Spare some change for the BNP? Let it not be said that here at Sump we’re afraid to tackle a little controversy. In fact, we love it, especially when it comes from the British National Party; the party that everyone loves to hate—or is that hates to love? To that end, we’ve just received a press release from BNP chairman Nick Griffin complete with an attached begging bowl seeking funds. Fifty-two year old Griffin is already a Member of the European Parliament North West England and now he’s campaigning to seize control of the London Assembly; that august body of never-do-wells who run the political machinery underpinning one of the greatest cities on earth. Only, the way Nick’s carrying on at the moment, it looks more likely that he’s gonna find himself not in the mayors seat but in jail for stirring up some serious racial hatred at a time when tensions are higher than they’ve been in a generation. Just check out the rhetoric: Think of the shame of the Establishment, who have ignored this systematic abuse of our innocent children and even tried to jail me for speaking out about it in two gruelling trials in Leeds Crown Court in Except that our recollection of those riots revealed an awful lot of white faces mixed up in the melee.
Some bike parts have a date code cast or stamped into the piece. This clearly is when the component was made and not when the bike was made, but unless the component or bike manufacturer had lots of stock lying around in inventory, the date should be a fairly good indication of the year of the bike. At least it would be the earliest date that the bike could have been made. Of course, all this assumes the bike has the original component.
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Raleigh Junior Model 31 Boys, 31L Girls The Raleigh Junior is for the growing boy or girl which surely provides the healthiest form of exercise and recreation there is. Sturdy and beautifully finished, they are machines which any youngster would be proud to own. The Specification — Frame: Front and rear Rim. Black enamel on Spra-bonderised rust-proof surface. Usual bright parts Raleigh-Chrome plated. Tools, toolbag, inflator, reflector.
Sturmey-Archer 3-speed Gear as illustrated.
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Brakes Older Raleigh-made brakes used special cables with moulded ends on both ends of the cables, as shown. These cables are no longer available. They were supplied in different configurations for front, gent’s rear and lady’s rear applications. The cable came with the adjusting barrel. To replace the cable assembly, you would unbolt the adjusting barrel from the caliper.
3T, founded in Torino in , is a venerable name in Italian cycling. Down the years, many great champions put their trust in 3T. Its polished-alloy racing handlebars, stems, and seatposts were legend for their perfect fit, light weight, and elegant 3T became an independent marque again and made major new investments in advanced design and engineering for the era of carbon-fiber.
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Dating Carlton Cycles
This Raleigh was apparently left outside for an extended period of time. It was badly rusted to the point where I had serious doubts about whether or not it was worth restoring. The first thing I did was take it apart and make sure the bottom bracket and headset were serviceable. As it turns out they are both savable I may need to replace the bracket spindle or axle.
And it will no longer have a chain ring guard or at least the same chain ring guard And I may need to replace all the bearings. But all this is manageable, I guess.
WELCOME TO THE BICYCLE MUSEUM. Bicycles are wonderfully simple, eloquent and efficient machines. A few of the bikes were purchased by me, or for me, new, including the brown Schwinn SuperSport, the Trek , the Univega FS, and the Trek (for one of my sons).
Fierce local climbs like Yorkshill and Carter’s Hill near Sevenoaks, Hucking Hill near Maidstone and, slightly further afield, Ditchling Beacon and Steyning Round Hill in Sussex certainly suggested otherwise, particularly when carrying a saddlebag full of food for a self-catering hostel weekend. The solution I hit on was to fit a Cyclo 2-speed converter based on the Cyclo Benelux Mark 7 derailleur to the Sturmey.
In this way, I doubled my number of gears without incurring the cost of a new hub and rebuilt wheel. This arrangement served me well, being used on my first ever solo week-long tour of mid-Wales in right through to a three-week tour of Denmark and Sweden in For the classic lightweight enthusiast wishing to recreate a period touring machine, the hybrid arrangement of hub gear and derailleur is an attractive option.
To some, it might appear to be the worst of both worlds, incurring the disadvantages of hub gearing as well as those of derailleurs, but there are significant advantages. You get a good range of gears without any necessity to dish the rear wheel significantly, it’s possible to change at least some of the gears when stationary, and all gears are usable which, because of substantial chain misalignment, is not generally the case with multiple sprockets and chainwheels.
And, of course, you are keeping alive the spirit of cycle touring in a bygone age! By far the best known and easiest to replicate hybrid system is that based on Cyclo products. This well-known company produced 2- and 3-speed converter blocks from the ‘s into the ‘s, so you can have period-correct hybrid gearing on a wide range of classic lightweights.
The blocks simply slotted on or screwed on to the SA driver, depending on whether the driver was splined or threaded, respectively. Cyclo were still in the business as late as according to the Sturmey Archer Heritage site.
Museum Bikes Prior to C. Bicycle We can only guess what C. Manufacturers sprung up overnight and disappeared just as quickly the next day.
Leavenworth, WA. Boasting Tudor revival architecture, a Bavarian Village style shopping area, an annual Bavarian Christmas celebration and one of the largest Oktoberfest celebrations outside of Munich, Leavenworth offers up a little slice of Germany in the center of .
Some of the mid ‘s straight guage frames had serial numbers starting with a single letter which was towards the end of the alphabet. This new system applied to the high-end i. Reynolds frames, and involved the placing of a character at the beginning of the serial number. The character began at the start of the alphabet, and indicated year of manufacture.
