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MISC:   Off my trolley; once again posted by: Matthew on 1/10/2010 at 9:17:38 AM
Hello Everyone,

Thank you for bothering to read this spam free message.

Once again I am off my trolley. No! I meant I am off on my bike, my 1930s trade bike course!


In September I am going to ride from Holyhead on Anglesey, North Wales across the UK to Lowestoft the most easterly town in England. It will take several days (probably 9)and I will need to learn how to climb hills as I venture well away from East Anglia. If you have supported me before, thank you very very much. If you haven't sponsored me in the past then I will be most grateful if you choose to do so this time. However I will not be the least bit offended if you choose not to donate.

I have got a webpage

http://www.justgiving.com/Matthew-Hodder-The-Big-Push

It is quite safe to donate there and it saves the fiddle of cheques or trying to catch me in person and thrust cash into my hand.

THANK YOU.

Matthew - madder than a weasel with a Mohican haircut.

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           RE:MISC:   Off my trolley; once again posted by Steve on 1/11/2010 at 9:04:02 AM
Matthew,

This should be a fascinating "adventure" with many stories to be told at the end of it.

No gears, no lightweight frame, no slick tyres....but plenty of grit and determination, and no doubt lots of forward planning.

It sounds great.

What dates in September are you aiming at.

Steve
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           RE:MISC:   Off my trolley; once again posted by Matthew on 1/11/2010 at 11:46:56 AM
Hi Steve,

Possibly 31st August travel to Holyhead and start date 01/09/10

Matthew - planning ahead
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           RE:RE:MISC:   Off my trolley; once again posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/13/2010 at 3:50:26 AM
Hmmmm.... I've been pondering this vast peregrination... and have concluded that perhaps a good follow up would be to enter a butt-kicking contest.... as I'm sure with the tree-trunk legs you'll have upon completion, you'll be hands down to win... so WAGER LARGE for charity at that point!

;-)

Wonderful undertaking, sir. Yes... a bit "off-trollyish"... but amazing nonetheless.

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - been off-trolley for YEARS!
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           RE:MISC:   Off my trolley; once again posted by Steve on 1/13/2010 at 4:33:36 PM
Did you know that Sunbeam made trolley buses !

Steve
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           RE:MISC:   Off my trolley; once again posted by Matthew on 1/15/2010 at 10:56:33 AM
Yes.

What would Jesus want with trolleybuses?

Matthew -- ding ding , hold very tight please!
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           RE:MISC:   Off my trolley; once again posted by Steve on 1/15/2010 at 5:04:41 PM
(A) I thought you would.

(B) Just a good solid reliable Karrier !

(C) Steve - moped wheel converter/convertor


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WANTED:   Westwood rim 28x1 3/8 posted by: Henk Sneyders de Vogel on 1/8/2010 at 5:08:35 AM
Hello,
Can any-one tell me if Westwood rims are available somewhere, new or old, in the 28x1 3/8 size? I need a 36-holes. I allready found one Rigida and I'd like to lace the rear wheel. I've seen plenty off 26x1 3/8 on the net, especially in China and India(minimum order 1000pc),England and Holland, but no 28'.
Thanks for help.
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           RE:WANTED:   Westwood rim 28x1 3/8 posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/8/2010 at 6:10:01 AM
Hmmm.... you sure you want 1 3/8" width? Standard width for 28" Westwood rim would be 1 1/2".... as is on my DL-1 and my Abley machines.

If that's the case, yellowjersey (they sell Eastman machines)

http://www.yellowjersey.org/EASTMAN.HTML

and Flying Pidgeon

http://flyingpigeon-la.com/

should have what you're looking for. If not, they may have infor pertaining to the 1 3/8" wide rims.

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - I could use a good 28 X 1 1/2" SNOW tyre about now....
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           RE:WANTED:   Westwood rim 28x1 3/8 posted by Henk Sneyders de Vogel on 1/8/2010 at 9:31:39 AM
Hello, Larry,
Yes, you red me wright, it's the 28x1 3/8 to fit 700A tires, ERTRO-size 37-642. So it's not only the width but also the circumference that's different, 7mm. bigger.
Thanks for giving the adress, I'll have a go, allthough I've tried this already a lot of times.
I'll let you know when they answer me. Till soon, Henk

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           RE:RE:WANTED:   Westwood rim 28x1 3/8 posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/8/2010 at 10:31:47 AM
Hmmm... well that is a bit of a rarity then methinks. LOL... I have enough of a time sourcing 28 X 1 1/2" stuff so I can only imagine!

