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gster 04-11-22 07:48 AM

that's a good deal @ $80.00!
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e92735612c.jpg

SirMike1983 04-12-22 09:09 AM

Couple from yesterday:

https://blogger.googleusercontent.co...411_174940.jpg

https://blogger.googleusercontent.co...411_181701.jpg

swampyankee2 04-12-22 09:32 AM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 22468605)

That is quite nice for the price! But the color is a bit too ostentatious for a proper English 3 speed. I'll take my Sports in conservative bronze-green, thank you very much. :)
:D

swampyankee2 04-12-22 09:35 AM


Originally Posted by SirMike1983 (Post 22469921)

Nice level country road. I'm jealous! Where is that?

SirMike1983 04-12-22 12:49 PM

Morris, Connecticut

swampyankee2 04-12-22 01:02 PM


Originally Posted by SirMike1983 (Post 22470142)
Morris, Connecticut

I'm near the CT/RI state line, but that's the opposite side of the state. I was wondering if there are any good riding roads or paths in CT

nlerner 04-12-22 01:55 PM


Originally Posted by swampyankee2 (Post 22470153)
I'm near the CT/RI state line, but that's the opposite side of the state. I was wondering if there are any good riding roads or paths in CT

https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/State-Par...ard-State-Park

SirMike1983 04-12-22 07:51 PM

Started rainy today, but shaped up to be a beautiful, warm afternoon for a ride. 1958 Raleigh Sports

https://blogger.googleusercontent.co...412_175249.jpg

gster 04-13-22 07:40 AM


Originally Posted by SirMike1983 (Post 22470549)
Started rainy today, but shaped up to be a beautiful, warm afternoon for a ride. 1958 Raleigh Sports

https://blogger.googleusercontent.co...412_175249.jpg

Nice photo. Classy bike.

cudak888 04-13-22 08:10 AM


Originally Posted by SirMike1983 (Post 22470549)
Started rainy today, but shaped up to be a beautiful, warm afternoon for a ride. 1958 Raleigh Sports

Love it. Reminds me when I had whitewalls on my '51.

-Kurt

thumpism 04-13-22 04:53 PM

Twenty for thirty in WV. Nice little bike with some serious upgrades for CHEAP.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...97432172038690

https://scontent.fric1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...9w&oe=625D0519

cudak888 04-13-22 11:49 PM


Originally Posted by thumpism (Post 22471534)
Twenty for thirty in WV. Nice little bike with some serious upgrades for CHEAP.

That's the best deal I've seen here in years. Fully modded for basically nothing. Someone doesn't know what they have.

-Kurt

thumpism 04-14-22 08:03 PM

Affordable Turista for $120 in NY.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...67816914519137

https://scontent.fric1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...fA&oe=625E475B

KansasJack 04-15-22 04:34 AM

Its not English but here is a Flying Pigeon that my wife got me for our anniversary a few years back. It assembled easily but was pretty dangerous right out of the box due to ineffective rod brakes and nuts that would rattle off while riding. I switched out the rear freewheel hub to a 3-speed coaster brake for extra gears and stopping power and replaced the factory nuts with nylock nuts. It rides like a dream now. It has big 28 wheels so you sit nice and high while riding.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e73baac60.jpeg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...297bc080c.jpeg

thumpism 04-15-22 06:57 AM

His 'n' hers in white for $200 in IN. They look like new.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...73765103843450

https://scontent.fric1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...2A&oe=625DF6B1

sykerocker 04-15-22 09:39 AM


Originally Posted by KansasJack (Post 22472927)
Its not English but here is a Flying Pigeon that my wife got me for our anniversary a few years back. It assembled easily but was pretty dangerous right out of the box due to ineffective rod brakes and nuts that would rattle off while riding. I switched out the rear freewheel hub to a 3-speed coaster brake for extra gears and stopping power and replaced the factory nuts with nylock nuts. It rides like a dream now. It has big 28 wheels so you sit nice and high while riding.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e73baac60.jpeg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...297bc080c.jpeg

I've got one, too, mine was picked up for $50.00 at the Westminster, MD swap meet with a flat rear tire. Turns out the rims would chew up the tubes from the inside making it impossible to do more than ten miles at a stretch without a puncture. After repeated efforts to fix the problem, I finally replaced the wheels with a set from a Raleigh Tourist. Problem solved. Swapping it back and forth with my own Raleigh Tourist, I discovered one of the truths of the age: The Flying Pigeon may look like a Tourist, but it is a completely inferior copy of the Tourist. I keep it because it looks so cool, but it gets nowhere near the riding time my IGH Raleigh's get.

swampyankee2 04-16-22 07:04 AM

"Humble" 3 speed
I'd head up there and get this if SWMBO didn't have me booked for the weekend.

Tyres 04-16-22 09:09 AM

Totally different guys first post?
 

Originally Posted by gster (Post 20649787)
Try just doing 9 quick posts or comments and see if that works.
Lots of knowledgeable members here to help with questions

is this considered a post?

Tyres 04-16-22 09:17 AM

Royal?
 

Originally Posted by clubman (Post 20649805)
Is it a Royale with Cheese? ;)

I had a Royal...I think it was a Raleigh, can't remember

I 've got a Royale a 70s,Polish 5speed supercycle

Tyres 04-16-22 09:35 AM

#3
 

Originally Posted by Stenavpix (Post 20649849)
Totally understandable! I've been a member of various forums like this over the years and spammers stink!

First time on any forum.

gster 04-16-22 10:16 AM


Originally Posted by Tyres (Post 22474115)
is this considered a post?

Yes,
yes it is.

bazil4696 04-16-22 10:16 AM


Originally Posted by Tyres (Post 22474131)
First time on any forum.

Welcome to the forum from just down the road in Beamsville

Tyres 04-17-22 04:15 AM

Sock in bb
 

Originally Posted by desconhecido (Post 20626696)
Makes me wonder if that fork and frame have been married for a long time or might they be newly-weds? If you take the extra stuff out of there, the steerer will either need to be shortened or a bunch of spacers will be necessary. Seems like the steerer is too long for the headtube and a normal length stack of stuff. I suppose there is one thing: it's probably better to shim with some headset parts rather than an old sock. I can hear it: "Hey, I think my fork thing is too long, the nut won't tighten." "Yeah? Stick a sock in it."

Would be interesting to know the steerer threading and the length of the steerer and headtube, or stack height.

Isn't there some good luck old wives tale about having a shoe hidden in the walls, maybe it's something like that?

gster 04-17-22 06:18 AM

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ba6fc82819.jpg
Despite saying I was going to give this bike away, I sold it to a guy down the street. I'm in the process of de-cluttering and I really wanted it gone.
The handyman who returned it to me owes money to my next door neighbour for her garage that he rented. She'll get a cut. There was nothing wrong with the bike. It just needed some "re-freshing". New tires, re pack the bearings etc.
Time and money that I'm not prepared to invest as I could never sell it for what it would be worth.

thumpism 04-17-22 09:47 AM

Ladies' 23" for $100 in SC. Never seen this color combo so I suspect they might have mixed some fenders with a different frame. And the seller must think all Brooks saddles are desirable. Still, if I wanted a second one I'd grab it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...90953844279974

https://scontent.fric1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...1w&oe=6260EC5C


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