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Old 06-03-12, 05:39 PM
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I bought another three speed... but it isn't English and does not use an IGH.












But it is hella fun to ride.





Keep those beautiful English bikes coming... I do have a real English three speed on the way and it should be here this week.
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Armstrong - Just picked up yesterday. My new Bar Hopper.
Nice TCW III...make sure your front brake is dialed in, just in case.
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Velognome, you need to bring that to MD for a ride! It's a classic and I love the handlebar.
For riding the canal, this one is more suited

Still "Tons" O Fun plus the fenders keep your arse dry and as a bonus, I think these bars are even bars and even heavier!
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Originally Posted by Velognome
For riding the canal, this one is more suited

Still "Tons" O Fun plus the fenders keep your arse dry and as a bonus, I think these bars are even bars and even heavier!
Have you considered changing the fender stuts with VO struts? The fender mounts on the fork and dropouts are still there. Mounted 'backwards' with the struts on the inside of the fender should avoid issues with the curve of the strut bending the fender.
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Have you considered changing the fender stuts with VO struts? The fender mounts on the fork and dropouts are still there. Mounted 'backwards' with the struts on the inside of the fender should avoid issues with the curve of the strut bending the fender.
I have and did it a while ago but used proper width struts for the fenders, plus there was not enough clearance to run between the fender and tire anyway. Good observation though, I really need to update this picture.
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
I bought another three speed... but it isn't English and does not use an IGH.






But it is hella fun to ride.
Keep those beautiful English bikes coming... I do have a real English three speed on the way and it should be here this week.
I've seen those tires on the Surly website. I can't believe there's a large rock or average sized automobile you couldn't roll right over with that bike.


Anyone have a photos of a vintage styled saddle bag on a Raleigh Sports, or related, bike? I've seen the Brooks bags, Acorn, Rivendell, and VO has a nice one that I'm really thinking about. Just curious if there were any Sports with Saddle bag photos out there.

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Just curious if there were any Sports with Saddle bag photos out there.
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Here is one of my Raleigh Superbe with a Carradice Nelson bag. I will get a close up of that one and my bride's bike with the Brooks Millbrook on it.

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Here's a couple of photos of my '73 Sports with a Carradice Barley bag attached:


I also intend to replace the bag on my Sports Racer with one of these larger bags with the side pockets.:
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Anyone have a photos of a vintage styled saddle bag on a Raleigh Sports, or related, bike? I've seen the Brooks bags, Acorn, Rivendell, and VO has a nice one that I'm really thinking about. Just curious if there were any Sports with Saddle bag photos out there.

--Joe[/QUOTE]

Since these photos were made I have added a Raleigh Press-Tube Rack to help support this bag. Nice set up.

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Anyone have a photos of a vintage styled saddle bag on a Raleigh Sports, or related, bike? I've seen the Brooks bags, Acorn, Rivendell, and VO has a nice one that I'm really thinking about. Just curious if there were any Sports with Saddle bag photos out there.

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I use this vintage Raleigh bag on my not so vintage Raleigh
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Originally Posted by Velognome
I use this vintage Raleigh bag on my not so vintage Raleigh
Wow, never seen a bag like that with an embossed leather Raleigh logo; very distinctive. Is it a Raleigh OEM bag, a custom product, or a one-off?
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OEM I'd imagine, In profile it looks like the bags you'd see on a Clubman.
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D, Are those Brooks grips? Lovely bicycle.
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Originally Posted by slowtostart
D, Are those Brooks grips? Lovely bicycle.
[h=1]Cardiff Julian Leather Grip[/h]
. Super comfy. The Sports is such a handsome bike..hard to make one ugly.

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The Chossy sadlebag

I've got a "The Chossy" saddle bag on my 1950 4 speed Humber. No digital photo at this point. Its large and will hold a six pack of Newcastle Brown.
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Originally Posted by djkashuba
[h=1]Cardiff Julian Leather Grip[/h]
. Super comfy. The Sports is such a handsome bike..hard to make one ugly.

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The all black and chrome color scheme is very elegant. PDW makes grips very similar to yours called the Bourbon. I have a pair of brown ones on my first Raleigh, a Sprite, and find them to be so long that I needed to move the break lever and shifter far to the left in order to force the plug into the bar end. Did you need to rearrange things in order to fit them? Cork grips are going on to hold me over until I solve this dilemma. I just put some Brooks grips, the ones made with rings of saddle leather, on my husband's bicycle. It took some time and Proofhide to to smooth them out and improve their appearance. The diameter is a little large and I would love to be able to use grips like yours on a Royce Union, 1961 and made in England, I recently purchased. It's all black and I'd like to steal your design for mine. The black leather saddle is already on and new grips would be the finishing touch.

The only part of the Royce Union that seemed "cheap" was the seat post. I swapped the chrome one from the Sprite and I think it improved the appearance significantly. As I mentioned, this bicycle is noted to be "Made in England" and the lugs are very similar to those on my Sports. Blindfolded, I don't think I'd notice a difference in the ride. For an inferior specimen, the 50+ year old paint and chrome are still beautiful. The pump still shines. Do you think the Dunlop wheels, also stamped "Made in England", and tires could be original? Don't worry, new tires are on the way.
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All components fit well with the Cardiff's. They are mounted close though. I have typical "large" man hands. The Cardiffs allow one's hand a lot of movement and deal with sweat well.
The Dunlops well may be original. I have Panaracer Col de Vie's on this bike and could not be happier with the ride.

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I was able to purchase Continental City Ride tires at a great price, so those are going on the Royce Union and my husband's mostly Raleigh branded Dunelt. They are supposed to perform well on wet roads. I would never choose to ride in the rain, but we can't control the weather.

I may have to measure the distance I can afford the grips and ask future guidance. The "raw" cork grips, arrived today, look pathetic. The price I pay for stain and shellac may render them to be no bargain. Another lesson learned.

I'd still appreciate any info on "Made in England" Royce Unions. The wheels match and the rear hub is dated 1961.

Many thanks.
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Lots of nice saddle bag/bike combos out there. Thanks for all the photos.

I like the Carradice, especially the Barley and the Nelson, and that Brooks sure has a classy look. Maybe the Carradice will last a little better in the elements? Thanks again for all the pics everyone, it's a real help to get an idea of look/size of each bag.
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Originally Posted by djkashuba
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All components fit well with the Cardiff's. They are mounted close though. I have typical "large" man hands. The Cardiffs allow one's hand a lot of movement and deal with sweat well.
The Dunlops well may be original. I have Panaracer Col de Vie's on this bike and could not be happier with the ride.

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WOW!! That is sickeningly nice looking. I don't know if I have ever seen a Sports as shiny or nice as that one before. Was that NOS? The gigantic bell is really cool.
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The Contis are great tires. I have a set on my 1962 Nottingham built, Rollfast branded sports. They've been on for almost a year and a half and have +1,000 miles on them. Handle good in the rain, nearly indestructible and will can go up to 85psi.

Originally Posted by slowtostart
I was able to purchase Continental City Ride tires at a great price, so those are going on the Royce Union and my husband's mostly Raleigh branded Dunelt. They are supposed to perform well on wet roads. I would never choose to ride in the rain, but we can't control the weather.


I'd still appreciate any info on "Made in England" Royce Unions. The wheels match and the rear hub is dated 1961.

Many thanks.
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