AGE / VALUE:   phillips 1934 bike posted by: steven hogben on 2/28/2008 at 1:46:44 PM
thankyou very much matthew!I bought the bike at a jumble sale for £3 so i could pedal to work.it is very tatty but everything still works including the gears.as far as i can tell it is completely original.thanks again!
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AGE / VALUE:   I love it! Folding bicycle on the bus posted by: Chris on 2/28/2008 at 1:01:22 PM
Folding bicycles kick ass!
The bus pulls up and my pal tells me "Oh, The rack is full guess you'll have to wait for the next bus!"
Plus the driver is wagging her finger at me, back and forth as if to say: "No No No"
I grin! See, this is my routine and it never fails!
I motion for her to wait one minute. The door opens and I explain that this bicycle folds in half and I make a folding motion with my hands. Once again. the driver exclaims in a stunned voice "Show me!"
So I kneel and undo the wing nuts. I lift it and fold it.

The look on the drivers face is priceless and I am invited into the bus! I sit holding the bike and the bus zooms along.
She say's "get in here!"
This beats the Raleigh Twenty by a country mile!

Any folding bicycle is well worth it.





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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   I love it! Folding bicycle on the bus posted by Pete on 2/28/2008 at 2:17:18 PM
Chris, would you happen to be chris 531? If you are this will make sense to you.
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   I love it! Folding bicycle on the bus posted by Chris on 2/29/2008 at 10:36:15 AM
I am not chris 531
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AGE / VALUE:   phillips posted by: steven hogben on 2/28/2008 at 8:32:47 AM
looking again on the s a hub the only number stamped on is k4.the pedals are rubber. i have had the bike for about 15 years and would dearly like to know how old it is i suspect about 1925.took my other bike a hercules popular down to club for a pint today,it pedals along much better than modern bike!
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: phillips posted by Matthew on 2/28/2008 at 11:24:00 AM
K4 = 1934

Hope this is useful. Of course bikes can be older or younger than their hubs. A 1925 bike would have those lovely gentle frame angles.

Matthew - ticking along
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MISC:   Free-take it's yours posted by: Jon Liebesman on 2/27/2008 at 2:57:34 PM
71 humber sports, brown, sturmey archer 3 spd internal hub. Great paint on frame, mechanically fit. Not original saddle, dried tires, rear fender dented. easy restoration. Was dad's bike, sentimental reasons. Located Long Island, NY. Jliebesman2002@yahoo.com or Jon 516-546-0699. Picture is not actual bike.


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AGE / VALUE:   BSA airborne bike has many fans still posted by: Chris on 2/27/2008 at 11:40:18 AM
The fellow was due in court but he looked at his watch and smiled at me.
I held the huge leather briefcase for him and waited by the side of the road and prayed he would not get his Brooks Brothers pants caught in the oily chain! He grinned, jumped up on the pedals and flew up and down the street!
I called out that I don't have a rear brake hooked up on it!
Suit ,White shirt, tie, dress pants, well dressed and serious but the BSA paratrooper bike is more than a conversation piece. They all say: Cool! and they ask to ride it.



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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   At work on the B.S.A. posted by Chris on 3/4/2008 at 1:18:06 PM
I roll up on an old army bike out of nowhere and hand the fellow a bundle of papers. (He's getting sued for divorce!) I tell him he's been served, wish him good luck in court and I jump up and sprint away.

I can get right up on the person and silently too and before they realize it. I am gently taping guy on the shoulder, saying my little bit and handing them the paperwork.

No car to park. I don't have to stroll up and let them get a look at me coming towards them. Why I'm just a guy on a bike! I just drop out of warp 9 and all of a sudden.... I'm there! The coat opens up, I have huge breast pocket.

I tell you it is helping me a great deal! They don't expect it.
They see the bike and stop what they are doing to admire it too!

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