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srswope 09-26-15 01:39 PM

thanks BigChief! - and definitely. Have tried to find pictures of the bottoms of radios like this online to see if there's a match, but very few images like that.

srswope 09-26-15 01:40 PM


Originally Posted by curbtender (Post 18194718)

That would be pretty sweet too - will keep an eye out for one, haha

dezzie 09-26-15 05:44 PM

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Bought my Raleigh Stowaway last week for cheap, was in a decent state, just needed tyres and a wash, ended up 8hrs of polishing and bearing regreasing, looks almost new now!

gster 09-26-15 06:07 PM


Originally Posted by dweenk (Post 18193487)
That looks like a Shimano 333 to me. The shifter is a 333 "Click Stik".

A closer look reveals you're right.

gster 09-26-15 06:10 PM


Originally Posted by BigChief (Post 18194671)
Nice bike. Something like this would be soooo cool.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=479395

Is that the new iPhone 6?

markk900 09-26-15 07:10 PM


Originally Posted by SirMike1983 (Post 18194785)
Does anyone know if there are dust caps currently made that will fit Raleigh pedals? I have a set of early 1960s era pedals missing a dust cap. A new set of caps that look the part is fine with me. I've had no luck finding a single original cap.

What type of Raleigh pedals - the solid rubber platform or the double block kind?

gster 09-26-15 07:57 PM

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Modified Raleigh Tourist.
Bought this one in Hamilton Ontario last month just
to have a bike to ride around while I was working there. Someone had removed the rod brakes and replaced with a Shimano coaster hub and an old Canadian 28 x 1 1/2 rear wheel. I worked on it today and it cleaned up real nice. Steering was tight and found an extra bearing top and bottom.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=479607

noglider 09-26-15 09:20 PM

@BigChief, I had a transistor radio like that as a kid, though not as fancy looking.

BigChief 09-26-15 09:30 PM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 18197005)
Modified Raleigh Tourist.
Bought this one in Hamilton Ontario last month just
to have a bike to ride around while I was working there. Someone had removed the rod brakes and replaced with a Shimano coaster hub and an old Canadian 28 x 1 1/2 rear wheel. I worked on it today and it cleaned up real nice. Steering was tight and found an extra bearing top and bottom.

That's a beauty. Do you have any plans for it? Yellow Jersey could fix you up with the brake components for about a hundred bucks. And nice 50s AW hub would be the icing on the cake

BigChief 09-26-15 09:34 PM


Originally Posted by noglider (Post 18197220)
@BigChief, I had a transistor radio like that as a kid, though not as fancy looking.

Me too! Those pocket radios were quite the fad back in the mid 60s. It was amazing technology at the time.

noglider 09-26-15 09:41 PM


Originally Posted by BigChief (Post 18197250)
Me too! Those pocket radios were quite the fad back in the mid 60s. It was amazing technology at the time.

Yeah, remember those white earphones we used?

BigChief 09-27-15 05:07 AM


Originally Posted by noglider (Post 18197270)
Yeah, remember those white earphones we used?

Oh yes. Funny, isn't it? That's one of the tiny features of life gone by that would have never occurred to me again without you mentioning it.They were always white molded plastic with clear plastic bullet shaped ends that would never stay in your ear unless you held them there.

gster 09-27-15 05:47 AM

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Originally Posted by BigChief (Post 18197239)
That's a beauty. Do you have any plans for it? Yellow Jersey could fix you up with the brake components for about a hundred bucks. And nice 50s AW hub would be the icing on the cake

Not sure what I'll do with it...I think converting it back to a rod system would end up being quite expensive... The back wheel is incorrect and would need replacement as well. I already have a very nice original Tourist.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=479630

Mos6502 09-27-15 08:22 AM


Originally Posted by srswope (Post 18194148)
quick question, hope this is the right thread - seems like the most likely place to find this answer.
Just finished building up an old 3spd. Still some tuning to do but rode it for the first time this week!

The question is, does anyone know what this mounting bracket (pictured) on the handlebar might've been for? I can't find anything online that looks similar. Further confused by the fact that there is already a shifter, a headlamp, a speedo and a bell...what else was crammed on these handlebars? I'd love to track down whatever it was and add it back to the mix. Any ideas?

If it helps, I believe this to be a 66-ish Sears 3speed, Austrian built. (included a picture just for fun)
Thanks everyone - appreciate any thoughts.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=479325http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=479326http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=479327

To me it looks like a tripod mount for a camera. As there are only two standard threads for camera mounts, you have a pretty good chance of finding out by finding any camera and seeing if it will screw onto the mount.

