Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

For the love of English 3 speeds...

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

For the love of English 3 speeds...

Old 09-25-15, 09:17 AM
  #8151  
Senior Member
 
Salubrious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 1,604

Bikes: Too many 3-speeds, Jones Plus LWB

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 360 Post(s)
Liked 280 Times in 126 Posts
ebay is an excellent source of bearings, plentiful and inexpensive.
Salubrious is offline  
Old 09-25-15, 09:36 AM
  #8152  
Senior Member
 
dweenk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,806

Bikes: Lots of English 3-speeds, a couple of old road bikes, 3 mountain bikes, 1 hybrid, and a couple of mash-ups

Mentioned: 53 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 888 Post(s)
Liked 335 Times in 225 Posts
That looks like a Shimano 333 to me. The shifter is a 333 "Click Stik".
dweenk is offline  
Old 09-25-15, 12:51 PM
  #8153  
Senior Member
 
markk900's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 2,678
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 486 Post(s)
Liked 664 Times in 353 Posts
@gster: I don't have a problem getting a couple at a time, but the 3 or 4 shops locally I have bought bearings at appear to have a limited supply of their own, and want to dole them out in minuscule quantities. In the "old days" I could go anywhere practically and get 25/50/100 bearings in a package for next to nothing.

And yes eBay is an option but with USD exchange, shipping, etc it is not always a practical option.
markk900 is offline  
Old 09-25-15, 12:56 PM
  #8154  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
quick question, hope this is the right thread - seems like the most likely place to find this answer.
Just finished building up an old 3spd. Still some tuning to do but rode it for the first time this week!

The question is, does anyone know what this mounting bracket (pictured) on the handlebar might've been for? I can't find anything online that looks similar. Further confused by the fact that there is already a shifter, a headlamp, a speedo and a bell...what else was crammed on these handlebars? I'd love to track down whatever it was and add it back to the mix. Any ideas?

If it helps, I believe this to be a 66-ish Sears 3speed, Austrian built. (included a picture just for fun)
Thanks everyone - appreciate any thoughts.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
IMG_20150924_074916774.jpg (97.3 KB, 111 views)
File Type: jpg
IMG_20150924_074927672.jpg (91.0 KB, 119 views)
File Type: jpg
IMG_20150924_074824233.jpg (97.2 KB, 128 views)
srswope is offline  
Old 09-25-15, 01:42 PM
  #8155  
Senior Member
 
markk900's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 2,678
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 486 Post(s)
Liked 664 Times in 353 Posts
Cool bike! Given how loaded that bike is with accessories I'd guess it was to mount a radio....I can recall a small number of folks putting radios on their bikes back in the late 60s, but can't say I had seen that particular mount before.
markk900 is offline  
Old 09-25-15, 02:03 PM
  #8156  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
thanks! I'm kind of hoping its a radio - would be fun to put that on there. And thanks for the kind words - been a blast putting this together again. The dynamo and both back lights still work. Got a wire short in the headlamp yet to fix but will get that soon.
srswope is offline  
Old 09-25-15, 02:09 PM
  #8157  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 1,883
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 263 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Originally Posted by markk900
@gster: I don't have a problem getting a couple at a time, but the 3 or 4 shops locally I have bought bearings at appear to have a limited supply of their own, and want to dole them out in minuscule quantities. In the "old days" I could go anywhere practically and get 25/50/100 bearings in a package for next to nothing.

