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02-18-22, 01:00 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

on FB.... Both are a bit rough though ...

on FB....
Both are a bit rough though

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/422195056300158/...
02-16-22, 02:05 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

How much time to most here put into a bike their...

How much time to most here put into a bike their fixing up, either to keep or just to flip?

Last summer I picked up a pair of 1969 Raleigh Sports bikes, the his version was rough, but the ladies...
02-14-22, 05:51 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

The factory ends on most cables don't seem to be...

The factory ends on most cables don't seem to be lead, maybe zinc or some other alloy?
While I've made or repaired a few motorcycle throttle cables I've not tried it for brake cables.
My thought is...
01-30-22, 07:20 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

Although it may be different on a Canadian built...

Although it may be different on a Canadian built bike, but the Triumph bikes I run across here usually have a generic 3 spoke chainring and ball bearing pedals.
On English built bikes, I was under...
01-11-22, 04:53 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

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Men's Raleigh 3 speed https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/d/north-wales-mens-raleigh-speed/7401691146.html

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01-11-22, 12:55 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

Vintage Bicycle Ross Europa III - $2,500 (Camden)...

Vintage Bicycle Ross Europa III - $2,500 (Camden)
https://southjersey.craigslist.org/bik/d/camden-vintage-bicycle-ross-europa-iii/7426515022.html
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01-10-22, 12:55 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

Over the past 10 or 15 years I've found a few...

Over the past 10 or 15 years I've found a few dozen of these bells on many English bikes, the emblem says YWS. They're a fairly large bell and quite loud.
My guess is either a local parts supplier...
12-16-21, 03:28 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

I have to agree, colors other than black, brown,...

I have to agree, colors other than black, brown, or pea green are rare here. The only two bikes I've had in the past 40 years that weren't those common colors were one British racing green Sunbeam,...
12-14-21, 03:29 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

I like the color on that Dunelt, I don't think...

I like the color on that Dunelt, I don't think I've ever seen anything but black down my way. Raleigh and Robin Hood are the common brands, and the Dunelts are all from the 50's. Personally, I've...
12-14-21, 03:32 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

Years ago I bought a pair of pretty rough looking...

Years ago I bought a pair of pretty rough looking old bikes at a local fleamarket. They were complete but neglected, but not rusty and not bent. I think I gave $20 for the pair at the time. One was a...
12-09-21, 12:38 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

That thing is super clean! I have a '62...

That thing is super clean!
I have a '62 Traveler hanging in the basement in the taller frame. Its fenders are trashed and the original starburst headbadge is chipped. Its biggest fault is that the...
11-13-21, 03:38 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

There were some older British bikes with 23.8mm...

There were some older British bikes with 23.8mm or 15/16" bars, but most I find are 25.4 or 26.1mm. these days. Old American bars tended to be 7/8" or 22,2mm.
26.1 is an obsolete size these days,...
11-13-21, 03:27 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

There's been a few break ins and thefts around...

There's been a few break ins and thefts around here lately too, car break ins where they steal the radiator, ac condenser, and catalytic converter, a few where they just rummaged through the glove...
11-03-21, 10:04 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

https://southjersey.craigslist.org/bik/d/mays-land...

https://southjersey.craigslist.org/bik/d/mays-landing-raleigh-vintage-girls-bike/7396265285.html
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10-26-21, 02:06 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

At 6ft 3in tall, I need a large frame bike and...

At 6ft 3in tall, I need a large frame bike and the middle weights are generally too small for me to ride comfortably. I've got two, both late 50's, one American, one Corvette, and bits and pieces of...
10-25-21, 08:07 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

This is a very good description of how each bike...

This is a very good description of how each bike feels, I own several of each and both have their advantages. I tend to keep a few single speed Schwinn bikes around, and always a few Raleigh or other...
10-25-21, 07:56 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

There's been a '65 Speedster in coaster brake...

There's been a '65 Speedster in coaster brake with chrome fenders for sale on CL here for a while now.
I bought a taller version of the same bike off the guy back in the spring. I was expecting a...
10-02-21, 01:19 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

Was the 1966-69 era Raleigh Sprite the only...

