| I'm selling a woman's 1969 Raliegh 'Sports'. Looks great and has 3 spd grip shift. All parts original. $150.|
Also, a woman's 1950 Raleigh Superbe. The rear hub states '1950' and is a dyno plus has been overhauled. Rod brakes, rebuilt wheels (Sturmey rims) newer model headlamp (N.O.S.). Has been overhauled.
I have pics of the Superbe but will shortly have images for the gold Sports.
| The best bike I ever had was a new Humber with 3-speed Surmey-Archer shift I bought in 1952 for $62. The next best (but not nearly as good) was a used Raleigh 5-Speed in 1988 when I was living in Ireland.|
Do Englishmen make bikes like these anymore? Can I buy one here in California. Are they still made in England or rather made by the Orientals someplace else?
I know there are some great racing bikes made in both America, Europe and the Orient as well. Also a lot of it them are junk and far overpriced. I can tell the difference.
Anyway, I am interested in buying an English bike for town and country. If they are still being made.
| The Raleigh Sports, roadster and even a pre-war looking roadster with a downsloping top tube are still available in Denmark, frames made by Araya in taiwan. For the most part if you want an attractive lugged city bicycle you will have to leave the country, my blog is filled with links to such bikes, thecitybicycle.blogspot.com, see the first post for a long list of links. If you are in search of an everyday bicycle a raleigh sports can be modified or a nice japanese touring frame could be turned into a similar bike. I have a Pashley, a year old I plan on selling, it doesn't fit me right, and the frame geometry is too 1920s for me. It's a very heavy bicycle, so if you want everyday transportation in a hill city a modified Raleigh sports would be better, alloy rims etc. If you're not worried about stopping in the rain or are not going to use it everyday then you might just want to find a nice original english bike and leave it alone. There are always Raleighs on ebay and sometimes lesser known brands, like Rudge go for very little. I have two Rudges, a 46 and 57 (chaincase, dynohub,dynoluxe) I bought on ebay for very little, you just have to spend some time and sometimes set the alarm to 4 am to outbit some tit in vermont. |
There are also a few virtually unknown city bicycles from other countries, Bianchi made a gorgeous 531 frame "light roadster" that was essentially an expensive touring frame set up as a roadster with phillips style chaincover, campy parts, beautiful. I saw one the other day and chased the owner down, he paid $100 for it, everyday unloved bicycles, maybe a, Gazelle, Miyata, Rixie, Batavus or Peugeot (peugeot had some beautiful city bicycles that almost looked like Alex Singers) are sold for next to nothing in this country where bicycles are only valued for the pretense of doing something they will never to - win a race, stomp on a mountain. The city bicycle, or roadster, or whatever you want to call it, isn't even a concept in many people's minds. And what happens when you are interested in such bikes is you never actually get to talk about them offline because no one gives a damn and then you start ranting on forums and never and it turns into one long paragraph.
my god I need help.
| Hello Jack,|
If you are looking for new then try Pashley Cycles, they have a website. They build British rod roadsters in the classic style in their factory in the English Midlands. If on the other hand you want real old style machinery then look here and on eBay but beware of offers that look to good to be true, they probably are.
Matthew - rod braked and happy.
| As nice as Pashley are, I think you are far better to buy another late fifties Sports model. There are many examples of these with little to no wear. I've got a few of them (if you like 21" frames). For a couple of hundred dollars you would be all set. |
| I recall seeing a article through a internet search called: Retro Humber still a hit. About a African or South African shop that was selling the old double fork model 26 inch wheel 22 inch frame Humber bicycles. The article did not mention how to buy one and where the Humber bicycles was made at. However The Raleigh type and Phillips type bicycles are made in India and the Humber biflex fork model is no exception. I have ran across Indian bike makers that offer the forks and whole bikes as well. One of the things I have failed to nail down is exact contact info so one could order a humber with the double fork. |
| Hi, |
I have a Huber Sports Model three speed New England bike that I would like to sell. The bike is in great condition and is all original. I believe the bike is from the 1930's, the serial number is J87523. Feel free to email me or call if you would be interested in the bike, I do have pictures that I can send.
| The article on Raleigh Clubmans by Peter Kohler says they stopped production at the end of '51. The previous owner of this Clubman says it was purchased in '54, SA 4spd says '53, and the serial # 24387 would also designate '53. What goes? Any help? Thanks|
| I also have a Clubman which I believe to be a 50' or 51' with a 1953 alloy FW 4 speed. The bike also has Reynolds comfort bars on it. I suspect that these items on the bike were changed to satisfy the owner.|
| Yep, '51 was it for the Clubman... it was replaced in 1952 by the Super Lenton. Hub gear dating is always a bit suspect since it wasn't too difficult to change them.|
| I'm selling my dynohub. It's mounted in a 26X 1 3/8 rim and has been on my Raliegh sports. I sold the sports and I'd like to sell the wheel, It's in good condition, I tested it with a multimeter It works and generates, it rolls fine and you won't even notice it on the bike. I'll take the first reasonable offer|
| I share Kurt's opinion on this, price up and be sold.|
Matthew - Buy buy.
| Or put it on ebay and take your chances.|
| Hi Adam:|
Iwould like to offer $15.00 plus cost of shipping to Norfolk
VA for your dynohub. Please reply if you are interested and the hub is still available.
Thanks, Ed Landreth, Norfolk,VA USA.
| The Dynohub is still availible the first REASONABLE offer takes it.(I know what they go for on ebay.)|
| I think the price is difficult to assess. You need to give more details as a seller...32/36 holes, what year!!!, condition, rim description, pics will help. I've seen dynos go for $15 on ebay before.|
| i bought one on ebay for not much more than that about a year ago...|
| Perhaps an idea of what you think is reasonable would help. |
As Warren says, the eBay prices of Dynohubs fluctuate quite a bit. I've seen beautiful examples go for $15, and I've seen them go for $50. I bought my near mint '48 Dyno for $25.
I believe it would be only fair if you simply state the price you want for it.
(P.S.: I am not interested in the Dyno, just voicing my opinion here)
| I recently got a bunch of bikes from the scrapyard.|
In amoungst the MTBs that I selected I got a pair of Stainless Steel Raleigh Rims. They were on a Hercules ladies bike. The comedian at the scrap yard cut the spokes from the wheels. So I just left the hubs there. It was a dyno hub 3 speeder. I should have brought the hub as well if its worth money. I got a van load of bikes, including an alloy Scott MTB for £30 from there.
Ive got a dynohub on my Blue Falcon bike. Its got good powerfull light. But the one on my Raleigh Wayfarer is not very bright. Is it cause its covered in oil?
| Anyone here from Minneapolis that would be willing to pick up and box up a pair of Raleighs for me?|
| Are they being sold by a "Schwinn guy" in North Minneapolis, initials K.H. I believe I looked at these a few months ago IIRC he was just trying to give them away. They weren't worth loading into my van, much less packing up to ship.|
| No, they're being sold by a "Schwinn Guy" under the initials R.H., perhaps same fellow using first and middle names? |
Well, anyway, this morning, it all fell through. Have a look at what happened at the Schwinn forum:
The bikes, by the way, was a '53 Sports in maroon and a '60s Super Lenton.
| That's him, I'd misremembered his 1st name till you jogged my memory. |
| Aha, so it was. May I ask what was not so great about these two bikes? |
I realize the '53 has a horridly bent, replacement black fork, and some considerable top-tube paint wear, but otherwise, it seems pretty decent.
The Super Lenton looks very nice though - only needs a polishing and some bronze wool to make it look nice, from what I can see.