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01-19-17, 03:56 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 37,589
Posted By streets

That's a very attractive machine. I have an...

That's a very attractive machine. I have an identical Lenton Sports frame and fork and most of the parts to build something similar. I think you've just inspired me to do so.
11-11-16, 05:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,789
Posted By streets

I remember around 25 years ago when I worked as...

I remember around 25 years ago when I worked as an apprentice in a small bicycle shop, a fellow came in with one of these curly Hetchins to trade it for a new Mountain bike. He walked out with a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-26-16, 04:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,929
Posted By streets

Nice collection of folders. Welcome! I really...

Nice collection of folders. Welcome! I really like those Bickertons. Great looking machines with lots of retro appeal.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-22-16, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 735,096
Posted By streets

Wow Smallwheeler that's a beauty! Im diggin the...

Wow Smallwheeler that's a beauty! Im diggin the drop bars. Is that an original basket hanging off the back seat? Im trying to trace some original mudguards for mine but I think I have a long search...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-16, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 735,096
Posted By streets

I've dropped you a PM :thumb:

I've dropped you a PM :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-16, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 735,096
Posted By streets

I do have a new old stock one, still with tags...

I do have a new old stock one, still with tags and booklet, and it is for sale.
(I also have one that is used but that's mine :) )
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-16, 03:34 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 735,096
Posted By streets

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/streets/WiL...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/streets/WiLL/e42d3310-319d-4903-bc22-1a220872c822_zps8tsanh6p.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-04-16, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,438
Posted By streets

Lucky find! I have a mk1 myself. All of the...

Lucky find! I have a mk1 myself.
All of the parts are extremely rare for these bikes now. You must take particular care of the top joint at the handlebar stem. This is perhaps its weakest point and...
06-10-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,183
Posted By streets

That's a really smart and quirky old machine. I'm...

That's a really smart and quirky old machine. I'm glad you persevered with it, it's got some really cool details. Lovely old thing!
06-06-16, 04:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,787
Posted By streets

I can't help with identifying but what a cool...

I can't help with identifying but what a cool acquisition! Definitely not beyond getting running again.
I'd echo what others have said and keep rust removal to the areas necessary to get it...
06-02-16, 05:18 AM
Replies: 24,778
Views: 3,050,254
Posted By streets

I think it might be a Hercules, going by the...

I think it might be a Hercules, going by the shape of the head badge. If so it would date it to 50s-60s, which is when Hercules used that shape head badge.
06-01-16, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24,778
Views: 3,050,254
Posted By streets

I saw it once on a path racer type bike and...

I saw it once on a path racer type bike and thought it looked pretty good. It also serves to lower the saddle beyond the height of the top tube as it's a tall frame even for me. There's pics of it...
06-01-16, 02:06 PM
Replies: 24,778
Views: 3,050,254
Posted By streets

I am tall so I find I need the knee room. On my...

I am tall so I find I need the knee room. On my slack-angled 30s bike I have a gallows type seatpin turned backwards to get the saddle position right back.
05-30-16, 05:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,108
Posted By streets

I'd be pretty happy with this bike if it fitted...

I'd be pretty happy with this bike if it fitted me. Good solid trusty old steeds. It looks like it would benefit from a good clean and service, I bet it would all polish up nicely.
If it were my...
05-22-16, 03:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,156
Posted By streets

Thanks yes I bookmarked that and read it with...

Thanks yes I bookmarked that and read it with interest, I'm tempted to give it a go. I suppose this is the perfect candidate for it really.
05-22-16, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By streets

Welcome to the forum Mike. Which part exactly...

Welcome to the forum Mike.
Which part exactly is it that needs repair? Brooks carry a huge amount of replacement parts for their saddles, although not for every model. Anything can be repaired in...
05-22-16, 02:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,156
Posted By streets

I think gloss black as original is probably the...

