OldRoads.com > Discuss: English 3-speeds
Discuss: English Roadsters Scroll Down For Messages


All pictures and text in these pages are (c)2010 Menotomy Vintage Bicycles, Inc.(tm) and may not be used in any form without written permission from Menotomy Vintage Bicycles, Inc.(tm).

Search 18 years of ARCHIVES:  


Disclaimer:
Menotomy Vintage Bicycles, Inc. has set up this discussion area for the sharing of vintage and custom bicycle information. Anyone may add their opinions to this forum, as long as they follow the rules outlined below. We are not responsible for incorrect or misleading advise which may appear here.

RULES:

All pictures and text in these pages are (c)2010 Menotomy Vintage Bicycles, Inc.(tm) and may not be used in any form without written permission from Menotomy Vintage Bicycles, Inc.(tm).


Vintage Bicycle Discussion Area

English Roadsters


Post a new topic, or click an existing topic below:




[X]  Report inappropriate messages
............................................................

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   rear rack for Robin Hood posted by: parataxis on 7/2/2009 at 8:57:35 PM
I'd like to find a rear rack for a Robin Hood that I'm reconditioning for commuter use, and I'd like to find a vintage Raleigh-made one.

But I am unsure how it would attach, since, unlike other bikes I've had, I can't see any place to mount one except for the brake.

And while I can find pictures of Robin Hoods with racks, they aren't detailed enough or at the correct angle for me to see what kind of set up on both the compatible rack and on the bike itself allows for attachment.

Can anyone advise? Does anyone have a picture of the rear rack that fits on their Robin Hood and how it fits? Does anyone have a such a rack lying around?


by: 71.230.12.219


Replies:
RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   rear rack for Robin Hood posted by David on 7/6/2009 at 4:38:19 PM
Pletscher mousetrap rack. Raleigh even distributed them.
by: 216.15.114.27




[X]  Report inappropriate messages
............................................................

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:brooks saddle slips back/forth posted by: Kevin_Jones on 7/2/2009 at 6:10:35 PM
I'm trying to get my B-72 Brooks installed. I took it off my 70s vintage Raleigh Sports years ago and put on a Schwinn spring saddle. I had one stolen from a Rudge I used to have, so I kept this one aside. I've been riding this Raleigh for years and I just came accross a '67 Sports in nice condition with a junky seat. My B-72 would go great. I bought a new Brooks double-rail saddle clamp. I know something's wrong because I have to tighten it so much and even then it slips backward/forward. The seat posts on my 70s and 67 measure the same. Could they both be not original and incompatible with the B-72? They measure 2 7/8" around at the top. Thanks, Kevin
by: 24.186.211.109

Replies:
RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:brooks saddle slips back/forth posted by Kevin on 7/2/2009 at 7:34:10 PM
You probably could use a seat tube shim, or make one yourself from a piece of a pop can. That should tighten things up.
by: 24.13.125.25

RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:brooks saddle slips back/forth posted by Warren on 7/3/2009 at 8:19:14 AM
The seat clamp is sliding forward and back along the double rails of the saddle, yes? (you're not using an L shaped seatpost?)

It sounds like the clamp is poorly manufactured and that's just not surprising. Just like bikes, they just made them better in older days, harder steel, tighter tolerances, better threads. It's unusual for the main bolt to not hold the two washer/discs firmly in place though. Check to see if it's misaligned or if a flange needs to be hand filed or maybe the threads marred? Are the discs bending?

This is why we always try to salvage hardware from discarded and wrecked bikes...it's usually better quality than anything you can buy.
by: 24.215.86.83

RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:brooks saddle slips back/forth posted by Kevin J. on 7/3/2009 at 7:14:32 PM
Thanks Kevin and Warren. The seat rotates, tilting up and down instead of being locked firmly in the grooves. The washers aren't bending. It doesn't slide back and forth on the double rails. However, the double rails are being squeezed a little closer together which makes me think that the extra tightening of the nuts is going too far and is ineffective. Is the tube slightly too narrow? The seat tube shim idea sounds possible. I didn't think such a thing existed. I've read that the differences in seat tubes is only a matter of 2mm. Kevin J.
by: 24.185.84.239

RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:brooks saddle slips back/forth posted by Warren on 7/4/2009 at 6:17:16 AM
Look at the clamp piece where the post inserts. Sometimes it doesn't have the same diameter holes top and bottom. Try disassembling the clamp and rotating that piece upside down.

