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AGE / VALUE:   no caged bearings posted by: chris on 9/27/2011 at 10:13:08 AM
the caged bearing cage has only 14 ball bearings if i remove the cage and grease it and set in the loose ball bearings I can increase the number of ball bearings. Fill it up and remove one ball bearing and the headset really turns sweetly, nicely and smoothly!

I transferred the bottom bracket spindle and newish cups from the yellow peugeot to the red peugeot. Much better with new condition cups and spindles and a regrease. the phil grease melts in the 110 degree texas heat and turns black and gets all over the bike. Permatex antisieze does not do this!


the Schwinn letour took cageless bearings it now has loose bearings in the headset love the turning action now!
I bought a sturmey archer 3 speed coaster brake hub from 1995. (in a wheel) paid $10.00! no way to oil the hub! dry click click click.

pal asks me How can I borrow your bike now that you are riding this huge frame Schwinn Letour? precisely! he can't!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   no caged bearings posted by Chris on 9/27/2011 at 10:33:07 AM
The black d.l. 1, the red Peugeot, and the white Schwinn all wake me up and say Hey! lets go for a ride, lets go on some long cross the state journey! lets ride! wake up, lets go ride! I have to sleep and go to work but these bikes want to go more places than just back and forth to work every day. Especially the Raleigh Tourist D.L.1. It wants to see the country!

the headset bearings cages and the whole threads on the fork steer tube was bone dry the grease vanished like Amelia Earlhart or Jimmy Hoffa. Was it ever greased ever at factory? I doubt it. It is now!!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE: no caged bearings posted by Al on 9/28/2011 at 10:18:36 PM
No way to oil the hub, hmm. Is this a later Sturmey coaster brake model such as a Sprinter that doesn't use an indicator chain?

If it's the AWC, then you can unscrew the chain and dribble oil into the axle, at least.

Are you using antiseize lube in a bottom bracket? Wow. That's going the extra mile.

I can't wait until wintertime, when there's nothing better to do than tear apart old hubs, clean 'em and grease 'em. All I can do now is ride along the Bay and watch the sun set over Angel Island, ho hum.

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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: no caged bearings posted by Chris on 9/29/2011 at 5:01:26 PM
another a.w.c. hub today and got a shifter too! yes, dribble oil in the indicator chain hole thanks! yes using antisieze in the bottom bracket but also in headsets never use the antisieze in a rear sturmey hub, in a plain front hub yes!

glad to hear you are enjoying the sights. I am too.
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Humber Roadster For Sale posted by: Geoff Rogers on 9/26/2011 at 6:51:54 PM
My wife and I have just returned from Beaulieu, UK, from our tenth annual trip to Europe's largest autojumble. Inevitably, I am as interested in the bicycles as in the cars and parts, so I usually buy one or two and ship them home along with a small mountain of vintage car parts for our little business. Well, this year I finally bought my first Sunbeam. It's a little scruffy but pretty original and complete; I think! Having said this, the wheels are probably replacements, as the rear has a S-A AW hub marked 4-63 and the front rim is a perfect match, in terms of deterioration. It has a Sunbeam little Oil Bath Chaincase (not called a gearcase, interestingly enough!), cool cable brakes and a sixties Brooks B17. The mudguards are celluloid and white, with a name I don't recognize (not Bluemels or Sunbeam, sadly). Anyway, I plan to keep this one, so one or two others have to go to make room. Dare I say it? I have TOO MANY OLD BICYCLES! So here's what I'd like to move, soonish: 1952 gent's Humber roadster, gearcase, Dynohub, lamps, pump, locking fork (no key), original blue paint. The paint is poor and overall the bike needs restoration but it rides fine, all three gears shift well, brakes work (cable brakes, not rods). It does not have the double tube fork, for some reason, although I do have a spare one from another bike I'll throw in if the new owner wants it. Here's a link to my website where the bike is currently listed: http://jollyrogersmotors.com/node/413. I am asking $250 for it but will talk. I can dismantle and ship or you pick it up in Massachusetts and save the shipping heartburn for both of us. I also have a similar lady's Humber, this one in black with twin tube fork, nicer shape than the gent's one, gearcase, lights, nice Brooks saddle, asking $300. No pics but can take some. And there is a Raleigh lady's roadster, 1947, rod brakes, gearcase, basket, lights, speedometer, bell, also on the above website, $200 would buy it. Also coming in my shipment from the UK (not here for another three weeks or so) is a Dyno Four FG hub, four speeds plus dyno generator, looks good, clean, for $100 and some cables and shifters and miscellaneous bits and pieces. I have some nice NOS hockey stick chainguards, a few NOS fenders and lots more, some of it on the website.
Meanwhile, how can I date the Sunbeam? It looks fifties to me, maybe even forties but it should have come with a BSA, non-dated hub, and anyhow it is now fitted with the AW. I would like to preserve this bike and plan to use a pair of stainless Westricks on it with an FG, period lights (I have a few!), and a fifties Brooks B66. Then I'll clean it all up, repack the bearings and generally make it presentable and safe and use it. The gearcase, by the way, is integral with the right chainstay and the whole thing unbolts! Like nothing I have ever seen before. A Raeigh it isn't, that's for sure!
Geoff Rogers
Shutesbuy, Massachusetts 413-259-1722


