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02-16-21, 12:45 PM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Thanks Your reply/comments: I did see a Gnutti...

Thanks Your reply/comments: I did see a Gnutti Advert somewhere that showed Gnutti Low Flange Hubs but stated they also provided Hi Flange Hubs.
These Hubs are made in the same way as early Campy...
12-03-20, 04:17 PM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Same here, but she has to outlive me first 😆

Same here, but she has to outlive me first 😆
12-03-20, 02:36 PM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Gster: Thanks your comment, I think it works for...

Gster: Thanks your comment, I think it works for both parties when the time comes, I get a bike to restore/conserve and he gets to see his bike rejuvenated rather than being thrown in a skip. I would...
12-03-20, 09:34 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

1948 Humber Beeston Clubman

UPDATE 3rd December 2020

I invited Frank to visit and see his bike now it was finished. He was over the moon to see it looking so good.
I am pleased to say we have become friends.
...
09-21-20, 01:53 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Humber Beeston Clubman 1948 Restoration

The Wing Nuts are original to the bike, they are Sturmey Archer Wing Nuts that were typically fitted to Raleigh Clubman Bikes, they are very well engineered though not much chrome left on them due to...
09-20-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,862
Posted By PeterLYoung

Humber Beeston Clubman 1948 Restoration

I have a set of the male bars but upon trial fitting I preferred the look of the female bars so decided to stick with them, the bike is now finished (see my post today) as original grips are...
09-20-20, 11:32 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Humber Beeston Clubman 1948 Restoration

Your original comment came up on my phone, the rims were NOS Dunlop Special Lightweights I found on eBay. They are like Hens Teeth to find so I was incredibly lucky to find them.
The wheels were...
09-20-20, 10:56 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Humber Beeston Clubman 1948 Restoration

No the paintwork was far too gone with a lot of rust to salvage.

It is the closest I could find to the original Raleigh Metallic Blue from the 1948 Catalogue and a very good match.

It is...
09-20-20, 10:38 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Humber Beeston Clubman 1948 Restoration

I have now completed the restoration of this 1948 Humber Beeston Clubman and below are the finished Photos.
I am pleased with how it has turned out and have just written to the original owner who...
09-20-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,862
Posted By PeterLYoung

Humber Beeston Clubman 1948 Restoration

I have now completed the restoration of this 1948 Humber Beeston Clubman and below are the finished Photos.
I am pleased with how it has turned out and have just written to the original owner who...
09-20-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,862
Posted By PeterLYoung

Humber Beeston Clubman 1948 Restoration

Bob Jackson did not have this colour in their range but offered to obtain the paint if I obtained the RAL Number.
It is Blue Metallic RAL 660 - M from the RAL E4 Effect range the 0.5Litre can cost...
09-18-20, 03:17 PM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Hi gster: You will see they are out of stock on...

Hi gster: You will see they are out of stock on that tyre ( which may indicate 'no longer available') I use SJS a lot for bike parts but they do have 350 32- 597 Schwalbe Tyres in stock but every...
09-17-20, 03:22 PM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Are they 32-597? which is the tyre size for my...

Are they 32-597? which is the tyre size for my 26" x 1 1/4" Rims This bike is beautiful, lovely restoration. Love that twin tube fork design!!!
09-17-20, 10:06 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

: Frame came back today from Bob Jackson, It is...

: Frame came back today from Bob Jackson, It is looking good and I have refitted Headset, Head Badge, Bottom Bracket, Saddle and Wheels. A lot more work to do but it is exciting seeing it go back...
09-17-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,862
Posted By PeterLYoung

Humber Beeston Clubman 1948 Restoration

: Frame came back today from Bob Jackson, It is looking good and I have refitted Headset, Head Badge, Bottom Bracket, Saddle and Wheels. A lot more work to do but it is exciting seeing it go back...
09-17-20, 01:53 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

After WW2 new bikes were hard to obtain in UK and...

After WW2 new bikes were hard to obtain in UK and I believe somewhere around 80% to 90% were exported to earn foreign income so given that sports/racing/clubman bikes would have been mostly exported...
09-14-20, 03:53 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Looking at Trek History your bike seems to be a...

