1891? Rambler Project

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bricycle

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 18, 2009
21,085
5,672
Chicago area west
#1
Thought I had started a project thread on this already, but can't locate it.
Any hoo, I have the front saddle springs finished, and just got my rear 30" wheel back from being laced.
Bill Warwood does awesome work! I was gonna re-plate the plated Items, but then I figured, it would lose it's personality, so everything is gonna stay "As Found". Hoping to do the front 26" wheel over the New Year Weekend.
Getting the rear cog off was a real pain as I understand. Glad I had the professionals attack it, as I may have messed it up.
Here's pics of the rear hub and cog (widest I've seen), and associated hardware also 30" wheel strung by Bill Warwood. Next is the all wood front 26" wheel and hub I cleaned, greased and re-string (short enough spokes for the project). Was a 1906-7 Musselman wheel.
bri.
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bricycle

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 18, 2009
21,085
5,672
Chicago area west
#3
pics added. (boy these two hubs were frozen up, ok, screws on rear cog...rest of rear was already apart.);)
 

bricycle

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 18, 2009
21,085
5,672
Chicago area west
#7
Well, I'm nearly complete, so I'll be posting photos soon.
Mounted the wheels, all assembled (only two bolts left over)lol. Have chain left to add first. 50% of the links were already loosened up, I did the last half. (hard work). One links one side plate was cracked (not by me thank Gawd), so I welded it up. Overall finish is a bit crusty, but I think I'll leave it as is (patina).
 
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Tyberius

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Aug 13, 2018
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Annapolis MD
#12
The wheels on my c.1900-1915 Kenwood have a similar red hue to them. I sent a picture to a friend who works for the National Trust and his colleagues believe it's a red-tinted varnish. Yours looks like a more intense red than mine but could be the lighting. Looks like yours and possibly mine had a gold (?) pinstripe too.

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bricycle

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 18, 2009
21,085
5,672
Chicago area west
#13
The wheels on my c.1900-1915 Kenwood have a similar red hue to them. I sent a picture to a friend who works for the National Trust and his colleagues believe it's a red-tinted varnish. Yours looks like a more intense red than mine but could be the lighting. Looks like yours and possibly mine had a gold (?) pinstripe too.

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I never received the original wheels, just the solid tires and hubs... wheels must have been a lost cause?
 

bricycle

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 18, 2009
21,085
5,672
Chicago area west
#15
I loosened both pedals on their shafts (not an easy task, used Kroil and let sit). I'm currently having one of the pedals that was received damaged professionally repaired and then she'll be finished. (enough for me). Better pics will come.
 
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