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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Humber Roadster For Sale posted by chris on 9/27/2011 at 10:39:25 AM
I am very jealous and agitated and just plain jealous the Geof got to attend the autojumble in Beaulieu. I am glad he got to go and happy to hear he had fun and found awesome neat things! I am sorry for being jealous Geoff
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           RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Humber Roadster For Sale posted by Chris on 9/27/2011 at 10:48:18 AM
oh, that horn! Oh! grab that sucker and blow that horn over and over and wake the dead with it! it is a double two pipe? horn. llok at that huge bulb! OOOOOOOOHHHHHHH A GAAAAA!! OHHHH!
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Humber Roadster For Sale posted by Keith Body on 9/27/2011 at 2:52:04 PM
Geoff, The post war BSA Sunbeams had cast head lugs with a lower head race using 3/16 inch balls, to prove they were different from BSA. If your bike is 1950's it could have been supplied with a dreadful BSA 3 speed with a "quick release" rear wheel which left the cog and chain in place, which was a disaster. I remember the first time I saw the "chainstay", a flat strip with holes in it, must have been about 1954. Also the Sunbeam style rod brakes.
If you can do some pictures I will see if the memory still works.
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           RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Humber Roadster For Sale posted by Chris on 9/27/2011 at 4:33:22 PM
regarding the quick release b.s.a. hub "it is said that the B.S.A. designers saw the pallidini hub in a defunct cycle shop and incorporated it into the short lived quick release B.S.A. hub with the sprocket being left in the chaincase" "that was found in the Sunbeam bicycles with their little oilbath chaincase." Yes, pictures please as this is quite rare and pictures would be great! thanks to tony Hadland whose book I can rattle off in my sleep
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           RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Humber Roadster For Sale posted by Chris on 9/27/2011 at 4:36:13 PM
humber had a variety of at least 5 different forks. The double blade is the famous one they went ga ga over but the other forks are nice too.
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Humber Roadster For Sale posted by Geoff on 10/5/2011 at 7:45:06 PM
Hi, Chris,
Thanks for all the replies to my Sunbeam/Humber posting. The Sunbeam does, indeed, have bearing "cups" as part of the head tube lugs, with removable inserts, so I guess it's postwar. I was guessing fifties or late forties. It's leaving Southampton on a container ship on October 9th, so I should have it by the end of the month. Will post some pics then (Had to take it apart for shipping and might not get around to putting it together for a while, but I can take pics of the details while it is in bits. Probably a very good idea, now that I think of it!).
The Humber horn is a little silly, I thought. It does have four trumpets, although one is broken off at the base. I think it could be fixed. It looks pretty cool, but I think your description of what it MIGHT sound like is probably at least as good as the reality.
To tell the truth, I had pretty much stopped reading this board, in large part because you had stopped posting for a while and things were much less interesting without your enthusiasm and wisdom! I'm glad you are back, and will try to chime in more often.
And do you still have any keys for Raleigh locking forks? I have two fifties Superbes with no keys.
Geoff
Ride on!