And yes eBay is an option but with USD exchange, shipping, etc it is not always a practical option.
Yes, I've found the LBS isn't impressed when you ask for 50 5/32 bearings.
I'm told bearing shops carry loose ball bearings but I haven't tried it myself. Amazon.ca has the large bottles of the common sizes of bearings - free shipping if over $25 and no exchange. I had to order a bottle of 3/16 from my LBS as Amazon only has the small 25 size ones.
Slash5 is offline  
Old 09-25-15, 04:43 PM
  #8158  
Senior Member
 
BigChief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 3,240
Mentioned: 103 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1299 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 104 Times in 86 Posts
Originally Posted by srswope
thanks! I'm kind of hoping its a radio - would be fun to put that on there. And thanks for the kind words - been a blast putting this together again. The dynamo and both back lights still work. Got a wire short in the headlamp yet to fix but will get that soon.
Nice bike. Something like this would be soooo cool.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
Marvel radio.jpg (40.0 KB, 84 views)
BigChief is offline  
Old 09-25-15, 05:10 PM
  #8159  
Senior Member
 
curbtender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SF Bay Area, East bay
Posts: 7,771

Bikes: Miyata 618 GT, Marinoni, Kestral 200 2002 Trek 5200, KHS Flite, Koga Miyata, Schwinn Spitfire 5, Mondia Special, Univega Alpina, Miyata team Ti, Santa Cruz Highball

Mentioned: 54 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1640 Post(s)
Liked 2,746 Times in 1,275 Posts
Originally Posted by srswope
quick question, hope this is the right thread - seems like the most likely place to find this answer.
Just finished building up an old 3spd. Still some tuning to do but rode it for the first time this week!

The question is, does anyone know what this mounting bracket (pictured) on the handlebar might've been for? I can't find anything online that looks similar. Further confused by the fact that there is already a shifter, a headlamp, a speedo and a bell...what else was crammed on these handlebars? I'd love to track down whatever it was and add it back to the mix. Any ideas?

If it helps, I believe this to be a 66-ish Sears 3speed, Austrian built. (included a picture just for fun)
Thanks everyone - appreciate any thoughts.
Could be... Anthony Bicycle (Bijou) Camera
curbtender is offline  
Old 09-25-15, 05:49 PM
  #8160  
On the road
 
SirMike1983's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: New England
Posts: 2,205

Bikes: Old Schwinns and old Raleighs

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 382 Post(s)
Liked 919 Times in 350 Posts
Does anyone know if there are dust caps currently made that will fit Raleigh pedals? I have a set of early 1960s era pedals missing a dust cap. A new set of caps that look the part is fine with me. I've had no luck finding a single original cap.
__________________
Classic American and British Roadsters, Utility Bikes, and Sporting Bikes (1935-1979):
https://bikeshedva.blogspot.com/
SirMike1983 is offline  
Old 09-26-15, 01:39 PM
  #8161  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
thanks BigChief! - and definitely. Have tried to find pictures of the bottoms of radios like this online to see if there's a match, but very few images like that.
srswope is offline  
Old 09-26-15, 01:40 PM
  #8162  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by curbtender
That would be pretty sweet too - will keep an eye out for one, haha
srswope is offline  
Old 09-26-15, 05:44 PM
  #8163  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Posts: 367

Bikes: Xootr swift, Moulton Speed, Moulton Major.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Liked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Bought my Raleigh Stowaway last week for cheap, was in a decent state, just needed tyres and a wash, ended up 8hrs of polishing and bearing regreasing, looks almost new now!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
stowaway 1.jpg (89.9 KB, 47 views)
File Type: jpg
stowaway done 1.jpg (92.5 KB, 54 views)
dezzie is offline  
Old 09-26-15, 06:07 PM
  #8164  
Senior Member
 
gster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,572

Bikes: 1971 Hercules, 1978 Raleigh Superbe, 1978 Raleigh Tourist, 1964 Glider 3 Speed, 1967 Raleigh Sprite 5 Speed, 1968 Hercules AMF 3 Speed, 1972 Raleigh Superbe, 1976 Raleigh Superbe, 1957 Flying Pigeon, 1967 Dunelt 3 Speed

