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Old 07-26-08, 03:20 PM   #1
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Benelux/Resilion/Brampton/Armstrong light weight for 3$!

Todays score consists of a bicycle called Armstrong Light Weights. It is a Tourmalet model. The frame has nice bits of surface rust. Its will not have any rattle can...but will be cleaned and waxed accordingly.

Derailleurs are Benelux, rod type front derailleur, Rear derailleur has a shift cable mounted to the top tube. The hubs are beautiful high flange Resilion. They will need a good polish and with any luck will be able to be overhauled...Cross your fingers. If anybody knows of cones that might work for these hubs please let me know...

Rims are an interesting variety. Dunlop 26 1 /4 rims. Its a tourmalet model. Cranks are Brampton cottered.

Saddle is saddle pretty shot. It is a Wrights Olympic mattress spring. I believe it is a bike from 1960. Or earlier.

I just discovered something beautiful! The rear hub has a fixed side...oh lordy lordy...Let us pray these hubs can be brought back into play. It appears that somebody put a bottom bracket lockring over the threads. I am going to really take my time with this bike. I hope I can clean the threads nicely. Its going fun project.

I imagine the freewheel is going to take a lot of hammering to remove...Its clearly an ancient model.

I might have a seasoned retro wrench work on the cottered cranks for me. I hate to slip with the hammer and ding them up.

There was also an old cruiser bike frame with a Bendix. If anybody can fill me in a bit more on Resilion hubs I'd appreciate it. I found one web link that shows an early catalogue photo but the poster also suffered a lack of info.

Lugs are obviously lower end variety...The rear chainstays seem drawn quite thin. I keep running back and forth to the bike...To my dismay one of front hub cones is pitted...Could it be possible to carefully polish it out? Its not full gone but certainly has some marks...

I don't think finding a resilion hub cone is going to be a huge challenge. The other cone looks nice on the front hub. I haven't had a chance to toy with the rear hub.

If anybody knows how to source Resilion hub cones or anything that might work I'd be very appreciative...Thanks!
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Old 07-26-08, 07:37 PM   #2
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It appears that somebody put a bottom bracket lockring over the threads.
I'd guess that's just the lockring for the fixed cog...
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Old 07-26-08, 09:04 PM   #3
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resilion was part of the British Cycle Corporation as was Armstrong.This was pre-raleigh.resilion hubs and Brampton hubs look a lot alike to me.
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Pictures man, we need PICTURES!
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