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Old 10-26-20, 10:54 AM
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SOLD: Classic Steel Davidson, full 10-speed Ultegra (58/57cm)

I did some nice riding on this one in SE Ohio recently, hit 45mph, touched some light gravel, got in 4,000ft of climbing as well. It was really a joy to ride. Everything works perfectly.

Ultegra 6600 groupset: seat post, brakes, brifters, crank, etc. etc. It's all really clean Ultegra.
Wheelset has Ultegra 6700 hubs on Mavic Open Pro (these have less than 200 miles on them)
Ultegra headset

No pedals

Seat tube: 58cm C-C
Top tube: 57cm C-C
Head tube: 15.5cm

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Old 10-26-20, 06:05 PM
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That's a beauty! My Davidson Impulse is easily one of my top 3 favorite bikes still. It's been an off year riding for me this year but the Davidson has been used more than any of the other bikes. It's just that good. Someone's going to get a great ride. Good luck with this one!
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At this price, this won't last.
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Sweet ride!

I'm not real familiar with Davidson so I looked on their website for a minute but couldn't answer my questions.

1)Do you know what the tubing used is?
2)Was it custom sized for a person or does Davidson generally build "standard" sizes?
3)What is the ready to ride weight as it sits in the pics?

Thanks
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I stashed this article on Bill Davidson awhile ago. Should give you some insight into his bikes. They are top notch!






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Originally Posted by wheatfly View Post
Sweet ride!

I'm not real familiar with Davidson so I looked on their website for a minute but couldn't answer my questions.

1)Do you know what the tubing used is?
2)Was it custom sized for a person or does Davidson generally build "standard" sizes?
3)What is the ready to ride weight as it sits in the pics?

Thanks
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Davidson used Columbus tubing. I donít have the bike with me at the moment, but I can check to see if itís SLX or SL. This bike has quite standard geometry, though Iím sure Davidson did custom work. If I remember correctly, the bike is right around 21lbs. Iíll try to get it on a scale.
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Originally Posted by wheatfly View Post
Sweet ride!

I'm not real familiar with Davidson so I looked on their website for a minute but couldn't answer my questions.

1)Do you know what the tubing used is?
2)Was it custom sized for a person or does Davidson generally build "standard" sizes?
3)What is the ready to ride weight as it sits in the pics?

Thanks
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Sweet ride is an understatement, these are fantastic by anybodies yardstick in any way you want to look at them.

His are some of the few that if you knew nothing about them but it fit you and was maybe an ok color, you would be getting out your wallet and driving or riding home with it after the test ride.
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This bike is only a hair too large for me, so it's almost perfect. I would spring for this beauty in a NY minute if I didn't have a property tax bill due November, plus a repair bill for my Craftsman lawn tractor in an amount as yet to be determined.
How has this user not been banned from at least the sales forum yet? I hate to be so harsh but itís way out of control.

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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Sweet ride is an understatement, these are fantastic by anybodies yardstick in any way you want to look at them.

His are some of the few that if you knew nothing about them but it fit you and was maybe an ok color, you would be getting out your wallet and driving or riding home with it after the test ride.
Well....actually.....even if it isn't the right color the ride is so damn good you just don't care.


Not my usual, manly man looking bike but so dang good under me out on the road.


For anyone considering the bike, just DO IT!!! You will not regret it at all.
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
Well....actually.....even if it isn't the right color the ride is so damn good you just don't care.


Not my usual, manly man looking bike but so dang good under me out on the road.


