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gster 01-30-16 04:09 PM

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IronDan 01-30-16 04:43 PM


Originally Posted by 3speedslow (Post 18494107)
You forgot to mention the bell! That is another nice brown one to show up here. I would like more details and pics of that saddle bag. Plaid at that!

Good catch.

Here a close up of the saddle and bag, the white marks are bird poo which I've already cleaned up and it needs a new strap because one is broken but apart from that it's perfectly useable.

This photo is from the EBay listing I will take some more pics when I've finished cleaning it.


http://i.pictr.com/v1xefnig87.jpg

3speedslow 01-30-16 05:05 PM

Quite different from the usual black Raleigh bag. Should be useful once it's put right.

John D 01-30-16 07:51 PM


Originally Posted by Velocivixen (Post 18498509)
@John D - what a great looking bike. What is the ride quality like? How did you end up with the bike? P,ease share more.

@gster- you have got to stop allowing those sellers to take advantage of you! Sheesh.:roflmao2:

Sorry, I don't understand, what's this?

Narhay 01-30-16 08:52 PM

I finished the refurbish of the 1978 Raleigh Superbe ladies frame I've had for a few months now. Missing lights and chainguard and fork key but otherwise everything is there and in good order.
http://i1037.photobucket.com/albums/...psoareabuu.jpg

Velocivixen 01-30-16 08:55 PM

@John D - I was asking you to share more about your bike. Then I made a comment to forum member gster.

Would you like to tell more about your bike?

ascherer 01-30-16 09:04 PM


Originally Posted by noglider (Post 18487516)
@ascherer, Larry might have some. Also, since Hal at Bicycle Habitat will know what it is, perhaps he stocks old parts, too. I don't know, but it's worth asking.

I have an entire cottered two-chainring crankset from a Falcon 10-speed bike. I don't know if the spindle has the same dimensions. Perhaps not, but maybe it would work anyway.

I had to go to Long Island today so I stopped by my go-to shop and got lucky - sourced a NOS spindle and heron chainwheel. The new one is 44T and the old one had 46T. I've already got a larger cog on the hub but I don't think my wife will mind the lowered gear ratio.

clubman 01-30-16 09:06 PM

It's so cool, so original looking...wait, radial spokes? :)
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...p;d=1454125955

John D 01-30-16 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Velocivixen (Post 18499971)
@John D - I was asking you to share more about your bike. Then I made a comment to forum member gster.

Would you like to tell more about your bike?

Thank You.
The photos are from my first ride after overhauling. I rode just over 20 miles. Quite enjoyable ride. I spotted it in a photo from an estate sale. Behind a couple gas pipe ten speeds. I observed what looked like a pre-war lightweight. Sure enough it is, the Sturmey Archer hub is marked "K6". here are some as found photos.http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=501627http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=501626http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=501625http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=501624

Velocivixen 01-30-16 10:08 PM

Nice!

John D 01-30-16 10:14 PM

[QUOTE=clubman;18499998]It's so cool, so original looking...wait, radial spokes? :)
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...p;d=1454125955[/QUOTE
Yes, they did come with radial spoked front wheels in 1936!
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gster 01-31-16 10:02 AM

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gugie 01-31-16 10:15 AM


Originally Posted by noglider (Post 18494237)
I think I let go of my lust in recent years.

Yes, I've noticed the same here. Age will do that to a guy.

Wait, are we talking about bikes?

:innocent:

gugie 01-31-16 10:20 AM

Here's the Raleigh Sport that @Velocivixen traded me for. I swapped the seat out for something I'd had laying around for awhile, waiting for the right bike to put it on.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1680/2...5692d52b_b.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1654/2...aa2d06a1_b.jpg

OldsCOOL 01-31-16 07:01 PM

When I was 11 (1968) my dad bought me a used Royce Union. I could tell it was old but I didnt care, it was in great shape, even had a genset/dynamo on the front wheel that eventually lit both lights. It was a 50's bike and I rode it for several years until I bought a Motobecane 10-speed. Good memories.

gster 02-02-16 09:40 AM

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A neighbour dropped off this rough SuperCycle frame last night. I suspected that it was another Raleigh re-brand. The small Made in Canada sticker is the same as the one on my Canadian made (assembled?) Raleigh Superbe. The serial number, RN851730 decodes as R (Canada) N (October) 8 (1978).

browngw 02-02-16 10:37 AM

@gster Raleigh Canada was quite prolific in that period. I have a Sears Canada "Free Spirit" made by Raleigh ser# RE965359 (89) and a Venture "Mountain Tour" and a "Triumph" also Raleigh Canada.

