My hand-picked selection of rare, pristine vintage and one-of-a-kind Terry bikes that are for sale. View cart for details. View stock. Colors Cobalt (shown) However, its short 51 cm top tube, made possible by the small front wheel, allows this bike to be a comfortable ride for those of shorter stature. Wheels are trued, spokes tensioned, new rim strips, tubes and tires installed. We have almost any part or accessory that you might need or like, and we can order anything else you’d want. Tires I have loved, and a few I have hated. While I am one of those cyclists that prefers the look of a bicycle with the same sized wheels front and rear, this design proved wildly successful and womankind was pleased, as finally they had bikes to fit their bodies. Vintage Bicycles “Vintage bicycles” is the term given to bikes manufactured between the 1930s and the end of the 1990s. A flight instructor comes into the shop with two very tired looking 1970s Raleigh Professional Mark II bikes and proceeds to share their history with us. It is easy to find spare parts for your classic bike when a component gives out. I don’t remember whether I purchased it just as a frame, or as a full bike. This fortunately happened while I was cycling at  low speed. @ Audubon Park Louisville, Kentucky 40213-1103 phone/text: 502 552-5669 Google Map Link More Maps, Wednesday 12 – 6, Thursday 12 – 5, Friday 12 – 5, Saturday 10 – 5, Sunday 12 – 4. Well, I’ve only put about 60 miles on these tires and I’ve already had my first flat. Restorations include complete disassembly and inspection. I tried dousing my hands, tires and tubes with some carcinogenic talcum powder to see if I could get these tubes to flatten out and not bunch up inside the tires. If your chain wears out, you only pay for the replacement part. That experience led to some other important realizations about these tires and the Schwalbe tubes I purchased with them from Compass Bicycles, a few months back. I was at that time searching for the perfect bike to fill the gap left by my crashed (in 1999) 1976 Centurion Pro Tour. She is an avid cyclist, and after the frustration of not finding a bicycle appropriate for smaller cyclists, she began building bicycle frames in her basement, and by 1985 introduced the first steel Terry hand-built bicycle, designed specifically for the dimensions and stature of women’s bodies. While not technically vintage by my standards, this frame is an excellent example of the cycling industry’s offering of this era, with Georgena Terry being one of its most important innovators. {"modules":["unloadOptimization","bandwidthDetection"],"unloadOptimization":{"browsers":{"Firefox":true,"Chrome":true}},"bandwidthDetection":{"url":"https://ir.ebaystatic.com/cr/v/c1/thirtysevens.jpg","maxViews":4,"imgSize":37,"expiry":300000,"timeout":250}}. The flat I had today occurred on pavement, and without any observed road detritus such as broken glass or thorns. A Terry Symmetry frame, built up to my specifications. Recently needing to clear some space from my shop area, I brought the bike out and started to think about its purpose in life. You can see in the above photos the new blue accent color and the perfectly executed hand-lettering of the Georgena Terry logos. Repairs are generally pretty easy to do yourself as long as you have a good instruction manual. Vintage Mopeds and Scooters: the Precursor to e-bikes? NO SUCH LUCK. Something went wrong. That reduction in weight, and the nature of the tire’s properties led to an enormous increase in my enjoyment of cycling on my Terry, which features 559’s front and rear. The tube would not hold air at all. The tire went TOTALLY flat – something that really can’t happen with regular clinchers that have more robust sidewalls. Rideable Bicycle Replicas Standard Hiwheel. We have a bike for almost any adult or can get one for you. Such bicycles would have appropriately sized wheels (probably 26 inch or smaller), and bicycle frame geometry would reflect the correct dimensions of such a human. Georgena Terry is now recommending Compass Elk Pass 559 Road Tires for her bikes (also made by Panasonic), so I may try those out whenever the Panaracer’s wear out. Sizes from 47 to 63 cm. With the minimal drop, there’s a high bottom bracket -about 28 cm. We have over 300 quality vintage lugged-steel road bikes from the 1970s and ’80s available for restoration, including Nishiki, Schwinn, Raleigh, Bianchi, Trek, Motobecane, Gitane, Faggin, Specialized, Peugeot, Lejeune, Jack Taylor, Alan, Holdsworth, and Terry. The biggest difference between a 1980s bicycle and a bicycle that has just been manufactured is not gears and derailleurs. Historic bike events: For participating in historic bike races like L’Eroica, a vintage bike meeting certain criteria is mandatory. This experience made me want to mount the heavier and wider Shwalbe SV12 26″ tubes which are recommended (and I think this is due to the delicate nature of this tire’s construction), but after hours of trying to make these too large tubes fit into my tire and rim, I gave up (and remember that I recently mounted at 700c tube into this rim, with success). Her bicycles have some unique characteristics:  large head tube, very little BB drop, steep seat tube angle, slack head tube angle, vertical drop outs, long chainstays, and minimal fork rake. So I removed my bags and walked the bike home with the rear wheel elevated, so as not to further damage the delicate sidewalls. The bracket cleans up the look on the front end, but makes front wheel removal much more finicky. I couldn’t see any obvious cuts or sidewall cracks. I acquired this late 80’s Georgena Terry Gambit a number of years ago. That way, I can see where the tire is compromised, and if a projectile needs to be removed. I promised to update my experience with these Compass Elk Pass tires after riding them for at least a few hundred miles. You’d think I would hate this frame, but instead, having all that steel (Tange tubing which is TIG welded) under me helps to absorb road shock, and is much more flexible than a smaller frame would be.

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