Author Topic: Just look at the stays on that!  (Read 1740 times)

boudinnoirsurvélo

Just look at the stays on that!
« on: February 23, 2009, 09:27:45 am »
Or rather... 'stay'. Got the Sunbeam stripped down finally. The seatstays are detachable, and the right side chainstay is contained within the chainbath. All terribly ingenious, and taking it apart just made me realise again how well these old bikes were put together.

[rose tint]Just don't get quality like that anymore[/rose tint]

Pic aint the clearest, but it's all I got


And I just love the little odometer

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Just look at the stays on that!
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2009, 09:40:25 am »
Looks a bit special. :)
Getting there...

woollypigs

  • Mr Peli
    • woollypigs
Re: Just look at the stays on that!
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2009, 12:06:42 pm »
And I just love the little odometer

God!! Am I that old I can remember them  ::-)

I have used them on quite a few of my bikes over the year, a nice little ticking noise as you clock up your miles :)

chris

  • (aka chris)
Re: Just look at the stays on that!
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2009, 12:12:23 pm »
My neighbour has an old Sunbeam circa 1912 (the bike, not the neighbour). It has no chainstay on the right, just a rather solid chain guard / bath. It also has a two speed drive inside the chainset (there is nothing new about a Schlumpf Mountain Drive), and a back pedal brake. It also has a 27" frame!

Re: Just look at the stays on that!
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2009, 12:08:46 pm »
That's a rather beautiful odometer. Never seen one as fancy as that. I sued to have one back in the 70s but it was very plain.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Just look at the stays on that!
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2009, 12:31:48 pm »
... I sued to have one back in the 70s ....

This litigious society! ::-)
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tonycollinet

  • No Longer a western province of Númenor
Re: Just look at the stays on that!
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2009, 12:51:11 pm »
Im I missing somthign?

I can't see a pic.

Re: Just look at the stays on that!
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2009, 12:52:36 pm »
... I sued to have one back in the 70s ....

This litigious society! ::-)

My fingres aer confuzed toedy (and mist days).
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Just look at the stays on that!
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2009, 08:18:30 pm »
Have you rebuilt the hub yet?
Never tell me the odds.

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Just look at the stays on that!
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2009, 08:12:39 am »
I had an odometer like that - or more than one. Might still have it somewhere. Although I'd never heard the word "odometer" then. They were always "milometers".
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Just look at the stays on that!
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2009, 10:04:18 am »


And I just love the little odometer


Reminds me of a piece of THIS. Be careful what you do with it, just in case.
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Re: Just look at the stays on that!
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2009, 07:12:56 pm »
I think we already have several Morlocks on the forum  ;)
Never tell me the odds.

Re: Just look at the stays on that!
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2009, 07:43:39 pm »



And I just love the little odometer


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I remember the old-fashioned heart monitors that looked a little like that.