Was the 1966-69 era Raleigh Sprite the only models to use an S5 hub?

I picked up a 23" Sprite frame that takes 26" wheels a while back, I have everything but the original wheels.
It came with a...
09-24-21, 12:46 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

Years ago, in the 70's a buddies dad retired from...

Years ago, in the 70's a buddies dad retired from a company that did overhead doors.
He gave me a roll of that chain that was too big to lift. I've been picking off it for 40 years. The roll was...
08-16-21, 01:11 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

I've got a couple of clean ladies 5 speed...

I've got a couple of clean ladies 5 speed Sprites, (S5 hubs), in the garage. I had a guy here yesterday looking at a Super Tourer I was selling and he spotted the two Sprites.
He offered me $250 for...
08-16-21, 12:52 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

I've seen both the AW and SW labeled Hercules...

I've seen both the AW and SW labeled Hercules like that. Rarely do they have date codes on the AW versions but I've seen dates on the SW hubs from the later 50's.
I think all the off brand hubs are...
08-05-21, 01:35 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

Lately what i see on CL is there's only two types...

Lately what i see on CL is there's only two types of people, the first are those that email you every time the bike goes to the top of the page saying they're interested in your bike, and leave a...
07-30-21, 12:57 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

When I look at that bike I see what appears to be...

When I look at that bike I see what appears to be a plastic jockey wheel, which if original puts it after 1962.
I agree, the Snowflake crankset is usually older, but the three point style was also...
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Posted By oldspokes

I just got done switching insurance companies for...

I just got done switching insurance companies for both my vehicles. I had gotten about 20 quotes, many from the same company but with different agents and the differences were astonishing.
Some...
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Posted By oldspokes

A family friend is an attorney who deals everyday...

A family friend is an attorney who deals everyday with insurance claims. Allstate is one of a half dozen companies he told all of us to NEVER do business with. If there's a claim, he said to expect...
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Posted By oldspokes

Back in the day, we used to look at that sort of...

Back in the day, we used to look at that sort of bike and see them as total trash, but as time went on, and worse 'trash' came along they don't look half as bad.

Years ago I worked at a shop that...
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Posted By oldspokes

I sold my one owner 1982 DX4000 for $550 about 5...

I sold my one owner 1982 DX4000 for $550 about 5 years ago. It was listed for a few months but the first guy to come look at it bought it for asking price.
Mine was all Suntour Cyclone equipped with...
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Posted By oldspokes

I just sold a men's counterpart from 1965 all...

I just sold a men's counterpart from 1965 all shined up with two new tubes for $400 and its paint didn't come close to the paint on that one. $100 is a steal.
I've got a Men's frame 1962 in black...
06-09-21, 08:05 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

There's been a dozen or more nice looking vintage...

There's been a dozen or more nice looking vintage Raleigh bikes lately in the Philly and South Jersey area but none ever sell unless they're under $25. Its not just old three speeds, CL and FB in...
05-21-21, 02:37 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

There's been a ton of them around here for sale...

There's been a ton of them around here for sale too, but most are pretty rough. The nicer examples aren't selling unless their darn near free. That goes for all bikes lately.
The winter was slow,...
04-28-21, 02:24 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

I've seen a few like this over the years, but not...

I've seen a few like this over the years, but not a WF model. I had a JC Penney bike that had a "Made in England" frame, yet Shimano gears and alloy fenders.
I also had a few half and half Rollfast...
04-28-21, 01:45 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

Raleigh Bike $75...

Raleigh Bike $75...
04-25-21, 03:13 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

Bikes are rarely cheap around my way, regardless...

Bikes are rarely cheap around my way, regardless of condition.

I never thought the Raleigh c/g was flimsy, but it is a tight fit between crank arm and chain.
I can't say I've ever bent one myself...
04-23-21, 11:12 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

I would think that if the wheels were decent, so...

