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Old 07-06-17, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Kobe View Post
Thanks, my favorite thread also.

Don't you have a few that should be in here?

Actually, I do.

I'll get my rear in gear and take some fresh shots in the next week or two.

I should be taking more pics when I am out and about, but I always seem to be chasing a group.

From a distance.......
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One of my favorite threads, some stunners for sure.

The current American Steel, all being ridden regularly.











I'm not 100% that the Hunq was built in America, was told it was one of the earlier prototypes, but it's a Rivendell.
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Old 08-24-17, 08:16 PM
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HELLO ! HELLO !.........Ok ladies and gentlemen this post has been so much fun,therefore i have started the "american builders only" facebook group ! So please join and start posting , thanks !

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My 1984-85 Gilmour Team Frame

Andy Gilmour told me this was a team bike from 1984 or 85. He said it is either Prestige tubing, Tange 1 or 2 or a mix of Columbus SL & Reynolds. Comes in at 19.95 lbs on my LBS scale. I built it with a mix of parts, some came with the bike, some I added. The bike feels real fast under me. It is raining today so I only had a short fast ride between the rain clouds. I could not resist the temptation for modern brakes. Sorry purists.

3t bars, ITM stem, TPR levers, no name SRAM calipers?, 600 headset, Omni Titanium BB, Galli RD and crankset, Retro Friction shifter`s, Super Record FD, no name alloy seat post, San Marco Concor saddle, Dura Ace hubs, Super Champion rims, Vittoria Corsa CX tires and Suntour Winner freewheel.

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Old 08-27-17, 05:08 PM
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I've been really enjoying this Waterford Sport Touring frame that takes long reach brakes. My first made in America frame!

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Originally Posted by Steve Whitlatch View Post
Andy Gilmour told me this was a team bike from 1984 or 85. He said it is either Prestige tubing, Tange 1 or 2 or a mix of Columbus SL, SP. Comes in at 19.95 lbs on my LBS scale. I built it with a mix of parts, some came with the bike, some I added. The bike feels real fast under me. It is raining today so I only had a short fast ride between the rain clouds. I could not resist the temptation for modern brakes. Sorry purists.

3t bars, ITM stem, TPR levers, no name SRAM calipers?, 600 headset, Omni Titanium BB, Galli RD and crankset, Retro Friction shifter`s, Super Record FD, no name alloy seat post, San Marco Concor saddle, Dura Ace hubs, Super Champion rims, Vittoria Corsa CX tires and Suntour Winner freewheel.

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Sick Bike, love the build especially the Galli RD and crankset. Concor saddles are great, however a nice Flight Ti would be the cherry on top.
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Old 08-27-17, 07:28 PM
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Sick Bike, love the build especially the Galli RD and crankset. Concor saddles are great, however a nice Flight Ti would be the cherry on top.
Thanks. Yeah a Flight would look sweet. I will probably change that out at some point. I always look for a deal on things. My bikes are never truly finished.
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Still tweaking a couple things on this Jonny -- probably will mount Soma arc bars and some nice fenders -- and this is a crappy picture, but here it is:


It's so quiet to ride.
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'76 Carlsbad Masi


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The neighbor across the alley rolled this one out to the her garbage can with a rear flat otherwise complete. The tire held air for about 3 minutes and it rode out well for about 3 minutes and put the air in by hand. None of you have the 10 guage chrome steel rear derailleur bumper
Why do I want for this bike?


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Zombie thread back from the dead!

Here are a couple, one from one of the biggest and one from one of the best.

Twin brothers from different fathers/mothers or some thing.



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Nice.

A lot of fleets may have changed over time, would love to see.
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I'm sitting on a Paramount frameset, but I won't count it..
Also negotiating a Davidson, so I can't count that, yet.

1973/76 Teledyne Titan (CA)


1984 Klein Performance (WA)


1987/88 Chris Fiorini (WI)


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I guess I have a few I can share on this thread.


First is the Davidson Impulse I saved this summer and got back on the road.




This has quickly become one of my favorites because of how well it rides.


Then I've also added a very cool Serotta CSI to the stable also.

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First is the Davidson Impulse I saved this summer and got back on the road.

This has quickly become one of my favorites because of how well it rides.
I hope it also quickly becomes one of your favorite to post pics of too.

that's some killer paint.
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I hope it also quickly becomes one of your favorite to post pics of too.

that's some killer paint.
No kidding about that paint!
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Pretty sure I have not posted this here already.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
I hope it also quickly becomes one of your favorite to post pics of too.

that's some killer paint.



Davidson Impulse...so much for downsizing....
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1962 Schwinn

Mom, Apple pie and this.
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Finally got my 1983 Davidson built up.....


Finally have a "for real" early 80's American builder custom steel framed bike in my small stable.
I just love the classy understated looks of these American bikes from that time that did not go for flashy chrome and graphics, but just top quality frame building craftsmanship. Took it out for a short shakedown spin round the neighborhood this evening and it rides fantastic and very solid/stable on the road with a quick enough front end that I can really trust. It pretty much rides the way it looks!
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Finally have a "for real" early 80's American builder custom steel framed bike in my small stable.
I just love the classy understated looks of these American bikes from that time that did not go for flashy chrome and graphics, but just top quality frame building craftsmanship. Took it out for a short shakedown spin round the neighborhood this evening and it rides fantastic and very solid/stable on the road with a quick enough front end that I can really trust. It pretty much rides the way it looks!
Fantastic!
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Three from the quiver...all active and ridden regularly


1993 Harry Havnoonian Professional :: Vitus GTI tube set :: 25th Anniversary build (Dura Ace 7700/7400)



2001 Steelman Eurocross :: Reynolds 853 :: 2018 Grinduro build



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