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 Post subject: My Yeoman Sandringham
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:12 pm 
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Hi Everybody,

I've bought a project, an Ebay cheapie as my first build a bike project.
It's not the best bike in the world, it's a Yeoman (London UK) Sandringham.
Steel, and weighs a tonne.
I'm planning to strip it, and clean it to a shine. I want to add new saddle, grips and a traditional wicker basket.
It has Sturmey Archer gears and brakes.
All very basic but I'm looking forward to my new project.

I've started to strip it and it now weighs slightly less than a tonne.

I already have a mountain bike, this will make a nice change for the summer.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:05 pm 
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Should come up well, a very solidly made bike. A very British name too - sounds solid and dependable like the engineering.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:22 pm 
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I quite fancy joining the Tweed Run and love the romanticism of olden day cycling.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:28 pm 
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I'd be so tempted to run with the all cream accessories theme and slip some cream tyres on there - Schwalbe Delta Cruisers maybe? And of course, an absolutely massive bell that goes off like Big Ben...

My dad's got a wartime Waverley stashed in his garage with no chrome and a big white patch on the back mudguard - it does look good.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:40 pm 
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Thanks, I'm looking forward to getting started.
I can't find any info on the Yeoman brand.

I'm going to make it look like a wartime bike, matt black with brown leather and a wicker basket. :)

I like this inspiration:

http://mypinupfantasy.com/?p=245

The tweed run looks like great fun, loving the pics on their website.

http://tweedrun.com/

Do you have any pics of the Waverley?

Cream and black with Delta Cruisers:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:22 am 
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You may be able to find a date code (month and year) on the Sturmey Archer hub shell.
It looks mid 1970's to me, likely far eastern. Taiwan?
Also looks as if the rear hub has been steam cleaned, at least the SA will want some oil before it rusts internally.
The cranks are out of line, one cotter pin may have the wrong angle flat filed.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:24 pm 
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I've taken a quick look at the hub, can see 83 6 stamped on it, June 1983 maybe? Perhaps the bike is newer than though, or maybe a new hub sometime. Eitherway I've yet to take it to pieces and start work on it.

Will update when I do.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:05 pm 
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A couple of good old English names from the far east then.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:58 pm 
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Nice project!

Im looking for a step through for my Mrs as my next project, possibly a vintage Malvern Star. My vision is something akin to this little beauty

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:27 pm 
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Here's my board track bike if you want some more along that theme :)

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