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Old 12-30-17, 03:54 PM
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Oh I remember, slot cars, models, casual fan of the real thing and I remember drooling over a JPS Norton at Yamaha East in PDX, had a brochure for a long time, and then going across the street and drooling at chrome Paramounts at Gateway Schwinn.
All long gone but great memories.


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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.

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

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Old 12-31-17, 03:49 PM
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Big, Bold, and Black Bike. Fighting weight of 48.7 lbs. My only black bike.
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Old 12-31-17, 03:56 PM
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Here are my additions..late but not to late..

1985 Trek 470 (as acquired)


1989 Centurion Ironman Expert (as acquired)


1991 Diamond Back Apex (as acquired)
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Old 12-31-17, 08:06 PM
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The fairest black bike of all my black bikes - 1974 Schwinn Paramount P15 graced with Superbe.



Second fairest is my 1985 Cannondale ST400 with 7800 Dura-Ace.



A former fair maiden (what am I writing here??) - 1985 Ross Signature 294S. Handbuilt with Ishiwata 024 tubing. Great rider, high quality, many different forms, now has a new happy owner.



Lastly, a formerly pewter (paint was toast) 1981 Trek 616 with Shimano 600 Arabesque...and 7400 hubs laced to DP18 rims! This was a few years ago, so forgive the stem/bar/brake lever setup. RoS' aesthetic sense had not reached its final form. Very happy new owner when I sold it though.

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Old 01-04-18, 08:23 PM
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Wow. 6 pages and still no Spın̈al Tap reference?
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Old 01-07-18, 10:39 PM
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I know December is over but I just got pictures working on my laptop. So here is my black bike.
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Old 12-01-18, 08:37 AM
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December is Black Bike Month

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I hereby declare December to be Black Bike Month.

Show us your black bikes.
Wake up. Let's do this again.
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Old 12-01-18, 08:43 AM
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Old 12-01-18, 09:59 AM
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Black I can do. I have two. It's the best color for a bike, btw. And a car too. First up is a 79 Trek 930, which came to me as a frameset, and secondly a 92 Paramount PDG 7 which also came as a frameset. The Paramount is actually a very deep, dark chocolate brown, but I'm the only one who knows that. To everyone else, it's black. Without further adieu:

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I just love riding a vintage road bike. The smooth speed and quick response of the steel has to be one of the most enjoyable experiences I know.

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Old 12-01-18, 10:17 AM
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Black bikes - elegant, to say the least...
Cyclops - my most used rider...


Rabeneick 120d - my favorite old bike and now ready for art and paint...
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Old 12-01-18, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Black I can do. I have two. It's the best color for a bike, btw. And a car too. First up is a 79 Trek 930, which came to me as a frameset, and secondly a 92 Paramount PDG 7 which also came as a frameset. The Paramount is actually a very deep, dark chocolate brown, but I'm the only one who knows that. To everyone else, it's black. Without further adieu:

"Bikeforums unexpectedly closed the connection" wtf?

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I just love riding a vintage road bike. The smooth speed and quick response of the steel has to be one of the most enjoyable experiences I know.

My bikes: 58cm '72 Schwinn World Voyageur, 24" '79 Trek 930, 58cm '84 Schwinn Letour Luxe, with couplers, 61cm '92 Schwinn Paramount (Panasonic) [Incoming: 60cm '88 Centurion Ironman Expert, 24" '80 Trek 414]
I will buy no more bikes forever.
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Old 12-01-18, 11:16 AM
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Old 12-01-18, 11:26 AM
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My black bike. It's an '81 Raliegh Tourist (DL-1). Probably one of the last years this model was sold in the US. Purchased lightly used for too much. But it was in great shape and you don't see these in Louisiana very often - especially in this size.

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Old 12-01-18, 11:36 AM
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One of my black bikes



Also a randonneur
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Old 12-01-18, 01:13 PM
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^ Gorgeous pic!

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My 85 Schwinn tempo and my Belgian bike.


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1978 Masi Criterium, special edition made from SL instead of Reynolds

I ordered a Black, "no flags" Gran Criterium in 1976 before Carlsbad closed up shop. That bike got so much attention. Sold it at a premium in 1984 to help pay for school. Terrific bike.
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I've got one!

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Black bike

I wish mine was black....its gray.
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Old 12-01-18, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by esteroali View Post
I wish mine was black....its gray.
Your black bike is gray? Post it anyway!
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Old 12-01-18, 04:03 PM
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Your black bike is gray? Post it anyway!
I can’t. I’m a newbie
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