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10-04-11, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,185
Posted By Hilarystone

Reg Harris set up a bike factory in around 1960 -...

Reg Harris set up a bike factory in around 1960 - it did not last long - this is probably their top model, most were not very well finished off and Reg was no businessman so it closed pretty quickly.
10-04-11, 07:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,210
Posted By Hilarystone

The Simplex gear has a sprung top pivot unlike...

The Simplex gear has a sprung top pivot unlike the otherwise similar Huret and Cyclo Benelux rear gears – this is one of the key features of modern indexed gears. With the Simplex it allows...
08-12-11, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By Hilarystone

Does it have any numbers on the fork steerer or...

Does it have any numbers on the fork steerer or RH dropout?
08-12-11, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By Hilarystone

Is there a number stamped on one of the rear...

Is there a number stamped on one of the rear dropouts?
08-08-11, 01:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,183
Posted By Hilarystone

Evian was simply one of the trademarks that the...

Evian was simply one of the trademarks that the English importer of Nisi rims used. Evian will also be found stamped on some 70s 3TTT stems...
08-04-11, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,963
Posted By Hilarystone

"I went through all my photos, and didn't find...

"I went through all my photos, and didn't find any that really do justice to the strange shape of the chainstays. It's hard to identify just what is so strange about them! Maybe these will give you...
08-03-11, 07:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,498
Posted By Hilarystone

Here in the UK: Chainset is cranks together...

Here in the UK:

Chainset is cranks together chainrings
Crankset is just cranks - that is why there are two words crankset and chainset...
07-28-11, 12:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,448
Posted By Hilarystone

But Raleigh did build road frames for the French...

But Raleigh did build road frames for the French market with French threaded BB and headset - without measuring precisely you will not know for certain...
07-11-11, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Hilarystone

The retrobike link does not work...

The retrobike link does not work...
07-11-11, 01:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Hilarystone

I have never seen that seat lug on a Raleigh...

I have never seen that seat lug on a Raleigh built road frame... And the numbern is completely wrong. Seatstay caps are also wrong... Not Raleigh
07-07-11, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,507
Posted By Hilarystone

I have this very early Batavus road frame - it...

I have this very early Batavus road frame - it supposedly belonged to Hennes Junkerman himself and its certainly not at all similar to pictures I have seen of Batavus Modell Hennes Junkerman frames....
06-14-11, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By Hilarystone

This is I am sure is a reasonably early Ilkeston...

This is I am sure is a reasonably early Ilkeston built 753 frame - all the details are correct - 753 Ilkeston frames have fork stiffiners on the inside of the fork blades, 531 Ilkeston frames do...
05-20-11, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 600
Posted By Hilarystone

The Cotswolds are distinctly hilly but East...

The Cotswolds are distinctly hilly but East Anglia especially Suffolk is delightful...
04-21-11, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By Hilarystone

The very early Merck frames all have frame...

The very early Merck frames all have frame numbers under 1000 mostly with no prefix letter with the earliest I have seen been just under 400. The seat stay caps can even with these early ones be...
03-29-11, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,942
Posted By Hilarystone

You've done a great job with that frame; its...

You've done a great job with that frame; its lovely to see it being used again...
03-22-11, 01:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,196
Posted By Hilarystone

What is the wording on the seat tube bands? I...

What is the wording on the seat tube bands? I think this one of the frames produced by the Italian licensee of the Merckx name - I think it was something like Velosport Bologna...
03-08-11, 12:14 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,568
Posted By Hilarystone

http://www.velobase.com/CompImages/RDerailleur/74E...

http://www.velobase.com/CompImages/RDerailleur/74E1E8E9-3046-4281-8768-0B32DD0740B4.jpeg

What about you guys? Maybe just typing about it will make it happen for one of us :)[/QUOTE]

I have...
02-17-11, 11:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,002
Posted By Hilarystone

I have had quite a number of NOS seatposts of...

