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Old 04-08-14, 07:31 AM   #1101
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Hello everyone. This is my attempt to recreate 1920's style single speed townie bicyles. Both bikes are Windsor's from Bikesdirect with new saddles (Brooks). My bike has a front rack and handlebars off an old Dutch bike. Both bikes have new cream tires as well as cool Velo Orange chain guards. Don't like the cheap cranks, actively looking for vintage looking replacements for both bikes. Also, looking at fatter cream tires for mine, have a set ordered, should know this week if they will fit.

The second bike is a mixte version for my lovely wife. In the last pic you can see we were in a 1920's costume contest in Dallas at Heritage Park and thankfully we won.
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Old 04-08-14, 09:06 AM   #1102
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My 1977 Fuji S10-S:



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Hello everyone. This is my attempt to recreate 1920's style single speed townie bicyles. Both bikes are Windsor's from Bikesdirect with new saddles (Brooks). My bike has a front rack and handlebars off an old Dutch bike. Both bikes have new cream tires as well as cool Velo Orange chain guards. Don't like the cheap cranks, actively looking for vintage looking replacements for both bikes. Also, looking at fatter cream tires for mine, have a set ordered, should know this week if they will fit.

The second bike is a mixte version for my lovely wife. In the last pic you can see we were in a 1920's costume contest in Dallas at Heritage Park and thankfully we won.
Where did you get the headlights from?
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Old 04-08-14, 10:27 AM   #1105
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The headlight on the cream mixte is off of eBay and is battery operated. The headlight on the black bike came with the front rack, stem and handlebars from a 1978 Dutch bicycle by Phoenix. This light currently has no power. Working on a solution for that.
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Old 04-08-14, 12:23 PM   #1106
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Very nice bicycle. Enjoy it. Looks fun to ride.


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dat chainguard.
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Old 04-08-14, 03:25 PM   #1108
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Check those out at velo-orange. http://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...ickstands.html
They are beautiful.


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What front rack is that? Lovely bikes by the way.
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Old 04-08-14, 04:58 PM   #1110
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The front rack is off of a 1978 Phoenix Royale Dutch City bicycle. Same place I got the stem and handlebars.
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The front rack is off of a 1978 Phoenix Royale Dutch City bicycle. Same place I got the stem and handlebars.
Thanks, should have seen that in your original post.
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I seriously have the same frame set hanging out in my basement.
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Hello everyone. This is my attempt to recreate 1920's style single speed townie bicyles. Both bikes are Windsor's from Bikesdirect with new saddles (Brooks). My bike has a front rack and handlebars off an old Dutch bike. Both bikes have new cream tires as well as cool Velo Orange chain guards. Don't like the cheap cranks, actively looking for vintage looking replacements for both bikes. Also, looking at fatter cream tires for mine, have a set ordered, should know this week if they will fit.

The second bike is a mixte version for my lovely wife. In the last pic you can see we were in a 1920's costume contest in Dallas at Heritage Park and thankfully we won.
Nice!

I used this crankset in all silver for a recent retro build. It aint '20s, but it's 'old school', and I think its handsome enough. FSA Gimondi. A 103mm bottom bracket will give your coaster brake a perfect 42 mm chainline.



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Old 04-09-14, 03:03 PM   #1115
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Here is the bicycle with large cream tires and no fenders. Tire clearance is scary close.

New cranks ordered.
I like those cranks Squid.
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Looks good fat.
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Old 04-09-14, 03:42 PM   #1117
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These are the old school cranks (heavy steel), cheap on eBay. $8!
Takagi 48T Single Speed Steel Cotterless Crank and Left Arm 165mm 1 2x3 32 | eBay
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Oh yeah, dat's da ticket. Gunna need a bigger rear cog or bigger legs.

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I think I'll go for bigger legs. LOL
Probably have to lengthen chain as well. The rear wheel is sitting about as far forward as possible in the dropout. I need the rear wheel to sit further back to help with tire/frame clearance.
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These are the old school cranks (heavy steel), cheap on eBay. $8!
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you can try to search in Taobao(china ebay)
Fixed gear die fly-Ho Meng Prowheel tooth hollow body 48T network-wide minimum

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Here is the bicycle with large cream tires and no fenders. Tire clearance is scary close.
Looks good!
What size tires are those?

I have the same frame and was toying with the idea of putting on some 50mm Big Apples on it. The micrometer says they should fit, but I am too lazy to take the fenders off only to find out they rub.
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They do rub but very slightly. These tire are the retro made by Continental. They are somewhat expensive, over $30 a tire. And yes no room for fenders. I converted it back to the smaller tires and put the fenders back on. Let me know if you need tires. I could make you a deal.
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I ended up buying a set of FSA Gimondi track cranks. Will attempt to install this weekend.
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They do rub but very slightly. These tire are the retro made by Continental. They are somewhat expensive, over $30 a tire. And yes no room for fenders. I converted it back to the smaller tires and put the fenders back on. Let me know if you need tires. I could make you a deal.
Thanks for the offer on the tires, but I already have a set of Cream Schwalbe Big Apples on this bike and was wanting to put them on my Windsor to go gravel grinding (love those tires).


Do you happen to know what size your Continentals are?
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