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10-16-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 702
Posted By HPL

Unfortunately, the frame is an Italy sourced item...

Unfortunately, the frame is an Italy sourced item where it was quite common for riders (not sure if entire teams did it also) in the '70s and '80s (probably well before and continuing after) to...
10-12-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21,572
Views: 2,178,255
Posted By HPL

Hi Carl, I believe it's a "Sports" model per...

Hi Carl,
I believe it's a "Sports" model per the frame marking. Previous poster would be correct for determining the year give or take one (more give) if original hub, which it more than likely is....
10-12-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21,572
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Posted By HPL

HERCULES "ROADSTER" '40s-'50s(?)

"Pre-Raleigh" Hercules (possibly "Gent's Artisan", or "Roadster Special") original condition except bar wrap, pedals, tires/tubes, and pump(?). "Bolt-on" seatstays, rod (roller) brakes, Hercules 3...
10-12-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21,572
Views: 2,178,255
Posted By HPL

My 1970 Raleigh Sports has the OE Sturmey-Archer...

My 1970 Raleigh Sports has the OE Sturmey-Archer hub with date of 69 14; February 1970, yours March 1970 (sourced from decades long English restorer of vintage S-A hubs). Don't ask me why; I've...
10-10-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21,572
Views: 2,178,255
Posted By HPL

I have accessed the internals: knurled rear knob...

I have accessed the internals: knurled rear knob is for beam adjustment and now turns fine; 2 position on/off switch can be turned either CW or CCW to make or break the circuit. Wire insulation has...
10-09-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21,572
Views: 2,178,255
Posted By HPL

Thank you for the continued info. Great factory...

Thank you for the continued info. Great factory note regarding shifter mounting!
I have the "original" headlight that came with the Front "DYNOHUB" bike. I don't know if this design was made for a...
10-08-19, 12:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 702
Posted By HPL

Still trying to ID, this frame. Saw yours to be...

Still trying to ID, this frame. Saw yours to be similar, vice fork crown, stay caps. Ready to strip after "playing" on it. Hope to find some clues, since it's had a least one repaint. What is your...
10-08-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 21,572
Views: 2,178,255
Posted By HPL

1940's (?) Ladies Sports Tourist (?) Update

I have gotten back to check on my parts for this bike and have an early SA 3 Speed shifter with the long lever and "bottom" of the bar mounting (graphics inverted, black w/silver lettering), and no...
Forum: Introductions
10-01-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By HPL

Welcome Jeromy, I'm from MA originally,...

Welcome Jeromy,
I'm from MA originally, presently up from Florida enjoying some cooler weather. You will find a wealth of information here regardless of what you ride. I am always learning something...
09-21-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,261
Posted By HPL

Hello "squintz", I have run a one man service...

Hello "squintz",
I have run a one man service shop, not bikes; but I'd work on whatever item people brought to me if I had the skill set and tools/equipment. I did both factory authorized and...
09-20-19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 851
Posted By HPL

Hi "Mad", It seems that someone had...

Hi "Mad",
It seems that someone had ground/cut-off the brake cable guides; why, I don't know. I think it had been suggested that someone might have been converting it into a fixie before giving up...
09-20-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 851
Posted By HPL

Hi "Fireleg", I love black on bikes also, my...

Hi "Fireleg",
I love black on bikes also, my favorite combination is black and orange or vice versa; but I have 3 racers in black dress, and 3 old black Raleighs and I had to lighten the mood a bit....
09-18-19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 851
Posted By HPL

Thanks for the examples. I might try them on a...

Thanks for the examples. I might try them on a different frame(s), as I have decided to go with a white paint scheme. I have plenty of projects in the shed waiting for paint jobs.
09-17-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17,877
Views: 2,806,378
Posted By HPL

Not mad at all, just thought it was funny to...

Not mad at all, just thought it was funny to describe that bike that way. I wasn't looking for anything, it just caught my eye and seemed odd. It helps to be a knowledgeable seller as well as buyer,...
09-16-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 17,877
Views: 2,806,378
Posted By HPL

Colnago MTB?

If you're selling a Colnago for over $1000, you might want to know what you're talking about; another "full suspension", "cantilever brake" road bike! Personally, I think all bikes are great riding...
09-16-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 21,572
Views: 2,178,255
Posted By HPL

"Chief", the brake linkage is identical to yours....

