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Vintage Torpedo SCHWEINFURT rear hub?

Old 12-14-09, 08:08 PM
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Vintage Torpedo SCHWEINFURT rear hub?

Are these any good? I usually shy away from german stuff but this is shiny and it's got wingnuts!
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Looks to be fifties. The Fitchel & Sachs coasters and IG hubs were top notch and bullet-proof. The only problems I've ever seen with them is if the hubs had been sitting in the drink for an extended period of time. Twenty bucks for parcel post is a bit more than steep for that hub, tho. Heck, I've got a seventies Torpedo Komet I'll give you.
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Oh, I got over my chrome wing nut lust and realized that I've already flipped the bike I'd be putting it on. Or maybe I just wanted an excuse to build another bike.
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You need an EXCUSE ???

There are many reasons for Bike building,
And onehas just entered my head -
If a man can't build bikes while he's living,
He sure can't build bikes once he's dead.

Happy Christmas everyone!
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The same as this Torpedo? If so, I'd say that's good enough reason for a new build!

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