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For the month of May:Five Foot Two, Bikes of Blue

Old 05-10-23, 06:27 AM
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Old 05-10-23, 06:32 AM
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1978 Raleigh Professional
this is my only blue bike .
I wish the paint was in better shape on it , but it rides very nicely!
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Old 05-10-23, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Kabuki12
1978 Raleigh Professional
this is my only blue bike .
I wish the paint was in better shape on it , but it rides very nicely!
Beautiful Raleigh!
I think that they call it "Patina" - fitting for an awesome bike.
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Old 05-10-23, 10:44 AM
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^^^^^^Thank you for your kind words....Patina , yes ....that's it!
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Old 05-13-23, 09:44 AM
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Observing "No mow May"
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Old 05-13-23, 06:29 PM
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My Blue Masi's

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'06 Gran Corsa
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My Bianchi Vittoria on a ride at lunchtime.

Raleigh Professional.
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Old 05-15-23, 07:36 AM
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partly blue...



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Old 05-15-23, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by trainman999
Five bikes blue, wheels of two
and a frame too

OK, how about your bike's 1988 predecessor? I didn't know red-white-and-blue would qualify for color of the month.

... and my only British bike does happen to be blue: 1962 Carlton Franco-Suisse


As obtained from my wife's younger sister. Just my size. 27" steel rims are going, along with the completely rotted tires.
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Old 05-16-23, 07:44 AM
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No idea what manufacture or model it is. Literally just rolled it home from 5 houses down in my neighborhood.

But it is blue!
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Old 05-16-23, 10:46 AM
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Old 05-16-23, 01:31 PM
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My new-ish very blue Santana Rio tandem. Circa mid 80's, I think.

This bike gets a lot of comments. I think its the blue, really.

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Old 05-16-23, 01:33 PM
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Old 05-16-23, 04:02 PM
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Old 05-31-23, 12:53 PM
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For all the time and effort I put into the thing I've hardly ridden it at all. Made up for that a little that this morning, a very good way to close out the month.
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Old 05-31-23, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by PilotFishBob

For all the time and effort I put into the thing I've hardly ridden it at all. Made up for that a little that this morning, a very good way to close out the month.
WOW, H**Y CRAP!!!

That is fantastic!

Did I miss a thread on this?
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Old 05-31-23, 01:25 PM
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Old 05-31-23, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by merziac
WOW, H**Y CRAP!!!

That is fantastic!

Did I miss a thread on this?
Much thanks! Yes, there was a thread on it back in March '22. I was pretty ragged out at the time and haven't posted anything else on it since, but of course I got over it. https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-v...-hetchins.html
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Old 05-31-23, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by PilotFishBob
Much thanks! Yes, there was a thread on it back in March '22. I was pretty ragged out at the time and haven't posted anything else on it since, but of course I got over it. https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-v...-hetchins.html
You're welcome and my bad as I see I did like it back then but didn't comment.

This is simply amazing and 2 or 3 years ago would have one of the "if you ever decide to let it go" bikes for me, not in the cards anymore and honestly would have do a more practical build so it could be ridden more and regularly if I were to be lucky enough to get it.

And that wouldn't be ok after the great job you have done with it, hopefully one comes my way eventually, not holding my breath.

Much of my end of the day aesthetic tack comes from my view of Hetchins, vibe, ethos, soul, Kool Aid, etc.

Love them and think they are timeless and so very classic all at the same time, yours is very much both even with the outstanding period build.
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Old 05-31-23, 09:08 PM
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I built this up for my wife. Still need to close on the cockpit. The intent was for this to be for CIno this year but we canít make it.

Itís a little big for her, but itís the smallest frame I could find with 700c wheels.

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Originally Posted by Ocelotl
1971 Colin Cape
handsome bike, looks like a high bottom bracket. Pedal through those corners.
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Old 05-31-23, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by nenad

1989 Colnago Super Sprint
with Federation impulse engine too.
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Old 05-31-23, 11:34 PM
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Eek it's almost June! (Disregard the time zone....)

This is almost a "show your multi-colored bike" bike, given the size of the white panels. '75-ish Gran Sport. Shoulda ridden it today for 5/31, but it's not ride-ready at the moment, and it's small on me anyway.






Trek 750 hybrid, it really is blue, not purple. Found in the weeds and brought back to life:


Trek 930 SHX, it was my wife's, can bring myself to sell it. This really could be for someone "five foot two".


BSA 3-speed, I'm guessing mid '60s, haven't looked at the number on the Sturmey in a while.
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