Mentioned: 57 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1030 Post(s)
Liked 445 Times in 288 Posts
Originally Posted by dweenk
That looks like a Shimano 333 to me. The shifter is a 333 "Click Stik".
A closer look reveals you're right.
gster is offline  
Old 09-26-15, 06:10 PM
  #8165  
Senior Member
 
gster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,572

Bikes: 1971 Hercules, 1978 Raleigh Superbe, 1978 Raleigh Tourist, 1964 Glider 3 Speed, 1967 Raleigh Sprite 5 Speed, 1968 Hercules AMF 3 Speed, 1972 Raleigh Superbe, 1976 Raleigh Superbe, 1957 Flying Pigeon, 1967 Dunelt 3 Speed

Mentioned: 57 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1030 Post(s)
Liked 445 Times in 288 Posts
Originally Posted by BigChief
Nice bike. Something like this would be soooo cool.
Is that the new iPhone 6?
gster is offline  
Old 09-26-15, 07:10 PM
  #8166  
Senior Member
 
markk900's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 2,678
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 486 Post(s)
Liked 664 Times in 353 Posts
Originally Posted by SirMike1983
Does anyone know if there are dust caps currently made that will fit Raleigh pedals? I have a set of early 1960s era pedals missing a dust cap. A new set of caps that look the part is fine with me. I've had no luck finding a single original cap.
What type of Raleigh pedals - the solid rubber platform or the double block kind?
markk900 is offline  
Old 09-26-15, 07:57 PM
  #8167  
Senior Member
 
gster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,572

Bikes: 1971 Hercules, 1978 Raleigh Superbe, 1978 Raleigh Tourist, 1964 Glider 3 Speed, 1967 Raleigh Sprite 5 Speed, 1968 Hercules AMF 3 Speed, 1972 Raleigh Superbe, 1976 Raleigh Superbe, 1957 Flying Pigeon, 1967 Dunelt 3 Speed

Mentioned: 57 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1030 Post(s)
Liked 445 Times in 288 Posts
Modified Raleigh Tourist.
Bought this one in Hamilton Ontario last month just
to have a bike to ride around while I was working there. Someone had removed the rod brakes and replaced with a Shimano coaster hub and an old Canadian 28 x 1 1/2 rear wheel. I worked on it today and it cleaned up real nice. Steering was tight and found an extra bearing top and bottom.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
P1170883.jpg (99.2 KB, 150 views)
gster is offline  
Old 09-26-15, 09:20 PM
  #8168  
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New York, NY, and High Falls, NY, USA
Posts: 40,616

Bikes: 1962 Rudge Sports, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Raleigh Pro Track, 1974 Raleigh International, 1975 Viscount Fixie, 1982 McLean, 1996 Lemond (Ti), 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem

Mentioned: 513 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7403 Post(s)
Liked 2,584 Times in 1,507 Posts
@BigChief, I had a transistor radio like that as a kid, though not as fancy looking.
__________________
Tom Reingold, tom@noglider.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” — Elizabeth West, US author

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline  
Old 09-26-15, 09:30 PM
  #8169  
Senior Member
 
BigChief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 3,240
Mentioned: 103 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1299 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 104 Times in 86 Posts
Originally Posted by gster
Modified Raleigh Tourist.
Bought this one in Hamilton Ontario last month just
to have a bike to ride around while I was working there. Someone had removed the rod brakes and replaced with a Shimano coaster hub and an old Canadian 28 x 1 1/2 rear wheel. I worked on it today and it cleaned up real nice. Steering was tight and found an extra bearing top and bottom.
That's a beauty. Do you have any plans for it? Yellow Jersey could fix you up with the brake components for about a hundred bucks. And nice 50s AW hub would be the icing on the cake
BigChief is offline  
Old 09-26-15, 09:34 PM
  #8170  
Senior Member
 
BigChief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 3,240
Mentioned: 103 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1299 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 104 Times in 86 Posts
Originally Posted by noglider
@BigChief, I had a transistor radio like that as a kid, though not as fancy looking.
Me too! Those pocket radios were quite the fad back in the mid 60s. It was amazing technology at the time.
BigChief is offline  
Old 09-26-15, 09:41 PM
  #8171  
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New York, NY, and High Falls, NY, USA
Posts: 40,616

