MISC:   Cool Peugeot lady's on ebay posted by: David on 3/12/2007 at 10:13:37 AM
Item 160094979964 (NMA)
For someone in Cincinnati, a good deal. Sturmey hub, 27in wheels, B66 saddle, chaincase, skirtguard, lights, rack...
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Terry spring seats posted by: Kit on 3/11/2007 at 9:12:06 PM
Gentlemen,
Anybody have any information on post-war Terry bike seats?

Thank you.
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Terry spring seats posted by Craig on 3/12/2007 at 4:53:17 PM
Maybe. What's the ?
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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Terry spring seats posted by Chris on 3/12/2007 at 5:34:25 PM
Herbert terry and sons. Redditch, England
Maker of springs, bicycle seats, car parts, cable clips for bicycles, tennis racket holder clips for bicycles and a lot of other things.
Well know and beloved name. They had a seat called the extra coil it had a third rear coil.

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   RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Terry spring seats posted by chris on 3/12/2007 at 5:35:01 PM
tools also
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Terry spring seats posted by kit on 3/12/2007 at 6:02:54 PM
Thank you very much. The seat frame has a guide post which allows the center spring you mentioned to "free float." Do you also know when they were in business?
Regards,
Kit
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Terry spring seats posted by kit on 3/12/2007 at 6:28:26 PM
Chris,
I just Googled Herbert Terry & Sons and got yet another fabulous lesson in British business history. Founded roughly 151 years ago and still owned and operated through direct lineage by the founder's great, great, great grandson, the company continues to manufacture and market the Anglepoise lamp, an ingenious product of their own design, and indeed a product that draftsmen, architects, designers, and just about anyone who ever had to work over a drawing board would immediately recognize. Gee, this bicycle stuff is fun.

I appreciate the help.

Kit
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Terry spring seats posted by Craig on 3/13/2007 at 8:51:43 AM
Chris knows as much as I do. I have 3 Sunbeams all with their original Terry saddles including 2 triple coils. The oldest is a late 1920's that still has its original cover attesting to its ruggedness. They are great saddles a person doesn't see much anymore (An added safety feature is that all of my saddles squeak a bit warning pedestrians in my path:-)
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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Terry spring seats posted by Chris on 3/13/2007 at 4:56:02 PM
Thanks, but the latest (and one of the greatest) folks to recently pop up here on old roads is this Mark Stonich fellow.
Have you thought of buying one of the bottom bracket removal tools for your raleigh bike off of him? It's worth it to get that old worn out fixed cup out of the bike and more worth it to get a new cup in it's place. These bikes are at their best with new bottom bracket cups and axles in place. Wait until you have all the parts then go ahead and do that over haul.
Lovin those Terry's seats!
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AGE / VALUE:   British Bicycle Identity posted by: Mike on 3/11/2007 at 3:25:49 AM
I have an old British bike and have been trying desperately to find out what it is. It is missing the headbadge but it has 28x1 1/2 tires and a BSA rear coaster hub. Made in England stamped all over it. Walton and brown headset and Bottom Bracket. The top tube has a bend downwards toward the seat tube and a big old spring saddle with leather top. Also a miller light and generator. Any info would be much appreciated.


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   RE:AGE / VALUE: British Bicycle Identity posted by Warren on 3/11/2007 at 4:46:42 PM
Where are you located? The frame looks a lot like a CCM rebrand who often used a lot of British parts. The stem in particular looks like a CCM...is the pinch bolt a large rectangle?

Is there a serial number on the seat tube lug? And can you see another size designation on the tires like F12, F10, 622 or 635 mm? This will help.

The starburst decals were popular from the 30's thru the 50's.
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: British Bicycle Identity posted by Tom on 3/11/2007 at 6:12:56 PM
Mike Your bike does look a lot like the Eatons Glider I have. You may have a Glider as some years they had the round fenders. I had a ladies with the same fenders. Your bike could have been another company like Hudsons Bay. I will send you a pic of some of the Eatons headbadges. They had a few different styles. I would also guess the tires are the Canadian size 700c or 28 x 1 1/2" by your email being in Canada. Where do you live.
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: British Bicycle Identity posted by Tom on 3/11/2007 at 6:14:53 PM
Mike Your bike does look a lot like the Eatons Glider I have. You may have a Glider as some years they had the round fenders. I had a ladies with the same fenders. Your bike could have been another company like Hudsons Bay. I will send you a pic of some of the Eatons headbadges. They had a few different styles. I would also guess the tires are the Canadian size 700c or 28 x 1 1/2" by your email being in Canada. Where do you live.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   British Bicycle Identity posted by Mike on 3/12/2007 at 3:05:25 AM
I am located in Belleville, Ontario.......You???
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   British Bicycle Identity posted by Tom on 3/15/2007 at 9:30:26 PM
Mike I am in Winnipeg. I hope the pics of the Eatons headbadges show up. If not they are on my British bikes page. The brass one is the oldest, maybe mid 20's. I had an older Eatons that had a transfer much like for a headbadge. The larger blue one is a 30's/40's. The small one is a late 50's. The brown bike I have has a headbadge similar to the brass one. I cannot get to that bike as it is in storage for winter.


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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   British Bicycle Identity posted by Mike on 3/17/2007 at 2:53:41 AM
Hey Tom,

Thanks for the headbadge pics. The bike has two rivit holes on the sides so if it is in fact a Glider than I would guess the 3rd one in the pic could be the right one.. could you measure the hole spacing on that one for information sake??

