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endform 04-12-07 01:23 AM

http://www.fifthavenuegazette.com/up...ner-778636.jpg

funrover 04-12-07 02:40 AM


AWSOME JUST AWSOME I have a old varsity frame in my Garage..... I think I know what it is going to become!

Sammyboy 04-12-07 05:42 AM

Ok. Not finished, and not SS either (but Mattface started it). You KNOW you'll all want this bike when it's done.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...2/P4020008.jpg

sniks 04-12-07 07:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jotog
sniks, Is your 610 a cross frame?


no! touring I would imagine. I was a bike my ex-girl friends dad was throwing away.

mattface 04-12-07 08:07 AM

Sammyboy I totally want that bike! I see where you're going, and that's exactly what I want to build next.

Sammyboy 04-12-07 08:57 AM

I want it to be, like, the blingiest, lightest upright 3 speed ever. The frame is from a very early Dawes Galaxy, all 531, with all the lovely chromey bits (love the fork crown). The Stronglight cottered double crankset is coming off, and should sell for what I payed for the whole lot. I bought an 80's 3 speed, which donated the cockpit and wheels, and since it has a generator hub, it donated the front light too. I had lightweight plastic fenders with chrome strips, and a suitably old Brooks in my boxes of stuff, and I was away! It'll get an alloy crankset, a bullet rear light, the chainguard of the other bike (which only cost me a fiver), and then I'll cable it up and be good to go!

mattface 04-12-07 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sammyboy
I want it to be, like, the blingiest, lightest upright 3 speed ever. The frame is from a very early Dawes Galaxy, all 531, with all the lovely chromey bits (love the fork crown). The Stronglight cottered double crankset is coming off, and should sell for what I payed for the whole lot. I bought an 80's 3 speed, which donated the cockpit and wheels, and since it has a generator hub, it donated the front light too. I had lightweight plastic fenders with chrome strips, and a suitably old Brooks in my boxes of stuff, and I was away! It'll get an alloy crankset, a bullet rear light, the chainguard of the other bike (which only cost me a fiver), and then I'll cable it up and be good to go!

Not quite. you need a better rack.

h_curtis 04-12-07 08:15 PM

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...ttirearhub.jpg

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...rtis/grear.jpg

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/gtoptube.jpg

Igneous Faction 04-12-07 08:46 PM

No fenders, no racks, no lights, no promenades/risers/mustache/randonneur bars, no slack geometry!?

Wrong thread, yo.

mrwhite 04-12-07 09:06 PM

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2005...ndyWhite-1.jpg

coelcanth 04-12-07 10:29 PM

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/243/4...dcba9bff_o.jpg

sac02 04-12-07 10:41 PM

No fenders or racks, but she's my faithfull daily driver...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...2/IMG_2067.jpg

Mac

garagegirl 04-12-07 10:47 PM

My townie got stolen today :(

lima_bean 04-12-07 11:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by h_curtis

weird good friend of mine has the EXACT same bike!

seaneee 04-12-07 11:20 PM

^That Guerciotti it nice, but looks too "fast" to be a townie. That there is a youngster bike.

As for the peugeot, you are almost there. Just get some Jitensa bars, or a set of flipped north and you'll rock that "townie style".

marqueemoon 04-12-07 11:37 PM

I can almost ride this bike in my sleep.

http://velospace.org/files/crosschecktreesmall.jpg
http://velospace.org/files/crosschecktreebacksmall.jpg
http://velospace.org/files/crosschecktreefrontsmall.jpg

seely 04-12-07 11:39 PM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...tional-028.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...tional-023.jpg


Looks pretty much the same but its rocking some Eggbeater MXR's with black spindles now. Its not really my townie--I ride it everywhere--but I like to show off the Ocean Ghost every chance I can (including at parties with sorority girls when I show up sweaty in tattered rags):D .

King of Kadence 04-12-07 11:55 PM

My Schwinn Speedster, 3 speed coaster riding on moby bites with a big shifter.

http://homepage.mac.com/unsavorycharacter/1.jpg
http://homepage.mac.com/unsavorycharacter/4.jpg

jotog 04-13-07 12:33 AM

garagegirl, Damnit! Sorry for your lost bike. That sucks big. Hoping you've got a spare. Good wishes to you.

kemmer 04-13-07 01:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by King of Kadence
My Schwinn Speedster, 3 speed coaster riding on moby bites with a big shifter.

http://homepage.mac.com/unsavorycharacter/1.jpg
http://homepage.mac.com/unsavorycharacter/4.jpg


Where'd you get that shifter? I need one...

Sammyboy 04-13-07 02:27 AM

I would totally ride that Schwinn. That's a kind of bike we just don't have in the UK. I know we were the winners, having 10 speeds when you guys could only get those, but hey, I'd like both......

And Mattface - I love my Pletscher rack. It's period appropriate!

Avian 04-13-07 05:09 AM

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/166/4...3505f15f_o.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/170/4...c8a828ea10.jpg

Avian 04-13-07 05:10 AM

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bikeage 04-13-07 10:03 AM

i love that bike so much.
what kind of frame is it?

SpiderMike 04-13-07 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kemmer
Where'd you get that shifter? I need one...

Ebay is your friend. Ebay is way cheaper than going to a vintage bike show F*N collectors.


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