Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Year's End Comments on the State of Classic & Vintage Bicycles... What's your Take?

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Year's End Comments on the State of Classic & Vintage Bicycles... What's your Take?

Old 12-16-20, 05:40 PM
  #1  
uncle uncle
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: south kansas america
Posts: 1,728

Bikes: too many

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 338 Post(s)
Liked 89 Times in 69 Posts
Year's End Comments on the State of Classic & Vintage Bicycles... What's your Take?

As another year winds down, another year unlike any we've experienced unless you've been around since 1918, it's once again time to look back on what was. Personally for me, the hobbies associated with C&V bicycles was, like most years, with it's highs and lows. Here's my view of the State of C&V, for what is worth... I was out on the paths and gravel roads much more this year, due to an unforeseen layoff. Thus, the frequency of bicycles crisscrossing my outings was up, but I DIDN'T REALLY SEE ANY MORE FREQUENCY OF C&V BICYCLES OUT THERE. What I did see more of was mostly families out on big-box bicycles... which is fine, for what it is. I had a friend that I would sometimes ride with, while trying to keep our distance... he exclusively rode his new mountain bike. His dad (in his seventies) finally abandon his 70's Schwinn coffee colored Varsity for his son's cast off mtb (it is like 5 years old). A fellow coworker abandon his efforts on an old Nishiki he had partially refurbished, he abandon his 10 year old hybrid, and treated himself to a new carbon fiber "graveler", which he now swears he won't go back to either of his other bicycles. On another front, my dealings with the local coop were scaled back... almost exclusively to donate parts. Again, as in the past, the coop manager stated that mtb's and hybrids are more in keeping with the desires of the majority of people seeking bicycles at the coop. So, all in all, in a year that saw a boom in bicycle sales and usage, C&V bicycles seemed very much outside of areas benefiting from said boom. What did you see this year from your viewpoint of your saddle?
uncle uncle is offline  
Old 12-16-20, 08:39 PM
  #2  
rccardr 
aka: Dr. Cannondale
 
rccardr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 6,336

Bikes: Lots. Just...lots.

Mentioned: 176 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1474 Post(s)
Liked 716 Times in 361 Posts
C&V is but a pimple on the great rear end of all cycling endeavors.
Yes, more people got outdoors in general this year, but most of them who bought bikes either went cheap (CL, Walmart) or super high end.
No reason to believe that there would be more old bikes on the road in 2020 other than folks who brought up something dusty out of the basement.
__________________
Hard at work in the Secret Underground Laboratory...
rccardr is offline  
Likes For rccardr:
Old 12-16-20, 08:40 PM
  #3  
sheddle
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,366

Bikes: my precious steel boys

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 415 Post(s)
Liked 537 Times in 321 Posts
Saw a ton of them locally once the stores ran dry of new ones, but Seattle has always had a ton of old bikes, so hard to tell. Definitely saw shops jammed with people taking Craigslist Specials in for a "tune up", though.

Old mountain bikes and bike boom ten speeds were definitely popular.
sheddle is offline  
Old 12-16-20, 08:53 PM
  #4  
SurferRosa
Señor Member
 
SurferRosa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Pac NW
Posts: 4,001

Bikes: Old school lightweights

Mentioned: 55 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1635 Post(s)
Liked 1,667 Times in 947 Posts
I saw higher prices for c&v, which helped me quickly sell two flips in the spring.

Somehow, I managed to buy four bikes in 2020 at these prices, thanks to a keen eye and some diplomatic haggling.

Still, I saw that familiar ceiling on my local bike sales when a bike gets around the $400 mark.
SurferRosa is offline  
Old 12-16-20, 09:01 PM
  #5  
jon c. 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 4,077
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1128 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 289 Times in 163 Posts
Early on, I saw a number of folks who had clearly knocked a few years of dust off the old bikes from the back of the garage. But the bikes were never old enough to be vintage and they generally were seen only once or twice. They were all gone by the end of June.
jon c. is offline  
Old 12-16-20, 09:12 PM
  #6  
repechage
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 15,476
Mentioned: 102 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1741 Post(s)
Liked 615 Times in 477 Posts
The state of the Union spokes are strong.

oops, that’s for 1/20

different year for sure.
biz was terrible
riding was ongoing
bought one, an actually significant to me bike.
passed on a number of others
a few could have been flipped, art, love, time, money.
repechage is offline  
Old 12-16-20, 09:13 PM
  #7  
Tomm Willians
Senior Member
 
Tomm Willians's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Nevada County, California
Posts: 423

Bikes: Subject to change at any given moment but currently is...... Colnago Mapei, Colnago C40, Wilier Triestina Carbon, Wilier Triestina Ramato, Follis 472, Peugeot PX60, Razesa, Orbea Terra, Soma Pescadero and 1/2 owner of a Santana tandem.

