AGE / VALUE:   rigging the Sturmey- Archer G.H.6 to charge the cell phone posted by: Christopher on 2/12/2008 at 2:59:27 PM
Ok, If you all think you are so smart, Somebody figure out how to rig it up so the Sturmey- Archer G.H.6 Dyno- hub can charge my cell phone during the day when I ride and power lights during the night?

When I ride, I want the cell phone charged. Don't let me fry the phone!

This would have been a good project to lay before Sheldon who would have done a page on it.
I bet it can be done!
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   rigging the Sturmey- Archer G.H.6 to charge the cell phone posted by David on 2/15/2008 at 3:03:35 PM
Surf around. There are several sites with instructions on building a battery/charger setup powered by a 6VAC generator. You could easily adapt one of those to charge your phone. But why not just charge it before you go for a ride? And then leave it OFF until YOU want to call!
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   rigging the Sturmey- Archer G.H.6 to charge the cell phone posted by Christopher on 2/18/2008 at 1:59:06 PM
Job offer came thru as I was typing this!
Cell phone charging on the bike...
Long rides where there are no places to charge it.
Wishing to keep it fully charged so it does not go dead when the call gets interesting...
And if the phone is off? You miss the call(s) and they go to voice mail and then when you return the call, they ask you why you did not pick it up and return the call sooner?
What do you tell them? and then you hear that they gave the oportunity to somebody else.
" I had to fill the position" time is money... With a cell phone you are supposed to be able to be gotten in touch with anyplace, and fairly immediately. People don't (and won't) wait around for you.
I caught holy heck from a special lady.
"Why don't you pick up the phone, answer the phone!!!" and all that!

I want to see a page posted about this here on the net.
Thanks for your reply and I understand that many folks don't want to be tethered to a phone like I believe in but people don't wait. They turn the page and hire somebody else.
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AGE / VALUE:   Sheldon Brown t- shirt Idea? posted by: Chris on 2/12/2008 at 2:35:44 PM
Sheldon died before being able to vote in Super Tuesday's election.
I was following Sheldon's journal entries and he was excited and he had been looking forward to casting his vote.
His last entry said he was going to vote for Obama....

There is a picture up of His wife and son and daughter and the son and daughter are hugging their mom and the spot where the picture was taken, where they are standing, is inside the door way to Sheldon's bicycle lair with the bikes, some of them, in the picture. Pictured in front is Sheldon's Modified Raleigh Twenty bicycle. It is a touching photograph.

Sturmey- Archer had famous ad piece it is a winged bicycle hub with a pair or arms that pushed a cyclist.
It was entitled: The Good Fairy of all cyclists.
The rider is donning a cap and is holding a cigarette and looks kinda stylish and it is one of my favorite advertising pieces.

How about a T- shirt with this same character pushing a fellow on a bike only have a cycle wrench sticking out of the pocket of the winged hub dude?
I don't know if Sheldon would like being called "the good fairy" of all cyclists but really, that was what he was to all of us. Right?
I rememberer this Sturmey- Archer ad character upon learning of Sheldon's death?

Anyways, this was my T- shirt idea in honor of Sheldon
Somebody mentioned getting Sheldon's name put onto the hopefully soon to be released Sturmey- Archer reintroduction of the famed A.S.C. 3 speed fixed gear hub.

I wonder what will become of Sheldon's collection of bicycles? Will we ever see it on e- bay?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sheldon Brown t- shirt Idea? posted by Todd on 2/13/2008 at 10:27:17 AM
Or a t-shirt that reads "Captain Bike" with his picture with the eagle in the hat. That is another idea. I think he was known as Captain Bike. I always liked the honeymoon picture of him and his wife on maybe a tandem.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Sheldon Brown t- shirt Idea? posted by Matthew on 2/16/2008 at 4:03:50 AM

'I wonder what will become of Sheldon's collection of bicycles? Will we ever see it on e- bay?'

I certainly hope not, they are his family's inheritance and I would imagine Sheldon would want then to be ridden not put in museums.

Matthew - its a personal thing.
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   dating Raleigh hubs... posted by: Warren on 2/11/2008 at 3:49:11 PM
Anyone know when these were built?

http://tinyurl.com/2wcmk3


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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   dating Raleigh hubs... posted by Chris on 2/12/2008 at 9:16:41 AM
1950's probably. notice the blueish chrome
These are used parts. Nice but used.
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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   dating Raleigh hubs... posted by Chris on 2/12/2008 at 2:57:36 PM
These hubs have the cool clips that cover the oil port holes in the hubs. The front hub has a small version of one and you don't want to drop it and have it land sideways and step on it with bare feet. It is sharp and comes to a point! I know!
These hubs and with these clips make the bike. It is a kick butt little touch for the bicycle's hubs.
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   55 Raleigh Sports posted by: Spike on 2/10/2008 at 2:36:14 PM
Hello all,test rode a bike yesterday today bitter cold, high wind, snow some weeks to bike weather here in central NY.
I'm finally starting to refurbish of my little 55 Sports.
ser no near seat clamp 69274 CG (may or may not be 4 as mashed a little)
It seems very original I'd like to touch up the very dark burgandy paint.I believe it is a color spanning many years.
As I matched perfectly the color of a late 60s or 70s fender.Anyone have this or is an automotive color close?I could email a picture if someone would like.Don't have much luck posting pics here or elsewhere.I need decals
for rear fender and the tiny one on the ridge of front fender anyone know if the sets seen on ebay have the proper decals or is there a better source?The wheels are interesting; Dropped center, I believe they are called.Very nice chrome and the ridge and side flange(brake surface) seems to be a satin finish.As is the back of the brake caliper and chain ring.Is this normal?Rims; front Dyno hub 655, 36 spoke,rim marked Raleigh REGD NO 332297, Rear 40 spoke SA TCW hub 55 2 rim marked same; REGD NO 332297.
Also need the gray grips. Any help appreciated.
stay warm and ride smart.



