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Old 02-18-08, 05:14 PM   #1
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Steel is my thing, I've been collecting fine cycles for the last 30 years. I have sold several and only have a few in my stable now - but each is a fine example from the bike boom of the seventies and eighties. They are 1976 Schwinn Paramount, 1978 Raleigh Professional, a very rare Ellis Briggs - Favori (Campy SR), a very rare Fuji - The Ace (First bike to offer the Dura Ace group), Batavus Professional (Campy SR), Schwinn Prelude - rare Pink. I have previously owned a Raleigh Team Pro, Masi, Follis Professional, Peugeot PX-10, and many others. Needless to say I love campy and have several "extra stuff" around my "want-to-be-shop". This collection problem that I have comes from when I lived in England in the late 60's then later moving to the states where I had the only true english racer in the sleepy town of Glasgow, KY.

***Cool Stuff - I just heard that a close friend of mine saw the biggest collection of bikes that he has ever seen under one roof. My friend is not a bike person but said the way the bikes where displayed was awesome. The barns owner is from Florida where, according to my friend, he owned several primo shops. Anyway, I plan on scoping out the situation and checking this guys collection and will report back. According to my contact, each bike was worth $1m.

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Old 02-18-08, 06:33 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums. Sounds like you have a nice collection. My collection is mainly of steel too, but mostly just "run of the mill" bikes that I use to play with and invent.
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Old 02-18-08, 07:25 PM   #3
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Hello Chuckster, I see you have already found the C & V forum, and we are eagerly anticipating seeing some photos. We'll need photos of the field trip, too. I want to see a million dollar bike!

Where are you from in England? As you can see from my avatar, I am a Lanky Lass bred and born (although currently living in the US).

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Old 02-19-08, 07:24 AM   #4
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I love run of the mill too...

All Steel bikes are in my blood and "run of the mill" bike are too. Any pics of your collection? I will get updated shots posted this weekend of my stuff.
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I'm grew up in England near Bedford, I'm American (Texas born). My dad was an instructor for the Air Force (30yrs) and he was at Lakenheath AFB. He taught the Thunderbirds how to fly and the top guns at "Red Flag" for the USAF. We moved back to the states in the early 70's. He loved bikse too - but the balloon tire type and couldn't understand why I would ride a bike with less than an inch in tire width.
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My father was in the RAF during WW II...stationed all over England, and Scotland too!

You can look at my bikes if you click on the link in my signature "Vintage Bicycle Liberation Front"...

although I don't have my most exciting bike in there yet:

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