MISC:   Cool Canadian Roadster in the "For Sale/Wanted" area. posted by: Roger on 5/27/2007 at 10:58:27 PM
I don't see a bend in the fork; and I'm the first one to say I am no expert; but some of you all; should check out, http://www.oldroads.com/d_fsw_def.asp?rec_count=1 ; "What kind of bike is this", looks single speed too. The front fork curves like I've seen many bikes do.
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   RE:MISC:   Cool Canadian Roadster in the posted by Roger on 5/27/2007 at 11:03:31 PM
Plenty of pictures too there.
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   RE:MISC: Cool Canadian Roadster in the posted by Melissa on 5/28/2007 at 8:12:08 AM
So is my bike Canadian? Or Taiwanese? Cause it has a "Made in Taiwan" sticker, but that could have been put there by anyone.

So my bike is a "Roadster"? Is that the type? What's a Raleigh (is that a specific make?)

I have a lot to learn :(

Please help me get to know my bike!
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   RE:RE:MISC: Cool Canadian Roadster in the posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 5/29/2007 at 2:28:30 AM
Hi Melissa. I daresay that what you have would certainly fall under the catagory of "Light Roadster". Such as a Raleigh Sports. Raleigh, being a specific manufacturer or "Brand" if you will. At one time the single largest manufactory of such bicycles if not in all the world, certainly all of England.

To check them out visit:

http://www.retroraleighs.com

Sadly... they are no longer in operation... though the "Brand" still lives.

As to your machine, I had commented on the other board... that I didn't see lugs on the frame, hence, quite possibly manufactured in Taiwan as the sticker would indicate.

Interestingly enough, it seems to be a vintage bicycle anyhow. If you like it, that's what matters most. A proper 3-speed hub for that machine would be a vintage Shimano "333".. quite common, I assure you.

That is.. if you care to install one. A rear mudguard (fender) might be a bit more difficult... especially if you're attempting to match the front one... not that they're hard to find... but to find one that is... "weathered" the same might be tricky.

All in all, It's certainly an interesting machine... quite possibly imported for the HH Co. or possibly even re-branded once it was imported for them.

Enjoy it if nothing else!

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone


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   RE:MISC:   Cool Canadian Roadster in the posted by Melissa on 5/29/2007 at 1:51:57 PM
Wow! Thank you Larry "Boneman" Bone!
I had no idea there were websites, forums and such for bicycle lovers!
I do like my bike, and I enjoy riding it! I get some funny looks though :) But that's ok!
Thanks to everyone who replied, you were all very helpful!!
Melissa
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   RE:MISC: Cool Canadian Roadster in the posted by Warren on 5/29/2007 at 5:18:36 PM
Not likely canadian...if it says made in Taiwan, it is! A ubiquitous, utilitarian single speed roadster.
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   RE:RE:MISC: Cool Canadian Roadster in the posted by Chris on 5/31/2007 at 9:11:22 AM
I saw a C.C.M in a shop the other day. Shoddy quality. The awesome thing about C.C.M. was the amount of British parts they used so Canada was a gold mine for Sturmey- Archer, Raleigh and Phillips and all sorts of goodies.
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   RE:RE:RE:MISC: Cool Canadian Roadster in the posted by Warren on 5/31/2007 at 4:34:24 PM
Most CCM's made after the 60'were very poor quality. The earlier the better.
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   help me posted by: jerry on 5/27/2007 at 3:22:40 PM
the head badge says guarnty co. st.louis mo. the serial number is(D7811) I assume this is a schwinn because of the sprockt but what model and the year of this bike.


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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   help me please posted by: jerry on 5/27/2007 at 3:14:11 PM
the head badge says guarnty co. st.louis mo. the serial number is(D7811) I assume this is a schwinn because of the sprockt but what model and the year of this bike.


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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: help me please posted by sam on 5/28/2007 at 8:46:15 AM
Late 40s or earlier.New World ,Supior,or contintal.Before 1950 most schwinn bicycles were "schwinn built" and sold badged by a lot of different stores,after 1950 schwinn started selling more of their bikes under the schwinn name
with the AS&Co crank I'd say your bike is most likely a cro-mo frame
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   590 tires posted by: James on 5/26/2007 at 3:54:04 PM
What tires are you guys running on your raleigh sports, how wide are they and at what PSI.
I wonder if there isn't a cheap tire around that is similar to the Panaracer Col De la Vie 590s I had on my japanese bike. In other words around 38mm wide that works well at 50-60 psi.
What about the white wall schwalbe, is it wider than the Marathon which seems more like a 32.
I really don't feel like converting my BSA to 650B and I already have the 590 rims but am not happy with narrowish, gummy and tight german tires.
Perhaps we should email Sheldon Brown and prod him to order some Panaracer 590s.
I used to use Continental Top Tourings on CR 18s but found them no less flat prone than the Panaracer and flat repair was such an ordeal that I threw them into the corner of the basement after breaking a number of tyre levers and went back to using black kendas.
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: 590 tires posted by Warren on 5/27/2007 at 9:07:00 AM
I saw a pair of 70 psi Bontager EA3's last year on a bike. Very narrow too but I haven't sourced them.

If you're having problems with flats, kevlar tire liners do work well. Great for Sports and Roadsters where added weight is less of an issue. I've used them for years with great success.

http://www.mrtuffy.com/faq.htm
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   RSW military bike? posted by: Warren on 5/26/2007 at 10:46:36 AM
Here's a new one...a vet claims that these bikes were used in Vietnam...item 250117873188


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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   RSW military bike? posted by Chris on 5/26/2007 at 4:21:44 PM
The Vet is wrong. It's just a original condition R.S.W. 16 folder.
However, these were used by the Nottingham, England Police in the late 60's and early 70's. I had one sent to me from a bike shop in England and it had Notts police coded cycle stickers on it. But No, Never heard of that.
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   RSW military bike? posted by Roger on 5/26/2007 at 4:40:25 PM
The story is appropos for Memorial Day weekend.
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