VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:Additional Information on Free Bikes posted by: JAHoffard on 1/22/2006 at 8:49:50 PM
Got some additional information on the 2 free vintage lightweights. The Panasonic is the larger of the 2 frames, measuring 25 inches from the center of the crankset to the top of the seat tube. The Fuji measures 23 inches from the center of the crankset to the top of the seat tube. I also took photos of the bikes should you want to have me e-mail the jpegs. to you. Each bike also has nice alloy pedals.

VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:Free Fuji Team and Free Panasonic DX1000 posted by: JAHoffard on 1/22/2006 at 7:29:05 PM
I have 2 vintage lightweight bikes that I purchased at garage sales, intending to restore them. I don't have the time or space or access to parts anymore. So they are free to someone else who might be able to use the frame or parts. These are presently in central Washington state. The Fuji Team is brown, lugged frame, Nitto handbars, Shimano Deore and Shimano 600 shifters, Dia Compe center pull brakes. Looks to be 12 speed set up for speed. The Panasonic DX1000 is teal blue with a fadeout to white, the frame has a Cr-Mo Tange 900 sticker on it. I think these frames may have been hand made, but not sure. The brakes are also Dia-Compe center pull. I don't have the frame measurements readily available on either, but can if there's any interest. It would be possible to deliver these to the greater Seattle area some time in the next few months. Are there any bike restorers etc. who would like these? I had about 6 and kept these 2 when I moved as being the nicest for restoration or resale. Drop me a note. Would ship elsewhere but you'd have to pay for the shipping.

   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:���Free Fuji Team and Free Panasonic DX1000 posted by Stuart on 1/28/2006 at 1:37:22 AM
Hi: Are these two bikes still available? Sizes?

   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:Free Fuji Team and Free Panasonic DX1000 posted by Randy Nelson on 2/13/2006 at 3:05:10 AM
Hello, If either one of these bikes are still available I would be interested in restoring one of them. I have a full Suntour Superbe group to go on a Japanese frame from the 80's.

WANTED:WTB: '80s Weinmann alloy 27" rims posted by: Kurt K. on 1/21/2006 at 12:49:13 AM
Looking for a pair of Weinmann 27X1-1/4" alloy rims. Must have hooked bead. Box-type rim pattern only - not the concave type! These particular rims are marked "Made In Belgium." Used commonly on Schwinn LeTours and World Sports.

See photo:

PM or email to if you have a nice straight pair to sell.


AGE / VALUE:How dangerous? posted by: George on 1/20/2006 at 3:23:51 AM
I was cleaning up the rear hub (hi-flange record) on my Bianchi when I noticed that one of the "arms" (between two of the bean shaped holes) was cracked. It is on the right hand side. Obviously it's not a good idea to use damaged components but just how dangerous is it to ride on a hub thus damaged? It is a '63 (does not say Record) and I'm sure hard(er) to replace. Thank you

   RE:AGE / VALUE:How dangerous? posted by Joe on 1/20/2006 at 11:32:23 AM
It sounds like part of the hub flange is in danger of braking away? I would start looking for a replacement, and mean while swap in another wheel if you want to ride the bike in the mean time. Imagine how many spokes you would lose if the area that's affected broke away, I've seen hubs that broke that way, it's not pretty.
There's a pic at Sheldon Brown's site that shows a broken Campy track hub;
While this is a different, and much later hub, I've seen similar breakage on various other hubs, not just Campy, all with similar results.

   How dangerous? posted by John E on 1/20/2006 at 4:20:02 PM
I concur with Joe; do not ride on that hub.

   RE:AGE / VALUE: How dangerous? posted by Warren on 1/21/2006 at 2:51:02 AM
I had a Normandy rear track hub blow up on me one day and the bike went into a severe wobble. Controllable but I wouldn't want it to happen on a fast downhill clip. The separated chunk of flange encompassed 3 spoke holes!

Don't ride it, replace it There are thousands of hi flange Record hubs out there.

MISC:Larz Anderson National Bike Show: Sunday August 13th posted by: Peter Naiman on 1/17/2006 at 4:07:45 PM
We're holding 10th annual show at the Museum of Transportation at 15 West Newton Street., Brookline, MA. Starting time will be at approximately 9:00AM and run until 3:00PM with set up at 8:00AM, with the usual scenic Vintage Ride through the paths of the Emerald Necklace which runs through Boston and Brookline. Please put this on your schedule, as we plan to have a great time again this year. More information on the show to follow.

If folks are interested, I'll put together a swap meet close by as there are a few venues within 10-15 minutes of the Museum of Transportation grounds. Last years swap that Linda Pernice tried organizing in Watertown, didn't take place for a number of reasons, but if I can get enough early support, I'll put together a swap meet which will be well attended if I get the word out to everyone on my growing mailing list. So if your interested in a swap meet please write and let me know offlist.

Best regards,
Peter Naiman
Glendale, WI