Old 11-21-11, 12:45 PM
accidental 3 speed geek
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Bikes: 1830 Claude Chevrier Strad model, CuPhil Davidson 2pt mandolin, 1970 JW Gallagher G-50, 1941 Raleigh Polpular, '95 Cannondale M900

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I haven't had a chance to take any pics of the bikes yet, but when I do I'll post them in the "For the love of English 3 speeds..." thread here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...sh-3-speeds...

Until then, here's a pair of old Kalamazoo production rides that I brought back to life.
(I promise not to make a habit of instrument postings, it is a bike forum after all)
A 1917 A-4 mandolin, needed it's back glued back on, tuners replaced, new nut and frets dressed. Now living with some happy mando geek near Paris.

A 1932/33 L-50, barn find. Was in absolute ruins when I found it, needed a nearly complete rebuild:
cracks closed, some new braces, leveled fingerboard, nut, bridge, frets, tuners, french polish, and so on...
Lives near the top of my pile-o-junk.

(the other one is a friend's 1948 LG-2 @ Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention 2008)
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