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01-23-23, 09:31 PM
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Posted By nlerner

That's about $100 more than I'd be willing to pay...

That's about $100 more than I'd be willing to pay for that rig!
01-18-23, 01:54 PM
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Posted By RB1-luvr

proper.

proper.
01-15-23, 11:21 AM
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Posted By gugie

PSA - how to put someone on ignore

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01-07-23, 12:40 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

I've had dozens of SA hubs apart over the years...

I've had dozens of SA hubs apart over the years and I've rarely found bad or obviously weak springs in 'working' hubs. I have found rusty, broken springs in hubs that were all but seized or found...
01-06-23, 09:10 AM
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Posted By Ged117

Both of my bikes with Sturmey hubs are ridden a...

Both of my bikes with Sturmey hubs are ridden a lot, and the road bike for long distances. The roadster is an all-year-round commuter, so I will replace the springs while I have the hubs apart this...
12-23-22, 05:57 PM
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Posted By nlerner

I would suspect it's a trigger problem or at...

I would suspect it's a trigger problem or at least that's one thing to troubleshoot. It's a common problem on 4-speed hubs where the trigger spring needs to be really strong to hold that lowest gear,...
11-27-22, 07:37 PM
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Posted By bluesteak

Why do we do this?

My question is why keep or collect vintage English three speed bicycles.

The answer for me is firstly, my Dad had an old Phillips that he road to work, and I road on some of my early bicycle...
11-21-22, 04:24 PM
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Posted By nlerner

I agree that the market for buying and selling...

I agree that the market for buying and selling might be what the OP is referring to, but given that the “”Where’d you ride today?” thread is a sticky and has nearly 20,000 posts is some evidence a...
11-10-22, 11:17 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

If you really plan to do this in the winter in...

If you really plan to do this in the winter in the salt, be forewarned that the steel rims don't take it kindly. Unless you are diligent cleaning them after every ride, they will rust. The salt can...
11-10-22, 09:09 AM
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Posted By carfreefamily

Thanks for the advice everyone - New Mexico is...

Thanks for the advice everyone - New Mexico is not as bad as New England with the salt. It's a long story, but what I'm actually doing is a year-long project to see if I can use only one of the items...
11-09-22, 11:52 AM
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Posted By 1989Pre

The original B72 that came on my Rudge looked...

The original B72 that came on my Rudge looked fine and I rode it short distances a couple of times. Then, I tried to attach a saddle bag and a chunk of the saddle, with the eyelet, fell off. Like you...
11-09-22, 05:32 AM
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Posted By 1989Pre

Such fine condition! How did the previous owner...

Such fine condition! How did the previous owner keep the B72 saddle so nice?
11-08-22, 04:56 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Mike, I have a couple of lamps with slightly...

Mike, I have a couple of lamps with slightly different versions of that bracket:
...
11-07-22, 07:48 PM
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Posted By nlerner

^ I might have one attached to a lamp that I'll...

^ I might have one attached to a lamp that I'll never use. I'll check when I have a chance.
11-07-22, 07:32 PM
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Posted By clubman

I'm sure I've got a couple of these. I'll PM...

I'm sure I've got a couple of these. I'll PM after I look.
11-07-22, 07:29 PM
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Posted By BigChief

You would think this part would be common since...

You would think this part would be common since those British tab style mounts were used for 50 years, but I don't have a single one in all my boxes of parts.
10-29-22, 09:24 PM
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Posted By browngw

I immediately recognized the chain guard. One...

I immediately recognized the chain guard. One like it
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10-18-22, 05:04 PM
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Posted By bluesteak

Sorry for the delayed response. At the time...

Sorry for the delayed response.

At the time it really had to have the wheels tried.

now that I have gone over it. Greased the headset, bottom bracket, and worked on the hubs, tried the wheels,...
10-17-22, 01:29 PM
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Posted By Ged117

There is certainly something just right about the...

There is certainly something just right about the ride and unending purposefulness of these bicycles. The Triumph Sports with five-speed I picked up was encrusted with rust and grime, the hub barely...
10-15-22, 08:22 PM
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Posted By Ged117

Your bicycles are always immaculate - like you...

Your bicycles are always immaculate - like you just took delivery of that '58 Sports. I always worried with my '50 Raleigh Superbe that it was going to get banged up somehow, or the nice paint...
10-03-22, 04:00 PM
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Posted By mkeller234

First off… I have not read through the 4 pages of...

First off… I have not read through the 4 pages of replies.

I have one major observation, from 15 years or so of commuting:

I have never before smelled so much marijuana smoke in all my previous...
10-03-22, 01:31 PM
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Posted By Bad Lag

I rode before the pandemic. I rode throughout the...

I rode before the pandemic. I rode throughout the pandemic. I am now riding in the post-pandemic traffic.

In my area, something has changed for the worse.

It isn't just ebikes. It isn't just...
10-03-22, 08:42 AM
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Posted By cudak888

I still don't know why it's so damn difficult to...

I still don't know why it's so damn difficult to get municipalities to understand separation such as the artwork below. There's no ambiguity.
...
10-02-22, 04:29 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Okay, I’ll add a C&V angle to this topic, which...

