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AGE / VALUE:   Thailand posted by: Dave on 1/12/2009 at 4:00:53 PM
I've noticed how interested the Thai are with old bicycle, especially roadsters. Seems as if everyone wants to know if things could be shipped to Thailand. I've seen dozen of photos of gorgeous bikes(original and reproduction) either in Thailand or owed by a Thai. What's the deal?
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Thailand posted by PRM on 1/14/2009 at 3:10:47 PM
These sites might be of interest to you:

http://www.bangkokpost.com/060708_Outlook/06Jul2008_out001.php

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=13854364

http://www.thailandtraveltours.com/news/14-thawee-watthana-nakhon-chaisi.htm
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   My recently refurbished DL1. posted by: Thom J. on 1/12/2009 at 11:34:12 AM
I'm finally getting around to posting a couple of pic's of the Raleigh DL1 Tourist I bought in November of 2008. Spent some evenings and holiday time-off to clean, lube and re-assemble it. The seller did such a great job in packing the bike for shipping that it made the cleaning and lubing a snap. The only change I made was to add a 23 tooth cog to the rear wheel which also required additional chain....if any of you folks have about 6-8 inches of the oooolllllddddd Raleigh chain I would like to aquire it from you. I'm using 1/8" SRAM chain for now and it works fine but would prefer a piece of the older type chain. The weather here in SoCal in late December was cold and wet so a test ride was short. This past weekend the temps were up but the winds here in the San Fernando Valley were just crazy.....been blowing for three days without stop with gusts up to 60 MPH.....should be dying down by Tues or so the weather person says. For now the bike rides suprisingly well for its size. Definately a "stately" ride.


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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   My recently refurbished DL1. posted by mark hercules-aka mark on 1/12/2009 at 2:44:49 PM
she s a beauty!!! nice lines.wind is no good for bicycle enjoyment!looking good.great bike.
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   My recently refurbished DL1. posted by Thom J. on 1/13/2009 at 9:12:49 AM
Thx Mark.
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           RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   My recently refurbished DL1. posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/13/2009 at 9:33:29 AM
Excellent! Hope you get some riding time on it soon. Currently, I'm looking at overnight low temps tonight in the single digit (Farenheit) range. Not at all conducive to riding, I assure you!

Not to mention... the back roads I usually ride are quite ice choked.

A fine looking machine and a very interesting kickstand as well!

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - Brrrrrr!
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AGE / VALUE:   get bit or carry pepper spray posted by: Chris on 1/12/2009 at 9:16:33 AM
I was on foot and this dog barked and tried to come at me from behind it circled and got closer each time and it worked at me and growled and kept trying to come at me but I faced it down and tried to kick at it and i waved my spare pair of pants at it and it shook me up good. i got to my pal's house. Cayanne pepper spray! I am going to buy some today!

I remember reading Richard Ballentine in Richard's bicycle book school me on dogs and how they attack and this dog did all the same moves Richard writes about. So thanks to Richard Ballantine I was wise to it's intentions.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   get bit or carry pepper spray posted by Bryan on 1/12/2009 at 11:47:49 AM
I got bit on a bike once. It was a Pit Bull puppy, and the people said that it was friendly and didn't bite--so I believed them. Next thing I know its hanging onto my leg.

Lucky, it didn't get my full leg, and I was able to get free, but then the thing kept charging at us, as I yelled to the people to control their dog. They weren't too on the ball.

My brother and I defended ourselves by jumping off our bikes, and using the bikes as shields, constantly putting the bikes broadide between us and the dog until the people finally got hold of their dog.

I think I learned that trick in the Ballentine book a long time ago (or another classic cycling book.)

I wasn't bit too bad, but it did draw blood, and of course the people didn't have any paperwork for vaccinations. The police quarantined the dog for a few weeks to watch for rabies. I was really lucky, nothing bad happened except for the small dog bite.

I'm not sure if pepper spray would have helped in this case as it all happened so quickly, and the owners had said that the dog was friendly.

