Classic & Vintage - Patina is good, lets see some photos of your old bikes/brooks/ideale
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08-21-09, 12:32 PM
I like the looks of a well ridden weathered bike. My favorites I have seen on the street are an old Argos,Coppi and Raleigh.
There is something about a bicycle that has an original owner patina developed on it. A well used bike is most pretty to me. Lets see some photos of your complete patina bikes and your broken in leather seats.
08-21-09, 12:41 PM
here is a patina-ed cinelli saddle I had and sold:
here is a b-15 I had and sold:
here is an old brooks I gave along w/ a frameset I sold:
the bottecchia it sits on I sold also, but with a newer rolls saddle.
OK, the paint is new and patina-free, but the saddle is a 1972 Brooks Pro with about 50k mi / 80k km on it.
We have a pair of green Raleigh Sports (1st pic), my wife's is a '73 (2nd & 3rd pic), mine is a '74 (4th & 5th pic), both with Brooks B-72 saddles.
Both are original with the exception of the tires, tubes and hand grips.
08-21-09, 07:45 PM
The old Regal saddle on my Bill Davidson Impulse has a nice patina thing going on...
08-21-09, 08:56 PM
beautiful regal. damn
I will try to dig up some photos of my older Ideale's and Brooks....
But this 40 yr old Schwinn SS has a great patina going on....
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