ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Calling all Vultures! Detroit, Michigan area posted by: Chris on 6/25/2007 at 7:06:12 AM
Giving up the ghost. Summoning the bike vultures. For Sale:
Mans Green Raleigh Sports with dynohub kit. Small parts of all kinds. Some bike tools. English bicycle parts. hard to find, from years of raiding shops of small parts. E- mail for time to buy me out. Royal Oak, Michigan area.

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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Calling all Vultures! Detroit, Michigan area posted by Chris on 6/25/2007 at 1:25:50 PM
humberchristopher29@hotmail.com
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Calling all Vultures! Detroit, Michigan area posted by al fickensher on 6/25/2007 at 4:45:11 PM
Chris, what's this about? Are you actually wanting to sell-off an entire stash?, that's what it looks like. Geeze man, something like that'll ruin your day for sure. Besides, I look forward to your musings on this forum; I know a sell-off will put the kybosh on that.

You better think this thru a bit first.
alf in Davenport, Ia
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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Calling all Vultures! Detroit, Michigan area posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 6/26/2007 at 2:33:16 AM
Gad... the only phrase missing is "must sell, getting married". ;-)

R U OK Christopher? Mid-Life Crisis? We're all a bit wound up about this at the moment....

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Calling all Vultures! Detroit, Michigan area posted by Chris on 6/26/2007 at 7:15:54 AM
I'm still with ya'all just letting go of some things. Pruning the tree so to speak.
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Calling all Vultures! Detroit, Michigan area posted by Chris on 6/26/2007 at 7:41:52 AM
Thanks for ther concern, my friends.
I'll still be with the scene here. Reading here every day but I might be posting less and sit back and chill a bit. You know, just read. Other projects especially the t- shirt idea will go forward.
Just selling off a part of the stash. "Stash" keeps getting re-defined.
Trying to raise some cash and thinning things down. Don't panic I ain't dead yet, I'm still young and feel great.


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AGE / VALUE:   26" x 1-3/4" tires for 1919 British bike? posted by: Mark Stonich on 6/25/2007 at 6:35:31 AM
Does anyone know if Schwinn 26" x 1-3/4" (aka 47-571 or 650C) should fit a British bike from 1919 with what look like wide Westwood rims? Size imprinted on the totally shot tyres is 26" x 1-3/4"

The owner is concerned that even if we get the bead seat diameter right, the bead shape might be a problem.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   26 posted by Matthew on 6/25/2007 at 1:53:31 PM
Hi Mark,

try asking Tim at The Old Bicycle Co, he has a website (UK) he keeps all manner of tyres suited to older machines.

Matthew - still rolling
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: 26 posted by Warren on 6/25/2007 at 3:45:25 PM
I've got four different older makes of tires that fit the old Dunlop westwood 26 x 1 3/4 rims with no problems. They are all low pressure tires (35 psi) and none are Schwinn. According to Sheldons tire chart, they should fit but the bead might be an issue.

St Johns Cyclery has options as well...http://tinyurl.com/ywu3zm

In North America, try Urbane Cyclist in Toronto

http://www.ucycle.com/


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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   26 posted by Chris on 6/25/2007 at 4:23:04 PM
I have one tire. Very good used condition. Dunlop.
Not unusual I seemed to collect weird size tires. Also a Dunlop Gold seal 28 x 1 1/4 as well.

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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Hercules seat post posted by: C. Hammond on 6/23/2007 at 11:56:14 PM
Anyone know the diameter of a Birmingham-made Hercules seat post?

It is bigger than 1 inch. But not much. I'm thinking 26 mm. But I don't have a post to try yet.

Thanks,
Chris
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Hercules seat post posted by Chris on 6/24/2007 at 11:50:28 AM
My B.S.A. Airborne (Paratrooper) bike takes a 26 mm post. You'll have to experiment
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Hercules seat post posted by Matthew on 6/25/2007 at 1:54:55 PM
For 26mm read inch and a sixteenth.

Matthew - imperatively imperial
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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Hercules seat post posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 6/26/2007 at 2:35:43 AM
Uh... 1.024 inches to be accurate to the thousanth of an inch. Or 1 1/32".

1 1/16" dia. would work. Though you may have to crank down on the pinch bolt a wee bit, aye?

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Hercules seat post posted by C. Hammond on 6/26/2007 at 8:31:31 PM


Thank you. Now I'll get to work. That is if I can just find my set of Whitworth wrenches. Let's see, seatpost bolt is 1/4W. How odd...



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AGE / VALUE:   want any 3 speed mens posted by: allen on 6/23/2007 at 11:55:46 PM
i need about three old mens three speed or single speed bikes or bike frames, please help me find them, I would especially like to find German or European bikes or frames
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: want any 3 speed mens posted by Ed on 6/24/2007 at 10:49:51 AM
Look at ebay # 300122333316 This is made in Poland. Ed
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FOR SALE:   Vintage Daisybell posted by: Bill Barclay on 6/23/2007 at 12:35:15 PM
This BSA Lady,s Bike Is Near Immaculate condition {original }condition with 26 inch chrome wheels and believed original tyres, well tyres of the period anyway, Both MICHELIN. Would need Saddle as there is only part of the leather left, Cant believe the very good condition of Chrome on Wheels,and shine on frame when cleaned.
Carrier and chain case are Intact,slight rust on handlebars.
this bike is going as it is .no hidden extras .
Email me for pictures.


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