of bike parts, maybe you should be talking Dr. Phil.

If you are asking for suggestions about how to get her to let you come up for the events, that's easy.

Find a nice Jack Taylor mixte, or something similar, on eBay, gear it low enough that she can handle any hill and fit it with a B-67 or B-18.

For extreme cases, the British have made many fine tandems.
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: speaking of parts posted by Chris on 1/19/2007 at 9:10:03 AM
Yes. Good point. Get the lady onto a fine ladies frame or Mixte bike made with fine tubing and have her experience the magic of feeling like she's flying along on a lightweight bike.
Then she'll be hooked as we are. Then you won't have a problem getting the old bikes into the house she'll be out hunting them with you.
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   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: speaking of parts posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/20/2007 at 8:29:36 AM
[quote]If you are asking for suggestions about how to get her to let you buy $15 worth of bike parts, maybe you should be talking Dr. Phil.[/quote]

Man... I like to about choked to death laughing on that one.... hey, we've all been there, eh?

Best of luck!

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone

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AGE / VALUE:   "Franken-bike" gets a re-build posted by: Edward in Vancouver on 1/15/2007 at 5:52:57 PM
What with the icy weather and alot of time spent fixing up my Superbe, my Franken-bike has seen alot more service lately. Alot of thin ice on the roads and un-normal below freezing temps are making the ice stay there, but I have to get to work , and the Franken-bike with the wide tires, strippe-down 1950's Sports frame and "messed up" rear hub ( an FG with two hyperglide cogs, a drum brake stuffed into where the dyno should go, and a Huret allvit derailleur)gets me to work.
But the other night my rear brake cable siezed up, and the front rim, a plain steel 26 x 1/38 rim (with a rebuilt dyno...) provided non-existant braking, even with cool-stops and a beefier Shimano brake caliper.

So I took the sucker apart, water and sludge had gotten into the cable housings, and I had a wierd cable routing system to begin with. Made me wonder how original Raleigh' s had the brake cables routed. Stuck a pulley wheel on the left chainstay to help with the a better cable action, and did some tinkering around.

Now the front wheel...To lazy and cheap to go out and get an aluminum rim to lace up to the dyno-hub, but I'd rather keep the wheel, pop out the dyno and stuff a drum brake in there.

Anyone have a front drum bake body they want to sell? Doesn't have to be in great shape, I've got enough bits and parts, and thre's a good brake specialist who can re-do the shoes for me ( did to pairs so far for me..)
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AGE / VALUE:šššlarge barrel front hubs posted by: Chris on 1/15/2007 at 1:37:41 PM
What jumped at me today out of the parts box was this large barrel front hub. Nickel plated with a front oiler that will fit the bottom bracket oilers on the bike frame. Just said on it: Made in England. No other markings. Takes six 1/4 bearings on each side has a front axle with flats so it fits in the fork. Large bearings and the hub curves aroundthe cones. It was very greasy and grimy and I got good and filthy handling it. The cones were still in great shape and it's a good little hub I may lace up again and return to service. I have a bike that needs the oiler so that's probably why I picked it up. It's nicer than the Phillips made hubs I have new in boxes.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:šššlarge barrel front hubs posted by Tom on 1/15/2007 at 7:58:02 PM
Chris, Brampton made a similar hub, also Brown Brothers sold a house brand. There may be others. I had a Phillips that had no markings on it, it was identical to the Celtonia.
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:šššlarge barrel front hubs posted by Chris on 1/16/2007 at 2:37:34 PM
The axle on my Phillips is the same and cones are inter- changable.
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