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Old 08-11-20, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by squirtdad
peugeot mixte single speed conversion (don't try this wit a modern ramped freewwheel or cassette) at my swim and racket club


Must be a tall rider. That looks like a 23" frame and talled up more than usual, something you don't normally see.
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Old 09-12-20, 11:45 AM
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Doing some milestone anniversary shopping I came across this, a basic old Mercier updated for townie duty.
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Old 09-12-20, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by WGB
Jester Bicycles - Unsure model



Thought you all would like the headbadge
That's an odd looking brake caliper
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Old 09-13-20, 02:11 PM
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Spotted these while out and about. While not a bike it certainly was eye catching. Sure glad my head wasn't in it.


This looked suspicious. Probably stolen and abandoned, a basic GT mountain bike. I hope someone isn't missing it too badly.

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Old 09-13-20, 03:42 PM
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Didn't look to hard at the caliper. The bike was in for a tune up at the builder's and I was in for some work and saw it and asked to photo. I like his stuff and thought the head badge was cool........
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Spotted at the Kroger

Schwinn Moab something.

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considering how easy it is to open handcuffs with a paper clip, that would be considered a free bike around here.

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Schwinn Moab something.

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
That's an odd looking brake caliper
newer Campagnolo Chorus or Athena I think.
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considering how easy it is to open handcuffs with a paper clip, that would be considered a free bike around here.

Not only are handcuffs in general a bad idea as a pin of a any thin shim will pop them, these are novelty handcuffs that are designed to take a key or a pin as they have a slide hole on the side to provide access for the pin.

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Originally Posted by WGB
considering how easy it is to open handcuffs with a paper clip, that would be considered a free bike around here.

Not only are handcuffs in general a bad idea as a pin of a any thin shim will pop them, these are novelty handcuffs that are designed to take a key or a pin as they have a slide hole on the side to provide access for the pin.

Isnt that slot to double lock them so they don’t get tighter when you get in the car?
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Originally Posted by Rocket-Sauce
considering how easy it is to open handcuffs with a paper clip, that would be considered a free bike around here.

paperclip? You don’t carry a handcuff key?
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Old 09-21-20, 08:17 PM
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Isnt that slot to double lock them so they don’t get tighter when you get in the car?

Usually the hole for the pin (double lock) is on the corner.

These might be S & W as some of theirs have the double lock set up that way. Alternatively they are the cheap aftermarket ones used for parties I do not attend....
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That bike was a bad, bad boy. It needs discipline.
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Spotted this near perfect Mercier mixte in the middle of the shopping district this weekend.

Parts looked pretty original.


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Old 10-12-20, 10:35 PM
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Early '70s Atala heavily modded by Corey Thompson



If it were a cat, I'd have cut off the ears. 😛

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Old 10-13-20, 03:25 AM
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Originally Posted by JaccoW
Spotted this near perfect Mercier mixte in the middle of the shopping district this weekend.

Parts looked pretty original.

I wish I saw something like this everyday, so cool.
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Old 10-13-20, 03:28 AM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
Early '70s Atala heavily modded by Corey Thompson



If it were a cat, I'd have cut off the ears. 😛
^^^ And this.

Corey does great work.
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Originally Posted by SpeedofLite
Your first Litespeed in the wild?! You poor soul.
Yes indeed - pity this poor pedaling fool and cross his palm with a 63cm Litespeed Alm! I have always been intrigued by the Litespeeds, or other Titanium bikes. I probably don't really need one but would like to try one out for a while. I was doing some grocery pickup when this Tuscany owner had briefly locked up at the same bike stand I was at. He was an older guy, maybe pushing 70. The Litespeeds are non-existent around here.
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Old 10-17-20, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
Early '70s Atala heavily modded by Corey Thompson



If it were a cat, I'd have cut off the ears. 😛
I hate to be that guy, but I don't get it.
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Old 10-17-20, 05:26 PM
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Better than average...

Niiiiice! A bird not seen in public around these parts...ha ha ha.
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Legendary!

How often can you say that you've seen one of these in use?

An Autobike! With knock-off Killer V styling?
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Sweet gravel bike at the pharmacy, unlocked of course. A ti Lynskey with SRAM 10 speed drivetrain, XTR hubs and Brooks bar tape. Me want.

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Sweet gravel bike at the pharmacy, unlocked of course. A ti Lynskey with SRAM 10 speed drivetrain, XTR hubs and Brooks bar tape. Me want.

This owner is begging to lose the bike.
It should be yours.
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Old 02-09-21, 05:18 PM
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Was circling back to get a pic of a van and spotted these in a dumpster in an alley. Cheapo 3-speeds, a blue Murray and a red Free Spirit. Both have Shimano rear hubs and the red one has a Bike Machine 2-stroke bike motor driving the rear (tire drive). If these had had Sturmey hubs I would have had to get them and I might still go back for the Free Spirit. It looks like it was made in Japan. Hate to see bikes in the trash.


I actually had one of these motors in running condition years ago and sold it on Craigslist to a fellow.
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