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           RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Humber Roadster For Sale posted by Chris on 10/6/2011 at 4:26:26 PM
Welcome back! I no longer have my keys for the locking fork but really, any locksmith can make up a key and "Wilmont Union Breeden" is found in the locksmiths book as the company made keys for British cars of some make.

they turn up on e- bay as well.

the horn is rare and wonderfully made. It is a special thing a beautiful thing like the British made bells like Lucas, c.j. adie and nephew, miller and others. I don't cre if one of the trumpets is broken off keep it and use it it can save your life it is a great and valuable thing to have.

I miss my Bombay taxi drivers horn it was impossible to find and I found one keep yours under watch.

Keith Body here is the best one to ask about the Sunbeam bikes and there is the "Southern Vetrans cycle club" which has a marquee enthiaust.

wishing you well and remember I can be called up by e- mail
clarencekokkinis@aim.com


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AGE / VALUE:   the new G.B. ! PASHLEY FORMS NEW G.B. COMPONET COMPANY!!! posted by: Christopher on 9/23/2011 at 9:37:05 AM
The son of The late Gerry Burgess, Jeremy Burgess together with the W.R. Pashley Company have formed a new G.B. cycle componet company! They had a stand at the Las Vegas show and are selling the grip fast style wingnut along with a lovely alloy handlebar stem complete with the G.B. logo!!

I am literally dancing I am so happy. If you have been a reader here you have listed to my love for G.B. componet parts and all things related cycling!!

WOO! HOO! HEEE HEEE HEE!!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   the new G.B. ! PASHLEY FORMS NEW G.B. COMPONET COMPANY!!! posted by Chris on 9/23/2011 at 10:03:17 AM
G.B. componet parts are to be found on all the cherished, rare and valuable vintage British cycles!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   the new G.B. ! PASHLEY FORMS NEW G.B. COMPONET COMPANY!!! posted by mark on 9/26/2011 at 3:37:08 PM
Chris good news indeed--what's the name/website of the new company?
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   the new G.B. ! PASHLEY FORMS NEW G.B. COMPONET COMPANY!!! posted by Loring on 9/27/2011 at 6:54:36 AM
Hi,
Sign-up at www.g-b.cc to get more information on what is to come.

Thanks,
Loring
Belmont Distribution
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   the new G.B. ! PASHLEY FORMS NEW G.B. COMPONET COMPANY!!! posted by Chris on 9/27/2011 at 10:44:29 AM
Many of our friends who have passed away like John Pinkerton, Sheldon and many others now gone. They would be happy to hear the wonderful news about G.B. and they would have loved to have lived to see it happen and to once again buy and enjoy the items offered.

I feel that they would have been confident that this would eventually happen, that the signs were there, that this was the right time. No doubt they would be cheering!
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           RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   the new G.B. ! PASHLEY FORMS NEW G.B. COMPONET COMPANY!!! posted by Chris on 11/2/2011 at 6:09:41 PM
There is more to follow, marvelous things are in the works. We will bring to life, this again. stay tuned
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AGE / VALUE:   best chain tool ever! posted by: chris on 9/21/2011 at 10:09:20 AM
I can't get over how awesome this CRANK BROS foldable multi tool for bicycle repair! The chain tool is simply the best! The Cyclo Rivoli tool always broke but I could not be happier with the chain link removal tool that the Crank Brothers tool has!
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AGE / VALUE:   Photo of Terry clip posted by: Bogus Name on 9/20/2011 at 1:58:50 PM
Hi,

Wikipedia is seeking a photo of a Terry clip to illustrate its article about, you guessed it, the Terry clip. You people are probably the only people left who could supply a photo of an original Terry clip, as manufactired by Herbert Terry & Sons.

Note that pictures uploaded to Wikipedia must be available for general use; no copyrighted images please.

