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yellowbarber 02-20-13 10:50 AM

I highly endorse this conversion!
nice!
I have a '66 frame with '52 endrick rims set up the same way, love it!

(I'm in the middle of making a single-speed out of an Armstrong convertable: EA1 26 x 1 1/4 rims laced with Resilion track hubs, 50t Williams crankset, Wrights sprint saddle - pics of that bike will have to go in a different thread)

Originally Posted by Velognome (Post 15293572)
Careful, it starts will flipping the bars.....then you'll drop the fenders and then............
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=300339


Amesja 02-20-13 11:31 AM

That is a slick idea -hooking a drum brake up to the rod rim brake. I like brakes that stop!

Matariki 02-20-13 11:36 AM


Originally Posted by SirMike1983 (Post 15293747)
They appear to be- apparently that was a set up used in the Danish market. The hub dates are 12/64 and the Danish import number dates to 1965. The wear on the bike matches them always being there as well. I see no sign of previous stirrup brakes.

The set up is documented for the Sturmey Archer BF hub- it uses a horse shoe shaped yoke to move a lever passing between the brake reaction arm and the fork blade.

http://hadland.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/sabfbr.pdf

Very nice detail. You have a great gem there.

yellowbarber 02-21-13 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Velognome (Post 15293572)
Careful, it starts will flipping the bars.....then you'll drop the fenders and then............

there's an earlier pic of mine elsewhere on the thread, here's the latest. Taken from the train to Asbury Park from NYC
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=300641

slowtostart 02-21-13 02:59 PM


Originally Posted by yellowbarber (Post 15299710)
there's an earlier pic of mine elsewhere on the thread, here's the latest. Taken from the train to Asbury Park from NYC
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=300641

I'm not cool enough to ride that!

I think I'll choose a Flyer, maybe even a Special, and some grips in honey. I'll attempt to lace the old black one and use it and the black grips on my Sprite. The poor Sprite has been neglected since the others started moving in.

Thanks for the advice.

Velognome 02-21-13 03:54 PM


Originally Posted by yellowbarber (Post 15299710)
there's an earlier pic of mine elsewhere on the thread, here's the latest. Taken from the train to Asbury Park from NYC
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=300641

Cool, you past through Rahway, If I had of known........?

slowtostart 02-21-13 05:04 PM


Originally Posted by Velognome (Post 15301230)
Cool, you past through Rahway, If I had of known........?

You're in Rahway? We'd be neighbors if I hadn't moved. Lucky you.

PedalTraveler 02-21-13 05:20 PM

Hmmm, I've never posted it here, so I hope no one's too sick of seeing the 51 Clubman.
http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7b4f8826.jpg

Velognome 02-21-13 06:52 PM


Originally Posted by slowtostart (Post 15301448)
You're in Rahway? We'd be neighbors if I hadn't moved. Lucky you.

I'm in the industrial armpit of the Nation and I'm the lucky one? Let me think on that.
http://priceofoil.org/wp-content/upl...59-300x225.jpg

yellowbarber 02-21-13 09:01 PM


Originally Posted by Velognome (Post 15301844)
I'm in the industrial armpit of the Nation and I'm the lucky one? Let me think on that.
http://priceofoil.org/wp-content/upl...59-300x225.jpg

Could be worse...ever been to Gary, Indiana?

auchencrow 02-21-13 09:32 PM


Originally Posted by PedalTraveler (Post 15301509)
Hmmm, I've never posted it here, so I hope no one's too sick of seeing the 51 Clubman.
http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7b4f8826.jpg

Hell would have to freeze over before before we'd get tired of seeing that, PT.
Hey - you're not from Hell Michigan, are you? ;)

Velognome 02-21-13 09:39 PM


Originally Posted by yellowbarber (Post 15302281)
Could be worse...ever been to Gary, Indiana?

Better now....thanks!

adventurepdx 02-22-13 02:19 AM


Originally Posted by Velognome (Post 15293572)
Careful, it starts will flipping the bars.....then you'll drop the fenders and then...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8251/8...719e99ac_n.jpg

(Though I'm about to put some fenders back on, alas.)

slowtostart 02-22-13 04:46 AM


Originally Posted by adventurepdx (Post 15303004)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8251/8...719e99ac_n.jpg

(Though I'm about to put some fenders back on, alas.)

Is that a Minnehaha bag? Love it?

I'm not sure a step through frame would translate the flip as well. Maybe a mixte? CL should pick up a bit with warmer weather on the horizon. To think, just last week I was feeling as if I was over the bike thing.

Velognome 02-22-13 05:44 AM

[QUOTE]

Originally Posted by slowtostart (Post 15303122)

I'm not sure a step through frame would translate the flip as well.
QUOTE]


Oh it translates alright!

