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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:51 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Washington DC USA
This was acquired from a fellow collector here in the USA who bought it about four years from a relative of the original owner (I think as he had the original receipts).

Built up as a club machine with the original Sturmey-Archer 12 v. Dynohub (massive and heavy!) with 26 x 1 1/4 Endrick rims and a 1939 Sturmey-Archer AW hub, I am building an alternate time trialling wheelset comprising Conloy 700c pre-war sprint rims and SA 1930 AR close-ratio hub.

Original paint and downtube transfers. Frame was damaged early on but apparently repaired as tracks and rides beautifully. Finding these in the 23" frame (only offered in 1939-42) is VERY difficult indeed.

Full details and lots more pix here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9157103@N0 ... 608103569/


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:56 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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some pix


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:04 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
That is an absolute stunner!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:13 am 
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Blimey :) I was born in the 50's and worked in a bike shop in the 70's and don't remember a bike that old coming through the doors!

Jurassic park for bikes LOL

The older bikes I came across had solid levers and not cable brakes..

Reminds me of the bike stuff I saw at Kill Devil Hill...

Shaun


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:54 am 
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That HAS TO be entered in road bike of the month!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:57 am 
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Thats stunning. I just love how slender those crank arms look.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:53 pm 
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bloody hell that is gorgeous!!!

thats even better than your 1948 one :shock:

how many gorgeous bikes can one person have ?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:33 am 
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Simply gorgeous. I love the Dynohub!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:26 pm 
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Stunning. This now goes in as one of my all-time favourites on Retro Bike :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:58 pm 
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What a nice bike! Good to see something a bit older here. From a time when bike manufacturers made virtually everything themselves.

I remember those brake levers. Aren't there 2 positions for the pivot bolt so they can be used on drop and flat bars?


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