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b.b.kendall 05-28-12 09:03 AM

Good day, I'm looking to restore my Dad's English 3 speed Ramsey. Here in the Indiana area so I can watch it's progress.I mentioned this earler but no responce. (sorry Florida)

rhm 05-28-12 09:39 AM


Originally Posted by b.b.kendall (Post 14281100)
Good day, I'm looking to restore my Dad's English 3 speed Ramsey. Here in the Indiana area so I can watch it's progress.I mentioned this earler but no responce. (sorry Florida)

I'm not really sure what you're asking. Good luck with the restoration, though!

Velognome 05-28-12 12:36 PM

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Tons of fun! Literally tons!

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...8&d=1337312678
I built this up \/ several years ago and have since resided myself to lighter English frames!
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=252955

slowtostart 05-28-12 12:42 PM

They're addictive! I'm just home with a 1961, according to the Sturmey Archer hub, Royce Union. Everything has a decal or stamp with "England" on it. I posted on the "What's it worth?" part of this forum, but $80 on the 41 (Road Cycling) is chump change. I'll be very happy for the seller if he made a profit. Such a nice man and he met me halfway, so it was a short dirve. (Yes, I also ride carbon fiber one with Dura-Ace. That's just plastic to me and my new pedals had a bigger price tag than this entire bicycle.) The Royce Union is in amazing condition with almost perfect chrome. What's up with that oil port (?) on the bottom bracket. All the bottle generated lights, front and rear, are tagged "Miller" and funtion.

No intent to "flip" this one. I'm in love. I hope my husband grows to appreciate it!

waverley610 05-28-12 03:40 PM

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A few weeks back I posted some pictures of my first lightweight; a 1954 James Arrow Ace, purchased from the original owner who rode & toured it for 54 years; Just how he managed without a roadster all those years I'll never know!

Technically a four speed, but as I'm having trouble getting 1st gear to engage so for thread correctness it's a 3 speed OK?

Anyway being a fan of 'method cycling' here's a photo of period correctness & restoration 'job done':


http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...4&d=1338240679

auchencrow 05-28-12 03:59 PM


Originally Posted by waverley610 (Post 14282400)

Very cool waverley! I love the resto' job too! :thumb:

wahoonc 05-28-12 04:30 PM

I like that chain ring! :thumb: First time I have seen that one.

Aaron :)

Velognome 05-28-12 05:42 PM

I love your James...old bikes should look...well old! Congrats on a nice preservation.


What's up with that oil port (?) on the bottom bracket.

It's for oil, same as the one on the hub.

organbuilder 05-28-12 06:34 PM

I forgot to mention it was in 1972 when I got the replacement key. Raleigh was up North . Yes it was still Nottingham. Other than that I have no idea what the address was.
The key #'s I have are NGN 22 and NGN 28. 2 out of 50.

photogravity 05-29-12 04:15 AM


Originally Posted by Velognome (Post 14281771)
Tons of fun! Literally tons!

I built this up \/ several years ago and have since resided myself to lighter English frames!

Velognome, you need to bring that to MD for a ride! :) It's a classic and I love the handlebar.

photogravity 05-29-12 04:18 AM


Originally Posted by slowtostart (Post 14281796)
They're addictive! I'm just home with a 1961, according to the Sturmey Archer hub, Royce Union. Everything has a decal or stamp with "England" on it. I posted on the "What's it worth?" part of this forum, but $80 on the 41 (Road Cycling) is chump change. I'll be very happy for the seller if he made a profit. Such a nice man and he met me halfway, so it was a short dirve. (Yes, I also ride carbon fiber one with Dura-Ace. That's just plastic to me and my new pedals had a bigger price tag than this entire bicycle.) The Royce Union is in amazing condition with almost perfect chrome. What's up with that oil port (?) on the bottom bracket. All the bottle generated lights, front and rear, are tagged "Miller" and funtion.

No intent to "flip" this one. I'm in love. I hope my husband grows to appreciate it!

Hey slowtostart, I'm glad you found another cool old 3-speed. Don't forget, pictures or it didn't happen! :)

photogravity 05-29-12 04:24 AM


Originally Posted by waverley610 (Post 14282400)
A few weeks back I posted some pictures of my first lightweight; a 1954 James Arrow Ace, purchased from the original owner who rode & toured it for 54 years; Just how he managed without a roadster all those years I'll never know!

Technically a four speed, but as I'm having trouble getting 1st gear to engage so for thread correctness it's a 3 speed OK?

Anyway being a fan of 'method cycling' here's a photo of period correctness & restoration 'job done':

That is a really great looking old James. I love pretty much any old English bicycle. It's hard to go wrong with them.

photogravity 05-29-12 04:27 AM

For the love of English 3 speeds...
 
Here's my latest 3-speed, a 1949 Hercules Kestrel that I just got repainted.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7091/7...68f78715_b.jpg
Kestrel Finally Done! (Mostly) - 1 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8001/7...91e07dd4_b.jpg
Kestrel Finally Done! (Mostly) - 2 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7211/7...6806b756_b.jpg
Kestrel Finally Done! (Mostly) - 3 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr

yellowbarber 05-29-12 06:03 AM


Originally Posted by Velognome (Post 14281771)
Tons of fun! Literally tons!


