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Old 04-25-10, 05:08 PM
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Show me your classic orange (colored) bikes.

I just finished building my first frame, a mildly retro (lugged standard diameter Columbus SPX steel) rando-style frame that will become my primary ride that I am quite proud of. Orange is my favorite color, and orange has a proud heritage on some classic vintage bikes...I'm thinking of Molteni orange and the tangerine color that Schwinn used on some of their frames. Anyway, I was wondering if you guys wouldn't mind posting some of your favorite orange frames?

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1975 Centurion Super LeMans


1975 Peugeot UO-18

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Old 04-25-10, 05:28 PM
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Metallic:

https://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/v/otis/masi/

Molteni:

https://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/v/otis/Colnago+Super/
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My Ebisu in Molteni Orange:



My Univega Competizione powdercoated in "Chevy orange":



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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
My Ebisu in Molteni Orange:



Neal
Neal, I modeled the semi-wrap seat cluster on the frame I built after the Ebisu stay caps:



and "Ebisu Orange" is my current fallback color, after "Schwinn Superior pearlescent tangerine"
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Neal, I modeled the semi-wrap seat cluster on the frame I built after the Ebisu stay caps:

Sweet! Very nicely done.

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...used to have this early 60's Raleigh rebranded Supercyle too. Great ride.


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Originally Posted by illwafer View Post
1975 Centurion Super LeMans
Please tell me that Super LeMans is too big for you and you want to trade it for some magic beans.

What kind of tubing is it? Very pretty. Those early Centurions are great!
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Please tell me that Super LeMans is too big for you and you want to trade it for some magic beans.

What kind of tubing is it? Very pretty. Those early Centurions are great!
it was my size, but i sold it. believe me, i wanted to like it. it sure looks nice, and definitely my style. the tubing was "ultra lite" which is probably high end hi-ten (if there is such a thing). it wasn't heavy at all, but it just didn't ride like i wanted. i probably could have done a few things to make it better, but i already had enough bikes to make it worthwhile.
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and "Ebisu Orange" is my current fallback color, after "Schwinn Superior pearlescent tangerine"
yesss!!!!
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Awesome. A thread for orange bikes. Here's my early 80's Torelli Corsa Strada
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I'm not into the whole fixie thing, but...

daddy like!
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Oh I like orange! Finally completed my Miyata 918 (formally a 916). mostly ultegra 9 speed.


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Not mine, but an orange that makes my heart skip a beat. I wonder if it's 'chromovelato,' thin lacquered over chrome.
orange centurion.jpg

Might still be for sale!
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Originally Posted by mudboy View Post
I'm not into the whole fixie thing, but...

daddy like!
I know, I was hesitant to post it here. haha it will not always be a fixed gear, I plan on fully restoring it. it was stripped down when I got it, and everything on it now was pretty much donated... I just wanted to be able to ride (my bike was stolen, and this was the replacement), so I went with it (and tried to retain some of it's dignity!). I want to do it justice, and build it up the way it should be though. someday. ha!
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Originally Posted by Chicago Al View Post
Not mine, but an orange that makes my heart skip a beat. I wonder if it's 'chromovelato,' thin lacquered over chrome.
Attachment 148081

Might still be for sale!
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...e-fork-headset
They are not chromvelato, just a really nice looking metallic paint job (color over a fine silver base). Centurion also did a baby blue metallic that is super attractive as well. Never liked the frames but I sure liked the paint on those.
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might be the same semi-pro on ebay right now. saw it earlier today. hot looking bike. (not mine btw)
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Not steel but still old. '86 Trek 1200
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