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  1. Shimano sprockets are also clones.

    Shimano sprockets are also clones.
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    Not a supervisor, just a foot soldier, but I can...

    Not a supervisor, just a foot soldier, but I can say what I want.
    '87 is the l'Eroica cut off date? Good, my Bridgestone squeaks just under.
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    If it is a "can-o-worms" I'm proud it happened on...

    If it is a "can-o-worms" I'm proud it happened on my watch.
    My only C&V bike, based on my own cut off date, is my wife's '61 Sports. I don't own an early Ferrari auto either, but that does not...
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    Is C&V going "modern"

    Bikes from the '90's are 15 to 25 years old.
    As a younger person may see a 25 y.o. bike as "vintage" we are seeing many newer bikes for evaluation/help. I suppose it is because there isn't a forum...
  5. Pretty much all the good bikes are gone to...

    Pretty much all the good bikes are gone to people's collections, who bought them long ago.
    You'll have to be content with a Schwinn Varsity.

    Just joshing, welcome to a fun hobby.
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    Yellow Jersey gave up selling the Eastman,...

    Yellow Jersey gave up selling the Eastman, probably for lack of sales & maintenance problems for the ones they did sell.
    The "Flying Pigeon" was advertized all over the place several years ago, but...
  7. Great! It looks like something you could ride...

    Great! It looks like something you could ride around the world on.
    You need to put some serious touring miles on it, or polish it up and enjoy looking at it.
    58cm is the largest I am comfortable...
  8. Lots of the bike stores on ebay also have a...

    Lots of the bike stores on ebay also have a website and you can buy the same item there at a slightly lower price because they sell direct.
    Just buy the wheelset thru their website.
    As much as we...
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    Did you find any markings on the tubes? Have...

    Did you find any markings on the tubes?
    Have lots of fun with your project.
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    3 top tubes would be even better!

    3 top tubes would be even better!
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    Calling Peter...

    Calling Peter...
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    Sticky: 48cm c-c st. Swap f/f, hs, bb, & any other misc....

    48cm c-c st. Swap f/f, hs, bb, & any other misc. parts for similar 56cm f/f (butted cro-mo, 531)

    http://davidnewtonguitars.squarespace.com/storage/bicycles/710%20FF%20small.jpg
  13. "You should get some wheels that match the rest...

    "You should get some wheels that match the rest of your bike."

    OK!
  14. Thanks! Makes me want to come and ride around...

    Thanks!
    Makes me want to come and ride around your fine old city.
  15. PM sent.

    PM sent.
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    Is that grease? Or mud? What rim size would an...

    Is that grease? Or mud?

    What rim size would an English "club" bike normally have?
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    Try searching Elswick-Hopper bicycles. I don't...

    Try searching Elswick-Hopper bicycles. I don't know when they dwindled to naught, or when they were gobbled by Raleigh...

    1937 Elswick Hopper Safety Model 24 STG Sports Tourist The Online...
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    I got confused when I saw this one on the bay:...

    I got confused when I saw this one on the bay:
    Allegro 56 57cm Frame Touring Road Racing Bicycle Vintage | eBay

    It doesn't have a visible decal, the seller says it is lightweight, I wonder if it...
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    Great bike! We don't get near enough of that...

    Great bike! We don't get near enough of that stuff around here, it is what C&V was made for.
    Are the rims wood, or metal covered wood?
    I think the bike is a 20's to early 30's bike. Maybe there is...
  20. I learned a long time ago that people don't mind...

    I learned a long time ago that people don't mind wasting YOUR time, but hate it if your waste THEIR time.
    Maybe he will call you back when he can't get any more than what you offered.
    Then you can...
  21. Wow, B.C. (before Campy) that's the vintage I'm...

    Wow, B.C. (before Campy) that's the vintage I'm talking about.
    Neat find, more pictures.
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    It looks most likely like a fat tire Schwinn...

    It looks most likely like a fat tire Schwinn (circles on the chainring, filleted welds at the head tube) that was adapted for a Whizzer motor (big belt pulley, front drum brake)
    sometime in the...
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    A craigslist bike ad with 3 of the 4 photos on...

    A craigslist bike ad with 3 of the 4 photos on the drive side? You had to buy it!
    Now please add your own (better) pictures to this thread in a timely fashion.
  24. Congratulations on restoring a proper English 3...

    Congratulations on restoring a proper English 3 speed.
    I hope it rides straight and true.
    I recommend a hocky-stick chain guard to keep your pant-leg from getting greasy.
  25. Just amazing, every bike in this thread has a...

    Just amazing, every bike in this thread has a bent fork!

    Now I have to go change my shorts...
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