Best of luck finding them!

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - It's that extra 1/8"
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           RE:WANTED:   Westwood rim 28x1 3/8 posted by sam on 1/8/2010 at 5:57:48 PM
Seems I recall a lot of Australian bikes used that size.
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           RE:WANTED:   Westwood rim 28x1 3/8 posted by Matthew on 1/9/2010 at 2:44:05 AM
Methinks that a 28 X 1 3/8 tyre would have the same rolling radius as a 28 X 1 1/2 tyre but that rims sizes would be different due to tyre wall depth. However would a 700C tyre fit the larger rim? (that is the narrower but larger radius).

Time to look at Sheldon's rim chart?

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

28 X 1 1/2 English, Dutch, Chinese, Indian Rod-brake roadsters (Also marked F10, F25, 700 B)

28 X 1 5/8 (NOTE 5/8) Northern European designation for the 622 mm (700 C) size

Sadly 28 X 1 3/8 is not listed by Sheldon. That would concern me; if it isn't on his chart I doubt it exists.

Matthew - international man of mediocrity


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           RE:RE:WANTED:   Westwood rim 28x1 3/8 posted by Warren on 1/9/2010 at 8:08:18 AM
Just to mix it all up, there was a 28 x 1 3/8 rim...it was the same as a K2 or 27 1/4. And the same 28 x 1 5/8 rim (700c) was sold in Canada as 28 X 1 1/2 and 28 x 1 3/8. These were genuine Dunlop stamped rims.

Sheldon didn't list these rims but we had discussed it years ago. There were many oddball international sizes that didn't make the website...too obscure. However these rims were plentiful here in NA.
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           RE:WANTED:   Westwood rim 28x1 3/8 posted by JS on 1/9/2010 at 8:31:58 AM
Henk-

I live in China, I have never seen the size you are referring too. I take it by your name that maybe...just maybe..you live in Holland. If you can't find it there either, it is really not looking good for availability.

Can you fill us in a little more on the project? Maybe we can suggest a interesting alternative?

JS

http://www.flyingpigeonproject.org
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           RE:RE:RE:WANTED:   Westwood rim 28x1 3/8 posted by Warren on 1/9/2010 at 1:52:22 PM
oops...700c those Dunlops were 28 x 1 1/2 and 28 x 1 3/4...
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           RE:WANTED:   Westwood rim 28x1 3/8 posted by David on 1/10/2010 at 10:31:02 AM
I suggest that you determine the ISO bead seat diameter and proceed from there using the "new" standard size designations. The old French, English, American, European size designations are too ambiguous. Read Sheldon's page on tire sizing.


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           RE:RE:WANTED:   Westwood rim 28x1 3/8 posted by jj on 1/10/2010 at 5:02:53 PM
This is the link:
http://oldroads.com/tirerim.asp


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           RE:WANTED:   Westwood rim 28x1 3/8 posted by Henk Sneyders de Vogel on 1/11/2010 at 2:49:59 PM
JS and others,
My origins are Dutch and since 6 years I live in the south of France. Last year I bought a 1910 Peugeot-racer with dropping toptube. The wheels weren't original and I found out that it should be 700A= 28x1 3/8= 32 or 37-642. I've got one rim and I've bought a pair of tires in the good size. There are several producers, some in Australia, in Italy, but I can't find anyone that produces the rims.
As long as we don't use the ERTRO-sizes, 37-642 in this case, there will allways be confusion about the sizes.
Thanks for the help untill know.
Till soon, Henk
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           RE:WANTED:   Westwood rim 28x1 3/8 posted by Henk Sneyders de Vogel on 1/11/2010 at 2:55:15 PM
JS and others,
My origins are Dutch and since 6 years I live in the south of France. Last year I bought a 1910 Peugeot-racer with dropping toptube. The wheels weren't original and I found out that it should be 700A= 28x1 3/8= 32 or 37-642. I've got one rim and I've bought a pair of tires in the good size. There are several producers, some in Australia, in Italy, but I can't find anyone that produces the rims.
As long as we don't use the ERTRO-sizes, 37-642 in this case, there will allways be confusion about the sizes.
Thanks for the help untill know.
Till soon, Henk
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           RE:RE:WANTED:   Westwood rim 28x1 3/8 posted by Thomas on 1/13/2010 at 3:21:13 AM
Hi Henk,
just found your message about the 700A (37-642)tires. I am looking for such tires here in Austria quite a long time - maby you can help me and give me the contact-info to the producers in Europe - you wrote that thera are several..
Thanks very much for your help in advance!
best regards, Tom. (twp(at)gmx.at)
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           RE:RE:RE:WANTED:   Westwood rim 28x1 3/8 posted by ChristopherRobin on 1/13/2010 at 7:02:28 PM
Hello everybody

