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Old 09-09-17, 01:38 AM
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Originally Posted by due ruote
The plot thickens. What I believe to be the same bike is now relisted as a TK build. https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/b...292778119.html
I asked the seller how he knew and he sent this reply:
I posted it up online and another bike builder tagged him and he replied back, that it was infact one of his builds.
He also said the SN points to 1984 which I believe is a few years after Kellogg left Ross. So I dunno.
It's real - one off custom, built 82'.

If it fits, that's one heck of a find.

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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel

Lastly, we have a gorgeous, ready to ride, nearly flawless 1970's Carabela with chrome Nervex Professional lugs! Only $285!? Falck tubing and in my size (but no room...), mid-level Suntour. A really pretty, classy bike. I am not sold on the crankset (needs a different "silver"), but hey, it's a cheaper way to get those lugs than on a Paramount (even my Paramount, after it was all said and done)!
Boy that's a good looking bike and my size also. Other side of the country, sadly.
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Handsome Benotto for auction in Indianapolis: https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/43214578.

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1954 Bates



Fascinating design. Any comments on that fork? And those round things bolted to it?


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Looks like the frame from Kurt's Schwinn Superior has surfaced on

 

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Originally Posted by due ruote
The plot thickens. What I believe to be the same bike is now relisted as a TK build. https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/b...292778119.html
I asked the seller how he knew and he sent this reply:
I posted it up online and another bike builder tagged him and he replied back, that it was infact one of his builds.
He also said the SN points to 1984 which I believe is a few years after Kellogg left Ross. So I dunno.
It's real!!! It's a one off custom he built for a friend in 82'! That is...unique!

If it fit, or was local...I'd be there with cash in hand.
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Free Bertin? ( I think it's free given the seller says "I will get this bike for FREE" lol)

Vintage french bike (80s I think) (palo alto

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bik...298846196.html

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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
It's real!!! It's a one off custom he built for a friend in 82'! That is...unique!

If it fit, or was local...I'd be there with cash in hand.
See? Seee?!?
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Originally Posted by camelopardalis
1954 Bates



Fascinating design. Any comments on that fork? And those round things bolted to it?
The fork is designed like that, exactly why is a source of debate. My understand is, that like the Hetchins with their curly chain stays, Bates needed a way for his bikes to stand out from the crowd, or peleton. "Back in the day" advertising was forbidden, including the frame/bike builders name so now we have these cool forks.

They have bosses on the fork are for mounting racks for lowrider panniers and or mudguards. see there is also one on the seat stay
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Originally Posted by thumpism
See? Seee?!?
The seatstay looks right, but none of the rest did. Very unique.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
The fork is designed like that, exactly why is a source of debate. My understand is, that like the Hetchins with their curly chain stays, Bates needed a way for his bikes to stand out from the crowd, or peleton. "Back in the day" advertising was forbidden, including the frame/bike builders name so now we have these cool forks.

They have bosses on the fork are for mounting racks for lowrider panniers and or mudguards. see there is also one on the seat stay
Indeed it's a cool fork. The rest of the bike is real nice too. I wish I were a bit taller.

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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
It's real!!! It's a one off custom he built for a friend in 82'! That is...unique!

If it fit, or was local...I'd be there with cash in hand.
And you know this how? Not taking issue; just curious.

Too small for me and I am not a collector, but I agree it's a cool bike.
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Originally Posted by due ruote
And you know this how? Not taking issue; just curious.

Too small for me and I am not a collector, but I agree it's a cool bike.
I asked TK.
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For all the Ironman fans out there, a 1989 Centurion Ironman Expert Dave Scott Other Cool Names and Numbers Title Extravaganza! for $275! Stellar condition and full Suntour GPX groupset (brake calipers with Superbe Pro-like hidden spring!). Heck, a ton of that asking price is either in frameset value or the components, given their fantastic condition combined with the general rarity of this era of groupset/late '80s Suntour as well. The shfiters are nice and are advertised as '7-speed' but really have 8 speeds (7-clicks available) in my experience with another '89 bike (Cannondale SR700).

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Bianchi Brava - $275 (Needham)





make / manufacturer: Bianchi
model name / number: Brava
Bianchi Brava 12 Speed
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Titanium 57cm Road Bike, Campagnolo and Drillium Components - $700 (Newton)
















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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Teledyne
model name / number: Titan
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The bike has new brake hoods and cables as shown in some pictures but not in the older ones.

The bike is a Teledyne Titan. Teledyne is an aircraft manufacturer who has decades of experience building critical parts with titanium and magnesium. The aircraft engineers overbuilt this bike with reinforcements in critical stress points. Teledyne decided bikes were more of a distraction and only offering one model made it difficult to convince dealers. Bike dealers show a brand's high-end bikes to sell their entry and mid-level bikes.

This bike was a serious racer and is still very comfortibel to ride. It has the weight reduction technique of using parts that are drilled in non-stressed areas (drillium) popularized by Eddy Merckx that add at touch of bling. The components are all Campagnolo Nuovo Record with the exception of a gorgeous Sugino crank with drilled chain wheels. The stem and bars are extremely high quality from 3T (ttt) from Italy a less commonly seen competitor to Cinelli.

