AGE / VALUE:royal scot posted by: Mike on 9/9/2007 at 7:03:24 AM
I came across a royal scot with a bunch of after market gadgets on it and two flats that need to be replaced entirely. I would like to get white rubber for this and strip it down to original items only.
Any ideas?

WANTED:On the busses posted by: Mark Flattery on 9/9/2007 at 1:34:37 AM
Claude Butler

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Pix of my daily rider posted by: Kimo on 9/8/2007 at 3:04:00 PM

Pictures of my daily rider- It's incorrectly listed as a 70's sport- it's a older tourist w/ new sturmey drumdyno hub (front light yet to be added) old old single speed rear hub.
Tektite "rear light"
The basket is an old aluminum creel- I've been using creels as front baskets for years- found this oddball on e-bay and it is terrific.

Nothing stops this simple stylish beast. Over a 1k miles on her. Only snow over 4" prevents my commute.

The horn is the aahoogah type and really alerts people to my presence. Recommended.
Thanks all.
PS the archive site is Bike Works the shop of Dave Perry author of the seminal Whole Earth Catalog of bicycles: Bike Cult. Highly recommended- a perfect gift for the new enthusiast- and Dave's shop UNDERSTANDS roadsters! One more reason why the Big Apple No Ka Oi!


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Pix of my daily rider posted by Warren on 9/8/2007 at 4:11:22 PM
Classic ride. The horn is heinous. White rubber!

It's a single speed, urban bomb. (can you tell I like it?)

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Pix of my daily rider posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 9/9/2007 at 4:08:43 AM
Very nice. Aluminium creel, eh? Quite creative. Hopefully, procured from an unlucky fisherman.... that or very well de-scented.

With that basket on front as such... where do you plan on installing the light?


Larry "Boneman" Bone

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Pix of my daily rider posted by David Poston on 9/9/2007 at 9:47:16 AM
Nice bike. Did it originally come with a single-speed hub? It looks from the pics like c. 1950s or earlier. However, I thought older Raleigh Tourists always came with the fully enclosed gearcase. Is the half chainguard original?

Where did you get the arreeegah horn? I want one.

Nice tyres, too. I just sold all my white/cream tyres (and kind of regret it).


   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Pix of my daily rider posted by Chris on 9/9/2007 at 11:25:16 AM
What size wheels?
This is a Raleigh Sports but then, why does it appear to have 28 inch wheels?

Love the rims, the tires, the front hub, especially the basket.

Very cool!
That horn will save yout tail one day!

   RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:���Pix of my daily rider posted by Warren on 9/9/2007 at 6:04:50 PM
Don't think it's a's a Tourist.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Pix of my daily rider posted by edgar X on 9/10/2007 at 10:05:37 AM
I have one of those horns, love it! I call it the "turkey horn". They're available on ebay pretty regularly.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Pix of my daily rider posted by David Poston on 9/10/2007 at 5:13:40 PM
What is it called? Were these intended for bicycles or motorcycles/cars? Do they mount easily to a bicycle?


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Pix of my daily rider posted by Kimo on 9/10/2007 at 6:02:02 PM
The horn is usually called a klaxon and yes, I got mine off the bay. This size was intended for a bicycle. You really get some looks when you let these rip- it's an unusual LOUD obnoxious sound.

The rims are 28" and yes it's a DL-1.

The chainguard is original (Us Import 50's?)

The front light is going to end up on the handlebars, or fork, or on the fender ala French city bike. (talk about heinous)

The rear hub is older than the bike and is an English Perry model. (I had both wheels rebuilt with these special hubs)

The seat is an ideale and is perfect. Brooks grips.

Thanks for your replies!

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:Pix of my daily rider posted by David Poston on 9/12/2007 at 11:19:05 AM
How much did you pay for the Klaxon horn? Were these ever fitted to English bicycles, or is this an Americanism?


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Pix of my daily rider posted by Kimo on 9/14/2007 at 6:49:59 AM
I paid $50 for the horn- and as far as I know its an Americanism.

   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Klaxon horns posted by Christopher on 9/14/2007 at 7:12:07 AM
During their brief visit to earth back in the early 1900's the alien race who call themselves the Klaxons, decided to branch out and make bicycle parts(horns) in the U.S.A.
It is rumored that when you press the button that the sound wards off a rival alien race of beings that are sworn enimies of the Klakons and who are bent on taking over the planet. Much negiotation took place for us to be able to own and use this horn. A massive invasion was stopped back in 1922 due to popularity of the Klaxon Horn with American school children who repeatedly honked their Klaxon horn while riding their bikes.
The Klaxon's returned home to their planet back in the early 1950's and I don't believe there is a current Klaxon representative who sells a version of this awesome horn today or not.

The Alien mind takeover of President Richard Nixon back in 1972 was responsible for his historic visit to China and now everything is made in China.

I do not know if the current Kalaxon representative have authorized the Chinese to make their famous bicycle horn or not. I have not seen it.

The Klaxons had promised to return one day, bringing a new improved Klaxon horn with them.

International Klaxon Day is Novermber 24, th. The day we honor the Kalaxons and their wonderful bicycle horn.

   RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Klaxon horns posted by Chris on 9/14/2007 at 7:15:00 AM
The Klaxon horn is not from this world.........
Mysterious metals were used in it's manufacture.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Klaxon horns posted by Chris on 9/14/2007 at 7:18:09 AM
Every year at the Saline Ann Arbor swap meet in Michigan, I look forward to the return of the Klaxons who will land their space ship in the parking lot and bring with them the much promised new and improved Klaxon horn that will change the world.

AGE / VALUE:1964 Dunelt Roadster posted by: Daniel on 9/8/2007 at 11:35:07 AM
Looking for a ballpark resale value on a 1964 Dunelt Roadster with rod brakes and a Sturmy Archer 3-speed hub. Bike seems to be all original and includes a saddlebag, tire pump, and rear tote rack. It has 28-inch tires. Thanks for any info...

   RE:AGE / VALUE:1964 Dunelt Roadster posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 9/9/2007 at 4:13:52 AM
Sounds like a very nice machine indeed. Particularly being a Dunelt branded cycle. A pic would help... but depending on condition... and colour... I daresay anywhere from $200 on up.

Black is most common for 28" wheeled machines. Other colours (providing it's not bee re-painted) can sometimes command an higher price.


Larry "Boneman" Bone

   RE:AGE / VALUE:1964 Dunelt Roadster posted by David Poston on 9/9/2007 at 9:49:13 AM
Can you post a link to pics? I might be interested if you're selling it.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:1964 Dunelt Roadster posted by daniel on 9/11/2007 at 5:33:34 PM
the dunelt is definately black with tiny red pinstripes. i can't seem to figure out how to post a picture...can anyone help me? thanks

AGE / VALUE:Wish I could pedal better posted by: sam on 9/7/2007 at 7:22:09 PM
6&1/2" cranks. So your knees move 6&1/2" per stroke---Wrong. My ankle/foot has about 5" of movement that means if done right my knee only has to move about 1&1/2inch per stroke. Well in a perfect world maybe. Seems my left foot isn't in sink as well as the right.Ankles don't have the force legs do so this is where the low gearing is important.K.O. I know the ,sam, just stick to them and ride!