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Archived: English Roadsters

AGE / VALUE:   Take a good look at this old Raleigh posted by: ChristopherRobin on 10/27/2000 at 9:49:42 AM
This is not my auction, but take a look at this Raleigh bicycle!
E-bay Item #475035511 Edwardian Lady Raleigh Bicycle photo

I have never seen one of these,nor seen any information about this rare model.

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   1973 Women's Raleigh Sports posted by: John Runjavac on 10/27/2000 at 8:02:15 AM
A friend asked me to advertise her 21" dark green 1973 Raleigh Sports she bought new. The bike is very clean. The AW hub is dated 9/73 (which is what I used to determine the year model. It comes with a wicker basket and black seat bag. The front fender was damaged, but she had it repaired and repainted to match the frame. The only thing not stock is the tires. She is asking $125 (obo)+ shipping from Santa Barbara, CA. For a photo, contact sbslivovitx@cs.com.

AGE / VALUE:   Check it out posted by: ChristopherRobin@starmail.com on 10/26/2000 at 4:39:43 PM
Somebody told me you could not do this, but here I see somebody already has. E- bay item # 479948918 J.D. Solex Shopper Gas Powered A solex motor and front wheel on a Raleigh ten speed. I wonder how it handles? I found that I prefer a motor on the Schwinn Balloon tire bike rather than on the Sports.

WANTED:   Stuff for '69 Superbe posted by: Dale Oswald on 10/25/2000 at 7:52:43 AM
Looking for parts to finish bringing by Superbe back to 1969:
- Tension spring (not the main spring) for Cyclo Benelux derailleur (it's set up with Cyclo 3x2)
- Grey Raleigh Shock grips
- Sturmey-Archer battery holder
- Simplex bar-end lever (don't need cables and fittings, just the lever)

FOR SALE:   FW Hub, New in box posted by: Dale Oswald on 10/25/2000 at 7:40:27 AM
FW hub, new in box, made in 60s, 36 hole with teeny sprocket. I think the date code is 68 and the sprocket is 13T. I obtained it and two others from George Rennie in Rochester NY in the 70s; he bought a case of them from Raleigh U.S. when they were cleaning out a warehouse. ("Call George, he'll buy that old Sturmey junk".) Raleigh U.S. probably had them as spares for Moulton Four Speeds. Sorry, I don't have a new trigger. Oh, the box is correct but kinda beat up, I wrote on it and it's ripped on the sides.

How about $125 for the hub, if you buy the hub I'll include a VGC used trigger. (Trigger not for sale separately).

AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Superbe pedals posted by: Bob on 10/24/2000 at 1:10:11 PM
Can anybody advise on where I can purchase NOS Raleigh rubber block pedals for my Superbe? I want the traditional pedals built with ball bearings and reflectors. Thanks much

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Superbe pedals posted by Grant on 10/24/2000 at 4:24:05 PM
Do you mean the ones with 2 long square blocks or a single
ovoid with chrome trim? What year?

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Superbe pedals posted by Bob on 10/24/2000 at 5:05:06 PM
my Raleigh Superbe is a 1972 with the REA 641 ovid pedals with a chromium frame. the ones i want are model REA 162 4" rubber blocks with R.I. monogram on rubbers and end caps, with amber reflectors and chrome frames. i believe these pedals were standard issue with Superbes before the late 60s

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Superbe pedals posted by Bob on 10/24/2000 at 5:06:47 PM
...yes, the two long square blocks...

WANTED:   Raleigh Folding Bike Parts posted by: Wendell on 10/24/2000 at 12:21:00 PM
I am still in need of a few RSW or Twenty folding bike parts. Maybe you can help me. I need a set of white tires or the Raleigh redlines. Also in need of a olive green chainguard. And how about a plaid green rack bag. Any help in finding these pieces would be appreciated!! Thanks!!!!! Just e-mail me with info.

AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Sports (made in Canada) posted by: ChristopherRobin on 10/24/2000 at 7:04:03 AM
I recently saw a Raleigh Sports with the brass Nottingham, England badge and Nottingham decals but this has a "Made in Canada" decal. The hockey stick chainguard is diffrent and this is a coffee brown color but with lighter brown panels on the down tube and head. The rest of the bike is the same. Good Quality. Raleigh is well known in Canada

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Sports (made in Canada) posted by Oscar on 10/24/2000 at 10:32:15 AM
I saw a his and hers Grand Prix set that were made in Canada. They had Suntour components and looked like the Taiwan Grand Prix that you usually see. They had Made in Canada heron headbadges.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Sports (made in Canada) posted by Bill H on 10/24/2000 at 1:17:00 PM
It would make sense that the Canadian Raleigh would have a "Hockey Stick" chainguard!

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Sports (made in Canada) posted by ChristopherRobin on 11/3/2000 at 8:06:19 AM
This was sold new from a Michigan bike shop.

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Sports (made in Canada) posted by ChristopherRobin on 11/7/2000 at 7:57:00 AM
A sharp good looking bike with gold RALEIGH decals that stand out against the coffee brown color paint.The chrome finish is peppered and gone on the rear wheel. Strange Rampar cyclometer with a black plastic wheel that rubs on the front wheel. Never saw this cyclometer before.