But I do recommend the defensive use of the bike should you ever face an angry animal.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   get bit or carry pepper spray posted by mark hercules -aka mark on 1/12/2009 at 2:40:05 PM
damn dog owners,same thing happened to me about 6 years ago.i was riding down my alley and the dog came at me,the owners.... ow he wont bite, next thing i have a lab hangin off my leg.i didnt want to hurt it in front of people,so i put my bike in front of me.natural instinct.the owner was laughing till i pulled up my pant leg,my sock was soaked in blood.they were missing 40 cards,couldnt even call it a deck.dummies.it had its shots,i contracted rabies in 1977 from a raccoon in my dogs house,never try to pull out a pissed off raccoon with a welding glove.it doesnt work.rabie shots hurt,but now its not as bad i was told.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   get bit or carry pepper spray posted by greg on 1/12/2009 at 2:59:14 PM
Mine happened in the 70's. A right hand up hill curve off a short straight. A German Shepard lundged & got his teeth into my jeans at the thigh but somehow didn't break the skin, not a scratch. But put a couple of holes on the jeans. We raced off & he did't follow up.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   get bit or carry pepper spray posted by Stephen Hogben on 1/12/2009 at 6:33:45 PM
Me and my mate many years ago,were at the top of a very steep hill (St Annes Hill,Chertsey) when nutty Moon Of the Who delibratly set his dogs on us.Unluckely for the dogs we had fixed wheels,feet on handlebars down the hill,and the pedals of my bike caught the dog that was trying to bite me right under the chin!That stopped it!Mate (Roger Salt) escaped as well with a few well aimed kicks! Sorry dog lovers but they had been tought to attack!Honest this is a true story!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   get bit or carry pepper spray posted by Ted Trambley on 1/12/2009 at 11:14:27 PM
I always carry pepper spray since I usually ride alone. It is in quick reach attached to the outside of my tube carrier under the seat. I never thought of using it for dogs. It"s there (with my cellphone) for confrontations with the two legged animals that drive cars and don't want me on the road. I can out race any dog. Ted
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   get bit or carry pepper spray posted by Kevin on 1/13/2009 at 4:31:57 AM
Bicycle pump = dog club
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   get bit or carry pepper spray posted by JDuck on 1/13/2009 at 7:05:22 AM
I still have never been bitten, even at 60. Many years ago I was riding my first Sports on a country road. Uphill, of course. As I approached this home, two dobermans that were sleeping in the yard woke and barking furiously, raced toward me. The yard was fenced, so I just kept on. They Jumped the fence! As I was about to soil myself they slid to a halt at the side of the road and sat and watched me pass!
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   get bit or carry pepper spray posted by Chris on 1/13/2009 at 9:03:27 AM
I had a car in a collison shop and they had a picture of a Corvette stingray with a chunk missing over the rear wheel fiberglass fender of the car seems the dog ran after the car and bit the car and tore a chunk of fiberglass out of the car so some dogs don't just bite but they tear and extract whatever they just bit. The shop took a picture of the car and the boss had it by his desk.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:���get bit or carry pepper spray posted by Ed on 1/14/2009 at 8:52:19 PM
I found that animals do not like anything pointed at them. I found this out from a stray dog that appeared at my doorstep. I had pointed what I thought was a pistol with cartridge in the chamber. The act of pointing completely unnerved the dog. I think my steady stance and concentrated eyes worked. I never did fire. Ed (I have switched to clubs)
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:get bit or carry pepper spray posted by Chris on 1/15/2009 at 9:00:59 AM
While walking last night I met a lady at the bus stop and told her about the dog and she had just got bit and had to go get medical attention and she rolled up her jeans pants leg and she showed me the bite. She told me that the dog circled behind her and acted like it was going to run off and then it came at her and bit her.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   get bit or carry pepper spray posted by walter branche on 1/15/2009 at 5:19:40 PM
get a nice squirt gun and put ammonia in it ,it will not hurt the dog ,,, its how they did it at the turn of the century,,when we rode across america on high wheel bikes ,, in iowa a lady turned her two dogs loose on us ,it bit sid damsgards foot while he was pedaling , i guess we deserved it for taking a LEAK IN THE LAdies yard
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   get bit or carry pepper spray posted by Bryan on 1/18/2009 at 11:32:05 PM
About twenty years ago, on a route I used to take to commute to work, sn old goat used to come out and challenge me as I rode past his farm. He would charge me in the road, but it was pretty easy to out maneuvar that goat. I'd roll up slowly going right at him, and when he charged, I'd accelerate to one side or the other. It was pretty strange, but I was a little unnerved the first time it happened.
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   get bit or carry pepper spray posted by Chris on 1/19/2009 at 8:59:48 AM
Back in Michigan, I met an old man who was paid money as a boy by Thomas Edison to capture the stray dogs in the neighborhood because Edison was Westinghouse-ing them ( electrocuting them) This was the "war of the currents" against N. Tesla and Edison lost.

