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Old 12-02-21, 02:00 AM
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A Look at an interesting moment in bike time.
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Old 12-02-21, 06:15 AM
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I don't have this anymore (does it still count), but it turned out really nicely. This came to me as a frame from a second-hand bike shop in Vancouver in the 90's and I had it unbuilt until it became time to make space. It was an instant smile the first time I got on it.


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Old 12-02-21, 06:58 AM
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Last year I stated that this bike would show up this year. Here it is as it sits now. It is ridable and is a good ride at that.
P1040796 on Flickr

The folder will not be repeated, you can go back a year to see it.
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A swap with a fellow member and I now have a second black keeper.
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A recent pic of my 83 Le Tour, with Suntour shifting mods.

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Old 12-02-21, 08:16 AM
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1972 Raleigh DL-1

I rode this behemoth on the 90-mile Lake Pepin 3-speed Tour back in 2016. It was fully laden with packed panniers and a large saddlebag. I checked it on the cargo scale at work: 62 lbs!






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Old 12-02-21, 05:48 PM
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My Soma Smoothie, bought frame and fork new in 2019 and built it with 105 7000 groupset, Zonda wheels, and a mix of other components. They are appropriately named, smooth long ride comfortable, well balanced and handles terrific.

Empty Bethany Beach boardwalk on a beautiful Dec. 1st.

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Old 12-02-21, 06:26 PM
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Something old:



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Black cat approved:
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nlerner , What is the single speed in the above picture. I cannot make out he name. What tires are on it?
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Old 12-02-21, 07:16 PM
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Not the WOW of some of these other black beauties...but I love my utility/camping/city '92 Schwinn Crosscut.

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Old 12-02-21, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by delbiker1 View Post
nlerner , What is the single speed in the above picture. I cannot make out he name. What tires are on it?
Note that the call out function does not work currently (i.e., I didn't receive notice). You need to ignore the pop up as in @delbiker1.

The single speed is from Milwaukee Bicycle Company and tires are Grand Bois Cypres.
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I think I've only ever posted in one of these threads, and I have no idea what bike it was... Doubt it was this new yet classic Creme Caferacer Uno, though, so I'll add it to the lot!

It's not a bad bike at all, really, but I have some nitpicks and really do just love old bikes for the stories they can tell. I will pass it onto another steward after I get through a rather intensive restoration of a mid-century Raleigh Popular roadster.

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My Black Bike!

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Hereís my 1975 64cm California Masi Gran Criterium. Iím the second owner. Itís a repaint by Brian Baylis.


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Rare photo, I donít do these much.

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Old 12-03-21, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Jacob_R_59 View Post
[img]blob:https://www.bikeforums.net/d9890a09-8300-46ce-9fe7-2262af13d2f4[/img]
Hereís my 1975 64cm California Masi Gran Criterium. Iím the second owner. Itís a repaint by Brian Baylis.

very nice, I miss the guy.
done with the Brian preference of the signature on the drive side.
I owned a Black Carlsbad GC ordered special in 9/76. Sold off to pay for school, paid a whole year of tuition back before tuition skyrocketed.
Brian painted an early Milano GC for me now a long time ago.
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Early 80's Spectrum by Tom Kellogg

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I need to figure out how to add pictures again

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Your image link isn't working for me.
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Thanks, at least I have the month of December to figure things out
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This JP Weigle was built for a sea captain in '81, was moored here for a little while but recently found a new berth in California.





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'72 Hetchins Italia should get prepped and go on the block soon...









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And the weird 1x '74 Harry Quinn, which has seen a bunch of different builds and is an unphotographed Campy/S-A S3X build at the moment, will hang out for a while longer. Likely ditch the S3X for Campy 1x5 build?







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Feel like im ruining the beauty of the last 3 posts, but heres my rat bike built from the junk bin.
Its an Airolg (Gloria Milano) dingle speed with a condorino handlebar, the bike flyes.
Need to find a better looking crankset...




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