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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   building a Pashley posted by: Jess on 3/5/2010 at 9:32:06 AM
I apologize if this is the wrong forum for this question. I have a question about building a Pashley (5 speed, Roadster Sovereign). I have been enjoying my 1969 Raleigh Sports for about 8 years, but I finally have to admit that it is just too small for me (I am a little over 6'2"). So, I have long lusted after a Pashley.

While I always prefer to support my local bicycle store, if I buy direct from the UK I can get a Pashley sent to me, in a box, for about $1200. Here in Chicago, with tax, it will run more like $1550. I will admit that, while a reasonably intelligent and mechanically skilled person, my bicycle mechanic skills are still in their infancy. Am I foolish to think that I could assemble a new Pashley by myself? Should I splurge on the extra $350 and have the shop do it, and get the satisfaction of helping the local economy? Thanks for any advice.
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   building a Pashley posted by David on 3/5/2010 at 5:33:01 PM
I'm the same size as you and I happily ride a Sports with 23" frame. The key to comfort for me was using a longer than stock seat post.
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: building a Pashley posted by Al on 3/6/2010 at 8:33:54 PM

If your Pashley is like the Pashley Princess I just built up, it comes nearly finished. You simply install the front fender and front wheel, brakes, handlebars. All the rest arrives in the box installed.

You'll need metric wrenches, perhaps a socket set. I say go for it. If you bail out and take it to the shop, no worries. At least you tried.

These Pashleys are very nice. Perhaps the details aren't as spiffy as a 1950s Raleigh. But they are big enough.

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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   building a Pashley posted by Jess Leber on 3/7/2010 at 7:42:37 AM
Thanks for that input. I had been told by a local shop that "Pashley does not do a good assembly. After we receive the bikes we break them down and rebuild them with grease where grease belongs, oil where oil belongs, and loctite where loctite belongs, as well as proper torque on fasteners etc. not to mention troubleshooting the generator wiring." But perhaps they had a vested interest?
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   building a Pashley posted by David on 3/7/2010 at 6:46:21 PM
It's really hard to believe that a local shop has any experience assembling new Pashleys unless they're a dealer.
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           RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   building a Pashley posted by Chris on 3/18/2010 at 1:28:09 PM
I have heard the exact same thing many times in the past from shops and shop owners who took a lot of extra time to assemble the bike properly with grease where it should have been it the beginning. Heard this from people who loved the company and their products but were saddened and angry with the way things were done and being done.

I spent a lot of time overhauling and working on bikes customers bikes and here I was just there to stop in buy things, bring lunch, visit with the people and here I ended up donating time working in the place. It was wonderful. Ohh, I want to work on that one and they'd look at me like "he's crazy but sure ok if you want to! Go ahead!" and I did. The boss would come back and say "here let my guys do that." I have something to show you. I got to jump on and off at will. The rules and restrictions that applied to employees didn't apply to me and I usually got the owners approval to go wherever and see everything.

We ought to get you a time card and get you on the payroll they'd say. I always said no. If other shops and people found out I worked for so and so I'd lose oportunities to get into other shops and places.

They would act like I was a spy and say no and keep me out.

No, I got were I did because I was not in any one place and nobody felt threatened. I was independent but yet I still had the contacts and referrals.

As for local shops, they really do vary. Some are into it and some are not some are really dumb and some are so smart and knowledgable it is scary.


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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   replacement tube size posted by: Roderic D. Schmidt on 3/4/2010 at 2:00:49 PM
Greetings All,
I just went to my LBS to get a spare tube for my '70 Raleigh Roadster, and they were pretty incredulous about me having a bike with 28 xd 1 1/2 tires. He sent me off with a tube labeled:
700x28/32c
-27x1-1/8-1/4 A-V

This does not seem to be the right size from anything I've found online, but then he is the professional. Is my shopkeeper just not familiar with older bikes, or does he know something I dont about this?

Thanks
Roderic

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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   replacement tube size posted by Matthew on 3/4/2010 at 3:43:49 PM
The late and much lamented Sheldon Brown tells us that
28 X 1 1/2 = 700B
& 28 X 1 3/8 = 700C

However the tube will expand to fit your tyre, just don't get the wrong tyres.

