Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Detel Frame/Fork Ishiwata 022 DB Tubing. 650B Conversion Candidate 1983-4

 Detel Marathon 6000  Ishiwata 022 Chromoly Double Butted  Frame/Fork For Sale:

Size 56 cm center-center or about 58 cm center-top.  Top tube is also 56 cm c-c

Color is Silver Lylac Metalic and in excellent condition.

Frame sticker says, "Assembled in Green Bay,"  so I''m guessing it was built in Japan.

It was originally equipped with 700c wheels and normal reach brakes. Right/Left chain stays are each factory-crimped on the inside for greater tire clearance..  Bike is pictured with 650B x 38 tires and Dia Compe 750 brakes to demonstrate potential for a 650 conversion. 

Tech Specs:   Standard British Threaded Bottom Bracket, Standard 1" threaded ISO Headset Spec. Suntour Dropouts. Seat tube fits 27.2 mm post.  6 speed 127 mm rear axle spacing. Brakes require hex nuts--brake holes are NOT countersunk for Allen Bolts.

*Detel was a company based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They were only in business in 1983-84.  Apparently,  their investors backed out.

Monday, September 28, 2020

1974 Schwinn Voyageur II by Panasonic

 1974 Vintage Schwinn Voyageur II  "SILVER GHOST" with chrome lugs

Chromoly steel tubing & all chrome under paint. Very nice condition with a couple letters in Voyageur rubbed off. 

*27" wheels. 23" (58 cm) frame. Excellent condition with some scratches.
*Alloy Vetta Rear Rack. 
*Original Shimano Dura Ace 1st Gen Cranks with Shimano LeTour Derailleur.
*Some original parts were missing.  They were upgraded to Omega Alloy headset, Suntour cyclone front derailleur, Dia Compe "G" Brakes, Mikashima Track Pedals SR bars/stem.
*New Blackburn white saddle, matching handlebar tape and white tires. New chain and Shimano freewheel.
Original 27" rear wheel with Araya Rim. Matching Araya 27" Front Rim with "Raleigh" hub.
Made in September 1974 in Japan by Panasonic for Schwinn. Ser. No. J4xxxx.
$350. Minneapolis, MN Message for info.  francopedia at gmail

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Bianchi Squadra Team Issued SL Pista spindle. Hollow and fluted circa 1950s vintage.

 1950s SL team issued Magistroni track BB spindle. Magistroni was ubiquitous in Italy until  Campagnolo introduced  their alloy cotterless Gran Sport cranks in the late 50s. 

It measures 120 mm and is stamped "Bianchi NC 1-40."  NC=NikCrom.  Weighs 150 grams. 

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Schwinn Sports Tourer 1973 Excellent $450

'73 Sports Tourer
Size 25"  seat tube measured center to top of top tube 26" to top of chrome seat collar. Top tube 24" c-c.
Standover is about 34-1/2"
Serial Number GJxxxxxx July 1973
Hubs Dated 1974
Condition: Excellent with usual scratches.

I am the 2nd owner of this mostly original '73 Opaque Blue Sports Tourer.
Original owner recently installed new Kenda gumwall tires, brake shoes and black cables.  Gold freewheel/chain were changed earlier.
Front deraileur was upgraded to Campagnolo Record.  Cable is routed under bottom bracket.
*"Number 1 Pump" doesn't seem to work.
*Rear mini-rack, as featured in '73 Schwinn catalog
*Schwinn Sprint bottle cage with hinged clamps.  Unfortunately, it's missing the "Sprint" spring-loaded steel fastener. But it still holds the original "Ale" bottle. Appears in '73 catalog.

TA crankset: 1 decal missing.  Replacements available on ebay.  The other is worn--see pics

NOTE: The frame was built in July, 1973.  Hubs are stamped "74."  I suppose either the frame was built into a complete bike in 1974, or the hubs were produced earlier than the date stamp.

$450 + shipping.  Please contact joeeramone at g mail dot com

Sunday, February 2, 2020

FB Hubs, Brivio Frères Cognin France 1937 (aka Fratelli Brivio) avec papillons Dural Alumin Le Simplex

Shiny brand new in the tattered French box from the Cognin, France factory with "37" 1937-dated cones. FB flip/flop hubs are fitted with Le Simplex Dural Wing Nuts.  FB started the French factory in 1933.  These hubs were intended for the French market, with French freewheel threads on one side.  The other side uses an Italian lock ring.  It's the same threading as modern Campagnolo lock rings.  FB continued to manufacture hubs in both Italy and France.

