| Read today in back issude of Cycling that this fellow was going to ride around the world 7 times and sell his paintings to fund the trip or trips. He spoke 10 languages.|
When I consider it, it's a crackpot idea. However others did it many and were successful. This guy, I don't know how it turned out or if he ever did it. Tomorrow, I'll quote the article.
| I oiled the bell on the handlebars today.|
Marvelous! Miraculous! It freed up the spring and prevents rust at the same time. My delight was how much it made the diffreence. My bell from the 20/s now chimes every time I touch the trigger one chime and another on the way back.
Yes, I might just turn into Harold "Oily" Karslake and run around with an oil can all the time.
Just trust me. Oil the bells!
| Just a drop, no grease.|
| You should get one of those small SU carburettor oilers just for that task. Now that I think about it the small conveneint bottle might be a good fit for the SA hub as well. |
| SU carbuerettor????? You're BRITISH is showing, sir! :-)|
How much fun it was to keep them in synch too.... Grrrr!
And yes... I have fond memories of the single AMAL on my 1950 AJS 500 twin!'
I presume the wee oiler in question is still available???
Larry "Boneman" Bone
| Hello everyone, I've been away for a while.|
I am in the process of cleaning out my garage and divesting myself of the huge storehouse of roadster parts (and cycles) I've collected over the past 4 years. While I could get more money on e-bay by selling off individual parts, I'd rather sell them to anyone here interested in lots at a cheaper price. I have parts from rear racks, NOS wartime era headlamps, tyres, handlebars, Lucas bells, cables, shifters, etc. I also have several cycles for sale, including a men's Raleigh DL-1 28" roadster, women's verson of the same, rare 1931 Sunbeam on 26" wheels, and a couple of 1960s era Raleigh Sports. I'd rather not ship the cycles, but I can ship the parts. If anyone is interested in parts or cycles, please e-mail me and we can discuss. I'll take some photographs. If you live in the Houston area, please stop by and have a look.
| Welcome back David! Why not just keep and enjoy all this stuff? What are you doing? Your Pal Christopher|
| What is your email? I have been looking for a few parts to finish my bike.|
| Hello Christopher, |
I hope all's well with you. I may keep a roadster or two, but I just need to cut back. No room. Also, I just haven't had time at all to ride these bikes. Better that someone else can make good use of them.
My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to contact me about parts.
| What is the value of my Hercules? It has chrome fenders and an original chrome rack. I have greased it and polished it up. This of course required it be disassembled. The seat has the odd plastic covers for the coil springs. I put some new black wall tires on it. What a nice ride! I rode a no hander for about 500 ft. This is in original condition. The decals are worn off but the paint is brilliant red. The only decal is AMF Hercules on the chain guard. Ed|
| Riding the old bike no hands in the early summer months. Great to be alive!|
| The only hard part is getting Niagara river sandflies in your mouth as you ride a no hander. We carry bandanas like Cowboys. Yeee Haaaaa.... PRICELESS. Ed|
| When I swallow three of these sandflies at once and have a heart attack from the shock and fall over right before you you may have my bike I was riding with you on and the entire collection. And I was so sure I would not need a bandana.|
The N.O.S. boxed Campy, G.B. and Juy Simplex parts are in the series of bank vault boxes and the keys are on my ring in my pocket.
| Priceless is the correct answer. This is a Raleigh rebadge I think. The chrome fenders are a little unusual. Bikes like this are so much better than the new megamart stuff, but they aren't collectable and don't sell for much more than garage sale prices. So there's something about owning one that's like finding an orphan kitten: there's a lot of satisfaction in giving it a home, but not a lot you can do otherwise. Is this why my basement is so crowded?|
| No. I get good money for them the last one sold for $175 the on before that $135. I overhaul them and test ride. I won't sell it unless I feel good about it. I know that Raleigh used second quality parts on them but I fix the problems. I hope to see people enjoy proper bicycles with fenders. I listed it on Ebay # 300118926017 Ed|
| This sold for $142.50 Ed|
| 28" wheels; it seems rather generic otherwise, for a roadster. Singlespeed.|
Not mine, # Item number: 300118225461
"for collection only", hmmn, for a collection, or does that mean to pick it up.
Try item # if link does not work; I kind of think it does look a bit like a Raleigh.
| Raleigh's tubular fork crown. It's a Raleigh. I'd kill( figure of speach pay a lot for!) for those rims.|
If it's not a Raleigh then it's 24 t.p.i. Phillips type threads instead. No matter, it's a nice bike with period accessories.
| Raleigh's heron chainring as well. Definitive proof it's a Raleigh.|