Matthew - it IS complicated.
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   replacement tube size posted by David on 3/5/2010 at 5:42:13 AM
The RIGHT fit would be a tube marked 28 x 1-1/2 or 650B, which ARE available (but not at your LBS). You've got a tube for a "10-speed," and it may work ok, but it will be pretty stretched.
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   replacement tube size posted by David on 3/5/2010 at 5:42:13 AM
The RIGHT fit would be a tube marked 28 x 1-1/2 or 650B, which ARE available (but not at your LBS). You've got a tube for a "10-speed," and it may work ok, but it will be pretty stretched.
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   replacement tube size posted by David on 3/5/2010 at 5:58:13 AM
(Sorry for double post) Bike Parts USA has 28" tubes. See http://www.bikepartsusa.com/bikeparts/category/tube-28_inch
Unfortunately, most tubes marked 650B will probably have Presta valves, even though they're intended for exactly the same size tire as the "28 inch" one.
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   replacement tube size posted by Matthew on 3/5/2010 at 10:43:45 AM
Sorry David you are incorrect.

A 650B is a 26" tyre and a 28" rim will not accept that size tube.

Don't rely on my interpretation of the facts look at what Sheldon has to say about it.

http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html#decimal

Matthew - it IS complicated and it IS in the detail.
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   replacement tube size posted by Roderic D. Schmidt on 3/5/2010 at 12:15:07 PM
Thanks for the help- I think next time I may just buy the exact fitting tube online,but at least this one will do in a pinch.

I'm still a little confused about how the tube I've got fits into Sheldon's chart. The first part of the label indicates a 700c (ISO 622) but then the fractional size indicates a ISO 630.

Am I just overthinking this because tube size does not need to be as precise a fit as tire size?

Thanks
Roderic
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   replacement tube size posted by David on 3/5/2010 at 5:31:31 PM
Oops. Too early in the morning! Of course 28x1-1/2 and 26x1-1/2 are not the same. Forget the presta valve business. You're still best off with a 28" tube and they are available from bikepartsusa.
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   replacement tube size posted by Matthew on 3/6/2010 at 4:03:29 PM
Hi Folks,

David - its easy to make a mistake but no harm done.

Roderic - Yes, your are over thinking (good term) unless one goes very narrow or very wide most innertubes are good for many tyre widths provided the diameter is correct.

Matthew - all around a good measure.
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AGE / VALUE:   Dublin bikes of old posted by: Andy on 3/4/2010 at 1:43:58 PM
I stumbled upon a couple neat color shots of Dublin's roadster rush hour, circa 1961:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/16nine/4367778628/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/16nine/4367778676/


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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Dublin bikes of old posted by Andy on 3/4/2010 at 1:49:21 PM
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Dublin bikes of old posted by Kevin on 3/4/2010 at 8:28:44 PM
Snapshots from a lost world ... thanks for posting them.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Dublin bikes of old posted by Matthew on 3/5/2010 at 10:45:36 AM
I have a trilby but I am not sure what style of hat the gent is wearing?

Matthew - titfer t'at.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Dublin bikes of old posted by Kevin J. on 3/5/2010 at 2:17:31 PM
Thanks for the photos. It's routine to comute on my bike a few miles every day. It was routine for everyone not that long ago. Maybe we can remind people of how great it can be.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Dublin bikes of old posted by Matthew on 3/6/2010 at 4:00:20 PM
Yes Kevin,

I ride on average over 30 miles a week as part of my job (yes I get paid to cycle - Shhhh!) I do my best to encourage colleagues, with limited but some success.

The hat I wear to rdie in is a Bell Faction in matt black.

Matthew - I've only got the one head.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Dublin bikes of old posted by Steve on 3/8/2010 at 2:54:09 AM
I would pay to ride around the streets of today dressed like that. Also notice the 1960's style alien (to the right) quietly making his way back to the rocket parked in the distance (at the end of the street) whilst not realising that the hairdressing salon drier unit is still attached to his head.
The two bank robbers heavily disguised as casual (but harmless) women in the centre of the photo, are unknown to them being persued by plain clothed "flying squad" officers, one of which is on a Raleigh Lenton Sports 1949 model....so no contest there then.
But the shiny wheel on the horse and cart is for real, it's a wonderful reminder of times not so very long ago.
Steve
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Dublin bikes of old posted by Andy on 3/8/2010 at 11:18:52 AM
One other thing - the cars seem to be deferring to the bikes, a sign that things are right & well in the world.
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AGE / VALUE:   Because Madame, I was at hand posted by: Chris on 3/2/2010 at 7:15:14 PM
Paid lunch, paid to sort thru boxes looking for interesting things to save. He wants the paperwork thrown out and the files saved to sell at the flea market. Fine if I want to read everything too. What about this information? has info on it can't we shred this? burn it? just the dumpster, are you sure it's not safe!

