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AGE / VALUE: Age of hercules bicycle posted by: zaki on 3/18/2011 at 10:32:00 PM
i found a hercules bikes made ​​in Birmingham england
serial numbernya - 10 080, approximately what year it was made​​,, the bike 80%,,, info please thanks
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           RE:AGE / VALUE: Age of hercules bicycle posted by Keith Body on 3/19/2011 at 2:46:04 PM
Zaki, If a search does not show a database of frame numbers, then it probably doesn't exist. Detail photos of the bike, fork crown, seat lug cluster, and components can narrow it down a bit. If you find it difficult to post pictures, email them to me. If you have a 3 speed hub gear there may be a date on it, but it is not known to be original. When manufacturers closed, retention of masses of paper records was very unlikely.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE: Age of hercules bicycle posted by zaki on 3/29/2011 at 11:31:13 PM
thank you Mr. Keith,,
When I get rusty bike shape,,
according to the story that bike used to have a British soldier who entered 1945 in battle of Surabaya Indonesia premises,,
saved by my grandfather in the barn,,
the bike just order it ..
I can read only a serial number under the seat is 10080 and symbol of Hercules Cycles AND MOTOR LTD - Britania WKS Birmingham
thank you
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AGE / VALUE:   Ride Out posted by: Stephen Hogben on 3/15/2011 at 2:13:00 PM
Sorry I have not been in touch for a while,but went out on my B.S.A today,it was a lovely spring day,the sun was shining and I slowly pedalled down the tow path to Addlestone through to Chertsey and then down various footpaths back home,it was 15 miles and was it lovely,all troubles forgotten,cycling through green countryside,you can"t beat it!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Ride Out posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 3/16/2011 at 5:57:35 AM
Good man! As it were.... now with daylight saving time in full swing here.... last night I changed the oil on the motorbike.... after which I just had to roll at least around the neighborhood for a mile or so.

It was.... excellent. Tonight I should be able to roll on the velocipede.... providing the forecast is reasonably accurate.

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - Cars suck....
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FOR SALE:   English 3-speeds coming... posted by: Vin – Menotomy Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com on 3/12/2011 at 4:50:47 AM
We don’t ship cycles during the season because we’re too busy selling them locally in our retail shop.

BUT, I’ve talked with a friend here in Boston about unloading a bunch of his English 3-speeds.
He’ll begin posting them here shortly.
I know he has several Raleigh DL-1 Tourists, Raleigh Superbes, Raleigh Sports and other old Brit iron.
And he’ll ship them!

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           RE:FOR SALE:   English 3-speeds coming... posted by jim mccoul on 3/12/2011 at 7:31:45 AM
I am interested in a black raleigh 3 speed thanks
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           RE:FOR SALE:   English 3-speeds coming... posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 3/13/2011 at 1:39:22 PM
Sounds great Vin... I'll have my drooling towel... at the ready.

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - Yeah... Like I need another....
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           RE:FOR SALE:   English 3-speeds coming... posted by Thom J. on 3/17/2011 at 8:42:15 AM
Do keep us posted. I'm particularly keen on a Sports with S5 gearhub and dual levers. Thom.
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           RE:FOR SALE:   English 3-speeds coming... posted by Becky on 3/29/2011 at 7:32:47 AM
Oh, I'd be very interested in a 23" ladies Sports or Superbe, they seem impossible to find! I could trade in my 21.5" Superbe for something taller.
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           RE:FOR SALE:   English 3-speeds coming... posted by Zelda on 4/8/2011 at 4:34:33 AM
I'm interested in a DL-1 Tourist and/or a list of spare parts for sale.
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           RE:FOR SALE:   English 3-speeds coming... posted by Zelda on 4/8/2011 at 4:34:45 AM
I'm interested in a DL-1 Tourist and/or a list of spare parts for sale.
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           RE:FOR SALE:   English 3-speeds coming... posted by Zelda on 4/8/2011 at 4:49:39 AM
I'm interested in a DL-1 Tourist and/or a list of spare parts for sale.
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           RE:FOR SALE:   English 3-speeds coming... posted by John on 4/12/2011 at 9:31:41 PM
Afghanistan War veteran coming home and looking for a pre-war English Roadster (single/fixed or 3-Speed). Many thanks !
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FOR SALE:   1953 Rudge Whitworth $75 posted by: Vin – Menotomy Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com on 3/9/2011 at 7:38:42 AM
$75
Posting this for an OldRoads reader.
Must pick up near Orlando, FL.
Original condition, complete.
Only $75, and worth well more than that in parts alone.









