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07-29-19, 02:43 PM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

1957 Phillips Step Through Frame No K651746

Original Post:-
I originally posted most of this elsewhere in Bike Forums but noticed this Phillips thread and thought it worth adding here.
This bike was made in 1957 and the SA SW 3 Speed is...
07-22-19, 01:50 PM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

I have seen several photos of Roadmaster so...

I have seen several photos of Roadmaster so treated but I do not know if this was standard. In the case of my frame, the previous owner had had it powder coated but I did not like the finish or...
07-21-19, 10:28 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Thanks for your comment. If in doubt, use a...

Thanks for your comment. If in doubt, use a bucket!!

Actually the bike came with a kick stand but I am not sure whether to refit it at present. There is nothing wrong with it but the clamp did...
07-21-19, 08:48 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Did you ever finish this bike? and did you ever...

Did you ever finish this bike? and did you ever find out more about Dayton?

I have nearly finished restoring a Dayton Roadmaster and did do some research which brought up information that others...
07-21-19, 08:25 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Yes, I read that too, there is probably truth in...

Yes, I read that too, there is probably truth in both arguments, incorrect lubrication (critical for free pawl movement) and the decline in precision manufacturing in the UK in the post war years, so...
07-18-19, 02:40 PM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

I have been riding the Phillips now it is...

I have been riding the Phillips now it is completed and the SW Hub is functioning perfectly, no slipping, missed engagements and is eerily silent. The only thing I notice is that to change down a...
07-17-19, 02:14 PM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

I have kept the shifter and now have a few...

I have kept the shifter and now have a few others. The one on the Phillips is identical to the bent one. I was lucky to find the shifter cable, the outer is ribbed, wanted it smooth to match more...
07-17-19, 02:10 PM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

I expect the saddles are rebadged for Phillips,...

I expect the saddles are rebadged for Phillips, could well have been made by Wrights. I found the Kool-Stops on Amazon. they work really well and don't squeal. Was surprised they supply them, bought...
07-17-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,924
Posted By PeterLYoung

Actually the Crankset/Chainring is Nicklin which...

Actually the Crankset/Chainring is Nicklin which was originally specified in the brochure for 1955, I was lucky to find one on eBay.
Yes do post your Roadmaster like to see photos!!!
Regards
07-17-19, 08:18 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Philips 1957 Step Thru Bike Frame No K651746

Just completed the refurbishment of my 1957 Phillips P2 step thru bike which I have previously written up and posted.

I don't know where it was kept but it survived in good cosmetic condition, all...
07-10-19, 04:28 PM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

I think I have plenty spares at present, the hubs...

I think I have plenty spares at present, the hubs I have use the split indicate which if my memory is correct screw into the gear change toggle. The thing with the SW is not losing the location for...
07-08-19, 02:55 PM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Phillips 1957 Step Thru, Frame No K651746

Thanks your comments, yes I will report on the SW Hub once bike is rebuilt and rideable. Wheels should be back at end of week so report soon after. regards.
07-07-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,924
Posted By PeterLYoung

Dayton Roadmaster circa 1955 UK Built bike London.

More progress with Dayton Roadmaster, decals fitted and just Bar End Changer, Gear Cable and Bar Tape to fit to complete the bike.
...
07-07-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 126,110
Posted By PeterLYoung

Dayton Roadmaster circa 1955 UK Built bike London.

Not too many of these around, most frames self destroyed due to faulty electrical welding. Any that have survived and there are a few must have good welds.
Very light construction, Dayton were based...
07-07-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2,265
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Dayton Roadmaster

Thanks your comments, yes there were probably hundreds of specialist bike builders and the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's were the heyday of the Club Riders, cars were too expensive for most people...
07-07-19, 02:30 PM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Mark 7 Jaguar 51 to 56

In the late 60's one my mates had one of these Mk 7 Jag's, the ultimate passion wagon, so roomy. great car had a lot of fun in it. Unfortunately these cars were really thirsty and petrol was...
07-07-19, 02:12 PM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Phillips 1957 Step Thru, Frame No K651746

I have been restoring in the USA a 1957 Phillips Model P2 Sports step through on and off this last 9 months or so. It was in apparent good condition when I obtained it but when I stripped it I found...
07-01-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By PeterLYoung

Appreciate your comments thanks, The frames I...