yes! hurry up they're all dead now do your work don't ask questions . I do find a bicycle wheel in the dumpster the spirits like to tease me, still. Do try to ignore the scarry letterhead with important signatures gee, if we take this someplace and sit down and not let paperwork blow down the street we can be more throughourgh ( i can't spell tonight)

My place? hmmmmm...
A elderly lady pulls up crying, husband is dying in hospital and the unit has to be cleaned out today. The cut the lock off, cash is offered, a truck is conjured out of thin air it's loaded up, off to her house all of it? yes, mam, oh yes, all of it.......

Meanwhile, if hubby had not been comatose he could have mentioned his wishes for the stash that was costing so much every month.
More secrets! geeze! Oh no bikes, oh we have bikes at the house you like old bikes?

see something you want? oh that paperwork?

throw it all out! I look at my pal, she's like you!

the vultures circle overhead because I am one of them
Do you want onions on your steak? you did good today!
my mind if processing all the revealations I read today
cash bills in the stash?

oh no. Gee, I would have told you.
I like to speed read.
It'sd all just junk honey you just get better. He tries to form the words who did you let into the storage place?

Oh that nice, tall young man and his friend who looks like an old , overweight, drunk, Jan Michael Vincent
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Because Madame, I was at hand posted by Chris on 3/2/2010 at 7:37:07 PM
I'll be up shredding at night for days made enough for a new paper shredder.


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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Because Madame, I was at hand thewn and now and will be only it's research now posted by Chris on 3/18/2010 at 4:59:18 PM
We stand there looking it over and he whispers "Geez where did you find this?" Um it was in an old farmhouse near lake Huron I was on vacation it was in the garage sale. I put it in the car. Yes, still have it IO'll make a call and get you access to the copies and even the old originals Because I saved it, we have a record, an accurate record, in 3 ring binder books- safe from being pulled, revised with lies, The article has been pulled, withdrawn, they'll say it was never there I can't find them! they are gone! What no mention of it, the blog is pulled too. Yes I have it cost a lot in printing didn't eat dinner that day nor breakfast or lunch the following day I printed it, saved it. field work then and now, photographs, interviews. It's proving invaluable in piecing it together.
It was Huge, so huge we struggle with it. There were three boats not two and the latest article said one. Jewlery worth far, far more than 100,000.00 the one brooch was worth 250,000.00 She was old and forgetful and then she passed and those nice boys were not there and did not know. Look it's so huge it cannot be all wound up and neatly hidden or put away. Why are you acting so weird? all you did was take up a water damaged wood floor! I don't want to sit, don't want to drink whiskey, I don't allow alcohol in my house oh shit, tell me, what did you find?
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           RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Because Madame, I was at hand thewn and now and will be only it's research n posted by Chris on 3/18/2010 at 5:18:07 PM
When the story is not consistent, when the bricks don't match, the other brickwork on the wall of the garage, when the info is pulled, when they stop talking midsentence and look at you. When they won't sit and do that interview.
Why?

The paper is disentrigating, in my hands tearing and falling apart as I struggle to get it in the copier. wet mouldy, seal up that wall, the floor, get more cement they said there was nothing down there Yes, I can see we'll need extension cords, drop lights,When he ran that bulldozer thru he was in a hurry to leave the desk , papers, films, records, recordings, notes are still down there. When I acquired it I hads never heard of the man and even I can't believe it. What notion I cannot abide is, that it was even there to be found by anybody and found by me.
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           RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Because Madame, I was at hand thewn and now and will be only it's researc posted by Chris on 3/18/2010 at 5:33:41 PM
Made a lot of money, collected art, yes so what? Wait, that name! I have heard that name before Oh wait I have the book cross refrence over to ah yes here it is!

