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sailorbenjamin 01-09-13 10:50 PM

Ratrodbikes.com?

slowtostart 01-10-13 04:57 AM

Beautiful bicycle. The step through frames never look as elegant to me as the ones you gentlemen ride.

I snapped the end of one of my kick stands and have decided to simply replace with a new one for my Sports. Has anyone used the Pletscher double legged stand? This legs on this one both fold up to one side.

http://harriscyclery.net/product/sks...stand-1034.htm

noglider 01-10-13 07:00 AM


Originally Posted by RALEIGH_COMP (Post 15137611)
recently bought this '54 sports, started another thread on it, but i can't resist posting another picture of this baby!
http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/v...o/DSC00525.jpg
it needs some tlc but still... it's perfect!

You got VERY lucky there. Looks to be in decent shape. The chrome appears to be coming off the front rim. I hope that works out. If not, you can buy nice aluminum CR18 rims as replacements and reuse the old spokes. I've done this several times on three speeds.

RALEIGH_COMP 01-10-13 11:24 AM

Noglider- thank you! and yes the chrome is not so good, i think it is also happening on the rear as well :(. I have yet to get into wheel building, perhaps its a good time to start.

harris cyclery has complete wheels for a decent price. tempting...

folderfan550 01-10-13 12:14 PM

It's a Bendix Stick Shift. There was one on a 3-speed I picked up a couple of years ago.


Originally Posted by RALEIGH_COMP (Post 15139038)
where can i get a shifter like this?
http://images.craigslist.org/3Kd3F43...664f0d1295.jpg


wahoonc 01-10-13 05:48 PM


Originally Posted by slowtostart (Post 15140403)
Beautiful bicycle. The step through frames never look as elegant to me as the ones you gentlemen ride.

I snapped the end of one of my kick stands and have decided to simply replace with a new one for my Sports. Has anyone used the Pletscher double legged stand? This legs on this one both fold up to one side.

http://harriscyclery.net/product/sks...stand-1034.htm

I use one of those on my big city bike and it works just fine. You will probably have to trim it to fit.

I like it just fine.

Aaron :)

slowtostart 01-10-13 06:17 PM


Originally Posted by wahoonc (Post 15143000)
I use one of those on my big city bike and it works just fine. You will probably have to trim it to fit.

I like it just fine.

Aaron :)

Yikes! Hopefully it's obvious that I wrote that before finishing my first cup of coffee. So happy you could translate in spite of my stupor.

Okay, I have complete faith in you and will place my order. I cart lots of stuff and need to be able to balance the load. The demise of the original kickstand may prove to have been a blessing.

STS

wardie 01-10-13 08:58 PM

I am new to three speeds , just purchased a Ross Eurotour with a Shimano 3 speed. Bike is in decent shape has all guards. S/N is 9 digits 575186611. I am told their shoul;d be 10 digits but I can't find anything else? I'd like to know the year of the bike. It has 26" x 1 3/8th inch white wall tires. Can anyone shed some info on the Ross. Web searching yielded limited information. Wardie

wahoonc 01-11-13 05:45 AM


Originally Posted by wardie (Post 15143644)
I am new to three speeds , just purchased a Ross Eurotour with a Shimano 3 speed. Bike is in decent shape has all guards. S/N is 9 digits 575186611. I am told their shoul;d be 10 digits but I can't find anything else? I'd like to know the year of the bike. It has 26" x 1 3/8th inch white wall tires. Can anyone shed some info on the Ross. Web searching yielded limited information. Wardie

Post a picture of the drive side. Which 3 speed hub? I would guess 70's that is when the Eurotour was popular.

Aaron :)

steve tdi 01-11-13 08:11 AM

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Wardie the three speed Ross Eurotour is Shimano 333 fitted or I should say at least mine is. There is a thread in C and V about Ross history or something , do a "Ross" search to find it, lots of great information. There are contacts within thread that could help you sort out the details.

On to this threads theme, Just found a 72 Sports in rather good shape, paint and mechanicals.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=292994

For those interested I am putting together a free 3 Speed Ride (non lycra preferred) get together this April in SE Michigan. The date is planned for the 21st. Will take place in the Algonac area, on, and around Harsens Island. Further details can be found in the Rides and Events section for the Great Lakes on BF. Seems to be a bit of local interest though many aren't thinking of riding yet.

