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Show me a "Black and Tan"

Old 06-16-19, 11:44 AM
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Show me a "Black and Tan"

I really appreciate the effort others have taken to pursue this aesthetic.
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Old 06-16-19, 12:25 PM
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My steel bike.
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2004 Airborne Manhattan Project.
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This is the a photo of my bike from the Pinkbike listing. It was a demo bike for a shop in Hood River OR, before I gave her a proper home.




Sometimes you can get a great deal on a shop demo bike. 60cm and 62cm demo bikes don't get much use, so they are usually low miles + dirt cheap(a very small market for big bikes)

Those handlebars were way too wide for me(46cm) and once I set the saddle height properly, a -17 degree stem placed the bars too low. This is how she looks today.


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Old 06-16-19, 03:20 PM
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Not the most effort invested in the aesthetic, but I took this photo near the end of my first ride after mounting Vittoria Corsa G+ tires, surviving an unexpected mile of single-track climbing and numerous gravel miles in what was supposed to be a road-only day out.

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I got rid of the Corsa G+ tires shortly after this photo was taken and went back to blackwall Vittoria Rubino G+ Speed.

The Rubino G+ Speed are 50 grams lighter than the Corsa, get less flats and I think they roll better.

Anyway, Corsa G+ really aren't tan. They are more of a cream color.





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Originally Posted by Secret Squirrel View Post
I really appreciate the effort others have taken to pursue this aesthetic.
I was thinking about doing this to my Litespeed T2 but have not found a source for tan sidewall 28mm tubeless road tires. Anyone know of any?
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The above Black and Tan was not mine but a lovely example nevertheless! It was just a matter of time...
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The above Black and Tan was not mine but a lovely example nevertheless! It was just a matter of time...
It took a while. I am glad that it was thoughtfully composed.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
This is the a photo of my bike from the Pinkbike listing. It was a demo bike for a shop in Hood River OR, before I gave her a proper home.




Sometimes you can get a great deal on a shop demo bike. 60cm and 62cm demo bikes don't get much use, so they are usually low miles + dirt cheap(a very small market for big bikes)

Those handlebars were way too wide for me(46cm) and once I set the saddle height properly, a -17 degree stem placed the bars too low. This is how she looks today.

I know that's an endurance frame but that head tube is ghastly huge. What's the size of your frame.

Originally Posted by Secret Squirrel View Post
I really appreciate the effort others have taken to pursue this aesthetic.
Wow I like your Lynskey. That'll be my next bike if I ever have to replace the vortex.

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Old 06-20-19, 06:01 PM
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While I appreciate the concept of the "gumwalls" they don't go well with all frame/other component colors.
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Old 06-20-19, 07:36 PM
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I know that's an endurance frame but that head tube is ghastly huge. What's the size of your frame.
Thanks for the kind words

It’s a 60cm Domane. There’s 5” of saddle to handlebar drop, so a smaller headtube would require a stack of spacers.
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Old 06-25-19, 11:23 AM
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These are 27mm Veloflex and fit but just barely
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Not black, but debating whether or not a set of gumwalls would look good? Thoughts?

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They were more tan new; Rally tubulars.
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They were more tan new; Rally tubulars.
I love the bike, but those tubulars are probably the worst riding ones available.
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Rode them for 20 years. Switched over to Veloflex Vlanderren when I got my Campy Bora wheels. Veloflex are slightly better ride but not worth 4X the price. I had much feedback in this forum from people putting the Rallys down but having ridden much “ better “ tubulars I have no regrets. If they made 28 Rallys I would get them.
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John Ritter rode a black and tan in the "Three's Company" intro (whilst gawking at a strutting Suzanne Somers, who is disguised in a brunette wig).




Note the tan sidewalls. Despite an entire thread on the topic, no one was able to successfully ID Ritter's bike.


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Old 06-27-19, 10:59 AM
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Rode them for 20 years. Switched over to Veloflex Vlanderren when I got my Campy Bora wheels. Veloflex are slightly better ride but not worth 4X the price. I had much feedback in this forum from people putting the Rallys down but having ridden much “ better “ tubulars I have no regrets. If they made 28 Rallys I would get them.
I used Rally tubulars on an old track bike, but found that these rode much better.

tubular tire sewup tire Servizio Corse $19.95 tubular tires at Yellow Jersey; possibly the Best Value Tubular In America for 2018!
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Originally Posted by Secret Squirrel View Post
I really appreciate the effort others have taken to pursue this aesthetic.
Whilst drooling over this bike, and the above posted beverage, I believe I may just have to alter my 2006 CAAD8 build a little...

The Red crankset is 2011, I wouldn't mind dropping the 53t chainring to a 50, and keep the 39. I think some nice gum walled 25s or maybe 28 would be nice. But not sure 28s will fit. Current tires came with the wheels. I've been trying to decide on a color for bar tape as it is, brown/tan just might be a good choice...
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Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
Not black, but debating whether or not a set of gumwalls would look good? Thoughts?

Nice looking bike but I think gumwalls would probably clash with the paint scheme. I'd leave it as is.
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