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Old 10-11-20, 02:08 PM
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I can finally post here! Just got this back from Groody Brothers. 1986 Miyata 912. Can't wait to build it up.





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Old 10-11-20, 02:38 PM
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I have an orange bike
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Old 10-11-20, 04:25 PM
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From today's ride - a little damp out there.
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Old 10-11-20, 05:35 PM
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I was quite surprised to not see a Holdsworth in the bunch. the seatstay caps on the Team Moto's are of a perfect shape
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Old 10-20-20, 07:44 PM
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The pumpkin woods.


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Old 10-21-20, 07:12 PM
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How about an orange double bike?


With an orange headset!

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Old 10-22-20, 07:25 AM
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I'm still looking for a Le Tour for my garage. Beautiful!
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Old 10-22-20, 05:16 PM
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Old 10-23-20, 11:17 AM
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1971 Stella, as restored in 2018 + current setup for canceled Chino 2020, Shimano Deore, Turbo saddle and 35c Gravel Kings. Maybe next year. Don


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Old 10-23-20, 09:38 PM
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'73 World Voyageur

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Old 10-24-20, 03:23 PM
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double orange:


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Old 10-25-20, 01:02 AM
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One of my favorite restorations, a Grand Sprint.



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Old 10-25-20, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by cheffyjay
double orange:


H**Y CRAP!

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Old 10-25-20, 04:46 PM
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a little gluttonous. I know.
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Old 10-25-20, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by cheffyjay
a little gluttonous. I know.
Oh no, very cool, all good.

I have 5 Merz's and 4 Strawberry's aside from waaaay too many other bikes as well.

I get it.
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Old 10-25-20, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by bargo68
Another Black Mountain Cycles road. Not C&V, but color appropriate at least! It's my daily driver.


I missed this one when first posted. Mine is already here somewhere but here’s a reposting as I had it out today for a 30 miler. It’s a wonderful rider.

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Old 10-25-20, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by cheffyjay
double orange:


very nice.
an earlier one... hard to tell my guess 1976 and a mid 80’s example.
i rode my 87 today.
the two bikes are similar but not the same, at least in the size I own.
i hot rodded my later bike with Dual pivot calipers- recently found a pair of early Campag levers with the quick release integral- the downside of the dual pivots- no QR.
i have also found the later 80’s paint darker and more intense.
the original Orange-red was more salmon color and lighter. Actually a few of the colors shifted.
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Old 10-25-20, 07:40 PM
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Samwise Hillborne is as Orange as they come.
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Old 10-26-20, 07:55 AM
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Not C&V, and my only "modern" bike. But...it's orange and it has a Brooks Pro saddle, a frame pump, and low trail geometry, so I'm making it an honorary Classic bike. Your opinion will likely vary.

The enigmatic, elusive since the bizarre Walmart blowout, and absolutely fun-to-ride Rawland xSogn:
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Old 10-26-20, 09:56 AM
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That Rawland came from Walmart?!
What a strange world we live in...
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Old 10-26-20, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by obrentharris
That Rawland came from Walmart?!
What a strange world we live in...
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Yeah...I've heard a few different accounts of what went down, but the most sensible one I've heard is that Rawland hired a marketing manager who set up a collab with Moosejaw to produce this bike at a specific price point ($1800 complete). However, Moosejaw was subsequently acquired by Wal-Mart, who decided they had no interest in pursuing this project. Due to the warehousing conditions in the contract, Walmart had the bikes in their possession now and were able to set whatever price they wanted to clear them out. Cut to them showing up on Walmart.com and eventually dropping to about $499 each, complete.

I picked up mine from a speculator who resold to me a month ago for $750. All in all, an incredible deal for me and an extremely unfortunate situation for Rawland. It's a great bike that can handle clearances up to 650b X 60mm (~2.3"), low trail geometry, and lots of braze ons for adventuring offroad.
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That's one way giant companies destroy smaller companies. It's an epidemic.
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Old 10-31-20, 06:08 AM
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I figure i better get this posted or i'll have to wait until next year. Had to take pics inside, the weather hasn't cooperated.





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