| STILL WANT TO BUY - Raleigh Tourist 3 Speed Mens Bicycle. Must be in excellent condition. I live in the New York City area and would like to personally see, pay for and pick up the bicycle. Please send pictures first. Kindly contact Vincent directly at: VECO@aol.com. THANK YOU!|
| Hi Everyone,|
I am searching for a bicycle I owned at one time. It was a hand me down and I do not remember who made it, but would like help to figure out what it was.
A Ladies bicycle with fenders, hand breaks and I believe two gear changers (# of gears not known), it had burgandy paint, trimed with gold, was elegant, and had details on the fenders like gold tips to finish them off. It also had black coverings on the handlebars and a quilted leather seat that was springy and VERY comfortable. It was an older bike. I can remember it being in the garage for a long time and had to be purchased prior to 1985 - but that is the only time frame I can find. It was more victorian style than 50's style.
Any guidance would be wonderful!
| i took an bell off of an old scwinn i have it is stamped hengstler made in w.germany, any one w/ any info on it would like t know if it is worth keeping it is in almost perfect condition.|
| interested in swaps or a complete bike/frame tapered or reynolds frame|
| I'm trying to source parts for my daily ride, a '55 Phillips 3 speed. The bike is in great shape, but the rims aren't quite round. Braking suffers and the front even bounces as I ride. I'm wondering if you can help. I'd be looking for:|
a) a 32/40 hole set of EA3 steel rims - round. The stock ones are Dunlops. Keeping it original would be nice, but not necessary.
b) a set of round wheels. Sturmey AW rear.
Sun makes a replacement EA3 rim, but alloy hoops just wouldn't be right on this bike.
Thanks, I really love this bike. I probably put 40 miles a week on it, and even tow a BOB trailer when I go to the store.
| John, if keeping it original isn't necessary, why wouldn't you want to make the single most significant upgrade there is with alloy rims? Braking would improve dramatically. You could keep the originals in reserve. I'm sincerely curious; it's your bike of course.|