Bike Forums

Bike Forums (https://www.bikeforums.net/forum.php)
-   Classic & Vintage (https://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=181)
-   -   For the love of English 3 speeds... (https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=623699)

johnnyspaghetti 02-14-18 01:22 PM

1 Attachment(s)
My 1969 Robin Hood project is coming together very well, I never realized the the fulcrums for the down bar are larger than a top bar fulcrum. Other than that I just need to make up a chain

arty dave 02-14-18 03:31 PM

Cool, love the front rack and chain ring! Is the rack original or from something else?

restlessswind 02-14-18 05:42 PM


Originally Posted by ifgd (Post 20164538)
Gorgeous Triumph! I've dreamed of owning one of those for years.

Thanks! It was a fun project. It was straight, but rough when I bought it.
After getting it sorted out and shined up, I rode it a handful of times. Too often, I would almost get rear-ended due to no turn signals. Drivers don't understand hand signals, and needing to squeeze the clutch would prevent me from using a hand signal. I just couldn't find the joy of a motorcycle any longer as we live in an ever maddening world. :mad:

Thank goodness for dedicated bike trails!

BigChief 02-14-18 06:28 PM


Originally Posted by johnnyspaghetti (Post 20169451)
My 1969 Robin Hood project is coming together very well, I never realized the the fulcrums for the down bar are larger than a top bar fulcrum. Other than that I just need to make up a chain.

Looking good! You're going to have a really nice bike there. Yeah, you need the 1" clamp, but you have the steel grommet. That's the hard to find bit.

johnnyspaghetti 02-14-18 06:47 PM


Originally Posted by BigChief (Post 20170058)
Looking good! You're going to have a really nice bike there. Yeah, you need the 1" clamp, but you have the steel grommet. That's the hard to find bit.

I am very frustrated why my pics post upside down. Australia is not the answer.
i

johnnyspaghetti 02-14-18 07:01 PM


Originally Posted by arty dave (Post 20169763)
Cool, love the front rack and chain ring! Is the rack original or from something else?

Front rack(it is nice) came off of a 70' Hercules & the chainring off a 1958 Robin Hood Sports both bikes were $20 each. All rust cleaned up nicely.better than I would have thunk.

Ballenxj 02-14-18 07:11 PM


Originally Posted by johnnyspaghetti (Post 20170083)
I am very frustrated why my pics post upside down. Australia is not the answer.
i

I'm glad nobody can see me hanging my laptop upside-down to view it. There might be questions...
OTOH, I'm glad I am viewing it on a laptop for that purpose. Nice looking bike. :thumb:

johnnyspaghetti 02-14-18 08:19 PM

1 Attachment(s)

Originally Posted by johnnyspaghetti (Post 20170104)
front rack(it is nice) came off of a 70' hercules & the chainring off a 1958 robin hood sports both bikes were $20 each. All rust cleaned up nicely.better than i would have thunk.

Attachment 599484

clubman 02-14-18 08:23 PM

Get a free graphics app...maybe Picassa?

gster 02-14-18 08:23 PM


Originally Posted by restlessswind (Post 20169995)
Thanks! It was a fun project. It was straight, but rough when I bought it.
After getting it sorted out and shined up, I rode it a handful of times. Too often, I would almost get rear-ended due to no turn signals. Drivers don't understand hand signals, and needing to squeeze the clutch would prevent me from using a hand signal. I just couldn't find the joy of a motorcycle any longer as we live in an ever maddening world. :mad:

Thank goodness for dedicated bike trails!

I have to agree with you. I drive so much during the week (crazy city drivers), that by the weekend I just
want to ride a bicycle.
I haven't been on my BSA for a while.

noglider 02-14-18 09:42 PM

@johnnyspaghetti, what are you using to shoot your pictures? If you use an iphone, shoot them with the home button on the right, not on the left.

BigChief 02-14-18 09:50 PM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 20170217)
I have to agree with you. I drive so much during the week (crazy city drivers), that by the weekend I just
want to ride a bicycle.
I haven't been on my BSA for a while.

It's the opposite for me. Rural Maine is heaven for motorcycles 8 months out of the year. No traffic to speak of, just miles of winding roads through the countryside. But those same paved roads are too dangerous for me riding at bicycle speeds with cars and big trucks coming up behind me. Lots of dips and curves, no shoulders so you have to depend of drivers seeing you and responding quickly. I tend to stick to the local unpaved roads.

BigChief 02-15-18 05:38 AM


Originally Posted by kathy45 (Post 20170403)
Beautifull bikes and good inspiration for me.thanks a lot.love this thread.I love cycling but after 1 hour of I cant do more because of knee pain.

I have bum knees too. The arthritis in my joints keeps me from riding long distances on drop bar bikes like I did when I was younger. However, I can still enjoy cycling by taking shorter, more leisurely rides on these old upright 3 speeds. In fact, as long as I don't over do it , riding actually helps reduce my knee problems.

neonmartini 02-15-18 06:53 AM

Greetings. Well, I just became the proud owner of a 1963 Raleigh Sports Deluxe. Sorry I don't have pics yet tho. Someone painted over it, but I can still see the relief of the original decals. Anyone have a good way of just removing that paint without damaging the decals underneath? Also, what colors did this come in? Looks like the original paint might be a chocolate brown color. or it could be just black mixed with rust. :lol: Anyway, I want to fix this thing up so I'll try to get pics up at some point. Cheers!