I would think that if the wheels were decent, so long as they're British, it would well worth what their asking in parts?
I've answered many ads like that where the bike is in so-so condition and...
04-08-21, 07:00 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

There's a guy that drives around with an old...

There's a guy that drives around with an old jitney here that buys and fixes up bikes and take them to bike swap meets. His top price on any bike is $10-$12.

I got a call about 5 weeks ago from a...
04-06-21, 08:13 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

I think there's a huge difference in the economy...

I think there's a huge difference in the economy in and outside of the major metro areas. I keep reading over and over about this bike boom yet bikes go unsold.
I rarely list or sell any bikes, the...
04-05-21, 12:32 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

Around here all the 'real' bike shops have closed...

Around here all the 'real' bike shops have closed up, there hasn't been a Giant, Trek, Raleigh, or any name brand dealer here in at least 10 years now. They all either went bankrupt or retired....
04-05-21, 01:59 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

I have a guy down the street who buys and sells...

I have a guy down the street who buys and sells bikes as a hobby and to make extra money, he does only what's needed to make it a usable bike.
I make out great because he won't touch English bikes,...
04-03-21, 09:52 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

I'm a couple hours out of NYC and about an hour...

I'm a couple hours out of NYC and about an hour out of Philly, there's bikes all over for sale that don't sell, even for cheap.
There's a half dozen used bike guys around here with rows of beach...
03-08-21, 04:16 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

I've had quite a few sellers do the very same...

I've had quite a few sellers do the very same thing lately, they must wait till they have a big load of items before they bother to pack and ship them, or they only ship one day per week. Yet they...
03-08-21, 03:18 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

I thought it was bad when I took a parts bike...

I thought it was bad when I took a parts bike apart last spring that had 11 master links and one link wired together with two master link outer links and a U shaped piece of wire shoved through both...
02-20-21, 09:48 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

Looking at the picture of how much spoke is...

Looking at the picture of how much spoke is protruding, my guess is that there's more than a 1mm error in length.
Back in the day it was very common for OEM wheels to be built with one size spoke,...
02-13-21, 11:28 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

When I was a kid there was a family across the...

When I was a kid there was a family across the street that had a Rixie triple with a front motor, the whole thing was factory, motor and all, someone from their family had brought it down from NY one...
01-29-21, 04:16 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

That article doesn't make much sense, if they...

That article doesn't make much sense, if they were pirate copies or bootleg hubs there's no way SA would have let it continue for so long.
The pics of the parts in that article do not match what...
01-29-21, 03:55 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

Nice looking bike, and a brand I haven't seen in...

Nice looking bike, and a brand I haven't seen in a while.
Were they the original rims?
Every steel wheel bike I find around here either has severe brake wear or major rust damage. I don't think...
01-26-21, 04:52 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

My guess was always that they didn't make too...

My guess was always that they didn't make too many of them, even back in the day they were few and far between. I've owned dozens of old English bikes and have only come across one in all my years...
01-26-21, 04:29 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

In digging around in my old hub pile, I pulled...

In digging around in my old hub pile, I pulled out a box of broken hubs I got from a shop that closed up over 30 years ago. The owner was tossing several buckets of old hubs so I grabbed them for...
01-26-21, 02:12 PM
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Posted By oldspokes

I was digging through my box of SA parts this...

I was digging through my box of SA parts this morning and found this 57-2 dated 36h AW shell. It sort of tells me that they never stopped making the AW when the SW was around. I've also got three SW...
01-23-21, 04:01 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

I've got two 56-11 hubs, plus one 56-10 on a 1957...

I've got two 56-11 hubs, plus one 56-10 on a 1957 Schwinn, all three are AW models.
I've seen a mix of Sturmey Archer branded hubs and Schwinn Approved hubs on those year Schwinn bikes.
The Schwinn...
01-23-21, 03:46 AM
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Posted By oldspokes

Headlight working? Your lucky its got air in the...

Headlight working? Your lucky its got air in the tires. They did spring for some cheezy streamers and some Hunt Wilde grips off some old Huffy I suppose.

There's a few local seller with the same...
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