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Cycling_Cymon

Member since Mar 2010 • Last active May 2011
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    Here's the final stage of my F H Scott.

    http://morvelo.cc/photo/albums/f-h-scott­

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    Transfers are available from H Lloyd Cycles including period DB 531 transfer.

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    For parts first identify what the parts you are after look like, the following sites will help with that.
    http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/
    http://www.classicrendezvous.com/British­_isles/British.htm
    Frame restoration
    http://www.argoscycles.com/
    Next search the internet for Cycle Jumbles this is possibly the lower cost option, or ofcourse there's e-Bay but prices can be high especially on Sunday p.m.
    http://www.campyoldy.co.uk/events.htm

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    Yes its on my first entry in the thread, its a link to cycling social, you can see my other bikes as well. Let me know if the link is a problem as I am new to this site?

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    With regards to the steerer tube length, it looks to me that an old stem remains stuck in and someone has sawn it off. Further on looking at the head lugs these are cast with integral ball race so were originally for a clip type headset. Someone appears to have fitted a threaded headset and maybe cut down the Steerer Tube. I agree the rack and triangular strengtheners are not original - nor the rear brake cable eyes on the top tube. The head clip type lugs would suggest 1940's rather than 50's?

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    Having now looked at the F H Scott brochure, point 1 all the original equipment is specified so you have your shopping list with stated options depending on what you can find, point 2 I have now identified my frame as the Scott Olympic Path Model which explains why there are no baze-ons apart from separate mudguard eyes and front and rear light fitting (12-42 hour time trails requirement) - mine has the Reynolds round fork blades and light two plate crown. The only puzzle is a very small horizontal Charter Lea ends to the rear possible for the Sturmey Archer 3 speed fixed ASC hub gear?

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    I have found this thread because I was looking ti buy a F H Scott from e-Bay to give me a 1940's era bike (I already have bikes for even decade therafter). I won the bid and got the frame 4 days ago. It is a very light frame model the DRAGON as both those in this thread appear to be - date 1949 but has a Chater Lea headclip which was also what I wanted. I also wanted no baze-ons beacuse I am going to run a Sturmey Archer alloy 4 speed FM hub (see photo's attached). I am running BSA fluted 5 pin cranks with a williams 48 tooth lightweight steel ring 3/32 - have order a SA 19 tooth rear cog also 3/32 because I don't won't the extra weight of the 1/8 chain. The bars at the moment are GB with GB spearpoint stem (if I can find a swan neck stem - none expander bolt I'll fit that). The front hub is a rare British Hub (BH) small flange with original QR. The rims in the background are new old stock weinmann 27" with folding types 1 1/8 (not inch 1/14), The saddle is a brooks professional but I may swap this with my Middlesmore cut away off another bike I have. I intend to fit Bluemels Clubman Special mudguards. The brakes are early wiemann 500 (really need Wienmann 730) - but these don't drop the blocks quite low enough for the 27" wheels and certain not for a set of 1950's fammie gnutti double fixed sprints (sew ups) I was hoping to fit while I get the wheels laced. I hope this answers what equipment you may choose to fit. However if you go the deraileur route I would suggest a 5 speed cyclo benelux or simplex gear, Chater Lea chainset - Chater Lea pedals (forget to mention that I'm fitting these too) Christophe clips and straps, BH Airlite large flange hubs running weinmann or steel Dunlop Special Lightweights spokes 40/32, GB side pull brakes or weinmann. Hope this helps.http://www.cyclesocial.co.uk/photo/album­s/f-h-scott

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