Looking at Trek History your bike seems to be a 1989 or possibly 1993 (Bright Red with Black Decals), 970 was a high end model with Shimano Deore DX & XT equipment, I have a 92 Model 970 and they...
09-14-20, 03:33 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

1992 Trek 970 MTB

Here is my 1992 Trek 970 MTB which I bought new in March 1992. It is one of my favourite rides amongst my bike collection. A few years back I found I was really only riding it on metalled surfaces so...
09-14-20, 03:05 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Humber Beeston Clubman 1948 Restoration

: UPDATE, I have sent the frame to Bob Jackson for re enamelling with a set of transfers to be fixed and clear coated, awaiting its return.
At the same time I managed to acquire a pair of Dunlop...
09-14-20, 02:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,862
Posted By PeterLYoung

Humber Beeston Clubman 1948 Restoration

: UPDATE: I have sent the frame to Bob Jackson for re enamelling with a set of transfers to be fixed and clear coated, awaiting its return.
At the same time I managed to acquire a pair of Dunlop...
07-29-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,149
Posted By PeterLYoung

Robert: I think we just have to do the best we...

Robert: I think we just have to do the best we can, Daytons are not well documented and seemed to continually change their detailing so who is there to challenge the approach we take, it is our guess...
07-13-20, 11:16 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Yes you would be very lucky to find a new axle...

Yes you would be very lucky to find a new axle and any other spares for these BSA 3 Speeds, fortunately they are very well made, I have three bikes using this 3 speed, I have overhauled them all and...
06-30-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,862
Posted By PeterLYoung

3speedslow: Thank you for your comments, I...

3speedslow: Thank you for your comments, I cleaned the head badge using cellulose thinners in a damp rag sparingly. The wire catches were not my idea but a very useful one.
The 27" Dunlop Special...
06-30-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,862
Posted By PeterLYoung

Yes your Rudge is the later version and your...

Yes your Rudge is the later version and your paintwork is in much better condition. Looks totally restorable with those transfers in such good condition, must have been well stored/looked after. Wish...
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By PeterLYoung

Interesting Centre Pull Brakes, Also I wonder if...

Interesting Centre Pull Brakes, Also I wonder if the wheels are Sunbeam, I have a 1949 Sunbeam with the centre of the rims in black just like your Rudge, very nice bike but would sell for around £50...
06-29-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,862
Posted By PeterLYoung

Humber Beeston Clubman 1948 Restoration

I was given this bike by a gentleman in his eighties who told me he bought it new in 1948. He no longer can ride it and as I restored bikes he offered it to me for free. After taking a look at it I...
06-29-20, 07:14 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

1948 Humber Beeston Clubman

I was given this bike by a gentleman in his eighties who told me he bought it new in 1948. He no longer can ride it and as I restored bikes he offered it to me for free. After taking a look at it I...
05-05-20, 12:28 PM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

That would be a very nice and generous thing to...

That would be a very nice and generous thing to do. As one gets older we tend to reflect on our past and he would love to see his bike in its former glory and know when the time comes it will go to...
05-05-20, 10:12 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Thatís an interesting bike and I would think very...

Thatís an interesting bike and I would think very rare, especially with that Cyclo Derailleur. Chrome looks like it could clean up pretty well too. A nice original machine.
05-05-20, 07:20 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

In the UK the Club Culture declined as the 1950's...

In the UK the Club Culture declined as the 1950's progressed due to more people affording cars/motorcycles but club riding did continue and riders would have bought a suitable bicycle that took their...
05-04-20, 02:09 PM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Here is an informative article "On the Drops'...

Here is an informative article "On the Drops' (https://on-the-drops.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-clubmans-1946-1951.html) on the range of Clubmans Raleigh produced after the war, 1946 to 1951. There were...
04-27-20, 09:20 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

This bike has Sunbeam Centrepull Brakes, BSA took...

This bike has Sunbeam Centrepull Brakes, BSA took over Sunbeam in 1943, one can only assume the made use of Sunbeam components on their own models. My 1949 Sunbeam WA3 Wayfarer has these brakes. A...
04-07-20, 01:09 PM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

just noticed your post, if it helps I am running...

just noticed your post, if it helps I am running 3/32Ē chain on my 4 speed derailleur with the Cyclo Benelux Mk 7. The bike is circa 1955 or earlier Dayton Roadmaster. It works OK.
01-29-20, 12:19 PM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Thanks your comments. Got the lamp in mixed box...

