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Old 02-22-23, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by cudak888
Question #2, but a stupid one: Any chance you'd have the time to get a rough shipping quote to Florida and possibly throw the carcass in a box (even skipping most of the usual box protection?) I really can't justify another project myself, but seeing as I'm the one who goaded you into it, and also seeing as @clubman has the fork, I'm open to volunteering to be the one who gets this back together into a usable form (unless, of course, there's someone local to you willing to pick it up).
Okay, I made a valiant effort, honest I did. Got the big TV box I've been saving and tried stuffiing Tourist bits in it and took the bathroom scale to the garage (going around [75 paces from the den door to garage door] because you don't walk on fresh floor coating) to weigh the whole mess. Say 35 pounds in a different box that will actually contain the carcass. Tried getting a quote from both shipbikes.com and bikeflights.com with mixed results. The first has suspended quotes awaiting its partnership with UPS, and the other didn't like the info I entered. Maybe they just don't like old Tourists or the people who like them. Anyway, figure 35 pounds going from here to that Southern Florida in your location at whatever rate is doable. Fifty bucks? I dunno, been a while since I shipped anything. If you want it for that we can proceed but your neighbor might not want this rear rim, which would put the rest of the deal in doubt. Or maybe at this point you want to get only the rim for him and blow off the rest of it.

If you do not want it:
Someone might be interested in the bare frame.
Someone else might want part of the chaincase.
Someone else might want other bits as yet unspecified.
I'd probably keep the rear hub because, well...just consider this thread's title. Why we're all here.

Let me stress that no one is under any obligation regarding this Raleigh. We can stop this right now and I'll hang it up someplace.
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I have enough work as it is, but I caved and bought this 1953 Raleigh Reg Harris Lenton as a project. The 23 inch frame on 26 inch wheels is comfortable. I like the green and these old bikes make good riders. It's apart and undergoing a refurb right now. If the winter stays as mild as it has been, we may get an early start to the riding season... at least I hope so.

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Old 02-22-23, 01:36 PM
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Not actually a 3-speed but one helluvan old Raleigh that looks like a Tourist and could be made into a 3-speed.

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That's a beauty!
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Very shiny with a price to match in CT.

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Holy crap! (he said in his best erudite manner)
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Very shiny with a price to match in CT.
Unusual (but not impossible) to see one of those all-chrome supposedly-dealer-specials that isn't a Raleigh.

Given my tendency towards owning weird Rudges, I rather like it. But not at that price.

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Originally Posted by thumpism
Glad to know I'm not the only one who does not love rod brakes or coaster brakes. As I've said before, I like the idea of the Raleigh Tourist more than I like the actual bike.
I love riding my Tourist, but IMO rod brakes are inferior to a decent cable brake in almost every way imaginable.
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Originally Posted by arty dave
I've been looking for the back chaincase cover ever since I bought my DL-1 5 years ago! If you're wanting to part with it I would dearly love to obtain it - it would be the finishing part to have a whole DL-1. I'm in Australia - but of course would happily pay for postage.
Here's a closeup of the cover piece so you know what you're getting into. Y'know, you could rig up a little bracket to hold this piece over the rear of the cog and run it without the rest of the chaincase. You could be a trendsetter in the DL-1 world. It could be like a Mohawk haircut for a bicycle. Or something.
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Old 02-24-23, 11:24 AM
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Neat Fuji IGH conversion.

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Fun ad. $40 in NC.

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Originally Posted by thumpism
Here's a closeup of the cover piece so you know what you're getting into. Y'know, you could rig up a little bracket to hold this piece over the rear of the cog and run it without the rest of the chaincase. You could be a trendsetter in the DL-1 world. It could be like a Mohawk haircut for a bicycle. Or something.



Well that would be different, but then all the cool kids would start doing it! ...I hate to be boring but I think I'll just pop it into this space riiiight about here
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Nice detail on the bike in this poster.

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Loop frame, chaincase, but only one rod brake.
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Originally Posted by SirMike1983
I have enough work as it is, but I caved and bought this 1953 Raleigh Reg Harris Lenton as a project. The 23 inch frame on 26 inch wheels is comfortable. I like the green and these old bikes make good riders. It's apart and undergoing a refurb right now. If the winter stays as mild as it has been, we may get an early start to the riding season... at least I hope so.

I would think that it originally had drop bars/club racer style
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It probably had drop bars originally. The catalog pages show it as a drop bar club-style bike. It has an old set of North Road style bars on it, which I prefer over drop bars anyway. The condition matches the rest of the bike; probably converted a long time ago by the original owner.
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Probably posted this before but its winter here and Im jonesing to get out again and ride so was looking at pics.


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Humber blue is one of their best colors. I prefer it over the burgundy, and even the dark green.
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Pretty decent Colt for $100 in NY.

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Ladies' clubman dresser for $80 in MI.

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$150 and about an hour away from me. Good thing I'm completely over all things Tourist.

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$100 Humber in MI.

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The Sports we all need, a motorized 23" for $50 in NC.

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Looks like a ladies' 23" for $75 in NY.

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Probably overpriced, but oldish and quaint and loaded.

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The Sports we all need, a motorized 23" for $50 in NC.

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I had one of those 'Bike Bug motors on an old Columbia three speed back in the 70's, it worked well but having the motor in front meant you got all the exhaust smoke and fumes in the face. Not to mention it sounded like a cheap weed trimmer running wide open.
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