ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Not sure what I have posted by: Geoff Scott on 8/24/2008 at 6:14:32 PM
I picked up an old English bike and I know nothing about it, but would like to. It is in great shape and I have even ridden it around town. The badge is Royal. DP Harris, Rollfast New York. Serial is 17866 A. I need help identifying it.
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Not sure what I have posted by Chris on 8/25/2008 at 6:29:34 PM
We need to see a picture of the bike. it would help, but my guess is it is a (birmingham, england) Phillips made bicycle. with Phillips bottom bracket and headset parts before the 1960 merger with Raleigh.

"Royal" is the brand name of the bike, it was made by likely Phillips and D.P.Harris was a hardware store who ordered a set number of bikes from the manufacturer and D.P. Harris sold them to the public.

D.P. Harris was a huge empire in themselves, huge! a lot of small replacement parts sold to bicycle shops and whole bicycles.

what color? mens or ladies frame? cable or rod brakes? any lights ? a rear rack? how is the chrome ? is it complete? any rust? what is stamped on the rear hub ? is it a 3 speed?

interesting to hear about your bike!
please share more
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Not sure what I have posted by Geoff Scott on 8/25/2008 at 8:20:37 PM
It is dark colored (maybe black or blue), mens frame, cable brakes, no lights or rear rack, chrome is good, seem complete, very little surface rust, "Sturmey Archer, AW 63 3, three-speed" stamped on rear hub and yes, is a (working) three speed. I have pictures, just not sure how to post.
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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Not sure what I have posted by Geoff Scott on 8/25/2008 at 8:21:48 PM
It is dark colored (maybe black or blue), mens frame, cable brakes, no lights or rear rack, chrome is good, seem complete, very little surface rust, "Sturmey Archer, AW 63 3, three-speed" stamped on rear hub and yes, is a (working) three speed. I have pictures, just not sure how to post.
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Trouble in 3rd Gear posted by: Larry P on 8/21/2008 at 5:08:28 PM
Fellow Roadsters -

Has anyone on this forum had trouble with the 3rd gear in the SA 3 speed? I'm having difficulty in the third gear which tends to 'slip' in and out when I try and ride slopes. I've tried both tightening the cable and loosening the cable to no avail.

Any help welcome.

Thanks.

Larry
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Trouble in 3rd Gear posted by David on 8/22/2008 at 4:50:59 AM
Dunno about "tightening and loosening." Make sure it's adjusted RIGHT - shoulder on indicator rod even with axle end when set to 2nd gear. But corners on the the sliding clutch can get rounded off esp when it has been used out-of-adjustment for a long time. Then there's nothing to do but overhaul the guts. You CAN grind the corners of the clutch and have it work better, but a new part is the right way.
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AGE / VALUE:   be careful out there!! posted by: Chris on 8/21/2008 at 3:22:38 PM
I did not see it happen but if I had, I would call it in and provide information so the party would be brought to justice.

I saw the fellow pass by me, I said "good morning" and he smiled at me, minutes before he rounded the corner and was hit by a car and he was dragged and abandoned by the car and he died at the scene. They are looking for the driver and now there is a white bicycle chained to the telephone pole as a kind of road side shrine that say's "a bicyclist was killed on this spot"

I was horrified to see his picture on a flyer attached to the telephone pole. This is the same fellow that I saw. I wished him good morning and I smiled at him because he was on a bicycle. He was hit and dragged two blocks and left alone in the street to die. Nobody stopped. he went around the corner and that's where it happened.

Well, it's upsetting and I just want to wish everybody here God's protection
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AGE / VALUE:   Hybrid electric Raleigh Tourist 28 inch wheel bikes? posted by: Chris on 8/21/2008 at 3:01:17 PM
Raleigh tourist D.L.1. electric bicycle projects

I was wondering when we will see the folks here take their Raleigh bicycles and mix them with electric scooter parts and possibly power chair parts and make hybrid electric bicycle mixtures??
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Hybrid electric Raleigh Tourist 28 inch wheel bikes? posted by sam on 8/22/2008 at 7:32:31 PM
seen several hybrid bikes around san antonio---one a recumbent.
My gas powered bike:http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l283/frameteam2003/motobike.jpg

I'm supprised someond doesn't build an electric city bike based on the "electra" brand sold at Blue Star.

