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Old 09-15-18, 10:40 PM
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Bike swap meet, Bill's Bike Shop, Camarillo, CA


My semi retired Legnano hanging with bikes that work for a living, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA.


Not that "wild", but rental/loaner bikes at Hamlet Inn, Solvang, CA.


A family of loaner bikes from Ojai Valley Inn, Ojai, CA.


Vintage concours, Eroica CA.

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Old 09-16-18, 08:45 PM
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Nice Schwinn Voyager set up for kid duty that I saw while out running errands on my bike.

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High traffic area. Hope the stop is short or the lock a good one.

Nice old Schwinn, very shiny wheels.



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Summer is gone and I was amused to see two other bikes in the same rack at work with plastic bags over the seats. I don't know what that blue one is. I need a nondescript one like that. The one in the middle is a Specialized Hard Rock. The red Schwinn Crosscut doesn't really count because it's mine.

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1935 Schwinn Excelsior ridden over Pearl Pass by Tommy Breeze.

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1935 Schwinn Excelsior ridden over Pearl Pass by Tommy Breeze.

Very cool. Even more so for me because I watched "Klunkerz" for the first time recently.
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Old 09-27-18, 10:39 PM
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This well loved, lugged Stumpjumper was parked near me at the farmers market a few weeks ago, fat tires, upgraded drive train & cockpit, and an Enormous saddle bag!

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Old 09-28-18, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by SpeedofLite
Very cool. Even more so for me because I watched "Klunkerz" for the first time recently.
If you liked Klunkerz, you will also enjoy my book. Title around here somewhere.
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Old 10-02-18, 09:12 AM
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Two Kuwaharas

That go to work where I do. Lovely bikes. Both are quad butted Ishiwata, a Cascade and a Caravan. I had a blue Caravan but I had to let it go because it was too big for me.


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That Caravan is AWESOME. Great build, and those Kuwaharas are some of the sweetest bikes out there (though I am biased). If they were sold in the U.S. instead of just Canada, I'm sure they would be just as popular and coveted as a Miyata etc. My previous Shasta and current Cascade are probably my favorite bikes I've ever owned despite just being old mountain bikes.

Though it does look like the above Cascade has a bit different geo with a much steeper front end
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Originally Posted by coolkat
That Caravan is AWESOME. Great build, and those Kuwaharas are some of the sweetest bikes out there (though I am biased). If they were sold in the U.S. instead of just Canada, I'm sure they would be just as popular and coveted as a Miyata etc. My previous Shasta and current Cascade are probably my favorite bikes I've ever owned despite just being old mountain bikes.

Though it does look like the above Cascade has a bit different geo with a much steeper front end
Yeah I would love to find one my size. They are not as common here compared to Miyatas or Nishikis. I have seen maybe 3 in the past year on our local craigslist, all of them 57cm. I like the Cascade as well though the bottom mounted brake style doesn't quite appeal to me. As for the front end on the Caravan, it could just be the angle. It's certainly a sweet touring bike.
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...at the grocery store!



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Spotted this RockCombo on campus. Pretty rare, but this one is missing the cool parts

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Another beloved U08.


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So I am riding along at the end of our group Saturday morning ride when a guy in front of me has a flat and I stop to help and this is what I saw. We later had coffee.
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OK guys, I'll get us back on topic. Bikes at group rides and bike swaps aren't exactly 'in the the wild,' since they are purposely gathered together with collectors and enthusiasts in mind and are completely surrounded and carefully watched over by fawning fanboys. (My take, anyway).

How about an old, un-restored-but-customized fat tired cruiser (with canoe section sidecar) chained up at the local marina bike rack?

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Glad it’s back on track. That’s as wild as I get.
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman

We might as well close this thread right now. None of us are ever going to out-wild that!
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This was just a portion of what was chained up in the depot.


Grubby Grubb.

Spotted this Freddie Grubb in Manchester U.K. at the train depot, along with about 300 other bicycles of various breeds and pedigrees. The security at the depot was first concerned about making my way thru the corral of bicycles, but when I explained that I was a huge bicycle aficionado, and that we didn't have anything like this number of bicycles in my city (we don't have a train depot either), I think they got a chuckle out of my behavior. They still kept an eye on me of course. Manchester is a blue collar city (so I was told), and many people ride a bike to the depot to grab the train to work.

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Originally Posted by uncle uncle
Grubby Grubb.

Spotted this Freddie Grubb in Manchester U.K. at the train depot, along with about 300 other bicycles of various breeds and pedigrees. The security at the depot was first concerned about making my way thru the corral of bicycles, but when I explained that I was a huge bicycle aficionado, and that we didn't have anything like this number of bicycles in my city (we don't have a train depot either), I think they got a chuckle out of my behavior. They still kept an eye on me of course. Manchester is a blue collar city (so I was told), and many people ride a bike to the depot to grab the train to work.
Manchester or Bristol? Or one from each city? (Bristol is my home town, or was until I moved to France...)
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Originally Posted by MiloFrance
Manchester or Bristol? Or one from each city? (Bristol is my home town, or was until I moved to France...)
It appears to be Bristol (if I had read the signs visible in my own picture, I would have known that). To tell you the truth, the railway system and the depots were like "drinking from fire hydrant' aka, we had to learn how to navigate are way thru the system pretty fast. On our stay, I believe we stopped at the Bristol depot twice... both times to switch from one line to another. Does that sound logical? Is Bristol considered a blue collar city (aka, somewhere with lots of industry an manufacturing?) We did stay in Manchester too.
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman;20686713

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Wow. Grunge steampunk masterpiece. The right front hot water tap/wheelnut is the perfect grace note. Art.
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Originally Posted by uncle uncle
It appears to be Bristol (if I had read the signs visible in my own picture, I would have known that). Is Bristol considered a blue collar city (aka, somewhere with lots of industry an manufacturing?) We did stay in Manchester too.
Bristol has HQs of banks, Aardman Animations, and all sorts of other things going on. Consistently voted the best city to live in in the UK, and a lot of cycling culture.
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