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Old 01-28-17, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by kmt
Where's a good place to look for a vintage rack for my raleigh?
I know these aren't "vintage", but I've used both on my three speeds.

On my current Raleigh Superbe, I use the Pletscher "Clem" rack that Rivendell sells. It's got that classic "rat trap" that Pletschers have:
https://www.rivbike.com/products/pletscher-clem-rack


Something a bit more basic and cheaper is the aftermarket rack Linus sells. I had it on my Raleigh Wayfarer:
LINUS ADJUSTABLE REAR RACK - Linus Bike


I liked both because they make using modern panniers A LOT easier. I've had vintage racks on the Wayfarer, but I always had to kludge it a bit to make panniers work.
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Originally Posted by adventurepdx
I know these aren't "vintage", but I've used both on my three speeds.

On my current Raleigh Superbe, I use the Pletscher "Clem" rack that Rivendell sells. It's got that classic "rat trap" that Pletschers have:
https://www.rivbike.com/products/pletscher-clem-rack


Something a bit more basic and cheaper is the aftermarket rack Linus sells. I had it on my Raleigh Wayfarer:
LINUS ADJUSTABLE REAR RACK - Linus Bike


I liked both because they make using modern panniers A LOT easier. I've had vintage racks on the Wayfarer, but I always had to kludge it a bit to make panniers work.
The Linus rack looks nice; simple and elegant, but I've used the Soma Deco rear rack on a couple of my bikes now and I like it a lot. It is alloy tubing and quite light, yet strong and of very good quality. The last one I ordered cost about forty bucks. They come in matte silver or black: https://www.somafab.com/archives/product/deco-rack
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Old 01-29-17, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by gster
I just bought a Sears Silvertone Guitar made by Harmony..1962 Silvertone 1446.
Not a vintage bike, but still cool.
Interesting to see there's someone else in this world that has both a Silvertone with a Bigsby and British Bikes...
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Originally Posted by RobHalligan
Interesting to see there's someone else in this world that has both a Silvertone with a Bigsby and British Bikes...
Make that 3. Mine's a Danno U-1 Silvertone No whammy on that one though.
I'll bet there's a bunch of old guitar lovers here in this 3 speed club.
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Originally Posted by BigChief
Make that 3. Mine's a Danno U-1 Silvertone No whammy on that one though.
I'll bet there's a bunch of old guitar lovers here in this 3 speed club.
I'm old and I love guitars though most of my guitars are not that old. The oldest is a 1972 Martin 0018 -- not much of a valuable guitar. Most of the others, I've bought new -- 1991 00028, 93 Taylor 612C, etc. I like small body acoustics like OM/000 size or a bit smaller like the 00. Only have one D and no electrics. Guess I'm basically an analog sort of guy.
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Originally Posted by adventurepdx
I know these aren't "vintage", but I've used both on my three speeds.

On my current Raleigh Superbe, I use the Pletscher "Clem" rack that Rivendell sells. It's got that classic "rat trap" that Pletschers have:
https://www.rivbike.com/products/pletscher-clem-rack


Something a bit more basic and cheaper is the aftermarket rack Linus sells. I had it on my Raleigh Wayfarer:
LINUS ADJUSTABLE REAR RACK - Linus Bike


I liked both because they make using modern panniers A LOT easier. I've had vintage racks on the Wayfarer, but I always had to kludge it a bit to make panniers work.
Am I the only one that is bothered by 'modern chrome' or what they call a silver colour? I bought this one for my 70's bike, and it's a model that was very common in the 70's and with a little tweak it stays clear of the brake rods.


BBut the colour just doesn't match the handlebar, the rims, the rods and the chrome strip on the chain case. It is much greyer and is has a purple glow to it. I keep it on because I use it a lot, and I'm really not very precise when it comes to originality, but this just doesn't look right. The next time I see someone with a rusty rack in the original colour I going to propose a swap.
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I snagged a couple Raleighs last week, locally off Kijiji. Both branded "supercycle" sold by a chain of retailers called Canadian Tire here in Canada. both are small 19" frames, but both wearing pretty gold paint and chrome fenders.
A 71 and a 74 coded off the SA hubs. One has an interesting crank that i dont often see on Raleighs
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Stopped by my local shop this morning on an errand and spotted a pretty little Phillips on the floor, no price tag and no repair tag so it must be a "house" machine. Turns out it was given to them a few years ago in a very neglected state and dust covered but complete and original. SA hub date is 55 and it has some nice touches; oil ports on hubs and BB, 32F/40R wheels, thimble fork, color-matched rack, chrome fenders with nice embossed badge inset in the rear fender. A nice thing.