If you like vintage bikes but not the chipped paint and rust this is your perfect bike. Titanium doesn't corrode so there was no need to paint it. Titanium absorbs road shock while being stronger than steel. This frame was 40% lighter than the steel bikes of its day and sent several Americans to rare cycling medals in the Olympics. Today, the frame is still very light. The measurements are 57cm center of the crank to center of the top tube and the top tube is 56cm, center of the seat tube to center of the head tube. The bike will fit riders from 5'8" to 6' 2". The shorter top tube helps it to fit shorter riders and provide higher handlebar heights for comfort on long rides. A longer stem will accommodate taller riders. I am 5'10" and it is very comfortable. The wheelbase is short for agility and climbing.

I can meet you at the Riverside T station if you like and you can ride it home. The price is firm and please include a phone/text number in your response.
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RARE VINTAGE MIELE ROAD ISSUE RACING BIKE W/MAVIC RIMS & HUBS - $250 (Haverhill mass)






This is a vintage MIELE ROAD ISSUE racing bicycle in near perfect condition well preserved one owner rarely ridden! 58cm Columbus lugged steel frame main tubing with absolutely BRILLIANT lugged steel chrome forks.. SHIMANO EXAGE SPORT mixed group.. brakes, matching levers, Sport XT lower frame bar mounted rabbit ear levers, Sport XT front and rear derailleurs.. gorgeous 700c MAVIC COSMOS rims nearly flawless!!! Brand new KENDA KAMPAIGN street tires and tubes.. gel seat with grooved alloy post .. alloy bars and stem.. Sport XT cranks with performance sprockets..
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Originally Posted by camelopardalis
1954 Bates



Fascinating design. Any comments on that fork? And those round things bolted to it?

1954 Bates, Cantiflex tubing, Diadrant forks, NO RESERVE | eBay
And Cantiflex tubing. Internally butted Reynolds tubing, but the external diameter of the tubing is larger in the middle, tapering to the lugs at the ends. Very cool stuff. Makes for a very light stiff frame. And the Diadrant forks really work. Absorbs shock in a really different way.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
They have bosses on the fork are for mounting racks for lowrider panniers and or mudguards. see there is also one on the seat stay
The bosses on the fork of the Bates bike weren't installed for mounting front racks or mudguards---they're for mounting wheel carriers. Racers would ride to the race start with their training wheels and then install their racing wheels.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
I asked TK.
Well OK then, I guess that's legit. Nothing like a primary source.
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Early 70's Paramount P15 in Seattle for a decent price. It appears to be all original and in good condition.
https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/b...294754442.html
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Originally Posted by Rocket-Sauce
https://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/bi...297676585.html

Titanium 57cm Road Bike, Campagnolo and Drillium Components - $700 (Newton)
















craigslist - Map data OpenStreetMap
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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Teledyne
model name / number: Titan
size / dimensions: 57cm
The bike has new brake hoods and cables as shown in some pictures but not in the older ones.

The bike is a Teledyne Titan. Teledyne is an aircraft manufacturer who has decades of experience building critical parts with titanium and magnesium. The aircraft engineers overbuilt this bike with reinforcements in critical stress points. Teledyne decided bikes were more of a distraction and only offering one model made it difficult to convince dealers. Bike dealers show a brand's high-end bikes to sell their entry and mid-level bikes.

This bike was a serious racer and is still very comfortibel to ride. It has the weight reduction technique of using parts that are drilled in non-stressed areas (drillium) popularized by Eddy Merckx that add at touch of bling. The components are all Campagnolo Nuovo Record with the exception of a gorgeous Sugino crank with drilled chain wheels. The stem and bars are extremely high quality from 3T (ttt) from Italy a less commonly seen competitor to Cinelli.

If you like vintage bikes but not the chipped paint and rust this is your perfect bike. Titanium doesn't corrode so there was no need to paint it. Titanium absorbs road shock while being stronger than steel. This frame was 40% lighter than the steel bikes of its day and sent several Americans to rare cycling medals in the Olympics. Today, the frame is still very light. The measurements are 57cm center of the crank to center of the top tube and the top tube is 56cm, center of the seat tube to center of the head tube. The bike will fit riders from 5'8" to 6' 2". The shorter top tube helps it to fit shorter riders and provide higher handlebar heights for comfort on long rides. A longer stem will accommodate taller riders. I am 5'10" and it is very comfortable. The wheelbase is short for agility and climbing.

I can meet you at the Riverside T station if you like and you can ride it home. The price is firm and please include a phone/text number in your response.
That's a pretty nice bike.
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That's a pretty nice bike.
Yes it is.
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Originally Posted by rccardr
That Tempo is a deal, right there. I built it for the current owner about 5 or 6 years ago and I don't think he's ridden it very much. Tricolor, modern wheels, really solid build done on a bare frameset.
I knew it! lol
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This Bianchi CX for $100 in Rochester, NY has a heckuva lot of potential---gravel grinder, tourer, grocery getter...just needs some celeste tape

https://rochester.craigslist.org/bik...279405018.html

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