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Old 05-10-21, 10:37 AM
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Not a classic or necessarily even desirable, but I'm posting this because I finally saw it OUTSIDE. It belongs to my next door neighbor and I saw it once years ago through the open garage doorway. This Worksman trike looks brand new and I'd be willing to bet it's never been ridden more than one time; down the block and back, then into the garage.

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Old 05-11-21, 12:21 PM
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For What It Is Worth?

First time I've spotted something "In The Wild" worth mentioning!





Pickup pulled in with this Holdsworth in the bed. Owner was kind enough to let me examine it. Serial number suggests a 1978 factory build, and the Galli components would be consistent, though not listed in the catalog. It may have been a "Special" or special order frame, as the decals do not align with any of the models listed? Eyelets on dropouts rule out a "Professional," but that's alright as I like eyelets...
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Old 05-24-21, 05:53 PM
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Spotted this lovely Falcon Sterling in Tofino BC a few days ago. The full Sante group looked good on this frame. Had a nice talk with the young owner who was pleased to have this old fart talking about the love of old steel.




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Originally Posted by machinist42
First time I've spotted something "In The Wild" worth mentioning!





Pickup pulled in with this Holdsworth in the bed. Owner was kind enough to let me examine it. Serial number suggests a 1978 factory build, and the Galli components would be consistent, though not listed in the catalog. It may have been a "Special" or special order frame, as the decals do not align with any of the models listed? Eyelets on dropouts rule out a "Professional," but that's alright as I like eyelets...
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thanks very much for sharing this spotting

at first glance thought perhaps a Mistral then quickly realized your analysis on the button

not often one encounters a machine kitted with a nearly complete Galli road ensemble

suspect it was built up by owner or retailer rather than manufacturer as HS is Tange Falcon and pillar Sakae Ringyo

these two components may have been included with the frameset when purchased...

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Spotted this in Everett the other day.
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Old 05-24-21, 06:54 PM
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And Of Course There's A Story...

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thanks very much for sharing this spotting

at first glance thought perhaps a Mistral then quickly realized your analysis on the button

not often one encounters a machine kitted with a nearly complete Galli road ensemble

suspect it was built up by owner or retailer rather than manufacturer as HS is Tange Falcon and pillar Sakae Ringyo

these two components may have been included with the frameset when purchased...

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You're welcome. My pleasure to be able to contribute!

Further research has me convinced it is a '78 "Special" model, which was available as a frameset.

Here's a '78 I found here:



And here's the catalog page for the '78 "Special":



The headset may be factory, I don't know and didn't pay it much heed, as the seatpost ears were pinched tight together. I told Joey he had the wrong sized pillar in there, and that I could provide him with an appropriate one. He expressed astonishment that I picked up on that, and said it was true and the post always slipped, until he took it to a Bike Shop where he had them "affix" it in place. I suppose my face belied my emotions, as he said "That's the expression the bike shop guys had when I asked them to glue it in!"
"What kind of glue?" I had to ask.
"Bike Glue?" he replied.
I sighed.

I don't think that seat pillar was original.

The Galli is interesting. I'd never seen it up close and personal. I'll likely see this bike again I imagine, and document the near complete group then.
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Old 05-24-21, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by juvela

not often one encounters a machine kitted with a nearly complete Galli road ensemble
I have a Colnago with that groupset, it's not near the front of that bunch so pics will have to wait.
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have never known all of the vendors for the road ensemble from Galli

reportedly the chainset is done by Verot

IIRC the gear ensemble is from Juy

i know the pedals are Maillard as i have a set of black quills with Galli marked dustcaps which are identical to the Maillard 700

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odd Galli anecdote -

a shop near me was using a good number of their road ensembles to build up the framesets they stocked from Mercian and from Bob Jackson

this was beginning in 1978, about launch time for the full Galli road ensemble

was speaking with the owner and he reported that they had a break in and the burglars took all of the Galli groups and left the Campag

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Old 05-24-21, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Roger M

Spotted this in Everett the other day.
Some interesting stuff there. Folding pedals, QR seatpost suggest it gets stored frequently..?
And the LePree three-pulley derailleur!
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Spotted this spectacular Jeffrey Bock mixte at the beach today.








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Coworker. I don’t know which one. Maybe he’s on the BF. Bike looks old to me. Different RD? Chain to short?
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Originally Posted by coolkat
Spotted this spectacular Jeffrey Bock mixte at the beach today.







H**Y CRAP!

That is spectacular, tx for that.

I strongly encourage anyone to take any opportunity to meet Mr. Bock, great builder and a great guy.

AND that owner should be flogged for treating it that way.
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Old 07-04-21, 05:38 PM
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Chrome Voyageur 11.8 at a brunch place today.

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Old 08-17-21, 08:31 AM
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Debadged girls Stingray on a catalog. Classic looks.

"Featured" on the cover of a children's clothing catalog. Took me 10 seconds to recognize the features and notice the lighter paint where the surfboard used to be.
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Old 08-17-21, 11:55 AM
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Spotted in the wild

The wife and I visit New York city periodically. This was found off of Seventh avenue in February 2019.
Found the same bike in a different spot one year later.

February 2019 off Seventh Ave. in NYC.

One year later in a different spot in NYC.
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While riding a charity ride today, I spotted one of [MENTION=359469]Doug Fattic [/MENTION] bikes. Owner says Doug made it for her about 30 years ago.




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Old 09-24-21, 01:09 PM
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This beautiful Nagasawa track bike showed up as I was waiting for my wife at the coffee shop post-ride. Dura-Ace high flange track hubs, Nitto seatpost and stem, Sugino cranks, Chris King headset. I thought I got another shot of the seat lug detail, but it must have failed:



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Old 09-26-21, 03:18 PM
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Spotted this '92 Vitus at a local thrift shop. I didn't bring a lock, and the rider generously shared his cable. I thought you gents would appreciate it; I know I did.



1992 Vitus still doing its job
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Old 10-01-21, 07:25 AM
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Serotta

Someone's well used Serotta in the most recently gentrified part of town.

Serotta Nova Special X, outside the Cafe.

And a drive side photo for the purists.

Suntour Sprint group, Columbus tubing, "patina".
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Originally Posted by johnnyace
This beautiful Nagasawa track bike showed up as I was waiting for my wife at the coffee shop post-ride. Dura-Ace high flange track hubs, Nitto seatpost and stem, Sugino cranks, Chris King headset. I thought I got another shot of the seat lug detail, but it must have failed:



Bet that nice SS setup is a messenger bike
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Some of my humble spottings from around Helsinki, Finland

What has happened here?

Oozes with confidence

Nice Miyata, propably belongs to someone working in this LBS

Nishiki mixte with a Suntour "Mighty Click" stick shift

You don't see bars wrapped with leather "twine" like this too often?
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I rode with a group of vintage bike enthusiasts up Larch Mountain this weekend. While we were milling about in the scenic viewpoint area, a guy rolled up on this DiNucci.



He says he bought it used from Sellwood Cycle in 2000, and he obviously rides it a lot. I'm guessing he rarely gets the kind of attention he did from a few of our group fawning all over this bike.
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Another Pinarello:




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Don't know what this is, but it has front and rear steering:



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This showed up yesterday. Whew.



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Don't know what this is, but it has front and rear steering:
Swing Bike, from the Swingin' '70s.
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