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February is the month of Pink and Red Bicycles

Old 02-01-24, 01:37 PM
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Only one red bike this year. A little big, but I'll make it work!
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My Moser's probably ultimately more purple than pink, but this is definitely red:
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I picked up this Waterford Paramount last Spring. This is the first red bike that I’ve ever owned.

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The 2-5 times a week, 5-20 mile ride, utility machine. Happily climbs the hills coming back from shopping or beach access roads. The tattered Vetta has been a good/comfortable fit, so I haven't swapped it out. 2 fugly rear lights keep me safe (ish)

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1975 Grand Jubile Mixte,

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My Peloton - November I picked up some Rolf Vector Comps and in December I replaced the fork with a more traditional looking Ritchey model. Alas, I haven't been out on it to take an updated photo so this will have to do!
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Red bikes are faster apparently, but this one is made for low and slow.
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I have a few red bikes.

65 Racer 3-speed

90 Sirrus

87 Elance 400-T

88 AzSora
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Here’s my 1947 Ciclo Piave

And my 1955 Liberia

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Not sure it there's enough red to qualify this one but I finished this one up sometime last spring. 1982 Vanni Losa built Krapf beauty!

Then there's the Lemond Poprad disc I just picked up about a week ago;

Steel is real...and comfy.
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A Concorde Prelude which my LBS had traded in and wanted rid of. Early nineties, with a frame built with Columbus SL by Billato. It still has most of the original Shimano 6401 parts.

I am currently going through my parts bin for the missing bits. I've already found the correct brake levers and inner chainring, but the shifters and pedals prove to be more difficult.

The frame is ready for the rebuild:

Are we having fun, or what ...

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This lands somewhere right between pink and red. Early 80's Univega Super Special. It came stock with Campagnolo Super Record group and was their top tier offering.
It's a 60 cm frame and it's too big for me for anything more than 20-30 miles; I'm way stretched out. The Campag group came off and went on my Fuso, which only partially qualifies for this thread.
The Univega frameset is going on the market as soon as the weather clears here in Nor Cal and I can take some pics.

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The red Dilecta Le Blanc is sporting its new old stock white Bluemels now as well as a few other changes.
We are what we reflect. We are the changes that we bring to this world. Ride often. -Geo.-
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A friend's, not mine. Bruce Gordon 1983 (if memory serves), with BG racks and fenders. Interesting and creative rack-and-fender designs and installation, but a PITA to reinstall, especially on the front. I know Bruce isn't here to defend himself. but sometimes proprietary designs really aren't worth the headaches they create. Sometimes yes, this time no. I sold it for my friend at the Spring 2023 Marin bike museum swap meet, as my friend's health no longer allows him to ride.

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My somewhat red Soma Buena Vista mixte. It's a daily practical rider around town.

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Originally Posted by Chuckk
Only one red bike this year. A little big, but I'll make it work!

Well hey, that reminds me of a red bike I haven't posted before (bottom) And it's C&V ..... I've had it since the early 80's.
Maybe not C&V, but new to me is my 1st entry into carbon with this '06 Felt F4C.

I'm loving it but as we've been warned so often - I HAD A DAMN ASSPLOSION !

Ok technically this might be anodized aluminum not carbon, but never let details get in the way of a good trope

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