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Old 03-27-22, 09:19 AM
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Pretty sure those are Velo Orange Zeppelin fenders. Best bang for your buck fenders for 42mm 650B tires IMO.
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Yeah, growing up is a trap. Don't do it, kids!!
Agreed. Old age is a drag. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

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Originally Posted by topnohu View Post
Could you tell me where I can get fenders like the one pictured on your bike? I have tried searching but must be looking in the wrong places.
If youíre asking about mine, as noted above ( bear_a_bug ), Velo Orange Zeppelins. Other bike looks like the same too. I threw on an extra fender stay for the front end as it was more wobbly than I wanted and I currently at least donít have a rack.

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Originally Posted by Andy Antipas View Post
Here is my artistic spin and build circa 1973 Moto Grand Record). @gugie did the frame modifications, braze-ons, and front rack. I built the wheels and bike. Plus, I added the painted lugs, lug lining, and box lining.
This is a drop dead gorgeous bike in my opinion, well done!!!!
Steel is real...and comfy.
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Originally Posted by topnohu View Post
Could you tell me where I can get fenders like the one pictured on your bike? I have tried searching but must be looking in the wrong places.
Which fenders?
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I have a few new unconventional conversions to show you all. The first is my $50 marketplace find. This was the bike I desperately wanted for my 16th B-day, a 1986 Centurion Ironman. Now I have it. Next is my $125 1982 Eddy Merckx Professional #4699. It was a friends bike and she could no longer ride. It gets ridden plenty now! In the last 2 pics is my already showed 1985 Peugeot PSN-10 in Super Vitus 980. The lightest bike of the bunch at 21lbs. Since I discovered you didn't have to feel like you were riding on a jackhammer, I have been riding much more and many longer rides. I wish I had known this 35 yrs ago!

1986 Centurion Ironman Tange 1,10sp, triple, 22lbs

Kept the original shift levers while making it 10sp!

1982 Eddy Merckx Professional Colombus SL, 10sp, triple, 22lbs.

Beautiful Dura Ace 10sp shifters.

My 3 favorite rides 82 Merckx, 85 Peugeot, 86 Ironman

They are all lovely and all get ridden regularly
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'72 px-10 650b

Posted in other threads, but of course it deserves to be here too. I've got some Retrofrictions and better pedals on the way & need to slap a mud-flap on the front fender and I'll pretty much call it done. LOVE riding this bike.

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