Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Show us your unique bike that no one else has

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Show us your unique bike that no one else has

Old 01-18-19, 01:32 PM
  #601  
dweenk 
Senior Member
 
dweenk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,150

Bikes: 1971 Fuji Finest, Royale, S-10-S, 1976 Motobecane Mirage, 1989 Trek 330, 1100, 1970 Raleigh Sport, and more

Mentioned: 37 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 575 Post(s)
Liked 11 Times in 9 Posts
Raleigh Olympic


I have not seen another of these. It is a Raleigh Olympic from the early 1970's. It was purchased in Brabent, Belgium. It has full wrap-around seat stays, chain guard mounting tabs, BSA fork (decaled BSA), Huret derailleurs and wingnuts, Solida cranks, and a serial number beginning with "M". At this moment it is completely apart.
__________________
"The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read." –Mark Twain
dweenk is offline  
Old 01-18-19, 07:10 PM
  #602  
obrentharris 
Senior Member
 
obrentharris's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 2,419

Bikes: fewer (n-1)

Mentioned: 54 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 552 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Originally Posted by PeterLYoung View Post
There are not many Freddie Grubbs around and I have not seen or heard of another Meteor, maybe rotting in a shed somewhere. They said it was 60's or 70's but it was 1955 by its serial number and features.

Original Auction Details, only the frame was salvageable.



Wonderful resurrection of a bike that really merited it!
Brent
obrentharris is offline  
Old 01-18-19, 07:44 PM
  #603  
76SLT 
Senior Member
 
76SLT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Earlville, IL
Posts: 340

Bikes: 72 Crescent 318, 72 Peugeot UO-8, 73 Raleigh Grand Sports, 76 Super Le Tour 12.2, 78 Superior, 80 Super Le Tour, 84 Bianchi Nuovo Racing, 87 Centurion Ironman, 1950s Unknown English Bike

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 117 Post(s)
Liked 16 Times in 10 Posts
Since nobody has been able to identify this bike, I can assume no one else has one. It was most likely British made in the early 50s.




76SLT is offline  
Old 01-18-19, 07:49 PM
  #604  
Bianchigirll 
Bianchi Goddess
 
Bianchigirll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Fort Wayne, In
Posts: 25,621

Bikes: Too many to list here check my signature.

Mentioned: 93 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1260 Post(s)
Liked 38 Times in 29 Posts
That’s beautiful.
__________________
Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,

Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '09 Motobecane SOLD, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape
Bianchigirll is offline  
Old 01-19-19, 07:29 AM
  #605  
PeterLYoung 
Senior Member
 
PeterLYoung's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Southport, North Carolina, USA & Pevensey, East Sussex, UK
Posts: 206

Bikes: 1)1992 Trek 970, 2)2010 Trek 6500, 3)2012 Trek Fuel EX7. 4)1974 Colnago Super, 5)1955 Freddie Grubb Meteor. 6)1993 Airborne Ti-Hag Titanium. 7)1936 BSA 602DX Roadster. 8)1957 Philips P2 Sports. 9)1955 Dayton Roadmaster. 10)1948 Humber Clubman.

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 104 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by 76SLT View Post
Since nobody has been able to identify this bike, I can assume no one else has one. It was most likely British made in the early 50s.



Stunning Restoration, agree looks early/mid fifties, there were so many makers using same lugs but not all finished them off like yours so high quality frame in my view.
PeterLYoung is offline  
Old 01-19-19, 07:53 AM
  #606  
SamSpade1941 
Senior Member
 
SamSpade1941's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 630
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 359 Post(s)
Liked 10 Times in 9 Posts
I know there are others out there , but I have not personally met someone who has one and looked at theirs.


SamSpade1941 is offline  
Old 01-19-19, 09:06 AM
  #607  
Bianchigirll 
Bianchi Goddess
 
Bianchigirll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Fort Wayne, In
Posts: 25,621

Bikes: Too many to list here check my signature.