yes 26 x 1 3/8 steel westwood rims are real and not imagined

you find them on old hercules bikes phillips bikes all pre Raleigh takeover stuff look on u.k e- bay and at the cycle jumble and on bikes in old shops I loved to put modern gumwall tires and high pressure tubes on these rims with old school Sturmey Archer F.W. and F.M. four speed hubs and ride like hell up the the local dairy queen for a hot fudge sundae ice cream cone

Had both sizes of wheels in many bikes.

For the record: Westwood rims came in 16, 22, 24, 26 inch and 28 inch sizes

The Raleigh Sports and other comparable bikes bikes came in westwood and westwick pattern wheels

westrick or raleigh pattern rims were a cross between a standard Endrick or cable brake type rim and a westwood full rod brake only rim

so, 26 and 28 inch wheel rod brake bikes also appeared with these hybrid Westrick or Raleigh pattern rims

these could take either the cable or rod brake set up

just keep looking it's out there and worth finding any questions contact me off list or here in a post.

humberchristopher29@hotmail.com
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           RE:RE:RE:RE:WANTED:   Westwood rim 28x1 3/8 posted by Chris on 1/13/2010 at 7:17:47 PM
Really, just find an old bike for sale on u.k e- bay that has these rims

Sometimes the proper way to find something is just too difficult
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           RE:WANTED:   Westwood rim 28x1 3/8 posted by Henk on 1/16/2010 at 7:17:58 AM
Chris,
That's a good idea, that's why I follow everyday Ebay.aus and -.uk, but untill know nothing. That's already some six months that I lok that closely.
BUT I found a pair; someone needed old 'Westwood'(chapeau de gendarme in France)rims 700C=28x1 5/8x1 3/8, so I could make an exchange.
Still, if someone has information, let me please know because more people are searching.
Thanks a lot for the help upto now!!!
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           RE:WANTED:   Westwood rim 28x1 3/8 posted by Matthew on 1/22/2010 at 10:44:45 AM
eBay item 220544832789

tyres not rims but might be of interest.

Matthew - bay watch
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           RE:WANTED:   Westwood rim 28x1 3/8 posted by J Ullƒig on 8/23/2010 at 6:35:55 AM
Hi you all, haven't been here for like 6 years, glad still alive and kicking!

Here the nice 28in 635mm Rigida rims that Henk Sneyders de Vogel mentioned

STEEL:
http://www.rigida.com/en/products/single-wall-rims/straight-sided/v38-steel-4

ALLOY:
http://www.rigida.com/en/products/single-wall-rims/straight-sided/v38-alloy

STAINLESS STEEL:
http://www.rigida.com/en/products/single-wall-rims/stainless-steel/st32
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           RE:RE:RE:WANTED:   Westwood rim 28x1 3/8 posted by Dustin on 12/7/2010 at 12:05:06 PM
I have found a Phillips bicycle with the lion and red back ground. It was built in nottingham. vin number 132. Im in the blue as to the value of this bike. Its an air flow cruiser design and is a very unusual bike. Please help me out.
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh? posted by: Ken on 1/8/2010 at 4:01:20 AM
Dear friends!

Happy New Year to all! I recently got hold of an old picture of my uncle with his Raleigh (or so the family recalls) in China in the early to mid '50s.
Fascinated, I've been poring over it, trying to identify what model it is.

