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

Old 05-25-18, 05:10 PM
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Old 05-26-18, 12:14 AM
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Old 05-26-18, 06:25 AM
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This was originally red, at least where there was paint.



Another Paramount, Waterford repaint.



Trek Elance 330. Painted by a community college class.



Toby Stanton custom.



Cool but not.



Stiff light rocket. Super Criterium 800
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Here's a snapshot of my new-to-me 1990 Bridgestone RB-1.

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Old 05-27-18, 04:00 AM
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Originally Posted by niliraga


1972 Italvega. Gone now, but never forgotten...
Was that a Super Record model?
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1978 Trek 730


78 Trek 730

This is a bit of a rescue project. A bath in Evaporust, healthy spritz of frame saver and some matte black touch up on bare spots. It is a lively ride!

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Originally Posted by mech986


Was that a Super Record model?
Believe so (at least as far as I could ever work out). Not even the ghost of any decals on it, but the frame specs lined up that way.

One day I'll find a Super Speciale...
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Old 05-31-18, 08:47 PM
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The Blue Treks

I thought I lost these pix, just found them tonite. On 531.

I no longer have the 820 or the 420. The 420 went to a friend of our son's- He had the bike all thru college and he's still got it and rides it. I think that's awesome.

That's a 92-ish Trek 820, 1984 Trek 420, 1978 Trek 730, 1985 Trek 620, 1986 400 Elance.


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Old 05-31-18, 11:23 PM
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Made it just under the wire, thanks to Pacific time. I just took delivery of this one last weekend. Build thread soon!


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Originally Posted by phtomita

that’s a cool looking bike and build!
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Its in the tear down phase of the rebuild (1987 Cresta GT)


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Old 06-02-18, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by ryansu
Its in the tear down phase of the rebuild (1987 Cresta GT)


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This is going to be sweet- are you going to go with a "stock" type thing- or you upgrading or modernizing???

And looking forward to the Touring Bikes thread getting bumped up!
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy
This is going to be sweet- are you going to go with a "stock" type thing- or you upgrading or modernizing???

And looking forward to the Touring Bikes thread getting bumped up!
It will be mostly stock but since I plan to ride it the short stem, narrow bars, dinky brake hoods and 30 year old Vetta saddle are going I am also swapping the cycloid (think biopace) rings for standard sugino rings but the wheels, and drive train will stay stock. I need to finish the Motobecane GT rebuild that is in progress but then its the GTs turn

mock up of the new cockpit

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Well it's not May but I just finished my first blue bike of the year (I have 3 in the build queue, a 1972 Fuji Finest, a 1985 Cannondale ST 400, and a mid 70s Sekine SHS 271). I like this Sekine, turkey levers and all, a lot. The frame is Tange champion tubing (likely no. 3 but double butted) and the parts are mainly Shimano; this bike is nearly all original:
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3 rensho

Here is my slightly beat up 3 rensho
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Old 06-03-18, 10:47 PM
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Blue bikes

Another blue May bike. I bought this 1987 KHS Montana Pro back in Febbut just got my hands on it. Complete tear down, scrubbed, polished, lubed. Threw on a set of cream colored fatties. Digging it.

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Apparently I slept through May. I saw that June is for silver bikes - of which I have zero, and then saw May was blue... belated group photo time:



Arranged in degrees of blueness - back row, r - l
197? Raleigh Grand Sports (mostly white, but the blue color is the model's most recognizable feature)
2000 Bob Jackson (a bit higher in blue/white ratio... lightest and possibly the most nimble of my bicycles)
1955-ish Viking Trackmaster. (Loki is well and truly hidden here. Need to give it a separate thread someday. It came to me with brake fittings, and I have it rigged as single speed, rather than fixed atm)
199? Giant Iguana (the "hippie bike" - converted to 2 x10 drop bar, multisurface versatility)
1977 Argos (1mm of headset spacing and a rear derailleur/chain adjustment away from finally being ready for serious action) Very eager to get this out on a proper ride.

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Originally Posted by noobinsf
Made it just under the wire, thanks to Pacific time. I just took delivery of this one last weekend. Build thread soon!


Very nice! Italian or Japanese made frame? Tubing?

Originally Posted by niliraga
Believe so (at least as far as I could ever work out). Not even the ghost of any decals on it, but the frame specs lined up that way.

One day I'll find a Super Speciale...
you mean like these?


Brown 72 Super Speciale


Medium blue 73 Super


The Trio ready for Eroica California 2018


My original 72 Super Speciale from high school as ridden Eroica 2017


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Here's another blue bike, a repainted 74 Windsor Profesional, too bad the chrome head lugs were painted. It's a long term project.





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Originally Posted by mech986
Very nice! Italian or Japanese made frame? Tubing?
Thanks! It has the Miyata serial number format, so it's Japanese. I'm not sure on the tubing. Many of the high end Univegas of that era were made from Tange Champion 1, but this one has no decals. Pics of other high end Univegas around that time appear to also be missing decals, so it could be Miyata's own tubing. It's light, but not super-light. Rides very nicely, I'm very happy with it.
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Another year, another month of May for displaying our blue bicycles.

And ... go.
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This bike has a little blue on it. Who is the rule maker here, anyway?

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3 blue


bikes I am flipping to help pay for my bike addiction.
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