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           RE:FOR SALE:   1953 Rudge Whitworth $75 posted by Wes K on 3/27/2011 at 4:26:54 PM
If there was some way you could ship that to me, I'd give you $100 for it.
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           RE:FOR SALE:   1953 Rudge Whitworth $75 posted by Kevin on 4/1/2011 at 5:45:31 PM
It would cost close to $100 to box and ship it.
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           RE:FOR SALE:   1953 Rudge Whitworth $75 posted by WesK on 4/21/2011 at 5:42:28 AM
Sorry, I should have clarrified, I'd give $100 plus shipping if he could ship it to me. It would still be a good deaal, IMO
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   ABOUT TIME!!!! posted by: Larry "Boneman" Bone on 3/8/2011 at 12:36:23 PM
OK... so it was mid fifties on Saturday... I wasn't going to post about it... but since we went back into "Global Warming Mode" - read... sub-freezing, snow, sleet, freezing rain, etc.... again... on Monday...

Aired up the tyres on the "Lite Sprite" Saturday and rolled for four miles or so around the neighborhood.

Damn that felt absolutely wonderful..... First ride of the season.

Next? Hopefully get the MOTORBIKE out for a spin.

Y'all get out and RIDE!

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - Rollin' on by in March no less...
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   ABOUT TIME!!!! posted by Matthew on 3/10/2011 at 3:06:58 PM
Hi Larry,

rode my Coventry Eagle (lightweight) to work yesterday, 38 mile round trip. Great weather.

Matthew - in the mood!
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           RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   ABOUT TIME!!!! posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 3/10/2011 at 5:43:15 PM
Good on ya! Boy... wish I could ride to work... alas, 40 miles one-way and immense hills to boot.....

And it would frost me that they would charge me full-fare to cross the Dingmans Bridge on a bicycle.

Oh well.... One day I'll figure it out.

Glad to hear you're out rolling! Tonight and tomorrow... we're under SEVERE FLOOD WARNINGS all around. Across the river in NJ they've even posted up a STATE OF EMERGENCY.

We can't seem to get a break where....

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - No drought this year!
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   ABOUT TIME!!!! posted by Matthew on 3/11/2011 at 1:41:14 PM
Larry,

Keep your feet dry.

Matthew - on stilts!
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   ABOUT TIME!!!! posted by Matthew on 3/11/2011 at 1:41:17 PM
Larry,

Keep your feet dry.

Matthew - on stilts!
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           RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   ABOUT TIME!!!! posted by Steve on 3/11/2011 at 5:00:21 PM
Been out naked on the 54 Phillips Lightweight Tourist today....no mudguards whatsoever ;-)
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AGE / VALUE:   Rudge frame damage query posted by: mark on 3/4/2011 at 11:35:20 AM
Hi, after complaining abt no English bikes in my town, just found a 53 gents 21" Rudge w/alloy AW, black w/ interesting original white fenders, front dyno w/lamp etc..Here's the problem--when cleaning it i found a 3/4 by 1/4 inch gash in the chainstay tube where it enters the BB, also the top of the BB near oiler looks like it was brazed/welded in one area... iis this safe? Should i have a top notch metal worker/welder i know fix thiis or should i move all the Rudge goodies onto a 23" black Raleigh frame i have? i wanted to keep the Rudge all original but even after a possible repair do you think frame strength is compromised?? thanx, Mark

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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Rudge frame damage query posted by Keith Body on 3/4/2011 at 4:26:46 PM
Can you send me some close up pics of the damage?
It is unlikely to be critical, I would braze (not weld) the the gash, probably bronze rather than silver, but let me have a look at it.
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AGE / VALUE:   passing the torch posted by: Chris on 3/1/2011 at 7:11:55 PM
I am going to be too busy with new undertakings and won't be able to visit the group and comment and drive everybody here crazy!

So I call up Keith Body and everybody else and I ask that you jump in and wear the "Harrold Zidler's red velvet coat" and take over.

The three ring circus needs a new "Master of Cermonies" anyways.

Keep em motivated, teach, entertain!

find those bikes chase it man!!

