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Old 02-08-18, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel
That's a great deal on what looks to be the original Rigida 1320 rims/wheelset. Campy Triomphe with one of the most beautiful cranksets they ever made, IMO. That thing looks essentially unridden! One of the best riding bikes out there (hand made, etc).
Agree about the ride. The crankset, well, to each his own.

I don't understand bike geometry real well, but worth noting that the bottom bracket on these is high. Mine is the same size as the auction bike and standing over it, it feels more like a 56.
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Cool looking Motobecane, $350 shipped from the motherland.

VINTAGE MOTOBECANE SUPER CHAMPION REYNOLDS 531 BIKE - 56.5 - STRONGLIHT HURET



https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-MOT...25.m3641.l6368

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Not sure, but I think these are BB fixed cup tools. A step up from DIY/Sheldon. I have a Kingsbridge BB tool, or I'd grab one:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/crank-arm-i...kAAOSwBp9aeldD

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Originally Posted by crank_addict
start bid $500

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kirk-Precis...oAAOSwSPBabP2W

Kirk Precision magnesium road racing bicycle 57cm
Those are getting rare. I wonder how they ride? I enjoyed the youtube video that Bike IT UK did on this one:

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This Lotus Odyssey looks interesting:

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/bik...486782940.html



My only gripes are the price is a bit high (saw a newer one sell for $300 on ebay) and there's something going on with that rear derailleur.
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I don't see Terry bikes that often anymore:

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/bik...474688938.html



Would be a nice bike for the wife. Too bad she doesn't even ride the mint condition Gary Fisher MTB that she currently has.
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Originally Posted by ptempel
Those are getting rare. I wonder how they ride? I enjoyed the youtube video that Bike IT UK did on this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlZq...QT9ua5i_khvHLw
They are probably rare as magnesium corrodes like crazy and from the inside out. Cool bike but one could not actually use it for anything other than expo rides in a sealed environment. Or ride it like normal until it explodes i suppose
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They are probably rare as magnesium corrodes like crazy and from the inside out. Cool bike but one could not actually use it for anything other than expo rides in a sealed environment. Or ride it like normal until it explodes i suppose
Good to know. Magnesium sounds a bit scary. I read that they used some chemical process on sea water to get the magnesium?

Edit: Found an article on it: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...e-1538389.html
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Originally Posted by due ruote
Cool looking Motobecane, $350 shipped from the motherland.

VINTAGE MOTOBECANE SUPER CHAMPION REYNOLDS 531 BIKE - 56.5 - STRONGLIHT HURET



https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-MOT...25.m3641.l6368

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Thanks very much for sharing this.

Plate mounted on the ALGI seat binder looks like it may be a manner of license. Is anyone familiar with it?

Pedals appear they may be Lyotard model 65. Not often encountered and a bit more costly than Campag Record BITD.

Must be 1973 judging by head emblem.

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Originally Posted by crank_addict
Originally Posted by speedevil
Wow. Just. Wow. The next time I'm over in the UK I will have to go to this shop and look around. This is fascinating to see and would be really great to see in person.

Craftsmanship is alive and well, in some small places in the world anyway.
What a beautiful and historic bike. Belongs to a museum somewhere.

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Originally Posted by juvela
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Thanks very much for sharing this.

Plate mounted on the ALGI seat binder looks like it may be a manner of license. Is anyone familiar with it?

Pedals appear they may be Lyotard model 65. Not often encountered and a bit more costly than Campag Record BITD.

Must be 1973 judging by head emblem.

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I noticed that plate too. License seems like a good guess. Sorry about the ginormous picture.
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Originally Posted by due ruote
Agree about the ride. The crankset, well, to each his own.

I don't understand bike geometry real well, but worth noting that the bottom bracket on these is high. Mine is the same size as the auction bike and standing over it, it feels more like a 56.
Indeed.

Your suspicions of a tall BB height (or little BB drop) are correct. My 25" version of this had a BB drop of about 56mm or so--positively track bike-like. Normally it would be in the 66-73mm range for this vintage (68-70mm for modern stuff), but yeah, it was high. Since it rode great and played along when accelerating/climbing out of the saddle, I can't say that the BB height was a detriment to the bike other than placing me a bit higher on it than I'd like. Would have kept the thing if it had short reach brake capability and shorter stays. But if you don't care about that, then the thing is dynamite.
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torpado superlight 54 cm $250

https://www.ebay.com/itm/173147204991?ul_noapp=true

Vintage Torpado Lugged Steel Super Racing Frame and Fork with Campy Headset 1980's 54cm
Columbus tubing. 1" steerer Torpado pantographed steel fork. 27.2 seat post size. There is some rust on the frame, mainly on the top tube but not necessarily limited to that area. No dents. This would be a great "project bike" for someone wanting to restore or repaint.
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel
Indeed.

Your suspicions of a tall BB height (or little BB drop) are correct. My 25" version of this had a BB drop of about 56mm or so--positively track bike-like. Normally it would be in the 66-73mm range for this vintage (68-70mm for modern stuff), but yeah, it was high. Since it rode great and played along when accelerating/climbing out of the saddle, I can't say that the BB height was a detriment to the bike other than placing me a bit higher on it than I'd like. Would have kept the thing if it had short reach brake capability and shorter stays. But if you don't care about that, then the thing is dynamite.
Funny - not only do I not care about it, but the tire/fender clearance is one of the things I like best about it. I guess it depends on what you're looking for. I was actually thinking the high bb would make it well-suited to 650b, but I can run up to 32mm tires with fenders, which is plenty big for the riding I do.
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1991 Klein Quantum, Campy, 61cm - $1 (Norfolk)




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I'm going to regret selling this; I'm listing it now just to see if there's interest in it as a best offer. If not, I'll continue riding it /modding it until it's really time to give it up.

