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favorite seat clustersxcandrew
Jul 29, 2003 12:53 PM
OK, it seems very slow in this forum... How about some close up pictures of your frames?
re: favorite seat clustersxcandrew
Jul 29, 2003 12:56 PM
Another Peter Johnson frame.
re: favorite seat clustersxcandrew
Jul 29, 2003 12:59 PM
EDIT: I mean your favorite frames... I only wish that I own these bikes. Here's a Bill Philbrook
re: favorite seat clustersxcandrew
Jul 29, 2003 1:02 PM
Another view...
re: favorite seat clustersxcandrew
Jul 29, 2003 1:10 PM
The entire bike.
re: favorite seat clustersxcandrew
Jul 29, 2003 1:06 PM
I love this kind of fastback seat stay attachment as you can see.
You like fastbacks?wooglin
Jul 30, 2003 5:10 AM
Then you'll like this:

re: favorite seat clustersHeron Todd
Jul 30, 2003 8:14 AM
I didn't design it, but I have come to really like the look of our Heron seat lug. It looked a bit industrial to me at first, but now it seems very pretty to me. The design goal was to spread the stays to get more tire clearance. The result is an interesting lug.

Todd Kuzma
Heron Bicycles
LaSalle, IL 815-223-1776
http://www.heronbicycles.com
re: favorite seat clustersHeron Todd
Jul 30, 2003 8:25 AM
Hmm. That one didn't show up on my browser. Let's try another.

Todd Kuzma
Heron Bicycles
LaSalle, IL 815-223-1776
http://www.heronbicycles.com
I Give Up!Heron Todd
Jul 30, 2003 8:30 AM
No pictures. Oh, well. You can always look at our banenr ad on the main Retro Discussion Group page.

Todd Kuzma
Heron Bicycles
LaSalle, Il 815-223-1776
http://www.heronbicycles.com
I tried to save the Banner ad. It's a .BMP fileDave Hickey
Jul 30, 2003 9:25 AM
You need to save the file as a JPG.
Here!wspokes
Jul 30, 2003 9:34 AM
I hope this works....damn I am good!
Here!Heron Todd
Jul 31, 2003 8:16 AM
Thanks! I'm not quite as good with computers as with bikes!

Check out the Classic Rendezvous site for lots of neat seat clusters - . Also, Grant Petersen did a photo spread of different clusters in a recent Rivendell Reader.

Todd Kuzma
Heron Bicycles
LaSalle, IL 815-223-1776
http://www.heronbicycles.com
Yupxcandrew
Jul 31, 2003 5:19 PM
Yup, http://www.classicrendezvous.com/ is where I found most of the pictures that I put up. Lots of other nice frame parts too.
Mondon...wspokes
Jul 30, 2003 9:36 AM
Here's a pic of a Mondonico I once owned...early to mid 80s
1949 Vicini seatclusterwspokes
Jul 30, 2003 9:43 AM
Here's my Vicini. note the number on the cluster. year made and # of bike made that year...4983. I like it!
1980 Razesawspokes
Jul 30, 2003 9:47 AM
Here's my 80 Razesa. I love the work on this one.
re: favorite seat clustersxcandrew
Jul 30, 2003 5:46 PM
There are lots of pretty designs, but the most elegant looking ones to me are the fastback to the seat binder bolt with the binder bolt lined up with the center-line of the top tube, as in the PJ, Philbrook, and Ritchey frames. The ones with the binder bolt higher than the center-line of the top tube look a little less well proportioned to me. It doesn't hurt that the finish work on the Peter Johnson and Philbrook frames are sublime. I do also like other designs though... even modern fastbacks not to a binder bolt like the ones on most Steelmans (though it is so common). Here's a Hurlow.
My Somec Seat Clustermapei boy
Aug 1, 2003 11:26 AM
My Somec seat cluster is typical of the work done in the 1980's. Lots of cut-outs but modern and simple. No Nervex curly cues.
My Somec Seat Clustermapei boy
Aug 1, 2003 11:31 AM
Another view. There's a cut out on the bottom, but not on the top, where everyone would see it.
A post-surgery pic of my Mongoose....girchygirchy
Aug 1, 2003 1:47 PM
Here's a view of my '84 Mongoose mt bike's seat cluster, after its surgery to repair a large tear in the seat tube.

Total thread driftM_Currie
Aug 1, 2003 6:06 PM
Hey Girchygirchy - Where you been? I was just about to send you some worthless pedals when you disappeared. Still need them?
Sorry about that...girchygirchy
Aug 2, 2003 5:08 AM
I got sidetracked from that old bike project, and restored the Mongoose instead. It's done now, and the 3-speed is in parts on my floor, so I am looking for some pedals. My LBS found some in the QBP catalogue for $10 or so, but I'd like some original Walds.

The reason I'm replacing the pedals is because the bearings are loose and dry. Are the ones in your Walds pretty tight? If they are, I'd be glad to take them off your hands.

Brian
home madepsycha
Aug 5, 2003 8:17 PM
here is one of mine