Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-22-11, 01:22 AM   #1
jan nikolajsen
Mostly Mischief
Thread Starter
 
jan nikolajsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Moab, Utah
Bikes: Cannondale SuperX, Santa Cruz Tallboy, Surly Krampus
Posts: 1,419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Woodrup Giro Touring - my first British bike

Woodrup of unknown vintage. Over BB cabling, no braze-on's for DT shifters, nutted brakes, 126mm rear.

More pics to follow. Just finished putting it together. Red label Reynolds 531 Professional, lots of chrome, TA crank with half step and granny. Brooks Pro with huge rivets.

Wheels are Normandy Luxe Competition to Weinmann concave rims in 700.

In pristine condition save a small dent on the top tube. No rust, no scratches. Flawless chrome.

Took it around the block around midnight in 15 degrees. Feels good, unlike my extremities.

[IMG][/IMG]
jan nikolajsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-11, 01:43 AM   #2
531phile 
I'm Carbon Curious
 
531phile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 2,195
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Is that Sakae Randonneuring bars?
531phile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-11, 02:11 AM   #3
rothenfield1
Senior Member
 
rothenfield1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Montereyish
Bikes:
Posts: 2,330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Loving it! Especially that mother-in-law half-step granny ring.
rothenfield1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-11, 05:58 AM   #4
shorthanded
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: frederick, md
Bikes:
Posts: 207
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
oh wow.. that's a gorgeous bike!
shorthanded is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-11, 05:58 AM   #5
YoKev
hi
 
YoKev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Kingston, NY
Bikes:
Posts: 2,602
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations on the new addition!

It looks so much more nicely finished than mine, and I am really diggin' the color scheme. I look forward to hearing your ride report
YoKev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-11, 06:25 AM   #6
bibliobob 
Senior Member
 
bibliobob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ventura, CA
Bikes: '53/'54 Bianchi CDM, late '50s Vic Edwards faux Peugeot, '62 Frejus, '62/63 Cinelli SC, '62ish Altenburger Cinelli Mod B, '72 Motobecane Grand Record, '73-74 Colngao Super, '74 Masi GC, '78 faux Confente, '82 Medici Gran Turismo, '85 Eddy Merckx Pro
Posts: 2,957
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Nice! I had a "Maurice Woodrup" get away from me once, and have had a jones for one ever since... FYI, we have the same Merckx....
__________________
I grow old, I grow old. I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.
bibliobob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-11, 08:12 AM   #7
Roger M
Senior Member
 
Roger M's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Snohomish, WA.
Bikes:
Posts: 1,931
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Very nice... indeed. I am also interested in what bars those are. I am really digging those concave Weinmanns, got to find me some of those one day.

Looks like about a 62cm?
Roger M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-11, 08:24 AM   #8
jebensch 
Senior Member
 
jebensch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Medford, MA
Bikes: Gazelle Champ Mondial, Nishiki Comp II, Moto Grand Record, Peugeot UO-10, Koga-Miyata SS
Posts: 1,225
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Spectacular, Jan! I need to come up with a project that demands a TA. Then, I need to come up with a TA. Well done!
__________________
Steel-loving cheapskate

www.jessebenjamin.blogspot.com
jebensch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-11, 08:24 AM   #9
-holiday76
No one cares
 
-holiday76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Yardley, Pa
Bikes:
Posts: 5,616
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
thats a beauty, and a build and size i could see my self riding.
__________________
I prefer emails to private messages - holiday76@gmail.com
Jack Taylor Super Tourist, Jack Taylor Super Tourer Tandem, Jack Taylor Tour of Britain, Px-10, Carlton Flyer,Fuji The Finest, Bianchi Squadra,Salsa Fargo, Santa Cruz Tallboy, Cetma Largo, Riv Betty Foy (wife's), Gitane 500A Mini Racer (sons).
-holiday76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-11, 08:45 AM   #10
gomango 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Bikes:
Posts: 13,399
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 69 Post(s)
Pretty.

Thousands of fun miles ahead!
gomango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-11, 10:15 AM   #11
old_dreams
Senior Member
 
old_dreams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ireland
Bikes:
Posts: 274
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Gorgeous bike...love to hear how you got it if you're willing to share.

I posted the below on the other recent Woodrup thread.

