Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:06 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 33 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:32 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:49 am
Posts: 4061
Location: A veritable floating palace
retrowagen1234 wrote:
chris667 wrote:
Is that yours? I saw that on london fixed gear.... Was contemplating p.m'ing to ask if its for sale :lol:


Fame at last!

Alas, I had to get rid of it. It would have fallen to bits if I kept using it, and I didn't have access to a workshop to do the restoration job it so patently deserved.

My mate Graham did it up; it has been refinished in its original pearlescent green with gold lettering, and has all new parts; it's beautiful now, BOTM material.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:35 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:23 pm
Posts: 747
Location: NEW FOREST HANTS
Got any pics of it as it is now? Nothing better than a nice ol raleigh :D

Ive done the same thing a few times... Best to move it on if you havnt got the time or space for a resto or the work it needs...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:49 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue May 11, 2010 4:13 pm
Posts: 636
Location: Scarborough
Do Lentons / Clubmans take 26 inch wheels rather than 27?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:16 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:23 pm
Posts: 747
Location: NEW FOREST HANTS
Goldie wrote:
Do Lentons / Clubmans take 26 inch wheels rather than 27?


Yeah, Supposedly 26" x 1 1/4"


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:20 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:49 am
Posts: 4061
Location: A veritable floating palace
I really regret getting rid of that old Raleigh. But I'd be too worried to own it now it's sorted.

There's probably pictures at www.togglechaintour.co.uk if you look. I don't think the connection here is letting me see it.

As to wheel sizes, it depends when they were built. Mine had 26 x 1 1/4" wheels but later ones were 27 x 1 1/4".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:11 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:23 pm
Posts: 747
Location: NEW FOREST HANTS
My grandad was good enough to dig his photo album out last night, And when my dad came home, He brought this with him... I scanned it in...


The bike in question, Pictured around 1951

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:31 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue May 11, 2010 4:13 pm
Posts: 636
Location: Scarborough
I really like the way they look, with more relaxed frame angles and smaller wheels than I'm used to on a sporting road bike. That brunswick green looks fantastic as well. Were Raleigh selling these as do anything bikes - bit of weekend touring, take the bag and lights off for racing?

Having a hard time not immediately trying to score one on ebay...

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Lenton.
PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:43 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:38 pm
Posts: 1470
Location: The Lovely Lincolnshire Wolds and by the sea in Sussex
Note the mention of Reg Harris - my Lenton is in Reg's signature colour: often referred to as Reg Harris Red. Harris was a five times World Champion (I think 5).

Note the highly underrated Sturmey Archer hub, a great innovation and older classic bicycles look great with them.

This would have been an allrounder, from the days when you didn't need ten different bikes - one for reach discipline.

We're all rather gullible these days, marketing has usurped product - why we get these awful bicycle frames from the far east.

Why do you think bicycle frames come in small medium and large with the super fashionable sloping top tubes and lots of seat post extension?

Roadking.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:50 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:23 pm
Posts: 747
Location: NEW FOREST HANTS
Anyone got any idea how many spokes these things had?


Rear wheel preferably? Want to start looking for hubs / rims and that sort of thing... But if i buy a 3 speed equipped bike, The hub will be swapped for a period one minus the 3 speed.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:14 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:49 am
Posts: 4061
Location: A veritable floating palace
40 spokes for the back wheel, 32 for the front. The way good bikes ought to be, bearing in mind the back wheel carries 2 1/2 times the weight of the front.

It would most likely have been a 4 speed, too. Not a 3 speed.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 33 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Jonny69 and 16 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group