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06-01-05, 07:57 AM
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Posted By Charl Cilliers

Thanks Marty, I'll wait for 70's guy's return.......

Thanks Marty, I'll wait for 70's guy's return....

Also thanks for pointing me to http://www.marktplaats.nl/

Pretty cool, although many of those bikes look recently made... (possibly by the...
06-01-05, 04:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By Charl Cilliers

setting back-pedal brakes on a Fongers

Hi

I have just bought a Dutch-made gent's Fongers bicycle here in South Africa! Apparrently an old gentlemen brought it over with him from Holland and rode it untill he got too old. It has...
05-09-05, 02:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,618
Posted By Charl Cilliers

Hi Raleigh had a big production plant in the...

Hi

Raleigh had a big production plant in the town of Springs, South Africa... The Achilles is a South-African made bike (if you search for it on the net, my bike is the ONLY ONE you will find!). ...
05-06-05, 04:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,618
Posted By Charl Cilliers

"South African" bikes

Hi all

Just to let you know I've updated my website http://oldbikes.741.com

On it you will find pics and descriptions of vintage bikes bought in SA. Included are Achilles, Rudge-Whitworth, BSA,...
04-20-05, 02:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By Charl Cilliers

Minutes after buying an old BSA bicycle I noticed...

Minutes after buying an old BSA bicycle I noticed something strange........ ;)
It is licenced as a dog! Check out the bicycle at http://oldbikes.741.com

This just shows that each vintage...
04-20-05, 01:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,079
Posted By Charl Cilliers

Hey there Glad you've managed to put the...

Hey there

Glad you've managed to put the brakes together again. I've put up two close-ups of my Hercules' back brake mechanism (a bit out-of-focus, don't know what was up with the camera...) on my...
04-18-05, 01:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,079
Posted By Charl Cilliers

Hi I've just realised after looking at your...

Hi

I've just realised after looking at your website that I've chatted to you before! :o Have you managed to reassemble your brakes yet? I'll be taking the digital camera home from campus today...
04-18-05, 12:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,733
Posted By Charl Cilliers

Cool! I softened up a much more beat-up saddle...

Cool! I softened up a much more beat-up saddle than yours with some dubbin.... Seemed to work pretty well and it brought out the colour of the leather nicely :-)

How much do you want for your...
04-18-05, 12:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,079
Posted By Charl Cilliers

Hey, you've got a nice looking bike there! Have a...

Hey, you've got a nice looking bike there! Have a look at my 1941 Hercules on my website http://oldbikes.741.com

I also had to replace its seat, I fitted a sprung Raleigh saddle which looks cool...
04-11-05, 05:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 733
Posted By Charl Cilliers

Suntour 3 speed / SA Army BSA

I have just bought what I was told was a south african military issue (WWII) BSA Aquarius. It has a perished sprung leather seat, block-pedals and cable brakes. It has a lovely bell mounted on the...
03-29-05, 03:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,228
Posted By Charl Cilliers

So, just how did you manage to carefully remove...

So, just how did you manage to carefully remove the rivets and headbadge in the first place? I have a vintage Hercules with a damaged headbadge that I would like to replace with one I found on...
02-21-05, 04:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,021
Posted By Charl Cilliers

Hi Check out my website...

Hi

Check out my website http://oldbikes.741.com for more info on this Raleigh bike that I am trying to age and for some others in my collection

There are no decals or lettering on it and I...
01-22-05, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,021
Posted By Charl Cilliers

How old is my Raleigh?

Hi from South Africa!

I have just bought an old Raleigh ladies bicycle. The serial number on the frame below the seat reads 66330HI (the last two letters are very faint and difficult to make out)....
01-18-05, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By Charl Cilliers

Try www.oldroads.com - its a great site dealing...

Try www.oldroads.com - its a great site dealing with classic and vintage bicycles. Otherwise you could post it to me in South Africa! :-)
12-02-04, 03:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,340
Posted By Charl Cilliers

Achilles Bicycle

Hi

Just wanted to know if anyone had ever heard of an Achilles bicycle?

I have one in great condition (not for sale) with a licence disk (we used to have these in South Africa) dating from...
11-24-04, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By Charl Cilliers

How old is my Hercules?

Hi

I have recently bought and am busy restoring an old Hercules men's bicycle. Its black, sturmey-archer two-speed and has rod-brakes. The code printed on the main stem under the seat reads: LU...
Forum: Introductions
11-24-04, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By Charl Cilliers

Hello from South Africa

Just wanted to say hello! I have two vintage bicycles. A Hercules (1950/60) and a South African bike called an "Achilles". It has a licence disk on it (we used to have these in SA) dating from...
11-12-04, 04:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By Charl Cilliers

Hi I have in fact found and ordered a badge...

Hi

I have in fact found and ordered a badge on eBay. My bike is a black mens bicycle. Similar to the more common (in South Africa) Raleigh Challenger. The badge I ordered is by the looks of things...
11-08-04, 04:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By Charl Cilliers

Hi I am in the process of restoring a...

Hi

I am in the process of restoring a 1950-something Hercules (black with thick tires) and need a replacement front badge since the existing one is damaged. Can anyone help? I live in South...
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