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Old 09-08-15, 05:36 PM
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I wish I could find C&V bikes like these in the wild. Too bad I live in Nashville so the only bikes I see are rusted Roadmasters ridden by homeless people.
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Old 09-08-15, 05:42 PM
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I could never see myself leaving my Gran Sport locked up on the sidewalk.
Man I hear you. I wont even lock up my 90's Trek mtbs out in the elements/public, and they're worth pretty much nothing from a financial point of view.

Living in the Portland Or area I'm often amazed at the bikes I see locked up out in the rain in the city - often multi thousand dollar rides.
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Old 09-08-15, 05:48 PM
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Parking lot of Universal Cycles in Portland last week


Looking closely at the picture, it appears to be a Royal Star. I'm guessing theowner was looking for a front tire? Wish it was flipped around so we could see the chain guard better. This looks to be in near mint condition.
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Old 09-10-15, 08:52 PM
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Old 09-10-15, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
Parking lot of Universal Cycles in Portland last week


Looking closely at the picture, it appears to be a Royal Star. I'm guessing theowner was looking for a front tire? Wish it was flipped around so we could see the chain guard better. This looks to be in near mint condition.
Forget the bike, that's a nice BMW 2002
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Forget the bike, that's a nice BMW 2002
C&V on C&V.
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Old 09-11-15, 12:55 PM
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A Colnago and a Trek 720 Frankenbike.




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Old 09-11-15, 01:15 PM
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^ That looks like Aaron's (of Aaron's Bike Repair, formerly in West Seattle)

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Yes it is.
He's in Rat City now.
I had just noticed the frames he used to build it.
The bike has own FB page, rat city tall bike.
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This department store bike made me chuckle, what with its Rossin-esque "R" on the seat tube and copycat Peugeot decals all around.

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Originally Posted by leegf View Post
This department store bike made me chuckle, what with its Rossin-esque "R" on the seat tube and copycat Peugeot decals all around.
That's one Roadmaster I wouldn't be ashamed to ride
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With the UCI Worlds in town this week there are so many nice bikes around you just can't stand it. However, if you stop for a moment a few will reveal themselves to you.

Nice touring Cannondale. I saw a 25" red one also.


Some guy parked his sparkling emerald green Paramount as I was unlocking my bike after touring the displays at the Richmond Convention Center. I asked if he planned to take the front wheel with him and he said he was not worried with all the high-end carbon bikes locked up in the vicinity. I mentioned you could just go out and buy one of those, but that old Paramounts (and Campy stuff) are a bit different.


And just to make you groan, a nice old PX10 converted to coaster brake and with the derailleur hanger sawed off.
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Old 09-30-15, 09:04 PM
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A chained Schwinn and a bottle of Amsterdam vodka



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Walking thru the local campus, I spotted a smallish Gios Torino chained to a bike rack.
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I apologize for the crappy picture but the bike was important to me. We were in our hotel on the last evening of a weeklong Hawaiian vacation (Big Island) and had seen only beach cruisers, mountain bikes and tri-bikes. Lots of tri-bikes, seriously. Suddenly, the elevator doors pop open and there's a guy at the back with a scratched and scuffed Motobecane with Vitus stickers on fork and frame. Grand Touring? Anyway, this is the pic I got. He said that the bike was as old as he was.



During the same week I also saw this, which I found amusing and kind of helped me get through the week.

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Old 10-07-15, 07:18 PM
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How common (or not) is a sighting like this? I half expect all Dutch bikes to be, well, Dutch
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How common (or not) is a sighting like this? I half expect all Dutch bikes to be, well, Dutch
Well, I cheated.

I saw this Viner in Italy. But even for Italian city bike standards it was exceptionally nice.
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It's not much to look at (though maybe that's the point), but this would appear to be an excellent commuter.





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Hey, my thread is still going. Excellent.
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Hey, my thread is still going. Excellent.
Nice to see you posting again 'in the wild'.
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Gotta love the Wellgo flat pedals...

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Hope no one minds this cross-post from the FGSS forum.

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