WANTED:   1950 Dynohub bulbs posted by: Jeff Miller on 12/15/2006 at 9:31:03 AM
Headlamp bulb: 6V 0.4A (2.4w) (screw base)
Tail lamp bulb: 6V 0.1A (0.6w) (screw base)

Have searched but have not yet found. Let me know if you know where I can obtain. Thank you.

   RE:WANTED:   1950 Dynohub bulbs posted by Chris on 12/15/2006 at 11:11:40 AM
Can somebody give him the address for reflectalite? The company the supplies the bulbs. Thanks

   RE:WANTED:   1950 Dynohub bulbs posted by Jeff Miller on 12/15/2006 at 12:16:31 PM
got it. Thanks. www.reflectalite.com

   RE:RE:WANTED:   1950 Dynohub bulbs posted by Chris on 12/15/2006 at 2:17:50 PM
I love this web site! This is cool, the guy has found the solution to his problem and I helped him out. Neat

AGE / VALUE:   Possibly of interest? posted by: Matthew on 12/14/2006 at 4:11:50 PM
Hi folks,


Not necessarily what we all like but the odd gem here. The gallery is good and a real must for small wheel fans with photos of the Elswick Hopper and Cinzia to name a few.

I'm not endorsing the site or the owner or the service as I've never dealt with them.

Matthew - off to bed

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Possibly of interest? posted by Ed on 12/14/2006 at 8:40:39 PM
Yes, very nice photographs. Good small wheel photos. Womans 46 Norman is a great photo. Ed

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   1950 Humber but what model? posted by: Stephen Olson on 12/10/2006 at 8:43:39 PM
Can anyone help me to know more about my new bike. It's a Humber rear S/A Dynohub 3 stamped 50 2, Dry Cell Unit, front and rear lights, pump, locking twin rod fork(no key), brooks B66 saddle, IR John Bull comfy grip, IR kickstand and IR dry rotted saddle bag, the shifter is S/A and says 3 or 4 speed. The down tube is stamped 93508 AX. It's dark blue. I don't have a photo.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   1950 Humber but what model? posted by Bill on 12/11/2006 at 12:46:39 PM

You probably know that your Humber was made by Raleigh. The twin rod fork to which you refer was known as the Beeston-Humber Duplex Fork. SA Dynohubs (and all that went with them) were offered on the Sports Models, the Speed Sports Model, the Beeston Club, the Golden Streak, the Trivelox, the Light Roadster and Sports Light Roadster, the Cob Safety, the Olympia, and the Tourist. Of these models, the catalogue I have (1938) indicates that only the Beeston Club came with a Brooks saddle. Impossible to say more, I think, without more details (pedals, dimensions, gearcase, handlebar, brakes, etc.). My catalogue mentions black, silver, and gold finishes but not blue, that latter, perhaps, post-war frippery.


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: 1950 Humber but what model? posted by Neal on 12/12/2006 at 9:11:13 PM
Stephen, a few more clues would help: Does it have caliper brakes or rod brakes? 26" wheels or 28" wheels? Full chaincase or hockey-stick style chainguard? I have some early 50s Raleigh catalogues that'll indicate the equivalent Raleigh model, but the variations are in those parts above.


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   1950 Humber but what model? posted by Stephen on 12/13/2006 at 11:14:35 PM
More clues: the brakes are caliper, the wheels are 26" and the chain guard is a hockey stick. I think these two items were put on after but they are there as well, a white reflector mounted above the standard rear red one and a rear blue plastic mudflap with crossed white checkered flags. It does not have any racks on it. Mounted on the back of the down tube on the bottom DCU clamp is a 3" long tapered rubber tube open end up, any idea what this could be? On the chain side chain stay in the area of the kickstand is bolt treaded into the stay, what would that be for? The oiler on the bottom bracket isn't a cap but a fitting with a spring tensioned ball bearing, how do I oil this, some sort of needle tipped oiler? The rear Dyn-o-Hub has a oil cap that says Garland and I'm not sure if it has a allen wrench plug or is open, again how to oil?

Thank you all for sharing your knowledge,

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: 1950 Humber but what model? posted by Neal on 12/14/2006 at 10:39:24 AM
Stephen, from the 1951 Raleigh catalogue the equivalent model would likely be the Sports Light Roadster. You can see for yourself at http://retroraleighs.com/catalogs/1951-england/. In terms of those other bits, the clamp on the downtube sounds like it's for a U-lock. The threaded bit on the chainstay is for a full chaincase (that's how it attaches to the frame). Those are guesses; pics would help.


