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Old 03-18-21, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by clubman
Great era for women's and men's frames but he could have posted one pic of said fork. Spidey senses tingling.
None of his listings show the forks. Probably a silly choice rather than deliberately trying to hide damage (all of them can't be bad).

Still, I'd grab that '53 Dawn he has listed up there if it was a 23". Sadly, everything he has listed is a 21.

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Picked up the Sports today, gave it a quick wipe and she’s looking pretty good, looks like the hub says 78 to me. Has the original Raleigh tires on it.





the also had a Duneit that’s up for auction but wasn’t in as good of shape





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**I missed the part where it says he can't use his legs....
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Originally Posted by Ghostknife
Picked up the Sports today, gave it a quick wipe and she’s looking pretty good, looks like the hub says 78 to me. Has the original Raleigh tires on it.





the also had a Duneit that’s up for auction but wasn’t in as good of shape





You should get the Dunelt as well.
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Originally Posted by gster
You should get the Dunelt as well.
it’s on the radar, also have an older ladies schwinn I might pick up for the wife to ride. She liked the basket lol
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The 78/12 is a pretty safe sign it's probably a '79. Come to think of it, I know these were all two-tone, but I can't recall seeing the late two-tone Coffee variant until now. Looks very nice.

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Originally Posted by gster
Clever or Stupid?
You BE the Judge.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_P29hX3yxc

**I missed the part where it says he can't use his legs....
“It’s such a fine line between stupid and clever.” (David St. Hubbins and Nigel Tufnel)
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Originally Posted by gster
Clever or Stupid?
You BE the Judge.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_P29hX3yxc
Using that rig must be hell on a climb.
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Originally Posted by Rherdegen
“It’s such a fine line between stupid and clever.” (David St. Hubbins and Nigel Tufnel)
Trivia Question
When did Nigel Tuffnel originally appear?
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Originally Posted by gster
Trivia Question
When did Nigel Tuffnel originally appear?
Hmmm...I would assume 1984 with the release of “This Is Spinal Tap.”

However, I don’t recall ever seeing photos of him riding an English three-speed bike, though he has been credited as the inspiration for the 11-speed bike (which is, of course, one better than a ten-speed).
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Originally Posted by Rherdegen
Hmmm...I would assume 1984 with the release of “This Is Spinal Tap.”

However, I don’t recall ever seeing photos of him riding an English three-speed bike, though he has been credited as the inspiration for the 11-speed bike (which is, of course, one better than a ten-speed).
Believe it or not he appears on an episode of American Bandstand (1979) with Lenny and Squiggy from Laverne and Shirley....
FF to 3.00
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It scares me a little that you'd know that...
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Originally Posted by gster
Believe it or not he appears on an episode of American Bandstand (1979) with Lenny and Squiggy from Laverne and Shirley....
FF to 3.00
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS5qlEcttEw
Brilliant! Just read Nigel Tufnel’s bio on Wikipedia (yes, he has a Wikipedia entry) that references his time with The Squigtones. Great anticipatory character development!
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It scares me a little that you'd know that...
Yeah....
When Spinal tap came out my friends and I were in a band and must have seen the movie 10 times.
A few of years later I was working in the film business on a movie with...
Christopher Guest!
The movie was terrible (Sticky Fingers) but we had some good conversations.
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Originally Posted by Rherdegen
Hmmm...I would assume 1984 with the release of “This Is Spinal Tap.”

However, I don’t recall ever seeing photos of him riding an English three-speed bike, though he has been credited as the inspiration for the 11-speed bike (which is, of course, one better than a ten-speed).

How about beside an English 3 speed?
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Originally Posted by gster

How about beside an English 3 speed?
Close enough. But I still want to see him with an 11-speed.....
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Originally Posted by Rherdegen
Close enough. But I still want to see him with an 11-speed.....
Sounds like a challenge for someone daft enough to come up with an AW hub chained to an eight speed cluster. Three plus eight = genius! It goes to eleven!

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That's very pretty....what do you call this?

Lick my bike pump?

Yes, we young men could watch that film ad infinitum.
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That's very pretty....what do you call this?

Lick my bike pump?

Yes, we young men could watch that film ad infinitum.
Precisely!! 🤣
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Originally Posted by dweenk
Sounds like a challenge for someone daft enough to come up with an AW hub chained to an eight speed cluster. Three plus eight = genius!
Except the hub would act as a triple crankset; each of the three speeds in the hub combined with each of the eight on the cluster equals 24.
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Except the hub would act as a triple crankset; each of the three speeds in the hub combined with each of the eight on the cluster equals 24.
“................But this one goes to 11.”

(Ok, ok...you’re absolutely right. But this a reference to a scene in the movie This is Spinal Tap when a dim-witted band member [Nigel Tufnel, as referenced earlier] tries to explain that his amps are louder than normal ones ‘cause the scale on the volume knob goes to eleven instead of just ten. Same dim-witted character who, with his equally dim-witted band mate, says “It’s such a fine line between stupid and clever” which set all of this off!)

Now...enough of dim-build English band members and back to English three-speed bikes! 😁
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Originally Posted by Rherdegen
“................But this one goes to 11.”

(Ok, ok...you’re absolutely right. But this a reference to a scene in the movie This is Spinal Tap when a dim-witted band member [Nigel Tufnel, as referenced earlier] tries to explain that his amps are louder than normal ones ‘cause the scale on the volume knob goes to eleven instead of just ten.
I understood the reference. Saw the movie once. But why would Nigel settle for 11 on a bike when he could have an honest 24? I know, I know, "But this one goes to 24" just doesn't have the same cachet.
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Originally Posted by thumpism
I understood the reference. Saw the movie once. But why would Nigel settle for 11 on a bike when he could have an honest 24? I know, I know, "But this one goes to 24" just doesn't have the same cachet.
I suspect ‘cause he has a hard enough time with addition...multiplication is WAY out of his (extremely small) wheelhouse! 😉
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