Wednesday, September 30, 2009

1921 - 1930 Mead Ranger

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1921 - 1930 Mead Ranger 1920 mead ranger tallframe with tank and a 60cc motor added for extra speed. Fat red tires. spray can paint job. huntington beach california

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

1870 - 1900 Sunbeam rear quadrant

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1870 - 1900 Sunbeam rear quadrant rear quadrant from Sunbeam oilbath (part of 1896 patent)
Photo courtesy of Norman Miller, Pa. USA
from Golden Sunbeam 117602, circa 1912

This should be viewed in conjunction with the oil-filler pictures, since it shows the internal arrangements which allow the oilbath to remain oiltight in operation, yet capable of being filled and emptied through the same hole at the rear.

part of patent GB189623149

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Monday, September 28, 2009

1979 Raleigh Record Ace

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1979 Raleigh Record Ace 1979 Raleigh Record Ace Male 10-speed made in Nottingham, England. All original and complete except mismatched tires. TI Raleigh 2030 tubing, 27 x 1 1/4 RIGIDA rims, alloy Raleigh-branded cranks and stem. Suntour shifters with Raleigh-branded derailleurs. Very good paint except some scratches on the seat tube. Down tube has the "1977, 1978 Tour de France Winner Team TI-Raleigh World Champion" decal. Brooks CR3 saddle. Raleigh/Weinmann brake calipers, red "R" nut on seat post. Original Owner"s manual, warranty card and other paper. Rear Pletscher alloy rack. Generator and lighting work. 20 inch frame, measured along the seat tube.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

1979 Raleigh Record Ace

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1979 Raleigh Record Ace Decals on a 1979 Raleigh Record Ace

Saturday, September 26, 2009

1979 Custom Red Chrome

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1979 Custom Red Chrome Custom built on a 1979 Schwinn Sting-Ray frame. Three speed Stik-shift.

Friday, September 25, 2009

1986 Apollo Regent

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1986 Apollo Regent Apollo Regent 15 speed Street Bike. Not sure on the year. Very light weight, very fast and fun to drive.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

1974 AMF Renegade

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1974 AMF Renegade An older AMF RENEGADE. Has been totally re-done. Has been stripped of paint. Newer musclebike Wheels nice and wide! Stingray chainwheel. Old Rollfast handelbars and Schwinn speedo. Very F U N to ride!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

1985 Redline RL20-II ProStyler

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1985 Redline RL20-II ProStyler 1985 Redline RL20-II ProStyler - for more info please see

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

1962 Eatons Road King

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1962 Eatons Road King Eaton~s Road King from the early 60s(?) built in Hungary. It is all original. I found it holding a tarp down on a pile of earth(!) It is all original. Has 26x1 3/8 tires and a Super Granat coaster brake hub. The thing that caught my eye was the chainguard. I ended up getting the bike for free(as long as I found something else to hold the tarp down)

List this as a contribution from The CanadianCycleMuseum

Sunday, September 20, 2009

1957 Raleigh roadster

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1957 Raleigh roadster Made in Nottingham, England. All original and complete and in very good condition. FOUR SPEED Sturmey-Archer FG rear hub with built Dynohub generator. 28 inch wheels, rod brakes, enclosed chaincase. Original sales slip (sold for $50.95 on July 5th, 1957) and owner~s manual. Saddlebag has the original tools. All lighting works. Leather Brooks B73 (yes, B73) saddle. Perfect chrome. Very good paint with scratches on the top tube (from brake levers) and shallow dent in the chaincase. 24 inch frame, measured along the seat tube. Locking fork (no key). Saddle bag, battery tube and frame pump are all the same green color as the rest of the cycle. The original hand grips have deteriorated. Lucas bell. 28 x 1 1/2 inch Dunlop Tourist Sprite tires in great condition. Rides, shifts and brakes well. Purchased from original owner who says he rode it for 2 seasons and did nothing but polish it for the next 40 years.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

1987 Dyno Roadster

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1987 Dyno Roadster 1990s Dyno Roadster nice rider.options added Ape hangers exhaust pipes leather saddle bags. Marty Mullins

