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Old 05-01-24, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by oneclick
This one's in good nick:


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"Deja vu all over again!" - Mr. Yogi Berra

oy ha wun o' deesa wunza in same livery from same time; eet be wun or dos cm schmalluh at ~liv

purchased twenty or twenty five year back at a garage sale in Danville California as a frame with a few original fitments yet affixed

tentatively dated as mcmlxxiv


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Old 05-03-24, 05:07 PM
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Riding home through town on my mountain bike, I noticed the Campy sidepull brake and the unique orange color. I asked the rider's companion a few lengths back if his friend was on a Colnago. He didn't know, so I caught up and it was indeed a '70s Colnago. Since I had also owned one we talked. His jersey bore the name "Dinosaurs," and I found out he was meeting the annual "Dinosaur Ride" in Fairfax. I went along with him, and there were indeed a lot of old cyclists, many of them acquaintances, from the '70s and '80s. Was pleased to see old (in every sense of the word) friend Nick Farac-Ban, now in his '90s.

The machinery was classic, as one might imagine.









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RB-3 riding the NYC subway. I chatted with the young fellow who didn’t seem to know much about it when I admired the build. Maybe his dad built it for him.

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Originally Posted by ascherer
RB-3 riding the NYC subway. I chatted with the young fellow who didn’t seem to know much about it when I admired the build. Maybe his dad built it for him.
His dad shows him love in the very same way you show your son, with a brilliantly built purpose built bike.
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Originally Posted by noglider
His dad shows him love in the very same way you show your son, with a brilliantly built purpose built bike.
Thank you for that, Tom. Alternatively, we build our kids bikes we would want! In Jacob's case, that is kind of true but he happens to like my taste in vintage bikes.
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Spotted an old Puch Cavalier mixte beater with Lambert style Pro-5-Vis chainrings.That's pretty much the only special thing about this bike.

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Originally Posted by JaccoW
Spotted an old Puch Cavalier mixte beater with Lambert style Pro-5-Vis chainrings.That's pretty much the only special thing about this bike.

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Good find!

What be the white plastic item affixed to head tube? St. Christopher...other?


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Originally Posted by juvela
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Good find!

What be the white plastic item affixed to head tube? St. Christopher...other?
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Nah, pretty sure that is a clip on light. The red one around the seat tube is the rear one.
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Originally Posted by JaccoW
Nah, pretty sure that is a clip on light. The red one around the seat tube is the rear one.
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Thank you!

Does one press on them to turn them on and off?

Wondering since see no visible wires or switches.

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I've spotted a couple. What a contrast.



'91 Trek 520

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Originally Posted by Korina
I've spotted a couple. What a contrast.





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...the mists of the Pacific have been performing their magic...


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Had to take a pic. Not really for the bike, but to what it's locked to.
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I spotted another steel frame Franklin branded bike on a group ride yesterday and in asking the owner MaryAnn about it, came to find out it's from a local builder near Columbus OH. Snapped a few pics and found some info on the brand through the search feature here on BF. Club buddie Ron & I have started riding with a group of mostly older riders in a neighboring town and it's a good opportunity for me to rotate in some of my steel frame bikes that don't get out as much on faster pace rides. That's my '85 Ironman in the background.

Mid-80's Franklin - before

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Parked outside the coffee house, an Ibis road bike converted to a "Townie." DT shifters, sidepull brakes, and a basket.


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It’s been freshly powder coated and is being built into a single speed with a “flip/flop” hub but isn’t this a PX-10?




OH NO! I just now realized it’s been castrated So sad…




Let’s Dance! I also spotted these cute 👠! But do really want a “road” shoe?

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The rider said he found it at a thrift shop for $25!!!




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Originally Posted by Korina
The rider said he found it at a thrift shop for $25!!!




That's an example of the less common 81 or 82 non-fastback stay Sequoia that preceded the Miki built ones. Thanks for the pic!
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This would not last in the city


In Ocean Grove. NJ

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Originally Posted by Repack Rider
Riding home through town on my mountain bike, I noticed the Campy sidepull brake and the unique orange color. I asked the rider's companion a few lengths back if his friend was on a Colnago. He didn't know, so I caught up and it was indeed a '70s Colnago. Since I had also owned one we talked. His jersey bore the name "Dinosaurs," and I found out he was meeting the annual "Dinosaur Ride" in Fairfax. I went along with him, and there were indeed a lot of old cyclists, many of them acquaintances, from the '70s and '80s. Was pleased to see old (in every sense of the word) friend Nick Farac-Ban, now in his '90s.

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Outside the Surbiton Flyer public house yesterday 5:30pm till late.

Think it was trying the "this isn't the bike you want to steal" vibe.
Newish tyres, and enough rust on the steel rims that the brakes probably do work.
I've got no idea what date it is, but is that a Campy front hub ?




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Originally Posted by Aardwolf
Outside the Surbiton Flyer public house yesterday 5:30pm till late.

Think it was trying the "this isn't the bike you want to steal" vibe.
Newish tyres, and enough rust on the steel rims that the brakes probably do work.
I've got no idea what date it is, but is that a Campy front hub ?




at this era the Superbe seemed to go back and forth between a fully enclosed chain, as here, and a "hockey stick" chainguard

evidently owner chose to relocate trigger at time of inverting bar
first occasion to see one remounted in this manner

front hub appears to be the Raleigh/Sturmey Archer five-piece steel fellow

thanks for sharing this find

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all best wishes for those "dope fiends" you cater to


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