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1929 road racer!(9 posts)

1929 road racer!wspokes
Sep 27, 2002 5:29 AM
For some time, I was considering finding and redoing an old bicycle as my next project, and now the oppurtunity has come. I have just recently acquired and will send the money next week for a 1929 road racer made by Charlie Gibs of Dundee, England. It should make for an interesting project. My first step will be to search and slowly acquire the parts for this project. one interesting fact concerning the old bikes is, Parts may be hard to come by, BUT there are not as many to acquire. Consider the year of this bicycle, it will come with a period correct BB and HS and just yesterday on Ebay UK I won a period correct crankset. Therefore I will need wheelset, stem and handlebars?? What else is there to get? I am excited about this project and just had to share my joy. Happy riding!

Walt
Do you have any pictures to post?Dave Hickey
Sep 27, 2002 5:54 AM
That sounds like a great project.
pics of projectwspokes
Sep 27, 2002 6:27 AM
here's some pics...oops wrong pics, this is one of my dream girls. I will post some real pics in a bit. nothing too exciting though, just the frame for now.

Walt
That is one of my all time favorite pics.. nmDave Hickey
Sep 27, 2002 8:05 AM
As a youngster...Lone Gunman
Sep 28, 2002 5:21 AM
I wore out the magazine over that pic.
The real pictures of the 1929 road racer!wspokes
Sep 27, 2002 7:11 AM
Here's the real pics! enjoy!

Walt
Great..Dave Hickey
Sep 27, 2002 8:06 AM
Please continue to update us on your project.
You could ride that in a century today and ...Humma Hah
Sep 27, 2002 3:47 PM
... not one rider in 100 would guess the age. About one in ten might realize it's fixed gear (assuming that's how you rig it).
Sounds like a true prize ...Humma Hah
Sep 27, 2002 3:44 PM
Probably would have wooden rims. I know cyclart.com has a pretty good stock of old parts, although they charge a lot, charge a lot for shipping and handling, and always seem to jack the price of one item up $1 above what we agreed. (I suspect this is Susan's retirement plan).

Post pix!