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Old 11-28-12, 07:10 PM
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Armstrong Tourmalet 1957

I traded a bit and ended up with this old Armstrong. Tom (noglider) Helped me get 'er home. I changed a couple of things and wanted to try it out. Here are a few picks. Williams chainset, Benelux 10 speed, Wrights saddle, Resilion brakes and hubs. Please enjoy.


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nice bike.

Perfect for fixie.
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Resilion Brakes?

The pictures are loading very slowly for me now, but I'm seeing calipers, not the classic Resilion Cantilevers. Are these from the period after Resilion (like Brampton, and Bayliss Wiley, and many other once prestigious names in the English bicycle industry) had been absorbed by Phillips?

Sure is nice to see an all steel bicycle... mmmmm, chrome.... love that road hugging weight!

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Cool. I like the copper colour. Sure is relaxed, and raked out - even for a 50s bike.
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The Resilion hub is sweet....but how about a picture of the derailleur? Very nice FT, you seem to be amassing a nice collection of British steel as of late.
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Really cool bike, Frank. I love the color, and the little details like the wing nuts really make up the period "look."
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Love that bike! That style of bike really appeals to. That is a great addition to your collection. Hope it rides nice. Enjoy.
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Fantastic! I love the faded decals and overall look of the bike. I hope it rides as nice as it looks!
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Really pretty! What's the serial number and the seatpost diameter? I'm trying to figure mine out.
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Originally Posted by sailorbenjamin
Really pretty! What's the serial number and the seatpost diameter? I'm trying to figure mine out.

Ill get back to you on the post diameter and frame number,


The photos of the derailleurs didn't come out very well. Ill add more later. The force (of gravity) is strong in this one.. It's no "lightweight" LOL.
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Frank,

Another great score. Did this one come from the NYC area?

With that nice low gearing you need to head my way and we can do the 10 mile climb together!
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What A nice lookin Armstrong, alot older than mine. Can you post a picture of the downtube decal?
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Originally Posted by rhm
Resilion Brakes?

The pictures are loading very slowly for me now, but I'm seeing calipers, not the classic Resilion Cantilevers. Are these from the period after Resilion (like Brampton, and Bayliss Wiley, and many other once prestigious names in the English bicycle industry) had been absorbed by Phillips?

Sure is nice to see an all steel bicycle... mmmmm, chrome.... love that road hugging weight!
Negative on the brakes. They are Monitor "Ventura".

It shifts pretty well actually.
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That does it Frank. You've had way too many great scores lately! - The Legnano, the '72 TDF, and now this Armstrong - not to mention a Silver Record in the mail.
For cryin' out loud, Frank -LEAVE SOMETHING FOR THE REST OF US!

(Congrats on another great score Frank - I love it! )
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Originally Posted by auchencrow
That does it Frank. You've had way too many great scores lately! - The Legnano, the '72 TDF, and now this Armstrong - not to mention a Silver Record in the mail.
For cryin' out loud, Frank -LEAVE SOMETHING FOR THE REST OF US!

(Congrats on another great score Frank - I love it! )
Thanks, rich or handsome or both would be cool. The rich part wouldn't last long with this many tires.

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Frank,

Another great score. Did this one come from the NYC area?

With that nice low gearing you need to head my way and we can do the 10 mile climb together!
Yes, I traded my '65 Rudge for this bike with a fella in Manhattan. The Rudge was awesome but it was time to move on. I met the new buyer (sold again) and he has big plans!

There is no difference between the two front rings that I can tell when pedaling.

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Originally Posted by ftwelder
I traded a bit and ended up with this old Armstrong. Tom (noglider) Helped me get 'er home. I changed a couple of things and wanted to try it out. Here are a few picks. Williams chainset, Benelux 10 speed, Wrights saddle, Resilion brakes and hubs. Please enjoy.


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First off its a beautiful bike! Now I don't know if people just don't beleive me or what, but if you soak all the rusty bits and pieces (even whole components) in regular white vinegar over night they wll be good as new in the A.M. all it will take is a wipe with a clean cotton cloth wet with vinegar to wipe the rust of as if it were dust! Be sure to re-grease or oil any part that may need it. Hope you try it, you will not be disappointed! if you try it please post pics of the results.
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Really lovely bike, I really enjoy seeing bikes from the late 50's and early 60's like this. Great colours and cool components.
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Dag Frank, as auchencrow said leave some of the nice stuff for the rest of us! This really highlights that I need to get working on some of those old Hercules over winter. I've been too busy riding this year to spend time wrenching.
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Originally Posted by sailorbenjamin
Really pretty! What's the serial number and the seatpost diameter? I'm trying to figure mine out.

post measures 25.8mm (25.76 average) and the serial is 15246 NO
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Cool bike! Are those 26" or 27" wheels. I had a Lenton Sports that was outfitted almost identical to that bike. It had 26" wheels.
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Originally Posted by big chainring
Cool bike! Are those 26" or 27" wheels. I had a Lenton Sports that was outfitted almost identical to that bike. It had 26" wheels.
26X1-1/4". It's weird size that fits schwinn 26X 1-3/3" tires.
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Very Nice! I like the thimble crown fork.
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46/49?
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