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Old 06-15-05, 09:21 PM
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Here's another one: 1970 Raleigh Superbe -- This one hung in the rafters of a garage from 1971 until last summer when I got it, so it looks like a two-year-old '70 Raleigh. We installed a big ol' double-action bell since this pic was taken.
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Originally Posted by mswantak
Here's one of my old crocks: 1968 Raleigh Grand Prix -- all original, except the bars, and I have those; I added a Union dyno light set and vintage fenders (courtesy of bigbossman), painted to match. Dunno what brand they are; they look like old ESGE.

I think the fenders really make the bike....
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Y'know, they really do; they give it a Lenton sort of look. The finishing touch would be for you to bring me a Campy NR crankset for it -- you don't even have to polish it first.
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Originally Posted by lotek
Kinda Funky? Is that the Louis Vitton patterned unicanitor?

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okay. so its really funky. Looks like expensive italian luggage from the '70s. but it IS pretty comfy. I pulled a hamstring last week (sprained my butt, as my wife puts it) and this is the only seat that I can ride without extra suffering...
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This is my 1968 Bottecchian De Luxe I found in the trash. This is the before picture. Sorry I don't have a current after picture. I did upgrade the drivetrain from 5 speed Simplex to 7 speed Suntour, traded the steel rims for Mavic MA3's with Sansin hubs and switched to Dia Compe brakes and levers. Not my regular road ride but it's fun to ride in the park with the family on a Sunday afternoon.
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Originally Posted by mswantak
Here's another one: 1970 Raleigh Superbe -- This one hung in the rafters of a garage from 1971 until last summer when I got it, so it looks like a two-year-old '70 Raleigh. We installed a big ol' double-action bell since this pic was taken.
Your Raleigh looks superb.
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Old 06-19-05, 03:53 PM
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A fine thread idea. I lift a Singha to our man Lotek, the finest of the mods.

Riders, huh? I ride all my bikes, just not all of them at once. I suspect most of us are like that. Should take a few weeks to post them all.

Since I ride them all, and like to get them rideable, some of my rides may no longer qualify as vintage, simply because the parts are a little, well, eclectic. To wit, I present my 1979 Peugeot PFN10E "Course". The messo is as follows:

Frame: Peugeot PFN10E, vitus db steel, bocama lugs *
Fork: Reynolds 531, Raleigh
Headset: Stronglight A9 (actually, the top and the bottom are from different A9s, due to the fork crown race being JIS)
Bars and Stem: Sakae
Brake Levers: Dia Compe Gran Compe
Front Brake: Shimano RSX
Rear brake: Early Shimano Dura-Ace
Shifters: Simplex Retro Frictions
Front Derailleur: Suntour Cyclone
Rear Derailleur: Simplex short cage, badged "peugeot" *
Seat post: Spectre Comp
Saddle: Brooks B17
Crank: Stronglight TS
Bottom Bracket: Nervar*
Pedals: Shimano 600
Wheelset: Shimano RSX laced to 700c Nashbar rims

The parts marked with an asterix (*) are the stock original parts. The parts range in vintage from the seventies to the nineties, some from ebay, but most are take-offs from other finds.

This was my original road bike, bought new in 1980 at Blue Wheel Bikes in Charlottesville. It came down to the PFN and a Trek 410/412 offered by another shop (oddly, I now own a very nice 410, I'll post it in the next few weeks). It has been ridden hard, but is still lively. In the Wisconsin winters I would convert it to a fixie for the winter. I commuted on it for several years as well, piling up considerable miles. It is the lone bike I have ever bought new, although several of my vintage finds were pretty close condition-wise (the Bridgestone RB2 and the 1967 PX10 spring to mind).

In a very real way, this is the bike that got me interested in vintage rides. Around 1990, I was commuting on it, swerved to avoid a yapping dog, and rear-ended a parked car. In retrospect, I should have run over the dog, as this bent back the front fork. Ah, hindsight.