Friday, September 18, 2009

1987 Dyno Roadster

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1987 Dyno Roadster 1995 Dyno Roadster. I know it~s not a classic but they don~t make em anymore so who knows....I started off with just a frame and spent months chasing parts. May still add fenders but kinda like the looks of it now.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

1977 Schwinn Sting-Ray Junior

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1977 Schwinn Sting-Ray Junior Built May of 1977 Schwinn Stingray Junior. This bike is 100% original and unrestored. Has just been recently cleaned up and polished for the "new" appearance. Luckily bought at a yard sale for $20--what a steal. Also has a cool SEARS speedometer and a chrome bell w/ american flag on it. Awesome bike. photo cred: cool-cat

Sunday, September 13, 2009

1953 Monarch Rocket

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1953 Monarch Rocket This is a Monarch Rocket, complete except for the chainguard. Tank with horn, Delta Winner headlight, Lobdell-Emery saddle, and New Departure Model "D" coaster brake. Handlebar grips are "Coke Bottle" style, and have holes in the ends for colored jewels, which are missing.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

1949 Coca Cola Rollfast delivery bike

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1949 Coca Cola Rollfast delivery bike Original Rollfast Coca Cola delivery bike

Saturday, September 5, 2009

1987 Schwinn Rolling Rock

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1987 Schwinn Rolling Rock 1990s Schwinn-built Rolling Rock

Friday, September 4, 2009

1949 Legnano Roma

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1949 Legnano Roma A Legnano Roma, probably about 1948-9, with Campagnolo Corsa 4 speed gear. RIPE FOR RESTORATION.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

1911 - 1920 Century Cycle Co Royal Roadster

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1911 - 1920 Century Cycle Co Royal Roadster This is a teens or 1920~s Century Cycle Co "Royal Roadster." It has a truss frame, metal-lined 28" wood clincher rims, a leather Troxel saddle, and stitched leather grips. Rear hub is a New Departure Model A, front is a New Departure Model M. I suspect this bike was manufactured by the Mead Cycle Co, or possibly by Schwinn. Craig

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

1921 - 1930 Sunbeam Royal Sunbeam

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1921 - 1930 Sunbeam Royal Sunbeam 1923 Royal Sunbeam
Frame no. 141812.
(according to Pinkerton et al - "Sunbeam Cycles, the story from the catalogues, 1887-1957" - no.140107 was sold on 25.5.1923 and 142400 0n 23.3.23 so it probably dates from that year)

Proportion in bicycles is a subtle matter, generated by lengths and angles: to my eye, this is the epitome of the roadster bicycle, with its 26" frame and 28" wheels - it is certainly handsomer than another bike I have, with 28" wheels but only a 24" frame. I think the length of the head-tube is critical.

The bike is fitted with the "standard" Sunbeam 3-speed hub introduced in 1913 to supersede the Newill "stepped" hub pictured elsewhere on this site. It is effectively a clone of the BSA 3 speed, which was itself a version of the Sturmey-Archer X type made under licence.

This hub has two notable virtues compared to the usual Sturmey-Archer article: first, it is always in some gear, so no risk of groin-crippling pedal slip; second, the wire is slack in low gear rather than top, so that if it fails, it is easier to get home. Why Raleigh (who effectively owned S-A) did not use it on their bikes is a great mystery.

It also has "Roman rims", first made in 1897 and fitted to Sunbeams at least as early as 1902 . These were made of a patent alloy of aluminium invented by Dr Reinhard Isidore Roman, and called "Romanium"
The relevant patents can be viewed at
by keying in GB189907786 (which relates to the making of the rims)
GB189806730 (relating to the use of alloys in bicycles generally)
and GB189806729 (the actual composition of Romanium)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

1870 - 1900 Sunbeam Royal Sunbeam oilbath filler

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1870 - 1900 Sunbeam Royal Sunbeam oilbath filler Royal Sunbeam oilbath filler (patent 1896)
Another view of Sunbeam patent GB189623149, this time as fitted to my 1923 Royal Sunbeam. The removable quadrant looks a bit out of shape on the r.h. join.

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