In case anyone is wondering how this bike got there, the story goes like this- the bike was purchased in Hong Kong (possibly in the late 40s/early 50s) and brought to China by train by my uncle who chose to study there (I can't understand why? :). He left China -with some difficulty- some time later and left the bike in the permanant care of a friend. I wonder if its new owner kept it and what the communists attitudes were towards such an imperialist machine!

Can anyone recognise the model? I seem to barely make out a Brooks saddle. Does that look like a dynohub? Ive asked my uncle but sadly, his memory isn't so clear anymore. He can only recall with much certainty that its a Raleigh.

Thanks. I hope you find this pic interesting.



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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh? posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/8/2010 at 6:21:21 AM
Ken, first and foremost that is an AWESOME picture! Thanks much for posting it up. As to the machine, definitely a dynohub as there's a caliper brake on the front fork. What's a bit puzzling would be the dearth of an headlamp. Of course, they were easily removed from the bracket for stowage and anti-pilfering so, it could have been stored for the time being.

Block tread tyres... safety tip mudguard mathing the colour of the frame, hockey stick chainguard, I daresay what he has there is if not an actual "Sports" certainly in that family. Heck... with that dynohub and seat, could even have been a Superbe.

The drop bars... probably an "addition".

As to the disposition of the machine... perhaps our friend at The Flying Pigeon Project can keep an eye out for it. I would bet it's still in-use over there!

Again, thanks much for sharing the picture. What IS that bridge in the background... it is simply a most amazing structure!

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - Uabridged... my favourite.
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh? posted by Ken on 1/8/2010 at 7:00:21 AM
Hi Larry

I was wondering if it could be a RRA. But you are probably right, especially in view of the decals (or at least what I can make if it) which don't match an RRAs?

I recall some mention of Wuhan being his destination, so I think it should be the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge. If thats the case, the pic was taken in 1957 or later!
Check out the link to a modern pic of the bridge. It looks like the same one. This was the first bridge across the Yangtze River, built with Soviet assistance between '55-'57.More info on the bridge here:

http://www.cpaffc.org.cn/yszz/detaile.php?subid=845&id=363


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           RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh? posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/8/2010 at 10:40:14 AM
Hmmm... I've zoomed in on the picture and really can't make out much of the transfers. Also tried to take a real close look at the chainwheel to see if I could spot the famous Herons but it's still difficult.

An extremely historic and significant bridge on both an engineering and cultural level over there in China. Amazing and attractive structure and absolutely something one would use as a backdrop. Very well done! I wonder who the photagrapher may have been.

These sorts of pictures have always fascinated me... like a moment frozen in time.

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - no bridge too far!
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AGE / VALUE:   Pictures posted by: Zach Mathews on 1/6/2010 at 11:52:25 AM
Here's the link to pictures of the aforementioned Superbe in need of a matching pump.


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WANTED:   Need a green pump posted by: Zach Mathews on 1/6/2010 at 9:56:04 AM
Hello and Happy New Year to you wise and generous gentleman enthusiasts. I enjoy looking in here, and reading the same caliber of poetic musings I remember from a while back.

I have recently acquired a '62 Raleigh Superbe Roadster. The DL-1 with locking fork and front dyno. Because I am given to optimistically squirreling parts away, I happened to already have the matching dark green battery tube and headlight that were missing from it. (It actually had a proper SA tube and light when I acquired it, but in silver and chrome). Is there a dark green Raleigh frame pump out there among you that needs a dark green bike? It would round this one out so beautifully. I would happily trade away one of various parts I have hanging around. I'm struggling to post pictures of the bike. It seems my "dot mac" has expired.
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MISC:   Cold & wet posted by: Matthew on 1/4/2010 at 7:33:39 AM
It has been inconveniently white here on the banks of Woebegone* Broad, in East Anglia, for over two weeks now. The nett result of which is no cycling. I am too old and delicate to go skidding about like a loon in this weather. I have taken a couple of long walks but it is not at all the same. I will cycle in several degrees of hard white frost when it is dry underfoot but I won't attempt ice pedalling or snow cycling.

Take care out and about folks. We don't want any unnecessary excitement; do we?

Matthew - steady as she goes.

