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Old 11-26-19, 02:06 PM
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i was thinking about an xoxo for a while but never pulled the trigger. here is a pic I pulled from their site iirc. it's from late 2011.

have only seen 1 or 2 on the street in the 8 years since


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Here are a few....outside Broad Center today.

Pretty banged up but nice group on it

It's seen better days..but...
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1

It's seen better days..but...
I wonder if it wad in that condition before someone converted it to fixed/ SS duty
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Old 12-03-19, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam
I wonder if it wad in that condition before someone converted it to fixed/ SS duty
Perhaps...there are a lot of fine machines here that are not given any respect.
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Old 12-06-19, 07:37 PM
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Giant road bike, maybe an '80s RSxxx from the time when Giant was just going out on its own after having built for Schwinn for years. Never saw a lot of these out there but they launched the company as we know it.
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Giant road bike, maybe an '80s RSxxx from the time when Giant was just going out on its own after having built for Schwinn for years. Never saw a lot of these out there but they launched the company as we know it.
kind of looks like they want it to be stolen .
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Nah, belongs to one of the volunteers nearby at a park shelter helping city kids on an outing. Karma will help keep it there.
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Old 12-06-19, 10:46 PM
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Sitting in a coffee shop in Boston for a meeting, I spotted a Univega Competizione outside. I wanted to sit there until the owner returned so I could chat with them. Alas, the meeting ended too soon and I had to get home.
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Sat next to a lady riding a Bridgestone Submariner mixte at the traffic light. That stainless lugged frame stands out!
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Old 12-07-19, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Giant road bike, maybe an '80s RSxxx from the time when Giant was just going out on its own after having built for Schwinn for years. Never saw a lot of these out there but they launched the company as we know it.
I like the mismatched brake levers and rear caliper loop!
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Old 12-12-19, 11:57 AM
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At work today I noticed this Schwinn Varsity mixte outside of a local shop where expertly trained, older Dominican cigar rollers make hand-rolled, quality cigars from what I hear (I do not smoke). It is a unique place and the gentlemen who work there are fantastic. There are always one or two bikes locked up by workers and/or visitors but this is the first time I noticed the Varsity. I found the owner inside and he was both proud of his bike and surprised that I knew what it is. He said that he bought it sometime back in the ‘80s when he immigrated to the U.S. and has enjoyed it ever since then. He may want to check that back tire though... I just noticed that.




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Old 12-12-19, 08:58 PM
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That Varsity is not a mixte. Ladies' frame or just a stepthrough, but it's missing the lateral tubes of a true mixte.
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Old 12-14-19, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by thumpism
That Varsity is not a mixte. Ladies' frame or just a stepthrough, but it's missing the lateral tubes of a true mixte.
Understood. I did not know there was a distinction between them. You learn somethjng new every day in C&V.
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Old 12-16-19, 02:06 PM
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That wider shot is such a quintessential New York street scene. Straighten the angle a couple degrees, crop it to a nice square (1:1) ratio, set the way-back machine 30 years, and it could be a cover for a Springsteen or Lou Reed album.
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Old 12-16-19, 04:35 PM
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A lovely old Mink Blue Marinoni racer

This one ticks all the boxes for me: Original paint, worn and polished Team Pro saddle, half tape bars (and we don't need no stinkin' brake hoods), cut-out spear point lugs, Record components, and old enough to have been made by Giuseppe himself - just a clean non fancy racer.

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I saw these recently....

Dawes, clean no dents but a bit heavy

60 or offer....just make an offer

120 very rough but really wanting to sell
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Originally Posted by madpogue
That wider shot is such a quintessential New York street scene. Straighten the angle a couple degrees, crop it to a nice square (1:1) ratio, set the way-back machine 30 years, and it could be a cover for a Springsteen or Lou Reed album.
You're right, it's a nice photo. Accidental art.
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Old 12-16-19, 09:36 PM
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I saw this beauty this summer in Bend Oregon.


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I spotted something interesting in the wild last night; it was dark and I had nothing to photograph with, sorry. In the grocery store bike rack was a very pretty red mtb.(?) labeled "Montera Bicycles" and "Designed by Gary Fisher". It had a proper fork crown, not a unicrown. Was this one of those LBS branded bikes? Google keeps auto-correct to "Montra", so they haven't heard of it. TIA.
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Originally Posted by Korina
I spotted something interesting in the wild last night; it was dark and I had nothing to photograph with, sorry. In the grocery store bike rack was a very pretty red mtb.(?) labeled "Montera Bicycles" and "Designed by Gary Fisher". It had a proper fork crown, not a unicrown. Was this one of those LBS branded bikes? Google keeps auto-correct to "Montra", so they haven't heard of it. TIA.
Is it possible it was "Montare" rather than "Montera"? That was a staple name in the Fisher line for quite a while starting in 1983. A lugged fork crown pegs it as one of the very early ones, as they switched to unicrown pretty quickly. Here are some examples:

https://picclick.com/1983-Fisher-Mon...842396889.html

https://store.bicycleczar.com/21-GAR...p/11170406.htm
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Originally Posted by AeroGut
Is it possible it was "Montare" rather than "Montera"? That was a staple name in the Fisher line for quite a while starting in 1983. A lugged fork crown pegs it as one of the very early ones, as they switched to unicrown pretty quickly. Here are some examples:

https://picclick.com/1983-Fisher-Mon...842396889.html

https://store.bicycleczar.com/21-GAR...p/11170406.htm
Yep, that's it! Thanks! I kept hoping the rider would come out so I could let him/her know how valuable those bullmoose bars are. Oh well, it's being ridden, that's the important thing.

It's almost as cool as the Bontrager mtb. I spotted last summer. I'd never seen unicrown-style seat stays before.
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Bumping one of my favorite threads with a pair of beauties I saw last night. Check out that corncob freewheel on the Wanta!


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His and hers bikes on the Ventura Bike Path near the river. The red Univega belongs to Jim Hall, son of THE Jim Hall of Chaparral race car fame. The big tired e-bike belongs to Hall's wife.The bikes weren't locked up, just stopped to do a little bird watching.
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Discovered outside my local library this afternoon:



Is it just me or is it amazing as **** to see this being used in 2020?

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
Discovered outside my local library this afternoon:

Is it just me or is it amazing as **** to see this being used in 2020?

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Do you mean the bike, or the library? I agree either way.
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