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    50-51 Ladies Robin Hood Sports with some cool original equipment

    Spied through the window of the co-op, then went back and paid cash as-is when they were open.

    SN 123826 RH ... doesn't make sense from any of the SN charts I found.

    The frame is crashed pretty bad, paint and chrome are bad, and saddle is pretty shot. However, it's got cool extras:

    --Wrights mattress saddle--shot, but interesting ... vinyl coated canvas with horsehair-like padding
    --original tubular rear carrier
    --51 SA Dyno-3!! ( I am stoked! Stoked! StOkEd! STOKED!)
    --original headlamp with working bulb! (Did I mention I'm stoked?)
    --pretty but slightly damaged shifter (B-L-N-H?)
    --Argentinian tires!
    --awesome rebuildable pedals (WTB: weirdo pedal wrench--can I get a cone wrench to work?)
    --chainring says RIN/INR/NRI
    --decorative stickers from back in The Day!

    Pics!

    EDIT: Crud. The sizes I chose are kind of small. You can see a lot more detail if you take the Flickr link. The Bloomington, IN bicycle license is from 1964. The International Road Federation conference sticker is from 1957.

    Wow. The International Road Federation is still in business: http://www.irfnet.org/

    EDIT2: Bloomington Indiana is still in business! http://bloomington.in.gov/

    I think the spare parts are going to go to my project DL-1, unless I suppose the frame can be salvaged.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8214363...7629136222945/





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    This should buff right out.

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    That's a nice machine to get your hands on even it if just for the parts. It's a bummer the top tube is bent so bad, but I'd be willing to bet with this bike it won't even matter except for aesthetics.
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    A few notes:

    What do the letters on the chainwheel mean?

    The decorative top plate on the shifter is bent up. Might be able to straighten it some, but it will never be as in days of yore.

    Somewhat sex-toy-like grips are in great condition.

    Original-looking clamp on pump pegs.

    Original looking little clamps that hold the wire from the dynamo to the seat stay.

    Interesting integrated headset. Will the removable parts fit my DL-1?

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    Just realized I have a 26" front wheel with SA dynamo hub from the same era. I should put that wheel on the front, wire up an additional light and be seen from the Moon! Of course, I'll only be able to go downhill from all the resistance

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    R I N = Raleigh Industries Nottingham

    A great find with some good parts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roll-Monroe-Co View Post
    Of course, I'll only be able to go downhill from all the resistance
    You better hope rhm doesn't see this thread! I mostly agree with him on dynohubs. You get resistance and you get a push too, so it all balances out atmo.
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    Dig. If you get into the dynohub, you might want to contact BF user Minisystem, who has designed some excellent upgrades and is considering getting a bunch of his designs fabricated for those who want them.

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    B-L-N-H=Bottom-Low-Normal-High=4 speed shifter. They were also known as '3 or 4 speed'. Cool find, really like the headbadge. Probably what my 54 should have.
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