Okay, I’ll add a C&V angle to this topic, which should rightly be in some other forum:

The traffic is so terrible in my neighborhood that no one can hear me when I yell, “GET OFF MY LAWN!”
09-30-22, 08:42 AM
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Posted By BFisher

SirMike1983, Nice Sprite! I put my Humber...

SirMike1983, Nice Sprite!

I put my Humber (which was originally identical to a Sprite 5) back to hub gears. Missed having a drop-bar three speed....
09-27-22, 09:32 AM
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Posted By curbtender

The best way to advertise a swap is to encourage...

The best way to advertise a swap is to encourage sellers to pass the word. Facebook, bike club sites, LBS, bike kitchens and craigslist. I've posted flyers at local coffee shops that attract cyclist....
09-22-22, 07:56 AM
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Posted By nlerner

I guess I got into C&V bikes when I wrenched at a...

I guess I got into C&V bikes when I wrenched at a bike shop in the mid 80s though I suppose the bikes weren't as old then! More specifically, that shop was a Raleigh dealer back in the day and had...
09-15-22, 08:19 AM
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Posted By dmark

What a beauty. GLWS

What a beauty.
GLWS
09-15-22, 07:04 AM
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Posted By bluesteak

Very nice. Sorry but I already have 3...

Very nice.

Sorry but I already have 3 roadsters.

I road your Phillips to the hardware store last week.
08-27-22, 03:53 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Finished up the rehab of this ‘70 Sports the...

Finished up the rehab of this ‘70 Sports the other day. Paint is nicely preserved; chrome generally good except for the bars, which must have gone through the inferior chroming tank. Those are new...
08-13-22, 07:02 AM
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Posted By dedhed

I ended up putting those on mine after I broke...

I ended up putting those on mine after I broke one of the plastic ones.


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08-12-22, 04:48 PM
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Posted By gster

Very nice. I have a similar bike in Burgandy......

Very nice.
I have a similar bike in Burgandy...
I added the throttle controls to mine...
08-07-22, 06:57 PM
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Posted By clubman

You're a great preservationist. Your title...

You're a great preservationist. Your title besuits you!
08-07-22, 05:42 PM
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Posted By steve21108

Thanks. Rare hub.

Thanks. Rare hub.
08-07-22, 03:50 PM
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Posted By steve21108

Pretty amazing! I have only ever seen one of...

Pretty amazing! I have only ever seen one of those hubs. It is the two cable five speed? What is the model designator of that hub?
08-07-22, 08:32 AM
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Posted By bluesteak

Very nice.

Very nice.
08-06-22, 07:49 PM
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Posted By Ballenxj

This one appears to be in pretty good nick. 5...

This one appears to be in pretty good nick. 5 speed eh?
08-03-22, 05:19 AM
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Posted By nlerner

I’m a certified internet opinionater, and I think...

I’m a certified internet opinionater, and I think this thread is dumbed.
07-17-22, 06:26 AM
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Posted By gster

I've swapped out the cogs on most of my bikes,...

I've swapped out the cogs on most of my bikes, 19,20 and 21T.
You'll need a new chain as well but it's worth it.
Nice lookin' bike.
06-27-22, 09:27 AM
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Views: 5,323
Posted By nlerner

I thought the valuation subforum was for BFers to...

I thought the valuation subforum was for BFers to make off-list, low-ball offers to newbies who post there without having any idea of what their inherited bike is worth?

And I’ve also always...
06-27-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,323
Posted By KonAaron Snake

The valuation forum is a free place where people...

The valuation forum is a free place where people can get a spectrum of insight. It's not definitive, and markets vary. If you want to add an opinion, add one...complaining about a place where people...
06-01-22, 02:44 PM
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Posted By gna

I have a supplier that bought out a bike shop,...

I have a supplier that bought out a bike shop, and he has many NOS parts, but I may go ahead and stock up. Front and rear cones are good to have.

Already found a new home. The young lady I gave...
05-31-22, 02:03 PM
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Posted By gna

Not really an English 3-speed, but it does have a...

Not really an English 3-speed, but it does have a Sturmey-Archer AW hub:
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05-23-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 613
Posted By nlerner

Where are you located? I have lots of spare axle...

Where are you located? I have lots of spare axle keys for some reason. You will have to remove the innards from the hub shell, but that's easily done with a vise, hammer, and punch. Plenty of...
05-19-22, 09:37 AM
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Posted By Ballenxj

Always nice that we pedestrian and cyclists are...

Always nice that we pedestrian and cyclists are thought of on occasion. :)
05-17-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By merziac

That tool can be hard to come by, dangerous in...

That tool can be hard to come by, dangerous in the wrong hands and often challenging to get the desired outcome with.

Most framebuilders can do this but I suspect an electroforged frame presents a...
05-17-22, 08:14 AM
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Views: 409
Posted By ascherer

Great saddles, alas I need the cutouts.

Great saddles, alas I need the cutouts.
05-16-22, 09:13 PM
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Views: 409
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Smokin deal right there!

:thumb: Smokin deal right there!
05-16-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,441
Posted By tcs

For a classic&vintage choice, how about a...

For a classic&vintage choice, how about a Sturmey-Archer FW four speed?
04-23-22, 09:25 AM
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Posted By gster

Good advice! My collection has (at times) gotten...

Good advice! My collection has (at times) gotten the best of me and I look around and say "what the hell am I going to do with all of these bikes?"
In reality I actually only ride 2 or 3 of them....
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