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    Separated at Birth?

    Who owns a bike or frame built the year you were born? Post a pic.

    Furthermore, has anyone dated a frame or bike to the exact day or week you were born? Who can come the closest?

    I think I had a Moto from the year of my birth, '76, but I didnt narrow it to the month and I gave it to my dad. I'll have to check it.

    Here's that one for now, just so I have something to show

    Mmmm, bicycles.

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    My new '71 Paramount was built sometime during the month of my 13th birthday, March specifically. It would have made the perfect gift for a new teenager, (in my dreams)!

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    I don't have any bikes from when I was born. but I do have two with the serial number about 6 apart, aquired almost 20yrs apart
    Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto (2), '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '88 Trofeo SOLd, '86 Volpe, '89 Axis SOLD, '79 Mixte SOLD, '99 Mega Pro XL Ti SOLD, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,

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    Well this is odd

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    Quote Originally Posted by -holiday76 View Post
    Who owns a bike or frame built the year you were born? Post a pic.

    Furthermore, has anyone dated a frame or bike to the exact day or week you were born? Who can come the closest?

    I think I had a Moto from the year of my birth, '76, but I didnt narrow it to the month and I gave it to my dad. I'll have to check it.

    Here's that one for now, just so I have something to show

    Hey, I recognize your background in that pic!

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    Nothing fun comes to mind in '88

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    When I turned sixteen i had a bottle of Australian Red Wine made in the year I was born (77) that my uncle had set aside for me. It was terrible.

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    The only possibility I might have is the Viking I picked up last weekend - but I rather doubt it.

    Know what this means? holiday gave me an excuse to get another bike.

    Anybody have a '59 in 56 cm?
    Last edited by USAZorro; 01-20-11 at 08:27 PM.
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    1956..... that's gonna cost me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    1956..... that's gonna cost me.
    I surprised people as old as you still attempt to ride.
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    No I don't have one. I don't think they made bikes that long ago.
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    Ive never thought about it before, but now ill think about it every time I add a 'new' bike to the garage. Being the same age as me could save some lucky bike from getting sold when I have too many pile up and its time to make some cuts, but the closest thing I have is a 85 Norco(a year older than me) and its ways too small.

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    My "grail bike" back in the day . . . a 1791 French Comte Mede de Sivrac:

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    Remind me never to ask you guys about fish you've caught.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fender1 View Post
    Hey, I recognize your background in that pic!
    i almost was going to say something about where the pic was from, but I figured I'd see if you'd notice first
    BTW, finally took my first ride tonight with the Supernove E3 LEd headlight, wow! Awesome! I can actually see!
    Mmmm, bicycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stien View Post
    Nothing fun comes to mind in '88
    Say again????


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    Quote Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
    My "grail bike" back in the day . . . a 1791 French Comte Mede de Sivrac:

    You are older than dirt!

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    I have quite the selection of varsities in the basement. I'm sure at least one of them was made in May 1970.

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    The closest I can come to 1959 is my Legnano. The person I got it from thought it was from 1961.

    Laterally stiff yet vertically compliant.

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    I had a Robin hood that was close, 1963 two years older than me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
    My new '71 Paramount was built sometime during the month of my 13th birthday, March specifically. It would have made the perfect gift for a new teenager, (in my dreams)!

    Please tell me you just installed the threadless stem so the fork would stay in place for the photo. Threadless stems on a vintage bike just look funny.

    Quote Originally Posted by avner View Post
    I loled. Twice. Then I cried. Then I rubbed one out and cried again, but thanks for sharing.

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    Just checked the Viking's serial number. It starts with 59, with a superscripted 0, then a four number code, with another superscripted 0, and then 22 (which is the size of the frame in inches). I may have my twin.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Had the year before and the year after, but never the year of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 531phile View Post
    Please tell me you just installed the threadless stem so the fork would stay in place for the photo. Threadless stems on a vintage bike just look funny.
    Exactly! It was just there as a handy way to hold the fork in place for pictures. It has an age appropriate Campagnolo headset ready to install.
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    Here's an '88 Nishiki Olympic that was too small for me, and have since passed along. I had a early Diamondback as well that I suspected was around the same. Most everything else I've had has dated me pretty well.

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