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Originally Posted by desconhecido
I'm old and I love guitars though most of my guitars are not that old. The oldest is a 1972 Martin 0018 -- not much of a valuable guitar. Most of the others, I've bought new -- 1991 00028, 93 Taylor 612C, etc. I like small body acoustics like OM/000 size or a bit smaller like the 00. Only have one D and no electrics. Guess I'm basically an analog sort of guy.
Spring, Summer and Fall I like British 3 speeds...During the winter months I like vintage guitars...
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Originally Posted by bazil4696
I snagged a couple Raleighs last week, locally off Kijiji. Both branded "supercycle" sold by a chain of retailers called Canadian Tire here in Canada. both are small 19" frames, but both wearing pretty gold paint and chrome fenders.
A 71 and a 74 coded off the SA hubs. One has an interesting crank that i dont often see on Raleighs

The one with three spiders is just like a 74 Record I'm working on. The other is identical to my 71 Robin Hood, another Raleigh brand. Nice find. I have two Supercycles, both made in Japan by Bridgestone.
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Originally Posted by bazil4696
I snagged a couple Raleighs last week, locally off Kijiji. Both branded "supercycle" sold by a chain of retailers called Canadian Tire here in Canada. both are small 19" frames, but both wearing pretty gold paint and chrome fenders.
A 71 and a 74 coded off the SA hubs. One has an interesting crank that i dont often see on Raleighs
I like the gold colour.
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Originally Posted by gster
I like the gold colour.
ill be trying to flip these girls at the Canadian vintage bicycle show in Brantford Feb 19 2017
100 market st south, brantford
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Phillis built Ranger

nuttin to see on the bike but this cool badge
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I installed my new racks on my Raleigh Sports last night. There are no markings on the racks. Anyone have any idea as to the manufacturer?



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Originally Posted by browngw
The one with three spiders is just like a 74 Record I'm working on. The other is identical to my 71 Robin Hood, another Raleigh brand. Nice find. I have two Supercycles, both made in Japan by Bridgestone.
Will you be attending the brantford show next month?
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Will you be attending the brantford show next month?
I hope to but we are planning a warmer weather getaway to Florida the next day. (Pinellas trail) I will save my bikes and vending for the June CVBS I think. Someone suggested that us BF persons should wear a BF nametag. I heard from a few last year after they commented on my Sun Cresta and I didn't know their BF monikers so I missed meeting them. I've attached a shot of my SuperCycle Excalibur, the most expensive CTC bike in '76 at $199!
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WOW that's a time capsule
I've never seen one before
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Originally Posted by bazil4696
WOW that's a time capsule
I've never seen one before
We should start a supercycle thread - I have a Motobecane based 10 speed supercycle Tour de France from around 1974. Nice rider but definitely not too if the line.
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Bought?

Originally Posted by thumpism
Stopped by my local shop this morning on an errand and spotted a pretty little Phillips on the floor, no price tag and no repair tag so it must be a "house" machine. Turns out it was given to them a few years ago in a very neglected state and dust covered but complete and original. SA hub date is 55 and it has some nice touches; oil ports on hubs and BB, 32F/40R wheels, thimble fork, color-matched rack, chrome fenders with nice embossed badge inset in the rear fender. A nice thing.

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How much?
Bought?
Prob expensive?
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Originally Posted by billnuke1
How much?
Bought?
Prob expensive?
No price tag; it's probably a store mascot. I did not buy it and probably would not. We already have four 3-speeds in the house now, three of them women's bikes. We really do not need another. I expect they'd sell it for the right price and I'd guess you could get it for $300, maybe less, but who knows? I can put you in touch with the guy if you're interested.
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Originally Posted by sirpecangum
1974 Raleigh Esquire. Unsold the first week on eBay, I couldn't let it go unsold twice. Remarkably good condition for it's 43 years on the North Sea coast. Metallic brown! How 70s!
That is a beautiful machine! How much did you pay?
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Holy. Hell. That's incredible.
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Originally Posted by sirpecangum
1974 Raleigh Esquire. Unsold the first week on eBay, I couldn't let it go unsold twice. Remarkably good condition for it's 43 years on the North Sea coast. Metallic brown! How 70s!
I like that "Star Trek" headlight.
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