ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Save me from the scrap heap!!! posted by: Kevin on 5/26/2007 at 1:42:39 AM
Check out 140121399089 on eBay. Starting bid is one red penny! What was once a nice old Sports, before someone left it in the rain for five years ... I'd still like to have the chaincase.
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Save me from the scrap heap!!! posted by JDuck on 5/26/2007 at 7:40:31 AM
Wish I lived close enough to pick this up!
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Save me from the scrap heap!!! posted by Roger on 5/26/2007 at 8:21:30 AM
Rain? I'd venture a lot of snow; it doesn't look all that far gone; when it was being described as such a rust bucket; not that far from being operable.

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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Save me from the scrap heap!!! posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 5/27/2007 at 4:28:19 AM
I saw this the other day... Out on the Cape, I'm sure the Salt Air didn't help preserve it. Still... the chaincase and quadrant shifter.

Shipping is way out of line.... I could drive there... in 3 - 4 hours depending on how far out on the Cape it is.

A shame really.

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Save me from the scrap heap!!! posted by David on 5/27/2007 at 6:34:05 PM
I sent the guy a msg suggesting he put it on Boston Craig's List so locals would be alerted. It's not worth a trip to the cape for me - esp this weekend!
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Save me from the scrap heap!!! posted by Geoff Rogers on 5/29/2007 at 9:48:29 AM
This is a cool old bike. From the quadrant shifter and cool gold TT decals, I'd say it is forties or earlier. I would also venture that this bike could probably be restored. If I bought it (I just might), I would clean and wax the frame carefully to save the decals, do the bearings and things so it works again, attack the rusty chrome with steel wool (yes, STEEL wool is safe for the old Rhodesian chrome on these machines, I have been using it on British bikes and cars for over three decades and have not scratched anything yet), probably paint the fenders and maybe replace that weathered old Terrys saddle (which looks original to me) with a Brooks B72 or B66, new tires and off you go. It won't be pristine but it will look quite presentable and have bags of character. It's worth doing for the gearcase, the quad shifter and the cool rare early decals. It will want a saddlebag and a decent pair of grips, and maybe brake pads. I have found that original, hard pads are often better than new cheesy Taiwan stuff that wears out fast and doesn't really stop the machine any better than the hard old ones.
Harwich is about halfway down the Cape, near the "elbow".
Good luck, and let's save this old girl!
Geoff Rogers
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Save me from the scrap heap!!! posted by Tom on 5/30/2007 at 11:20:10 AM
I have a similar bike I bought in Minneapolis when I was at the 3 speed tour. Mine is a 1939 with the same seat tube transfer. I used heavyweight oil on the frame, tried wax but it didn't work well. Here is the before and after pics. http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m104/oldy57/British%20Bikes/?action=view¤t=3speed2007057.jpg
http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m104/oldy57/The%20Herd/?action=view¤t=BritishBikes005.jpg
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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Save me from the scrap heap!!! posted by Tom on 5/30/2007 at 11:22:49 AM
The link does not take you to the individual pics. Try the HERD pics for the latest bike pics.
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AGE / VALUE:   miller headlamp question posted by: Chris on 5/25/2007 at 7:03:32 PM
Question: What is the address for reflectalite? I need halogen bulbs for this two bulb Miller headlamp.

Also, took away the Miller bottle type generator and am now using a Sturmey- Archer dynohub with the Miller two bulb light and no tail lite right now. How do I get this to switch off. The switch operates one bulb and then when you switch it it turns on the other but I cannot turn it and switch it off at all?

Thanks
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   miller headlamp question posted by Edwin on 5/25/2007 at 9:07:18 PM
I'm sure you've already tried the Light finder??

http://www.reflectalite.com/

I've not been over there, but they may be in Brentford, Middlesex(??);

"Reflectalite Ltd
24 Orchard Road, Brentford TW8 0QX, Great Britain"
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   miller headlamp question posted by David on 5/27/2007 at 6:36:02 PM
The Miller light must have been built for use w/bottle generator and, of course, you turn it off by taking the generator away from the tire. You can probably rewire the switch to turn off the light altogether, though.
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Watch out for the power spray at the Car wash posted by: Roger on 5/24/2007 at 10:14:31 PM
Well; most of the people here probably know this, but I jet sprayed some handlebar grips; and how would I put it? It kind of in one spot caused a melt on them. Now, sometimes we learn lessons the hard way, but valuable parts now, on bikes I have I am going to wrap up in newspaper.

You all probably would have known better; but I did not quite know. Now, too, I think, I understand why sometimes, grips being sold, even if they are white ones, are not totally scrubbed down because they can not handle it I would suppose.

Those guys in Bangkok sell some torpedo type replicas I might contemplate getting at some point.
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   That old cronk on ebay posted by: Pete on 5/24/2007 at 2:46:38 PM
Did you all watch that cronky,rusty old pedersen frame with the bent seat tube go out? Sit tight and hold on to your chair sides before you take a look at what item no 140118262676 realised at auction cus if you don't you're going to fall out of that chair.
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   That old cronk on ebay posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 5/27/2007 at 4:31:33 AM
HOLY MACKEREL!

For that much money, it should have an engine and be capable of at least 70mph!

I would think for that much... if you had a sketch, etc., you could almost have one fabricated from scracth.

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: That old cronk on ebay posted by Mike on 5/27/2007 at 7:54:02 AM
Well, given that you can buy an exact replica, handmade Pedersen frame in Copenhagen AND have it shipped to the U.S. for less than a grand, I'd say this guy got took. No way are you gonna straighten that seat post without breaking it.
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   That old cronk on ebay posted by Matthew on 5/30/2007 at 3:03:21 PM
A GOOD Pedersen,

Original 1890 / 1900's, ready to ride, will make nearly £4000 sterling, so 600 quid for a wreck? Its a lot of cash for a lot of hard work.

Matthew - saving my cash for another day.

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AGE / VALUE:   High pressure Gumwall tires in 26 X 1 3/8 posted by: Chris on 5/24/2007 at 7:05:59 AM
Another front wheel back from the shop. I spin it, it's perfect with the new front hub. I look up and he found a supply of high pressure 70 p.s.i. gumwall tires in 26 x 1 3/8. My heart leaps!

I know how great these are.With my alloy rims, they are even better!
I lifted my lenton sports up onto the counter to show it off and he says: "I hate this British crap" I look horrified at him. Still, they guy comes thru for me and I love seeing what all comes in the shop.

It's good that he hates it. He calls me. I pick it up and it's mine and he's happy with it out of the shop. Another shop across town, the guy there loves the British bikes and he never sells it nor hardly lets me even look at it so it's fine that he hates it.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   High pressure Gumwall tires in 26 X 1 3/8 posted by Edwin on 5/25/2007 at 8:52:34 PM
These are great bikes, just kidding the other day.
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