Keith, pour out your spirit and take them on the grandest tour you can do better than I was at my finest moments.
My extensive rebuild will take up more time.

I'll see ya all in the future!!
regards in vintage cycling!

Chris
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   passing the torch posted by Keith Body on 3/5/2011 at 2:43:30 PM
Chris, Thank you for you comments, but, as you know I was a UK cycle retailer and repairer in the 1950 / 60's, having some memories of those far off times, but no knowledge of values or collectible bikes. Also the 28 inch wheel roadsters are not my favourite machines, I was mainly a lightweight bike man and racer, also making the best I could of utility bikes which were mostly totally neglected. I did not know that the raleigh roadster makes were still being exported 20 years after they had disappeared in the UK.
As I am nearly 78, I will carry on commenting while I can.
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   passing the torch posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 3/6/2011 at 5:16:04 AM
Keith, your experiences pursuant to the marques we love here is far and away orders of magnitude beyond what most of us "Journeyman" have. 78 or not... like it or not... (just a bit of a windup there) you are an INVALUABLE RESOURCE to us here.

Keep on keeping on, sir!!!!

I'm sure I speak for the balance of us here when I state that we are most grateful for your insights and experiences.

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - Isn't 78 the "New 50"?
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           RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   passing the torch posted by Chris on 3/6/2011 at 10:51:55 AM
I am stepping away for awhile and no disrespect meant to any of the other friends here but Keith, you are the about as real as vintage British bicycles gets here. I appreciate everything you share. Take this group here down memory lane and teach them.

regards in vintage cycling
c.c.kokkinis a.k.a. christopherrobin
humberchristopher29@hotmail.com
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   passing the torch posted by Chris on 3/6/2011 at 10:53:25 AM
Take my oldroads.com friends to those "far off times" please. Thank You
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   passing the torch posted by Kevin on 3/7/2011 at 5:07:29 AM
Chris -- What could possibly be more important than the care and feeding of 70-year-old English bicycles? Please take time to chime in now and then. We will miss your poetic musings on the beauty and style of old nickel plating and box striping! Kevin
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   passing the torch posted by Chris on 3/23/2011 at 6:26:46 PM
Something marvelous and loaded with pictures!

four wheels this time, instead of two. I'll be back!!
forever yours in vintage cycling, and more
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           RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   passing the torch posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 3/27/2011 at 5:52:21 AM
Eegad.... Dare I ask.... it IS a velocipede, no?

Later!!!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - Still WINTER here.... :-|
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   passing the torch posted by Chris on 3/30/2011 at 6:46:17 PM
four wheels and fins..........
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   passing the torch posted by Vin on 3/31/2011 at 3:49:06 AM
A late-1950s Caddy?
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   passing the torch posted by chris on 3/31/2011 at 9:52:31 AM
i am sifting thru pictures right now
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AGE / VALUE:   new section idea posted by: Chris on 3/1/2011 at 7:09:36 PM
How about a page called What did ya find?

showing what bikes people are pulling out of sheds estate sales garbage piles, dumps

and have them post their pictures and we answer questions for them!
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AGE / VALUE:   Wanderer- Werke German motorcycle posted by: Chris on 3/1/2011 at 2:07:13 PM
If I'm gonna run over the hornets nest and have them chase me and have to run for the creek I won't do it here.

I just deleated my entire post respecting the party's copyright(s) and this is a forum for English bicycles

I will say, it is most facinating what I can dig up and that
the catalog I had showing 1914 era German bicycles and the parts and hubs and the bicycle industry and how far and advanced it was? It was mind blowing!

The book was printed again onto double sided paper and it was about to be scanned onto a disc and shared on the net so all of you could see it. it was unlike anything I had ever seen from any collector anyplace and I lost the material and to me this is un replacable. I out bid and kicked the he** out of the Bugatti trust to get it and then I go and lose the book. that info was public domain.

Any study of Germany's bicycles is going to take you straight thru the German Reich to say the least.