"Chief", the brake linkage is identical to yours. I found a 1930 catalogue with the Superbe pictured having the "plain jane" headtube lugs. Very similar in way, but also quite different given the "X"...
09-16-19, 01:59 AM
Replies: 21,572
Views: 2,178,255
Posted By HPL

Thanks for keeping the imagery coming Big Chief!...

Thanks for keeping the imagery coming Big Chief! I did look at those other pictures. I can't find a reference to this serial number, unless it is shown incorrectly in the database. It would be around...
09-15-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21,572
Views: 2,178,255
Posted By HPL

Another Mystery Raleigh

Here is the bike I got at the same time as the Ladies Sport Tourist. It has the same "AW" hub with no date (appears to be the 1941/42 model); but different fenders, gearcase "window" oriented to top...
09-14-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21,572
Views: 2,178,255
Posted By HPL

Thanks again for your help Big Chief, I had not...

Thanks again for your help Big Chief, I had not taken a close look at that image of the hub, nor is my viewing device very good for seeing details; not good for taking photos either as apparent by my...
09-14-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 21,572
Views: 2,178,255
Posted By HPL

"no date code" sturmey-archer "aw" hub

After some more research and getting advice and insight from BF members, l have determined the year of my "AW" hub. Although some early S-A hubs were without a date code stamped on them, there are a...
09-11-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 21,572
Views: 2,178,255
Posted By HPL

Thanks "Chief"! I managed to find the exact bike...

Thanks "Chief"! I managed to find the exact bike now that you schooled me; Model 38 Ladies "Sports C. Tourist", from a 1938 catalogue! The front "DYNOHUB" is from the 60's due to it being chromed;...
09-11-19, 01:41 AM
Replies: 2,392
Views: 179,480
Posted By HPL

? Pre-War Sports Tourist

Not sure as to the year, hubs probably not OE (still old, no date code on "AW" hub). I have it's "brother" in another time zone (or maybe universe). More poor quality photos! Turning into an orange...
09-11-19, 01:12 AM
Replies: 21,572
Views: 2,178,255
Posted By HPL

Thank you both for the info. I certainly don't...

Thank you both for the info. I certainly don't know enough about these bikes. I thought that the front looked suspiciously like a Sports, but I'm not familiar as to how many models/years that fender...
09-10-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21,572
Views: 2,178,255
Posted By HPL

Early Pre-War (?) DL-1

Hello, Looking for any knowledge on this Raleigh, I believe to be 1930-1933. Serial number J26499, SA "AW" rear hub (no date stamp), SA "DYNOHUB" front hub, Wald PAT'D 2018531 rear mount kickstand....
09-10-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 768
Posted By HPL

Nice frame; I need that in a 52 cm!

Nice frame; I need that in a 52 cm!
09-10-19, 01:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 972
Posted By HPL

Thanks for all the comments and insight! Just...

Thanks for all the comments and insight!
Just to clarify: I have done almost all of my own work in the past 20 years or so, except that I have never laced a wheel on my own, nor I have I messed...
09-09-19, 03:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 972
Posted By HPL

Bike shop woes

With over 50 years of cycling from childhood to the present, I have been finding that many (too many) bike shops are either not knowledgeable regarding the maintenance of bicycles and/or are getting...
09-07-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 851
Posted By HPL

Being that this is my first Rossin frame I wanted...

Being that this is my first Rossin frame I wanted to do it right, I do like black also, but being that I have 3 black rides completed (Colnago Asso, Tommasini Prestige, and Raleigh Professional) I...
09-06-19, 01:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 851
Posted By HPL

Thanks for all the suggestions; and the winner is....

I appreciate all who took some time out to give suggestions, comments, and techniques. Much thought was given to why and what I am choosing to do with this frame; colors, designs, decals, and...
09-02-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13,645
Views: 2,769,597
Posted By HPL

Those are supposed to be decent frames; way to...

Those are supposed to be decent frames; way to save it from the recycle pile. Not sure what parts are original on it though.
09-01-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13,645
Views: 2,769,597
Posted By HPL

Good photo; still odd having that single letter;...

Good photo; still odd having that single letter; maybe someone will chime in with another similar serial number. I would get with one or more of the Schwinn sites with serial databases and give them...
09-01-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13,645
Views: 2,769,597
Posted By HPL

Kdog, I'm a bit puzzled with that serial #. It's...

Kdog, I'm a bit puzzled with that serial #. It's definitely later than early 60's given the round headbadge (appears to be original) came in the mid 60's, paint/decals would also be mid 60's or...
09-01-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13,645
Views: 2,769,597
Posted By HPL

Hello and welcome, Ditto what merziac stated in...

