AGE / VALUE:   trade? posted by: Marko on 4/12/2007 at 7:29:53 AM
I have a near new condition Raleigh DL-1 "Tourist" with enclosed chain, and the original chain guard. Really like new(I'll supply photos if any one's interested). I would like to trade for a vintage road race bike(1950's-early 1960's), or a Raleigh club racer. Neither need be in like new condition, I am looking for something not perfect, but usable, and in reasonable condition. Any interest?

I also have all the original brake /handle bar components for a rod brake Raleigh roadster( bars, rods, yokes, pads, fulcrums, in reasonably good condition. I need classic mid seventies Dura-ace brake levers/hoods, and a pair of old style Dura ace hubs(especially if laced to reasonable but not neccessarily perfect tubular rims) same vintage. I want to restoe my AD Vent Noir.

   Email??? posted by Jeffrey Manta on 4/13/2007 at 9:29:40 AM
Let me know if my email made it through your spam filter. thanks

MISC:   Various upgrades - Input wanted posted by: Brian Collins on 4/11/2007 at 11:36:35 AM
Hello all,

Has anyone built up a new rear wheel using the Sturmey Archer 8 speed hub? I'd appreciate knowing what your experience has been.

I'd also like to hear from someone who replaced the steel rim on the front of a vintage Dynahub equipped wheel - what rim was used and what spoke crossing was used.

Lastly, I'd like a source for a vintage pump to fit my 1956 Raleigh sports with enclosed chainguard. I need the pump and the fittings.

Thanks in advance,

   RE:MISC: Various upgrades - Input wanted posted by sciencemonster on 4/12/2007 at 3:23:57 PM
I slapped one on a Twenty. First gear is 1:1, so I don't know that it would be any good to me on a 26 inch bike. I have a 25 tooth gear in back and in 8th gear is is geared like my stock 26 inch 3 speed. I ned more low end for hills, not speed to pop out of traffic and get run over. I also put a Shimano on a spare 26 inch and it works perfect for the steepest hills.

That said, they are both nice. The SA goes on easier, fits without bending the frame, and feels better in gear. The Shimano has a way better feeling gear shifter, and of course is geared in a sensible manner.

   RE:MISC: Various upgrades - Input wanted posted by sciencemonster on 4/12/2007 at 3:28:12 PM
I was trying to say 8th gear on the twenty is identical to 3rd spped on a stock bike. I also have the shimano set up so 8th gear is the same as third. I need help making it up hills.

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Executive Biek Company posted by: Howard on 4/11/2007 at 8:02:40 AM
Does anyone know where the Executive Bike company is from?
I purchased a 3 speed, vintage, but cannot find where they are from. Thanks

AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh headsets do not use caged bearings posted by: Chris on 4/10/2007 at 3:20:04 PM
item # 230113971640 e- bay item #

Take a look at this headset this seller is offering. This is incorrect as the Raleigh bikes did not and do not use caged bearings in the headset.
Neither used them anyplace else, except in the Sturmey- Archer hubs.

This headset looks aftermarket to me and not correct.
Still never did find out who makes the dynohub that cycles of yesteryear is offering. The dynohub Looks German.

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Raleigh headsets do not use caged bearings posted by sam on 4/11/2007 at 6:35:25 AM
That may be a T.D.Cross or Phillips headset--forgit which bike I had that came with caged barrings--seems like they were used on western Flyer imports.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh headsets do not use caged bearings posted by Jeff on 4/11/2007 at 7:47:38 AM
This looks just like the headset on my 1959 Dutch Flying Jet. It's a S-A 3 speed with mostly Raleigh parts.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh headsets do not use caged bearings posted by Chris on 4/11/2007 at 5:04:06 PM
Well, it's icky quality and I don't like it.

I will look and check again I don't recall the companies that Sam mentioning ever used caged bearings.
No raleigh I ever saw ever used caged bearings, not in the headset.

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Raleigh headsets do not use caged bearings posted by Warren on 4/11/2007 at 5:17:37 PM
I've had a number of similar headsets...good quality really. But as Chris suggests, the cage has to go. Load it up with loose bearings and it should work fine. I would certainly ask him to check as to whether it is Raleigh 26 tpi.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Raleigh headsets do not use caged bearings posted by chris on 4/11/2007 at 5:43:11 PM
I'd be surprised if it were really 26 and fits the Raleigh.

Were getting desperate for spares and settle for things like this.

AGE / VALUE:   WHE NEEDS A REAR WHEEL? posted by: chris on 4/10/2007 at 12:41:56 PM
I have a rear wheel for sale. it is a 26 x 1 3/8 3 speed sturmey archer a.w. that just says patent on it. excellent rim with the grey center and chrome that is of excellent quality. needs a cleaning and polish. this is the raleigh superbe pattern from the 1940's.
20.00 plus shipping

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