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07-06-21, 03:32 AM
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I've got a pair of Robin Hood bikes here right...

I've got a pair of Robin Hood bikes here right now, both have no sign of any serial numbers, I have a slightly older, 2/65 Robin Hood with very lightly stamped numbers on the left side of the seat...
07-01-21, 12:11 AM
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I think that's likely with the Wayfarer, but the...

I think that's likely with the Wayfarer, but the Traveler had a larger seat post. I didn't measure it but I know a 25.4mm post from a Sports fell right in with a noticeable gap.

The fork was what...
06-30-21, 04:58 PM
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I had one of those here a couple of years ago, it...

I had one of those here a couple of years ago, it was a 23" men's model frame, 26" Endrick rim bike. The forks had a stamped crown, the fenders were flat top like a later Sprite, One oddity that...
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I just turned down $300 for my 'well used' but...

I just turned down $300 for my 'well used' but well maintained 1972 Typhoon. Someone saw it sitting in the driveway while I was cleaning the garage. They stopped and tried to buy it and two other...
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Looks like they upgraded the rims to a set of...

Looks like they upgraded the rims to a set of Westrick rims from a Raleigh.
Philips was the lowest brand on the ladder back then, I don't recall ever seeing one with anything but Dunlop Endrick...
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Price wise on something like those is up to the...

Price wise on something like those is up to the buyer and their intended use.
I've run a pair of cheap Huffy three speeds from the early 70's on the boardwalk for years, I picked them up for $100...
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Posted By vintagebicycle

The forks depend on what year it was made and...

The forks depend on what year it was made and which model.
They made a 'Cruiser' model with bmx type forks in the early 80's, and I think the later models had some sort of unicrown fork.
All older...
06-08-21, 07:29 PM
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Been listed a month now, but no takers. ...

Been listed a month now, but no takers.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/d/philadelphia-raleigh-tourist-city-bike/7315107837.html

When a clean Tourist in a tall frame goes unsold for a...
06-01-21, 10:01 AM
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English??? ...

English???


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Peugeot English Racing Bike - $275 (Mount Holly)...
05-25-21, 09:13 PM
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This has been listed for a LONG time, over a year...

This has been listed for a LONG time, over a year off and on with no takers, I don't get it, it looks super clean, it appears to be a 23.5" model, which I would think would be the most popular size...
05-25-21, 07:54 PM
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Spotted these on CL: A few of thee are even...

Spotted these on CL:
A few of thee are even taller 23" frames, and in pretty nice looking shape as well.
They seem to be coming out of the woodwork lately and for cheap.
A few 5 speed IGH Sprites...
04-30-21, 03:21 AM
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Judging by how many of these old bikes are listed...

Judging by how many of these old bikes are listed all over the place, I don't think there's any shortage of bikes, just a shortage of $20 bikes.
The only ads I see going up and being taken down are...
04-23-21, 12:39 AM
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Another one in NJ: Raleigh Sports - 3 speed...

Another one in NJ:

Raleigh Sports - 3 speed - 23" frame (https://southjersey.craigslist.org/bik/d/vineland-raleigh-sports-speed-23-frame/7311155364.html)


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I've owned both myself, I still have my original...

I've owned both myself, I still have my original SGP and a used SC, Both are excellent bikes, I've owned others before and after but none come close to the fit of feel of the Raleigh bikes.
I've had...
04-22-21, 01:21 PM
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The Raleigh Nottingham England 5 Speed ...

The Raleigh Nottingham England 5 Speed (https://southjersey.craigslist.org/bik/d/haddon-heights-the-raleigh-nottingham/7310924398.html)

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04-22-21, 12:56 PM
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I think that headbadge started in 1976, I had a...

I think that headbadge started in 1976, I had a 75 Grand Jubilee and it has the older flat aluminum "M" headbadge.
The problem is that all the best parts are gone. That mark is likely just a wear...
04-21-21, 12:20 AM
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There was one just like this, only in much nicer...

