AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh fork lock key posted by: Jim on 1/10/2007 at 5:31:41 PM
I just got a 1961 Raleigh Superbe. I heard from the seller that a guy named Chris has some key blanks. Please contact me if you know about this.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh fork lock key posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 1/11/2007 at 3:36:06 AM
Uhhhh.... scroll down to the bottom of this page.... click on "MORE MESSAGES"... and scroll down a wee bit there... and you will see the post from Chris pursuant to precisely what you're looking for! :-))

BTW... nice machine. Best of luck with it!


Larry "Boneman" Bone

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh fork lock key posted by Chris on 1/11/2007 at 9:02:28 AM
I am on it.

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh fork lock key posted by Chris on 1/11/2007 at 4:01:01 PM
I have it. Watch the mailbox

AGE / VALUE:   Dawes Courier? posted by: Dan McMartin on 1/10/2007 at 8:48:11 AM
I found what appears to be a 1950s Dawes Courier. Despite being submerged in a river (mostly mud) the frame appears to be in good shape, and most of the original components are there. Anyone have suggestions where I could find out more about this bike? There doesn't seem to be much out there on Dawes. has a few catalogs but none that go back that far. Any info appreciated


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Dawes Courier? posted by Chris on 1/10/2007 at 10:45:15 AM
Rivers have fast currents and differing depths and no bike is worth being swept away in and drowning in. Use caution and don't be afraid to leave it there. There will be other bikes


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Dawes Courier? posted by Matthew on 1/10/2007 at 2:55:06 PM

This time of year in the upper northern hemisphere it isn't the current or depth you need to worry about. Our local rivers (in the Norfolk Broads - England) kill people even in the summer. They (rivers) are slow meandering and often shallow but the temperature is low even in summer and the shock is what kills. Use a line, a 4X4, a crane or weighted rope. have some body with you and be prepared to give up if it won't come up.

Matthew - warm and dry, keep it that way.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Dawes Courier? posted by Dan on 1/10/2007 at 3:42:34 PM
I thank you both for your concern. In re-reading my post I realize I was not quite clear. I have already succesfully "fished" the bike out, and was careful in assessing the risks. Given the condition of the bike, the lovely frame and lugs, and the way it is cleaning up (after much effort) I would say it was well worth it. Now I just want to find out more about the bike. For example, I believe the front dunlop lightweight rim is originnal, but the rear 1949 SA 3speed, with 3 cogs may not be (there is currently no derailleur). Again, any info, leads, suggestions for learning more post war dawes courier is appreciated.

- dan

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Dawes Courier? posted by sam on 1/11/2007 at 3:14:44 PM

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh's age posted by: Luis danese on 1/9/2007 at 6:10:33 PM
I have a Raleigh Superbe 26 x 13/8" wheels, for restoration.
The serial number (under the seat post), says "AM" and five numbers. These letters are not in the serial number chart.
Year of this bicycle? (In the Dynohub says 12 47) december 1947?
Thank you, Luis (From Argentina)

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Victor bicycle posted by: Steve O~Reilly on 1/9/2007 at 10:05:01 AM
I've just acquired a gent's bicycle dating from, I guess, the sixties. Single speed, with rod brakes and a Brooks saddle. Transfers on the head tube and rear mudguard say Victor (with a large V underneath), Nottingham and England. Is the name that of the manufacturer or a model name? If the latter, who was the manufacturer? Any information on an English Victor? Thanks

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Victor bicycle posted by Matthew on 1/10/2007 at 2:50:33 PM
Hi Steve,

It could be a Vindec, which was Brown Brothers own brand. They were (are) motor factors who supplied every part for cycle building right down to a full selcetion of frame tubes and lugs.

It could be a Viscount brand bike, sort of low end of market but still English and rideable.

Matthew - Vive La Bicyclette!

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   It says Sportsmen but not Raliegh posted by: Steve on 1/8/2007 at 4:16:09 PM
I have a English 3 speed with a twist grip shift and S/A coaster brake hub. It is missing the headplare but it does say made in England and the name is Sportsmen. Anyone know anything about this one? Made in the 60's

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   It says Sportsmen but not Raliegh posted by Chris on 1/8/2007 at 4:20:08 PM
Dayton Hufmann or Huffy had Raleigh in Nottingham, England make a bike for them and it was sold in the U.S.A.
Parts are standard Raleigh issue. Good bike

   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   It says Sportsmen but not Raliegh posted by Chris on 1/15/2007 at 1:44:57 PM
They do ok on e- bay too