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Old 12-11-16, 01:41 PM
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My current winter bicycle, A Calvin manufactured by Bria, was my daughter's bike while we lived in Germany. She selected it because she liked the color. She hasn't ridden it since 2002. I like it now for my use for several reasons - the woman's frame allows easy mount/dismount, the 3 speed IGH(Sachs Torpedo) with coaster has adequate gears for city riding and the brakes are 100% all weather reliable, the original Nokian tires still have plenty of tread and good grip on slippery streets. The ride is excellent for my daily riding about town.
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Old 12-11-16, 01:56 PM
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1990 Fiori Firenze



Modernized to a nine speed triple
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Old 12-11-16, 02:51 PM
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Modernized to a nine speed triple
pretty bike
is that a light mount or a spoke stand on your front work?
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Old 12-11-16, 05:20 PM
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Hi Bulldog
Actually, what you're seeing on the front forks is the Sigma computer sensor (wireless).
I'm glad you like it. I'm very pleased with how it turned out - it's my first experience with a powdercoat repaint.

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Old 12-11-16, 06:19 PM
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1984 Ciocc bought while stationed in Germany. came with tubular rims (which I still have and use), non-indexed Shimano gear. Was upgraded to 105 gear in late '80s. Just this past week, I removed the UG cassettes and hub and uograde to HG, allowing me to a full range of gear options. Installed a 12-28 cassette. Two years ago, upgraded biopaced crank and chain rings to FSA 34/50T compact crank. I don't need more gears, just lower gears.

A future upgrade will be a 10 speed 105 RD and 14-32T cassette, but retaining the 7 speed system.

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Old 12-11-16, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by robtown View Post
Per Private message request - here is Ruby, I miss her.
So sweet! Is that the standard size banana seat (18" I believe) or the extra long? It fits really well. I've been considering building a MegaRay for a while now...
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Old 12-12-16, 04:05 PM
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Here's my Mercian:

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Old 12-12-16, 07:45 PM
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Red bikes. Got 2 of those. Kona Explosif and Bilenky Signature tandem.
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Old 12-12-16, 09:15 PM
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My Sunday ride ... it's too nice for Mondays thru Saturday. And only when it's not raining.

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Old 12-13-16, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by AlmostTrick View Post
So sweet! Is that the standard size banana seat (18" I believe) or the extra long? It fits really well. I've been considering building a MegaRay for a while now...
I think it was a standard sized seat. The individual parts were not expensive but it did add up. The paint job was more than half the cost and very disappointing, she was supposed to be glittering RUBY not muddy reddish brown. I got the frame from NYCBikes, I think.
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Old 12-13-16, 02:09 PM
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'86 Trek 760 Pro Series, Campy NR drivetrain, full 531c w/Trident fork crown, Modolo Equipe brakes.
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Here with Mavic tubular rims and Tufo S33pro sewups:
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Old 12-13-16, 07:33 PM
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Great thread.
Love the pics. Going to have to get a pic of the red bike and post it up.
Thanks!!
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Old 12-15-16, 06:04 PM
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Old 12-16-16, 02:27 AM
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Old 12-16-16, 05:26 AM
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Old 12-16-16, 06:54 PM
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Old 12-22-16, 07:56 PM
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I was 50 plus when I bought my made for me go fast race bike. I almost effed up and ordered a white one.

My PX-10 was white when I rescued it but I could not salvage the paint so now it is a Rustoleum Regal Red commuter.
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Old 12-22-16, 08:53 PM
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My Allez, not long after I purchased in in June 2015
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