| I have a Raleigh Royal Scot 3 speed. Cant find any literature. Can you hekp? Thank you.|
| What do you need to know? Royal Scot was one of many names Raleigh gave to their line of B- grade bicycles.|
The "A line" was Raleigh, Humber, Rudge. Those had fork locks, dynohubs, and better seats, and so on.
There is no difference with frame tubing, and headsets or bottom brackets, or other moving parts.
Those are standard Raleigh issue. So if you need parts of any kind then you can look for new , old stock raleigh parts or any other parts off of a Raleigh Sports.
Everything is all interchangable.
Also. You are free to put a Sturmey- Archer dyno hub kit on your bike, change the seat to a leather one, change wheels, hubs, whatever.
Go to e- bay and buy a Sturmey- Archer four speed hub with the trigger and have it laced into your wheel.
The Scot bike to own is another brand of bike no longer made and it is called a "Flying Scot" or "The Flying Scot"
That is another kettle of fish.
Go to "Bob Reid's Flying Scot Page" on the web.
Tell us about your bike and what you need parts wise.
We are bike collectors, mechanics, historians, and hoarders of all parts imaginable, I have owned a few Royal Scots and one was a ladies bike with nice frame geometry and I put a derailer wheel on that one.
Is this bicycle blue or black?
| i have a Royal Scot bike it needs new tires and there is some rust that could possible be cleaned off not sure how much is this bike worth??|
Thank You in Advance
| Hi I was reading this post and I am looking for someone to recondition a Royal Crown Bicycle from the 1950's My bike is a royal blue color says that it was made in England, has a spot where a bicycle pump used to fit (where water bottles are placed today!) It has a Sturmey Archer 3 speed gear. It runs very well I just need all the body work done on it, lots of rust.|
| Hello Gents,|
I'm building up a 30s RRA and am looking to purchase a suitable 40H low-flange double fixed hub... Needn't necessarily be an actual Raleigh hub, just looking for a nice period British part that would fit the bill... BSA, Bayliss-Wiley, Airlite, &C &C
| I have an English made Raynal president bike I want to restore, kind of mens beach-cruiser-ish, with a hanging tank. Anybody know the history or posssible age?|
Anything to do with the Notorious Abbe Raynal?
| Hi Andrew,|
Try looking back on older messages about a month or two back Raynals were discussed. What you have may be English made but is most certainly export model. We only got cruisers over here in the 1990's as a retro ride.
Also look at how to age a bicycle on this site.
Matthew - age / value - what am I worth?
| Mathew. You are priceless. We can't afford you. You are not for sale.|
You are part of the private collection. You are a one of a kind and we can't get parts for you.
You are a fast, lightweight, through bred, reynolds 531 bike and all original.
| Now I'm blushing!|
With dirt under my nails and having spent the last two hours pottering about in my shed, I am a happy chap.
Matthew - modest, I hope.
| Do you recall the difficulties I was having in sizing a rim and getting tyres? The answer was to go to Norwich and visit the longest established bicycle shop Ray Freeman and Son. Without measuring and from the other side of the counter, Mr Freeman snr told me I needed 26 X 1 3/4. He then sold me two Michelin tyres. Hoorah!|
Now I'm nearer to being prepared for my 200 mile jaunt around the county. The sponsorship is rolling in nicely too.
Matthew - being prepared.
| Hi there me!|
I forgot to say the tyres are very deep from tread to bead. Also they are 650 X 45C. Now they are on and inflated to 2.5 bar as per the tyre wall instructions (37.5 PSI [lbs/sq"]) and the lights are fitted, pump is mounted, saddle (temp) is on I ready to test ride but not at 10pm in the rain.
Matthew - almost there.
| A four mile jaunt this afternoon went without problem, except a slightly loose saddle and the speedo went backwards! Now the Lucas bell is fitted and a brand new round reflector. I didn;t recall hgavong one in stock and you can't buy them now.|
I've spent a little time working on the ex- Harold Wilson'65 Herc as a respite from the big machine.
Matthew - so to bed, dreaming of quiet lanes.
| hgavong, hgavong?|
Take that as late in the day typing for having.
Matthew - Injublibold no more snarly up wordings on the tripe writer
| If you wnat to see pictures let me know. I have thm but don't do photo hosting. I'll email them.|
Matthew - D'Agerrotype?
| Hi there,|
Can anyone with a early-50s Raleigh/Rudge/Humber with Sturmey Archer lighting check the small clips that hold the wiring harness in position. I think that the originals for the bike had "TERRYs" "Made in England" stamped onto them, (whereas I have twice as many without markings that came off later scrap bikes bought for parts). The Terry clips are nicely profiled to fit around the frame tubes, and have a notch wide enough to hold two wires safely. How many of the clips should there have been and where ?
(This was the TERRY firm that originally produced the infamous "TERRY CLIP" to hold workshop tools
onto flat boards.) Regards, Bill
| They also made the "Terry Tennis Racquet Clip" which held your racquet (or a baseball bat, I think) securely on your front fork|
| Bill -|
Are these the clips you mean?
| Hi there,|
I have put photos of the identifiable "Terry" clips on my site: http://www.wallisclose.freeserve.co.uk/photos/
4 different types there, according to the number of wires they hold, and the diameter and profile of the tube.
The others I have do not have markings or are too corroded to be sure.
Good progress today, have reworked my dry battery unit internally using spare bits to give 6Vdc off NiCads to the rear light, and will be powering the front bulb from the AC off the dynohub (after reading the knowledgeable information off the web about dynamo powered setups, I will be adding some Zener Diodes (whatever they are :-) to protect the front bulb and uprating it to 3W to take
the full power of the hub). This will keep me going (I don't foresee any dusk or dark riding unless emergency) until I get further with sourcing and restoring the filter switch unit.
I am watching the eBay auctions of the seller with interest as the battery tube clips look better than mine - but the profile looks different, mine appear to have a more pronounced step out from the frame for the tube lugs
| HERBERT TERRY AND SONS. REDDITCH ENGLAND|
I HAVE THIS CLIP OR THESE CLIPS IN THE COLLECTION.
| I think you will find that Terrys were spring manufacturers who happened to make these sping clips for the cycle industry. Thus you can find Terry clips on many different makes of bicycle. It was Terrys who made the original 'Jubilee' clip for hoses.|
Matthew - a little knowledge is - an interesting fact.
| And "Spring" is the word too. I was handling the bike last night and hit a the light clip and it sprung off the bike with a spring type noise and now I can't find it!|
| Days later while walking and I hit it with my shoe and it made that same noise. I found it! It was dark when it flew off.|