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 166 Post(s)
Liked 367 Times in 119 Posts
Of all the bikes I own my vintage bikes are my favorites and I ride them frequently. Can’t say I see a lot of others doing the same.
Tomm Willians is offline  
Old 12-16-20, 09:55 PM
  #8  
icemilkcoffee
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 505
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 294 Post(s)
Liked 204 Times in 133 Posts
I started cycling in April , and almost immediately got sucked into C&V bikes. It all started when I bought a single speed converted Lemond:

I rounded up all the pieces to convert it back to original RSX 3x7

After that I was hooked on both steel frame bikes and also working on bikes! From there on I bought:

Nishiki Linear frame that I am slowly building up....

A sweet Battaglin Lopro that I am not completely sure which direction to go...

Performance Focus with Tange Prestige tubing. This has become my commute and all around bike.


and my latest acquisition-a pristine magenta Ironman which I am modernising with STI, dual pivot brakes etc....

in between all that I also put together this Terry style Bianchi for my wife... and got these two 650c wheel (non C&V) bikes for the kids:


So as far as I am concerning the C&V scene is happenin!
icemilkcoffee is offline  
Likes For icemilkcoffee:
Old 12-16-20, 11:15 PM
  #9  
t1k
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 111

Bikes: C&V primarily

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 58 Post(s)
Liked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Originally Posted by icemilkcoffee View Post
I started cycling in April , and almost immediately got sucked into C&V bikes. It all started when I bought a single speed converted Lemond:

I rounded up all the pieces to convert it back to original RSX 3x7

After that I was hooked on both steel frame bikes and also working on bikes! From there on I bought:

Nishiki Linear frame that I am slowly building up....

A sweet Battaglin Lopro that I am not completely sure which direction to go...

Performance Focus with Tange Prestige tubing. This has become my commute and all around bike.


and my latest acquisition-a pristine magenta Ironman which I am modernising with STI, dual pivot brakes etc....

in between all that I also put together this Terry style Bianchi for my wife... and got these two 650c wheel (non C&V) bikes for the kids:


So as far as I am concerning the C&V scene is happenin!
Great bike collection. I'm curious how and where do you store them?

My C&V bikes stable grew from 1 to 5 bikes this year and storage is quickly becoming a limiting issue.
t1k is offline  
Old 12-17-20, 01:11 AM
  #10  
icemilkcoffee
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 505
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 294 Post(s)
Liked 204 Times in 133 Posts
No kidding! Lack of storage is what's keeping my collecting habit from getting out of control. I've got bikes hanging from the garage rafters and all!
icemilkcoffee is offline  
Old 12-17-20, 02:32 AM
  #11  
sheddle
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,366

Bikes: my precious steel boys

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 415 Post(s)
Liked 537 Times in 321 Posts
That's a fantasticly eclectic collection, love it.


The Terry Bianchi is awesome in particular
sheddle is offline  
Likes For sheddle:
Old 12-17-20, 02:40 AM
  #12  
katsup
Senior Member
 
katsup's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,442

Bikes: 2021 Polygon Siskiu T8, Soma Fog Cutter and Vintage Mountain Bikes

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 491 Post(s)
Liked 335 Times in 195 Posts
At the beginning of the year, there were 8 bikes in my garage (not all C&V). Once covid hit, that number dropped down to 3 very quickly as I only kept the ones I liked the most. Picked up a few flippers, but the competition for project bikes increased significantly toward the middle of the year, so I mostly worked on bikes I got for free or in trade. Paid up for one that I was looking for in July (doubled the asking), so the number now sits at four (3 for me, 1 for the lady).

Also sold off a lot of spare parts.
katsup is offline  
Old 12-17-20, 03:12 AM
  #13  
randyjawa 
Senior Member
 
randyjawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada - burrrrr!
Posts: 10,578

Bikes: 1958 Rabeneick 120D, 1968 Legnano Gran Premio, 196? Torpado Professional, 2000 Marinoni Piuma

Mentioned: 182 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1020 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 748 Times in 461 Posts
Most vintage road bicycles have diminished in value. The higher end collectable ones have increased in value and continue to do so. BMX has come into its vintage collectability value. And vintage road bikes are easier to find in Thunder Bay because people are now offering them on Kijiji and/or Craigslist and/or FB Market Place.

