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Old 12-13-13, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by dddd View Post

And I've yet to see another one of these anywhere either, but one could turn up at any time here on C&V.
And this one cannot be used for cyclocross, due to very tight tire clearances:
WHOA - there will never be another one of those, and you better destroy that one before Mike Sinyard's lawyers come after you!!!
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suspension by Dr. Alex Moulton.
I love the Mini Moke. I had a 1961 Morris 850 aka: Mini. What a fun car.
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Originally Posted by frameteam2003 View Post
1955 J.Fothergill/even rare in Liverpool where it was built
That's very nice and I love the colour. It was made in the same year as I was born but looks to be weathering better than me A respray?
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Here are 2 really 'unique bikes that no one else has':

A 1958 Leader Cycles Leo Star - AFAIK, this is the only one left, although there is a G.R. Read badged one at https://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/reed-rb.html - I happened to buy some bits (including a pair of Campagnolo handlebar gear levers!) from the original owner of that machine the other day and he told me that it was actually built by Leader Cycles for G.R. Read so maybe that makes mine 1 step away from being 'unique':

[IMG] Untitled by Dawes-man, on Flickr[/IMG]

A 1956 H.R. Morris Special Model - okay, not yet a 'bike' but I'm getting there. Since this photo was taken I've built wheels around the Harden hubs using Conloy Asp rims. I'm fitting the tyres and brake levers/cables tomorrow :

[IMG] Untitled by Dawes-man, on Flickr[/IMG]

Probably not 'unique' but I've yet to meet or hear of anyone else who has seen one, let alone has one. A 1975 Peugeot PX60 - the week after next I'll be riding this machine some 200 miles from Yamaguchi to Okayama, along the coast of the Inner Sea of Japan - a trip I've been dreaming of for a few years. At last!!:

[IMG] Untitled by Dawes-man, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Originally Posted by Dawes-man View Post
That's very nice and I love the colour. It was made in the same year as I was born but looks to be weathering better than me A respray?
I repainted it. got it as a basket case---missing the wheels. did come with a campy derailer but decided on a fixed/freewheel hub and model 58 super champion rims. Took me a year of research to find the correct transfers to complete it.
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Old 12-14-13, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Dawes-man View Post
Here are 2 really 'unique bikes that no one else has':

A 1958 Leader Cycles Leo Star - AFAIK, this is the only one left, although there is a G.R. Read badged one at https://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/reed-rb.html - I happened to buy some bits (including a pair of Campagnolo handlebar gear levers!) from the original owner of that machine the other day and he told me that it was actually built by Leader Cycles for G.R. Read so maybe that makes mine 1 step away from being 'unique':....
And to think, I've spent the last 8 years of my life perusing Detroit's CL for one of these Leader "Leo Stars". I may as well give it up, huh?

(Nice bike, Dawes-man!)
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Old 12-15-13, 05:06 PM
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OK Guys, Here is a bike that I truly believe could well be unique or the last survivor I am likely to find!
It is a Bernard Lee frameset bought recently on ebay circa 1950-52 and came with plenty of proof?
I like it because it is fillet brazed and very smooth and futuristic for the era, and is fitted with rare RUSS front forks to give some suspension.
It was built by the son of an Olympic cyclist and is number 26 of a probably short run from the Swindon cycle shop UK.
I love the handwritten by fountain pen spec list and receipt from 52'...Bike is shown with 27" wheels from another project, just to show geometry...ken


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Old 12-15-13, 06:18 PM
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1993 research dynamics coyote 3
And my 1994 research dynamics coyote pro four
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Old 12-15-13, 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
And to think, I've spent the last 8 years of my life perusing Detroit's CL for one of these Leader "Leo Stars". I may as well give it up, huh?

(Nice bike, Dawes-man!)
Thank you, auchencrow! But have you really been looking for one of these? For 8 years? I hadn't even heard of the maker when I bought this one 7 years ago and only bought it because the components (Campagnolo Gran Sport RD & hubs, M.A.F.A.C. brakes, Stronglight 49D cranks, Ambrosio stem, Brooks saddle) made me think it was probably a nicely made bike and the seller was in a tiny village a couple of miles from my nephew's house - it was a 'pick-up only' auction. And I was not disappointed as it rides very nicely despite its straight-gauge 501 tubing.

