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AGE / VALUE:   James Bicycles posted by: Aaron O on 11/10/2011 at 9:46:12 AM
I've come across a James 3spd Bicycle with an odd shifting system - it looks like a stick shift as used on the old Krates. Can anyone tell me about these bikes? I am not able to link or post a photo. SA 3spd rear.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   James Bicycles posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 11/10/2011 at 2:14:43 PM
http://oldbike.wordpress.com/1950s-james-gents-bicycle/


Something like that maybe?

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - Home James!
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AGE / VALUE:   Billiken he is the god of things that ought to be/ Book recommend: "Two Wheels North posted by: Chris on 11/6/2011 at 10:08:54 AM
Found a neat book to recommend to everybody. "Two Wheels North" is the title.

The young men in this book, on their bicycle trip carried a small mascott or Kewpie figurine it was a good luck charm

it's "Billiken" The "god of things that ought to be"

and they show a photograph of the little imp. I hope I succeed in calling him up for a stroll and a chat or perhaps a ride together thru the magical moonlit sidestreets of South San Antonio, tx after dinner.
I'll let you know.

he might say:
"Ah Chris, "I am the god of things that ought to be" not the "god of things (of marvelous things) that once was"

But Mr. Billiken can arrange a meeting with, and tag along and give his consent to my request with "the god of things that once was" and could be again.

No doubt it will require a trip to see Haji "The King of all the Genies and something dear will have to be traded for permission to use a special dispensation.

To hold the amulate in my hand under the light of the full moon and to blink three times.

Now getting back to earth for a monent but with a reminder of something true and reliable and beautiful and marvelous that I have learned.

First. you have to believe and believe enough to will it into existance.

Second. you have summon the courage and will and just do it anyways, you ask the person for what you want. Never mind what may happen how you may be denied, ridiculed, ignored or mocked. You take your overwhelming love and belief and summon all the magic within you and you ask for it. There will be work to do afterwards but that's all fun because you love it so.

Third. You have to ask the right person. this is key. The wrong people say no and try to surpress you, the right people say yes.

If you do those three things, and know your subject matter well enough to pick it up and weave something marvelous.
then..........
Don't be too surprised when the man say's "yes"

"Will you? Can you?" I asked

"Yes Chris, I am known as the god of it" I was sure then that it would happen without a doubt because my request and work was in the hands of a god. True to his word it did happen.

When I manage to cycle with Billiken, I have someting to ask him for in mind.
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MISC:   Superbe????? Uhm..... not on a bet!!!!! posted by: Larry "Boneman" Bone on 11/4/2011 at 5:11:54 PM
No... really? Has it come to this????

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Raleigh-Superbe-Roadster-47cm-8spd-Alfine-city-bike-/170719079324?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27bfa66b9c

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - A travesty.... kinda sorta....
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           RE:MISC:   Superbe????? Uhm..... not on a bet!!!!! posted by Matthew on 11/5/2011 at 11:12:45 AM
Hi Larry,

Anything but Superbe. The nearest this gets to British is the Rolls |Royce engine in the jet that freighted it to the US of A.

Cue the Bee Gees..... 'Tragedy!!!

Matthew - Made in England
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MISC:   New forum software? posted by: Vin - Menotomy Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com on 11/4/2011 at 4:57:51 PM

I wrote the software for these Discussion Areas over 10 years ago.
At the time I thought that having a place where you don’t need to register or login, but could just post a question or post an answer, was the way to go. But when it comes to posting pictures and maintaining continuity in a conversation I see this model lacking.
Here at OldRoads our stats are at the highest they’ve ever been. So maybe this is the time to buy some forum software and have forum contributors have their own logins. On other forums I visit, I like to be able to search for replies to my posts and to upload photos easily.
What are your thoughts or recommendations?

-Vin

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           RE:MISC:   New forum software? posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 11/4/2011 at 5:20:34 PM
Inline images would be cool... but lookie there... I think I saw some earlier.

Either way... All things considered Vin, this has been... and continues to be an exceptional forum. The fact that it's not hammered with SPAM... is truly amazing.

Still... sometimes we need to keep up with the technology. Do we want registration and login stuff here? Hmmmm.... I have NO objection whatsoever as long as the "openness" remains. I literally stumbled in here pursuant to a very odd search result in google many years ago.