The article is at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_clip

Many thanks,
Bogus
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Photo of Terry clip posted by Chris on 9/21/2011 at 8:33:23 AM
Herbert Terry and Son's of Redditch. Terry's was world famous, supplied a lot of valuable items, made more than is generally realized.
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AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh 3-speed posted by: Jess Sopko on 9/19/2011 at 4:35:42 PM
Hi, I have a red Royal Crown bicycle my grandfather gave me, he bought it when he was 16 after he moved to America (possibly while still in Germany, I'm not positive). It is a little rusty and the light needs to be re-wired, but it's in great condition. I was wondering how much it was worth? I would never sell it, I love it to death, I'm just curious is all. Now, I'm not sure, but from the pictures I've seen online, it looks like a '59.
Thanks.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh 3-speed posted by chris on 9/20/2011 at 10:22:27 AM
can you post pictures we would love to see it
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   HERCULES posted by: xavier on 9/16/2011 at 7:24:24 PM
I Found an Hercules Serial Number Kn 2768; Reg number 831636
How can i find out production year? thanks
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   HERCULES posted by David on 9/17/2011 at 8:51:55 AM
Does it have a Sturmey Archer hub? Look at date code. If it has a Hercules hub, it's older (someone will chime in).
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   HERCULES posted by Keith Body on 9/17/2011 at 11:53:52 AM
Xavier, What David is saying is that there is very little frame number detail available. If you can post some detail pictures, frame lugs, seat lug, fork ends, hubs etc. I can have a guess at production date. As I was a UK retailer in the 1950/60's I can get fairly close. There were frequently bikes made for export we did not see. I did not know Raleigh went on making 28 inch wheel roadsters in the 1920's style until 1977, until I found this site, 25 years after the home market would not take them.
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           RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   HERCULES posted by chris on 9/19/2011 at 9:08:31 AM
1987 they went on until 1987
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AGE / VALUE:   Blue Ribbon posted by: Matt on 9/14/2011 at 11:33:23 PM
got a old 26'blue ribbon cruiser with schwinn parts cant find the yaer of it or what its worth. Here's a couple of pics, take a look and see if you guys know anything about it


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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Blue Ribbon posted by Matt on 9/14/2011 at 11:36:05 PM
here's another picture


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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Blue Ribbon posted by David on 9/15/2011 at 3:45:38 AM
Schwinn bar and grips? It's a pretty generic ballooner and there's lots of brands. Good luck.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Blue Ribbon posted by Matthew on 9/16/2011 at 12:41:06 PM
Hi,

This should be on a different DB because the bicycle is not English and not a Roadster.

Matthew - being particular
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FOR SALE:   Raleigh DL-1 Roadster 1948 posted by: Amanda on 9/13/2011 at 4:41:35 PM
buy my DL-1 please or make an offer :-)


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           RE:FOR SALE:   Raleigh DL-1 Roadster 1948 posted by Matthew on 9/18/2011 at 11:05:11 AM
Hi Amanda,

Over £400 for a DL -1? You would get that for it in the UK.

I hope you find a buyer your side of the pond.

Matthew - converting currency
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           RE:FOR SALE:   Raleigh DL-1 Roadster 1948 posted by Matthew on 9/18/2011 at 11:07:19 AM
I meant would not.

Bikes like this sell from £50 to about £250 in the UK and £250 would get you a showroom condition model with all the correct parts.

Matthew - mistyped agina
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           RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Raleigh DL-1 Roadster 1948 posted by chris on 9/20/2011 at 10:25:45 AM
250- 300.00 tops keeping and riding and enjoying it, tricking it out with lights and bell and riding it at night with a lover the two of you astride the bikes out in the side streets enjoying paths, parks and trails

priceless

Chris
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           RE:FOR SALE:   Raleigh DL-1 Roadster 1948 posted by Matthew on 9/21/2011 at 10:34:37 AM
English Roadster - Priceless

For everything else there is.... money.

Matthew - lets call it plagerism
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           RE:FOR SALE:   Raleigh DL-1 Roadster 1948 posted by Marko on 10/24/2011 at 11:31:39 AM
It's not a DL-1. Looks like a 26 in wheel model.
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           RE:FOR SALE:   Raleigh DL-1 Roadster 1948 posted by Marko on 10/24/2011 at 11:34:06 AM
It's nice though, and would make a nice project. Too bad the end is missing from the chain case:-(
I think $650 is a bit too high.
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           RE:FOR SALE:   Raleigh DL-1 Roadster 1948 posted by David on 10/26/2011 at 7:41:36 AM
If you're not getting offers, I'd suspect your asking price is twice (at least) what you're likely to get.
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AGE / VALUE:   armstrong president posted by: al on 9/9/2011 at 5:11:09 PM
I have a girls bike with armstrong cut into the crank
do you have idea what age and value
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   armstrong president posted by Einstein on 9/19/2011 at 11:09:31 AM
Pictures please?
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   armstrong president posted by David on 9/19/2011 at 5:57:12 PM
The crank indicates it's "pre-Raleigh." (I assume Raleigh bought up Armstrong; they did all the others!) It's a cool crank in any case.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   armstrong president posted by al on 10/11/2011 at 7:40:05 PM
here is a link for my armstrong bike. any info would be appreciated.


