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Lugged Steel frames....who's riding them??

Old 08-03-05, 08:30 PM
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1987 lugged steel Trek 560, Reynolds 531. Backup bike is Centurion Tange #2. Both great rides.
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Old 08-03-05, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by jit2
Who's riding them.........Luddites.
Hey be nice! I'm finding it hard to believe you're really Canadian.
What are you, some kind of stereotypoclast?
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Old 08-03-05, 11:07 PM
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How about the following:

1982 Guerciotti Columbus SL set up as a fixie
1987 Schwinn Prologue - Tange Prestige Tubes had 1st generation DA - now its a TT bike
1984 Fuji Espree setting it up as a commuter with all the Japanese bells and whistles (Suntour, Sugino, Tange)
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Originally Posted by climbo
if you know about them, could you age mine from a pic?
Maybe, if it's a pommy made Falcon with original colour scheme. PM me or post it here. I've got shiessen loads of old mags, might be able to match it.
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Old 08-04-05, 01:22 AM
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My first road bike, vintage 2001, custom built by Vittorio in North Holland. It is now my backup.

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Originally Posted by Patriot
Here's my old 1989 Centurion Ironman Expert. It has a Tange #1 frame.
Another Centurion Ironman Expert. 87 or later. 105 components. I got it in great shape, except for the wheels, which started falling apart a couple of weeks ago.
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Old 08-04-05, 05:54 AM
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Another great site for lug heads

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/Italy.html
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Great link Berny. There's a beautiful Colnago Arabesque 'drool'. One of the bike mags in the 80's (probably Winning) used to advertise a black one with chrome lugs. It still appears in my dreams.

There's also a nice pearl white Masi with Super Record and Modolo Master Pro brakes on the site. The bike is at least a size too big for the nong who owned it. I hope it's in a good home now.

The Rossin link on there reminds me of a funny story. Aussie/kiwi former pro Wayne Hildred had a Rossin in the mid eighties. 'Rossin red' with Campag and Modolo Kronos brakes. It got stolen. It was recovered by the cops after a few days. Some kid stole it and painted it with a spray can of white stove enamel. Even worse, he left the components on it..

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Old 08-04-05, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Thylacine
You know, I've seen hundreds of forum members bikes, and the only one I can ever remeber is Sorebutts yellow 'Traut.

Makes me wanna get a lugged frame and forks and be done with it.


heh, my sentiments exactly..


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Mu Columbus EL Nivachrome frame, complete Dura Ace 8 Group, except Record headset. This frame is stiffer then any other steel I've rode.
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Don't you just love the paint jobs and the look of the old 70's and 80's steelies?

Every one is so unique.
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Originally Posted by puddin' legs
1995 Tommasini Tecno. I'd like a Pegoretti Big Leg Emma.
funny coincidence

i have a tommasini carbo fire (steel/not lugged like the tecno) and recently bought a big leg emma (also non-lugged, but a great steel bike)
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I've never owned a road bike that wasn't lugged 531. My first proper bike was a Coventry Eagle Kermesse - 531, skinny tyres/narrow section (rigida) rims, proper brake hoods. Weighed about 22 pounds, and I loved it. It got stolen when I was 16. I replaced it with an Ernie Clements, which was 531 again, but had ALL the wrong stuff on it (suicide levers, even). That had to be stored when I went travelling, and due to confusion, got thrown on a skip! Ouch!

I've just started to get back into cycling after a gap of at least 10 years, so I bought myself a bike - lugged 531 of course. It's a Gazelle - 70's I think, but I need to get it dated. Nice little cutouts in the lugs, painted in contrasting colours. Shimano 105 rear mech, Exage 3000 (I think) front, and the nicest downtube friction shifters I've ever used. It's wonderful, and it only cost me 30 ($50) from ebay! If I needed a justification for lugged steel, I would think a 21 pound road bike with that sort of kit for $50 would be enough for most people.......

I've also never had a roadbike with anything other than downtube friction shift. I've got a mountain bike with bar shift STI, and I hate it. It's constantly in need of adjustment. Who needs that?
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My Raleigh Competition and my Nishiki Fixie are both lugged steel. My two Univegas are also steel but not lugged. They are fillet brazed.
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T-T-TREK 360. Poor thing is beat to hell, but it's so much fun! BTW, anyone have any 1988 Trek catalogues? Apparently, 1988 was the only year they made the 360.
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I know I'm kinda cheating because I removed the gearing and this sweet 1985 Trek 460 is now a singlespeed (SS), but I bought it because I love skinny tubed, lugged frames. And it is still a road bike. I use this bike for commuting on no-precip days. It started out almost 24 lbs, but weighs comfortably below 19. I highly recommend SSing an old road bike. The ride is supreme. Total cost to date: $160, 100 of which was the bike itself.

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Old 08-19-05, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by kenleekenlee
T-T-TREK 360. Poor thing is beat to hell, but it's so much fun! BTW, anyone have any 1988 Trek catalogues? Apparently, 1988 was the only year they made the 360.
http://www.vintage-trek.com/TrekBrochures.htm
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I'm a luggedite and proud of it.

1975 RIH
1984 Trek 770
1985 Trek 670
1989 Serotta
1994 Jan de Reus

I also have a Zieleman hopefully in transit from
the netherlands, lugged probably around 1975.

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Originally Posted by Patriot
Here's my old 1989 Centurion Ironman Expert. It has a Tange #1 frame.
Just finished rebuild on my Centurion Elite 12. Also champion #1 tubing. Rides great as it did in 1984. Did make some concessions to todays technology: Carbon aero fork, triple X 8 drivetrain, new seatpost, bars & stem, shifters,etc. Total $340 invested. Weight just over 22 lbs. When it is time for a new bike it will be steel or steel/carbon.
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Originally Posted by bsyptak
I know I'm kinda cheating because I removed the gearing and this sweet 1985 Trek 460 is now a singlespeed (SS), but I bought it because I love skinny tubed, lugged frames. And it is still a road bike. I use this bike for commuting on no-precip days. It started out almost 24 lbs, but weighs comfortably below 19. I highly recommend SSing an old road bike. The ride is supreme. Total cost to date: $160, 100 of which was the bike itself.
Sweet, I'm looking to do the same on an Andy Gilmour frame I'm receiving soon.
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A new 2005 arriving next week Viner Competition fully lugged steel frame.
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My steelie..
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Love my steel Nishiki Olympic, I just weighed it the other day and it tips the scales at a svelte 30 lbs. Sweet bike, I love the 80's!
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Originally Posted by sunninho
Sweet, I'm looking to do the same on an Andy Gilmour frame I'm receiving soon.
So you're the guy who bought that one on EBay? I have owned my Gilmour since 96 and love it to pieces. It is now all-DA 9spd (with the phil wood bb he tends to put in his frames.) You will love the bike. solid and very compliant.
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That's me. Been wanting to get back on a steelie and I fell in love with the thunderbird cutouts and graphics. The plan for now is to go fixie, but we'll see.
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