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Old 07-28-19, 07:34 PM
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Show Us Your Bikes Starting With M

Here's your chance to show us your bikes alphabetically!

It goes like this: every fortnight I'll start a new thread with a new letter in alphabetical order. Post your classic and vintage bikes that correspond to that letter, eg; C = Cinelli, Carlton, Ciocc. M = Mercian, Masi, Motobecane. And so on and so forth. The letter of the fortnight should correspond with the marque, not the model. For example; you could post your Tommasini Prestige in the T thread, but not in the P thread. If you're not sure, take a look at the word on your downtube. There's a grey area with people's names - Bruce Gordon, Claud Butler, etc., but I'll leave it up to the owners which thread is preferred. Make sense?

So let's see your Mercians, Miyatas and Miele dishwashers...
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Old 07-28-19, 07:41 PM
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My 1980 Medici Pro Strada

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Bill, are those tires 28mm - or bigger? Still looks like lots of room to the brake bolt, but how's clearance at the chainstays?

I'm thinking of going a little fatter than 23s or 25s for a few more gravel rides this summer. I'm shopping for tires.

That bike is still looking great, btw

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Motobecanes
'78 Grand Jubile


'79 Grand Sprint

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Old 07-28-19, 07:52 PM
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DD,
They are Vittoria Rallys, 25s, You might get 28s in, but the rear chain stay bridge would be the limiter. The seat stay bridge and front fork crown have plenty of clearance for larger tires (height and width.)

Thanks, that was last year's picture, it has green Newbaums tape now, grey Campag cable housings, and fresh Rallys mounted. I'm very grateful to you for everything SC.

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Old 07-28-19, 08:11 PM
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Well I have this odd duck Martelly bike. Didn't know what it was when I picked it up but others pointed me in Eddy Martens direction and he confirmed it's his.





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All so nice. Here are mine!!!
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'82 912



I really like this one. Something special about it for me.
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Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
DD,
They are Vittoria Rallys, 25s, You might get 28s in, but the rear chain stay bridge would be the limiter. The seat stay bridge and front fork crown have plenty of clearance for larger tires (height and width.)

Thanks, that was last year's picture, it has green Newbaums tape now, grey Campag cable housings, and fresh Rallys mounted. I'm very grateful to you for everything SC.

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I see. Are they tubs? If they are, that's why I mistook them for 28s. They really look fat and cushy

You should post the new look. Always liked the way it came out with all the yellow; bet you're loving the ride. I am on mine more often than any of the others if that tells you anything.

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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
'82 912



I really like this one. Something special about it for me.
It's a sleeper, for sure - though I took a good look at it a couple weeks ago. Plus how can a bike go wrong with a black, gold and silver color scheme?

A most handsome ride.

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Mercier 200, circa 1971




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Mali 1991? - lovely retro MTB




1992 Marin Bear Valley SE - I was hit by a car while riding this, frame got bent




Merida Boston 1993 - built it for my mom, cockpit has changed since the photo

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17 posts and no Masi or Merckx!? I have to do something...

This is both a Monark and a Masi

















And a Meral of course...

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Mmm-mmm. So what did we see?

Magni
Maino
Mali
Malvern Star
Marin
Marinoni
Mariposa
Mars
Martelly
Masi
Massey Harris
McBain
McLean
MecaCycle
Medici
Meral
Mercian
Mercier
Merckx, Eddy
Merida
Merlin
Merz
Mesa, Raul
Metropole
Miele
Mikkelsen
Mirella
Miyata
Monark
Mondia
Mondonico
Mongoose
Montagner
Moser
Motobecane
Moulton
Muddy Fox
Murray

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1992 Marin Bear Valley SE - I was hit by a car while riding this, frame got bent



You know Thing?! How cool!
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As you all know, "M" stands for Australia which stands for Malvern Star. We love our Malvern Stars down here.

Here's mine. A 1938 version:

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Gonna slide in at the wire here, Merz x 4, 74, 78 x 2 and 82

There is a 5th that is a frame only that is also an 82




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