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AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Superbe posted by: Stephen Hogben on 9/8/2011 at 2:32:53 PM
Hello fellow pedallers!Have been keeping my eye on the local newspaper where a "old gents bike" has been advertised over the past few weeks.The price has been dropping each week and having reached £95 thought I better go and have a look. It was gorgeous a 1956 Raleigh Superbe with stainless steel wheels and spokes,hub dyno and 4 speed Sturmy Archer also has a nice Brookes saddle.Haggled with the owner and bought it for £70!Rode it into work this afternoon,lovely!Now got 13 bikes ranging from 1934 to 1986.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Superbe posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 9/9/2011 at 2:44:38 AM
Colour me GREEN.... Nicely DONE sir. And as is usual and customary.... PICTURES?!?!??!?!?!

CONGRATULATIONS on the recent acquisition!

Nice.... very nice indeed.

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - It's older than I am....
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Superbe posted by Matthew on 9/9/2011 at 12:13:24 PM
Nice find Stephen.

Matthew - Pedallo pedallhi.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Superbe posted by Stephen Hogben on 9/9/2011 at 2:50:42 PM
Will try to post some photos on site!No computer wizard so
don t hold your breath.Managed it once before,but have forgotten.At work they do lots of bike rides,the source of the Thames to London Bridge,Birmingham to Weybridge via grand Union canal,Brighton and back in a day etc etc but they never ask me as I am an old git on silly old fashioned bikes who would hold them up on their new mountain bikes.So it gave me great pleasure to tell them on there last 70 mile trip that I had already done it 50 mins quicker than they had on a 1940,s Hercules.The tortoise and the hare comes to mind!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Superbe posted by Matthew on 9/10/2011 at 11:55:56 AM
Hats off to Mr H!

Matthew - doffing
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Superbe posted by Stephen Hogben on 9/10/2011 at 4:26:29 PM
Nice to hear from you again Larry and Matthew!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Superbe posted by Stephen Hogben on 9/11/2011 at 7:13:09 AM
Ok guys have uploaded pictures to Snapfish and after much time got the pics into an album!Now how do I download to Old Roads,HELP!
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Superbe posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 9/12/2011 at 2:57:52 AM
Well... I'm unsure as to how the cross link the files... but if you post up the URL for the album, we can all cut-and-paste it and get there that way.

Yeah, like the tortoise and the hare... sometimes it's faster to go around the block to get next door, eh?

:-)

Later

Larry "Boneman" Bone - html = Hopelessly Twisted Mainly Ludicrous
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Superbe posted by Stephen Hogben on 9/14/2011 at 2:19:34 PM
Still having a go at the photos,have asked various computer experts but no one seems to know,what chance do I stand ! Wont give up


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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Superbe posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 9/15/2011 at 5:32:03 PM
Stephen... can you cut and past the URL... like this:

http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/bonemanrides/?action=view¤t=coffee_sprite.jpg

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - Pasted...
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Superbe posted by Stephen Hogben on 9/17/2011 at 11:27:13 AM
Still trying to get those photos on site driving me (and the wife)nuts,nearly got there,as you can see,got photo sign on site but no pictures.Went to readers rides but pictures to big,will not give up.

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AGE / VALUE:   after market parts , bike shop rules and e- bay posted by: Chris on 9/6/2011 at 5:21:06 PM
If you have just found an old Raleigh or a Phillips or similar English bicycle.

Do some research, ask us here. and then go to e- bay and sites on the web to buy parts to get it back on the road and ridable.

Try to stay out of the shops because of a few good reasons.

The bike shops ignore e- bay and all that is available there as far as replacement parts go. they ignore the world of collectors as who sells what. they go by the bike shop suppliers and the rules of the bike shops.

so , you are off on the wrong foot taking the bike to the bike shops. I was offered a tange headset at the shop that was the wrong thread and advised to use it they said it would fit but it does not. the 1 inch tange headset is not good enough, not a proper fit and it's just wrong.

original parts? we can't get them. true. but not true. original parts for your vintage bicycle are available on e- bay and in hands of collectors and shops and mega bicycle shops on e- bay that deal with old parts and there is almost anything you can ask for that is out there waiting to be bought, sold and shipped.

