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Old 03-01-18, 08:09 AM
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March is for brown and gold bikes

Well, it's Mud Season, so that means brown, and gold can go along with that.

Show us your brown bikes, your gold bikes, and maybe even your brown and gold bikes.

This time I remember I have one. It's a 1973 Raleigh Twenty, unfinished for literally years. I rebuilt both wheels. The front has a Sturmey Archer drum brake hub whose inside are all scrape-y, so I have to smooth that out. The rear wheel has the original AW hub, and both have aluminum rims. I'm switching to a 1" threadless headset. To make it all fit, I need to shorten the head tube. The rear brake doesn't work well, but the front brake is good, a whole lot better than the unconscionably bad original front caliper brake.


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Brown and gold. Soon to be converted to 700c.
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@Sir_Name, fixed or free?
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1982 Trek 720

1982 Trek 720; some of the posters affectionately call this color "poo" brown:
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@Sir_Name, fixed or free?
As pictured free, but a big part of the 700c swap is a Normandy flip flop hub. It’ll be my first venture into riding fixed, so should be interesting. It was supposed to be my winter bike this year but a move got in the way of those plans. Just need to final tension the rear wheel, get some tires, install some Mafac Racers I have put aside, and a couple other odds and ends before riding. Hoping it’ll be a good rain bike for the spring.
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My recently resurrected 1974 Motobecane Grand Touring fits the bill perfectly!
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Kinda brown and gold at the same time. 64 Moulton 4 Speed with upgrades.
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Built up this Coffee brown 1969 Super Course as a town bike for a friend, before that it had been sitting in his basement for at least two decades as a neglected road bike.

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Yay!

My favorite brown bike:

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A pair of Raleigh Sports

These are my only brown bikes, Raleighs from the 1970's.
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Raleigh built supercycles sold at Canadian Tire

Both these girls are small frame early 70's Raleighs with Sturmey-Archer AW hubs.
Different shades of gold. Hurry spring!
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Ross Aristocrat - More like Tan, but there is some Gold in there too:




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1981 trek 610

Originally came to me as blue but currently my favorite TREK color, chestnut.
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Love my old Dawes...
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Ah, the bike that went to Paris.
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It's not classic and although it's a 1982 I wouldn't call it vintage either but it IS brown and gold........





Not the prettiest thing but it rides oh so sweet, better than it has any right to. It's getting another overhaul in the next week or so with vintage Suntour XCE drivetrain, a 3 pc. Sakae triple crankset and better Araya rims on Suntour hubs.
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