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Picture of Your Favorite Vintage Time Trial Bicycles and Why!

Old 09-10-19, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by markwesti View Post
This is my "track bike" , started out as a 84' Centurion Comp TA . Please go here for a full write up . https://www.pedalroom.com/bike/centu...ack-bike-36866 Hope you like it .


DSCF2580 by mark westi, on Flickr
Sorry I am just getting back to you. It has nothing to do with preference for bicycles or any other reason than I have been researching and responding to posts. By the way I have enjoyed your extensive posts on Centurions which I collect and adore.
Please be sure and post some more pictures of other Vintage time trials bikes you like whether you own them or not. I have never owned a Comp TA....so how does it feel to ride it? I like the way the model looks in the catalogs. Thanks so much for your input.
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
The man was a time trial machine no matter what bike he was on. I have seen some documentaries of him with footage of him training and it is just jaw dropping awe inspiring. Thanks for the great post and please show us some pictures of your favorite vintage time trial bikes if indeed you like that type of bike.

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One bike that caught my attention a few years ago was the machine that Jacques Anquetil rode in the first TT of the 1961 Tour de France. Which he won of course. If you look closely you'll see that this particular Helyett Speciale has cantilever brakes. As far as I've been able to determine he only rode it on this particular afternoon; all other pictures of that TdF show him on a bike with MAFAC centerpulls.

I love these dramatic pictures from the classic days of cycling. This is a cool picture. Please continue to contribute pictures to this thread for our enjoyment. It is appreciated. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by cocoabeachcrab View Post
traded for this one the other day from a CL listing... i think they only made 12 of them as a promo for H&M dept store in london. this will probably piss someone off, but i've since replaced the single speed freewheel with an Atom 3 speed 16-19-22 freewheel.. fits on the hub just fine. waiting for some parts to set up a shifter. put a wood surfboard mini fender on the back to troll the surfers on the beach i ride to.
That is very interesting that there was a velodrome bike made as a promo for a department store. I love odd stuff like that. 12 would be very rare indeed....I have never seen one of these that I can remember. The wood surboard mini fender is hilarious! Very creative. I am sure you will get comments on the beach on that one. Please continue to post on this thread any pictures you like of Vintage time trial bikes you like. Thanks.

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Old 09-10-19, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1 View Post


Not mine but a pic from "Classic Cycles" website.
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Great post. It is very cool to see any bikes that were used on official teams. Please continue to post cool pictures ....Thanks.
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This is hilarious and awesome at the same time! What magazine was this taken from? Does anyone know more? Thanks for the great post.
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This is hilarious and awesome at the same time! What magazine was this taken from? Does anyone know more? Thanks for the great post.
Well looks to be something European , I got it off Pinterest . I would like to try to get a poster made from it .
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Originally Posted by markwesti View Post
Well looks to be something European , I got it off Pinterest . I would like to try to get a poster made from it .
Yeah a poster would be cool. I like vintage bike posters so much more than modern ones. The risque Italian ones from the eighties are nice.
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Such a great thread, thanks for starting! Going to see if I can find a pic of my old Nishiki
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Such a great thread, thanks for starting! Going to see if I can find a pic of my old Nishiki
Hey thanks for the kind words for sure. In the meantime any pictures of ones you really like would be cool.
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Well in that case, happy to oblige!

Similar to Starbucks revolutionizing the traditional coffee shop and bringing more expensive coffee to the masses, lets not forget who helped to open these styles to the market (IMO). I used to sell the mavic bull horn bars and clip ons at a shop I worked in the late '80's


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2nd Bike....Does it really glow in the dark?!?!


This bike slapped me in the face and I didn't mind. What I am trying to say is it is an attention getter. First of all I love the paint job. Original creative paint jobs get huge points in my book....as long as they pull it off. I love the Italian colors. The half wrapped handlebar look I actually like. Anybody like me? Then you have the disc wheels. I adore disc wheels and there are not as many as I would like that use the canvas that the surface provides. This one does with all those cool squares. Suddenly I want to go to Italy. Oh, and did I mention it glows in the dark?
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Originally Posted by robbyville View Post
Well in that case, happy to oblige!

Similar to Starbucks revolutionizing the traditional coffee shop and bringing more expensive coffee to the masses, lets not forget who helped to open these styles to the market (IMO). I used to sell the mavic bull horn bars and clip ons at a shop I worked in the late '80's


Mavic is a great brand and it must have been a lot of fun selling their quality stuff. I love the eighties pop art disc wheels with the cool colors. Not enough disc makers did enough with the canvas that the surface provided in my opinion. And of course the bike is lovely with its gorgeous red color. Now if I could only ride like the cyclist. Nah you have to compete against the one true opponent---yourself. Thanks for the great post.
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Sorry I am just getting back to you. It has nothing to do with preference for bicycles or any other reason than I have been researching and responding to posts. By the way I have enjoyed your extensive posts on Centurions which I collect and adore.
Please be sure and post some more pictures of other Vintage time trials bikes you like whether you own them or not. I have never owned a Comp TA....so how does it feel to ride it? I like the way the model looks in the catalogs. Thanks so much for your input.
You are welcome , the Comp rode fine . It being # 2 tube and the IM being #1 but I never got the Comp dialed in and I sold it . You asked , and I forgot to say what I liked about my track bike . I have always had a thing for track bikes even going back to the late 70's when I lived next to the Ca. Encino velodrome about 10 yrs. ago I got certified to ride at the Ca. Carson (LAVRA) velodrome .
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Here is a not so funny bike , but it is prolly one of the first TT bikes .
https://www.bikeradar.com/features/m...e-custom-riva/



