| Where can I find a decent pair of these for a '49 Clubman? Please email me off-list as I will not be checking this often.|
| I have several sets of NOS Bluemels Popular mudguards, a close match to what the Clubman had when new. Email me for details.Geoff Rogers|
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| Hi there i have a marlboro 1978 sturmey archer in bronze colour 3 speed.In very good condition no rust never been used in at least 20 years stored inside a dry garage.Has anyone got any idea what it may be worth many thank for your time phil.|
| Hand built in Britain. A good quality ride. I had one in black. Sadly its not going to be worth as much as a Raleigh but it is of at least equal quality. On a good day you might get £25 or £30 for it but you might struggle to get a tenner.|
Its a great bike to be saught after.
Matthew - marlboro' light!
| What am I missing here besides the way cool blue and gold color?|
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It's a local bike (About 1 1/2 hours away) and I could pick it up to save on shipping. I like it but it's getting out of my price range.
| Very nice Sports. It's too bad it's only the 21" frame instead of the 23." Unusual and beautiful color. It also has a locking fork. I'd be very surprised if the owner has the key!|
| It's value is because of it's condition. The paint still shines and it's a very unique colour. Beautiful and worth every penny.|
| Its a gem, rare in this condition either side of the pond. To be savoured, enjoyed and ridden on dry days.|
Matthew - mmmmmmm
| Ah... yes, a bit late posting to this topic... I had seen this as well and it's somewhat propinquitous to my location in Dingmans Ferry, PA. Alas... it's gone... and truly, the last thing I need would be another Sports machine of that stature.|
Why can't these locals ever sell a 23" Superbe on the cheap anyhow??? ;-)
Keep looking Jeff. If you really need a Sports of that size... I've a couple here if you're interested. Nothing as pretty or uniquely coloured as that one...
Larry "Boneman" Bone - I don't HAVE any blues... I just SING them.
| Larry - how many years have you been on this site?? I always enjoy your posts. Where is Dingman's Ferry? |
That was a very nice bike but I don't need another Sports, (I have a 21" wartime rod-brake model and two 23" Superbes.) I just realllllly liked the colors of this one and it was located a mile away from the Trexlertown Velodrome. (I was there today for the spring swap meet and could have picked it up.)
I ran it up as high as my current disposable income would allow me to, but it was not to be this time. The same seller has a yellow Chopper they plan on listing soon. Maybe I'll have better luch with that one...
| Hmmm... I guess I've been posting here for about 4 years give or take. Is the Trexlertown Velo-Drome... the same as what used to be called the "Lehigh Valley Velodrome" perhaps? I've never been there but used to work in the area about 14 years ago.|
I would say from there to here would be about a 1.5 hour ride. Given no traffic... shoot up 33 to 209
Dingmans Ferry is in Northeast PA about 50 miles north of Allentown.... 30 miles north of Stroudsberg... and about 8 miles south of Milford.
Perhaps you've heard of our somewhat famous bridge:
Anyhow... I hear you about the collection of Sports.... I wish I had a bit more time for all my toys... the velocipedes... the guitars...
And yes... the colour of that machine... was quite something.
I always like to believe that when an opportunity such as that seems a tad out of reach... it only means that something better awaits us down the road.
Larry "Boneman" Bone - Atop the mountain in Pike County.
|Does someone know anything about this bike? Is it a decent bike?|
| Decent? Yes. Worth saving? Yes. It's a basic diamond frame, 3 speed bike. Popular on college campus. Properly cared for, they outlast all of us. Sears had Steyr, Dailmler, Puch make the bike and it was sold in Sears Roebuck or Sears. |
| The Sturmey- Archer "bread and butter" basic 3 speed A.W. hub was copied widely and both the Steyr/ Daimler/ Puch company and others put their name on the Sturmey- hub with parts being interchangable. However the rear 3 speed hub may also be a German Torpedo Drigange hub as well. Sears bikes have unique 3 speed shifters that say Sears on them these were made by the Stey'r company as well. Steyr, was from Graz, Austria.|
The old reprint Sears catalogs have bicycles in them and old clothing like the high button boots the ladies wore a hundred years ago. The bikes were made by Iver Johnson I believe the firearm and bicycle maker. Sear's history is neat.
| I have an original'53 roadster, missing fenders, otherwise complete. has rod brakes, 3 speed and enclosed chain.Rides fine.|
FREE to a good home. I live in the Northeast Detroit area
| Hello, My e- mail is email@example.com and I would really love to have this bike! Please e- mail me, I like in the area and can come get the bike. |
| Hi, The bike has gone to a good home! Thanks|