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Salvador Dali-esque frame from Szekeres

Old 02-08-20, 07:18 PM
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Salvador Dali-esque frame from Szekeres

Very unique. Supercorsa BB, with Tange dropouts (not the original fork, obviously...not sure what the original would look like...maybe back facing...??) and some cut-out lugs. Oh yeah, and the seat tube is melt-twisted like Dali's time. And the most fun part...? The top tube cable guides are not linear! Only 170 plus shipping from Berlin!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SZEKEREZ-St....c100010.m2109


Melting time off your course with melted tubing.

Did someone have too much beer when brazing these on?

Tange...

Not Tange
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Old 02-08-20, 07:24 PM
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That seat tube bump might be funcional, to clear a tire. Are the chainstays real short?
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Paramount was known to use what they called the "Sprint" design on both track and road machines.
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Old 02-08-20, 09:55 PM
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And that Schwinn Sprint - Varsity/ Continental level electroforged version...
gotta love the marketing dept.

Jack Taylor did it more elegantly.
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc View Post
Very unique.

Did someone have too much beer when brazing these on?
As the front cable guide is so close to the HS, might they have intentionally placed it to the side to avoid a too sharp bend of the housing around the HS? Then, I don't see why the front guide needed to be that close to the HS.

I fabricated stainless steel clamp on guides for one bike. On my first try I bungled the alignment and made the housing hump off center with the bolt tabs directly below the TT. When building the bike I realized that the 'bad, guide was actually perfect for the rear. Guided the housing just a bit off center to avoid the seat post on its way to the Campy NR caliper adjuster on the NDS side of the frame. The 'bad' guide is there today.
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I was thinking new fork to convert it from being a funny bike. The vertical rear drop outs donít support that I donít believe.
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Old 02-09-20, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by danmyersmn View Post
I was thinking new fork to convert it from being a funny bike. The vertical rear drop outs donít support that I donít believe.
I am thinking it is a straight road bike that used the bump to shorten the rear stays a bit and still give clearance. Still, a very funky bike from a builder I have never heard from. Thought it was interesting nonetheless.
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IMHO this cycle appears "softer"...






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