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  1. Andrew Gorman

    Wheel building class..How much would you pay?

    A good wheel builder can throw one together in a matter of minutes. Just like getting to Carnegie Hall-"practice, practice practice!"
  2. Andrew Gorman

    European Bicycle Safety Wing

    Just use a pool noodle.
  3. Andrew Gorman

    Wheel building class..How much would you pay?

    "The Bicycle Wheel" is great on theory, but there are better shop manuals out there.
  4. Andrew Gorman

    Model T of antique bikes?

    Sears sold Napoleon and Josephine bikes that were pretty nice and inexpensive. But after the bicycle bust ca. 1900 it was a race to the bottom for US bike manufacturers. Iver Johnson seemed to be the last holdout making nice bikes for adults.
  5. Andrew Gorman

    Wheel building class..How much would you pay?

    My best wheel building investment was this downloadable book: https://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php Single speed wheels are easy, and the book will walk you through the trickier stuff. And practice if you want to get good and fast.
  6. Andrew Gorman

    A Superior? True or False

    Superiors and Paramounts were pretty much made to order and any way you wanted them. The long wheelbase looks like a Superior tourer, but it's missing the little fender mount tabs. Looks like a nice period bike put together by an enthusiast. There were triple cog set ups for the AW hub available.
  7. Andrew Gorman

    “The Unforgettable Big Wheel” 52” Ordinary High Wheel

    Get that machine back on the road! Here are a couple of videos about making a replacement seat:
  8. Andrew Gorman

    Antique shops and vintage bikes

    20 years ago I used to see "closed" signs on antique stores saying "moved to eBay". Before that even in the rural midwest everything was priced for the mythical " Dentist from California" who never actually came through. And don't forget the "Beanie Babies!" signs. Auctions were the only place...
  9. Andrew Gorman

    Fenderless Friday

    @tripple3 What are the tires on the white bike with the blue fork? Aero King? They look sharp!
  10. Andrew Gorman

    Early 1925 Brass Bicycle Tag

    It's a French bicycle license tag.
  11. Andrew Gorman

    The "Art Deco Racer" CCM Flyte project.....

    The Lauterwasser bars are sharp period correct- I really like a pair I have on a 1938 Raleigh Gazelle. SOMA makes repros in aluminum and steel. The limp dick stem is going to be hard to find- the lauterwassers were made to give you a lot of reach with the short stem that worked in the late 1930's.
  12. Andrew Gorman

    Bringing back black paint luster

    Yep. Automotive rubbing compound it is bad, automotive polishing compound if it is not too bad. Give the bike a REALLY good cleaning first. 1960's and 70's paint can be very thin, so watch out for cutting through.
  13. Andrew Gorman

    Dean Hovey handbuilt - Los Altos, CA

    There is still a velodrome in San Jose, and even after WWII there were several others in the Bay Area. DeSimone's was another serious bike shop in San Jose.
  14. Andrew Gorman

    Lines

    To keep from bleeding under the tape, shoot on a coat of your base color AFTER you put on your masking. Let it cure, then add your stripe color. A striping brush or a Beugler striper, or even the cheap little glass bottle stripers will work better. Contrary to popular belief, striping is not...
  15. Andrew Gorman

    Withdrawn Turlock, ca swap meet jan. 25, 2020

    I had no idea this swap was going on. I don't get out much.