Watch out for people that circle from behind you as well.
That old lady should have had her butt sued!
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   fender stay bolts for 1962 Raleigh Convertible? posted by: Chris Moore on 1/11/2009 at 2:08:15 PM
I'm in the process of restoring my old 1962 Raleigh Convertible. The original (chromed steel?) fenders are long gone, but I recently found a pair of Bluemel aluminum "Tour de France" fenders that seem to be close to the original look, and they fit just fine. I've got the wire stays for the Bluemel's, and the hardware to connect the stays to the fenders, but I need the correct studs or bolts to thread into the mounting eyelets on the dropouts and the forks. Does anybody know what size and pattern these should be? Thanks for any info! Chris
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   fender stay bolts for 1962 Raleigh Convertible? posted by David on 1/11/2009 at 2:54:13 PM
Sheldon says your best bet is to re-tap 'em.

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/raleigh26.html#fenders
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   fender stay bolts for 1962 Raleigh Convertible? posted by Matthew on 1/12/2009 at 12:43:31 PM
They will be British Standard Cycle Thread.

Matthew - bit of a nut.
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   NOS English bikes for sale posted by: Mike on 1/11/2009 at 1:14:46 PM
A bunch of NOS Raleighs for sale on Eugene, Oregon Craigslist.
http://eugene.craigslist.org/bik/
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AGE / VALUE:   1/2 hour too late posted by: Chris on 1/10/2009 at 7:02:29 PM
My daily haunting of the thrift store would have paid off but I didn't have any cash on hand and I had to go to work. I hoped it would be there, looking forward to getting off work and go get it. I ra into the store and stood there screaming "Oh No, Aieeeeeeeee" with people looking at me.

My punishement for not having the 14.00 plus money for the tax was that I missed it by 1/2 hour it sold 1/2 hour before I got back there. It was a.............

ladies frame bike made in Holland all pink and a ladies frame covered in tin foil and I didn't see the badge. However, It had 26 X 1.75 White Vittoria white wall tires with great tread a Shimano 3 speed coaster brake hub with steel caliper brake rims. The most beautiful front Weinmann front brake highly polished like jewlery looked high quality Weinmann I have never saw one of these before and I think I know Weinmann. It had a mattress saddle and a rear rack. The tires were balloonish.

These were the rims and tires Iwanted to have in my B.S.A. paratrooper bike with the derailer cluster that came out of the Japanese Raleigh. These were nice rims and tires. Metal valve stems.

The bike had a front generator with a clip that was factory made for the generator on the front fork. Aluminum fenders. The crank set was strange and In my opinion, garbage. You can't find bottom braket cups unless you contact somebody in Holland.

Ok, it was pink and covered in homemade Aluminum foil, I wanted those wheels!

I could have asked the manager to hold it for me. Sometimes he says yes and sometimes No. I didn't even try I had to go to work.

When was the last time we saw 26 x 1.75 tires and rims?