If that does nothing, you can then use a piece of aluminum can as a shim as Kevin suggests.
by: 24.215.86.83

RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:brooks saddle slips back/forth posted by David on 7/8/2009 at 9:01:56 AM
I've had clamps that wouldn't keep the saddle at the right angle. I remember tightening one so much that the stud through the center broke off, even though it continued to allow the saddle to go up and down a notch. I think the clamp is NFG.
by: 216.15.114.27

RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:brooks saddle slips back/forth posted by Chris on 7/9/2009 at 3:30:29 PM
go to the "brooks england" website and buy a new saddle clamp Brooks is great about replacement parts.
by: 69.153.86.42

RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:brooks saddle slips back/forth posted by Kevin J. on 7/11/2009 at 5:11:31 PM
I bought a brand new Brooks double-rail saddle clamp from Harris Cyclery. That's what I thought would do it, but it still wouldn't hold the saddle. I'm going to try the aluminum can shim that was suggested here. I suspect the seat post has a slightly too small circumference. I've been on vacation and haven't been riding to work as I normally do. I'll let you all know how it goes. Cheers!
by: 24.185.84.239




[X]  Report inappropriate messages
............................................................

AGE / VALUE:Dunelt bicycle posted by: Roy McDonald on 7/2/2009 at 11:17:19 AM
I have a 1959 men's Dunelt bicycle with three-speed Sturmey Archer gear shift. It is in working order, but would need an overhaul, I'm sure. I wonder if there is any market for this bucycle, and any advice would be appreciated.
Roy McDonald, Halifax Nova Scotia
by: 64.5.202.18

Replies:
RE:AGE / VALUE:Dunelt bicycle posted by Keith Body on 7/2/2009 at 12:21:59 PM
Hi Ray, from what I remember Dunelt by late 1950's was another Phillips name, I suspect Tube Investments took these old names as the companies owed TI for components.
Not my kind of bike, but someone on here will reply.
Probably worth a bit less than the same Phillips.
by: 92.21.230.74

RE:AGE / VALUE:Dunelt bicycle posted by Roy McDonald on 7/2/2009 at 12:40:51 PM
Thanks for the reply, Keith. Based on what you've said, would this 59 Dunelt have English thread or Raleigh thread?
Roy
by: 64.5.202.18

RE:AGE / VALUE:Dunelt bicycle posted by jollyrogersmo@hotmail.com on 7/2/2009 at 12:49:42 PM
Dunelts are great. I have several, including a 1960 Fleur-de-Lys 10-speed, a thirties boy's bike, a '55 3-speed sports model, and a '66 with 28-inch wheels and rod brakes. All but the '66 were built by Phillips/Tube Investments (TI) and all have standard English cycles threads--not Raleigh. If yours is a Birmingham Dunelt, which is anything built before 1962, it will be the same. 1962 and later bikes were all basically Raleighs. Most people here will agree, I think, that the 3-speeds made in the 1950s were pretty much the best of the best, really made to last a lifetime and then some.
All the best,
Geoff Rogers
by: 216.153.152.113

RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Dunelt bicycle posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 7/8/2009 at 2:33:53 AM
Fond memories... it was a ride on a friends (probably Raleigh built) brand new Dunelt 3-speed Sports... in 1969 that hooked me on the British Velocipedes....

Even as a 10 year old lad... there was something about the feel of that machine that sticks with me 40 years later....

Could be my British heritige as well... as I have a great fondness for MG's, Triumphs, Jaguars.... BSA's... AJS, Norton... Matchless...

Hecke even my stupid 2007 Pontiac is waxing British.... seems I've lost the synchro for first gear... just like on my 72 MG Midget. Though the latter... had no synchro in 1st by design...

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - It's 4:00 SOMEWHERE.... let's have a spot of TEA, aye?
by: 4.154.222.125

RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Dunelt bicycle posted by Chris on 7/9/2009 at 3:28:02 PM
Dunelt was made by Raleigh, used Raleigh's 26 t.p.i. parts. The beaver was on the headbadge. Saw a lot of Dunelts in Michigan.
by: 69.153.86.42

RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Dunelt bicycle posted by Chris on 7/9/2009 at 4:01:31 PM
I bought a completely re- built/ restored from the ground up 73 M.G. Midget and my synchro was also broke. A broken circlip that forces you to go into the transmission for a re-build or you just skip it and start out in 2 nd.

