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 Post subject: Vintage hybrid build
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:51 pm 
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1936 Colson frameset, headbadge.
The rest:
Vintage Wald Aero stem.
8 speed Shimano Nexus with roller brake.
Vintage Sturmey Archer front brake.
Brooks B66 saddle.
YST BB.
Vintage Apex Crankset.
Lots of messing around to make everything work, that was the fun part. And my first paint job,
pearl black with dark green pearl darts.


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 Post subject: Re: Vintage hybrid build
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:09 pm 
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Thats damn fine 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Vintage hybrid build
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:22 pm 
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Lovely. A nice and sympathetic modernisation.


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 Post subject: Re: Vintage hybrid build
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:43 pm 
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Dreamy Dreamy Lovely :D


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 Post subject: Re: Vintage hybrid build
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:03 am 
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That is really well done.
I'm curious,why do these type of bikes have two crossbars ?


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 Post subject: Re: Vintage hybrid build
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:26 am 
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Two cross bars on a nornal diamond frame would be for strength. Those two curved cross bars seem to be for style not strength, it just looks good 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Vintage hybrid build
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:35 am 
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A lot of extra weight tho


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 Post subject: Re: Vintage hybrid build
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:34 pm 
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Thank you all for the nice comments.
Yes, these bikes are heavy, but weight is not my main issue. If I want a purpose built mountain bike with many more speeds, I will have to buy one for sure. For now this suits me well, it's good on trail and road, and I built it for the look I like. I lived in San Anselmo during the 70's, and walked up Humboldt to get to Spruce where I lived, and I always liked the bikes they were building there.


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