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thumpism 02-24-23 11:26 AM

Fun ad. $40 in NC.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...38665174788449

https://scontent.fric1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...9g&oe=63FDE2CB

arty dave 02-25-23 02:25 AM


Originally Posted by thumpism (Post 22810759)
Here's a closeup of the cover piece so you know what you're getting into. Y'know, you could rig up a little bracket to hold this piece over the rear of the cog and run it without the rest of the chaincase. You could be a trendsetter in the DL-1 world. It could be like a Mohawk haircut for a bicycle. Or something.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ae31e1d9a2.jpg


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...95e8fd6bf6.jpg

Well that would be different, but then all the cool kids would start doing it! ...I hate to be boring but I think I'll just pop it into this space riiiight about here

thumpism 02-25-23 08:11 AM

Nice detail on the bike in this poster.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...94849060882221

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...wg&oe=63FEE5F5

Loop frame, chaincase, but only one rod brake.
https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...Tw&oe=63FE270B

gster 02-27-23 02:27 PM


Originally Posted by SirMike1983 (Post 22808565)
I have enough work as it is, but I caved and bought this 1953 Raleigh Reg Harris Lenton as a project. The 23 inch frame on 26 inch wheels is comfortable. I like the green and these old bikes make good riders. It's apart and undergoing a refurb right now. If the winter stays as mild as it has been, we may get an early start to the riding season... at least I hope so.

https://blogger.googleusercontent.co...r_1200x900.jpg

I would think that it originally had drop bars/club racer style

SirMike1983 02-27-23 04:07 PM

It probably had drop bars originally. The catalog pages show it as a drop bar club-style bike. It has an old set of North Road style bars on it, which I prefer over drop bars anyway. The condition matches the rest of the bike; probably converted a long time ago by the original owner.

markk900 02-28-23 08:07 AM

Probably posted this before but its winter here and Im jonesing to get out again and ride so was looking at pics.


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...343a75527.jpeg

SirMike1983 02-28-23 09:36 AM

Humber blue is one of their best colors. I prefer it over the burgundy, and even the dark green.

thumpism 02-28-23 10:17 PM

Pretty decent Colt for $100 in NY.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...15006392191011

https://scontent.fric1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...8w&oe=6404728E

thumpism 03-01-23 10:37 AM

Ladies' clubman dresser for $80 in MI.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...03803487959884

https://scontent.fric1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...Zg&oe=6405057E

thumpism 03-02-23 06:12 PM

$150 and about an hour away from me. Good thing I'm completely over all things Tourist.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...90382591501105

https://scontent.fric1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...AQ&oe=6405CCE6

thumpism 03-02-23 06:29 PM

$100 Humber in MI.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...15654044265181

https://scontent.fric1-1.fna.fbcdn.n..._Q&oe=6405576A

thumpism 03-02-23 06:34 PM

The Sports we all need, a motorized 23" for $50 in NC.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...35071660960507

https://scontent.fric1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...ew&oe=64058FB2

thumpism 03-02-23 07:42 PM

Looks like a ladies' 23" for $75 in NY.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...28873354952725

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...sw&oe=640604F1

thumpism 03-02-23 07:51 PM

Probably overpriced, but oldish and quaint and loaded.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...58744232859196

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...Gw&oe=640595A3

vintagebicycle 03-02-23 07:58 PM


Originally Posted by thumpism (Post 22817412)

I had one of those 'Bike Bug motors on an old Columbia three speed back in the 70's, it worked well but having the motor in front meant you got all the exhaust smoke and fumes in the face. Not to mention it sounded like a cheap weed trimmer running wide open.

thumpism 03-04-23 08:19 PM

How about a German one? Here's a Lloyd with a Sachs hub and a nice cradle frame.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...08303639581518

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...Aw&oe=64080A8E

thumpism 03-04-23 08:34 PM

Dutch with drums, this is Sparta!

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...24941389094937

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...IQ&oe=6408A787

thumpism 03-05-23 08:51 AM

$200 in NH. Probably overpriced.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...26934871096357

https://scontent.fric1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...ig&oe=640A4B03

cudak888 03-05-23 09:15 AM


Originally Posted by thumpism (Post 22819795)

That's no later than 1949, but absolutely is overpriced. My '52 was in better overall shape, wasn't rod brake, men's frame, came from NH, and was all of $75 on eBay.

