AGE / VALUE:   Enclosed chaincase parts on e- bay posted by: Chris on 12/31/2006 at 10:21:36 AM
Anybody missing slide pieces?
Item # 260071279815 Raleigh bicycle enclosed chaincase parts old.
Not my auction, no relation to seller,

AGE / VALUE:šššNothing less than real, living magic posted by: Chris on 12/29/2006 at 12:15:15 PM
I never would have dreamed what all would unfold. The places and people, adventures and fun. Staring at the ladies Raleigh D.L.1. with it's 28 inch wheels and rod brakes. Finding it interesting and the beginnings of my collecting adventures. Who would have guessed? I hopped up on this magical bicycle and set off for places unknown advenures and sights incredible and true.

Wonderful people met, I stayed away from bad crowds, drugs, alcohol.
I would not have missed this for the world! All because of one very special truly magical black rod brake bicycle with those funny rod brakes.
I never would have met this very special lady and had another child, a daughter whose cascading, overlapping joyful giggling is a joy. Her mom, put out a bike every year so I might stop in to see her. No love of old bikes and I would not be searching out 58 garage sales each weekend like a man possessed. Might never have met this lovely lady who's part Cherokee indian. I have been re-born and the miracles have been and continue to be breathtaking.

AGE / VALUE:   Bramptons posted by: sam on 12/29/2006 at 8:07:17 AM
Well the year ends on a good note for me,just won a set of steel flip/flops Brampton hubs in 36 hole for the CCM roadRacer frame I got from Edward.---hope ya'll new projects are comming along too---should be a good new year for this group---sam

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Bramptons posted by sam on 1/1/2007 at 9:30:49 AM
Warren sold me the frame.Been a while ,loosing brain cells in my old age.---sam

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Bramptons posted by Warren on 1/1/2007 at 12:22:28 PM
Here's the alternative hub for that frame...
item 180069991927

Happy New Year to you too!

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Interesting RUDGE SPORTS on Ebay posted by: Larry "Boneman" Bone on 12/29/2006 at 6:27:59 AM
Item number: 180068252593

NMA, etc. If it were the larger frame, I would certainly make the 6 hour drive across PA to retrieve it.

Check out the shift trigger.... most interesting.


Larry "Boneman" Bone


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Interesting RUDGE SPORTS on Ebay posted by Tom on 12/29/2006 at 9:08:36 AM
The trigger is a period lever for the 3 and 4 speed. It looks like it has 2 triggers. 1 is the brake lever in the back of it.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Interesting RUDGE SPORTS on Ebay posted by Warren on 12/30/2006 at 3:11:26 PM
Just don't spend $750 on it, OK?

   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Interesting RUDGE SPORTS on Ebay posted by Chris on 12/31/2006 at 6:04:41 PM
Shame it is not a 28 inch wheel, rod brake bike with an enclosed chaincase and in complete shape. Then, I just might consider it.
Or a Humber Royal Elf 26 inch wheel bike, cable or rod brakes, original with the split tube fork in this case, a ladies frame model with the locking fork in the royal blue.
For that, I'll shell out hundreds just to have it. I've been wanting that Humber for too long. I have the other ones, I want the Royal Elf. I saw one for sale in New York and they were wanting 450.00 but it was already sold and I never see one of the Royal Elf's on e- bay. I don't think this bike for 750.00 will sell.
I don't feel that the market will bear this high price and enen though it's been some time since my friend told me his little saying "It's a 50.00 dollar bike" I still think that this one we are mentioning is worth more than $100.00 but who can tell. I'm smitten with hopefully owning a 26 inch wheel cable brake Royal Elf and willing to pay crazy price for a good complete one and so, perhaps somebody will pay 750.00 for this Rudge but I doubt it. More probably the seller is making a common mistake that we see on e- bay and that is that they are asking too much due to ignorance of what these fetch and greed and just over-hopefulness.
We in the game, know better than to pay this and we, with some searching find these a lot cheaper than no $750.00 too.
Still, perhaps somebody ot there is impatient as I am with my Royal Elf.
These Rudges, you see, the Royal Elf you do not and that part of my justification in willing to pay so much.
My general rule is that it has to be a 28 inch wheel rod brake with enclosed guards, lights, rack, leather seat and seat bag goodies with tools to go into the $ 700.00 range. This is still kinda batty business.
This bike, whatever it ends up at is still nice and complete and it is one of those bikes that many people will tighten their grip on, and look you in the eye and tell you it is not for sale. This bike is loved all over the world. It's just passing thru, and whomever does buy it and ride it likely will fall in love with it and enjoy it and restore it and all that. It is in nice shape.

   RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Interesting RUDGE SPORTS on Ebay posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone` on 1/1/2007 at 9:31:58 AM
Gad.. I completely missed the $750 price tag. I was more interested in the other details. No... I would not pay that for it... unless it was NOS, unassembled in the original crate.


Larry "Boneman" Bone

   RE:RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Interesting RUDGE SPORTS on Ebay posted by Chris on 1/3/2007 at 4:22:06 PM
Yes! Yes, When confronted with something N.O.S. in the original crate that has never been opened and has all the paperwork and original tools and it is still wrapped up like Lazarus in the original factory wrappings.

Then............. Yes, Let it go into the hundreds of dollars. By all means. I'll be reaching for the account book then.
Not unless it's like this or in near condition as you can get to perfect.
When I pull it apart to re- grease and examine bearing surfaces I want them to be new and not needing repalcing.
This is a nice bike still, but it's not a lightweight rarity or a bike never assembled.

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Staybrite stainless steel spokes posted by: Chris on 12/28/2006 at 12:43:48 PM
Upon looking thru the Retro Raleigh's web site I come to believe that the bunch of spokes that I have are the famed Staybrite spokes that Raleigh so proudly introduced.

After some time in this it was great to see that among the older stuff you could find stainless steel original Raleigh spokes and rims. I was rooting through a pals garage and was whispering to myself in amazement how you never see the spoke washers anyplace and here I was holding a whole coffee can full of them!
Original boxes! They take the guess work out of this and sometimes we are treated to awesome artwork as well.