1915 Mead Crusader “The Road to Rideable”

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Drosentreter

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Serial number 700,589 is close to Lee Miller’s Mead Crusader (693,365), and Jose Huerta’s Mead Crusader (911,002).
The later was thought by some to be A&S-built; forks look different though.
Thanks for the help. So what year does that make it then?
 

Drosentreter

Wore out three sets of tires already!
A BIG Thank you to @MrMonark13 for the rear hub. It arrived today, and I got started on the faux wood grain today! Looking killer so far, hopefully the rest goes as planned and I can get these laced ASAP!

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MrMonark13

Finally riding a big boys bike
A BIG Thank you to @MrMonark13 for the rear hub. It arrived today, and I got started on the faux wood grain today! Looking killer so far, hopefully the rest goes as planned and I can get these laced ASAP!

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You’re welcome! I really like how those rims are turning out. I may try your wood graining technique on a set of 700c’s that I’m building.
 

Drosentreter

Wore out three sets of tires already!
You’re welcome! I really like how those rims are turning out. I may try your wood graining technique on a set of 700c’s that I’m building.
It looks better in person, hopefully it will be enough to fool someone from around 10 feet.
 

Drosentreter

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Another question. Does anyone have a 28” drop stand for sale? If not does someone have a bolt on 27”/28” kickstand?
 

Drosentreter

Wore out three sets of tires already!
One more thing…
Where do you guys buy your spokes, or does someone have some spokes that are like 1/4-1/2” longer…
Or maybe just some 28” spokes?

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Archie Sturmer

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
One more thing…
Where do you guys buy your spokes, or does someone have some spokes that are like 1/4-1/2” longer…
Or maybe just some 28” spokes?
I buy spokes by the box (of 100?) on eBay. I look for the ads (at lowest price plus shipping) that specifically state that the spoke nipples are included; (not just pictured). I search by the length in metric millimeters; [I use my own spoke length calculator in Microsoft Excel].
Best to know the actual length (fixed number) that one thinks that one might need.

Some day I might even pay the extra ~$10 and get the double-butted type?
 
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Drosentreter

Wore out three sets of tires already!
I buy spokes by the box (of 100?) on eBay. I look for the ads (at lowest price plus shipping) that specifically state that the spoke nipples are included; (not just pictured). I search by the length in metric millimeters; [I use my own spoke length calculator in Microsoft Excel].
Best to know the actual length (fixed number) that one thinks that one might need.

Some day I might even pay the extra ~$10 and get the double-butted type?
Thank you! This is a great help! The double butted spokes are stronger? And maybe you could assist me with your excel sheet? I really have no idea what length I need other then that I know the ones I have are flat out too short.
 
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