AGE / VALUE:   Hot weather and leather saddles posted by: Kevin on 4/30/2007 at 11:06:10 AM
Summer's coming. Does anyone have thoughts about storing bikes with nice leather Brooks saddles in my garage where the temperature is often 100 degrees plus? Will that dry the leather out? Am I being silly?

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Hot weather and leather saddles posted by David on 4/30/2007 at 8:25:15 PM
The biggest problem for leather saddles is getting soaked and then drying out. I doubt the temperature itself will be trouble.

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Hot weather and leather saddles posted by sam on 5/1/2007 at 9:57:48 AM
I agree with David,inside out of the sun's UV rays it should be just fine.Early morrning or late evening rides--will help keep it and you in shape.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Hot weather and leather saddles posted by Chris on 5/1/2007 at 12:19:38 PM
As far as rain goes, I have seen people use shower caps over the seats.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Hot weather and leather saddles posted by Kevin on 5/4/2007 at 1:55:20 PM
Thanks, gents! I feel better now. Will apply a bit of Proofide and not worry about the heat.

AGE / VALUE:    N.O.S.Fibrax 269 brake pads for sale posted by: Chris on 4/30/2007 at 7:16:47 AM
I have a N.O.S. box full of caliper brake black rubber blocks. Orange box says Fibrax for Raleigh. Fibrax model 269 these are the caliper brake model brake blocks.

I believe these are still quite usable. You will need the metal holders as these are replacement slide in type blocks. e- mail if you need a set.

MISC:   TOEI sturmey archer 5 speed posted by: James on 4/29/2007 at 11:22:26 PM
Did SA make downtube shifters for the S5 or is it a custom job. Too bad my japanese is limited to ordering food and alcohol.


ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh NS serial numbers posted by: Bill Grady on 4/29/2007 at 8:07:33 AM
Just bought an old Raleigh 3-speed. Frame serial #
(under the seat) NS4 202 457--The hub says it's a
'74 model, but I suspect that might not be the
original. The headbagde says Nottingham England,
any ideas how I could get the date of it's manufacture?
Any information would be appreciated .

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Raleigh NS serial numbers posted by Warren on 4/29/2007 at 9:49:38 AM
This page should tell you...

AGE / VALUE:   1960 phillips mens bike posted by: james on 4/27/2007 at 10:38:56 PM
i have a 1960 phillips mens bike just trying to find out the approx. value of these bikes. it is complete just needs tubes and front brake pads.has some scratches and all chrome is in excellent shape

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1960 phillips mens bike posted by Chris on 4/28/2007 at 11:10:05 AM
Does it say Birmingham, or Nottingham on the headbadge?

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   1960 phillips mens bike posted by james on 4/28/2007 at 10:40:29 PM
the head badge reads birmingham. also the sprocket says phillips in the way its made like the one thats on the pics database. and the rear hub says 60 on it

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   1960 phillips mens bike posted by William Grady on 5/4/2007 at 9:44:13 PM
Still not having much success determinining the year of
manufature of my Raleigh "white tail" 3 speed.
Frame SN NS4 202457. Headbadge reads Nottingham.

William Grady

   RE:AGE / VALUE: 1960 phillips mens bike posted by perry on 5/6/2007 at 12:21:56 PM
i just picked up an old philipp bike also with rod style brakes not sure of the year head badge doesn't say birmingham or nottingham looks war era sn# is on upper seat tube any info would help

   RE:AGE / VALUE: 1960 phillips mens bike posted by Dan Brunow on 12/27/2007 at 5:29:58 AM
I also acquired a 1960 Phillips 3 speed with the front badge noting "Birmingham"...It also has a badge imbedded on the rear fender. Badges appear to be copper or brass. Top tube seems to be abnormally bent, but I just seen a 1980 Raleigh 3 speed with the same style. 3 speed sturmey archer with coaster brake. Chrome fenders which are perfect. I know the 1980 Raleigh I was referring to is going mad on bidding on ebay right now. Only at $103.00, but 38 bids with 4 days left.