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Old 02-20-13, 10:50 AM
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I highly endorse this conversion!
nice!
I have a '66 frame with '52 endrick rims set up the same way, love it!

(I'm in the middle of making a single-speed out of an Armstrong convertable: EA1 26 x 1 1/4 rims laced with Resilion track hubs, 50t Williams crankset, Wrights sprint saddle - pics of that bike will have to go in a different thread)
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Careful, it starts will flipping the bars.....then you'll drop the fenders and then............
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That is a slick idea -hooking a drum brake up to the rod rim brake. I like brakes that stop!
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Originally Posted by SirMike1983
They appear to be- apparently that was a set up used in the Danish market. The hub dates are 12/64 and the Danish import number dates to 1965. The wear on the bike matches them always being there as well. I see no sign of previous stirrup brakes.

The set up is documented for the Sturmey Archer BF hub- it uses a horse shoe shaped yoke to move a lever passing between the brake reaction arm and the fork blade.

https://hadland.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/sabfbr.pdf
Very nice detail. You have a great gem there.
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Old 02-21-13, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Velognome
Careful, it starts will flipping the bars.....then you'll drop the fenders and then............
there's an earlier pic of mine elsewhere on the thread, here's the latest. Taken from the train to Asbury Park from NYC
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Originally Posted by yellowbarber
there's an earlier pic of mine elsewhere on the thread, here's the latest. Taken from the train to Asbury Park from NYC
I'm not cool enough to ride that!

I think I'll choose a Flyer, maybe even a Special, and some grips in honey. I'll attempt to lace the old black one and use it and the black grips on my Sprite. The poor Sprite has been neglected since the others started moving in.

Thanks for the advice.
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Originally Posted by yellowbarber
there's an earlier pic of mine elsewhere on the thread, here's the latest. Taken from the train to Asbury Park from NYC
Cool, you past through Rahway, If I had of known........?
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Originally Posted by Velognome
Cool, you past through Rahway, If I had of known........?
You're in Rahway? We'd be neighbors if I hadn't moved. Lucky you.

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Hmmm, I've never posted it here, so I hope no one's too sick of seeing the 51 Clubman.
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Originally Posted by slowtostart
You're in Rahway? We'd be neighbors if I hadn't moved. Lucky you.
I'm in the industrial armpit of the Nation and I'm the lucky one? Let me think on that.
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Originally Posted by Velognome
I'm in the industrial armpit of the Nation and I'm the lucky one? Let me think on that.
Could be worse...ever been to Gary, Indiana?
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Originally Posted by PedalTraveler
Hmmm, I've never posted it here, so I hope no one's too sick of seeing the 51 Clubman.
Hell would have to freeze over before before we'd get tired of seeing that, PT.
Hey - you're not from Hell Michigan, are you?
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Originally Posted by yellowbarber
Could be worse...ever been to Gary, Indiana?
Better now....thanks!
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Originally Posted by Velognome
Careful, it starts will flipping the bars.....then you'll drop the fenders and then...


(Though I'm about to put some fenders back on, alas.)
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Originally Posted by adventurepdx


(Though I'm about to put some fenders back on, alas.)
Is that a Minnehaha bag? Love it?

I'm not sure a step through frame would translate the flip as well. Maybe a mixte? CL should pick up a bit with warmer weather on the horizon. To think, just last week I was feeling as if I was over the bike thing.
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[QUOTE]
Originally Posted by slowtostart

I'm not sure a step through frame would translate the flip as well.
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Oh it translates alright!






But so does a nice set of vintage dropbars









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Originally Posted by slowtostart
Is that a Minnehaha bag? Love it?
The saddlebag is, of all things, an "Origin 8" Carradice knockoff. It seems ok so far, but I haven't used it much. And I got it for $15 used, so I can't complain much even if it is crap. They did a good job of emulating a Carradice Nelson, but the quality isn't the same.


I have had a Minnehaha bag on the Rudge, the "medium" size saddlebag. It was...ok.
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Originally Posted by adventurepdx


(Though I'm about to put some fenders back on, alas.)
I can understand fenders...
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So I'm the short guy who kept finding 23 inch frames. My daily commuter the past several years has been my too big 1972 Humber Sports. Last week the warehouse guy at my office brought me a gift, he's a biker too and someone was throwing this away 7 years ago. It's a 1960 21 inch Robin Hood.

We both thought the red was REALLY faded because there are much darker "Stripes" on the top tube and the front fender's ferrule is missing and it is darker there.

But As I looked at it today, why isn't the paint not faded under the brake or shifter cable on the top tube? The three stripes aren't where clips would have been. And why would there be RED box striping on the fenders and frame if the bike were originally dark red?

What do I have here?

The SA hub is marked 60 1 (When I saw 60 I was really hoping for a "7" since that would make it the same age I am...)

There is a "Cyclepro" seat that I'm not familiar with, and some other great features.

I was able to ride it in our parking lot before the snow hit and it is a joy to have a bike that you can stand over and not be on tip-toes.
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Anybody up for doing something similar here?

https://homepage.ntlworld.com/stu_col...ten/index.html
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Organize it! I'm in as long as it's not on a Sunday morning.
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Originally Posted by rudypyatt
Anybody up for doing something similar here?

https://homepage.ntlworld.com/stu_col...ten/index.html
Thanks for starting my day with a smile!
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Originally Posted by Velognome
Organize it! I'm in as long as it's not on a Sunday morning.
Rahway Park?
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Originally Posted by rudypyatt
Anybody up for doing something similar here?

https://homepage.ntlworld.com/stu_col...ten/index.html
Yes!

Where are you thinking... Central Park? Prospect Park? Maybe somewhere in NJ that's accessible by njtransit from NYC?
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I edited the post to make the pictures actually visible. I'm very curious about the original color and the box striping. Any suggesions for enhancing the finish?

Originally Posted by Mike from Iowa
So I'm the short guy who kept finding 23 inch frames. My daily commuter the past several years has been my too big 1972 Humber Sports. Last week the warehouse guy at my office brought me a gift, he's a biker too and someone was throwing this away 7 years ago. It's a 1960 21 inch Robin Hood.

We both thought the red was REALLY faded because there are much darker "Stripes" on the top tube and the front fender's ferrule is missing and it is darker there.

But As I looked at it today, why isn't the paint not faded under the brake or shifter cable on the top tube? The three stripes aren't where clips would have been. And why would there be RED box striping on the fenders and frame if the bike were originally dark red?

What do I have here?

The SA hub is marked 60 1 (When I saw 60 I was really hoping for a "7" since that would make it the same age I am...)

There is a "Cyclepro" seat that I'm not familiar with, and some other great features.

I was able to ride it in our parking lot before the snow hit and it is a joy to have a bike that you can stand over and not be on tip-toes.
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Originally Posted by Mike from Iowa
I edited the post to make the pictures actually visible. I'm very curious about the original color and the box striping. Any suggesions for enhancing the finish?
Raleighs paint quality ranged from supreme to barely adequate so don't sweat it. It's over 50 years old so there's little doubt it's has faded quite a bit. Just clean it well with a mild soap and water and use a fine polish like Meguiars or Mothers on it.

Overall, it looks to be in great shape, a keeper. Maybe a Brooks B66 be in order, the Cyclepro looks deformed. Raliegh had different colour charts for different models. Here's two of them, of course it's hard to tell what the original finish really looked like.
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