Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-03-12, 03:49 PM   #1
jimmuller 
What??? Only 2 wheels?
Thread Starter
 
jimmuller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston-ish, MA
Bikes: '73 Raleigh Carlton Gran Sport, '72 Peugeot UO-8, '82 Peugeot TH8, '87 Bianchi Brava, '76? Masi Grand Criterium, '87 Centurion Ironman Expert, '74 Motobecane Champion Team, '86 Gazelle champion mondial, '81? Grandis, and lots of uncertainty on some
Posts: 10,516
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 71 Post(s)
Has anybody seen my bike?

I know I left it around here somewhere but I can't seem to find it.


Maybe if I look a little closer.


Nope. It's gotta' be here someplace.
__________________
Real cyclists use toe clips.
With great bikes comes great responsibility.
jimmuller
jimmuller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-12, 03:53 PM   #2
auchencrow 
Senior Member
 
auchencrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Detroit
Bikes:
Posts: 10,330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Two kewl !
__________________
- Auchen
auchencrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-12, 03:55 PM   #3
Chombi 
Senior Member
 
Chombi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Bikes: 1986 Alan Record Carbonio, 1985 Vitus Plus Carbone 7, 1984 Peugeot PSV, 1972 Line Seeker, 1986(est.) Medici Aerodynamic (Project), 1985(est.) Peugeot PY10FC
Posts: 10,879
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 34 Post(s)
Achtung!! Achtung!! Schpitfire! Schpitfire!
Chombi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-12, 03:57 PM   #4
roadrunner2012
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 491
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rather have the Element in the background. Two bikes inside without taking wheels off!
roadrunner2012 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-12, 04:12 PM   #5
auchencrow 
Senior Member
 
auchencrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Detroit
Bikes:
Posts: 10,330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
My neighbor bought one of those new Spitfires in ~'63.
It was just so incredibly cool then, and they're even more so now.

- And the Masi's not half-bad either Jim!!!
__________________
- Auchen
auchencrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-12, 05:26 PM   #6
jimmuller 
What??? Only 2 wheels?
Thread Starter
 
jimmuller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston-ish, MA
Bikes: '73 Raleigh Carlton Gran Sport, '72 Peugeot UO-8, '82 Peugeot TH8, '87 Bianchi Brava, '76? Masi Grand Criterium, '87 Centurion Ironman Expert, '74 Motobecane Champion Team, '86 Gazelle champion mondial, '81? Grandis, and lots of uncertainty on some
Posts: 10,516
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 71 Post(s)
Ha! That ain't no single Spitfire. Which it's one and a half Spitfires, now isn't it? Because why? Because it has a 2-liter 6-cylinder engine, that's why.

The red Element of course is my neighbor Larry's. We refer to it as his red elephant. I'm not sure Larry appreciates that. On the other hand Larry has a nice Super Course (which is son currently has at college) and a Serotta.
__________________
Real cyclists use toe clips.
With great bikes comes great responsibility.
jimmuller
jimmuller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-12, 05:30 PM   #7
cudak888 
www.theheadbadge.com
 
cudak888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Southern Florida
Bikes: http://www.theheadbadge.com
Posts: 22,744
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I spy some of Henry III's work there.

-Kurt
__________________
cudak888 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-12, 05:37 PM   #8
Chombi 
Senior Member
 
Chombi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Bikes: 1986 Alan Record Carbonio, 1985 Vitus Plus Carbone 7, 1984 Peugeot PSV, 1972 Line Seeker, 1986(est.) Medici Aerodynamic (Project), 1985(est.) Peugeot PY10FC
Posts: 10,879
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 34 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
Ha! That ain't no single Spitfire. Which it's one and a half Spitfires, now isn't it? Because why? Because it has a 2-liter 6-cylinder engine, that's why.

But..but...you could've had a V8! (Sunbeam Tiger)......and go even faster?


