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    F.H Grubb

    Got this in a swap meet yesterday in a trade for a set nice road wheels. It reminds me a lot of the 40-50s Dawes frame I have.

    I am in need of the chain that comes out of the SA hub at this time.

    Currently it has 53 date code SA 3 speed hub laced to 27's but it looks like it was a original 1x5 bike











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    Very cool. Good bones to start with. You could take that in all kinds of directions.

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    That's so worth a set of road wheels. Beautiful frame.

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    Take a look at Grubb1937's photos on Flickr. You might stumble across something.

    http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=grubb1937

    You can also do a "F H Grubb" Flickr search for ideas.
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    Any ideas on what kind of rear derailleur it came with and what kind of shifter would work with that braze on?

    I plan on leaving it almost as it for now with the 3 speed. But it would be nice to change around later.

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    How cool is that! I hope we get to see more of this bike in the future.

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    Needs moar pics.
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    Whoah! That is one hella deal you got there? Which swapmeet were you at? I'm with realestvin7: more pictures please!
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    Ill get more pics when I start riding it. Its busy season down here with used bike sales so its taking all my wrench and riding time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by that_guy_zach View Post
    ill get more pics when i start riding it. Its red-head and used bike sales season down here and its taking all my wrench and riding time.
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    Wow, gorgeous bike, what a trade!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris W. View Post
    How cool is that! I hope we get to see more of this bike in the future.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by that_guy_zach View Post
    Any ideas on what kind of rear derailleur it came with and what kind of shifter would work with that braze on?
    possibly an Osgear or Cyclo Ace
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    Very nice find in deed. The only thing to make it nicer would be to make it my size! I would think your right about the 1x5, the rear mech looks like it would be a straight pull Cyclo. There was a nice Benelux Cyclo changer on the French eBay last week. When it arrives, it well free up a really nice early 50's Huret TdF straight pull and a NOS 4spd block. If your interested PM me.

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    It's hard to tell whether it was made for a 3, 4, or 5 cog freewheel. They all existed and I think the 3's and 4's were more common, at least early on.

    The shifter boss is probably a Cyclo, but a Huret or Simplex shifter of the period will fit equally well. I don't see anything especially difficult about the dropout (other than the hook at the front) that would make mounting a derailleur difficult. Am I missing something? I'm thinking you can use any rear derailleur with a claw.

    Very cool bike. Your size?

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    Yep, Its my size. When I get going on it the seat post will go up for sure.


    I dont mind putting normal hook type derailleur on it but since its already a 3 speed I wanna keep it as-is. But if I do go back I would like to keep it era correct to a point.

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    Nothing new to report except that I took the extra tape and padding off the bars.The grips and levers are staying where they are.



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    Very nice find in deed. The only thing to make it nicer would be to make it my size!
    Boy I know how that feels. I have an old Freddie Grubb Ten Speed in The Old Shed and it has been hanging there for a few years, now. Too small for me but I just hate the thought of getting rid of it. I like the headbadge on mine but my bike is nothing compared to the OP's. Nice bicycle and great find. Congratulations!

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    Great score! Guess the previous owner said "shift lever clamps - how do they work?"
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    Yeah the cable is too short anyway for where I want to put the lever. Once I stop wasting money on motorcycles Ill get it sorted.

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