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MISC:   Raleigh 20 Folding Bike posted by: Tom on 9/4/2007 at 1:31:37 PM
I recently took apart the rear hub on my son's Raleigh and was unfamiliar with this type of hub so took it to a local bike shop who put it back together. The gears now slip and I'm unable to make the proper adjustment. This is an older bike, so replacement parts may be hard to find. Any suggestions?
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          RE:MISC:   Raleigh 20 Folding Bike posted by nate on 9/5/2007 at 5:18:31 AM
There are exploded diagrams of your Sturmey-Archer hub on this site.
To properly adjust the gear cable, do this:

1) Put the thumb shifter in 3rd gear
2) Loosen the adjusting barrel (at the end of the cable near the rear hub) so it is slack.
3) Now tighten it _just enough_ to take the slack out of the cable.

That's all there is to it.
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          RE:MISC:   Raleigh 20 Folding Bike posted by Dave Fry on 9/20/2007 at 8:30:45 AM
I suggest you might give the bike shop an opportunity to recheck it! Most shops and mechanics have a lot of pride and really want to fix it right for you. And they should be glad to give you the advice on use and adjustment, if this is not the case it's the wrong shop.
What could have gone wrong: 1. If they reassembled the wheel and you installed it, there are some things that can go wrong here. Bring the bike in. 2. They may have reassembled it wrong. Ask them in a friendly way if this is possible. 3. The hub is extremely worn or damaged. This case will not have a low-budget solution but if you think the bike is collectible by all means pursue it.
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MISC:   Handle bar/fork separation on older Schwinn tandem posted by: Robert Parker on 8/30/2007 at 7:42:58 PM
I could use a bit of assistance info. Trying to separate the handle bar & fork for an overhaul. Center bolt is out, both collars on handle bar post are loose. Will not separate. Short of C-4, what is needed to drop the fork & lift the handlebars? Twisting to loosen them doesn't work. Tight! Vise, big hammer, what? I may be contacted directly: roberthparker@hotmail.com Thanks for any tips. :-)
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          RE:MISC:   Handle bar/fork separation on older Schwinn tandem posted by David on 8/31/2007 at 4:30:41 AM
Center bolt is OUT? I think you may need to put it back in and thread it in about an inch, then whack it with a soft hammer or hammer+piece of hardwood. If it's ALL the way out, the wedge is probably still wedged firmly in the steerer.
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FOR SALE:   Peugeot Tandem Gran Turism posted by: paul on 8/21/2007 at 12:47:32 AM
For Sale Vintage Peugeot Tandem Gran Turism ,28" wheels, Pearl white good/fair condition,Needs a resto and cleaning, Simplex shifters, Mafac brakes, Simplex derailleur, Stronglight Cranks, Made in France. Item is located in Los angeles Looking for offers for complete bike. Last resort I May part it out to Ebay Motobecane Tandem also available.
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          RE:FOR SALE:   Peugeot Tandem Gran Turism posted by David on 8/23/2007 at 6:56:46 AM
Post good pictures or a link to them.
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MISC:   Here's a picture. posted by: Eloise on 8/20/2007 at 12:53:38 PM
forgot to add a picture last time.


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MISC:   Pannonia Mayfair posted by: Eloise on 8/20/2007 at 11:49:09 AM
Hello, i don't think my bicycle is vintage, but i bought one today from an old scrap shop. It's a Pannonia Mayfair. It folds in half, has an original dynamo and in quite good condition. I was just wondering if anyone had any information on them or prices for them now. It would be alot of help.
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FOR SALE:   Raleigh Twenty Folding bike posted by: Marina on 8/19/2007 at 8:49:27 AM
I have I believe a original Raleigh Twenty Folding Bike in coffee color. Need to find out what's its worth and any information anyone has about it. The bike is marked with a UK REG DESIGN NB IS 931.741 and a T-Raleigh Limited nb 20-30. Can anyone tell me about it? Pictures can be sent via email.
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          RE:FOR SALE:   Raleigh Twenty Folding bike posted by Brian on 8/19/2007 at 11:13:23 AM
Look Here: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/raleigh-twenty.html
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WANTED:   need help on colson tandem posted by: jerry on 8/18/2007 at 9:07:57 PM
i am looking at a colson tandem. I know nothing about them. i seen some pictures on this site and i am comparing that to the one i am looking at. there are no chain guard.no rear seat and not sure if the rod or cables? are there for the rear steering. otherwise it looks in pretty good shape from the picture i have. My question is what is it worth in the shape i discribed. and what can they be worth restored. are the parts available that i need. I am hoping to pick it up fairly reasonable. 150 or less. thanks
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          RE:WANTED: need help on colson tandem posted by sam on 8/24/2007 at 5:32:23 AM
Compleat,$500 to $1000 is my guess.As discribed $75 to $250 again my guess---or what I would pay if I wanted one.I know of no original parts avalible---but most balloon parts would fit like seats/tires etc ,that is, if it's a late model colson.The early wood wheeled ones would be harder to get running but not impossable.
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MISC:   Stands for tandems posted by: David on 8/18/2007 at 5:14:33 AM
I got a bargain Motobecane Interclub tandem on Craig's List and, now that I've changed the brakes [so that both rim brakes are operated by levers in the normal fashion] it's a lot of fun. Does anyone have a suggestion for a kickstand for such a bike? The geometry is such that it's hard even to lean it on something and avoid having the front wheel swivel and the whole thing fall down. An ordinary chainstay squashing kickstand or dropout mounted stand would fail, I'm pretty sure. Are stands that hold up the rear wheel available these days?
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          RE:MISC: Stands for tandems posted by sam on 8/24/2007 at 5:26:12 AM
I have the same problem on all my tandems.Schwinn had an interesting way on their Town&country tandems,they added a schwinn type kick stand to a piece of metal and bolted it to the frame using the bolts in the front adj. BB.I may try and make something along this line.
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MISC:   Establishing a value posted by: Lindsey Ryder on 8/12/2007 at 7:54:46 AM
I have a friend with a CCM Imperial tandem, original condition. I'm assuming it's a Mark IV from what I've found on the web. I'm trying to help them establish a value as they are wanting to sell it (they are now well into their 70's).
Also, where are the best locations to post and try & sell this tandem? It's located in the Greater Toronto Area (Oakville, Ontario, Canada).

