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Old 02-03-14, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by jgedwa View Post
That is a new one on me. Do you know anything about it? I hope you do build it up, and please post pics when you do.

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I work with Arvon Cycles so I know a bit...

Touring and tandem bicycles are what we do but some 25 years ago the mountain biking scene here was such that we had reps from big companies coming to see what was going on, bicycles were getting built for Olympic events, and Arvon decided that he was going to build a handful of mountain / all terrain bikes.

There were six built and 4 sold, two of the frames were at the shop gathering dust and we decided to build them up. This one is the same size as my custom Moulden (another local build) so I want to compare them (the work the Arvon is many times better) and it is a more robust / versatile frame but is by no means heavy.
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Well it is unique in that the frame braze-ons are modified, drewed eyelets replaced, rack bosses added along with STI cable mounts on the DT and someone added additional water bottle mounts on the ST. Other than that, it is you run of the mill Trek 610 from 1984. If you count the components (all older than the frame), then it is more unique. I call it the PaTrek 650.
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Very interesting. Please don't forget to post pictures when it is up and running again. jim

Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
I work with Arvon Cycles so I know a bit...

Touring and tandem bicycles are what we do but some 25 years ago the mountain biking scene here was such that we had reps from big companies coming to see what was going on, bicycles were getting built for Olympic events, and Arvon decided that he was going to build a handful of mountain / all terrain bikes.

There were six built and 4 sold, two of the frames were at the shop gathering dust and we decided to build them up. This one is the same size as my custom Moulden (another local build) so I want to compare them (the work the Arvon is many times better) and it is a more robust / versatile frame but is by no means heavy.
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An update on my Condor it is now has been painted
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An update on my Condor it is now has been painted
Ooooooh!
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Originally Posted by SJX426 View Post
Well it is unique in that the frame braze-ons are modified, drewed eyelets replaced, rack bosses added along with STI cable mounts on the DT and someone added additional water bottle mounts on the ST. Other than that, it is you run of the mill Trek 610 from 1984. If you count the components (all older than the frame), then it is more unique. I call it the PaTrek 650.
I like that.
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Old 02-04-14, 02:55 AM
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yep!. do you like it?. i have also built a black one...

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Old 02-04-14, 06:30 AM
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Auchencrow, Thanks! I get a lot of complements on the "white steel" frame. My plan was to paint it Hunter Green with cream HT and maybe a band on the DT with gold lug lining. I am undecided still. The cold weather prevents action! If there was a way to celar coat it and not see a change in the apearance, I would do it. I don't think there is a paint that can replicate bare steel.
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Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
I like that.
me too, it's awesome!
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Old 05-13-14, 10:15 AM
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I picked up a "Roger Competition" the other day. It has designed by Cosme Saavedra on the chainstay; he was a famous racer in Argentina in the 1920s and had a factory that built bikes in Buenos Aires. Here is a thread on the bike where I asked for help in ID'ing the bike and the parts: http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...ine-parts.html

The bike is in awesome condition. The paint job is mint and the chrome is thick. The parts are almost all from Argentina and are clearly old school gran sport or Nouvo Record knock offs. The frame is really nice. It has a faux 531 sticker that says "canos 538 trafilados." Also on the seat post is a decal saying made in Argentina and handmade. The bike is very neat and I'm thinking of making a fixie conversion since it has eyelets and room for 700 x 28c-32c tires.

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Old 05-13-14, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by SJX426 View Post
...If there was a way to celar coat it and not see a change in the apearance, I would do it. I don't think there is a paint that can replicate bare steel.
I looked into this a couple of years ago, turns out there is an option. Call around and see if there are any local places that will do a clear powdercoat. My acquaintances over at FBM bikes have been clear (and tinted clear) powder coating their tig welded bmx frames for easily a half dozen years now with good to great results.

He key, as I understand it, is to be absolutely sure you've removed all of the surface rust from the frame (I'm sure there are chemical solutions for this), as even the tiniest speck can act like a seed and the rust will propagate under the clear.

The results can be stunning:


EDIT: quoted a post from February.
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Old 05-13-14, 11:01 AM
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I have heard about PC clear. Also heard that the steel still changes color after a period of time. Might not be so bad. Also ran into another option called Shark Hide, Sharkhide It appears to have mixed reveiws and is not inexpensive. It has a lot of benefits like being able to touch up after the fact without seeing the lines. Downside is it is good for only 5-8 years.
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Amazing thread. Not sure how I've never seen it.

My contribution is not finished yet, but here is a teaser shot of my ride by MM Cycles out of the UK. More commonly known as MKM Cycles, some examples sport the earlier MM headbadge. What is most unique about mine it is that there is no record or evidence of them producing other examples with Nervex Pro lugs.

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Bike from a small manufacturer in Germany. 94 model made in Bremen Germany.
21 speed with 7 speed derailleur in the back and 3 speed hub in the back. No derailleur in the front but a chain guard which keeps the pants nice and clean when commuting.
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Just checked in here, and didn't read the whole thread but, is there such a thing as a unique bike no one else has?
One of a kind custom, I guess. Which maybe was the point of the thread?
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Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
Just checked in here, and didn't read the whole thread but, is there such a thing as a unique bike no one else has?
One of a kind custom, I guess. Which maybe was the point of the thread?
That would limit it way too much. Look at it this way - who else has any of the bikes in your stable? No one. They might have the same brand, same model, even the same paint color - but they don't have YOUR bike.
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Originally Posted by Harhir View Post
Bike from a small manufacturer in Germany. 94 model made in Bremen Germany.
21 speed with 7 speed derailleur in the back and 3 speed hub in the back. No derailleur in the front but a chain guard which keeps the pants nice and clean when commuting.
That's interesting. So, if you put a triple up front you could have a 63 speed!
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Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
Just checked in here, and didn't read the whole thread but, is there such a thing as a unique bike no one else has?
One of a kind custom, I guess. Which maybe was the point of the thread?
The thread title was actually a riff on another thread at the time...I don't remember the exact context anymore. I never thought people would be posting to it years later.

I guess unusual is good enough
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I guess unusual is good enough
I'm not sure if this is unusual enough, but I don't see many Ross Aristocrats.



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I have no clue who built this bike. It is fillet brazed with no serial number. It could be a one off by someone experimenting with building a frame. Beware! Crappy picture.

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I suppose my Speedwell Ti (badged Ron Kit) has a place in this thread. There are not many of these around, and even fewer as early as this '73. Plus, I doubt there is another one built up with this eclectic selection of parts.







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@goucho777 first impression was Terminator II! The seat cluster did that for me! How cool!
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