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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 03-21-03, 12:58 AM   #1
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new here/van tuyl pursuit frame

hi, i'd just like to introduce myself...

i'm a 21 year old college student living in boston, MA. i ride mostly fixed gear bikes, (i have a yellow vantuyl pursuit and a pink lotus track frame), but i also ride BMX and a little (very little) bit of trials.

i love my track bikes...and both are pretty unique as far as i know. i've only seen one other lotus like mine, and pretty much every bike shop i go to is mystified by its existence. the same is true about my van tuyl.

i have a question:

i've been looking for more information about my van tuyl frame, and there just isn't that much out there (in the interweb) about van tuyl in general. i bought the frame on ebay, and the serial number is 388. it's yellow, and uses a 650c front wheel and a 700c rear. it's pretty much my daily ride. although i do ride my lotus occasionally, because it is my first love.

so i guess what i'm wondering is does anyone know how long they made these frames, what year mine could possibly be from?

when i got the bike it came with a catalog from van tuyl and it didn't have any track frames in it, so i guess they don't make them anymore. and if they do, they DEFINITELY don't make pursuits anymore (as 650c front wheeled frames are not raced in officially sanctioned track races anymore).

i wish i had a picture to post, but i don't have a scanner or a digital camera.

blah...i just posted a novel...sorry.
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Old 04-17-03, 04:47 PM   #2
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Bring it to the next swap meet / bike show at Lars Anderson - Theres one in late April (27th? don't have my calendar) and another in August. There will probably be at least one person there who might know something and then I'll probably get to see it as well

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