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thumpism 05-18-17 07:13 PM

Not mine. Looks like a good one for a fair price.

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/bik/6126254717.html

Raleigh Tourist Police Bike Replica England Reduced!! - $275 (Chesapeake Great Bridge)

https://images.craigslist.org/00N0N_...M_1200x900.jpg

Raleigh DL-1 Tourist 1969
TALL frame 24 inch, rod brakes, 3-speed Sturmey archer(brooks), Brooks seat.
Made in England. These bikes are highly collectible and the original 1930s-1940s models can sell for up to $800-$1,200. They came in only 2 sizes, 22 inch or 24 inch. Asking $275

thumpism 05-18-17 07:29 PM

And for the ladies...

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/...122448319.html

1950 womens 56cm Raleigh Sports 3 speed, Dyno, Rod Brakes - Tweedride - $350 (Alexandria Delray)

https://images.craigslist.org/00e0e_...B_1200x900.jpg

serial number: 1950
size / dimensions: 52cm

late 40s or early 50s Raleigh Sports - larger 56cm lugged steel frame made in Nottingham England, full fenders, chaincase, rod brakes, Sturmey Archer 3 speed, Dyno front hub and headlamp, great condition for it's age, ready to ride e ladies...

thumpism 05-18-17 07:33 PM

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/...129921408.html

Raleigh Sports 3-Speed - $185 (Cap Hill)

https://images.craigslist.org/00x0x_...z_1200x900.jpg

condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Raleigh
model name / number: Sports
size / dimensions: 26 inch wheels MED

This is a beautiful, well-preserved bike from early 70s (Vintage). Everything in great shape and ready to ride -- this is not a project.

Lugged medium frame made in England.

Lots of details (Red "R" nuts on wheels and cranks, engravrings on handlebar.

Leather saddle.

26" wheels with new tires.

Well functioning original Sturmery Archer 3- speed hub.

Great bike for daily commute, city riding, Tweed Ride.

Renngrrl 05-18-17 07:38 PM


Originally Posted by thumpism (Post 19594007)
And for the ladies...
https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/...122448319.html
1950 womens 56cm Raleigh Sports 3 speed, Dyno, Rod Brakes - Tweedride - $350 (Alexandria Delray)

If that sweet lady were closer... /sigh I hope she finds somebody to love her.

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cambiker71 05-19-17 04:30 PM


Originally Posted by 2cam16 (Post 19593741)
If my Huffy counted, then by all means you get my vote! :)

Good stuff then, I'll update when it starts to look a bit more presentable :D

BigChief 05-20-17 10:02 AM


Ok, these rumors are getting out of hand. I'll go outside and take a picture of what I'm building and settle this once and for all.

BigChief 05-20-17 10:07 AM

It's just my Rudge scorcher. New paint, an extra length stem so I can set up my leg extension and upright balance like it was a 23" frame.
Got it geared 48x22. A proper scorcher should be geared a bit taller and have drop bars, but I had to make a few geezer mods for myself.
I still have to make up the cables and make the final adjustments, but I'll soon be scorchin!

http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/f...g?t=1495208828

adventurepdx 05-20-17 11:16 AM


Originally Posted by Renngrrl (Post 19591658)
...So many gorgeous bikes. I wish there was a similar event out here on the west coast.


Originally Posted by DQRider (Post 19591893)
A quick search for "Tweed Ride, Sacramento, CA" turned up this:
Tweed Ride to Roll Through Sac Jan. 30th
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Originally Posted by Renngrrl (Post 19592184)
There is a local Tweed ride coming up in June. I'm envious of organized rides that are longer then a few miles around town. I was under the impression the Lake Peppin ride was out on rural roads where roadsters get to shine. Heck I'll probably tweed around Paso Robles before the Eroica sunday ride just for fun :innocent:
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While there's overlap between Pepin and Tweed, it's important to not conflate the two.

Tweed Rides are more a parade, "to be seen". It's more about the clothing, the bikes come second. You will see people with some really nice vintage bikes, but it's a mix of modern and old. Rides tend to be on the shorter side.

Pepin is more about the bikes and the ride. Yes, many people dress up, but not all do (as you can see in some of DQRider's pics).

I've led/worked out routes for both Tweed Rides and Three Speed Rides here in Portland. I have to think differently about the routing of either, and the audience is different.

