How a bicycle was made c1945

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How a bicycle was made c1945

Postby Stepr » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:01 pm

stumbled across this video when looking at steel making - not sure if this has been posted previously. never posted a video so hope it works.

[shareyoutube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_cdePe0bDQ[/shareyoutube]

if that doesn't work try the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_cdePe0bDQ
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Re: How a bicycle was made c1945

Postby HappyHumber » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:13 pm

to get the [shareyoutube]blah[/shareyoutube] link to work you need to Copy & Paste the shortened URL available by clicking on "Share" beneath the video;

in this case http://youtu.be/I_cdePe0bDQ

tagged as thus:

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 [shareyoutube]http://youtu.be/I_cdePe0bDQ[/shareyoutube]


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Re: How a bicycle was made c1945

Postby redrover3 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:46 pm

Like the painting process. Dip and let dry. How simple is that? Good vid thanks.
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Re: How a bicycle was made c1945

Postby Stepr » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:34 pm

Thanks Kym.

no hand print in the paint either - can't be good for you having your hand in paint all day...

Making the bottom bracket was interesting - must be better making it from flat plate than tube. Seemed abit excessive to dip the whole BB to braze it though.
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Re: How a bicycle was made c1945

Postby mark field » Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:40 am

workcover would have a fit if they walked into a factory like that today :shock:
steel is the real deal.
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Re: How a bicycle was made c1945

Postby Kermit TF » Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:20 pm

Superb...thanks for posting.
The bearing packing guy , what a legend !...also the wheel building workers look like theyre 12 years old. :roll:
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Re: How a bicycle was made c1945

Postby Rob74 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:14 pm

This is worth a look as well.
?1980-81? Framed for Success? The Wester Ross documentary video.

Two different UK manufacturing methods for making bicycles are compared, one method from the 'Halfords' factory in Pontypool, catering for the mass market, and the other, handmade method, from Wester Ross Cycles in Scotland.

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Re: How a bicycle was made c1945

Postby Typhoon Ken » Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:28 pm

Wish I could lace a wheel that quickly.
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Re: How a bicycle was made c1945

Postby outnabike » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:26 pm

What a great bit of video, thanks for posting the bike factory. I just could not take my eyes off it right through. How labour intensive a process it was and how great those bikes look.
Love the part where he says they are strong and light.
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Re: How a bicycle was made c1945

Postby Rob74 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:05 pm

BBC CH4 EQUINOX - BICYCLE(1989)

"On a bike your either tired or hungry...Nothing else seems to matter"

The Bike Brothers - Jack, Ken and Norman Taylor.

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