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Bikes: Malvern Path Racer, Schwinn LeTour, Follis, Bridgestone 400 (RIP), concord 2sp
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Originally Posted by Thylacine
BTW, what the heck is a 'path racer frame'?
Sorta' like a track frame. Ususally english or austrailian. The geometry is somewhere between road and track. Not too relaxed, not too tight. They were multipurpose bikes made up until around the late 50s, early 60's. The idea behind them was that you could ride them to the track, strip them down (brakes, fenders, etc), race them, put the stuff back on, and ride them home. Sort of multipurpose.
They have track ends, but are drilled for F&R brakes and have fender eyelets. The hubs (at least ones from the 50's and 60's) were usually flip flop.