It would be nice if there were more "Pepin" style rides around the country, but they are more work than Tweed Rides. I can't speak for Jon Sharratt (organizer of Lake Pepin), but I know he invests a lot of time and energy, and there's quite a bit of back end stuff that the riders don't see. It does make it easier to have an established route year after year.

So I guess what I'm saying is: If you want to see a three speed ride, you just have to do it yourself! :D

adventurepdx 05-20-17 11:24 AM


Originally Posted by Salubrious (Post 19592737)
The ride organizers make a bit of a point that the best rides are those that are off the main route. I agree!

I wanted to do County 10 this year but my companion was not up to it. We did do the Territorial Road and the Ski Road.

Stockholm Bypass: Take the first paved road to the left outside of Maiden Rock (marked 'Rustic Road'). After you cross the stream, turn left on the gravel road (marked 'Next 4 miles'). After 4 stream crossings the road becomes steeper. A left at the top will get you to flat pavement pretty fast with the least amount of HAB (at the pavement, go right to County CC, take a right to Lund and follow CC), but if you want a bit more of a challenge go right (that's the way we went). The steepest part will be after the road goes to pavement. Take a left at County Hiway J. Option: take the Slough Road (gravel) just a short bit up J. Otherwise stay on J to Lund, go straight (Lund is a pretty small village) take Co Hiway CC to the right just east of Lund. Proceed south to Pepin. Alternate: approaching Pepin, take the Sandhill Road; watch for the cemetery and so a slight left turn. This will take you a bit further east. You can then take the Trail Road which puts you on WI35 about 2 miles east of Pepin.

We got to Wabasha with only enough time to check in and then get dinner provided by the Tour at the Eagle's Nest. I slept very well that night :)

Thanks for the routing info! Hopefully I will be out there next year, and will be able to try this!

Renngrrl 05-20-17 12:06 PM


Originally Posted by adventurepdx (Post 19597716)
While there's overlap between Pepin and Tweed, it's important to not conflate the two. Tweed Rides are more a parade, "to be seen". It's more about the clothing, the bikes come second. You will see people with some really nice vintage bikes, but it's a mix of modern and old. Rides tend to be on the shorter side. Pepin is more about the bikes and the ride. Yes, many people dress up, but not all do (as you can see in some of DQRider's pics). << edit >> So I guess what I'm saying is: If you want to see a three speed ride, you just have to do it yourself! :D

I agree wholeheartedly. They are far from the same thing. As for organizing one, you couldn't pay me enough. ;) Too close to what I do for a living and I live for days when someone else is in charge.

In the meantime post any upcoming events here. I'd come up for a three speed ride, spend some money in the bike shops and a few days on back roads tour. Hell, any excuse to visit Portland will do. :innocent:


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adventurepdx 05-20-17 12:14 PM


Originally Posted by Renngrrl (Post 19597820)
In the meantime post any upcoming events here. I'd come up for a three speed ride, spend some money in the bike shops and a few days on back roads tour. Hell, any excuse to visit Portland will do. :innocent:

Well, since you asked...:innocent:
https://societyofthreespeeds.wordpre...unday-june-25/

erileykc 05-20-17 07:35 PM

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Velocivixen 05-20-17 07:42 PM

[MENTION=398265]BigChief[/MENTION] - your scorcher is hot. Love the icy blue and the chainring.

I'll post photos once I start but I bought a Sturmey X-FD drum brake front hub, Rhyno Lite rims straight gauge spoke and brass nipples. Going to build up a front wheel for one of my Raleigh Twentys. I didn't think the original brake levers would work well so bought a pair of Sturmey levers for cheap.

Renngrrl 05-20-17 07:58 PM


Originally Posted by adventurepdx (Post 19597835)

Rats! wish I could do it but I have a conflict that weekend (June is social calendar mayhem). Seriously it's a nice train trip on the coast starlight. $86 each way with the bike and two nights airbnb means the greatest harm to my wallet would be a trip to Clever Cycles.
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BigChief 05-21-17 04:24 AM


Originally Posted by Velocivixen (Post 19598579)
@BigChief - your scorcher is hot. Love the icy blue and the chainring.

I'll post photos once I start but I bought a Sturmey X-FD drum brake front hub, Rhyno Lite rims straight gauge spoke and brass nipples. Going to build up a front wheel for one of my Raleigh Twentys. I didn't think the original brake levers would work well so bought a pair of Sturmey levers for cheap.

