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Old 12-08-17, 05:50 PM
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I forgot, I have another black bike. Maybe that's an indication that I have too many bikes. Tommasini Super Prestige.
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Old 12-08-17, 06:54 PM
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Old 12-08-17, 07:11 PM
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'81 957 in cognito:


'79 or '80 930:
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Old 12-08-17, 09:03 PM
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Old 12-08-17, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Roadwanderer View Post
Here's my newest bicycle: 1972 Royce Union 5 speed

Gets my vote with the shorty's, styln' derailleur crash bar and neato shifter-
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Old 12-08-17, 09:20 PM
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Old 12-08-17, 09:33 PM
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A Peugeot and a Bertin

a couple of noir french
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Old 12-08-17, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by 1simplexnut View Post
a couple of noir french
Looks startlingly like my '72 Raleigh Competition (or now).

Wake me up when this is all settled.
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Old 12-09-17, 08:41 AM
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Here is my early 1980s Ross MTB that I keep at my parents' house in the USA.

Ross Suntour AGtech Rear 01 (3).jpg

The photo is terrible but it's heavily sun-faded gloss black and looks much worse than the pictures indicate. Tubing is probably mid-grade Ishiwata (27.0 mm seatpost).

This summer I sourced and installed the NOS Suntour AG Tech derailleurs that were probably original to the bike. Someday I'd like to find a set of the gold-anodized rims and hubs that it probably had originally.
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Old 12-09-17, 09:02 AM
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Old 12-09-17, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
Gets my vote with the shorty's, styln' derailleur crash bar and neato shifter-

I know, right? That shifter is really cool.
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Old 12-10-17, 05:02 PM
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My just revised Rockhopper Comp..........
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Old 12-10-17, 10:31 PM
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1978 Masi Criterium, special edition made from SL instead of Reynolds

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Old 12-11-17, 09:34 PM
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1987 Schwinn Prologue.

"Top half" is as it was originally built-up with Suntour Sprint. Rear drive-train is upgraded to Ultegra 10 sp. w/ Dura Ace shifters. Dura Ace hubs.
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Old 12-11-17, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by greg3rd48 View Post
I suppose that black bikes are my chosen vehicle for building a retro roadie.

My '89 Fuji Ace retro roadie.
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You Have a Fuji Ace too?
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Old 12-12-17, 06:32 AM
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@xiaoman1 That I do Ben!
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Old 12-12-17, 12:15 PM
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May as well add this one. Black Pearl. Posted before, but here again since it's close enough to black I think.
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Old 12-12-17, 07:30 PM
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My Centurion Turbo.
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Old 12-12-17, 09:29 PM
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Old 12-13-17, 07:09 AM
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I'm one of those guys who believes that function beats form nearly every time but, man, that rack looks out of place.
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Old 12-13-17, 08:10 AM
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Old 12-13-17, 10:03 AM
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Black Staco De Luxe 3 speed on a commuting ride in icy december environment (and with spike tyres )
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Old 12-13-17, 10:12 AM
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I think black might be my new favorite bike color. The old becomes new again.
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