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What is the "unicorn" vintage bike?

Old 07-20-22, 04:28 AM
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Anything Coppi rode.
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Old 07-20-22, 04:36 AM
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Any bike Major Taylor rode. Is there one in Worcester?
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Old 07-20-22, 06:07 AM
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Wait, wouldn’t the “unicorn” vintage bike be one that doesn’t actually exist?
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Old 07-20-22, 06:46 AM
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Being serious for a moment: for most people who aren't hugely wealthy, I'd guess that any bike with a frame built by Mario Confente would probably be the proverbial unicorn. He died young (34) in 1979, and one source says he only made 135 frames in his lifetime bearing his signature logo.

And even that might be out of reach financially for most of us.
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Old 07-20-22, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
Wait, wouldn’t the “unicorn” vintage bike be one that doesn’t actually exist?
Also my gripe against "grail bikes." If you've got five "grail bikes" in your garage, they weren't "grails", sorry.
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German Herrenrad Victoria WWI bike with spring wheels and rifle
So, you aim the whole bike at your target? And I thought doing it with a Fokker DR.1 would be tough...
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Old 07-20-22, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
Also my gripe against "grail bikes." If you've got five "grail bikes" in your garage, they weren't "grails", sorry.
Well, you can have at least two Unicorns ...

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Old 07-20-22, 10:59 AM
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^^^^ Off topic. That isn't vintage.
It is if you're four years old.
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Old 07-20-22, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post
Well, you can have at least two Unicorns ...

Classic AND vintage!
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Old 07-20-22, 11:14 AM
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Well, you can have at least two Unicorns ...
I've seen the mystics play there...
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For me (and that is the key.....for each it wll be different) it would be a torpado super light. I was impressed with how my lower in range super strada rode and am thinking that would be magnified with the top end torpado
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LeMond's 89 final TT bike.
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Unicorns - at the right price my breeding herd is available. .
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Originally Posted by SJX426 View Post
Any bike Major Taylor rode.
I always thought of a Wright Bros. bike as a grail bike.
Until I saw one sitting next to a Major Taylor bike.

The "other variables" on the MT faded that Wright Bros. bike right away.
A local club here went to the Major Taylor Metric last month.
It's on the calendar for next year, already. Homage owed.
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Old 07-20-22, 02:54 PM
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No disrespect but new people tend to ask these type questions. On a audio forum I am on i see “what is the best vintage speaker “ “ best amplifier “
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I have it on good authority that Paramount built Valentino Campagnolo a frameset … that’s a Unicorn
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Old 07-20-22, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post
It is if you're four years old.
.. and my understanding is that 4 year old females are the prime demographic for unicorn bicycles.
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bamboobike4 - Perhaps of the MT bikes ridden, of which we don't know how many, perhaps the Birdy Munger would be the most desired. IIRC it was about 17lbs. Not bad for a bike built in 1897-1898(?)
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Watson's bike.
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
Clearly the Huffy Aerowind.
Oooh-la-la, a twofer.

"2 matching set Vintage road bikes - $100 (Manitowoc)"
https://sheboygan.craigslist.org/bik...511232335.html


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Originally Posted by leftthread View Post
Oooh-la-la, a twofer.

"2 matching set Vintage road bikes - $100 (Manitowoc)"
https://sheboygan.craigslist.org/bik...511232335.html


Holy hallucinations, Batman! 😁 Cheap at half the price. 🤔😉
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