Thanks your comments. Got the lamp in mixed box of vintage battery lamps at an auction. It has a dual voltage (4 & 8 Volts) switch and probably had two batteries but no idea what the batteries were....
01-29-20, 10:56 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Thanks your comments. Yes you are correct it is...

Thanks your comments. Yes you are correct it is NOS and I think probably middish 1950's (there is no date on it) as also is the 3 speed cable which came in a sealed Britax (famous for seat belts)...
01-29-20, 07:05 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Sunbeam W3 Wayfarer No S48571 1949/50 Part 3

I have now ridden this Sunbeam Wayfarer a few times and it has proved to be a very nice ride. I have also added a 1950's NOS Lucas Challis Bell and a NOS 'Ever Ready' Rear Lamp which I have converted...
01-29-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By PeterLYoung

Sunbeam W3 Wayfarer No S48571 1949/50 Part 3

I have now ridden this Sunbeam Wayfarer a few times and it has proved to be a very nice ride. I have also added a 1950's NOS Lucas Challis Bell and a NOS 'Ever Ready' Rear Lamp which I have converted...
01-15-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 799
Posted By PeterLYoung

Throw the cage and fit all balls grade 25. loose...

Throw the cage and fit all balls grade 25. loose balls work fine, they can take more load than equivalent cage.
01-15-20, 10:24 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Sunbeam W3 Wayfarer No S48571 1949/50

I have now rebuilt this Sunbeam Wayfarer about which I posted earlier, Rather than post whole write up here it can be seen at:...
01-15-20, 10:05 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Sunbeam W3 Wayfarer No S48571 1949/50 Part 2

I have decided that for now this Sunbeam is going to get the oily rag treatment plus a full strip and clean, replacing all ball bearings and lubrication. The reason is I am doing a full restoration...
01-13-20, 07:30 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

English & Italian Freewheels are interchangeable...

English & Italian Freewheels are interchangeable but French are not compatible with English or Italian.
01-12-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,843
Posted By PeterLYoung

Sunbeam was name given to the companies set up by...

Sunbeam was name given to the companies set up by John Marston. There was the Sunbeam Bicycle & Motor Cycle business, see a history here:- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunbeam_Cycles, and separately...
01-12-20, 08:31 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

I don't remove the nut on the cotter pin until...

I don't remove the nut on the cotter pin until the pin is moving, just crack the nut to start with and rotate a small amount applying the press until the nut is down to the crank then repeat. Once...
01-08-20, 11:34 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Further to my earlier comments if it was 1957...

Further to my earlier comments if it was 1957 date bike then it possibly could have been built for 27" (630) rims rather than the EA1 26" rims.
Probably be a good idea to check against another road...
01-08-20, 11:08 AM
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Views: 838
Posted By PeterLYoung

The bike is very heavy, I have not weighed it but...

The bike is very heavy, I have not weighed it but it could easily weigh circa 40lbs, this type of bike was built to last a long time and weight was not a consideration. having said that the weight is...
01-08-20, 03:35 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

Yes I am sure 700c wheels will work OK though...

Yes I am sure 700c wheels will work OK though they will be about 26-3/4" dia overall with tyres so will require brake blocks to be about 3/8" higher than for 26" wheel, many frames can accommodate...
01-08-20, 03:13 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

You are very fortunate having several sets of...

You are very fortunate having several sets of these rims. Those of us trying to restore 1940's and early 1950's 'Clubman' bikes in the UK often find that the bikes were so well used that the rims...
01-07-20, 04:34 PM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

It is an Elswick Hopper produced in Barton on...

It is an Elswick Hopper produced in Barton on Trent, Lincolnshire, UK. Almost all UK bikes with 4/5 speed derailleur came with Dropped Handlebars. That derailleur Lug on the rear dropout looks to be...
01-07-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By PeterLYoung

Thanks for your interest. I am using the pedals...

Thanks for your interest. I am using the pedals on it when I got it, they look like they could be original pedals but may not be. I dismantled them, de-rusted them painted with 'Etch Primer' and...
01-06-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,326
Posted By PeterLYoung

I have just posted completion of this bike at:-...

I have just posted completion of this bike at:- https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1191358-restoring-1936-bsa-light-roadster-2-a.html
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