-Kurt

thumpism 03-05-23 09:12 PM

"6 Old Raleigh Bicycles" for $1500 in PA.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...69856517502056

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...gQ&oe=64095ECE

nlerner 03-06-23 09:48 AM

I got the 1938 Maclean Featherweight in rideable condition over the weekend. Kind of a mix of various era parts. Rear hub is an alloy shell AW dated 1953. Wheels are 597mm/EA1 w/ Weinmann rims originally from a '48 Claud Butler. Titan steel stem and GB Maes bars, 1970s Weinmann levers and brakes. Saddle is a rubber Dunlop model that's reasonably comfortable but weighs a ton and will probably get replaced by a Brooks. I'm thinking this will be my Lake Pepin 3-speed ride bike.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ec87afde65.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...18cca58673.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...69ec547aff.jpg

SirMike1983 03-06-23 11:09 AM


Originally Posted by nlerner (Post 22820836)
I got the 1938 Maclean Featherweight in rideable condition over the weekend. Kind of a mix of various era parts. Rear hub is an alloy shell AW dated 1953. Wheels are 597mm/EA1 w/ Weinmann rims originally from a '48 Claud Butler. Titan steel stem and GB Maes bars, 1970s Weinmann levers and brakes. Saddle is a rubber Dunlop model that's reasonably comfortable but weighs a ton and will probably get replaced by a Brooks. I'm thinking this will be my Lake Pepin 3-speed ride bike.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ec87afde65.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...18cca58673.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...69ec547aff.jpg

That's really sharp. What brand and size of fenders are those? I'm looking at options for the 1953 Lenton fenders and fenders sized for EA1 specifically are hard to locate. I wonder if regular 650A or even 27 inch could be made to work.

thumpism 03-06-23 12:17 PM


Originally Posted by SirMike1983 (Post 22820918)
That's really sharp. What brand and size of fenders are those? I'm looking at options for the 1953 Lenton fenders and fenders sized for EA1 specifically are hard to locate. I wonder if regular 650A or even 27 inch could be made to work.

Those look like Bluemels Club Special to me. They're plastic so could probably be bent to fit pretty easily.

nlerner 03-06-23 12:31 PM


Originally Posted by thumpism (Post 22820996)
Those look like Bluemels Club Special to me. They're plastic so could probably be bent to fit pretty easily.

Bluemels Lightweights, a bit wider than the Club Specials. @SirMike1983, these were probably made for 27 wheels, but they do fit the curve of these smaller wheels without undo bending. Kind of a classic English fender line!

1989Pre 03-06-23 02:21 PM

Nlerner, that MacLeans is awesome! You must be thrilled. It looks like it has a large sprocket on the AW. I love the Russ-style forks. Titan steel stem is a nice touch.

SirMike1983 03-06-23 04:30 PM


Originally Posted by nlerner (Post 22821013)
Bluemels Lightweights, a bit wider than the Club Specials. @SirMike1983, these were probably made for 27 wheels, but they do fit the curve of these smaller wheels without undo bending. Kind of a classic English fender line!

Interesting about the 27 inch fenders - something I need to check out when buying fenders for the Lenton I'm working on.

Ged117 03-07-23 11:59 AM

This well-used Raleigh is posted locally, the transfer is one I don't think I've seen before. I'm always on the lookout for green frames in tatty shape, so posted for info. Could this be a Lenton Sports?

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1ce2d26e59.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8ff82cdee6.jpg

cudak888 03-07-23 12:32 PM

That looks like a Get It and Don't Ask Questions model.

-Kurt

Ged117 03-07-23 01:36 PM


Originally Posted by cudak888 (Post 22822094)
That looks like a Get It and Don't Ask Questions model.

-Kurt

You may be right. Thanks for the chuckle. I'm going to try and get it. If it works out I'll clean up the rust, do some kind of clear coat, and transfer my commuter parts.

clubman 03-07-23 04:32 PM

I'm guessing a mid/late 50's Sports based on the non-detachable chain ring and metal mudguards. Could be plain gauge 531 or Hi-ten


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