Mentioned: 93 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1260 Post(s)
Liked 38 Times in 29 Posts
Originally Posted by PeterLYoung View Post
There are not many Freddie Grubbs around and I have not seen or heard of another Meteor, maybe rotting in a shed somewhere. They said it was 60's or 70's but it was 1955 by its serial number and features.
This is gorgeous. I love the subtle two tone paint of the lugs and bands
__________________
Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,

Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '09 Motobecane SOLD, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape
Bianchigirll is offline  
Old 01-19-19, 09:34 AM
  #608  
Wileyone 
Senior Member
 
Wileyone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: GWN
Posts: 1,973
Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1053 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 4 Posts
My 18.5 Lb English racer. Made by Tommy Quick (former top builder for Holdsworth).
Made from Fillet brazed SLX.





Wileyone is offline  
Old 01-19-19, 12:25 PM
  #609  
PeterLYoung 
Senior Member
 
PeterLYoung's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Southport, North Carolina, USA & Pevensey, East Sussex, UK
Posts: 206

Bikes: 1)1992 Trek 970, 2)2010 Trek 6500, 3)2012 Trek Fuel EX7. 4)1974 Colnago Super, 5)1955 Freddie Grubb Meteor. 6)1993 Airborne Ti-Hag Titanium. 7)1936 BSA 602DX Roadster. 8)1957 Philips P2 Sports. 9)1955 Dayton Roadmaster. 10)1948 Humber Clubman.

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 104 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by Wileyone View Post
My 18.5 Lb English racer. Made by Tommy Quick (former top builder for Holdsworth).
Made from Fillet brazed SLX.


Thats very nice tight frame, barely room for the front derailleur clamp!!! Mean Machine!!!
PeterLYoung is offline  
Old 01-19-19, 07:18 PM
  #610  
The Golden Boy 
Extraordinary Magnitude
 
The Golden Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waukesha WI
Posts: 11,334

Bikes: 1977 Trek TX700; 1978/79 Trek 736; 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport; 1984 Schwinn Voyageur SP; 1985 Trek 620; 1985 Trek 720; 1986 Trek 400 Elance; 1987 Schwinn High Sierra; 1990 Miyata 1000LT

Mentioned: 70 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1700 Post(s)
Liked 40 Times in 32 Posts
Originally Posted by 76SLT View Post



Beautiful bike and l love the beautiful kitten poking cat face into the picture...
__________________
*Recipient of the 2006 Time Magazine "Person Of The Year" Award*

Commence to jigglin’ huh?!?!

"But hey, always love to hear from opinionated amateurs." -says some guy to Mr. Marshall.
The Golden Boy is offline  
Old 01-19-19, 07:29 PM
  #611  
76SLT 
Senior Member
 
76SLT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Earlville, IL
Posts: 340

Bikes: 72 Crescent 318, 72 Peugeot UO-8, 73 Raleigh Grand Sports, 76 Super Le Tour 12.2, 78 Superior, 80 Super Le Tour, 84 Bianchi Nuovo Racing, 87 Centurion Ironman, 1950s Unknown English Bike

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 117 Post(s)
Liked 16 Times in 10 Posts
Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
Beautiful bike and l love the beautiful kitten poking cat face into the picture...
Thank you from me and Buddy. 🐱
76SLT is offline  
Old 01-19-19, 08:17 PM
  #612  
The Golden Boy 
Extraordinary Magnitude
 
The Golden Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waukesha WI
Posts: 11,334

Bikes: 1977 Trek TX700; 1978/79 Trek 736; 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport; 1984 Schwinn Voyageur SP; 1985 Trek 620; 1985 Trek 720; 1986 Trek 400 Elance; 1987 Schwinn High Sierra; 1990 Miyata 1000LT

Mentioned: 70 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1700 Post(s)
Liked 40 Times in 32 Posts
Originally Posted by 76SLT View Post
Thank you from me and Buddy. 🐱
Drusilla the Little Cat and Trent, Mr. Dog say Hi!