I will keep cash on my body all the time from now on!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   1/2 hour too late posted by chris on 1/10/2009 at 7:16:52 PM
They know their commuter bikes in Holland.
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   1/2 hour too late posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/11/2009 at 6:19:58 AM
We all have stories that are very much along these lines Chris. Sorry to hear of the missed opportunity. Aluminium Foil? Was the bike from Area 51 perhaps?

;-)

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - Sometimes when a door closes... a window opens somewhere else....
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AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Road Bike : cobra posted by: Eric Lai on 1/10/2009 at 7:00:24 PM
I recently found two NOS raleigh road bike :Cobra. I am interested to know the year it was built and what would be the estimated value for it.


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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Road Bike : cobra posted by eric lai on 1/11/2009 at 5:05:14 AM
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Road Bike : cobra posted by David on 1/11/2009 at 9:56:32 AM
The red and silver one that sez "Carlton" on the frame looks like a mid-range Raleigh from after their takeover of Carlton (early 70s?). I haven't seen one quite like it though. The pictures are not good - poor focus and too far away to identify much.
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AGE / VALUE:   Pashley posted by: sam on 1/9/2009 at 8:12:04 PM
I'm told Pashley is making alum 28" rims---not 700s and calling them 28s but real 28X1&1/2 rims in Alum.
And Schwalbe makes the tyres in cream for them too.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Pashley posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/10/2009 at 5:52:54 AM
The Pashley Guv'nor has Aluminium rims and creal coloured schwalbe tyres.

A fellow I work with procured one... alas, the weather here has been too harsh for him to bring it in for perusal.

Is it too early to have spring fever?

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - would "White Out" do the same thing?
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Pashley posted by Chris on 1/10/2009 at 9:31:15 AM
Are these Westwoods for use with rod brakes? or for cable brakes?
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           RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Pashley posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/11/2009 at 6:13:56 AM
I'll have to check as to the pattern... but the Guv'nor is actually equipped with cable operated drum brakes. In fact the fellow at work that owns one was amazed at it's stopping prowess....

He usually rides rolling clouds.

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - It stops very well!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Pashley posted by NormanF on 1/14/2009 at 10:07:46 PM
I do own a Pashley Guvnor... its a high end roadster and it has cable operated drum brakes as opposed to the traditional rod actuated brakes. It has aluminum 28 1 1/2 wheels with Schwalbe cream Delta Cruiser tires. Although its a path racer I've other plans for it.
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AGE / VALUE:   Bicycle Books posted by: sam on 1/9/2009 at 4:07:24 PM
I like finding books about bicycles.Or cycling.Just read 50years of road riding,the History of the NotheRoad Cycling Club.
Couldn't aford the 1st addition of Over The Alps by Pernell($200),and just missed his book on Tandem ride of France.So I sattle for:
100 Years Of Bicycle Manufacturing In Latvia",
Maybe someday a Pernell Book ---doesn't have to be a 1st addition,I'm just interested in the story---sam
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AGE / VALUE:   Archer bicycle posted by: Mal Tyson on 1/9/2009 at 2:15:05 PM
Hi....am restoring a 28 inch "British Archer Bicyle" serial number 43069, can anyone please tell me a little about it.
Many Thanks,
Mal
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WANTED:   Bottom Bracket Spindle for Raleigh Tourist posted by: karl on 1/9/2009 at 10:50:43 AM
Hi, still looking fr a 08GC Spindle for a Raleigh Tourist. Any help greatly appreciated. I was hoping to get this done before Spring. Trades or Cash for the right piece. many thanks
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           RE:WANTED:   Bottom Bracket Spindle for Raleigh Tourist posted by Matthew on 1/10/2009 at 3:20:21 AM
And I am looking for a 'No.1' BB spindle.

Any offers gratefully received.