There was one just like this, only in much nicer condition on CL here all last summer for $40 with no takers. I finally emailed the guy and got it for $20. It was 6 miles away from my house.
Its...
04-19-21, 01:44 PM
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I worked in a shop back in the early 80's when...

I worked in a shop back in the early 80's when those were selling new, many of those came with Suntour hubs, made under license from SA, if not they had a Shimano hub.
They were a good bike, and...
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I see a 50's model Raleigh, with a rear dynohub,...

I see a 50's model Raleigh, with a rear dynohub, locking fork, and full chain case.
I also see that the chain case is dented, the lights are missing, and its got the wrong grips, and wrong saddle,...
04-12-21, 11:28 PM
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Its been my experience here that bikes only sell...

Its been my experience here that bikes only sell between November and December, or when the weather is bad for a long period. I've always just chalked it up to people being out and about all the...
04-09-21, 11:12 PM
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Raleigh 3 speed rod brake bike ...

Raleigh 3 speed rod brake bike (https://southjersey.craigslist.org/bik/d/merchantville-raleigh-speed-rod-brake/7289951093.html)$400 Posted 29 days ago
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04-06-21, 11:05 AM
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Vintage three speeds don't sell well here at all,...

Vintage three speeds don't sell well here at all, If I list one I can expect it to sit for a year on CL or FB and then if I'm lucky I may get half of what a Walmart bike would cost.

Bikes have...
04-02-21, 02:37 PM
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Those have been listed for a long time, he seller...

Those have been listed for a long time, he seller has renewed that ad quite a few times over the past year or two.
Those bikes are really rough looking in the pics. I seem to recall messaging the...
04-01-21, 06:21 PM
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I picked up a '78 Raleigh Sports last weekend, it...

I picked up a '78 Raleigh Sports last weekend, it came with one new Kenda K103 tire mounted and one loose, marked 37-590, 26x1 3/8"

Here's the mounted one vs. an original on the right. They're not...
03-07-21, 01:46 AM
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It must have been nice to ride like that, I can...

It must have been nice to ride like that, I can just imagine the sound of that thing smacking the chainstay and chainguard every time around.
02-22-21, 08:13 PM
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I had a Grand Mesa about 25 years ago, I bought...

I had a Grand Mesa about 25 years ago, I bought it at flea market after work had moved me to a new location.
The bike had 650b wheels, and at that time tires were nearly impossible to find. I nursed...
02-15-21, 02:44 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I don't see any problem with drilling the rim to...

I don't see any problem with drilling the rim to take heavier spokes, we're not talking super close tolerances when it comes to spoke holes.
Just take the time to chamfer and deburr the holes after...
02-15-21, 02:10 AM
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I think the various English brands were...

I think the various English brands were distributed fairly unevenly around the country.
I've been working on and have been around English bicycles for almost 50 years and have never even seen a...
02-15-21, 01:16 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Sounds like you need a rim and some spokes. ...

Sounds like you need a rim and some spokes.

Depending on whether or worrying about keeping it all original or not, it may be a good time to consider converting it to the more common 590mm or even...
02-15-21, 01:06 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Although I rarely buy a bike solely for resale, I...

Although I rarely buy a bike solely for resale, I have figured out that around this area its all about brand recognition and price.
People also won't pay for labor.
The only way to make a sure...
02-13-21, 03:07 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

That's probably a well suited application for...

That's probably a well suited application for that motor, if you ever rode one of those old Schwinn tandems, you know what I mean.
We had one when I was a kid and the thing had to weigh 80 lbs. It...
02-13-21, 02:17 AM
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I have two Raleigh Sports frames here, and a set...

I have two Raleigh Sports frames here, and a set of 37-700C Kenda tires on Weinmann 519 rims. The front would fit if the fork dropouts were larger, (the 9mm axles won't fit into the smaller Raleigh...
02-12-21, 08:38 PM
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02-09-21, 05:57 PM
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I suppose early on the English brands pretty much...

I suppose early on the English brands pretty much owned the market when it came to three speed bikes of this style.

When I was a kid, the local dealer sold Rollfast. My first three speed bike was...
02-08-21, 12:16 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

That style Suntour CB was a one or two year only...