FOR SALE:   RALEIGH "GRAND PRIX" 27" 10-SPEED posted by: Scott on 10/24/2000 at 5:11:18 AM
Hi friends--I have on ebay a Raleigh "grand prix" 27" men's 10-speed. It doesn't look like it is going to sell. If anyone is interested, look at it--Item number 476450008. I don't know anything about English bikes--It is a friend of mine's bike--his father gave it to him and it is way too tall for him to ride, so he wants to sell it and by something smaller--He is kinda "vertically challenged" to be politically correct--hahahahaha. Let me know--any fair offer will be taken--no reserve on it--min bid is 25.00, and the shipping can be negotiated--actuall cost plus a little for the box and taking it to ups. Thanks for taking the time to read this and good riding.

   RE:FOR SALE:   RALEIGH posted by mike q. on 10/24/2000 at 6:32:31 AM
Hold on until the auction's over. Most bids don't come in until the final hours. You still have five days to go!

MISC:   Tornado brand 3 speed hub posted by: Robert on 10/23/2000 at 9:12:46 PM
Anyone familiar with a "Tornado" brand 3 speed hub. I saw this on a thrift store bike today. It had a shift trigger made in Germany. There was a shift chain like the S/A hubs. the nut on the shifter side of the hub appeared to be alloy . Do not remember the brand of the bike.

   RE:MISC:   Tornado brand 3 speed hub posted by sam on 10/25/2000 at 7:40:15 PM

   RE:MISC:   Tornado brand 3 speed hub posted by sam on 10/25/2000 at 7:42:46 PM
sach'S --sram -- sach of germany made the hub,now owned by sram of Chicago

WANTED:   Looking for white Union 9/16" pedals posted by: A. Martin on 10/23/2000 at 3:58:11 PM
Anyone know of a source of new Union 9/16" block pedals in white? I could use two pair.

   RE:WANTED:   Looking for white Union 9/16 posted by red on 10/23/2000 at 10:28:05 PM
I might know someone with one pair. E-mail me after November 5th to find out for sure.

FOR SALE:   Bicycle Auction, Friday October 27 in Maine posted by: MaineMan on 10/23/2000 at 3:09:47 PM
This is a real auction, not like that other auction frequently doubleposted on this site...

Aegis Bicycle Company's vintage bicycle collection Auction Catalog, Friday, October 27, 2000

Details at: http://thomastonauctions.com/featurecatalog.html

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Old bike snaps posted by: Grant on 10/23/2000 at 2:44:40 PM
For those who are curious, I have some pictures of some old
bikes. A 1973 Supercycle (Raleigh made) girls 3 speed, since
parted out. 1982 Eaton Road King mixte frame 5 speed derailleur.
And 1967 CCM Grand Touring men's 3 speed, as found. All Canadian bikes
you have not likely seen before unless you live in Canada.

If you want I can send them to you by email, sorry no web site.Say
which you want to see.

WANTED:   Raleigh 20" tires for Tweny folder posted by: Wendell on 10/23/2000 at 10:42:35 AM
Looking for original tires for a Twenty folding bike. Would prefer the white tires bout Raleigh redline would be nice too. Thanks! Also need a Raleigh frame pump for Sport.

   RE:WANTED:   Raleigh 20 posted by Wendell on 10/23/2000 at 10:46:32 AM
Sorry for the typos!

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Re: Sturmey Archer bites the dust.... posted by: red on 10/23/2000 at 1:03:08 AM
Perhaps someone here (or a group of people here) should form a business where old hubs are disassembled, cleaned/fixed, parted out, and reassembled into "like new" hubs. I'd donate my box o' S/As. On a related note, a year or two ago there was mention here of a rare device used to remagnetize dynohubs. There was one such device at a shop out west. Did anyone follow that discussion to the point where they know what happened to the device?

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Re: Sturmey Archer bites the dust.... posted by Keith on 10/23/2000 at 10:29:30 AM
At times in the past I've given away and, I confess, even thrown away SA stuff that I didn't need. Now, I suppose it's worth saving just about any SA hub, trigger, or other part you come across as long as it is usable or contains any useable part. I noticed below that Persons has a good stock at regular prices, but I'm not sure what a good stock means -- a year's supply? We also need to become resourceful. For example -- there must be a dozen or more spring manufacturers that make small springs that could substitute for an SA pawl spring.

   Roth IRA posted by Oscar on 10/23/2000 at 8:17:26 PM
Excellent! The kids get to go to college!

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Re: Sturmey Archer bites the dust.... posted by Randy on 10/26/2000 at 9:49:44 PM
I might have been the one to mention the remagnetizer. It was made for Eric and Jon Hertzberg (sp?) of Wheelsmith in Palo Alto, if I remember by an engineer at Hewlett-Packard (who is also headquartered in P.A.)

The last contact I had with the shop, it had recently been sold and the machine was inactive (it came with the shop, but noone in the new crew had ever used it). It wasn't for sale at the time, but I'll call over there tomorrow and ask about it and its eventual fate.

   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Re: Sturmey Archer bites the dust.... posted by Randy on 10/27/2000 at 11:36:21 AM
Bad news--I talked to Mike's Bikes (the successor to Wheelsmith) this morning, and the dyno remagnetizer is now in private hands. Whose hands, I don't know because the guy I talked to didn't know. I'll try to follow up and see if whoever bought it intends to do a dyno servicing operation.

   RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Re: Sturmey Archer bites the dust.... posted by ChristopherRobin@starmail.com on 10/29/2000 at 11:13:34 AM
As long as these "private hands" appreciate what they have. I hope the new owner will offer to re-magnitize folks dynohubs. He/she should do it. Watch e-bay because this may pop up in a few months.

   RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Re: Sturmey Archer bites the dust.... posted by ChristopherRobin on 11/9/2000 at 5:13:28 PM
Follow it up, go for it!