Thanks
Lindsey


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          RE:MISC:   Establishing a value posted by David on 8/14/2007 at 11:16:31 AM
Your best bet would be to sell it locally (Craig's List, e.g) because shipping a big bike like that is very expensive - probably more than the bike is worth. Luckily, it's in Toronto instead of Nowheresville! Value? I doubt that there's much collector interest in a lower end tandem like this - I'd guess no more than about $200 US. Look at comparable bikes on Ebay (Schwinn Twinn, e.g.) and see what they have fetched.
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          RE:MISC: Establishing a value posted by Lee on 9/2/2007 at 7:14:30 PM
I sold my CCM Imperial 700 for $100 and could have gotten around $200 for it due to response/demand. I have a CCM Imperial Mark 1V and am restoring it.
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          RE:MISC:   Establishing a value posted by Scott on 1/10/2008 at 12:46:06 AM
Did it ever sell?I'm interested in it.
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MISC:   Mobo Tot_Cycle posted by: Tom on 7/25/2007 at 5:10:49 PM
Hello,
I came across a Mobo Tot-Cycle and I know very little about its worth. Can anyone be of assistance. I can send a picture, if that will help.
Thank you
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          RE:MISC: Mobo Tot_Cycle posted by joel on 8/1/2007 at 9:54:43 AM
Interesting little bike, one of the smallest 'real' bicycles I have seen. i had one a couple years ago and sold it for $100 or so. There's a good Mobo toy website on the net.
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FOR SALE:   Peugeot Tandem Bicycle posted by: Michael on 7/18/2007 at 11:00:41 AM
I am looking for information about the bicycle--please drop me a line if you are interested or can point me in the right direction. It appears rather old and is in good condition. I want to see this bicycle go to a collector--I have too many already.
Thanks!
Michael
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          RE:FOR SALE: Peugeot Tandem Bicycle posted by sam on 7/25/2007 at 8:54:23 AM
What's your location?Tandems are a bit expencive to ship and a local pick up might help if someone is interested in it.Wheel size and frame sizing might help also.French tandems are usually very good road touring tandems---sam
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MISC:   Schwinn Town and Country posted by: David on 7/18/2007 at 10:51:53 AM
Here's a pic of the T&C I mentioned in the message below.


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MISC:   Schwinns posted by: David on 7/14/2007 at 3:27:36 AM
Thanks to Sam for encouraging me to get my T&C 3-speed project done. I had found a steel 650B rim to go with my AB hub and heavy spokes at Memory Lane. I finally put it all together yesterday and what a diff! It finally goes fast and the new brake is far superior to the Union drum with worn-out linings that it replaced. I'll post a pic soon.

And check out Ebay # 200128901701. A nice Sport Twinn with an interesting chain tensioner - a chainwheel of appropriate size rolling in the timing chain! I had seen Renold Chain's "Roly Rings," plastic wheels to do the same job and wondered if they might be useful for this application.
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MISC:   Schwinn Twinn Deluxe Tandem Serial posted by: Patrick Oley on 7/13/2007 at 3:45:20 PM
I have a Schwinn Twinn Deluxe Tandem that is a light blue color. I have the original manual and I am trying to find the serial number. The manual says its on the right side of the fork. I do not see it. Any other suggestions? Also, any ballpark estimates on its worth. It has no rust and in excellent condition but 3 spokes in the front wheel are missing. Does the spokes missing effect the price very much? Thank you,
Patrick

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MISC:   s&r ted williams free spirit folding bike posted by: cliff on 7/11/2007 at 7:01:28 PM
Ihave come accross a sears & roebuck ted williams 24 inch womens free spirit folding bike. It is a tornado automatic 2 speed and was made in west germany. Trying to find out when these were sold and if there is any value. appears to have been kept in someones basement as it was covered with alot of dust and has some rust and dry rotted tires which still hold air. I took it for a ride and it changes gears fine any info would be greatly appreciate.

Thanks
Cliff
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          RE:MISC:   s&r ted williams free spirit folding bike posted by ken on 7/13/2007 at 9:59:55 AM
Cliff, I haven't much info for you but I do have questions. Your bike is interesting in several respects. The Tornado two-speed- is it a kickback? If so, does it have three stripes? Some time ago we discussed the Bendix Tornado three speed hub which appeared to have some connection with Sachs. The 24" tires- are they the balloon-tire size or one of the several lightweight sizes? (Sheldon Brown says, caveat emptor... read his article before replacing tires.) I don't recall ever seeing a 24" folder. Can I have pictures? Based on its name, I'm guessing your bike is 40 years old plus or minus a couple. Value is, as always, in the eye of the purchaser but folders have a niche.
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          RE:RE:MISC:   s&r ted williams free spirit folding bike posted by Cristie on 7/27/2007 at 10:32:36 PM
I have just purchased a Schwinn folding bike - 2 gears - free spirit - women's bike. To a stranger - it appears to be a regular bike - 24" wheels and a place on the back to hold books. I am wondering what year it may be. Made in West Germany - Sears Roebuck & Co. - Ted Williams
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