View Single Post
Old 11-05-2011, 02:48 AM
Intrepid Wheelwoman's Avatar
Intrepid Wheelwoman Intrepid Wheelwoman is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Hauraki District, New Zealand
Posts: 2,835
Default Re: Scored an english armstrong

If it's an 'oiler' bicycle, - which most of the early 1950's Raleigh products were, - those wee holes will be for putting oil into and not grease. Regular oiling will keep the bearings spinning sweetly and help to generally preserve the bicycle. Oiling fell out of favour once bicycles were no longer stove enamelled black because oil streaks didn't look so good on the two tone semi-metallic coloured finishes that became popular later on in the 1960's.
Reply With Quote