ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Speaking of Projects... posted by: Larry "Boneman" Bone on 8/29/2007 at 2:26:07 AM
As I had mentioned... what seems to be EONS ago.... I have this '62 Pre-Raleigh Armstrong... that I'm going to equip as my "Feaux-Clubman"... I inverted the northroad bars on it... but that's not quite the flavour I'm looking for....

I'm thinking THESE would do the job nicely:

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Soma-Moustache-Bridgestone-Bicycle-Bike-Handlebar_W0QQitemZ180153520155QQihZ008QQcategoryZ27951QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Opinions... or any other input would be greatly appreciated.

Oh... I do have, of Indian Manufacture... a "proper" Miller bottle-generator light set for it... and Pletscher rack as well.... I think oncce cobbled together... it will be a fairly accurate representation.

Thanks!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Speaking of Projects... posted by Warren on 8/29/2007 at 7:48:48 AM
They're a good price compared to the Nitto's. To be honset, I can't ride a mustache bar. I find the tops too close together, the bottoms too close to my knees and the forward bends too tight and uncomfortable. I prefer a drop bar although the moustache bars have style. Too bad I sold my near NOS Nittos for $30 not long ago
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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Speaking of Projects... posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 8/29/2007 at 9:32:52 AM
Not to worry Warren. I think those will do nicely. Much improvement over the inverted Northroads, I'm sure.

As to drop bars.... the herniated and bulging discs in my neck protest enthusiastically if I even attempt it.

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Speaking of Projects... posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 8/29/2007 at 3:50:43 PM
OK... ordered 'em...

Hopefully, I'll get this wee project complete before... the weather gets ugly.

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   For Chris - I updated my instructions for the light modification posted by: sciencemonster on 8/28/2007 at 9:29:09 PM
http://www.sciencemonster.net/machines/rudgesports/lights.html

Follow the link to the directions, fourth paragraph down.
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: For Chris - I updated my instructions for the light modification posted by sciencemonster on 8/30/2007 at 11:07:02 AM
It's just a first draft, so let me know if something isn't clear.

I will get pics of the generator component next. I sorta have to wait until I need something before I can get pictures, since I am too lazy to do it just for the pics.
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   For Chris - I updated my instructions for the light modification posted by CHRIS on 8/30/2007 at 7:41:05 AM
AWESOME!

EXCITED!
THANKS!
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AGE / VALUE:   FM hub Indicator rod posted by: Ward on 8/28/2007 at 8:10:37 AM
Can anyone please tell me if a Sturmey Archer indicator rod should fit FULLY threaded into the female fitting that is attached to the indicator chain. Mine does not thread in all the way. I put a sewing needle in the female part to see if there was any blockage, and it appears that there is no blockage. Is it normal that the rod screws in only about two thirds? I've checked out Sheldon and Tony Hadlands sites and cannot find the answer. Thanks.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   FM hub Indicator rod posted by Matthew on 8/28/2007 at 10:57:17 AM
Hi There Ward,

Bent rods, even hardly bent, don't thread into the female. Dirt is a nuisance too but I guess you've gone down that route too. Any thread damage will cause trouble.

Matthew - a thread too far?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   FM hub Indicator rod posted by Ward on 8/28/2007 at 2:07:44 PM
The male and female connections are very clean and straight.They just don't thread together all the way(only about two thirds in). Is this normal?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   FM hub Indicator rod posted by Alf on 8/28/2007 at 7:04:49 PM
Do you mean that the cable gets "taut" when you attempt to screw them together deeper?

If that's the case what you're describing can be changed by moving the location fore or aft of the clamp that holds the cable stop.

Personally, I set the location of the cable stop clamp so that my cable end _is_ only screwed to about the middle. That gives me a range of adjustment.
alf
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh One Way posted by: Michael on 8/27/2007 at 2:03:57 PM
Not a great picture of it (and I know this site is for the old bikes), but as a rider of the new and collector of the old I thought this was interesting. Raleigh's new single speed commuter bicycle, the One Way, looks an awful lot like one of the old club bikes.


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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh One Way posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 8/28/2007 at 2:13:30 AM
Hmmm... it does have a flavour to it for certain. I just can't stand a mens' machine where the top bar is not horizontal. Looks like it's goin' uphill all the time.

Electra did the same thing with the Amsterdam. I don't get it.

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh One Way posted by tony on 8/28/2007 at 8:53:33 AM
This frame is "square"- flat top tube. The picture is a little odd because the bike is slightly pointed up. I sell hundereds of One Ways in the Seattle / Portland market. Mine is set up with an AW 3 speed, alloy north road style bar and hammered metal fenders- Thanks for posting this picture!
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   RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh One Way posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 8/28/2007 at 10:08:18 AM
Ah... thanks for pointint that out! There I go again with my "Amazing Powers of Obfuscation".....

It's an interesting machine. Drop an AW in the back... moustache bars and you got's a modern clubman... of sorts.

And yes... add my thanks for posting the link as well.

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh One Way posted by Alan Weeks on 8/30/2007 at 10:53:07 AM
I had heard Brooks leather bar tape as well.

Sounds better all the time.

Regards,
Alan
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh One Way posted by Alan Weeks on 8/29/2007 at 8:08:43 AM
I have to agree, my immediate thought when I first saw the "One Way", was "modern Clubman candidate". I've been toying with the idea of building something up with a Nexus 8 but haven't gotten around to it yet (too many vintage projects). Maybe this should be it.

Regards,
Alan
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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Raleigh One Way posted by Michael on 8/29/2007 at 2:33:05 PM
I've researched the "One Way" since first posting the message. The picture I posted is of the 2007 model, the 2008, coming out in late September, is supposed to be equipped with a Brooks saddle and tool bag. I think Raleigh may see it as a "Clubman candidate" also.
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AGE / VALUE:   1952 Rudge posted by: Tony on 8/26/2007 at 9:59:32 PM
I have a friend that really wants to buy my 52 Rudge. I could use a little help with the value of this bike. I have cleaned every nut and bolt on the bike and it rides perfect. A picture is worth a 1000 words, so if you are kind enough to give your 2 cents- Just email me and I will reply with a photo.

Oh ya- who every wanted a picture of the orange Dare grips- Just email me if you want.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1952 Rudge posted by Chris on 8/27/2007 at 11:28:19 AM
It was me who wanted a picture of the orange dare grips

humberchristopher29@hotmail.com

thanks!
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: 1952 Rudge posted by Kurt K. on 8/27/2007 at 9:34:14 PM
Same here. Cudak888

@ a-o-l.

Just trying to keep the spambots down, fill it out in the usual fashion.

-Kurt
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