FS: 1991 Klein Quantum. Chehalis, WA; pre-Trek. 61cm frame (c-c). 74/74 angles. Gloss black. Mostly Campagnolo parts. 8 speed.

-Campy Athena headset. 1" threaded, C-Record era.
-Campy Chorus shifters, 8 speed, triple compatible, some road rash but not of my doing. More on this below.
-Campy Chorus 9 speed derailleur/Centaur front.
-Cinelli 1A stem 95mm
-Campy Record cranks. (1995, 170mm length)
-Campy Chorus brakes.
-Dura ace 7750 pedals. (No shame).
-Campy seat post (either record track or record OR, I don't recall)
-Campy Chorus rear hub, C-Record era; Campy Record front hub, 70's. Mavic GP4, Tufo s33 pro 24mm tubular tires.

Quick story:
It's my first road bike, believe it or not. I'm the second owner, I bought the frameset over eBay as a weird second chance offer. Had some Campagnolo stuff on it, so I went with the theme. I tried to build it catalog correct, but thriftyness got the better of me. I actually like it more like this, it's a rider, not a basement queen. Life's a journey, not a destination...

Though in a way it's also fair to say that it isn't finished.

Quirks and issues:
Klein bottom bracket is, well... not exactly proprietary, but uncommon. 76mm shell, press fit bearings. 6003 bearings are plentiful, but spindles are not. They do not exist on eBay, but Phil Wood makes them at $100 a pop, which is what the bike has now - a 108mm phil spindle. Now, I picked exactly what the Klein Technical Manual suggested for my crank, and the crank sits a bit more outboard than specification (45mm vs. 43.5mm). With C-Record Chorus cranks (sold long ago), it's absurdly inboard. I have a theory that post 1995 Chorus triple is the best choice because it shares the same spindle length specification. I haven't tried Racing T or Centaur triple. If bike doesn't sell, I'll try to source one and test my theory.

Frame rear spacing is actually 126.5mm. You could rock a freewheel hub (6/7 speed) if you want to. Downside is that it is tough to spread the stays to put a 130mm 8 speed wheel in. And yes, the catalog specifies this as an 8 speed ride.

Rear derailleur: seems to shift fine until 7th gear. I think it's because the der. is a 9 speed with 9 speed chain on a 8 speed system. I intend to source an 8 speed derailleur to test if bike doesn't sell.

The stem body from top bolt hole was bored out to accept older Cinelli 1A hardware. I've had absolutely no problems, but I do intend to replace soon if this doesn't sell.

To reiterate, I'm going to regret selling this. I learned so much, and I went on so many adventures with it. Even though it's boring black, it looks business, and it has the nicest welds I have ever seen on a bike. It's truly elegant, even when the owner doesn't do it proper justice.
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Originally Posted by ptempel
Good to know. Magnesium sounds a bit scary. I read that they used some chemical process on sea water to get the magnesium?

Edit: Found an article on it: Magnesium in frame to be cycling's metal of the future | The Independent
that is pretty cool. i just have experience with magnesium wheels- basically they were made for racing and disposable as after a couple years they were unsafe at any speed. super light though!
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Originally Posted by camelopardalis
What a beautiful and historic bike. Belongs to a museum somewhere.
SHort wheelbase, bet it handles like a pig.
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Originally Posted by nesteel
Ehh, Campy 8 speed is dead.
Um, why do you say that? I'm building up a bike with it right now...
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I wonder what the top tube length is and where does it end?
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1879 World Champion penny farthing Race bike, replica ordinary
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1879-World-...UAAOSwJThZm035


George Waller 1879 World Champion DHF Premier Racing Ordinary Replica





On the 28th of April 1879 George Waller competed among nine riders in the World Cycling Championships in London. Waller was a young rider from Newcastle that had only won prizes in minor races in the past. William Cann from Sheffield was the favourite and Charles Terront from France was the closest rival based on previous races. Everything changed when the newcomer Waller turned up on his Hillman Herbert and Cooper DHF race bike to claim the £105 cash and the amazing World Champion belt (he is seen wearing it in the photos).



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Patented Double Hollow Forks, each tube is carefully tapered top and bottom.

Hollow narrow Bars
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Open tube head this originally was designed to show off the hollow tube patent.
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Lightweight racing saddle hand formed and trimmed as per the original and mounted with a hand carved cedar wood wedge to the original pattern leaf spring.
Even the racing pedals have been remade just like on the original machine.
Patina finish created to give the feel of finding and riding the real machine which originally was fully nickel plated.
This machine really does look and ride like the World Champion machine. The photographed machine was created with a 58" driving wheel for a customer to compete in the Knutsford Great Race, if you want a chance to keep up orders are now been taken :-)




Many other quality English machines, components made to order and full restoration work undertaken.

Each bike comes complete with a cup of tea and a tour of the workshop if your interested in how things are made.

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Raleigh Marathon Bike - 25 Inch Frame - $60 (Vacaville)

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Litespeed Tuscany 2001 a little ways NW of Birmingham, AL for $500 on FB Marketplace
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Just noticed that the Penny Farthing above is a replica. I guess my first comment about it belonging to a museum is inapplicable.
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1989 SCHWINN PRELUDE - $140 (Elk Mound, WI)

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High-end rigid mtb with nice parts (minus the seatpost and saddle).

Cannondale M2000 - $100 (LA, CA)

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