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    Bikes we like

    i spend quite a bit of time looking at bikes. i really love them. i know there are others here who feel the same way. i thought i would start a thread where we can share pics of bikes that really catch our eyes for one reason or another. i'll start off with this little beauty i saw recently. it's called alizé 16 bonnet noir. it's a japanese bike with 349 wheels. comes in two sizes: 407mm and 460mm.. shimano sora drive train. dura ace bar end shifters. nice.




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    another i like is the sugimura progressive. i really like this frame geometry.
    406 road:

    mtb:

    16" 305 version:



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    KHS P20 and F20R:



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    bridgestone bikes:

    transit sport:





    transit super light 14:



    transit carbon:





    picnica:



    moulton:


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    raleigh rsw (new series):



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    drool

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    Not to steal from the OP, but I believe this bike belongs here (since it follows the same archetype of the ones previously mentioned)


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    Quote Originally Posted by 14R View Post
    Not to steal from the OP, but I believe this bike belongs here (since it follows the same archetype of the ones previously mentioned)
    not stealing- i was hoping others would contribute. and ya, the bianchi is a beauty. it amazes me that these bikes are not stocked by retailers in the US..

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    The Bonnet Noir and the Bridgestone Transit Sport look awesome.

    Can't find any info on that model of the transit sport, do you know if they're still making it?

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    the bridgestone transit sport is an older bike. i think those pics are from a vintage restoration. i agree it's an awesome looking machine. i seem to recall a forum member from the philippines who owned one..

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    panasonic:
    this is the panasonic springbok. i think of it as sort of the raleigh twenty of japan. seems quite a few people are finding and restoring/upgrading them to road bike standards. pretty nice and has a great frame latch assembly. note the last one is dressed as a bike friday



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    panasonic traincle titanium: a gorgeous bike.





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    to continue with the japanese theme, this is one of my favs- the araya micro hurry. it was made in three sizes; 12", 14", and 16". looks like a toy, but was actually a high quality bicycle with a full cromo lugged frame and top of the line components (with prices to match!)
    a nicely documented and meticulous restoration can be found here:




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    those Hurry bikes are awesome, talk about a clown bike.

    I have amassed a collection of small wheeled bike pics for your perusal.
    I find the variations of design on such an old subject fascinating.

    14" http://s749.photobucket.com/user/tta.../Bicycles%2014
    14" Dove http://s749.photobucket.com/user/tta...0Dove%20BYA412
    14" Java X1 http://s749.photobucket.com/user/tta...14%20Java%20X1
    16" http://s749.photobucket.com/user/tta...6inch%20wheels
    20" http://s749.photobucket.com/user/tta...0inch%20wheels

    some bikes I was thinking to make a grocery bike out of
    http://s749.photobucket.com/user/tta...cycles%20Cargo
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    OldSkool. Dig the coon tails!




    This is why we have yellow-
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    These two too.





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    Quote Originally Posted by social suicide View Post
    OldSkool. Dig the coon tails!




    This is why we have yellow-
    those brakeline wires.. the sharp ends were poking into your fingers all the time ... who remembers ?

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    this is what i've been eyeing for awhile now. full carbon fiber and priced at $998++.

    http://www.bicyclehero.com/au/cello-...cle-white.html

    and they have shimano 105 parts for $1600++
    Details

    Frame: Full Carbon Fiber frame
    Fork: Full carbon airo fork
    Brake: Shimano BR-R450
    Shifter: Shimano 105 ST-5700
    Derailleur: shimano 105 FD-5700-S, Shimano 105 RD-5700-S
    Crankset: Shimano 105 FC-5700-S
    Rim: AlexRim DA22 451
    Hub: Shiamno Tiagra HB-4500
    Spoke stainless spoke
    Tire: Schwalbe Durano
    Weight: 8kg(except pedals)
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    You should get that Cello and write a review.
    I bet it accelerates well and being carbon it is probably comfy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttakata73 View Post
    I have amassed a collection of small wheeled bike pics for your perusal.
    I find the variations of design on such an old subject fascinating.
    it seems you and i have similar tastes in bikes. i see you have the dahon presto lite in your pics collection. the presto lite is an awesome bike. i thought it was ridiculous that dahon dropped it and replaced it with the curve- definitely not in the same league as the presto. heavier and smaller. i think its interesting that dahon was "forced" to reintroduce this 10 + year old design, but wow.. 1000usd... better to find an old used one and upgrade it.

    2013 single speed presto:


    2004 presto 3 speed IGH:
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    love these:


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    here's another one that looks great, but seems nobody sells or rides. i've never seen one in the wild:




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    My old Nexus 8 FlyBy weighed just over 27lbs. With roller brakes I bet that one's over 30.

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    "How much does this bike weigh? It’s a common question, and rightly so. But the truth is, there are no industry standards for claiming bike weights—and this leads to a lot of misinformation. Variances exist based on size, frame material, finish and hardware. And as bikes get lighter, these differences become more critical. At Giant, we believe the only way to truly know the weight of any particular bike is to find out for yourself at your local retailer."

    wow.. what a cop out! haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
    ... the bianchi is a beauty. it amazes me that these bikes are not stocked by retailers in the US..
    The SOMA is the only Japanese mini here, AFAIK... US branding but it came wrapped in pages from Yomiuri Shimbun. I've never seen anyone else riding one, and I ride SF daily..... put 50 miles on it just yesterday

    Tyrell makes a Ti bike too:

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