| cool site|
| I recently aquired a beautiful rear 3speed Dynohub. Unfortunately, it is a 40 hole hub. So now I'm looking for a rim for it. I'd prefer alloy, but nice chrome would be nice. And dare I hope for S.S.? Any help will be greatfully appreciated.|
Dick in L.A.
| Are you looking for a 27" or 26" rim? Sun made, for a while, 26x 1-3/8 rims w/32 and 40 hole drillings. You can probably find 27" rims in 40 by surfing around - check especially in lists of tandem parts.|
| I would really love some help from some of you experts out there. Looking for information on Sekine Bicycles. Got one, finishing the restoration job here in a couple of weeks and need to find out how rare it really is. Never heard of it until now and some additional info would be appreciated. This is a call to arms for the know-it-alls.|
| There should be some files in the archives. Sekine was a Japanese marque made in Canada (Winnipeg?)to avoid protectionist import duties. They made decent mid-range bikes with a few higher end butted frames (Champion 1 and 2), usually with Suntour parts. Nice appearance with chrome tips, classic paint jobs and ornate headbadges.|
| Anyone have any information relating to a 1890's era track bike? The model is a " Our Special no. 9", made by Western Wheel Works. Any help would be appreciated.|
| The brand is listed under O on the Bicycle Brands page of the Wheelmen website, with an 1896 date:|
... they do have a discussion board that you have to sign up for.
| Sorry, pix at www.teenslain.blogsopt.com... Warm regards, J|
| can't you be a little more precise...hate weeding thru websites|
I created a blog with just the bike pix on there, nothing to wade through don't worry...
| I think you meant www.teenslain.blogSPOT.com|
| What can I tell ya, bike mechanic's fingers X greasy keyboard... Thanks for the heads up... |
| Can't tell much from the pics apart from the fancy lugs. Nervex maybe? The rear brake bridge looks like a brit track bike I once owned.(can't remeber the name...obscure builder) Need to see good close up shots of the track ends, drop outs, bottom bracket, forks, (round or oval?), the fork crown, a side view (geometry) etc. The weight of the frame (unbuilt) can tll you about the tubing. The lugs can suggest a builder but they're not my specialty. You need a real collector/frame guy.|
Contact these guys with good lug pics....http://www.bikelugs.com/
| My brit bike was a Shorter, based out of Luton. Same bridge but mine wasn't drilled. Small maker of 531 frames. There were many such builders "back in the day".|
| Hi Warren,|
The Nervex clue was all I needed, thanks! Seems it's a Rotrax Vel DíHiv Path, probably early 60s. Spoke to the guy that made it earlier today so I'm gonna send hime some pix and see if he fancies restoring it for me. It appears Whitcomb Cycles owned the name for a while and were also producing frames under that mark. Interesting stuff!
Regards from London, Joe
| What a score! At a jumble, even. It will be some sweet with some nice british parts dressing up the refurbished frame.|
| I have an old Whitcomb frame and am interested in finding out more about|
the builder and if the frame is worth restoring/selling. Any info/help will be appreciated.