BigChief 02-15-18 07:38 AM

There's no access to a 1963 Raleigh catalog that I know of, but the Sheldon Brown site has 1964 and "Royal Tan" is listed as a color option.
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/retrora...1964/index.htm
I'm afraid there's no practical way to remove the later paint and end up with a good looking original finish, but it does leave you with the option of doing a "like new" restoration project. I've been thinking about doing this for some time now, but I would never strip off an original finish. It would have to be painted over. I know that the "RALEIGH" transfers for the mid 60s downtube and chainguard are available. As is the made in England and 20-30 sticker. Not sure about the red "SPORTS" transfer for the seat tube. Looking forward to your pics.

nlerner 02-15-18 08:21 AM

Fwiw, the '62 Raleigh USA catalog lists Sports colors as "beautifully finished in Jet Black with gold lining (Raleigh's all-time best seller); Excuslive Matador Red or Venetian Blue."

browngw 02-15-18 11:20 AM

Raleigh DL1 Number II
 
3 Attachment(s)
A couple of preliminary shots of my second DL1 project. Some of the components were in extraordinary condition and some were the worst I've seen. Weather and outdoor storage damaged the hub (rust) and the top tube was badly scarred. The front mudguard had lost all its paint. Came without chainguard or kickstand. I have a DL1 already, so this one may be offered for sale.


ps. Big Chief, I am trying the brakes leading on the front, even though they came lagging.

Salubrious 02-15-18 11:22 AM


Originally Posted by kathy45 (Post 20170403)
Beautifull bikes and good inspiration for me.thanks a lot.love this thread.I love cycling but after 1 hour of I cant do more because of knee pain.

If you have troubles with knees that get worse with riding, shorter cranks are recommended!

You can make as much power but without having to bend the knee so much. I know a lot of people that use this solution, and even someone that offers shortened cranks and is even into 3-speeds- the Bikesmith, Mark Stonich.

He got a set of shorter cottered cranks from me recently and you can find them on ebay. The trick is whether they fit the bottom bracket axle; that might take some sorting out but you can make it happen. Alternatively you could get a more modern crank from him and simply replace the bottom bracket axle to fit.


BikeSmith Design and Fabrication

BigChief 02-15-18 12:02 PM


Originally Posted by browngw (Post 20171073)
A couple of preliminary shots of my second DL1 project. Some of the components were in extraordinary condition and some were the worst I've seen. Weather and outdoor storage damaged the hub (rust) and the top tube was badly scarred. The front mudguard had lost all its paint. Came without chainguard or kickstand. I have a DL1 already, so this one may be offered for sale.


ps. Big Chief, I am trying the brakes leading on the front, even though they came lagging.

Wow, that is turning out nice. Beautiful. For some reason I can let go of Sports models easily. They come and go, but it would be tough for me to sell that roadster.

noglider 02-15-18 12:37 PM

Those bikes look brand new, @browngw!

johnnyspaghetti 02-15-18 04:52 PM

1 Attachment(s)

Originally Posted by noglider (Post 20170314)
@johnnyspaghetti, what are you using to shoot your pictures? If you use an iphone, shoot them with the home button on the right, not on the left.

My phone takes crap pictures & I use when I can her I pad which flips automatically & then gmail them to myself then work with that on my laptop. They appear correct in my mail.i have took another shot

Attachment 599625

browngw 02-15-18 05:54 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Before the clean, polish and rebuild. The transformation always amazes me. Now just some weather to get it out for a test drive and see how well my first AW rebuild works.

BigChief 02-15-18 05:57 PM


Originally Posted by johnnyspaghetti (Post 20171721)
My phone takes crap pictures & I use when I can her I pad which flips automatically & then gmail them to myself then work with that on my laptop. They appear correct in my mail.i have took another shot

https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&i...1&disp=safe&zw

I use an iphone camera and a laptop with Thunderbird for email. For some reason, landscape photos display correctly in my email, but if I copy them onto my hard drive they rotate to portrait. Windows Photo Viewer has a rotate feature I have to use before I can use the attach feature on this forum. I'm sure there's a feature somewhere on the iphone that preserves the landscape format. I just haven't bothered finding it.

johnnyspaghetti 02-15-18 06:44 PM


Originally Posted by BigChief (Post 20171827)
I use an iphone camera and a laptop with Thunderbird for email. For some reason, landscape photos display correctly in my email, but if I copy them onto my hard drive they rotate to portrait. Windows Photo Viewer has a rotate feature I have to use before I can use the attach feature on this forum. I'm sure there's a feature somewhere on the iphone that preserves the landscape format. I just haven't bothered finding it.

I know there is a simple solution. My difficulty is finding it.

gster 02-15-18 07:19 PM

Not British but...
 
1 Attachment(s)
An interesting hybrid.
A Skyline 3 speed from Czechoslovakia.
Listed here in Toronto.
Sturmey Archer hub and the very rare single throttle shifter.
This has a nice pump as well.
Listed at $90.00
Attachment 599619


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:07 AM.


Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.