Beautiful!! Love that Miyata.,,,,BD
Beautiful!! Love that Miyata.,,,,BD
Here are a few more: My main Winter Commuter Rain bike, a 1981? Centurion Pro Tour with 40 spoke rear wheel, 36 spoke front. A Sturmey Archer Dyno Hub ran a LumoTech headlight, "Aerox" triple crankset.
Backup Winter Bike: 1986 MotoBecane Grand Tour that came with a Stronglight triple crank & unique Weinmann centerpulls.
I sold both of these when I retired but first moved the Stronglight triple onto my Motobecane Grand Jubile & used the weinmann brakes for a Raleigh Super Course build. The Grand Jubile & Super Course are nice Sport-Tour bikes that can be used for light touring.
Last edited by ollo_ollo; 08-22-07 at 08:14 AM. Reason: add additional pics that didn't take 1st time
Early to Mid 80's Ross Gran Tour.. This must have been one of the better Ross's because I
have'nt found anything about it that fits in the department store class. It's a nice ride...
I never added (to this thread) the most recent addition to my stable.
1987 Velo sport.
Last edited by ricohman; 08-31-07 at 01:44 PM.
That Velo Sport looks cooler every time I see it!
Thank you for one of the best photo-threads I have ever seen in BikeForums.
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Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069
you all have some very beautiful bikes. here's my 1984 Trek 520 that i got for 20 smackers. it's currently set up for fixed gear for commuting in wet weather, but I plan to some day restore it and use it for touring.
Last edited by Sizzle-Chest; 08-25-07 at 12:50 AM.
"What kind of bike? I don't know, I'm not a bike scientist."
A $20 520?
I would like to find one like that for one of my boys to ride.
Here's my 1975 Dawes Super Galaxy
Link to photo album: http://picasaweb.google.com/samuelpr...um040720071711
- Haden investment-cast ‘curly’ lugs
- Milremo 36-hole rims
- Shimano Crane (Dura Ace) high flange
- Michelin World Tour tyres in the photos but Schwalbes on now
- Weinmann 999 Centre-pulls. 610 front; 750 rear. Weinmann levers
- Sugino Maxi 52/40 crankset
- Sugino Strong BB
- Campagnolo headset
- SR Apex in photos but now got unnamed shorter one
- SR Road Champion handlebars
Rear : SunTour Sprint 9000, short cage
Front : SunTour/Compe-V (Suntour ‘Spirt’ mechanism/Dia-Compe lightened/drilled cage)
Changers : SunTour LD4500 Powershifter stem levers
Freewheel : Shimano 5-speed 14/24
Saddle : Brooks B5N, with lacing holes in the flanks BUT now brooks b17 because the old one died
Pedals : Shimano clipless things!
This should hit my porch in a couple of days (who's the patron saint of parcel carriers (or are they covered by St. Christopher)? -- I might need to put in a good word).
My 1972 Schwinn P15-9 Paramount 15-speed "touring" bike
I own my dream bike, a 2006 R-14 66cm Waterford road bike
Check out the first post of my blog... I picked up the correct 1987 Deore Front Derailleur to match the 1988 rear derailleur on my '84ish international but that won't go on till I get back:
Mariner Fan, Your bike is BEAUTIFUL! I wish my bike was that caliber. I do have the same tires.
1 Super Record bike, 1 Nuovo Record bike, 1 Pista, 1 Road, 1 Cyclocross/Allrounder, 1 MTB, 1 Touring, 1 Fixed gear
Click on my sig to see my Raleigh 650b conversion. All rescued and restored components.
Main bits are:
- Mafac brakes and levers
- Velocity rims and hubs
- Campy shifter
- Sugino cranks
- Brooks B17.
- Suntour derailleur
Only riding it a week, first long ride next friday (metric century).
After months of searching around here, I can finally contribute to this thread! I found this Univega Specialissima yesterday. The paint is rough but there's almost no rust as far as I can tell, and it seems to be a pretty nice frame, although I don't know where these ranked in Univega's lineup. The front derailleur clamp is actually broken at the hinge, and someone has installed a tiny screw in the seat tube to keep it from sliding down. It's a terrible way to fix the problem, but I don't think it will hurt anything. If anyone has a functional Cyclone front derailleur let me know! It came with 27 inch wheels, but oddly enough it also works with 700cc wheels even with cantilever brakes. I tried a set I had lying around and I hardly had to move the brake pads at all. Strange.
Last edited by Lamplight; 09-03-07 at 02:06 PM.
Thought I'd see if I could keep this thread going. Here is my '53 Chemineau.
My '82 or '83 Miyata 610. I don't remember when I bought it. I do remember the salesman telling me that I would own this bike the rest of my life. He wasn't kidding. This bike can do it all, I even entered a Cat 4 race with it back in '85 when I had problems with my Colnago 10 minutes before the race was starting.
It's all original except the seat, which my Malamute chewed up about 12 years ago. I've also converted it to 700c wheels, but I still have the orginal Araya 27".
Here's a pic with it set up more like a tourer:
Mine's the blue one...well, they're both mine, actually, but the blue one is my main ride - Coventry Eagle 531 frame built up. The photo was taken during a tour of the Black Forest earlier this year.
Sorry that there was only one picture posted - that was the only one that was small enough to fit on this site. If you click on the link at the bottom of this post it will take you to the rest of the pictures which are posted on Webshots.com. The bike was also featured on the Velo Orange blog, which gave quite a bit about it's history.
The Chemineau derailleur was the first commercially available shift system of it's type, and was only found on the Chemineau bicycles, which were produced in St. Etienne, France from about 1911 until the late fifties.
The front changer is a Simplex, and was actually quite common in the early fifties.
You can also find information on the bike at a site called Tonton velo, and the derailleur is mentioned in Frank Berto's "The Dancing Chain"
About the original parts on the Chemineau - almost all are original. The rear hub was changed in the 70's, the spokes have been replaced, also. The freewheel, chainrings, and chain were replaced at about the same time, the fenders are new, and the saddle is an exact replacement of the original that I found on eBay. The bike has never been repainted.
I was so excited when I sw this thread. I'm currently building a 80's nishiki cresta with mostly suntour parts. The pics were taken when it was built up an a SS CX bike but I just couldn't bring myself to take it off road. Currently, it has a suntour topmount shifter and FD, a shimano 600 RD and stck diacomp cantis. I'm still looking for a wheel set (if anyone has a freewheel clincher wheel set PM me).
Is that a Gipiemme seatpost? And what's the stem? I like the 90-degree bend.