This year, an early sixties Torpado Professional, a late sixties entry level Torpado, a late sixties Carlton Corsair rebranded as a Raleigh, an early seventies Torpado Luxe, a mid fifties Olmo, a late eighties Santini a mid eighties Peugeot Super Sport, a 2000 Marinoni Piuma and a Bianchi Grizzly mountain bike all came my way and four were free to me.

The Torpados I am keeping to restore (one is under way now). The Marinoni is a wonderful bike, a perfect fit and a keeper. The Olmo went to a fellow forum member. The Carlton will be sold in the Spring. The Peugeot will become a SS and be sold in the Spring. The Santini was harvested for components and I gave the frame away. And the Grizzly I swapped for a bike that I forgot I got this year, a Cannondale which I swapped for a set of Campy high flange Record hubs (for the Torpado Pro).

Next year, resources permitting that I do so, will see me find and purchase a Legnano Roma from the fifties or sixties. Long have I lusted for a Roma thanks mostly to how much I like my 1968 Grand Premio.

My guess is that nothing else will come my way this year but I do plan on a new set of clothes for this before Ho Ho Ho Day. The art is already on its way from Velocals...
__________________
"98% of the bikes I buy are projects".
randyjawa is offline  
Likes For randyjawa:
Old 12-17-20, 03:52 AM
  #14  
merziac
Senior Member
 
merziac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: PDX
Posts: 7,453

Bikes: Merz x 5 + Specialized Merz Allez x 2, Strawberry/Newlands/DiNucci/Ti x3, Gordon, Fuso/Moulton x2, Bornstein, Paisley,1958-74 Paramounts x3, 3rensho, 74 Moto TC, 73-78 Raleigh Pro's x5, Marinoni x2, 1960 Cinelli SC, 1980 Bianchi SC, PX-10 X 2

Mentioned: 156 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2233 Post(s)
Liked 1,363 Times in 927 Posts
Originally Posted by icemilkcoffee View Post
No kidding! Lack of storage is what's keeping my collecting habit from getting out of control. I've got bikes hanging from the garage rafters and all!
You clearly need more storage, lack of control should never be hampered by mere physical constraints.
merziac is offline  
Likes For merziac:
Old 12-17-20, 04:10 AM
  #15  
RiddleOfSteel
Master Parts Rearranger
 
RiddleOfSteel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 3,703

Bikes: 1985 Trek 620 - 1987 Medici Pro-Strada - 1979 Trek 510

Mentioned: 198 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1214 Post(s)
Liked 777 Times in 453 Posts
I see vintage steeds rolling around from time to time, and it's fun to see. Naturally, they aren't the norm, but I don't mind. At the start of the year, I couldn't imagine going to one bike without feeling like I was cutting off limbs, but time and circumstances have a funny way of striking up mental conversations, and I'm now a one bike guy and I love the space and simplicity. But man, not wrenching during cold and wet winter months is trying!

People don't mind a vintage bike so long as, depending on price range, it's attached to much more modern stuff. And completely sorted and pretty. Or if it's original-ish and super cheap and a little rough. I don't play in that arena, but it seems, anecdotally, that there's always a market for the 'as-is' $125 vintage roller.

This year, for me, has more or less cemented my love for lugged steel frames. I can't stand the uninspiring (if brutal) look of welded straight-tube frames; and even if great skill and care are taken to create a fillet-brazed frame, it still reminds me of old lower-end Schwinns and it still looks boring to me.
RiddleOfSteel is offline  
Likes For RiddleOfSteel:
Old 12-17-20, 04:38 AM
  #16  
sdn40
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Green Bay, WI
Posts: 553

Bikes: 88 Cannondale Criterium

Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 247 Post(s)
Liked 79 Times in 51 Posts
As I've said for a couple years now, for the general public, it's all about brifters. Another year means the prices on the older brifter bikes will be closer to vintage downtube shifter bikes. If you're a buyer, that's good. If you want to flip vintage bikes, your competition just got more intense
sdn40 is offline  
Likes For sdn40:
Old 12-17-20, 05:33 AM
  #17  
Kabuki12
Senior Member
 