Chombi
Chombi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-12, 06:02 PM   #9
eippo1 
I like beans
 
eippo1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Meffa, MA
Bikes: Tarmac Pro, Bianchi Zurigo, Raleigh Gran Sport, Fuji Del Rey, Ironman Centurion
Posts: 3,353
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You should totally put Masi decals on the spitfire as a team car.
__________________
You got it buddy: the large print giveth, and the small print taketh away

2009 Dean El Diente Superlite
2011 Bianchi Zurigo CX
2005 Specialized Sworks E5 "Calamity"
2007 Fuji Thrill LT1.0
199? Tommasini ? (pending build)
2001 Della Santa
eippo1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-12, 06:51 PM   #10
pastorbobnlnh 
Freewheel Medic
 
pastorbobnlnh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ascending or Descending the NH Mountains NW of Concord!
Bikes: Snazzy* Schwinns, Classy Cannondales, & a Lonely '83 Santana Tandem (* Ed.)
Posts: 10,262
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
I spy some of Henry III's work there.

-Kurt
Jim, how is Henry's long cage Nuovo Record working?

The Masi is smokin! Looks so much faster than that old car.
__________________
Bob
Dreaming about riding in NH's summertime!

Visit my websites:
FreeWheelSpa.com orpastorbobnlnh.com
pastorbobnlnh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-12, 09:39 PM   #11
jimmuller 
What??? Only 2 wheels?
Thread Starter
 
jimmuller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston-ish, MA
Bikes: '73 Raleigh Carlton Gran Sport, '72 Peugeot UO-8, '82 Peugeot TH8, '87 Bianchi Brava, '76? Masi Grand Criterium, '87 Centurion Ironman Expert, '74 Motobecane Champion Team, '86 Gazelle champion mondial, '81? Grandis, and lots of uncertainty on some
Posts: 10,516
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 71 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
Jim, how is Henry's long cage Nuovo Record working?

The Masi is smokin! Looks so much faster than that old car.
The long cage is working well. Since finishing the build you see there I've ridden the bike only once for any distance. I did my car/train/bike commute with it once last week. It's about 25 miles round trip (that actually took longer for some reason I don't understand ) and includes a few hills, the worst being the climb up the west bank of the Blackstone River valley in the morning. I had no trouble getting up that hill with 42/32 gearing, and the rest of the shifting worked great. I'm still getting used to the shift pattern though. BTW, that RD is an '84 which I picked up late in the build. I'm not thrilled with its ugly adjusting screws but it works well. The original "no date" RD was sloppy, and the reason was that the bushing in the outer end of the cage pivot was missing. You never know about the history of a piece with unknown history, if you take my meaning.

That "old car" though, it ain't slow. Okay, it ain't up to the Masi's standards by a long shot, but slow isn't one of its weak areas.
__________________
Real cyclists use toe clips.
With great bikes comes great responsibility.
jimmuller

Last edited by jimmuller; 05-04-12 at 06:10 PM. Reason: Always proofread to make sure you haven't a word out.
jimmuller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-12, 01:18 AM   #12
Wildwood
Senior Member
 
Wildwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Bikes: see signature
Posts: 4,096
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 86 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by roadrunner2012 View Post
Rather have the Element in the background. Two bikes inside without taking wheels off!
Insanity? Or no sense of style.

Then again I have no Masi.
Wildwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-12, 08:17 AM   #13
tiger1964
Senior Member
 
tiger1964's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Maryland
Bikes: Drysdale/Gitane/Proteus/Zeus/Palo-Alto
Posts: 204
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chombi View Post
But..but...you could've had a V8! (Sunbeam Tiger)......and go even faster?
Yeah but only ONE was ever built as a factory hatchback -- not sure how to carry a bike otherwise (maybe I could strap it to the roll bar?).

