Tuesday, May 31, 2011

1966 Columbia

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1966 Columbia Bought this one today (Nov.3~05). No readable headbadge or other decals which reveal its making. The serial number though classifies it as a ~66 Columbia. Still in fully orginional condition(front & rear baskets detached) Some schrathes in the gold metallic paint, no rust apart from the rims.

Monday, May 30, 2011

1954 Dunelt

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1954 Dunelt 1954 Dunelt. Modernized with Sun CR18 700c rims (40h rr, 32h ft), NOS Suntour Sprint ft hub. DT spokes, radial spoked ft, 3-cross rr. Conti SS 700x28 tires, Brooks B72 saddle, New Wald h/bar w/cork grips and Dia-Compe SS-7 brake levers, Dura-Ace standard-reach ft brake caliper and Wienmann 610 rr caliper, Pletscher rack, Ft fender from ~62 Raliegh-built Huffy.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

1980 JMC

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1980 JMC This was a dumpster dive rescue. I don~t know what year but I~m guessing 1979-1981. Ser #6010. I think it~s a JMC Standard. (JMC is stamped in rear of top tube) I~ve equipped it with some small cranks and seat for my son. Stem and clamp are GT, SUMO wheels,MX 1000 brakes. I just couldn~t wait to see it all together once it was primed up. I~m planning to restore it to the JMC red that it was originally. Looking for some powerlite mini bars for it.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

1952 Columbia

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1952 Columbia This is a Columbia, im not sure what year it is, or what name it is. Im trying to find some more information about it. Also I need parts for it, tank, chainguard, rear rack, i know they have them because I saw a western flyer with all that on it with the same frame.

Friday, May 27, 2011

1968 Hercules

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1968 Hercules 1968 Hercules Male 3-speed made in Nottingham, England. Sturmey-Archer model AW internally geared 3-speed rear hub. All original. That top-tube mounted shifter is original as seen in ads from 1960 Boy"s Life magazines.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

1959 J.C. Higgins

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1959 J.C. Higgins 1959 J.C. Higgins Female single speed made in USA. All original and complete. Front springer fork, tank, rear rack, dual headlight, dual tail light.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

1969 Armstrong

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1969 Armstrong Female 3-speed made in Nottingham, England. Sturmey-Archer model AW internally geared 3-speed rear hub. Good paint, chrome overall with fair chrome on the handlebars. Shifter is missing plastic face. Brooks saddle All original and complete except new 26 x 1 3/8 tires, tubes, new front fender brace and new indicator chain. 19.5 inch frame, measured along the seat tube

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

1964 Sturmey-Archer

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1964 Sturmey-Archer Sturmey-Archer AW 3-speed hub with 3 cogs and a deraileur, making it a "3x3"

Monday, May 23, 2011

1962 Armstrong

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1962 Armstrong 1962 Armstrong Male 3-speed made in Birmingham, England. Sturmey-Archer model AW 3-speed rear hub. All original and complete except new 26 x 1 3/8 tires and tubes, new rear reflector, new chain, new rear brake shoes, new thumb shifter and new gear cable. 21 inch frame, measured along the seat tube. Poor chrome, poor (worn) paint. Cool Armstrong headbadge. Bottom bracket oil port.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

1971 Viscount

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1971 Viscount Viscount. Male 10-speed. All original and complete except the saddle has been replaced. Small print says: "Hand crafted by Trusty of England". Large 24 3/4 inch frame, measured along the seat tube. Aluminum front fork. Red "V" nuts throughout. Alloy 27 x 1 1/4 MILREMO rims. Viscount quick release hubs. Alloy stem, handlebars, seatpost, Pletscher rear rack and cranks.

Friday, May 20, 2011

1971 Peugeot

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1971 Peugeot Male 10-speed. 22.5 in frame , measured along the seat tube. Bluemel fenders. Mafac brake levers, lever covers, hoods and calipers. Leather Ideal 39 saddle. Alloy AVA stem. All Simplex shifting. Joy Simplex quick release on Norman hubs. Rigida 27 x 1 1/4 Chrolux rims.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

1953 Rudge-Whitworth

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1953 Rudge-Whitworth An old gentleman had been cycling this 1953 Rudge-Whitworth for the past 40 years through the streets of Stellenbosch before I spotted it! It is in original condition barring the saddle and tires. It has 3-speed Sturmey Archer gears (handlebar-mounted shifter). The rear hub has the date code 53 7 on it, indicating that it was manufactured in July of 1953. The original headbadge is still in place and indicates that it was made in the town of Springs, South Africa. It has it~s own locking system with key mounted on the frame.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

1967 Columbia

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1967 Columbia 1967 Columbia 10-speed lightweight with cruiser-type handlebars. Paint not original, but all components original and in fairly good working condition. Replaced chain July 05.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

1978 Huffy

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1978 Huffy This is a Huffy 20 inch girls bicycle with no dents in the frame. I believe the date it was made was 1978. This bike is mostly original with a new paint job and a new Banana seat.

Monday, May 16, 2011

1911 - 1920 Excelsior

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1911 - 1920 Excelsior 1916-1920s Excelsior the ser.# is 30000 Made in michigan city In.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

1931 - 1940 Raleigh

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1931 - 1940 Raleigh Raleigh Ladies, possibly 1920~s? Ser No 32078E

Friday, May 13, 2011

1987 Ryobi motor adapted to bike

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1987 Ryobi motor adapted to bike Ryobi biycle motor second picture. To get a better idea of how this motor goes together, I have included this shot. The drive spindle is supported on the other side of the motor by a bearing. These motors have a half crank which is to say that there are only bearings on one side of the motor. Placing the bearing on the other side helps to support the spindle. If you leave the extra bearing off, there will be a bit more preasure on the one bearing inside the little motor.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

1965 Elswick

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1965 Elswick Elswick ~tradesmans cycle~ standing in guards van of an old slamdoor train. I have since replaced the plastic seat with a proper Brooks B66 saddle and acquired a trailer which I happily cycle around with up to 100lb loads. Single speed, rod brakes, fitted with 26 x 2 x 1 3/4 inch road tires. It has also been used to take 2 children in the trailer and a proper picnic basket in front of the Elswick whilst my other half uses her favourite old Hudson ladies cycle.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

1983 Rauler

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1983 Rauler Head lugs and fork crown of a 1983 Rauler serial number 23. The Raulers with these head lugs were the inspiration for the Colnago Arabesque which Rauler designed and then built the first ones.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

1967 Robin Hood

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1967 Robin Hood This is my 1967 Robin Hood 3 speed. I have the chainguard (trying to get a dent out of it) and one original hand grip. It now has new tubes and tires. Rides Great!

Friday, May 6, 2011

1954 Raleigh

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1954 Raleigh This women~s Raleigh bicycle was the property of an old gentleman living in the suburb of Cloetesville outside Stellenbosch, South Africa. Everything is original on this bike barring the seat and pedals. The bike has no gears and hence no Sturmey-Archer hub from where one could get a date code. The serial number printed on the frame below the seat reads: 66330HI. I have however not managed to find a date of manufacture since it does not correspond to any of the codes listed in the Raleigh serial number charts. I suspect that this bike is VERY OLD since it has rod-brakes, no gears and no headbadge (also no indication on the frame of there ever being a headbadge! It has an iteresting little rear reflector fitted to the carrier.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

1978 Humber

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1978 Humber Exploded diagram - REAR VIEW. (c)1950 and 1978, Raleigh Industries, LTD