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4092/4...259841d98a.jpg


http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2374/2...3b3091a1a6.jpg

But so does a nice set of vintage dropbars






http://l.yimg.com/g/images/spaceout.gif


http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3286/2...9455291070.jpg

adventurepdx 02-23-13 03:17 AM


Originally Posted by slowtostart (Post 15303122)
Is that a Minnehaha bag? Love it?

The saddlebag is, of all things, an "Origin 8" Carradice knockoff. It seems ok so far, but I haven't used it much. And I got it for $15 used, so I can't complain much even if it is crap. They did a good job of emulating a Carradice Nelson, but the quality isn't the same.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8316/7...6e3c8f05_n.jpg

I have had a Minnehaha bag on the Rudge, the "medium" size saddlebag. It was...ok.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7171/6...deef1d1b_n.jpg

Sixty Fiver 02-23-13 03:18 AM


Originally Posted by adventurepdx (Post 15303004)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8251/8...719e99ac_n.jpg

(Though I'm about to put some fenders back on, alas.)

I can understand fenders... :)

Mike from Iowa 02-23-13 03:37 PM

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So I'm the short guy who kept finding 23 inch frames. My daily commuter the past several years has been my too big 1972 Humber Sports. Last week the warehouse guy at my office brought me a gift, he's a biker too and someone was throwing this away 7 years ago. It's a 1960 21 inch Robin Hood.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=301123http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=301124
We both thought the red was REALLY faded because there are much darker "Stripes" on the top tube and the front fender's ferrule is missing and it is darker there.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=301125
But As I looked at it today, why isn't the paint not faded under the brake or shifter cable on the top tube? The three stripes aren't where clips would have been. And why would there be RED box striping on the fenders and frame if the bike were originally dark red?
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=301127http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=301128
What do I have here?

The SA hub is marked 60 1 (When I saw 60 I was really hoping for a "7" since that would make it the same age I am...)

There is a "Cyclepro" seat that I'm not familiar with, and some other great features.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=301129
I was able to ride it in our parking lot before the snow hit and it is a joy to have a bike that you can stand over and not be on tip-toes.

rudypyatt 02-23-13 04:59 PM

Anybody up for doing something similar here?

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stu_col...ten/index.html

Velognome 02-23-13 07:40 PM

Organize it! I'm in as long as it's not on a Sunday morning.

slowtostart 02-24-13 06:23 AM


Originally Posted by rudypyatt (Post 15308780)
Anybody up for doing something similar here?

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stu_col...ten/index.html

Thanks for starting my day with a smile!

slowtostart 02-24-13 06:24 AM


Originally Posted by Velognome (Post 15309220)
Organize it! I'm in as long as it's not on a Sunday morning.

Rahway Park?

rhm 02-24-13 06:42 AM


Originally Posted by rudypyatt (Post 15308780)
Anybody up for doing something similar here?

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stu_col...ten/index.html

Yes!

Where are you thinking... Central Park? Prospect Park? Maybe somewhere in NJ that's accessible by njtransit from NYC?

Mike from Iowa 02-24-13 07:51 AM

I edited the post to make the pictures actually visible. I'm very curious about the original color and the box striping. Any suggesions for enhancing the finish?


Originally Posted by Mike from Iowa (Post 15308604)
So I'm the short guy who kept finding 23 inch frames. My daily commuter the past several years has been my too big 1972 Humber Sports. Last week the warehouse guy at my office brought me a gift, he's a biker too and someone was throwing this away 7 years ago. It's a 1960 21 inch Robin Hood.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=301123http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=301124
We both thought the red was REALLY faded because there are much darker "Stripes" on the top tube and the front fender's ferrule is missing and it is darker there.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=301125
But As I looked at it today, why isn't the paint not faded under the brake or shifter cable on the top tube? The three stripes aren't where clips would have been. And why would there be RED box striping on the fenders and frame if the bike were originally dark red?
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=301127http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=301128
What do I have here?

The SA hub is marked 60 1 (When I saw 60 I was really hoping for a "7" since that would make it the same age I am...)

There is a "Cyclepro" seat that I'm not familiar with, and some other great features.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=301129
I was able to ride it in our parking lot before the snow hit and it is a joy to have a bike that you can stand over and not be on tip-toes.


clubman 02-24-13 09:33 AM


Originally Posted by Mike from Iowa (Post 15310460)
I edited the post to make the pictures actually visible. I'm very curious about the original color and the box striping. Any suggesions for enhancing the finish?

Raleighs paint quality ranged from supreme to barely adequate so don't sweat it. It's over 50 years old so there's little doubt it's has faded quite a bit. Just clean it well with a mild soap and water and use a fine polish like Meguiars or Mothers on it.

Overall, it looks to be in great shape, a keeper. Maybe a Brooks B66 be in order, the Cyclepro looks deformed. Raliegh had different colour charts for different models. Here's two of them, of course it's hard to tell what the original finish really looked like.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-x...40/raleigh.jpghttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/--...art%2520cc.jpg


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