Re: [CR] now Mystery Bike


Example: Framebuilding:Restoration

Date: Sun, 21 May 2006 12:55:53 -0400
From: oroboyz@aol.com
References: <052120061630.19704.447095B60002C67A00004CF8219791299503010CD2079C080C03BFCC0B9D0100009A080D@mchsi.com>
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Subject: Re: [CR] now Mystery Bike
To: bhufford3@mchsi.com, Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


At a glance:

- Looks to have a replacement fork - derailleur hanger cut off? - seat stay top treatment is not very French but more British looking.. - You checked BB threading? - chain ring adapter is cool.

Dale Brown Greensboro, NC USA

-----Original Message----- From: bhufford3@mchsi.com To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Sent: Sun, 21 May 2006 16:30:48 +0000 Subject: Re: [CR]Mystery Bike Pedals (well, to me anyway)

> I picked up a mystery bike at a local swap this weekend and I'm trying to
> identify parts. (I'll try to get pics of the re-paint frame, etc.
> tomorrow with better light)

Here are pics of the rest of the bike. Not much to look at, but maybe you can help in figuring out what the frame might be.

http://home.mchsi.com/~shufford/bike.html

The bike comes in at about 23.5 pounds on the bathroom beam scale (I couldn't locate my hanging scale), minus the saddle. The seattube ID seems to be about 26.6 mm with the best of my measuring (the 26.0 post was shimmed at the top with a 1" long shim)). The top tube OD is 26.0 mm. The down tube is 29.1 mm (??). The seat tube is 28.6 at the base but 29.1 at the top (flared by an over agressive seatpost insertion at some point?). I thought if the frame was French that it would have a 26.0 top tube and 28.0 mm seat and down tubes typically. I didn't get a photo of if, but there is a pentagon shaped shifter clamp stop on the bottom of the down tube.

No markings that I can find. The frame appears to have been powder coated, but I'm really not sure how to tell.

Thanks for any other help you can offer.

Bob Hufford
Springfield, MO