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Old 06-18-18, 05:24 AM
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster
this actually looks like a 23" . Wouldn't mind having that.
That is a 23" at $40 looking mostly complete. Looks like late 60s. Too bad you are 400 mi away. These bikes usually sit in a basement or garage over 20 maybe 30 years.

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Originally Posted by arty dave
I was lucky with that S5 hub as I think I paid AU$90 for the above bike in a much sorrier state. Wish I had a before photo to post it looked so bad. I have another S5 I found in a small wheel (maybe 20"?) at the recycling centre, it was a 28 hole hub stamped as a 3 speed, so I put the innards into a 36 hole shell. I've got a 40 hole hub, I can use that shell for the roadster.
Did you see the S5 hub I posted that was for sale cheap at the cabe? I just checked that link and it looks like it's still available - NOS $30 with all the fittings, cables, shifters, cog, clips etc.
https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/re...onents.130898/
Thanks for that tip!!! Super good deal so I took it. The rescue case DL-1 I bought last year has become my most regular rider. At least for the time I'm in rural, hilly territory on unpaved roads. This heavy roadster will really benefit from the extra ratios. I might even spring for a new 36H Westwood and build a whole new wheel, but for now, I'll put the guts in the existing AW shell and see what kind of creative set up I can make for it. Although it's riding season here so I might make it a winter project. I haven't even started on the Rudge yet. This hub is the S5.2 version with a indicator pin on the left instead of the bell crank. Hub dated April 1983. I won't be using the shifters. I don't know if they would be useful to anybody here.I don't know of any Raleigh bikes that used the S5 by the 80s so this style might not be correct for a restoration, but I have em and they're brand spankin new.

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Thanks for that tip!!! Super good deal so I took it. The rescue case DL-1 I bought last year has become my most regular rider. At least for the time I'm in rural, hilly territory on unpaved roads. This heavy roadster will really benefit from the extra ratios. I might even spring for a new 36H Westwood and build a whole new wheel, but for now, I'll put the guts in the existing AW shell and see what kind of creative set up I can make for it. Although it's riding season here so I might make it a winter project. I haven't even started on the Rudge yet. This hub is the S5.2 version with a indicator pin on the left instead of the bell crank. Hub dated April 1983. I won't be using the shifters. I don't know if they would be useful to anybody here.I don't know of any Raleigh bikes that used the S5 by the 80s so this style might not be correct for a restoration, but I have em and they're brand spankin new.

Whatever version $30 is a no-brainer but I figured I was already too lete
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Originally Posted by johnnyspaghetti
That is a 23" at $40 looking mostly complete. Looks like late 60s. Too bad you are 400 mi away. These bikes usually sit in a basement or garage over 20 maybe 30 years.
gf says she wouldnt mind seeing minneapolis.
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster
gf says she wouldnt mind seeing minneapolis.
I would secrure it for you. there are three or 4 very cheap bikes at this location. MPLS is very good.

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Nicely preserved early 1970s 23" men's Sports in southern NH:

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bi...601621489.html

Other than the rear tire, really looks to be all original. Not a bad price if it really doesn't need much work.
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Originally Posted by BigChief
Thanks for that tip!!! Super good deal so I took it. The rescue case DL-1 I bought last year has become my most regular rider. At least for the time I'm in rural, hilly territory on unpaved roads. This heavy roadster will really benefit from the extra ratios. I might even spring for a new 36H Westwood and build a whole new wheel, but for now, I'll put the guts in the existing AW shell and see what kind of creative set up I can make for it. Although it's riding season here so I might make it a winter project. I haven't even started on the Rudge yet. This hub is the S5.2 version with a indicator pin on the left instead of the bell crank. Hub dated April 1983. I won't be using the shifters. I don't know if they would be useful to anybody here.I don't know of any Raleigh bikes that used the S5 by the 80s so this style might not be correct for a restoration, but I have em and they're brand spankin new.

Nice! I'm glad you grabbed that while it was still available. It looks like an interesting hub & easy to find facts and opinions written about it. Sounds like it works well if you don't overload it (like that Jobst Brandt fella), but that's not really what we do on roadsters
It definitely won't look out of place on your DL-1, and should be a lot of fun! I'm currently thinning out my herd and building a cruiser, after that I'll be looking at putting an S5 into a roadster myself
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I am actually buying this one for 100 tomorrow. I know the front wheel is worth more.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/h...587057457.html


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Hooray!


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Originally Posted by johnnyspaghetti
I am actually buying this one for 100 tomorrow. I know the front wheel is worth more.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/h...587057457.html

In my driveway now
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Originally Posted by johnnyspaghetti
I am actually buying this one for 100 tomorrow. I know the front wheel is worth more.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/h...587057457.html

Back into the 50s on this one
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Originally Posted by johnnyspaghetti
Back into the 50s on this one
This one looks really good. Hard to see in the photos...post more! But it looks like it even has the original mid 50s silver cable housings. Nice
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This one looks really good. Hard to see in the photos...post more! But it looks like it even has the original mid 50s silver cable housings. Nice
blew the whole budget.
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I am actually buying this one for 100 tomorrow. I know the front wheel is worth more.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/h...587057457.html

awesome score man!
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one wAS STOLE -1962 sports
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one wAS STOLE -1962 sports
yes it can happen in Pigseye

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awesome score man!
Gonna start riding the other ones.
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This is deadly. Steal my 62 true. I know who.

