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Old 06-06-12, 12:11 PM
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Flying Arrow rebuild, Norway city bike

Not long ago was our local metal collection drive.

Now it is best to stake out a lawn chair with plenty of sandwiches but twice a day is the best I could muster.

One of the tidbit morsels thrown in the heap was this bike,
It was lodged on the top of the pile, I really only noticed the "duomatic" text on the rear hub, and they are not so common (I have one unmounted also)
I pulled the bike down, it was missing the seat and post but the rest was there,
I pulled a small 22" bike for the wheels- they are worth big bucks in finland (the finns know exactly why!)
Back home the seat and post of the 22" just happened to fit the other bike, Hmm- I tried to put air in the tyres and they held, I took it for a spin- I never rode a duomatic before and it is kinda cool!

Well I kinda rode the bike to the store once to try it out,
which lead to kinda riding it to the horse stable with my little girl,
to the store again
for another ride to the lake
aww damb....I like this bike!

Its made in Norway from Swedish steel, Imported into Finland and sold as a FLYING ARROW (see headbadge)
there is alot of these norway imports in finland but this one is different.

Aluminium Rims
Stainless spokes
Aluminum front hub
Duomatic 2 speed- who's brake is almost non existent
nice double pinstripe aluminum fenders
the chrome bars and stem is in perfect shape
I put on the period correct lock yesterday
mismatched tyres
really nice chaingaurd

Now I have a replacement taillight, and I could dig up a dyno and front light ad the frame wiring is intact.
could be fun winter project to restitch a new seatcover.
Needs a new chain. BFD
and then there is the paint......
it was a candy color and like soooo many of these bikes the color wears off and the silver base is intact...actually there is no rust on the bike-its dirty and it looks really good dirty
the decals are good- and they can be carefully taped.my imagination is already considering painting the top half of the forks...help me.. stop me!!!!

What to do...But this one is a keeper

restore or just enjoy this well worn bike????

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Old 06-06-12, 12:12 PM
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Old 06-06-12, 12:35 PM
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I'd ride that as is and enjoy the hell out of it.
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Too good to restore. Just ride it.
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will you guys let me replace the taillight???
but then again it does add to the look being broken!!!

I try my best not to clean it....
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OK, the tail light but no more. Final offer.
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Mike,

permission is granted to repair, replace, or even remove, anything broken. You may clean. You may straighten anything bent. You can even upgrade certain components, such as the seat, grips, and tires; but we're going out onto a slippery slope already.

You may touch up the paint. You may polish the chrome and the aluminum. You may lubricate the chain. But you may not repaint the frame.

Any further questions?
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Originally Posted by puchfinnland View Post
well you stated "touch up" is acceptable....
as there is about 80% of the bike missing the chestnut color,actually it comes off with the fingernail!
I guess I could get a tiny brush and touch it and touch it and touch it????

I am almost afraid to clean the 40 years of filth off of it.
Don't touch it up, just don't cut your fingernails for a while and go after the last 20% of the Chestnut color.
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If all the Chestnut color comes off somehow you would be left with a silver bike right? That seems like a good thing plus it will be a little lighter in terms of weight.
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I agree it has a certain coolness to it even with the broken taillight. I might even find a way to mount a flasher on the rack and leave the broken lense alone.

OK Now just what is Duomatic hub? is that like a kickback? or does it shift automatically depening on torque and load?
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Old 06-06-12, 02:35 PM
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duomatic hub.

just imagine a normal coasterbrake hub, you kick back and it shifts to the other ratio.
so i guess it is a kickback hub.
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Old 06-06-12, 05:35 PM
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Like it? Run it. I'd prefer a rear sidepull brake to the lock, but your call.
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If you replace the taillight, get a second-hand example. An unused one would look out of place.
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-update-

summer has past and I still like the bike,
so its a keeper-
I sold my aluminum 8 IGH , too stiff and power robbing
the blue crescent will go on the block (its cool but cant keep them all)
just yesterday I went to town again on the Arrow and I still like the simplicity of it.

