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Old 07-21-19, 08:07 PM
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What an incredible RRA, and that color is spectacular. You don't see too many early post war RRA's like this.

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Here is my 1947 Raleigh Record Ace

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Old 07-21-19, 09:49 PM
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I think the Hercules belongs here.
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Old 07-21-19, 11:31 PM
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I think the Hercules belongs here.
So good , then I read it was a Hercules!?!?!?!!!!

May you ride her long and hard!
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I replaced a late '50s Dawes (8-speed Benelux variety) with this years ago. It's Japanese (18-speed Fuji), but English "club" bike is what I was aiming at when I set it up. The frame size is even too small .. I don't seem to recall seeing many, if any, older English "club" bikes with 25" frames out there.
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Old 07-22-19, 02:02 PM
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English Clubman with factory bike rack.
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Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
So good , then I read it was a Hercules!?!?!?!!!!

May you ride her long and hard!
Ahhh but not just any Hercules ....a Renown, late 30's , I believe. Still sporting cotton cord Dunlops, so: ride yes...hard.... eh...not anymore.

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My 1958 Raleigh Record Ace Moderne

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Spectacular RRA!
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Old 07-28-19, 07:13 PM
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In the idiom



My BikesDirect Windsor TimeLine with an S-A SRF-3 hub. I enjoy it as much as I liked it as a single speed.


The factory cover on the lower right looks good, but it pops loose over hard bumps. Will either remove it or tack it with some kind of tape.


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Old 11-29-19, 06:25 PM
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Well, with build season upon me, I find myself wrestling with strong urges to purchase, or try and create a bike that fits in with the machines in this thread. I told myself I swore off cottered cranksets, but damn it if they aren't the cat's pajamas, visually. Perhaps I give an old AW another go. I'll keep referencing here for inspiration. Sweet rides in here. I'd love to see more.
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Old 11-30-19, 07:29 PM
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Well, with build season upon me, I find myself wrestling with strong urges to purchase, or try and create a bike that fits in with the machines in this thread. I told myself I swore off cottered cranksets, but damn it if they aren't the cat's pajamas, visually. Perhaps I give an old AW another go. I'll keep referencing here for inspiration. Sweet rides in here. I'd love to see more.
I'm building my own with a '70s Peugeot frameset and a sturmey four-speed and dynohub alloy wheelset. I'm using a modern alloy crank to save weight and make this a commuter / randonneuring machine with modern dynamo lights and go-fast tires. This thread, and the For the Love of English Three Speeds thread, continue to inspire a lot of us.
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Fantastic thread full of beautiful history and photos. Thanks!
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Old 04-03-20, 03:02 PM
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I'm building my own with a '70s Peugeot frameset and a sturmey four-speed and dynohub alloy wheelset. I'm using a modern alloy crank to save weight and make this a commuter / randonneuring machine with modern dynamo lights and go-fast tires. This thread, and the For the Love of English Three Speeds thread, continue to inspire a lot of us.
I thought I would update this thread! Here's my mostly finished Franglish Club Bike. I still have to make ends for the lamp wiring to attach at the dynohub. I'm going to try and use banana plugs to make the connections easier to work with. I have a B&M lampset to install with those, and some SKS fenders. I'm really enjoying the ride and gearing. The FW is really great for my area - the extra "bottom" gear is helpful on hills. Also my first use of Newbaum's cloth tape. It really like the feel of it.



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Old 04-03-20, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by BFisher View Post
Well, with build season upon me, I find myself wrestling with strong urges to purchase, or try and create a bike that fits in with the machines in this thread. I told myself I swore off cottered cranksets, but damn it if they aren't the cat's pajamas, visually. Perhaps I give an old AW another go. I'll keep referencing here for inspiration. Sweet rides in here. I'd love to see more.
The trick to really enjoying cottered cranks (aside from their obviously nicer looks) is having a proper cotter press. With that (and a bit of care about what you are doing, such as knowing how to use it) you'll not have any worries about extracting a cotter pin or having it properly installed. Its a lot easier than a JIL tapered alloy crank!
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Originally Posted by Salubrious View Post
The trick to really enjoying cottered cranks (aside from their obviously nicer looks) is having a proper cotter press. With that (and a bit of care about what you are doing, such as knowing how to use it) you'll not have any worries about extracting a cotter pin or having it properly installed. Its a lot easier than a JIL tapered alloy crank!
You speak the truth. I did just that and picked up a press a couple months ago. Kept the stock crankset on my Super Course, too.
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Old 04-05-20, 07:51 PM
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Here, is a project I am working on. I am looking for some advise. I want to keep the Benelux deraileaur, and am building new wheels with 590 sun cr18 rims. I used a Hercules front hub and have a Raleigh hub for the rear. Should I use a 4 speed or a 5 speed freewheel? What is the largest sprocket the Benelux will take? What should I use for a crankset? I want to keep the cottered crank. I am hoping my wife will ride it but she won’t appreciate 46/22 gearing. Any help would be appreciated.



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Replaced the mustache bars with drop bars, wrapped in Newbaum brown tape, amber shellac.
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Here's my 1939 Golden Arrow

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Here's my 1939 Golden Arrow
Beautiful! A dream of mine is a proper late-'30s machine from one of the marques that already made them in 23" frame sizing. With a 34.5" inseam I simply can't justify the amount of seat post I'd have to expose on a 21" frame. Just looks weird to me... Wish Raleigh had upped the sizing a bit sooner, or not dropped it all to 21" in the first place. In the early '30s the racy models were all offered with larger frame options!

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Since this thread got bumped I might as well share from my ride today! Out on the 1951 New Hudson Silver Arrow. Enjoying a rather warm and sunny April day puttering around town!

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Beautiful! A dream of mine is a proper late-'30s machine from one of the marques that already made them in 23" frame sizing. With a 34.5" inseam I simply can't justify the amount of seat post I'd have to expose on a 21" frame. Just looks weird to me... Wish Raleigh had upped the sizing a bit sooner, or not dropped it all to 21" in the first place. In the early '30s the racy models were all offered with larger frame options!

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Yeah, that's where I'm at. More post and stem exposed than I'd like.
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Sturmey Archer Hubs

There are some very nice bikes posted on this thread.
My main interest has been in vintage track bikes some of which can be seen on my Flickr site at this link:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/moonm/...7628707166153/

I am also interested in Pre -1960's sturmey archer hubs.
I have quite a collection of different SA hubs from this era, some of these can be seen at this link:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/moonm/...7714279868128/

When I get chance I will take some photos of my other SA hubs and add them to my Flickr site.
Some of the other hubs I have are TFB, KB, AC, AM, FM, FW etc.

I am currently working on converting some SA Triggers for use with ASC hubs and making some SA quadrants for 2 speed hubs.
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There are some very nice bikes posted on this thread.
My main interest has been in vintage track bikes some of which can be seen on my Flickr site at this link:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/moonm/...7628707166153/
That is one nice collection, never seen so many vintage Brooks Sprinters in one place. Bacon slicers, Major Taylors, Airlites Oh my!

I like the vintage track bikes too, I need to get busy on mine.

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Lenton Grand Prix

Just after installing NOS Bluemel fenders, er, I mean mudguards.

My son out on a 40 mile rainy day ride. Mudguards at the ready.
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Every time I see this thread, I get the itch to track down a 1950s era British club bike. Fortunately for my pocket book, they're not easy to find and I don't look too hard, .
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