A lot more important stuff than just the bike business it launched him into other things and more money and then another company. What all did Franz Brauner get up to? Why are they so anxious, upset and nutty about? So, I told them no and it's locked away safe from them. The answer will surface in time. I have never heard about this until now and why not? Why don't we see any of it, anyplace? An internal company review reversed course and it was withdrawn and pulled.
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           RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Because Madame, I was at hand thewn and now and will be only it's rese posted by chris on 3/18/2010 at 5:41:41 PM
there is the merchandise made to make money off of the common masses and then there is the real freaky thing itself. It caught my eye, because it looks too good too well made and there is a little gold plate with a name engraved. Hand made during the war years at night for not the wife but his mistress
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AGE / VALUE:   If your bike is black... posted by: Andy on 3/2/2010 at 10:54:10 AM
...I just received last night some black panniers called the Basil Basonyl from Amazon. They were on sale for about $47, made in the Netherlands, and they look good on old black roadsters because the material doesn't look new and synthetic, but almost like waxed tarpaulin. They were sort of a bitch to mount on the rack, but I think they'll come in handy for grocery runs, etc. Here's a pic on a dutch bike: http://www.flickriver.com/photos/ubrayj02/4175505225/

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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Cable guides posted by: Jerry on 2/28/2010 at 1:04:47 PM
Guys. I'm needing some 1 inch and 1 1/8 inch cable guides for my 1977 Raleigh Sports. Looked everywhere online and cannot locate any. Any help would be greatly appreciated. They don't have to be original; aftermarket would be fine. Thanks
Jerry
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Cable guides posted by Matthew on 2/28/2010 at 3:11:26 PM
Hi Jerry,

For which cables? I am not sure I know which part you mean but if you can describe in detail then that will be helpful.

Matthew - guide me?
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Cable guides posted by Jerry on 2/28/2010 at 6:53:24 PM
Hi Matthew
Yes. the guides will be for the brake cable on the top tube. the 1 inch size. The 1 1/8 for the shifter cable on the bottom tube. This is a ladies bike. Thanks for the reply and any help.
Jerry
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Cable guides posted by Matthew on 3/1/2010 at 4:35:48 AM
Aha! Now I know; you mean the clips which hold the cable to the tube and the clip which acts as the cable stop for the outer gear cable.

I'll look around in case I can help; no promises.

Matthew - clip, stop, guide - similar?
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Cable guides posted by Andy on 3/1/2010 at 12:01:18 PM
The guy that wrote this website seems to think you can fabricate your own (scroll down):
http://backroom.hardsdisk.net/raleighltd3.html
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           RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Cable guides posted by chris on 3/2/2010 at 10:38:11 AM
we sell them here on oldroads.com

in alloy!
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AGE / VALUE:   Phillips 55666R posted by: Mark on 2/26/2010 at 8:17:54 PM
I recently picked up a Phillips,very pretty paint, and decals etc. no wheels or crank, but it does have roller-lever brakes. I'm curious to its age, and I wonder, were the roller-lever type changed to caliper at some point, by way of an improvement, or option. I've noticed that drum brakes were an accessory very early on
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Serial number location posted by: Roderic D. Schmidt on 2/26/2010 at 3:52:33 PM
Greetings All!
I've gotten ahold of a women's Robin Hood, with a SA Hub stamped 65/8. I've looked for the serial number, though, and hav had no luck. I've checked the seat lug, drop outs, and under the bottom bracket; does anyone know where it might be?

Thanks
Roderic
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Serial number location posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 2/27/2010 at 5:52:41 AM
Hmmm.... that's a bit of a puzzlement. Still, for all intents and purposes the machine dates August of 1965. You've obviosly checked all the usual and customary places for the number. Odd. Could be it was very faintly stamped and the enamel filled it in?

Or perhaps someone else... a true Phillipsophile may have deeper insight as to it's location.

Sounds nice though. Pics?

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - It's AM and I'm havin' my serial... er.... cereal.....
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Serial number location posted by Ken on 2/27/2010 at 11:40:38 AM
Hi Roderic

I have a '64 Robin Hood womens frame. The serial number is - in my case, somewhat faintly -stamped on the seat tube. It is on the left side of the frame. In terms of height, the position is right next to the yellow Raleigh Industries 'High Tensile Steel Tubing' transfer.

I've attached a pic of my frame for your reference. Let me know if you'd like a picture of the serial number.

