ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Cyclo S/A triple cluster converter on eBay posted by: Kurt K. on 5/13/2005 at 8:09:50 PM
For those who aren't satisfied with three speeds:


N.R.S., N.M.A., Et.C...


ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   BRITISH BIKE SWAP MEET MAY 15 --Philly posted by: Michael McGettigan on 5/13/2005 at 2:00:00 AM
Greetings, by popular demand--the Great British Bike Weekend will again be featuring a SWAP MEET; we expect Sam Fitzsimmons of Baltimore, Larkin Little, and others!
SUNDAY, 9am SHARP, plaza across from TROPHY BIKES, 3131 Walnut St.
just west of WXPN on the WALNUT STREET BRIDGE.
BUY/SELL/TRADE English Bikes, accessories, parts and memorabilia.
it's all part of the 8th or 9th annual Great British Bike Weekend in Philadelphia, May 13-14-15th.
see www.trophybikes.com for details....
thanks for reading,

AGE / VALUE:   NOS Dynohub posted by: Bryan on 5/13/2005 at 1:28:01 AM
Interesting NOS 1951 Dynohub on Ebay. A tad pricey for my weekly splurge! Not my auction etc.

Ebay item 6531812830

   RE:AGE / VALUE: NOS Dynohub posted by Warren on 5/13/2005 at 5:14:26 PM
But ain't that purty...

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: NOS Dynohub posted by Kurt K. on 5/13/2005 at 8:00:50 PM
For those of you who don't mind Soviet-chrome NOS dynohubs:


   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: NOS Dynohub posted by Kurt K. on 5/13/2005 at 8:09:24 PM
P.S.: Just now saw the auction. What a beaut!


$55 for shipping - that doesn't make sense though...


   RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: NOS Dynohub posted by James on 5/14/2005 at 1:33:13 AM
I heard from someone "in the industry" that SA has a new dynohub, I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out to be the "new" 3W dynohub from 1985 that never got into production. No idea if it will fit in old raleigh forks without spreading and or filing or dropouts.
Has anyone ever tried using a Shimano dynohub in a raleigh sports? A nice lower maintenance hub, that doesn't get contaminated as quickly as old hubs would be rather nice in a Raleigh Sports used as regular transportation.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   NOS Dynohub posted by Smitty on 5/16/2005 at 2:57:26 AM
OOOO man that thing is WOW

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh Record Sprint posted by: Thomas on 5/12/2005 at 2:27:44 PM
I got a black Raleigh Record Sprint and tried to find out the age and the original equipment of it, but obviously there is no frame number to identify anything.

the details:

Reynolds 501 Chromalloy M tubing

gold/red/black front emblem "Raleigh" "Nottingham England"

Shimano front mech
Shimano light action rear mech
Shimano 105 hubs
Shimano levers

Weinmann brakes and mounts, both gold colored

gold colored handlebar with oak leaves and written
"SR Road Champion" and "S Sakae Custom England"

Sugino GT 170mm cranks

Pedals Christophe SP-250

Can anyone help me or is there any source to find out date and original state ?


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh Record Sprint posted by Kurt K. on 5/12/2005 at 3:57:57 PM
I'd make an educated guess and say post-'82. Reynolds 501 came on in '83 if I recall correctly. The "Record Sprint 12" model is shown in both the '83 and '84 Raleigh catelouges:

(1983 Record Sprint 12 at bottom)
(Specs for 1983 Record Sprint 12)

'83 model shows specs to have Campy 980 derailers - '84 shows the Shimano components you mention:

(1984 Record Sprint 12)
(1984 Record Sprint 12 specs)

You might want to look around for an '85 to verify that the '84 specs were not carried over into the next year.

P.S.: Unless there was a change in spec for '85 or '86, I'd say the chainwheel and handlebar have been swapped out. Then again, you might have a later model.

Hope this helps...

Take care,


   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh Record Sprint posted by Thomas on 5/13/2005 at 2:23:47 PM
Yes, great, thanks !
but do you know a source for '85 and up ? kind of archeology, I guess....
and : reading the specs I was in doubt....there is real GOLD in brakes and handlebar ? or am I acting in the wrong fairytale ?
cheers and thanks a lot again!


   RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh Record Sprint posted by Kurt K. on 5/13/2005 at 11:00:30 PM
Unfortunatly, most Raleigh catelouges pop up rather infrequently. Other then the '83 and '84, I don't know of any others online (the '70s catalogs are also few and far between). Your best bet would to wait for one to pop up on eBay.

I believe the bars are simply gold anodized - definitely not real gold.

Take care,


   RE:RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh Record Sprint posted by Thomas on 5/14/2005 at 1:31:09 PM
yes, it's anodized regarding the catalogue, but brakes are "Gold alloy".
however, thanks a lot for your help ! (I'll post my results)

   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh Record Sprint posted by Kurt K. on 5/15/2005 at 1:23:31 AM
"Gold Alloy"...just another sales tactic to keep the words "gold anodized" from repeating themselves in the specs.

Take care!


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Raleigh Record Sprint posted by arno on 5/18/2005 at 2:04:50 PM
I found a record sprint on the internet for 7 euro's/ 5 pounds
but i was wondering wat type of bike it could be, so this is really perfect, with all the specifications.
I am rebuilding roadbikes for 2 years now the first one was an
old Italian bike (bandiziol) that i bought at a market in belgium. It is completely campagnolo and cheap. the second one was a raleigh sirocco that i found in Rotterdam, so i took it home and fixed the bike with parts found on the internet.

well, i quit before somebody gets bored of this story

MISC:   Bike Swap this weekend posted by: Mark W. on 5/12/2005 at 1:49:35 PM
May 15.....at the Seabrook Recreation Center, Rt. 1 Seabrook, NH....9-2pm..rain or shine....spring is a great time to buy an English bike!