I have had quite a number of NOS seatposts of this type and they come in San Marco poly bags. They are not like either of the two 3TTT seatpost designs...
02-11-11, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By Hilarystone

I have quite a few pics of SB serial numbers -...

I have quite a few pics of SB serial numbers - email me at:
hilary dot stone at blueyonder dot co dot uk
02-08-11, 04:11 PM
01-22-11, 04:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,566
Posted By Hilarystone

I have already offered you a full refund once the...

I have already offered you a full refund once the headset is returned in the condition it was sent out. The headset was described in the listing time–travel replied as:

STRONGLIGHT A9 ROLLER...
01-22-11, 03:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,566
Posted By Hilarystone

Enclosed here is the page from the 1982...

Enclosed here is the page from the 1982 Stronglight catalogue showing a silver washer rather rather than black as time_travel demands I supply him.
...
01-22-11, 02:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,566
Posted By Hilarystone

That's simply untrue as can be seen from here....

That's simply untrue as can be seen from here. Time_travel reckons his A9 headset should have a black spacing washer – this is the reply I have just sent him:

All the NOS A9 headsets I have had...
01-19-11, 02:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,812
Posted By Hilarystone

Its either a Raleigh or Carlton and has raleigh...

Its either a Raleigh or Carlton and has raleigh threaded BB cups and was built in Raleigh's Nottingham factory. Seatpost diameter will be 25.4mm.
01-17-11, 12:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,566
Posted By Hilarystone

Since the site went fully active just over a week...

Since the site went fully active just over a week ago I've uploaded a whole lot of new frames, parts & books.

Highlights include:

an ex Beryl Burton Raleigh 753 Ilkeston lopro
Chas Roberts...
01-14-11, 11:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,566
Posted By Hilarystone

All TimeTravel_0 was missing was a headset spacer...

All TimeTravel_0 was missing was a headset spacer - it is now in the post to him as of this afternoon...
01-12-11, 01:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,566
Posted By Hilarystone

I don't want quibble over dates too much but your...

I don't want quibble over dates too much but your first frame arrived back on the 15th November; the Fothergill shipped out on the 23rd which was the soonest it could have done so. My frame packer...
01-11-11, 04:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,566
Posted By Hilarystone

With rhm there was a problem with a frame I sold...

With rhm there was a problem with a frame I sold him; I agreed to refund his monies including the return shipping. He then decided he wanted to buy another frame. We agreed a price but then there was...
01-10-11, 02:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,566
Posted By Hilarystone

Have just uploaded the Raleigh Ilkeston lopro...

Have just uploaded the Raleigh Ilkeston lopro that belonged to Beryl Burton and couple of excellent frames – a gorgeous eayly 70s Ron Cooper and a stunning 90s Columbus EL Chas Roberts... There will...
01-09-11, 04:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,566
Posted By Hilarystone

Thanks to Neal for outing my new website here and...

Thanks to Neal for outing my new website here and he;s correct I don't do Ebay anymore. My apologies to TimeTravel_0 (http://www.bikeforums.member.php/188460-TimeTravel_0) for not sending the missing...
01-07-11, 04:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,854
Posted By Hilarystone

Resilion cables were normally supplied complete -...

Resilion cables were normally supplied complete - I have never heard of dealers replacing parts of a Resilion cable. These days one or two people I know here in the UK have replaced parts of Resilion...
12-31-10, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,362
Posted By Hilarystone

Several British builders used clover cutouts on...

Several British builders used clover cutouts on their frames - Roy Thame and Stan Pike to name just two. I think it is very important to check the BB threading. and to take the paint off carefully...
12-29-10, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,537
Posted By Hilarystone

I can supply New Old Stock Raleigh headsets for...

I can supply New Old Stock Raleigh headsets for 10 GBP plus shipping (to the USA 5 GBP). I can be emailed at:

hilary dot stone at blueyonder dot co dot uk
12-08-10, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By Hilarystone

Its very easy to retap a Raleigh 26tpi shell to...

