| Thanks for the Philly Show information. Please post the new dates and times for this years show and Sundays flea market. I also need the exact street name and location of the flea market(and simple quick directions from Walnut Street, please). Please post soon.|
| Greetings Ted. Glad to be of assistance. I'm not at all associated with the event... though if I can get a bike for myself and my ladyfriend cobbled together, I may try to attend.|
Anyhow... direct from the Trophybike website:
MAY 13-14-15? --NOTE DATE CHANGE!--
--due to a conflict with an important holiday (sorry, mums!)
THE GREAT BRITISH BIKE WEEKEND RETURNS
This "Three Days for Three Speeds" is for riders and fans of the classic British roadster bicycles: Raleigh, Rudge, Dunelt, Robin Hood and so on.
Their website is:
I recall seeing directions on the site as to how to get to their location and I'm sure if you were to ring them up they would be more than happy to offer assistance as to any other logistical conundrums that exist.
Larry "Boneman" Bone
| I thought this to be rather interesting.|
Methinks it's probably an "uncommon" machine.
Larry "Boneman" Bone
| I was unable to access the ebay URL for this item. I had an Elgin made around 1942 that you would swear was a Raleigh. It was infact a "Victory Bike" made in Westfield MA by the Columbia people and marked Elgin which was a bicycle sold by Sears. These bicycles had classic diamond frame, inch pitch drive, northroad style handle bars, cable floating caliper front brake, coaster single speed rear hub, Persons Majestic saddle that looks like Wrights or Brooks saddles. paul|
| Greetings Paul,|
Try just going to ebay and searching on the item number:
This is most definitely a Raleigh built Elgin... check out the headbage. Made specifically by Raleigh for Sears. Branded "Elgin".
It's a cool bike.
Larry "Boneman" Bone
| Hi, not sure which forum to post this one on....?|
I have just bought what I was told was a South African military issue (WWII) BSA Aquarius. It has a perished sprung leather seat, block-pedals and cable brakes. It has a lovely bell mounted on the handlebars with a Saint Christopher design on it (encircled by the following lettering ASPICE CHRISTOPHORUM ET TUTUS VIAM CARPE). It also still has the headbadge intact. The bike is predominantly black with dark red mudguards, BUT it also has a 3-speed Suntour hub (found this info on the net: Sturmey Archer made 3-speed AW hubs with a SunTour logo on the shell for Maeda in the 1970s. The Sturmey Archer manufacture is not mentioned in either company histories.Frank Berto August 26, 1998 http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/'hadland/page35.htm). This makes me conclude that the hub and gears were fitted years later...
Can anyone tell me more about this bike and or the hub? I will be posting pics on my website http://www.oldbikes.741.com soon (within 36 hours from now!). Oh, and once it is polished and fixed up, it will be up for grabs :-)
| I'm looking for a Raleigh spindle, marked 16GC. Please drop me a line if you have one for sale.|
I removed the bottom bracket from my Sports today. It seems someone installed an aftermarket spindle. Not only was it too short - so the chainwheel crank rubbed a crease in the chainguard - the spindle fit impressively tight in the crank. I resorted to using a steering wheel puller from my car, along with a candle to heat the crank. After many choice words, it tugged free. Ugh.
| iI BOUGHT A 1972 RALIEGH COLT.IT IS IN GOOD SHAPE.IS IT WORTH ANYTHING?I DIDNT PAY HARDLY ANYTHING FOR IT|
To answer your question: Evidently not much to your seller. Still, Raleigh Colts were juvenile bicycles built to their highest standards. Actually, they were better bicycles than most kids could appreciate. If Thorsten Veblen were here to comment on their function, he might say(post), "They were sold to financially successful parents to lavish on their unappreciative offspring as an expression of their conspicuous consumption and pecuniary superfluity." If Colts had existed in the 19th century, they might have found their way into his "Theory of the Leisure Class."
Colts have been offerred on this site (Oldroads) for $125. I have two myself.