Appreciate your comments thanks, The frames I have restored so far have all been too far gone for a sympathetic renovation so full restoration has been my route to go. Regarding the pump, I agree it...
07-01-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By PeterLYoung

1955 Dayton Roadmaster Amalgam Road Bike

Thanks your comments.
I have acquired a Suntour Bar End Lever so I can run the cable along top tube and down seat stay utilising the built in cable stops. Cyclo Benelux Bar End Levers seem...
06-25-19, 03:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By PeterLYoung

1955 Dayton Amalgam Road Bike

Here is a further update as of 25th June 2019.
Decided not to go with center-pull brakes and switched to Weinmann 720 side pulls which are more in keeping with period, fitted brake cables, found...
05-30-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,924
Posted By PeterLYoung

Dayton Roadmaster.

Restoration of this Dayton is progressing well, I have covered it in more detail elsewhere. Without going to enormous expense I am attempting to get it somewhere near original spec. Parts are not...
05-30-19, 09:36 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Dayton Roadmaster c1955. UK London, Park Royal.

I posted me with my Freddie Grubb Meteor (1955), (London Maker) a little earlier in this Blog but here is my Dayton Roadmaster (circa1955) (also a London UK maker) that is currently undergoing...
05-30-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By PeterLYoung

1955 Dayton Roadmaster Restoration Update

Some progress has now been made since original post so here is an update.

Frame now fitted with Bottom Bracket with Nicklin Crankset, Cyclo Benelux Mk7 Rear Derailleur and Weinmann Centre Pull...
05-28-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By PeterLYoung

This Dayton is a UK maker based in North Acton,...

This Dayton is a UK maker based in North Acton, Londonhttps://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1628x1230/dayton_1939_advertisement_bc74ab891cf89624bfea73ac9b23006427d8f6b4.png
1939...
05-18-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By PeterLYoung

1955 Dayton Roadmaster Amalgam Road Bike

I am in the process of restoring a circa 1955 Dayton Roadmaster Amalgam Bike.

After I obtained the frame I stripped it for inspection and found the Steerer Tube threads were worn out and the rear...
05-07-19, 08:33 AM
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Views: 126,110
Posted By PeterLYoung

Really nice paint scheme, lovely bike. I had a...

Really nice paint scheme, lovely bike. I had a Sun Snipe with 5 speed Campag in the 1960's.
05-06-19, 12:50 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Reference 1993 Airborne Ti Hag Hubs are by...

Reference 1993 Airborne Ti Hag

Hubs are by Hope their web pages at www.hopetech.com (https://www.bikeforums.net/www.hopetech.com). These hubs are an earlier version of their Pro 4 Hubs.

They...
05-06-19, 12:32 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Here is a Rudge Sports in 1947/48 Rudge...

Here is a Rudge Sports in 1947/48 Rudge Catalogue, Handlebars different shape but otherwise looks very similar.
05-05-19, 08:09 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Me & My 1955 Freddie Grubb Meteor

Me with my 1955 Freddie Grubb Meteor at Bexhill-on-Sea recently. Campagnolo Vintage Components, Gran Sport & Record except Weinmann Rims, Brooks B17 Saddle, GB Biba Stem & Cinelli Bars....
05-05-19, 07:21 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Airborne Ti Hag 1993

This is my Airborne Ti Hag Titanium 1993. Has Hope Hubs, Mavic 819 Rims, Brooks B17 Saddle, Avid brakes. Chris King Headset, Surly Forks. Was a single speed mountain bike now converted for road use,...
05-05-19, 06:26 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

I have to hope you are not serious, have tongue...

I have to hope you are not serious, have tongue in cheek making these remarks.
I thought we were into saving bikes & parts not throwing them away when they need fixing!!!!!
Rebuilding 3 Speed hubs...
05-05-19, 01:23 AM
Replies: 21,097
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Did you follow Sheldon Brown's Instructions, step...

Did you follow Sheldon Brown's Instructions, step 11 spells out critical setting of Drive Side Cone which if not correctly followed upsets gear mechanism. It is reproduced below:-

Re-Assembly
...
05-05-19, 01:04 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Looks Great, you have done a really nice...

