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04-03-22, 05:31 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Its no earlier than 1971 with that BIA sticker on...

Its no earlier than 1971 with that BIA sticker on the top of the seat tube.

Back in 1977 I bought one identical to that one used off a local bike shop, its rear hub was dated 4/74.
I rode it for...
03-24-22, 11:31 PM
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I have two bikes with S5 Rims and newer Kenda...

I have two bikes with S5 Rims and newer Kenda black wall tires, they were pretty tough to get mounted. It took a ton of pressure and some riding to finally get them to pop up on the bead area. I...
03-19-22, 04:39 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

'Gold Medal' was a trademark of D.P. Harris in...

'Gold Medal' was a trademark of D.P. Harris in New York, (Rollfast). I think I've got a badge here somewhere that I took off a 24" ladies model years ago that had a bent frame. It looked a lot like...
03-15-22, 01:51 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

They were licensed copies of the Sturmey Archer...

They were licensed copies of the Sturmey Archer AW, basically a 1961 model SA hub made in Austria through the 1960's.
I've seen quite a few with no date stamp, both branded Sears and JC Higgins....
03-06-22, 06:38 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

With 44/20 gearing in low that thing probably...

With 44/20 gearing in low that thing probably pulls like a tractor.
I set one up with a stock 46t and a 22t rear cog for a friend years ago, and that felt as if the new second gear was lower then...
03-05-22, 07:35 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I've got a similar bike in the basement waiting...

I've got a similar bike in the basement waiting for me to get around to it. I picked it up along with a pair of Raleigh's. I think mine is older, maybe 1974 or so.
One of these days I'll get around...
01-25-22, 12:27 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

The roads here are pretty bad when it comes to...

The roads here are pretty bad when it comes to bicycles, or even motorcycles. They've been slowly getting rid of the oil and stone type paving but its still fairly common. Over the past 40 years they...
01-24-22, 11:19 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

My first attempt at getting Col de la Vie tires...

My first attempt at getting Col de la Vie tires to survive was running them a the recommended pressure, but they sat so low under load I would have damaged the rims. The roads around my neighborhood...
01-24-22, 01:18 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

S5 and AW shells are the same in every way except...

S5 and AW shells are the same in every way except for the model name stamped onto them.
Both share the same hub flange diameter as well. Either shell can take either internals.
01-23-22, 11:51 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I worked at two bike shops in the mid to late...

I worked at two bike shops in the mid to late 70's, both priced bikes at double what ever they paid, if they paid $100, the bike was marked as $200.
In 1978 I bought a brand new Raleigh Super Course...
01-22-22, 04:06 PM
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I haven't tried a set of Panaracer Col de la Vie...

I haven't tried a set of Panaracer Col de la Vie tires on a Raleigh Sports but had a set in 650B on a mid 80's Raleigh mountain bike that had been converted to a Nexus 7 speed hub for a while. The...
01-07-22, 11:45 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I think the whole tire price issue is a matter of...

I think the whole tire price issue is a matter of local shops simply matching the prices they see on ebay. The whole sale prices didn't guy up anywhere near that much. Any shop selling Kenda or...
12-27-21, 03:55 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

If something is rusted bad enough to be stuck...

If something is rusted bad enough to be stuck like that I can't imagine anything short of opening it up will do it any good.
Soak it with Kroil or PB Blaster and see what happens but chances are if...
12-27-21, 03:50 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Is anyone else thinking about how hot that bike...

Is anyone else thinking about how hot that bike is getting hanging on the front of the boiler like that? I can just picture all the grease dripping out of the bb and hubs as it hangs there.
I'm no...
12-15-21, 11:03 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

The cold weather operation concerns are valid but...

The cold weather operation concerns are valid but that can be fixed with some light or synthetic oil. I've only owned a few of them over the years and my last one was at least 30 years ago now. I had...
11-12-21, 02:18 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

They probably removed some of the bearings to...

