Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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 tyres. 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. Photo credit: Charl Cilliers. If you are interested in buying

Monday, September 29, 2014

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.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

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.I would be interested in knowing the approximate value of this bicycle.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

1911 - 1920 Excelsior

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

Friday, September 26, 2014

1931 - 1940 Raleigh

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1931 - 1940 Raleigh Raleigh Ladies, possibly 1920's? Ser No 32078E (as far as I can tell!) Offers to "Back-2-Bikes" Charity project, Stafford.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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.

Monday, September 22, 2014

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 tyres. 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.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

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.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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. Photo credit: Charl Cilliers.

Monday, September 15, 2014

1976 Swing Bike

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1976 Swing Bike Front and rear steering. Advertised on the "Donnie and Marie Show"

Friday, September 12, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

1931 - 1940 Columbia

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1931 - 1940 Columbia Wood-rimmed balloon tire bicycle.

Chainguard closeup.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Saturday, September 6, 2014

1968 Custom

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1968 Custom Built on a Sears frame. 5-speed stik shift.

Friday, September 5, 2014

1931 - 1940 Overland

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1931 - 1940 Overland Early 1930's Overland Balloon tire. Built by Rollfast.
Owned by Jim Locke BIKEYARD

Thursday, September 4, 2014

1931 - 1940 Belknap

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1931 - 1940 Belknap Purchased from original owner. I added the chainguard, NOS Make-a-lite generator, and nice used
headlight. Also added the white wall tires. Rest is original to bike.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

1931 - 1940 Columbia

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1931 - 1940 Columbia Decorated bicycle, National Rice Festival, Crowley, Louisiana.