What is the best finish for wood rims? Varnish, shellac, something else? Also what does one use in the way of brake pads? Cork?
| Shellac for a finish. Use the unrefined stuff for best results. Brake pads on wood?? Coaster might be best.|
| Wood rims always had a coaster brake hub and never with a caliper brake. |
| Thanks guys.|
| has anyone ever heard of a signiture djerba?|
| 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
| 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.
| Push-bike = human-powered 2-wheeled vehicle|
| 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
| Hi Dave |
Sorry have sorted transtating it, must have been having a blond moment.
That is a great help.
Can email them direct
| Bebelfish.com for translations.|
| 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.|
| Yes, that is likely the serial number. |
| 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|
| 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.|
| I don't think the World Sport appeared until 1979. See|
| 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.|
| 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.|
| 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.|