WANTED:   raleigh 20 fork, white posted by: louis on 9/8/2005 at 5:26:55 PM
still on the search for a fork for a white raleigh twenty. the one i've got has a pretty badly bent steer tube. if you have one you can part with, please post and/or email me at the address above, removing the spam harvest blocking text.


AGE / VALUE:   Free-bees--Mudgards! posted by: sam on 9/8/2005 at 3:19:27 PM
Seven pairs of used sports mudgards,plus odds and ends that I could get in the bike box. several chaingards.Mudgards Colors are torquez,brown,yellow,chrome,green,and house paint.You pay UPS shipping cost only.I'm guessing $20 but that's just a guess.First to email me gets them---sam

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Free-bees--Mudgards! posted by sam on 9/8/2005 at 4:46:57 PM
Their gone!---sam

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   DL-1 tandem sketch posted by: Kurt K. on 9/8/2005 at 2:21:45 PM
Dreamed this one up last night:


No, it never existed. Would love to build one, but I have doubts as to whether anyone carries a BB shell that would fit the wild convergence of tubing at the stoker's bottom bracket. Then try to find an adaquate BB spindle...perhaps use a conventional spindle made for 24 TPI and hide the incorrect crank/chainwheels under the pie-plates?

I was at a loss as to how to mount a tasteful rear handlebar, and came up with this rather disgusting design - any suggestions?

I highly doubt the horribly inneffcent rod brakes that I sketched out are sufficient to stop a machine of this size or weight. Possibly rod-operated drum brakes in their place?


Take care,


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: DL-1 tandem sketch posted by sam on 9/8/2005 at 4:16:40 PM
Like this:
The strocker bars would work better on a tandem type seat post.It's a seat post that has a bar welded across the top,T shape in stead of old 7 shape.The rear part is square and allows for adj of the rear bars.This wouldn't be too hard a kustom,you would want to use a very over sized tube to connect the BBs.Using the enclosed gard would make it more difficult as you would need a cross over chainset.And many english tandems were Male/male type ,this would be a little stronger for this as you would be making it from standard (tubing sized) frames---Tandem drums would be a good chose for brakes---sam

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   DL-1 tandem sketch posted by David on 9/10/2005 at 11:02:21 AM
You see the 28" wheel tandems on Ebay occasionally. Much like your sketch w/SA drum brakes. They're impossible to ship cheaply; that's why I don't have one!

AGE / VALUE:   WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? posted by: CKOKKINIS@COMCAST.NET on 9/8/2005 at 2:10:31 AM
Please keep an eye on my current activities. I'm selling off a lot of things through e- bay:
throwbackbikes is my name.
If you need something ask and i'll list it.


AGE / VALUE:   52 Sports Brake cables posted by: Geo on 9/7/2005 at 6:09:38 PM
Does anyone know if it is possible to "switch" out just the outer sheathing of the brake cables? OR, does anyone have an old set for a men's Sports to sell?

My brakes "work" OK but the plastic sheathing is torn or missing in several places. Also, one of my cables is black and the other a sort of "tan" (perhaps formerly white) color. Also, is there a product you can use to "coat" or wrap the shifter cable where it is bare alongside the top tube to prevent it from scratching the paint (further)? Thanks all

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   52 Sports Brake cables posted by Ron on 9/9/2005 at 3:02:16 AM
You could maybe go to an electrical supply house and get some heat-shrink tubing. It is not too hard to find short pieces at Radio
Shack or other general interest stores, but if you want to cover the whole cable, you will need to get a roll. Try to get tubing that just fits over the cable, otherwise, when the rubber shrinks, it will be very thick and stiff.