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Austro-Daimler SE commuter

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Austro-Daimler SE, 25-inch - 2 inches too big :-( 1980

Velo Orange Milano, GB stem, Cinelli cork tape wrapped for grips

Austro-Daimler, mystery headset

Araya, Sturmey Archer drum brake, Performance 27x1-1/4"

Araya, Sturmey Archer aluminum shell 5-speed, Performance 27x1-1/4"

Stronglight 49D, mystery BB

Brooks B.72

Crank Brothers Eggbeaters SL, mystery chain

Sturmey Archer stem-mount 2-lever shifters for 5-speed hub

Weinmann Semi-Automatic side pull rear, Sturmey Archer drum brake front, Weinmann levers

48T chainring, 21T rear cog, 5-speed ratios: 0.67, 0.79, 1.00, 1.27, 1.50

Brooks B.72 saddle ;-)

35 lbs of the finest Austrian gas pipe... ;-)

My first decent bike. When new, it was a conventional 10-speed with French & English components.
After I got my Fuso, I converted it to a commuter, using an alloy shell Sturmey Archer 5-speed hub.
I wanted an aluminum SA front drum brake hub to go with it, but all I could find at the time was a steel one. A friend of mine built these great wheels.

Until recently, I used the old 42T inner chainring (drilled for lightness ;-) of the Stronglight TS crankset. I don't know what possessed me to specify a 21T rear cog - just didn't know what I was doing. I believe the rear cog is a Shimano freewheel cog, used on a threaded carrier in the SA 5-speed hub. Gearing was way too low. I had a surplus Stronglight 49D crankset from my Follis project, and bought a brand new 48T TA Pro 5 Vis chainring from Boulder Rene Herse bicycles - much better now.

Silca Impero pump (a *really* long one)
REG water bottle cage (from Ted's Bicycles in Colorado Springs)
Blackburn rear rack
Schwinn Approved lock cable
Zefal fenders

I plan to make these changes this summer:

Panaracer Pasela TourGuard 27x1-1/8" tires
Velo Orange polished aluminum chainguard
Velo Orange hammer aluminum fenders

People who friended this bike swardenh, eaglerock, JasonGeorge, Rood, cobrabyte, A-ko, GGB

That Frankenstein cable-job is awe-inspiring

Top cable clamps+duct tape? Outstanding. I've added it to the Pack mules cluster.

I'm having trouble figuring out the three housing runs, though. Caliper brake over the top, hub brake+internal-geared hub underneath?

EDIT 03/09/2011: Oh, and you're added to the 50.4 cluster, too.

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