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    odd mix, info request.

    Timmy the hoarder/flipper has an interesting bike. MB grand record, vitus tubed F&F, frame is bent ever so slightly with shoddy respray.

    The bike has Stronglight 49A cranks in good shape, Some odd centerpull brakes I have never seen and a most unusual hub set. Chrome steel shells about 1-1/2" (38mm) in diameter with large angled aluminum flanges. The guy wants $100.00 for the bike. I guess I should grab it at least for the cranks.. any idea on the hubs? The chrome is compromised but they look interesting and roll like glass.
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    Grab it!

    I know, it's your money and your storage space, so I shouldn't be so cavalier.

    But as you say, the cranks make it worth the gamble. I've seen excellent hubs with chromed steel barrels and aluminum flanges, though not of the proportions you describe; still, could be very nice.

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    Ya, I think I can catch him before he gets to Marlow if I drive fast enough.

    Got it. no markings on the hubs, Polygon front brake. Pics tonight.

    Correction: The hubs say "phil".

    nice.
    Last edited by ftwelder; 05-25-11 at 09:23 AM. Reason: update/further update
    1886 Surrey machinists Invincible, 1900 Nashua, 1937 Raleigh Golden Arrow, 1938 Raleigh Silver Record, 1951 Armstrong tourmalet, 1970 Motobecane Grand Record, 1971 Raleigh Professional, 1971 Gitane TDF, 1972 Legnano Gran Primio, 1973, Peugeot PX-10, 1975 Roberts, 1984 Battaglin Giro, 1985 Grandis Speciale, 2012 FTW

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    Phil plus 49A less $100 equals score. Nice!
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