| I was moving SA cable fittings (pulley & fulcrum) clip from a Sports and the bolt securing the pulley had to be destroyed to remove it. Now I'm stumped. Is this little bolt 26 tpi? |
| It's so thin I just ran a 10-32 tap through it and used a stainless allen head bolt. I won't have THAT rust problem again...|
| It's called a clip bolt in tha SA parts catalogue, part X69 but there's no tpi listed. Likely not 26...I think that's a Raleigh specific thing. Outside chance it could be whitworth if it were old enough. |
Replacement plastic pulleys are abundant, steel clamp less so and braze ons are rare but they can be found.
| I'm looking for some Westwood Rims for a rod brake set up. Size: 26x1 3/4. Please email me if anyone has these or knows where I can get 'em. firstname.lastname@example.org|
| Hi Josh,|
Have you looked at th Old Bicycle co? They might have what you are looking for.
Matthew - to select and serve
| I have look there and they did have what I wanted, but when I went to have it shipped, the shipping alone was almost $300 just for two rims, two tires, and two tubes. I don't know what's up with that. I emailed them to find out if it was a mistake, but I haven't heard back from them.|
| buy via Paul Stiyosh at www.cyclesofyesteryear.com in the UK. He sells stainless and chrome Westwoods through his website and Ebay. If you put in 'westwood rim' in the search, you'll find a couple of other sources. I think it cost me 18 pounds per stainless Westrick, which for something that will outlast me, is not half bad. all the best , Nick.|
| I'm planning to turn this rough '51 Humber club bike into a fixed gear converting a SA 3 into 2spd fixed. Frame needs paint but I'd like original decals. All I see out there are ones for the Sport model. Any suggestions? I don't think Lloyds has them. Ted|
| Ask LLoyds to look for you. The y probably do even if their web page says differently. They are your best bet.|
| Can you tell me where and if I can buy parts for my newest purchase, a Norman of England Bicycle. It has all its parts currently and I am starting to restore, but in case I find something needs replaced, I wanted to see if anyone knew any sites that I could inquire about parts on. Also, can you tell me a value of the bike? It is from the 40-50's, all complete, just needs cleaning, tires, small stuff. |
| It all depends on which parts you're looking for. English 3-speed parts are largely interchangeable, especially when the bike was actually made by Raleigh, which yours may or may not be. See http://sheldonbrown.com/english-3.html and you can learn all the basics.|
| post a picture so we know if it is raleigh made or not.|
| I don't know how to do that. The bike say Norman of England on the frame. The crank has the heads of guys with armor helmets. If there is anything else that would idenity it, let me know. Any info on it would help tremendously.|
thanks in advance
| Don't sweat the details...Norman was a decent maker of 3 speeds and roadsters. If you've got the original frame, forks, mudguards and crank then everything else is easily replaced because (as mentioned above) it's pretty generic stuff. You probably won't find a serial number chart nor is it likely to be rare. Look at the rear hub for a date stamp and go from there. If you need a part, ask for it here or search ebay.|
| and value depends on condition and desireability. 3 speeds generally range from $50 to $300 so value is a guess without detailed pics and information.|
| I have two Normans. An Invader with 531 Reynolds tubing which is similar to a Raleigh Clubman, and one like yours which is like a Raleigh sports. Norman used mostly Phillips componets, pedals,headset bearings, and bottom bracket. The threads are 24 tpi not the Raleigh 26 tpi, so they will not interchange. The fenders should also be Phillips style with a chrome oval piece holding the fender stay to the fender, and the rear fender attaches to the frame above the rear axel like a Phillips not behind it like a Raleigh. My sports style bike also has the Norman knight on the headlight bracket as well as on the chainwheel. The alloy kickstand is also branded with the Norman logo. The Invader club bike has a Williams style crank and chainwheel with the Norman knights similar to the Raleigh RRA, Clubman type chainwheel. The Norman is of the same quality as the Phillips, but is more rare and the chainwheel makes it more interesting to look at. Its a nice bike, hang on to it.|
| The Norman has a awesome crank!|
|Been doing some thorough cleaning on this old bike and figured out how to post a site for you to see the pictures. It was not cleaned at all in the pictures. I did find on the rear hub that it is a 1954 model. I was told that really in the US, bike collectors have no interest in this bike and that I would have to sell it if I wanted too in UK. Is there anything more you can tell me about this bike as to the exact model, value after looking at the pic's???|
| It's a fine 3 speed but it's too expensive to ship to England. Who told you north americans don't buy english roadster? Misinformed opinion maybe. |
| I'm a north American and I have devoted my life and every waking moment to these bikes!|
| Here's a Hercules on ebay that's got a opening bid at $120 and I think your bike is far more interesting.|
| One last note...are your sure the date is not 64? Chrome fenders weren't common in the 50's.|
| As far as the date goes, I just looked at the rear hub and it say 54. I assumed that meant it was a 1954. Is that not how you date it? Its cleaning up really pretty good. Fenders cleaned up on top real well. The sprocket with the warriors cleaned up good. It really just needs paint and a new headlight which I will replace. I would like to sell it, but really don't have any idea what to ask for it. Its a pretty cool looking bike though. |
Thanks for all your input from everybody.
| Leave the paint as is. Keep the character and the decals and what is left of the box lining.|
| Greetings, I am the proud new owner of the Norman bicycle. Staci was kind enough to share the value and character of the bike. My plans are to restore all components of the bike, but to keep the original paint scheme. The decals are much too valuable to be removed. I was wondering if anyone had information on a restored Norman badge for the front of the bike, as well as any details on decals (if I was to repaint the bike).|
| I just got back from Michigan yesterday - if I had only seen this first. Ebay item 250140522661 It looks like a 23 inch frame w/nice chrome fenders, red paint, whitewalls, full chaincase, rear dyno and lights! No bids yet. Very kool bike for someone.|
| Very nice indeed.... Only question I would have is perhaps that the front fork is not original. I would think a true 50's vintage phillips might not have what appears to be a Raleigh fork.|
But... if it is a replacement... it was a well chosen one.
Nice machine nonetheless!
Larry "Boneman" Bone