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Flandria "Scorcher"         Featured Bike! on 02/27/2010

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late '60s or early '70s Flandria, not the Belgian kind but the cheapy bike-boom version for the US market, made in Portugal

upside down steel northroad - painted black, ITM stem

'87 Bianchi Eros 700c, stock h/set

Araya 27", sansin hub, "vee rubber" tire 27x1 1/4

Araya 27", NOS fifties-era coaster brake (forget the brand), vee rubber 27x1 1/4

steel cottered

Norex leather, stock post

old kind w/replaceable treads, Union 1/8 chain

52x19

I tried to emulate the old Iver Johnson frame by welding in a curved top tube (buddy of mine did the welding) and giving it a pre WWI "scorcher" look. Paint is mint green 2-component epoxy. I probably could have done a better job curving the tube but I didn't have any tube benders at work to make an arch like that properly. I also wasn't sure if the two tubes actually connected from the pictures I saw so I just guessed on that.

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Great idea!

Love the crank and the double tube.

"Dare to be Different"...

N-I-C-E..!!!!.



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