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Old 12-08-19, 08:36 AM
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I've had this 80 Super LeTour since 80, but I didn't buy it, my grandfather won it in a grocery store raffle, and he gave it to me so I've had this one since new too. The saddle has been changed to a Brooks now.

This really brings back thoughts of the past, my oldest brother, his partner in crime had the white version of yours. He and my bro were speed demons, they moved on to Yamaha Seca and some other cafe racer.
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Old 12-08-19, 09:03 AM
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Bertin Noir 1978
that reminds me of my first road bike- a black C-37. The red panel started failing and I replaced it with a black as shown here. Sold it off as a frame set and bought a bike sized better for racing. I was tall and young, I still don't fit a 59 cm bike.
I did find a 56cm C-37 from the same batch my first bike was. Top tube is a bit longer than I would like at 56, but a very close return to the past. I have been looking for red half hoods... originals that come up are in sad shape, I did find reproductions but they are 30% of the price I bought the used whole bike for. Ouch.
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Old 12-09-19, 03:28 PM
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My '85 Raleigh Super Course, although I insist the color is Blackberry!

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Old 12-09-19, 06:37 PM
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Here's my mid '70s Competition, with Huret Jubilee groupset.
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Old 12-09-19, 07:55 PM
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Here I am in February 2017 in Palm Beach, FL. That's where my mother in law lives and where I keep my 1962 Rudge.

I cant see the pic, Tom.
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Old 12-11-19, 11:32 AM
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I cant see the pic, Tom.
Grr. I really must figure this google photos sharing stuff or use another host. I test it using a non-logged-in window, and it displays for me. I don't get it.
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Old 12-11-19, 11:40 AM
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Grr. I really must figure this google photos sharing stuff or use another host. I test it using a non-logged-in window, and it displays for me. I don't get it.
Google disabled photo link sharing a couple years ago. There was no announcement; they just did it. I had the same experience. I logged into my google account, I could see the linked image, but no one else could. Sometimes I could see it without logging in, and it seemed sort of random.

Now I use Flickr, or just upload directly using the forum software. Even Flickr requires a bit of a kludge to get a link that can be tagged with an IMG tag.
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Old 12-11-19, 02:25 PM
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Grr. I really must figure this google photos sharing stuff or use another host. I test it using a non-logged-in window, and it displays for me. I don't get it.
How are you sharing/getting the URL? I've always had challenges with gphotos too. If I could crack the code it would be great.
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Old 12-11-19, 04:13 PM
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ascherer, I right-click on the picture to open it in a new tab. Then in that new tab, I grab the URL. I test it by opening the picture in an incognito window. If that works, I don't know why others can't see it here.
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It used to be that you could grab an actual html address that ends in .jpg or .png etc that way, but now all that's available is a very long string of some apparently dynamic code, typicall ending in "no". I guess I could ask one of my programmer friends whats going on, but it's clear to me that linked image sharing has been blocked. Not sure why it can be visible on your own computer even after locked out. Possibly they take into consideration your IP address or cookies.

Example:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pJ...0lDHeQCQSrYz8x (snip... )
jVRUE3ydSnMRgE9Z60kyK_bfV7Rcc91VZ9hIEhYFhDNckI4F8=w1152-h755-no
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Old 12-11-19, 05:39 PM
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ascherer, I right-click on the picture to open it in a new tab. Then in that new tab, I grab the URL. I test it by opening the picture in an incognito window. If that works, I don't know why others can't see it here.
How are you adding it to your posts? Pasting the url into the upload files feature that comes up when you click the photo icon in the posting WYSIWYG editor? I'd heard that Google Photos need to be in a shared album to work like that.
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Old 12-11-19, 07:01 PM
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Just add it to your BF gallery and post it. As long as BF is here, it'll be here.
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Old 12-11-19, 07:20 PM
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Old 12-12-19, 06:52 PM
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Hercules at 50. (1969 Hercules AMF).
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Old 12-12-19, 06:57 PM
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Oldsledz Watcha got there? I see the "Raleigh" badge, but the curvy seat/ downtubes are unfamiliar to me. late 60s/ early 70s?
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Old 12-20-19, 06:08 PM
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Well, you've seen 'em both already but they ARE black sooo.............

When it was fresh off the stand, I did pull the tape off the front brake caliper.


Untouched, as purchased........
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Old 12-20-19, 09:16 PM
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The Cinelli is my wife's bike. The other bike is a way too small for me Miyata 912.


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Old 12-20-19, 09:31 PM
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That Miyata surely looks nice.

Here's my black bike - 1985 (?) Stump Jumper Sport + Shimano Alfine 8 IGH + Brooks saddle + North Roads bars



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Old 12-20-19, 10:06 PM
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Did someone say black bike ? Currently a work in progress ... If I can get over this cold bug I have I will get out there and get it finished! This will be my first 1x wide range "mullet" build as the millennial hipsters are calling them . So far I am on my target for this bike to be lighter than 27 pounds as built by Specialized. Of course they used a lot of boat anchor heavy parts on this bike to begin with. It is actually not that heavy of a frame .. My goal is to come under 25 pounds and I will make it .

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Old 12-21-19, 09:52 AM
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I've posted these on other threads but here they re again...



79 Panasonic Track. It was an entry level track bike and drilled for brakes.




90 Trek 750 Multitrack almost completed rebuild.




60's Schwinn Typhoon. I sold this years ago. It was a blast to ride but riding it made my knees hurt.
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Old 12-21-19, 11:34 AM
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1969 Armstrong. I should change the saddle, but the current saddle is quite comfy.


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Almost forgot these 2:




And these two, gone but not forgotten:



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Old 12-21-19, 02:09 PM
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Sweet looking Focus! Your Raleigh looks nearly identical to my Super Course. 1985? Is yours a Prestige? Can't quite make it out.
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Old 12-22-19, 01:21 AM
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1990, all original Biopace/Exage Sport
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