Spare some change for the BNP? Let it not be said that here at Sump we’re afraid to tackle a little controversy. In fact, we love it, especially when it comes from the British National Party; the party that everyone loves to hate—or is that hates to love? To that end, we’ve just received a press release from BNP chairman Nick Griffin complete with an attached begging bowl seeking funds. Fifty-two year old Griffin is already a Member of the European Parliament North West England and now he’s campaigning to seize control of the London Assembly; that august body of never-do-wells who run the political machinery underpinning one of the greatest cities on earth. Only, the way Nick’s carrying on at the moment, it looks more likely that he’s gonna find himself not in the mayors seat but in jail for stirring up some serious racial hatred at a time when tensions are higher than they’ve been in a generation. Just check out the rhetoric: Think of the shame of the Establishment, who have ignored this systematic abuse of our innocent children and even tried to jail me for speaking out about it in two gruelling trials in Leeds Crown Court in Except that our recollection of those riots revealed an awful lot of white faces mixed up in the melee.

The rise and fall of the Raleigh bicycle brand in Canada

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His trade expands prosperously. In the same year, the first complete, Gazelle branded bicycle is sold. Gazelle introduces its first motorbike, which however, was not made by Gazelle itself. Despite the prosperous trade Arentzen withdraws himself from the company. With a big expansion of their original premises, and with the modern, specialised machinery, their own production plans can be fully realised.

They specialise in the fabrication of complete bicycles. Meanwhile Gazelle’s wholesales activity becomes increasingly important. In the next twenty-five years the company grows steadily. The domestic outlet as well as the international demand increase significantly. This is also due to the growing market for Gazelle bikes in Indonesia, at that time a Dutch colony.

Besides standard bicycles, several kinds of motorised bicycles, delivery bicycles and carrier tricycles were produced for various sectors of industry. Gazelle introduces the cross frame models 9X and 8V. Gazelle cross frame As a value variety the brand Invicta appears in the Gazelle catalogue.

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Contact The History of the Folding Bike There have been many who have laid claim to the invention of the folding bike. Humorously, a bike manufacturer who shall remain nameless so as to not unduly embarrass them audaciously claims on their website to have produced the world’s first folding bike in Wishful thinking by their marketing department I suppose.

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Some of the mid ‘s straight guage frames had serial numbers starting with a single letter which was towards the end of the alphabet. This new system applied to the high-end i. Reynolds frames, and involved the placing of a character at the beginning of the serial number. The character began at the start of the alphabet, and indicated year of manufacture. Detail about the numerals that follow the alphabet are sketchy, and are presumably sequential serial numbers of some kind.

A, followed by four numerals B, followed by four numerals C, followed by four numerals D, followed by four numerals

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This is a noncommercial, just-for-fun, hobbyist site. The primary purpose of this site is to gather and disseminate information about early lugged, steel-framed road bikes made by the Trek Bicycle Corporation , Waterloo, Wisconsin. In response to popular demand, the site has expanded to include not-so-vintage Trek bikes of all kinds as new as

Above: Beautiful Rudge Brooklands photographed at this April’s Stafford Show by British artist Martin Squires. If you’re a bike club secretary, show organiser, or just an ordinary guy (or girl) looking for some cool and classy design work, check out Martin’s digitally painted ink sketches.

The French model is not to be confused with its British counterpart. The British version has cable stops at both ends and cable housing for the entire length of the one piece cable often described as a two piece system which has a nipple welded to the middle of the cable to fit the slot in the helical bolt. The two Cyclo models seem to be a case of British pragmatism vs. I think both are to be enjoyed and experienced. That may explain the difficulty involved in setting up the French version of this rear gear changer.

Shifter cable routed through derailleur spring. Once you have sourced an appropriate cable I harvested a NOS cable from a British Cyclo, which had its nipple welded on to the cable — you can also source a nipple that can be threaded on to any tandem length shifter cable , one of the most baffling elements of the set up is how to keep cable tension on the rear nipple, which must engage the helicoid bolt in order for the gear to shift.

The photo above from a advertisement shows that the cable is routed through the derailleur spring. This definitely helps keep the cable nipple in place, but it is not a perfect solution.

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Fierce local climbs like Yorkshill and Carter’s Hill near Sevenoaks, Hucking Hill near Maidstone and, slightly further afield, Ditchling Beacon and Steyning Round Hill in Sussex certainly suggested otherwise, particularly when carrying a saddlebag full of food for a self-catering hostel weekend. The solution I hit on was to fit a Cyclo 2-speed converter based on the Cyclo Benelux Mark 7 derailleur to the Sturmey.

In this way, I doubled my number of gears without incurring the cost of a new hub and rebuilt wheel. This arrangement served me well, being used on my first ever solo week-long tour of mid-Wales in right through to a three-week tour of Denmark and Sweden in

Freight bicycles are designed for transporting large or heavy loads. They often have a flat cargo area or large basket. Some freight bicycles also have cargo trailers. Porteur bicycles are a kind of cargo bicycle designed for carrying loads on a platform rack attached to the fork.; Butcher’s Bikes typically have a basket or storage box mounted within a framework on the front of the bike, and.

Brakes Older Raleigh-made brakes used special cables with moulded ends on both ends of the cables, as shown. These cables are no longer available. They were supplied in different configurations for front, gent’s rear and lady’s rear applications. The cable came with the adjusting barrel. To replace the cable assembly, you would unbolt the adjusting barrel from the caliper.

These cables can often be revived by dripping oil into them and working them back and forth. Later Raleigh-made brakes used standard cables with conventional anchor bolts. Chainguard Braze-ons Older models had a braze-on with a tapped hole on the right chain stay , behind the chainwheel , to secure a full chaincase. Some later models had simple braze-ons on the seat tube and down tube to secure a “hockey-stick” chainguard.

Fork Ends Older models had forged front fork ends , which are 3-dimensional, and are round where they fit into the end of the fork blade. These fork ends are countersunk on the outer surface, to accommodate the old-style axle nuts which had a shoulder that fit through the washer. The shoulder provided secondary wheel retention. Later models had flat, stamped fork ends, fitted into domed and slotted fork blades.

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Some bike parts have a date code cast or stamped into the piece. This clearly is when the component was made and not when the bike was made, but unless the component or bike manufacturer had lots of stock lying around in inventory, the date should be a fairly good indication of the year of the bike. At least it would be the earliest date that the bike could have been made. Of course, all this assumes the bike has the original component. The most likely components to be original are the stem, handlebars, seatpost, and brakes.

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Buyer Feedback Welcome, jerks. Yeah, I got the fever. Three or four years ago, a rabid, red-eyed zombie sank its rotten teeth into my arm and thus I was infected with a peculiar strain of irrational obsession. Since then I have breathed, eaten, and slept bikes and almost nothing else. Maybe a vaccine will be invented, or maybe it’ll simply pass, but until then I’m a slave to my compulsion to buy, transport, take apart, degrease, scour, lube, polish, assemble, tune, tighten, align, wax, buff, and yes, ride, ride, ride these magical two-wheeled machines.

So, the idea is, on this page I’m going to post pictures and perhaps stories of bikes that I’ve refurbished and ridden or ones that are in the process or recently completed. Maybe it’ll expand from there.

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