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Old 06-03-10, 07:34 PM
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Post photos of bikes you like while out and about.
Today, while bumming with Mrs. Leftthread, I saw this 1987 Schwinn Cimarron:

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I saw this very tasty Gran Sport outside of LBS today.

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Originally Posted by cb400bill
I saw this very tasty Gran Sport outside of LBS today.

It looks like they could use some cable cutters. It's still a nice looking bike though.
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Old 07-11-10, 07:23 PM
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No like - at least the rear d hanger was still on it.
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Old 07-11-10, 08:18 PM
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Thanks for bumping this thread Leftthread, I was searching for it to no avail...

I spotted this crusty-looking bike chained up at the beach and could tell from a distance that it was worth a closer look. Turned out to be a weathered International with its Campy running gear intact, and a healthy coat of surface rust ruining the paint (though the chrome looked salvageable.) We were hanging out near the park where it was locked up, and I kept my eye out for the owner, but nobody came to unlock it.




These Schwinns don't really do anything for me, but I found them at an out-of-the-way antique shop near Cocoa Beach, and they were pretty picturesque.


Spotted this Sprint on the way into a Latin bodega, and something about the bars and saddle suggested that I'd better be swift about it. Snapped two pics while walking past, then noticed the mother and her young daughters in in the second frame Deleted that one quickly and hoped nobody saw the incident and got the wrong idea...
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OK, I didn't really like these, but I did take the time for a picture. This was along the Illinois Prairie Path, at a train station. Kind of sad that the entire rack was abandoned bikes. I guess the two on the far right might be ride-able.






Directly opposite that rack were some nice bike lockers. I have a feeling the bikes inside these were a little nicer. The Prologue was my ride for the day:


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No tire...No problem!
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Originally Posted by mkeller234
It looks like they could use some cable cutters. It's still a nice looking bike though.
looks like they could use a lock also.
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This Bianchi is ridden by an employee of the local Barnes and Noble. He rides it to work year round.

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Friends visiting the shop on an '85 Raleigh USA Team Replica (555RSL) and a very late-'88 Serotta Nova Special X (Columbus):





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Old 07-12-10, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by cudak888
Friends visiting the shop on an '85 Raleigh USA Team Replica (555RSL) and a very late-'88 Serotta Nova Special X (Columbus):



-Kurt
Wow I REALLY like that Serotta.

This Palo Alto was locked up on my street for a week or so. I chased the owner down and tried to buy it but he wasn't interested.
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That looks like the Serotta that was on Craigslist a few weeks ago for a very reasonable price. It sounded a bit like the seller didn't know much about it... Good thing it wasn't my size
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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami
That looks like the Serotta that was on Craigslist a few weeks ago for a very reasonable price. It sounded a bit like the seller didn't know much about it... Good thing it wasn't my size
Same bike.

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That Serotta is nice! Thanks for sharing the pic Kurt.

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Saw this somewhat rare (to me anyway) Dale Brown (CRlistmeister) track bike at Hearn's Cyclery in Asheville a few weeks ago:
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I saw this 70's Raleigh Sprite outside the LGS today. Behind it was a Murray (IIRC).



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Spotted a bike I have never seen before, either in person or online. Raleigh model name: 531 Race? Kind of strange decals/paint scheme and looks to be 80's maybe? Suntour Sprint IIRC. I liked it.

Sorry for crappy pic, all I had was my phone.
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A couple old Schwinns

A Jaguar at the LBS for some work






Another old Schwinn locked up at a high school. I couldn't make out the model



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I saw this lightly updated Nishiki outside of a local thrift store. I've not seen Nishiki decals with this font before.



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Repainted. Those are home-spun Nishiki decals.

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We attended an Art Hop hosted by local stores last night and I saw many bikes and riders there. Most were cheap MTBs but I thought these two were interesting.

An old Schwinn Racer that was scratched up but solid.



The other was this tastefully done Raleigh Mixte with a number of Velo Orange parts on it.





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A few shots from a local race this summer that I worked at:

Some C&V.





and the new team bikes that were stacked like driftwood in some cases:





I've never seen so many De Rosas, Pinarellos, and Colnagos actually used on a race course as that weekend.

I, of course, loved it!
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Working bikes seen in Cremona, Italy:





The womans' bikes are Umberto Dei; I don't recall what the men's bike is and can't quite make out the name on the chain guard.

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I'm currently on travel in Frankfurt, and bikes are everywhere. More vintage than classic, but lots of models I've not seen before. I plan to post some photos in a new thread when I get back stateside, but in the meantime here's a teaser.

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Virtually seen in passing... I'm not sure I could walk away without waiting for the owner if I really saw that. Although it is ridiculous enough to just be bait.

That front cantilever, ohhhh.
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