And to make up for my indiscretion an IGH
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1940-ish Fothergill with a '39 AW hub and a Resilion derailleur. The best part by far is the handlebar by Frank the Welder! But other forum members contributed in important ways as well. Front hub a gift from Auchencrow. Fenders from RobE30. Saddle recovered by myself, leather handlebar grips, leather saddle bag and pedal straps (made from old tires) all my own work.
1954 Alvin Drysdale Sports Tourist, Simplex Tour-de-France derailleur shifting over five speed freewheel. This bike originally came with a three speed freewheel, discarded (along with all other original components) in the 70's. But this is more or less how it looked originally. Again, many forum members contributed, mostly without financial renumeration. Elguicho gave me the handlebar; Bikemore gave me the brake levers; NLerner gave me the freewheel; Photogravity gave me the chain ring; ColJLloyd gave me the seat post. Rear derailleur from JJHabbs. I could go on....
Pass the Dutchie on the non-drive side.
Everything in life is about bikes. Except bikes, bikes are about power.
Nishiki Road Compe. 1x6, 48 x 14-30. Those are the first wheels I ever built.
I no longer have this bike. This was after I took off the honey brooks and rear rack that matched so well before I sold this. I miss the bike... great beater!
The retroshift was cool. I, along with coloneljlloyd and fender1, were fortunate to test out the retroshift stuff. Not my cup of tea as the cost of setting one up pretty much put you in used brifter territory, but they worked fine for most applications. I wrote a little review of it somewhere...
My Jeunet runs 1x7 thanks to a donor Centurian's wheels, shifter and derailleur:
The wife's Raleigh goes 1x7 as well, via the parts from about four other bikes:
As did her old Raleigh, now owned by another friend of mine:
Bikin' far-off places with the wife: http://peacocksride.wordpress.com
Nice. I may have a few pics of past bikes somewhere.
Build a drop bar do-it-all MTB!
For Sale / Trade:
1970's? Santa Maria F/F - Italian - 57cm ST/56cm TT
1988 Cannondale SM1000 MTB F/F 20" ST/ 56cm TT
Kuwahara Puma MTB F/F - 19" ST/56cm TT
Trek 7000 MTB F/F -17" ST/55cm TT
Alpine MTB F/F - 23" ST/59cm TT
Ross Hi-Tech MTB F/F - 20" - 21" ST/57cm TT
Peugeot PR10 Road F/F - 62.5cm ST/60cm TT
Last edited by michael k; 07-01-12 at 01:10 AM.
I just got another. You'll have to trust me that it is a single ring.
Yes, there's a thread on this bike. It's current, but it is Reynolds 520 so "steel is real". The more I look at this, the more I like it. Pennies are being saved - unless I bite the other bullet and put an SA 3-speed on my single speed.
Love seeing the classic bikes still being used out there. I just got my hands on a late 70's model Kurpfalz (German road bike). 5 speed, but probably will upgrade to a 7. This bike is in excellent condition, still has the 27" steel rims too! Someone really took care of it. Can't wait to finish the build and post some pics.
My son's 1x5
Now for something a little different (parts bin build):
'72 Cilo Pacer • '73 Speedwell Ti • '74 Nishiki Competition • '74 Peugeot UE-8 • '86 Look Bernard Hinault 753 • '86 Look KG86 • '89 Parkpre Team Road • '90ish Parkpre Team MTB
Avatar photo courtesy of jeffveloart.com, contact: contact: jeffnil8 (at) gmail.com.