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Old 10-10-21, 10:39 PM
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The air quality index due to the California wildfires was around 200 last weekend and it kept me off the bike, but it didn't stop this guy I spotted when I was at the gas station.

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Old 10-31-21, 11:54 AM
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When you see a bike "in the wild" that you used to own several years ago, it's pretty cool, especially when it's a vintage Trek 900 series. This former customer of mine sent me a Craig's email about a crankset I listed for sale. I didn't recognize his name. But when I saw that bike, it all came back. He only made a few changes to it. So glad to see him still riding it and keeping it in excellent shape. He's now building up another vintage Trek with Ishiwata.



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Old 11-01-21, 04:47 AM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
So glad to see him still riding it and keeping it in excellent shape.
I trust you scalded him for having mismatched rims and tires as well as not aligning the tire labels with the valve.
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Old 11-01-21, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by P!N20
I trust you scalded him...
Oh come on now, that's not worth setting the poor guy on fire for, ouch!
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Old 11-01-21, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by P!N20
I trust you scalded him for having mismatched rims and tires as well as not aligning the tire labels with the valve.
I was so amazed to see this bike again, I didn't notice the tire orientation. They're the same brand/width (23) as I sold it. He replaced them. I mentioned that 25 will fit.

The rims are the same matching Mavic. I definitely would have noticed had he swapped one.

He also replaced the chainrings. But I really liked the original Stronglight rings. Really cool looking with that Ofmega crank. Here it is 7 years ago:

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Old 11-28-21, 08:34 PM
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Puch Meteorluxe - winter mode

Winnipeg winters brazed in the seatpost. Locked up outside a hipster craft brewed, skinny jeaned, beard filtered, barley juice joint.










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Old 11-28-21, 11:10 PM
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Winnipeg winters brazed in the seatpost. Locked up outside a hipster craft brewed, skinny jeaned, beard filtered, barley juice joint.


Tip of my hat to the lad or lass for braving the elements on that noble steed.

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Old 11-30-21, 07:08 AM
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If I ever was stupid enough to ride a fixie it might look like this

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Old 12-03-21, 11:17 PM
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On my commute home today, I ran into a buddy and fellow teaching colleague, Calvin Trampleasure, who works at a nearby school. Calvin was an accomplished racer in the 70s and 80s. He was a multiple CA state champion, who raced professionally in the U.S. and Europe. He raced against a young Lemond, and was Berkeley Bicycle Club teammates with Bob Roll, Gavin Chilcott, and George Mount, among others. He was a riding a beautiful, orange classic repainted by Ed Litton in Velo Sport/BBC livery. He shared a neat story about the bike. He won the frame in the late 70s (1977?) at the Berkeley City Criterium, and then later ended up selling the frame to an acquaintance, who recently gifted the frame back to him, before he had it repainted and restored.



Sorry for the NDS photo. Sometime you got to make do when on the road in traffic.

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Old 12-29-21, 08:50 AM
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Does 1990's content spotted brand-new at one of the LBSes count?









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Old 02-06-22, 01:38 PM
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Motebecane, looks to be a rider at Alviso Marina County Park in San Jose

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Old 02-06-22, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by cudak888
Does 1990's content spotted brand-new at one of the LBSes count?


-Kurt
Wild enough to qualify. Branding matches my '93; this ^^^^ one's a cooler color. And although it looks like it's in never-ridden condition, it's not all original. The RD and crankset are definitely upgrades, as are the brakes, it appears.
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Old 03-18-22, 11:13 AM
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Also in a shop, this one about 30 years ago in Norfolk VA. I just came across the photo in an old album. Old at the time, this Miyata looks like a home-market bike that was probably brought stateside by a returning sailor.
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Old 03-20-22, 12:39 PM
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Not so much in the wild as at a local swap meet yesterday, held at a local shop's parking lot.

This is a Jenkins, done by a local builder. At the time I was last working in a local shop--more than 30 years ago--Arthur was working at Xerox and starting to build frames. Don't know how many he made but this one looks pretty nice. This might be the same one that was on CL recently.


This Romani looks like the one that was on CL recently (and repeatedly) being sold by a former prez of the local bike club.


A nice Bianchi Eros.


Everything else was pretty mundane. I did not even look at prices, not having space for anything else.
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Old 03-20-22, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by prairiepedaler
Winnipeg winters brazed in the seatpost.

Wow. No words.

Okay, maybe don't even try to free it. Just leave it. Embrace the corrosive freeze. It will outlast us all.
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Old 05-03-22, 08:10 PM
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"Apocalypse Ready" E Fat Bike

I'm trying to determine whether or not this configuration is purely organic in appearance (i.e. complete hand to mouth expediency and pragmatism) or intentional to make the bike look less theft worthy. Neverthless, pictures had to be taken. The pack mule in the background shares the same hitching post.




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Old 05-13-22, 10:30 AM
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It’s not often I see a PX10 locked to a post. I’m hoping the original wheels are safe at home and switched for the sake of riding clinchers rather than gone due repeated use of this locking technique.
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Old 05-13-22, 07:15 PM
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I was walking out of Safeway the other day, when I noticed a young gentleman, and more importantly, his bike. He was pleased at my enthusiasm; evidently I was the first to recognize his Miyata One Thousand for what it was. He's riding from Seattle to San Francisco.



Miata One Thousand on its way to S.F.
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Tower District, Fresno, 2022.

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Old 05-18-22, 11:28 AM
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I was out riding my 78 Raleigh pro when I spotted this early 70s Raleigh Competition. Thought I’d pose my bike next to it for a photo. Glad to see it’s still in service and putting miles on despite its rough appearance. This bike looks like a hard worker.

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Originally Posted by Korina
I was walking out of Safeway the other day, when I noticed a young gentleman, and more importantly, his bike. He was pleased at my enthusiasm; evidently I was the first to recognize his Miyata One Thousand for what it was. He's riding from Seattle to San Francisco.



Miata One Thousand on its way to S.F.
Surely he had more baggage with him somewhere?
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Old 05-18-22, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Kilroy1988
Tower District, Fresno, 2022.

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...thanks for sharing this sighting...

first time have seen "truck girl" fitted to a bicycle


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Old 05-18-22, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by polymorphself
Surely he had more baggage with him somewhere?
I'm assuming he was staying in town for a day or two. Unless it's a credit card tour? I didn't ask, as he was on his way in.
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Originally Posted by juvela
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...thanks for sharing this sighting...

first time have seen "truck girl" fitted to a bicycle


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I already thought the Prologue was sexy


She's didn't make it through the rebuild, the bike did, may she Rest In Peace.
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Old 05-19-22, 02:51 PM
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Recent sightings, including todays.






Peugeot Mixte (the mule is parked in the background during a grocery run)
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