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auchencrow 02-19-11 08:45 AM


Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami (Post 12249094)
Beautiful bike Drew, loads of character!

+1
Can't wait to see a larger Drive-side photo!

Captain Blight 02-19-11 09:20 AM

Definitely not vintage but certainly an oddball: My FrankenHybvrid alluded to in my sig. Winter beater. It is a stick with a nail in the end with which I pummel Minnesota winters into insensibility.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1298128658


the VeloSoleX is at Wyganowski's shop right now getting some frame work done, I'll post photos of it when I get it back. AFAICT I have the only one currently owned by a forumite.

hellojoben 02-19-11 10:03 AM


Originally Posted by gridplan (Post 11693219)
'85/'86 Pinarello Crono. Spotting this frame on eBay, especially with a BIN price, made my day.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3549/...ebfb1066_z.jpg

i love this bike. the headtube is killer


if you ever feel like culling the herd...

gridplan 02-19-11 11:15 AM


Originally Posted by hellojoben (Post 12249388)
i love this bike. the headtube is killer


if you ever feel like culling the herd...

Thanks, but that's one bike I'll be taking to the grave. :lol: I could never replace it.

hellojoben 02-19-11 12:38 PM


Originally Posted by gridplan (Post 12249617)
Thanks, but that's one bike I'll be taking to the grave. :lol: I could never replace it.


haha i expected that :) i wouldn't give up the bike either

marley mission 02-19-11 04:32 PM

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unique - no - but i never see anyone riding this (with good reason ;) )

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=190571

RedRaleigh 02-19-11 09:50 PM

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http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=190620

My Emperor Sport. I know there must be some others around somewhere, but I've not come across any in the flesh.

Shaneferd 02-19-11 10:11 PM

I'm putting together a 650b Jack Taylor touring tandem at the moment. While not exceedingly rare, I'm sure it will not be a commonplace bicycle when I'm finished with it.
I've modified a few accessories into a demultiplicator contraption that I've yet to see anywhere else. Here is a link to view this tandem project via flickr.
Cheers, and Have a Nice Ride!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3584086...n/photostream/

Peter_B 02-20-11 12:29 PM

early 1980s ( both) Tempesta and Sur Mesure Garantie

http://www.peterbrueggeman.com/cr/tempesta-bike-big.jpg

http://www.peterbrueggeman.com/cr/smg-bike-big.jpg

buldogge 02-20-11 02:49 PM

^^^
Very nice Peter! That SMG is a classic beauty...deserves a honey Brooks Swallow though!!

BTW...How do you like the Ultremos? Which size are you running??

Peter_B 02-21-11 12:49 AM


Originally Posted by buldogge (Post 12254008)
^^^
Very nice Peter! That SMG is a classic beauty...deserves a honey Brooks Swallow though!!

BTW...How do you like the Ultremos? Which size are you running??

The Ultremos are 23mm. They are on two of my bikes that are lightly ridden, so I don't have extensive experience with them, other than to say they haven't flatted in several hundred miles. Yeah, a saddle in that honey color would look good with the SMG.

Sirrus Rider 02-21-11 01:50 AM

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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake (Post 11276709)
Sorry rmh...I'm a literalist.

I'll post photos of the Schwinn Town and Country Triplet later...that's probably the most unusual thing I own and I doubt there's more than 40-50 of those in the country.

I'd post the Merckx, but I think we're all tired of looking at that.

Could one of the mods please correct my horrendous typo in the title?


Okay I'll play:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=190810

My 1988 Sirrus. I can count the numbers I've come across of this year model on one hand in 20 plus years, none located nearby or in 47cm.

gomango 02-21-11 07:24 AM

My John Hollands sport tourer.

Purchased as a frameset from a forum member at Serotta after I had discussed the purchase of another Hollands frameset.

These are his pics, but you'll get the idea.

Drawn to this one for several outstanding features:

Extended head tube
Columbus EL tubeset
Three water bottle mounts
Rack provisions
Condition- it's pretty much spotless!
Size- Couldn't have built it any better from scratch and is quite similar to my De Rosa Professional. Overall fit that is!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5018/...198dae47_o.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5011/...e0d1fa06_o.jpg

I have decided I'll use a combined Record/Centaur gruppo I have on hand.

This will be my distance bike this year. In fact, we have a 700 mile trip planned to Winnipeg, Kenora, and ending in Ely, MN at our cabin.

Our group has eight centuries scheduled for the season. We'll start with this one:

http://ironmanbikeride.org/wp/wp-con...MGFlogos-H.jpg

http://ironmanbikeride.org/gran-fondo

We'll do the 100 of course.

buldogge 02-21-11 09:57 AM

^^^
Hey Grady... Can't wait to see it built up! I'm surprised with the extended head tube, that the seat tube is cropped so tight though. Are you gonna rock a swallow or swift as well? Looks perfect on there.