I think gloss black as original is probably the way to go. The chrome was stopping me from doing a full resto but I might try chrome effect paint/powdercoating for the parts too far gone to revive.
05-21-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,156
Posted By streets

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/streets/Rel...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/streets/Relics/20160521_1529201_zpsraepaz8e.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/streets/media/Relics/20160521_1529201_zpsraepaz8e.jpg.html)...
05-21-16, 01:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,156
Posted By streets

Finally picked this puppy up and got it into the...

Finally picked this puppy up and got it into the workshop to inspect.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/streets/Relics/20160521_1528381_zps2yiesy43.jpg...
05-18-16, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By streets

Cool thanks!

Cool thanks!
05-18-16, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By streets

I love the look of these things! I only recently...

I love the look of these things! I only recently learned of their existence. I don't know much about them so I couldn't guess any more accurately than 70s, judging by the components (and style). Does...
05-18-16, 04:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By streets

Dust Caps with Little Chains Attached

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/streets/Hot%20Rod%20Bike/dustcaps_zpsmb0rsrsu.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/streets/media/Hot%20Rod%20Bike/dustcaps_zpsmb0rsrsu.jpg.html)

Have you...
05-17-16, 10:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,538
Posted By streets

Snap them up! It's great to see a 'his n hers'...

Snap them up! It's great to see a 'his n hers' pair like that, almost matching. With the chrome and paint brought up to standard they'd look really smart. You'd certainly make a profit on them if you...
05-17-16, 10:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,803
Posted By streets

For durability you can't beat powder coating. I...

For durability you can't beat powder coating. I had my beater powder coated and it's very tough indeed. The downside of that though is, removing powder coat is damn hard going. Even shot blasting...
05-15-16, 03:01 AM
Replies: 24,778
Views: 3,050,254
Posted By streets

Narhay That Superbe is stunning. I had an Elswick...

Narhay That Superbe is stunning. I had an Elswick Hopper in a very similar colour and when as clean as yours it really turned heads. Compliments the chrome perfectly.
05-13-16, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,070
Posted By streets

Looks so much classier after the transformation....

Looks so much classier after the transformation. Great job there. I might have been tempted to keep the chrome lugs and fork but the finished product does look neat and tidy.
05-13-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,156
Posted By streets

Thanks yes good point about the press-in type...

Thanks yes good point about the press-in type bottom bracket. I have a new one in my parts bin that I'm hoping will have the right length axle.


Well thanks to the contributors to this thread I...
05-12-16, 03:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,156
Posted By streets

non-fixie It's a shame about the repainting and...

non-fixie It's a shame about the repainting and rebranding, but really glad you're collecting up parts to bring it back! I do love those brake calipers, I can only imagine the rest of the parts are...
05-12-16, 03:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,156
Posted By streets

Okay so as far as I understand, the rack being...

Okay so as far as I understand, the rack being bolt-on rather than weld-on indicates that it's a post 1961 model, and the head badge design is indicative of a 70s model. So I think 1970s is a good...
05-12-16, 02:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,156
Posted By streets

Excellent!

Excellent!
05-12-16, 02:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,156
Posted By streets

Brilliant thank you. I will see what I can find...

Brilliant thank you. I will see what I can find out.
I have to say my favorite brand logo that I've found so far is for Diamant:

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How I wish it was a Diamant! But I'm getting distracted....
05-12-16, 01:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,156
Posted By streets

@mongol777...

@mongol777 (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=237597) Wonderful information! Thank you. I notice that there is a huge amount of folding bikes from Russia, and that single speed with coaster...
05-12-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,156
Posted By streets

SloButWide I wonder if there's someone making the...

SloButWide I wonder if there's someone making the original decals for this bike? I absolutely love the font, especially in cyrillic lettering. In a pinch I might try to recreate them by...
05-12-16, 12:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,156
Posted By streets

I went into it thinking it was perhaps 50s/60s...

I went into it thinking it was perhaps 50s/60s but after some research it seems the design of these bikes remained unchanged until the 80s, though I may be wrong there. The saddle (or what remains of...
05-12-16, 11:03 AM
Replies: 24,778
Views: 3,050,254
Posted By streets

BigChief That's a handsome 3 speed, very nice.

