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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 12-19-07, 06:40 AM   #1
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C&A no-name bike pics

Anyone riding either a no-name bike or one made by a company that's out of business?

Mine was made by a company called BCA - not the one that's currently making bikes, I called and read them the serial number, they said "nope, not ours".



18-speed MTB converted to a commuter/touring bike. (The knobbies are back on now for the winter.)

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Yes, I have an early 80's SR sports tourer. It's quite a mystery. The most prevalent opinion is that it was made by Sakai Ringyo-- the folks that make components-- but there's also some evidence of SRs being made in California and Mexico, although they may be different makers with the same name. Mine clearly says it's Japanese. I like it a lot... it has pretty arabesque components on it.

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mid-to-late 80's Palo Alto. Made by Italian contract frame builder Biemazetta (BMZ) for Palo Alto bikes. The bike shop is still in business, but the frames are a thing of the past. I found this frameset in the the posession of an acquaintence, bought it, and built it up with modern 10 speed Campy. I love it.







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mid-to-late 80's Palo Alto. Made by Italian contract frame builder Biemazetta (BMZ) for Palo Alto bikes. The bike shop is still in business, but the frames are a thing of the past. I found this frameset in the the posession of an acquaintence, bought it, and built it up with modern 10 speed Campy. I love it.







That bike is absolutely gorgeous. What kind of brakes are those?
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bigbossman, I forgot about this bike! This* is the coolest no badged bike I've seen. There's a thread asking for photos right now of naked bikes. Go post it here:

Have you de-badged your road bike?

Did this used to have different water bottles on it? It's such a pretty, pretty bike.
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That bike is absolutely gorgeous. What kind of brakes are those?
Thank you - I'm very, very pleased with how it came out. Those are Campagnolo Veloce calipers. The group set is mostly Centaur, with the exception of the Veloce brakes, BB, and FD.

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bigbossman, I forgot about this bike! This* is the coolest no badged bike I've seen. There's a thread asking for photos right now of naked bikes. Go post it here:

Have you de-badged your road bike?

Did this used to have different water bottles on it? It's such a pretty, pretty bike.
Thank you. I've gone ahead and cross-posted.

I've had all kinds of water bottles on it. The matching red anodized one's are for show and leisurely rides, as they are a b!tch to drink from while hammering along. Mostly, I use white plastic bottles, as shown in these pics:



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