AGE / VALUE:   1980 Raleigh Sports - Humber blue? posted by: Pete on 1/14/2005 at 3:15:17 PM
Just recently bought what seems to be 1980 Raleigh Sports.
The 1980 catalog lists Humber Blue as a color choice but doesn't show it.
Any websites where I might see one to compare colors, make sure I'm right.
It's pretty dark but not that you'd mistake it for black like some older British bikes I've seen.
Intended to match blue of British flag?

MISC:   Achilles & Hercules posted by: Charl Cilliers on 1/14/2005 at 9:54:57 AM

Just wanted to let you know that I have posted my bicycles on the pictures database. Look under Achilles and Hercules. I may be willing to part with the Hercules although I still need to do some work on it...

Which discussion forum should I use to talk about my South African made Achilles bicycle? I am new to the whole vintage bike thing.... :-)


ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Black Paint Colors posted by: Steve on 1/14/2005 at 4:27:15 AM
I am about to mask and respray parts of my son's nice mid-Sixties Robin Hood, now in a classic black. What are your recommendations for the near-identical black color codes in the Dupont Centari or PPG Omni ranges?

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Black Paint Colors posted by sam on 1/14/2005 at 3:26:23 PM
I use "Jet Black" in the Centari paint.I also use Super Wet look hardener but I like the very shiny look--the regular reducer may give it a more natural look--but I figure in several years the Super Wet look will weather to the same.---sam

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   sturmey mudguard reflector posted by: louis on 1/13/2005 at 7:13:22 AM
overhauling a '76 superbe as a city bike for a friend. got the white part of the rear-fender gleaming white with the help of vinny's cleaning solution. anyone have tips on how to get the rubber part of the reflector as presentable? the thing is mighty dirty and yellowed, even after 72 hours soaking in oxy-clean.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   sturmey mudguard reflector posted by Ed on 1/13/2005 at 1:39:29 PM
You might try Bletch White white wall tire cleaner.It works really well on badly soiled vinyle auto tops and scuffed up white wall tires. Keep away from painted surfaces though unless you want to remove old wax.Good luck with your project.

   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   sturmey mudguard reflector posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/13/2005 at 11:38:11 PM
Good call... the product name is actually Westley's Bleche White. Available most anywhere...

Should do the trick.


Larry "Boneman" Bone

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   sturmey mudguard reflector posted by louis on 1/14/2005 at 12:17:59 AM
thanks to both of you. i'll post my findings here in case they benefit someone else down the road.

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   can eneyone help? posted by: jill on 1/11/2005 at 5:30:42 PM
I worte eariler about my dads bike,I have now found out he would like a whole new dynamo lamp as the wires inside his have gone plus the swich is broken were you change it from dynamo to battrie,his bike is forest green(dark)so does eneyone have one for sale or know were we can buy one from?.........thanks x

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   can eneyone help? posted by David on 1/11/2005 at 11:42:20 PM
These parts turn up from time to time on Ebay, but I think you'll be better off fixing the switch and wiring. You can probably find a small appliance repairman (under five feet, preferably) who would do it for you.