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    Show us your vintage carbon fiber

    Carbon Fiber. It's been around long enough for me to classify it as vintage or having vintage potential, and with the piece of the cycling pie it has, the original carbon bits are classic i suppose...to an extent. From the Exxon-grafteks to the old Looks, Alans, Miyatas, Centurions, MBKs, the list goes on. I'd like to see pics of peoples vintage carbon fiber. handlebars, wheels, hubs, frames, any carbon bit from the last millenia

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    I believe my Miyata frame is circa 1990. The bars of the TT version and fork are much newer.



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    my friend neil's kestrel


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    that kestrel is AWESOME, i love that paint scheme. and the "murdered out" miyata. very nice very nice. heres what i have. i had it fixed for a minute, but just added a spsinergy rev-x rear wheel with a 5 speed freewheel, shimano 600ax brakes, shimano 600 cranks, mavic derailleur and a tioga spyder saddle. and of course nicely polished drops to round it all out. post-reconversion pics soon



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    any excuse i can get to show it off lol

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    got any close ups of the mbk lugs or seat cluster?

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    Wow, lotsa pretty bikes here.. I really wish my trek 2100 had lugs like some of the examples here.

    I really love how the seat stays meet with the seat cluster on that Miyata above!

    The Alans gotta be my favorite so far, shame its a fixie though :/
    -Ah, I see you mention its been geared now!

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    no one has anymore old school carbon fibre? unbelievable

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    My Vitus Carbone 9:

    Yes, I'm building it up, gettting a tout Mavic equipment. Hope I can ride it this year.

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    So would you guys go down a steep incline at 40mhp on an 18 year old carbon frame? No offence but I don't I would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otto Rax View Post
    no one has anymore old school carbon fibre? unbelievable
    I don't think so. Lots of us older riders just don't have the perspective that carbon is vintage!
    Even though an early 80's bike would ceratinly be.

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    I still haven't added the decals yet but here is my recently completed '87 Record Carbonio w/full C-record grouppo! While the frame is "vintage" weight-weenie, the Deltas and RD don't help. Final weight: 20 lbs.






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    Wow, if I hadn't seen the pics with my own eyes, I never would have believed there was such a thing as vintage carbon. I've always thought of carbon as plastic crap purchased by gullible people. I may have to reassess now that I have seen with my own eyes pictures of carbon bikes that have survived for more than 10 years. Interesting that the forks on the old ones are metal, whereas the fork is the first place you see carbon on new bikes.

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    I always liked these Vitus Carbone frames. Can you post pictures when it is finished?

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    Heres my 1991 Trek 2100 which some of you may have seen. Bonded carbon/aluminum. Still have yet to ride it as it was a winter project of mine, as you can see by the snow in the background its maiden voyage will be in april. I need a slightly shorter stem, and I'm gonna use some 40cm bars instead of the 42s as they fit me much better. With those changes and the chain on I have my fingers crossed for 18 and a half pounds... by saying that you can tell its certainly weight weenie, I will be racing this bike this year!











    Some nice yellow nail polish for a few personal touches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vxpro View Post
    I still haven't added the decals yet but here is my recently completed '87 Record Carbonio w/full C-record grouppo! While the frame is "vintage" weight-weenie, the Deltas and RD don't help. Final weight: 20 lbs.





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    This thread makes me want a vintage CF bike.
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    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    ahhhh. Nobody has a Graftek?

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    about the joints failing. Thats no BS, but it's definately over-rated. One racer has his fork break on his Vivalo in Japan, and all the sudden, everyone in the world with a vivalo hears about it. If I never hear someone mention carbon/aluminum failing again, I'd be happy. I inspect mine regularly and enjoy it.

    Hey, I heard a cast lug failed on someones bike once, I don't recommend anyoen with a lugged bike go over 10 MPH for fear of iminent catastrophic failure.

    See, thats a joke, please don't think im being a jerk. I'm just saying, I've personally seen a lug fail, but that doesn't make me flap my gums to everyone with a lugged steel bike.

    *RANT* apologies, I've just heard it one too many times

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    I certainly wouldn't consider my Epic vintage, but I suppose I could say it's "old" carbon.


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    any of the sp. epic road bikes i consider vintage. That's a right pretty conversion too!

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    Thanks! It's really not very fun to ride at all, though.

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    Hi dear people,

    My 1991 Koga Miyata GentsRacer Carbolite does have a fork with carbon blades:



    Quite early for a carbon fork I think. The Koga catalogue claims it is the 1st for Europe. The frame looks quite a lot like Robtown's.

    The oldest carbon rig in my stable, a 1990 Miyata Century:

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    Not mine but the nicest CF I've seen:
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    would a used Specialized Epic be worth $150?

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