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Old 12-20-09, 07:31 PM
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Show me your 597s

This month's National Geographic has an article about a Greek monastery that "embraces a rustic lifestyle free of electricity or donations from the Europian Union. ("You cannot be ascetic with all these easy things," observes one of it's elders.)
If they can do that, we can surely live without the convenience of the 700c tire.
I wanna see some Dunlop Rubber!
Here's mine. Ok, I don't have any Dunlop rubber to brag about and I've talked about these ad nausium in other threads so I'll just show the picts (again).

'72 Breeze that I flipped last year.

Nuther Schwinn that I flipped. It's got 590s on it because that's what I had to work with but I think it came with 597s.


As found, with a mountain bike handlebar hammered into the english stem and puny 590s

Ahh, don't these 597s just do a better job of filling the fenders?

1940ish Shelby Traveler. I couldn't resist.

'72 Raleigh Sport with my favorite wheels. Reminds me of my old Civic after I replaced the origional 13"s with some low pro 15's.

1928 Raleigh Golden Arrow. Why, why why did I flip this one?
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Old 12-20-09, 07:35 PM
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Here's some that aren't mine but I really like them.

Probably 599s actually but I can dream. (Not my bike).

I lost this auction.

1940 Elgin Racer. (not mine either).

Forget where I saw this Schwinn but I like it.
Ok, I'm snowed in and all the girls have chicken pox. Some really obscure old stuff would sure brighten my evening.
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elad63 hooked me up with this a year ago. It's at the bottom of my project pile though, and I work slower than most glaciers. It's an inch pitch, ladies Overland. The paint is not original, and one of the reasons it's way down the project list.

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Old 12-20-09, 08:07 PM
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1948 Claud Butler:







1949 Raleigh Clubman w/ Schwalbe EA1 tires:



I have one other frameset designed for 597 wheels, a 1950 Raleigh Lenton Tourist, but I have it set up with 700c wheels, which fit swell.

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Ahh, thanks. Those are some nice bikes. Is that Lenton Tourist the green one that was posted a while back? That was pretty bike.
That ladie's bike is pretty cool too. I've been trying to come up with an angle that will make old ladie's bike desirable to someone. There's a lot of them out there and it's a shame to see them all get used as parts bikes.
I've got these two at the moment, not very relevent to this thread but kinda cool, anyway. Skiptooth and 28" singletube. Kiss of death. Not worth the cost of their chains. But they're lovely old things. We need to start a fad. Couple of well placed publicity stunts, fix an auction or two. There has to be an angle.

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Here is my old Collegiate with the goofy tires...
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