This is the banner that appeared on Kijiji for this Raleigh built 3 speed Glider offered @ $135.00.
3 speeds are now hip!
Originally posted on a new recyclist:
I know there are a lot of battery powered lights on the market, but you can’t beat the pedal powered dynamo for instant readiness and low maintenance. Having a backup battery “stand light” is a good idea though, for when you are stopped, if you ride in totally dark areas at night ( e.g. the Fernleigh Track ) especially.
Here are some of examples of generator (dynamo) lights from my grandfather’s collection of bicycle paraphernalia. They are made by Miller of Great Britain. The generator is a 6V and 3.24W output. They still work, although the lamp reflectors have dimmed somewhat and perhaps the generator magnets have weakened over time. A modern light and dynamo like the Shimano dynohub / Busch and Muller Lumotec combo on my Gazelle gives brighter results with less pedalling effort.
The little button opens the light to access the bulb. This light is mounted upside…
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I think I’m finished with this for now.
I re routed the gear cable through a fulcrum and a cable guide, put on some vintage block pedals and a bell.
I also shortened the ends of the handlebars by about 1 1/2″.
The price of £6:8:0 for the 3 speed version converts to $672.00 in today’s money.
A solid investment for a working man in 1938!
Now I just need the weather to co operate….