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Old 05-03-12, 12:57 PM   #1
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Anyone have 2 (or more) of the exact same bike (make, model, year and/or color)?

I've got a 1992 Trek 400 that I picked up a few weeks ago that I'm setting up with a rack and bags for commuting. Well I just came across another one, exact same bike and size even, that is just teasing me to get. I could try to justify getting it by using it as a foul weather commuter, but I'm not really sure my wife could or would understand having 2 of the exact same bike. She thinks I'm crazy already, which may work out in the end in my favor. I guess I could always get it and try to flip it or trade it, but thought it might be fun having 2 of the same bike for a while.
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Why??.........I guess because we could??
Haven't done the "doppelganger" bike collection thing yet, but I could understand why one would have a spare, identical bike to have as a replacement or back up. It's kinda like the same thing we do with components where we stash up identical parts .....in case we ever wear out the one installed on our bikes:

.....yah sure, that's the ticket!........

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Not quite, but close. 1970 + 1972 Schwinn Paramount P13's and 1982/1982 Schwinn Superiors (second of which has been modified and repainted):





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I'm close, but no exact twins.

2 1980 Lotus Grand Prixs, both blue but one is a mixte.
2 58cm Lotus Odyssey models in Pearl Orange, but one is an '81 and the other an '83.
2 1984 Lotus Odyssey bikes that were husband and wife bikes. Different sizes and colors.
2 1980 Lotus bikes in Ice Blue, 58cm, one is a Classique and one is a Legend. Those two are probably over-all the closest twins as they are only one model apart.

Given the relative lack of information about Lotus bikes, the only way to know them is to own them. At least that's the current excuse my wife still believes.
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Old 05-03-12, 01:44 PM   #5
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Does Men's & Lady's versions count?
I did have 2 Huffy Aerowinds for a while.....just because they made me laugh.

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2 that are red, but the Japanese red is a different shade than the Italian one.
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I actually have four Centurion Ironman models. Two are red-white, one is green-white and the fourth (the rust bucket) is yellow-fuscia.







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I have two and don't understnd why.

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Two 1975 Eisentraut Limited, both a kind of red/maroon, one a 57.5 and the other a 59.

The 59 has a Mighty Tour crank/rings, Suntour FD/Shimano Crane RD, Weyless hubs, 27" clincher, Campy seatpost and headset, Gran Compe brakes, SR Soul Stem, Sakae World Champion bars.

The 57.5 has Campy NR crank/rings, Campy NR FD/RD, Phil hubs, 700c tubular, Campy seatpost and headset, Wienmann brakes, Cinelli 1A stem, 3TTT bars

Both ride wonderfully. I've got the dimensions dialed in so reach and stroke are very similar. Love them both and they will not be leaving anytime soon.
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Someone has 2 or 3 Schwinn Peleton's, in the same color, I think set up differently.
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I had two identical Centurion Dave Scott Ironman Carbons, 59cm.
One was set up with Vento wheels and 8-sp Chorus Ergo.
One was set up with Bontrager wheels and 8-sp Shimano 600 tricolor.

I no longer have photos, or the bikes. They were too big for me.
One was traded for one that fit, one was traded for another frame (that fit)

I have to admit, I've had a few Ironman bikes, and a fair amount of duplicates.....

I've seen those Pelotons, all in white, I think, and was drooling.
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(2) 23-1/2" Raleigh-Gazelle Grand Prix's from '73 - one white, one blue
(2) 23-1/2" Raleigh Super Courses from '73 - one green, one red







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Raleigh Superbe #55033RC sports a 1958 SA SW...



Raleigh Superbe #55045RC came with a '59 SW

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Wow - talk about coming close with your serial numbers there, Clubman. Impressive.

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1937 CCM Road Racer replacement frame, NOS.



1937 Road Racer, restored.

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A beautiful CCM and a Chrysler New Yorker in the back to boot? Me like.

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Wow - talk about coming close with your serial numbers there, Clubman. Impressive.

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...it's odd, isn't it. Never seen another example of this model anywhere and I get 2. Going to check the CCM numbers later.
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Keen eye! My neighbours New Yorker is right up your alley isn't it? It's a beautiful frame-off restoration and I think it's for sale too

C'mon, you must have some parts money burning a hole in your pocket! I can facilitate and drive it down to you.

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I have had so many peugeot twins.

Here is a video of my twin 1984 psv-10's

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I have two 1987 Prologues right now, both red and white, made about a month apart (two different sizes).

I have two Trek 950 MTBs, although one is a 1992, the other is a 1994 (two different sizes).
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I've seen those Pelotons, all in white, I think, and was drooling.
Yeah, one's been updated to a brifter setup, and in pristine condition too. I ogled it for a bit.
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Keen eye! My neighbours New Yorker is right up your alley isn't it? It's a beautiful frame-off restoration and I think it's for sale too

C'mon, you must have some parts money burning a hole in your pocket! I can facilitate and drive it down to you.
Quite similar to my '79 Continental - same paint scheme too.

I'm holding out for a '71-73 Mustang sportsroof.

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I have had so many peugeot twins.

Here is a video of my twin 1984 psv-10's

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Nice road movie!
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Speaking of close serial numbers. I have an Oxide Green '83 Legend Compe #EY04307 and about two years after that found my Champagne '83 Legend #EY04298. Only 9 bikes apart. I think that is pretty interesting considering the Legend and Legend Compe even have different frame geometries and dropouts.
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