My bike is a 1938 Melvern Star with Webb forks and Staton drive/33cc robin engine---does about 20mph.Jimmy and Rain were ridding it around the parking lot of Blue star the other day.It runs smother than the China engine/walmart cruzers being sold down the street.
Rain is starting a bike coop--haven't been by but will when I have time.
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Hybrid electric Raleigh Tourist 28 inch wheel bikes? posted by edgar X on 8/26/2008 at 11:30:14 AM
Looks great, Sam! I love my Staton, you just KNOW it's going to last a lot longer than any Chinese 2-stroke. http://www.flickr.com/photos/8564616@N02/1712173596/
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   1967 Triumph Juvenile Lightweight posted by: Ric on 8/20/2008 at 8:08:02 AM
Hello Folks, I recently purchased a 1967 Triumph with a Sturmey-Archer AW 3 speed and 20" x 1 3/8" tires. The bike is styled like a "stingray" but does not have a banana seat (at least now). I have searched all over the web looking for a picture of a similar one so I can get some idea of what an original looks like. Unfortunately, I have not been able to locate any info. Can anyone help me out with info or pics? Regards, -Ric
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: 1967 Triumph Juvenile Lightweight posted by Ric on 8/20/2008 at 9:02:53 AM
Sorry, I suppose a pic would be helpful -Ric


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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: 1967 Triumph Juvenile Lightweight posted by Ric on 8/20/2008 at 9:04:52 AM
Sorry Again, Bad link. This one should work . . . -Ric


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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: 1967 Triumph Juvenile Lightweight posted by Ric on 8/20/2008 at 9:09:35 AM
For some reason the link is not working in the "Add a picture (optional)" box on the reply page. Please go to: http://home.earthlink.net/'r_i_c/Ric/triumph-1.jpg
Thanks, -Ric


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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: 1967 Triumph Juvenile Lightweight posted by Ric on 8/20/2008 at 9:13:34 AM
O.K, Now I'm getting frustrated. The site does not like a character in my web address: The "`" in front of r_i_c in the above address should be one of those squiggly lines (upper case on the upper left key on the keyboard). Man, I am really sorry for all of this! -Ric
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   1967 Triumph Juvenile Lightweight posted by Jeff Bikeguy on 8/20/2008 at 2:59:11 PM
Yeah, this site never liked the tidle for some reason.

Neat bike!
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   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   1967 Triumph Juvenile Lightweight posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 8/20/2008 at 6:04:36 PM
Once again... the infamous tilde issue. Not to worry I'm lookin' at yer machine and it is really awesome. Reading your post I thought it was a "modified" Juvie roadster but it's quite apparantly NOT.

A very neat LUGGED version of a cantilever frame. I can't say as I've ever seen anything quite like it myself. Obviously the fenders are proper... and based on the correct length of all the cables the bars are right as well... or replaced bars and cables.

Most definitely a keeper. As to a "banana" seat... that's a tough call. IF... I were to endeavor to put such a seat on it, what I would look for would be something very similar to the seat off either a Raleigh Chopper or Rodeo or some such.

Very unique! I like it!

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - a Triumphant find.... excellent.
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: 1967 Triumph Juvenile Lightweight posted by Ric on 8/20/2008 at 6:57:20 PM
Thanks for the input folks. I do believe the bars are correct since the shifter retains its original ribbed cable and appears to be the correct length. Although, the rear rim is "Arayo Made in Taiwan W/O", while the front is a "Dunlop Made in England EA" (both 20" 1 3/8") so I guess the hub and shifter could have come off another machine. And the rear fender is ether missing a bracket to the dropouts or it was attached to a hanger on a banana-style rear mount. Regardless, I sure would like to know what an original looked like, since I may like to restore it. Thanks again, any further info or thoughts are appreciated! -Ric
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: 1967 Triumph Juvenile Lightweight posted by Jeff Bikeguy on 8/22/2008 at 4:33:28 AM
This may be the mate to it:

http://cgi.ebay.com/RELEIGH-20-GIRLS-ALL-STEEL-BIKE-ALL-ORIGINAL-1969_W0QQitemZ360080622377QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item360080622377&_trkparms=72%3A552%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

not my auction, I just thought it looked like the OP's bike.
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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: 1967 Triumph Juvenile Lightweight posted by Ric on 8/22/2008 at 5:52:49 AM
Thanks for the lead.

These are no doubt relatives. But the fender configuration is quite a bit different. The ones on my bike look like painted versions of a Raleigh Rodeo's chrome ones.

In fact, the more I study this bike, the more it looks like the less well endowed cousin (3 speed, handlebar shifter, no chrome) of a 1967 Rodeo. See pic at:
http://home.earthlink.net/`r_i_c/Ric/NOSrodeoBlack%20lightened.jpg (be sure to change the "`" before r_i_c in the address to a tilde).


Note especially the rear fender/sissy mount.

Thanks again for the input! Any further thoughts?

-Ric
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