Detail about the numerals that follow the alphabet are sketchy, and are presumably sequential serial numbers of some kind. A, followed by four numerals B, followed by four numerals C, followed by four numerals D, followed by four numerals E, followed by four numerals F, followed by four numerals G, followed by four numerals H, followed by four numerals Note:
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Harris, already well known to visitors of this website four times World Sprint Champion , was discussing a new idea with Raleigh management: Harris however, still convinced at the need for a hand building section separate from the main works, suggested Raleigh buy an existing company already engaged in this hand built market. Raleigh needed this aristocratic brand to bring enthusiasts back to the company: Carlton was regarded as Tour de France material for the new world of leisure cycling beginning to emerge at the time.
Carlton came under the Raleigh banner during the spring of , and for a time Reg Harris was member of the board. Competition History In a company called British Manufactured Bearings decided to sponsor a race team and set up the B.
Freight bicycles are designed for transporting large or heavy loads. They often have a flat cargo area or large basket. Some freight bicycles also have cargo trailers. Porteur bicycles are a kind of cargo bicycle designed for carrying loads on a platform rack attached to the fork.; Butcher’s Bikes typically have a basket or storage box mounted within a framework on the front of the bike, and.
MOT scrapped for pre s vehicles Back in November we reported that this was on the cards, and now it’s official. From 18th November , the UK MOT annual inspection test will be scrapped for vehicles manufactured before , unless used for hire and reward carrying paying passengers. The reason is simple: That’s the opinion of Mike Penning, Roads Minister. So until 18th November, classic owners will be obliged to have MOT tests as and when due—assuming the vehicle is to be used on the roads.
But after that date, it’s all over. It means that collecting that free “road tax” disc from the post office, or even applying for it online, will be just that little bit more straightforward. However, owners will still be obliged to keep their vehicles in good mechanical order, and such vehicles may be subject to random roadside checks assuming anyone can find a public servant in the wake of the cuts coming at us.
Whether or not there will be a rise in the number of pre classic vehicle accidents remains to be seen. And how it will impact the classic bike trade is another unknown. But in general, classic vehicle enthusiasts if you check out the forums are happy.
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Hybrid Hub/Derailleur Gears Author Bob Damper. For my twelfth birthday way back in , my parents presented me with my dad’s old Raleigh Lenton Sports, refurbished with many new parts, including a Sturmey Archer AW 3-speed hub.
Not being a Raleigh expert, I checked on the Internet to try and find out a little more about this new bike of mine. I discovered my Raleigh ‘Tourist’ is a bit of a mystery. Also, the chain guard, which is closed by the way, clearly reads ‘Tourist’. It also has self-adjusting wire-operated brakes see image on the right , instead of rod-operated brakes which I believe are standard on Raleigh Tourists from the ’70s. In short, my Raleigh Tourist looks nothing like the Raleigh DL-1 ‘bobby bike’ from the ’70s that is generally called ‘Tourist’.
If anyone has any hints or tips or knows anything interesting to tell, please do not hesitate to contact me at raleigh at de-flux. Shortly after building this website I got some clues from various people regarding this particular Raleigh model. Sheldon Brown, a bicycle expert from the US told me it’s a dutch model, and wasn’t sold as a ‘Tourist’ in America. Warren, in reply to my message posted on oldroads , thought it might be a Raleigh Sprite that was modified and relabelled for the Dutch market.
He didn’t believe Raleigh did a lot of rebranding but this would be one of those cases. He says there are a couple of Sprite models, most with 5 speed internal or external gears. Picture of Raleigh Sprite Click for larger image. The unfortunate fate of another Raleigh. Click for larger image.
BMW R75/7 – 1977 Restored Motorcycle
The French model is not to be confused with its British counterpart. The British version has cable stops at both ends and cable housing for the entire length of the one piece cable often described as a two piece system which has a nipple welded to the middle of the cable to fit the slot in the helical bolt. The two Cyclo models seem to be a case of British pragmatism vs. I think both are to be enjoyed and experienced.
That may explain the difficulty involved in setting up the French version of this rear gear changer. Shifter cable routed through derailleur spring.
VINTAGE BIKES FOR SALE. IF IT’S TIME YOU BOUGHT A VINTAGE TREASURE You’re welcome to phone me on or email me at [email protected] It all started when I purchased the contents of a farm museum. My storage filled up fast.
This is a noncommercial, just-for-fun, hobbyist site. The primary purpose of this site is to gather and disseminate information about early lugged, steel-framed road bikes made by the Trek Bicycle Corporation , Waterloo, Wisconsin. In response to popular demand, the site has expanded to include not-so-vintage Trek bikes of all kinds as new as Mountain bikers, and carbon and aluminum aficionados do not despair – the brochure extracts on the site contain a list of specs for all of the bikes Trek produced in that year.
Additionally, the table of Trek models by year includes all Trek bikes through Additionally, specifications and pictures for and newer Treks are available on the Trekbikes. Before this site began, in various bicycle-related Internet discussion forums there were posted questions like: How old is my Trek? How was it equipped when new? What was the original selling price?
The query usually went unanswered. This site is an attempt to provide the information that answers questions such as these. What Is on This Page?