AGE / VALUE:   Clyde of Dagenham posted by: Diane on 5/15/2005 at 7:26:19 PM
I have the frame for a Clyde of Dagenham bicycle. Unable to find any info on the net for this company. It has great provenance -- was purchased in Canada mid-1950s. Does anyone have any information on this company? All the original paint, decals. Looking for assistance on value, etc. Will give details.

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Pump Repair posted by: CPH on 5/15/2005 at 5:44:45 PM
My pump ain't pumping. Any clues on how to renew the seal inside? I've got a chrome fit-between-the-pump-pips model stamped "Made in England" on the top.

Oakland, CA

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Pump Repair posted by Warren on 5/15/2005 at 8:23:18 PM
Pull it apart...remove the old leather diaphragm and go to an old world plumber to get one the same size & thickness or cut down from a larger one. Totally smear the leather in grease before reforming it into the cup and screw back together. The size is critical

   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Pump Repair posted by Bryan on 5/17/2005 at 11:04:21 PM
A plumber? Do water pumps use the same diaphram?

I've also had success getting an old pump working just by regreasing and reshaping the existing diaphram. Might try that first.


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Pump Repair posted by sam on 5/19/2005 at 12:01:47 AM
I had to buy a box of blumels washers out of England to repair my pump.Took for ever to get a box on Ebay! Someone should offer these.Wonder if the rubber washers in those cheap Huffy Plastic pumps would work?Guess someone else will have to be desparate and find out---I got my supply---sam

   RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Pump Repair posted by Warren on 5/19/2005 at 12:09:36 AM
The leather is similar in thickness and quality to those used in hand-pumps. Any thick hide should old brooks saddle perhaps? Hmmm

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AGE / VALUE:   Larz Anderson Bicycle Show related event on May 22nd posted by: Peter Naiman on 5/14/2005 at 6:32:40 PM
As an early kick off for the Larz Anderson Bicycle Show at the Museum of Transortation on Sunday, August 14th, in Brookline, Massachusetts the Museum of Transportation is hosting it's annual Italian Car Day on Sunday May 22nd and is hosting a Concour of Vintage Italian bicycles and motorcycles as a part of this scheduled event. To find more information about this event please click on the link below to the events calendar for the Museum schedule of events.

Peter Naiman
Shorewood, WI

AGE / VALUE:   Items going to KC Swap meet 5/15 posted by: Calvert on 5/14/2005 at 7:33:03 AM
I'll be at the
in Kansas City on Sunday May 15

With the items listed below....

Lots of misc balloon & other fenders.

1960 Schwinn Traveler 3speed
$75 stainless fenders nice condition

1910 Mead Ranger Coaster Brake Deluxe
Mead's top model that year...lots of extras
like the chain stay mounted chain brush.
great saddle. 90% original paint
$600 very good condtion (except tires are shot)

1962 Raleigh Gran Sport
(all original XLNT condition)metallic green
Campy & GB components.

1917 Mead tall frame motor bike.

Pre WW2 Hercules All weather model.
Rod brakes. 26" wheels

WW2 Gal's Dayton Victory bike.

Lots of misc parts 1890's thru modern.
pedals w/o mates for trade or sale.

Willing to trade for old randonneur
& Brit/Euro touring stuff.
24" to 25" frame size.
Or a Mead Hurrycycle.

I can be reached at

Good hunting!