They probably removed some of the bearings to allow the thing to turn with that bend in it. Or the missing ball bearings fell out when it got bent. At some point it must have turned pretty hard...
11-12-21, 02:02 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I was thinking more like Colt, Smith, or Wesson.

I was thinking more like Colt, Smith, or Wesson.
11-12-21, 01:50 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I have two apart right now here that measure 26.1...

I have two apart right now here that measure 26.1 mm at the clamp bulge.
I think there were some which were 1" too.
The two I have here are off '65 and '71 Sports models.
11-09-21, 08:22 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Its just a thought but a number of years ago I...

Its just a thought but a number of years ago I had a fork bent the same way.
The owner had one of those pulley systems that stored bikes on the ceiling of the garage.
He showed up with the bike...
11-07-21, 07:09 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Way back in the day when I was just a kid working...

Way back in the day when I was just a kid working after school in a bike shop where I grew up the owner had a handful of tools for dealing with crank cotters. One was a huge Var pliers type tool, it...
11-04-21, 12:44 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Many of those have been listed for quite some...

Many of those have been listed for quite some time, better bikes like those don't sell very well here. I watched a ladies Raleigh in black sit on CL for over a year for $30, and it was in riding...
10-30-21, 02:11 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Looks like the front of a ladies Sports and the...

Looks like the front of a ladies Sports and the back of an old Schwinn Town and Country Trike.
10-21-21, 11:32 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Usually when I find one like that I just pull the...

Usually when I find one like that I just pull the hub apart and go through it completely.
It saves surprises later down the road and isn't that hard to do. I've found quite a few broken pawl...
10-04-21, 09:19 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Nice looking bike there! To me, a well...

Nice looking bike there!
To me, a well preserved original bike like that is as good as it gets.
08-18-21, 09:20 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

They were sold as industrial tire rings or...

They were sold as industrial tire rings or donuts. There was a tool to install and remove the tire with the donut in place. I lived in a town full of glass ware factories who used dozens of bikes to...
08-18-21, 07:48 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I can't swear to it but I don't think the AW...

I can't swear to it but I don't think the AW model with "Hercules" badging returned after they switched to the SW hubs in 1956/57.
My guess would be that any AW scripted as "Hercules" is at least...
08-05-21, 05:27 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Nice set up. I just picked up a similar Peugeot...

Nice set up.
I just picked up a similar Peugeot mixte off CL. The pics were vague and it had been listed all year for $40.
I was going that way so i figured I'd take a peek. I walked away with it...
07-26-21, 01:59 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

The 36 spoke holes says later model but the...

The 36 spoke holes says later model but the serrated sides makes me think early 70's.
07-06-21, 03:32 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I've got a pair of Robin Hood bikes here right...

I've got a pair of Robin Hood bikes here right now, both have no sign of any serial numbers, I have a slightly older, 2/65 Robin Hood with very lightly stamped numbers on the left side of the seat...
07-01-21, 12:11 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I think that's likely with the Wayfarer, but the...

I think that's likely with the Wayfarer, but the Traveler had a larger seat post. I didn't measure it but I know a 25.4mm post from a Sports fell right in with a noticeable gap.

The fork was what...
06-30-21, 04:58 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I had one of those here a couple of years ago, it...

I had one of those here a couple of years ago, it was a 23" men's model frame, 26" Endrick rim bike. The forks had a stamped crown, the fenders were flat top like a later Sprite, One oddity that...
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I just turned down $300 for my 'well used' but...

I just turned down $300 for my 'well used' but well maintained 1972 Typhoon. Someone saw it sitting in the driveway while I was cleaning the garage. They stopped and tried to buy it and two other...
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Looks like they upgraded the rims to a set of...

Looks like they upgraded the rims to a set of Westrick rims from a Raleigh.
Philips was the lowest brand on the ladder back then, I don't recall ever seeing one with anything but Dunlop Endrick...
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Price wise on something like those is up to the...