I had a 73 M.G. and two other complete cars for parts, I stored the car at a repair shop that restored Jaguars, hung out with Otto Hawn at Coventry West, wandered thru junkyards searching out old Brit cars, befriended a Japanese fellow who put Honda engines and transmissions into M.G. and Triumphs. I would not allow him to do that to one of my cars but it was cool that he could fit it and make it fit and an automatic transmission and Japanese reliability in a Brit shell was appealing. I was given a Triumph T.R.8 for going and towing it back off of the free way and I sold it for parts and did rather well.
80 miles per hour in a midget is an experience.
Got out of it without a loss, 43 people came to look at it until I got my price. "Porche guards red" Befriended a Triumph owner in the neighborhood who cut his own gears and did all his own work. He put ski's on the roof of his and drove his triumph year round in michigan thru the snow and everything.
Dunelt badged Raleigh Tourist D.L.1. bikes with the special Dunelt D shaped fork crowns and 28 inch wheels and rod brakes are neat. Dunelt was a Raleigh with another name on it. Made in Nottingham, alongside the Raleigh's.
by: 69.153.86.42

RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Dunelt bicycle posted by Chris on 7/9/2009 at 4:09:37 PM
Also had a 10 speed Fleur de Lise as well. The Dunelt badge and decals have found a soft spot with enthiuists who badge up fine 531 frame bikes as Dunelts.
by: 69.153.86.42

RE:AGE / VALUE:Dunelt bicycle posted by Michael Rabinowitz on 10/9/2009 at 7:56:54 PM
I have since new a 1966 Dunelt 10 speed Campy shifters and deraillers, sprockets, hubs, Reynolds 501 butted tubes, Wienmann 999 center pulls, engraved handlebars, only know of one other that is still new unused mine has been used quite a bit back in the day. Don't know if it is actually a Raliegh or what but I would love to see any photo(s) of any 10 speed Dunelts. Is this what they refer to as a Fleur de Lise? Its blue and when new had white plastic fenders with black mud flaps. Any info would be great. Thanks
by: 69.231.126.150




[X]  Report inappropriate messages
............................................................

AGE / VALUE:But what fun to sift thru the whole fractured mess- the hunt for the fantastic! posted by: Chris on 6/30/2009 at 4:54:52 PM
"Throught the complex, there were twists and turns, nooks and crannies. The whole fractured mess led to inventory literally being tucked away and forgotten.
When a model was discontinued, twenty million dollars worth of hidden stuff vomited up."

The order broke down and stuff was all out of sorts
It's far more than 20 million, much, much more.
It's sealed up, cemented up, bricked up. It's still there.
the basements go down into sub basements it's cold, like being down in the earth, cold. barns, sheds, in buildings labeled anything else but, right under your nose.
I asked "Why are you keeping this magnificent yacht here?" Then on the way out in the limo, I said "Oh, it's perfect!!" It doesn't make any sense but that's why I trust it.

This provided very well. Private planes, mansions with sunken living rooms, tucked away past the hedge and trees, in grande seclusion. They did far better, sold far more and to more places and peoples over the globe and they go back 100 years. They were just one company too.
It was far more than a mere 20 million. In fact this is true for the entire scene. Not just with any one manufactuer, or company or area. Certainly not limited to bikes, either. It's not labeled, it's all jumbled up and mixed up.
I ask "what happened?" and the universal answer is, "It broke down" After a lifetime of collection or building exporting and manufacturing filling up basements and storage nooks and crannies. Yes, one of these days you need to replace that stairwell.
by: 69.153.86.42

Replies:
RE:AGE / VALUE:But what fun to sift thru the whole fractured mess- the hunt for the fantastic! posted by Chris on 6/30/2009 at 5:41:14 PM
How many times in the hunt when you turn it up, when you find it? when you are inside the dumpster skip looking things over, things you are finding, getting things out and into the truck- How many times with flashlight in hand, Do you marvel at why it was thrown out or why this or that is here?Do you say I don't believe it as you walk through it with it before you all around.

the mistake we often make is pessimissim. Oh theres nothing in there! when there is........ and it more than you dreamed or imagined.

Well who woulda believed that they'd do that!! Hey, they retired and were sick of it and they were in a hurry. She could not wait until he passed on and all that junk was in the way and the estate agent said to clean it up and that's what they did!
Don't step on a nail, where are your gloves? careful there is glass here.
This is 1/2 of the best part the other fun parts is the learning the history and of course, overhauling, fine tuning, riding and enjoying and showing it off. Selling for more than you have into it it fun too. Except selling too low or seeing it re- sold for more after you sold it thinking you got all there was to get, that you sold it high enough. Keep on looking and just get it home with you.
by: 69.153.86.42

RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:But what fun to sift thru the whole fractured mess- the hunt for the fantastic! posted by Chris on 6/30/2009 at 5:46:21 PM
bet you didn't know there was another house, with more. The original building still stands and the daughter or granddaughter has it, still. They don't know how to use it or what it goes to, or the worth of it but the end of the story the end of the trail is often not where you think it is but further on down and so and so went into this business and you follow that down the line.

