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    1986 Veloce Track Bike 47cm

    I bought this bike as a parts donor for my bike, thinking I would sell the frame on Ebay and make some money back, but knowing that as soon as the wife saw it she'd say, "So when can I ride it?" (Talking about the bike)

    Custom built in 1986 by John Stinsmen of Allentown, Pa., the bike measures 47cm c-c along the seat tube and 50 cm c-c along the top tube. Reynolds 531 "Special Lightweight" tubes, flat crown fork, triple pink fade paint, and cool lugwork, I wish it were my size!

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    I'm thinking white saddle and tape, and since she doesn't want a fixed gear - White deep v's with a Sturmey 2 speed coaster.

    Also, anyone ever have any luck straightening out a Reynolds sticker that has been slid/crushed/beat up?

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    dude your pics are tiny, cool bike though

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    That is a beautiful frame! You white color idea sounds good. I see you're just down the road for me.
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    You can always go ss instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JReade View Post
    You can always go ss instead.
    I think that is the plan but the coaster brake is the only option.

    I would caution the use of a coaster on such a frame however, the tubing is light and it is a real beauty. She could learn to ride fixed maybe?

    Nice frame! Dura-ace headset too?
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    I'd hate to drill that frame for brakes. A coastie with white trim sounds perfect.
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    I don't know how you get nice big pics on the page, I tried to fix my computer but my cone wrench was rounded off...
    Maybe these are a little better:100_5828.jpg100_5856.jpg100_5869.jpg100_5866.jpg100_5858.jpg
    Hi Paul, not far at all.
    I thought of using a front drum brake, but I don't really want the lever/cables etc. Keep it clean.
    I think the 2 speed is a useful option, Sram makes one that is automatic, I really have to look into it more

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
    I'd hate to drill that frame for brakes. A coastie with white trim sounds perfect.
    AAAHHHHH!!! Not gonna modify frame. The bike had a white seat and tape on it, but I used them for my other bike. I have a white Regal already, so that's pretty much decided anyway.

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    I didnt even think about it not being drilled...you could probably pick up a drilled carbon fork and have some brakes really easily. Obviously you know your wife and her riding style, but a track bike just begs for fast.
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    I'm not too worried about the frame strength, those chainstays are serious track spec beefy, the only damage a coaster could do is to the paint (not from the clamp, but from the fire when the tire smokes off after a long skid....) Seriously though, I do wonder how well the coaster works with a skinny tire, I can probably fit a 700x25c tire in the rear, but the front is 23c max

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    600 Headset, needs the goofy wrench (that I do not have), luckily in serviceable condition so I will leave it alone for now

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    JReade - I hear what you're saying, it really is totally unsuitable for her, and probably deserves a better fate, that's why I thought I'd sell it. Once she saw it, it was pretty much over.... at least I am pretty sure even if she doesn't ride it fast, she probably won't crash. I can always swap the wheels out later

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    That's a nice frame, my gf would say the same exact thing your wife said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoku620 View Post
    JReade - I hear what you're saying, it really is totally unsuitable for her, and probably deserves a better fate, that's why I thought I'd sell it. Once she saw it, it was pretty much over.... at least I am pretty sure even if she doesn't ride it fast, she probably won't crash. I can always swap the wheels out later
    Dude, if she likes it and wants to ride it put a foot brake on it and let her do her thing. There are plenty of people her in Philly that were more than happy to put a foot brake on their FG bikes (after the FG fad went away) and run the **** out of them with no harm. Put a rubber strip under the brake clamp loopy thingy, that'll keep it from scratching the paint.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    You could also do a AW 3speed with drum brakes like the Pashley Guvnor...no frame drilling required and a lot more functional than the 2 speed coaster.

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    I'd throw some fixed wheels on it and let your wife ride it around in a safe place. If she likes it, get another fork & put a front brake on it. Otherwise, continue with the original plan & sell it on ebay.

    Unless you have it laying around it would be a shame to spend all the money on a 2 speed coaster hub + wheel build then have her not like it.

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    ilikebikes - thanks for the tip, I think this is the direction I am headed
    Velognome - I did think about that, but I want to keep the bike clean looking with no levers/cables. It will never really be a practical bike and I could use a single speed coaster, but I thought the 2 speed might add a little, and they seem to be a little better quality maybe? I was looking at the Sturmey S2C 2 speed kickback coaster and the SRAM 2 speed Automatic. The sturmey is listed as 13/32 axle and 116 spacing. My bike is 10mm dropout, 120 spacing. Probably close enough (maybe a few washers?). The SRAM is listed as 10mm axle and 120 spacing, and automatically shifts at 11mph (centrifugal clutch, like a scooter). The SRAM is listed as lighter, too, but is 36 hole - I think B43 are 32. The Sturmey is 32h.

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    If I can find a cheap used set, I might, I could always put the hub in later. I can build a new set with the 2 spd, B43, and a decent front hub for less than $250, not that much more than a new cheapie set.
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    I went eBay crazy last night, so much so that I got a call from the bank this morning to make sure the charges were not fraudulent. Not a lot of money, but ten different charges (got some tools and other small things, too), so there I am, standing in the kitchen this morning, my wife on speaker phone with the bank - the guys like "buildurbike, wheelandsprocket, randombikes, wheelandsprocket again.... My wife's staring me down and I'm saying, "but it's YOUR bike..."

    Anyway, got the Sturmey S2C 2 speed coaster, eighth inch formula front hub, eighth inch Julian rims (white), spokes and velox tape for $195. I'll post some pics as the parts come and I get it together.

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