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Archived: English Roadsters

AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Sprite on ebay posted by: bikeyard on 8/1/2000 at 4:21:45 PM
Nice Raleigh Sprite on ebay. Free delivery to the Larz Anderson show. Check it out.

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Raleigh Sprite on ebay posted by dave on 8/2/2000 at 12:11:51 PM
I searched for Raleigh on ebay and did not see this ... what's the URL?

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Raleigh Sprite on ebay posted by bikeyard on 8/4/2000 at 7:52:46 PM
Ebay # 396323124. http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=396323124

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh track on ebay posted by: Seth on 8/1/2000 at 2:19:49 PM
This fine old well kept bike is subject to the perennial practice of upgrading . I reckon that all devout riders machines are rarely left as they came from the shop but are immediately given at least a few preferred components to make it better . I,ll bet that some people are ogling this just for the Paramount parts . These parts were the most readily available high grade stuff in some areas right into the late fifties.

MISC:   Frank's Gitane posted by: velohund@yahoo.com on 8/1/2000 at 6:06:28 AM
Frank, I checked a Lemond book out of the library, and it has pics of him racing the Gitane in 1983 in the Tour of Lombardy and the World Championships. As with the Cycles de Oro pic, the brakes are little sidepulls, definately not Mafacs. But perhaps yours was late enough in the 70s to have the same decals.

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh Track bike on Ebay posted by: phil on 7/31/2000 at 10:53:08 AM
There's an interesting bike on ebay #396866972. The owner describes it as:

On the underside of the hub is the number "5." The seat is a Brooks Champion B17 Narrow. Engraved on the frame just below the seat connection is "RSD90" which may have been hand engraved as the letters are a bit irregular. The reflector reads on the back, "Wald Mfg. Co., Maysville, KY." The pedals are engraved, "Reg # 796082 - Brameton - Made in England" and on one side, "Williams." The pedals exhibit a terrific art deco design in the cut out metal work. The wheel hub rod in the center between the left and right spokes is engraved "Schwinn" in script. Wood Rims - are imprinted, "E.J. Lobdell, Alma, Mich - 16." The brakes are engraved, "Philco, Central Pull - Warranted British Make" and are on the front wheel only. The handle bar bracket is engraved, "Dural" and has "AS" on the bolt ends. "Schwinn is inscribed on the handle bar bracket in two places.

A curious mix of British/American components. Anybody know anything about older track bikes?

MISC:   Cool book posted by: Keith on 7/31/2000 at 9:41:41 AM
I know it's lightweight subject matter (but they're not as chatty), but I thought you'd appreciate an interesting book I just finished -- Buzzati, The Giro d'Italia (Velo Press 1999), a recently translated version of Buzzati's coverage of the 1949 Giro, which included Coppi and Bartali. Wonderfully overwritten, bombastic style, with a hint of Homer and Dante. Makes you want to eat a plate of pasta, dust off that old Bianchi (if you've got one) and hit the mountains!

WANTED:   Accessories for Raleigh Sports posted by: Jay Picotte on 7/31/2000 at 7:23:12 AM
I have two Raleigh Sports from 1970 and 1973, Iam looking for the saddlebags that hung off the Brooks saddle and the air pumps that clip onto the tubes. Also if someone could tell me where I might find chrome handlebar bells I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks

AGE / VALUE:   raliegh sports posted by: sam on 7/30/2000 at 7:59:08 PM
Give me a little info on the 72 raliegh sport i bought. It has a pointed chain guard. When did they make this style of chain guard?

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   raliegh sports posted by Laura Donner on 8/8/2000 at 10:18:25 AM
It sounds like we may have asimilar bike. Do you know much about it? Does yours have Stumey Archer shifter and brooks saddle? DO you have good leads on what an original looked like? Was yours "made exclusively by Marshall Fields and Co" as ours was? Let's compare notes.

FOR SALE:   For Sale Page Updated posted by: VVVintage Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com on 7/30/2000 at 2:05:38 PM
We've just updated our "Bicycles and Parts For Sale" page. You can get to it
using the links at the top of this page. We've added some Ballooner, Musclebike,
English and Vintage Lightweight bicycles and parts. We've also added a couple
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WANTED:   Tires and tubes for 1978 Raleigh Tourist posted by: B Davis on 7/30/2000 at 11:30:00 AM
I am trying to locate new tires and tubes 28in x 1.5in for my Raleigh Tourist. I live in Austin Texas.

   RE:WANTED:   Tires and tubes for 1978 Raleigh Tourist posted by sam on 7/30/2000 at 7:07:08 PM
I bough the last 6 the shop in Nuevo Laredo had , don't know if he has reordered yet.Maybe I'll get to Piedres Negras and try their or perhaps Reynosa.If you make it to the border before I do check the bike shops they still carry 28" tires.Or you can order on line but the price is a lot higher.And if all else fails call Hank Cunningham 210-695-3159 at Helotes Bike shop.(just north of San Antonio)

   RE:WANTED:   Tires and tubes for 1978 Raleigh Tourist posted by Keith on 7/31/2000 at 9:32:45 AM
Be sure to ring your bell when you pass Lance on a steep incline!

