ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Gearing change posted by: Thom on 11/9/2006 at 1:20:10 PM
I'm thinking of changing the rear cog on my Sports to a 20T or 22T to get a lower ratio for some of the hills in my area. Has anyone done this already? Need your input about removing and installing the cog and/or any insights or tips that you can offer. Thx, Thom

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Gearing change posted by David on 11/9/2006 at 3:17:14 PM
Most of the hubs have a three-spline driver. You'll just pop off a circular clip and the cog will come right off. Pay attention to which way its dish faces and the order of any spacers, so you can reassemble it and get the same chain line. You may need a longer chain or a short added piece.

   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Gearing change posted by Karma on 11/9/2006 at 3:46:44 PM
I just came in to ask how to pop off the cog of my 3 speed in order to fix a broken spoke. And there it was. tried it and worked like a charm. Thanks

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Gearing change posted by Ed on 11/9/2006 at 7:34:45 PM
A half link may be needed on the chain. Sometimes the wheel is not in the position for the brakes to be adjusted. The half link is often used as original equipment on hub gear bicycles. A handy way to make everything come together. Ed

MISC:   Brooks Date Codes posted by: Jeff on 11/9/2006 at 9:17:24 AM
I checked my two B-72s. One frame is stamped B-74 and the other is B-66. Since these are both original B-72s, I believe that these must be date codes.


AGE / VALUE:   Drooling Towel Required: Hetchins Magnum Opus posted by: Larry "Boneman" Bone on 11/8/2006 at 6:33:57 PM

Beautiful.... if not a bit pricey. ;-)


Larry "Boneman" Bone

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Drooling Towel Required: Hetchins Magnum Opus posted by Jeff on 11/9/2006 at 9:24:03 AM
Pricey? That's my bicycle budget for ten years!

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Drooling Towel Required: Hetchins Magnum Opus posted by Larry "Boneman~" Bone on 11/14/2006 at 3:35:06 AM
Wow.... doggone thing sold for $7100!!!!!!

That's 100 more than I paid... for my 800cc MOTORCYCLE.



Larry "Boneman" Bone

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   1953 charles twigg/the ace posted by: phill on 11/6/2006 at 11:57:40 PM
I have a 1953 charles twigg"the ace"-one time production english bike with 3 speed sturmey archer fw hub,shakespeare hardware and don't know what to do with it.Is cristopher robin still around?Does anyone know anything about this bike?

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   1953 charles twigg/the ace posted by Chris on 11/7/2006 at 3:19:27 PM
Yes,Still around. I stop in here to the roadsters section every day. I remember a post about the Charles Twigg Bike mentioned here awhile back. Actually I just remember the name mentioned. How may I (and really we all help you?

   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   1953 charles twigg/the ace posted by humberchristopher28@hotmail.com on 11/7/2006 at 3:21:00 PM
My memory is gone. I'm ok once I get warmed up.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   1953 charles twigg/the ace posted by phill rode on 11/7/2006 at 11:46:20 PM
well,I've moved to a remote native villiage in alaska but still have this bike sitting in utah collecting dust while hanging in my parents garage.My father,who is a professor of legal studies has allowed me to store it due to its significance in the legal world and also becuase it is a very clean and nolstalgic bike but I'm sure he would love to see the extra room in his garage.I myself would like to see it end up in the hands of a serious collector that will appreciate its uniqueness and am not so much concerned about money as I am the latter.I took someones advice and looked in the transportation museum in england and was surprised to see that they had no record or pictures.I'm guessing that it must be due to the fact that it was a one time production exported series.I like the fact that you have expressed interest and I think that you won't be disapointed once you see it.How can I arrange to get you pictures and possibly make some extra room for my dad in his garage?

   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   1953 charles twigg/the ace posted by humberchristopher28@hotmail.com on 11/8/2006 at 5:43:23 AM
Check your e- mail

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   How old is my Indian? posted by: Karen on 11/6/2006 at 10:17:47 PM
Hello, all.
I am trying to find out the age of a 3-speed male Indian Scout that I was given by a former housemate who moved to the mountains with his gang of mountain bikes and left this one behind for me because I loved it from the first time I set eyes on it. I have been unable to find its serial number, though I've looked all over the bike, including the neck and underside as others on this site have suggested. But even if I could find it, Indian serial numbers do not seem to appear in this site's serial number charts. Do you need the serial number to figure out the age, and if so, how?
I am not a bike techie, but I keep dreaming of restoring this Indian to working order, and I would love to know its history. This bike has 26-inch wheels, Archer Sturmey gears, Brooks seat, and the beautiful Indian badge and chainguard with the Indian chief on it. The bike is all black except for the white stripe on the back fender, and resembles the 1952 Indian in this site's picture database.
Any ideas how to calculate this wonderful bike's age? See pic here and others at: http://www.darkandstormy.net/bike/
thanks so much,


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   How old is my Indian? posted by Jeff R on 11/7/2006 at 4:53:29 AM
The serial number is on the left rear dropout. The bike was made by the Phillips bicycle co. for Indian. I recieved mine as a birthday gift in 1952 and still ride it. There is a date code on the Sturmey Archer hub. Yours is about a 1953. In 1954 they changed to a thinner chaingaurd. I dont think it has the origional fenders on it. If you send me the serial number I can help you date it.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: How old is my Indian? posted by sam on 11/7/2006 at 8:23:16 AM
Not only were these built for Indian Motorcycles but the parent company of your scout ended up buying Indian Motorcycle so they could sell their(british brands)motorcycles in the USA.