Join Date: May 2011
Location: Oslo, Norway
Bikes: 1951 Armand Carlsen, 1969 DBS Deluxe, 1949 Diamant, 1978 DBS Winner Tandem, 1955 Herkules... to infinity and beyond!
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Avid 3-speed nut from Norway - signing in!
Gentlemen and gentlewomen!
I'm a bike collector and restorer currently living in Oslo with my wonderful fiancee.
My equipment: A basement full of Norwegian 1930s to 1970s commuters, mostly Øglænd (The Schwinn of Norway) but also some rarer gems.
I've got a full-blown 1972 Schrøder racer, with Reynolds tubing, Dia-Compe brakes, Sugino Mighty Tour crank, Mavic rims, Campa headset and hubs and full SunTour V gruppo. Previously owned by Gunnar Knudsen, brother to Knut Knudsen who won the 4 km in the München games.
My favorite bikes are the Gresvig-produced Diamants up until 1955, when they sold out to Swedish Crescent and became a cheapo brand. The best of the crop is my 1941 "Modell nr. 11" in near-new condition, sky blue with pristine, silver pinstripes.
I've been lurking on this forum for about a year, and finally worked up to gall to join. Mostly because people were slagging the Norwegian DBS (ack!) and endlessy ask for help with their weird bottom brackets.