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Old 05-28-18, 11:13 AM
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Hopefully this wasn't on the way to the scrap yard.

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Locked up one rack away from this Raleigh at the grocery store.
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Another 3 speed Raleigh
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I spot a lot of interesting bikes in the wild. This one amused me yesterday.

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Originally Posted by deux jambes
Another 3 speed Raleigh
But a tall one, 23" frame.
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This was at the local grocery recently. Cool bike that had obviously seen some miles. I did a quick search and came up with a Paris shop that is permanently closed. Anyone know more?

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Originally Posted by due ruote
This was at the local grocery recently. Cool bike that had obviously seen some miles. I did a quick search and came up with a Paris shop that is permanently closed. Anyone know more?

Looks like something straight outta the mind of Grant Petersen.

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Saw this weird setup up in Ojai, CA yesterday. Appears to be a vintage Cannondale, downtube shifters, toe clips and an e-bike conversion. The big red thing said "Superpedestrian". I Googled it later and it sent me to "Copenhagen Wheel". There was nobody to ask, and I didn't want to move the bike to get a drive side photo. Sorry. I can never get the paste url to work from my tablet, but here's a link:

https://www.superpedestrian.com/en/tech

Looks like it costs about $1500 to get the old Cannondale to move faster.

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Originally Posted by Slightspeed


Saw this weird setup up in Ojai, CA yesterday. Appears to be a vintage Cannondale, downtube shifters, toe clips and an e-bike conversion. The big red thing said "Superpedestrian". I Googled it later and it sent me to "Copenhagen Wheel". There was nobody to ask, and I didn't want to move the bike to get a drive side photo. Sorry. I can never get the paste url to work from my tablet, but here's a link:

https://www.superpedestrian.com/en/tech

Looks like it costs about $1500 to get the old Cannondale to move faster.
Sister inlaw's boyfriend has one, rides a BIG hill up to OHSU. He says its just the ticket after having both hips replaced.
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Schwinn in Asheville

I saw this Schwinn (Varsity, I think) when we were in Asheville, NC. Not a great pic; I took it through the window where we were sitting in some (over-priced) Hot Chocolate Boutique. Looks like a (Wald 150? Paperboy) basket we used to sell.
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Old 08-11-18, 06:20 PM
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Undercover Colnago. I rode to the big Subpop event on Alki beach here in West Seattle and as I parked my bike I noticed I was next to C&V and then I looked closer.....Royalty but a very low key matte black, or maybe just dusty..



Hey Vintage


whoa Colnago
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Unidentified Raleigh on the bus...

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Originally Posted by ryansu
Undercover Colnago. I rode to the big Subpop event on Alki beach here in West Seattle and as I parked my bike I noticed I was next to C&V and then I looked closer.....Royalty but a very low key matte black, or maybe just dusty..


whoa Colnago
And the Velo Orange next to it has a baby seat and a Cambium saddle.

Two legs, that Raleigh is a Grand Prix. It was the only model with wraparound seat stays.
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These are displayed at my local bike shop. NFS

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Old 08-15-18, 01:34 AM
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Originally Posted by noglider
...that Raleigh is a Grand Prix. It was the only model with wraparound seat stays.
Learning this useful tid bit of information makes me glad I decided to post the bike. The forum never disappoints! Thank you sir.
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Are bike shop pics really the "wild"?

Outside the courthouse. I love geared messenger bikes like this.

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I had planned to look into rescuing this, but next time I saw it someone had given the frame a very gruesome death.... too terrible to post. Made me sad.


"In use" would be a bit of an understatement...




I think this is awesome.


I didn't realize this thread existed, might be posting here pretty often.

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Technically I don't think a bike shop window qualifies as "in the wild" but this caught my eye on a recent evening ride-by.


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@Stormy Archer, we don't have permission to see your pictures. Test viewing your posts in an incognito window.
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@Stormy Archer, we don't have permission to see your pictures. Test viewing your posts in an incognito window.
Darn. Was really hoping copy and paste image would actually upload them.
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Originally Posted by Stormy Archer
Darn. Was really hoping copy and paste image would actually upload them.
I see them now, didn't before. I had a moment of silence for that abandoned and now departed IM...
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I see them now, didn't before. I had a moment of silence for that abandoned and now departed IM...
I edited the posts. Yeah, I really wish I had done something, but I don't exactly have the tools to remove the lock and I don't think a conversation with BART employees would go great.

It certainly met a very sad fate. The frame is well beyond repair now.
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