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02-15-21, 08:21 AM
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Posted By JIMBO53

WOW! Now we're talking! That's a beautiful bike,...

WOW! Now we're talking! That's a beautiful bike, almost the same colour as my BSA. That duplex fork is such a unique feature, surprised it hasn't shown up on other Brit bikes (or maybe it has...?)
02-14-21, 09:38 AM
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Posted By JIMBO53

would love to find a duplex fork Humber! Iíve...

would love to find a duplex fork Humber! Iíve seen posts with vintage RIís too and would welcome one of those to my stable, too!
02-14-21, 09:06 AM
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Posted By JIMBO53

Thanks! I've had dumb luck finding bicycles from...

Thanks! I've had dumb luck finding bicycles from British motorcycle marques (Triumph, Dunelt, Rudge and now BSA) Are there other British motorcycle/bicycle colloberations out there?
02-14-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 24,031
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Posted By JIMBO53

The seller was a biker so he know sort of what he...

The seller was a biker so he know sort of what he had, but I thought the price was fair for the condition esp w/new tires/tubes and even comes with a nice Stewart Warner speedo which I'll probably...
02-14-21, 07:50 AM
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Posted By JIMBO53

Found 1967 BSA on Facebook Marketplace

It can be a bit of a challenge finding quality British 3 speed roadsters in the US, especially in the South, so I was really happy to get this beautiful original paint BSA with exceptional decals and...
01-20-21, 01:28 PM
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Posted By JIMBO53

I can certainly see that working, too. My premise...

I can certainly see that working, too. My premise was based on the fact that the original fork was bent from pressure on the fork ends, driving the fork backwards. I'm trying to reverse the initial...
01-17-21, 08:38 AM
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Posted By JIMBO53

I came up with an inexpensive and easy to use rig...

I came up with an inexpensive and easy to use rig for straightening my 1957 Birmingham Gazelle's bent forks. Using some chain I had laying around, a couple of large turnbuckles, threaded rod and some...
12-31-20, 02:04 PM
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Posted By JIMBO53

Last Bike Find of the Year: 1965 Rudge Sport!! Happy New Year To Me!!

I started collecting vintage British 3 speed roadster bikes this year, veering off from my regular prewar American balloon and motorbike style bikes. These old Brits have saved my sanity during the...
11-19-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24,031
Views: 2,834,412
Posted By JIMBO53

Recently refurbished my 1970 Dunelt from nasty...

Recently refurbished my 1970 Dunelt from nasty barn find to a respectable gentleman's city bike. This 23" frame is such a joy to ride! All parts are original except the tires and tubes. Swapped out...
11-10-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By JIMBO53

Wish I had a bike worthy of this amazing saddle!...

Wish I had a bike worthy of this amazing saddle! Good luck with your sale!
10-28-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,946
Posted By JIMBO53

Here in Charlotte NC finding British Roadsters...

Here in Charlotte NC finding British Roadsters should be a challenge, but I've located these locally within 150 miles over the last 2 years.
In no particular order, 1957 Gazelle with 333 Shimano 3...
10-27-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,660
Posted By JIMBO53

To date my New World I used this prewar Schwinn...

To date my New World I used this prewar Schwinn serial number list from Bicyclechronicles.com: Below is a list of prewar Schwinn serial numbers. The numbers were obtained from original bicycles that...
10-22-20, 05:44 AM
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Views: 3,660
Posted By JIMBO53

Here's my 1941 New World cleaned up with NOS...

Here's my 1941 New World cleaned up with NOS Uniroyal Touring tires, ready to go! What a sweet rider! Those 26 x 1.375 (26 x 1 /3/8" converted to fractions) rated at 50psi sure does make the pedaling...
10-11-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,660
Posted By JIMBO53

Small world! Marius.Suiram's wonderful bike...

Small world! Marius.Suiram's wonderful bike showed up on Facebook Marketplace in Charlotte NC and I bought it yesterday! I'll turn the handebars to their proper orientation, replace the split...
09-18-20, 09:20 AM
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Posted By JIMBO53

That's quite an interesting bike.Obviously of...

That's quite an interesting bike.Obviously of German origin, but rod brake/caliper brake combo is something I have not seen before. Rod brakes do poorly on regular rims and caliper brakes do poorly...
09-18-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 24,031
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Posted By JIMBO53

That's quite an interesting bike.Obviously of...

That's quite an interesting bike.Obviously of German origin, but rod brake/caliper brake combo is something I have not seen before. Rod brakes do poorly on regular rims and caliper brakes do poorly...
09-08-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,900
Posted By JIMBO53

I have a 2 ft length of 2x4 that I put under the...