And that was searching on the (gasp... he's gonna say it!!!!) misnomer of "English Racer"....

:-S

Tell you what... I was edified post-haste.

I'm sure others will chime in. For me... Oldroads, even as it stands... has a certain basic yet quaint charm to it that may not appeal to everyone.... but then again, neither do the velocipedes we prefer, eh?

And hey.... we probably never say this enough... but in all seriousness... and I'll go out on a limb here and hopefully speak for my fellow "Forum Denizens" IMMENSE AND HEARTFELT THANKS... for having us!!!!

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - can't wait to see what the MAN cooks up next!!!!!


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           RE:MISC:   New forum software? posted by Chris on 11/5/2011 at 10:02:21 AM
"With stats the highest they have ever been", instead of a "Thank You" to the contributors, who over the span of years, have built this site to what it is with poured hours of work to set a record for history and to solve the mysteries surrounding these cycles and parts and history.

Instead of that Vin thinks about new software!

Perhaps because he feels the need to be able to monitor incoming posts on the fly.

I am greatly disapointed with oldroads.com for many reasons.

The bigest reason is the disorder in creating individual chapters in writing the history of each company of each make and model. There is no order to this. No heading like they have on classics rendezvous, with pictures and history. The subjects are not mapped out. There is no virtual book to be pulled off the shelf and opened and examined. No pictures, not enough commentary from people who were there, who lived there, who worked there, we need more actual people like our Keith Body who were in the trade and sold it, and were first hand on the scene.

we discuss the same things over and over.

We have a horrable lack of refrence material. I wanted to have the Thomson "Brown Brothers" catalog scanned and posted and have somebody like Keith take us through it and discuss it all and have a living encyclopedia with pictures, updates, and write the damned history, add to it, get it set straight, and be done with it and move on to another project.

Didn't happen. "Copyright issues" were the reason. It's in the public domain now. We have a disagreement over the vision for the future of this web site.

The Brown Brother book is the "Bible" to all this. It is ignored and that is mind blowing and unforgivable.

This was THE trade supply book and as a piece of refrence and a place to start in ones journey it is priceless People need to see it and look up their stuff in it.

We are not creating a history book that is easily opened up and examined. Still after all these years we have not answered questions and solved the mystery so to speak.

We have not created an organized place a page here with where to go to to buy things. No directory of companies or individuals who offer spare replacement parts for these bicycles.

we have not found out who has what tooling and who can sell to the vintage British bicycle trade our bottom bracket cups, spindles, decent tires, headsets, and parts needed to keep these marvelous bicycles running as proper and fitting.

We have not brought this back to life. People stumble in and are not able to get questions answered The world of vintage bicycles is still primative and tricky to navigate.

What items are we offering what old long forgotten cycle part have we brought back to life and is being sold here?

Still, all these companies and their fates are lost in the mist of time and we are not a driving force to bring this back to life.

It will take more than software its time for a new owner and a new captain to take the helm
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           RE:MISC:   New forum software? posted by mark on 11/5/2011 at 11:14:26 AM
Well I dunno, i like the current format and have learned tons here! The types of things Chris mentions would be great but not sure if Vin or anyone else could do it or keep up with it unless it was a full-time occupation. other than the ocasional problem some of us have with posting a foto i don't see much needing a change--and even fotos--it's probably just us technologically challenged and/or don't have or don't want to buy the necessary techno devices....so i vote don't change. thanks again to all of you and Vin for hosting this...and being "quaint" and spam free isn't bad either:)
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           RE:MISC:   New forum software? posted by Matthew on 11/5/2011 at 11:29:27 AM
Well I am probably going to upset some and please others.
I am with Larry on this matter. Oldroads has been part of my life for ten years or so. I have been thanked for input many times and soundly abused at least once (a long time ago).
Access is easy, we can rant and ramble, without being wiped off the screen. We enjoy the esoteric and the enthusiastic together. I find it a little awkward to search archives, even for my own messages but that could be overcome.
Passwords and registration would work, most other forums have such things. Photos would be good but there are other places where we can find photos. Remember folks this is a free website, no cost to us at all. There are some awful 'social' networks out there, but here is different, by design.
To Vin - I cannot properly express my gratitude because 'Thank you' seems ineffective.
Let us go forward together (as a great Anglo- American once said). Change is good if there is profit and fruit within the change. Continued....
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           RE:MISC:   New forum software? posted by Matthew on 11/5/2011 at 11:30:45 AM
Continued....