Back to the Triumph -- are those Cosmic wheels? (I think they got the name from the price).
tiger1964 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-12, 08:26 AM   #14
jimmuller 
What??? Only 2 wheels?
Thread Starter
 
jimmuller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston-ish, MA
Bikes: '73 Raleigh Carlton Gran Sport, '72 Peugeot UO-8, '82 Peugeot TH8, '87 Bianchi Brava, '76? Masi Grand Criterium, '87 Centurion Ironman Expert, '74 Motobecane Champion Team, '86 Gazelle champion mondial, '81? Grandis, and lots of uncertainty on some
Posts: 10,516
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 71 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by tiger1964 View Post
Yeah but only ONE was ever built as a factory hatchback -- not sure how to carry a bike otherwise (maybe I could strap it to the roll bar?).

Back to the Triumph -- are those Cosmic wheels? (I think they got the name from the price).
I wouldn't mind having a Tiger.

Yes, those are Cosmic Mk 2 wheels. They came off a Lotus Europa, I think. It's been a while.
__________________
Real cyclists use toe clips.
With great bikes comes great responsibility.
jimmuller
jimmuller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-12, 08:34 AM   #15
cudak888 
www.theheadbadge.com
 
cudak888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Southern Florida
Bikes: http://www.theheadbadge.com
Posts: 22,744
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by tiger1964 View Post
Yeah but only ONE was ever built as a factory hatchback -- not sure how to carry a bike otherwise (maybe I could strap it to the roll bar?).
That's why they made the Hillman Husky.

-Kurt
__________________
cudak888 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-12, 09:41 AM   #16
triplebutted
Senior Member
 
triplebutted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: SoCal
Bikes: Lemond, Gios, Fuji, Trek, too many to write
Posts: 1,886
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's dope!!!
triplebutted is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-12, 10:06 AM   #17
FlatTop
holyrollin'
 
FlatTop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: L.B.N.J.U.S.A.
Bikes: Raleigh, Rudge, James 3spds., and a cast of many
Posts: 1,324
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That GT-6 would be outrageous with Group 44 logos. Never mind, it's outrageous enough.

Whenever I see a 6-cylinder Triumph I remember the TR-6 I saw in traffic once. Pure white paint, but the body was RIVETED TOGETHER with what must have been hundreds of large aircraft rivets. It wasn't a racer or prototype, but a very rorty and aggro little production roadster.
FlatTop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-12, 10:09 AM   #18
squirtdad
Senior Member
 
squirtdad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Jose (Willow Glen) Ca
Bikes: '89 Miyata 1400, '82 nishiski (current utilty/commuter project)
Posts: 4,150
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 50 Post(s)
you need to have a Pic with bike on a rack on top of the car.....

Gorgeous on both
__________________
'82 Nishiski commuter/utility
'83 Torpado Super Strada ... cafe commuter
'89 Miyata 1400
Soma rush Fixie
06 Haro x3 (son's bmx)
Electra cruiser (wife's bike)
squirtdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-12, 10:27 AM   #19
Catnap
zungguzungguguzungguzeng
 
Catnap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Bikes: Zunow, Jo Routens, Bridgestone, Mercier, Cannondale
Posts: 1,230
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
the OP has good taste in big-boy toys.
Catnap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-12, 10:41 AM   #20
cehowardGS 
Motorcycle RoadRacer
 
cehowardGS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 3,828
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)


This is coming from a person that all the cars in my life, all had 2 seats and stick shifts!!
__________________
2001 Raleigh R700
1996 Litespeed Classic
1995 Klein Quantum
1989 Cannondale Black Lightning
1988 Centurion Expert Ironman
1989 Centurion Master Ironman
1986 Raleigh Grand Prix(Btr)
1985 Raleigh Prestige
1985 Raleigh Competition
1985 Raleigh Grand Prix #1
1985 Raleigh Grand Prix #2 (project #1)
1985 Raleigh Super Course (project #4)
1979 Raleigh Competition GS-1
19? Raleigh M50 MTB
19? Cannondale F300 MTB

2007 Suzuki GSX R1K
http://www.cehoward.net/pretty.jpg
75,Old,Dirty,&Fast
cehowardGS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-12, 02:26 PM   #21
Oldpeddaller
Senior Member
 