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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: 55 Raleigh Sports posted by Mark Stonich on 2/10/2008 at 7:50:52 PM
P.C. Kohler Had some excellent reproductions of the '50s grey grips made a few years ago. I believe he still has some. Very comfortable.

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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: 55 Raleigh Sports posted by Spike on 2/11/2008 at 6:30:35 AM
Anyone know how I might contact P. C. Kohler about the grips? Haven't found much on the net.I did see Tiawan grips on ebay I would prefer Kohlers but these are available.Anyone use these?
I also need the Chevron pedals, pedal pads any of these around?
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: 55 Raleigh Sports posted by Mark Stonich on 2/11/2008 at 9:37:47 PM
Sorry, I thought I'd included his email

kohl57@starpower.net

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AGE / VALUE:   BSA HUBLITE posted by: Mike Bullis on 2/10/2008 at 1:03:29 PM
I'm looking for any info, technical or otherwise, on a BSA Hublite I recently got my grubby little paws on. Google searches have led me here.
Thanks in advance.


Mike




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   RE:AGE / VALUE: BSA HUBLITE posted by Warren on 2/11/2008 at 11:24:08 AM
Sounds like a BH Hub Company product. They made Airlites, Solites and Racelites so it follows that they made a Hublite for BSA. Never seen one but that means nothing.

Steel, alloy, low or high flange? One or three piece? BH made hubs for decades. The logo changes over the years. If you can post a pic of the stamping on the barrel it might narrow down the age.
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: BSA HUBLITE posted by Warren on 2/11/2008 at 11:28:41 AM
Forget to mention that generally speaking, BH made very good hubs.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   BSA HUBLITE posted by Mike Bullis on 2/11/2008 at 3:36:00 PM
3 piece steel painted steel shell, oil port, single pole, and winged BSA logo on the armature cover. Arm cover is chrome plated and held on with 3 screws.

Sprayed some contact cleaner in it and made an insulator gasket(it was grounding out)this afternoon. Chucked it in my lathe and was getting a steady 6.6v at 115rpm.

Haven't quite figured out the posting of photos here but can try this.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v493/bikamper/BSA1.jpg

Mike
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: BSA HUBLITE posted by Warren on 2/11/2008 at 5:20:10 PM
Oh...Hublite! Now I vote that Sturmed rebranded it for BSA. Or not. Unusual terminal(s)and it says Patent Applied for. Weird. Perhaps the different wiring scheme warranted a new Patent.

No date stamp on the inside flange? Oil port suggests older...50's/60's?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   BSA HUBLITE posted by Mike Bullis on 2/11/2008 at 8:01:06 PM
No date stamp on it anywhere.
What make me think that it isn't a rebranded Sturmey, besides the sole terminal, is the construction itself. The magnets appear to be part of the hub. The arm windings look to be wrapped in friction tape. Big letters on the arm cover state "Do not remove armature from hub". The hub shell has a rounded profile compared to the square profile of the Sturmey hub.
About the only thing that appears interchangable with the Dynohub is the axle nuts. They are 26tpi.

Who or what is BH?

Mike


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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   BSA HUBLITE posted by Mike Bullis on 2/11/2008 at 8:08:07 PM
OK, fiqured out the photo thing.

Actually asked the neighbors kid. He's 8.

Mike


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   RE:AGE / VALUE: BSA HUBLITE posted by Matthew on 2/12/2008 at 10:39:41 AM
The hublite and the 3 speed built by BSA were just that. They were built by BSA and as far as I am aware were not under licence to Sturmey Archer. The top gear on a BSA hub is when the selector is closest to the handlebars and the bottom gear is when the selector is furthest from the handlebars (ie similar to when an SA hub is in third).

Matthew - changing up.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: BSA HUBLITE posted by Matthew on 2/12/2008 at 10:53:01 AM
http://www.hadland.me.uk/sa/bsa.pdf

This is the useful page from Tony Hadland's site provided by Jim Gill.

According to Mr Hadland, the BSA hub was built to a 'Sturmey design', that isn't the same as the Hercules hub which was built under licence.

Matthew - mechanical machinations.
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: BSA HUBLITE posted by Chris on 2/12/2008 at 2:59:23 PM
The bsa was even offered in an alloy shelled version too...
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: BSA HUBLITE posted by Warren on 2/12/2008 at 7:46:42 PM
Sorry, Poriginally called The British Hub Company...later shortened to BH.
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   TRYING TO DATE BSA BICYCLE posted by CLAIR on 3/4/2008 at 6:50:18 AM
TRYING TO DATE A BSA BICYCLE WITH BASKET THAT WAS HIDDEN AWAY IN MY GRANDADS SHED...ANY IDEAS WHO CAN HELP?
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