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Old 12-22-19, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by jreeves
Sweet looking Focus! Your Raleigh looks nearly identical to my Super Course. 1985? Is yours a Prestige? Can't quite make it out.
Thanks. Yes, 1985 Prestige, it's in pretty decent shape, unfortunately it has some flaking chrome on the chain stays. Otherwise the paint and decals are pretty decent. Another one I need to get busy on and put it back on the road.
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Originally Posted by noglider
I hereby declare December to be Black Bike Month.

Show us your black bikes.
OK, I've been biting my tongue to keep quiet, lol, but why black, for December? I think it should have been turquoise, and I'm officially complaining, here & now. 😛😁😉
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Originally Posted by stardognine
OK, I've been biting my tongue to keep quiet, lol, but why black, for December? I think it should have been turquoise, and I'm officially complaining, here & now. 😛😁😉
I'll make it up to you. Post your turquoise bike here.
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Here is a 1973 Raleigh Sports, I got at the Salvation Army store a few days ago I hope to get my wife riding it next sumer.
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Old 12-22-19, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider
I'll make it up to you. Post your turquoise bike here.
Cool! No wait, never mind. I don't have a turquoise bike either. 😠🙄😉

Feel free to tell me shuddup, when I post dumb stuff like this. 😉
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Originally Posted by stardognine
Cool! No wait, never mind. I don't have a turquoise bike either. 😠🙄😉

Feel free to tell me shuddup, when I post dumb stuff like this. 😉
All in good fun.
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I should have more black bikes. '88 Proteus.
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Just in time for Christmas and this thread, I finally finished up the Grand Record last night. Still some tweaks left but - close enough. From this morning's shakedown ride - not a great pic, the sun wasn't where I needed it to be....

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Originally Posted by PilotFishBob
Just in time for Christmas and this thread, I finally finished up the Grand Record last night. Still some tweaks left but - close enough. From this morning's shakedown ride - not a great pic, the sun wasn't where I needed it to be....

very nice build . Is that a 25” frame? If so, lock it , it is my size!🤗
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Originally Posted by Kabuki12
very nice build . Is that a 25” frame? If so, lock it , it is my size!🤗
Thanks, yes it's a 25 - Noted and locked! For a long time I wouldn't consider 63cm/25" bikes having found them a bit tall for me. But for some reason lately I've gotten comfortable with them - and here I thought getting older meant trending down in bike sizes, not up.
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Phew!

Made it just in time, before Black Bike Month closes down for another year.

Now, what color was January again?

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1953 Higgins Trike, black.

Went to upload several pics of this bike and got the following message “You are not allowed to post URLs until you have at least 10 posts”. Will try to share in future if I am successful in complying. All the best to you in the new year. Mark.
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Originally Posted by non-fixie
Now, what color was January again?
White!
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Originally Posted by Kobe
I should have more black bikes. '88 Proteus.

+1 on more black bikes in the group.

Proteus is a beauty. How well does such a large frame ride with moustache bars?

i can't wait til Dec. but just a single pic - no waiting for St. Nick.


Did ya hear th one about a black Austrian, black German and black Irishman (from English parentage) who walked (errr... rolled) into a.... ....no on 2nd thought I won’t go there these sensitive days. besides I didn’t have a punchline.
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How many more shopping days until Christmas?
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
+1 on more black bikes in the group.

Proteus is a beauty. How well does such a large frame ride with moustache bars?

i can't wait til Dec. but just a single pic - no waiting for St. Nick.


Did ya hear th one about a black Austrian, black German and black Irishman (from English parentage) who walked (errr... rolled) into a.... ....no on 2nd thought I won’t go there these sensitive days. besides I didn’t have a punchline.
The Mustache bars did not agree with me. It was my third and probably not last attempt at them. The handling was fine but wrists would hurt after 30 minutes.

We are going to need more pictures of the Rickert Special, those lugs look awesome. I have never heard of them but if this is an typical example of their work they should be more well known.
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Posting a day early while I remember to bump the thread. Here is my 1962 Rudge Sports.


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I got this Fuji last fall from the back room of a local bike shop. It had a rough rattle can finish and homemade decals so I did a full repaint over the winter.

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Every black bike month I will likely show the same bike! This is this years version: oops, no outside shot!
P1040451 on Flickr

Oh yea, the other black one:
PB Tern Link D8 on Flickr
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Here is mine, a 53 Rudge

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My black bike in a cemetery. Very light snow falling. East side of Wyoming Valley in the background.
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Roadsters and Cemeteries...

... are a complimentary pairing, it seems.





May they Rust In Peace.

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Just realized I have 666 likes today. Time for some Black Sabbath.
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