A simple conversation with a total stranger over dinner. You tell them what you are looking for. You are searching, always searching.
by: 69.153.86.42

RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:But what fun to sift thru the whole fractured mess- the hunt for the fantast posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 7/1/2009 at 2:37:12 AM
Been a while since you've waxed eloquent. Was wondering if you were OK. ;-) If it were a purer form of archeology... you sir, would be our Indiana.....

Not for nothing... and I know you like to find that odd dust encrusted bit here and again... I can now write your name in the dust on a certain shipping container.....

;-)

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - Perserverance and vigilance... that's the key
by: 4.154.217.160




[X]  Report inappropriate messages
............................................................

AGE / VALUE:e- bay item # 130315750490 massive vintage antique bicycle tricycle sale posted by: Chris on 6/30/2009 at 3:56:39 PM
Ah yes Kitchner, Ontario!! Yes that was great fun!
See for yourself!

e- bay item # 130315750490 Massive Vintage antique bicycle tricycle tire sale.

I ate too much, got all dirty, met nice people, and have nothing to declare, sir!
by: 69.153.86.42

Replies:



[X]  Report inappropriate messages
............................................................

MISC:Raleigh Locks posted by: Celia Chester on 6/30/2009 at 1:45:37 AM
I have a French friend that has recently discovered a Raleigh bike belonging to parents but can't use it because it has a steering lock for which they have no key. I have tried Raleigh in the UK but they are unable to help. The code is NGN 44 on the lock and I wonder if anyone could help or knows where we could get one of these keys.
Many thanks.
Celia Chester

by: 86.12.70.110

Replies:
RE:MISC:Raleigh Locks posted by Matthew on 6/30/2009 at 10:42:19 AM
Hi Celia,

Search this webpage for locks and see the answers. Key are available.

Matthew
by: 86.26.88.226

RE:RE:MISC:Raleigh Locks posted by Celia Chester on 6/30/2009 at 3:05:50 PM
Dear Matthew
Where on the web page does it say? I have found some mention of locks with other numbers but no mention of NGN 44 and no specific details of how to get a key cut. Or, am I not looking in the right place?
Celia

by: 86.12.70.110

RE:RE:RE:MISC:Raleigh Locks posted by Chris on 6/30/2009 at 3:28:08 PM
Believe it or not, these keys turn up on e- bay.

On a more practical note, take the bike to a locksmith and ask them to look in their book that the locksmiths have- these keys say: "Wilmont Union Breeden" on them and the locksmith has the blank key hanging on his peg board right now, that they can hand cut or file the grooves on them to make a working key. If the locksmith is experienced and any good this is an easy task they can accomplish. They keys were used for British cars I believe the British Leyland cars- If the complain about having the whole bike there you can pull out the fork by disassembling the bike and it can also benefit from a regrease upon re- assembly.

To remove the handlebars, you turn the top nut with a wrench and it will pop up them after a fre turns not too many you take a mallet and WHACK! You smack it and when it's down you rotate the handlebars left and right and then pull it up and out. Now you remove and reassemble the fork. Get some bicycle grease at the bike shop like "Phil Wood" (green) grease. This is an issue others have solved and fear not, you can too please keep us posted as to the out come.
by: 69.153.86.42

RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:Raleigh Locks posted by Celia Chester on 7/1/2009 at 1:04:09 AM
Thanks guys
I will pass on this information to mes amis in France. I presume that French locksmiths will have the Breedon blanks but if not, I could probably get one here in the UK and send it to them?
I will also keep a lookout on ebay. If anyone reading this just happens to have a NGN 44 lying around, please could you contact me.
Many thanks.
Celia Chester
celiachester@ntlworld.com

by: 86.12.70.110

RE:MISC: Raleigh Locks posted by Al on 7/1/2009 at 12:50:47 PM

Hey Chris, I thought you had a master set of these keys. No? A while back, anyway, you mentioned you'd be willing to make copies if folks emailed you the key code. That'd be swell.

A few years ago, I simply took my locking fork to a locksmith, coughed up 20 bucks and he made a couple keys for me. Had to make a mold, he said. The number on the lock meant nothing to him. Oh well.
by: 71.135.50.234

RE:RE:MISC: Raleigh Locks posted by Chris on 7/2/2009 at 8:46:31 AM
Sounds right, to me Al. file them by hand or make a mold I don't know- but $20.00 is about right.
Unfortunitly, I can't come to the rescue anymore on the key issue. I did have a whole set and I did offer copies. However, I sold some things and the set of keys was in that batch of stuff sold, and I can't find the guy now, so who knows where they are.

