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SJX426 05-13-14 05:06 PM

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

zonatandem 05-13-14 05:32 PM

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Our custom Zona carbon fiber tandem. Weighs 26.5 lbs; built for us in 2003 and currently has about 40,000 miles on it.
Has a carbon lugs (with window cutouts), adjustable c/f stoker stem, c/f 'one-of' rear rack and other custom features.
Pedal on!
Rudy and Kay/zonatandem

gaucho777 05-13-14 05:46 PM


Originally Posted by SJX426 (Post 16756193)
@goucho777 first impression was Terminator II! The seat cluster did that for me! How cool!

Thanks. If the seat cluster reminds you of Terminator 2, this (before pic) might remind you of Terminator 3.

http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/a...psf376e4d7.jpg

repechage 05-13-14 06:01 PM


Originally Posted by gaucho777 (Post 16756314)
Thanks. If the seat cluster reminds you of Terminator 2, this (before pic) might remind you of Terminator 3.

http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/a...psf376e4d7.jpg

The follow on images to this with an explanation would be interesting.

gaucho777 05-13-14 06:22 PM


Originally Posted by repechage (Post 16756348)
The follow on images to this with an explanation would be interesting.

I've started a couple threads about this bike HERE and HERE (finished). Also have a few extensive photobucket albums: (1) as found/in progress, (2) repair work, and (3) Finished.

In a nutshell, after I bought the bike and began restoring it, I discovered a crack in the seat binder bolt area not mentioned by the seller. Apparently the crack formed in an area that had undergone a previous faulty repair. In addition to the crack, there was some flow-through material inside the seat tube as well. The seat post had been cut down short so that the flow though was actually supporting the post, which in turn put added stress on the seat binder area. After a lot of searching and feedback from others, Frank the Welder agreed to do the repair. I told him that I wanted to actually ride the thing, so we agreed that the seat binder would benefit from a sleeve inside the seat tube. Actually, this was something you suggested in a separate thread:


Originally Posted by repechage (Post 15199626)
cracking or tearing adjacent to the seat post binder bolt was a common problem on these. Teledyne doubled the tubing up at that region, Speedwell did not. I would ask the repair guy on a possible way to beef it up, or maybe an internal sleeve?
It really does need more material thickness there. Way back I was aware of three of these bikes and tearing seat tubes near the binder ears side lined all of them.

The added sleeve resulted in a change in the inside diameter from 27.2mm to 26.0mm. (Fortunately, I found a 26.0mm Birmalux seat pillar to replace the original 27.2mm Birmalux pillar.) Appearance-wise, Frank did a wonderful job of preserving the original aesthetics by rebuilding the seat cluster area to match the original. He returned the frame with lots of file marks, per our agreement, and I finished the frame polishing.

Roger M 05-13-14 07:53 PM


Originally Posted by zonatandem (Post 16756277)
Our custom Zona carbon fiber tandem. Weighs 26.5 lbs; built for us in 2003 and currently has about 40,000 miles on it.

Rudy and Kay/zonatandem

That's awesome! Very inspirational.

I know of only one other tandem built by Joe McElroy. Here's ours, built in 1984.

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...4137_300-1.jpg

fietsbob 05-13-14 08:16 PM

Self built frame and fork so of course no one has it. 2 of them . light and heavy touring come by and look , bring Beer .. :beer:

IthaDan 05-13-14 09:29 PM


Originally Posted by rootboy (Post 16755828)
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?

A good example is the newbie (with THREE posts) that popped up in the 41 owning this:


Originally Posted by cple4 (Post 16741633)
This is my Bianchi 1996 Paris Roubaix, it was too heavy to race:rolleyes:

Jimhttp://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=379109

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...hmentid=379109

gaucho777 05-13-14 09:43 PM

^Wow, that Bianchi is radical. The linked thread shows "Zanini" on the top tube, so it appears to be Stephano Zanini's 1996 Paris-Roubaix bike:
Paris-Roubaix Bicycles: Freaks on Parade Pt1 - Bike Hugger

Dirt Road 05-13-14 10:09 PM


Originally Posted by gaucho777 (Post 16756834)
^Wow, that Bianchi is radical. The linked thread shows "Zanini" on the top tube, so it appears to be Stephano Zanini's 1996 Paris-Roubaix bike:
Paris-Roubaix Bicycles: Freaks on Parade Pt1 - Bike Hugger

This fellow in Japan also has one. I can't make out the name of the rider.

http://members.jcom.home.ne.jp/my_bi...20bicycles.htm

Lively or Not 05-14-14 03:17 AM

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Most everybody knows Araya as a wheel-maker. For brief time (mid-70s to early 80s?), they also made lugged steel-frame bikes. I stumbled upon this beauty while on a weekend trip to Kansas City. Based on component dates, I think the bike dates to '76. As far as I can tell, everything is original. I wonder whether the bars are original because the few images I've seen of other Araya bikes have drop-downs, though the bars certainly seem period even if not original.