I suppose there are collectors of this stuff but it is not
done not like the rest of cycling's bicycles and memorabelia.
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AGE / VALUE:   Thimble for fork posted by: Roger on 2/27/2011 at 10:02:32 AM
I am in need of one of chrome coverings on the front fork. I would like to trade part or buy this piece. I am not sure what it is called but here is a picture. This for a 3-speed Sports model.

http://s869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/Schwinnsta/?action=view&current=partneeded.jpg
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Thimble for fork posted by David on 2/27/2011 at 4:36:52 PM
I think that will be tough to find, except as part of another fork (find a wrecked one).
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Thimble for fork posted by chris on 2/28/2011 at 1:17:40 PM
these show up on e- bay. we have no relaible way to remove a thimble from a wrecked fork and transplant it into your fork we have had extensive discussions on this but I don't recall anybody doing this sucessfully I may be wrong.

i would follow e- bay until you see some offered for sale
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Thimble for fork posted by Clint on 2/28/2011 at 4:23:32 PM
I have a couple of thimbles that I have removed from Raleighs that I would be willing to part with. Its not overly hard to remove them as long as you are very patient and have a very thin and tiny pry bar. If you stilll want one email me I would happy to part with one
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Thimble for fork posted by Roger Blake on 2/28/2011 at 7:17:06 PM
Thank you Clint.

I emailed you. If you need any parts I have some spares.

Roger
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AGE / VALUE:   works of art Brooks saddles posted by: Chris on 2/24/2011 at 6:12:19 PM
it's a big old book! Appearences, fashion photography since 1945 Martin Harrison

page 184 Gosta Peterson
Mademmoiselle, April 1969 Fashion white stag spedo
anyways's she's pearched on a Brooks leather saddle

actually, what caught my eye was the Coloral water bottle chrome and with the original cork those water bottles are rare as hens teeth and go for a lot
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   works of art Brooks saddles posted by Chris on 2/24/2011 at 6:19:41 PM
I remember a article about an artist who was sitting in the Raleigh factory works and she chose this one gentle and good faced worker who was assembling a rod brake Raleigh and there she was sketching the man at work.

There have been lots of artists and photographers and movie (s) with Raleigh and bicycle factory settings used.

It was a world famous factory a world famous bicycle

all of it, actually, world famous and great back in the day.

Our bikes are world famous, ALL OF THEM!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   fiding bicycles in fashion books! Raleigh wisp/ R.S.W. 16 posted by Chris on 2/24/2011 at 7:14:31 PM
same book, now on page 217 Facing page Ronald Traeger British Vogue, July 1967 The fashion model is Twiggy!

She'sd astride the famous Raleigh Wisp!

lots of nice chrome on the motorized R.S.W.16 known as: the Wisp

look at the motorbike her totally inappropriate shoes and her neat stockings with the bow just below the knee don't look at Twiggy's face least she gives you nightmares (at least for me!!!!) I won't look at her face! She's in a scary pose but ya know what? back then, Twiggy was a big deal and hot stuff wasn't she??

this is one of the best pictures of the Raleigh wisp
I have seen
When was the last time Raleigh got publicity this good with their bikes? when was the last time any movie actor or actress was seen astride a bicycle at all?
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   finding bicycles in fashion books! Raleigh wisp/ R.S.W. 16 posted by Chris on 2/24/2011 at 7:20:08 PM
a mini bicycle to go along with mini cars and mini skirts all part of the British Swinging 60's!
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           RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   finding bicycles in fashion books! Raleigh wisp/ R.S.W. 16 posted by Chris on 2/24/2011 at 7:24:19 PM
I'll take lovely Italian ladies steering Vespa's thru the marketplace over Twiggy any day! Having a R.S.W.16 / WISP shipped to the states from the U.K. is not cheap!
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MISC:   SA trigger GC3 longevity? posted by: mark on 2/24/2011 at 5:11:35 PM
Hi all--i have wondered about the longevity of SA triggers, do they wear out eventually? i have one and have seen others where the case is kinda splayed out, in the case of mine i can't get it to click/stay in 3 even after cleaning then lubing with Phil's...it won't do it even when disconnected from the cable. i guess i can replace it with an nos late 60s one i have but the older metal plate logo is cooler. Any thoughts, suggestions? thanks

ps since someone mentioned new SA hubs lately, also wondered if anyone has used the thumbie [non-grip, non-trigger] 3 sp shifter seen in new catalog? looks likem the ratios would be the same
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           RE:MISC:   SA trigger GC3 longevity? posted by Chris on 2/24/2011 at 6:12:11 PM
I saw the new thumbie at the current modern sturmey archer sunrace website and I wonder if the ratios are the same so it can be used on the oldert stuff or not I don't know I guess try it and find out.