Pyramid bottom bracket parts do not fit the Raleigh Tourist rod brake bobbie bike. They can't get original parts no longer made I was told true but not true

they sell them N.O.S. on e- bay the seller is "Raleigh Katarsis" out of greece

the pyramid cups are 24 not raleigh's 26 t.p.i. yes if you force it but you'll ruin the threads for the next time you want to replace the cups in the bicycle's boiler room.

the bicycle shop will charge you a lot for labor and offer sub standard parts. it's not a good place to undertake a marvelous and downright magical journey into vintage bicycles.

hub cones, brake pads,

the bike shops don't tell you to go on e- bay and conjour on the computer. they want to sell you a new bicycle basically.

you'll hit dead ends and get blank stares and it'll drain your wallet.

If you have an old Raleigh and are in this for a first time.

ask us here.

oldroads.com the best place to get started!
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AGE / VALUE:   Peugeot find posted by: Chris on 9/6/2011 at 9:20:57 AM
MAFAC COMPETITION BRAKES!! Yes!! Yellow,mens frame small the smallest frame I ever saw! 27 x 1 1/4 th wheels, the longest,longest seatpost I ever saw! neat original tires all rotted, perfect rims, no wear on bearings, cones, cups, teeth on gears aree perfect bike was never ridden yellow paint gold Peugeot decals sharp bike no fenders but i have those bluemels still pletscher rack wiggles pivo stem, lovely alloy mafac brake leavers complete MAFAC COMPETITION BRAKES!!

CRANK PARTS ARE AS NEW!!

THE DUDE HAD 3 MORE BIKES! TOO!!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Peugeot find posted by Chris on 9/6/2011 at 9:31:25 AM
this bike has the date of manufacturer stamped on the seat tube and the wheel rims have 1973 stamped on them!


decal instread of a badge on the headtube.

horrible simplex prestige derailers are unusable and the shift leavers broke when i tried to shift them

huret luxe wing nuts front axle solid axle mint cones will use bits on my red peugeot both dust caps on lyotard pedals no bearing wear on the pedals got the cotter pins out without damaging them! soaked en in oil over night!!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Peugeot find posted by Matthew on 9/6/2011 at 12:12:28 PM
Hi Chris,

I could never think of faulting your enthusiasm but this bike is, French and lightweight, hardly the subject for this DB. I hope you won't take offence (English spelling).

Regards,

Matthew - with no particular place to go.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Peugeot find posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 9/6/2011 at 12:27:01 PM
His level of enthusiasm... is contagious though. I've been thinning my herd in prep for the move south.... did manage to sell off one of my machines... a Holland manufactured LTD 3 in excellent shape.

It had hung on the wall for YEARS... I cleaned it up... oiled it up... aired it up... just cursory mind you... and took it for a ride....

and then found it heartbreaking to see it go.

:-S It was an English Light Roadster... albeit holland built.....

Pics chris????

later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - gone... but not forgotten
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Peugeot find posted by Chris on 9/6/2011 at 5:11:57 PM
Yes! my post belongs under vintage lightweights! Sorry about that. My post are knocked out usually with a time limit pressing me.
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FOR SALE:   Chrome Raleigh DL-1 Tourist/ Roadster Mens 28 wheel posted by: Woody on 9/4/2011 at 3:50:30 PM
I have a Mens Chrome Raleigh DL-1 Rod Brake Tourist 3 Speed for sale. It has 28" wheels, it has Sturmey Archer Gears and on the rear Dyno hub it's stamped 1978. It's got a lockable front fork, but the key is missing. It's also got an all Black (and the Chassis is too) Brooks B90/3 Saddle with the Raleigh Emblem impressioned it it. It has the old sty;e handle \bars with the Sir Walter Raleigh on it, and it's got a chain guard that encases the entire chain. The decal on it says: RALEIGH; THE ALL STEEL BICYCLE. It would only sell it to someone who values what it is. I have had this for a long time and decided to sell it as I am getting older. It is used but it's a real beauty. It has some rust but the bicycle is very interesting. Mature emails only, please. Thank you.
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           RE:FOR SALE:   Chrome Raleigh DL-1 Tourist/ Roadster Mens 28 wheel posted by Jackson on 9/5/2011 at 10:18:16 AM
Photos please and how much? There were a couple of these on Ebay recently. One for $500 (described a mint) that didn't attract any bids, and another for over $2000 that also didn't garner any bids.
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           RE:FOR SALE:   Chrome Raleigh DL-1 Tourist/ Roadster Mens 28 wheel posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 9/6/2011 at 2:54:05 AM
+1 to What Jackson said. In this case, pics are worth far more than a thousand words.