I took the bike to a local bike shop, and they laughed (really laughed) at me for riding such an out of date piece of crap and tried to sell me a new bike. I went to several other shops, and they told me they could not/would not work on older French bikes. I decided to learn bike mechanics and fix it myself, and this led inexorably, given French parts issues, to an interest in older bikes. This also led to general mistrust of shops, once I found out the fix was pretty simple. I do note with satisfaction that the shop that laughed at me went out of business, but the bike is still riding.

I'm not sure if all of us will consider this ride vintage, given the complete Frankenbiking of this fine ride, but like I said, it is to blame for everything that followed, so here it is, in full patched-together glory:
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Here are a couple of my riders; a '57 Belgian made "Lion Rapide", '84 Casati "Gold Line R.", and a '77 Austro-Daimler "Superleicht":
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That Superleicht is super nice!
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So why is the Lion Rapide the only one to have a cork ?
surely you can uncork a good ride on the Casati and the A-D.
The Lion Rapide is very nice, unusual marque, I like that.
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Old 06-20-05, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by lotek
So why is the Lion Rapide the only one to have a cork ?
It gets ridden more than the other two... It has a very comfortable ride, with long chainstays, pencil seatstays, and lotsa fork rake. Tubeset is butted Reynolds 531. That cork's been there since a Bastille Day vintage ride, a few years ago.
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Originally Posted by Poguemahone
A fine thread idea. I lift a Singha to our man Lotek, the finest of the mods.

... I took the bike to a local bike shop, and they laughed (really laughed) at me for riding such an out of date piece of crap and tried to sell me a new bike. I went to several other shops, and they told me they could not/would not work on older French bikes....
The owner of my favorite LBS would shoot the employee who refused to work on anything with bike wheels...

French bikes are special to work on, though, no?
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That Superleicht is super nice!
Thanks! I wish it was a cm or two taller though...
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Took a better shot on today's ride.
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Originally Posted by luker
French bikes are special to work on, though, no?
Special as in 'Special Olympics', maybe.
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Originally Posted by ryang
Took a better shot on today's ride.
Love the look of your bike. Of course the picture on the thread earlier is more detailed, but the backdrop of (I assume) Chicago is beautiful. I know nothing about Chicago and didn't imagine it to look like that.
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Navy Pier, isn't it?
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Originally Posted by giantcfr1
Love the look of your bike. Of course the picture on the thread earlier is more detailed, but the backdrop of (I assume) Chicago is beautiful. I know nothing about Chicago and didn't imagine it to look like that.
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That's Chicago all right. My wife and I visited last year and yes, those =are= people on the beach in =September=. https://stockdell.org/chicago/index.html I'm the doofus with the squeegee.
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My Bianchi commuter. Around 1992 I was buying a set of rollers and a wind trainer from a guy and at $125 the price seemed a little steep. I told him if he threw in the Bianchi I'd pay his price and he did! A free bike and I've enjoyed it much more than the rollers and wind trainer!

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Originally Posted by halfspeed
That's Chicago all right. My wife and I visited last year and yes, those =are= people on the beach in =September=. https://stockdell.org/chicago/index.html I'm the doofus with the squeegee.
Thanks for sharing your site with us. The pics are wonderful,
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mswantak,

Thanks for the pics! I gave my mother-in-law a Raleigh very similar to that one, except it's dark blue. She'd never learned to ride a bike and wanted to try with training wheels! It didn't work out and now at the age of 70 she is giving it back to me. I'd forgotten how pretty they look! How's it ride?
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It's a blast to ride, as long as the terrain isn't very hilly. It's pretty heavy -- a little over 40 pounds, and the three speeds are high, too high, and way too high. Once you get all that mass moving, it makes for a nice smooth ride and plenty of inertia.
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Here is my ride, Bstone 400 , aside from the crappy tape job, has a 46/36/26 (fat guy hill crank) 14-34 rear freewheel all Suntour, brake levers are Weinmann's and it's a dream to ride.
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It was actually the barriers off of North Ave. It was taken with a cell phone so it could have been 10 times better looking. I go there 2-3 times a week and for a rest.
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Heres my bikes: Chesini X-uno from early 90“s, the second bike is from ~1935.
 

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