AGE / VALUE:   WHERE'S THE GREASE? posted by: Christopher on 4/22/2007 at 11:41:20 AM
I suppose you are gonna say: What do you expect for a bike that has never been overhauled and is from 1962? But still!
Took apart the headset on the Dunelt last night. Was there ever grease in these headsets? Ever? If so, it was not much and it just vaporized. I doubt it was ever there at all. I mean, no trace of it at all! Just loose balls ratting about in the races. Bottom brackets are frozen up. There is grease in there, now it's glue! The first part is the de-gumping!

I'm having fun with it.Replacing cables and replacing cable housing with original white Raleigh ribbed cable. Removing the seat bolt and prying the taps apart so I can get in there to loosen the post so I can remove it, grease it and adjust it to a proper length. It's a nice little bike.
With my stash of idiotic little bit parts I am still able to fix this or that just by going in the drawer. Chrome is going to come out wonderfully. No pitting or rust. Just dry dusty dirt.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   WHERE'S THE GREASE? posted by Chris on 4/23/2007 at 1:40:13 PM
New hub innards! Clean and new! Threw me for a loop. I sit there opening it up expecting worn cones, pawls, worn parts needing replacing and de- gumping but it was like staring at a new hub out of the box.
Front hub had pitting on the cones so I replaced those. It was a lovely breezy spring, evening, No bugs. Dinner, wife,family and a '64 Gold Dunelt.
Tools and parts strewn over the back porch glittering chrome.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: 64 Dunelt ladies, gold update posted by Chris on 4/25/2007 at 4:27:58 PM
Nearly done, wheels back on, chain fitted, new, larger cog it's a 20 tooth now. Glittering chrome, wheels came out very well. Perfectly true front wheel! Trued the rear wheel new brake cables, housing, overhauled and re-greased everything, new front hub cones, raised the seat, longer seat post.Cleaned and re- fitted the chain, installed a shifter, clamp, housing, oiled it. Bit more fiddling tomorrow it'll be done.

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh Cross Frame posted by: Pete on 4/22/2007 at 7:10:34 AM
I finally purchased a Raleigh cross frame after much searching and waiting, unfortunately I had to sell one of the beloved collection to make room and pay for it.Although I did sell the bike to a mate with option to buy it back should he ever wish to sell it so hopefully it wont be gone forever.
The cross frame was sold to me as a 1928 model but the frame no would suggest it to be a 1908 model.Your thoughts on this would be appreciated.It was supposedly refurbished by Raleigh in 1951 and the pit marks under the enamel would seem to suggest this to be true as would the 50's style gear changer.It has a 24 inch frame,28 inch dunlop Westwood rims, full chaincase with a 3 speed Sturmey coaster hub which seems to be marked as cw (hard to read the marks) with an odd code which seems to be 5 with a big space then a 1 and a patent mark and numbers which are again hard to read.There is a hole on the right hand side of the head tube with 2 pot marks on the left side behind it.Any ideas as to what that is all about? It would be nice to know what is not original and what parts it would have had when new (hub/brakes/changer etc)The frame number is 213792. To see the bike go to
All thoughts and or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks Pete.


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh Cross Frame posted by Pete on 4/22/2007 at 7:29:57 AM
Wrong link on the image try this one


ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   USA source for Pashley Roadster posted by: Jeff on 4/22/2007 at 7:05:01 AM
Can anyone please help me with a USA source for Pashley roadsters? If not USA, perhaps Canada? I hate to pay $350 shipping from the UK. Thanks!

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: USA source for Pashley Roadster posted by Mark Stonich on 4/22/2007 at 9:49:55 AM
One company is in discussions with Pashley to be their US distributor. But first they need to sell a bunch of carbon fiber road frames to make room in their warehouse.

I can't name names, but they would be about the last outfit you would think of for big old style raodsters. However, the owner and many on the staff are into old British bikes. Cutting edge bike stuff is just their job, old bikes are their hobbies.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   USA source for Pashley Roadster posted by Matthew on 4/22/2007 at 11:27:40 AM
Hi Folks,

As Pashley make some pretty advance jump and trials bikes and they manufacture Moutlon bicycles in all their wonderful guises I guess that moving a few carbon fibre frames to make room for them does make sense. The Pashley range is huge, look at their website. The Princess and Prospero (which I think has been replaced) are just one part of the big picture.

Matthew - English Ridester

   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: USA source for Pashley Roadster posted by Warren on 4/22/2007 at 3:45:45 PM
Hee's a Pashley reseller in Toronto. Very cool website...browse the bikes. Pashley is in the Designer section.

   RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: USA source for Pashley Roadster posted by C. Hammond on 4/22/2007 at 10:11:10 PM
You can buy one from the clothing store Anthropologie:

A grocer's bike for a mere 2 K-notes. Restoration Hardware used to sell Pashleys for a while, too. Gadzooks, look at that basket.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: USA source for Pashley Roadster posted by Chris on 4/23/2007 at 1:41:54 PM
I got a look at one the other day. For the money, I'd go hunting vintage Sunbeam bicycles on e- bay.

AGE / VALUE:   watch this auction Original Raleigh brakes! posted by: Chris on 4/21/2007 at 11:59:40 AM
E-bay item # 280106720366 big lot raleigh brake parts.
(Not my auction, no relation to seller and I already have these myself)
These are original brakes off of the old 50's raleigh bikes. except that you need more rare bit parts to mae up a complete brake set. This seller is just offering the brake arms. Still, an interesting auction nonetheless.

I have some of the bit parts and especially the nuts that also fit the brake tube hardware on the rod brake bikes as these interchange.

I have a whole box of brake parts and mine are more complete.
New, these go for 100.00 a set from Cypress but those are a new, boxed set with the awesome brake levers included.


ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Working my territory, she is! posted by: Chris on 4/21/2007 at 11:35:17 AM
Ex lady pal shows up to talk and she laughs with delight in telling me she found a English bike and in my neighborhood. She's just up the street so she's working my territory, again. Then razzing me about other bikes I have passed up and about bikes missed. Slamming my trashpicking prowress too! You should have seen her in the middle of the street as she drove off. I can't have it, she probably won't sell it to me either- just wants to get my goat!

I begged and pleaded to be allowed to overhaul it. It's a nice little Dunelt and it's from 1962 and with original tires.
Good thing I have a thin Terry's pedal wrench because those pedal spindles are so narrow!