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RFC 02-21-11 11:16 PM


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

That is one of the few C&V bikes I would really go after.

My 2003 Airborne Spectre:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...IMG_0059-1.jpg

gridplan 02-22-11 01:49 AM


Originally Posted by RFC (Post 12261011)
That is one of the few C&V bikes I would really go after.

My 2003 Airborne Spectre:

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Cool! I didn't know builders other than Pinarello used a hatchet-shaped head tube.

Eileen 02-22-11 11:36 AM


Originally Posted by bibliobob (Post 11277370)
And this. A late 70's prototype/sample for a small company called Echelon that was apparently made by Cherubim, run by Yoshi Konno's brother, and where Yoshi worked during the late 70s, prior to starting 3Rensho. Made by the master or his brother? Either way, it's a pretty nice frame.


http://lh4.ggpht.com/_OEfl3HWM9ac/Sl...2/DSC00128.JPG

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_OEfl3HWM9ac/Sl...0/DSC00140.JPG

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_OEfl3HWM9ac/Sl...0/DSC00130.JPG

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_OEfl3HWM9ac/Sl...0/DSC00131.JPG

There is one of these on my local cl right now and I WANT IT. DO. NOT. NEED.

seedsbelize 02-22-11 10:02 PM

1978 World Sports
 
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1298433076
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1298433076
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1298433076
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1298433076

I'm told it's a Schwinn, though the only place that name can be found is on the brake levers, and it has the Giant built Schwinn date code. It appears in no Schwinn catalog that I've seen. I've seen photos of two others, on the internet.
Somewhere I have better photos.

KonAaron Snake 02-23-11 06:34 AM

Marnati, Columbus Max, with 11sp SR, Cinelli stem/bars, C-record non-aero post:

http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/a...hoto0473-1.jpg

Richard Sachs with Cobaltos, SR headset and DA 7400

http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Photo0107.jpg

Koga Miyata Traveler with 105 triple, Dia-Compe 982s, Honjos and Tubus racks

http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Photo1279.jpg

Steve Bauer's Eddy Merckx

http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Photo0556.jpg


I think a C-Record/Record mix on a Team Miyata if unusual, I've never seen one anyway

http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Photo0489.jpg

gomango 02-23-11 06:44 AM


Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake (Post 12266914)
Marnati, Columbus Max, with 11sp SR, Cinelli stem/bars, C-record non-aero post:

http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/a...hoto0473-1.jpg

Richard Sachs with Cobaltos, SR headset and DA 7400

http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Photo0107.jpg

Koga Miyata Traveler with 105 triple, Dia-Compe 982s, Honjos and Tubus racks

http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Photo1279.jpg

Steve Bauer's Eddy Merckx

http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Photo0556.jpg


I think a C-Record/Record mix on a Team Miyata if unusual, I've never seen one anyway

http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Photo0489.jpg

Nice!!!!

You've got to be just itchin' to get out and ride those beauties.

I'm riding tomorrow, Friday, and Saturday afternoon in Austin.

One of the guys brought down a brand spankin' new Extreme Power which fits me perfectly.

Just have to bring some pedals along. :)

Mike from Iowa 02-25-11 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Doohickie (Post 12260622)
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


I have something along those lines, but I haven't seen another English one speed cruiser with coaster brakes on here. I got this Dunelt 25 years ago for $5. The original rear hub was a "resilion" but 10 years ago the coaster brake broke and my LBS replaced it with a newer one. When I first got the bike the old bike store guy who was retiring right then said it was a 1950 or thereabouts model? It is very shiny right now because I brushed the whole thing over with 90W marine oil and will wipe it all off tomorrow.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=191348http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=191349http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=191350

Bianchigirll 02-25-11 07:31 PM

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that Aron is such a show off. this one is pretty much 'off the rack' but since I don't think there are many around can I post it anyway?

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...2&d=1298683875

thirdgenbird 02-25-11 08:37 PM


Originally Posted by gomango (Post 12260837)
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!

it was good to meet you as well. i still need to see the "collection" first hand. i am very pleased with the tires just looking at them :) they may not get ridden for a while though.

Artkansas 02-25-11 08:56 PM

The most unique bike I ever had was a dark green Pegasus 10 speed. It was dutch built and had wing nuts instead of quick release. The geometry was very relaxed and the fork had quite a rake. It was the perfect bike for riding while drunk because it went straight all by itself. ;) Because of the geometry I could not pop a wheelie no matter how much I tried. Sadly, it was stolen while chained at a corner with 4 cops close by.

