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Old 08-04-09, 07:02 AM
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Thinking about buying....

So i'm on vacation in a small town in the midwest when I see a second hand store with a few older bikes outside. I stop in for a closer look and find what appears to be a late 50's Womens Hercules, classic Women's and a Men's 3sp. Schwinn Cruisers(pictured), an old Gudereit (pictured) and a few others. Now I'm wondering how many bikes my small SUV will hold as I want them all! They're all in decent shape, however with a flat tire here and there. The Men's 3sp. Schwinn is missing the cable/chain from the hub as well as the shifter. Any idea where to find something like that?
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Old 08-04-09, 07:04 AM
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You can still buy cables for Sturmey archer and Shimano 333 hubs. My lbs carries them along with a number of online retailers. Harris Cyclery has them.
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Old 08-04-09, 07:13 AM
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You can still buy cables for Sturmey archer and Shimano 333 hubs. My lbs carries them along with a number of online retailers. Harris Cyclery has them.
AWESOME! I may have to buy a larger hitch mounted bike rack to take these back with me. Way too cheap to pass up! What great winter projects!
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Didn't you get a picture of the Hercules? I'd be interested in comparing it with one I've got here. Mine dates from after the acquisition by Raleigh, but yours should be a proper Hercules. There should be a date on the Sturmey Archer hub if that bike has one.
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I'll check it out and post a picture in a couple days. How is the date listed?
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