Hello and welcome,
Ditto what merziac stated in prior post; it's what this is all about. Inform and be informed, always a helping hand here!
09-01-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By HPL

Gary, I agree with the "187" being a date code,...

Gary, I agree with the "187" being a date code, but I'm not sure if it actually reflects the date of the frame or the date it was fully built up for sale since these frames were sent bare to the US...
08-30-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By HPL

Thanks my friend, I really wasn't looking to pick...

Thanks my friend, I really wasn't looking to pick up another of these frames, but I felt sorry for it's lack of proper attention. It might be in the car with me when I bring up your ride. A relaxing...
08-30-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By HPL

Guerciotti/ALAN I believe the OE seat post was...

Guerciotti/ALAN
I believe the OE seat post was a Campy Victory Aero (25mm), same post is on the other frames as sold when new.
08-30-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By HPL

Guerciotti "Sprint" ALAN bike Salvaged

This usually doesn't happen twice in a year never mind twice in a week. Another Italian racer that has seen better days; so sad! Rusted steel parts and some alloy corrosion on the frame. It has a...
08-30-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 851
Posted By HPL

I would greatly appreciate any other ideas you...

I would greatly appreciate any other ideas you might offer. I'm trying to go a little different than what I have on other bikes. I do like the Rossin look on that frame, but as you can see, it is...
08-30-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 851
Posted By HPL

Fishnet/Crosshatching

Nice job on the Atala, 3alarmer; interesting method, and you have a good excuse to eat a lot of avocadoes. I hadn't thought too much about those styles since my Nuovo Mexico has that same look as the...
08-30-19, 03:31 AM
Replies: 6,726
Views: 1,608,432
Posted By HPL

Thanks for the insight, but I'm sure it's a lot...

Thanks for the insight, but I'm sure it's a lot of my fault for never having done that type of riding on an unknown trail; think I'll be doing a little more portaging of the bike next time. I have a...
08-29-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6,726
Views: 1,608,432
Posted By HPL

Mid 80's LL BEAN

Believe this is actually a Cannondale (model unknown) branded for sales at LL BEAN. Just finished (actually got a little lost) the Tully Lake trail in Massachusetts. I'm a road guy, thus the LOOK...
08-29-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 851
Posted By HPL

Pearl White

Thanks P!N,
I determined that this is an "SL" frame; I checked that rainbow, very nice; but would not want to copy unless of the same model as that example (I'm assuming that was an original paint...
08-29-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13,645
Views: 2,769,597
Posted By HPL

"Guerciotti" badged/panto'd ALAN Bike

"Guerciotti" Sprint; frame made by ALAN (1986-88?)
08-29-19, 02:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 851
Posted By HPL

Rossin Paint job suggestions

Anybody got some paint suggestions; it will be orange of some sort if I don't get any thing from the "gallery". I'm not into painting bikes, but this one is going to need it! I'm open to anything my...
08-27-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,944
Posted By HPL

I have the same problem; very hot outside, take...

I have the same problem; very hot outside, take it easy; but NO! Got heat exhaustion from that once! I have to ride the 55 lb Raleigh 3 speed to "go slow" for me (13-15 MPH); then I put some toe...
Forum: Introductions
08-27-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By HPL

Welcome to bikeforums. I hope you find the...

Welcome to bikeforums. I hope you find the information you're looking for; I have, and more! Enlisted in the military when I was in Chicago, but from Massachusetts at time.
08-27-19, 01:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By HPL

I did check for "SLX" at the BB shell but no...

I did check for "SLX" at the BB shell but no discernible "ridges" by sight or feel. I was going with the "SL" due to that, definitely a 27.2mm seat tube I.D.. It doesn't appear to have been...
08-27-19, 01:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,083
Posted By HPL

From a photographer's standpoint, I would never...

From a photographer's standpoint, I would never judge a color seen on a computer as being the real color that you would see in real life. That color becomes a digital code and depending on what...
08-26-19, 12:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By HPL

Rossin frameset Salvaged

My bike collective is closing (very bummed out!) and someone was trying to figure out what make/model this frame is; I grabbed a 27.2mm post to check fit, and voila, perfect! I guess they didn't...
08-24-19, 04:32 AM
Replies: 13,645
Views: 2,769,597
Posted By HPL

Rossin Frameset

Rossin SL/SLX (don't know yet), I assume 80's.
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