Thanks for posting up. I'm sure we're all watching with great anticipation.

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - firstborn daughter might cover it.... ;-)
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           RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Chrome Raleigh DL-1 Tourist/ Roadster Mens 28 wheel posted by chris on 9/7/2011 at 10:04:20 AM
today's chrome is all different you can't take a d.l.1. and chrome plate the whole bike and have it come out the same or even come out correct it is not the same chrome and it would be so ridiculously expensive as to be crazy.

nobody does the work properly anymore this is about a lost art believe it or not.

I see a lot of horrible replate jobs
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           RE:FOR SALE:   Chrome Raleigh DL-1 Tourist/ Roadster Mens 28 wheel posted by Lance on 10/21/2011 at 6:20:38 PM
Hello Woody, have you sold this yet? If not, how much are you looking for?

Thanks
Lance
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           RE:FOR SALE:   Chrome Raleigh DL-1 Tourist/ Roadster Mens 28 wheel posted by hank blumenkranz on 10/29/2011 at 2:16:12 AM
Oh, chromed DL-1 wh ere art thou? Cometh into stable and I shall groom you and give you fresh hay and the warmest blanket on the farm. In morning we shall trot and in afternoon gallop and in evening we shall saunter down the lane.
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AGE / VALUE:   A post from a M/C group posted by: sam on 9/3/2011 at 6:50:30 PM
Enjoy---
Report this postReply with quote I raced a Harley today
by pidgey » Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:26 pm

I raced a Harley today and after some really hard riding I managed to PASS the guy. I was riding on one of those really, really twisting sections of canyon road with no straight sections to speak of and where

most of the curves have warning signs that say "15 MPH". I knew if I was going to pass one of those monsters with those big-cubic-inch motors it would have to be a place like this where handling and rider

skill are more important than horsepower alone.

I saw the guy up ahead as I exited one of the turns and knew I could catch him, but it wouldn't be easy. I concentrated on my braking and cornering. Three corners later, I was on his fender. Catching him was

one thing; passing him would prove to be another. Two corners later, I pulled up next to him as we sailed down the mountain.

I think he was shocked to see me next to him, as I nearly got by him before he could recover. Next corner, same thing. I'd manage to pull up next to him as we started to enter the corners but when we came

out he'd get on the throttle and out power me. His horsepower was almost too much to overcome but this only made me more determined than ever. My only hope was to out-brake him.

I held off squeezing the lever until the last instant. I kept my nerve while he lost his. In an instant I was by him. Corner after corner, I could hear the roar of his engine as he struggled to keep up. Three more

miles to go before the road straightens out and he would pass me for good. But now I was in the lead and he would no longer hold me back.

I stretched out my lead and by the time we reached the bottom of the canyon, he was more than a full corner behind. I could no longer see him in my rear-view mirror. Once the road did straighten out, it

seemed like it took miles before he passed me, but it was probably just a few hundred yards. I was no match for that kind of horsepower, but it was done. In the tightest section of road, where bravery and

skill count for more than horsepower and deep pockets, I had passed him.

Though it was not easy, I had won the race to the bottom of the canyon and I had preserved the proud tradition of one of the best bikes from Britain.

I will always remember that moment. I don't think I've ever pedaled so hard in my life. And some of the credit must go to Raleigh cycles, as well. They really make a great bicycle...
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   A post from a M/C group posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 9/5/2011 at 7:37:51 AM
Only problem with the tale Sam... is that pursuant to parts falling off the Harley.... they're difficult to avoid... still, good riding!

later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - It's why I ride a VULCAN DRIFTER
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