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    Butchers Bike

    I have recently purchased an old butchers bike, and am in the process of restoring it to its former glory so I can us it to raise money for charity. Does any one know where I can get spares for it. Brake blocks would be a good start????

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    search the internet for a local bicycle co-op.
    The one in Cleveland has loads of old parts.
    Enjoy

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    Where did you buy the butcher's bike at? I didn't think anyone was making them anymore, at least not in the US.

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    Hi. I found it hanging in a barn in Derbyshire England. It had been their for at least 28 years. I paid 40 for it and am now trying to get parts for it before I strip it down to re build. The tiers are a little split and the crank is loose. The frame is good. As soon as i got it home I blew the tires up and did a ride around the local streets. I intend to sell it on once it has been restored and I have raised some cash for charity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex
    Where did you buy the butcher's bike at? I didn't think anyone was making them anymore, at least not in the US.
    Not entirely true: http://www.redbones.com/rider.html

    I'm sure if you really wanted, Mike would build one for you too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bostontrevor
    Not entirely true: http://www.redbones.com/rider.html

    I'm sure if you really wanted, Mike would build one for you too.
    Think they would deliver to Providence R.I. ? (Redbones)

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    You need a UK source for bits. Fibrax make brake blocks for just about everythiing and are available from any good bike shop.
    If you want suggestions for a good bike shop in Nottingham, then ask at cyclingplus.co.uk, a more UK oriented forum.

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    Thanx

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