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Old 12-04-22, 07:49 AM
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A good companion for adventures.

2017 Dahon Curl

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Performance Focus (since sold)

Look KG96

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Old 12-04-22, 12:06 PM
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My latest Black Bikes.
I don't do: disks, tubeless, e-shifting, or bead head nymphs.
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I’ve had two other black bikes in years past, a Panasonic and Miyata…these are two current ones. Cannondale CODA F900, and a ‘70 Suburban.

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My wife’s very tiny 2000 Schwinn Home Grown.

And the most dangerous bike in the world: An Avon Royal Star. It stops when it wants to but not when you want it to. I don’t own it but I had a hand in selling it to a friend who found out about it lack of stopping proclivities the hard way.

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Old 12-04-22, 04:35 PM
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1980 Davidson Custom “Day Tourer”

The seatpost is an aluminum 2 bolt Campagnolo Record with a 350 external titanium shaft, engineered by Robert Freeman so I can use such vintage seatposts on some of my slightly undersized (less than 63cm) frames…

Drivetrain: Campagnolo 175mm Nuovo Record cranks (52/42/32t), Nuovo Record FD, Shimano Deore XT RD, SRAM PC-870 chain.

Noted vintage specialist Robert Freeman built the Davidson up and took this picture yesterday when I drove to his place to pick it up.

130mm Cinelli XR stem, Nitto Noodle handlebars, Suntour Barcon shifters, Campagnolo Record brakes.
Here are a few pictures of my nearly finished 1980 64cm custom Davidson.

It will be my winter bike here in Seattle. I still need to add fender mud flaps, and correct the front fender line…
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My Miyata 912 I've owned since new:

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Old 12-04-22, 07:27 PM
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not a great photo, currently in pieces awaiting parts and time

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Old 12-04-22, 08:18 PM
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My '87 Prologue

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Old 12-04-22, 09:29 PM
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That’s a great looking bike!
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Ooooh. I have one again. Ye Olde Robin Hood on the big day back during the Clunker Challenge.

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I can never remember what I posted before, but I think this one is fresh. A 1985 Raleigh Big Horn with a custom build inspired by my love of early hotrods.
We are what we reflect. We are the changes that we bring to this world. Ride often. -Geo.-
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Old 12-04-22, 10:53 PM
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Most of my black bikes remain unrefurbished and not ready for photos, but I have these two.
1985 Raleigh Prestige.

1983 Raleigh Super Course.
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Hard at work in the Secret Underground Laboratory...
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Old 12-05-22, 09:46 AM
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Verago ATB (lugged SP/SPX).

Chas Roberts (fillet brazed 531c).

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She is a beauty - and not only because she’s adult-sized.
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Annual Shot of My Pashley Path Racer

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The most distinctive ride I have. Just a single-speed with drum brakes, but the ride quality is indescribable. Think 2-wheeled Rolls Royce. My arse knows Quality when it sits on it.

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1987 Bianchi Brava, full Shimano 105 group. I have posted this one in the Forum before, but I wanted to add it here as well.


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Old 12-05-22, 05:19 PM
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My 1986 Miyata Nine Twelve

Black, but has a subtle, rainbow metallic sparkle in the sunlight.
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That’s the one…

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Black, but has a subtle, rainbow metallic sparkle in the sunlight.
that’s the one I had. Very nice.
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Old 12-06-22, 09:41 PM
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Re-appearing 4 years later with updated derailleur, stem and Berthoud bag.

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Old 12-07-22, 08:17 AM
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One of my winter beaters, Univega Nuovo Turing.
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Originally Posted by rccardr
Doc, I hope that you will someday treat us to some close-up photos of frame details on this one.
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Old 12-07-22, 11:56 AM
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Re-appearing 4 years later with updated derailleur, stem and Berthoud bag.
Are the TA cranks arms on this extremely long?
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