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Old 02-03-19, 03:10 PM
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'78 Schwinn Volare, somewhat redder than last year.
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Is this built by BG or is it Taiwanese?

Just curious.
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Last spring, my wife and I took our bike on some errands. I gotta say, handling more than half of the pedaling gets difficult when there are cargo and hills.

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Last spring, my wife and I took our bike on some errands. I gotta say, handling more than half of the pedaling gets difficult when there are cargo and hills.

Pretty picture. Definitely not Manhattan!

What doesn't kill you, just makes you stronger...or something silly like that!
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Pretty picture. Definitely not Manhattan!

What doesn't kill you, just makes you stronger...or something silly like that!
You are correct, sir. We have a house in High Falls, NY where we spend weekends. This shot is in the tiny town center. I think the antique shop is now closed. The owner is in her 90s and decided it was time to finish it up.

The comfort came later when I realized there was a reason for being super tired after a short ride. So yes, in a sense, it did make me stronger.
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The Alyeska is a bit of both!

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How about a red bike against a pink wall...
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How about a red bike against a pink wall...
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My Ciocc, upgraded to 10 Speed. The red is fading , to pinkish. Will schedule a paint job in the future. KB
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I quite like the monthly colour threads. Has there ever been a monthly alphabet thread? For example; post your bikes starting with A could be Atala, Apollo, Alan, etc.

If not, I'll get it started.
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I quite like the monthly colour threads. Has there ever been a monthly alphabet thread? For example; post your bikes starting with A could be Atala, Apollo, Alan, etc.

If not, I'll get it started.
As long as you're ready for it to morph into whatever it doe's, sounds like a good idea to me. I would suggest 2 letters a month so it could run for a year like the colors/months, maybe get to the end and have UVW + XYZ to pick up the extra 2 letters at the end for Nov. and Dec.
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As long as you're ready for it to morph into whatever it doe's, sounds like a good idea to me. I would suggest 2 letters a month so it could run for a year like the colors/months, maybe get to the end and have UVW + XYZ to pick up the extra 2 letters at the end for Nov. and Dec.
Good thinking - although expanding on that we could do each letter for two weeks - 26 letters over 52 weeks.

Wish I thought about this late last year...
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Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post
Good thinking - although expanding on that we could do each letter for two weeks - 26 letters over 52 weeks.

Wish I thought about this late last year...
I think a month is good, early adopters clamor at the start, then many other's matriculate as it drags out and gives plenty of time to get on board.

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With a Cannondale getting built to handle the crit-style club rides, I'm experimenting with this Fuji Opus IV in hi-vis pink as a beater/sleeper commuter.

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So many gorgeous bikes in this thread. I have a red bike too:


The rest of the album is here: https://imgur.com/a/i2WQL
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So many gorgeous bikes in this thread. I have a red bike too:


The rest of the album is here: https://imgur.com/a/i2WQL
Very cool, a red Brit, Frenchy bits and plenty of Campy.

Small aside, your Rally RD is the second version with the reinforcing rib in the knuckle, only a little less fragile.

FWIW I have one that is fine after 40yrs. 90% that I have seen are still going despite the bad rap they have, only seen a couple broken ones.

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Had to show off a few of my recent projects.

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Had to show off a few of my recent projects.

From top to bottom :
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[QUOTE=merziac;20780831]Very cool, a red Brit, Frenchy bits and plenty of Campy.

Small aside, your Rally RD is the second version with the reinforcing rib in the knuckle, only a little less fragile...[/QUOTE

Cheers! It was sold at Bicyclesport in Toronto, they had a big soft spot for British bikes, especially Randonneurs. Back in the '70's I'd have turned my nose up at anything that wasn't 100% Campy, so i may well have walked past this very bike in the shop and not noticed it!

That's actualy the 1st gen. Rally (the crack-o-matic, I remember replacing broken ones on a weekly basis back in the '80's). Surprisingly light for such a big derailleur and it shifts well too (way better than a Nuvo Record). I will replace it with 1st. gen. Cyclone as soon as I can find one for cheap.
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Very cool, a red Brit, Frenchy bits and plenty of Campy.

Small aside, your Rally RD is the second version with the reinforcing rib in the knuckle, only a little less fragile...[/QUOTE

Cheers! It was sold at Bicyclesport in Toronto, they had a big soft spot for British bikes, especially Randonneurs. Back in the '70's I'd have turned my nose up at anything that wasn't 100% Campy, so i may well have walked past this very bike in the shop and not noticed it!

That's actualy the 1st gen. Rally (the crack-o-matic, I remember replacing broken ones on a weekly basis back in the '80's). Surprisingly light for such a big derailleur and it shifts well too (way better than a Nuvo Record). I will replace it with 1st. gen. Cyclone as soon as I can find one for cheap.
Ah yes, I see it now, the pic on imgur looked like the 2nd revision of the 1st gen for the shadow of the freewheel where the rib should be.

Looks like you've done just fine with it. Do you remember if the broken ones mostly had voids and or flaws in the casting?
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Funnily enough - I just bought some red paint today to touch up the scratches on my Bridgestone Eurasia when I found this thread.
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