I sat grumbling as I answered this post because I am sour about losing that set of keys.
Those keys were thrown at me when a good friend in the business came down with cancer and the relocated shop was failing and everything was being sold and parted out. "Here, you been wanting these for years! he said."
It's not fun to buy up things when illness, death or lack of business is forcing the sale. Especially when I have found this person and / or their family to be friends/ mentors or teachers. Still, that happens and because you are already around and they have your number you are the one who is called.

Before I got my set I always took the bike to a locksmith and one fellow told me that if a locksmith can't take care of this simple thing to find a new locksmith.

Another thing lost is my Bugatti bike project. I bought an old catalog beating out the Bugatti trust people and it showed stuff you'll not see anyplace else. German cotterless cranks in 1918 model year bikes. The book was thick and would have knocked your eyes out. I had it copied onto expensive double sided paper (expensive) and it was headed for the scanner and soon to be onto D.V.D.'s. The Bugatti people screamed at me they wanted the book for some project and I said No and they were livid.
It was in a box in storage that had water damage and it's been lost.
Showed gears and other European stuff I have never seen before or since. I was excited because it was so novel and I wanted to share it. Sickening when I mess up.

Other projects grind to a halt because I can't do it all alone and I am afraid of the idea being stolen and you have to tell folks to get access to equipment or the folks who know how to run it and you tell them what you want to do and they figure it out and mess you up and then you look up and it's theirs.

"That's a very good idea!" they whisper in a slowly spoken whisper and I sit there muttering to myself "Oh Shit!"

What am I gonna do? throw her out of her business and in the middle of the night run equipment I have no idea how to run?
It gets more difficult when the fellow is in the U.K. and I am not.
You just have to keep moving forward and try to not let things happen or happen again.
by: 69.153.86.42

RE:RE:MISC: Raleigh Locks posted by Celia Chester on 7/4/2009 at 1:42:11 PM
Thanks for your help everyone. Found someone on Ebay who had the blanks and the master set. As I knew the number, I was able to buy the key I needed from him.
I am really pleased to have been able to find this key and appreciate everyone's help and ideas.
Best wishes.
Celia Chester
by: 86.12.70.110

RE:RE:RE:MISC: Raleigh Locks posted by Chris on 7/8/2009 at 6:22:11 PM
A delightful day, on the bay! They're original keys too! They say Wilmont Untion Breeden on them!
by: 69.153.86.42




[X]  Report inappropriate messages
............................................................

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Axe Cycle Company posted by: Ket on 6/28/2009 at 11:37:41 PM
Hello! Has anyone heard of Axe Cycle Conpany of Coventry? I've searched online in vain. Heres a pic of the headbadge that I found online.


by: 164.78.98.167


Replies:
RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Axe Cycle Company posted by Steve on 6/29/2009 at 7:48:13 AM
It reminds me a little of the New Hudson symbol.

Steve
by: 86.156.189.192




[X]  Report inappropriate messages
............................................................

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Racks posted by: keith on 6/28/2009 at 9:14:37 PM
This post maybe belongs in the wanted category, but does anyone know a good place to find replacement racks for the english bikes. If this is not likely, could you tell me if the common blackburn racks will fit a standard roadster, or whether the fenders get in the way?

Thanks,
keith
by: 76.115.224.232

Replies:
RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Racks posted by Warren on 6/29/2009 at 4:56:56 AM
Many modern racks won't clear the mudguards on 3 speed Sports let alone big wheeled roadsters. Look for a rack designed for a proper touring bike with 700c wheels. There is an aftermarket style that has short arms that clamp to the seat stays on any size bike. Here's one...

http://oldroads.com/oldroads_files/329_6.jpg

There's a Superbe rack on ebay right now if you want a Sports model.
by: 24.215.86.83

RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Racks posted by David on 6/29/2009 at 5:48:03 AM
I've always used Pletscher "mousetrap" racks on Sports. They'll fit a 28-in wheel roadster too, but just barely. They're convenient and, usually, free. If using one you should be sure there's some kind of fastening between the rack's clamp on the seat stays and the brake bolt to prevent the rack from sliding down (under load) the stays and scratching the paint. If you visit Switzerland or northern Italy, be sure to pick up several of the wire shopping baskets with hooks to engage the rack while retained by the spring clip. They work great.
by: 216.15.114.27

RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Racks posted by Chris on 6/30/2009 at 4:07:57 PM
Saw a cheap 10 speed with this old man he was loading the bike onto the bus and he had this really cool 1920's looking rear rack on the bike. Could be a homemade copy he grinned at me when I complimented him on the rare rear rack.