If Vin can hold on to our unique nature and yet change the website to give more useful functions, then I for one say yes. If we resist change we would not have the wheel, the steel tube and the bicycle, without which we would all be the poorer.
Matthew – not stationary in the mire.

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           RE:MISC:   New forum software? posted by Matthew on 11/5/2011 at 11:34:29 AM
PS - This is the revised version of the original site in any case. So there can be few claims to wanting to retain the original; this isn't it.
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           RE:MISC:   New forum software? posted by Keith Body on 11/5/2011 at 12:36:18 PM
For a change I think I agree with all the foregoing. Most sites have an option for users to receive notification of a reply.
I frequently find I reply to a poster, perhaps asking for further details, and get no reply. This may be that they are expecting notification.
I have frequently been reminded of things I didn't even know I knew. When I bought my first genuine lightweight in 1949 my local bike shop was run by an elderly person who had worked at the Dursley Pedersen factory building bikes.
I wish now I had known what to ask him about.
And directly posting pictures with a size limit would surely help.

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           RE:RE:MISC:   New forum software? posted by Chris on 11/5/2011 at 3:45:06 PM
Oldroads.com should be like the "old doll hospital" where instead of a doll that needs restuffing or an eye located and sewn back on or a missing shoe replaced instead the doll is a cherished old bicycle. One that needs a new bottom bracket set or a headset or hubs or cones for hubs or trigger shifter wires or a new seat. people come here for parts.

also to know the history about their bikes. They ask it's a Raleigh what can you tell me about Raleigh or B.S.A. or Hercules? or whatever.

They are wanting to ride it itching to ride it actually and they want to know all the scoop
(and I want to see factory pictures and bring about a revival myself)

So lets say we have this and so and so has that and you contact this guy for these and here is the history of Raleigh and their bikes on this page and show the Brown Brothers catalogs, and back issues of cycling and back issues of the c.t.c. gazette and so on.

help people get the bike back on the road and in use or back on the wall display with original parts on the bike.

or share the history, magic and wonder with a tour thru cyclings golden era.

or both.

It's not what I wanted it to be. Vin has had all of us. our experience and information and hours of our time and for free. Where is the leadership? What are our goals? I want this to accomplish some marvelous accomplishments.

I want people to be able to take a look at a page here and see the replacement parts they are looking for.

so the visitor here says "Oh, cool! they have the (whatever it is) part that i have been searching for.

I want people to be able to enjoy the restoration and buying of original parts
not aftermarket, ill fitting, wrong finish, replacement stuff but original fit and finish.
A listing of who sells what.

address, prices, shipping info. I want old roads.com to take the lead fill the void and vacancy created by Sheldon Browns death.

I want oldroads.com to offer cottered spindles, original bottom bracket cups, original enclosed chaincases and parts from the original manufacturers. example: so and so company has the dies that made the (whatever) part. They can sell a person the exact original part, from original tooling their address is ............ and we at oldroads.com are the distributor jobber middleman for the vintage bicycle trade.

or the buyer deals with the company who has to tooling that makes the original Raleigh front bicycle hub and the cones and spindles.

All the searching and learning and note taking and yet it's not organized here. It's a great vault of information that nobody has figured out how to use to write histories and line up manufacturers and line up people and companies who sell parts worthy of our bikes.

Just because we don't have it in stock, Does that mean we can't tell a visitor here where to go to get it? or direct somebody to the place or person who has it in stock. We can't help somebody else sell what they hold in their inventory to somebody who is looking for one of those?

we need the brown brothers book on line and that is a beginning yes one of those I need one of those parts and then from there we concentrate on locating someone with one of that part.