Matthew - seek and ye shall find.
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AGE / VALUE:   cycles of yesteryear posted by: brooks on 1/8/2009 at 4:23:39 PM
Does anyone have an inside track to cycles of yesteryear in England? I have made inquires in the past but never get a response. They sell parts, but, without contact, it's kind of hard.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   cycles of yesteryear posted by Steve on 1/9/2009 at 3:07:15 AM
If this was the place in Surbiton (on the outskirts of South West London), it is/was always difficult to get a response from them.
The website appears to have changed dramatically, maybe circumstances have changed.
I did go to the shop about nine months ago, it was nothing like what I expected (loads of new stuff with approx four tatty old 60's bikes on the shop front (eBay £10/20 jobbies).
It looked as though cycles of yesteryear was an "offshoot" of the shop, the owner appeared to spend a considerable time abroad.

If I pass by on my travels, I'll check it out.

Steve

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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   cycles of yesteryear posted by Pete on 1/10/2009 at 4:51:12 AM
I could never get a response from him either despite several e:mails.He does trade quite regularly on ebay although at the moment his username I can not remember.He usually sells in the following area of ebay Sporting Goods > Cycling > Bike Parts > Vintage Parts
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   cycles of yesteryear posted by brooks on 1/10/2009 at 3:33:37 PM
Thanks guys. Thought it was just me. Leave it to my fellow Raleigh buffs!
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Grazing Saddles posted by: Steve on 1/8/2009 at 3:24:50 AM
Had to go into my garage yesterday to retrieve an old 28" rusty mudguard and the paraffin heaters (it's been pretty cold just lately and my wife informed me that the guinea pig doesn't like sucking on ice cubes).

Some fool (can't think who) had put the heaters away last Spring time thinking that they would never be needed again because the clever lady on the "tele" said that global warming was here to stay "so stick it in your pipe and smoke it" !

On shifting twenty three bikes and a load of other stuff, I happened to notice that my prize wonderful brown Brookes Professional seat on the 58 "All Steel Bicycle" Raleigh was starting to turn white !

Rightly or wrongly I had polished the seat with brown Kiwi Marron Rouge Dark Tan shoe polish a few weeks ago thinking that this was adequate. In all fairness the white powdery residue simply brushed off, but the moral of the story for the less knowledgeable bicycle nuts (me included) is to keep an eye on the grazing...until it's blazing.

Steve - oh for a heated garage !
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Grazing Saddles posted by Matthew on 1/8/2009 at 12:04:42 PM
Hi Steve,

This has happened to me too. When left in a cold damp place I acquire a white powdery coating. No no I mean my spare Brookes saddle did that too.

Matthew - mouldering
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           RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Grazing Saddles posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/9/2009 at 5:29:29 AM
LOL... OK... here's the skinny on what this condition is known as in the confectionery realm.... your seats are "Blushing". Yep. If they were solid chocolate that's what it's called.

Ever see a piece of chocolate that's been exposed to extremes of temperature? Notably COLD temperature? They appear to have a white powder on the surface. It's not powder actually, but cocoa butter being forced to the surface.

Hence, if one uses polishes such as Kiwi, etc. that are saturated fat or wax base, the polish will do the same. It's micro sized globules of WAX being forced to the surface.

Proofhide [sic?] or MacGuires [again sic?] solvent free leather conditioner should alleviate the problem.

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - blushing for other reasons entirely
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Grazing Saddles posted by Steve on 1/9/2009 at 7:35:47 AM
Thanks Larry,

You know, I often wonder what the casual visitor to this site thinks, especially when things go off at a tangent.

Brookes saddle + bar of chocolate + tin of polish = man in shed with spare tyre turning white !

If only my teachers had taught me with such graphic illustrations, I would be arf clever now.

Steve - lesson fully understood


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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Grazing Saddles posted by Kevin on 1/9/2009 at 4:02:52 PM
So would a nice thick coat of Proofide keep chocolate bars from blushing?
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           RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Grazing Saddles posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/10/2009 at 5:49:24 AM
You would have to replace the cocoa butter with the Proofide. I think thusly formulated though... you would end up with a chocolate soup that would be pretty un-palatable.

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - tangentially challenged!


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AGE / VALUE:   Tires, endless versions of the 28 x 1 1/2 posted by: Chris on 1/6/2009 at 2:27:18 PM
Take a look at e- bay item #150319599096
womans 1975 Raleigh Tourist

I still am smitten with these as much as ever even after all these years. My mom had one of these and I saw it in the garage and the timing was right to go collecting them.