Grinned at me as if to say: "it's not for sale!"
by: 69.153.86.42

RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Racks posted by Kevin on 6/30/2009 at 5:48:03 PM
Maybe his widow will be easier to deal with ...
by: 24.13.125.25

RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Racks posted by keith on 7/1/2009 at 3:14:07 AM
At the risk of sounding dumb ... where is it that you can find these racks free?
by: 76.115.224.232

RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Racks posted by David on 7/1/2009 at 8:56:24 AM
Almost all bikes I find in the trash seem to be equipped with Pletscher racks. Otherwise they'll set you back about $10. (If you're in Boston, I'll give you one.)
by: 216.15.114.27

RE:RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Racks posted by ken on 7/1/2009 at 9:15:26 AM
natch, the rack lasts longer than the bike because neglect does no damage...
If you're near Chicago, I'll give you one.
by: 209.7.150.163

RE:RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Racks posted by keith on 7/1/2009 at 11:01:59 PM
David,
I moved from Braintree to Oregon several years ago, but if you're being serious maybe I can give my Dad your info and he can post it to me. That would be awesome, I am trying to make these bikes as functional as possible without losing too much of their unique charm.
by: 76.115.224.232




[X]  Report inappropriate messages
............................................................

AGE / VALUE:B.S.A Ladies bike. posted by: Stephen Hogben on 6/28/2009 at 1:14:27 PM
Wife wanted to see Mother in Law today,so drove 130 miles to see her,however there is a plus side a car boot sale is only 3 miles away!!!! Sister in Law came with me, went as usual to look for old bikes,as you do,there was an oldish Raleigh childs racer £6 then only mountain bikes but in the very last row of stalls was a B.S.A. ladies bike had a clean of the Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub and it revealed 87,isthis the year? It has a dynamo that goes on the back wheel(Lights still working).Chrome still good.Bought it for £12.Did not think that that the B.S.A. name carried on after the collapse of Raleigh approx 1985.Can anybody help (Matthew?)Cheers !
by: 86.0.56.31

Replies:
RE:AGE / VALUE:B.S.A Ladies bike. posted by David on 6/28/2009 at 3:17:11 PM
I presume the Sturmey hub is a regular AW 3-speed and not a Dynohub (AG or FG). The bike could easily have a replacement wheel or hub.
by: 216.15.114.27




[X]  Report inappropriate messages
............................................................

AGE / VALUE:Wanted: Robin Hood Mens Model posted by: Patrick on 6/26/2009 at 7:28:49 PM
Hi, I'm loolking for a blue model of the above. My friend just found a blue '59 "Marion" ladys model and I want to surprise him with the matching bike. Please e-mail or call 586-871-0308 Thanks.

Pat
by: 69.14.138.54

Replies:
RE:AGE / VALUE:Wanted: Robin Hood Mens Model posted by Chris on 6/30/2009 at 3:36:05 PM
I'll bet this fellow here, has one of the exact version of the ladies bike I had found underneath the stairs of the old shop the one I built wheels for, the one my pal took into New York and sold instead of giving it to his daughter.

The mans version may not have been offered in the same shade of Blue. Blue was for the ladies machines but It's possible I am wrong. Mens bikes were Black, or Carmine Red.

I know exactly why he wants a mens version of the ladies Robin Hood bike. The bike is completely beautiful and magical and cool and of course he wants a matched set. Keep looking they are out there!
by: 69.153.86.42

RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Wanted: Robin Hood Mens Model posted by Patrick on 7/1/2009 at 12:31:59 PM
Hi Chris, The owner of the blue Marion isn't looking for the mate to it, I am. I wan't to surprise him with it on his B/Day. He found his bike @ a flea market in the farm country way outside of Detroit. I agree with you about the detail on this bike. It's beautiful! It has the Robin Hood figure stamped into everything,regardless how small.Thanks for your reply.

Pat
by: 69.14.138.54

RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Wanted: Robin Hood Mens Model posted by Chris on 7/2/2009 at 9:13:55 AM
Very strange!
That's about where I found mine, at a flea market in farm country outside of Detroit.

it was found under a stairs and he pulled it out and took it to the market where I found it, assembled it for the first time. It had the Robin Hood stamps all over it too. The rims were special and rare and I had to hunt for them in Canada. Had to wait until Joe went to lunch and Jerry was telling me to hurry up and I was standing on a shelf 20 feet up and I'm reaching and the rime were covered in 30 years of dust and Joe came back early and asked his co- owner worker Jerry what I was doing in back of the shop behind the counter. He's yelling for me to come down and I said "not with out these rims!" I yelled back, where is the pole with the hook on one end?

