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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 12:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,031
Posted By Velognome
Before condemning the frame, remove the paint...

Before condemning the frame, remove the paint from the area to make sure it's not a paint failure.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By Velognome
Not a velodrome bike, it's been pieced together. ...

Not a velodrome bike, it's been pieced together. The frame, chainring and stem are Hercules items, looks to be late 30's-50's era. The rims, chainguard and wheels are North American pieces. Cool...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 461
Posted By Velognome
" No way Pop, I didn't mess with the bars....it...

" No way Pop, I didn't mess with the bars....it came like that!"http://i.amz.mshcdn.com/fsXc_3KwggYIZuqebiiMkfdQfG8=/fit-in/1440x1440/uploads%2F2016%2F7%2F14%2Fbikemessengers_23.jpg
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 297
Posted By Velognome
Were talking early Pneumatics here, a 28"...

Were talking early Pneumatics here, a 28" singletube tire mounted to a 25" wood or clad rim. Pretty simple stuff.

The rim measurement and profile looks similar to the wood or steelclad 28" rims...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-14-16, 07:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 355
Posted By Velognome
I must be lazy! I read this with interest, like...

I must be lazy! I read this with interest, like the pictures and all. After I go for a swim, I just wrap the towel around my waist, drop the swim suit and pull on the shorts.

But I'm happy the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-13-16, 03:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 630
Posted By Velognome
Try Harper Machine in Dunbar WV 304-768-1147

Try Harper Machine in Dunbar WV 304-768-1147
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-13-16, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 569
Posted By Velognome
If the rims are original, the tire size would...

If the rims are original, the tire size would most likely be a 28" tubeless tire with a chain pattern tread. Lots of "non pneumatic" on sale on ebay for static displays. You can purchase actual...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-12-16, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By Velognome
I agree, more of retro-fantasy build with the...

I agree, more of retro-fantasy build with the wheels and stem/bar selection.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-09-16, 07:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 327
Posted By Velognome
1st aid advice? By this time that creaking stem...

1st aid advice? By this time that creaking stem should have snapped.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-09-16, 06:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 569
Posted By Velognome
The bars and stem look early, late 1890's to pre...

The bars and stem look early, late 1890's to pre teen. The pedals are not "regular street" gear of the era nor is the fixed gear hub, coaster brakes would have been fitted from the late teens & on,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-08-16, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 327
Posted By Velognome
Ah it only sounds like the tape...it's your...

Ah it only sounds like the tape...it's your shoulder
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-07-16, 06:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,597
Posted By Velognome
To be honest, I blew by all the lists to look for...

To be honest, I blew by all the lists to look for pictures....well done sir, well done!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-21-16, 05:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 681
Posted By Velognome
You can clean up and it will fine, I picked up...

You can clean up and it will fine, I picked up this Dunelt if far worse shape. Used Evaporust on the chrome parts and polishing compound on the paint. It looks and rides like new. The rims usually...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-19-16, 06:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 476
Posted By Velognome
Now you need to replenish your parts...

Now you need to replenish your parts pile...better start looking!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-13-16, 05:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,375
Posted By Velognome
Not sure this is "upright" enough 527220 ...

Not sure this is "upright" enough

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'81 Raleigh Comp GS with Mustache Bars and Hub Gears
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-13-16, 03:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 792
Posted By Velognome
So, I've got this....it's 'bout as slack as you...

So, I've got this....it's 'bout as slack as you want, tracks well on gavel and dirt and 1/2 the tonnage of a DL. It's currently wearing a set of drop bars.



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If the OP is...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-13-16, 04:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 792
Posted By Velognome
Once the novelty wears off, you'll be left with a...

Once the novelty wears off, you'll be left with a heavy, slug. Search for a light frame with the proper geometry, you can find it among British Frames from the 30's & 50's. Sellers like Hilary...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-11-16, 06:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,056
Posted By Velognome
Paselas are like underwear: They work great ...

Paselas are like underwear:

They work great

No one really notices them

Buy new ones once a year whether you think need them or not.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-06-16, 03:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,042
Posted By Velognome
I'd use it to open bottles of beer

I'd use it to open bottles of beer
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-01-16, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By Velognome
Wrinkle and matte black belong to the "murder'...

Wrinkle and matte black belong to the "murder' genre stuff. Rats should be bare metal rusted, or worn out paint IMO.

You can oil a frame and if it gets wet, dry if off and hit it with wd40. It...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-31-16, 07:04 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,261
Posted By Velognome
Remember when this guy ruled the Cathode Rays? ...

Remember when this guy ruled the Cathode Rays?

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He even rode a cat.......sigh....times are a changin

In before the lock ;)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-31-16, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By Velognome
You might do well looking for ideas among the...

You might do well looking for ideas among the Steampunk crowd

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Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-31-16, 02:13 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,261
Posted By Velognome
I just blame the child whose not in the room at...

I just blame the child whose not in the room at the moment.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-31-16, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By Velognome
I'm working on this. 524475 Currently...

I'm working on this.
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Currently added these bars and a vintage quadrant shifter. Need to update the photo

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Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-28-16, 08:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,269
Posted By Velognome
This exemplifies what I think of as Patina; well...

This exemplifies what I think of as Patina; well cared for, but still showing signs of age and use...gracefully.

I don't think it's difficult to find older bikes without rust, they are typically...
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