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Old 10-26-19, 06:42 AM
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ELDI. I worked at one of those at a little shop I used to hang out at back when I had a paper route.
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Old 10-26-19, 10:34 AM
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I agree on not being tube friendly. Pretty cool that 2 are for sale. I like old shop cycle related stuff.
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Old 10-26-19, 11:02 AM
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Spotted this in a pawn shop today, and put out the word locally to see if someone had it stolen. Got the news pretty quickly that it was legit, local gent pawned it and got behind on the loan

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Old 10-26-19, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by plonz View Post
^ CL ad in Worcester, MA selling 2 of these stands (or something very similar). Cool looking but not sure about them being paint and tubing friendly.

https://westernmass.craigslist.org/b...006285879.html
Oldschool baby, proceed at your own peril.

These are so cool, if I had space one of them would be getting some serious consideration.

This is a prime example of how things used to be. These were built to hold any bike, probably mopeds and maybe more.

It was up to you as the operator to finesse it to not damage whatever was being worked on, it was and IMO is a required skill paramount to all tasks, especially working on bicycles, frames and parts.

Some require great force and therefore great skill being lightweight and fragile. Hamfisted often results in chopped liver.

Many complain if something like this damages the workpiece when it is negligence of the operator for not understanding all aspects of the task.

If you are replacing a BB, the setup is part of the task, it needs to be secure in the stand but it needs to not be damaged during the process, especially if brute force needs to be used as is often the case, "I got the BB out but it was too tight so the stand damaged the tube", the stand did not damage the tube, the one performing the task damaged the tube by not being diligent about the whole process.
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Old 10-31-19, 12:04 PM
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Miele in UK

The first I have seen.
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Old 11-11-19, 03:37 PM
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First Miele ...

Originally Posted by gilesa View Post
The first I have seen.
Canadian built, Italian type geometry. I have one. I also bought a nice Miele with all 105 group fot a tall friend (I'd have kept it if I didn't know someone who could fit it and enjoy it). My friend has never ridden it yet.
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Old 11-12-19, 02:07 PM
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Or at the co-op.




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Old 11-12-19, 04:59 PM
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Saw this unusual piece parked outside the Handmade Bike Show in downtown LA, on Saturday. Big gear.
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Old 11-12-19, 07:22 PM
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Little wheels.
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Old 11-16-19, 12:45 PM
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I cannot believe one of these is actually still running! A proud Yugo owner in NYC.

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Old 11-16-19, 03:41 PM
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Couple of things seen recently.

British plated RHD Triumph GT6 in sunny Socal.

Seen in diwntown LA, but its from a bike shop jn Pasadena.

Alaska Airline crash memorial at Hueneme Beach Park.
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Old 11-22-19, 05:51 PM
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Leaning against the side of a commercial building, just off of the sidewalk, and within short carrying distance of the house... I decided against adopting it.

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Old 11-22-19, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by deux jambes View Post
Leaning against the side of a commercial building, just off of the sidewalk, and within short carrying distance of the house... I decided against adopting it.

Probably for the best. A Schwinn varsi-nental species isn't worth a hernia, especially not in that condition.
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Old 11-22-19, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam View Post
Probably for the best. A Schwinn varsi-nental species isn't worth a hernia, especially not in that condition.
Exactly my reasoning to leave it where it lay. Additionally it was too large even if it was something I wanted to ride. Iím glad itís not here at home with me.

I will mention however that I have owned one once, a cheap eBay score set up single speed that fit very well. It made a great worry free basic commuter, and offered a decent if not an exciting ride feel.
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Old 11-24-19, 06:32 AM
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Seems like I didn't manage to make a picture but I ran into a 1996 Gazelle Expresso ladies bike yesterday night.


Gazelle has a historic database filled with pictures and even scans of accompanying brochures.
It's a one-size fits all aluminum framed bike with a 28 inch rear wheel and a 24 inch front and a 4-speed Shimano nexus hub.

Lovely in its weirdness.
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Old 11-24-19, 10:01 AM
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Gazelle has a historic database filled with pictures and even scans of accompanying brochures.
Mind blown. Thanks for pointing this out.

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Old 11-24-19, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
Mind blown. Thanks for pointing this out.

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I was about to add the link to your thread but I was busy today.
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Old 11-26-19, 07:09 AM
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Found this elsewhere, but someone somewhere spotted this in the wild. Art bike, probably. I found a paper bike cutout attached to a bike rack by a paper loop chain outside the art building at VCU a few decades ago.
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Originally Posted by thumpism View Post
Found this elsewhere, but someone somewhere spotted this in the wild. Art bike, probably. I found a paper bike cutout attached to a bike rack by a paper loop chain outside the art building at VCU a few decades ago.
Verdict: rideable! There looks to be brazing where the tubing crosses.
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Old 11-26-19, 09:04 AM
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Not C&V, but I was super stoked about this very clean and useful RB1 XO-1clone I spotted near my local brunch spot not long ago. Got to speak with the owner, too. He’s owned a Bridgestone RB-1 XO-1back in the day (regretted parting with it) and was offered this frame in a swap for one he’d hand built.

EDIT: XO-1, not road bike :-)


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Old 11-26-19, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by blackbomber View Post
Not C&V, but I was super stoked about this very clean and useful RB1 clone I spotted near my local brunch spot not long ago. Got to speak with the owner, too. He’s owned a Bridgestone RB-1 back in the day (regretted parting with it) and was offered this frame in a swap for one he’d hand built.

I think you might mean an XO-1 clone, the Handsome Devil tribute bike they are big fans of Grant. Their limited run sold out quickly iirc
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Old 11-26-19, 12:23 PM
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Yeah, XO-1, exactly - thanks. Do you recall when Handsome produced this bike?
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Old 11-26-19, 12:23 PM
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I remember the frames selling slowly and getting down to around $400 before they were gone. a few may have been sold on ebay for less. too bad bc it is cool bike

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I think you might mean an XO-1 clone, the Handsome Devil tribute bike they are big fans of Grant. Their limited run sold out quickly iirc
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Originally Posted by blackbomber View Post
Yeah, XO-1, exactly - thanks. Do you recall when Handsome produced this bike?
I think it was about 2010 -I seem to recall seeing that they are thinking about another run I have a 2009 Handsome Devil road frame I built up and its my 1x9 workhorse

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Old 11-26-19, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by ryansu View Post
I think it was about 2010 -I seem to recall seeing that they are thinking about another run I have a 2009 Handsome Devil road frame I built up and its my 1x9 workhorse

Nice - I'm definitely a fan.
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