MISC:   Removing Roadster Pedals posted by: Roger on 5/17/2007 at 4:37:40 PM
Usual pedal wrench does not work. How to salvage if one needs to remove older pedals please.

   RE:MISC:   Removing Roadster Pedals posted by David on 5/18/2007 at 6:25:07 AM
First be sure you're not tightening the left-hand threaded left pedal!
Apart from that, I think I would remove the crankarm and secure it in a big vise and then try removing the pedal with plenty of penetrating oil and piece of pipe, if nec, to extend the wrench.

   RE:RE:MISC:   Removing Roadster Pedals posted by Roger on 5/18/2007 at 10:38:57 AM
Thanks. I think, I'm actually, having trouble getting a wrench that fits around where you do start unscrewing the pedal; but I can try it all again. This is no urgent matter.

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Removing Roadster Pedals posted by Chris on 5/18/2007 at 12:05:14 PM
They have pedal wrenches available at your local bike shop.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Removing Roadster Pedals posted by Roger on 5/18/2007 at 9:16:53 PM
I said I had a pedal wrench Einstein;

   RE:MISC:   Removing Roadster Pedals posted by Matthew on 5/20/2007 at 1:09:54 AM

I missed the reply by Einstein, was it useful? Chris of course is right a good cycle shop will have a range of robust pedal spanners. I tend to remove the cotter pin, take the crank and pedal to my vice and try to get a good grip there. Failing that I resort to disassembling the pedal leaving the spindle attached to the crank and the apply gentle heat (I use a camping gas stove) this and gentle persuasion always get a positive result.

Matthew - my regards to Albert

   RE:RE:MISC:   Removing Roadster Pedals posted by Chris on 5/20/2007 at 11:19:22 AM
Matthew is right on. I was thinking that perhaps he had a pedal that needed the thin pedal wrench and I was envisioning him with the larger Park wrench that would not fit.

Disassemnble the pedal and heat it as Matthew said. I have pedal parts.

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   BSA Queery posted by: Pete on 5/17/2007 at 11:30:58 AM
Went to look at some old bikes again today and came back with a Sunbeam of the Royal variety and very nearly another Raleigh crossframe, anyway the owner of the bikes and many more with sheds full of everything you ever desired was a BSA fanatic.We got talking about BSA's as I have one as well and he asked about mine.I told him all the details bsa grips/bsa saddle/chainring headtube decal etc and said to him mine was very similair to his except mine was on 28" wheels as opposed to his 26" and went on to say that I assumed mine to be late 30's to late 40's ish.He told me that BSA never made a bike with 28" wheels after 1931 which would make my bike earlier than I thought.Just wondered if anybody had ever heard that before and if anyone could confirm that to be correct.


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   BSA Queery posted by Matthew on 5/20/2007 at 1:13:20 AM
Hi Pete,

I have certainly never seen a BSA later than early 30s with 28" wheels so I'd go with what this chap told you. After all its the way we learn.

Matthew - I must go down to the shed one day.....

AGE / VALUE:   HELLO? THIS RED ROBIN HOOD HAS A BENT FORK! posted by: Chris on 5/17/2007 at 7:09:57 AM
I guess these bidders are like me. So entranced that they don't notice the bent fork. Ok , it's flemenco, candy apple red but for gods sake take a look at that fork!

3 bidders and it's at $56.00

Take a look at e- bay item # 280113789332 robin hood bicycle division of raleigh


   RE:AGE / VALUE: HELLO? THIS RED ROBIN HOOD HAS A BENT FORK! posted by mark stonich on 5/17/2007 at 10:53:36 AM
I wouldn't hesitate to buy it because of the fork. It's not that badly bent and lots of cyclists, such as myself, have the tools to straighten and align forks.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   HELLO? THIS RED ROBIN HOOD HAS A BENT FORK! posted by Roger on 5/17/2007 at 4:45:05 PM
Nice, of all things, found out our neighbor who has been living next door for a few years is from Scotland, he's got 2 and I assume his and hers Robin Hoods; but I just caught a glimpse of them one time before he placed them in storage.

   RE:AGE / VALUE: HELLO? THIS RED ROBIN HOOD HAS A BENT FORK! posted by Ted on 5/17/2007 at 9:46:37 PM
All it takes to straighten is a fork gauge and a frame straightener. Won't even scratch the paint. Park Tools makes both. Done it many times. Ted

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   HELLO? THIS RED ROBIN HOOD HAS A BENT FORK! posted by David on 5/18/2007 at 6:33:12 AM
Do older Robin Hoods usually have Raleigh-style brakes and levers, as this one appears to? (I assume it's older because of the lettering on the trigger)

And do you think this Raleigh Sports has a bent fork? I asked the seller and he said he thought not, but the ad and response do not tell me that he's a bike expert.

Ebay 220111632938

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   HELLO? THIS RED ROBIN HOOD HAS A BENT FORK! posted by Chris on 5/18/2007 at 7:01:22 AM
Yes, you can straighten forks, tools are made and so forth. Still,
I have had them handed back to me and been told to go find another fork. Perhaps it's the liability issue. Perhaps the forks I had in my hand were too far gone.

Myself and I'm being silly here because whithin reason there usually is not a problem with straightened forks. However, myself I do not trust the fork after it's been straightened but that's just me.

   re: robin hood ladies bike posted by andy anderson on 5/26/2007 at 1:21:29 PM
I have acquired an old vintage bike which I know nothing about old bikes but would very much like abit of info on what I have here. It reads on the bike robin hood bicycle company. Can you tell me what I need to look at on the bike to find more info maybe the date of the bike and the value


AGE / VALUE:   MAGNIFICENT! TAKE A LOOK posted by: Christopher on 5/17/2007 at 6:55:18 AM
Take a look at this beauty! Wow. E- bay item # 300112212993
1948 Hercules Durist

( the seller meant to say Tourist because it is a Hercules Tourist bicycle and not a Hercules Durist)

What got me excited was the completeness of the bike that marevelous kickstand and those luscious handlebar grips with the never before seen hercules H in the original grips.

Those are the grips to buy and reproduce and sell!

I'd love a set of those!

Ah, local pick up only. bummer but there are ways around that!

I love the Hercules Tourists!

AGE / VALUE:   Old British bikes on film... posted by: Andy on 5/16/2007 at 10:34:06 AM
Not sure if anyone's seen this film from the Goldden Age of English Bicycles:


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Old British bikes on film... posted by Andy on 5/16/2007 at 10:42:56 AM
Andy Part Two:


   RE:AGE / VALUE: Old British bikes on film... posted by sam on 5/18/2007 at 5:11:03 AM
Andy,got any more! that was great---sam