Early 1900s style racer replicas.



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Nice.
I need to get busy with mine.
I have got a frame and wheels picked out.
Pretty sure I have cranks and a BB.
I have some bars and a stem that should do. Now I need a saddle and should have a seat post.
 
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Nice.
I need to get busy with mine.
I have got a frame and wheels picked out.
Pretty sure I have cranks and a BB.
I have some bars and a stem that should do. Now I need a saddle and should have a seat post.
What specific parts like the brand.
 
Oct 28, 2018
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Nice.
I need to get busy with mine.
I have got a frame and wheels picked out.
Pretty sure I have cranks and a BB.
I have some bars and a stem that should do. Now I need a saddle and should have a seat post.
Hoping to get to the shop before Christmas to get a new project buke with cottered cranks.
 
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I was looking for some, but just spent my $ on those deep Wald bars, and a set of old dis compe brakes with safety levers that I had shipped out to California for my daughter. She lost some bits in a little accident, now she will have all the spare parts she needs.
 
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I’ll have to measure the frame to get the seat post size. It’s a 1980 something black Nishiki Olympic I got in a trade a while back. It’s been sitting under my desk at work for about a year or so, but should be good for a early 1900s style racer. I do have three or four posts in my box maybe one will fit. I was hoping to score an old Leather seat, maybe even one with springs to fix up for but I’ve been either too slow, or bid too low...
Can you believe I woke up about 3am thinking about this build? I need help. Lol.
 
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Weird brake.
They are early Phillips brakes, Art Deco influenced, especially in the lever. It works much better than any modern center pull I have used including Shimano and Campy. Its massive, heavy, lots of leverage and excellent modulation. I have another late 30s road bike with alloy center pulls and those are also superior in function to modern so called top brakes. The problem with them is that you have to use 3 different sizes of metric wrenches to adjust them.
 

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