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Old 05-26-21, 01:22 PM
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I don’t know if this would be considered C&V as it’s the most modern bike I have.

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Old 05-27-21, 11:33 AM
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Alan Super record
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Old 05-27-21, 04:39 PM
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My slow motion build for my wife. Stripped the paint and sent for blasting. I acquired this from a very generous individual here. It's evidently a 1991 Raleigh Team with alloy lugs and 753 tubing. Hoping to get it painted before long and moving forward from there.


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Old 05-27-21, 06:50 PM
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All black gives it a special touch!

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Old 06-01-21, 08:39 AM
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TREK sold many bonded frames in their 1xxx and 2xxx series during the 90's. Made in the USA.
The 1xxx series hid their joining under bondo and paint, and passed as beautifully fillet welded aluminum frames. They rode great, too!
The 2xxx series generally flaunted their three main CF tubes, and rode even smoother.


1996 Trek 2100, with a retro look.
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Old 06-02-21, 07:06 AM
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Old 06-02-21, 09:26 AM
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This 2014 write up popped into my timeline yesterday; https://bikerumor.com/2014/08/05/bik...89-tvt-carbon/
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Old 06-06-21, 11:23 AM
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A pair from the Japanese biggies:

Panasonic AL9000. I think the bonded Panasonics were introduced during the last year that Panasonic had serious distribution in the U.S.
I wish I had kept it, but didn't.


1990 Bridgestone Radac 2100
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Old 06-12-21, 01:40 AM
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[QUOTE=Chuckk;22090432]
Panasonic AL9000. I think the bonded Panasonics were introduced during the last year that Panasonic had serious distribution in the U.S.
I wish I had kept it, but didn't.


Maybe I'm wrong but isn't this a SR Litage?
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Old 06-12-21, 12:28 PM
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SR Litage (in our kitchen)
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Old 06-12-21, 07:34 PM
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I think it did have the constructed seat stays with sections above and below the brake bridge.
Seems like they may have been steel.
Interesting that one of the major contract builders would sub contract their own frames!

The Bridgestone Radac doesn't use the standard Bridgestone serial number system either.
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Old 06-12-21, 10:39 PM
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Awesome frames!
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Sean Kelly revisits a couple of the KAS Vitus bikes he rode.
He says that the carbon tube model was stiffer than the 979!
I wonder if the pro bikes were much different from what you could buy, and how.
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Old 06-18-21, 01:15 PM
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Trek and bonding
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS2777

Trek bonding introduction brochure
https://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/85Trek2000a.pdf
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Miyata Alumicross. Stock Deore DX groupset and Wolber GTX rims. Besides saddle and tape, only modification was replacing the nitto dirt drop stem and handlebars with nitto dynamic stem and mustache bars. Recently put on gravel king SS 700x32 tyres— loving them. Added an old Showa front rack from my ‘83 specialissima. Makes a great short expedition and go-almost-anywhere bike.




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Old 06-19-21, 04:44 PM
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What's up with the seatpost? Suspension or quick drop or something else?
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Old 06-19-21, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Chuckk View Post
What's up with the seatpost? Suspension or quick drop or something else?
Looks like a trailer mount.
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Originally Posted by curbtender View Post
Looks like a trailer mount.
Yup, that’s a mount for a Weehoo kids trailer, one of these:

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Old 06-21-21, 09:07 AM
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1988 Vitus 979

Ala cart build by a lifelong cyclist. Was his last rider due to ill health.

Velo Orange Bar, Hand Stitched Leather Wrap, Cane Creek Levers

Dura Ace Hubs

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1996 Litespeed Aluminum Fork, Record Headset

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1988 Vitus 979
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Our son's 1990 Specialized Allez Epic. Shimano 105 with an RD-MT60 rear derailleur. I added the ST-2300 poor man's Ergo's; 2x7 with cassette spaced for 8.

Obviously it has a some non-C&V. Some good, one that is stellar, and one just horrible; the Giant stem. I've been looking for a Specialized 90mm 15*, hopefully one day.

The saddle is low because it is way too big for me, 60cm. Fits our son better.



This is the pretty stellar modern component. Shimano 105 5700 with 7 speed UG/HG freehub body that slides into the 126mm dropouts.


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Edit added: Stem was driving me crazy. Googled it and used acetone to remove the logo. Now just solid black.

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Old 06-24-21, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
This is probably one of the latest examples of a bonded frame, the Lemond Spine bikes. Mine is steel and C.F. This was built up as my light climbing beast but as of the test ride on my trade in De Rosa yesterday morning, this is excess. Listed locally because I don't need two triple setups. These frames must be fairly light as it weighs in at 18lbs 4 ozs as built in this picture. Very respectable for a triple setup running alloy wheels. I put way too much into this one too, LOL!

These also came in aluminum/C.F. and Titanium/C.F. configurations.


Those Lemond Spine bikes were a really cool concept, and I thought a great way to kind of get best of both worlds.
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Originally Posted by Chuckk View Post
A pair from the Japanese biggies:
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1990 Bridgestone Radac 2100
Chuckk , can you comment on the ride of the Radac? I've been curious about them for a long time, given the reputation of the coeval RB series.
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I didn't know they had a reputation. What is it?
I'll put it in rotation and report back.
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Originally Posted by onyerleft View Post
...The only problem was, the seatpost was unusable because it was a 25.00 mm diameter (IIRC)
If in good shape a 25mm seat post can be valuable to Zeus, Alan as well as Vitus riders. List it for sale.
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If in good shape a 25mm seat post can be valuable to Zeus, Alan as well as Vitus riders. List it for sale.
Could use one for my Miyata Team Titanium. Using a UNO now.
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