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Old 02-04-07, 11:06 AM   #1
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Vintage Ladie's Dunelt found on Craigslist

This one is sweet, I think. A Ladie's Dunelt, three speed Sturmey Archer shifter, original Wrights saddle, grips, etc... - everything in almost pristine condition - about .0001 percent rust and very shiny chrome all about. Even has the original Dunelt medallions on the front post and rear fender.

I got this off of Craigslist for 40.00 from the original owner. When I asked how old it was she said "Well, I'm 61, my parents bought it for me when I was 7, so do the math.

I'm new at collecting vintages, but I think this one is a good deal. Any ideas?
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Old 02-04-07, 11:17 AM   #2
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Wot, no pics!?!?!?

Hells yeah!
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Old 02-04-07, 11:19 AM   #3
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Got pictures

The price sounds very good to me. I have yet to pay under a $100 for any of my purchases (the shipping is killing me) Check the rear hub for a date stamp.

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I'll try to get a pic up soon - no bluetooth on my pc - guess in need some adapter for my cell phone.

Thanks for the tip on the date stamp - clearly legible on the rear hub - "55 10". So, I'm guessing that's October 1955.

While I'm here, can you tell me about the little nozzles in the front and rear hubs and also the bottom bracket? I'm guessing that's for lubrication. How often? How to check? What to use? As I said, vintages are new to me.
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Kestrelman, you will learn that pictures are mandatory here .

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I'll try to get a pic up soon - no bluetooth on my pc - guess in need some adapter for my cell phone.

Thanks for the tip on the date stamp - clearly legible on the rear hub - "55 10". So, I'm guessing that's October 1955.

While I'm here, can you tell me about the little nozzles in the front and rear hubs and also the bottom bracket? I'm guessing that's for lubrication. How often? How to check? What to use? As I said, vintages are new to me.
That is correct on the hub dating, that probably makes it a 1956 model bike. Yes the little nozzles are for oil. No real way to check it,(other than the sound of the rear hub, louder clicking is indicative of low oil) depending on how much you ride I would give it a shot every month or so. I use what ever oil is in the squirt can on my work bench (usually 30 wt ND). Don't park the bike on white carpet or fine floors, they do drip a bit...the joy of British Machinery. You will find quite a following of Vintage British Steel on here...I am very GUILTY None of mine are museum pieces (can't afford those) but were purchased to be ridden and enjoyed.

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I'll try to get a pic up soon - no bluetooth on my pc - guess in need some adapter for my cell phone.

Thanks for the tip on the date stamp - clearly legible on the rear hub - "55 10". So, I'm guessing that's October 1955.

While I'm here, can you tell me about the little nozzles in the front and rear hubs and also the bottom bracket? I'm guessing that's for lubrication. How often? How to check? What to use? As I said, vintages are new to me.
Can you email with your cell phone? If so just email yourself the photos.
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Can you email with your cell phone? If so just email yourself the photos.
+1 (but if it works who am I to judge )

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Old 02-04-07, 11:58 AM   #9
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+1 (but if it works who am I to judge )

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What did I say funny?

My cell phone takes pics and does email, but I have no interface for my phone & computer, so I email myself the low-res grainy pics from my phone, better n nothin'.
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What did I say funny?

My cell phone takes pics and does email, but I have no interface for my phone & computer, so I email myself the low-res grainy pics from my phone, better n nothin'.
I just never thought about emailing pictures to myself before...

I guess I must be ahead in the technocurve ...one of my cell phones I can upload the pictures to a website then email, download or store, and I can email from the phone. The other actually has a micro SD chip that I can download directly to the computer via an adapter.

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Old 02-04-07, 12:28 PM   #11
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Haha! I was just doing that! (Great minds, eh?) Here t'is... (hope it works - my first time)...
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Looks great to me!

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