[CR]Fwd: Identifying a possible Wastyn frame

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Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2008 22:31:02 -0400
From: "Alex Stchekine" <lx.metal@gmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: [CR]Fwd: Identifying a possible Wastyn frame

From: Alex Stchekine <lx.metal@gmail.com> Date: Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 5:42 PM Subject: Identifying a possible Wastyn frame


I was hoping that you might be able to help me identify this old track bicycle. I have had it for a few years and it has been on display in this paint-stripped condition at my local bike shop as part of their mini museum. It is quite a conversation piece, but I would really like to find out it's origin. I got it from a friend who found it in a co-workers basement 10 years ago. It was spray painted Belgian flag colors (there is a large contingency of Belgians in Detroit, perhaps the most outside of Belgium) We here in the Detroit area have a rich cycling history... I have heard tales of old racers Mike Walden and Claire Young heading out to Alma, MI to buy wood rims from Lobdell, which is still around... in the auto parts business nowadays. I am not a collector, but I am thinking about possibly restoring this high performance machine, which has BSA components which are in working condition. It would look great hanging next to my 1984 Olympic Murray (Serrota) track bike which I do ride. I guess then I might be a little bit of a collector...
   Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks , Alex Stchekine