ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   heads up! posted by: Brian on 12/12/2005 at 3:26:21 PM
Someone's going to get a deal!
cut & paste - ebay# 7203686855

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   heads up! posted by Kurt K. on 12/12/2005 at 3:36:06 PM
I hope that's sarcasm on your part...


   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: heads up! posted by Brian on 12/14/2005 at 3:43:26 PM
yes it is

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Oy oy oy posted by: Neal on 12/12/2005 at 1:24:40 AM
Well, that solid gold 70s Sports went for a final bid of $237.50, and still the reserve wasn't met!

Five bidders having all sorts of fun, I suppose, and a seller with an inflated sense of value. Gotta love that ebay!


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Oy oy oy posted by Neal on 12/12/2005 at 1:27:52 AM
Ebay item # 7202371455, by the way.


   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Oy oy oy posted by Kurt K. on 12/12/2005 at 3:38:11 PM
Amazing, is it not?

It's a nice and complete original, yes, but not the greatest example I've seen.

I really have to list some of my Raleigh surplus on eBay...hehehe.


AGE / VALUE:   Help with the age of this Ross posted by: Mike on 12/11/2005 at 8:40:51 PM
I found this Ross and do not have a clue what year it is.
Any help would be appreciated.
Head badge says Ross Allentown PA.
Serial number is 0979756492
It has a Shimano 333 speed coaster brake cartridge style hub.
Here are links to pics as well. It converts the "Tilde" character to a left leaning apostrophe. Just change it back to the tilde to view.




   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help with the age of this Ross posted by Joe on 12/12/2005 at 12:25:55 PM
That's a Ross Compact, in Pastel Blue, model 121-553 with a Shimano 3 speed coaster brake, 26 x 1 3/8" tires and a 17 1/2" frame. It was also available as a middleweight, with 26 x 1.75 tires, model # 21-551.

Your serial number says it was made in Sept. of 1979
Month - 09 year - 79 #756492


MISC:   Email Address Providers posted by: jack on 12/10/2005 at 3:05:25 AM
When posting I always provide my email address in the Post box provided. My recent post elicited some responses that requested a picture. But when I clicked name to send pic no email address! I started clicking a bunch of names and found about half didn't provide addresses. What's up with that? Now I wonder if I've been naive in providing my email address.

   RE:MISC: Email Address Providers posted by Warren on 12/10/2005 at 6:06:43 AM
If you have a reason to be anonymous in an internet communication, feel free to do so. If you want replies to gather info, then post your address.

I do both depending on the situation. The fewer times you post your address, the fewer times spammers will target you. There are other ways to deal with that however.

   RE:MISC:   Email Address Providers posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 12/10/2005 at 12:51:58 PM
I'm not sure how email address "harvesters" work, but if I were to compose one, it would search on the "@" symbol. Hence, when I post my email address here I spell it out thusly: bonemanrides_at_yahoo.com

All one need to do to contact me is to convert the _at_ to "@".

Seems to work I guess. Problem is, once one of these spammers or "Marketing" types gets ahold of one's address, they sell it... then those sell it... on and on. I've had to shut down mail accounts in the past because of spam. Really... 100 spams a DAY... a bit much.


Larry "Boneman" Bone

   RE:MISC:   Email Address Providers posted by Matthew on 12/10/2005 at 4:31:46 PM
I remain e-mail anonymous because I value my privacy. My telephone and address are not widely available either. I have suffered 'limey bashing' from former contributors to this message board. That's reason enough not to post an e-mail address.

Matthew - somewhere out there.

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Handlebar grips posted by: will on 12/9/2005 at 11:14:29 PM
I recently came into possession of a 1955 Dunelt ladies bike that appears to be all original. The handlebar grips are black and stamped "made in england." I would like to remove them so that I can clean them, the bars,and the brakehandle assemblies, but they are really stuck on. It almost appears as if they were glued, as there is some substance on the bars that starts right where the grips begin. Does anyone know if they were typically glued on by the factory, and would any of you recommend a way I could get them off without messing them up?

Separately, I'm looking for pedals for this and another Dunelt I have. Any pedals out there? I'm having a hard time finding ones that are right - errr, correct.

Thanks very much,


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Handlebar grips posted by CHRIS on 12/10/2005 at 12:03:51 AM

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Handlebar grips posted by jack on 12/10/2005 at 2:59:12 AM
A method I have used with success is insert a thin blade (like hacksaw or narrower) between bar and grip nearly to bottom of grip then spray-in WD40. Work blade around circumference spraying periodically.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Handlebar grips posted by Matthew on 12/10/2005 at 4:35:30 PM
If it is only a case of cleaning then soak them (one end at a time) in a bucket whilst still attached to the bicycle, use a toothbrush to get them really clean. You may damage them otherwise. The old trick for sticking on is hairspray and quick hands!

Matthew - where there's a will there's a way.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Handlebar grips posted by Spike on 12/10/2005 at 9:28:02 PM
I have had good luck on bikes back to the 60s.I push a small T handle allen wrench with the ball end up under as far as seems safe then a squirt of soapywater, windex or wd40 and bingo.I think the water or windex is safer.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Handlebar grips posted by Jeff R on 12/11/2005 at 3:51:29 AM
I think I have a pair of ladies pedals with Dunelt molded into the rubber blocks. I will dig into my parts boxes tomorrow.
To remove grips I use rubbing alcohol and inject it under the grip with a syringe.