The rims were so high up and stashed away and Jerry would point and laugh and say "you never get it down!" Drove me crazy, completely crazy because all the really good stuff was waay, up there! Miracle I didn't break my neck in a fall too.

Miero hiding stuff on me also, stuff I was there to buy and get across the border home. Pain in the tail! Them he pulls this vintage bicycle part price guide something I have never seen before or since and everything I wanted had crazy prices by it. It went into the stove where they were Enameling frames. Driven to drink but one had to wait until you were across the boarder and by then I was calmed down and didn't need it.

Joe passed away, Jerry got ill, they moved the shop, the young kid new co owner didn't know anything about bikes the new location failed and another shop kicked their butt and they were too old school which was awesome but they didn't take in new lines they missed the new stuff in demand. I swooped in and got the last of it a few hours before they came from Toronto to buy the remains. They were already on their way and Jerry wanted me to have it instead. The shop closed, Jerry was very sick by that time. We had one last Lunch together I cleaned out the other shops of vintage tools and the party in Canada's wonderland came to an end. After that Canada only offered me paistry, candy and nuts, pizza and a fur coat for the wife. The fun was gone.
by: 69.153.86.42

RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Wanted: Robin Hood Mens Model posted by Patrick on 7/2/2009 at 9:31:46 AM
Hey Chris, I think we know eachother. You bought a couple of bikes from me. A green Raleigh with the Dyno Hub and a gold Schwinn Traveler. I'm in Shelby Twp. Do you know where I can find a Robin Hood? Thanks.

Pat
by: 69.14.138.54

RE:AGE / VALUE:Wanted: Robin Hood Mens Model posted by joyce on 7/10/2009 at 9:33:04 PM
can someone please explain to me what is a Robin Hood bike? Is it a brand name? or a model of some brand. When were they manufactured,and where? There's one for sale in my neighborhood but I don't know much about the bike.
by: 71.93.43.125

RE:AGE / VALUE:Wanted: Robin Hood Mens Model posted by Patrick on 7/13/2009 at 4:31:16 AM
Hi Joyce, Robin Hood was a brand name of a British bike. I might be interested in the one by you. Is it a boys bike? Is it in good,rideable condition? Do you know the price? Please e-mail me @ pcraik1960@hotmail.com Thanks.

Pat
by: 198.208.251.21

RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Wanted: Robin Hood Mens Model posted by Jan on 11/17/2009 at 5:18:06 PM
Hello and I have an old Robin Hood mens bike. It is in excellent condition. The last time in America it had license put on it was in 1972. The rims are a shiny Chrome. Same original tires on it. The color is black and I think it is a three or two speed. It even has a bell ringer on it. I wonder what I should charge for this elegant old Bike ? Does anyone want to buy it ? I lost my home to the Flood of 2008 and now I am trying to find good homes for the belongings I was able to save. I have heard that Robin Hood bikes are no longer manufactured, the this one I assume is rare. It is in Great Condition. Thanks from Jan in the State of Iowa.


by: 173.22.211.61


Robin Hood Men's and Women's Marched Pair Robin Hood posted by Frank on 2/13/2010 at 6:49:41 PM
I have a men's and womens matched pair Robin Hood bicycles from about 1969-70, perhaps older. They need TLC and a loving couple. Let me know if you are interested.
by: 74.140.171.109




[X]  Report inappropriate messages
............................................................

AGE / VALUE:Phillips Rod Brake Frame posted by: Tim on 6/26/2009 at 4:43:13 PM
Hello, My name is Tim and I live in Oregon. Awhile ago I rescued a frame from being neutered ie "fixed" I got frame, fork, chainring-crankset w/ pedals, and handle bars w/ rod bits. Holes in frame for brake pivots etc, and room for real 28" tires. Bronzeish Birmingham headbadge. Any ideas on age? ps 3398GS on seat tube clamp area. Thanks
by: 75.93.4.109

Replies:
RE:AGE / VALUE:Phillips Rod Brake Frame posted by Geoff Rogers on 6/29/2009 at 8:21:24 AM
Birmingham means pre- Raleigh/Phillips merger, which happened in 1962. Otherwise, the date is hard to pinpoint. Is the bottom bracket oiler plastic of steel? Plastic means post 1958 or so.
Geoff
by: 216.153.152.113

RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Phillips Rod Brake Frame posted by Tim on 6/29/2009 at 8:46:29 PM
Geof, It has the steel bb oiler. Seat tube has "Phillips" in separate letters. Tim

by: 75.93.4.109




[X]  Report inappropriate messages
............................................................

