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Archive Bicycles 2018

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Road Touring - Custom Wheels - Track, Fixie & Single-Speed - Off-Road - Hors Category - Road Sport - Roadster & Cruiser

Here are bicycles I've recycled, assembled, installed, tuned, restored, or just looked at. I've seen some of the finest cycling machines in the world, and also some of the worst. These bikes belong to customers, friends, family and others.

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Road Touring Bicycles

Hanford road touring bicycle (Philadelphia) Simon Firth at Firth & Wilson Transport Cycles, builds Hanford Cycles.

Panasonic Mountain Cat 25000 touring bicycle (Japan) Assembled for Gene with front and rear Sturmey-Archer drum brakes.

Hors Category Cycles

Classic Rendezvous Weekend (Greensboro, NC) I brought five bikes and the BSA was awarded Best Track.

French Fender Day (Lyme, CT) J. Peter Weigle hosts annual gathering for enthusiasts of cycletouring constructeur bicycles.

North American Handmade Bicycle Show (Hartford, CT) NAHBS came to Northeast this year and we were there.

Philly Bike Expo (Philadelphia) Focused on J.P. Weigle's bare frame, Joe Breeze's 1979 road bike, Steven Maasland's Giotto Cinelli, Crust bikes, Velo Orange, a Wilier-Triestina and more.

Track, Fixie & Single-Speed Bicycles

Dolan track bicycle (2018)
Paul upgrades to a proper machine for Kissena velodrome racing.

Gios Torino Super Record track bicycle (Italy) Displayed at Track Iron Day, Kissena Velodrome.

Raleigh Competition fixed-gear road bicycle (England) My first race bike from the 1970s has been restored. It was brought to Classic Rendezvous Weekend and on a rainy ride the old saddle leather ripped from the rivets.

RIH Competition track bike (Amsterdam) According to legend, RIH is named for the fictional horse "fast as the wind," in the writing of Karl May, and GB stands for the founding brothers "Gebroeders Bustraan." This one has Suntour Superbe Pro track cranks and hubs.

Road Sport Bicycles

Ross Compact ten-speed bicycle (Rockaway Beach, NY) This bike came while researching New York's hometown bike brand Ross Chain Corp. With serial number 0582396696, it's maybe one of 582 million Ross bikes. Equipped with Shimano's funky and obsolete FF front freewheel system.

Yamaguchi custom road bicycle (Colorado) Will's masterpiece includes hard-to-find web-shaped lugs and new-old-stock Dura-Ace 7400 components.

Off-Road Bikes

Exercycle home trainer (c.1930) Manufactured by Marlowe Equipment Inc. New York.

Custom Wheels

Phil Wood Spoke Cutting and Threading Machine (#1236; San Jose, CA) Replacing a broken cutter release spring.

Rusty Shimano Hubs (c.2008) Attempted to repair two rusty Shimano hubs. A dynamo front (model DH-2R30) and Nexus 8-speed rear (SG-8R20).

Roadster & Cruiser Bicycles

Azor roadster bicycle (Holland) From Dutch Bike Co., Chicago.

Porter Cycles roadster bicycle (Brooklyn) Artistic fabrication by Thomas Porter.

Raleigh DL-1 modified roadster bicycle (Brooklyn) Tall-bike expert Greg Henderson tackled a rod-lever stirrup brake machine.

Raleigh Sprite roadster bicycle (England) Picked up and refurbished this classic for 80s MTB champion Jacquie Phelan. It replaces her original one donated to Marin Museum of Bicycling in Fairfax, CA.

Schwinn World Tourist hi-rider bicycle (2018) Keylo comes to customize his fun & formidable banana seat bikes. Here we have nice lugged frame with tall hi-rise bars.