AGE / VALUE:†††Other posted by: Sally Kraus on 8/6/2007 at 3:59:38 AM
cool site
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WANTED:†††40 27 in rim wanted! posted by: Dick in L.A. on 8/5/2007 at 9:41:22 AM
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.
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   RE:WANTED:†††40 27 in rim wanted! posted by David on 8/6/2007 at 11:18:54 AM
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.
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AGE / VALUE:†††Mid Seventies and Green posted by: Everett Morris on 8/4/2007 at 9:50:10 AM
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.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Mid Seventies and Green posted by Warren (know-some-of-it-all?) on 8/4/2007 at 12:41:56 PM
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.
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AGE / VALUE:†††Our Special no. 9 posted by: Andy on 7/31/2007 at 7:34:01 PM
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.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:†††Our Special no. 9 posted by ken on 8/7/2007 at 7:38:06 AM
The brand is listed under O on the Bicycle Brands page of the Wheelmen website, with an 1896 date:
http://www.thewheelmen.org
... they do have a discussion board that you have to sign up for.
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AGE / VALUE:†††Re: Can you help me identify this 60s British track frame? posted by: Joe Presedo on 7/31/2007 at 2:35:36 PM
Sorry, pix at www.teenslain.blogsopt.com... Warm regards, J
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Re: Can you help me identify this 60s British track frame? posted by Warren on 7/31/2007 at 3:06:21 PM
can't you be a little more precise...hate weeding thru websites
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Re: Can you help me identify this 60s British track frame? posted by Joe Presedo on 7/31/2007 at 11:30:37 PM
Hi,
I created a blog with just the bike pix on there, nothing to wade through don't worry...
Thanks, Joe
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Re: Can you help me identify this 60s British track frame? posted by Seth on 8/1/2007 at 8:40:51 AM
I think you meant www.teenslain.blogSPOT.com
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:†††Re: Can you help me identify this 60s British track frame? posted by Joe Presedo on 8/1/2007 at 3:23:17 PM
What can I tell ya, bike mechanic's fingers X greasy keyboard... Thanks for the heads up...
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Re: Can you help me identify this 60s British track frame? posted by Warren on 8/2/2007 at 3:01:07 PM
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/
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Re: Can you help me identify this 60s British track frame? posted by Warren on 8/3/2007 at 3:14:03 AM
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".
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   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Re: Can you help me identify this 60s British track frame? posted by Joe Presedo on 8/3/2007 at 8:32:53 AM
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
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Re: Can you help me identify this 60s British track frame? posted by Warren on 8/4/2007 at 12:35:48 PM
What a score! At a jumble, even. It will be some sweet with some nice british parts dressing up the refurbished frame.
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Re: Can you help me identify this 60s British track frame? posted by steve on 8/6/2007 at 12:36:38 PM
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.
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