I have a 2 ft length of 2x4 that I put under the bars when flipped upside down-keeps the brake hoods and cables from getting smooshed.
09-08-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 24,031
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Posted By JIMBO53

I'n working on a Huffy Sportsman that is in...

I'n working on a Huffy Sportsman that is in really bad shape but salvageable. Doing a complete rebuild with parts from my donor bikes. These aren't really collectible, more an oddity, so no harm, no...
05-22-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 24,031
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Posted By JIMBO53

Thanks for the kind words, Julius, In the US...

Thanks for the kind words, Julius,
In the US these bikes are not sought after very much and many [people just don't take the time to understand how to work on them. I've found all of these locally...
05-21-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 24,031
Views: 2,834,412
Posted By JIMBO53

I’m new to collecting British rod brake...

I’m new to collecting British rod brake roadsters, having acquired my 1st on on 1/1/20. Now I’ve got 6, with 4 cleaned and refurbished to riding condition. The 56 Gazelle isn’t a rod brake bike, but...
03-31-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 24,031
Views: 2,834,412
Posted By JIMBO53

Here is my 1971 Tourist DL-1 w/28" wheels and rod...

Here is my 1971 Tourist DL-1 w/28" wheels and rod brakes. Paint, chrome and Dunlop Roadster tires all original....
03-23-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 40,138
Posted By JIMBO53

I'm 6'1" and on a good day 250 +-. Here's my...

I'm 6'1" and on a good day 250 +-. Here's my Clydesdale bike , or maybe should say trike. It's a mid 50's Worksman industrial trike that I put a beer cooler on the back where a tool box would go....
03-19-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4,119
Views: 376,065
Posted By JIMBO53

I've been bitten by the classic British 3 speed...

I've been bitten by the classic British 3 speed Roadster style bikes. One of my recent refurbs is this 1956 Raleigh Industries Nottingham Gazelle. 26" wheels, early (non-original) 333 Shimano 3 speed...
03-14-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By JIMBO53

I have a 1956 Gazelle with a RIN ((Raleigh...

I have a 1956 Gazelle with a RIN ((Raleigh Industries Nottingham) tag and RIN chainring. Was this a separate subsidiary of Raleigh and if so, why?
03-14-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,509
Posted By JIMBO53

He can see the future? He must have ESPN!

He can see the future? He must have ESPN!
03-14-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,380
Posted By JIMBO53

Now THAT is a nice collection of Raleighs! I hope...

Now THAT is a nice collection of Raleighs! I hope the buyer appreciate what nice bikes these are (especially that Tourist with rod brakes and full chain case).
Good luck with your sale!
03-14-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By JIMBO53

I've recently gotten into British roadster style...

I've recently gotten into British roadster style bikes and with so many of these stupidly cheap parts bikes out there, I'll never need to buy separate parts again. In my ares, these usually go for...
03-14-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,975
Posted By JIMBO53

I had a 1955 Chevy with drum brakes all around....

I had a 1955 Chevy with drum brakes all around. They don't stop a well as disc brakes (duh!) but if you take into consideration a longer braking distance, they'll do OK. Same thing with rod brakes-if...
03-14-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 17,078
Posted By JIMBO53

Biking is the only thing that keeps me sane! I've...

Biking is the only thing that keeps me sane! I've semi-self quarantined myself for the last week and a half-a bit easier to do since I'm retired, but I get a ride in almost every day. Strictly solo,...
03-11-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,510
Posted By JIMBO53

One thing I do, esp on an expensive bike is take...

One thing I do, esp on an expensive bike is take a piece of thin luan plywood ( I have a bunch laid up from old woodworking projects) the same dimension of the bottom of the box and screw 2x4 blocks...
03-11-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 24,031
Views: 2,834,412
Posted By JIMBO53

I have a 71 DL-1 Tourist that has original Dunlop...

I have a 71 DL-1 Tourist that has original Dunlop Roadster tires. One of the tubes went down the other day while on a ride. The tires look great-supple, no cracking or splitting, inside the tires are...
03-11-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 24,031
Views: 2,834,412
Posted By JIMBO53

Just because it "appears" to be abandoned, it...

Just because it "appears" to be abandoned, it might not be-you could get arrested for theft. I'd be careful parting it out or cutting the chain-surveillance cameras everywhere and this could be a big...
01-24-06, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,708
Posted By JIMBO53

Question on sizing spoke nipples

I'm swapping out a rim and I've been told it's OK to reuse the spokes but use new brass nipples. I'm not sure what size to order-My current spoke nipple fits my 15 slot on my round spoke wrench but...
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