Saturday, February 20, 2016

Swap meet photos

     We attended the second annual swap meet hosted by Second Life Bikes in Asbury Park, NJ over the weekend. They are a co-op shop and do community work / retail / consignment. Well run, awesome space. Here is a link to their website, check them out! Second Life Bikes  These are a bunch of pics from the event. Enjoy!

 Excellent coffee and snacks!
 Stack of British 3 speeds
 Bikes for sale.
 Apelhans six-day bike
 Old Campy, BSA etc.
 More Campy, Super champion derailleur parts, T.A., etc.
 Schwinn paramount cranks, Ideale, etc.
 Claud butler, Oscar Wastyn?, Atala.
 Early Strawberry
 Colnago Olympic Master with matching winter jacket.

 Nice Carlton Flyer, Raleigh super tourist frame down low.

 1966 Raleigh Chrome plated Sports.

 DL 1's a plenty!
 Daily grind.
 Bikes for sale.
 Teledyne Titan.

 Community tools.
 More bikes
 Daccordi with Aero tubing.

 Super clean Medici Pro-Strada. The pics do not do it justice.

 Neat compass on a head light.
 A pair of bad ass Dean mountain bikes. this guy got swarmed!
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Friday, February 19, 2016

Columbia model 49 we recently sold

     This bike is roughly from 1898-1899. it has the wrong handlebars and also would not have had the front brake. It originally would have had drop bars (racing) and wold not need the front brake because it has a fixed cog rear wheel. The customer specified the upright bars and brake and we we able to oblige him. Curtis actually had to fabricate the "knuckle" on the brake rod (see photo). The bike has really nice Rollfast tires and wooden rims. Original paint and head badge. Saddle is also wrong. Also of note are the early straight pull hubs / spokes. Very cool bike. Enjoy the photos.