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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Serial number location posted by Roderic on 2/27/2010 at 6:17:48 PM
Thanks Larry and Ken
I'll pull it outside the next sunny day and see if maybe the numbers are just really faint, or lower on the seat tube than I've checked. I've been doing my looking in a basement bike room with a single light bulb, so I may have just missed it. I'll post some photos as well then.

Thanks
Roderic
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           RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Serial number location posted by Chris on 3/1/2010 at 10:21:07 AM
Sometimes there never are any serial numbers on the thing anyplace at all
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:���Serial number location posted by Roderic on 3/21/2010 at 8:43:37 AM
So still no luck on the serial number, even further down the seat tube. Ah well. Here are some photos though, of the bike. I'm currently using it for commuting and having a blast; I haven't felt this good in some time!


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AGE / VALUE:   FIRST 28" WESTWOOD RIMS posted by: Jorge Ullfig on 2/24/2010 at 8:53:49 AM
Apparently the first Westwood rims where developed at the beginning of 1900s, when Stirrup Brakes became popular, by any chance, does anyone know if they where 642mm or 635mm rims? / Did they make a 642mm Weswood rim or where they used strictly for Spoon Brakes?


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AGE / VALUE:   Old Royal Enfield posted by: Roegun on 2/23/2010 at 8:10:55 AM
I just got his old Royal Enfield bike. Could anyone lend some info on this bike or know of any pictures of a bike like this that is restored? I would like to know the year of this bike too.
Picture link is to a photobucket collection of pics of this bike.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Old Royal Enfield posted by Warren on 2/23/2010 at 4:04:40 PM
It's pre-WWII and a terrific bike in what appears to be great condition. Likely mid 30's? It just needs a careful cleaning, chrome polish, tuneup, grease, oil, wax etc. Don't use any solvents on it. It will look gorgeous. It may be hard to find date codes for it.

If you want to know lots more on old bikes, start here.

http://sheldonbrown.com/oldbikes/index.html
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Old Royal Enfield posted by Roegun on 2/24/2010 at 6:04:27 AM
Thanks for the input. It is a really cool bike and the most interesting that I have had so far. The seat is not original, but thats not a problem. I have found some helpful info on Sheldons pages - they are always a big help. So far there is no date on the sturmey archer 3 speed hub and none on the frame as far as I can tell. The one thing that bugs me is that on the rear hub there is a belted reflector that has slowly attemted to polish off all the sturmey archer information. I'm not sure if I should remove this to prevent further removel of the info or leave it on for more of the original equipment.
The guy I got this from is about 70 and said his uncle gave it to him when he was 14 and that it was not brand new at that time. I know its pretty old because it still has leather straps that secure the cables to the top tube.
For now I think I will just get the hub to shift and give it a couple of short rides around the block - then I will strip it and start cleaning with the proper stuff so that I do not harm the finish.
I do wish I could restore the white paint on the rear fender, but it has original dark lettering over the white paint that says "Royal Enfield" so I do not want to do anything that will harm that.
Are there any links to getting original reflectors and things of that nature?
Thanks,
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Old Royal Enfield posted by Pete F on 2/24/2010 at 9:17:40 AM
Very nice bike and looks all original just as we like 'em.

You might be able to date it crudely even if the date code has worn off the hub, always bearing in mind that the rear wheel might not be original. If pre 1937 it would have a K type hub originally, which can be identified by looking at the left end of the rear axle. If a K type, you will see the end of the indicator rod, which will move in and out as you change gear. If later than 1937 it should have an AW hub, which lacks this indicator rod - the left end of the axle is solid.
As said, this is a crude guide only.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Old Royal Enfield posted by Roegun on 2/24/2010 at 10:33:44 AM
I added and updated the photos. Please take another look.

It looks like this has the AW model of rear hub - I also found some nubers on the frame - left side rear dropout 1911777. Not sure if those are any indicator of the date of production or not, but as said the hub must be later than 1937 due to the AW model.
I did find that the down tube says "Lightweight Sports" on it. Not sure if that helps at all.
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AGE / VALUE:   "barn fresh" BSA year? posted by: tim on 2/22/2010 at 11:37:39 AM
just got a "barn fresh" BSA i am guessing the year to be in the 1956 range. although i am new and not entirely sure.

also a rudge whitworth of similiar quality and appearing same year. (fenders are VERY close to the same on each bike)


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           RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by tim on 2/22/2010 at 11:49:54 AM
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by Matthew on 2/22/2010 at 2:32:30 PM
Hi Tim,

L:ate 50s or early 60s.

