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Old 03-01-19, 09:10 AM
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This Lotus is either a deep dark burgundy or brown....in March it's brown

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Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji
This Lotus is either a deep dark burgundy or brown....in March it's brown

Woh! That headtube is nearly as long as my top tubes!

Good looker!
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Old 03-01-19, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Giacomo 1
Woh! That headtube is nearly as long as my top tubes!

Good looker!
Thanks. i made this pic standing a foot or two below the bike in a ditch, so I think that helps accentuate it.
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Old 03-01-19, 10:30 AM
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2016 Woodrup touring bike (frame here; bike by the end of the month)

Great - extra encouragement for me to finally finish my 2016 Woodrup custom touring bike.

I'd been wanting a sort of 'extinct early 70s sparkly lime green', but turned out serendipitously gold (one person on the CTC forum said his dad had a Ford Cortina that colour in the early 70s, which is good and commensurate with the flavour I was looking for).

The bike ought to be all built up this weekend finally so ought to be able to get pix within the month (brown Flyer saddle & bar tape, toe straps, etc. so all well within spec for thread. No black anodizing, either - all sliver, brown, & gold!)

In meantime, here are pix that the builder Kevin Sayles made during construction (paint in last ones).

And, maybe, one of the pix here:

(yet another reason to have him build, the pix he made for me - in the same 'lab' that's been the birthplace of thousands of Woodrups over the decades. (the first picture he sent was the tubes, lugs, & dropouts laid on the bench!)

This same workbench can be seen in 'Made in England', a fantastic big picture and interview book of English framebuilders (Including Kevin and another builder who's built one (warning: green) and building another (warning: blue, mine'll be this colour too) for me right now, both Stanforths built by Lee Cooper).

I'll try and get a decent photo shoot after the bike's built and get back here by the end of the Gold & Brown Month!

ps-planning to have my beloved 84 Trek 830 powdercpoated later this year sparkly dark brown - hopefully will remember in 202 to post here! (right now it's spotted purple, blue, & maroon.. not sure what month that is)
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No brown bikes here, but a couple of gold ones, both from 1978. My PR10 and a recently acquired $20 Super Course, still in process. I'll probably ditch the lovely Campy crank for an SR triple from Ebay. I have a VGT Luxe RD, not installed yet.




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I was just discussing this with a friend riding a black bike.
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Old 03-01-19, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by hujev
Great - extra encouragement for me to finally finish my 2016 Woodrup custom touring bike.

I'd been wanting a sort of 'extinct early 70s sparkly lime green', but turned out serendipitously gold (one person on the CTC forum said his dad had a Ford Cortina that colour in the early 70s, which is good and commensurate with the flavour I was looking for).
Very nice. That very slightly green tinged metallic gold was also a typical early 70s color. It's probably even more extinct than the 70s light lime green metallic. I like it very much, and considered doing my Mercian that color.
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Rather Low End Japanese Bianchi

Rather low end Japanese Bianchi from the early 80's. I've upgraded the original Suntour 7 stuff to Suntour 1st Gen Cyclone and better SR cranks (not shown here), but have all the original equipment so I can return this to original when I sell it (soon). The bike is in minty condition and I do still have the original Bianchi labeled tires that are useable.

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My Ross Aristocrat is a very light brown (tan) with gold lettering. Does that work?



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[QUOTE=SquidPuppet;20202830]They are like riding though molasses, uphill, fighting a brutal head wind. I don't know if it was the weight or the construction/rolling resistance, but it felt like I was dragging a Sherman Tank behind me. Coasting was more like rapid deceleration./QUOTE]

That's tragic!!! They sure look cool.

One from the project queue...

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Old 03-01-19, 02:26 PM
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No new brown or gold bikes, but I have been updating the Inter 10 lately to ....

... brifters!

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I'll post a "glamour" shot sometime. Yes. That is rust.
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Another one for the project queue. Kobe Cobra. Unknown year. Frame made in Hong Kong. Decent Japanese components (Suntour V-GT Luxe, ratcheting shifters, 36h Araya rims, Suzue sealed hubs, etc). Still haven't removed the psychedelic bar wrap. I'll get to it one of these days...
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Confente






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Originally Posted by Vonruden
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I'm guessing that's not your foul weather bike.
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Originally Posted by curbtender
I'm guessing that's not your foul weather bike.
Smart man you are
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My only gold bike is a '84 Univega Gran Tourismo. Pic is as purchased.



Plans are:


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I have a couple. One is a nearly pristine Raleigh Sports that I rarely ride and the other is a disaster I found and cleaned up - I ride it all the time.
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet
Classic? Nope.
Old? Yep.
Brown? Very.


Every bike that you have rebuilt is excellent. Just saying.
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