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Let's see some flash - calling those all chrome bikes.

Old 07-31-15, 12:02 PM
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Let's see some flash - calling those all chrome bikes.

Searched and did not see a dedicated thread for those somewhat elusive beauties. Building up one myself and would love to see some others. Cromovelato also welcome. Don't forget to wear sunglasses!



With some help here ( thanks juvela ) it appears I have what appears to be a Garlatti from the '70's most likely. Not much but a start and eventually will have a leather saddle on there, it's only proper:



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Old 07-31-15, 12:49 PM
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There was that all chrome Pinarello with C-Record around for a while. Perhaps the best pic every on BF of a classic.
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You mean rad55's bike?

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Nice bikes! Super flashy
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I think chrome bikes dominate.

My dream bike is a custom tour-y bike- everywhere the glint of chrome...

Until then, I have my Black Chrome High Sierra- but I can never get the chrome effect to show well..

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You mean rad55's bike?
I think it was over the top bike-wise and art-wise. Found this Full Chrome '88 Pinarello Montello

Lookie here:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...ur-chrome.html

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Polished stainless looks pretty much the same.

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Go ahead, post that stainless beauty too!
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I second that - did not think of how good stainless can look, and by the way Scooper - very nice looking, gives chrome a run for it's money. And thank you everyone so far for showing some great looking bikes, also a chance to see some interesting color combinations I could use on my frame. I missed that previous thread and will definitely go through it, I would not have started this one had I known, still, never hurts to show it again.

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That's the one. He posted it in the road forum. I like the detail shots, but not so much the overall shot.
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Old 07-31-15, 02:41 PM
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Still not finished:

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Polished aluminum?

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Torpado One...



Torpado Two...

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1986 Katakura Silk, bought as a rusty frameset, built up with mainly Superbe Pro parts:

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Black chrome Univega Alpina Pro, gone but not forgotten:

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1990 Schwinn Sierra, black chrome, "El Cheapo contest" entry:

I'll post that one later.

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Originally Posted by VintageRide View Post
Searched and did not see a dedicated thread for those somewhat elusive beauties. Building up one myself and would love to see some others. Cromovelato also welcome. Don't forget to wear sunglasses!



With some help here ( thanks juvela ) it appears I have what appears to be a Garlatti from the '70's most likely. Not much but a start and eventually will have a leather saddle on there, it's only proper:


My 1975 (ish) Garlatti... the only original parts are the stem, bars, and Universal brakes / levers.

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