MISC:   Heads UP! Lots of "Ebay" Phishing Email posted by: Larry "Boneman" Bone on 4/20/2005 at 10:55:45 PM
Of late, my yahoo mailbox has been getting hammered with "Phishing" emails that purport to be from Ebay. The latest are quite foreboding as the very official looking message warns that unless I verify my information, my Ebay account will be suspended.

It is of course COMPLETELY bogus. Additionally, I received one purportedly from Paypal as well.

I'm sure most here are aware of these latest SCAMS... from banks and such.

IF you receive such a message, forward it directly to spoof@ebay.com

They will reply... with a form letter of course, but also state that they turn the matter over to the appropriate authorities.

Though, I'm sure by now, the volume must be insane.

The funny thing is... I don't even use my yahoo address for my Ebay account. So, it's obviously a "shotgun" approach.

Take care and be careful "out there"!

Larry "Boneman" Bone

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Quick question Re: Pre-'67 Superbe fittings posted by: Kurt K. on 4/20/2005 at 7:09:06 PM
I have a simple question that has been puzzling me for weeks - thought I'd ask it now while it's clear in my head:

I'm quite familiar with the post-1967 spec. Raleigh Superbe, with the familiar S5 hub, rack, etc.

However, the examination of a 1965 Superbe a few months back had my head scratching - this particular machine, unlike the later models, featured the conventional AW 3-speed hub and trigger setup.

It was in the familiar Raleigh Bronze Green, except for a few details: The headtube between the brazings was painted black, and the down and top tubes both featured partial black sections with gold pinstriping, in the same fashion as the Schwinn Black Phantom.

What particularly got me was the mudguards - they were bronze-green Bluemels Populars, complete with the Heron logo on the rear fender.

Were these features standard equipment for the Superbe in '65?


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Quick question Re: Pre-'67 Superbe fittings posted by Warren on 4/21/2005 at 2:18:12 PM
The paint scheme is identical to a version of the GRand Prix that was sold here in Canada as well as rebranded Raleigh Gliders. Makes me think this Superbe was for an export market.

   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Quick question Re: Pre-'67 Superbe fittings posted by P.C. Kohler on 4/23/2005 at 1:06:29 AM
Yes, of course, this is the c. 1965-66 "Dyno Superbe Model" which is described in the catalogue (US Market) as having the same features as the Sports but with Dynohub, lightweight Endrick rims, lightweight plastic mudguards, reflector pedals (then obviously new and desirable!), Dunlop Sports tyres and "Exclusive Polychomatic Bronze Green" which is obviously different from the "Exclusive Bronze Green" of the Sports.

P.C. Kohler

   RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Quick question Re: Pre-'67 Superbe fittings posted by James on 4/23/2005 at 1:20:06 AM
I saw a maroon Superbe the other day at a distance, it was on the road so I wasn't able to inspect it, did they re-use the Rudge Maroon used on late 50s Rudges (I don't know if there were several different Rudge Maroons, I only have a 57) or is just a similar colour?


   RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Quick question Re: Pre-'67 Superbe fittings posted by Kurt K. on 4/23/2005 at 2:04:11 AM
P.C., would you happen to have a scan of those reflector pedals? Wonder if the example I saw sported this type - it was of a variant I had never seen before.

Take care,


MISC:   Dog licence! posted by: Charl Cilliers on 4/20/2005 at 8:16:05 AM
Minutes after buying an old BSA bicycle I noticed something strange........ ;)
It is licenced as a dog! (inscribed: Dog / Hond, Cape Town, 1981).
Check it out at http://oldbikes.741.com

This just shows that each vintage bicycle has its own unique history, which in my opinion, must be preserved. This is what I think may have happened: Bicycle licences were law in South Africa untill recently, but were similarly priced to the licences needed for dogs. I can only conclude that when the owner wanted to purchase his bike licence, the authorities didn't have any in stock, so they gave him a dog licence and told him that it would suffice! I can hardly belive that it could have been a case of mistaken identity! :D

Anyone else have any amusing attachments on their old bikes?



AGE / VALUE:   Nice '53 Sports on Ebay posted by: Bryan Masone on 4/20/2005 at 1:16:10 AM
You guys see this one?


Not my auction, no relation to seller etc.


AGE / VALUE:   Dunlop posted by: sam on 4/20/2005 at 12:38:23 AM
American Dunlop Tire Company
504-506 W.Fourteenth St.,New York
& 134 Lake St.,Chicago,Ill.
(Arnold Schwinn & Co
(240-254 Lake St.)
Always wanted to know why schwinn used a lot of english tyre sizes on their bikes---sam

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Dunlop posted by Warren on 4/21/2005 at 1:24:25 AM
They had a factory in Toronto as well...