On yer bike!

Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by Mike1973, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. botty

    botty Familiar Face

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    I took the 1943 German army bicycle for a short ride today. Short as the crank arm has begun to round off the square crank and the square hole in the crank arm. Anyone know a good 'man with a lathe?'

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  2. PADDY

    PADDY I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Nice bike!
     
  3. Giftmacher

    Giftmacher One Too Many

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    Very nice! I wanted it too, but it was always too expensive. Luckily it is possible build one from civilian bicycle.
     
  4. Brawler

    Brawler New in Town

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  5. botty

    botty Familiar Face

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    Well the local bike shop got the bottom bracket out. The axle is an engineering work of art (typical German over engineering). Can any of our UK based vintage cyclists suggest a contact who may be able to re-produce this quite complex part?
     
  6. esteban68

    esteban68 Call Me a Cab

    hmm not sure there are any left botty, expect a big bill if there is....can't you adaspt a part from another machine, failing that an ad in the back of the VCC mag News & Views might prove worthwhile?
     
  7. McMurdo

    McMurdo One of the Regulars

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    I went on the Toronto Tweed Ride on Saturday it was a great day with some really lovely bikes and some very dapper gents and lovely ladies all resplendent in tweed. Here are some photos:

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    I was voted Dandiest Gent and won a lovely pair of the new Bobbin straw Panniers, donated by Curbside Cycle. I have to go pick them up in the next day or so.
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    It was great fun and I would suggest that everyone go out to a tweed ride if there is one in your area.
     
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  8. Giftmacher

    Giftmacher One Too Many

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    I would say! Shame there's nothing like this here, I noticed that many people riding prewar bicycles.
     
  9. McMurdo

    McMurdo One of the Regulars

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    There were some older bikes, mine is a 1960`s era Raleigh there were several of those around. As well there were several modern bikes that are made in the style of vintage bicycles.
     
  10. Mike1973

    Mike1973 A-List Customer

  11. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    The top photo looks a lot like my 1930 Harley, Of course mine isn't Lucas. Shows how Bicycles have mirrored Motorcycles and vice versa over the decades. Only logical, since motorcycles evolved from the safety bicycle! [​IMG]
     
  12. Giftmacher

    Giftmacher One Too Many

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    Some parts for my bicycle, waiting to be sent.
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  13. bulldog1935

    bulldog1935 Suspended

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    beautiful thread. Just though I'd throw up my old Raleigh.
    Made in Nottingham, May '76, and I've ridden it since college, though the only original parts on it are the brake calipers and the headset.
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    yes, that's a fly rod tube on the back, and there's a Chapman fishing bag in the pannier.
     
  14. esteban68

    esteban68 Call Me a Cab

    Loving the Harley Stearman, sadly machines like that are ridiculous prices over here...........still had a half a day out with local cycling campaign group on a 'tweed run' around the local town, much fun was gained doffing the cap to courteous drivers letting us past accompanied with much bell ringing( Miller, Lucas et al)....
    Here's a photo thats just arrived from organiser of myself and machine ( 1949 Webster of Chesterfield)originally I was to ride my c1932 Raleigh rod braked racer, however a recent fault with the rear wheel /hub and a difficulty in locating parts for the Sturmey Archer K type gear meant I had to take my trusty old 'Webby'......only nod to modernity was the sunglasses and shoes as the toeclips would easily scuff my brogue boots that I was going to wear so I wore my 'Next' vintage style leather trainers;
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  15. esteban68

    esteban68 Call Me a Cab

    a photo the good lady wife insisted on taking on my return, it's a bit foggy in the bottom right because there was glare from the sun but hey that's where she wanted to take the picture[​IMG] and the machine in all her glory;[​IMG]
     
  16. Two Types

    Two Types I'll Lock Up

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    1937 cycling wear advertisement (UK):

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  17. Grey Fox

    Grey Fox New in Town

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    Cycling jerseys

    Can I introduce a racier atmosphere by showing a few of my vintage (and usually itchy and scratchy woollen) team cycling jerseys?

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  18. esteban68

    esteban68 Call Me a Cab

    Some nice jerseys there GF, I especially like the pale blue G. D bologna one, as you say they can be itchy though merino isn't so bad.....BITD certainly in the UK mothers and grandmothers across the land would knit from lambswool cycling jerseys for their loved ones....imagine wearing such an item in the summer ouch!!!
     
  19. PADDY

    PADDY I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Esteban - great photos, thankyou. I particularly like the double water bottle cage and the old vintage cork topped, ribbed bottles. Is there anyone out there who sells them at 'less than crazy prices?' or even replicates them?
    Otherwise, I'm looking at getting my local Blacksmith to make me the double cage from photos (the bottles...still working on that one).
     
  20. esteban68

    esteban68 Call Me a Cab

    the cage was two single items that I tig welded together years ago, the bottles are IIRC Sigg bottles or similar with the paint removed with two cut down champagne corks tied on, I distressed the bottles by throwing them around a bit.
    You have to file away most of the threads in the neck else the corks don't pull out easy enough...it's a pretty easy job really, to be honest modern bottles are better as they are all foodsafe treated inside whereas old bottles are often corroded inside especially if they have had acidic or salty drinks in them!

    You could if you are a bit crafty quite easily make a bottle or double cage out of strip aluminium riveted together, thats how some were made BITD.
     
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