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Originally Posted by mtb_addict
Hey y'all. I found a women Raligh Sport 3 speed. Not sure if it's British made. The rack eye lid is above the axle.

I am wondering if my car rack can handle this bike, if I buy it.
I have to drive , on interstate high speed.
Do I need to buy one of those cross bar adaptor thingy to transport this bike home?




No, you can rest the upper down tube in the cradles of the rack (looks like a Saris Bones--I have one) and carry the bike with the front wheel hanging lower than the rear. I see this all the time out on the highway.
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Originally Posted by johnnyspaghetti
This is deadly. Steal my 62 true. I know who.
Best of luck getting it back. When I was young and dumb I bought a bike from a 2nd hand shop. I made it my own, new rear wheel, saddle, couple of other changes to suit me better. A few months later I went to unlock my bike in the middle of town and there was a young guy there saying that's my bike, and I've called my Dad! I was thinking jeebers I've bought stolen goods but in good faith hope this turns out OK, I'm just a poor student. We waited for his Dad to show, the Dad was upset, we all took the bike to the shop which was handily nearby, turns out the Dad's brother's name was on the sale record - he'd taken his nephews bike and sold it for drug money. The shop manager said this was the most common deal with stolen things usually involving family members needing drug money. The Dad offered to buy it back from me but was visibly deflated when I told him he'd have to spring for the extras I'd added. He just told me to keep it and he'd buy his son a new bike.

Sorry for the ramble, but I really hope you're able to get your bike back. Must suck that it's someone you know. I've had a couple of bikes stolen.

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Originally Posted by arty dave
Nice! I'm glad you grabbed that while it was still available. It looks like an interesting hub & easy to find facts and opinions written about it. Sounds like it works well if you don't overload it (like that Jobst Brandt fella), but that's not really what we do on roadsters
It definitely won't look out of place on your DL-1, and should be a lot of fun! I'm currently thinning out my herd and building a cruiser, after that I'll be looking at putting an S5 into a roadster myself
The box says this hub has a 6 1/8" axle. It's likely SA designed it for frame mounted fenders. Might be a problem with the DL-1s axle mounted wire fender stays. Plan B so far is to reshape the wire stays to bolt onto the seat stay bolts. Since the fender has to come off to remove the wheel I dont want to have to remove those bolts to get the fender stays off. They're already a pest to bolt back together and stuffing the wire stay in there would be even worse. I figure longer bolts with the nuts on the outside of the frame would do the trick.
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still havent looked but it looks good. https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&i...1&disp=safe&zw
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Originally Posted by arty dave
Best of luck getting it back. When I was young and dumb I bought a bike from a 2nd hand shop. I made it my own, new rear wheel, saddle, couple of other changes to suit me better. A few months later I went to unlock my bike in the middle of town and there was a young guy there saying that's my bike, and I've called my Dad! I was thinking jeebers I've bought stolen goods but in good faith hope this turns out OK, I'm just a poor student. We waited for his Dad to show, the Dad was upset, we all took the bike to the shop which was handily nearby, turns out the Dad's brother's name was on the sale record - he'd taken his nephews bike and sold it for drug money. The shop manager said this was the most common deal with stolen things usually involving family members needing drug money. The Dad offered to buy it back from me but was visibly deflated when I told him he'd have to spring for the extras I'd added. He just told me to keep it and he'd buy his son a new bike.

Sorry for the ramble, but I really hope you're able to get your bike back. Must suck that it's someone you know. I've had a couple of bikes stolen.
I will deal with this.
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Turistas for sale! A Dude and a Loop for a C-note a pop!

1970 Raleigh Tourist Bicycles - Male and Female - $100 (Shockoe Bottom)



condition: good
For sale is a unique bicycle set. A Male and Female set of early 1970s Raleigh Tourist Bicycles. Raleigh is a British made bicycle known fo their quality bikes. These are collectors, and rare to find a matching set. They are in great shape. While the paint does show their age, mechanically they are flawless.

The first picture shows two similar bikes, the other pictures are of my actual bikes.

I love their look and they have been in my apartment as show-pieces for the last few years, but they have both been refurbished and are ready to ride today. Perfect buy for a couple who wants to take a cruise in style.

-Original Leather Seats, still soft
-Both have their own attachable (working) tire pumps
-Nearly everything is original
-New tires (note the tread and whiskers in the pictures)
-recently replaced brake pads.
-No Rust on the gears/chain

I am asking only $100 per bike as I need these gone quickly (I'd like to sell as a set). OBO.
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