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Old 12-13-17, 02:19 PM
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Gotta love black

Here's my humble contribution, an unknown Asian frame from '77



I've painted the fluting on the stem and cranks black to match the bike
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Old 12-13-17, 03:57 PM
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There was a guy at my first duty station in the early 80s with a sweet JPS Capri much like the one in this picture. I so wanted that car.

Ah, the Ford Capri! I actually had one of those: a mk II. All white (and I really mean all white, with diagonal red, white and blue stripes - the Dutch flag -and a shag carpet inside). Got it for €50, sold it for €75 a few days later, because none of my friends would speak to me anymore.

Back to black bikes: I just realized I have another one, languishing somewhere at the bottom of my parts bin. It's a Batavus something or other. Looking at the pic again, I'm thinking it might be a nice entrant to the latest clunker challenge, as I paid €25 for it:

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Old 12-13-17, 05:38 PM
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Old 12-13-17, 07:18 PM
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Old 12-13-17, 08:52 PM
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OK I'll play. I have/had quite a few black bikes.

60s Bianchi Specialissima


1960 Frejus


1977 Confente


1984 Masi GC


1973 Peugeot (custom paint)


Schwinn Paramount


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Old 12-13-17, 10:31 PM
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OK I'll play. I have/had quite a few black bikes.
Holey moley. Not to mention my Austro Daimler entry above used to be yours too!

1) Looks like the smaller Schwinn might be extra. PM if ever selling.
2) Do you have a photo gallery of the Confente? Edit: Found them. Just wow.

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Old 12-13-17, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by F.Bacchus View Post
Here's my humble contribution, an unknown Asian frame from '77



I've painted the fluting on the stem and cranks black to match the bike

Nice! Cool stem and Suberbe . . .
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Old 12-14-17, 05:37 AM
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OK I'll play. I have/had quite a few black bikes.

1977 Confente

Looks my size too
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My 80 Super Le Tour

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Old 12-14-17, 09:33 PM
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1966 Sports bringing home the groceries.

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Old 12-14-17, 11:18 PM
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Black bikes for December: Longtime 1986 Trek 400 Elance, and (worse pic bike-wise) my commuter, a 1968 Raleigh Sports.
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Old 12-15-17, 12:38 AM
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Black bikes for December: Longtime 1986 Trek 400 Elance, and (worse pic bike-wise) my commuter, a 1968 Raleigh Sports.
Nice Elance, how wide of a tire can it fit?
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Old 12-15-17, 09:25 AM
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Bruce Gordon Chinook 650b / flat bar conversion. Flatbars might be replaced with another style of bar, not sure if i dig them!



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Old 12-15-17, 09:27 AM
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My neighbor had a yellow one growing up, fun ride. I also had fond memories of an old girl friend and her Cosworth Vega...likewise, lots-a fun.

Thanks for triggering the memories non-fixie, I already posted my black bikes, so I got nothing else.
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Old 12-15-17, 10:31 AM
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Nice Elance, how wide of a tire can it fit?
Thanks. Good question, I've only gone up to 28mm which are on it now. Certainly 32, looks like 35mm would be pushing it.
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The first bike I ever bought, which sad to say I no longer have: Centurion Le Mans RS, mostly black. I'd really love to still have that one in the garage. Honestly I never appreciated it or even rode it like I would now. (I also didn't know *anything* about bikes -- no Internet back then.) This is someone else's bike, but mine was just like that, except I think he's upgraded his brake levers and maybe seat and rewrapped his bars.




And my latest, new to me a few weeks ago, a steel 1992 Trek 720 which I hope will hold up to grinding up and down hills into the future. Still needs outfitting.




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My 1986 Schwinn Sierra in Black Chrome. I'm the original owner. I recently put back on as much of the original equipment as I could.
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Old 12-22-17, 09:24 AM
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I generally prefer color but the absence keeps this one in the stable.
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1988 Trek 560


1989 Fuji Ace



1995 "Indy Fab"*


2003 Calfee Dragonfly



*not officially an Independent Fab. A friend was a welder there and wanted to make a lugged frame. This is the result....
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Black Raleigh DL-1

I was out in the garage today keeping the tires inflated and thought I would offer this.
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Just put the finishing touches on the 1979 Miyata 912 (bought new) to complete the Gugificazione mods making this into my “travel bike”:





Pre-Gugificazione (nickname for this one is JPS)

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Old 12-30-17, 02:09 AM
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Just put the finishing touches on the 1979 Miyata 912 (bought new) to complete the Gugificazione mods making this into my “travel bike”:





Pre-Gugificazione (nickname for this one is JPS)
John Player Special?
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Old 12-30-17, 03:44 PM
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John Player Special?
Yup. Goes along with some other JPS references earlier in this thread. Helps if one is old enough and a race car geek to remember the Lotus Formula 1 cars driven by Mario Andretti, Emerson Fittipaldi and Nigel Mansell in those colors.

https://goo.gl/images/Bz3xAe

My brother-in-law found this (empty) when he was clearing out his garage:


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