   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: 1950 Humber but what model? posted by Chris on 12/14/2006 at 1:21:34 PM
The spring operated ball bearing oiler - You use a spigot on a oil can or a needle type oiler and you push the ball bearing down and oil it that way. The Garland, you leave that in place it is pushed in and when you remove it you'll never get it back in. I know.
That has a rubber gasket, a tiny one,and you squirt the oil inside that.

   RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: 1950 Humber but what model? posted by Chris on 12/14/2006 at 1:23:13 PM
Brakes need to be upgraded to new brake shoes and care taken to examine cables and tires and tubes if this is going to be ridden.

AGE / VALUE:   Plumbing dilemma or Thou Shall not covet thy neighbors vintage plumbing fixtures posted by: Chris on 12/10/2006 at 10:34:52 AM
Be glad that bikes are a thing that can be carried out after being sold.

Example is the 1950's American standard shower fixture that I want and have been searching for for so long now and here I see it and they won't sell it. It was mint, all of it was there!the knobs, rings,attachemnts, all of it! Guess what! it's soldered in place and If I whipped out a hack saw they'd had the cops there. It was "attached" and so..........NOT FOR SALE!
I DO NOT STEAL, NEVER HAVE AND AIN'T GONNA START BUT I MUST SAY I LOOKED AT IT AND GROWLED and for a 1/1000th of a second, the thought might have crossed my mind.
It will take me another 39 years to find another set but I will find it. What I have is nice and it works well but I want this particular set.
The sale was delightful otherwise. nice glassware. No bikes, never find any bikes these days and then to be traumatized about bathroom plumbing fixtures. Went to the mall to restoration hardware and looked at 600.00 dollar fixtures and they can do chrome plate! Can't they! WOW!
I put in common sense fixtures and would never go this high for fixtures and I just wish they would have sold me that set at this estate sale house. Oh well. Imagine the guy in the cell next to me asking why "I was in there for?"

Drunk driving? drugs? No? Bathroom fixture theft!

Dreaming of vintage bathroom fixtures, enjoying my freedom, and finding no bikes.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Plumbing dilemma or Thou Shall not covet thy neighbors vintage plumbing fixtures posted by Chris on 12/10/2006 at 11:00:26 AM
The old houses are always the most fun. Next stop was a 5 million dollar house and it was hideous inside and no old goodies to find. Worst thing is you drive all this way and they have next to nothing there for you to buy and even though I do not need a new washer or dryer they are always not for sale every place I go. I'm dressed very well, nice car to pull up in and still, they're rude!
You want to estate sale shop in the old neighborhoods and hopefully actually find a decent old bike worth buying.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Plumbing dilemma or Thou Shall not covet thy neighbors vintage plumbing fixtures posted by Matthew on 12/10/2006 at 12:25:09 PM
There is a proportional outcome linked to this dilema. In poor neighbourhoods folks don't have much and what they do have they care for. Things like bikes have been hard won and are valued posessions. You won't pry them away from their owners whilst they are still alive or are still able to use them. Their offspring or neighbours might sell them after the wake.

In well-heeled areas (literally the areas where better shoes could be afforded) you find discarded bikes that are no longer fashionable or bikes which children left behind when they went to university or out grew them (not always physically). Then you can buy them or clear them away.

Perhaps in the US 0f A (and I only say perhaps) the bicycle has become less of a treasured posession of Jo (or Josephine) public. In the third world a bike is independence, it is commercial viability, its is a treasure above and beyond a motor car.

May be we need to revalue our posessions from the view point of others. Most of us own treasure beyond compare. I haven't even taken freedom, a vote, income or a sense of purpose into account when thinking about this.

Matthew - a bit deep for Sunday night.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Plumbing dilemma or Thou Shall not covet thy neighbors vintage plumbing fixtur posted by chris on 12/10/2006 at 2:57:28 PM
It was exactly the same set, exactly what the house I was born into and what I used all my life has and it was mint.
I wanted another, complete set, especially that shower head to put into the renovated bathroom.
The shower head is nicer than what you see in the expensive stores todays shower heads have rubber and plastic parts.

AGE / VALUE:   Used Bookstores! posted by: Chris on 12/10/2006 at 10:33:22 AM
For a wealth of bike knowledge and diagrams and all the old school information you need and more, go to the used bookstore and find the bicycle section. You'll see awesome books and prices that are great!