AGE / VALUE:   Uhm.... Timberland? posted by: Larry "Boneman" Bone on 6/26/2008 at 2:50:49 AM
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

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Uhm.... Timberland? posted by David on 6/26/2008 at 7:03:21 AM
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!

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Bike ID posted by: Eric Gompper on 6/25/2008 at 12:33:37 PM
On e-bay:

Is this a british bike? If not then any ideas on where to look?


   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Bike ID posted by Warren on 6/25/2008 at 5:26:08 PM
The auction could have given more details...hub, rims, crank etc. Could be english...or german...austrian...american etc. Pump pegs suggest british.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Bike ID posted by JDuck on 6/26/2008 at 9:10:59 AM
What's with the chain guard a foot from the chain?

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Sturmey-Archer posted by: Travis on 6/25/2008 at 7:25:04 AM
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?

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Sturmey-Archer posted by David on 6/25/2008 at 9:44:00 AM
Most likely needs only proper adjustment of the gear-changing linkage. Surf around a little, look for "sturmey, indicator, adjust"

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Sturmey-Archer posted by Jeff Bikeguy on 6/27/2008 at 6:43:22 PM
What model is stamped on the rear hub? Some of those came with the nasty SW hub.

AGE / VALUE:   Hercules & saddle posted by: al fickensher on 6/24/2008 at 5:35:00 AM
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.

AGE / VALUE:   what is old, actually is still new posted by: Chris on 6/23/2008 at 6:25:40 PM
This July's issue of Bicycling has the current version of the Raleigh Sports from Raleigh of America

Brooks b- 15 leather saddle
reynolds tubing
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??