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Old 11-14-19, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by brianhamp View Post
Does anyone know the model # or year of the Sturmey Archer 3 speed shifter. Been searching for awhile and cant find any info on it?
It is for sale on Ebuy but nothing for info. I really like it and would like to know more.
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The lever arm looks similar to the "short console" 3 spd "stick" shifter (70B); may be a 70 series model (type C?). Sorry, I have no example to show for comparison.
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Old 11-14-19, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Miradaman View Post
I was starting to suspect that. But I only paid $25. If I end up breaking even that would be good enough, lesson learned...
It's pretty clean looking so flip it without putting money into it if you can. Those twist grips can be fussy.
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Old 11-14-19, 12:52 PM
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Old 11-14-19, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Miradaman View Post
I was starting to suspect that. But I only paid $25. If I end up breaking even that would be good enough, lesson learned...
At $25.00 you should be able to sell for $100-$150.00.
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Old 11-14-19, 02:04 PM
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At $25.00 you should be able to sell for $100-$150.00.
I already listed it assuming it would take months to sell and I'd ride it a bit in the meantime. Put it on Craigslist, Offerup, Nextdoor and Facebook for $100. Got a couple of inquiries but nobody's followed through. Hopefully next spring it'll move...
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Old 11-14-19, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by clubman View Post
It's pretty clean looking so flip it without putting money into it if you can. Those twist grips can be fussy.
The twist grip is indeed fussy and the shift cable broke, so I'm shopping around for a replacement. If I could even make $10 or $20 on it I'll be happy.
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Old 11-14-19, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by gster View Post
There's that kickstand again. Small world. But wait! I'm suspicious. I'm beginning to think this isn't really her bicycle! I'm starting to suspect that somebody just rolled it out and found a pretty girl to pose for the picture. No...I'm being too cynical. I'm sure she was out riding with her other pretty friends when she got those flats and one of them snapped the photo. Probably meant for the I hate flats thread.
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Old 11-14-19, 03:51 PM
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There's that kickstand again. Small world. But wait! I'm suspicious. I'm beginning to think this isn't really her bicycle! I'm starting to suspect that somebody just rolled it out and found a pretty girl to pose for the picture. No...I'm being too cynical. I'm sure she was out riding with her other pretty friends when she got those flats and one of them snapped the photo. Probably meant for the I hate flats thread.
Yes, I've heard that back in the olden days, companies would pose pretty women with their products
in order to generate sales.....
An interesting concept.
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Old 11-14-19, 03:55 PM
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Regarding the top picture: Not only are the tires flat, but where does it shift? Admittedly, my memory is faded, but aren't those rear stays rather bent?
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Old 11-14-19, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Miradaman View Post
The twist grip is indeed fussy and the shift cable broke, so I'm shopping around for a replacement. If I could even make $10 or $20 on it I'll be happy.
Don't be afraid to put a standard SA trigger on it. They're plentiful and reliable and should be dirt cheap.
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Old 11-14-19, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by clubman View Post
Don't be afraid to put a standard SA trigger on it. They're plentiful and reliable and should be dirt cheap.
That's not a bad idea.
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Old 11-14-19, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Miradaman View Post

Just acquired an English 3-speed a few weeks ago, a 1964 Hercules, built I believe by Raleigh. I do like the way it rides but it's entirely too small for me and I was hoping to sell it for a profit.
I love the chrome fenders on the old Hercules bikes, mine is from 1963 and the chrome is still spectacular!
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Old 11-15-19, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
I love the chrome fenders on the old Hercules bikes, mine is from 1963 and the chrome is still spectacular!
You can't beat that old British chrome.
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Originally Posted by Alloyboy View Post
Nice hat.




I don't even like these choppers....
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As a 88 year seniour.Thank you gster for putting a little colour in my cheeks giggle.

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Old 11-15-19, 09:11 AM
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WOW! Put a pretty girl on a bike to increase sales, irregardless of two flat tires. Whoda thunk?
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Old 11-15-19, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Ballenxj View Post
WOW! Put a pretty girl on a bike to increase sales, irregardless of two flat tires. Whoda thunk?
Those tires aren't flat!
Oh, you mean the bike.
My mistake.
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Bikes and curves.
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Those tires aren't flat!
Oh, you mean the bike.
My mistake.
1936 CCM Flyte. Canadians like bikes and curves.
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I never realized so many pretty girls liked Raleigh Choppers. I always thought they were over stylized and too juvenile. Perhaps I was over thinking the issue.
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Has no one felt outrage at the combination of snakeskin boots with harlequin pattern hot pants? You people.
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... You people.
You fashionista.
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I think it's a Greek poster.
I don't think anyone can complain about her outfit....
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A Raleigh goddess!
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1956 Raleigh Sports and goodies

Picked this up after meeting BF member @WGB this morning. Had some good bike talk despite the bitter cold winds. I'm going to take my time with this one. Can't wait to see it go in the spring alongside my Superbe. Cool Raleigh memorabilia included thanks to WGB.




'56 with SW hub (two part indicator)



Front hub oiler.





Shifter in nice shape.





Other side of indicator. I didnt know the two piece was put in production so early on the SW hubs.


Booklet is a time capsule. And, is that what i think it is?


Bottom bracket oiler


She approves.

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