Replica 1895 bikes.

Discussion in 'Tandem and Other Bikes' started by Hilldodger, 13 May 2010.

  1. Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester
    I'm gradually getting there, the frame builder has just sent over the drawings to be signed off, with the help of Pashley I've got some handlebars, the head tube badges are ready, Brooks are supplying saddles, I've found a nickel platers for the 'bars, rims etc.

    Still need to find the chainwheels, though.:biggrin:

    You'd think that in the country which pretty much designed and developed the bicycle, it would be straight forward to build a small batch of period looking bikes. But it ain't:wacko:
     
  2. raindog

    raindog er.....

    Location:
    France
    What kind of tubing will be used? Will lugs be involved?
    Would be nice to photos of progress when there is any, but at the moment I don't suppose there's much to see?
     
  3. OP
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    Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester
    The frames will be 531 lugged.

    I'm planning to do a blog about building the bikes up...............when I get some time:wacko:
     
  4. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    Salford, UK
    All I'm saying is, if you live in Leicester and have wrought iron railings, watch out....;)

    I'm sure they will be lovely, honest!:hugs:
     
  5. OP
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    Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester
    The frame builder has just told me the prototype frame is finished:biggrin:
     
  6. raindog

    raindog er.....

    Location:
    France
  7. OP
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    Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester

    I'm not collecting it until next week:sad:

    This is the drawing he worked to 14wuhj7.jpg
     
  8. Metric??? Is it a replica of a foreign bicycle or what??
     
  9. OP
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    Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester
    Lee's only a young lad, doesn't understand proper measurements.

    When you order yours will make it in imperial;)
     
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