BigChief 09-27-15 12:17 PM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 18197584)
Not sure what I'll do with it...I think converting it back to a rod system would end up being quite expensive... The back wheel is incorrect and would need replacement as well. I already have a very nice original Tourist.

Yeah, I know what you mean. It's not the inexpensive hobby it was 20 years ago. Hard to justify spending more money when you already have a rather spectacular roadster. I'm always tempted to start projects I don't really have any use for. A late 60s Colt stepthrough just showed up on my local CL.
A 18 inch frame would be totally unrideable for me, but the thought of fixing up a little mini Sports still appeals to me for some reason. Common sense took over and I passed it up. They wanted too much for it anyway.

gster 09-27-15 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by BigChief (Post 18198250)
Yeah, I know what you mean. It's not the inexpensive hobby it was 20 years ago. Hard to justify spending more money when you already have a rather spectacular roadster. I'm always tempted to start projects I don't really have any use for. A late 60s Colt stepthrough just showed up on my local CL.
A 18 inch frame would be totally unrideable for me, but the thought of fixing up a little mini Sports still appeals to me for some reason. Common sense took over and I passed it up. They wanted too much for it anyway.

I like to have a project(s) to work on as well. I enjoy the ones that I've invested my time with over the ones that have cost more to buy.
My favourite ones cost between $0-100.00 and that will justify spending $50-$100.00 to fix up. I might take a page from this guy's book.

old three-speed gallery: The Evil Twin
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=479688http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=479689http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=479690

SirMike1983 09-27-15 03:56 PM


Originally Posted by markk900 (Post 18196901)
What type of Raleigh pedals - the solid rubber platform or the double block kind?

Double block without reflectors. These came off an early 1960s Sports.

markk900 09-27-15 04:15 PM

Sorry Mike - I had some bits and pieces from some later pedals and thought I could send you the missing dust cap.

SirMike1983 09-27-15 06:41 PM


Originally Posted by markk900 (Post 18198691)
Sorry Mike - I had some bits and pieces from some later pedals and thought I could send you the missing dust cap.

Darn. Thanks for looking though. I appreciate it.

nlerner 09-27-15 07:33 PM


Originally Posted by SirMike1983 (Post 18198658)
Double block without reflectors. These came off an early 1960s Sports.

I think I have some but they're likely pretty corroded (the pedals as a whole are fairly trashed). Would that work?

BigChief 09-27-15 09:09 PM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 18198576)
I like to have a project(s) to work on as well. I enjoy the ones that I've invested my time with over the ones that have cost more to buy.
My favourite ones cost between $0-100.00 and that will justify spending $50-$100.00 to fix up. I might take a page from this guy's book.

old three-speed gallery: The Evil Twin
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=479688http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=479689http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=479690

He might have spent some money here, but wow, awesome bike.

wahoonc 09-28-15 04:45 AM


Originally Posted by BigChief (Post 18199313)
He might have spent some money here, but wow, awesome bike.

According to his blog, about half of what a Pashley Guvnor sells for. So I would guess in the $500-$600 range. Still one a helluva nice looking bike! :thumb:

Aaron :)

gster 09-28-15 05:28 AM


Originally Posted by BigChief (Post 18199313)
He might have spent some money here, but wow, awesome bike.

He says ]about half of the price of a new Pashley Guv'nor...$1000.00?
My prices are in Canadian dollars...

gster 09-28-15 07:37 AM

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Does anyone know what this thing is?
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=479767

gster 09-28-15 07:39 AM


Originally Posted by Mos6502 (Post 18197817)
To me it looks like a tripod mount for a camera. As there are only two standard threads for camera mounts, you have a pretty good chance of finding out by finding any camera and seeing if it will screw onto the mount.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=479768

wahoonc 09-28-15 07:42 AM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 18199693)
He says ]about half of the price of a new Pashley Guv'nor...$1000.00?
My prices are in Canadian dollars...

My guess was based on the fact he built the bike about 3-4 years ago and a current Pashley Guvnor sells for ~$1400 usd.

Aaron :)

Mos6502 09-28-15 07:47 AM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 18199929)

file's not working.

gster 09-28-15 08:02 AM

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http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=479769

Mos6502 09-28-15 09:15 AM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 18199917)
Does anyone know what this thing is?
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=479767

Wheel driven bell.

SirMike1983 09-28-15 08:07 PM


Originally Posted by nlerner (Post 18199158)
I think I have some but they're likely pretty corroded (the pedals as a whole are fairly trashed). Would that work?

That actually would be fine. I'm just looking to re-build and finish off the pedals. I'll send you a PM. Thanks very much.


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