Category Archives: Other bicycles

A few years ago…

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Rebuilt in central Illinois: the Royal Scot

Dave inserted the Royal Scot back into the flow of history, creating something sure to confuse anyone trying to identify this particular model. Continue reading

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Big ride (even though we haven’t been king sized since we were 13 colonies)

Is this a Schwinn I see before me? Let us now praise a big coaster-brake bicycle with full-coverage fenders. Continue reading

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Not Old Paint. Don Walker tandem does Horsey Hundred with no paint

When a builder sends a fillet-brazed bicycle out without paint, you get to see the frame pretty nearly as it came from the torch. Continue reading

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They shoot old bicycle stories, don’t they?

I may be a bicycling dinosaur, but I know dinosaurs with older stories than mine. Continue reading

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Bicycle tires: The opposite of supple is ok, too.

Sometimes there is such a thing as free tires. And that’s not a bad thing. Not bad at all. Thanks, Larry. Continue reading

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In the shop: Austro-Daimler Vent Noir

In the mid-to-late 1970s, an Austrian bicycle manufacturer went upscale in hopes of capturing the enduring loyalty of bicycle enthusiasts. Steyr-Daimler-Puch made it to the 1990s before disappearing into the parts bins of several other corporations. The company goes back to a gun maker in … Continue reading

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