Quote:
I bidded unsuccessfully on a 753 Woodrup frame last year. But while considering it I came across the page of Kevin Sayles....Steve Woodrup's framebuilder from 77 to 99



http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevin_sayles_bikes/



http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevin_s...es/3163560420/
old_dreams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-11, 10:32 AM   #12
Noah Scape
can't member
 
Noah Scape's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Iowa City
Bikes:
Posts: 1,716
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have one that's a little older than yours and I love it. A very underrated bike. Hard to say, but it looks like it might have a replacement fork.
Noah Scape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-11, 11:08 AM   #13
jan nikolajsen
Mostly Mischief
Thread Starter
 
jan nikolajsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Moab, Utah
Bikes: Cannondale SuperX, Santa Cruz Tallboy, Surly Krampus
Posts: 1,419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
old_dreams, thanks for the links. That's a lot of images, looking forward to perusing them. It seems likely Kevin built this one.I got it on ebay, 4 bids - sold for $612. Ended on New Year's evening.

The bike came as shown except for Weinmann Carrera side pulls (actually a quite nice set, unbeknown to me), and a brand new hideous bar stem combo, threadless type but installed with one of those studs that convert quill to modern. Also had indexed Accushift 6 speed barcons which I replaced with friction.

Not done yet with the build. Might ditch the wheels and with them the awful Gatorskins. Plenty of room for 32mm rubber. Fenders? Would look the part, but hardly useful around here. Also will get an Acorn saddlebag and a small, yet to be determined, front bagggie.

I plan to use this as the bike to take when the point is not to go as fast as possible but rather adding on the miles. While it is called a 'touring' model I will not be touring on it.










Last edited by jan nikolajsen; 01-22-11 at 11:09 PM.
jan nikolajsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-11, 11:12 AM   #14
gaucho777
Senior Member
 
gaucho777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Berkeley, CA
Bikes: '72 Cilo Pacer • '72 Peugeot PX10 • '73 Speedwell Ti • '74 Nishiki Competition • '74 Peugeot UE-8 • '86 Look Equipe 753 • '86 Look KG86 • '89 Parkpre Team Road • '90 Parkpre Team MTB • '90 Merlin
Posts: 5,532
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 43 Post(s)
Stunning. That red & chrome is a nice contrast. Very functional and creative build. You must have a hard time each morning choosing amongst your fine bikes, but I suspect this one will get it's time and then some.
gaucho777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-11, 11:21 AM   #15
jan nikolajsen
Mostly Mischief
Thread Starter
 
jan nikolajsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Moab, Utah
Bikes: Cannondale SuperX, Santa Cruz Tallboy, Surly Krampus
Posts: 1,419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Noah Scape View Post
I have one that's a little older than yours and I love it. A very underrated bike. Hard to say, but it looks like it might have a replacement fork.
I was thinking that too, but the inside tang of the crown has the same club cut-out as found on the frame lugs, in addition to the rest of card deck suits. Which is the same as seen here on Sayles' Flick set:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevin_s...es/5187600625/


Last edited by jan nikolajsen; 01-22-11 at 11:41 AM.
jan nikolajsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-11, 12:31 PM   #16
Noah Scape
can't member
 
Noah Scape's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Iowa City
Bikes:
Posts: 1,716
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jan nikolajsen View Post
I was thinking that too, but the inside tang of the crown has the same club cut-out as found on the frame lugs, in addition to the rest of card deck suits. Which is the same as seen here on Sayles' Flick set:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevin_s...es/5187600625/[/IMG]
Yep, that would likely be original. Mine have a sloping crown. How's the fit for you?
Noah Scape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-11, 01:27 PM   #17
auchencrow 
Senior Member
 
auchencrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Detroit
Bikes:
Posts: 10,330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Very impressive Jan! Love those shiny seat stays!

PS - I can understand replacing the Gatorskins but why would you entertain "ditching" the Weinmann Concaves?
__________________
- Auchen
auchencrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-11, 03:12 PM   #18
old_dreams
Senior Member
 
old_dreams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ireland
Bikes:
Posts: 274
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Jan, if you're interested there is also a chapter devoted to Woodrup in "The Custom Bicycle" by Michael J. Kolin and Denise M. de la Rosa.
old_dreams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-11, 04:24 PM   #19
jan nikolajsen
Mostly Mischief
Thread Starter
 
jan nikolajsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Moab, Utah
Bikes: Cannondale SuperX, Santa Cruz Tallboy, Surly Krampus
Posts: 1,419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 531phile View Post
Is that Sakae Randonneuring bars?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roger M View Post
Very nice... indeed. I am also interested in what bars those are.
Sorry, overlooked your questions. The bars are unmarked, but fits me better than Nitto. They came from redxj in one of his huge purges a few years back..

