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Old 09-02-19, 08:48 PM
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Every time I see one of these, it makes me badly want an old mixte as a commuter/errand bike. Gorgeous, turkey legs/stem shifters and all.

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Old 09-02-19, 09:41 PM
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Here are a few I spotted while I was in London and Cambridge:
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More stuff in the "stuff I see at the cafe I relax at after a ride" category -

So I heard some people like Techniums...

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Old 09-08-19, 04:40 PM
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Ok not exactly in the wild I was in my LBS in the back while they replaced a spoke for me and noticed this in the repair queue area an early 70s version of the Moto_GT with the 1020 tubing, I have a later 70s version with the Vitus main tubes.


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Old 09-09-19, 07:28 PM
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Seen all of these recently on campus. Never talked to their owners, never seem to meet them at the bike rack. The first pic isnt C&V but it's my buddy's new bike I like a lot. With mine in the background.


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Old 09-11-19, 07:34 PM
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Spotted this today in downtown San Francisco:
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Old 09-11-19, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Padgett View Post
Seen all of these recently on campus. Never talked to their owners, never seem to meet them at the bike rack. The first pic isnt C&V but it's my buddy's new bike I like a lot. With mine in the background.


Pretty cool campus, but between the pug and your buddy's bike, those could be freebies in a flash. Their were some thieves in PDX awhile back with some wide jaw bolt cutters and some that were like heavy duty loppers that would clip right through that back wheel, never mind just removing the through axle or a portable angle grinder or......

I realize your campus may be safer than some/many but why temp fate?

Just sayin.

Oh, and where's the Fatty update?
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Old 09-12-19, 12:14 AM
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LeTour mixte chained up at the local Safeway:
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Old 09-12-19, 05:35 AM
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
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.
Aaron - please...please tell me that you have a poorly lit shot of the whole bike (or at least the front rack mounts ).

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Old 09-12-19, 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
Aaron - please...please tell me that you have a poorly lit shot of the whole bike (or at least the front rack mounts ).

-Kurt
Sorry man - that's what I got

I couldn't get a whole side shot because it was up against a busy street, and blocked by what it was parked to on the other side. If I see it again, I'll try to do better.
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@merziac update on the fat coming tonight! Need to gather pics. We have a very low rate of bike theft, and about the the people do not even lock up their bikes, I have even seen some nicer specialized bikes unlocked. Even still, it makes me nervous for others at times. You can see my bike locked up reasonably well in a couple pics.
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Originally Posted by Padgett View Post
@merziac update on the fat coming tonight! Need to gather pics. We have a very low rate of bike theft, and about the the people do not even lock up their bikes, I have even seen some nicer specialized bikes unlocked. Even still, it makes me nervous for others at times. You can see my bike locked up reasonably well in a couple pics.
Yep, saw that and get it, still just a matter of time, you invite them, they will come.
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Old 09-12-19, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
Sorry man - that's what I got

I couldn't get a whole side shot because it was up against a busy street, and blocked by what it was parked to on the other side. If I see it again, I'll try to do better.
No worries. It already gave me tons of ideas for Leo (the Bottecchia).

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Old 09-26-19, 11:54 AM
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Trek 460 I spotted while test riding the 420 I just got done rebuilding.

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Old 10-01-19, 09:07 AM
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Saw this in my neighborhood but donít know the owner.
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Old 10-01-19, 03:02 PM
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Buonconvento, a couple of days ago. A name that's always good to see on a bike:
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Seen outside the co-op today, a customer's bike that was soon in the stand and forkless.
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Some true clunkers in this thread.
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Seen outside the co-op today, a customer's bike that was soon in the stand and forkless.
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Old 10-07-19, 02:06 PM
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Spotted a Bontrager with that weird uni-seatstay. Can't figure out how to get the bad pics off my cheap flip phone. Grrr.
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Spotted this old Redline on my way to the Post office, incidentally to mail a Suntour Perfect FW in need of some love and a new home to a BF member, appears rusty but functional.

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Local park hires a goat group to clear the brush. The company's trailer is parked near the fenced-off work area and this 24" wheel Specialized Rock Hopper has been parked unlocked next to it for the last couple of weeks. Incredible. Flat tires, rusty chain, but complete; I might have to rescue the bike, even though I don't know anyone who needs it. Donate time, I guess.
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Centurion LeMans



1987 Centurion LeMans about town

The build quality on that Hyundai is atrocious, BTW.
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Actually in a shop, the old Bull City Bicycles in Durham NC many years ago. It's French, it's wearing Wald bars and it's art; completely wrapped in strips torn from a bed sheet.
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