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Zodiac 08-27-2006 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Photog
WOW! Very very nice. Classic good looks.

Pretty saddle, too. Looks just like one I picked up at Performance, put it down for a minute...came back and it was gone. :cry


Yeah, it looks like an 80's bike (though it's 90's), I love the lines.
The saddle is new, yet is already losing a thin layer of paint, exposing another yellow on the leather....strange.

Here's a beautiful poster I also inherited from Dad (my Mom wouldn't let him hang it in their house, too modern), it's an original from a race like the TDF, only for the Eastern block countries - back in 1966.

I can stare at it for hours, never get sick of it.


http://cdperry.smugmug.com/photos/91106145-M-3.jpg

terry.mc 08-27-2006 08:10 PM

I'd like to come over with a fistful of cash and a few hours to look through your shed.

You just keep rolling out these beauties like "oh, this was under the lawnmower catch bag.."

Gummee! 08-27-2006 09:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Photog
Here's the ultimate bicyclist's day-killer: Sheldon Brown's site.

He helped me build up a pair of Raleigh Twenty's about 7 years ago--one was a nice restore, the other was something that turned into one like his hot rod here.

:deal

reclick the first linky now...

:augie

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Gummee! 08-27-2006 09:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Photog
WOW! Very very nice. Classic good looks.

Pretty saddle, too. Looks just like one I picked up at Performance, put it down for a minute...came back and it was gone. :cry

You taken them pics yet?

:ear

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pierce 08-27-2006 11:13 PM

you boys are gonna make me haul my totally beat-to-shit 1975 Motobecane Grand Record down off the garage hooks, clean it up and take some pics, arent'cha ?

hey, any of you spoke heads know a very short rider who appreciates vintage retro italian 10-speeds? my brother has my dad's old bike, its a VERY short frame Bianchi Specialissimo from circa 1966. Its almost virgin new, hardly ridden. columbus tubing, all campy. some of the original Campy Nuevo Record bits were replaced in the early 70s with Campy Super Record bits so tis not quite stock. Still has sewups. Still has a nearly perfect condition Brooks Professional saddle (copper rivets, et al). its coral pink --errr-- salmon colored, with some blue bits, and fancy lugs and stuff. really sweet vintage bike. My brother sure isn't gonna ride it, and he's always broke (musician, cook). he's in the SF Bay Area.

Zodiac 08-28-2006 03:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!
You taken them pics yet?

:ear

M


If you're talking bout the ones of the bottom bracket/front der- not yet, will do tonight.

If you're talking to Tog - well then I'll just wait to see what else she "finds" in her garage.....:evil

thencamebronson 08-28-2006 04:49 AM

I just poked around on Sheldon Brown's Raleigh Twenty page. I clicked on a link "recent health problems", he is having a hard time even riding due to a neurological condition in his legs. Must be hard on a guy who has probably ridden a bazillion miles on bikes.

ThomD 08-28-2006 04:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pierce
you boys are gonna make me haul my totally beat-to-shit 1975 Motobecane Grand Record down off the garage hooks, clean it up and take some pics, arent'cha ?

hey, any of you spoke heads know a very short rider who appreciates vintage retro italian 10-speeds? my brother has my dad's old bike, its a VERY short frame Bianchi Specialissimo from circa 1966. Its almost virgin new, hardly ridden. columbus tubing, all campy. some of the original Campy Nuevo Record bits were replaced in the early 70s with Campy Super Record bits so tis not quite stock. Still has sewups. Still has a nearly perfect condition Brooks Professional saddle (copper rivets, et al). its coral pink --errr-- salmon colored, with some blue bits, and fancy lugs and stuff. really sweet vintage bike. My brother sure isn't gonna ride it, and he's always broke (musician, cook). he's in the SF Bay Area.

I know a couple of riders in the bay Area who might fit that description. Do you know the size? Would he sell it? Photog already teased us with a drop dead gorgeous Bridgestone that it doesn't look like he really wants to sell.

