|I have been going through some old bicycle stuff of mine and I started thinking about my Dad's old bike. I'm trying to figure out what it is/was... He says he bought it somewhere around 1966. It was originally a 5-speed. It had cotter-type cranks and a single shifter on the down tube. In the late 80's when I was riding competitively I "upgraded" has bike for him with new cranks (a double) and a new rear derailleur. images of bike (with close-ups) can be found here: http://s326.photobucket.com/albums/k431/pwm1554/|
| Hi: I'm looking for a pair of Raleigh DL-1 handlebars, pre 1970's with the flatter profile than that found on the later models that have the forward sweep.|
Many thanks, Mike
| Well done all! Looks like it was a B.S.A.then.Never thought that this would be identified,I work about a quarter or a mile away from it on the Brooklands Estate,anybody want it? (only joking,I am not going down there)I will try not to find any more wrecks for you,though spotted a cracker on the back of a council lorry the other week where they had been dredging the canal (Wey Navigational) It was just a solid bit of rust!Sorry about the bike shed entry,tried putting a photo on.Not trying again! |
| Guess Matthew and myself will be getting a pint or 2 then?|
| Oh the choices! Adnams Explorer or Shepherd Neame Spitfire. What shall I have?|
Matthew - time gentlemen please.
| Good choices Matthew!How about some Ruddles County or Abbots Ales!Would love to buy you a pint or two.Having a couple myself at the moment,yum!|
| P.S. Matthew what are dropouts? Not heard of them before.|
| Add to that Butcombe,London Pride,6X,Potholer,the list goes on and on as long as it aint chilled and or fizzy|
| Hi Stephen,|
Try looking at my readers rides photos with pictures of the slots where a rear wheel fits the frame and the wheel can be slackened off and dropped out. The drop outs>
Don't forget Old Speckled hen, or anything brewed by Woodfordes, my local brewers.
Matthew - my round?
| Bike shed!|
| Is this a cryptic clue or one of the twelve pictures ?|
Steve - the cogs are turning.
| I love these type pictures of the old British bicycles out in the garden, having been pulled from the shed. Either in the garden or alongside a lone stone wall. I wish somebody would market a calander with the famous English bikes.|
Take a look at these pictures!
e- bay item # 290244455128
1930's Raleigh Sports model gents cycle
| Which twelve bikes would you choose ?...and why ?|
Don't forget that there would be another calendar the following year !
You can't have the same model twice in one year.
Steve - I know what my favourite is !