This is not my web site and opinions that are not Vins as well as mine do no good. I am full of dreams and visions in a place that I don't own. In the long run that seldom works out.
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           RE:MISC:   New forum software? posted by Chas on 11/9/2011 at 7:49:10 AM
Following a thread would be much easier if it weren't so quickly buried; I'd have no problems with logging in, pictures really are worth a thousand words.
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           RE:MISC:   New forum software? posted by Vin - Menotomy Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com on 11/9/2011 at 4:03:13 PM
Update.
Thank you for your feedback here and via email.
We've purchased more server space and software for a new forum and are in the process of setting it up.
The rest of our site will not be changed – we’re just upgrading the Discussion Areas.
The hard part will be trying to put the 200,000+ messages from the old forum into the new forum, if that is even possible.

There will be a "Guest" mode which works as this forum does today – you can be totally anonymous – you can post messages, etc without logging in.
But you can also register and use your own account, easily find old conversations, maintain a profile, etc.
And there will be full picture hosting. No need to have an account on photobucket or snapfish or anywhere else.

-Vin

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AGE / VALUE:   Chrome Raleigh posted by: Lance on 11/1/2011 at 9:17:58 PM
Doea anyone have any additional inforamtion about this? Seems to be a bit much. Also, I wish this were a men's frame: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1966-Raleigh-Ladies-Sports-All-Chrome-Dealer-Model-Bicycle-Bike-Sturmey-/290627184402?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43aabae712
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Chrome Raleigh posted by David on 11/2/2011 at 5:19:22 AM
Hope springs eternal in the human breast! I guess if someone wants a chrome woman's frame REALLY, REALLY, BADLY they may bid. If it were almost perfect, it might not be so laughable, but it's not almost perfect.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Chrome Raleigh posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 11/2/2011 at 5:36:00 AM
Perhaps... if it were a DL-1 loop frame in pristine condition.... It's not though. Methinks the sellor is fishing.

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - Chrome.... don't get you home....
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Chrome Raleigh posted by Chris on 11/2/2011 at 5:00:10 PM
no more than $400.00 and that is with it complete and in good condition. it has a lot wrong with it! yikes!
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   what do you know posted by: jalopy jimmy on 10/30/2011 at 10:45:59 AM
found this bike but i know nothing it has a band brake rod brakes it says its a sensation with special brand brakes 3 spd sturmy please help me out


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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   what do you know posted by jalopy jimmy on 10/30/2011 at 10:53:25 AM
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   what do you know posted by jalopy jimmy on 10/30/2011 at 10:55:25 AM
ok sorry no three spd that was my huffy with that lol sorry
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           RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   what do you know posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 11/4/2011 at 4:37:12 PM
Interesting.... methinks it's been re-sprayed... hence the utter dearth of transfers and box striping. A good shot of the headbadge would be nice to see. Very British.... definitely a Roadster or Light Roadster. Rear hub... from what I can see.... appears to be large enough to have internal gearing?

Meanwhile... tire size would also help. She's a bit rough... but, a gentlemens' frame with rod brakes is always a winner. Perhaps the paint may be... removed in a not so visible spot that may allow one to glean the original colour?

I like it. Definitely not your run of the mill find. A considerable amt. of TLC and probably a LOT of elbow grease and you'll have something that will attract reasonable crods of slack-jawed gawkers at any bike rack you park it in.

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - Yet another mystery....
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   what do you know posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 11/4/2011 at 4:40:17 PM
Wait wut???? Upon further perusal and a considerable amount of zooming in on the rear hub... and chainstays.... is it possible... that the rear hub houses an internal DRUM brake????

THAT would be outSTANDING!!!!

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - Looking a little closer....
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   what do you know posted by jimmy on 11/6/2011 at 2:42:17 AM
single speed n looks like a band brake what ya think its worth now n after its pretty n thanx man
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   what do you know posted by jalopy jimmy on 11/7/2011 at 10:35:55 PM
heres more pics


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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   what do you know posted by Keith Body on 11/10/2011 at 2:34:10 PM
At first glance this looks mostly British, 32 x 40 spokes, Phillips type rod brakes, but not quite. I think it could be from Taiwan or Japan in the 1970's. Band brakes are now very common over there. I think the band brake would probably screw on a double sided hub, interestingly made with keyhole spoke holes on the brake side to replace spokes without taking the brake off.
Please put the handlebars down a few inches before riding it.
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Phillips 28" Male posted by: Jonathan (Jimmy) Grima on 10/30/2011 at 6:31:29 AM
I found this Phillips 28" Male but I cannot find any information about these types of bicycles online. Maybe one you enthusiast can shed some light for me. I am new to old bikes and I think this is an original philips prior to Raleigh.


