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Old 07-17-05, 10:44 AM
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What vintage bike would Lance ride?

Just wondered what everyone thought. If Lance were riding the Tour (especially the mountain sections) with a vintage bike, which would he pick?
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Originally Posted by bikewriter
Just wondered what everyone thought. If Lance were riding the Tour (especially the mountain sections) with a vintage bike, which would he pick?
He ain't picking nothing, except maybe his nose. . .

He'll ride what the sponsers tell him to ride.
 
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OPERATOR!!! Kill this thread immediately...

It will start off nicely, then after 25-50 posts it will either result in bitter fights or wander entirely off topic... so please... KILL IT!!!

ps. Dave Moulton, british racing green with a brooks swallow, aged, and campagnolo nouvo record components, friction of course, and tubulars.... white lining on the lugs of course..... ds.
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Nope. He'd ride a 1972 Schwinn Super Sport in Opaque Green with one water cage strapped on with hose clamps .

Naw, probably either a 60s Paramount or an old Merckx, but he'd have to re-badge it as an Armstrong and put Dura Ace on it.
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Something Englishs,luggless and short wheel base---like maybe a 50s Claud Butler.Upgraded with 70s campy bits and riding on Italian tubulars.With Discovery painted on it!---sam
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Originally Posted by Berodesign
OPERATOR!!! Kill this thread immediately...

It will start off nicely, then after 25-50 posts it will either result in bitter fights or wander entirely off topic... so please... KILL IT!!!

ps. Dave Moulton, british racing green with a brooks swallow, aged, and campagnolo nouvo record components, friction of course, and tubulars.... white lining on the lugs of course..... ds.
That's some negative thinking. . .

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I agree with the "whatever manufacturer sponsors him" sentiment, but what the heck, there are some nice vintage Treks.
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Yeah, maybe a Trek 170 or something... probably some eclectic component mix. Or some handmade frame with "Lance" painted on the downtube by Flemish gnomes... doubt he'd ride a British make, tho, no matter how many posters think so... even Tom Simpson didn't ride a British make. Not like the British have had many TDF champs, though. We Irish have them beat there. 1-0, I think.

We wander off topic quite nicely here, thanks.
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To remind him (and everyone else) of the scenes of his greatest triumphs it would have to be a

PARIS GALIBIER - yellow of course!
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Merckx or Moulton... whoever is willing to make the best deal.
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Schwinn Typhoon -- and the genetic freak would still win.
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Cool,Vintage Tour de France,all bikes and riders have to be 50 or more years old!---sam
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Originally Posted by frameteam2003
Cool,Vintage Tour de France,all bikes and riders have to be 50 or more years old!---sam
Sheldon Brown on his Mead Ranger could be competative
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Originally Posted by bikewriter
Just wondered what everyone thought. If Lance were riding the Tour (especially the mountain sections) with a vintage bike, which would he pick?
We'd see him on a late '70s 753 Team Pro (Raleigh).
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If he owned it, something Titanium, carbon cracks

He has requested, (demanded?) titanium in the past

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If he got sentimental, and picked a bike as old as he is, I'd imagine him on a '71 PX-10.
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Originally Posted by frameteam2003
Cool,Vintage Tour de France,all bikes and riders have to be 50 or more years old!---sam
Actually, having been on a few delightful vintage bicycle rides, I think that is a splendid concept. I have one picture of Adolf Christian riding a Capo in the 1958 TdF, back when he was well under 50 and the bike was nearly new. How about loosening the requirement to 100 years combined age of bike and rider, giving a new meaning to "century ride," and letting me use my Capo?
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I don't know what Lance would ride, but during the early 1970s, one of my cycling pals used to insist that "God rides a white Masi Gran Criterium." We couldn't encounter a white Masi on the road without him noting that, "the bike is the real thing, but I doubt the rider is."
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pfft you guys hold him to such high standards.

I see him on a 1960 j.c. higgins w/a stepthru frame, make it red, streamers out the wazoo, singing "skip to my lou" or whatever it's called...

in bright lycra and tights, ov coarse.

ahahahah

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84 gitane of course
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Originally Posted by John E
Actually, having been on a few delightful vintage bicycle rides, I think that is a splendid concept. I have one picture of Adolf Christian riding a Capo in the 1958 TdF, back when he was well under 50 and the bike was nearly new. How about loosening the requirement to 100 years combined age of bike and rider, giving a new meaning to "century ride," and letting me use my Capo?
I'd race in a 'combined bike/rider age of >100 years' race. I'd have to find a bike from the late 20s, but I'd race on it. Plus it would be sweet to see a 95 year old man riding a tricked out CF Look road bike or something.

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"Plus it would be sweet to see a 95 year old man riding a tricked out CF Look road bike or something."

Or a 101 year old man riding next year's model. Or a 105 year old riding 5 years from now's model.

I'd need something from '48, if my math (along with typing, never my best subject) is right. An old Stella or something should be about right. I'll accept donations
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Mabye one of the Schwinns that was made in the 70-80's that were still thrown together here in USA, paramount perhaps, or something from the shortlived Greenville plant. but definatly something american.

Certainly painted that swell yellow color, and emblazoned with the livestrong logo.
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Old Gios, campy.
Maybe Peugeot.
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Originally Posted by peterbarson
... or something from the shortlived Greenville plant. ...
Sounds good to me.

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Certainly painted that swell yellow color, and emblazoned with the livestrong logo.
... or "Team USA" red-white-and-blue, but that's also the French colours.
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