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Old 06-18-19, 06:09 PM
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N-all but two or three...

For some time now, I have been thinking of clearing out the stable. Storage issues, theft problem and a sudden realization that one is more than more. The one is more than more thing became known thanks to riding one bike, the only bike I have, in Jamaica. Anyway, another story and thanks to the forum member who pointed it out to me, in a round about way...

I kept two bikes, my 1968 Legnano Grand Premio, and my unbuilt 1958 Rabeneick 120d. I guess, to be right up front but not sure it really counts, I also kept a Rocky Mountain "Cardiac" as a cottage roads bike.

The Legnano has undergone a lot of original upgrades, recently, all of which got tested on the road earlier today...


The Rabeneick 120d waits (still) for paint and art, both intended to be completed this summer (said that last summer)...


I am not even sure that I like this bike's ride quality but I do like the gearing which, unlike that on the Legnano, is "old man friendly"...


The rest, and part of another collector's fleet, went to a bulk buyer in Toronto...
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Nice green Twenty! Sorry to read about the theft problem. Hopefully all yours will find good homes.
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You mean the old shed will be empty???
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There's a liberating feeling to it, correct?

Obviously not a huge jump but I went from 8 to 3 recently and it felt great. Although I'll soon be back to 4.
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Sorry to hijack, but I see a pair of very unusual pedals hanging off a handlebar there...what on earth are those?

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Originally Posted by cudak888
Sorry to hijack, but I see a pair of very unusual pedals hanging off a handlebar there...what on earth are those?

-Kurt
They look like blocks of aluminum.

Fun fact- while looking for the pedals, I found waldo!
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Definitely storage issues if you have to take the pedals off. I thought you did the purge a few years ago. Don't tell me you accumulated more.
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There's a liberating feeling to it, correct?
More than I would have believed!

This is the second purge in the past few years. The first purge was lesser stuff and forced upon me when I decided to sell my city property, the patch of land that The Old Shed still sits on and yes, the shed is empty now.

This purge was several top of the line 1960s and 70s road bikes and a couple of middle of the line ones to boot plus my vintage parts stash, everything except what I needed to build the Rabeneick...
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I don't think I've ever seen SPD pedals on cottered cranks before. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Let me guess, Bicycle Specialties was the buyer?
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I don't think I've ever seen SPD pedals on cottered cranks before. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Though I detest the look of SPD pedals on my vintage steeds, I refuse to ride without them. Tried rat traps and no way! Nothing - only for short rides. SPD always for me.

Sadly, my resolve to keep things small is failing (keep small refers to the number of bikes owned, not the size of a bike). I was/am proud of myself for not scooping this old Nishiki at the dump, yesterday...


And could only wonder why I dragged this tiny Cannondale home with me...
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Though I detest the look of SPD pedals on my vintage steeds, I refuse to ride without them. Tried rat traps and no way! Nothing - only for short rides. SPD always for me.

Sadly, my resolve to keep things small is failing (keep small refers to the number of bikes owned, not the size of a bike). I was/am proud of myself for not scooping this old Nishiki at the dump, yesterday...

And could only wonder why I dragged this tiny Cannondale home with me...
The Cannondale is cute. Worth keeping as a guest bike. Nishiki was worth saving, indeed - but not worth keeping. Your job now is to fix it and flip it for a modest profit to cover your time doing so...or sell it on Craigslist/OfferUp for $25 as-is and let someone else make use of it.

Mind you, half of those gas-pipe mixtes in the photo with the Twenty deserved to go too. They'll never be special, but they're good transportation for someone.

You should have sent the Twenty to me though

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