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Old 07-02-23, 07:31 PM
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Anyone have a guess as to what attaches to the bracket on the top tube? The front bar opens up so many possibilities!

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^^^
Best guess: the bracket on the Bianchi top tube once held a child seat. The child would have grabbed either side of the handlebar stem with her/his hands; the flat bar bolted to the top of the fork would have been where the child's feet rested.
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Old 07-02-23, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Trakhak
^^^
Best guess: the bracket on the Bianchi top tube once held a child seat. The child would have grabbed either side of the handlebar stem with her/his hands; the flat bar bolted to the top of the fork would have been where the child's feet rested.
Ding, ding, ding . . . we have a winner. Wasn't part of the plan, but this bike is now mine. Seller confirmed it was a child seat, said his dad used to take him everywhere on this bike when he was a little kid. He had kept it since then, but never rode it. After shooting him an offer, I got the story. I tried to convince him to keep it, but he convinced me to buy it!
Edit: I did ask, he no longer had the child seat

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Originally Posted by SoCaled
Ding, ding, ding . . . we have a winner. Wasn't part of the plan, but this bike is now mine. Seller confirmed it was a child seat, said his dad used to take him everywhere on this bike when he was a little kid. He had kept it since then, but never rode it. After shooting him an offer, I got the story. I tried to convince him to keep it, but he convinced me to buy it!
Edit: I did ask, he no longer had the child seat
Was there even a seat or does the kid just sit on the bars and have a place to put his feet?
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
Was there even a seat or does the kid just sit on the bars and have a place to put his feet?
Originally Posted by Trakhak
^^^
Best guess: the bracket on the Bianchi top tube once held a child seat. The child would have grabbed either side of the handlebar stem with her/his hands; the flat bar bolted to the top of the fork would have been where the child's feet rested.
There was a seat. It worked just like this ^^^ The seller was sad to report he no longer had the seat.
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
Was there even a seat or does the kid just sit on the bars and have a place to put his feet?
The child would tend to fly off the bike under any but the mildest of braking conditions. Dad would have had some explaining to do to mom, calling from the emergency room.
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You could start a new fad and keep the bars as highway pegs as you're cruising down hills. Lean back and relax with your feet on the pegs.
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reverse-Superman for aero descents. Need to also rig up foot-brakes
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
reverse-Superman for aero descents. Need to also rig up foot-brakes
Keep the bracket and use it as the pivot for a long lever scrub brake that you can use to drag the ground when you need to decelerate.
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Here we go. "Assmann" seems like a good name for a seat?
edit: seller just confirmed this was what the original seat looked like
https://www.ebay.com/itm/125998125210?



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^ The crew at the old co-op used to make those things and they were all over the shop and yard.
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My favorite part - "it was one of the first mass produced 10 speeds"
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Originally Posted by SoCaled
My favorite part - "it was one of the first mass produced 10 speeds"
Gotta hand it to the seller. They know how to BS.
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Old 07-09-23, 07:00 PM
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Just another traveling circus with a few nice clown bikes.
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Raleigh Vintage Original Bicycle $678

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Reason has prevailed. The price is now $200. Maybe it was hard to justify how rare the bike is when there are four for sale in the LA area on CL.

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My favorite part - "it was one of the first mass produced 10 speeds"
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​​​​​​Anyone have a guess as to what attaches to the bracket on the top tube?

Is the answer testicles?
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​​​​​​Anyone have a guess as to what attaches to the bracket on the top tube?

Is the answer testicles?
Ding, ding, ding, we have a second winner, this is also a correct answer (although to be fair I believe this qualifies as a unisex attachment) and the first one that came to mind
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10 Speed Schwinn Bike

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Itís a Schwann bike, itís $20. It rolls. Comes with spare wheels and tires. Nothing wrong with it except hills are evil!!! 👿 In Springville If you are seeing this itís still available. 😀

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if the pic is not convincing enough feel free to check out the video! Straight from the Olympics! https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...tory_type=post
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To his credit, he has this Olympic racer listed under "BASEBALL" There is a sense of humor there.
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10 Speed Schwinn Bike

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Itís a Schwann bike, itís $20. It rolls. Comes with spare wheels and tires. Nothing wrong with it except hills are evil!!! 👿 In Springville If you are seeing this itís still available. 😀

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I built one of these up years ago into a classy touring bike for someone starting with a bare frameset. Always loved the color scheme, especially with the Celeste bar tape I used. Not a bad deal on a chromo road frame for $20. Of course not a Schwinn, but a Ross ďCentaurĒ I believe.
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10 Speed Schwinn Bike

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Itís a Schwann bike, itís $20. It rolls. Comes with spare wheels and tires. Nothing wrong with it except hills are evil!!! 👿 In Springville If you are seeing this itís still available. 😀

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Y-You think that's a Schwinn?
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