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Old 10-05-17, 10:46 PM
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It's Orange Bike Month

Please, can I see them again? And I know there were a few orange acquisitions this year - one as recently as a week ago - so let's see them here, too

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Not new but it is orange.
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The Great Pumpkin would be proud, beautiful orange cycles, good call DD.
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Well, since you asked, I guess I'm the week ago....

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Great! Just found this lovely old orange bike at the dump and I know someone who will love it...

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Really need to take some new pics, but for now you'll have to make do with the recycled ones.

1977 Gazelle Champion Mondial E.2 Superbe, as bought:



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Late seventies Giovanni. Belgian-built for Sportshop Slikker in Heerhugowaard:



1969 Fongers-built RIH, which I wish wasn't this small:



Early eighties Sprey, from a small LBS in Aalsmeer, who built some of his own frames in the eighties:



Early eighties "Sprinter". Unidentified builder, probably re-done with generic decals at some point in time. One of my lightest bikes at exactly 10kg:



Seventies (?) unidentified bike, which I bought as a frameset and built up for the Retroronde a couple of years ago. I like it a lot:

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I got this bike back in 1993. It was ordered with custom geometry(by me), which primarily amounted to a slightly slacker seat angle and a slightly longer top tube. When I received the bike, there was a small piece of paper (which I still have *somewhere*) that had three or four lines and a blank following to list the builder, who did the final prep, etc. The top line says 'fabricca-Doriano'. On the headtube, he turned the tube in such a way that the Columbus trademark, stamped/engraved into the tube was facing to the back and when the frame was finished that took precautions so that it remained visible. Most importantly, this thing rides beautifully....
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Old 10-06-17, 05:52 AM
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All of these are gone but not forgotten:



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This thread and my previous post prompted me to hop in my car take a trip to Aalsmeer with the orange Sprey, and to go see if I could find the man whose name is on the frame.

Found him in his workshop, and he was so kind as to tolerate my nosiness for a while. He told me that while he liked building his own frames, he found out after a while that he wasn't actually making any money on them, and reverted to buying them elsewhere. This particular frame, he told me, was made by Viner. I just did a quick check, and it is indeed an exact match to a blue Viner (Record, I think) frame I have in the attic. Should have seen that myself.

Anyway, here's Daan Spreij, with a bike he sold some thirty-five years ago:

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Well now I'm jealous, I don't have an orange bike!

So here's an orange saddle:
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Orange Vintage Mountain Bike by pond

[IMG]1504395_946179042059215_2999536088717368937_o by , on Flickr[/IMG]

Orange not Vintage Mountain bike by the same pond

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Just for fun, orange beard (which has gotten more white since then)

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Orange Bike Month already?? Where does the year go?

Here's my sport-touring-ish bike, built by local-ish frame builder Gordon Borthwick in 1989...




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Does Chestnut count? It's kind of burnt orange.

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Originally Posted by 16Victor
Does Chestnut count? It's kind of burnt orange.
Well, these old color-blind eyes are not a good judge, but I never object to seeing a beautiful early Paramount.
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While not orange, and being from 64, seems the original paint really wants to be orange:
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Yay sun fading!
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Ok, I'll play.

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Originally Posted by randyjawa
Great! Just found this lovely old orange bike at the dump and I know someone who will love it...

OMG - that's perfect for October and this thread

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This one is not mine. I saw it in Hindman, KY back in August but I did not see the owner around. Hindman is a common stopping point on the TransAmerica Bike Route.

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Originally Posted by 16Victor
Does Chestnut count? It's kind of burnt orange.
I don't care what color it is - that's beautiful

@non-fixie: I think you've cornered the orange bike market! Never seen a collection here with so much orange as yours

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