AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh "Popular" posted by: Liz on 3/21/2007 at 10:27:50 AM
I bought an English Raleigh in San Francisco that says "Popular" on it. It also says "All Steel" and it has coaster brakes. It is hunter green. I can't find any info about it on the internet. The bike shop said they thought it was a late 60's model. Does anyone know about this model? Also, the chainguard is totally enclosed and a small piece on the bottom end of it where you can access the chain fell off. Any ideas where I can get this piece?
Any info would be greatly appreciated. All the best, Liz

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Raleigh posted by Warren on 3/21/2007 at 4:44:55 PM
I think it's musch older...look at the rear hug for a date 4 59 is April 59. Go here for some great catalogue shots and look at the rest of the website for other years.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Raleigh posted by Warren on 3/21/2007 at 4:45:48 PM
Man, I should spell check! "much" "hub"

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh posted by Pete on 3/21/2007 at 5:38:51 PM
Any chance you could put up some pics somewhere so we can see it and the frame number? With this info I am sure the people here will be able to help you.
Cheers Pete.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh posted by David on 3/21/2007 at 7:12:43 PM
Go to Sheldon Brown's and check out the early 50s catalogs. I think you'll probably find your bike there.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Raleigh posted by Liz on 3/22/2007 at 10:27:23 AM
Thanks SO much Warren!!! I can't believe it's from the late 40's! I ride it to work everyday! You solved the mystery! All the best, Liz

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh posted by Liz on 3/22/2007 at 10:33:07 AM
Hi Pete,
Someone sent me a link and I think it is from 1947-1948. I'll take some pics and and post them. Thanks for taking the time to reply to me. Liz

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Maclean BSA posted by: Chris on 3/20/2007 at 7:44:10 PM
I have a BSA bicycle, badged as a Maclean Featherweight. Many parts are stamped with the piled arms, 46t chainring has BSA on it, and it has an unusual stem/handlebar clamp. 3 speed SA rear hub, SA front drum brake, replacement rear caliper brake. It's well worn, but the lugged frame is very solid and strong, and I've been riding it quite a bit. I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas on the age of this machine. I've found a photograph from 1924 with the same stem/'bar clamp on a very similar frame. The frame and fork are both stamped 299. Any ideas? Thanks!

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Maclean BSA posted by sam on 3/22/2007 at 9:03:52 AM
Will need a bit more info,please.
Don Maclean formed the company in 1922.Original transfers would say "D.Maclean,2 Jackson Rd.Holloway
after 1928 the badge says 366 Upper st.Then in 1934 --362-2 Upper st.
The frame number should have a letter(or letters) before the number.Check top of seat tube or rear drop out ---sam

MISC:   Need parts for a 1965/6 Raleigh Rampar Girls bike posted by: Shannon on 3/20/2007 at 10:13:44 AM
I was just given a Rampar for my daughter, but it needs some work. I know most of the parts I need to fix it, but do not know where to buy or order the parts from. Can anyone help me?

   RE:MISC:   Need parts for a 1965/6 Raleigh Rampar Girls bike posted by David on 3/20/2007 at 3:56:44 PM

   RE:MISC: Need parts for a 1965/6 Raleigh Rampar Girls bike posted by Warren on 3/20/2007 at 4:49:13 PM
What parts!!!!!!!

   RE:RE:MISC: Need parts for a 1965/6 Raleigh Rampar Girls bike posted by Chris on 3/21/2007 at 9:00:14 AM
Harris is known for not being able to supply anything made by Raleigh or Dunlop. They have no sources for such things they wish they did.
They do offer replacement tires, hubs and a lot of other parts. An excellent source for cycles and parts but not if you are hunting old replacement parts that are original Raleigh or Dunlop. You'll need to ask us specifically and/or go to e- bay.

   RE:MISC:   Need parts for a 1965/6 Raleigh Rampar Girls bike posted by Chris on 3/21/2007 at 10:28:58 AM
Tell us specifically what you need.

AGE / VALUE:   CYCLO GEAR 3 COG ADAPTOR QUESTION. posted by: chris on 3/18/2007 at 12:05:25 PM
You know the Cyclo cog adaptor thing that makes your 3 spee into a 9 speed?
mine is the 3 lugg type that fits on the more modern sturmey archer hub gear driver?

this has 3 cogs. a 22, a 18 and i think the smallers is a 16.

well, it looks to me that the largest is kinda fixed on there permanently.
the smallest does unscrew off of the body.
I think that the middle one will unscrew also.

Now, Here is my question.

What size is this threading?

what other derailer gear cogs would fit on this cyclo gear company body or driver.

I am thinking of making a custom cyclo gear adaptor with different number teeth ( tooth) cogs.
using derailer cogs that match the cyclo's threads and simply unscrewing and screwing in new, different cogs onto the cyclo body.

Please advise. I'd referr to my Brown Brothers book but my daughter tore it to ribbons before I could stop her.

Today was an interesting visit to the flea market

Saw a $1,200.00 Louis Vuitton handbag at the market.
It had YHK or YKK zippers. Terrible quality for such a well known company. Hint, hint............
I have already learned this lesson the hard way. I took a wallet in and asked if it was authentic or not. It was not!
Their brass is a certain special hue, they never used ykk or yhk zippers and even the boxes are faked up. I threw it away at their store. It was embarrising, too.

Besides, nobody is going to pay $1,200.00 at a ratty flea market for Louis Vuitton.
What makes a Louis Vuitton product such a magical thing is the experience of going to the store, being waited on, and buying it there.

Also you know it's the real thing then.

They say immitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But I'm sure the Louis Vuitton people are enraged and rightly so at all the knock off crap that is hurting their buisness.
One thing for sure. You know that Vuitton has Mojo. Or else people would not bother to fake it up at all.

examine the zippers when buying Vuitton or better yet. enjoy the trip to the actual store.

When we figure out British bicycle paint codes and are REALLY able to restore bikes as well as when they sold new. Then a up scale shop in a nice mall will offer True British Classic bicycles again. I think it will succeed.

AGE / VALUE:    posted by: Tom on 3/17/2007 at 1:44:05 PM
I am looking for a Rudge headbadge. I would take one in poor shape but would like one in nice shape. NOS would be nice also.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by Pete on 3/18/2007 at 4:56:11 PM
I was just looking at one on ebay. Item number: 230105226225
Not the nicest example but it may be useable.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by Ron on 3/27/2007 at 8:31:10 PM
I have a small 1965 Rudge frame and the head badge is in pretty good shape. Email me off line and I'll try to get you a picture. I don't have a plan for the frame if someone wants it.