Kabuki12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Ventura County ,California
Posts: 1,575

Bikes: 1973 Windsor Profesional,1976 Kabuki diamond formula with full Campy, 1977 Raleigh Competition GS , 1971 Stella original Campy equip. 1978 Raleigh Super Grand Prix, 1972 Italvega Gran Rally ,1972 Super Mondia Special,Medici Pro Strada,Colnago

Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 350 Post(s)
Liked 530 Times in 356 Posts
Since I don't normally sell my bikes , I don't know the actual prices. If anything I see prices higher when cruising CL and the bay. The sold prices seem to be up on the bay . High end components are definitely up so it takes a little more patience to score that tidbit for my classic racers. I added to the stable this year and got a fair deal but not the incredible bargains I got a year or more ago on my others. In Southern California there seems to be more grey haired folks(my age) on lugged steel bikes in my area. I passed a guy older than me just cruising his DeRosa when I was on my ItalVega and it was kind of cool to see a fellow C&V biker. My LBS that I frequent in Ventura told me that they now have a few other vintage race bike folks coming in for accessories .I met one of them on a Saturday and he was having work done on his Eddie Merckx , I was on my Windsor Pro so the talk in the store was all about the older ten speeds. I don't expect things to change too dramatically but I don't think the classics are going away.
Kabuki12 is offline  
Old 12-17-20, 05:45 AM
  #18  
Murray Missile 
Bike hoarder.
 
Murray Missile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: 700 Ft. above sea level.
Posts: 2,411

Bikes: Just as many as there were awhile ago.

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 343 Post(s)
Liked 375 Times in 208 Posts
My take? I still have too many.
__________________
".....distasteful and easily triggered."
Murray Missile is offline  
Old 12-17-20, 06:18 AM
  #19  
mountaindave 
tantum vehi
 
mountaindave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Flathead Valley, MT
Posts: 3,825

Bikes: More than I care to admit

Mentioned: 115 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 877 Post(s)
Liked 254 Times in 169 Posts
Originally Posted by sheddle View Post
... Definitely saw shops jammed with people taking Craigslist Specials in for a "tune up"...

Old mountain bikes and bike boom ten speeds were definitely popular.
Ditto. We polished a lot of turds this summer but people were willing to pay because they had no other options.

New kids bikes were particularly hard to source which meant used bikes didn’t last long.

But I saw no appreciable increase in C/V. If anything, I saw more being traded in for new bikes and they were turned around not so much because of interest in C/V, but because people just wanted a functioning bicycle. That meant I saw a few travesties occur... but then the customer is always right.
mountaindave is offline  
Old 12-17-20, 07:39 AM
  #20  
thinktubes 
weapons-grade bolognium
 
thinktubes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Across the street from Chicago
Posts: 5,452

Bikes: Battaglin Cromor, Ciocc Designer 84, Schwinn Superior 1981

Mentioned: 37 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 681 Post(s)
Liked 755 Times in 381 Posts
Nothing but gravel bikes
thinktubes is offline  
Old 12-17-20, 08:17 AM
  #21  
Wildwood
Veteran, Pacifist
 
Wildwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 10,810

Bikes: Bikes??? Thought this was social media?!?

Mentioned: 243 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2698 Post(s)
Liked 1,511 Times in 892 Posts
A year end statement about C&V???
I've been a classicly good boy.

I want Santa to bring a new-to-me vintage bike.
(actually, I picked it out for him. Almost 'celeste' but on a late 70's English Carlton)



Happy Christmas to all - may Santa stuff your stocking.

Last edited by Wildwood; 12-17-20 at 10:14 PM.
Wildwood is online now  
Likes For Wildwood:
Old 12-17-20, 08:19 AM
  #22  
sheddle
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,366

Bikes: my precious steel boys

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 415 Post(s)
Liked 537 Times in 321 Posts
As someone who loves taking creepy pictures of other people's parked bikes, here's some cool stuff I saw locked up this year.








