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Old 04-04-20, 05:53 PM
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Ray Florman doing the honors. In the box 37 years. It had been opened for photos.
A-1 Bicycles, right? I bought my first set of Delta brakes there....
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Old 04-04-20, 06:52 PM
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Unfortunately, most of the "minty" bikes I've found didn't fit..a mid 80s Raleigh Kodiak, an 83 Schwinn Voyageur SP, a 74 Raleigh International come to mind. But the one that did fit & I still ride is an 83 Specialized Sequoia I picked up for $75
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Now that blows my kilt up! What a beauty.

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Old 04-04-20, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Choke View Post
A-1 Bicycles, right? I bought my first set of Delta brakes there....
Correct.

A humorous bit about Ray opening the box. I asked him if he wanted to open the box and he immediately said , "Where's my knife!" I think he was as stoked as I to get the bike.
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1977 Panasonic Pro 7000 with 1st gen Dura Ace in black.

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74 Raleigh international I found at garage sale
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Old 04-05-20, 11:05 AM
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74 Raleigh international I found at garage sale
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Raleigh International. How long have I longed for one of those. I did score this near mint example, setting me back twenty dollars (longer story). Sadly, this one was wayyyy too big for me, I striped the bike for parts and sold the frame to a girl in Hawaii who gave it to her fella for hohoho season...
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Mine would be this vintage Sears 5 speed made in Austria. I had to cut some string from the back wheel, But, after that and air in the tires, it is a great ride.



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Well, might as well have another Sears bicycle from Austria...
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Both are 100% original (except for Trek pedals). Tires, bar tape, hoods, etc....Ridden a couple times and then stored.


Love the paint work on the Centurion
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Old 04-06-20, 07:39 PM
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This little 3-speed Condor from Switzerland was missing its handlebars when I found it at the co-op but was complete (but for the broken taillight) and original otherwise.
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I've got a couple bikes in my collection that are exceptionally clean. But the one that looks like it just came out of the showroom is my silver with black panels 1974 Motobecane Grand Record. It's in "as new" condition and appears to be catalog correct. Funny thing about it is there is a black paint smudge on the right seat stay that apparently got past the quality control people … it's under the clear coat!

The Raleigh Competition and'75 Motobecane Grand Record are pretty mint, too.


Black paint smudge on seat stay






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