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Old 12-10-14, 07:23 AM
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Bikes: 1966 Dawes Double Blue, 1976 Raleigh Gran Sport, 1975 Raleigh Sprite 27, 1980 Univega Viva Sport, 1971 Gitane Tour de France, 1984 Lotus Classique, 1976 Motobecane Grand Record

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Classiques are the best. Here's mine--a circa 1984 I acquired as a frame from Thrifty Bill. It has a Sugino Apex wide-range double in 86 BCD with 48-32 rings. The wheels actually came off another Lotus Classique that passed briefly through my hands years ago. I love the way it rides. On a rainy ride last spring I ran into a bunch of Lotus car enthusiasts out on a road rally of some kind. We all posed for pictures together.
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