ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   BSA '66 Ladies One-Speed Coaster Brake posted by: Leza on 4/30/2006 at 5:20:39 PM
Hoping someone can help me price out this bike for sale here in Canada - have one of the original white-wall 28" tires on the front (leaks pretty badly, rubber is quite old) and there's some chipped paint on the body; some of the BSA logos are chipping as well (downtube, fork and the chainguard), but the head badge is in excellent condition and the BSA lettered chain-wheel is perfect. Looks like it had caliper brakes also at one time - the cable and squeeze are still on, but not functioning. Also has a Brooks seat and Paul Jenzen fender with a very sweet raised reflector on back. Anyone have any ideas for me?

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Help me choose new parts for older Raleigh 3-speed posted by: Max on 4/30/2006 at 3:16:10 PM
The chrome on handlebars and stem on my Raleigh Sports, ca. 1970,is very pitted and rusty. I want to replace them with shiny new (or used, if avail.) parts. Can someone with Raleigh experience/knowledge tell me if the scheme I'm considering will work?

I'm looking and pairing the Nitto Handlebars ( http://harriscyclery.net/itemdetails.cfm?catalogId=39&id=411 )with a long stem from among this lot ( http://harriscyclery.net/itemdetails.cfm?id=418 ).

First, which stem(s) are appropriate? Second, are there any compatibility issues with these handlebars and stem with my bike?

This is not a museum piece but it's a good bike that will clean up nicely. If I have the money and the inclination, I might have the original parts re-chromed some time in the future but for now, I'm more interested in utility than vintage accuracy. Thanks.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Help me choose new parts for older Raleigh 3-speed posted by David on 5/1/2006 at 12:56:22 PM
Bike parts USA has alloy North Road style bars cheaper (but not the prestige brand) http://www.bikepartsusa.com/product_info.phtml?p=01-79849
I have a pair and they seem perfectly good.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Help me choose new parts for older Raleigh 3-speed posted by Max on 5/1/2006 at 10:51:08 PM
The only way I can figure this out is to reply to my own message.

Thanks, David for info on the handlebars from bikepartsusa. I'm not biased in favor or against any particular brand; I just want to make sure I can pair handlebars and stem so they are compatible with each other and with my bike.

Can anyone recommend a stem, preferably with a higher rise, that will work with my 70's Raleigh Sports?

   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Help me choose new parts for older Raleigh 3-speed posted by Kurt K. on 5/2/2006 at 3:21:39 PM
Max, I've gone to a few LBS that have had a box of old Japanese and Taiwanese steel stems from the '80s that look identical to those of the Raleighs, save for these two important points:

#1: They feature a 1" stem clamp diameter, which you'll need if you're converting to a current-production alloy bar
#2: I've found a few with a 10" neck length. In fact, I have one here, minus the binders or the bolts. In great shape too.

Let me know if you're interested and I'll send you a picture. cudak888@aol.com

Take care,


ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Gazelle 1930's to 40's posted by: steve on 4/30/2006 at 1:03:08 AM
I was doing a job at this old ladys house and she offered me this bike. I cleaned it up a bit and thought maybe this bike might be worth something. Sell it on ebay make some money. It's got a rust spot, rusted out at the bottom front of the chainguard which is the only serious flaw aside from spotting here and there. This bike has front and rear rod brakes. Can anyone please give me some information about year and value. I'll send picture to your email

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Gazelle 1930's to 40's posted by David on 5/1/2006 at 12:59:49 PM
Gazelle is Dutch. Old bikes are usually newer than people think. Is this a one-speed bike or three-speed? (If 3-spd, there is probably a two-digit date code on the hub.) With rust as you describe, I doubt that you'll get much over $100 on ebay. You might try craigslist and avoid shipping.

AGE / VALUE:   rare drum posted by: sam on 4/30/2006 at 12:37:03 AM
Introduced in 1932
Not mine ,etc,
sam(I have one of these to build up for an early 30s club bike)

AGE / VALUE:   for sale posted by: paul on 4/29/2006 at 11:31:34 PM
1958 Lenton Grand Prix Reg Harris model, all original except tubes and tires: 531 frame, drop bars with original tape, B-16 Brooks, 22 inch frame, 27 inch steel dunlops X1 and 1/4, Cyclo Benelux with 3 cluster, single Williams chainwheel up front, Sturmey FM 4 speed close ratio steel hub, Brittania plastic fenders off white, greenish goldish paint, all original, great graphics and good decals. $350 cash or money order with shipping extra to CONUS only. Estimate $100 UPS to west coast from Boston area includes professional partial disassembly, packing in proper box, and insurance. Thanks for looking! paul