| I picked up a vintage French Dynamax, it has a decale on the top tube that says "tour de france" and appears to be early 1960's. The downtube decales say "ten speed". The bike is in excellent condition like it was bought and stored for 45 years. Anyone know this brand?|
| I wonder if anyone has any suggestions here: I have a few old lightweights I have built as fixed gear single speed bikes. I have quite a few more bikes I would also like to build as fixed gear. However, I am having a difficult time finding cogs. I don't really want take a $10 bike - then put a $25 cog on it. I have been able to find a few cogs in the past - in the $5 - $10 range.....but lately - I just can't find anything reasonable. Does anyone know where you can get a track cog in the $5 - $10 range?|
| Yep.Exercize bikes at goodwill.Not all will work--old Schwinn and I think Columbias.Schwinn used a norman fixed hub--Columbia used a union fixed hub.--sam|
| sam you're a genius. Not just the resale, people put 'em on the curb all the time. |
| I never thought of that / realized it ......that exercize bikes would have fixed gear cogs.|
| One other note,when removing the fixed hub--don't just tro away the rest.The schwinn exercise cycle uses a 36 double neraled --AKA stringray 20" rim,and all those cad plated bolts would be good for any schwinn resto.The columbia used the pre war "boyscout" type of handlebars.In other words that fixey might even pay you to take it---sam|
| Aside from a sweet vintage track bike I got cheeep, all the fixed gear bikes I built up -- several -- were old road frames, cheifly because of the water bottle mounts and ability to run brakes. I've ridden brakeless and it can be scary even if you know how to stop by pedaling, as you can't control the drivers!|
Being as I often used old road bikes, I use road chains, and have suffered no ill affects. A road width cog will be cheaper so feel free to go that route.
I just rode the 5 Boro in NYC on a fixed gear bike [more on that on my humble web page,
[ www.angelfire.com/mech/thelonerider/5boro.html ]and found it very practical with all the novices stopping and starting, the fixed gear had great control and I didn't have to slam on my brakes like those guys on $1200 cannondale road racers.
A road width cog can be ordered by your LBS pretty cheap, maybe 10-15$ which isn't bad if you get your bike for free in the rubbish, the cost of the overall bike -- even with cog -- is negligable.
| I have been using Schwinn excercise bikes for pieces for years. As noted above there are many other good parts on them such as Weinmann center pulls, crank bearings, forged stem and Schwinn approved speedometer. Some of the speedo bodies were chromed and look exactly like Stingray speedos. The wheels and hubs though, I believe are only 28 spokes. And although they are the same diameter as S2 rims they are not as wide. Another idea is to save the 28 spoke fixed gear and hub, spend $20 on spokes and lace it up to a nice 650 or 700 rim you may have lying around. I am working on just that same wheel buildup right now using a 650 wheel.|
| i bough this bike at a flea market in florida for 10 bucks. i looked over it and found imprinted on it under the 3 piece cranksaid made in england. on the badge is said REYNOLDS. MADE IN ENGLAND. SUPERIOR QUALITY. i think it has 22 inch tires on it since 20 or 24s wont fit. i dont know any info would be apperciated. heres a link to another pic. copy and paste. http://www.photodump.com/direct/vw-in-neptune/100_1962(Large).jpg|
| Probably takes 20 & 1-3/8" tires. Ask your local bike shop for these.|
| They did make 22 inch tyres.Also wheelchair tyres fit some bikes--24X1&3/8".|
| If they are 20 x 1 3/8 you can buy them right here at old roads.|
| I have a pair of NOS 22" tires if you need. I also have a blue & white seat like the one on the bike also new. I am selling cheap. Send me an email if you need these. |
| I have a friend who has a 72 olympic model "Generati" campy nouvo record parts. universal super 68 brakes.|
| I guess that the time has come to do some really serious collection culling(so to speak). I started out collecting Canadian made lightweight bicycles and ended up with all kinds of other high end vintage road bikes. I have an Olmo "Grand Prix", a Motobecane "Grand Record", a mid seventies Bianchi, a Bianchi "Champion de Italia", a Cannondale "Team Comp", a 1977 Raleigh "Competition GS", a 1971 Carlton "Professional"(not sure that I will let the Pro go), just to name the more collectable bikes that I am thinking of offering in trade for good condition high end Canadian made lightweight road bikes. All of the bicycles I am thinking of trading are in very good to excellent condition. All have been fully rebuilt/refurbished. And all ride very well.|
My present Canadian collection consists of a Cambio Rino "2000", a Gardin with full Campy Victory component grouppo, a Sekine SHT270(would love to get an SHX270 or a PR10), a mid level Miele(looking for a Miele Super Record), a Peugeot PS28, a Velo Sport "Prestige", a Peugeot PB14 and a Peugeot "Super Sport". None of these bicycles are up for trade but I do have other Canadian made vintage road bicycles, if anyone is interested.
If anyone is interested in trading a Canadian made bike that fits me(5' 11"), let me know and we might be able to work towards a deal of some kind. Thanks and keep the rubber side down.