AGE / VALUE:   Check out my offerings on the bay posted by: on 8/22/2005 at 9:59:01 PM
Rare but still shameless self promotion.
I have a few items up at the moment much of it is of interest to the gang here. Westwood rims 26 and 28 inch , Raleigh tourist front wheel.
more items to follow!
Check under: throwbackbikes

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Chain guard posted by: janet on 8/22/2005 at 7:59:40 PM
I have a 64 Hercules womens three speed. its in great condition.
I need a chain guard if any one has one please let me know. Also looking for a rear fender reflector and a vintage light. thanks

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Old Huffy English lightweight posted by: TOM on 8/22/2005 at 5:36:08 PM
I have an old Huffy, made by Raleigh Ind. Ltd. serial #54479 CA, in original condition except tires & brake levers. Bike should have been manuf. in 1954-55. Should I donate this to a yard sale, or does it have enough value to look for a buyer?


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Old Huffy English lightweight posted by David on 8/23/2005 at 2:31:59 PM
As usual, it all depends on condition. Any damage or rust? Is chrome good ? Paint? I'd think a Huffy-branded Raleigh would fetch a bit less than a regular Raleigh. Iffy condition means it's useful for transportation and not interesting to a [$$$] collector.

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   3 speed hub adjustment posted by: Daniel on 8/22/2005 at 2:10:10 AM
I am repairing an old 28" roadster found at a local rubbish dump. It has a 1952 Sturmey Archer AW hub. I cleaned the exterior of the hub, added some oil and adjusted the indicator chain. It rides pretty well, but when the bike freewheels there is a high-pitched whirring (spelling?) noise, not the click I suspected to hear. I have not taken the hub apart because I am not a bicycle mechanic and I'm afraid that I won't be able to put it back together again. But I think I may have to take a look inside the hub to fix the 'free-wheeling' noise. Any suggestions as to what it may be. If I can narrow the alternatives, I can go straight to the source of the problem.


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   3 speed hub adjustment posted by Matthew on 8/22/2005 at 4:26:10 PM
It should tick going forward in gear and whirr when free wheeling. It is the free wheel clicking, the pawls clicking over the racket, rather like a catch clicking over a gate latch but lots of them doing it quickly. However a free wheel does need lubricating too. Squirt it with WD40 or similar first to provide initial lubrication and to wash out accumulated muck then oil it proeprly with quality cycle oil.

Good find after half a century I gues I might whirr a little!


MISC:   Warning: eBay seller/buyer Kittentravel (U.K.) posted by: Kurt K. on 8/21/2005 at 2:13:34 PM
Exersize a bit of caution with the 'auction' site user 'kittentravel'. Took me a week and a half of reminder emails and a non-paying bidder warning to get him to send payment. No communication from him either save for his Pay-Pal payment.