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Old 12-07-22, 05:45 PM
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They are standard Pro Vis 170 mm crank arms. I double checked just to be sure.
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88 Cannondale ST600 with plenty of touring patina.
If only it could recount those trips.
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Neither of these are mine. They were at the local collective, but too small. Otherwise they would be mine.
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I have 2. My Diamond Back Sorrento beater bike



And my High Sierra currently undergoing an overhaul.
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Old 12-08-22, 05:57 AM
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1989 Technium Pre, before I had it painted yellow in 2000:

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2009 Kona Smoke I picked up with a seized seatpost:



Changes to bar/stem are a-comin'... Not real vintage but also not real different from a C&V bike so I figured it'd squeak through.
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Early 1980's Ross Professional - Craig's find
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1992 Diamond Back Axis Pro. Black and as found - nothing done yet to it. M900 XTR - and a Shimano dork disc! Tange Struts fork.

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Retro-Flashback 1966 Raleigh DL-1

This was the bike I rode on my first Gentleman Cyclists' Lake Pepin 3-Speed Tour. It weighed a ton and was a real challenge on the longer hills, but I loved it anyway. And I did get some pretty good photos of it...




Black bikes and graveyards are a natural match, somehow.


As-bought back in 2015 - she needed a LOT of work!





The slack angles really stand out against this straight-up vertical background.

I traded her back in 2020, for which bike I don't recall. But I had acquired my Pashley by then, and that was the roadster style bike I had always wanted. Still, it's nice to look back sometimes...
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Old 12-10-22, 05:18 PM
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My 1992-ish Fishlips Toxic Tuna, of Columbus steel:


This was one of my grail bikes as they were built in my hometown of Salt Lake City. It's a little small but I can make it work. I'm afraid to ride it though, it's too light. 23 pounds as it sits right there. Don't know how long it will hold up under my 200 pounds! Forgive the flat tire, its been hanging in the garage for a few years now....
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1959 Schwinn Wasp, with the "paperboy" stem (and 650b coaster brake wheels)
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@daverup, thanks for reviving the thread in a timely way. I had meant to open it back up but was busy.

I don't have good pictures of my spouse's Trek 7.3 FX. She owns three single bikes, and this is the one she rides the most.

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Originally Posted by Schweinhund
1959 Schwinn Wasp, with the "paperboy" stem (and 650b coaster brake wheels)
I love the patina on this bike! To my eye, it is rolling sculpture.

Please post more photos from other angles or in different settings, if you have them? It's winter here, and I'm bored...
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Late 1950's Cinelli Mod. B
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Originally Posted by DQRider
I love the patina on this bike! To my eye, it is rolling sculpture.

Please post more photos from other angles or in different settings, if you have them? It's winter here, and I'm bored...
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Schwinn Heavy Duti

I always forget is it Heavi or Heavy and is it Duti or Duti. One is spelled correctly the other is not. It would be easier without Schwinn's misspelling cleverness. At least I know how to spell Twinn in Schwinn.

This was put together in the early 80's when colored anodized BMX parts were all the rage. It has a King Sting fork that I order from Schwinn since I worked at the dealership at the time. Same with the rack.



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Knock, knock. Who’s there? Orange. Orange who? Orange you glad your pedals, saddle, and handlebar tape aren’t black? Yep.
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Old 12-17-22, 04:28 PM
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Volpe

I picked up this Volpe just before December. It’s very black.
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Unmarked NOS Razesa frameset with an almost complete NOS Gran Sport gruppo
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Got this ladies' Sports for free from the co-op's discard pile. No plans for it and no room to spare, if anyone is interested. Enjoy this terrible photo.


And this slightly less bad one.

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Originally Posted by denaffen
I picked up this Volpe just before December. It’s very black.
Thought I'd post an updated pic of this one.


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Happy December, everyone. It's Black Bike Month.

Here is a picture from 2011 of my 1962 Rudge Sports. I recently learned that my Rudge has been thrown out, i.e. stolen from me. I stored it in my mother-in-law's apartment building so I would have a bike to ride when I visit her. The building management thought I had abandoned it. A few years ago, they asked all bike owners to label the bikes to prevent this when they cleaned out the bike room. This time, they didn't ask, they just acted. Of course, this is improper, and I'll be making a claim of stolen property.


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