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Old 03-08-21, 12:51 PM
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Let's see your faithful movie bikes

I have nothing to share, but I want to see your reproductions of the all-time greatest movie bikes. I'm thinking Dennis Christopher's Masi & AMF, Kevin Costner's Allez and Kevin Bacon's Raleigh (fixed and free versions). Other suggestion? I want to know all the nitty gritty of each. Yes, I know there is at least a Masi thread floating around on the forum, but let's put these great bikes in one spot.
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Looking forward to this one
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I've had lots of old Raleighs that looked like the bikes in Call the Midwife.
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Old 03-09-21, 12:48 PM
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Nothing?

While I appreciate Neal's contribution, it is just not that sexy.
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The last guy who showed his Masi 'tribute' bike had his skin flayed off, slowly. I'm not showing you mine.
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What clubman said. Poor guy put some good work into the build.
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Old 03-09-21, 02:24 PM
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The last guy who showed his Masi 'tribute' bike had his skin flayed off, slowly. I'm not showing you mine.
^^^ This ^^^

Score another victory for the Law of Unintended Consequences. I always knew this was gonna be a very short thread

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The best I've got is not quite faithful to the movie version, but brings it to mind.

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I don't have any but I was hoping to see more pictures, there's nothing like a tribute bike to bring out the best in Forum members.
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While I appreciate Andy's Allez, I was hoping from someone geeking out over every last detail they could glean about the bikes - colors, components, etc. I wanted to geek out with them.
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Could be a new obsession for me. Or not.
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Don't have any tribute bikes. I just binged the Netflix series Black Spot. One of the main characters rides a vintage French bike. The head badge/decals is a very set of French stripes.
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One of the main characters in the French/Belgium Netflix series Black Spot rides a vintage French bike. The headtube badge/decals has vertical French stripes.
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the netflix series "the patriot" had a cool old peugeot for the main character.
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I have an 85 Huffy/Raleigh Grand Prix made famous by none other than "The Cheetah", aka, Nelson Vails, hisself, in the intro scene cameo where "The Cheetah" outraces a weak effort porn moustached Kevin Bacon, pompous stock broker extraordinaire, and tips him his stanky beret, in the movie Quicksilver. If your not familiar with the movie, it's the weakest in the bike trilogy of my youth, aka "Breaking Away/American Flyers/Quicksilver" cinema series that fed my decade long personal bike fever. I overpaid for it, based solely on its connection to Nelson, and less solely on its connection to Quicksilver. Sadly, I don't have any recent pictures of it, though it's basically stock. The stem is a bit too short for my tastes and needs to be replaced (an easy fix). The downtube shifters have an auto shifting problem, and I don't have the time to resolve the issue, nor $$$ to throw at it, so it sets... waiting. It's a "movie connection" sleeper bike, as many people, even bike nerds, have never connected the dots on this one.

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The last guy who showed his Masi 'tribute' bike had his skin flayed off, slowly. I'm not showing you mine.
And he was as upfront as he could have been, still got strung up over and over ad nauseum.
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Here's the best I can do.

10th tribute made from a surplus EM frame and verified as such, no fork.

Here it is, carbon fork, stunning paint, still not cabled or chained but it is close.


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While I appreciate Andy's Allez, I was hoping from someone geeking out over every last detail they could glean about the bikes - colors, components, etc. I wanted to geek out with them.
Nobody in their right mind is going to try that again.
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Not entirely faithful but made only two months before the movie bike. I've since changed the seat out. Couldn't bring myself to switch out the SR for NR. Can't bring myself to like the Ambrosio tape so it will go back to yellow cloth:

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While I appreciate Andy's Allez, I was hoping from someone geeking out over every last detail they could glean about the bikes - colors, components, etc. I wanted to geek out with them.
Id like to see that too. I just dont have one.

id even like to see someone recreate the Pee Wee Herman bike.
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Originally Posted by cheffyjay View Post
Not entirely faithful but made only two months before the movie bike. I've since changed the seat out. Couldn't bring myself to switch out the SR for NR. Can't bring myself to like the Ambrosio tape so it will go back to yellow cloth:

See. Was that so hard?

Thanks man!
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Looks like there would be some latitude if someone wanted to do a Team Cinzano Colnago build.


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No movie, but:

Austrian cyclist Adolf Christian rode a Capo Sieger to a third place overall finish in the 1958 Tour de France.

The 1988-1989 Schwinn Project KOM-10 mountain bike was part of Schwinn's sponsorship of Ned Overend.
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I think I'll make a tribute movie about all my bikes, and post it in the PhonyMovie Forum.

edit: .....and not disclosing where I stood on the exquisite fake Masi.
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I'm still working on my Sledgehammer, only have some of the parts. Maybe next year. Great thread!
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