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Old 03-04-2008, 10:53 PM   #29
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I hope the front coil spring is visible on my JC higgens circa 50's bicycle....
hi '62 it sure is, so is that saddle! ouch that hurts just looking at it...

one of the GREAT things about visiting the a/s factory in j/c is about 22 miles WEST of j/c...

at the high point for the ohio and erie canal and right next to an original 'tow path'

every time i go to j/c i spend a full day or 2 over at the museum,

in many ways the museum visit is MORE interesting than the a/s factory tour, no kidding.

they have the most amazing collection of american made bikes and worldly bicycles...

back to the dawn of bike-dom, including a priceless draissine.

finally now they have a website with worthwhile images and links...

Bicycle Museum of America

part of the collect was originally in chi town as the schwinn and huffy collection.

i'll upload a few (of the 100s) of pictures taken there, in a few weeks.

a/s finally donated one of the a/s labled birdy/folders last year.

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Old 03-06-2008, 10:52 PM   #30
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Been there, nice.
Most of the bikes in this pic come close to qualifying for entry as exhibits:
(that's me on the far left, all zipped up - back when I had hair)

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Old 08-09-2008, 09:48 AM   #31
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Sram p5

I like can hubs. I like riding them; I like fussing with them.
Can hubs, for the curious, is another name for old three speed hubs, except they aren't all three speeds. They are, in fact, available in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, and 14 speeds, each with its own peculiarities of price, spoke count, and spacing. Matching things up and building the wheel is part of the fun.

I've been using an old Sturmey AW for my commute bike - and it works, always. But I don't like rim brakes in the winter. So.. when I found that SRAM's version of the same - only with 5 speeds and a drum brake - was going on closeout, I ordered one through my local bike shop. It will probably go on a '74 Schwinn Traveler frame I've been messing with, and will be thoroughly abused this winter. They're supposed to be pretty good. I guess we'll see.
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We have a tandem Mirage-drive Hobie Kayak. It has pedals that operate the Mirage-drive flippers. Since it is powered by pedals, does this count as a kayak or a bicycle?

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We have a tandem Mirage-drive Hobie Kayak. It has pedals that operate the Mirage-drive flippers. Since it is powered by pedals, does this count as a kayak or a bicycle?

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Old 08-09-2008, 12:25 PM   #34
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Cool my newest ride!

is a Trikke! I LOVE it! Well, I'll love it more when I can make it go
It folds up small, which is great.

this is not me, but what my new T78Air looks like, from Trikke.com




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Old 08-09-2008, 01:26 PM   #35
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re: Moulton's: "Not cheap, these engineering works of art start at USD $1,300."

safe to assume, 2Air, that they're worth every penny? er...euro....er... pound?
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Old 08-09-2008, 05:12 PM   #36
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Not quite sure how I missed this thread!

As RedShed pointed out...bike nut here

I always have a bike with me whether I have the AS or not (mostly not at the moment but that is improving quickly)

Here a couple of pictures of the two I drag around with me most. FWIW last count was around 2 dozen including the project bikes

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Old 08-09-2008, 05:46 PM   #37
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re: Moulton's: "Not cheap, these engineering works of art start at USD $1,300."

safe to assume, 2Air, that they're worth every penny? er...euro....er... pound?
where did u find that entry level price? i'll take 5 NOW at that figure!

the exchange rate now is really rocketing u.s. pricing...

it is actually cheaper to pay for an airline ticket to the u.k. and buy one (without the british tax)

then ride it for a few days, before bringing it stateside as a 'used' bike...

as u know 'chop...

regarding 'streams or cameras or bikes....

and whenever price and worth are in the same thought, arguments follow.

the ride is like NO other bike under my arse and the craftsmanship is truly special.

beauty is largely subjective, but the pleasure that comes from LOOKING at these bikes is tangible.

so i'll stay away from what a person is willing2pay2enjoy ridingorlookingorowning the high end side of any of these tools.

i will share however that the stainless/genuine ferrari yellow bike pictured in post 20 and 23 was a little under 3k$ in the mid 90s when NEW.

and recently was sold or more truthfully passed on 2 the next/new admirer...

for MORE than the new price, 14 years ago...

and the buyer was THRILLED to make the acquisition too.

had i been willing to send it to a japanese enthusiast, i could have doubled the initial price.

i'll post pics of the other moutons i still ride and IF we ever camp together u are welcome to take one for a spin...

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Old 08-09-2008, 05:48 PM   #38
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...this is not me, but what my new T78Air looks like...
ok 'cat enough with the paid model shots...

have your hubbie take some pics of YOU on that gizmo!

we wanna see a normal person triike'n...

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...Here a couple of pictures of the two I drag around with me most. FWIW last count was around 2 dozen including the project bikes...
aaron isn't that 2nd pic the raleigh/moulton u snagged last year?

how's it doing as a vintage pocket bike for ya?

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We have a tandem Mirage-drive Hobie Kayak...Since it is powered by pedals, does this count as a kayak or a bicycle/
hi moose i'd say YES it does!

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So.. when I found that SRAM's version of the same - only with 5 speeds and a drum brake - was going on closeout, I ordered one through my local bike shop...
hi red...

the 'canned sram' is a nice hub and will give u MANY years of reliable service...

i'll post pics of my next gearing/drive train later...

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Old 08-09-2008, 06:56 PM   #39
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aaron isn't that 2nd pic the raleigh/moulton u snagged last year?

how's it doing as a vintage pocket bike for ya?

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Yup
Does pretty decent given it's age and fairly low technology. Finally managed to source some OEM type redline tires for it from the UK, but I may run the high dollar Schwalbe Big Apples on it. I have upgraded the seat post to a more modern one (mainly for the extra needed length), I also scored a dynohub front wheel for it added a Brooks leather saddle and a nice Carradice rack bag. I am currently saving my pennies for a Brompton...helluva choice, buy AS parts or fund the Brommie

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hi red...

the 'canned sram' is a nice hub and will give u MANY years of reliable service...

i'll post pics of my next gearing/drive train later...

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Thanks for the encouragement. I've heard good things about it.

I saw two (2) Moulton F frames (?) at a swap meet last year. I think he wanted $150 for both. I was tempted, thinking maybe it had an FB hub, but it was a TCW (ick), and they needed a LOT of work. I've dutifully kicked myself since. And there was this really nice 1957 or 1959 Robin Hood too. Oh well.

Please do post your upcoming drivetrain, especially if it doesn't have derailleurs.

Wahoo: I tinkered with an AG hub tonight - It Works! English electrics from 1954, right as rain. I might have to build it into a wheel. It's about 120mm over the locknuts; will fit lots of stuff.
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Wahoo: I tinkered with an AG hub tonight - It Works! English electrics from 1954, right as rain. I might have to build it into a wheel. It's about 120mm over the locknuts; will fit lots of stuff.
Love those AG/FG hubs. I have managed to accumulate a few of them. The FG is headed for my club racer build up...as soon as I can find a matching set of rims.

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I hope this is allowed.

Here is a clip of Heather & I towing our 61 Pacer with our Tandem.

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