VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Raleigh Reg Harris Lenton Grand Prix posted by: enrique on 11/18/2005 at 9:16:33 AM
hello everyone. i p/u this nice bike a lenton grans prix. the Serial # on the seat lug is 69849RA. there is another # under the BB that is different. the model is a reg harris. the paint is really bad, so i'm having the decal remade. i would like to get some orig. equip. back on this bike, like maybe the handlebars, seat and rims. i tried some vintage campy high flange hubs, but these dont fit thru the dropouts. the diameter of the axle is to big. now i dont want to file the drop outs. currently, the rear hub is a normandy lux. comp. i think th orig. were bhrace light, can anyone confirm that??

how can i build rims for these?? will any normandy lux hubs work? or was there a different size for raleighs??

   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Raleigh Reg Harris Lenton Grand Prix posted by RobA on 11/18/2005 at 6:11:51 PM
Take a look at these links:

This should get you started...I'm not a Raleigh expert, but I think it should be easy to find out the axle size....Barlett's or Sutherland's manuals?? Don't file the dropouts!!! Sooner or later the axle will bend or break and you'll have to replace it anyway!!!

   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS: Raleigh Reg Harris Lenton Grand Prix posted by E. on 11/18/2005 at 7:02:27 PM
yeah thanks i checked those sites, also good idea about not filing the dropouts. i did not think about them breaking, they did look kind of thin originally, but i figured they lasted for 50 years, prob.ok
i will look around for the barlett/sutherland manual and see what i find. On sheldon'site, he had mentioned to file the dropouts, but i figured there must be another way to circumvent this. and thanks for the links

VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   1950's Schwinn Paramount track bike? posted by: Jon Miles on 11/17/2005 at 11:59:18 PM
I'm not sure what I have. Chrome, single-speed, New Departure Model-D rear hub, Schwinn s10 hi-tensile rims, Schwinn front hub, and paramount cranks. I can't find a serial number. Pics can be found @

   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS: 1950's Schwinn Paramount track bike? posted by Warren on 11/18/2005 at 4:22:26 AM
Don't know what you've got! Then why sell it for a grand...could be worth triple. Not that I would know.

MISC:   got anything on tricycles posted by: Ashley on 11/17/2005 at 8:38:50 PM
I got a tricycle at a yard sale and can't find out anything about it.I have spent days looking on the web.The only trike I found even close to mine is on ebay and he has parts I need,if it's worth spending more money on it then I only have a few days left to buy from him.The only site I can find that talks about finding age and name is your site but all I see is bicycles.Can somebody lead me in the correct direction?Oh by the way I know nothing about bikes or trikes.Except that you ride them. HAHA I just want to fix it up.It's in pretty good shape from what I can see.Please help me if anyone can.

   RE:MISC:   got anything on tricycles posted by David on 11/18/2005 at 10:23:58 PM
Is this a kid's trike? The kind of trike that old people at Leisure World ride? Or an exotic lightweight recumbent trike?

VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Bates Dunlop Leightweight Tires posted by: Paul on 11/17/2005 at 7:29:53 AM
Another question about the Armstrong I just got (I'm obviously excited about the new toy). It has a set of Bates Dunlop Lightweight tires on it. Are these stock. Regardless, they are cracked and in need of replacement. Are they still available (probably not I bet) and if not, what would be an appropriate replacement tire? By the way, I wasn't sure if I should post questions about this bike under English 3-Speeds or Lightweights but went with the later because of the "Guaranteed Genuine English Lighweight" decale on the down tube. Paul

   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Bates Dunlop Leightweight Tires posted by Ron on 11/17/2005 at 12:17:55 PM
You would probably get a better response by posting on the English 3-speed page. The Lightweight page is pretty much all ten speed racing style (drop handlebar) bikes. The Lightweight on your bike refers to the difference between that and the traditional British bike which was built like a tank and weighed a ton.
I have a couple of three speed bikes and the 26x1 3/8 tires are not too hard to find unless you are looking for something that looks more original.

VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Armstrong Resources posted by: Paul on 11/17/2005 at 7:12:49 AM
I just picked up a black and white Armstrong 3-speed that has got to be a mid-sixties model based on the design and the fact that it has a 1967 lisence plate on it. I'm interested in knowing more about the history of this company (Has a Ross Chainbike Corporation decale on it too) and some good resources for parts and accessories for this bike. Thanks.