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1929 pics up close(9 posts)

1929 pics up closewspokes
Oct 25, 2002 4:14 AM
As promised, I finally got some better close ups of the 1929 Charlie Gibb. I will try and post a few. The first, the rear section.
2nd pic, full viewwspokes
Oct 25, 2002 4:15 AM
3rd pic, rear angle.wspokes
Oct 25, 2002 4:17 AM
The paint looks great.Dave Hickey
Oct 25, 2002 6:00 AM
Did you have it repainted?
Yes, and some more parts have arrived as well.wspokes
Oct 25, 2002 6:48 AM
Yes, It arrived newly re-enamaled. I was a bit surprised because it is actually nicely painted for the price I paid, can't complain at all. I have shown the pics to a few other classic enthusiasts and have had mixed reviews. Some love it, one would have rather seen it flat black which would have been closer to the original but I am not complaining. It arrived looking crisp and clean. I have now acquired more parts. I have a crankset, full BB, and now a headset. All close to or near period correct. This frameset uses internal bearing races built into the frameset so I was happy to get my hands on a headset this quickly. I will pick around and locate a stem and bars next. Then the wheelset will probably be the toughest part to find. Good Winter project!

can't forget the lights also that fit nicely onto the various tabs!
Are you going with wood rims? nmDave Hickey
Oct 25, 2002 7:16 AM
Wooden rimswspokes
Oct 25, 2002 7:43 AM
I think Wooden rims is a high possibility if I can find some not warped. Baylis-Wiley hubs most likely, Maybe Harden hubs. fixed flip flop for sure.
Cyclart sells wooden rims.........Dave Hickey
Oct 25, 2002 9:37 AM
Although they are usually collector prices.
Yes, Jim claims to have a large stock of them ...Humma Hah
Oct 28, 2002 4:09 PM
... when I told him about a botched restoration of an 1898 Pierce I'd seen that I thought might not be too precious to ride in a century, at the bargain price of only $1800, I mentioned that I'd probably put modern wheels on it for the ride, figuring the wooden rims were too precious.

He thought that was silly, insisting he stocked plenty of wooden rims, one of his regular rides was thus equipped, and he knew what tires to use with them.

I thought that was amazing.