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Old 05-21-19, 07:43 PM
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Pretty Legnano Roma Olympiade (not mine) spotted in the wilds of Pasadena on the monthly vintage ride (1st Sunday every month).


Sorry about the weird lighting.
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Old 05-27-19, 05:06 PM
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Merckx downtown

Bike messenger Merckx frame (Strada?) downtown Chicago. Looks pretty beat but probably a pretty nice frame... looks like my size as well

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Old 05-27-19, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Slightspeed View Post
Pretty Legnano Roma Olympiade (not mine) spotted in the wilds of Pasadena on the monthly vintage ride (1st Sunday every month).


Sorry about the weird lighting.

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Thanks for posting!

A fine looking steed.

Lighting no problem.

What is wonky is that Benotto (or whatever it is!) wrap.

Boy does it look out of place.

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Old 05-27-19, 07:04 PM
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This orange Motobecane looks like fun

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Old 05-27-19, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by ryansu View Post
Here is the distance shot I didn't get before


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...gives a whole new meaning to the term "eavesdropping"...


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Old 05-27-19, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by deux jambes View Post
Iíve spotted a lot of fantastic and interesting C&V in town lately, but just havenít stopped to take any pics.

This simple Motocane, while nothing extraordinary, did beacon taking a moment out however. Sweet little bicycle imo.

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Thanks very much for posting!

These modest model Motobecane (also Orly, Astra, Dynamax & Motoconfort) machines of the 1960's and early 1970's exhibit an interesting combination frame construction of lugged head paired with lugless seat and shell (CH thread).

What is missing on this one is the chrome winged M fork crown cap. Perhaps someone did not care for it and removed it when HS was repacked...




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Old 06-05-19, 06:13 PM
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Nice little GT seen in the old 'hood when we went over this evening. Very good condition.
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Old 06-16-19, 04:38 PM
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Seen during a walk at James River Park today, a nice orange Stumpjumper Sport from the pre-indexing era; it still has the Shimano Light Action thumbies on it but somebody geared it up with larger chainrings.

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Old 06-16-19, 07:19 PM
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Spotted a parked Specialized Cross Roads yesterday; not sure of the vintage, likely early/mid '90s, but cromo all the way, in very good condition, and just exactly my size. Husbeast had to pull me away.
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Old 06-16-19, 08:14 PM
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Walked by this Vintage inspired Riv Homer Hilsen the other day at my local Coffee shop, always liked those but I can get a whole fleet of C&V for the cost of the frame I did test ride its little brother the Sam Hilborne once and it put a big grin on my face so I 'm sure the Hilsen would not disappoint.

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Old 06-17-19, 11:34 AM
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Saw a really nice Raleigh Super Course today parked outside a store. Looked like it had a lot of miles on it, but had been well cared for. Great to see. Apologies that I donít have a picture.
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Old 06-20-19, 12:10 AM
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No pic here either, I was lucky to catch back up with the guy after he passed me, 80's Marinoni, medium light blue, dark livery, fastback seatstays at the top. Very cool.
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Old 06-21-19, 10:41 PM
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Seka

Looked like a pretty neat bike at one point...but the cycle cannibals have had their way.

Ashland, Oregon
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Old 06-22-19, 02:10 PM
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Gios SR fixie hand painted

Saw this locked to a parking meter in downtown Durango on Tuesday night.



Colnago pantographed 3ttt stem. Wonder where that bike is?

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Old 06-22-19, 02:35 PM
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Maybe its a slipped bar or maybe it was set up this way but wow that would be hard to shift



Skykomish MTB
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Old 07-06-19, 07:30 AM
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Spotted in the rack outside my workplace this morning...

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Someone started commuting on Fuji Royale and parking next to my Peugeot.




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Old 07-16-19, 08:50 PM
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Cultural diversity on a group ride. I was on my '78 Super Course, but couldn't fit it in the picture.

Vintage titanium Serotta, hybrid e-bike, folding travel bike, modern carbon.

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Old 07-30-19, 04:29 PM
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Sweet lil early Trek in front of the grocery store. Anyone know which model we might be looking at here?


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Old 07-30-19, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by deux jambes View Post
Sweet lil early Trek in front of the grocery store. Anyone know which model we might be looking at here?


Can't you see the stem? It's clearly a Diamond Back.
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Can't you see the stem? It's clearly a Diamond Back.

Itís clearly set up to accommodate its proud owner. Itíd look be quite a different build if I were fortunate enough to have it.
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^Trek 850. Their original MTB, I believe.
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Old 08-01-19, 11:46 AM
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^Trek 850. Their original MTB, I believe.
850... So thatís the model number of the I didnít know I wanted! Thanks.
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Old 08-01-19, 11:00 PM
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Saw this Sirrus in front of the fancy grocery store in my neighborhood, might even be my size. A red Allez or Sirrus is on my watch list in 58cm


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Originally Posted by deux jambes View Post
Sweet lil early Trek in front of the grocery store. Anyone know which model we might be looking at here?


That was Trek's very first mountain bike, a 1983 Trek 850. FWIW, they were built with an unusually low bottom bracket and I have seen a few of them configured into touring bikes.
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