Thanks again!!
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   British Bicycle Identity posted by Tom on 3/20/2007 at 6:02:47 PM
The holes are aprox 27mm apart.
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   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: British Bicycle Identity posted by Rowan on 5/4/2008 at 8:05:21 AM
This is the plate on mine. Any idea how old it might be?

I am trying to post the whole bike as well. Here's the link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24680971@N06/2463820683/in/photostream/

The seat is not original, I'm sure you can see.



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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Rudge Catalogues posted by: Tom on 3/10/2007 at 4:05:20 PM
I have uploaded my 1952 and 1947-48 Rudge catalogues. All models are in the pictures. You can also see my other pics of unique bikes. http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m104/oldy57/
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Rudge Catalogues posted by Mike on 3/11/2007 at 5:17:19 PM
I was looking at your photos & the bike which I am trying to identify looks a great deal like your Eaton's Glider. Can you tell me anymore information about the components on the Glider & prehaps a pic of the head badge. Any other information would be greatly appreciated. My post is just above this post. Feel free to look at the pic & tell what you think.

Thank you in advance,
Mike
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Help Modifying a Twenty? posted by: sciencemonster on 3/9/2007 at 10:51:51 PM
I just got a Twenty in original condition, and was thinking of taking it with me for a biking trip to Ireland, rather than rent when I get there. I ride an old Rudge 3 speed 24/7, and want to have something I am used to and like with me on my vacation.

I was thinking of adding a rear derailer and multiple cogs to the bike to help me wiht the hills, and looking on the Harris site they have all that stuff but there's a bewildering array of stuff to match up to make it work.

Does anyone know what I should be looking at? I want to make the 2- or 3-cog sets on this page work:
http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/sturmey-archer-parts.html#sprockets
I need a cheap derailer to go with this, and the chain can't use a 'masterlink', whatever that means. Will a regular derailer fit a twenty?

Anyone know a decent bike mechanic in the San Mateo area? One who knows Raleighs?

Thanks
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Help Modifying a Twenty? posted by chris on 3/10/2007 at 10:24:38 AM
If you are trying to use standard 1/8 th chain and still do a hybrid gear set up where you keep the original crank sets then you need a huret alvit derailer. Why? Because the Huret alvit can use either 3/32 or 1/8 th chain.
Basic Raleigh twenty chain is 1/8. th.

Find a narrow 1/8 th chain. No connecting link just fasten the two pieces of chain together with a good chain tool.
Stay away from the Cyclo Rivoli chain tool.I love The now defunct Cyclo gear company but the rivoli tool is (was) poor quality. As far as a narrow chain, if you look about you'll find one.
Back in the day the Huret was "Hot Stuff" and it is just what you need.

As far as a front derailer, you can rule it out as the twenty's tubing is too large. Check Sheldon'e site again as I may very well be wrong on this one. Especially as today's bikes use larger tubing and so, componets may be out there for you to find and use in this project. Off the top of my head I don't know what to recommend as far as a front derailer.
Other bike folks may help you
Are you trying to use a Sturmey- Archer hub with a 2 or 3 cyclo cog piece or are you wanting a totally derailer type block on a free wheel?

Sheldon's Harris Cyclery can sell you the alloy wheels.
and other biots for the Raleigh Twenty.
Sheldon kinda got this Raleigh Twenty thing off and rolling with his page on the bike but since, it's taken off. What I am saying is there have since been other "disciples" that have done the same thing and slightly different and newer "hopping up" versions.
If you need parts for the Raleigh twenty e- mail me.@ humberchristopher28@hotmail.com
I have a few parts.

If you have any further questions, or care to keep us updated as to how this is going, feel free to let us know.
Many of us have already done exactly what you are trying to do.
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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Help Modifying a Twenty? posted by Chris on 3/10/2007 at 10:27:40 AM
The Huret Alvit is cheap and effective.
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Help Modifying a Twenty? posted by scie ncemonster on 3/10/2007 at 10:04:21 PM
Sheldon got back to me and recommended the Tourney MegaRange derailer - I told him I was on a budget. It all sounds pretty easy, so I think I will proceed when he gets back to me with the tooth count on the two kinds of clusters they have.

I prefer to keep it simple, so I am hoping to get by withthte two-sprocket arrangement. I will take it to a bike shop to fix a new long chain. That's way over my head.

A few questions:

Will hub end up being wider, and will it still fit the bike?

I was planning on buying an old big suitcase at goodwill and disassembling the bike to take it on the plane - any helpful suggestions on htat?
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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Help Modifying a Twenty? posted by Edward in Vancouver on 3/11/2007 at 11:21:46 PM
I have done this kind of a conversion to two of my bikes, a Raleigh RSW "16" folder, and a Raleigh Sports. "Obtain" an older Shimano "hyperglide" sprocket cluster, they will easily come apart by removing the three slim bolts. Now choose your sprockets. Look at the inside of the sprocket, you will see 6 teeth, Sturmey needs only 3 teeth to fit on the driver. Get out a Dremel tool and grind off three of the teeth, and slightly shape the remaining three teeth to fit into the Sturmey AW's driver. Repeat with your other chosen cog, and put one spacer between the cogs, and snap the snap-ring back on. Wheel complete.
Mount a Huret Allvit on the bike. These things are dirt cheap, easy to find, bomb proof, and shift well for only two cogs. I like to use an old Sun-tour bar-con shifter for the derailleur, but you can use whatever you want. Now you have a six speed.
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