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

Old 05-02-19, 02:57 PM
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When I bought it on Jan 2018, with 105 5800 silver last year and with gray Ultegra 6700 this year.

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Gone but not forgotten - Joe Starck-built Rivendell Road Custom from 2000

1982 Mercian Colorado, originally a team-issued bike for the Mercian/The Spoke/Harvest team.

Straightened Raymond, the early 70s Mercier 100 (I think!) underneath all that rattle-can goodness - which includes the front fork tips, sprayed to match the real chrome at the rear!

Another one that is long gone - I snagged this Bridgestone 400 for $40, then went to town making it nice.
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Lots of blue here, my favorite color.

Legnanos, little and big.

My '64 Legnano Roma Olympiade, had since new.

Recently acquired Legnano Gran Premio, not sure of year, thinking '50something. Its a little small, but what a fun bike, and the price was right. Its also my $100 Clunker Challenger.

2002 Allez, not exactly vintage, but it is blue and the rider is vintage.

Not mine, but two rentals I saw this morning on an Ojai Ride.
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My blue period

Univega Competizione (currently being converted to brifters)

Campania Professional (being built up as an upright commuter)

And an upcoming Mercian KOM Touring build (seller's pic, not mine)
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My Le Croco.

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'73 Schwinn Sports Tourer. "Opaque Blue"
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My 59 Bergmeister not ready for the reveil is blue

But my 96 Trek 930SHX is
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1979 Motobecane Grand Sprint
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My 1983 Schwinn Super Sport SP
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Bikes of blue? I have a few ...

Harry Hartman:

Late sixties Gazelle "Race", made before they were renamed to "Champion Mondial. In Bontekoe livery:

Another example from the Bontekoe shop. A Stronglight Altec:

Unidentified as yet, last year's Clunker Challenge contender:

Roy Thame touring bike:

A rather worse for wear Springfield:

A much nicer Springfield:

Union Sapporo on vacation duty:

Union "Rini Wagtmans":

Locomotief Tour de France, covered in Tuscan mud:

Nananananananananana ...
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Cambodia bikes, Bridgestone SRAM 2 speed, 2012 Fuji Stratos...
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Old 05-02-19, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by due ruote
No Gios yet? Someone must have one!
Did I miss one, or has this really gone a full year with no satisfaction? Anyway, here you go.

And since I'm here...

My 1982 Sequoia

My daughter's 1993 RockHopper

And the now departed bikes...

2001 LeMond Nevada City

1977 Gitane Gypsy Sport (my first vintage bike!)

1989 RockHopper

Not vintage, but still blue (and also departed)...

1999 Kona Muni Mula

2006 Kona Kula

2008 Long Haul Trucker

2008 Cross Check

(I was honestly surprised to realize just how many blue bikes I had on my Flikr page.)
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Old 05-02-19, 11:47 PM
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Same here. I think I have more blue bikes that any other color; who knew?

Merckx Corsa Extra

Peugeot Vagabond

Shogun Prairie Breaker

Currently for sale, cheap if anyone is interested; 1985 Trek 600

Currently on the stand, A teeny-tiny Terry-geometry Bridgestone 550 for my wife, who is exactly five foot two, as it happens.

And an '87 C-dale SR500 with factory custom graphics, flipped last year

Another flipped Cannondale, ST500 (1986, I think)

And ANOTHER flipped Cannondale! 1992 H800 (the blue ones are always too small, for some reason)
● 1971 Grandis SL ● 1972 Lambert Grand Prix frankenbike ● 1972 Raleigh Super Course fixie ● 1973 Nishiki Semi-Pro ● 1979 Motobecane Grand Jubile ●1980 Apollo "Legnano" ● 1984 Peugeot Vagabond ● 1985 Shogun Prairie Breaker ● 1986 Merckx Super Corsa ● 1987 Schwinn Tempo ● 1988 Schwinn Voyageur ● 1989 Bottechia Team ADR replica ● 1990 Cannondale ST600 ● 1993 Technium RT600 ● 1996 Kona Lava Dome ●

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Kind of blue:

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The Gios is one of my favorite blue bikes. Many Italian bikes are too gaudy for my taste.

My McLean was originally blue, and then I had it painted purple. Too bad I don't have pictures of it.

I had a 1979 Peugeot PXN-10LE, stolen only months after I bought it new. It was a pearlescent blue.
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A couple of my blues...'87 De Rosa Professional & '82 Rossin Record:
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Gios blue really is a magical color. I didn't know what the big deal was with Gios until I saw one in person at Eroica in 2019. It immediately went on to my wish list. Pictures don't really capture the color well, especially the one above. This one is a bit better (at least on my monitor).

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84 Team Miyata

amazing ride super smooth, very responsive..... my LBS mechanic was amazed when I told him the tubies were at 130 and they are not high end

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You folks with the DeRosa \ Gios \ Rossin bikes are far too classy.

Let me lower the grade of bikes in this thread with this Rustoleum Hawaiian Blue Huffy:

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'72 Paramount. I'm not crazy about the red housing, will probably go with black. It has Campy bar ends. I'm probably going to go back to down tube shifters.

'86 (I think) 610. The only thing I've done to it was put on a Brooks saddle. It still has the original foam bar wrap that I intend to change eventually.
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I got this 1985 Fuji Allegro cheap at a yard sale today, I knew it was too tall for me but got it anyway thinking I would ride it for a while then sell it. This was my first time on a 25 inch frame, I have already listed it on Craigslist.
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Only one blue bike for me, my Fuji the finest:

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1994 Trek 1400 in "Ice Blue"

1998 Peugeot Team Festina Replica Richard Verinque:
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1993 C'dale R500 - Bought new

1983 Trek 700 - Bought yesterday
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