AGE / VALUE:    posted by: Alwyn Jones on 7/30/2000 at 2:50:25 AM
my Father has just bouhgt a Kerry's classique i would
like some info obout this bike please eg year it was made,

thanks for your help

   RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by ChristopherRobin on 7/30/2000 at 12:14:58 PM
Please tell me about the bike or is this a moped? What size frame, what color, what size wheels, cable brake or rod brake? what kind of seat? I have quite a lot of information on Kerry's

AGE / VALUE:   A Good Day posted by: sam on 7/29/2000 at 3:14:55 PM
I just finished dropping off a balloon fraime I picked up for Hank.I do like going by his shop!Old ralieghs that would make C.R.cry line the side, ballooners that take your breath away,and on top of that he's always a help with the info I need.The kinda place you hate to leave(but he does have to earn a living)so off I went on my way home, with only one stop left to make.You guessed it-by the good will to go bike hunting.BINGO--a mans 1972 raleigh sports,gold with all the decals.has a light& gen.rear rack,twis grip shifter,white seat & grips , raliegh bell and has a Pointed chain gard. the bike needs cleaning and new tires.and the best part $8.99!!!!!!!!

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Sturmey/Archer posted by: racerrex on 7/27/2000 at 9:21:10 PM
I have an NOS Sturmey/Archer 5 speed hub dated 9 /68. can anyone tell me what it might have been in?

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Sturmey/Archer posted by Tom Faust on 7/27/2000 at 11:26:39 PM
If it is NOS, it has probably not "been in" anything. Seriously, I believe the Raleigh Sprite of the '67 '68 period used the 5 speed Sturmey-Archer. The one I put in my '73 Sports is date stampd '67. There is a '68 Raleigh catalog on the web. Don't have the address at hand, but it is linked off Sheldon Brown's page.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Sturmey/Archer posted by phil on 7/28/2000 at 7:46:09 AM
If your hub is a "S5", it really could have been in any Raleigh or Raleigh Clone. I've seen (or heard of) them in Sports and such. Does your hub also have the 2 shifters with it?

Take a look at ebay #391868097 (a Robin Hood) and also http://www.sheldonbrown.com/sturmey-archer.html

If you want to sell it, let us all know.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Sturmey/Archer posted by rex on 7/28/2000 at 9:09:51 PM
it is stamped S5 but I don't have the shifters to go with the hub. I would be willing to entertain offers on the piece. If you are interested please e-mail me.

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Dunelt 3-Speed 1963 26 in.( cable brakes) posted by: Paul on 7/27/2000 at 7:34:13 PM
I just picked up a 1963 English Dunalt 3-Speed 26 inch with cable brakes. Can any one give me any information about this company or bike? Are they a Raleigh company, is it a good bike, etc. Thanks.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Dunelt 3-Speed 1963 26 in.( cable brakes) posted by ChristopherRobin on 7/28/2000 at 7:36:16 AM
Dunelt was made by Raleigh Industries Limited of Nottingham, England. It is a good bike, tires are 26 x1 3/8 E.A.3.

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Old Dependable posted by: Fred on 7/27/2000 at 7:08:44 PM
I humbly invite all of you to read a story entitled; "Old Dependable", that I just added to my web site. The site URL is; "http://members.tripod.com/'fredhaj/index.html", or the short form; "fredhaj.tripod.com". Enter the site and click on, "Articles & Storys". Let me know what you think of it.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Old Dependable posted by Lorna on 7/27/2000 at 11:10:34 PM
Well, duh, of course I got misty-eyed over it! Well done! A really lovely story, especially for this new Raleigh fan.

(note: I had to change the ' in the URL to a ' to get there, but no biggie)

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Old Dependable posted by Fred on 7/28/2000 at 5:40:16 AM
Got me!! The ' should be a ' (tilde). Sorry for the inconvenience.

   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Old Dependable posted by Fred on 7/28/2000 at 5:47:56 AM
I didn't goof after all. It seems that the tilde character, the upper case character just above the tab key, displays here as a single quote character. How confusing, comment Vin?

   RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Old Dependable posted by Dennis V. on 7/29/2000 at 7:08:15 PM
Terrific story, Fred! You crafted it extraordinarily well and I enjoyed every word.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Old Dependable posted by JimW. on 7/29/2000 at 11:09:47 PM
You never cease to amaze! Between you and Christopher Robin,
this is the most entertaining list on the web. OK, the rest of you are also amazing. What is it about these machines (English Roadsters) that attracts the beguilingly literate?
As long as I'm asking rhetorical questions, what is it about low-rider lists that attracts the mentally retarded? Sorry; that was extremely cruel. I should be ashamed of myself. But I'm probably not. And they don't look at this list anyway.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Old Dependable posted by Wings on 7/29/2000 at 11:14:24 PM
I changed the single quote mark to a tilde and got in!
Well, I could not find a story (I forgot the name) but I certainly enjoyed your site! Do you have a big barn? Do you enjoy dusting or do you use a compressor?
I enjoyed "Ol Boomer" and read all about the metamorphosis of that bike! That touched me!!!
I also have an Ol Boomer. It is the first baloon Schwinn I found while bike hunting. It now has a 3 speed Shimanno hub with 3 chain rings. I love to ride it in the winter.
Motobecane Nomad-- I refurbished one of those and that was the best feeling road bike I was ever on!
I have a Nexus 7 speed on another Schwinn and I agree that it is a great hub and has great brakes!
Thanks for sharing!

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Old Dependable posted by Wings on 7/31/2000 at 11:27:27 PM
Excellent Story. I would give anything to have my father's bike (I don't think he had one) or my Grandfather's bike. Somehow a bike is personal and also an experience of activity that can be shared. It passes on a feeling. Very unique story.
I enjoyed your notes even more!
Your autobiography was also very interesting. I wonder how many of us here are called "The Bike Man"? That is also my name according to sum.
That was very special reading!
Wings (Keith Anderson)

AGE / VALUE:   Gazelle On Ebay posted by: sam on 7/27/2000 at 7:08:29 AM
Having fun checking out bikes on ebay while I wait on parts to arrive.Gazelle#391190437---RoyceUnion#392494580---Royal(made in england)#387462633---Quickrun(Holland)#386647815--and a 1946Husquarna#387656675