Have you tried finding a date on the rear hub?

Matthew - on time.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by David on 2/22/2010 at 7:33:32 PM
Isn't BSA a Raleigh product by this date? (They're still using the same logo as the motorcycles on the chainguard) Nice chainring.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by David on 2/22/2010 at 7:33:33 PM
Isn't BSA a Raleigh product by this date? (They're still using the same logo as the motorcycles on the chainguard) Nice chainring.
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FOR SALE:   Dursley-Pedersen "kit" for sale posted by: Randy on 2/21/2010 at 1:10:16 PM
Well, the time has come. Our house is for sale, everything is going into storage, and I've realized that I'll likely never actually build the "Faux-Pedersen" so I'm selling the parts I had collected. The main piece is the saddle I built. It has stainless steel cantle piece and bobbin, and dyed cotton cord. Construction is identical to the original. Also in the "kit" is an 83mm lugless BB shell I machined, an unused Pashley full chaincase, a pair of Dia-Compe bar-end brake levers, and a start on a pair of cork handgrips. I'll include the original article I used in making the saddle, the oak fixture I made for the weaving, and a CD-ROM with the miscellaneous files I've amassed over the years (including DXF copies of my CAD drawings). I'd like $100 plus actual postage for the lot. Thanks.


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           RE:FOR SALE:   Dursley-Pedersen posted by Corey K on 2/22/2010 at 9:21:55 PM
Hmmmm. Interesting stuff. Do the CAD/DXF files include full drawings for the original style frame, or one of the later modified ones (designs by Kemper, Sølling, etc )?

Were you going to do the frame building yourself?

Thanks,


Corey K
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           RE:FOR SALE:   Dursley-Pedersen posted by Randy on 2/23/2010 at 9:19:52 AM
Corey, I was going to build the original frame, with the fork coming to a point at the top and a single thrust bearing at the apex. Here's a screenshot of my CAD drawing of the bike. The other drawings are a layout for the saddle and a 3-view drawing of an original-style brake lever.

Randy


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AGE / VALUE:   Art Event posted by: sam on 2/17/2010 at 7:44:22 PM
Ya'll might like to see(read) this:
http://www.allartnews.com/twenty-one-hand-built-bicycles-to-be-showcased-at-museum-of-arts-and-design/
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AGE / VALUE:   Brooks Mattress Saddle posted by: Andy on 2/17/2010 at 1:18:11 PM
Anyone got a spare black Brooks vinyl mattress saddle laying around? The one on my 1975 Raleigh LTD-3 is coming undone - I tried to re-rivet it but they've torn out. Thought I'd come here before entering eBay hell... Thanks!
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AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Bicycle posted by: Dave C on 2/16/2010 at 7:24:49 PM
I purchased a bike recently due to the fact that it was equipped with some Campagnola parts. Tonight I started digging into the bike and found the serial number SB6758. I have figured out that the bike was made at Ilkeston but that's where my trail ends. I was told that the original rider used it in the Olympic time trials in 1984. The bike is in fair condition and I would like to get a value on it if possible.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Bicycle posted by David on 2/17/2010 at 7:04:57 AM
"Vintage lightweights" would be the better discussion area for this bike. An Ilkeston bike is a real thoroughbred. Find out what model you've got and see what they've brought on ebay. The Classic Rendezvous email list might be able to help you ID it (but follow the rules!)
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Bicycle posted by Warren on 2/17/2010 at 9:54:43 AM
There's some interesting background to some of the Team Raleighs made for the US Olympic Team in 84. There were made in Canada by Marinoni, with Columbus tubes and decalled up as Ilkeston bikes with 531 tubes.

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/racing-usa.html
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Bicycle posted by Keith Body on 2/17/2010 at 2:50:50 PM
Am I right in thinking the only cycle time trial in the 1984 Olympics was the kilometre track event. So your bike should be a very strong pure track bike. The wheel clearances would be very close, and no original drillings for brakes.
Some Campagnolo parts are dated, and it can be useful to look up a time-line for manufacture.
Any chance of pictures?
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Bicycle posted by Dave C on 2/17/2010 at 4:36:57 PM
As far as model goes all decals mentioning model are gone. It is definitely a road bike. The tubing is Reynolds 753 on frame and fork.
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