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ka0use 01-29-13 11:41 PM

CCR: Cosmo's Factory (1970) album cover bike
 
ccr= creedence clearwater revival for you young whippersnappers. the album had a 10 speed on the cover, and i can't make a large enough image to read the down tube.
i no longer have the lp and am curious as to what bike it was.

any bikes featured on other lps?

Artkansas 01-30-13 08:55 AM

C&V is probably where you ought to ask. Here's the Cosmo's Factory cover for any bike spotters.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-57rmfDw2_k...ver-art-hi.jpg

ahsposo 01-30-13 08:55 AM

Queen's Jazz album has a line of bikes at the bottom:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Queen_Jazz.png

This was the LP with "Fat-Bottomed Girls" on it.

Flying Merkel 01-30-13 10:16 AM

I still have "Cosmo's Factory" on vinyl. Can't make it out either. This is when bikes were finally cool enough to be front & center.

JanMM 01-30-13 07:39 PM

On first glance, I would guess an electro-forged Schwinn, like a Continental, perhaps. Looks like a lot of shiny chrome bits and pieces.

Bob Ross 01-31-13 05:32 AM

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Originally Posted by JanMM (Post 15218073)
On first glance, I would guess an electro-forged Schwinn, like a Continental, perhaps. Looks like a lot of shiny chrome bits and pieces.

+1
The suicide brake levers, chrome dork disc, and chrome pants-protector on the outside of the big chainring are consistent with a 1970 Schwinn.
And I almost think I can see the ends of the stem-mounted shift levers they used...though it's hard to tell if those are downtube cablestops or downtube shifters.

I'm actually spending more time gawking at the tuck&roll Kustom bass amp.

CraigB 01-31-13 07:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JanMM (Post 15218073)
On first glance, I would guess an electro-forged Schwinn, like a Continental, perhaps. Looks like a lot of shiny chrome bits and pieces.

I agree. Especially with the huge shiny chainguard on the crankset. Not to mention the "safety" levers, though I know a lot of other mfrs used them on their less expensive bikes, too.

Flying Merkel 01-31-13 10:03 AM

Who's the band member sitting on the floor? He looks like my favorite uncle did when this album came out. Still love CCR.

ka0use 01-31-13 10:16 AM

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somebody on this forum has this as his/her avatar. kinda like it, but can't make out what the bike is...

i originally thought this was an album cover, but wiki says it was the envelope for a 45rpm. the story behind it was fascinating. 65 naked babes (professional models) riding bikes in a stadium. pic is a photo of one participant. the bikini bottom was an airbrush add-on so us teen males wouldn't lose our minds..

Bob Ross 01-31-13 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Flying Merkel (Post 15219717)
Who's the band member sitting on the floor?



that's bass player Stu Cook

kingsting 01-31-13 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob Ross (Post 15219060)
+1
The suicide brake levers, chrome dork disc, and chrome pants-protector on the outside of the big chainring are consistent with a 1970 Schwinn.
And I almost think I can see the ends of the stem-mounted shift levers they used...though it's hard to tell if those are downtube cablestops or downtube shifters.

I'm actually spending more time gawking at the tuck&roll Kustom bass amp.

I liked that Kustom amp too! :)

There are a lot of things pointing to this being a late 60's Schwinn Super Sport. The biggies being the round headbadge, one piece crank, alloy QR wheels, chrome pedals with clips and straps, and spacing on the downtube decals. The chrome fork was used on the earlier versions of this model.

JanMM 01-31-13 09:59 PM

Chrome fork rules out a Conti.
Most of the music has held up well: My picks would be Up Around the Bend and Run Through the Jungle for the Swamp-Rock groove.

Artkansas 01-31-13 10:08 PM

I too wondered if it was a Schwinn. But I was thinking a Super Sport.

