AGE / VALUE:   1966 ish raleigh 5 speed posted by: Peter on 7/12/2008 at 5:10:51 AM
I have been going through some old bicycle stuff of mine and I started thinking about my Dad's old bike. I'm trying to figure out what it is/was... He says he bought it somewhere around 1966. It was originally a 5-speed. It had cotter-type cranks and a single shifter on the down tube. In the late 80's when I was riding competitively I "upgraded" has bike for him with new cranks (a double) and a new rear derailleur. images of bike (with close-ups) can be found here: http://s326.photobucket.com/albums/k431/pwm1554/


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WANTED:   Raleigh DL-1 Handlebars posted by: MIke on 7/11/2008 at 6:19:17 AM
Hi: I'm looking for a pair of Raleigh DL-1 handlebars, pre 1970's with the flatter profile than that found on the later models that have the forward sweep.

Many thanks, Mike
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AGE / VALUE:   Challenge! posted by: sh on 7/10/2008 at 1:06:35 PM
Well done all! Looks like it was a B.S.A.then.Never thought that this would be identified,I work about a quarter or a mile away from it on the Brooklands Estate,anybody want it? (only joking,I am not going down there)I will try not to find any more wrecks for you,though spotted a cracker on the back of a council lorry the other week where they had been dredging the canal (Wey Navigational) It was just a solid bit of rust!Sorry about the bike shed entry,tried putting a photo on.Not trying again!
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Challenge! posted by Pete on 7/10/2008 at 4:47:15 PM
Guess Matthew and myself will be getting a pint or 2 then?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Challenge! posted by Matthew on 7/11/2008 at 10:30:12 AM
Oh the choices! Adnams Explorer or Shepherd Neame Spitfire. What shall I have?

Matthew - time gentlemen please.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Challenge! posted by Stephen Hogben on 7/11/2008 at 1:21:01 PM
Good choices Matthew!How about some Ruddles County or Abbots Ales!Would love to buy you a pint or two.Having a couple myself at the moment,yum!
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Challenge! posted by Stephen Hogben on 7/11/2008 at 1:25:49 PM
P.S. Matthew what are dropouts? Not heard of them before.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Challenge! posted by Pete on 7/11/2008 at 3:18:04 PM
Add to that Butcombe,London Pride,6X,Potholer,the list goes on and on as long as it aint chilled and or fizzy
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Challenge! posted by Matthew on 7/12/2008 at 12:14:32 PM
Hi Stephen,

Try looking at my readers rides photos with pictures of the slots where a rear wheel fits the frame and the wheel can be slackened off and dropped out. The drop outs>

Pete,

Don't forget Old Speckled hen, or anything brewed by Woodfordes, my local brewers.

Matthew - my round?
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AGE / VALUE:   Calendar posted by: sh on 7/10/2008 at 9:42:14 AM
Bike shed!
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Calendar posted by Steve on 7/10/2008 at 1:18:58 PM
Is this a cryptic clue or one of the twelve pictures ?

Steve - the cogs are turning.
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AGE / VALUE:   beautiful e- bay pictures! 1930's Raleigh sports posted by: Chris on 7/10/2008 at 8:47:06 AM
I love these type pictures of the old British bicycles out in the garden, having been pulled from the shed. Either in the garden or alongside a lone stone wall. I wish somebody would market a calander with the famous English bikes.
Take a look at these pictures!

e- bay item # 290244455128
1930's Raleigh Sports model gents cycle
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   beautiful e- bay pictures! 1930's Raleigh sports posted by Steve on 7/10/2008 at 12:51:40 PM
Which twelve bikes would you choose ?...and why ?

Don't forget that there would be another calendar the following year !

You can't have the same model twice in one year.

Steve - I know what my favourite is !


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