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    26 tpi nut. sailorbenjamin's Avatar
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    My other Roadmaster

    I'm really a British bike aficionado. Pay no attention to the 4 Schwinns and 2 Roadmasters in the corner. Oh, I guess the Trek is from Wisconsin and the funny recumbent was made by a guy in New Hampshire. But really I like British bikes.
    Finding that WWII bike got me inspired to pull this out and lube it up. I'm pretty happy with it. I think it's a 1938. I'm not sure why, maybe thats what the guy who gave it to me said. He might have been guessing anyway. I traded him a shiny, fully loaded '72 Varsity for it a couple of years ago. The original saddle looks pretty nice but I think it would die the first time I sat on it so the trusty B 66 comes out again.
    The front hub needed new cones. In cleaning all the grease off of it the silver paint came off to expose a decent New Departure black out hub. Nice surprise.
    The chain has about 6 master links in it. Someone was piecing together leftovers I guess.
    Oh, the Victory Roadmaster? I drewed it. My old English clubracer wheelset fits really nice and I put a 1/2" chainring on it, too (chrome). Not at all period correct (the wheels are 15 years older and the ring is a lot newer) but at least I can ride it. There weren't any brazeons for me to grind off. Kind of disappointed.





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    Senior Member cycleheimer's Avatar
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    The fork reminds me of those found on older Schwinns (including the '72 Varsity) and Vistas.
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    Is a real super guy. Henry III's Avatar
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    Very nice Cleveland Welding which looks prewar I'm guessing by the rear dropouts with adj. screws. I had one exactly like it but was flat white and someone pulled the skiptooth drive train with a normal 1/2" chain. Booo!

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    26 tpi nut. sailorbenjamin's Avatar
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    I was thinking of stealing some of the skip tooth bits from this one to make the other one original as the other one is a really rare and unique bike and this one is pretty common and really more of a rider/neighborhood errand bomb. That and I've amassed enough pieces to make a fixed gear ballooner drum brake wheelset that would be a real hoot. I even had thoughts of repainting this one cause it was a really pretty shade of burgundy/cranberry red. Though I was just about to flame you for your hot pink Super course idea, so maybe I'd better just leave it alone.
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    26 tpi nut. sailorbenjamin's Avatar
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    PS, do you have any pictures of yours?
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