I did hear that the new sturmey archer 3 speed shifters (the ones being made in Taiwan by sunrace sturmey archer)
I heard that they have weak and defective springs and that they are giving trouble and that customers are bringing them back!

at 24.00 for a 3 speed trigger shifter that is too much

give me the older stuff any day!!

Now you are referring to the older stuff in your post, and just a spot of oil and it should last forever.

The f.m. and f.w. 4 speed stuff the triggers wore out with the low gear in the f.m. four speed being very taunt on the cables and there was issues with cable stretch with the older original cables and this is no longer an issue because today's modern cables can be used and these don't stretch.

the taunt cables caused problems sometimes with the triggers that were acceptable really but could have had better stronger springs

we had a fellow here Edward from Vancouver who has gone off the old roads. com grid for too long and he wrote about making springs and restoring his trigger shifters it's in the database here someplace type in trigger shifters 4 speed or sturmey archer trigger shifters
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           RE:MISC:   SA trigger GC3 longevity? posted by mark on 2/24/2011 at 7:48:35 PM
thanx Chris--i also heard back from SA, he said the thumbie is same ratios and should work on old aw's, but that the cable is derailler type...ialso asked if the thumbie is mostly metal or metallic plastic, he said metal. i will look for the old post you mention. the sa guy also said they are looking into doinga thumbie thats compatible with older 5 speeds...iassume he means the pre-wide ratio modern 5--but who knows maybe they mean somethin else
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           RE:RE:MISC:   SA trigger GC3 longevity? posted by Chris on 2/26/2011 at 10:22:06 AM
I did the 5 star and S51 AND S52 STUFF BACK IN THE 1980'S AND it was a let down now the new 5 speed stuff if they are making it now I don't know about that
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           RE:MISC:   SA trigger GC3 longevity? posted by Roger Blake on 2/26/2011 at 9:03:33 PM
I don't think your problem is with the shifter. I think without any tension on the cable it should be in third gear. You should be able to give it minimal tension on the cable in third and it should work and switch to the lower gears.

If the cable were popping out of the shifter (when there is more tension on the cable) in first or second then I would suspect the shifter.

Or am I missing something?
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AGE / VALUE:   Royal Enfield club bike posted by: mark on 2/24/2011 at 4:48:06 PM
Beautiful Royal Enfield Bullet 3 Club bike, early 50's?? on eBay. Wow those decals! is the Reynolds stem OEM?
no relation/not my auction etc... auction # 320661447140
interesting that it's lugless, only web info i found is:
http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/builders/welded-lugless-mb.html
Also there's some RE Bullet catalog info on flickr for 1951:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7558979@N07/5334877261/in/photostream/
the 51 price list says SA hubs were options...
Adjacent to the above you will see a price list for 1951, the Bullet was 25 pounds...i wonder how much that was in 1951 dollars and in 2011 dollars?
Also there's a catalog page for the sports model--interesting that it has lauterwasser handlebars among other things. Lastly, i hope i wasn't spoiling anyone's secret hopes for the bike--actually almost me too--that vain hope that no one else sees the listing--but now with 8 bidders and at 135 and climbing the cat's out of the bag. Anyhow, the fotos are worth a look even if this is not a sports or a roadster. I never heard of this model before.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Royal Enfield club bike posted by Keith Body on 2/25/2011 at 8:31:48 AM
RE were mainly known for motor bikes, But I remember this model. early ones about 1949 had a single roller gear, probably simplex. The Cyclo Benelux shown is the second type, probably 1951 on, but may not be original.
These were quite a decent bike for a largish company, and should have sold better than they did, but largely unknown.
Also stuck with purchase tax on complete bikes, not on parts, about 20%, so most club type cyclists assembled their own bikes from parts.
£25 was about the cost of a raleigh heavyweight, and $4 to the £ then.
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Royal Enfield club bike posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 2/26/2011 at 5:36:17 AM
That is very nice.... seemingly well preserved too... a little spit and polish on the shiny bits... a good once-over for the moving parts... some oil, grease... maybe new tyres and it's a roller.

Thus far not insanely priced either.....

