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
\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