BigChief That's a handsome 3 speed, very nice.
05-12-16, 10:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,156
Posted By streets

It just popped up on Ebay, I couldn't resist it....

It just popped up on Ebay, I couldn't resist it. I have no idea how often they crop up for sale in the UK or whether holding out for a better one would have been wiser, but I'm a sucker for a vintage...
05-12-16, 08:59 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 32,791
Posted By streets

What an incredible build! This thread is a mine...

What an incredible build! This thread is a mine of knowledge and inspiration. Very well done, the Holdsworth is sublime.
05-12-16, 07:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,156
Posted By streets

I'd love a Russian track bike, or indeed anything...

I'd love a Russian track bike, or indeed anything more sporty. The decals on these bikes with their logos and fonts are just so different somehow. When it comes to repainting the bike I will want to...
05-11-16, 02:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,156
Posted By streets

Soviet Score! Ukraina (Now Collected with Pics)

I was idly looking for something slightly more exotic than the English 3 speed utility bicycles I seem to collect when I found this for sale.
I haven't collected it yet so these are the only pics I...
05-11-16, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,478
Posted By streets

Thank you for the links guys. I was hoping to get...

Thank you for the links guys. I was hoping to get a chance to measure the drum before I replied but my time hasn't been my own lately. More options than I realised, I think I may have found something...
04-24-16, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By streets

I think it was something to do with the trials...

I think it was something to do with the trials and balance type of competitions they sometimes took part in? I've never really seen the advantage but it seems common for modern day BMX riders to set...
04-24-16, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By streets

Bicycle Club, 1930s (pics)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/streets/Relics/Aces_61_zpsc1vif4mg.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/streets/media/Relics/Aces_61_zpsc1vif4mg.jpg.html)

My uncle knows I love vintage...
04-24-16, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,478
Posted By streets

Thanks Chief, yes this is my frustration. I...

Thanks Chief, yes this is my frustration. I tinker with classic cars too and if something is obsolete, chances are you can find someone to make you something that will work. I'm wondering if a set of...
04-24-16, 04:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,478
Posted By streets

Let's Talk About Sturmey Archer Drum Brakes

I have a Raleigh equipped with drum brakes front and rear. The bike is a joy to ride but the brake shoes are almost completely worn out, and pretty soon it will not be safe to ride without replacing...
04-24-16, 03:18 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 44,376
Posted By streets

Nice Rockhopper, great choice of vintage MTB. I...

Nice Rockhopper, great choice of vintage MTB. I had a '93 Rockhopper Sport and I found it absolutely brilliant. As others have said, the suspension technology from the mid 90s wasn't really all that...
04-20-16, 12:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,827
Posted By streets

That's a marvelous project, I'd love to get my...

That's a marvelous project, I'd love to get my teeth into that one because the finished product will be very pretty. I do like the colour combo on this bike.
As for the wheels, I wouldn't have...
04-19-16, 06:22 AM
Replies: 24,778
Views: 3,050,254
Posted By streets

That thing is astoundingly cool.

That thing is astoundingly cool.
04-19-16, 05:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,886
Posted By streets

I got this 'mystery frame' on Sunday. The guy...

I got this 'mystery frame' on Sunday. The guy does powdercoating and it was orphaned when the customer never came back for it. I picked it up for less than the cost of a powdercoat job, thinking it...
04-17-16, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 903
Posted By streets

Thank you CuttersRidge. Conveniently I picked up...

Thank you CuttersRidge. Conveniently I picked up a set of verneir calipers from the same place this morning so I've just given the seat tube a measure! I make it 27.2. I thought the tubes sounded...
04-17-16, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 903
Posted By streets

Picked up a Carlton (I think?) Frameset at an Autojumble Today. Model I.D? (pics):

I went to an autojumble this morning. They're usually a great place to score some nice old bike parts, tools and car parts. I went there looking for a little of everything, and I found this frame and...
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