FOR SALE:Late 40s Raleigh Sports for sale posted by: David on 7/17/2007 at 1:19:35 PM
I need to clear some room in the garage and here's one I never ride...
Late 40s Sports. I bought it from the son of a man who had worked for Raleigh of America in Boston - I suspect it's one of the earliest postwar imports.
23" frame with pretty good paint, BB oiler, and B66 saddle (not original, but I'll include the broken original saddle)
GH6 Dynohub marked "46 5" and lighting kit - all working.
New (non-original) tires.
Britannialloy mudguards and pump.
Stainless steel spokes.
4" wide "gent's" pedals.
Raleigh brakes and cables.
Decent chrome and white Dare grips.
I can't find the serial number.
See my Wool Jersey album for pictures
$200 plus actual Fedex shipping cost.
beandk at rcn dot com

   RE:FOR SALE:Late 40s Raleigh Sports for sale posted by brooks on 7/18/2007 at 3:56:46 PM
My email address is What state are you located?

AGE / VALUE:   RALEIGH LENTON GREEN ON A MOTORCYCLE posted by: Chris on 7/16/2007 at 2:57:48 PM
Well, the smirking biker babe finally got me to take a look thru the web site. I went to bikes and riders and was looking at the motorcycles and there is a picture of a chopper motorcycle and lo and behold, it has Raleigh Lenton Green on the motorcycle.

Very fresh and vivid and close enough to use. No information about the owner, or who did the paint work or anything just a picture. Still it is awesome to see this color.

Now we just have to find it and start re- finishing old original frames and forks.

WANTED:Raleigh "R" logo axle nuts. posted by: Thom J. on 7/16/2007 at 2:50:01 PM
Today must be my day for old Raleigh stuff. Does anyone have some of the "R" logo axle nuts that they would care to sell? Need two for my clubman. Thx in advance, Thom.

   RE:WANTED: Raleigh posted by Warren on 7/16/2007 at 3:22:52 PM
There's new ones for under $20 all the time on ebay but really a clubman wants to have Raleigh wingnuts. Have a look at Martins bikes ...

Nicer and expensive when you can find them.

   RE:WANTED:Raleigh posted by Thom J. on 7/16/2007 at 3:37:38 PM
Warren- Thanks for the update. The bike I have is a Raleigh Trent Sports which has drop bars like the "Clubman" but is more like the regular Sports model. I recently purchased some cotter R nuts and seatpost bolt with R nut but haven't found any R axle nuts. Do you have a record of vendors on e-bay to refer me to? Thx again, Thom.

   RE:RE:WANTED: Raleigh posted by Warren on 7/17/2007 at 4:41:08 AM
There's a guy named RiceBear who sometimes has them but right now he's just got cotter nuts. Keep searching, they come up often.
I had a nice Trent Sports from the early 60's with upright bars. Nice paint job too.

AGE / VALUE:Brools B66(?) Saddle posted by: Thom J. on 7/16/2007 at 10:45:19 AM
I need your help in identifying this saddle. On my recently refurbished Raleigh Trent Sports, the saddle is in the shape and construction of the Brooks B66 "mattress" saddle which I have on my Raleigh Sports and Twenty folder. The odd thing is that the top of the seat has a cross-hatch stitching pattern, which I jokingly refer to as the "tuck and roll", instead of the smooth surface as on the others. There is no Brooks metal tag on it but there are rivet heads where the tag should be. In all your experience, does this sound like something Brooks may have made in the late '60s or is it more likely a "look-a-like' saddle from another vendor? Your assistance would be helpfull. Thom.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:Brools B66(?) Saddle posted by Chris on 7/16/2007 at 10:56:00 AM

   RE:AGE / VALUE:Brools B66(?) Saddle posted by Thom J. on 7/16/2007 at 11:38:52 AM
Thank you Chris. That's what I needed to know. Thom.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:Brools B66(?) Saddle posted by David on 7/18/2007 at 10:50:42 AM
B66 is a leather saddle with two coil springs. The one you have with the stitching on top doesn't sound like the typical Brooks mattress saddle with the two-piece top and a single seam.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:Brools B66(?) Saddle posted by Thom J. on 7/18/2007 at 3:35:54 PM
David- Here's a photo. Maybe this will help. Thx again, Thom.


   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Brools B66(?) Saddle posted by Jeff Bikeguy on 7/24/2007 at 10:52:06 AM

Looks like a generic mattress saddle from a mid 70's department store bike.

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Binder Bolt/Seat post bolt posted by: Ryan on 7/14/2007 at 12:16:14 PM
I'm attempting to remove the binder bolt from the seat tube of my Sunbeam but am having difficulty. Is there a trick to holding the end of the bolt in place while turning the nut? The end of the bolt is rounded so a wrench and pliers aren't working for me. There is also no slot so a screwdriver is useless. Any suggestions other than a hacksaw? Thanks!


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Binder Bolt/Seat post bolt posted by Warren on 7/14/2007 at 1:49:35 PM
Use prenetrating oil on the nut if you haven't already done so. Then use big vice grips on the top of the bolt. Careful with the frame, maybe tape it up first. That binder bolt should have a stop on it to prevent it turning.

   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Binder Bolt/Seat post bolt posted by Warren on 7/14/2007 at 1:52:24 PM
...and use a dremel if that fails. For me, hacksaws are harder to control.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Binder Bolt/Seat post bolt posted by Ryan on 7/15/2007 at 11:58:33 AM
Thanks Warren! I'll give the vice grips a try.