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - alas... no room at the inn...
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Royal Enfield club bike posted by mark on 2/26/2011 at 11:05:05 AM
so why would someone back then choose cyclo benelux 3 over a sturmey am, fm etc...was it just price?
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Royal Enfield club bike posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 2/26/2011 at 10:06:18 PM
I would bet it's the weight. Not that it's a fair comparison but I was fumbling around with one of my S/A dynohub 3-speed units... just the hub itself... is almost 4lbs.

The "rolling cloud" set at work were utterly flabbergasted by the thing.

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - It's a LIGHT thing... not a LITE thing.....
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Royal Enfield club bike posted by Keith Body on 2/27/2011 at 11:19:57 AM
Mark, I would always prefer all gears in direct drive, and enthusiastic cyclists would find SA totally unreliable, just not a practical option. Don't believe the old Raleigh adverts.
The old RE had only 3 fairly close gears, but by 1950 I was using 10 gears with ratios I chose, with chainwheels 47/50 and 13-15-17-19-21 with cyclo benelux. I would replace the freewheel and chain about every 5000 miles.
No SA gear would keep going in the same frequently wet conditions.
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Royal Enfield club bike posted by chris on 2/28/2011 at 1:22:55 PM
The old Raleigh adverts brainwashed people and the Story of the Raleigh cycle was written by the grandson Gregory Houston Bowden and it was biased towards the company.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Royal Enfield club bike posted by mark on 2/28/2011 at 2:13:32 PM
Do you mean Raleigh "brainwashed" people about non-Raleigh competitors like RE and/or about club bikes/sport bikes having SA hubs vs having derailleurs? As for brainwashing, well i guess that's what ads try to do, esp. if you are the big conglomerate trying to sink the minnows. lastly, looks like the RE bike referred to is going to fetch some money, it's owner will have a pretty neat & uncommon bike i suppose.
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Royal Enfield club bike posted by Chris on 2/28/2011 at 7:16:52 PM
I feel that it presents a certain image, and that people back in the day knew better if they were enthiusists and that it creates a stumbling block for amateur bike historians. It was good but not that good there were better things out there is all I am trying to say now prices fetched todaty have to do with people wanting to recapture a thing they had years ago and in many cases what they had was a raleigh so they go looking to find one
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           RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Royal Enfield club bike posted by chris on 2/28/2011 at 7:50:32 PM
Royal enfield made marvelous stuff
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Royal Enfield club bike posted by mark on 3/1/2011 at 6:40:07 PM
it sold for $294
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AGE / VALUE:   Sturmey- Archer's new 3 speed fixie posted by: Chris on 2/17/2011 at 7:27:14 PM
Back in the day, was the prized/ collected and sought after A.S.C. 3 speed fixed now it's got a new name, new, look, and it's better than ever!!

I love the chain sprocket driver on the hub! note that it is different, without the 3 splines............ Interesting!!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sturmey- Archer's new 3 speed fixie posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 2/17/2011 at 9:41:55 PM
Sounds interesting....

Link?

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - And not from a chain, eh? :-)
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sturmey- Archer's new 3 speed fixie posted by chris on 2/19/2011 at 9:21:39 AM
the sturmey archer website the current sunracesturmey archer i see the hubs on e- bay as well
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sturmey- Archer's new 3 speed fixie posted by David on 2/19/2011 at 11:19:55 AM
I haven't read a real review of this hub (S3X) on the road. Fixed Gear Gallery built a bike with one then never reported on it. I understand it has a fair amount of play/backlash and the ratios are fairly wide, unlike the close-ratio ASC. Can someone provide a link to a useful review?
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AGE / VALUE:   Crank set for your Raleigh record Ace/ Lenton Clubman posted by: chris on 2/17/2011 at 7:22:56 PM
Great teeth don't you think?

this is the crankset for your vintage Raleigh record Ace or Lenton Clubman

e- bay item # 380317692135
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Crank set for your Raleigh record Ace/ Lenton Clubman posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 2/17/2011 at 9:40:33 PM
That is quite nice. Yours? (yet?)

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone - Toothless grin? Not today!
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Crank set for your Raleigh record Ace/ Lenton Clubman posted by chris on 2/19/2011 at 9:22:07 AM
not my auction no relation to seller
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           RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Crank set for your Raleigh record Ace/ Lenton Clubman posted by Chris on 2/24/2011 at 6:54:11 PM
it sold hundreds too less somebody got a deal!!!!!!
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