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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:04 am 
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I'm helping my old friend Alan Bonds put together a website called clunkers.net.

Today we took photos of his latest build. It's not done yet.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:17 am 
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Here is a completed bike, a shift-lever 2-speed Excelsior with coaster brake and a Union drum front brake.

I tried this bike today. SCHWEEEEEEEEEEET.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:10 am 
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I always look forward to your latest post, the most amazing bikes surrounded by the most beautiful countryside. MORE, MORE, MORE!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:40 am 
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I always feel envious of all the lovely old clunkers that seem to still be around over there... wish we had them!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:07 pm 
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orange71 wrote:
I always feel envious of all the lovely old clunkers that seem to still be around over there... wish we had them!


they're up for sale fairly frequently in the US. do a search, given favourable exchange rate not bonkers ££ either <espically compared to a lot of "retro">

are all of those parts new? forgive my ignorance, but whats the propper name of the additional long fork brace that bolts infront of the fork? chrome part, far right of the picture resting over the rim?
I'll check out www.clunkers.net now :)


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they're up for sale fairly frequently in the US. do a search, given favourable exchange rate not bonkers ££ either <espically compared to a lot of "retro">


Problem is it'd be like trying to find a road bike for myself - I wouldn't have a clue where to start... I just know I like what he has there. Spose I could start with that! The other issue would be how standard are the parts (i.e. sizes/diameters etc)?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:12 pm 
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orange71 wrote:
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they're up for sale fairly frequently in the US. do a search, given favourable exchange rate not bonkers ££ either <espically compared to a lot of "retro">


Problem is it'd be like trying to find a road bike for myself - I wouldn't have a clue where to start... I just know I like what he has there. Spose I could start with that! The other issue would be how standard are the parts (i.e. sizes/diameters etc)?


as ever do some research before you start. lot of info re sizes on mtbr.com retro forum & the schwinn forum... yeh I've been following for a whille now ;)


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always felt it's a pity you can't download somebody's brain...!


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