Price wise on something like those is up to the buyer and their intended use.
I've run a pair of cheap Huffy three speeds from the early 70's on the boardwalk for years, I picked them up for $100...
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Posted By vintagebicycle

The forks depend on what year it was made and...

The forks depend on what year it was made and which model.
They made a 'Cruiser' model with bmx type forks in the early 80's, and I think the later models had some sort of unicrown fork.
All older...
06-08-21, 07:29 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Been listed a month now, but no takers. ...

Been listed a month now, but no takers.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/d/philadelphia-raleigh-tourist-city-bike/7315107837.html

When a clean Tourist in a tall frame goes unsold for a...
06-01-21, 10:01 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

English??? ...

English???


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Peugeot English Racing Bike - $275 (Mount Holly)...
05-25-21, 09:13 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

This has been listed for a LONG time, over a year...

This has been listed for a LONG time, over a year off and on with no takers, I don't get it, it looks super clean, it appears to be a 23.5" model, which I would think would be the most popular size...
05-25-21, 07:54 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Spotted these on CL: A few of thee are even...

Spotted these on CL:
A few of thee are even taller 23" frames, and in pretty nice looking shape as well.
They seem to be coming out of the woodwork lately and for cheap.
A few 5 speed IGH Sprites...
04-30-21, 03:21 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Judging by how many of these old bikes are listed...

Judging by how many of these old bikes are listed all over the place, I don't think there's any shortage of bikes, just a shortage of $20 bikes.
The only ads I see going up and being taken down are...
04-23-21, 12:39 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Another one in NJ: Raleigh Sports - 3 speed...

Another one in NJ:

Raleigh Sports - 3 speed - 23" frame (https://southjersey.craigslist.org/bik/d/vineland-raleigh-sports-speed-23-frame/7311155364.html)


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Posted By vintagebicycle

I've owned both myself, I still have my original...

I've owned both myself, I still have my original SGP and a used SC, Both are excellent bikes, I've owned others before and after but none come close to the fit of feel of the Raleigh bikes.
I've had...
04-22-21, 01:21 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

The Raleigh Nottingham England 5 Speed ...

The Raleigh Nottingham England 5 Speed (https://southjersey.craigslist.org/bik/d/haddon-heights-the-raleigh-nottingham/7310924398.html)

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04-22-21, 12:56 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I think that headbadge started in 1976, I had a...

I think that headbadge started in 1976, I had a 75 Grand Jubilee and it has the older flat aluminum "M" headbadge.
The problem is that all the best parts are gone. That mark is likely just a wear...
04-21-21, 12:20 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

There was one just like this, only in much nicer...

There was one just like this, only in much nicer condition on CL here all last summer for $40 with no takers. I finally emailed the guy and got it for $20. It was 6 miles away from my house.
Its...
04-19-21, 01:44 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I worked in a shop back in the early 80's when...

I worked in a shop back in the early 80's when those were selling new, many of those came with Suntour hubs, made under license from SA, if not they had a Shimano hub.
They were a good bike, and...
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I see a 50's model Raleigh, with a rear dynohub,...

I see a 50's model Raleigh, with a rear dynohub, locking fork, and full chain case.
I also see that the chain case is dented, the lights are missing, and its got the wrong grips, and wrong saddle,...
04-12-21, 11:28 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Its been my experience here that bikes only sell...

Its been my experience here that bikes only sell between November and December, or when the weather is bad for a long period. I've always just chalked it up to people being out and about all the...
04-09-21, 11:12 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Raleigh 3 speed rod brake bike ...

Raleigh 3 speed rod brake bike (https://southjersey.craigslist.org/bik/d/merchantville-raleigh-speed-rod-brake/7289951093.html)$400 Posted 29 days ago
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04-06-21, 11:05 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Vintage three speeds don't sell well here at all,...

Vintage three speeds don't sell well here at all, If I list one I can expect it to sit for a year on CL or FB and then if I'm lucky I may get half of what a Walmart bike would cost.

Bikes have...
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