​​​​
sheddle is offline  
Likes For sheddle:
Old 12-17-20, 08:32 AM
  #23  
mercator
In the wind
 
mercator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Calgary AB
Posts: 1,311

Bikes: Giant TCR Advanced Team, Lemond Buenos Aires, Giant TCX, Miyata 1000LT

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 164 Post(s)
Liked 81 Times in 38 Posts
I was able to sell a couple of bikes for a rather tidy sum early in the year and bought a 1985 Miyata 1000 for a fair price with the earnings.
I now have a couple of projects to work on over the winter (the other being a 70's era Peugeot), but I'm finding the cost and availability of parts to be an issue.
mercator is offline  
Old 12-17-20, 08:50 AM
  #24  
PugRider
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Posts: 232

Bikes: Fuji Sportif 1.7C, Centurion Ironman, Shogun Metro AT, Jamis Durango SX, Miyata Alumicross, Fuji Special Road Racer, Mongoose ATB, Fuji SST 1.0 Team, Gitane (?), Specalized Rockhopper SS, Univega Gran Turismo

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 59 Post(s)
Liked 67 Times in 35 Posts
In my experience volunteering at my local co-op, the vast majority of requests we got this year were for mtbs and hybrid/upright bikes for people of all ages. Now there are pros and cons to that—it sort of leaves the good stuff for us old C&V heads, but it also leads to piles of nice old bikes that just sit, and that’s never good.

From what I’ve seen out there, I think there’s a stigma associated with friction shifting—which is unfortunate because it’s kinda easier to learn shifting that way—and people are intimidated by drop bars and skinny tires. Drop bars are for serious riders only and skinny tires are unstable, etc. People also often don’t understand sizing, and want to be able to stand flat on the ground while seated. And speaking of seats, people are terrified of saddles. More cushion the better. But I get all of it. We were all there once.

There’s a sort of notion out there that it’s not up to us to question what people want, but I always thought it might only take a little convincing to steer someone away from a run-of-the-mill hybrid and toward a nice old mixte. Or even just to convince someone that, i’m the long run, an old Univega road bike will probably better suit your riding requirements than some entry-level mtb.

That said, during the pandemic boom we had this year I chuckled at the utter shamelessness of the local flipping community. It was like their Super Bowl. I would have said you could have just paid $20 more dollars to get a new Trek 8xx or whatever, but that was the problem—you couldn’t find a new bike. Huge money asked for bikes that quite obviously would need a lot of work to sort out. I wonder what the impact will be on people who got gouged for a bike that was dusted off and sold for $300 and was literally ground to a halt a few weeks later. Are we going to lose that rider again?

Last edited by PugRider; 12-17-20 at 08:53 AM. Reason: grammar
PugRider is offline  
Old 12-17-20, 10:37 AM
  #25  
botty kayer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 207
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 100 Post(s)
Liked 360 Times in 125 Posts
Definitely a year like no other for me here in the UK. Bought a vintage 753 Merckx frame from Canada in February. Then Covid happened and I had to wait 6 months for it to arrive, during which time I got frustrated with the wait and bought a Columbus Max frame from Finland. Following Lockdown 1 here in London in March, all ebay prices for the 10 speed Campag stuff I mostly have seemed to go through the roof, and prices in general seemed to go up as people scrabbled to acquire bikes so they didn't have use public transport. Saw truly laughable prices for lots of old tat. Saw lots more people out on bikes, not necessarily on C&V bikes, all kinds. Like lots of the new cyclists I got a real buzz out of cycling around deserted London streets that were normally a hive of activity. London has just entered our 3rd lockdown of the year, so that novelty has worn off somewhat.

I got Covid at the end of March, not hospitalised by my lung capacity has definitely been reduced and 9 months on still have not recovered to pre-Covid capacity and I doubt they will now. Then I was let go from my work because of Covid laying waste to my sector, and feared I would have to sell some bikes to keep going. Luckily got another job in the summer that involved cycling for part of the day, so I was now getting paid to ride around on my fleet of old steel and ti bikes, and I didn't have to sell any, hoorah!

Covid has also resulted in me having to cancel 3 cycling trips I had planned this year, so for the first time since I got into cycling, every single one of this years expected 9000 miles has been in London. 9000 city miles, and not a field in sight, yuck. Traffic and pollution has been less this year than in recent times, but air quality is still bad and my already battered lungs have I'm sure suffered as a result.

Despite all that, and providing I stay out of trouble over the next few weeks, it looks like I'll be classed as a survivor from 2020, when many others have not been so lucky, so I consider myself fortunate. And I've been very happy with my two bike builds of the year too, my full vintage 753 Merckx with downtube shifters, and the Columbus Max Nikor frame with modern 10 speed.


And I'm very excited about the prospect of riding them out in the great British countryside at some point next year, roll on 2021!
botty kayer is offline  
Likes For botty kayer:

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.