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Swiss build - FINISHED PHOTO OF THE 'TWINS'

team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
edited August 2016 in Vintage bikes forum
Most of you know my bike...

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It's a rare Imholz, really rare, well it was the only one (apart from one from 1937) on the web, until I tracked down this...

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As it has Shimano dropouts...

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I am going to build it up for Mrs T to 'match' my bike (his 'n' hers, how cute is that) but using Shimano kit...

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Here are the bits collected so far, Shimano 600 Arabesque derailleurs and NOS weinmann brakes to match mine

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Most parts have been sourced except the wheels, any thoughts on these will be appreciated, Probably going to be a lengthy build, due to postal times for parts, but not as long as Matthew's, I hope :D
my isetta is a 300cc bike
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,326
    MatthewFalle's bike ain't no 'Vintage'...
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    ...but it will be by the time he finishes it :D
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • FlâneurFlâneur Posts: 3,081
    maybe he is smarter than we credit him with this ageing process.

    Should be a nicely finished bike, if you get bored I'll buy yours
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  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    I feel that it shall age well, like a cheese. Anyhow, it's (essentially) finished now - just got to adjust rear mech.

    More importantly, T47's new play thing is lush. Very nice indeed - chapeau! Keep us updated on this one.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,326
    Yay, it's MF (with his Jalopy).
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    My postman is really into building bikes so he makes special trips to my house whenever he spots a parcel in the depot addressed to me :D

    He called by last night with another part 'cos he knew I wouldn't want to wait until the next day...

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    3ttt Grand Prix to match my bike, old but unmarked, one careful lady owner :roll:
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,326
    You'll need a few of these T47:

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    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    ...or a second house :wink:
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,326
    team47b wrote:
    ...or a second house :wink:

    I see...
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Pinno wrote:
    Yay, it's MF (with his Jalopy).


    Rouleur number 62, travel edition, page 33. Nice wheels Super Mario. Jalopy schmalopy. :)
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,326
    ...Heineken schmeiniken.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Seat post arrived.

    Fitted it.

    It fitted.

    Must slow down, build must last longer than, well you know :D
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    edited May 2016
    I think I have tracked down all parts now, except I'm one hub short of a wheelset :D

    Anyone know/spot one for sale/steal one/point me in the right direction/have a Shimano 600 large flange front hub?

    Edit: 100mm hub standard size front axle
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,326
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Yeah, I saw that one and thought...bargain, then I read on and saw it was a 90mm hub, I need a standard 100mm, but thanks for trying to find me one.

    I should have said the size :oops:
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,326
  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,326
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Thank you for finding two more!

    At the risk of sounding ungrateful... :roll: the one on pedlar is a low flange and I don't know enough about Shimano hubs to tell whether the dura ace one on v-velo is the same as a 600, I know that 600 became 600ex and ax and dura ace but not sure if they are just name changes, my rear hub...

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    I have emailed them a couple of questions.

    Cheers!
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Next parcel arrived today, quite rare to find them with their adjusters intact, gave the levers a bit of a polish up...

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    The pedals arrived too, more on those later :D
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Drew up the artwork for the decals...

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    And test fitted some printouts...

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    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,326
    Can we get a sneak preview of the front hub you may have bought if you did find one...
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Sneak a look at this puppy...

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    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,326
    I've seen it already. I think there's a mole.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    18ED450F-8E40-461F-ABD1-1EB6ED670828.jpg

    Took the Pedals apart, isn't there supposed to be grease in there? Put some 1976 grease in...

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    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,326
    How many hours have you spent polishing bits so far?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Paciência, amanhã :D

    Polish? My wheels are in Poland at the moment, and they too will be polished :roll:
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,326
    Patience and Spinach? Have you timed this so that the green stuff is in season*?

    *Portuguese season.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Now there's an idea :D

    Fitted the saddle, it's an Isca selle Competition...

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    And for those who are bored with this thread already, it's an apricot tree in the background...

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    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    team47b wrote:
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    Took the Pedals apart, isn't there supposed to be grease in there? Put some 1976 grease in...

    DSC04388.jpg


    Sweeeeeet. Do you have a secret polishing technique or is it just lots of Solvol and elbow grease?
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
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