I've never seen another or heard mention of the brand any where else.

ggl205 02-28-11 06:22 PM

Hooker Elite TT
 
Got one more. A Hooker Elite TT bike made for Vic Copeland by Dave Spangler. 100% home grown American designed and built, awaiting restoration.

http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/h...5/IMG_1661.jpg

John

rauler83 08-04-12 07:44 PM

Wow, pretty amazing that you have a very old Rauler and a Echelon as I as well have a very old Rauler, about the same year as yours and did have a Echelon (still have photos of it). Currently I have 3 Raulers and will have to post photos. One is a model that there were only 500 made and not imported into this country. Mine was the only one of that model I had seen until a few years ago one came up on ebay in England and a friend purchased it. We had the bikes together at a show that year. Anyway, cheers and good looking Rauler.

rauler83 08-04-12 08:14 PM

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1983 Rauler with fancy lugs one of 500 made and this is number 23. One more of these surfaced a couple of years ago and a friend purchased it. Rauler did a reintroduction of this model a couple of years ago, the owner of the company sent me via e-mail brochures and some photos from the http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=265502Milan bike show. Will post them later.

1987 08-04-12 08:15 PM


Originally Posted by dyander (Post 11281706)
1972 Condor
I'm sure these are more common across the pond, this one was purchased at the Condor Bike Shop in London and shipped to the states after a tour of Europe by the original owner. I acquired it in a frame swap many years ago, and the set-up has evolved over the years, so the build is definitely unique.

http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/a...9/102_0745.jpg

When I repainted it I discovered it is built with Zeus drop-outs, so I added a period correct Zeus headset and cable guide. I've heard from two other BF'rs with Condors, but the're all different.

Nice. What tires are those?

Otis 08-04-12 09:05 PM


Originally Posted by JunkYardBike (Post 11281112)

Still searching for info on this one: it's got 'Norman' decals all over it, and looks to be expertly built with Columbus tubes:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21...orman_0021.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21...orman_0009.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21...orman_0013.jpg

That frame looks identical to a bike I had that was Romani. Even the same color. If you search the old CR archives there is some info on Romani.

lofter 08-05-12 12:15 AM

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rumored to be the bronze medal winning bike from la 84 olympic 1000m tt pursuit. this is a gitane delta wing track version . these were not availible to the public , just the french national team. seen it first in 2007 and bought it finally last week.

Chansd5 08-05-12 02:22 AM

Here is my Colner, I never seen anybody riding another one in NYC. However, I am aware someone built one as a 1x7 in Brooklyn not too long ago and posted about it. http://www.pedalroom.com/p/colner-co...977-6650_2.jpg

http://www.pedalroom.com/p/colner-co...977-6650_6.jpg

http://www.pedalroom.com/p/colner-co...977-6650_4.jpg

http://www.pedalroom.com/p/colner-co...977-6650_5.jpg

Gary Fountain 08-05-12 04:21 AM


Originally Posted by Bianchigirll (Post 12280915)
that Aron is such a show off. this one is pretty much 'off the rack' but since I don't think there are many around can I post it anyway?

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...2&d=1298683875

That is such a beautiful bike Bianchigirll. It always catches my attention. It just oozes pure speed. I would love to ride it (or one like it). I can imagine a beautiful day, a smooth and straight road, a slight tail wind and plenty of time to ride for as long as I can put effort in. Funny, this bike always has me day-dreaming of a fast day out.

KonAaron Snake 08-05-12 08:20 AM

I think these are pretty unusual:



http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/a...7/IMG_0657.jpg

http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/a...otofromvia.jpg

http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/a...a/photo-33.jpg

jbchybridrider 08-05-12 08:57 AM

Australian Ricardo Pinnacle. There are on two known to exist, they were only brought out of hibernation around a year ago when I bought this one up until then nobody knew that Ricardo (Australia's last mass producer) actually made this model or made a bike at this level.
They were only made in the last few months before the factory closure.

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/DSCF1833.jpg

puchfinnland 08-05-12 08:09 PM


Originally Posted by Otis (Post 14567766)
That frame looks identical to a bike I had that was Romani. Even the same color. If you search the old CR archives there is some info on Romani.

I have a bike that looks identical ,even same color,romani also rings a bell.
thanks to grandbois I tracked it down to be a Masini Migani (miganibikes.com)
they said it may have been built by billato-but i cant get a hold of them
here is mine
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...s/mystery3.jpg

thirdgenbird 08-05-12 08:29 PM


Originally Posted by thirdgenbird (Post 11281055)
few were built, even fewer are probably left, and it could be the only one ever dressed with campagnolo 10spd.

the bike was recently stripped to move the parts to a tommasini tecno frame but the frame is still in the family (it has been since new)

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/k...d/DSC00910.jpg


I posted this almost two years ago.

The campy kit is still on the tommasini tecno. I debated selling the Yokota and then stumbled on a few other unique parts and decided it just as well live on. I am pretty sure no one else will have this:

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/k...a/100_1035.jpg
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/k...a/100_1038.jpg
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/k...100_1013_2.jpg
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/k...100_1034_2.jpg

Drillium Dude 08-06-12 03:22 AM

Although I've seen a very old link to a BF thread on a Sparrow touring rig, I've never, ever seen another race bike.

1979 Dennis Sparrow:


http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5246/5...667364d4_b.jpg

The Flite carbon saddle has been replaced recently with a period-correct 3ttt Criterium 78.

DD

Johnonaschwinn 08-06-12 05:25 AM

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1980-81 Pogliaghi built from a NOS frameset


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