AGE / VALUE:Canada show posted by: sam on 6/26/2009 at 3:56:41 PM
CCM fans
http://www.canadianvintagebicycleshow.ca/
by: 68.90.181.228

Replies:



[X]  Report inappropriate messages
............................................................

AGE / VALUE:keep restoration parts together, or else! posted by: Chris on 6/26/2009 at 2:35:56 PM
It's a 26 inch frame, rod brake Raleigh that takes the 28 inch wheels. I had it bead blasted and its currently in grey steel color. I have the mens frame, fork, and backstay. The headset it takes is not the standard Raleigh headset but rather something older and well..........it's gonna be a bitch to come up with another headset! I don't think it'll take another standard Raleigh headset. the frame tubing on the headtube is angled and not flat like on the d.l.1.

Anyways, I lost the headset to this bike I took it to bits and didn't keep it together with the bike. The bike was in my storage /lair in a Canadian bike shop and I have since had it shipped to be with me here, in Texas.
Naked and missing parts it deserves to be finished.
So, keep all the parts together when you overhaul or repaint a bike project because sometimes it is possible to mess up especially with this stuff that is rare and unique. Anyways, I am working on sourcing an early set of Raleigh headsets. Also, finding a set of fork crown thimbles is going to be difficult because these are unique.

Lurking about in the past is really, really fun but when you mess up and lose stuff the bite you recieve in the seat of your pants can be difficult and time comsuming to heal up. Plus there is the added pain of knowing that you messed it up.

It was expensive to get it bought and shipped over here in the first place. I don't want to grovel and crawl to arch rival collectors and ask because he'll laugh but the thing is, I know he has the stash of goodies to rescue me and I'll have to bring a stick along because he'll want to buy it and add it to his collection and after pulling this stunt half of me is wanting to surrender and mail it to him and cash out of it but I love these too much and so it sits in the back of the closet!

Anyways, it's a 1954 model frame.
by: 69.153.86.42

Replies:



[X]  Report inappropriate messages
............................................................

AGE / VALUE:S5 Dual-Shifter posted by: Dale on 6/26/2009 at 9:51:27 AM
I'm planning to convert a road bike into a city bike, and I want to use my dual-control S5 hub. But I don't want two controls - the objective is to give me very fast shifts and not having to think about it in traffic. I'm toying with ideas based on a grip-shift operating two cams. Any other approaches I might be overlooking?
by: 74.43.149.123

Replies:
RE:AGE / VALUE:S5 Dual-Shifter posted by Bicycle Mark on 6/29/2009 at 8:37:07 AM
Normally the phrases "S5 hub" and "very fast shifts" don't go together very well. SA did start using a single control for S5s starting with the "Elite" model, but it was a piece of crap in my opinion. The only S5 shift set-up I've ever really had solid results from is dual triggers, left side uses 2 and 3 positions. How often do you need to shift the left side (2nd to 1st or 4th to 5th) anyway??
by: 68.226.98.232




[X]  Report inappropriate messages
............................................................

AGE / VALUE:Sweet deal on ebay posted by: Warren on 6/26/2009 at 5:58:57 AM
One of the prettiest Sports (50's?) just sold on ebay for a pittance...3 speed Cyclo conversion included. The recession is in full bloom.

http://tinyurl.com/nfg4tf
by: 24.215.86.83

Replies:
RE:AGE / VALUE:Sweet deal on ebay posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 6/26/2009 at 9:15:15 AM
Interesting indeed. The dearth of chain and cable to control the derailleur are kind of odd... the re-located chainguard... a neat idea as well.

Someone got themselves a nice machine!

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - It's (almost!) all there!

by: 193.38.170.65

RE:AGE / VALUE:Sweet deal on ebay posted by Geoff Rogers on 6/29/2009 at 8:19:23 AM
Very nice, and burgundy makes it special. But it went cheap because there are bits missing: shifter, cable, and chain. If you could have ridden it down the road, the price would have gone up significantly, I think. I know, a shifter, cable and chain could have been found for $20 and the whole thing put back together in an hour, but people are afraid of anything that's not in working condition, however nice (not me, though: give me the dead ones and I will resurrect them!). And fear means low bids.
Geoff
by: 216.153.152.113

...>>>>>>>> MORE MESSAGES >>>>>>>>



HOME (OldRoads.com) Discussion Areas Literature and Price Guide Cleaning Kit Glossary
Stat and Feature Database Picture Database Serial Number Charts General Resources