ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Sunbeam posted by: David Poston on 8/12/2007 at 2:07:00 PM
OK, so I decided to keep my Sunbeam after all for now. I just couldn't bear to part with it.

Is there a Craig McNeil on this forum? I was doing a search on "Sunbeam" and noticed that he has a 1927 Golden Sunbeam, very similar to mine. I'd like to exchange comments on our Sunbeams.

I'm currently looking for a source for replacement brake blocks, if anyone here knows where I can get them.


ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   New Hudson bottom bracket / headset posted by: David Poston on 8/11/2007 at 8:04:31 PM
Hello to all:

After about 3-4 years of collecting dust, I am finally getting around to piecing together some of my roadsters (some for sale, some for keeping). The thing is, my memory is a bit rusty. My current task is to put together my 1940s-50s 28" wheel New Hudson roadster. I can't recall for the life of me which size ball bearings to use. I think I misplaced the originals, too. :(

Can you guys help out here? Are all non-Raleigh specs the same? It's possible the bike was made by BSA or Phillips.

thanks much


AGE / VALUE:   my future you tube video posted by: Chris on 8/9/2007 at 1:45:54 PM
The next time somebody offers me $50.00 on a $900.00 bike and then, when they want all sorts of extras thrown in. I'll be filming it for you tube. My video will be of me "borrowing" a cement mixer, 18 wheeler, or other large truck- like vehicle and I'll be driving it over the bike that is laid in the street.

Or perhaps thrown in front of a speeding train?
Or perhaps I'll just keep doing what I have been. Politely explaining Ah no, You're not offering enough.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   my future you tube video posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 8/10/2007 at 2:26:37 AM
"Never attempt with words, that which is easily accomplished using a FLAMETHROWER." - Flex Crush

(From the book: Real Men Don't Bond)

Of course, you will be... subjecting the velocipede to such treatment... whilst the new "owner" is seated atop... and of course AFTER you have collected the $50, correct?

Do post a link once the video is uploaded too. After all, what good is such a thing if like-minded individuals cannot live... albeit... vicariously... through your experience?



Larry "Boneman" Bone


   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   my future you tube video posted by Chris on 8/13/2007 at 6:59:23 AM
Ah, Just me blowing off steam. I'm just sick of being haggled down so visciously. When funds are tight and you've already come down so low as it is, It hurts to have to deal with cheap annoying idiots that want the universe for 20 cents.

If they don't understand the value, or what trouble it is to find and build something up and they are ignorant. That bothers me a lot too.

No, No flamethrowers, no running bikes over with heavy equipment, I'll just hang it up and sit and smile the next time somebody wants the universe for 20 cents.


   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   my future you tube video posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 8/13/2007 at 3:19:00 PM
Ah... the more nefarious "Passive Aggressive" approach.... Exxxxxxxxcellent!



Larry "Boneman" Bone

AGE / VALUE:    posted by: tanner on 8/9/2007 at 11:11:55 AM
Anyone know what kind of bike this is. I changed some brakes for a friend who painted it for someone. Three speed, s something onthe hub archy i think. the rear forks bolt to the bottom of seat post. neat fenders though. the pictures are under my photos on myspace, any info wold be cool. thanx


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Tanners bike posted by Chris on 8/9/2007 at 1:45:18 PM
I don't see any bike picture.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Tanners bike posted by Chris on 8/9/2007 at 1:56:02 PM
I loved the web site and the description of the bike but it's been around the block as they say.
I guess virgin bikes are booring. Right Tanner?

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Tanners bike posted by tanner on 8/9/2007 at 1:59:38 PM
It was given in trade. I thought it was pretty cool, but i have no idea what kind of bike it is. Just lately did i get interested in these type of bikes. All i know is that it was painted and the owner was charged 250 for the paint, and neve came and picked it up. It was painted in Candy. Kinda funny.

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   NOS Vintage Forks for sale (New Humber) posted by: Calvin Roberts on 8/9/2007 at 9:20:35 AM
Hello all,
I have a bunch of forks on ebay that are for sale in a fixed auction format. Not looking to get rich but helping an old friend with a collection of old parts.
Raleigh, New Humber and an old CCM Delivery bike fork.
Here is one of the links (you can check the other sales by store link):


Thank you all.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   NOS Vintage Forks for sale (New Humber) posted by Tom on 8/9/2007 at 3:24:56 PM
New Hudson not New Humber forks?