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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Phillips 28 posted by David on 10/30/2011 at 7:43:34 AM
Photo doesn't work. Is it a 28 x 1-1/2 tire bike? Rod brakes? If so, it's a "real" roadster and probably does date from before Raleigh's takeover of Phillips. I've only seen Phillips Sports models (26x1-3/8 tires) built by Raleigh.
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Phillips 28 posted by jimmy grima on 10/30/2011 at 12:09:48 PM
I am sure it is a 28 but I dont understand 1-1/2 tire .. I dont know about the Rod Brakes. I know it has PHILIPS on the SPROCKET. Do you know how much it would cost. It is with an old man here and as Malta was under the British till 1967 I think it could be it.


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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Phillips 28 posted by Matthew on 10/30/2011 at 2:59:16 PM
Value is relative. Here in the UK a single speed roadster like this might fetch £50 - £100.

Matthew - nobody's aunt
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Phillips 28 posted by Jonathan (Jimmy) Grima on 10/30/2011 at 5:19:57 PM
thanks a lot for your guidance. They guy is asking for 120 euros and I thought that it might be too much in that state... However he said it was 3 gear and not single speed - thanks again
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Phillips 28 posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 11/4/2011 at 4:45:04 PM
An older bonafide Phillips Roadster! I very seriously doubt the powder blue is original... so, re-painted no doubt. Still... a nice looking machine. Missing chainguard or case... but you could probably locate one.

Price... if true three-speed and functional... well If it were here in the states it may go as much as $300 U.S. If it were in original paint maybe even up to $400 depending on how all the mechanicals sort out.

Nice machine. Different.

Let us know if you've procured it.

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - I like it.
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Phillips 28 posted by jimmy grima on 11/5/2011 at 7:53:07 PM
I am sure the blue is painted over. I will call the guy tomorrow and try and get hold of it
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AGE / VALUE:   Quiet? posted by: Stephen Hogben on 10/28/2011 at 2:13:41 PM
Matthew,Larry, seems to be very quiet on this web page recently.Whats going on?
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Quiet? posted by Matthew on 10/29/2011 at 12:12:15 PM
Yes it has but I am not sure why?

Matthew - mulling it over.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Quiet? posted by JDuck on 10/29/2011 at 2:29:54 PM
Yes, it has been very quiet. We must all be happy and satisfied! I do wish to say how jealous I am of all the antique bicycle events that seem to take place on the east coast. Nothing like that here in southern Wisconsin. Meanwhile I'm still looking for that DL-1 that I can afford! I have been able to put over 700 miles on another bike with the help of a Hilltopper electric motor though. It has made my daily commute possible regardless of wind and large hills.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Quiet? posted by Stephen Hogben on 10/30/2011 at 1:30:48 PM
Hilltopper electric motor, not heard of that,tell me more!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Quiet? posted by Matthew on 10/30/2011 at 2:57:18 PM
Hi Stephen,

http://www.electric-bike-kit.com/hill-topper.aspx

Better than a Sinclair Zeta?

Matthew - Google;litious!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Quiet? posted by JDuck on 10/31/2011 at 7:37:43 AM
I love my Hilltopper. It does what I need it to do. It is designed to help when the hill or wind is too much. My morning commute is only 5.5 miles, but is hilly and open to the wind. On an average day I only use the motor for a few tenths of a mile. On a bad windy day, maybe 1 mile. Of the 700 miles I have used it, at least 500 of those would have been in my car as I would not have taken the bike. So with the Hilltopper I am using my car less and getting more exercise!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Quiet? posted by JDuck on 10/31/2011 at 7:41:10 AM
And since it is on the front wheel I can change back to the original wheel in about 2 minutes!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:���Quiet? posted by Rich on 11/1/2011 at 5:44:18 PM
I came across a 1953 Armstrong womans bike It has whatr I'm guessing less than 20 miles on it due the appearance of it the rear tire seems in very good condition the brake pads have been hardly used they still clearly read Made in England on them it has a Sturmey Archer AW 3 speed rear hub that read 53 5 THREE SPEED and the shifter has the H-N-L for . If I decided to sell this bike what would be a good asking price ? I have no idea


