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Krov9 05-21-21 07:15 AM


Originally Posted by ridelikeaturtle (Post 22067284)
A 1987 Cannondale "Competition ST", I got it off eBay back in 2016, if I remember correctly it was from Bedford PA (which caught my eye). I believe the paint to be a custom order, done-at-the-factory, there's a clear-coat over all factory lettering and it all looks very original, not a respray. I had it shipped to my mother's house in Oil City PA, then shipped it to Ireland. Most expensive "inexpensive" bike I ever bought, customs got me for VAT and duty, it didn't matter it was secondhand (there are special rules for bikes, I think it's designed to keep people from bringing in containers of crappy bikes that end up getting dumped).

I built it up for my wife w/Ultegra 10 speed; she rode it once, didn't really like it. I'll keep it forever.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...16fd777a39.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4c2a32e6b8.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...75ba68ce15.jpg

Looks on par with the so-called vaporwave aesthetic.

That frame must be 49 cm tops, I've never seen the top tube attach to the downtube like that! Wonder how much that downtube to crown tube joint will be flexing?

ridelikeaturtle 05-21-21 07:23 AM


Originally Posted by Krov9 (Post 22069522)
Looks on par with the so-called vaporwave aesthetic.

That frame must be 49 cm tops, I've never seen the top tube attach to the downtube like that! Wonder how much that downtube to crown tube joint will be flexing?

Yeah, it's tiny. It's got 48 in the serial number (first two digits) stamped in the BB shell, so I'm guessing it's a 48cm.

ollo_ollo 05-21-21 03:07 PM

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3d458bce41.jpg
ALPINE built up with Shimano 600
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...df3a549d1b.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f912c88111.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...55f5ecd54a.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b43e5ff68c.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bed1af983f.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8d1ed682af.jpg
For a few years, I had a 49 cm steel bike which had a fillet brazed top tube/down tube joint with lugged joints everywhere else. Seller got the bare frame/fork from a shop in Washington DC that sold a custom frame built to their specs under the "ALPINE" logo. It also had an "Eisentraut::Oakland" decal on the seat tube, but in correspondence, Albert said he built less than 12 for the shop, but none with fillet brazing combined with lugs, didn't know who built it. Saved the bike for a young grand daughter, but she had a growth spurt, so I traded for something that fit me. It qualifies as unlike any other I have seen, so here's some pics. Don

mirfi 05-23-21 07:41 PM


Originally Posted by Krov9 (Post 22069514)
I think I have seen a similar frame on some DDR bikes, maybe same manufacturer but under a different brand?


Yeah, no telling who made it. Seems like 90% of the 70's European folders had the same frame. It's like there was one manufacturer of frames

beicster 05-24-21 09:51 AM

Based on my searching, this one seems rare. I bought the frame from OTS earlier this year and built it up with parts on hand. It currently has a Soma Clarence bar on it as I needed the drops on this one for another parts bin build. It has a date with a local frame builder next month to have the u-brake mounts removed and regular canti mounts added. This will enable me to run big tires and fenders which will be handy.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...ee96566e_b.jpgNetroh by Andy Beichler, on Flickr

thumpism 05-24-21 03:54 PM


Originally Posted by Krov9 (Post 22069522)
That frame must be 49 cm tops, I've never seen the top tube attach to the downtube like that! Wonder how much that downtube to crown tube joint will be flexing?

I built up a Cannondale frame that size for my wife. One of my dealers had one coming in and sold it to me cheap, and when it showed up it turned out to be a Black Lightning frameset so I felt obligated to find as many black components as I could for it. Did a pretty good job but don't have a good photo, unfortunately. Might show up in one of my "group" basement shots.

fabiofarelli 05-27-21 11:53 AM

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9c6933be0b.jpg
Gitane road frame with honeycomb dropout adjusted to a cx by Chr Jeucken.

CV-6 05-27-21 01:34 PM

There are a few of these, but they are not at all common. BaCo built Lejeune 753 frame.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...40d64df7_h.jpg753 Lejeune by Baco by L Travers, on Flickr

majmt 05-30-21 07:49 PM

I posted this elsewhere but it is unique. There were only 250 of these 25th anniversary Stumpjumper Classics re-issued in 2006. They even had a special run of the ground control tires from the old molds. Cool idea but they weren’t very popular - nobody really wanted to pay $1,200 for a rigid steel framed mountain bike. Many were just stripped of the components. I got a good deal on this one used and it rides like the original.

https://i.imgur.com/xJHk2Qo.jpg?2

https://i.imgur.com/SMijozc.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/1P2D5fH.jpg?4

Insidious C. 05-31-21 11:32 AM

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d794fe7c1c.jpg

Deepcherry 06-01-21 05:56 AM

No-one will be impressed
 
... but I cannot find another example of this frame anywhere. It is not a Specialized Nitanium, as previously suspected.

Ritchey Logic Pro Nitanium frame with a delicious nickel plate finish.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...01a742da2.jpeg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8a2e50611.jpeg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...43b977ade.jpeg


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