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Bikefreeek replied to laurenviera's discussion looking to buy a vintage ladies Dunelt (Raleigh cousin) in the group British Bicycles of Chicago
"We do have a Women's at Ciclo Urbano right now. It came in recently and needs some work. Very similar to the one pictured in this thread. You may want to stop in and inquire."
Dec 17, 2010
laurenviera replied to laurenviera's discussion looking to buy a vintage ladies Dunelt (Raleigh cousin) in the group British Bicycles of Chicago
"That is awesome! I am pretty much narrowing my search to just women's, but perhaps I'll swing by soon and check it out... thanks again!"
Dec 8, 2010
laurenviera replied to laurenviera's discussion looking to buy a vintage ladies Dunelt (Raleigh cousin) in the group British Bicycles of Chicago
"Mr. Wheelman, thank you so much! I have actually never looked at bikes on eBay...I checked both of those out, thou, and they look to be in decent shape. I am super-duper picky, but it's good to know that a few folks out there are willing to…"
Dec 8, 2010
globalguy replied to laurenviera's discussion looking to buy a vintage ladies Dunelt (Raleigh cousin) in the group British Bicycles of Chicago
"Lauren, I was just in Ciclo Urbano on Division and Campbell. They have a men's Dunelt. If your interested, it's $125!"
Dec 8, 2010
globalguy replied to laurenviera's discussion looking to buy a vintage ladies Dunelt (Raleigh cousin) in the group British Bicycles of Chicago
"These two aren't black but a lovely shade of blue and the first is Buy Now for $99! And both are quite close to IL in WI and MI."
Dec 8, 2010
laurenviera added a discussion to the group British Bicycles of Chicago
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looking to buy a vintage ladies Dunelt (Raleigh cousin)

Hello all,I know these bikes are rare, but if anyone comes across one for sale in your travels, please keep me in mind:I had one once, for several years, and it was stolen in May 2010 from my garage. I've spotted two others (both ladies', both black) in the city and have left notes for their owners, asking that they keep an eye out for a rogue "twin" black ladies' Dunelt (identified by mismatched brake cables -- one black, one white, as I had *just* had them replaced when it was stolen) that…See More
Dec 2, 2010
laurenviera commented on globalguy's group British Bicycles of Chicago
"Dear BBC-ers, It is with great sadness that I report the theft of my dear ladies' 3-speed black Dunelt (ca. 1963) from my garage on Friday last. I've filed a police report and also posted on the Chicago Stolen Bike registry & am…"
May 18, 2010
Martha Williams left a comment for laurenviera
"the rhythm section unites!"
May 18, 2010
laurenviera left a comment for Martha Williams
"hi mafaw!"
May 18, 2010
laurenviera and Martha Williams are now friends
May 18, 2010
laurenviera commented on globalguy's group British Bicycles of Chicago
"I am so sad I had to miss my first Tweed Ride on account of my Dunelt's bent fenders...guh. next time, lads & lasses..."
Sep 14, 2009
laurenviera joined Lee Diamond's group
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Classic Chicago Architecture Cycling Fan Club

For all cycling fans of Chicago architecture from the immediate post-war era and prior. Seeing great architectural works via bicycle. Collecting, organizing, exchanging rides, routes and getting together to do the same. Photo sharing encouraged.See More
Aug 27, 2009
laurenviera is now friends with globalguy and cutifly
Jun 24, 2009
laurenviera and John are now friends
Jun 10, 2009
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May 29, 2009
John left a comment for laurenviera
"Hi Lauren - Amazingly, it must have been someone else on a black Dunelt I met on the mass. Who would have thought? I now know of at least three in the city. Old toothbrushes are invaluable for cleaning and detailing bikes. Extra-fine steel wool…"
May 29, 2009

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What I ride:
Cruiser
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Around Town
About me:
Inherited a lovely Dunelt a few summers ago & am hoping to gain insight on care & maintenance via the Chainlink. Just joined the BBC, too.

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At 5:27pm on May 18, 2010, Martha Williams said…
the rhythm section unites!
At 9:44am on June 2, 2009, globalguy said…
Also check out Sheldon Brown's website on basic maintenance & repairs here!



At 11:31am on May 29, 2009, John said…
Hi Lauren -

Amazingly, it must have been someone else on a black Dunelt I met on the mass. Who would have thought? I now know of at least three in the city.

Old toothbrushes are invaluable for cleaning and detailing bikes. Extra-fine steel wool (0000) moistened with WD-40 will take off rust without damaging the chrome plating. I've learned that nonabrasive metal polish (I use aluminum polish as it is made for soft metal) works wonders on old paint, removing the oxidation and shining up the enamel like new. Several people have asked me where I had my old bike repainted.

Maybe some sort of "spring bike cleaning" event could be scheduled - open to anyone wanting to do the same things you are. I'd be glad to bring supplies and tools.
At 9:25am on May 23, 2009, Lee Diamond said…
First attempt`should be "Zep commercial stain remover". You can get it at Home Depot or most hardware stores. Use a brass brush, wear gloves, and test a spot first. This stuff is not as harsh as many options, but still do the work in a well-ventilated area. Rinse with water, dry then repaint. Automotive paint for big areas and Testors-type model paint for small spots. The cleaned metal needs to be painted or it will rust again quickly. I have more severe treatment options if thi fails you....cheers!
At 11:05pm on May 22, 2009, John said…
Hi Lauren - welcome to Chainlink and the BBC! I think I met you on CCm a month or so ago - you opted not to lead the ride when you were out in front ;-)

You have a great bike and rust removal is easy. I cleaned up a 58 year old similar bike and would be happy to share tips at your convenience.
At 3:44pm on May 22, 2009, Lee Diamond said…
Yay Lauren! Rust removal is a specialty of mine! I have a variety of potions and techniques...happy to share all of the above!
 
 
 

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