AGE / VALUE:   BSA hub and wheel posted by: Matthew on 11/11/2006 at 11:35:14 AM
Hi folks,

I've got a 26 X1 3/8 rim with a BSA 3 speed hub in it. The hub is fine and has been working recently. The chrome is average to poor on the rim, but not 'bald' or rotten it is very solid. If any of the regulars here would like the wheel for the cost of the postage, then let me know. Remeber it is in the UK and it isn't NOS. Its a perfectly servicable wheel.

Matthew - a man of many parts (most still working).

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   BSA hub and wheel posted by Pete on 11/25/2006 at 4:32:04 PM
I have an older BSA with the wrong hub,it has a Sturmey 3 speed.My rim is horible too so the hub would be nice to build into a new wheel and put it all back to how it should be once I have found the correct BSA changer.


AGE / VALUE:   Pierce arrow Value posted by: Theo on 11/10/2006 at 1:47:01 PM
I bought a Pink colored Pierce arrow Bicycle with 3 speed sturmey and archer. I think it is a womans bike but dont know. The fender looks like the one in the bike cleaning kit page. On the front of the bike it has a shield with the logo Pierce arrow on the front. It also has a person Standing next to an R on the piece that holds the handle bar to the frame. Could some body tell me how much its worth?

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Pierce arrow Value posted by Theo on 11/10/2006 at 2:02:52 PM
I just looked at the rear hub: it is a 1967

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Pierce arrow Value posted by David on 11/11/2006 at 3:20:15 PM
I guess this is another "off-brand" English women's bike. If it's in VERY GOOD condition it's probably worth no more than $75 or so. It's not a "collectible antique." It's good for transportation and that's about it, though it may be VERY good for transportation.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Pierce arrow Value posted by Theo on 11/11/2006 at 5:34:25 PM
Thanks alot. I only paid $2 for it and its in good shape so i was curious to see how much it was worth. Im currently going to do a rat bike theme to it.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Pierce arrow Value posted by Matthew on 11/12/2006 at 12:17:15 PM
Pierce Arrow isn't a British make. A company of that name made roadsters (like the Stutz Bearcat, Lincoln Continental etc) in the 1920's, but not bicycles and not in the UK. I guess it must be badge engineering, working on an old and honoured name.

Matthew - musing.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Pierce arrow Value posted by on 11/12/2006 at 2:36:53 PM
Pierce Arrow was making bicycles in the late 1800's thru the 1920's. They also made fine automobiles and motorcycles in Buffalo New York. The bike in question here is most likely a Raleigh made bike with a private label head badge.

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Pierce arrow Value posted by Chris on 11/20/2006 at 9:32:29 AM
What a long fall for Pierce arrow's name. Pink.

AGE / VALUE:   Raynal posted by: jeffcalhoun on 11/10/2006 at 11:13:11 AM
I recently purchased a Raynal cruiser type bicycle and am having a hard time finding info on it. The serial number is 35726NK. Can anyone help me date this bike. Thanks, Jeff

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Raynal posted by sam on 11/12/2006 at 8:55:05 PM
Only info I have on Raynal was they were a brand of bikes owned by the B.C.C.(Phillips)before raleigh.

FOR SALE:   Raleigh Folder Twenty posted by: Ed on 11/9/2006 at 7:37:42 PM
Does anyone have want for a very shiney Raleigh Twenty Folder? This has the 20 x 1 3/8 (451 x 37) wheels. Nottingham built. The SA 3 speed hub is date coded 1980. Brown metalic paint and good English chrome. This is ready to ride. I can ship only in the USA or pick up in Niagara Falls, NY. Make me an offer. Ed

AGE / VALUE:   Protecting Exposed Steel Frame posted by: Bryan on 11/9/2006 at 4:11:12 PM
I recently acquired a beautiful 1949 Clubman that has a few paint issues. The green paint hates sticking to that sprabonderized primer! That doesn't bother me so much as the few raw patches of steel where ALL the paint has completely worn away.

I'll likely have it refinished one day, but until then, what do you recommend I do to protect the bare steel? I can't bring myself to paint it. Maybe wax?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Protecting Exposed Steel Frame posted by Jeff R on 11/9/2006 at 4:58:38 PM
I have a 48 and a 50 Clubman both with the same paint problem. I ride them both. I keep them dry and wax them. I do not have any proplems with rust. I prefer mediocre origional paint to a repaint. They are only origional once.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Protecting Exposed Steel Frame posted by Chris on 11/11/2006 at 12:33:02 AM
With the old original shades of paint now impossible to match due to the diffrences of chemicals available to paint companies these days it is better to just leave the old paint on the bike.
Also, having the bike come out of the "restoraion" process looking exactly right is slim to none.
Throwing a thousand or two thousand dollars at the project just increases your pain and hassle.
Also, Stay away from powder coat paint at all costs.
"Back of the hand" service. I've been there, experienced it with some marvelous, rare bikes and parts too often with some of the so called best names in the business of vintage bicycles "restoration"

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Protecting Exposed Steel Frame posted by Neal on 11/15/2006 at 5:40:37 AM
I also have a green '49 Clubman with an aged-patina look (though all of the decals are fine). I do like it that way and have no plans for a respray. I'm also lucky to own a '51 Clubman in original blue, and on that one the paint is in quite good condition. Awhile back I had another '49 Clubman frame pass through my hands, and on that one the green top coat was in similar condition to mine.