6 day racer

Discussion in 'Vintage Lightweight Bicycles' started by petritl, May 17, 2017.

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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    The bike is very light.

    Hopefully I can find a correctly size rear sprocket so I can take it out on this Sunday's group ride.
     
  3. #3 Posted May 17, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Nice looking ride
     
  4. #4 Posted May 18, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    you could pay a ransom with the drivetrain and cockpit
     
  5. #5 Posted May 18, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Crankset was mounted, rear sprocket installed, chain ring straightened, and bars wrapped, nearly ready for Sunday

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  7. #7 Posted May 19, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    what is your drivetrain tooth count? - it looks pretty cozy
     
  8. #8 Posted May 19, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    1": 21 / 8
    1/2": 42/ 16
     
  9. #9 Posted May 19, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    that's a 71" gear - easy to ride, but you may be spinning to keep up Sunday.
     
  10. #10 Posted May 19, 2017
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    I live for the CABE

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    Look how nicely the lugs are filed to a taper.
     
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    sam
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    I live for the CABE

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    Open stays seem to be a French/Canadian trait---I'd ask who maybe learned the craft in Canada?
     
  12. #12 Posted May 19, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Without brakes I won't be leading the group anyway
     
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    And he wonders why I call him the Madman
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    For me, that front fork has a lot of rake in it to be a 6-Day Racer. Most 6-Day bikes had a straighter fork to handle the banks. Even back in the 20's the forks were pretty straight for the 6-Day bikes. Interesting and nice frame work!
     
  15. #15 Posted May 23, 2017 at 8:15 AM

    I live for the CABE

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    My (made in New York City) Drysedale Velox has similar open ended pencil seat stays.
     
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