That style Suntour CB was a one or two year only model, they popped up in the late 70's for a year or two and then they changed to a new design. As I recall, nothing, not even the nuts or axle are...
01-18-21, 12:52 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I worked at a Trek dealer back in the late...

I worked at a Trek dealer back in the late 70's/early 80's and into the 90's. I do remember Trek supplying us with a bunch of forks but I only remember changing out one or two. None showed any signs...
01-17-21, 10:57 PM
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I like the idea but there could be a few issues...

I like the idea but there could be a few issues with pulling forks like that, first is that the force is against the headset bearings, second is the fact that many forks may bend at their narrowest...
12-15-20, 12:07 PM
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I just checked out that link, I didn't see any...

I just checked out that link, I didn't see any 32/40h Endrick rims, just 36h.
I can buy chrome 36h anywhere over here, plus I've got them in Araya and a slightly wider version made in Italy.
I've...
12-14-20, 10:26 AM
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That sounds great but who sells them? If I could...

That sounds great but who sells them? If I could find new chrome steel Raleigh Westrick or Dunlop Endrick rims in 32/40h affordably, I'd buy a dozen to keep on hand. Rims are the single hardest thing...
12-14-20, 10:21 AM
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With all this covid mes still going on, you...

With all this covid mes still going on, you probably will want to call ahead before driving any distance to a bike shop, most that I've run across are either still doing drop off only and showing any...
12-09-20, 03:25 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I didn't think about it till you pointed out the...

I didn't think about it till you pointed out the Drive grips for wheel chairs but maybe the Coaster brand was a wheel chair brand tire? Of course that doesn't account for the brake pads and other...
12-09-20, 02:00 PM
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I bought a couple pair off CL over the summer,...

I bought a couple pair off CL over the summer, got them for $75 for two pair. I could have ordered them online for a bit less but I didn't have to wait and I prefer to spend my money local when I...
12-09-20, 11:52 AM
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I had a seller do the same thing to me last week,...

I had a seller do the same thing to me last week, but when I went to leave feedback, it wouldn't let me because the transaction was cancelled. I think it depends on how the seller ends the sale.
...
12-08-20, 10:02 PM
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Around these parts anything under $200 is a rusty...

Around these parts anything under $200 is a rusty mess these days. $125 usually won't even find you a Walmart bike. I've bought a few ladies models cheap but nothing I'd consider a keeper.

Old...
12-01-20, 11:52 PM
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I picked up a mid 60's Robin Hood in a 23" frame...

I picked up a mid 60's Robin Hood in a 23" frame off a guy in south Jersey that had a Hercules probably every bit as clean as that one for $250, it was still listed the other day when I looked. It...
11-29-20, 12:10 AM
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On CL in NJ. I bought a 23" frame Robin Hood...

On CL in NJ.
I bought a 23" frame Robin Hood off the same seller this morning.
The Hercules is as clean as any I've ever seen in recent years.
He said it came from the estate of a guy who kept it...
11-16-20, 11:10 PM
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I had one a few years ago that I picked up at a...

I had one a few years ago that I picked up at a yard sale for cheap with frozen steering. The upper bearing race was cracked and a bunch of the bearings were crushed and split. The combination...
08-03-20, 07:45 AM
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It looks to me like Michelin may have replaced...

It looks to me like Michelin may have replaced the World Tour with the Protek in 27x1 1/4", the World Tour disappeared from the catalogs last year in 27".
I have a sneaky suspicion that they're...
08-02-20, 12:40 AM
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About 10 years ago I converted a 1980 Panasonic...

About 10 years ago I converted a 1980 Panasonic DX4000 from a full Shimano 600 bike to a 7 speed internal gear rear hub with front and rear roller brakes, a straight bar, and different saddle. The...
08-01-20, 01:36 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

A few things I see that differ from the common...

A few things I see that differ from the common Raleigh clones.
Your fenders have a wider center bead area, where as every Raleigh, Robin Hood, Hercules, etc. has a very narrow 8mm raised bead on the...
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