| Hi all . . . |
I just bought what I think is a 1988 Raleigh. It's marked 101 (which perhaps is a reference to Raleigh's 101st b-day that year?) and it has 88-9 on the Sturmey Archer hub. It's a step-through frame that says 44-2 controlled tubing on it. I don't think it's anything special, but I just want to know more about it. It has a Dynohub light and a built in lock on the rear wheel. And a sticker that makes me think it was originally purchased in the Netherlands. Any information is appreciated!
| It looks like a Dutch one, all right. Did Raleigh have its own plant in Holland or would it be built under license? Probably a good bike.|
| Feast your eyes on this eBay auction -- 190166989569. It almost makes me want to live in Hollywood. Well, not really.|
| Hokum smokum....this place is close to where I live. Think I'll put in a bid and see what happens. |
| Not exactly English, but this may be of interest here... Jorg & Olif has issued a more moderately priced Dutch-styled city bike, called the Scout. The price makes me suspect it's built in Asia, and it looks suspiciously like the Electra Amsterdam. But their regular black men's roadster is a good looking bike:|
| Hi Andy - |
Thanks for your mention on oldroads.com.
In case you’re interested, our Scout collection of citybikes is made in Belgium and is a quality bike, but without all the bells and whistles (and higher end Shimano Nexus rollerbrakes etc) that come stock on our Original citybikes (which are made in Holland of course).
We are very proud to continue to produce a Made in Europe citybike to our quality standards. Though the Electra Amsterdam is a nice addition to the bicycle landscape, our understanding is that it is made in Asia (though it is always best to confirm with original manufacturer). Most bicycles, however, are manufactured in Asia, to varying degrees of quality...some fabulously made, some not so great.
I have also tried to post this onto the site...
Thank you again for your interest in jorg&olif!
| Thanks for the info... I wasn't intending to imply that the Scout was of lesser quality, but considering the weak dollar it's suprising that you're able to offer a European-built city bike in that price bracket. I've seen it mentioned in several design magazines, and it's a good looking bike -- hopefully they'll catch on. |
| Thanks Andy ... no offence taken and thank you for your positive feedback on Scout.|
| Success! the front rack on the bus was full. It already had two bikes on it as the bus appeared and as he was starting to shake his head. I told him that the bike folds in half. He looked in disbelief obviously not seeing the two large wing nuts in the frame. I folded it in half and he shook his head and did a double take and immediately he opened the back door of the bus and the B.S.A. paratrooper (airborne) bicycle and myself rode happily down the street INSIDE the bus. Side by side.|
I thought: "Ha!"
Full size! 26 x 1 3/8 wheel bike on the bus!
No 16 or 20 inch wheels, but a full size three speed type bike on the bus. Inside the bus!
This W.W. 2 Airborne bike is awesome!
First, I was able to fold it in half to get in the back seat of a two door Ford Mustang and now, inside the bus while folded up!
It goes everyplace. Except out of an airplane. Those days are over!
| No more hearing: "Your bike will have to stay" or:|
"We can't carry your bike"
This bike folds in half. Swings on a built in set of hinges that are part of the frame tubing.
I was dis-satisfied with the far too heavy Raleigh Twenty and it's small 20 inch wheels!
| Plus, there's no good place to pick up a folded Twenty without hurting your hand. I had mine welded at the break, rides a lot better and is certainly no less handy!|
| Another bus with a full bike rack. I got on because it was folded up. I wait for the bus with it folded in case the bus approaches fast with a full rack.|
| I rolled up and saw another person waiting for the bus with his bike. The bus appeared and had two bikes on it. The fellow was not pleased he had to wait for the next bus.|
Not me! I folded it in half and took the rear door inside the bus. The bus zoomed off into the sunset with me and the B.S.A. folding airborne paratrooper bike inside the bus. I got off at my stop and swung the bike back together and tightened the wing nuts and rode home.
This bike is perfect for commuting. Both on a bus and riding it is a real joy.
We want to see pics of your bike. Please post.
| will do.|
| hi, i have two English three speed hubs here and i need two hub chains for them. one is a AM 56 and the other is a SW 58. if anyone has these or a source please let me know. thanks. |
| This is a great choice,readily available from good shops everywhere. The Sachs PC1 nickel plated.|
| "Hub chains" makes me think that you're looking for indicator spindles, i.e. the little chain that comes out the side of the hub? |
| They're called indicator chains. I have one you can have for a few dollars. Send me an email.|
| The AM and SW hubs used two-piece indicators, not the standard AW indicator as shown on that Amazon link. I can sell you a spare for the SW; email me if you want it.|