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Old 06-02-22, 12:09 PM
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Something about a chrome bike that makes it look in a class above all other bikes. I guess these all came as chrome frames, as applying chrome seems like a daunting task? You sure don't see many (if any?) new bikes with this finish. So much nicer then gun metal black IMHO
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My McLean

One of the versions.


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My McLean

One of the versions.


The epitome of class, beautiful and wonderful.
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Old 06-02-22, 10:43 PM
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Sure, and it's mutual...I can't help but admire the similarities between our bikes. It's based on a 1970 Raleigh Pro Mk.I which was chromed sometime in the past. I got it as a frame and fork 3-4 years ago. It evolves gradually as needs and opportunities arise. It's a comfortable and sure-footed ride, I take it out when I'm being adventurous around NYC and on moderate gravel and dirt rides. It gets more comments than any other bike I ride.

Keen-eyed observers (aka most of the C&V crowd!) can probably identify most of the build:
VO crankset & BB, Shimano A250 pedals
Microshift 2x10 shifters & brifters
Sun XCD high-flange rear hub, Sanyo-sonic dynamo front hub, Mavic Module 3 rims, RH Bon Jon rubber
Not pictured, Mafac Competition brakes - I replaced the Racers in these photos over the winter
Campy Record headset
I think the stem is a Grand Comp with Nitto Noodle bars
Nitto Crystal Fellow seatpost, Brooks Imperial Flyer
VO faceted fenders
BM head and tail lights
Silca Impero, VO rack, Acorn front and Brooks rear bags, Zefal cage, Kleen Kanteen, Crane bell

Thanks for encouraging my behavior.
It's highly encouraged! As beautiful as my new Singer is, all i did was get on the wait list and order it. You grew yours from parts organically, and that gets some serious props. And a chromed Raleigh Pro? That's just too damn cool!
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Old 06-03-22, 08:29 AM
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Old 06-03-22, 09:24 AM
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Old 06-03-22, 11:16 AM
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Old 06-06-22, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by poprad View Post
Another thread with an excuse to post my new Singer? Really? OK, if I have to....



What a beauty! What rear derailleur is that? Microshift? How does it shift? It is getting harder and harder to find silver components...
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Old 06-06-22, 07:03 AM
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What a beauty! What rear derailleur is that? Microshift? How does it shift? It is getting harder and harder to find silver components...
Yep, that's a Microshift rear. It works just fine, esp paired with the ratcheting Dia Compe ENE shifters. Somewhat surprisingly this is my first bike with these and I was skeptical, but I told Olivier to build with what he thought best. It turns out I like the pairing just fine. I'm not a retro-grouch, I have several bikes with brifters. These shift smoothly though and as advertised the directional effort feels equalized by the ratchet device. I had to micro adjust after the occasional over-shift, but I think that says more about my internal Campy friction shift mindset than these shifters.
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+1 on the Microshift R10, that's what's on my Pro. I use Microshift's brifters.
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WOW! you have some serious taste in bikes!
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Not quite silver or chrome but here's my Parkpre.

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Mangusta

Ok I posted it last year as well but I still think itís one of the most beautiful bikes Iíve ever seen. My Mangusta


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2 Chrome, 2 ti


81 Panasonic DX2000 Campagnolo 165mm 53/42 cranks, shimano 600 brakes, flipped/reversed mini bulls with goldfinger levers, super champion rims, radial laced front wheel, brooks saddle






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In original condition, other than the saddle..

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not chrome but not colored either so I guess this is the best place for this Sakae Litage


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Iím not sure if ti gray counts, butÖ
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Of course it does!


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