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Old 06-15-14, 10:26 AM   #5301
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CroMo frame and alloy wheels on the Virtue. It could weigh in the mid 20's.
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Old 06-15-14, 11:36 AM   #5302
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just saw this on amazon, I know its not "period correct" for most of these old bikes, but pretty slick looking i think... anyone have experience with it? It comes in a couple diameters i think...

Amazon.com : Origin8 Pro Cable Guide Pulley for Bicycles : Bike Shift Cables And Housing : Sports & Outdoors

Nice! Much nicer than the one I home-made out of a cable guide and a SS clamp.
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Old 06-15-14, 11:51 AM   #5303
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Anyone interested in a quantity of old Raleigh Dawn Tourists of various vintage, and some of what I think are Pashley 'Post Office' bikes, they have threaded lugs near the top tube which I assume were meant to hold a basket? There are also loads of old parts.
They are all in disrepair and would fill a large van.
My friend would like a few quid for them and they are based in his recently renovated North London shop.
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Old 06-15-14, 12:32 PM   #5304
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just saw this on amazon, I know its not "period correct" for most of these old bikes, but pretty slick looking i think... anyone have experience with it? It comes in a couple diameters i think...

Amazon.com : Origin8 Pro Cable Guide Pulley for Bicycles : Bike Shift Cables And Housing : Sports & Outdoors



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'Problem Solvers', QBP .. one other use is to run down pull FD's (off Road Brifters) on a frame with pull from the top cable routing , coming down the seat tube

cross race style frames and some MTB's..
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CroMo frame and alloy wheels on the Virtue. It could weigh in the mid 20's.
Yup. I feel its underpriced. It will give the Raleigh Superbe a run for the money, considering the quality of the steel and the alloy wheels. Vintage 3 speeds are famous for being all-steel bicycles!
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I just had an email back from the only retailer in Canada (British Columbia) who tells me that the bike is around 30 lbs. They sell it for $499. Cdn. but it would cost $200 to ship to me in Ontario. Maybe I'll stick to my Raleigh 3 speeds although it would be nice to have one of these.
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Old 06-15-14, 07:01 PM   #5307
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Problem Solvers 'Cross Clamp with Cable Pulley 28.6 Black
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'Problem Solvers', QBP .. one other use is to run down pull FD's (off Road Brifters) on a frame with pull from the top cable routing , coming down the seat tube

cross race style frames and some MTB's..
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Old 06-16-14, 11:47 PM   #5309
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Figured id show these. at the end of the year last year this rown superbe was listed for free online. I missed it by one person. person who got it was someone I knew. they wanted it for the back wheel. I gave them one and I got bike. did much work to it. this is it. it has vintage mudflaps now also. Green rack is because it didnt have one when i got it. and its hard to find brown ones. also was missing chainguard. this one may have had a chaincase. it has the frame mounts for it.


Most recent find is this raleigh Twenty shopper. most of it is there, I like the rear 3 speed dyno. its the second one I have now. anyone know what the headlight should look like? im guessing it sticks out and it got smashed.


Random ccm imperial 700 as found
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Old 06-17-14, 01:55 AM   #5310
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The Twenty WS

See examples here: Gallery - THE RALEIGH TWENTY
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Just beautiful Mike....can you show some pictures of the seat tube decals? Also, what year is this one?
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Old 06-17-14, 03:52 PM   #5313
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Beautiful! The fulcrum lug brazed at the seat tube puts in the late 40s to late 50s. My 54 Triumph has an inflator like that one.


Beautiful.
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Old 06-17-14, 04:07 PM   #5314
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Oh man! I restored a Raleigh Sports in days gone by. This thread makes me very nostalgic.

In my home town, I would often find English 3 speeds in fair condition at the dump. I've pulled several that didn't need much more than new cabling.

Must visit home...
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Very sharp observation on the age. This one is actually a 1958. I rebuilt the rear wheel with a 1956 FW four speed because the original SW would not stay in gear.

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Old 06-17-14, 07:56 PM   #5316
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A local fellow sent me an email today concerning a 1978 Raleigh Superbe that he has had sitting in his garage for the past decade... the bike looks to be in fabulous shape and looks to have a 23 inch frame.

He wants to find it a good home.
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A local fellow sent me an email today concerning a 1978 Raleigh Superbe that he has had sitting in his garage for the past decade... the bike looks to be in fabulous shape and looks to have a 23 inch frame.

He wants to find it a good home.
And ... ?

Don't just keep us in suspense, man!
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Raleigh did bring back the much beloved 3 speed. No longer made in Nottingham but steel and it runs on 700 C wheels:








Appropriately named the Classic Roadster!
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The ultimate Raleigh - named of course after the top of the line Raleigh Superbe, boasts an 8 speed Shimano Alfine hub and disk brakes - making it a versatile all-rounder:

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@NormanF: after all those years Raleigh still thinks an 18T rear sprocket it is a good idea!
@SirMike1983: Wow - just wow....the condition of the frame and decals is astounding for a bike that actually looks like it might have been ridden....thanks for the detail photos.

I posted photos in another thread but here's my 49 Humber....decals and paint no where near as good!


Looking for a decent pulley mount for the braze on fitting - ebay has a couple but $30+ seems excessive....
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@NormanF: after all those years Raleigh still thinks an 18T rear sprocket it is a good idea!
@SirMike1983: Wow - just wow....the condition of the frame and decals is astounding for a bike that actually looks like it might have been ridden....thanks for the detail photos.

I posted photos in another thread but here's my 49 Humber....decals and paint no where near as good!

Looking for a decent pulley mount for the braze on fitting - ebay has a couple but $30+ seems excessive....
Contact Jon the Gentleman cyclist- he might have just the thing- his bike is a Humber also.

You can contact him through the Lake Pepin 3-speed tour website:

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thinking of selling my 75 Coffee colored raleigh sports to raise funds for my 67 DL-1 build.. ive figured that the parts i need are around 150, so i was thinking i should liquidate one 3 speed for the other.. is that sacrelig ? i don't ride my sports enough to warrant 2 3 speeds, and honestly why have a buick when you own a cadilac? thoughts?
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Are the DLs the Cadillac version? I thought they were the ones that didn't stop

I put Sun CR-18s on my Superbe along with new brake pads and stopping really isn't an issue.
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honestly the stopping isn't that big of an issue, steel rims are steel rims, im going to put kool stops on the DL-1 once its done.. i had a 73 dl1 and the stopping was comparable to my sports..
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The issue is steel and wheel alignment. Steel just does not brake as well as aluminum; that compounded with out-of-round issues puts the rod-brake machines at a disadvantage. If your wheels are really round and both machines have steel, then I would expect braking to be similar as you experienced.

Those Kool-Stops really help. I tried a set of NOS John Bull brake pads and they really were just too hard (even though they seemed OK)- kinda scary!
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