Looks Great, you have done a really nice restoration here, enjoy the ride!!!!
04-29-19, 06:54 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

You did well, most of that vintage are either...

You did well, most of that vintage are either scrapped years ago or so beat up to not be worth the effort!!
04-29-19, 06:19 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

That Engine is so Art Deco, fantastic, the casing...

That Engine is so Art Deco, fantastic, the casing is in such nice condition!!!
04-29-19, 06:16 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

GB Stem: You could have paid more for a used one....

GB Stem: You could have paid more for a used one.
They have some rare parts on the site, I bought the NOS blue Bluemels fenders, really nice. shipping to UK is not cheap but where would I have got...
04-29-19, 06:12 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Like you I need a project, I also like to see...

Like you I need a project, I also like to see further projects so I don't run out!!
The boat when finished with that lovely decking Lacquered the upholstery done and the refurbish Mercury 1965...
04-29-19, 05:22 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

I agree and my Humber when new could have had...

I agree and my Humber when new could have had either in 1948 (both would have been available) what I have bought is period correct. It would be like looking for Hens Teeth to get the earlier pattern...
04-29-19, 05:14 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

For what it's worth, I think it was a hangover...

For what it's worth, I think it was a hangover fromlate 1800's & early 1900's bikes which all seemed to have short grips in various materials, often cork. Rod Brake bikes continued this and I guess...
04-29-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 21,097
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Posted By PeterLYoung

https://www.hoopriderparts.com/Cyclo_Benelux_Touri...

https://www.hoopriderparts.com/Cyclo_Benelux_Tourist_Rear_Derailleur_-_NOS/p2289761_17463464.aspx
They have lots of interesting stuff including a NOS Benelux Derailleur click above, early pattern,...
04-29-19, 03:12 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

STUNNING BOAT: Love that style of speedboat. It...

STUNNING BOAT: Love that style of speedboat. It will be beautiful when finished. One comment, is that rust creeping through lower bow, should be copper nails, if screws 316 stainless works.
04-29-19, 03:01 AM
Replies: 21,097
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Restoration of 1948 Humber Beeston Clubman

I have mentioned before I have acquired a 1948 Humber Beeston Clubman bicycle from it original owner who bought it new in 1948. This Clubman was one of a trio of versions produced by Raleigh ie....
04-26-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,924
Posted By PeterLYoung

Ordered mine too!!!!!

Ordered mine too!!!!!
04-22-19, 04:04 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

I believe they based the Vitesse 6 cylinder on...

I believe they based the Vitesse 6 cylinder on the Standard 8/10 4 cylinder engine block adding two cyclinders.
04-22-19, 03:59 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

I am not expert so others may have a different...

I am not expert so others may have a different take on this but having dismantled several hubs and seeing your description of pedal/coast/pedal to get engagement I think it could be pawls not...
04-20-19, 03:01 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

When Triumph Cars developed the TR 2 + follow ons...

When Triumph Cars developed the TR 2 + follow ons 3, 3A, 4 & 4IRS they used a 4 cylinder Tractor Engine, I guess they could not afford to develop a new engine from scratch being shortly after WW2. It...
04-15-19, 02:39 AM
Replies: 21,097
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Posted By PeterLYoung

SW 3 Speed Hubs

I have a 57 Philips with SW Hub. The one with no springs returning the Pawls.

from Sheldons Site:-
This model was intended to replace the AW...
04-15-19, 01:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,924
Posted By PeterLYoung

1950's Dayton Roadmaster

hi sadbassa;20876395: i am restoring a mid 1950's Dayton Roadmaster. the frame is stripped for refinishing and it would be great to be able to get decals remade for it. I would be happy to pay for...
03-29-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21,097
Views: 2,082,359
Posted By PeterLYoung

They do supply Westwood Rims only both 32 and 40...

They do supply Westwood Rims only both 32 and 40 hole versions, they will quote you shipping international if you can't find one anywhere else. I did post the link in my original post. Hope that...
03-29-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 21,097
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Posted By PeterLYoung

That is very nice, I would think pretty rare,...

That is very nice, I would think pretty rare, there are people asking around $300 for just the benelux changer kit NIB on EBay!!!!!
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