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marius.suiram 01-09-15 08:55 PM

I know... it is only a 1974 Raleigh, but the condition is "LIKE NEW"

http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/...ps309d98db.jpg
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sanmi 01-09-15 11:08 PM

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I acquired a nice 1979(?) Takahashi Sannow a while back. Too bad it is a little small for me. Still fun to ride.

Tange 1 tubing, shimano-FS dropouts, cutout lugs, good mix of components.

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browngw 01-10-15 01:13 PM

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Last summer I acquired a 1976 Supercycle Excalibur from the original owner of the bike, and the store it was sold at! Supercycle is the store brand for Canadian Tire, an automotive and sporting goods store that started in Canada in 1922 and continues still. The bike was built in Japan by Bridgestone and is mostly alloy with cast lugs.
At the time it was their top of the line bike and sold for$199. I added the Toba fenders and new pedals, saddle and bell. Everything else is original.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=427695http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=427696http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=427697http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=427698http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=427699

Sixty Fiver 01-10-15 01:27 PM


Originally Posted by browngw (Post 17458503)
Last summer I acquired a 1976 Supercycle Excalibur from the original owner of the bike, and the store it was sold at! Supercycle is the store brand for Canadian Tire, an automotive and sporting goods store that started in Canada in 1922 and continues still. The bike was built in Japan by Bridgestone and is mostly alloy with cast lugs.
At the time it was their top of the line bike and sold for$199. I added the Toba fenders and new pedals, saddle and bell. Everything else is original.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=427695http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=427696http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=427697http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=427698http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=427699

These are an interesting design in that the lugs are aluminium and the frame tubes are steel... I have seen quite a good number of these over the years.

lasauge 01-10-15 01:46 PM


Originally Posted by sanmi (Post 17457394)
I acquired a nice 1979(?) Takahashi Sannow a while back. Too bad it is a little small for me. Still fun to ride.

A Sannow! I love how every Sannow I've seen pictures of has different lugs and construction, yours is especially pretty.

I have one too and am always looking for more information about the brand - I'll send you a PM.

KonAaron Snake 01-10-15 01:48 PM

This is a new one to me. Looks like a Japanese knock off Cinelli.

RobbieTunes 01-10-15 01:54 PM


Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake (Post 17458586)
This is a new one to me. Looks like a Japanese knock off Cinelli.

With better paint quality, for the era, I'm sure.

KonAaron Snake 01-10-15 01:55 PM


Originally Posted by RobbieTunes (Post 17458604)
With better paint quality, for the era, I'm sure.

Cinelli paint wasn't THAT bad...at least by italian standards ;)

It would be funny to put those decals and the headbadge on a windsor.

browngw 01-10-15 03:25 PM


Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 17458539)
These are an interesting design in that the lugs are aluminium and the frame tubes are steel... I have seen quite a good number of these over the years.

This one has all alloy tubes with the exception of the seat tube. I assume it is steel to hold the expanding type seat post securely. My strong shop magnet also found steel reinforcement near the top of the seat stays. The fork is Tange steel. The tubing decal on the seat post simply says "Light Alloy" even though the seat post is the only tube that is not alloy. The cast alloy lugs in the rear triangle were for an early form of disc brakes. This one came equipped with Dia-Compe alloy centre-pulls. Kabuki and Skyway were other similar frames by Bridgestone in the day.
As advertised in the product description:

"Excalibur is our best 10 speed and it's loaded with features. It's built
by Bridgestone and comes with their super lightweight Technart die-cast
frame. Wide ratio, multiple gearing gives everything from low-low to
extra-high for cross-country work. Shift levers are ratchet type for
positive selection. Reflectors all round. Black padded saddle. Lots of
features in good looks department, two chromed forktips and a beautiful,
pearlescent mariner blue finish. It's a SUPERCYCLE to compare with the
best. 71-1085X - Men's 21" or 23" frame; 27" wheels.".

LeicaLad 01-11-15 07:16 AM


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.
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

This is an amazing tandem. I must not get out much, 'cause I've never seen one quite like this.

I sure wish I lived closer to you. I'd love to borrow it. My stoker is about that size, too!