*apologies to Garrison Keillor

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           RE:MISC:   Cold & wet posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/4/2010 at 1:52:42 PM
I recall once in my youth... being the ever so curious tinkerer... affixing unto my Columbia "Playbike" various and assorted versions of "Tire Chains".... which would allow me to traverse the deeply frozen surface... of Lake Hopatcong. The largers lake in the State of NJ.

Whilst the "chains" functioned pretty well... there were the occaisions where down one would go... and ice is HARD.

Still... 'twas in my youth... when I used to "bounce"... and HEAL RAPIDLY.

I miss riding the machines currently... it's too darn cold and too darn frozen and / or SALTY. I want to ENJOY rather than ENDURE the event!

So... my excersizing is limited to my Table Tennis activities for now. Tournament on the 17th!!!!! :-)

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - Yes.... Roadsters snore during hibernation. Particularly the DL-1 Tourist.....


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           RE:MISC:   Cold & wet posted by Steve on 1/5/2010 at 9:20:29 AM
The problem with venturing too far in this weather, is that you could easily end up becoming a fully paid-up member of the "Wherethehellarewe Tribe" if you're not careful.
More snow is forecast here for tonight, I'll be stowed away inside whilst looking outside as I.... polish my Stowaway rims !

Autosol Steve

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FOR SALE:   Sunbeam bicycle for sale posted by: David on 1/1/2010 at 3:11:43 PM
Hi guys and happy new year to all! I've been putting off selling this one for a while, but now I'm really strapped for cash. I have lowered the price to $700 plus shipping. Included is the Sunbeam bicycle book and a pair of NOS Fibrax Sunbeam brake blocks. If you are interested, let me know now before I pack it away for storage until summer, when I will list it on ebay.

For detailed info and pics, go here:

http://picasaweb.google.com/dgposton/1931SunbeamBicycleForSale#

Email me at dg_poston at yahoo dot com if interested.

Thanks
David
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           RE:FOR SALE:   Sunbeam bicycle for sale posted by Corey K on 1/3/2010 at 3:33:12 PM
Life is funny. That is a "Holy Grail" bike for me, but I'm absolutely *skint* at the moment.
I have some friends (who do not post here as yet) that have caught the roadster bug from me -do you mind if I alert them?

Beautiful, beautiful bike.

Corey K
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FOR SALE:   1940's Roadster All Original - War Grade Tires Etc posted by: Nick on 1/1/2010 at 2:20:09 PM
Hi,
I am selling a 1940's (Brother in law of original owner says '43, frame suggests '47)Roadster which appears to be all original, it still has the Dunlop War Grade tires on it. Needs the Wrights Olympic saddle repairing/replacing. Please email me if you need more photos or info. $595


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           RE:FOR SALE:   1940's Roadster All Original - War Grade Tires Etc posted by Nick on 1/1/2010 at 2:52:16 PM
Hi, I Forgot to add Rod Brakes, very good chrome and paint.


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MISC:   Happy New Year/ Awesome Roadster posted by: JS on 12/31/2009 at 7:54:45 PM
Happy New Year from Beijing, Gents!

You've been good in 2009, haven't you. Than I think you need to treat yourself and take a look at pics of the Japanese Magnet Brand Roadster I just posted on my blog.

The Japanese roadsters have impressed me for some time with the high quality components and top shelf quality....and immense attention to detail. The Magnet is a good example. I won't say a Prime example, because there is also a Japanese brand called Prime.:-D

Cheers and enjoy the new year.

JS

http://www.flyingpigeonproject.org
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           RE:MISC:   Happy New Year/ Awesome Roadster posted by Matthew on 1/1/2010 at 4:40:56 AM
Happy New Year to all the Oldroadees

Matthew - tempus fugit (or thereabouts)
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           RE:RE:MISC:   Happy New Year/ Awesome Roadster posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/1/2010 at 6:23:31 AM
Yes... Happy New Year to all!!!! Now... need I break out the DROOLING TOWEL prior to perusing the Japanese Roadsters??????

I'll keep it handy.... just in case...

