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Old 01-20-11, 06:58 PM   #1
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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

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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
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Well this is odd

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Graduated High Schol in '81
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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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Old 01-20-11, 09:00 PM   #6
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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?
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1956..... that's gonna cost me.
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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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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!
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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.

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I had a Robin hood that was close, 1963 two years older than me.
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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)!

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