Re: [CR]1930's Macleans Featherweight, & 26" wheels

(Example: Racing:Jacques Boyer)

Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 15:07:17 +0000 (GMT)
From: <joebz@optonline.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]1930's Macleans Featherweight, & 26" wheels
In-reply-to: <8C874A3827343A7-12E8-34B7@FWM-R01.sysops.aol.com>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
References: <BAY115-F29E0AFA65910D74A9D8C2EBF6E0@phx.gbl>


Here's some help on tyres:

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/category-26-(597)-201.htm

Apparently the Schwalbe is the tyre (you must spell it this way for this size) to get, but no longer made according to Sheldon Brown, who formerly stocked this tyre in the US.

I bought Michelins from St. John's Street Cycles a few years ago and they were expensive and fairly clunky. In theory the 597 is the same size as the Schwinn tire in the US, but whatever tires are around to that standard here are horrid and of too large a section.

Joe Bender-Zanoni
Great Notch, NJ


----- Original Message -----
From: oroboyz@aol.com
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 10:55:00 -0000
Subject: Re: [CR]1930's Macleans Featherweight, & 26" wheels
To: neilfoddering@hotmail.com, simonpj@mac.com, Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


> << As for the 26 inch wheels and other equipment, including
> tyres, I
> suggest you email me off list, and I should be able to assist
> with
> sources. >>
>
> Hey Neil, all ofr us want to know!!! :)
>
> Dale Brown
> Greensboro, NC USA
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: neilfoddering@hotmail.com
> To: simonpj@mac.com; Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Sent: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 9:25 AM
> Subject: RE: [CR]1930's Macleans Featherweight, & 26" wheels
>
>
> Serial number W265 appeared on a Maclean "Super Cycle" model,
> which
> had a bill of sale dated 29th April 1938, so yours would
> probably date
> to 1937 or 1938. As for the 26 inch wheels and other equipment,
> including tyres, I suggest you email me off list, and I should
> be able
> to assist with sources.
>
> Neil Foddering
> Weymouth, Dorset, England
>
>
> >From: Simon PJ
> >To:
> >Subject: [CR]1930's Macleans Featherweight, & 26" wheels
> >Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 14:12:25 +0100
> >
> >I have a couple of questions after picking up a 1930's Macleans
> >Featherweight frame from eBay yesterday (#320004939033)
> >
> >The frame number is W 108. Does anybody know how to date
> Macleans
> frames?
> >
> >It takes 26" wheels, about which I know nothing. What rims
> and hubs
> should >I
> >be looking for? How easy is it to get hold of appropriate tyres?
> >
> >Many thanks,
> >
> >Wyndham Pulman-Jones
> >Cambridge, UK
> >
> >_______________________________________________
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