Oldpeddaller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Maidstone, Kent, England
Bikes: 1970 Holdsworth Mistral, Vitus 979, Colnago Primavera, Corratec Hydracarbon, Massi MegaTeam, 1935 Claud Butler Super Velo, Carrera Virtuoso, Viner, 1953 Claud Butler Silver Jubilee, 1954 Holdsworth Typhoon, 1966 Claud Butler Olympic Road, 1982 Claud
Posts: 2,618
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
It's a GT-6, not a Spitfire! Awesome motor - that Masi's cool, too and really well camouflaged when surrounded by classic British sports coupes. Cosmic wheels were very reasonably priced back in the early 1970's when they were new you'd spend the most on Minilite Magnesium or Wolfrace slotted mags, but Cosmics were just SO much sleeker.
Oldpeddaller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-12, 02:46 PM   #22
Chombi 
Senior Member
 
Chombi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Bikes: 1986 Alan Record Carbonio, 1985 Vitus Plus Carbone 7, 1984 Peugeot PSV, 1972 Line Seeker, 1986(est.) Medici Aerodynamic (Project), 1985(est.) Peugeot PY10FC
Posts: 10,879
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 34 Post(s)
GT6?...so that could be somthing like the MGBGT with its big motor (V8 in MG's case) Sorry I'm not a Triumph guy, the front cowl does look reminiscent of the early Spitfires. I'm interested in English classic sportcars of this type as I used to own a 1955 drophead MGA 1500 myself given to my by my father, so I know more about that marque than Triumphs. My favorite Triumph was the TR6, because of its very nice wheel to body proportions. My dad almost bought abrand new TR7 when I was in highschool, but I could not convince him to pull the trigger on it........maybe that was all for the good?....considering the headaches that come with owning one...That's the closest I ever had a Triumph in my life.

I still dream of owning an MGA 1600 twin cam one day........
Chombi
Chombi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-12, 02:53 PM   #23
Oldpeddaller
Senior Member
 
Oldpeddaller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Maidstone, Kent, England
Bikes: 1970 Holdsworth Mistral, Vitus 979, Colnago Primavera, Corratec Hydracarbon, Massi MegaTeam, 1935 Claud Butler Super Velo, Carrera Virtuoso, Viner, 1953 Claud Butler Silver Jubilee, 1954 Holdsworth Typhoon, 1966 Claud Butler Olympic Road, 1982 Claud
Posts: 2,618
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chombi View Post
GT6?...so that could be somthing like the MGBGT with its big motor (V8 in MG's case) Sorry I'm not a Triumph guy, the front cowl does look reminiscent of the early Spitfires. I'm interested in English classic sportcars of this type as I used to own a 1955 drophead MGA 1500 myself given to my by my father, so I know more about that marque than Triumphs. My favorite Triumph was the TR6, because of its very nice wheel to body proportions. My dad almost bought abrand new TR7 when I was in highschool, but I could not convince him to pull the trigger on it........maybe that was all for the good?....considering the headaches that come with owning one...That's the closest I ever had a Triumph in my life.

I still dream of owning an MGA 1600 twin cam one day........
Chombi
Me too Chombi - I could only afford a 1963 MG Midget with an overbored supercharged (Allard) engine in 1973. The GT6 was gorgeous, better in my opinion than the MGBGTV8 - the handling was quicker. The TR7 shared the Stag's love of eating head gaskets but the TR8 "Bullet" version with the 3.5 litre V8 was something else, but you're right -the TR6 was the best of the bunch. Back to bicycles, anyone?
Oldpeddaller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-12, 02:55 PM   #24
roadrunner2012
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 491
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Insanity? Or no sense of style.

Then again I have no Masi.
Honda reliability trumps Lucas, Prince of Darkness. Never mind the practicality of an Element. As far as the bike goes, it's okay, but not something I covet.
roadrunner2012 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-12, 03:00 PM   #25
Wulf
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 692
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
I had a red 68 Sunbeam GT coupe. Kinda like 1/2 size Baracuda. Lucas Electrics rock.
Wulf is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:40 AM.