I vote for using it on the green one with the custom frame work and new paint. That one's so sharp already the front drum would top it off nicely.

Freewheeling Sp 05-21-17 05:47 AM

I was once the proud owner of this A.B. Jackson

gster 05-21-17 08:14 AM


Originally Posted by BigChief (Post 19597583)
It's just my Rudge scorcher. New paint, an extra length stem so I can set up my leg extension and upright balance like it was a 23" frame.
Got it geared 48x22. A proper scorcher should be geared a bit taller and have drop bars, but I had to make a few geezer mods for myself.
I still have to make up the cables and make the final adjustments, but I'll soon be scorchin!

http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/f...g?t=1495208828

I really like the look of a stripped down English 3 speed, sans fenders and chain guard. Looks like it wants to go somewhere, fast!

gster 05-21-17 09:09 AM

Rare 5 Speed Sprite
 
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This one's for sale in Niagara Falls Canada for what I think is a reasonable $415.00 (CDN)
It appears it great shape and has the stylish "throttle" shifters.
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gster 05-21-17 10:18 AM

Saddle bags
 
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Attachment 564249Picked up a nice pair of saddle bags yesterday. Leather, $40.00. I think they are made for a small horse or a pony.

Renngrrl 05-21-17 11:17 AM

[MENTION=301310]gster[/MENTION] That's a deal on those saddlebags. I love them.

Velocivixen 05-21-17 12:58 PM

[MENTION=398265]BigChief[/MENTION] - that bike has 451 20" wheels and current rebuild I'm doing is 406 20" wheels, with nice fat tires.

That 5 speed Sprite sure looks nice. I'd like to see some closeups in outdoor lighting. That green is gorgeous and rich.

BigChief 05-21-17 03:13 PM

Here's the official "all done" photo. Well...If I ever find the correct fork for this bike I'll change it, but for now it works fine. Really enjoyed my ride today. Guess I'll be riding the scorcher mostly this summer. I tend to binge ride different bikes.

http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/f...ch/Rudge3a.jpg

jamesj 05-21-17 11:17 PM

Finally tried drilling the cotter pins on my Raleigh Sprite. I got the non drive side out but started to catch the crank arm with the drill bit.

Im not sure if this is toast or what.

What do you all think? Does anyone have a set of cranks they are willing to part with?

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BigChief 05-22-17 04:11 AM

It doesn't seem to me that the small crater in there would make any difference. Looks like there's still plenty of support in there to hold a pin where it's supposed to be.

gster 05-22-17 04:28 AM


Originally Posted by BigChief (Post 19601033)
It doesn't seem to me that the small crater in there would make any difference. Looks like there's still plenty of support in there to hold a pin where it's supposed to be.

I agree

gster 05-22-17 05:09 AM

A Tale of Two Supercycles
 
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Attachment 564311Here's a 1967 3 speed Raleigh built Supercycle in racing trim. Supercycles were made by Raleigh for Canadian Tire stores here in Canada and sold very well. I'm sure my first real bike was a Supercycle (single speed). I wonder if the gold colour was a custom mix for these bikes. Currently listed on Kijiji, Toronto @ $300.00

gster 05-22-17 05:13 AM

A Tale of Two Supercycles Continued
 
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The bike below is also listed on Kijiji, Toronto. However, it looks to me as if the front forks are bent. Listed @ $240.00

gster 05-22-17 05:51 AM

English Built J.C. Higgins
 
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clubman 05-22-17 06:21 AM

I suspect the drop bar Supercycle isn't Raleigh made. Crank, stem, crown, mudguards and the rear dropouts all look very 'CCM' ish. The upright Sports looks all Raleigh correct.

Can you really get $300 for bikes like these in Toronto these days? Man I couldn't get $100 on the east coast. :(

gster 05-22-17 06:38 AM

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Originally Posted by clubman (Post 19601168)
I suspect the drop bar Supercycle isn't Raleigh made. Crank, stem, crown, mudguards and the rear dropouts all look very 'CCM' ish. The upright Sports looks all Raleigh correct.

Can you really get $300 for bikes like these in Toronto these days? Man I couldn't get $100 on the east coast. :(

Good eye for detail. You're could be right about the CCM version. However, it does have a cottered crank
I think the prices are high as well.
People are hoping to cash in on the "hipster" appeal of these bikes.
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