ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Dreamin' ..... posted by: Kevin on 10/10/2007 at 6:14:41 PM
Check out 200160387685 ... when you dream, dream big!!!

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Dreamin' ..... posted by Mark on 10/11/2007 at 12:18:26 AM
Yes, I saw this too. Does the price include the house it's lent against?

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Dreamin' ..... posted by Andy on 10/11/2007 at 1:32:25 PM
The price is outrageous, but from reading the text below, he admits that he has no idea what it's worth, and it sounds like he'd take just about anything for it.

   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Dreamin' ..... posted by David Poston on 10/11/2007 at 6:55:22 PM
Has anyone tried making an offer on the bike?


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Dreamin' ..... posted by Kevin on 10/11/2007 at 7:33:21 PM
Good point. I wonder if he'd come down $1,450 ...

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Dreamin' ..... posted by Drew on 10/12/2007 at 5:10:12 AM
Who knows - with some steep prices realized for Raleigh Roadsters on ebay lately, he could get 1/2 or more of the Buy It Now price. Looks like it's missing the fork mounted supports for the front brakes (take $15. 0ff your bid !). Love the Dynohub rear hub.

   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Dreamin' ..... posted by Warren on 10/12/2007 at 2:59:14 PM
On a great day, that bike might make $300 at auction. It's a late 50's or early 60's Phillips with a hockey stick guard!
Nice hub notwithstanding...

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   1939 Rudge Whitworth posted by: Mark on 10/10/2007 at 2:01:44 PM
I've just bought a 1939 Rudge Whitworth gent's roadster. I googled it and there is a post from Michael in 2002 on Old Roads with the same bike from the same year. It's a long shot, but I wondered if Michael is still on here, and still has the bicycle? It would be nice to see some photos as mine was in a pretty sorry state too. I'm just in the process of building it back up.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: 1939 Rudge Whitworth posted by Michael on 10/10/2007 at 3:29:25 PM
I still have the bike but it's in parts. Dismantling it and stripping the blue spray paint off was about as far as I got to restoring it. Life's circumstances overwhelmed me, I lost my workroom, and other projects became a priority. The Rudge, unfortunately, drifted by the wayside. Most of the bike's markings survived being stripped, although the gold paint badly faded. The underlying black paint was as hard as a rock and wasn't effected by the paint stripper. If I can come by a digital camera I'll send you pictures of the markings.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: 1939 Rudge Whitworth posted by Mark on 10/11/2007 at 12:26:02 AM
Hello Michael,
It would be good to see it. I'll be posting a picture of mine when it's finished. Hopefully in a week or two. The one's in the database only go back as far as the 50's. So it would be nice to have the pre 43 Coventry made bicycles up there.

AGE / VALUE:   28 " tire source (DL-1) ? posted by: Drew on 10/9/2007 at 1:46:28 PM
Anyone know of a source for tires for the Raleigh Tourist which are priced nice and low ? I'm surprized someone isn't bringing these in and selling cheap like the 26" tires - you can buy these for $20.00 a pair.

Found a '73 Tourist on the curb as trash, kinda rusty but only missing it's chain guard, brake bads and tires. I see Old Roads sells pads for $8.00 a pair which is fair.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   28 posted by Andy on 10/9/2007 at 5:07:20 PM
Have you tried Yellow Jersey cycles? They almost surely sell some cheap Chinese ones.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   28 posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 10/9/2007 at 6:39:39 PM
Good point. They have the tires, tubes, etc.


They do come up on ebay now and then too.


Larry "Boneman" Bone
Tired of being tyred. ;-)

   RE:AGE / VALUE: 28 posted by Neal on 10/10/2007 at 1:49:19 PM
Try CyclesValhalla: http://www.cyclesvalhalla.com/28inchtires.html


   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   28 posted by Wayne on 10/15/2007 at 9:33:30 PM
Yellow Jersey not only has some good products, the guy communicates very well; is a three speed aficionado to boot.

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Ever heard of this bicycle? posted by: Diane Webster on 10/8/2007 at 4:58:58 PM
A friend of mine just bought a Church Hill Deluxe bike from his neighbor. It says made in England, 50 year warranty. It is 2 speed with Her-Cur-Matic on it. It comes with a generator for the headlamp and an airpump. He was going to put it in a yard sale, but I thought we might want to check and see if anyone has ever heard of this. Thanks!

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Ever heard of this bicycle? posted by Diane Webster on 10/8/2007 at 5:07:45 PM
Forgot to add that it was made in the 1950's.

   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Ever heard of this bicycle? posted by Chris on 10/9/2007 at 8:46:52 AM
Made by Hercules cycle and Motor Co. of Birmingham, England and it should go up on e- bay instead. I would love to own a Churchill deluxe.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Ever heard of this bicycle? posted by Chris on 10/9/2007 at 2:25:23 PM
I'll bet it is really a three speed.

Does the hub say b- type 2? It is really a three speed

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Ever heard of this bicycle? posted by Diane on 10/10/2007 at 4:51:30 PM
Thanks for the info! I had him look on the hub and it says b-type 5.
He paid $10 for it. It was kept in the attic and is in wonderful condition. Sounds like he found a treasure!

   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Ever heard of this bicycle? posted by Chris on 10/11/2007 at 11:19:04 AM
That is a three speed hub for sure!

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Ebay DL1 posted by: David on 10/8/2007 at 3:32:03 PM
Item # 250172060521 (not mine). Pretty good condition men's taller frame w/crummy replacement saddle. 70s, I think. $125, no bids. Pickup in Queens, NY only. Someone in the metropolitan area must need one of these.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Ebay DL1 posted by Matthew on 10/9/2007 at 9:40:06 AM
I agree David,

1970s, by the lettering and reflector pedals.

Matthew - its in the detail.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Ebay DL1 posted by Thom J. on 10/9/2007 at 1:34:27 PM
WWWwwwwoooowwww. I'd love to add a rod-lever braked bike like that to my collection bbbbbbbuuuuuuuuttttttttt, I live in Souther Califonia. Oh well.....I'll just keep searching. Thom J.