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - It still feels like the same as yesterday.....
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           RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Happy New Year/ Awesome Roadster posted by Warren on 1/1/2010 at 2:41:24 PM
wow...a Sun Rabbit. I now regret turning down a chance to buy some vintage Japanese parts a few years back. I love the large brass seat tube badges. Beautiful!
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           RE:MISC:   Happy New Year/ Awesome Roadster posted by Stephen Hogben on 1/3/2010 at 3:48:01 PM
Matttew Tempus Fugit indeed and the older you get the colder you get!Have not been able to get on my bike due to ice,snow etc,so poor old arthritic knees are suffering!
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Rear wheel rubbing fender strut or fork posted by: Joe Hern on 12/31/2009 at 5:51:15 PM
1967 Raleigh Superbe chafing problem: If I align rear wheel evenly in fork, rear of tire rubs against fender strut. There is next to no play in strut end that attaches to fork to permit adjustment of fender alignment. If I align wheel evenly between struts, front of tire rubs fork. Anyone have experience with this and solution? Don't think wheel is bent.
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Rear wheel rubbing fender strut or fork posted by Matthew on 1/1/2010 at 4:43:18 AM
Hi Joe,

Always align the wheel to the frame; anything else is ancillary. Remount the mudguard, tweak the braces to make it fit around the wheel properly.

Matthew - mudguard/fender all the same to me.
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Rear wheel rubbing fender strut or fork posted by Joe on 1/1/2010 at 7:29:44 PM
Matthew:

Went back to first principles, as you suggested. With the axle set far back in the fork to make chain reasonably taut, there is an inevitable surplus of tire clearance at the forward end of the fender where it attaches at base of fork (ca 1.25 inch) but hardly any at the aft end (ca 1/2 inch) which is where the tapering brings the struts closest to tire. Not much room to play with in the rear struts, but absolutely no friction now - at least none while bike sits upside down in my kitchen.

If the problem persists and I can't get any relief by adjusting at the brake mount bracket, my next step may be to stretch the aft end of the fender by extending the struts about an inch with a two-holed metal bar: one hole to attach to fork and the other to attach to strut end.
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Rear wheel rubbing fender strut or fork posted by Matthew on 1/2/2010 at 5:10:12 AM
Joe,

Of course your bicycle chain could be too long or more likely worn to the point where it needs replacing.

Think about it; if you had 64 rivets in the chain with 1/128" play that would be 1/2" of play overall.

Matthew - getting Matthewmatical
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Rear wheel rubbing fender strut or fork posted by Joe on 1/3/2010 at 8:21:00 AM
Thanks, Matthew. I think that is probably what is causing the problem. With a shorter chain, the wheel would sit more evenly within fender.*

Joe

*You might call it a mudguard, but this weekend in Boston it's a snowguard and I am chafing at inability to ride. I don't mind cold at all, but I stay off bike until streets are plowed and dry.


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AGE / VALUE:   IS IT OUR LARZ? posted by: Chris on 12/31/2009 at 5:07:52 PM
There is a larz anderson that was a technical mechical builder on the film Ghostbusters and I was wondering if this is the same Larz Anderson that does the swap meet?
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AGE / VALUE:   New Year posted by: Stephen Hogben on 12/31/2009 at 3:56:43 PM
Happy New year all you old cyclists out there (and young ones hopefully) Yes Matthew it was.Good luck to us and Families for next year!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   New Year posted by Matthew on 1/1/2010 at 4:44:30 AM
See JS post above

Matthew - HPNY OAA
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AGE / VALUE:   Rod Brakes! posted by: Stephen Hogben on 12/31/2009 at 10:44:24 AM
Father Cristmas arrived a little late today down the club,in the shape of one of our local postmen,turns out that a nearby Post Office was pulling down a hut as it was made from asbestos.This hut had been used as the post bike repair shop!In it was a sackful and I mean a SACKFUL of rod brake parts,the whole lot,rods,levers,frame fittings,the lot,still in their origonal packets!They had been thrown out but Postie remembered me!Well worth the large Vodka and Coke I bought him!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Rod Brakes! posted by Steve on 12/31/2009 at 3:41:32 PM
Yo Ho Ho....he really does exist !

Is it universal (I certainly don't mean Universal Cycles), or all Pashley stuff ?