Other than a wax job, I haven't done much to it, but I plan to outfit it as a near-car-replacement (racks, baskets, etc.).

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=380295

SJX426 05-14-14 04:17 AM

@Lively or Not, Cool chain guard!

Lively or Not 05-14-14 04:24 AM

Thanks! At first, I wasn't crazy about it, but it's grown on me.

M A V 08-14-14 01:34 PM

Here's a couple rare ones from me:

This is the only Benotto I know of made by Garlatti and rebadged.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img547/3481/1in3.jpg

I have a 1977 Schwinn Paramount P-15 with factory braze-on brakes, only two known of.
http://thecabe.com/vbulletin/images/...ramount1-1.jpg

Here's my Sparta Cornwall, can't find much about it in Holland, let alone the USA.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...69044812_n.jpg

and here's a restoration I did on a 194? Schwinn New World, the chainring is a hand-cut 65-tooth.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...96443393_o.jpg

Also, I don't have any pictures of it but I have a 1917 Davis Sewing Machine Co. truss frame, also one of the only ones I know of.

Hoss Cartright 08-14-14 06:01 PM

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My Bob Jackson.

About 1995 vintage.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=399337http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=399338

randyjawa 08-14-14 06:59 PM

1972 Skyway, rear disc, bio-pace cottered crank rings, alloy lugs, fold out luggage rack, stupid brakes - set me back five bucks at a yard sale less than a block away from my house in the city...

http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpe...Full_TQF_6.jpg

EddyR 08-14-14 07:02 PM

:lol:I have the emperor's bike. It matches his clothes,:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

YouthxCrew 08-14-14 07:37 PM

I know at least one other poster here has one, But I have a french-made Free Spirit outfitted like a UO-8, complete with Mafac toolkit, Maillard hubs, French threading and diameters throughout, and buzzy rims. At some point someone put on Dia Compe brakes and turkey wings, but other than those, it's original.

Fred Smedley 08-14-14 09:43 PM


Originally Posted by rjhammett (Post 16756003)
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.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=380243

We have a blue Vittoria too.http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/w...psf342b89d.jpg

drumbent 01-08-15 01:12 PM

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My (now sold off) 1937 CCM Redbird. Someone else might have one, but I've never seen it. ;)

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=427355

rjhammett 01-08-15 07:01 PM

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Here is my '92 Merckx MX Leader frame that was built for Michel Zanoli. He was the Motorola Team rider (thug) that punched out Davis Phinney during a race in 1992. He was subsequently kicked off the Motorola team.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=427396http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=427397

FarHorizon 01-08-15 07:53 PM

NorthStar Coral with Shimano Nexus 7-speed. This one is so obscure that not even Google finds any hits!

http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/a...ety/Coral1.jpg

http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/a...ety/coral2.jpg

http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/a...ety/coral3.jpg

RobbieTunes 01-09-15 06:33 PM

Mine isn't C&V, but I have not seen another. Doesn't mean there isn't one.
Hard to believe it's already 10 years old. I will never ride to it's potential.
Two years stalking, 3 more gathering appropriate parts, and it's done.

http://www.pedalroom.com/p/2006-cine...2-19312_15.jpg

Johnny Mullet 01-09-15 08:22 PM

I think I am a proud owner of a semi-rare bicycle. This is an Easton Sports Reflex ALX Carbon built at the Raleigh plant in Salt Lake City Utah. They only made these bikes for two years. Most models had Easton Aluminum tubes wrapped in carbon, but the top of the line model had the 3 main tubes made of carbon fiber. This bike is only 26 lbs and is equipped with Shimano Deore XT everything. I only ride this bike on group rides or on my long solo all day rides. It's 100% original and everything works perfectly.....

http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/...psd34917b5.jpg

http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3ac58567.jpg

This is also the same bike that Tom Rogers rode when he got a short lived sponsorship from Reflex..................

http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/...pscfdfad6d.jpg

daf1009 01-09-15 08:28 PM

If it has to be a full bike...oops...but here is a pretty unique frame that I have...at least I think it is unique! A Royal Enfield Firefly...

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/...ps692fcf53.jpg


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