| Ebay item: 200234282118|
I'm not sure if it's even worth the $200 for shipping... though I suppose I could be wrong?
Larry "Boneman" Bone - baffled and amazed
| Probably special badging from China for a Timberland shoes promotion. I guess Ebay fees are low enough that it doesn't hurt much to TRY for a big killing!|
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Is this a british bike? If not then any ideas on where to look?
| The auction could have given more details...hub, rims, crank etc. Could be english...or german...austrian...american etc. Pump pegs suggest british.|
| What's with the chain guard a foot from the chain?|
| I have gotten an old huffy sportsman from a fellow with a sturmey-archer 3-speed. I am trying to restore it and am stuck on the gears. It will only go into two of the three speeds. Anyone know anything about why this might be or what I should try?|
| Most likely needs only proper adjustment of the gear-changing linkage. Surf around a little, look for "sturmey, indicator, adjust" |
| What model is stamped on the rear hub? Some of those came with the nasty SW hub.|
| Speaking of Hercules and their saddles - Note: a couple posts down - I took my old (possibly a survivor of The Battle of Britain) Herc out last night for a leasurely 10 miles on the parkway paths. First sea-trials ride.|
The tire-like Dunlop M-15 saddle started out seemingly comfortable but after the hour and a half or so on it, I believe I much prefer the nice (younger, but still) old Schwinn DeLuxe mattress seats which are on some other of my old bikes. The Dunlop's tire rubber is smooth and didn't seem to be catching my pants seat or chaffing, but it did leave my butt muscles kinda achy.
I'll not compromise the originality of the bike by changing saddles, but I do believe the bike will be only a show-and-tell kind of rider, not a daily recreational rider.
| This July's issue of Bicycling has the current version of the Raleigh Sports from Raleigh of America|
Brooks b- 15 leather saddle
single speed flip flop rear hub
modern fenders and Shimano crankset (with cotterless cranks)
complete with a bell!
How can a bicycle magazine have ads for Hummer S.U.V.'S??