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What is the "unicorn" vintage bike?

Old 07-19-22, 06:34 PM
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What is the "unicorn" vintage bike?

which bike would you consider to be the crown jewel of vintage bikes? (lets keep it to the road bike category)
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Old 07-19-22, 06:39 PM
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Probably the gold one they gave to the Pope
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I dunno, but I bet it can be found in here:



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German Herrenrad Victoria WWI bike with spring wheels and rifle
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Old 07-19-22, 07:03 PM
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Clearly the Huffy Aerowind.
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https://www.theluxuryspot.com/top-five-unicorn-cycles/
Problem is, they're all unicorns till they're not. I want to own them all, until I don't want to own them any more.

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Old 07-19-22, 07:15 PM
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Any one that's wedged between your ass
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It's not the bike, it's the provenance.
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So you’ll get just as many answers to this question as folks replying. There will be no consensus.
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Only bike that fits that category for me would be a High Wheel bike.
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Originally Posted by davester View Post

German Herrenrad Victoria WWI bike with spring wheels and rifle
Could a golf club be mounted in the same fashion as that rifle for a short five mile, uphill ride jumping a couple of curbs? Asking for another forum member.
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^^^^ Off topic. That isn't vintage.
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Originally Posted by SteepedTea2M2S View Post
which bike would you consider to be the crown jewel of vintage bikes? (lets keep it to the road bike category)
Eddy's hour record bike?



If strictly limited to road bikes, then one of the bikes that he won the Tour (or Giro?) on.

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Originally Posted by Trueblood View Post

the closest thing to a full size "unicorn" bike that I've seen was this show bike by Cherubim....



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Old 07-19-22, 07:53 PM
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What is that?
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Deadpool's childhood bike....oh, that one!
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I'm pretty sure its in my garage. Somewhere...
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Originally Posted by Chuck M View Post
Could a golf club be mounted in the same fashion as that rifle for a short five mile, uphill ride jumping a couple of curbs? Asking for another forum member.
Better keep the Mauser, it's heavier than the golf club = better workout.
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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy View Post
Eddy's hour record bike?



If strictly limited to road bikes, then one of the bikes that he won the Tour (or Giro?) on.

Steve in Peoria
really sad what has happened to his hour bike in the Subway Station... was repainted again, still a different graphic package and the seat post was slammed down!
one interesting feature is there are transverse tubes open and brazed into the chain stays from below. Someone on the CR group took some images in an almost worm's eye view.

Eddy or his eponymous bike company no longer own it, donated to the subway system, probably with a nice tax deduction.

I wrote to the bike company and as this was after Eddy sold, we're not really concerned.
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Clearly the Huffy Aerowind.
Clearly. 😁
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The thrill is in the hunt. Once you've captured the unicorn it becomes just another stupid POS that your wife hates.
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Originally Posted by Chuck M View Post
^^^^ Off topic. That isn't vintage.
I dunno, rim brakes and exposed cables gets it pretty close.
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Old 07-20-22, 12:45 AM
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
really sad what has happened to his hour bike in the Subway Station... was repainted again, still a different graphic package and the seat post was slammed down!
Sad and weird that the 'correct' Windsor decals were applied, but the seat post was left slammed.

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