Its very easy to retap a Raleigh 26tpi shell to 24tpi - the tap does not simply cut the metal away it squeezes the 26tpi threads into the 24tpi so you are left with a perfectly good thread. I have...
11-07-10, 11:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,002
Posted By Hilarystone

They are about 190mm from the rails to the end......

They are about 190mm from the rails to the end... I think this will be a melt-out job as the walls are quite thick...
11-03-10, 02:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,002
Posted By Hilarystone

These seatposts were sold in the UK as San Marco...

These seatposts were sold in the UK as San Marco seatposts - I have had a small batch of them from a wholesaler and they come in a printed polybag with the San Marco name. They are a very nice 1970s...
09-10-10, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,304
Posted By Hilarystone

Top tubes often seem prone to be slightly curved...

Top tubes often seem prone to be slightly curved - I've seen two frames recently of really nice manufacture which had bowed top tubes. My suspicion is that it happens when the top tube is cut a...
09-08-10, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By Hilarystone

Yes but there were quite a number of...

Yes but there were quite a number of manufacturers who licensed the Merckx name in the 1970s or those who built for the Team or built Team replicas...

It would be a good idea to make a list – I'll...
09-01-10, 03:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,244
Posted By Hilarystone

This frame is neither a Raleigh or Holdsworth. A...

This frame is neither a Raleigh or Holdsworth. A Worksop built Raleigh would have have a two letter prefix; Holdsworth built frames use a shorter number and a larger die size...
08-31-10, 10:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,508
Posted By Hilarystone

Raleigh 26tpi headsets I can supply NOS sets...

Raleigh 26tpi headsets

I can supply NOS sets for 10 GBP each plus shipping. PLease email me at hilary dot stone at blueyonder dot co dot uk if you are interested.
08-16-10, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,939
Posted By Hilarystone

In the early days of the TDF there were no rules...

In the early days of the TDF there were no rules governing the type of rear hub - I am not certain if and when any rule regarding freewheels was enforced. I think that a Sturmey-Archer 3-speed gear...
08-16-10, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,939
Posted By Hilarystone

No I don't think so I think other companies...

No I don't think so I think other companies also used the term 'freehub' Bayliss Wiley called their's unithub as did Cyclo but I will need to check on a number of others...
08-16-10, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,939
Posted By Hilarystone

Perhaps you should read Cudak888's post first –...

Perhaps you should read Cudak888's post first – in it he claims that Shimano invented the freehub... I have simply corrected that – its important that myths such as this are corrected or they become...
08-16-10, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,939
Posted By Hilarystone

Just a quick correction - freehubs were not...

Just a quick correction - freehubs were not invented by Shimano – the first hubs with a built-in freewheel mechanism were around by about 1900 and multi-speed ones by the early 30s from quite a...
08-11-10, 01:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,280
Posted By Hilarystone

The difference in spelling is because there are...

The difference in spelling is because there are two complete different framebuilders in differnt parts of the UK. The better known of the two is Witcomb from Deptford in south-east London. Whitcomb...
08-06-10, 03:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,051
Posted By Hilarystone

Pashley continued using rod brakes on these...

Pashley continued using rod brakes on these models until the mid 1990s - the frame number I am certain confirms it as 1992. I worked with Pashley in the mid to late 1990s doing a newslettter for the...
07-26-10, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By Hilarystone

It looks lie one of the cheaper models in the...

It looks lie one of the cheaper models in the Viner range - the Special Course - they are nicely made from something like Falck tubing...
07-21-10, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By Hilarystone

Yes longer legged riders have a big problem when...

Yes longer legged riders have a big problem when it comes to getting cranks suited to their leg length...
07-21-10, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By Hilarystone

165mm cranks are fine for riders slightly on the...

165mm cranks are fine for riders slightly on the shorter side of average but short riders need shorter cranks still – BMX cranks are available in short lengths at reasonable prices and ideal for a...
07-17-10, 11:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,835
Posted By Hilarystone

Spinner is a Dutch bicycle accessory brand...

Spinner is a Dutch bicycle accessory brand...
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