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Old 08-07-22, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by SirMike1983 View Post
1967 Raleigh Sprite is pretty much done. I'm nearing the end of testing everything out and getting everything finalized. It came out pretty nicely, but condition is king when you find these bikes. Starting with something in very good condition is a big help, versus something where everything needs to be re-done.









Very nice.
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Old 08-07-22, 03:03 PM
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Re: Recent discussion on Drop Bar Sports, I found this in my files.

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Originally Posted by SirMike1983 View Post
1967 Raleigh Sprite is pretty much done. I'm nearing the end of testing everything out and getting everything finalized. It came out pretty nicely, but condition is king when you find these bikes. Starting with something in very good condition is a big help, versus something where everything needs to be re-done.
Pretty amazing! I have only ever seen one of those hubs. It is the two cable five speed? What is the model designator of that hub?
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Old 08-07-22, 05:12 PM
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Pretty amazing! I have only ever seen one of those hubs. It is the two cable five speed? What is the model designator of that hub?
It's a Sturmey Archer S5 5-speed hub. Non-drive lever controls the bell crank, drive side controls the clutch.
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Originally Posted by SirMike1983 View Post
It's a Sturmey Archer S5 5-speed hub. Non-drive lever controls the bell crank, drive side controls the clutch.
Thanks. Rare hub.
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Old 08-07-22, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by SirMike1983 View Post
It's a Sturmey Archer S5 5-speed hub. Non-drive lever controls the bell crank, drive side controls the clutch.
You're a great preservationist. Your title besuits you!
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Thanks for the kind words. The Sprite came to me in very good shape, which reduces the replacing parts and work that has to be done. It was nice to have a bike that could be totally gone over in just a few weekends instead of needing to be torn all the way down and built back up. I like to put big cogs on these S5 hubs because then you can have a very low gear for climbing, but still have enough top end for downhills.
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Old 08-08-22, 02:35 PM
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One of two Hercules 3-speeds I've got (along with a Raleigh Superbe and a Raleigh Sports). Now living in the very hilly Catskills has rendered them impractical..... so for now this one will do duty as an ornament on the porch.
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Old 08-09-22, 09:16 AM
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Have to ask: What mounting trick are you using to get it to fit there?

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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
Have to ask: What mounting trick are you using to get it to fit there?

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Its tires are on the casing, and the handlebars and dropout are likely wired to the wall above it.
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Old 08-09-22, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam View Post
It's tires are on the casing, and the handlebars and dropout are likely wired to the wall above it.
I figured as much, but was hoping for a picture of the magic (and perhaps a recommendation for what wire was used).

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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
I figured as much, but was hoping for a picture of the magic (and perhaps a recommendation for what wire was used).

-Kurt
I'm more concerned that such a beautiful bike is being sTOrEd OuTSIdE.

To each, their own, I guess.
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Old 08-09-22, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
Have to ask: What mounting trick are you using to get it to fit there?

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Tires on the door trim. A loop of black 'parachute' cord from a black screw-hook to the seat cluster, another loop from the head-tube to another black screw hook and finally a third loop that goes from one hook, around the head-tube, to the seat cluster, to the other hook... Hooks and cord all rated for much greater than the weight of the bike... Yeah, it's outside, but the porch/roof is enormous, so it's well protected from the elements.
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Old 08-09-22, 04:43 PM
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I'm new to the club. Two different bike enthusiasts gifted me "Raleigh" 3-speeds, a Huffy and a Royal Scot.
The Huffy is pristine and is going to an ex that is still dear to me. The Royal Scot is at the top of my queue for restorations. It's a keeper.



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$54 in OH.

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$54 in OH.
A '78-81, and I'd suspect at least a few of the cable guides no longer exist on the top tube, given the clamps and the rust on the front of the top tube.

Might be a good platform for a custom if the plan involves a trip to the paint shop.

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Originally Posted by SirMike1983 View Post
Thanks for the kind words. The Sprite came to me in very good shape, which reduces the replacing parts and work that has to be done. It was nice to have a bike that could be totally gone over in just a few weekends instead of needing to be torn all the way down and built back up. I like to put big cogs on these S5 hubs because then you can have a very low gear for climbing, but still have enough top end for downhills.
Very nice.
I have a similar bike in Burgandy...
I added the throttle controls to mine
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Old 08-12-22, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by thumpism View Post
I would pass at $54. The rims, particularly the front look crusty and the everything else looks tired and beat. Could be used as a "beater bike" if you were into that kind of thing.
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Originally Posted by gster View Post
Very nice.
I have a similar bike in Burgandy...
I added the throttle controls to mine
Gorgeous. That's the only color that can give the Superbe green an absolute run for its money.

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