RALEIGH_COMP 01-11-13 04:40 PM

I posted this on the craigslist thread as well but i like it so i'm sharing it.

http://images.craigslist.org/3Gf3Ib3...d5703e1037.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/3F83I23...f2bde41a8c.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/3n93Eb3...4388d2141f.jpg

did they they actually come this way ever? looks nice either way

AL NZ 01-11-13 06:54 PM

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English, but not a 3 speed roadster: a 'little sister' single-speed Phillips Roadmaster 20" child's cycle, probably 50's in age but I'm not sure

just had its first shakedown 5 minutes ago.
I've tidied the bike up with WD40 to the paint, oxalic acid to the chrome, a spray-on phosphoric acid product and steel wool to the rims, and thorough dismantle clean and re-oil/grease all bearings - rides like a dream according to my daughter, and ready for the world-famous-in-NZ Art Deco weekend here in Napier in 5 weeks time...

adventurepdx 01-11-13 11:13 PM


Originally Posted by steve tdi (Post 15144647)
For those interested I am putting together a free 3 Speed Ride (non lycra preferred) get together this April in SE Michigan. The date is planned for the 21st. Will take place in the Algonac area, on, and around Harsens Island. Further details are can be found in the Rides and Events section for the Great Lakes on BF. Seems to be a bit of local interest though many aren't thinking of riding yet.

I'm interested! But I live in Portland and won't be able to make it out, this year at least. Still hope to get to the Lake Pepin ride one of these years. Good luck on it.

Since we're on the subject, I'll be doing a few Three Speed Rides in Portland, OR this year. The first one, the Almost Spring edition, is scheduled for Sunday March 3rd. (3-3-13!) I'll post more details when they become available.

smontanaro 01-12-13 07:52 AM


Originally Posted by steve tdi (Post 15144647)
For those interested I am putting together a free 3 Speed Ride (non lycra preferred) get together this April in SE Michigan. The date is planned for the 21st. Will take place in the Algonac area, on, and around Harsens Island. Further details can be found in the Rides and Events section for the Great Lakes on BF. Seems to be a bit of local interest though many aren't thinking of riding yet.

I will take this opportunity to once again plug the Vintage Cycling events Google calendar. You can view it here:

https://www.google.com/calendar/embe...merica/Chicago
(or http://tinyurl.com/agptsu9). You can also find it on the bottom of the Classic Rendezvous website's front page (http://www.classicrendezvous.com/).

I don't always make it around to the many places where events get listed, so if you have something you want to list, feel free to drop me a note (skip@pobox.com). I'm happy to allow people on as editors as well (share the load).

Skip Montanaro
Evanston, IL

jamesj 01-13-13 06:38 PM

jeez I want that.



Originally Posted by RALEIGH_COMP (Post 15146739)
I posted this on the craigslist thread as well but i like it so i'm sharing it.

http://images.craigslist.org/3Gf3Ib3...d5703e1037.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/3F83I23...f2bde41a8c.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/3n93Eb3...4388d2141f.jpg

did they they actually come this way ever? looks nice either way


Salubrious 01-17-13 04:57 PM

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My '72 Superbe, a craigslist find. It had been ridden in the salt and snow and put away wet; the rims were shot! I replaced them with 26" alloy rims and used a radial pattern on the dynamo side of the front. Everything seems to be there except the key, of which I should be seeing a replacement fairly soon. I'm in a quandry about how far I should push it to lighten up the bike- I have a nice upright handlebar set I've been saving for years and have an alloy seatpost for it too.

A few drops of Kroil and the hub began shifting again. The dynamo seems to work fine. Trying to sort out what to do about the missing lens on the taillight. One idea is to install some LEDs inside the reflector on the rear fender. But if I can find the lens then I will likely go with that. At any rate its ride-able now. But I have to wait until the salt is cleared of the roads. Hoping it will be a nice ride for local stuff and the Pepin 3-speed ride.

debit 01-17-13 06:31 PM

Salubrious, very nice! I've heard the Lake Pepin Tour is a blast.

detroitwipeout 01-18-13 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by RALEIGH_COMP (Post 15137611)
recently bought this '54 sports, started another thread on it, but i can't resist posting another picture of this baby!
http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/v...o/DSC00525.jpg
it needs some tlc but still... it's perfect!