I built this up \/ several years ago and have since resided myself to lighter English frames!
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=252955

Indeed, there's nothing lightweight about it at all - but Schwalbe delta-cruisers on the Raleigh pattern rims make it perfect for racing up and down the bumpy NYC streets...
No fun to crash on either, btw.

Vonruden 06-03-12 05:35 PM

Armstrong
 
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Armstrong - Just picked up yesterday. My new Bar Hopper.

Sixty Fiver 06-03-12 05:39 PM

I bought another three speed... but it isn't English and does not use an IGH.












But it is hella fun to ride.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...2pugrefit1.JPG

:D

Keep those beautiful English bikes coming... I do have a real English three speed on the way and it should be here this week.

clubman 06-03-12 05:44 PM


Originally Posted by Vonruden (Post 14308851)
Armstrong - Just picked up yesterday. My new Bar Hopper.

Nice TCW III...make sure your front brake is dialed in, just in case.

Velognome 06-03-12 05:56 PM

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Velognome, you need to bring that to MD for a ride! :) It's a classic and I love the handlebar.
For riding the canal, this one is more suited
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=254084
Still "Tons" O Fun plus the fenders keep your arse dry and as a bonus, I think these bars are even bars and even heavier!

b.b.kendall 06-04-12 05:45 AM

Your right,Duh. I'm looking for a buisness or person to restore my Ramsey.

jrecoi 06-04-12 08:36 AM


Originally Posted by Velognome (Post 14308926)
For riding the canal, this one is more suited
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=254084
Still "Tons" O Fun plus the fenders keep your arse dry and as a bonus, I think these bars are even bars and even heavier!

Have you considered changing the fender stuts with VO struts? The fender mounts on the fork and dropouts are still there. Mounted 'backwards' with the struts on the inside of the fender should avoid issues with the curve of the strut bending the fender.

Velognome 06-04-12 11:20 AM


Have you considered changing the fender stuts with VO struts? The fender mounts on the fork and dropouts are still there. Mounted 'backwards' with the struts on the inside of the fender should avoid issues with the curve of the strut bending the fender.
I have and did it a while ago but used proper width struts for the fenders, plus there was not enough clearance to run between the fender and tire anyway. Good observation though, I really need to update this picture.

jedge76 06-10-12 11:24 AM


Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 14308869)
I bought another three speed... but it isn't English and does not use an IGH.






But it is hella fun to ride.
Keep those beautiful English bikes coming... I do have a real English three speed on the way and it should be here this week.

I've seen those tires on the Surly website. I can't believe there's a large rock or average sized automobile you couldn't roll right over with that bike.


Anyone have a photos of a vintage styled saddle bag on a Raleigh Sports, or related, bike? I've seen the Brooks bags, Acorn, Rivendell, and VO has a nice one that I'm really thinking about. Just curious if there were any Sports with Saddle bag photos out there.

--Joe

w1gfh 06-10-12 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by jedge76 (Post 14337018)
Just curious if there were any Sports with Saddle bag photos out there.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=255260

wahoonc 06-10-12 02:19 PM

Here is one of my Raleigh Superbe with a Carradice Nelson bag. I will get a close up of that one and my bride's bike with the Brooks Millbrook on it.

Aaron :)

http://inlinethumb36.webshots.com/43...500x500Q85.jpg

Schwinnsta 06-10-12 02:27 PM

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http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=255290

gbalke 06-10-12 04:14 PM

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Here's a couple of photos of my '73 Sports with a Carradice Barley bag attached:
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=255322http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=255323

I also intend to replace the bag on my Sports Racer with one of these larger bags with the side pockets.:
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=255324http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=255325http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=255326

djkashuba 06-10-12 04:53 PM

Anyone have a photos of a vintage styled saddle bag on a Raleigh Sports, or related, bike? I've seen the Brooks bags, Acorn, Rivendell, and VO has a nice one that I'm really thinking about. Just curious if there were any Sports with Saddle bag photos out there.

--Joe[/QUOTE]

Since these photos were made I have added a Raleigh Press-Tube Rack to help support this bag. Nice set up.

-D

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6178/6...b7eea805_b.jpg
1968 Raleigh Sports by djk762, on Flickr

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6177/6...4bf25798_b.jpg
1968 Raleigh Sports by djk762, on Flickr

Velognome 06-10-12 07:46 PM

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Anyone have a photos of a vintage styled saddle bag on a Raleigh Sports, or related, bike? I've seen the Brooks bags, Acorn, Rivendell, and VO has a nice one that I'm really thinking about. Just curious if there were any Sports with Saddle bag photos out there.

--Joe
I use this vintage Raleigh bag on my not so vintage Raleigh
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=255363http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=255364

w1gfh 06-11-12 07:19 AM


Originally Posted by Velognome (Post 14338701)

Wow, never seen a bag like that with an embossed leather Raleigh logo; very distinctive. Is it a Raleigh OEM bag, a custom product, or a one-off?

Velognome 06-11-12 07:58 AM

OEM I'd imagine, In profile it looks like the bags you'd see on a Clubman.


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