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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 6:58 pm 
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Ready to go ride!


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just wonderful! Thank you for sharing.
But I don't understand, why this beautiful frame has no brake cable stopper in the top tube? (or I see something wrong there! :? )


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Lovelyness all in a cycle bundle


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Fantastic piece of history!
It must have felt amazing working on it, and then having the icing on the cake of a ride at the end 8)
I hope the new owner will be showing it off!


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FairfaxPat wrote:
Ready to go ride!


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just wonderful! Thank you for sharing.
But I don't understand, why this beautiful frame has no brake cable stopper in the top tube? (or I see something wrong there! :? )
If you look closely at the photo, behind the seatpost QR is this cable stop-shown before I cleaned it up! Pat


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.. If you look closely at the photo, behind the seatpost QR is this cable stop-shown before I cleaned it up! Pat

Thank you.

I saw this already but this means that the cable needs to be in the housing until this cable-stop ..and thus it doesn't work without cable ties!

Maybe you need two such parts

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You could use that kind of setup-it wasn't available in the right size in '77 when the bikes were built, because the top tube is oversize for the time- so Joe went with what you see on the bike.


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Sure there are some details on this elsewhere on the web but while we're on the subject: I'm really interested in what the head angles, a-c heights and so on are like on this frame. Just wondering how they compare to what we class as 'retro' bikes. :)


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 5:18 pm 
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The Series 1 Breezer has 68 degree head anngle and 70 degree seat angle with a 12 inch BB height. The Series 11, which came out in '81-82 had 70 degree angles on both with a 12 inch BB. Joe got his inspiration from the Schwinn Excelsior X Klunker bikes the guys were riding in the early '70s.


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