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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 03-17-06, 12:02 PM   #1
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If any of you are interested, Busy Bee on 6th between 1st and A has a gorgeous 62 Frejus hanging in the store (sold, unfortunately) with some fantastic 1" pitch cottered cranks, Fiammi red label rims, Campy hubs, antique Brooks Swallow (i believe). worth passing through just for a look-see at a true classic track bike
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Old 03-17-06, 01:23 PM   #2
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also look in NYC bike works, he's got a 1948 track bike (white) restored,inch pitch crank and wood rims.

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yeah, the restored paramount at bike works is gorgeous
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somewhere kevin bacon is taking your advice, peering in a shop window, and seeing a track bike. soon he will quit his stuffy job and become a messenger. awww...
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pictures would be nice...you know for those of us who would like to appreciate a "real" classic track bike but don't live in NYC
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hahah I was stopped at a light on 3rd ave

and some british guy was like "oi a track bike" and we talked for a minute, and he told me to ride over to busy bee and check out that bike......and I did......that british man was a good guy.........on that note BRITS OUT.

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yours for $3500
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I saw that bike up close on a visit last week and it's so, so sick.

Anyone see the pink San Rensho up in the rafters there recently?
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hahah I was stopped at a light on 3rd ave

and some british guy was like "oi a track bike" and we talked for a minute, and he told me to ride over to busy bee and check out that bike......and I did......that british man was a good guy.........on that note BRITS OUT.

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and just to be clear, that wasn't me
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Old 03-17-06, 07:20 PM   #11
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also look in NYC bike works, he's got a 1948 track bike (white) restored,inch pitch crank and wood rims.

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Old 03-18-06, 03:48 AM   #12
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wat kind of stem is dat ?
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nice i guess, but not enough seatpost showin'.
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the shop owner said 1948, maybe he doesn't know himself!
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somewhere kevin bacon is taking your advice, peering in a shop window, and seeing a track bike. soon he will quit his stuffy job and become a messenger. awww...
Naw, he'd never quit the band!

http://www.baconbros.com/
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wat kind of stem is dat ?
That style of adjustable stem is known as a Major Taylor stem. On the paramounts they were made by Schwinn.


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the shop owner said 1948, maybe he doesn't know himself!
Maybe, his site says 1941, but by 1941 paramounts had slant trimmed seat stays. The balled-end seat stays, like on this bike were earlier, starting in 1938. I guess this could be an early 1941, but I don't believe 1948. Whatever though, the bike is bling.

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