What I find interesting here, is the raised white lettering and a different tread pattern to boot! are these replacements or original equipment?

Never seen these before oh yes every other variation white, cream, red, and the tires I got from Sam? WOW! Those are from Mexico and one even was studded with small studs. I really thought I have seen and hunted down all the different types and I had the Canadian versions for the Canadian C.C.M. rims.
So it blew my mind when Sam turned up more by a different maker in Mexico. He even had a colored tire in this size!
But these? and with white lettering?

What's the story with the French Raleigh branded Westwood rims too? I've seen those but never stoped to ask Hey What's up with that?

My favorites are the Raleigh Roadster tires made in Austria.

I have had Michelin and other brands I.R.C.'S and Kenda's.

I know this is a very popular and world famous rim type and the 28 inch wheel is universal around the world but still, after all these years to keep seeing new and different versions of this tire especially after all my experiences hunting the famed Raleigh Tourist D.L.1. is interesting.

To me, bitchin cool original tires make the whole bike but I love all the aftermarket tires as well as fenders because it is a study of the ongoing history of these.

To go hunting and bring back a prize is always fun but when I found tires, it was always more special.

When the 700 C tire bikes came into being my mechanic pal told me all excitedly Hey we have something new in for you to use it's this new innertube with a presta valve it's in your size, it comes out to a 28 x 1 1 /2 size! And there they were and there was no need to hoard any more because they were going to have then in and fresh and new from now on, all the time because the brand new bikes used that size. No more stretching a 27 x 1 1/2 or chasing all over creation for original or replacement 28 x 1 1/2 tubes.

Still I chased all over creation for the bikes and parts but tubes were not at the top of the list because I could get them back home.
I really went crazy for tires partly because the folks I sold used/ reconditioned bikes to, were wanting them.
I remember the German Veith's from the shops in Canada. those tires were red. Balloonish and magical!

I collected the ladies Tourists and I went backwards collecting the older and older ones and I crossed back into the 1948 versions and older and the frame style changed and it was really strange riding that one for the first time. It was a spooky trip! I went down the street crying YAAA! with my friend laughing at me. I bought it and brought it back with me.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Tires, endless versions of the 28 x 1 1/2 posted by sam on 1/6/2009 at 6:06:21 PM
Leaves from Orange trees make great tea.
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Tires, endless versions of the 28 x 1 1/2 posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/7/2009 at 4:04:35 AM
Wait.... I thought they brewed the tea, fermented it... then distilled the mash in order to make rocket fuel?

Ah.... rocket fuel... that just might explain Chris's ebullient enthusiasm!

All kidding aside, it's a marvelous machine! Is it possible that someone actually painted the RWL's on the tyres though? We used to do that to the tires on our cars when I was a younger man. J.C. Whitney sold special paint to do it.

Meanwhile.... I'm wondering where one gets such an headlight? I thought it original old school and was marveling at the fact that most obvious in absentia were either a dynohub or bottle gennie.

LED's indeed....

Thanks for pointing it out, sir!

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - I want that light!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Tires, endless versions of the 28 x 1 1/2 posted by sam on 1/7/2009 at 7:56:07 AM
Those tyres are Schwalbe Marathons--they are the same tyre being used as original equt.on the new Pashley(or so I'm told)

http://www.pashley.co.uk/products/roadster-classic-print.html
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Tires, endless versions of the 28 x 1 1/2 posted by Chris on 1/7/2009 at 6:42:45 PM
I don't care for this particular tread pattern, it is not deep enough these tires will wear out quicker. Also, the raised white lettering is not right for this bike. It throws off the whole aura of the bike. It just doesn't look right.

