| There is a Brooks b- 72 saddle on e- bay right now. It's beat up and at $61.00 right now.|
Sorry, not more than 15.00 for it.
It's comforting to see that there are folks out there far, far crazier than me.
Sitting safe and watching them do double back flip flops on e- bay is one thing. Just keep me out of their way on the highway.
I have been bitten by the bike bug as bad as anybody but there are limits to how far you should let it sink it's teeth into you.
Is this why I save everything like a kook? hoping to get these kinda prices one day?
| Yeah, well get a load of that tire pump on ebay going for $73 and change (item no. 280129883709. Holy mackerel! Folks have more money than sense... :)|
| A 1975 dynohub just sold for $73 as well. More than I like to pay for complte bikes.|
| take this $61.00 and find a N.O.S. Ideale French saddle with the alloy rails and sell it on e- bay and watch it climb into the hundreds of dollars. Like I did!|
| Take a look at this bike on e- bay.|
It's to be found under: Vintage English bike World War 2
With the H in the chainring it's a Hercules. Bent fork in the bike but bike folk straighten forks all the time.
Speaking of the chainring, its got this weird cover I have never seen before. This is not a double front chainring just a lot of decorative garbage over the front single chainring.
What's up with that?
These rims look very wide for 26 x 1 3/8 but it is clearly marked.
Take a look at the rear hub.
Interesting but I'll pass.
| I sawthat one too---the seat post got my eye--|
BTY those 50s j.c.higging--sears---had that type of guard---sam
| Sorry Chris but with ROYAL as the head transfer it a Royal. Rarer than any Hercules and with a lovely bit of provenance too.|
I drive past Rackheath airfield (now an industrial estate) every day on my way to work. Its near NORWICH (not Norridge) as are so many WW2 airbases.
Matthew - East Anglian.
| Thanks for the update. I could swear I saw an H in the chainwheel.|
What's up with the stuff on the chainwheel?
| Should the actuator(indicator?)chain on my Colt stick out of the end of the axle nut or through the hole in the nut? Also what is the bracket on the front that makes a 90 degree up turn just below the handle bars for? Thanks|
| The chain comes out the end of the nut. The bracket is to mount a light. Have fun.|
| Heres wishing a happy and safe Fourth of July Independence day holiday to all my old roads friends.|
So tell us about the bikes with red, white, and blue crepe paper in the wheel spokes and parades.
What bike will you have in the parade?
This is my favorite holiday, with Easter being second.
| A Safe 4th to you too,Chris.It rained 2 inches this morrning but I'm Bar-B-Qin---And a happy & safe 4th to all ya'll---sam|
| This year I was early. We sat on a hill in the golf course almost diectly under the fireworks above in close range of where they launch them from.|
Best seat in the house but a tad too close. Na, it was awesome!
| I've could've sworn I've seen this before but I'll be darned if I can't find it now. I would like to know how to put either a 4-speed or 5-speed inners into a 3-speed AW hub shell. Let me know if you've done this and how it works for you. Thx, Thom. |
| http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/'hadland/samaintind.htm |
Just change the apostrophe to a tilde and the url works.
| With that 189.00 You can buy a good used bike! |
|Thanks folks for all your input. I'm not ready to do the swap just yet as I recently finished the refurbishing of my Raleigh Trent Sports. Attached, hopefully, is a photo. Thx again, Thom.|
| No trick to it, just put it in. I have about 20,000 miles on an S5/1 (or whatever the designation for "two indicators" is) in an Austrian made (Steyr?) SA hub with really cool "Sears" lettering on the outside. As always, Glenn's manual (the 80s reprint has full 5-speed info) is an invaluable resource.|
| Edgar X- Thanks for the input. How do I get a copy of Glenn's manual reprint? Thx, Thom. |
| I'm lucky, I guess, in that my local library has a copy. You don't see the 80s version on ebay very often, only the 70s one. Maybe Amazon? I know Tony Hadland's website has lots of useful info, have you tried there yet?|
| I haven't yet, but I'll give it a look see. Thx again, Thom. |
| Didn't know there was an updated version. I can't find a date anywhere in mine so I'll assume it's the early one. It is a great reference book for anybody aspiring to fix a bike|
| Is Glenn's better than Sutherland's? Or two different things? And how?|
Aspiring geeks want to know.
| Sutherlands is one of the industry standard reference book for all professional bike mechanics. Indispensible for serious wrenching, repair and restoration. Lots of Appendices and charts with gear ratios. |
Glenns is a thorough "how to fix bikes" that covers most vintage bikes extremely well for the layperson. Many more pictures of how to use a given tool for ajob and therefore making it a much friendlier book for the aspiring geek. A veteran geek will have both. Of course Sutherlands is updated every now and then. I have the Fourth Edition which suits all of my needs as it covers up to 1985. They are up to the 7th edition which now costs (gulp) $189.
Ther is also the Barnetts Manual which is the alternative reference bible. You can download an older version of it somewhere...google it.
| I've done it a dozen times, as 36h 5 speeds are hard to find. I've read that the AW shell has to be from before April 1984, but I've never seen why. |
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/'hadland/samaintind.htm has all the info you need. Just follow the instructions for removing the AW guts and installing the S5, S5/1 or S5/2 innards.
S5/1 or S5/2 both have two indicator chains. I prefer the slightly more efficient S5 with it's bellcrank and pushrod.
If your 5 speed inners are for a single cable 5 speed, you're on your own. Let us know how it works out.
Some people tell me they find the info in http://bikesmithdesign.com/SA/SA-tips.doc to be useful.
It's a Word document. Click on the URL to download it.
| You can find Sutherlands in large libraries. But they won't let you check it out just look. I looked down and photocopies had appeared magically on my desk one day.|