WANTED:   Your backing posted by: Matthew on 5/15/2008 at 2:13:18 PM
Unashamed self promotion, trade bike and I are off on our travels. Please take time to look at:


I am cycling from Hunstanton in West Norfolk, around the coast of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, to end up @ the Lifeboat station near Waterloo Bridge on the banks of the River Thames. I'll set off on September 10th and finish on the 14th. I haven't measured the distance but each day will be about 50 miles so over 250 miles. That's quite a ride, particularly when you see my bike which is about 75 years old and more used to delivering bread.

Donating through Justgiving is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor me: RNLI - Royal National Lifeboat Institution will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.

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Many thanks for your support, without it my efforts will be fruitless.

Matthew - to the rescue, here I come.

   RE:WANTED:   Your backing posted by taylor on 5/17/2008 at 8:22:22 AM
Matthew, I live in Detroit, Michigan and I collect old English bikes. I have good friends in Lowestoft and have visited East Anglia often. I have thought of doing a bike tour of the area, so I would be very interested in discussing your bike ride with you. Would you mind if I emailed you directly to discuss? If so, I will provide you with my email address. Good luck.

AGE / VALUE:   Painting bike posted by: taylor on 5/14/2008 at 4:44:02 PM
I want to repaint a 1955 Phillips. It is British Racing Green. Does anyone know of a spray paint of that color that I can buy in the USA? The closest I found is Forest Green, which is not that great a match? I've heard that Hammerite paint is really good. Has anyone worked with it? Where do I buy it in USA? Does it come in British Racing Green? Thanks.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Painting bike posted by Clarence on 5/15/2008 at 4:47:38 PM

Contact Matt Assanmacher at Assanmacher Cycles in Swartz Creek, Michigan it is not far from you, you can visit the shop in person
They do excellent work and are your best bet to have the job come out properly. This is my best advice-

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Painting bike posted by taylor on 5/17/2008 at 8:14:44 AM
Clarence, is that you? Are you back in Michigan after your winter in Texas?

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Painting bike posted by Chris on 5/19/2008 at 2:12:32 PM
Yes, it's me. Hello Taylor! Still in Texas! Take it to Matt Assanmacher in Swartz Creek. He did the steer tube replacement in my 26 inch frame Humber and boy, can they paint a bicycle!

AGE / VALUE:   couple of interesting bikes on ebay posted by: sam on 5/13/2008 at 7:27:21 PM
Wish I had one

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Star posted by: Paolo on 5/11/2008 at 12:46:51 AM
Sorry for my bad english. I live in Italy and y have buy Star Bicycle. I wish if possible information for my bike. You know the brand or model?
Best regards
Paolo Caponigri


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Star posted by sam on 5/13/2008 at 5:52:52 PM
Can't see the pic but there was a Star bicycle built in the USA back in the 1890s , had levers that did the driving not a chain.

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Mint ladys Phillips posted by: Geoff Rogers on 5/10/2008 at 6:19:48 AM
I have a really, really nice lady's Phillips 3-speed listed on ebay right now. The bike is beautiful original teal, chrome like new, decals all nice, original Dunlop tires and tubes near perfect, no cuts, bulges or cracks, original valve caps, on and on. The bike is really in extraordinary unspoiled condition. It is ebay item 220232822022. I also have a men's gold Phillips, not as nice, on auction. This is indeed my auction, a shameless commercial plug. I hope that's okay.
Enjoy the spring riding weather!
Geoff Rogers
(Off for a ride on my Dunelt)