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Old 01-19-20, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
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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Old 02-05-20, 05:46 PM
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Did the Brr ride last weekend and saw this old Kabuki Skyway. Looked like RSX shifters? Probably an upgrade in the 90s, well used for a long time!
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Thanks very much for posting these.

What is the machine with the green chrom-O-lux finish?


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Old 02-05-20, 10:24 PM
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Nice pic!
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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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Thanks very much for posting these.

What is the machine with the green chrom-O-lux finish?


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From top to bottom:
1 MTB by Rewel, who are Titanium pioneers from Bolzano/Southern Tyrol, Italy. A very very early example at that, maybe even a prototype, with a lugged construction. Rewel is still in business (in fact, its two companies called "Rewel" now... and the wild it was spotted in is the companys back yard )

2 just a "walmart" MTB but i liked the very 90ies paintjob and the fact it was branded Stablinski, who is still very polpular in france. Spotted at a flea market in the Provence

3 Moser: this looks staged but i swear it isn't... had a stroll in Urbino/Marche/italy one night with my good camera, and there it was, chained up in a most pittoresque manner

4 Eddy Merckx 10th anniversary: spotted near a busy street in Munich. I owned an almost identical specimen once (paid a hefty € for it, too) so it caught my eye. Obviously used as a daily ride by someone, a pity, really. These bikes are notorious for their vulnerable paint jobs and it shows.

5 another Munich find. sorry, no idea about the brand it was labelled but not with a brand i recognized (was italian). The pic is very old and this was very bad cellphone shot is all i have.
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Old 02-06-20, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by martl View Post
From top to bottom:
1 MTB by Rewel, who are Titanium pioneers from Bolzano/Southern Tyrol, Italy. A very very early example at that, maybe even a prototype, with a lugged construction. Rewel is still in business (in fact, its two companies called "Rewel" now... and the wild it was spotted in is the companys back yard )

2 just a "walmart" MTB but i liked the very 90ies paintjob and the fact it was branded Stablinski, who is still very polpular in france. Spotted at a flea market in the Provence

3 Moser: this looks staged but i swear it isn't... had a stroll in Urbino/Marche/italy one night with my good camera, and there it was, chained up in a most pittoresque manner

4 Eddy Merckx 10th anniversary: spotted near a busy street in Munich. I owned an almost identical specimen once (paid a hefty € for it, too) so it caught my eye. Obviously used as a daily ride by someone, a pity, really. These bikes are notorious for their vulnerable paint jobs and it shows.

5 another Munich find. sorry, no idea about the brand it was labelled but not with a brand i recognized (was italian). The pic is very old and this was very bad cellphone shot is all i have.

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Thanks very much!


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Old 02-06-20, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by martl View Post
From top to bottom:
1 MTB by Rewel, who are Titanium pioneers from Bolzano/Southern Tyrol, Italy. A very very early example at that, maybe even a prototype, with a lugged construction. Rewel is still in business (in fact, its two companies called "Rewel" now... and the wild it was spotted in is the companys back yard )
Are those hydraulic rim brakes? Madura? That’s quite a bike. Thanks for sharing it
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Old 02-06-20, 09:13 PM
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Not reality "in the wild", but this 1925 Frejus showed up at last Sunday's 25 mile vintage ride. Wood rims, metal bottle, antique brakes, single speed, patina to spare.



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Old 02-07-20, 05:31 AM
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Are those hydraulic rim brakes? Madura? That’s quite a bike. Thanks for sharing it
Yep Magura HS22. Had them too, quite the brakes
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Old 02-08-20, 10:27 AM
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Absolutely gorgeous Bianchi Grizzly, Tange MTB frame and Rock Ring. Just spotted in the wild outside a bar I was at in Seattle.


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Old 02-14-20, 08:39 PM
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This might bring back memories for some. I've never seen a 58 Biscayne. I only run into Bel Airs.

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Old 02-14-20, 10:17 PM
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^ First year for that model, I believe.
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
This might bring back memories for some. I've never seen a 58 Biscayne. I only run into Bel Airs.

My grandfather had one
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Old 02-15-20, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by thumpism View Post
^ First year for that model, I believe.
The only year for that body style also, I think.
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Old 02-17-20, 12:22 PM
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Somewhat off track but worth mentioning. I see these occasionally but this is the first photo I've gotten of one. The rack is upside down. The padded hoops poking up should be resting on the trunklid and bumper while the yellow-tipped arms flanking the license plate should be pointing rearward to support the bike.
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Old 02-20-20, 12:18 PM
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I was in a hurry yesterday or I would have grabbed a pic. It was an Ironman mountain bike, yellow/orange. I didn't know they made mtb.
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This might bring back memories for some. I've never seen a 58 Biscayne. I only run into Bel Airs.
Biscayne with tri-power 348's were no slouches!
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A couple of old rod brakers
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This might bring back memories for some. I've never seen a 58 Biscayne. I only run into Bel Airs.


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Ike got himself into a spot of bother over a public comment made about the 1958 model year automobile designs. He stated he did not much care for them.

As it turned out 1958 was a poor year for the industry and a recession (mild) year for the nation.

Pundits were quick to blame it all on him...

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Originally Posted by Slightspeed View Post
Not reality "in the wild", but this 1925 Frejus showed up at last Sunday's 25 mile vintage ride. Wood rims, metal bottle, antique brakes, single speed, patina to spare.



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Thanks so much for sharing this sighting!

Cycle clearly well before the Giovanni Bozzi period.

Frejus is a place name in the extreme southeastern corner of France.

A village with a population of ~2,200.

There is a famous tunnel there through the alps.

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Warm day in Des Moines, hit the trails and stopped by the Confluence brewery. A ton of different bikes parked there, I spotted this Raleigh Grand Prix parked close to mine. Looks fully original, tires were iffy looking!
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raleigh exclusive ! yikes
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raleigh exclusive ! yikes
That's really in the wild!
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Originally Posted by 1simplexnut View Post

raleigh exclusive ! yikes
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Thanks so much for sharing this sighting!

For the U.S. market it likely would have been badged as a RAMPAR.

Expect one might think of it as unintentional "yard art."

Il perpetratore vero probably Giant or Merida.

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