MISC:   Whitworth screws posted by: Mark on 8/17/2007 at 10:07:36 AM
Are the threaded fender eyelets on the Raleigh Sports BSC threads? I want to mount a rack *and* fenders to the bike.

I gather BSC / Whitworth nuts 'n' bolts are pretty hard to come by.

Does anyone have experience rethreading the existing eyelet threads with SAE or metric threads?



   RE:MISC:   Whitworth screws posted by Tony on 8/17/2007 at 6:09:50 PM
Yep- its easy. You can also just use a smaller bolt with a nut on the other side.

   RE:RE:MISC:   Whitworth screws posted by Kevin on 8/18/2007 at 3:07:39 AM
Or sometimes you can use brass bolts. Even if the threads don't match, they'll hold. They are soft so they won't strip the steel threads on the frame.

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   KB Hub posted by: Tony on 8/17/2007 at 8:18:24 AM
Hello- I have a 1935 BSA with a KB-5 hub. The hub has difficulty shifting from 3rd to 2nd- the internals are just worn out. My question is: can you swap out the K internals with AW internals? I want to keep the original shell on the BSA.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   KB Hub posted by Chris on 8/17/2007 at 10:03:49 AM
Yes, you can.

   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   KB Hub posted by David Poston on 8/17/2007 at 10:26:31 AM
Regarding K hubs in general, are they as reliable as the AW hub? I have a K2 hub on my 1932 Sunbeam. Why do they have that thing that screws in from the left side?


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   KB Hub posted by Tony on 8/17/2007 at 11:17:49 AM
Thanks! Now the next question- can you use the left hand ball ring from a dyno three speed on a drum brake hub- I know the hub shells are the same, I just dont know if the left hand ball rings are the same.

The K hubs are not as tough as the AW's- The rod that screws in from the left side is threaded into the shift chain. that rod on the left should be flush with the end of the axle when the shifter is in "N" or 2nd gear. That is how you asj a K hub.


AGE / VALUE:   a pair of swiss tebag bikes posted by: john on 8/16/2007 at 7:23:51 PM
i've searched the web high and low for info on these. a man and woman's they each have lucifer baby 900 dynamo lighting systems, renard saddles, weco front hubs, duralca brakes, sturmey archer 3 speed hubs that say 68 (so i guess 1968). anyone know about them. there is a website that details the racing team tebag, but nothing about these city-type bikes. no pics yet.

AGE / VALUE:   Dunelt bicycle badge posted by: Chris on 8/16/2007 at 7:14:58 AM
A shop that I haunt has a black 3 speed English bike there. Plain steel, black, mans frame bike.
What is magical about it is the Dunelt badge. It is red with green/ blue and the engraving is deep and it has a metal badge on the rear mudguard and not a decal. Also has the metal badge on the front headtube like what is expected. The rest of the bike is ok, it's being overhauled totally.

My pal said he wanted it just for the badge alone!

AGE / VALUE:   HERCULES 3 speed hub w/THREADED driver posted by: Mike "you can call me Bruce" Baldwin on 8/15/2007 at 4:07:14 PM
I'm considering selling a working HERCULES 3 speed hub with threaded driver. It's a 40 hole, 1962 (I think). Any estimates on it's expected value?

Best Regards - Bruce (aka - Mike Baldwin)

   RE:AGE / VALUE: HERCULES 3 speed hub w/THREADED driver posted by Warren on 8/15/2007 at 8:02:32 PM
Tough one to place a value. The market determines the price. You need a buyer with a Herc who wants a threaded driver with a 40 hole rim. Two such buyers would drive the price up (on auction). Threaded drivers can be less desireable but not necessarily so. I'd guess that the price could range from $10 to $50 because 3 speed Sturmey AW's are a dime a dozen. It's the type of item that I'd place on auction for a low opening with no reserve. I do that for most auctions. You take what you get.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: HERCULES 3 speed hub w/THREADED driver posted by Chris on 8/16/2007 at 6:53:09 AM
Is it new? in the original box? then it can go quite high.

used up to $40.00