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           RE:AGE / VALUE:���Quiet? posted by Rich on 11/1/2011 at 5:44:25 PM
I came across a 1953 Armstrong womans bike It has whatr I'm guessing less than 20 miles on it due the appearance of it the rear tire seems in very good condition the brake pads have been hardly used they still clearly read Made in England on them it has a Sturmey Archer AW 3 speed rear hub that read 53 5 THREE SPEED and the shifter has the H-N-L for . If I decided to sell this bike what would be a good asking price ? I have no idea


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           RE:AGE / VALUE:���Quiet? posted by Rich on 11/1/2011 at 5:59:51 PM
try this for photos
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:���Quiet? posted by Rich on 11/1/2011 at 6:03:47 PM
try this for photos
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:���Quiet? posted by Rich on 11/1/2011 at 6:03:55 PM
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:���Quiet? posted by CHRIS on 11/1/2011 at 6:50:20 PM
REPLACEMENT FORK IS NOT THAT BIG OF A DEAL
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MISC:   fork lamp bracket posted by: Mark on 10/27/2011 at 11:26:18 AM
which Raleighs used fork mount lamp brackets as opposed to the stem ones? are there other English fork mount brackets out there besides heron or plain?...just curious....
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           RE:MISC:   fork lamp bracket posted by Matthew on 10/29/2011 at 12:11:15 PM
Hi Mark,

Few Raleighs had brazed on bosses for bolt on fork leg lamp brackets but several other manufacturers sued similar fittings. Usually on Delivery bicycles or lightweight machines.

Matthew - all lit up.
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AGE / VALUE:   aspen posted by: marius on 10/19/2011 at 10:25:09 AM
Did anybody heard about a road bike named "ASPEN
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I have a frame with this name and 26" It looks like 70's or 80's.

Thanks
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AGE / VALUE:   too good not to ride posted by: Chris on 10/19/2011 at 10:11:52 AM
rolls too nice, too fast, to nimble, too much "let just go!" to stay any longer Still out riding and not wating to call it a day.

hard inflated tires, new cones, grease, perfect adjustments
went all over had a lot of fun
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AGE / VALUE:   Bluemels anguish posted by: Chris on 10/16/2011 at 10:23:07 AM
THE 27 OR 700 C bluemels alloy mudguards look so great on the dl1 Raleigh tourist except they are a bit small and would need the front hardware altered a bit. I went to buy polish and went on to work and about my day and I lost the front mudguard! Oh the anguish over losing it! I can't find it either!

when these get damaged or lost it's like misery!

these came to me on an old Peugeot!!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Bluemels anguish posted by David on 10/19/2011 at 7:41:40 AM
So was it stolen? Or did it fall off and you didn't notice it happening?
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Bluemels anguish posted by Chris on 10/19/2011 at 10:11:10 AM
it vanished I was carrying it I lost it and can't explain how. beamed up by beings from another world who were missing a fender!
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Another Bike? posted by: Stephen Hogben on 10/3/2011 at 1:38:44 PM
Seen another bike in the local paper,old bike 3 speed Sturmey Archer 3 speed 26 inch wheels.Phoned up but he does not know the make etc etc . so going to have a look at it tomorrow, he wants £35 for it,so not to bad!This recession seems to be forcing people to sell whatever they can including old bikes in there sheds,garages that they have never thougt of selling before. Happy Days!
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Another Bike? posted by Chris on 10/3/2011 at 2:41:30 PM
In a recession, one of the few things that should never be sold is a bike. When you can't get gas a bike requires no gasoline. You can carry groceries, kids, and get to and from work.
A bike can always be sold and used in the mean time.
and in a recession it's more difficult to replace a bike.
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Another Bike? posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 10/3/2011 at 9:15:22 PM
As one that's been trying to sell various and assorted items prior to my re-locating south... lemme tellya.... nobody's buying... and those that are.... don't want to pay much for anything.

