| Parted out 73 Sports, rebuilt hub, near new tires, bag, saddle, Park tool, fenders, chain guard, pedals, clips, kick stand off of 63 Humber etc. on Ebay 7214628565|
| i need a chain guard decal for a 1962 schwinn deluxe americain|
| I have a tubular wheelset that has Mallard 700 team issue high flange hubs with Super Champion competition rims. Does anyone have any info or point me to where I might find some info? Thanks|
| It's Maillard, ain't it? -'sFrench:|
| I'm just curious.....some of your fixie conversions.....how do they weigh in?|
The thing is, I have this Miyata Aluminum frame.....so I'm thinking I'll build a fixie....should be very light (aluminum triangle, aluminum bottom bracket tube, aluminum head tube). So, I put it together - decent Araya 700C alloy wheel set, track cog, alloy crank set with alloy chain ring, skimpy saddle with titanium rails, alloy seat post, allow stem with alloy track bars.
No brakes......no water bottle cages.....nothing.....and it weighs 20 lbs! OK, 20 lbs isn't all that bad......but considering......?
OK, so I have a Motobecane Jubilee Sport....fully loaded....gears, brakes, water bottle cage, water bottle, everything.......and it weighs about 23 lbs. I have a 23 year old Schwinn Super Sport....fully equipped, practically original......and it weighs 22 lbs.
How can my Miyata aluminum be weighing in at 20 lbs?
| >How can my Miyata aluminum be weighing in at 20 lbs?|
Because Steel is Real, my friend!
| Just like steel, not all aluminum is created equal. My first encounter with this was comparing my daughter's aluminum Raleigh mountain bike with my son's chromoly framed bike. They both weighed in at about 32 pounds similarly equipped (no fenders or racks). I have an aluminum Cannondale M800 mountain bike that weighs in at about 28 pounds equipped with fenders and a rack. Guess it makes sense when I think about it.|
| About the only diff between your fixie and a geared bike is brakes and shifters, which are not too heavy. (Grab a set from your junk box and weigh em) Are you using half-inch chain? Heavier than 3/8s...|
| Hang on David...brakes, shifters, one (or no) lever, derailleurs, cables, clamps, braze-ons, second chainring, shorter axle, no freewheel/cassette, shorter chain...|
To a weight wienie, these are the things that count! Chop your seatpost down, cut your one brake cable short as possible, cut your brake pads down, etc. I'm not kidding. I know a guy who built a 19.5 lb 531 steel road bike by attention to details. 15 years ago!
| I'd rather have my gears and two brakes. :) In fact, in 1973 I gave away the only track bike I have ever owned, a Swedish Avanti, and helped the new owner convert it to a 4-speed, machining a SunTour derailleur claw to mount backwards to work with the track dropouts.|
| right on, John. at one end the weight weenies|
at the other, on rec.bike.tech a discussion of the Rohloff 14-speed internal hub, which the owner says added about 2 pounds to his ride. Why? He pulls a 100-pound trailer over hills in all weather.
| I don't know the weights of mine, but it's not too important because they feel so much more........connected, I suppose? One was once a Peugeot Elan GT (it's on the FGG), another might have been a Raleigh/Carlton going by the wraparount seat stays, and there's the Flying Scot which has lots of heavy steel bits - I didn't modify the frame on that one, before you ask - like a Major Taylor stem, chainset and so on. And it's huge (24.5").|
So I can't answer the question. They're not always as light as you might want, but they're brilliant to ride. I'm off to France in a couple of days and I'm taking one of the fixies with me. Or possibly a combination of parts from the two of them!
| I am interested in finding out more about a 82 Saronni made by Colnago. Red in coluor with NR campy components. Can you help? Numbers manufactured? Values, history?|