PUCH is more or less done
the juniors are on hold untill mr. Mozer comes in 1-2 weeks
flippers...well they can wait.
MTB's.... blahh!

my mind came to what can I do to improve my old friend

the bars are really narrow-I need to dig up some vintage chome ones that are a bit wider and comfortable.

a new silver shiny chain would be cool!Im sure the rear cog is shot.

then there is the cranks...

my choices.
-clean and repack the original 1 piece set
I have the special BB for these nordic bikes so I could put a 3-piece set.
- Silstar,with steel chainwheel, but it is made in Japan and thise bike dont have a lick of orient in it.
- I have this thul set with alloy chainwheel, the disc can come off easily

what does the forum say on cranks??



Pedals I can find some white or black bloc type.

the seat may actually get recovered and hand stitched during the winter.

taillight I have an exact used replacement.

but then there something else I would like to do...it needs new _ _ _ _ _!

mike

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Repack, attend to basic issues and use it.
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I like the old crank. It has a nice design to it.

Your last couple of threads have me sort of hankering for a simple cruiser of my own.(my wife hates when I start hankering for something!)
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Now that is craftsmanship!

They certainly don't make them like that anymore...
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The real question is how much of the red paint is left at this point? Do you need to go over some bumpy roads to get rid of the rest?
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The Streamlined chain guard. The tail light. The flat top fenders. It reminds me of a 1960's Kelvinator fridge. Cool.
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How did I miss this thread?! I grew up fixing these Øglænd bikes! Really fun to see a Finnish export model! They were called Tempo in Sweden.

This will be a perfect ratbike - ruggedly charming and eminently durable. Keep it original! Never mind that the crank is as heavy as the frame...

The chainring is interesting. Notice how three of the cutouts in it are exactly the same shape as the dropouts? That's right, Øglænd got three dropouts out of every chainring they stamped.

Looks to be mid-70s or so judging from the chainguard and the welded frame. Before the '70s almost all Øglænd frames were fillet brazed.
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Cool bike
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Use the crank on it in that picture. It has style written all over it.
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Well the time has come-
I blame it ALL on Photogravity!!
When I was stateside visiting him he had a pair of michelin world tour 26x1 3/8 to trade me, Well I could not resist...



So having to complete projects asap I brought the bike into work because the duomatic hub brake needed service,
the bike went on the rack, and the rear wheel fell in my hands-
the hub got several new components, brake, cone and spring, and a gear ring that I hear breaks often-I was happy to recieve these new parts.
I also trued the rear wheel and cleaned it before mounting the tire.
Well the front wheel jumped off also- and I trued,cleaned and mounted the new tire.

but then....
I decided to give the bike a cleaning, and the fumes must have gone to her head...
.....Suddenly she was smiling at me for careing so much about her and she winked at me.....
..........soon she grabbed me by the screwdriver.....
...............And the screws started to loosen.....
...................then she grabbed my wrench...............
......................the nuts and bolts fell off....the fork fell out....
..........................I am ashamed to admit I took out the crankshaft....
...............and then she took off her bottom bracket and even her headcups came out!......


oh it was spontaneous!.....
After realizing what just happened and seeing all the parts all over the floor, I gathered here articles and put them in a box.

I know what she wanted and Decided to give it to her.....

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Her paint was attached by only thought,it would come off by just masking tape and a dull edge of a knife, its fully galvanized and was easy to ease off all the paint...
As I was in this situation I decided to take advantage of the situation( well she did to me!)

I got a bunch of flipper bikes that are heading to the scrap, so i decided to add fittings to make her even better.
a tab for the coaster brake

A tab for the frame lock and the bottle dyno on the rear triangle
as I hate the brackets that damage the fork

and then a pump boss

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I carefuly taped the original foil decals and primed it....

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