MISC:what finish and brake pads for wooden rims? posted by: Jason on 4/17/2007 at 7:15:31 PM
Hi,

What is the best finish for wood rims? Varnish, shellac, something else? Also what does one use in the way of brake pads? Cork?

Thanks
J
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   RE:MISC: what finish and brake pads for wooden rims? posted by jr on 4/19/2007 at 12:14:32 PM
Shellac for a finish. Use the unrefined stuff for best results. Brake pads on wood?? Coaster might be best.
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   RE:RE:MISC: what finish and brake pads for wooden rims? posted by Chris on 4/20/2007 at 6:48:56 AM
Wood rims always had a coaster brake hub and never with a caliper brake.
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   RE:MISC:���what finish and brake pads for wooden rims? posted by Jason on 4/20/2007 at 9:09:39 AM
Thanks guys.
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AGE / VALUE:signiture djerba posted by: chris on 4/16/2007 at 7:25:49 PM
has anyone ever heard of a signiture djerba?
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MISC:Patria WCK bicycle posted by: Cordine on 4/16/2007 at 6:31:17 AM
Hi hopefully someone out there might be able to help me
I have a Patria Bike Made by WKC it is not a motorcycle but a push bike we were told that it was a prototype if that mean anything all I can really tell you is it was made in Frankfurter STR27 which I think is the post code
And has Fahrrad Haus Lapp on it
Besides being a bit rusty it has aluminium wheels
Any information you have on the bike would be fantastic
Look forward to hearing from someone out there
Thanks

Cordi

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   RE:MISC:Patria WCK bicycle posted by David on 4/17/2007 at 4:46:07 AM
I'm not sure what a 'push bike' is...
but see www.patria.net German manufacturer, your bike was probably sold by Fahrrad Haus Lapp, located at 27 Frankfurter Strasse in some unknown town.
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    Patria WCK bicycle posted by John E on 4/18/2007 at 8:59:40 AM
Push-bike = human-powered 2-wheeled vehicle
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   RE:MISC:Patria WCK bicycle posted by Cordi on 4/19/2007 at 6:43:10 AM
Thank David for your reply any information is a start.
Have had a look at web site and is in German I am trying to translate it but can't get my head round it at the moment.
Once again cheer for your help

Cordi
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   RE:MISC:Patria WCK bicycle posted by Cordine on 4/19/2007 at 6:52:13 AM
Hi Dave
Sorry have sorted transtating it, must have been having a blond moment.
That is a great help.
Can email them direct
Cheers
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   RE:RE:MISC: Patria WCK bicycle posted by jr on 4/19/2007 at 12:17:08 PM
Bebelfish.com for translations.
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AGE / VALUE:Columbia sports III posted by: frederick on 4/15/2007 at 6:09:26 PM
Hello everyone, let me start off by saying this bike is in pretty good condition. usually scratches from use and what not. i want to sell it but when i tried to research the serial number the number i got didnt match anything. the only number i found on the bike is on the left side stamped on the flange that the axle bolts to. it reads, 0(or maybe Q)538109. have i found the wrong number? if so does anyone know where to find the right one? at first i thought it was a 73 but the fenders are chrome which i have been unable to find on any other columbia. if you know what it is worth or even if you know anything about it please let me know thanks frederick.
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    Columbia sports III posted by John E on 4/16/2007 at 9:43:38 AM
Yes, that is likely the serial number.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:Columbia sports III posted by frederick on 4/16/2007 at 6:18:49 PM
Thanks for the info, but i am confused. There is no Q in the serial number list. Could it be that my bike is newer than 1972? Thanks again frederick
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MISC:serial number posted by: Mike on 4/15/2007 at 2:09:27 PM
I picked up a Japanese(Panasonic) built-for-Schwinn World 10-speed at a garage sale and am trying to decode the serial number. It's either built in '72 or '73 and the Japanese serial number system is different from the Chicago-based system. All web-sites I have visited only explain Chicago numbers. The serial number on this bike is D203793, located on the rear left drop-out.
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   RE:MISC:serial number posted by David on 4/17/2007 at 4:34:46 AM
I don't think the World Sport appeared until 1979. See
http://www.geocities.com/sldatabook/models.html?200525
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   RE:MISC:serial number posted by Dick in FL on 4/18/2007 at 9:27:44 AM
It's probably a 1973 World Traveler. I have a 1973 World Voyageur and the dropouts are forged with Suntour stamped on the left one. Both models were introduced in 1973. As I recall, the Traveler had one-piece cranks that year. The Voyageurs in 1973 were Paramount class bikes sporting the first Dura-Ace cranks. It was a one year model with the name returning a few years later on a different machine. The travelers, pretty good at the outset, stuck around and evolved.
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   RE:MISC:serial number posted by Scott on 4/20/2007 at 12:52:31 PM
If you're pretty sure the derailler is original you can check- http://www.vintage-trek.com/component_dates.htm -It is a great way to figure out the age of some bikes.Can also check year of brakes,cranks and a bunch of other stuff if your bike is so equipped.IT WORKED FOR ME.
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   RE:MISC:serial number posted by jason on 5/1/2007 at 10:19:31 PM
hi i think i have the same bike its a world voyageur.built in 72 for 73. does anyone know where i can get the head badge for my bike? 73 world voyageur.
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