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    RetroCarbons, let's see 'em.....

    Hydro's make us go.
    Flouro's make things blow.
    Those in the know, though,
    think Retro's the way to go.

    Though steel is worth the peddling,
    Some fool is always meddling
    With designing a frame
    to make them a name
    That's cooler and faster when pedaling.

    Enough of this nonsense, let's see the "retro" carbon bikes.
    Bring out the bikes that almost always require an explanation.

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    1988 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman. Alloy lugs, glued-in tubing. BB says "60x63.5" but that's way off.
    No Tange decals on this one. It was made in Japan, though. Came to me from Otto Rax, is now with gmouchawar.
    OEM was Dura Ace, though I've never seen one with any more DA than the FD, BB, and crankset.
    Centurion sold another, almost identical model, called, simply, "Carbon." It was Shimano 600 tricolor.

    This is Chorus and Vento because I thought it would be cool.


    BF member Spinz found me another, and BF member riva picked it up and shipped it to me.
    I built it similar to my current one, so no need to post pics of it. Here is my current one.
    It says "59x63" on the bottom bracket, but it matches my 56cm steel Ironman bikes in size.
    This is 10-speed Ultegra, Mavic Cosmic Elites.

    Robbie ♪♫♪...☻

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    Here are a couple more:

    Early 90's Look KG 196 and circa 1993 Trek 2300.










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    Ill get some pics up at the end of the week hopefully of my Kestrel

    I had a 2300 and Epic, but those have since been sold







    1988 Centurion IronMan "Miami Vice" - 2008 Gary Fisher Genesis
    Moved to Boise....I miss all my old bikes....Time to start over.............

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    subscribed. very cool thread. very nice bikes.

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    I wish I had more than one picture of this thing. Not only so I wouldn't be posting it over and over, but so I could post one after I fixed the saddle.



    1993 Trek 2300.

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    save the saddle, that is one of my favorite treks. can i have the white frame in the background?

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    Unfortunately, Brooks Swallows don't get along with Thomson seatposts. The clasp hits the top of the post. Ask me how long it took me to figure out that particular noise.

    The Cinelli's long gone. The Trek frame replaced it.

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    The best from 89-91.
    Had a clearing in the weather Monday and put in a 10 mile sprint with a 24.5 mph average.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PDXaero View Post

    The best from 89-91.
    Had a clearing in the weather Monday and put in a 10 mile sprint with a 24.5 mph average.
    One of my favorite bikes on this forum.

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    My 1985 Vitus Plus Carbone 7

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    Miyata CarbonTech 3000 1991ish. Fixed gear cuz the frame had been dropped in shipping and the shifter boss had been pushed into the frame. A friend of mine who does CF work, removed the top tube cable guides, FD mount and other shifter boss and laid new CF and resin over the holes. You'd never see the patches if you didn't where to look. Has a matched set of tub wheels on it now.

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    all vurrah vurrah cool...

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    IMAG0008..jpgMiyata Team Carbon 1993 - built up by Robbie Tunes
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    Got a few more things to get (KMC chain on the way, off to look for some DT shifters at the shop)


    1988 Centurion IronMan "Miami Vice" - 2008 Gary Fisher Genesis
    Moved to Boise....I miss all my old bikes....Time to start over.............

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    Bianchi Goddess Bianchigirll's Avatar
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    great timing on this thread. I was telling someone a few weeks ago the last carbon bike I owned/rode was a '94ish Giant something. well when cleaning and moving some olde stuff around I found some photographs ( [foh-tuh-graf, -grahf] for you 'young ins, that is like a 'pic' but it is actually printed on papaer after a magical chemical process) anyway turn out it was actually a Mongoose IBOC frame. never cared for it though and I sold it off

    IIRC the parts I sold it with were mostly the 105 STI you see, and a pair of Open 4 CD/ Campi Rec wheels with a Sachs FW


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    Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '86 Bertoni (sold), '09 Motobecane SS, '98 Hetchins M.O., '09 K2 Mainframe, '89 Trek 2000, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape

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    In years of riding, I've seen very few Mongoose roadies, much less a carbon...
    Last edited by RobbieTunes; 11-18-10 at 04:36 PM.

    Robbie ♪♫♪...☻

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    At Bikamper [QUOTEFixed gear cuz the frame had been dropped in shipping and the shifter boss had been pushed into the frame. A friend of mine who does CF work, removed the top tube cable guides, FD mount and other shifter boss and laid new CF and resin over the holes. You'd never see the patches if you didn't where to look.][/QUOTE]
    had similar sitatuion with my frame - the front brake cable stop was messed up. Found some clamp on cable stops. Here is a link http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.a...m=005904000606 not sure if that will help your problem.

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    An Epic I recently sold...


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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
    In years of riding, I've seen very few Mongoose roadies, much less a carbon...
    it was the only one I ever saw. I think it was a short lived thing. this frame was actually susposed to be out of alignment but I never noticed anything wrong with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by drrobwave View Post
    At Bikamper [QUOTEFixed gear cuz the frame had been dropped in shipping and the shifter boss had been pushed into the frame. A friend of mine who does CF work, removed the top tube cable guides, FD mount and other shifter boss and laid new CF and resin over the holes. You'd never see the patches if you didn't where to look.]
    had similar sitatuion with my frame - the front brake cable stop was messed up. Found some clamp on cable stops. Here is a link http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.a...m=005904000606 not sure if that will help your problem.[/QUOTE]

    whos problem? the OP is just looking to start a discussion on vitange Carbon bikes.
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    Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '86 Bertoni (sold), '09 Motobecane SS, '98 Hetchins M.O., '09 K2 Mainframe, '89 Trek 2000, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape

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    Quote Originally Posted by drrobwave View Post
    At Bikamper [QUOTEFixed gear cuz the frame had been dropped in shipping and the shifter boss had been pushed into the frame. A friend of mine who does CF work, removed the top tube cable guides, FD mount and other shifter boss and laid new CF and resin over the holes. You'd never see the patches if you didn't where to look.]
    had similar sitatuion with my frame - the front brake cable stop was messed up. Found some clamp on cable stops. Here is a link http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.a...m=005904000606 not sure if that will help your problem.[/QUOTE]

    The removal of the cable guides and other stuff was planned. I bought it as a damaged NOS frame for the sole purpose of building it into a fixed gear. No way I was ever going to get the old shifter boss out of the down tube or a new one in. The cable guides without a cable strung through them were nothing more than scrotum snaggers anyway.
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    here's a bare frame set: 58cm ALAN Record Carbonio labeled Fanini.
    It needs the DT-to-headlug joint re-bonded, and yes as a coincidence it IS for sale, and cheap.

    check out the for sale postings for details.

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    Beautiful bikes. One of my grail bikes is the Peugeot PY10FC.
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