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Old 08-14-16, 01:38 PM
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And a full pic. Unfortunately today's ride got rained out. Looking better than hanging from the garage rafters with no wheels though. Almost nothing is stock besides the frame, but that's okay.,,,,BD


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I had forgotten how difficult the Deda wrap was. Not much stretch to it, almost like cotton wrap. That wrinkle by the brake lever is going to bug the hell out of me. Unfortunately this stuff LOVES to come apart and leave the adhesive on the bars if you try to remove it. Nice looking stuff though.,,,,BD
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And a full pic. Unfortunately today's ride got rained out. Looking better than hanging from the garage rafters with no wheels though. Almost nothing is stock besides the frame, but that's okay.,,,,BD


looking good - the Avocet saddle in that condition is a great find.

I'll post again about our ride today - didn't rain until this afternoon and we meet early, early so we can blast downtown before there's any traffic
In San Antonio, we meet on the near northside and roll at 7am heading downtown - we spin from Alamo Heights to the Alamodome and back - it's a social ride, 16 mi, but we always break into packs by pace.
Stevo and I came from Castle Hills, met the group and twisted back home through the Olmos Basin for a 28-mi ride (and a lot of climb).
Today in the group ride, Tad, petritl on the forum, set the pace on a 1934 Rollfast - 17-18 mph - he led the group the whole way.
Tad is an animal.
Tad took this photo - that's me on my 40-y-o Raleigh in the middle, and my buddy Stevo on his Dahon Tournado on the right


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It's the only one I've ever seen this color. Well, there's one on CL right now, but you have to buy the whole bike to get it. They came on early 80's Nishiki Internationals, from what I have seen. Not sure which other manufacturers used them.,,,,BD

The ride I participate in USED to be a vintage only ride. Now it's rat rod ballooners, new Pashley bikes, a couple of Bromptons, hybrids, and a mountain bike here or there. It's kind of a bummer actually.


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Looks nice bikedued.

I remember that color. They came in that and black, but black was like 10x more popular.

Avocet saddles were a very very popular aftermarket saddle primarily. Made by Selle Italia. It was the brand to have from about the late 70s to the mid 80s. Manufacturers would try to save a couple bucks on cheap OEM saddles, and then the LBS would make a couple extra bucks upgrading the saddle at the customers request.

Thx for sharing the ride pics bulldog1935. Looks like fun.
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We always have fun on this ride, and sometimes at the halfway point a few of us will peel off and go for breakfast at many of the great places downtown. We sometimes have as many as 50 in the group and we joke about being a bike gang the way we take over 7am Sunday downtown streets. When we start, we get police escort through the hamlet of Alamo Heights and fly down the big hill.

I have a '79 Super Course that color sitting in my back bedroom - belongs to a friend who asked to store it over here when he moved. Drives me crazy sitting there and needing attention, not being ridden in years, EVA foam falling off the bars...

Again today, I got a lot of nice compliments on my old Raleigh, including other riders not in the group who were riding along a few blocks with us before we'd make a turn on our route. But heads were spinning and craning to watch Tad on his '34 Rollfast.

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It came out well, @Bikedued. It's a pretty quick bike if not terribly light. I sold a few of them when they were being made, and I liked them a lot.

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