ENGLISH ROADSTERS:†††basement of old bicycle shop WOW posted by: Ed on 2/14/2007 at 6:57:57 PM
If anyone is near Buffalo,NY. Stop at Rick Cycle. 743 Main St. Buffalo. (716) 852-6838 rickcycle@hotmail.com I was invited to look at some old bicycles in the basement. I saw about 10 old English 3 speed bicycles. One very nice Sports with a 23 inch frame. I often find the right parts there. This has been a bicycle shop for over 100 years. I think 1897? does anyone else know of an older shop still up and running? Worth the trip! Ed

AGE / VALUE:†††eBay find posted by: Matthew on 2/14/2007 at 11:37:11 AM

Take a look at this one chaps!

Matthew - mmmmmm

   RE:AGE / VALUE:†††eBay find posted by Matthew on 2/14/2007 at 11:43:15 AM
Well when did you last see a New Hudson?

When did you last see one this good?

Item Number 250083509534

Matthew - they never come with a small frame.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:†††eBay find posted by Tom on 2/14/2007 at 4:36:17 PM
I have a NEW New Hudson bike I bought last year. The pic shows it the day I got it home. It has not a single mile on it. The tubes were not filled and from what I can tell had never been filled. I wish it was older but I still think it is a great find. I rode it at the 3 Speed Tour last year with North Roads bars on it. http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m104/oldy57/British%20Bikes/?action=view¤t=TomsBikes072.jpg

   RE:AGE / VALUE: eBay find posted by sam on 2/15/2007 at 8:58:36 AM
Nice BSA and a bit less pricy than the bike offered by Mr.Stone:

But that sunbeam is a real drooler!And pricy too---sam

   RE:AGE / VALUE:†††eBay find posted by Matthew on 2/17/2007 at 6:54:53 AM
Wow, the Sunbeam has my vote and could probably have my overdraft if I wasn't already looking at a New Hudson tandem and possibly a handcranked invalid trike, with three speed hub, of course.

Matthew - so many bikes so little time.

AGE / VALUE:†††K hub on ebay posted by: sam on 2/12/2007 at 9:18:28 AM
Check out the square set nut on this K hub---Chris always says where are the original nuts---Wonder when S/A changed to the round set nuts--my K came with this type sq nut also.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:†††K hub on ebay posted by Matthew on 2/14/2007 at 2:27:04 PM
It sold for £77 sterling or about $150. The price of a reasonable bicycle for a hub which isn't as strong as an AW. I do hope it goes into a wheel and onto a bicycle.

That's a very good price for a rare hub.

Matthew - sturmey makes the world go around.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:†††K hub on ebay posted by Chris on 2/14/2007 at 4:40:21 PM
The K is better than an A.W. isn't it?

   RE:AGE / VALUE: K hub on ebay posted by Mark Stonich on 2/15/2007 at 12:41:09 PM
Functionally, with it's close -11.1%/D/+12.5% ratios it's not a matter of "Better or Worse" than an AW as they have totally different purposes.

As a "Collectable" it's undoubtedly a better conversation piece.

As far as being less reliable than an AW - Most devices more complex than a tombstone fit that description.


ENGLISH ROADSTERS:†††3 old bikes back on the road! posted by: Ron Parkinson on 2/12/2007 at 7:46:49 AM
I bought a '62 Phillips Manhattan women's, a 62?Philips "lightweight"?? and a '68 Humber Sport women's with pump and bag all for $40. Two have already been made rideable and given to friends who promise to ride them weekly!

The paint on both Phillips bikes was extremely dull on the frame and the fenders were rusted. I've never had trouble buffing up paint with Mirror Glaze before. The Humber is in better shape paintwise but the paint blistered off the powerside chainstay. I didn't look too closely as I was busy servicing the two Phillips (You give someone a bike in the winter and as soon as you offer they make it a rush request.) It may be a rattle can repair that was failing or it may be back to bare metal, I'll have to check.

If anyone has more in the Boston area they want to dispose of I have more friends and a couple of tires (tyres) left.

I would like to find a light weight frame to build into a modern roadster if someone in the boston area has a spare.

AGE / VALUE:†††BSA Bastide posted by: Clint LeFever on 2/11/2007 at 9:58:59 PM
I have been having trouble identifying a BSA bicycle. I don't know how to post a picture but I have good pic's to show.

   RE:AGE / VALUE: BSA Bastide posted by Henry on 2/15/2007 at 8:16:45 PM
Bastide track bikes were built in the mid thirties. Only about 700 of these were built. The bikes were very highly regarded, and many of the top six-day riders of the day rode Bastide. I have seen two examples. The first was in Hickory, N.C. in 1973. This was a beautiful machine, well taken care of although someone had fitted it out with 26" clinchers and a 5 spd. Simplex gear. To learn more about the bike, I contacted the late Al Toefield at Kissena Cycles on Long Island. Al told me about the marque and some of it's heritage. In Feb. of 1974, I had the opportunity to examine the one that Mr. Toefield owned. I have no knowledge of the whereabouts of either of these two machines today.

You have found an exquisite, top line classic well worth restoring.

Spend some time doing some internet searches, and search this site also. There have been several discussions of Bastide cycles over the years. Hilary Stone is a well respected British expert in nearly all things cycling, and seems to be knowledgeable about this marque. Perhaps you can get in touch with him. He usually has a pageful of fascinating bits on eBay.

I've downloaded the pix you emailed to me, and will make those available as soon as I can get to it.

Some other contributors here may be willing to post pix of their Bastide cycles, hopefully

By all means, learn more of the history of your bike and post it here!