The MGF looks like a good run...Will that be the first for the Hollands?

hellojoben 02-21-11 10:05 AM


Originally Posted by Sirrus Rider (Post 12256217)
Okay I'll play:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=190810

My 1988 Sirrus. I can count the numbers I've come across of this year model on one hand in 20 plus years, none located nearby or in 47cm.


some guy down in huntington beach has one for sale. and it's a 45 cm
http://s263.photobucket.com/albums/i...rent=fsssd.jpg

ColonelJLloyd 02-21-11 10:32 AM

I friggin' love that John Hollands! I want one!

gomango 02-21-11 11:42 AM


Originally Posted by buldogge (Post 12257158)
^^^
Hey Grady... Can't wait to see it built up! I'm surprised with the extended head tube, that the seat tube is cropped so tight though. Are you gonna rock a swallow or swift as well? Looks perfect on there.

The MGF looks like a good run...Will that be the first for the Hollands?

Thanks for the interest and comments.

I have to finish a build on my Zullo Sprint, then I'll get cracking on the Hollands.

I'l ride her on a couple dozen 45-60 milers before the MGF.

The MGF is my first scheduled ride this spring, but I'm riding this summer with a group of long distance guys.

You know, Saturday will be a 100, followed up by another 75-100 on Sundays.

The first time I looked at the pics of the frame I wondered about the extended tube as well.

The more I thought about the extension, the more sense it made to me.

I've made the ride to Ely 4 of the last 5 years on bikes like my Master Extra Light and my Merckx Century. This is around 250 that we usually do in three days.

The only problems I've had were with my sore neck, and I think this Hollands should solve some of this for me.

I rode a friend's Curt Goodrich on a 65 miler last fall, and it had a fairly long headtube that got me a little more "upright" in the cockpit.

What a dream!!!

As for the saddle choice, I only ride Regals and Brooks of various ilk.

I really love the Swift the most though. I already purchased one two weeks ago. Honey brown for sure.

As for wrap I'll use a matching HandleBra tape. Spendy but worth every penny to me.

At any rate, I'll post a pic of the frameset this afternoon after I finish snowblowing our new 12" of snow.

gomango 02-21-11 11:43 AM


Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd (Post 12257344)
I friggin' love that John Hollands! I want one!

Thanks!

I feel like a kid in the candy store! :)

ggl205 02-21-11 02:39 PM

2000 Cervelo 650c P3 Track Bike
 
Only one that I know of mostly because Cervelo never made a 650c P3 track bike, ever. This one exists because I modified a year 2000 P3 aluminum TT bike for track use. Turned our well and is very fast.

John
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/h...5/IMG_1156.jpg

KonAaron Snake 02-21-11 07:27 PM


Originally Posted by gomango (Post 12256616)
My John Hollands sport tourer.

Purchased as a frameset from a forum member at Serotta after I had discussed the purchase of another Hollands frameset.

These are his pics, but you'll get the idea.

Drawn to this one for several outstanding features:

Extended head tube
Columbus EL tubeset
Three water bottle mounts
Rack provisions
Condition- it's pretty much spotless!
Size- Couldn't have built it any better from scratch and is quite similar to my De Rosa Professional. Overall fit that is!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5018/...198dae47_o.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5011/...e0d1fa06_o.jpg

I have decided I'll use a combined Record/Centaur gruppo I have on hand.

This will be my distance bike this year. In fact, we have a 700 mile trip planned to Winnipeg, Kenora, and ending in Ely, MN at our cabin.

Our group has eight centuries scheduled for the season. We'll start with this one:

http://ironmanbikeride.org/wp/wp-con...MGFlogos-H.jpg

http://ironmanbikeride.org/gran-fondo

We'll do the 100 of course.

Even amongst your stable, that is spectacular!

gomango 02-21-11 08:04 PM


Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake (Post 12260046)
Even amongst your stable, that is spectacular!

Thank you sir.

This will be a super fun bike for me.

I'll miss you in Austin though.

My son Will asked if "Mr. Snake" will be there! :)

Hopefully next time.

bikenut2011 02-21-11 08:10 PM

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5018/...198dae47_o.jpg

Freakin' Gorgeous!! :thumb: :thumb:

andy

thirdgenbird 02-21-11 08:45 PM

i love the new build grady!

Doohickie 02-21-11 09:42 PM

I just remembered I have a rare bike. It's hanging in the garage and I haven't done much with it since I got it for $10. It's a 1960 Montgomery Ward Hawthorne Hercules with a three-speed SA AW hub, made in Birmingham, UK. Sorry 'bout the crappy pics.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...e/HPIM0503.jpg

The unusual bit is the top tube. Split like that of a mixte, but follows the lines of a nice, curvy cruiser.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...e/HPIM0510.jpg

gomango 02-21-11 10:37 PM


Originally Posted by bikenut2011 (Post 12260222)
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5018/...198dae47_o.jpg

Freakin' Gorgeous!! :thumb: :thumb:

andy

Thanks Andy!

Hope the build works according to the plan.

Heh Casey, Thanks and great to meet you and your delightful fiance at the swap last weekend.

Left a phone number with a few parts dealers and ended up with quite a few additional goodies.

Including a very nice (nearly complete) Super Record gruppo.

Hope those Veloflex tires work well for you, as that was quite a value!


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