AGE / VALUE:   eBay Phillips 1939 posted by: Matthew on 12/18/2006 at 11:01:46 AM
Hi Folks,

Has anyone seen this? Item number 110067853307. It looks and sounds genuine and I'd like to see anyone with an earlier AW hub.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   eBay Phillips 1939 posted by Pete on 12/18/2006 at 4:29:16 PM
Could do with the rack off that for mine.Anyone out there got one they wanna sell that would be suitable for a 1934 Raleigh with 28" wheels?
Matthew whats all this about NMA, NRTS, HGACWSI,? you a professor or something and did you put xmas lights and a tree in thit famous shed of yours?
Cheers Pete.


   RE:AGE / VALUE: eBay Phillips 1939 posted by Neal on 12/18/2006 at 9:35:56 PM
Well, Matthew, I have an AW-7 on my 1937 Raleigh Sports! Seems to be working fine, too.



   RE:AGE / VALUE:   eBay Phillips 1939 posted by Matthew on 12/20/2006 at 12:43:10 PM
Hi folks,

Neal, I'm impressed, that's great. Are you planning a celebration next year '07, when the Raleigh is 70?

Pete, Bah! Humbug, Christmas lights. Bah! Not MY Auction, No Relation To Seller, Haven't Got A Clue Who Seller Is that's the abbreviations.
Happy Christmas!

Matthew - Merry bloomin' Christmas!

   RE:AGE / VALUE: eBay Phillips 1939 posted by Neal on 12/20/2006 at 9:06:21 PM
Matthew, hopefully, I'll have it refurbished by then!

Happy holidays,


AGE / VALUE:   Look what popped up in Cyprus posted by: Matthew on 12/16/2006 at 11:29:22 AM
Hi Folks,

I really should get out in the shed more but if I did I wouldn't find things like this. On eBay look for Georgiou Vintage Parts ebay shop. Your jaw will drop. When did you last see boxed NOS Phillips pedal PARTS for sale? The rest of the stock is relatively gobsmacking too. There is enough to interest small wheel, chopper, schwinn and roadster riders too.

Just remember who told you.

Matthew - one man's NOS is another man's restoration completed.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Look what popped up in Cyprus posted by David on 12/16/2006 at 3:03:07 PM
I've bought some stuff from this guy and he's reliable.

AGE / VALUE:   Raleight Royal Roadster posted by: Alessandro on 12/16/2006 at 6:31:52 AM
Hi, can someone help me to date my Raleigh.
It's a Royal Roadster model and the serial number is:
NN 0029076 (maybe?).
Best wishes to everybody, Alessandro


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleight Royal Roadster posted by Matthew on 12/17/2006 at 12:55:24 PM
Hi Alessandro,

Most folks here will know how to date your bicycle relatively easily. Look at the sturmey archer three speed hub and check the numerals on it. There will be two sets of numerals something like 11 78 which would indicate November 1978. There will also be letters such as AW or AG which denotes the type of hub.

Matthew - not interested in any other sort of dating!

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleight Royal Roadster posted by Wayne on 12/18/2006 at 9:10:43 AM
NN 0029076
N = Made in Nottingham
N = during the 14th fortnight(December)
0 = 1970 or 1980 (0 is the last number of the year)
The rest of it is the unit number
Hope this helps.


   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Royal Roadster posted by Chris on 12/18/2006 at 5:36:30 PM
This is the first time ever I have seen the recent serial numbers deciphered like this, but I believe it.

A long standing mystery solved!

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleight Royal Roadster posted by Matthew on 12/20/2006 at 12:47:39 PM
Top Hole Wayne!

Excellent detective work.

Matthew - amazed.

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   NOS Roadster outing posted by: Warren on 12/15/2006 at 6:18:22 PM
Here's a sweet 68 Rudge...ebay

# 330062406179

AGE / VALUE:   Sweet R.R.A. on e- bay ! posted by: Chris on 12/15/2006 at 11:11:49 AM
Check out this sweet Record Ace from the 50's! Item # 260065722474 1950's raleigh record ace. The seller is offering the bits for it as well! Nice to see one in original nick for a change!

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Sweet R.R.A. on e- bay ! posted by Neal on 12/16/2006 at 6:50:34 AM
That's at least the third time the seller has listed that frame at that same starting bid and the stiff shipping fee (and not particularly good photos). No bites the first two times, not surprisingly, but maybe the third time's the charm.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sweet R.R.A. on e- bay ! posted by P.C. Kohler on 12/18/2006 at 9:41:41 AM
Odd this hasn't been snapped up... The 1948 RRA should have been called GOB or God's Own Bicycle. It's the bestest British bike ever. Of course the issue here isn't shipping or the starting bid on the frame and fork. The issue is finding, let alone affording, the very, very special components unique to this model. The last set of RRA pedals (which are delectable creations in alloy and steel with little Herons) on eBay attracted bids in excess of $350 and it still didn't make the Reserve. The chainset is hard to find as well and I still don't have the special stem (which was chromed 531 steel and was designed to match the special RRA lugs) on my '48. A pair of the RRA mudguards (yep, they were special too to this machine) fetched about $500 as I recall. Add a repaint and you're looking at a $3000 plus project in the making. Is it worth it? If you've never ridden an RRA, I can't convince you!

P.C. Kohler