Here's an image from Sheldon's site. But I can't find any Schwinn's in the 1970 catalog with that dark blue paint color.

http://sheldonbrown.com/images/schwi...port-white.gif

JimF22003 02-01-13 04:57 AM

The bikes have changed, but the amps look the same...

kingsting 02-01-13 05:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Artkansas (Post 15222667)
I too wondered if it was a Schwinn. But I was thinking a Super Sport.

Here's an image from Sheldon's site. But I can't find any Schwinn's in the 1970 catalog with that dark blue paint color.

http://sheldonbrown.com/images/schwi...port-white.gif

Super Sports came in Sky Blue from 1969 on back. 69 or 70 was the last year for the chrome fork.

Flying Merkel 02-01-13 08:29 PM

Almost on topic: Saw John Fogarty perform a few CCR songs last night at the Sound City concert. He's held up well, better than Stevie Nicks. No bicycles.

Artkansas 02-01-13 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by kingsting (Post 15225783)
Super Sports came in Sky Blue from 1969 on back. 69 or 70 was the last year for the chrome fork.

I noticed that in the catalog, and remember the Sky Blue. But the bike on the CCR cover is much darker. So I'm wondering if it's an early Japanese bike. It doesn't look nice enough to be a Bottechia, Puch or something like that.

Jeff Wills 02-01-13 11:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob Ross (Post 15219060)
+1
The suicide brake levers, chrome dork disc, and chrome pants-protector on the outside of the big chainring are consistent with a 1970 Schwinn.
And I almost think I can see the ends of the stem-mounted shift levers they used...though it's hard to tell if those are downtube cablestops or downtube shifters.

I'm actually spending more time gawking at the tuck&roll Kustom bass amp.

(Edit: Whups, I think the King beat me to it.)

I was thinking Continental, also, but a Continental would have a painted fork, not chrome, I think. The name on the downtube decal is in two parts, which would be consistent with it being a Super Sport:

http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1...0/1969_08.html

http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1...70/1969_08.jpg

http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1...70/1969_09.jpg

kingsting 02-02-13 06:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Artkansas (Post 15226792)
I noticed that in the catalog, and remember the Sky Blue. But the bike on the CCR cover is much darker. So I'm wondering if it's an early Japanese bike. It doesn't look nice enough to be a Bottechia, Puch or something like that.


That just looks like lighting. Everything appears to be dark on the cover. There were no Japanese Schwinn lightweights with a one-piece crank.

Artkansas 02-02-13 03:23 PM

Yeah, I think Jeff Wills nailed it. When I thought of Sky Blue, the pale pastel blue shown below is what I thought of.

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Vintage-Schwi...-wQ~~60_35.JPG

smallet 09-07-13 10:45 AM

http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1..._Paramount.jpg

JohnDThompson 09-07-13 01:31 PM

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Originally Posted by JanMM (Post 15218073)
On first glance, I would guess an electro-forged Schwinn, like a Continental, perhaps. Looks like a lot of shiny chrome bits and pieces.

But the crank looks more like a cottered crank than the Ashtabula type a Schwinn would have. I'd guess a generic, entry level bike-boom European make.

JohnDThompson 09-07-13 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Artkansas (Post 15226792)
ISo I'm wondering if it's an early Japanese bike.

Probably not, with a Huret "Alvit" rear derailleur. A Japanese bike of that era and price point would probably have a Shimano "Falcon" or "Eagle" or a SunTour GT.

Mobile 155 09-07-13 01:55 PM

I also don't remember any braised on bottle cages on my early Schwinns. But who knows. However I was looking at what looks to be an old set of Ludwig Drums. I have never missed any of my old Schwinns.

CraigB 09-08-13 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Mobile 155 (Post 16041189)
I also don't remember any braised on bottle cages on my early Schwinns. But who knows. However I was looking at what looks to be an old set of Ludwig Drums. I have never missed any of my old Schwinns.

You can't see how the cage is secured in the picture. It could just as easily be straps.


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