| What year did the Carlton factory close down production, marking the end of the Raleigh bikes built there? Also, how many bikes did they produce annualy in 1970's|
| The Carlton factory at Worksop closed in 1981 - the lightweight unit moved to Nottingham and mereged in the late 80s with the SBDU from Ilkeston to form Raleigh SPD by 1989/90.|
| I have the cycling and mopeds magazine article that reports the 1960's fire where a fellow died in the blaze.|
| hi, I have an old vintage light weight road bike frame of my fathers which he believes to be an Ephgrave. |
I was wondering if this could be true even though the actual frame does not have any lugs (The forks do however)?
Could any one let me know if Ephgrave produced any lug-less frame models as the only ones I can seem to find on the internet have the decorative lugs?
I'd check the frame/serial number but it's been covered over a long long time ago!
| Ephgrave did make some lugless frames but a frame number from the bottom bracket will be essential to confirm identification. |
| I have a vintage Benotto Triathlon bike that I was wanting to sell. I was wondering what it might be worth.|
| Everyone talks about the rear Pletschers but i really like the front. It's useful and cool looking as long as you're got a flat fork crown. I've balanced large packages on one to and fro the post office on my 50's Dunelt.|
ebay # 260095637640
NMA of course
| Does it bolt TO the crown or is there a part that goes beneath the crown and it clamps?|
| Good question because there may be parts missing on this one. There are 2 custom wedges that insert from underneath and are drawn up by 2 bolts, applying pressure on the fork crown. You can see the two bolt holes on the top of the rack but I don't see the bolts. The real problem would be missing wedges. It's useless with out them.|
| www.bikeville.com has a brand new one missing those wedges. I was trying to figure out how it attached! Now I know. Thanks, Ron |
| So I work at this quirky antique store and the owner brings in a truckload of stuff the otherday including an old bike. Looks about late 50s or early 60s but the needs cleaning and the fenders buffing. It is SO awesome. I totally LOVE this bike! So much, she GIVES it to me with the condition I restore it to its previous glory and actually ride it around our little town. No prob. But I have never heard of the name "Lancer" before. That's all it says on the side. Who made a bike called Lancer? Please help if you can so I may procede with the restoration. P.S. Will have my husband take picture ASAP and will post.|