Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Jack Taylor Track Pista c. late 1960s Pin Stripe Box Lining

Gorgeous Jack Taylor Track Bike with exquisite box lining.
22" Seat tube (center-center)
22-1/2"  Top tube (c-c)
Reynolds "TRACK MODEL" 531 Tubing

Campagnolo: Pista BB/Crank 151 BCD Undated 170 mm,  Pista Hubs and NR ROAD headset and seatpost.
Pro Ace pista pedals
Cinelli: Old Logo Alloy Criterium #65 Bars and XL Old Logo road stem.
Selle Italia:  Saddle--modern.
Weinmann: front brake and generic lever.
SUN: recent clincher rims.

Bike was well-cared-for.  Paint is excellent.  Geometry is very relaxed and comfortable with lots of clearance.


Thursday, August 30, 2018

Schwinn OS Waterford Purple Paramount--Prince Tribute Celeste-Splash 1989 57 cm

For Sale $549 Made in Waterford Wisconsin, USA

*True Temper Steel Tubing with OS top and down tubes + chain stays. 1st year.
*Standard sized seat tube takes 27.2 mm post 
*Standard 25.4 (1") fork takes 22.2 mm stem
*Chrome-plated Shimano F/R dropouts
*127.5 mm  rear spacing.
*Brazed on Chain Hanger, Pump Peg, Top Tube cable guides, Under BB cable guides and 2 sets of water bottle mounts.
Gorgeous Original Purple Celeste-Splash  Paramount Frame Set 1989

***Late Model Campagnolo Record headset, a seat post binder bolt and dropout adjuster screws are included.
Serial #570ODMWJ 89xxxx
57 cm center-top (about 55.5 mm c-c approximate).
55.5 top tube approx.
J September 

Paint is in excellent original condition with only a few scratches:
Scratches can be seen in pics circled in pink:
-Down tube scratch near shift lever boss from front brake.
-Tire rubs on inside of each chainstay.
-Scratches from front derailleur mounting on seat tube

***Late Model Campagnolo Record headset, a seat post binder bolt and dropout adjuster screws are included.
Shipping is $60 via Fedex Ground. Please allow up to  3 days for packing.  Thanks

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Pennine Re Della Corsa, (King of the Race), Bradford England c. 1964

Early 60s Pennine Re Della Corsa, (King of the Race).
Frameset with partial decals.  Ser. #6405, possibly 1964? 
Reynolds 531 tubing and Campagnolo dropouts. 
21" center to top--20-1/2" center-center.    21" top tube
52 cm c-c seat tube.   53 cm c-c top tube.
Probably built for 27" rims, but fits 700c with Mafac Racers, as shown.

Wing-tipped wheel guiding fork ends

Remains of Reynolds 531 Decal. Artwork by May Mappleback?

Small Ding on top tube

Friday, July 27, 2018

1961 Gitane 650B Rando Convert

This is the replacement for my  pick-up truck-crashed Jeunet.  It's the "Woman Record de l'heure" model. It was originally outfitted with tubulars and Campy GS derailleurs as a race bike with Reynolds 531 main tubes, Durifort fork blades and Campagnolo dropouts.

American Classic Bottle Cage with TA Ref #16 Cage Clamp

I made a "Spring Thingie" to even out the fender clearance. The spring also allows the rear wheel to push the fender out of the way for wheel changing. I tried the VO spring set. But, it used a 4 mm bolt,  and was too loose. I bought a 5 mm bolt at the hardware store and added a heavier spring from Ax Man Surplus Store. A Mafac contoured washer was placed behind the stiffener. 
                                   Bottom of bag showing 2 QR  VR EB rack clips
                                             Below VR Sliding QR Clips attached to a rack.

L'équipement du Gitane:
Grand Bois  Alloy Rando Stem and Maes Parallel Bars, Decaleur, Long Reach Center Pull Brakes,  650B x 38 Super Light Écureuils (Squirrels), and Papillon rims. 
MAFAC Brake Levers
Ideale 92 leather saddle. 
MKS Prime pedals copper anodized with matching copper anodized mini clips.
Stronglight 49D cranks, 
Honjo 700c Fenders curved to fit. 
Ostrich handlebar bag on Gran Compe rack with Vélo du Rêve Sliding QR bag clips.
Cateye Solar Fender Tail Light with motion and light sensors. 
Kiley USB rechargeable Tail Light threaded directly into seat post. 
Tornade alloy frame pump with Campagnolo French style head. 
Campagnolo Gran Sport 3-piece steel/alloy hubs.
Simplex Super LJ retro-friction shifters and Suntour Suntour Cyclone derailleurs.

Friday, July 21, 2017

1970s JEUNET 650B Converted City Bike

70s Jeunet with Grand Bois Extra Light Tires, Grand Bois rims and Grand Bois "Mafac Raidish" brakes.   Rims were laced to 1950s Campagnolo Gran Sport 3-piece hubs.  Wheels roll like they're in Perpetual Motion!
Ball-shaped brake cable yokes are a refined alloy version of orginal Mafac Top 63.  Cable is fastened with an allen bolt behind the ball.  Ball has 2 hidden flats to hold in place with 10 mm open end wrench.

Unfortunately, the bike was totaled when hit by a pickup truck!