Re: [CR] Conloy Asp & Dunlop Lightweight rim /// Harden, Airlite, Solite, Duralite, BW hub production dates


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From: Neil Foddering <neilfoddering@hotmail.com>
To: Amir Avitzur <walawalaoxenfree@gmail.com>, Rendezvous Classic <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 10:37:06 +0000
In-Reply-To: <aeae62ad0907130121y6433bd9q2a94b757f923ceb5@mail.gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Conloy Asp & Dunlop Lightweight rim /// Harden, Airlite, Solite, Duralite, BW hub production dates


Hi Amir,

As far as the Selbach is concerned, I have a 1929 Stenton catalogue, which lists Dunlop Endricks as an option. As far as I'm aware, these would have been the standard-width rims, since the Special Lightweights weren't introduced until later. These rims were used for decades, and if you can pick up a pair, then having them nickel-plated or painted black would be appropriate. The size isn't specified, but 26 x 1 1/4" would be favourite, although 26 x 1 3/8" would have been available as an option, and sometimes preferred for a touring lightweight.

Constrictor Conloys were also listed, but at the time your bike was built, they were solid section (like the rims Constrictor sold under the name "Boalloy"). Alternatively, you could fit wood sprints.

As to hubs, Bramptons, BSA or disc-adjusted Chater-Lea in nickelled steel would be appropriate, although your frame had alloy German hubs in it when I first saw it. Unfortunately, the guy who gave the frame to me removed and kept them! Selbach had contacts on the Continent, so if you can turn up French hubs of the period, they would be OK.

When you get around to the brakes, Pelissier calipers were available then.

Chainset and pedals - ideally BSA.

Hope this helps!

Neil Foddering Weymouth, Dorset, England


> Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 11:21:27 +0300
> From: walawalaoxenfree@gmail.com
> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Subject: [CR] Conloy Asp & Dunlop Lightweight rim /// Harden, Airlite, Solite, Duralite, BW hub production dates
>
> I'm trying to put together some wheels for some old British Bikes:
>
>
> 1927 Selbach
> 1948 Hetchins
> 1959 Ephgrave
> 1962 Raleigh Gran Sport
>
>
> and am trying to figure out what hubs and rims would be appropriate.
>
> I have the following rims
>
> - Fiamme red label
> - Dunlop Special Lightweight (chromed steel)
> - Conloy Asp (alloy)
>
> and the following hubs
>
> - BH Solite fixed-free
> - BH Airlite
> - BH Racelite
> - Baylis Wiley all steel flip flop
> - Baylis Wiley 3 piece Hub
> - Blumfield Duralite
> - Harden
>
> I think the Raleigh GS had Racelites with Dunlop Steel rims.
> But the other bikes were customs and could be built up with anything.
>
> What goes with what in this Jigsaw puzzle and what's missing?
>
> Amir Avitzur