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    293140293141 English, but not a 3 speed...

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    English, but not a 3 speed roadster: a 'little sister' single-speed Phillips Roadmaster 20" child's cycle, probably 50's in age but I'm not sure

    just had its first shakedown 5...
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    I just bought a '55 Humber rod-brake roadster...

    I just bought a '55 Humber rod-brake roadster basket-case the other week, and I am happy that when it arrived that it is all there, including all chaincase parts.
    However mucho rusto!
    All the...
  3. Is a Raleigh Super Lenton worth NZD$400 (USD300) ?

    Do you think a Raleigh Super Lenton, complete, quite rusty, big frame, reasonable decals, is worth this sort of money? I am wavering, the garage is pretty full...
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    I had a BSA Star Flyer as a kid, that was the...

    I had a BSA Star Flyer as a kid, that was the same frame as that Eaton
    It was great at age 9-12. but I cracked the frame at the steering tube when I got to 6'3" and was doin' jumps...

    I just...
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    got pics for us? Or are you 'fishing' - I...

    got pics for us?

    Or are you 'fishing' - I don't mean to insult, but I see it is your first post..
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    in the 80s, my 1950s Humber had a great B66 which...

    in the 80s, my 1950s Humber had a great B66 which I soaked in neatsfoot oil, not knowing any better (I was 17, there was no internet to discover these things) - it was comfortable, but destroyed many...
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    I bought a '55 Raleigh 26" roadster with full...

    I bought a '55 Raleigh 26" roadster with full trim and stainless rims last year in the UK. I brought it back to NZ. It was definitely export quality at age 55 years.
    I was very lucky that it still...
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    hearda Rohloff ?? .. In 1980, on a kids' cycle...

    hearda Rohloff ??

    .. In 1980, on a kids' cycle tour of 4 days, I saw someone had a bike with SA 3 speed hub, 5-sprocket cluster, 2 chainrings, making for 30 ratios, although there'd have been a...
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    BSA, probably 1917 - 20 wheels are old, but...

    BSA, probably 1917 - 20

    wheels are old, but off a different bike.
    It has an Eadie coaster brake rear hub
    rolls along very smoothly
    I will probably convert it back to a roadster and do another...
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    my version (posted before) 208784 great to...

    my version (posted before)

    208784

    great to ride
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    curmudgeon, but that Bianchi pale green is not to...

    curmudgeon, but that Bianchi pale green is not to be liked

    I know it is 'Bianchi', but if one can look at it with objectivity, it is not appealing

    but then, all pre-WW2 bikes being black brings...
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    Yeah, I know. I've emailed the seller for more...

    Yeah, I know.
    I've emailed the seller for more photos/info. He lives on the other island down here, so not easily accessible!
    I will re-post if I get more info out of him.
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    Antone recognise this old 28" roadster?

    Thinking of buying this, but it'll cost me NZD$75 in courier costs to get it delivered

    I hope someone recognises the seat stays. I've seen the sharp-cornered pattern before, but I can't recall...
  14. any photos of 1920s original BSA paint schemes?

    Hi all,
    I want to retro-modify my 1920ish BSA pathracer replica back into the Roadster it is meant to be.

    It has new black paint, but would have had pinstripes at the very least.
    Elsewhere on...
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    Cheng Shin! go the Delta Cruisers - if creme...

    Cheng Shin!

    go the Delta Cruisers - if creme aint your thing, go black...

    I have cremes on two bikes - great - recommend
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    that's $115 NZD - about 55 pounds or USD$75-80 at...

    that's $115 NZD - about 55 pounds or USD$75-80 at a good guess. Yes, alot, but the perfect size.
    And it's hard to get a 36 hole 28" rim - lots of old 32 and 40 holes out there

    but thanks, I will...
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    Ah, 65er (aka Bicycle Repairman) - the thread...

    Ah, 65er (aka Bicycle Repairman) - the thread that never dies - you are immortal!

    I want to crash this thread to ask a 3-speed-related question...

    In short, has anyone ever found a new...
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    If you're in UK, try phoning Fuller's Cycles in...

    If you're in UK, try phoning Fuller's Cycles in Dorking, Surrey - I bought a few plastic oil ports there a year ago. The guy in the shop is keen on old 3 speeds, so know his stuff.
    Mine have...
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    As per above post. You'll need cone spanners...

    As per above post.
    You'll need cone spanners (narrow)
    It's trial-and-error, but you want it to turn freely without play, but not binding or having a 'lumpy' feeling if too tight.
    When you do up...
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    Auchen that is a monster bike, Absolutely huge....

    Auchen that is a monster bike, Absolutely huge. I've seen it before on the same web site.

    Noglider, thanks for the compliment - it is my elderly mother-in-law's bike which I imported from the UK...
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    1939 tyres added 2010, however. But don't it...

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    tyres added 2010, however. But don't it look good?
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    Carl, a bit of etiquette. Noglider has 10,000...

    Carl, a bit of etiquette.
    Noglider has 10,000 posts, you have a few less. 'Doh' is, in NZ, rude - hey, maybe not in New Jersey ( I seen dem cop shows too).
    So you are 6'2" - congrats. My old...
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    this guy in UK (Surrey, I think) has the parts...

    this guy in UK (Surrey, I think) has the parts but he isn't a mechanic.

    http://www.oldbiketrader.co.uk/

    However she needs to let us know where in London.

    I can tell you, in Dorking, Surrey,...
  24. can I bend my alloy mountain bike handle bars safely?

    Hi all,

    advice wanted please...
    Tomorrow we are off on a family ride, easy flat path that my 5 yr old can cope with.
    I have ranted before on the un-ergonomic-ness of modern 'straight' handle...
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    photo of 1903 'drop bars'

    I like vintage cars, so follow prewarcar.com

    check out this link - http://www.prewarcar.com/magazine/previous-features/the-1000-mile-trial-mystery-015558.html

    and click on 'the wording on the...
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