For anyone considering the bike, just DO IT!!! You will not regret it at all.
I love that one, from Pantani and Hampsten to a guy in PDX named Bob Burney on a Pink Merz back in the day, they struck plenty of fear in plenty of "manly men".
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Originally Posted by polymorphself View Post
How has this user not been banned from at least the sales forum yet? I hate to be so harsh but itís way out of control.
This piqued my curiosity so I checked some posting history. Bizarre! "I'd buy this in a minute, but...." Again and again.
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I personally really enjoy his posts, and at this point I need to know the end of the lawn mower hostage situation. Nice bike, glws.
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Originally Posted by jethin View Post
I personally really enjoy his posts, and at this point I need to know the end of the lawn mower hostage situation. Nice bike, glws.
Iíve (mostly) come to appreciate his/her dedication to the schtick.
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I personally really enjoy his posts...
He could do it anytime he likes in the Wacky thread -- you know, writing a fictional reply to a craigs listing -- and it would be welcome.
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Back to the article, where do I know the name Mark Bulgier from? He is the master-brazer mentioned?
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Originally Posted by alexihnen View Post
Davidson used Columbus tubing. I donít have the bike with me at the moment, but I can check to see if itís SLX or SL. This bike has quite standard geometry, though Iím sure Davidson did custom work. If I remember correctly, the bike is right around 21lbs. Iíll try to get it on a scale.
The Impulse I had (1992-ish) was Prestige, confirmed through Davidson.
I reluctantly let it go because I was narrowing down the herd and it only took 25mm tires. But it did ride as good as everyone says.
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I know builders used various tubing. A person at Davidson told me itís Columbus from viewing a few photos. To the extent that it matters to a buyer, Iíd like to know definitively.
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Bill used all sorts of tubesets. My '84 was Tange.

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where do I know the name Mark Bulgier from?
Calling @bulgie... Hey, Mark, your site's down!
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Originally Posted by alexihnen View Post
I know builders used various tubing. A person at Davidson told me itís Columbus from viewing a few photos. To the extent that it matters to a buyer, Iíd like to know definitively.
I worked there for 10 years, '84-'94, and that frame was probably made during that time. But the decals are a newer style, so it might be a repaint. Almost all frames built during that time were Prestige and I bet yours was too. Easy way to find out at least the steerer brand is take the fork out. Most likely the other tubes are the same brand as the steerer. Yes we did have some Columbus but it was probably under 10%

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Thanks Mark. The bike is a repaint. It was sent back to Davidson maybe 15 years ago, hence the more modern decals.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Calling @bulgie... Hey, Mark, your site's down!
Thanks, ISP messed up my DNS. Fixed now, should be back up for you, soon if not immediately. DNS changes can take a while (from an hour to a day) to propagate to your local server.

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Originally Posted by alexihnen View Post
Thanks Mark. The bike is a repaint. It was sent back to Davidson maybe 15 years ago, hence the more modern decals.
Oh I should have mentioned, since this is not widely understood by bikies, that Prestige came in many gauges, so you can't really know how a bike will ride based on the Prestige name alone. Take the downtube for example, we had 6 gauges to choose from in 1-1/8" alone, not to mention oversized ó and we used 'em all, based on frame size (for the stock models), and based on rider weight/strength/riding style/preference in the case of custom frames. One thing you know you're getting with Prestige is heat-treated Cr-Mo, fairly strong (tho there are stronger steels now), and very good precision and quality control.

I was the custom guy, made almost all the custom frames including track, timetrial and tandems during my time there. Fun was had.

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Originally Posted by bulgie View Post
I worked there for 10 years, '84-'94, and that frame was probably made during that time. But the decals are a newer style, so it might be a repaint. Almost all frames built during that time were Prestige and I bet yours was too. Easy way to find out at least the steerer brand is take the fork out. Most likely the other tubes are the same brand as the steerer. Yes we did have some Columbus but it was probably under 10%

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oh poop... Sorry about that. I was trying to figure it out how I knew the name (Iím fairly new here).

i now know! You guys did beautiful work!
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Bump w/ option for F&F @ $600.
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Bump w/ option for F&F @ $600.
Alex,
I would be happy to give it a home @600 but I don’t have enough posts yet to send you a pm...please send one to me. Thanks, Tom
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