Steve Whitlatch 01-11-15 10:20 AM

I am pretty sure I am the only one that has one. Early 1950`s French made Criterium, 531 Reynolds.

http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/a...pse45e7ad6.jpg

Bikedued 01-11-15 11:31 AM

Older Geoffrey Butler. Model I have no idea, year model either. I somehow upset the "one" person that could help on retrobike, or so he says. I still have no idea what I said or did. The only thing he would say is that he thought it might be from the sixties not seventies. Butted 531, chrome Nervex lugs, and two tone paint. It's a real beauty, I just wish I knew what model or year it is. Couldn't find another even close to the same on the web after a month or so of searching images, and weeding out the Claude Butlers.,,,,BD

It was a bare frame, so I have no idea what the original components were, or anything...but I am glad to have it. It's gorgeous, and rides like a dream.

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...psbba2723b.jpg

sloar 01-12-15 06:44 PM

http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/...pse69508c8.jpg

LeicaLad 01-13-15 06:02 PM


Originally Posted by Bikedued (Post 17460659)
Older Geoffrey Butler. Model I have no idea, year model either. I somehow upset the "one" person that could help on retrobike, or so he says. I still have no idea what I said or did. The only thing he would say is that he thought it might be from the sixties not seventies. Butted 531, chrome Nervex lugs, and two tone paint. It's a real beauty, I just wish I knew what model or year it is. Couldn't find another even close to the same on the web after a month or so of searching images, and weeding out the Claude Butlers.,,,,BD

It was a bare frame, so I have no idea what the original components were, or anything...but I am glad to have it. It's gorgeous, and rides like a dream.

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...psbba2723b.jpg


This is a very nice frame. Take a few detail photos of clusters, head lug work, fork crown, seat stays, bb, etc. Post 'em here.

But also post them to the CR list. There are some remarkable resources for British built frames who are active there.

Bikedued 01-13-15 06:15 PM

It has a build/find thread already, and the pictures have not been moved or deleted. Befores and afters, etc. It was like a welcome back present from Lake Charles. My buddy who knows I like old road bikes, and frequents a bicycle shop slash salvage yard out in the sticks, drives me over there with my black Bianchi trade bait in the bed of his truck. I was back in town less than a week, and had already found a frame to build. I tore down my Grand Record, and built this up. I've ridden it only a handful of times, and only if the weather is guaranteed no rain:D.,,,BD

http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...aser-pics.html

Belg-Ital Steel 01-13-15 09:06 PM

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2-very early EMs frames (cursive on stays, flat crown fork (Eddy and Merckx), over BB cable guides, low SN), waiting for rebuild (not my size).

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=428349http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=428350

LeicaLad 01-14-15 08:46 AM


Originally Posted by Bikedued (Post 17467608)
It has a build/find thread already, and the pictures have not been moved or deleted. Befores and afters, etc. It was like a welcome back present from Lake Charles. My buddy who knows I like old road bikes, and frequents a bicycle shop slash salvage yard out in the sticks, drives me over there with my black Bianchi trade bait in the bed of his truck. I was back in town less than a week, and had already found a frame to build. I tore down my Grand Record, and built this up. I've ridden it only a handful of times, and only if the weather is guaranteed no rain:D.,,,BD

http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...aser-pics.html

Nice thread on a great transformation.

Geoffrey Butler is a well-known marque, at least in my books. Don't put much stock into the paint job as identifier, tho. Both my Hetchins and Wrigley have the same style paint details. It is more likely to tell you who did the paint job than who built the frame. C&G in Leeds, for example, did finish work for dozens of builders. (My Hetchins was painted there.) Others finishers just copied the style.

Not sure I saw the frame measurements. C-to-C or C-to-T?