It's frustrating for sure.

Best of luck Stephen... GOOD HUNTING!

Later...

Larry "Boneman" Bone - I'd just as soon bin it!!!!
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Another Bike? posted by Doug on 10/4/2011 at 2:51:17 AM
Such is not the case here in Kentucky. You wouldn't know we were in a recession by the way people are spending money around here. Local sellers are asking e-bay prices . . . and getting them! Hard to find a good deal anymore.
I did find a European styled bike at a yard sale the other day for 10 bucks. I think it might be German made (no head badge or identifying marks other than some red chevrons). It has a Weco front hub and a Sachs Torpedo Jet rear coaster brake hub. Serial number starts with a B. If anyone is interested in helping identify it, I can take some pics.
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Another Bike? posted by Stephen Hogben on 10/4/2011 at 8:42:41 AM
Yes got another bike today! got all of them out today for a group photo if you want to have a look readers rides under Raleigh Superbe.
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AGE / VALUE:   Pics posted by: Stephen Hogben on 9/28/2011 at 11:02:32 AM
Matthew,Larry have got pictures on Readers Rides,have now not got any hair as pulled it out in frustration about a week ago.However succeeded!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Pics posted by Stephen Hogben on 9/28/2011 at 12:20:25 PM
Rode the Raleigh to Molesey via the Wey Navigational Canal to Weybridge,on to the Thames towpath to Molesey (about 8 miles)and for a heavy bike it rode very well!Had gone over there to weed the family graves which I had planted up the time before,my Grandparents grave was growing well but my Great Grandparents grave all the plants had been dug up and taken.This is the second time this has happened!Can you believe some people? Rode back home again and passed a man standing by a Raleigh,stopped and asked him 60,s or 70,s,Sixties he replied belonged to a good friend of mine who died keep it and ride it a lot,and no will not sell it for sentimental values!Talked to a lot more people asking about my Raleigh,it is suprising how many people are interested in old bikes!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Pics posted by Matthew on 9/30/2011 at 12:45:54 PM
Hi Stephen,

Looks just like my 1951 sports except for the rod brakes, full chain case, and Endrick rims (yours not mine)

Matthew - riding a wheel on Nottingham steel.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Pics posted by Stephen Hogben on 9/30/2011 at 1:01:14 PM
Thank you for answering Matthew but what are Endrick rims (stainless steel) have never heard of either before.Many thanks!
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Pics posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 9/30/2011 at 5:29:13 PM
WONDERFUL machine. We seldom see them this side of the pond... never mind that age and excellent condition.

ENJOY!

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - drooling towel at the ready
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Pics posted by Matthew on 10/1/2011 at 12:49:30 PM
Hi Stephen,

I think I got meself confused. Your bicycle rims look like Westrick rims, that is Endrick (calliper - Cable - braked rims) combined with Westwood (rods braked) rims. The rim profile will allow either type of brake to be used on the rim and thus cut production costs.

Matthew - many a muddle
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   found old phillips posted by: Bobbie on 9/27/2011 at 11:42:32 AM
I found an old Phillips Bike, its in pretty bad shape-any tips on restoring. I want to get a look at the hub-but the chainguard is in the way-how do I get it off? Any help is greatly apprecaited since Im ignorant when it comes to bike restoration.
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   found old phillips posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 10/12/2011 at 6:14:02 PM
Can't see the hub for the chainguard, eh? Now that sound promising in a way.... as perhaps what you refer to is not so much a chain "guard" as what we all call here a "Full ChainCASE". Either way.... even with a chaincase, you should be able to see the rear hub shell... and if a Sturmey-Archer 3-speed... in all liklihood it will have a date stamped on it.

As to overall cleanup, etc., methinks if you muddle around here on oldroads enough.... there are articles of methodology. Just keep in mind... before you go stripping paint... or rattle-can spraying anything... no matter how rough or ratty... it's only original... ONCE.

So.... to "understate" your efforts may prove more prudent than any strip-to-bare-metal approach.

As always... PICS would be immensely helpful in order for us to perhaps peruse and offer up more information / input as to your find.

Welcome to the fray!

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - I like when they "find" a bike... yet speak more as if they've "discovered" one!
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