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Old 07-19-21, 03:30 PM
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1979 Soma Prestige, pretty much as found except for the saddle and handlebar bag, it had a modern ass hatchet on it when I got it. The saddle in the pics has since been replaced with a vintage Avocet Touring saddle.




Then there's my Cherry by NIssan Cycles, year unknown, late 70's is my best guess. Pretty much original except for the funky saddle/tool bag which I suspect is as old as the bike and it had new tires. I basically bought 2 new Kendas and they threw in the bike for free.
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Old 07-20-21, 11:23 AM
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A survivor from 1964

Hello, All,
Here is photo of a 1964 Frejus Supercorsa that, before I bought it, had sat for 50 years.
It is, I believe, just as it left Tom Avenia's ( I assume) shop in NYC. It has the character of the bikes he sold.
The rear tire had been changed before it went into hibernation but nothing else, I believe.


1964 Frejus, the day after I bought it in 2019.
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Old 07-20-21, 12:53 PM
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Big 151 BCD cookies on that Frejus.
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Old 07-20-21, 01:12 PM
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ca1965 Sauvage Lejeune. Not in bad shape on arrival save a dent in the seat tubed from shipping. Bob Freeman had the tool and lent it to me. Some cleaning and polishing...voila.

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Old 07-20-21, 01:56 PM
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I’ve got one.
1979 Carlton Criterium
…the jury is still out regarding keeper…
[Was hoping it might ride as nicely as an xlarge Raleigh SuperCourse, previously owned, but seems to fall short for me]
…why re-gear it (to ride my terrain) if it does not feel right in this 25” size?
But it is 100% original from original owner with less than ~300 miles, as it was uncomfortably big for him. 40 year Queen of a very nice garage.


Sometimes ya buy a bike just for the ‘smilies’ it brings

Brake levers set up ‘motorcycle style’, or is reversed also an old English/Scottish custom?
No reflectors may mean purchased in UK? How about Canada?

edit: looking at my own pic makes me realize - those Hutchinson tires are too supple to be original.

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Old 10-30-21, 02:47 PM
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Not totally a survivor, but this Japanese Raleigh came to me today. Aside from the bar tape, pedals, possibly the saddle and the poorly fitting Shimano brake hoods, I think it is fairly original. A catalog or advertisement page I found online only described the saddles for these being plastic shell and aero. This is a plastic shelled Iscaselle Tornado with some OK but not great synthetic leather. The MKS Esquartz I think it came with were replaced with some Shimano SPDs which aren't awful but I will replace them with something with toe clips and straps. The hoods, while in good condition are clearly not original. I think it is an '84, but the next stop is T-mar's Asian Serial Number thread for a better idea.

The paint and decals are good enough I don't want to do anything to make them better. The chrome I'm in love with and will polish up nicely.










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I have a few of these. Honestly, I have a hard time turning down a vintage bike that pops up in my size at a decent price that is pretty much all original.


1960 Olmo Gran Sport: original other than the saddle and bars and stem (I have the originals).

1968 Robin Hood original down to the tires (!) but not the saddle

1969 Schwinn Paramount, this is how it walked out of the shop in '69 other than the handlebars I believe

1970s Sekine SHS 271, original other than the saddle, rack, and pedals (and I have the original pedals)

1973 Schwinn Sports Tourer, original other than the pedals (and I have the original pedals)

1988 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp, original other than the saddle, front brake, and pedals (and I have the original pedals)

1993 Bridgestone MB 1, completely original other than the pedals (and I have the original pedals).

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Old 11-12-21, 10:23 PM
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This is my survivor, had since new in 1964. It was my race bike for a couple years as a junior racer, yes with bar end Campy shifters. Its a Legnano Roma Olympiade. Its been a great bike, racing, commuting to college, hung on the wall for 20 odd years, and resurrected for group rides in 2000 when I turned 50. Its also done two Eroica California rides. All Campy and original except a crank change to 52/42 from 53/45 as raced. 72 year old legs can't pull those gears anymore. The rear was upgraded to a 28t 6 speed, still on the old steel Gran Sport Campy. The brakes are Universal centerpulls, with modern Koolstop pads. In 2019, for Eroica I swapped the Fiame red tubular rims for clincher rims on the original Legnano branded Campy large flange hubs and 28c Paselas. The 50 year old Campy branded B17 saddle died on a 10 mile rain ride, and was replaced with a newer B17 several years ago. Broke my heart. Its a long term love affair. I have newer fancier bikes, and some other oldies, but the Legnano will always be a favorite. In 2019 I picked up a 1961 Legnano Gran Premio, a cousin of my Legnano. I got it at a crazy good price, but it was too small and had a questional parts content, (Gran Turismo RD, Ballila brakes, Olmo branded head set) so I moved it on a year later. I included it's picture for old times sake.










1961 Gran Premio, since moved on.

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Old 11-13-21, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by CV-6 View Post
ca1965 Sauvage Lejeune. Not in bad shape on arrival save a dent in the seat tubed from shipping. Bob Freeman had the tool and lent it to me. Some cleaning and polishing...voila.

20191205_135246 by L Travers, on Flickr
Lovely bike ! (As are everyone else’s in thread&#128521 curious about the dent, the tool, and the fix. Anything you can share?
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Old 11-13-21, 11:22 AM
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This is my survivor, had since new in 1964.
That is amazing to me that you have kept and maintained it since '64. I was new in 1964 and your bike outlasted Beatlemania.
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Old 11-13-21, 12:33 PM
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Mostly original '89 Bianchi CiD. I changed the cables, housing, and bar tape. I also switched out the pedals and water bottle cages (still have the originals). I changed the stem, the original owner had a 130 and it handled strangely to me. I also switched the brake levers. the PO had a bike shop change the levers because the white hoods were dirty. The shop put Shimano levers on it, installed wrong (left on the right and right on the left), so I found a set of NOS Modolo levers.



It still has the original tires on it.

As purchased.

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Old 11-13-21, 04:55 PM
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This Raleigh Vector is a real survivor. I found it put out for the garbage and carefully rode home with it by holding the center of the stem and handlebar whilst riding the bike I was out on.

Everything is original except since getting it I changed the saddle to a tan one, and replaced the handlebar tape to black Bontager tape. I also replaced the short piece of outer cable housing at the bottom bracket with some identical NOS stuff I had here.













Everything has been cleaning up quite nicely and I've been enjoying riding it.

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This Raleigh Vector is a real survivor. I found it put out for the garbage
This is a bike that would go well in the survivor thread or the catch of the day/saved from the dump thread. Nice find.
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Originally Posted by Chuck M View Post
This is a bike that would go well in the survivor thread or the catch of the day/saved from the dump thread. Nice find.
Thanks

Ah, it is in the Survivor thread. LOL

I also posted it in the Saved From The Dump thread when I first brought the bike home.

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Lovely bike ! (As are everyone else’s in thread&#128521 curious about the dent, the tool, and the fix. Anything you can share?

Link to thread with seat tube repair.
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Yes, 1984, you can tell by the yellow "USA". The "USA" on 1985's was red, white and blue. I picked this one up last year but haven't done anything with it, 2021 has not been a great year and the bikes have been much neglected. Hoping for a better 2022.




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I think it is an '84, but the next stop is T-mar's Asian Serial Number thread for a better idea.









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Your Raleigh is a much better example of a survivor than mine. All your reflectors, the spoke protector and hoods made it. I'm having a tough time finding hoods for mine. I think if I do find the proper hoods, they are going to be at a higher price than I want to spend.
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