You've done a very nice job with the rescue and build.

seypat 01-14-15 09:27 AM

Everyday run of the mill Ironman right? Not so fast. What makes this one unique? It still has the decals from this shop in Zushi, Japan where it was originally purchased. (I bought it off of the Norfolk, Va Craigslist) It has a different TT decal with no Ironman included, only one set of bottle bosses and...... a lugged fork that was not on the US market bikes.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/HIRAK...05042136266320

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smaltycbr 01-26-15 04:53 PM

[h=2]Colnago prototype ?[/h]

I found this unusual colnago. At first I thought it was a colnago mexico ESA from the bad photos. On picking up the bike i noticed it was unusual. It has 4 ESA like crimps on the top tube and on the seat tube and 5 master like crimpd on the downtube. It has a nuovo mexico rear end (seat stay withcolnago stamp) with a colnago stamp on the chain stay with a small groove. It has a colnago stamp and nr 085 on the dropouts. The bottom bracket is unique in that it has the classic colnago mexico cut out but is double butted by the seat tube which is 1cm thinner than a corresponding Nuovo mezico seat tube. The seat post is around 26.8 also unusual size. the lugs are all correct for colnago but it is missing the clover on the downtube. My gut feeling is that it a very early prototype masters between 6 crimps ESA (top and seat tube 4 crimps) and 4 crimp master (5 crimp downtube).


Unique or what !


Ann


http://smaltycbr.imgur.com/all/

dweenk 01-26-15 05:30 PM

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This one was a dumpster find - a high tensile frame made in Japan. It is a twelve speed, low end Shimano equipped, with front caliper and rear disk brakes. It is a Masa 12. I've never seen one before or since. I have nearly the whole bike. I'm only missing the seat, front derailleur, and shifters. The RD was damaged either going in to the bin or coming out.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=430695http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=430696http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=430697http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=430698

I wish the light was better in the photos. One day I'll put it together and see how well the Shimano "New Disk" works (I'm betting not well at all, or there would be more of them around).

YouthxCrew 01-26-15 07:09 PM

DROOLING:love:

Johnny Mullet 01-26-15 08:23 PM

For sale huh?.....................
NEW !! 1974 RALEIGH Grand Prix, 10 speed men road bike, England

pcb 01-26-15 09:12 PM

Performing a resurrection here because the ebay gods recently smiled upon me and I became the next caretaker of this Paramount. Built it up kinda rando-ish. Not a great time of year for miles, did a few commutes on 'er, then just spun a little under 20mi yesterday. Trail snow was too deep, w/ice underneath, to ride and stay upright. So the ride was mostly on dry asphalt, but I decided to pose 'er in the wild anyway.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7325/...a3dd5d7e_c.jpg
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8588/...e6696023_c.jpg

And while we're on unique/rare, this is a frame I built at a Proteus Framebuilding Class in '81. It's the only frame I've ever built, so it is literally and truly unique. That don't make it good, there's almost definitely a cold-brazed joint or two, and some pretty rough lug/finishing work, but unique it is.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2900/...e81a9cb0_c.jpg
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Originally Posted by M A V (Post 17036783)
...

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
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ProfessorT 03-23-15 08:33 PM

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My bike was custom-made by Glenn Erickson in 1993. It has Reynolds tubing, DuraAce all around, and hand-carved lugs.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=440781 http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=440782

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RobbieTunes 03-25-15 03:10 AM

Show us your unique bike that no one else has...
 
I really would like to see another one in the wild. Most likely in Europe, I figure.
2004 model. Closest I've seen is in Google images. Some of them were mine.
Cinelli only confirmed the year and its place in the lineup that year.
No idea if XLR8R vs. XLR8R-2 vs. XLR8R-3 means anything, other than the TT on the "3" being more level.
The soft-touch finish bombed, creates a unique "patina" of its own.
So far, I've resisted anything with much gloss on it, seems to be a darker horse.

I've seen a couple very similar frames, high-gloss black, for sale on eBay.
No identification of mfg, just "Italy."

Currently, after finally getting the headset to tighten up (had star nuts inside a carbon steerer, not good):
http://www.pedalroom.com/p/2006-cine...-2-19312_1.jpg


http://496elan.net/itaria/cinelli2005/img/xlr8r3.jpg
http://496elan.net/itaria/cinelli2005/img/xlr8r3_k.jpg


Took 3 years to find the seat post.
http://s020.radikal.ru/i702/1301/b9/c3501e908e20.jpg
http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/photo...xlr8r_4_50.jpg
http://storage.kanshin.com/free/img_.../316864996.jpg

"Middle incarnation:"
http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?id=HN.6080...90331&pid=15.1

The wheels may look cool, and spin fine on the rack. Just didn't translate to the road.
http://i.imgur.com/d15Ya6K.jpg


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