Bikes: 1962 Rudge Sports, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Raleigh Pro Track, 1974 Raleigh International, 1975 Viscount Fixie, 1982 McLean, 1996 Lemond (Ti), 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem

Mentioned: 513 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7403 Post(s)
Liked 2,584 Times in 1,507 Posts
Originally Posted by BigChief
Me too! Those pocket radios were quite the fad back in the mid 60s. It was amazing technology at the time.
Yeah, remember those white earphones we used?
__________________
Tom Reingold, tom@noglider.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” — Elizabeth West, US author

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline  
Old 09-27-15, 05:07 AM
  #8172  
Senior Member
 
BigChief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 3,240
Mentioned: 103 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1299 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 104 Times in 86 Posts
Originally Posted by noglider
Yeah, remember those white earphones we used?
Oh yes. Funny, isn't it? That's one of the tiny features of life gone by that would have never occurred to me again without you mentioning it.They were always white molded plastic with clear plastic bullet shaped ends that would never stay in your ear unless you held them there.
BigChief is offline  
Old 09-27-15, 05:47 AM
  #8173  
Senior Member
 
gster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,572

Bikes: 1971 Hercules, 1978 Raleigh Superbe, 1978 Raleigh Tourist, 1964 Glider 3 Speed, 1967 Raleigh Sprite 5 Speed, 1968 Hercules AMF 3 Speed, 1972 Raleigh Superbe, 1976 Raleigh Superbe, 1957 Flying Pigeon, 1967 Dunelt 3 Speed

Mentioned: 57 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1030 Post(s)
Liked 445 Times in 288 Posts
Originally Posted by BigChief
That's a beauty. Do you have any plans for it? Yellow Jersey could fix you up with the brake components for about a hundred bucks. And nice 50s AW hub would be the icing on the cake
Not sure what I'll do with it...I think converting it back to a rod system would end up being quite expensive... The back wheel is incorrect and would need replacement as well. I already have a very nice original Tourist.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
p1060170.jpg (103.4 KB, 140 views)
gster is offline  
Old 09-27-15, 08:22 AM
  #8174  
Elitest Murray Owner
 
Mos6502's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 2,657

Bikes: 1972 Columbia Tourist Expert III, Columbia Roadster

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by srswope
quick question, hope this is the right thread - seems like the most likely place to find this answer.
Just finished building up an old 3spd. Still some tuning to do but rode it for the first time this week!

The question is, does anyone know what this mounting bracket (pictured) on the handlebar might've been for? I can't find anything online that looks similar. Further confused by the fact that there is already a shifter, a headlamp, a speedo and a bell...what else was crammed on these handlebars? I'd love to track down whatever it was and add it back to the mix. Any ideas?

If it helps, I believe this to be a 66-ish Sears 3speed, Austrian built. (included a picture just for fun)
Thanks everyone - appreciate any thoughts.
To me it looks like a tripod mount for a camera. As there are only two standard threads for camera mounts, you have a pretty good chance of finding out by finding any camera and seeing if it will screw onto the mount.
Mos6502 is offline  
Old 09-27-15, 12:17 PM
  #8175  
Senior Member
 
BigChief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 3,240
Mentioned: 103 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1299 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 104 Times in 86 Posts
Originally Posted by gster
Not sure what I'll do with it...I think converting it back to a rod system would end up being quite expensive... The back wheel is incorrect and would need replacement as well. I already have a very nice original Tourist.
Yeah, I know what you mean. It's not the inexpensive hobby it was 20 years ago. Hard to justify spending more money when you already have a rather spectacular roadster. I'm always tempted to start projects I don't really have any use for. A late 60s Colt stepthrough just showed up on my local CL.
A 18 inch frame would be totally unrideable for me, but the thought of fixing up a little mini Sports still appeals to me for some reason. Common sense took over and I passed it up. They wanted too much for it anyway.
BigChief is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.