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Originally Posted by markwesti View Post
Here is a not so funny bike , but it is prolly one of the first TT bikes .
https://www.bikeradar.com/features/m...e-custom-riva/



Do you happen to know what year it is? It is an elegant looking bicycle. Living next to a velodrome must have been fun.
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Here's my Panasonic Team Time trial bike that was resprayed by the Ritchey Jr. team back in the early 90's.
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Originally Posted by VintageTTfan View Post
It is possible that the date given for this bicycle is wrong which would make my time range too early. The general idea of the thread is to include bikes from approximate time range so I ask for wiggle room.
Here is a post that has tons of pictures and information and might in fact contradict my dating. Thank you for your indulgence.
Vélo "Révolutionnaire" D.Salmon 1981. - Le blog de velosvintage.over-blog.com
Interesting. Thanks for posting that. I did not know about those. If the Salmon TT bike really was racing in 1981 that was quite early. I would like to see some corroborating evidence. Seems more likely that it was conceived in 81 and used later. On the other hand it wouldn't surprise me if TT funny bikes originated in France like so many other things cycling.

From my recollection, it was really 1984 that I first saw a funny bike, and not in person. There were definitely a few showing up in the pro ranks. Didn't Hinault ride one in the Tour that year or the latter? A lot of people though were still on regular road bikes, or a splitting the difference by running bullhorns on a normal bike. At amateur races stateside, you weren't going to see any of that at a TT. Just normal bikes. Put on a Brancale helmet and a skinsuit if you were lucky. The super bikes slowly trickled in during the late 80s. Triathlons were kind of the trend at the time, and had a big influence.

Incidentally I found this timeline for Gitane while looking for other early Frenchie TT bikes. Worth checking out if you haven't seen it.
Gitane USA - Time Trial
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These are not mine, not really a TT guy, but here's a couple from some shops.

Sorry for the wrong side shot, seen at Bill's Bike Shop in Camarillo, CA...

...and at The Bicycle Stand in Long Beach.
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Originally Posted by scooterpants View Post
Here's my Panasonic Team Time trial bike that was resprayed by the Ritchey Jr. team back in the early 90's.
I love team bikes. Another red white and blue...cool. Like how Tange in included in paint job. Thanks for sharing and would be great if you keep sharing cool colorful pictures.
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This one belongs to a friend - it's been cobbled up from a few bits and is barely ridable with those drops, but its a pretty good looker, regardless. My gut feeling is that this one is a frame from the '90s era - with that fork crown, anyway.


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Originally Posted by Salamandrine View Post
Interesting. Thanks for posting that. I did not know about those. If the Salmon TT bike really was racing in 1981 that was quite early. I would like to see some corroborating evidence. Seems more likely that it was conceived in 81 and used later. On the other hand it wouldn't surprise me if TT funny bikes originated in France like so many other things cycling.

From my recollection, it was really 1984 that I first saw a funny bike, and not in person. There were definitely a few showing up in the pro ranks. Didn't Hinault ride one in the Tour that year or the latter? A lot of people though were still on regular road bikes, or a splitting the difference by running bullhorns on a normal bike. At amateur races stateside, you weren't going to see any of that at a TT. Just normal bikes. Put on a Brancale helmet and a skinsuit if you were lucky. The super bikes slowly trickled in during the late 80s. Triathlons were kind of the trend at the time, and had a big influence.

Incidentally I found this timeline for Gitane while looking for other early Frenchie TT bikes. Worth checking out if you haven't seen it.
Gitane USA - Time Trial
Your welcome. I will post tomorrow some other earlier examples of time trials. They are the exception as you stated. Not sure on Hinault. Very cool timeline. What I want is a vintage Peugeot time trial with sloped bars. They are ultra rare. I have only seen pictures of a few of them. If anyone has one or knows about them or has pictures then please post.
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Originally Posted by markwesti View Post
Here is a not so funny bike , but it is prolly one of the first TT bikes .
https://www.bikeradar.com/features/m...e-custom-riva/



Stunningly smooth and beautiful bicycle
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Originally Posted by Slightspeed View Post
These are not mine, not really a TT guy, but here's a couple from some shops.

Sorry for the wrong side shot, seen at Bill's Bike Shop in Camarillo, CA...

...and at The Bicycle Stand in Long Beach.
You do not see too many of those in American bike shops! If you did I would be broke. That is a lovely bike with nice mint looking disc wheels.The paint glows. Lot of red white and blue today...making me feel patriotic. Do they have an armed guard for that Pinarello? Pinarello made many models of TT's , more than most, but none of them are cheap nowadays. Thanks for the cool post and please continue if you see anything you like. Thanks.
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