Notice older Eagle logo on barrels. Wings are about 45° instead of typical 90°.

Cone Date-Stamped "37" and "FB"

Simplex Wing Nuts shown with 1937 Simplex Catalog

Monday, July 8, 2019

Vintage Bastille Day 2019

Vintage Bastille Day Ride Sunday July 14th

Vintage Ride
Bastille Day Sunday 14 Juillet

Vintage Twin Cities Bastille Day Ride Sunday July 14th 11:30

15th Annual Twin Cities Bastille Day Ride rolls on Sunday July 15th --weather permitting.  Bring your ol’ French or French-equipped steed or bottle of Alize, Baguette, French Toast French Fries or other vintage bike.

***NEW START:  Parking Lot in St.Paul on Rice Street and Larpenteur.  1657 Rice St. Saint Paul, MN 55117

2 Distances mostly along the Gateway Trail: 
1. Approx. 15 miles turn-around at N. Saint Paul.
2. Approx. 37 Leisurely miles along the trail. Rest-stop at turn-around.  Or go all the way to Stillwater.

Snacks, Beer & Pizza available at HEARTHSIDE PIZZA, after the ride. ***In case of rain,  pizza and beer will start at noon***
Hearthside Pizza 1641 Rice St, St Paul, MN 55117

WHEN: 11:30 am Sunday July 14th, 2019

Scott Davis Twin Cities MN USA EMAIL: info at

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Aluma-Lites Aircraft Aluminum USB Rechargeable Super Legerra

ALUMA-LITES LED Rechargeable Safety Lights 
Be Seen!
Be seen with Aluma-Lites made from Aircraft Aluminum.
Each anodized set includes Front and Rear lights and micro USB cord. 
Dual Modes: 1. Flash.  2. Steady High Beam.  
Press lens for 2 seconds to turn on or off. Press quickly to switch modes.  
Strap or bolt-on mounting options. $33 to $36 USD Front/Rear sets.
M6 threaded taillight is 24.95 each. Fits Rene Herse/Velo Lumio braze-on fittings.
Contact:  info@sdbicyclegarage(dotcom).
Colors: Red, Black, Silver and Gold.
Brightness  ≈  20 lumens

                                               Bolt-on Mounting, (click video arrow twice).

1. Straps 
    *Durable Rubber Straps fasten lights around handlebars or seatposts.
2. Direct Bike Mount:  Back of light stays on bike. Front of light unthreads and is removed for charging.
A.  Alloy Aeronautical Bracket type 
      *Fits  rear rack braze-ons or front fork braze-ons 
      *Attaches with M5x8 threaded Allen bolts.
      *Fits perpendicularly to front racks with the angle bracket. 
      *Also mounts to front fender using included optional aluminum spacer.
      *Made in USA to US Air Force/Navy (AN) Standards  
      *Each 90 degree bracket is made of aluminum and weighs an amazing 0.6 grams    
      *Use a 3 mm Allen wrench to install on bicycles with braze-on fittings or to racks.

                                  Fender requires drilling & aluminum spacer. Requires Drilling.

                                  Mounts to side of rack using aluminum brackets/bolts.

2B. Thread-on Type (Constructeur Style)
    *Threads directly through rear fenders.  Requires drilling holes.
    *Threads directly into some (Surley) front racks with M5x8 threads.
    *Threads directly into some (Surly, Salsa, others) brake bridges with M5x8 threads.
    *Special order of M6 threaded bolt is available*


 For Charging, unthread & remove light. Bracket remains on bike. 

1. Strapped.............29 grams.
2. A. Bracket...........23 grams.
2. B. Thread-on....... 21 to 22 grams each.
Lights are Made in China. Mounting designed in USA.
Aeronautical (.06 gram) aluminum angle brackets made in USA.
Stainless steel hardware and aluminum spacers made in China. 

Brightness  ≈  20 Lumens
Charging time 2-1/2 hours
Running times:
-High Beam 3 hours.
-Flash 20-24 hours.