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More Junk! 1950 Hercules Sports

I picked this one up today for a fair price. A 1950 Hercules 3 Speed Sports.

This was built before Raleigh aquired the company in 1960.

Here it is purchased.

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At some point in it’s 66 years the original trigger has been replaced by a Sturmey Archer 3/4 speed trigger.

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Head badge looks good.

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The drive side crank is strangely bent and filed to clear the chaincase.

I suspect the spindle is backwards…

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Sports Model decal.

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Old style calipers that take a specific cable.

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An N.O.S. cable included in the sale.

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Interesting brake levers.

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An odd cable stop. I don’t think it’s correct.

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Period pump.

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Enclosed chain case.

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Nice grips.

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Hercules A Type 0 three speed hub made under licence from Sturmey Archer.

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Made in England! So there you have it.

Work to follow.

This is the closest ad I could find from 1950.

Burgundy with white fenders.

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Raleigh Built Glider For Sale

Another 3 speed Eatons Glider on Kijiji, Toronto. Appears to be in good shape with the seller asking for a best offer.

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Interesting Raleigh 3 Speed

Blog reader Steve T. brought this one to my attention. Advertised on Kijiji close to Kingston.

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A mid to late 50’s Raleigh with US Army markings.

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I suspect the headlamp was transplanted from another bike as I don’t think the US used any British Bikes. I could be wrong.

Perhaps it was a movie prop.

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1966 Dunelt 3 Speed

Also on Kijij this week is this 1966 Dunelt 3 speed with a leather Wrights saddle. Seller is asking $230 but I’m sure is open to a reasonable offer.

I’m not sure but it looks like the front forks could be bent.

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The $3.00 Bicycle

This one’s back together and somewhat roadworthy. Total costs to date (excluding labour):

New brake cable @ $3.00

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It rides and shifts OK but I think I’ll shell out for a new shifter cable ($8.00) and a new pair of brake pads ($5.00).

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It just needs a bit more cleaning and some fine tuning.


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1974 Raleigh Superbe

A neighbour brought this bike over the other day for me to have a look at. She’d bought it on an impulse last year and now realizes that it’s too tall and heavy for her to ride and carry up to her apartment….

A responsible seller should have told her this.

Someone was interested in buying it and I just gave it a quick cleaning and topped up the oil/air etc.

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An examination revealed it to be a 1974 Canadian built model and as far as I could tell was completely original with a few exceptions.

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The coveted “R” nuts were there.

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The Dynohub spun freely but did not seem to work.

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The old style bell was very nice.

The bike had new tires and pads and rode very well.

There is a lesson here for people that want to buy a vintage bicycle. There’s a greater amount of owner responsibility in the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of these things than with some modern bikes.

It’s now somehow cool to ride one of these around but you need to be prepared to do your homework.


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Beatles and Bikes

Paul on a Raleigh Tourist in Nassau 1965.

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Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show 2016!

This year’s show is scheduled for July 24th at Trinity Bellwoods Park here in Toronto.

Keep posted for details.

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For a look at last year’s show click here.

 

 


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1978 Raleigh Superbe

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Here’s another one recently listed on Kijiji Toronto.

A 23″ frame with an asking price of $280.00. This could be a Canadian built bike.

 


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1971 Raleigh Superbe

Another Kijiji Toronto listing. This one appears to be very clean and complete.

Seller is asking $370.00 and he has the fork key.

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Restored 1976 Superbe

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“This started out as a 1976 Raleigh Superbe that had been stored in the basement for  years by original owner. The Paint was excellent, tires rotted, rims rusted inside & pitted outside. Bought Sun rims & new tires but it  just kept going.”

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The brakes have been upgraded as well. Dia Copmpe 812 Calipers.

 “Saw them had to have them , 80 mm reach they fit the rear of the wheel of the Superbe with 2mm to spare. The cables are Clarks SS cables with lined housing . The combination works really well with no effort.or binding. “

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Below, Steve the owner .

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Raleigh Sports Tourist

Another Kijiji bike that showed up last week. A reasonably complete Sports Tourist (missing fenders).

The seller is asking $525.00!

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Classic SA Shifter

I’d still like to find one of these…

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Eatons Glider 3 Speed

Another Glider on Kijiji Toronto priced at a reasonable $150.00.

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1967 Raleigh Sprite 5 Speed

A nice example here with the super cool throttle shifters.

Currently for sale in Niagara Falls, Canada @ $525.00 which sounds a little high but then, what’s $500.00 worth these days?

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Raleigh Built Supercycle 3 Speed

Here’s another Kijiji Toronto item. Appears to be in very good condition but not sure of the price…

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Raleigh Serial Numbers

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Hey Hipster! Raleigh Glider for Sale!

This is the banner that appeared on Kijiji for this Raleigh built 3 speed Glider offered @ $135.00.

3 speeds are now hip!

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BSA Golden Clubman 3 Speed

Not sure what year this is but hope to find out…

Rod, lever and drum brakes!

It must weigh a ton! I was going to have a look at this one yesterday but it had already sold. Just as well, really as I have too many bikes as it is!!

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1938 Hercules Falcon Finale

Last photo of this one for the time being.
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I’ve attached an older, broken in Wrights saddle that’s more period appropriate.

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The British Cycle Show 1956


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Another Raleigh Superbe

This one appeared on Kijiji Hamilton today. Owner is asking $565.00….

It does have a factory installed battery pack option that I’ve not seen before as well as the Dynohub.

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Sturmey Archer

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Wake Up, Smith!

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Outrageous!

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Street Bikes

Here’s a single speed Flying Pigeon Light Roadster for sale down the street at Public Butter in Parkdale.

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Spring Has Sprung

The weather has finally turned around here in Toronto and I took Ol’ Faithful out yesterday for a ride.

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1971 CCM Galaxie 3 Speed

Another CCM Galaxie for sale on Kijiji Toronto @ $130.00.

The two tone seat looks good.

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Raleigh Catalogue 1955

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Raleigh Price list 1968

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