How did the factory tooling to make the Westwood rims wind up in France?
Oh well e- bay is cool one gets to see all the neat things that pop up.
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           RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Tires, endless versions of the 28 x 1 1/2 posted by sam on 1/7/2009 at 7:07:09 PM
There very good tires I have a set of schwalbe Marathons on a tandem.Many of the tandem riders use them.
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           RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Tires, endless versions of the 28 x 1 1/2 posted by Chris on 1/9/2009 at 10:02:06 AM
So Pashley knows what they are doing then, thats good thanks!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Tires, endless versions of the 28 x 1 1/2 posted by NormanF on 1/14/2009 at 10:11:34 PM
Its 700B - the nominal 635mm size used on roadsters. English city bikes were equipped with 650A - the 590mm size.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Tires, endless versions of the 28 x 1 1/2 posted by Caleb Buller on 1/22/2009 at 5:58:46 PM
Anyplace one can find this size in different colors like red or brown
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Biking in Copenhagen posted by: Warren on 1/4/2009 at 6:31:53 PM
That Malay site below provided a link to this cool bicycling show featuring Copenhagen. I spent a wonderful month touring around Denmark in 1995 and can vouch that it really is 2 wheel heaven

Here's part 1 on YouTube

http://tinyurl.com/8pk6rq
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Biking in Copenhagen posted by Steve on 1/5/2009 at 3:27:49 AM
Note the comments...political issue, it's expected, cycle helmets don't fit in etc !
We as a family of four regularly cycle together (with helmets), but there's often a sense from onlookers that they think a circus is coming to town !
It would probably take a family of 400 to create that effect in Denmark, Holland, and Belgium.

Interesting.

Steve

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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Biking in Copenhagen posted by Stephen Hogben on 1/5/2009 at 3:23:16 PM
I know it probably makes sense to wear a cycle helmet,WHAT AM I SAYING!I will fall off my bike headbut a manhole and probably set off again with maybe a with a headache,have gone through motor cycle helmets,seatbelt laws etc etc,am totally fed up with Health and Safety rules,I will never give up riding my Hercules,B.S.A,Rudge,Philips.So I will continue riding without a Hi Vis jacket etc etc. I am now 51 and have survived OK.Sorry if my views upset anybody,but thats how I feel!
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Biking in Copenhagen posted by mark hercules on 1/5/2009 at 5:39:59 PM
great videos makes me want to take out my best bike and ride around for days.styrofoam on your head wont help if a cellphoned in a hurry bad driving human runs over you.the defacto government is deep in the pockets of helmet manufacturers.bah humbug!go to amsterdam young man.
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Biking in Copenhagen posted by Steve on 1/6/2009 at 3:29:00 AM
Well, it's often a contentious issue isn't it...cycle helmets, hi-viz etc etc.
I personally don't like wearing a helmet, I'm not exactly the "cyclist from hell", but I do like to feel my long blond wavy locks flapping against the windscreen of the following milk float (or Aston Martin DB6) as I peddle along.
In all seriousness, I do wear a helmet and I'm sort of ashamed to say that I do wear a Hi-Viz vest, I happen to live in a very multicultural area where there is a complete lack of understanding concerning road sense (and quite often common sense).

Two of my family members came "a cropper" last year, one knocked off bike by a car (or I should say by a lady driver who needed to make a long overdue appointment with an optician) at a road junction, and the other going down a damp hill with a curve at the bottom.

I have to say that the helmets did save possible head injuries in both cases, in the case of the lady driver incident...I think she was probably dazzled by the Hi-Viz to the extent that she couldn't see properly !

I think you have to be honest with yourself and admit that they can enhance safety, you might not like wearing them and you might even look a bit of a t*t (I know I do).

To finish off with (and I think I've mentioned this before)...I went into the library last year (to return a book called "The Worlds Greatest Disasters" by B.Calm) and was served at the counter by a lovely girl...wearing a Hi-Viz...are we all going mad !
Shhhhhhh......she wasn't wearing a helmet !

Nevermind, we'll have seatbelts on bicycles and wing mirrors on horses soon.

Yer pays yer money yer takes yer choice (but don't come running to me if you fall over).

Steve - time for a cup of tea...where's me helmet !



