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Old 03-19-16, 04:51 AM
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Yep, Paselas..... 1972 P13-9

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My $30 town bike with 27" Araya rims and 27x1\4 Paselas.
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Originally Posted by TenGrainBread

My $30 town bike with 27" Araya rims and 27x1\4 Paselas.
Beautiful Mixte and a helluva deal at $30.
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Kinda rough shape with bad chrome. 76 Fuji America.
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@oddjob2 to be fair, between the saddle, new consumables, and replacement parts, I did sink another $180 into the build to get it up to snuff...she's a keeper though 😸
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Originally Posted by TenGrainBread
@oddjob2 to be fair, between the saddle, new consumables, and replacement parts, I did sink another $180 into the build to get it up to snuff...she's a keeper though 
I realize that. The Motobecane, Cannondale, grey Schwinn Super Le Tour, and Shogun ran me $40-$64 each, before refurbishing. The only thing changed on the Shogun so far are the tires.
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@realsteel, that's just beautiful!

One comment, I've seen those Bluemel shorties mounted so the badge reads from the front and it balances out the look. I think your rear is the front, reversed. Maybe. Some shortie pairs have offset mounting positions (possibly yours) so you have a front and a rear. Example below.

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27" wheels are just fine if your needs can be met with 1", 1-1/8", or 1-1/4" wide tires. You can often get great deals on vintage 27" rims and wheels because many people don't want them. Aesthetically they are indistinguishable from 700C.

1974 Raleigh International
Super Champion Gentleman rims, 27x1-1/4" tires


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Super Champion Gentleman rims, Panaracer Pasela 27x1 tires


1975 Motobecane Grand Jubile
Rigida 1622 rims, Origin8 27x1-1/4" tires


1980's Davidson Discovery
Mavic G40 rims, Specialized 27x1-1/4" tires
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Brown Sugar. Triple butted with a lifetime frame warranty

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@Lazyass, I don't think you can redeem a warranty from a defunct company.
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@Lazyass, I don't think you can redeem a warranty from a defunct company.
I suppose when a company buys out the property of another company, it also buys its obligations. It looks as if Derby Cycle bought the rights to Univega in 2001.
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Originally Posted by noglider
@Lazyass, I don't think you can redeem a warranty from a defunct company.
But I have the sticker that guarantees it, dammit.


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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy
I suppose when a company buys out the property of another company, it also buys its obligations.
This is true.

It looks as if Derby Cycle bought the rights to Univega in 2001.
This is good news!
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My newly acquired SuperCycle Medalist Series II Mixte 10 speed. Best $20 I have ever spent. It had been parked in a a garage and I managed to snag it within 15 mins of it being posted for sale on Kijiji. When I arrived to pick it up the seller knew he had totally under priced it since he told me he had gotten several emails about it but a deal is a deal. It's got 27 & 1/4" wheels with little to no rust on it. The gears and brakes work fine. The paint is all original. All I had to do was put air in the tires, put my nice comfy roadster seat on it, adjust the seat height and handlebars and start riding. Apparently it had been ridden casually by the sellers mom and then parked in the garage for a few years. I will also be swapping the the drop bars for high-rise or flat handlebars in the near future. It will be my commuter bike for the summer and fall.



Here is a better random pic off the internet of the same bike.

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I've since upgraded the seat & pedals. It's a 1985 (I think.) Kamra Aero II, designed by Nishiki. Oval tubing--- best riding bike I've ever owned.

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1973ish Raleigh Grand Sports

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Bluemel shorties

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@realsteel, that's just beautiful!

One comment, I've seen those Bluemel shorties mounted so the badge reads from the front and it balances out the look. I think your rear is the front, reversed. Maybe. Some shortie pairs have offset mounting positions (possibly yours) so you have a front and a rear. Example below.
Thanks clubman, you're quite correct! I think I was trying to get both Bluemels badges to face the rear...

Anyway it's now fixed and here is the result:

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The colour scheme and details on that bike are wild and still perfect. Nice!
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Originally Posted by clubman
The colour scheme and details on that bike are wild and still perfect. Nice!
Yes they are rather nice: I would dearly like to know who did the frame renovation (I suspect Argos Cycles).

However, the colour scheme and details would not be out of place in the early fifties. I always imagine bikes from that era to be subdued and understated. Not a bit of it. Here is a 1949 Hobbs of Barbican Supercourse (not mine) with original flam blue paint:



... looks quite close to the Rotrax.

Also the crazy gold anodized chevron handlebar ferrule cost 2 shillings and 6 in 1952:
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