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March is for brown and gold bikes

Old 03-06-22, 10:10 AM
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The only brown bike I ever

1997 Curtlo Mountaineer



owned..again,not exactly C&V
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Old 03-03-23, 12:09 PM
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I'll kick off 2023 Brown and Gold with this pick from a couple weeks ago:
1998 Trek 2300. The last year for these glued carbon/aluminum models
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This is still my favorite bike in the stable. I wasn't even aware of it's existence until it came up for sale on my local CL. Reynolds 531 throughout, it was Dawes' premier offering to the new-at-the-time All Terrain Bike market. They wanted to make a big splash, apparently.



Some of these images will be repeats, of course, because I will not take the Ranger out in corrosive conditions.



... and of course, I have modified things to suit my preferred riding style, but have also retained all the original equipment so that my LBS can restore her to original when I can no longer ride.



But I have always nurtured this concept of my "Homeless Bike", the one bike from my collection that I would retain to embark on my final adventure in necessity-driven Adventure Cycling. Add a couple of racks, and the Ranger is IT.


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1983 Full-panto Colnago Nuovo Mexico - note the translucent amber hoods, custom-made by Robbie Fellows:



1980 Drillium Alpina (nee Saba):



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Old 03-03-23, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by DQRider
Reynolds 531 throughout, it was Dawes' premier offering to the new-at-the-time All Terrain Bike market. They wanted to make a big splash, apparently.
Peugeot did the same thing with their Europe Express. I got a frameset and bits out of the NJ warehouse many years ago and built it up, then sold it to a friend for his buddy who needed a big MTB.

Net photo. Never available in brown to my knowledge but plenty cool.
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My crusty bike qualifies!

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Posting all of the Brown and Gold stuff Iíve collected thus far.

My beloved and often used 1968 Super Course.

My 1967 Carlton Flyer. A recent acquisition in ďas foundĒ condition, Iíve added the Brooks saddle just to see how it looks. The bike needs a few things plus an overhaul before itís completed. Iíll give it itís own thread soon.

1960 Lenton Grand Prix, ithe color is called Sunset Yellow but itís gold to me.

1980 Holdsworth Special. I love the Phil hubs on this one. A very fun bike to ride!
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Old 03-03-23, 04:48 PM
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Well, reddish-brown*, and the bell is gold!

*and so is the chicken.....

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Old 03-03-23, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Pcampeau
Wow, the lugs on that are spectacular.
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Old 03-03-23, 05:18 PM
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Holy poop, mackgoo , did you steal that Guerciotti from the Pope?

Oh, that's right, the Pope was given a gold Colnago. Never mind.

But that bike is dead-sexy.
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Some rainy day wrenching on the '82 Team Fuji... Next up, taking off the 53/42 for a 46/30.


Brown on brown '82 Team Fuji

There's a little metal flake to that brown

Brown on brown on gold: came stock with gold chain, rims and cassette.
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Originally Posted by MrGastrognome
Some rainy day wrenching on the '82 Team Fuji...

Is that 650B'd? If so, did you have to dimple the chain-stays or anything?
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Originally Posted by ehcoplex
Is that 650B'd? If so, did you have to dimple the chain-stays or anything?
650b swapped with 42mm Soma Grand Randonneurs pictured. I still have room to swap to something knobbier. No dimpling required.

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Originally Posted by MrGastrognome
650b swapped with 42mm Soma Grand Randonneurs pictured. I still have room to swap to something knobbier. No dimpling required.
Thanks, great to know! In the past year Iíve seen a couple Team Fujis pop up for sale and have wondered about suitability for conversion.
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I have found it so hard to catch the brilliance of the Raleigh "coffee" colour but I keep trying. Here is my 1972 Raleigh Sports.


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Originally Posted by mackgoo

Wow!
That bike needs the Alligator Saddle made by @PastorBoblnh

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70's Claud Butler painted in Testors light brown.
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Just finished cleaning up this 1964 Schwinn Varsity.


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1978 Raleigh Super Course - with some Frame "Patina"
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With tall seat post and Brooks Saddle

1973 Raleigh Twenty

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In the sunlight my daughterís Schwinn Sierra looks like a deep golden brown. She let me ride it yesterday.


Official color is black chrome.
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@BFisher, what is that, a Raleigh Record with a 3-speed hub?
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