Beautiful barn. I have a soft spot for barns.
Finishing my Father's Day "Ride for Nature" century ride on my fixed gear:
Here is a picture of my sister and I from a few years back when I was still living in North Vancouver. These are 1950s Schwinn cruiser bikes that we eventually put 8 speed cassettes on to make them a truly first generation mountain bikes (anyone seen the Klunkers DVD?). Recently picked up a 1998 Marinoni Squadra and am hoping to have some pictures of that beauty soon.
ps. The paint on these are original. Mine was a maroon that just faded to brown. Went so well with the patina.
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And still smiling! Congrats!
I posted this one in the Saved From The Dump thread. It's a 1985 Trek 470 that I completely restored. Took her out for the inaugural spin today, and what a ride! You can see the excitement on my face.
I don't have a picture of me on any of these that I can find, but here's what I ride! I built them all up from bare frame/forks.
A Nova Pro I cross bike I made into my commuter
An 86 Sannino built with mostly turn of the century Shimano components
An ~'10 Felt ZC with contemporary Sram
Me, making my roady look tiny. I restored this one last summer, it's an ~1968 Italian Chordia / classy Frankenstein. Check out the before picture, she was pretty far gone when I started working my magic.
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Currently restoring a ~1964 French (assumed Mercier) road bike, little longer frame than this one and rolling on 27s. I love this ones 26 x 1 3/8" tires during the winter, planning to make the Frenchie into a light 'summer' bike.
"marketing has convinced the buying public that weight is the mortal sin of bicycles"
Real cyclists use toe clips.
With great bikes comes great responsibility.
Just your standard Saturday group ride, a loop around the entirety of Bora Bora ...that's me on the far left.
A little OT since I was not on my own bike but a terrible rented beach cruiser upon which I looked like a clown riding a child's bike, but oh well, close enough.
This was a stop on an 18 day sailing trip in French Polynesia: two 52' sailboats, six instructors, eighteen students. Still recovering...
1977 Centurion Semi-Pro -- 1983 Trek 600 (650b) -- 1987 Schwinn High Sierra (dropbar) -- 1996 Trek 930 -- 2005 Stumpjumper HT -- 2011 Jamis Coda