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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:00 pm 
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As suggested by Kaiser, let's out our old road bikes

1937 Silver Sunbeam

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1933 Sunbeam Road Racer

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1930s Armstrong

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1951 Humber

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1949 Rudge Tourist- latest acquisition - one owner, only 4,000 miles

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Mmmm, maybe I've got too many bikes...


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:05 pm 
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You can never have too many bikes ......surely ;)

Lovely collection by the way mate.

Jamie


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:21 pm 
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You were supposed to put it in the roady section on the main site. In here most of the roadsters will be yours Epicyclo :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:29 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:
You were supposed to put it in the roady section on the main site. In here most of the roadsters will be yours Epicyclo :facepalm:

Sorry!


But then I'd have to talk to roadies.

In any case if you look at my pics, you'll see my bikes spend most of their time anywhere but the road... :)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:49 pm 
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Can't provide any pics of old roadsters myself, but would like to see more if anybody's got one.
Like those Sunbeams 8) Was that the same factory that made the motorcycles? I nearly bought an S7 when I was a student. Couldn't afford the £300. When I see what they go for now....


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:40 pm 
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I have a bastardised one, only the frame and chainset are original. The rest is AHead hybrid forks and knobbly tyred fixed gear wheels with cruiser bars.
I'll try and find a picture but its not as classy as an original. I did have a Raleigh Sport as did my father and my last bike bought for me as a kid was a Raleigh Connoseur which was another 26" wheeled roadster.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:28 am 
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beautiful bikes epicyclo, thanks for sharing

that's a cracking train you've got there too :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:13 pm 
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Just bought an NOS chrome fork with a long steerer that will hopefully allow me to build up my old roadster a bit more like it was originally meant to be. A hybrid fork with canti bosses doesn't really look right on it but i'm leaving the aftermarket stickers on for that ghetto feel :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:45 pm 
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Very nice collection and nice pictures, it's good to see them out and getting used too! When I was younger my Dad revived his boyhood bike as a project with us, I must get it out of the shed and cleaned up a little - it's nothing fancy, CWS I think. These pictures combined with the milder weather make a gentle spin on the old thing quite an appealing thought!

There's something very civilised about the fully enclosed chain, mudguards and hub gears although I'm not sure I'd have the energy to take one up any significant inclines (particularly off-road!) The flat pedals are a bit of a shock to the system too.

The first picture looks kind of familiar, can't exactly place it though...


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:37 am 
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ajm wrote:
...The first picture looks kind of familiar, can't exactly place it though...


Well if you're near Dingwall, and want to take the CWS out for a spin we could do a tea and cakes ride and avoid the hills. :)


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