Steve
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Rod Brakes! posted by Stephen Hogben on 12/31/2009 at 4:05:00 PM
All over 30 years old maybe 40 to 50! Lovely chrome.
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AGE / VALUE:   HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL MY OLDROADS FRIENDS posted by: CHRIS on 12/24/2009 at 10:46:23 AM
HAPPY HOLIDAYS SAFE DRIVING AND BEST WISHES FOR THE NEW YEAR TO ALL MY OLDROADS COM FRIENDS
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL MY OLDROADS FRIENDS posted by Matthew on 12/24/2009 at 2:26:35 PM
And to you too Chris and everyone out there on Oldroads.

Matthew - ho ho?
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL MY OLDROADS FRIENDS posted by Steve on 12/25/2009 at 9:58:59 AM
The snow and ice has thawed here, so Ive just been out on my 36 year old "B" grade Raleigh 20....Mark 1 Hercules 20 (with original 20 x 1 3/8 full white tyres)....sorry, I can't help myself !
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to all of you.

Steve
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL MY OLDROADS FRIENDS posted by Stephen Hogben on 12/25/2009 at 10:39:07 AM
Yes a Happy Christmas to you all! Good pedalling in the new year!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL MY OLDROADS FRIENDS posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 12/25/2009 at 11:13:53 AM
Yes... Merry Christmas, etc., to all here... How I so fondly remember the magic of seeing a new bicycle under the tree as a lad....

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - Look! A TWO-WHEELER!!!!!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL MY OLDROADS FRIENDS posted by Stephen Hogben on 12/25/2009 at 4:41:49 PM
Went round the stepsons today,brought him up since he was 5,he is now 31 and I look on him as my own,and he looks on me as his Father,Anyway the daughter in law cooked us such a massive,massive Christmas dinner by God I could not even drink a beer after!!!!! To cut to the point Grandson Conner 5 and Grand Daughter Kaitlin 2 got there first bikes today! Conner had a bike with stabilisers on it and Kaitlin had a bike with a handle on it that could be steered by an adult.Both had helmets on,which I would never never wear myself,but glad the grandchildren did!Connor got on his bike and was gone,Whoosh,had to run down the road after him!Gentlemen the next generation of cyclists is up and running!!!!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL MY OLDROADS FRIENDS posted by Matthew on 12/27/2009 at 2:15:09 AM
And that, Stephen, was probably your best present?

Matthew - enjoying the excitement
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL MY OLDROADS FRIENDS posted by Kevin on 12/31/2009 at 12:47:47 PM
Steve -- I'm hooked on Raleigh Twenties, too. They're such nimble, practical, easy-to-store little creations. I can see why Raleigh sold jillions of them.
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL MY OLDROADS FRIENDS posted by Chris on 12/31/2009 at 5:17:59 PM
Yes, they are but after 8 of these in different guises it still was the Schwinn Run a bout that called to me to go ride the thing more than the foldable Raleigh Twenty and I was and am still a Raleigh devotee The frame of the Raleigh Twenty is still too heavy after all the changes and modifications it is still a heavy frame but yes, it is still a magical experience. And that heavyness means it will hold up and still will with all the stuff you want to carry on the thing. I guess It was a case of: "been there, done that" the twenty's magic wore off and I took to craving better and different cycle thrills. It was the foldable B.S.A paratrooper airborne bike that swept me away from the Raleigh Twenty bikes

there are tons of folding bikes out there to discover , hop up and have fun with, more than you realize. Whatever floats your bike float we are here to help you
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL MY OLDROADS FRIENDS posted by Kevin on 1/1/2010 at 8:00:18 PM
Both of my Raleigh Twenties have solid frames and 20 X 1 3/8 high pressure tires. They're three-speeds, and they can fly!
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AGE / VALUE:   What does the registration number on the front fender mean? posted by: Nick on 12/22/2009 at 4:43:58 PM
Hi,
When bicycles have registration numbers on the front fenders, where where they registered and are those records obtainable? Thanks


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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   What does the registration number on the front fender mean? posted by Kevin on 12/22/2009 at 8:55:31 PM
I think that's more like a patent number.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   What does the registration number on the front fender mean? posted by Keith Body on 12/23/2009 at 2:39:26 PM
As Kevin says, this is a registered design number, like a copyright.
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