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Old 08-02-19, 05:00 PM
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The LBS isn’t exactly “the wild,” but nevertheless a Thompson, custom built out of Washington, was in for for some fine tuning of the Mafac Racers.

Absolutely stunning bike!


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Old 08-05-19, 12:32 PM
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My Sunday morning ride took me past this... The Mottet was the cream of the bunch for me, not the cheapest seller, but good to see they were all in decent condition!







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Old 08-05-19, 06:20 PM
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Here's a brand you don't see every day, and this one was parked at a tree in no man's land between the two anchor stores in an L-shaped suburban shopping center. It's a Magneet, one of the Dutch Intercycle brands of the same vintage as my old Batavus. It was the fenders with drops style that caught my eye from a distance. Bent fork, signs of extended use with casual maintenance, the usual.


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To the Chipotle line cook who owns this '88 Le Mans: it's sweet as hell, congrats



Also: I was not aware of this model of Pinarello
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XO-1! Looks well loved too, just as it should
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Old 08-10-19, 02:45 PM
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Spotted this Trek 820 while on an errand to the LBS, set up as a city bike with grips, bell, plush saddle and a giant cup holder.

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This Shogun and beat up Schwinn have been in the same spot for months, apparently abandoned. I pass by them on my way home from work most mornings and wonder when they will finally be removed by the city.


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Originally Posted by greg3rd48
This Shogun and beat up Schwinn have been in the same spot for months, apparently abandoned. I pass by them on my way home from work most mornings and wonder when they will finally be removed by the city.
It would be very easy for a would-be thief (some might say liberator) to break that combination "lock" with two pair of vise grips or water pump pliers and nab the Shogun, leaving the Schwinn for the vultures.
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The Raleigh with child seat was seen near the British Museum in London during our vacation last month.

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Originally Posted by scarlson
It would be very easy for a would-be thief (some might say liberator) to break that combination "lock" with two pair of vise grips or water pump pliers and nab the Shogun, leaving the Schwinn for the vultures.
I was thinking the same thing. If there is no movement by Sept. I will swing by the local precinct to get approval.
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Old 08-16-19, 02:38 PM
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Clone of the above ^^^^ LeMans, a little worse for wear.

Location has become something of a C&V bike porn site. Local bank finished a major refurb of their downtown "bank tower" last year. One corner storefront had an odd frontage, on a corner that just didn't make sense for, say, a coffee joint, lunch walk-in or "bribe your legislator" watering hole. So Boulders decided to try giving it a go, and it's been doing a land-office business ever since. So we have a climbing gym on a busy downtown corner a block from the Capitol. Turns out a non-trivial segment of the clientele arrive on C&V roadies. This was just a sample from last week.

Stopped at the supermarket today on the way in, and a couple spots down, an '87-ish Trek 400 Elance, lugged 531, mostly original, looking like it's just being used as a grocery getter or commuter. Not exactly haggard, but not really loved either:

Owner probably has no clue that it was hand-built just down the Interstate.

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Old 08-16-19, 08:33 PM
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Spotted this neat Klein while on vacation in Cape May, NJ a few weeks ago.
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Old 08-18-19, 04:56 PM
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Spotted at a LBS, One of the coolest swinging gates ever?

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Seen outside Leschi Market on Lake Washington's western shoreline:



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A nice super course that someone seems to be getting good use out of. Probably someone pretty tall. . .
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I was visiting in Portland Or. this weekend and saw this Bridgestone RB 2 while out and about in the Foster neighborhood. I always enjoy seeing vintage steel getting used and being useful.


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Saw this at the mall in Valencia, CA.

The seat post is so long.
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Extremely tempted to n+1 this bike for $200


600 brakes, Biopace crank, Sante group otherwise, someone talk me out of this.


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Originally Posted by sheddle
Extremely tempted to n+1 this bike for $200


600 brakes, Biopace crank, Sante group otherwise, someone talk me out of this.


ok.... its aluminum.....who what to ride a beer can best I can come up with
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@KonAaron Snake Nice Cooper!!

What's the greenish black porteur? Any brand markings? Looks high quality French or maybe French-influenced early Jack Taylor, but I can't pin it on any builder. The fishmouth stay attachments and daruma fender attachments to dropouts really scream "French Constructeur" but it doesn't have the hallmarks of a Herse, Singer, or Routens. They weren't big Nervex lug users, although I'm sure there were exceptions. The Taylors would have fillet brazed it. The stem looks like a Singer stem, but the nut on the top and the bar clamp ears are wrong. It's also not a Charrel. Am I missing something? This is gonna bug me.
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Originally Posted by scarlson
@KonAaron Snake Nice Cooper!!

What's the greenish black porteur? Any brand markings? Looks high quality French or maybe French-influenced early Jack Taylor, but I can't pin it on any builder. The fishmouth stay attachments and daruma fender attachments to dropouts really scream "French Constructeur" but it doesn't have the hallmarks of a Herse, Singer, or Routens. They weren't big Nervex lug users, although I'm sure there were exceptions. The Taylors would have fillet brazed it. The stem looks like a Singer stem, but the nut on the top and the bar clamp ears are wrong. It's also not a Charrel. Am I missing something? This is gonna bug me.
This is definitely out of my area - I thought it was an interesting bike/build...so decided to share. The sun and angles made better photos difficult.

I like the cooper a lot as well - I’ve met the owner whilst riding before - nice guy.
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Not really "In the Wild", but one of our local club members showed up for a ride on his early 70s Pogliaghi. Too cool not to share.




Pogliaghi by cb400bill, on Flickr
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
This is definitely out of my area - I thought it was an interesting bike/build...so decided to share. The sun and angles made better photos difficult.
I understand. It's made a fun puzzle for me!

I like the cooper a lot as well - I’ve met the owner whilst riding before - nice guy.
We Cooper riders all are
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Originally Posted by scarlson
I understand. It's made a fun puzzle for me!


We Cooper riders all are
I’ve casually looked for a Cooper...I have some Peter Mooney’s...that’s somewhat close.
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