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           RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Biking in Copenhagen posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/6/2009 at 2:03:01 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7813418.stm

Sorry... couldn't resist.....

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - Helmets are for motorcyclists....
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Biking in Copenhagen posted by Steve on 1/6/2009 at 2:34:32 PM
Nice one.
Incidentally, I only bought a helmet because my wife needed the colander to drain the veg off.

Pumpkins...whatever next !

Steve
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Biking in Copenhagen posted by Thom J. on 1/7/2009 at 9:37:52 AM
I still wear a helmet. One of the basic Bell "Citi" types. I bought it after reading Grant P's rantings. I had a bad crash in 2002 on my go-fast TREK road bike. Still experience residual aches and pains to this day. Shortly afterwards, in 2003 I think, I discovered this site and bought the Raleigh Sports that I always wanted when I was a kid. I've since sold the TREK and ditched the associated clothing and required extras and now concentrate on riding my old Raleighs, I now have four, for fun and utility. The helmet remains as I experience some dizziness side-effects from the antidepressant meds that I take. The DL-1 that I bought in November is now finished and rides superbly. I'll post pics in the next few weeks.
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Biking in Copenhagen posted by Mike B on 1/8/2009 at 7:24:34 AM
I normally sidestep the helmet issue in discussion groups but most folks here seem a tad more sane.

My feelings are 'to each, their own'. 'tis not worth getting ones blood pressure up.

In my case, a helmet has help me avoid serious head injury, twice. Once in 2006, when my Dunelt decided it didn't want to keep the rubberside down in a high speed descent and in 2007, when I was hit from behind by a car while on a bike tour.

In both cases, during the slow motion sequence that take place during these events, I smacked my noodle on the tarmac and each time I thought to myself "Well, at least I'm wearing my helmet." Then things would speed up and real pain would ensue elsewhere on my body.

In the Dunelt crash, the back of the helmet was crushed. In the car-bike incident, the front of the helmet split and the entire right side of the hardshell was scraped off the foam from sliding along the road.

So, in my case, I'll wear one. But I take the stupid looking thing off when I go into a store or eatery.




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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Biking in Copenhagen posted by Steve on 1/8/2009 at 8:03:06 AM
I was asked politely to take the "stupid looking thing" off the other day when I entered the bank...they thought I might be about to rob them !

On removing it, they quickly asked me to put it back on !

It doesn't matter how carefully I try to remove it, I always look like a demented experiment from a Frankenstein movie whenever I remove my helmet.

Apart from that, whoever robbed a bank on a Gundle tradebike/cycle truck whilst holding a Dunlop pump in one hand and a Melton Mowbray pork pie in the other !

Steve - interest rates have gone down again.
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           RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Biking in Copenhagen posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/9/2009 at 5:36:24 AM
Funny stuff Steve... and I can relate. So here's a tip...

Being a motorcyclist... and that's pretty much the only time I wear a helmet as they're not "alien" looking.... I have a solution pursuant to "helmet hair".

Many in the motorcycling realm avail themselves of this technology as it accomplishes two things. It prevente helmet hair... and keeps the inside of the helmet from becoming similar to the inside of a shoe.

They're called "Do Rags" here in the state. Basically a pre-sewn skullcap that ties in the back to accomodate any and all sized noggins.

Makes a world of difference in follicle management post-ride.

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - the hair is there.
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Biking in Copenhagen posted by Mike B on 1/9/2009 at 4:59:24 PM
I'm folliclely challenged so I don't worry much about 'helmet hair'.
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Biking in Copenhagen posted by Matthew on 1/12/2009 at 12:53:05 PM
I think you all know my view on helmets.

One head + one chance = use your head

I have worked with brain damaged folk and I don't want to be fed or have my nappy (diaper) changed. Not until I am way past 85.

You choose, I'll probably get mullered by a sugar beet lorry. If I do please make sure that goes on my head stone 'Mullered by British Sugar - He got the silver spoon'

Matthew - a real head case.
PS I wear a 'Buff' under my helmet in the cold.
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