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1968 ladies Robin Hood 3-speed

Old 05-16-10, 02:28 PM
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1968 ladies Robin Hood 3-speed

When I received it, it was missing a fender stay, the shifter, and gear cable.

Crude but effective: I clamped the gear cable onto the frame with a hose clamp.

I bought a new fender stay for it. I cut and drilled it without measuring. Duh. But I got lucky, and it fit perfectly.

Before repairs on an actual compost heap:




After repairs:



Clearly, Waffle the greyhound wanted to be in the picture, so how could I refuse? She stands ready and waiting to run, just like the bike.




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That is sooo cool, you get bikes to grow in your lawn by starting them with compost.... I just dumped some fish and chips and a brooks saddle on my compost pile, I'm hopin' for a Hetchin's in the
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Originally Posted by Andrew F
That is sooo cool, you get bikes to grow in your lawn by starting them with compost.... I just dumped some fish and chips and a brooks saddle on my compost pile, I'm hopin' for a Hetchin's in the
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Nice bike. I like the old Raleighs && Greyhounds, too. Sweet dogs !
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Yeah, I gotta try this compost thing too!

I used a hose clamp for this same application before too. I don't recall ever having any trouble with it either.
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Very pretty bike. Do you know if the front chainring is original?
Pet Waffle for me.
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Originally Posted by Andrew F
That is sooo cool, you get bikes to grow in your lawn by starting them with compost.... I just dumped some fish and chips and a brooks saddle on my compost pile, I'm hopin' for a Hetchin's in the
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Give it two weeks and water with Warm Ale daily.
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