ANT Antique stye bike - $1000 (craigslist / Boston)
- Not mine ... (pics on site)
ANT Antique stye bike - $1000
Reply to: sale-188932977@...
Date: 2006-08-01, 3:29PM EDT
I have tried to sell this bike before and then decided to keep it [because I
was afraid someone would do a panic stop, drive the spoon brake into the tire
and do a header]. I am going to try again and hope that people will understand
that the brake is for fun, not to use for real stopping power�that is why you
have not seen them since the 1890�s!
This bike is a lot of fun to ride and I have been riding it around town. It is
based on a Dutch wheel size of a 28� tire and rim [not easy to find, but you
can get tires and tubes]. At a later date [if you wanted] it could be re-built
with a 700c wheel and it would work fine, just a slightly lower BB height.
It has a 50cm ST with a 56cm TT and short tall stem [position is only slightly
upright about level with saddle]. It has an up sloping TT reminiscent of an
1890�s bike. The bike is built with double 70 degree angles and 52 mm of fork
rake�very smooth and comfy. I built this with very small diameter tubing to
give the antique look. It has a SACH�s Torpado 2 speed kick back hub [2 gears
actuated by back pedaling as applying the rear brake] These hubs are very had
to find in a 36 hole drilling and this one is in good condition. An older
alloy bolt on front hub high flange 36 hole, Steel dutch rims powder coater
red, Tag eleven steel headset [chrome], cromo steel seat post 7/8�, Brooks B-
17 saddle black, Scorcher bars, spoon brake, one piece BMX crank with Bomber
ring, KMC rust buster chain, steel rat trap pedals ��, Sealed bearing bottom
bracket [cassette bearings] .
This is a great bike to bomb around on a nice day [no fender mounts etc�].
Will fit someone around 5�6� to 5�9� [I am 5�8� 32� inseam]. It has a 31�
stand over height.
Only issues with the bike are: Has a scratch on DT at the HT junction [from
shipping], front rims are kind of wobbly, tires only go to about 30lbs, so not
real efficient. A great bike as is, but you could change the wheels to a fixed
700c set or coaster brake.
$1,000.00 or best offer. Can deliver in the Boston area for $25.00 PS Will
have to up load pictures later, craigs list is not working right now;(
this is in or around Holliston