That chainring is awesome. I just saw one like that for the first time on a craiglslist posting I found. http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/bik/3554700326.html

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=294290

Munny 01-19-13 05:34 AM

My collection of Belgian bikes is taking a strange direction since recently I've bought a third road bike of the late thirties with sturmey archer drum hubs.

I already had a Van Hauwaert and I'm restoring a Bekaert, both with KT hubs.
Now the last one is using an early AB rear hub.

I need to dismantle all the spokes because the previous owner painted everything in yellow
(Frame in blue with yellow smileys and hubs, spokes, rim... in yellow)
http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gp.../cIMG_3873.jpg

The front hub wasn't difficult except this sticky yellow paint.
But for the rear one, on this AB hub, the cog is screwed (threaded hub) instead to be hold with the usual spring.

How can I stop the hub from turning so that I could unscrew the cog with a wip ?

jrecoi 01-19-13 05:02 PM

Bikesmith Design puts it best:

To remove a cog from a threaded driver;
1. Remove the right cone and lift out the driver with the cog attached.
2. Place a piece of 5/16" or 1/4" bar stock or plate in a vice
3. Slip the driver splines onto the bar.
http://bikesmithdesign.com/SA/driver-bar.jpg
4. Remove the cog with a chain whip.
5. After re-installing the driver, cone, RH cone locking washer and locknut, always adjust
bearing play with the left cone.

Munny 01-20-13 02:50 AM


Originally Posted by jrecoi (Post 15175364)
Bikesmith Design puts it best:

To remove a cog from a threaded driver;
1. Remove the right cone and lift out the driver with the cog attached.
2. Place a piece of 5/16" or 1/4" bar stock or plate in a vice
3. Slip the driver splines onto the bar.
http://bikesmithdesign.com/SA/driver-bar.jpg
4. Remove the cog with a chain whip.
5. After re-installing the driver, cone, RH cone locking washer and locknut, always adjust
bearing play with the left cone.

Thanks !
I'll start asap

Munny 01-20-13 03:58 AM

Job done.
The cog was ready for the garbage bin and will be replaced by a track cog.

I also removed the spokes and started to strip the paint.
The hub is an AB8 which I'd like to interpret as of 1938. Correct ??

Just some comment about pre war Sturmeys in Belgium :
Altough next to France, over here the luxury bikes were equiped with Sturmey Archer hubs while the French market was still dominated by quite inneficient derailleurs.
The issue is the tyres size.
On a very small market, we were using 650 c sizes that can only be found in very narrow section nowadays.

This Bury is not the ultimate luxurious one.
Not like my 2 others,
No alloy mudguards (steel)
No alloy handlebars and seat post
No multiple colors paint ...

clubman 01-20-13 08:50 PM

This is one of the freakiest Raleigh's I've ever seen.

http://tinyurl.com/bjspr23

If you check this guys auctions, you see he has the correct rod brake holders/mounts for the bifurcated forks. I'm thinking this guy disassembles everything and sells if off piecemeal.

I can only imagine that some manager at Raleigh must have decided to build some parts bin bikes with some 1950's Humber forks. I would love to have some of those.

Velognome 01-20-13 08:54 PM

Really freaky, the other week a complete bike in red(?) sold; Raleigh, Humber forks, twin top tube...I thought it is was a frankenbike with a repaint...guess not huh?

jrecoi 01-20-13 11:37 PM


Originally Posted by clubman (Post 15179746)
This is one of the freakiest Raleigh's I've ever seen.

http://tinyurl.com/bjspr23

If you check this guys auctions, you see he has the correct rod brake holders/mounts for the bifurcated forks. I'm thinking this guy disassembles everything and sells if off piecemeal.

I can only imagine that some manager at Raleigh must have decided to build some parts bin bikes with some 1950's Humber forks. I would love to have some of those.

Dutch market frankenbike?


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