Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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

Gorgeous Jack Taylor Track Bike with exquisite box lining. SOLD
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

                                  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.

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.

Alumalite safety lights with brackets for rack. Bolted to bag.

 Fluorescent REG Grips and Universal "Legnano" housing.

Alumalite USB Tail Light Prototype.  Direct Mount
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.
                                   Bottom of bag showing 2 QR  Viva Rack clips
                                             Below Viva clips attached to a rack.

Gitane Equipment:
Grand Bois  Alloy Rando Stem and Maes Parallel Bars, Decaleur, Center Pull Brakes, 
650B x 38 Super Light Écureuils (Squirrels), and Papillon rims. 
MAFAC Brake Levers
MKS Prime pedals copper anodized with copper anodized mini clips
Stronglight 49D cranks, MKS Copper plated pedals and matching mini clips
Honjo Fenders, Ideale 92 leather saddle.  
Ostrich handlebar bag on Gran Compe rack secured by VIVA QR bag clips.
Weyless bottle cag with TA mounting clamp.
Cateye Solar Fender Light with motion and light sensors. 
Alumalite dual front aluminum safety mini-lights CR2031 batteries.
Alumalite Prototype USB rechargeable tail light threaded directly into seat post.
REG fluorescent  Greem brake lever grips 
Legnano by Universal Green brake cable housing
Cinelli Green aluminum  bar end plugs
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 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!