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Old 01-06-08, 07:30 PM   #1
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A bike a day makes the pain go away...

I'm headed in for knee surgery tomorrow (ACL) and will be down and out for a while. It will be some time before any of the bikes are out of the stable. I have a few projects to work on when I am able, but I thought I would post pictures of my bikes to keep me entertained during my recovery. I decided to start tonight as I will likely be in no mood to do it tomorrow.

Here's some flash to begin with. This is a Gitane TDF that I picked up from a fellow whose brother collected bikes before his health failed. The conversion work was done prior to my ownership. Braze-ons were added and the bike was repainted and outfitted with "modern" components. It needed tires, handlebars, wrap, and cables. It came with a titanium honey Brooks swift that was probably worth the purchase price alone, but it's a little narrow for me. I added the decals to finish it off. It's a smooth riding machine.















Hope you enjoy. There is more to come.
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Old 01-06-08, 07:32 PM   #2
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Beautiful bike!

Winter is the best time for knee surgery, if there is a good time for it.

I had mine in Febuary '03.
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Nice, nice bike!
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Nice Gitane.

Love those Royal Compe brakes.
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Beauty, eh?!

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Best of luck with your surgery and a speedy recovery!

Nice Gitane, too.
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A real beut! Thanks for posting the pics may you have a speedy recovery.
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Nice bike and very very clean. The photo's are impressive - what camera are you using? Looking forward to the next installment.

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I survived. Here's the next one; it's going to have to do the talking today.















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Old 01-07-08, 08:29 PM   #11
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Glad you folks are enjoying the pics. For Gary Fountain the camera is an older Sony 4.1 Cybershot - Zeiss lens. Thanks for the good wishes and see you tomorrow.
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How many days are you covering here?
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Old 01-07-08, 08:59 PM   #13
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How many days are you covering here?
If I include the wife's and kid's lugged steel I could cover a week or two. Are there limits on days or photo posts? I've been a regular viewer but not a big poster.
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Keep posting! Those pics are awesome, great examples of vintage cycles. Nice job with the photography also.
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This thread is SWEET!
I wish I had a frame pump!
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If I include the wife's and kid's lugged steel I could cover a week or two. Are there limits on days or photo posts? I've been a regular viewer but not a big poster.
There's a 10 image per post limit. I wasn't asking because there's a problem though. I was just curious to see how many of those sweet bicycles you had.
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Glad you survived your surgery.

Yeah, the pics are great.

Thanks for showing us your beautiful bikes.
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I'm looking forward to the next one tomorrow. That Bridgestone is a beauty.
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Best wishes for a rapid rehab and recovery from your surgery. The bikes are great -- keep posting!
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Great pics! And love your bikes. Keep 'em coming! I'm enjoying the detailed macros of the components. The Shimano 600 group on the Bridgestone brings back memories. I used them to help build a racer for my brother in the 80s. Good stuff!

As for posting pics online, you can also create a free Photobucket.com account for yourself and upload pics there, and then link them to anywhere.
May you make a speedy recovery.

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Are there limits on days or photo posts? I've been a regular viewer but not a big poster.


Only limit is that you can't put more than ten images in one post (and that includes emoticons).

The sky is the limit otherwise , and you're doing a great job with those beautiful bikes!

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Beautiful bike!

Winter is the best time for knee surgery, if there is a good time for it.

I had mine in Febuary '03.
December '03 here ... recuperation, and the indoor rehab which follows, are only made worse by bright sunshine and warm days.

When will the docs let you up on a trainer? And will you be out on the road for this summer's riding season?
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Nice Gitane, too.

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I'm back with another installment. This time a 1984 Trek 420 I picked up recently and refurbished. Paint and decals turned out to be in great shape underneath the grime, and it came with the rack and bags. A definite catch of the day. I made some upgrades from my parts bin and switched it over to 700c wheels. I went all out with new fenders so I can handle the rain when I ride again. Almost too tall for me but I have enough clearance and the reach to the bars is fine. It should be a good workhorse.











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I'm back with another installment. This time a 1984 Trek 420 I picked up recently and refurbished. Paint and decals turned out to be in great shape underneath the grime, and it came with the rack and bags. A definite catch of the day. I made some upgrades from my parts bin and switched it over to 700c wheels. I went all out with new fenders so I can handle the rain when I ride again. Almost too tall for me but I have enough clearance and the reach to the bars is fine. It should be a good workhorse.











Another clean one. Wish my '84 520 was that nice. Are the decals original?
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