Re: [CR]Now: Durkopp Was: mystery bike - please help identify

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To: "David Ross" <>,
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 09:47:44 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR]Now: Durkopp Was: mystery bike - please help identify

Hallo David,

I have a complete 1951 durkopf track-bike which I am currently trying to restore. The paint is in pretty good shape, it has durkopf hubs, durkopf cranks, I just ordered some wooden rims and a 26.2 steal seat-post. I'm on holidays at the moment but when I return to Berlin I could send you some pictures to help your restoration. Vintage durkopf parts will not be easy to find, if u want more info just mail me....

greetings from 5 - 15 degrees Palma de Mallorca Dustin Nordhus Berlin bike-messenger

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From: "David Ross"
Subject: [CR]Now: Durkopp Was: mystery bike - please help identify
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2004 11:27:53 -0800 (PST)


\r?\n> Many thanks to the CR community for helping identify

\r?\n> my mystery track bike. It seems pretty likely to be a

\r?\n> pre-WWII Durkopp. It has clearly been around the

\r?\n> world, since when I acquired it the components were

\r?\n> Italian (Cinelli steel stem & bars, Campy headset),

\r?\n> Spanish (Zeus seatpost), British (Bayliss Wiley BB

\r?\n> cups) and French (TA Criterium crankset and spindle).

\r?\n> I compounded the mix by adding a Japanese brake lever

\r?\n> to control a Campy front brake for road riding.


\r?\n> Now comes the fun/hard part, as most of you have

\r?\n> enjoyed/feared: restoration. Last night I had dreams

\r?\n> of dancing Scheeren rims (just out of reach, of

\r?\n> course). And maybe those are the easiest parts to

\r?\n> find!? I've never looked for pre-WWII German parts

\r?\n> before, so I'm hoping that you all will help me out

\r?\n> here, at least with suggestions and leads.


\r?\n> One of the first things I will do is have the powder

\r?\n> coating removed and the dents and dings on the frame

\r?\n> cleaned up in anticipation of a super re-paint. I know

\r?\n> that some of you out there do this for a living. Am I

\r?\n> better off in your hands or can an attentive amateur

\r?\n> undertake this sort of project one step at a time?


\r?\n> Of course, I could instead make it my goal to have a

\r?\n> veritable United Nations result - the most varied (by

\r?\n> country of origin) track bike on the planet. Maybe an

\r?\n> Avocet seat and some Russian wheels?


\r?\n> Dave "looking into a Berlitz course in German" Ross

\r?\n> Portola Valley, CA