And the frame is 60.5cm ctc with a 57cm TT and a wheelbase of 103cm. Chainstays are 42.5 ctc.
jan nikolajsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-11, 04:28 PM   #20
jan nikolajsen
Mostly Mischief
Thread Starter
 
jan nikolajsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Moab, Utah
Bikes: Cannondale SuperX, Santa Cruz Tallboy, Surly Krampus
Posts: 1,419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
...why would you entertain "ditching" the Weinmann Concaves?
Maybe I won't. At least not right away. But the wheels are heavy and those hubs, Normandy Luxe Competition, have not the best of online reviews. The rims are single walled, my only of such, and the tape really doesn't do a great job of covering the spoke/nipple area. I suppose they look unique and probably are close to attaining iconic status. Anyway if they go it will be as a complete wheelset, including the gold Atom 77 freewheel, another French first for me.

Last edited by jan nikolajsen; 01-22-11 at 11:10 PM.
jan nikolajsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-11, 05:37 PM   #21
Road Fan
Senior Member
 
Road Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Bikes:
Posts: 12,296
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 25 Post(s)
I must say I have seen nothing negative about those hubs. I'd take them off your hands.
Road Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-11, 11:00 PM   #22
auchencrow 
Senior Member
 
auchencrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Detroit
Bikes:
Posts: 10,330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jan nikolajsen View Post
Maybe I won't....
^ Good idea! Stop right there! No need to go any further!
__________________
- Auchen

Last edited by auchencrow; 01-22-11 at 11:17 PM.
auchencrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-11, 11:30 PM   #23
USAZorro
Seņor Member
 
USAZorro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Florence, KY
Bikes: 1954 Hetchins M.O., 1959 Viking Severn Valley, 1970 Raleigh Pro, 1972 Fuji "The Finest", 1974 Raleigh Superbe&Comp, 1976 Raleigh Team Pro, 1996 Giant Iguana, 2000 Bob Jackson Arrowhead
Posts: 14,431
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Jan - Sweet machine. Chromovelato finish? If so, they tend to be fragile.

My Raleigh SuperCourse (urban assault vehicle in it's current incarnation) has those same rims. They're not bad, durable, and can run up to at least 38's. In fact, higher volume, lower pressure tires might work out better with them because the opposite combination can work it's way off the rims, and is a bit prone to pinch flat (ask how I know this). Might want to look into a speed-lever, as the high sides can make tighter tires - like Conti's - a real pain to get on and off. Replace those tank treads with Paselas, or Grand Bois 28's or 32's and it will feel like you're riding a cloud.
__________________
In search of what to search for.
USAZorro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-11, 11:47 PM   #24
BlueDevil63 
my name is Jim
 
BlueDevil63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Park City, Utah
Bikes:
Posts: 932
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jan nikolajsen View Post
old_dreams, thanks for the links. That's a lot of images, looking forward to perusing them. It seems likely Kevin built this one.I got it on ebay, 4 bids - sold for $612. Ended on New Year's evening.
Well I believe I was right behind you at $602. I kind of kicked myself for letting it go as it looked very cool and unique (except for that stem). And from your pictures it certainly is. Fantastic buy and beautiful bike. Glad it went to someone on the forum.
BlueDevil63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-11, 09:31 AM   #25
jan nikolajsen
Mostly Mischief
Thread Starter
 
jan nikolajsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Moab, Utah
Bikes: Cannondale SuperX, Santa Cruz Tallboy, Surly Krampus
Posts: 1,419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueDevil63 View Post
Well I believe I was right behind you at $602. I kind of kicked myself for letting it go as it looked very cool and unique (except for that stem).
Small community, indeed. I think the bad score of the seller put a damper on the bidding. In fact if you read the feedback page it's evident that he's just fine but with one miss.

The bar stem combo was truly hideous. So amazingly misplaced and out of context that I couldn't wait to rip them off. They are now on my friends indoor trainer.
jan nikolajsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:41 PM.