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05-26-21, 03:30 PM
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Posted By bluesteak

Blue Streak

My original Raleigh Blue Streak came with full fenders back in the 60ís. That bike and the fenders are long gone.

I got another in my old age. This one has to make do with aftermarket bluemels....
05-23-21, 05:05 PM
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Views: 3,047,139
Posted By bluesteak

53 Hercules

I have a black 53 Hercules with Chrome fenders, like the one you have. Mine however has the tourist head badge. Other wise the chain guard and decals seem to be the same.
04-22-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,234
Posted By bluesteak

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02-27-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 24,774
Views: 3,047,139
Posted By bluesteak

what is the bike in the background?

what is the bike in the background?
02-09-21, 08:16 PM
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Views: 3,047,139
Posted By bluesteak

Mongrel lenton

I thought I would post a photo of the mongrel Lenton with her new wheels. I had 700c wheels built with sun cr18 rims, and the hubs I showed a few weeks ago. I like the result but I havenít been...
01-14-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17,534
Views: 1,917,394
Posted By bluesteak

Farmersville

I am new to the thread.

It was in the mid forties today so I got the Blue Streak down. I road 17 miles in about 2 hours. A nice PA Dutch tour, from New Holland to Metzlers Church, then to...
10-12-20, 03:19 PM
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Views: 3,047,139
Posted By bluesteak

Mongrel Lenton

I am sending pics of my latest folly.

I bought this bike on eBay. According to my research, the frame is clearly set up for a 10 speed deraileur, but it has ea1 wheels, a 55 AW rear hub laced 3...
09-26-20, 05:14 AM
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Views: 3,047,139
Posted By bluesteak

Bingo, Thanks so much. ...

Bingo, Thanks so much.
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06-17-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By bluesteak

Jos

My daughter is trying to sell her Jos 53 cm.

I could get you in touch with her.
06-08-20, 07:57 PM
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Views: 3,047,139
Posted By bluesteak

54 Norman

Here are some photos of my 54 Norman.

The decals are the same. Mine has knights stamped on the chainring. Also the rear wheel is built with 40 spokes 3 cross....
05-06-20, 12:41 PM
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Views: 3,047,139
Posted By bluesteak

53 tourist

I am including photos of my 53 Hercules tourist. The original fork was unsafe, and took a fork from another Hercules. Is the paint scheme a one year only plan to celebrate the coronation on all...
04-05-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 37,552
Posted By bluesteak

1957 hopper

Here, is a project I am working on. I am looking for some advise. I want to keep the Benelux deraileaur, and am building new wheels with 590 sun cr18 rims. I used a Hercules front hub and have a...
01-15-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2,431
Views: 813,902
Posted By bluesteak

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Me with my Raleigh Blue Streak 1970...
01-08-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 24,774
Views: 3,047,139
Posted By bluesteak

pretty sure 630 wonít fit. I had some difficulty...

pretty sure 630 wonít fit. I had some difficulty fitting a 622-28 in the back without deflating the tire. I already have a couple of 27Ē raleighs and the frame measurements are more generous by about...
01-07-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By bluesteak

Great job. Are you using the original...

Great job.

Are you using the original pedals?

I just finished working on a 1939 Elswick. (I posted some pics in the English 3 speeds thread). I decided that the 80 year old rubber blocks on...
01-05-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 24,774
Views: 3,047,139
Posted By bluesteak

Hopper

I am including photos of a frame I purchased last year that I want to start buildiing up. It appears that the bike original had 26-1 3/8 wheels with a 4 or 5 speed deraileaur....
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