I'd puzzled over who 'Leo Star' was but the seller I mentioned I'd spoken to the other day told me that it was most likely due to Leo being the star sign of Ted Woodall, the owner/frame builder of Leader Cycles. Another tidbit of info I got was that the Hercules team bikes pre and post war were actually Leader Cycles machines...
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Old 12-16-13, 05:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Dawes-man View Post
Thank you, auchencrow! But have you really been looking for one of these? For 8 years? .....
I was being facetious about perusing Detroit's CL for one (an impossibility I know) - but not about liking your bike, Dawes-man.
I have seen you post it before, and I loved the very proper English color with the red DT script, the chromed Nervex lugs, the single ring, not to mention the ultra-cool name: "Leo Star"
- Just the bike that GANDALF would ride - if he rode a bike. . . Here's a pic of it just outside the Shire:

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Please help with any information you may have about this frame, as I know nothing at all.
I would like to play . . .I know nothing more about this bike other than I like it. It came to me a mix of bits from Sugino Mighty cranks to 27 x 1 1/4 Mavic Module <<E>> rims, 105 der's the stem is a GB made out of 531 tubing.
Anyway here it is
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Old 12-17-13, 05:10 PM
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Some really cool stuff posted so far.

I'll trot this one out again...can guarantee no one else has one of these:








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Old 12-17-13, 05:28 PM
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And if you like to get dirty once in a while...this one's for you:







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Old 12-17-13, 06:07 PM
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IMO the frame is a legnano, maybe a roma?

The components who knows, the bike is so old that maybe got zillions of upgrades, even the legnano paint is so PITA that doesnt surprise me that the actual color is the Nth paint job that bike had.

Dont judge the frame based in the components, components and frame here are different.

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Please help with any information you may have about this frame, as I know nothing at all.
I would like to play . . .I know nothing more about this bike other than I like it. It came to me a mix of bits from Sugino Mighty cranks to 27 x 1 1/4 Mavic Module <<E>> rims, 105 der's the stem is a GB made out of 531 tubing.
Anyway here it is
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The seat cluster does make it look like a Legnano, but that's not a thorough diagnosis.
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BERNARD LEE bike.

Originally Posted by moultonguy View Post
OK Guys, Here is a bike that I truly believe could well be unique or the last survivor I am likely to find!
It is a Bernard Lee frameset bought recently on ebay circa 1950-52 and came with plenty of proof?
I like it because it is fillet brazed and very smooth and futuristic for the era, and is fitted with rare RUSS front forks to give some suspension.
It was built by the son of an Olympic cyclist and is number 26 of a probably short run from the Swindon cycle shop UK.
I love the handwritten by fountain pen spec list and receipt from 52'...Bike is shown with 27" wheels from another project, just to show geometry...ken


Surely someone must have a comment about this one ?

I reckon it is pretty good provenance?.ken
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Old 12-22-13, 08:59 AM
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WTF is up with those spokes?
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Old 12-22-13, 09:09 AM
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WTF is up with those spokes?
Mike Burrows designed wheels, came on late 90's Giants (I believe first gen TCR). The spokes are carbon fiber, mated to Rigida (now Ryde) DP18 rims, using propietary Giant hubs.
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WTF is up with those spokes?
They are "plastic". It looks like nylon with longish strands in it. Giant used them on several bikes (tcr and MCR) in the late 90s

Edit: well we posted about the same message at the same time. They were marketed as carbon, but I think it was a loose interpretation. They look better than they ride
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Originally Posted by moultonguy View Post
Surely someone must have a comment about this one ?

I reckon it is pretty good provenance?.ken
Very cool to have original for sale advert. and postage from '52. Super nice fillet brazed frame and certainly one that few own, should make for a nice build.

I think folks are looking at this thread for the oddities of the cycle world, like eastcoaststeves Flying gate which is wicked cool too and crazy to ride with such a short wheelbase.
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Originally Posted by Velognome View Post
Very cool to have original for sale advert. and postage from '52. Super nice fillet brazed frame and certainly one that few own, should make for a nice build.

I think folks are looking at this thread for the oddities of the cycle world, like eastcoaststeves Flying gate which is wicked cool too and crazy to ride with such a short wheelbase.
Many thanks for the input...I luv input...The bike is gonna be super cool when I add vintage rear mech and 3 speed block?
The bike looks modern and the receipt proves otherwise?
I might show everyone my 1954 RALEIGH works-build (competition shop) machine soon, it was built as a road training bike for track Legend REG HARRIS, and yes I have provenance for that one too...cheers Ken
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Pretty sure nobody has a bike like this, haha!

1964 Schwinn Typhoon frame

Original parts: crankset, bottom bracket, handlebars and grips.

Mountain parts: forks, wheels, front brakes and levers.

Road parts: saddle, stem, some of the headset.

BMX parts: seatpost, clamp, rear brake, freewheel, chain and pedals.

Cruiser parts: bell, tires and fenders.
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Here's my $60 snow bike I thought I'd hate but have grown to love. Have yet to find anyone else who owns one.
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Putchalin Bicycle now renamed Wallaby. Front wheel 16x1.50 Rear Wheel 24x1.75 With Shimano 4 Speed IGH and front brake hub.









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Not mine but this Concorde Jubileum is owned by a good friend who has been trying to find information on it for a few years with no success.

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