Augie 08-28-2006 05:18 AM

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Originally Posted by ThomD
I know a couple of riders in the bay Area who might fit that description. Do you know the size? Would he sell it? Photog already teased us with a drop dead gorgeous Bridgestone that it doesn't look like she really wants to sell.


fixed

Pssst

Photogs a gurl

Chacifer 08-28-2006 05:20 AM

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Originally Posted by thencamebronson
I just poked around on Sheldon Brown's Raleigh Twenty page. I clicked on a link "recent health problems", he is having a hard time even riding due to a neurological condition in his legs. Must be hard on a guy who has probably ridden a bazillion miles on bikes.

I actually went to Harris Cyclery in W. Newton, MA to look at (and ended up buying) a bicycle. Sheldon came in to the shop, looking a little limpy, but he was riding his bike.

knary 08-28-2006 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Chacifer
I actually went to Harris Cyclery in W. Newton, MA to look at (and ended up buying) a bicycle. Sheldon came in to the shop, looking a little limpy, but he was riding his bike.

How's your bike?

Mik 08-28-2006 07:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Photog
WOW! Very very nice. Classic good looks.

Pretty saddle, too. Looks just like one I picked up at Performance, put it down for a minute...came back and it was gone. :cry

I was out on my steel '84 Basso (12 speed Campy) last Sat and Sun. Still a pretty bike, and gets noticed. Been riding it hard and often this year. Resisting a new(er) bike all year but...

I'm finally accepting the likelihood of a new(er) bike soon. I've been riding with a very fast group lately, yeah my fitness is the biggest factor but, I'm trying to run on the oldest, heaviest, narrow gear cluster ranged and "elastic" bike in the group-and while the old Basso is a comfy and compliant ride, never beats me up, no way I can keep up with the group. So I get no benefits of riding with the group.The group: most bikes are carbon fiber, and probably no older than 5 years!

Hard to fork over at least 2000 grand for a bicycle (I'm afraid I'll be swindled out of at least 3g's) when I bought a great R100GS earlier this year for $3100!! :rofl

Here's the $1850 Italian tart that's got my attention, a little piggy at 20 lbs but one of the most beautiful bikes I've ever seen...oversized downtube and bottom bracket, 20 spd cassette it can really climb (up very steep grades)-test rode one last Sat, a really great ride:

http://www.veloimports.com/wilier/bi...ue_176x300.gif

gambrinus 08-28-2006 08:14 AM

If you MUST have carbon, take a long look at Calfee.


RW

SofaKing 08-28-2006 08:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mik
I was out on my steel '84 Basso (12 speed Campy) last Sat and Sun. Still a pretty bike, and gets noticed. Been riding it hard and often this year. Resisting a new(er) bike all year but...

I'm finally accepting the likelihood of a new(er) bike soon. I've been riding with a very fast group lately, yeah my fitness is the biggest factor but, I'm trying to run on the oldest, heaviest, narrow gear cluster ranged and "elastic" bike in the group-and while the old Basso is a comfy and compliant ride, never beats me up, no way I can keep up with the group. So I get no benefits of riding with the group.The group: most bikes are carbon fiber, and probably no older than 5 years!

Hard to fork over at least 2000 grand for a bicycle (I'm afraid I'll be swindled out of at least 3g's) when I bought a great R100GS earlier this year for $3100!! :rofl

Here's the $1850 Italian tart that's got my attention, a little piggy at 20 lbs but one of the most beautiful bikes I've ever seen...oversized downtube and bottom bracket, 20 spd cassette it can really climb (up very steep grades)-test rode one last Sat, a really great ride:

Before you buy a new bike, make sure you troll CraigsList. I have been seeing a lot of very nice bikes appearing at heavy discount prices. They have usually been upgraded with the most gramsavingist parts around. I have no problem spending money at the LBS, but I like to have more money in my pocket.

Chacifer 08-28-2006 08:21 AM

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Originally Posted by knary
How's your bike?

Super, except that I think it needs some initial break-in tuning because up-shifting in the front is difficult and messy. I did a 15 mile ride with my sister who's been riding for a while the other day. While I am accustomed to long, flat rides from Providence to Bristol, we were riding in hilly NH and it kicked my ass! :thumb I was able to keep up with her pretty well though.


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