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...7&d=1447441414

Does the Supercycle have 27" wheels and 23" frame?

gster 02-02-16 10:45 AM


Originally Posted by browngw (Post 18506110)
@gster Raleigh Canada was quite prolific in that period. I have a Sears Canada "Free Spirit" made by Raleigh ser# RE965359 (89) and a Venture "Mountain Tour" and a "Triumph" also Raleigh Canada.

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...7&d=1447441414

Does the Supercycle have 27" wheels and 23" frame?

No wheels, 23 1/2 " frame.

gster 02-02-16 05:00 PM

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gster 02-02-16 05:26 PM


Originally Posted by browngw (Post 18506110)
@gster Raleigh Canada was quite prolific in that period. I have a Sears Canada "Free Spirit" made by Raleigh ser# RE965359 (89) and a Venture "Mountain Tour" and a "Triumph" also Raleigh Canada.

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...7&d=1447441414

Does the Supercycle have 27" wheels and 23" frame?

I didn't know Free Spirits were Raleigh built.

browngw 02-02-16 07:21 PM

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Not all Free Spirits were Raleigh Canada, just certain models and years for Sears Canada. I have a gorgeous old 76 Supercycle made by Bridgestone in Japan and a Supercyle mixte by CCM.

Salubrious 02-03-16 11:59 AM

1955 Raleigh Record Ace. Nearly every part on the bike is alloy including the brakes. A friend of mine owns this bike. Seen here at the All-British Cycle Event (ABCE) 2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsOm6fvYIuA

shadaboot28 02-04-16 10:08 AM

Heres my 1952 Rudge Pathfinder in almost NEW condition. It's actually a 4 speed but I thought I show it anyway.

http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/...7/IMG_2114.jpg

http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/...7/IMG_2115.jpg

http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/...7/IMG_2119.jpg

http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/...7/IMG_2120.jpg

shadaboot28 02-04-16 10:15 AM

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Here's the 1935 Golden Arrow Super Sport that I used to own. I really regret selling it :(

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noglider 02-04-16 10:26 AM

@shadaboot28, I love it. I have a thing for Rudges. And yours definitely qualifies for a place in this thread.

nlerner 02-04-16 12:27 PM


Originally Posted by shadaboot28 (Post 18511350)
Here's the 1935 Golden Arrow Super Sport that I used to own. I really regret selling it :(

That's a great bike, but am I seeing front AND rear dynohubs?!

browngw 02-04-16 01:20 PM


Originally Posted by nlerner (Post 18511745)
That's a great bike, but am I seeing front AND rear dynohubs?!

I assumed it was drum brakes?

BigChief 02-04-16 02:12 PM


Originally Posted by shadaboot28 (Post 18511333)
Heres my 1952 Rudge Pathfinder in almost NEW condition. It's actually a 4 speed but I thought I show it anyway.

To me, the Clubman/ Pathfinders are the ultimate versions of this style bike. It's what we were pretending we had as kids when we stripped down our 2030 Sports bikes. Always dreamed of finding neglected one in a barn somewhere. Haven't yet, but I'm still searching. Thanks for posting the pictures of this beautiful example.

shadaboot28 02-04-16 03:30 PM


Originally Posted by nlerner (Post 18511745)
That's a great bike, but am I seeing front AND rear dynohubs?!

They are not dyno hubs. They are drum brakes :)

shadaboot28 02-04-16 03:38 PM

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Heres a few more pics of the Golden Arrow how It was when I bought it before I cleaned it up. This bike was bought new by an elderly man, used for a year or two then spent the rest of it's life in dry storage totally unmolested. Then I bought it for 50!!! The bike was immaculate, it even had the original bluemels pump and Raleigh tool kit! I ended up selling the bike for 850!! Which i now really regret. Here's a few more pictures.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=502589http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=502590http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=502591http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=502592http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=502593http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=502594http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=502595http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=502596http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=502597http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=502598


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