Dru n Trent by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr
__________________
*Recipient of the 2006 Time Magazine "Person Of The Year" Award*

Commence to jigglin’ huh?!?!

"But hey, always love to hear from opinionated amateurs." -says some guy to Mr. Marshall.
The Golden Boy is offline  
Old 01-20-19, 03:16 PM
  #613  
LarryBSky 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: North New Jersey
Posts: 154

Bikes: Specilized Roubaix, 71 Raleigh Professional, 74 Raliegh Intl, 74 Peugot PX-10, 82 Puegoet PSN, Schwinn High Sierra & Others

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 25 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Green PX-10 LE,

Haven't seen any other PX-10's in this Green color. Some all it Champagne. Unfortunately, I no longer own it as it was to small.

LarryBSky is offline  
Old 01-20-19, 03:29 PM
  #614  
OTS 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bloomington/Normal IL
Posts: 722
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 60 Post(s)
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Originally Posted by 76SLT View Post
Since nobody has been able to identify this bike, I can assume no one else has one. It was most likely British made in the early 50s.




Do you have a build thread about this bike?

If you do I missed it.

Can you post a link? That bike is classy.........a stunner. Well done.
OTS is offline  
Old 01-20-19, 03:31 PM
  #615  
LarryBSky 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: North New Jersey
Posts: 154

Bikes: Specilized Roubaix, 71 Raleigh Professional, 74 Raliegh Intl, 74 Peugot PX-10, 82 Puegoet PSN, Schwinn High Sierra & Others

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 25 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Custom Malagnini

Made by Lucio Malagnini of Verona Italy. Check out the collar-less seat lug with a modified DuraAce seatpost that functions like a quill stem.

LarryBSky is offline  
Old 01-20-19, 06:11 PM
  #616  
76SLT 
Senior Member
 
76SLT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Earlville, IL
Posts: 340

Bikes: 72 Crescent 318, 72 Peugeot UO-8, 73 Raleigh Grand Sports, 76 Super Le Tour 12.2, 78 Superior, 80 Super Le Tour, 84 Bianchi Nuovo Racing, 87 Centurion Ironman, 1950s Unknown English Bike

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 117 Post(s)
Liked 16 Times in 10 Posts
Originally Posted by OTS View Post

Do you have a build thread about this bike?

If you do I missed it.

Can you post a link? That bike is classy.........a stunner. Well done.
Not really a build thread, more a history thread.
Mysterious British bike is done, for now.
76SLT is offline  
Old 01-20-19, 07:20 PM
  #617  
76SLT 
Senior Member
 
76SLT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Earlville, IL
Posts: 340

Bikes: 72 Crescent 318, 72 Peugeot UO-8, 73 Raleigh Grand Sports, 76 Super Le Tour 12.2, 78 Superior, 80 Super Le Tour, 84 Bianchi Nuovo Racing, 87 Centurion Ironman, 1950s Unknown English Bike

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 117 Post(s)
Liked 16 Times in 10 Posts
I found another old thread.

Thread from 2011
76SLT is offline  
Old 01-22-19, 05:18 PM
  #618  
SteveSGP
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Minnesota- the frozen tundra
Posts: 1,947

Bikes: 1977 Raleigh Super Grand Prix, 1976 Gitane Tour de France

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by LarryBSky View Post
Haven't seen any other PX-10's in this Green color. Some all it Champagne. Unfortunately, I no longer own it as it was to small.

I have an AO8 that appears to be the same color.
SteveSGP is offline  
Old 05-05-19, 07:21 AM
  #619  
PeterLYoung 
Senior Member
 
PeterLYoung's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Southport, North Carolina, USA & Pevensey, East Sussex, UK
Posts: 206

Bikes: 1)1992 Trek 970, 2)2010 Trek 6500, 3)2012 Trek Fuel EX7. 4)1974 Colnago Super, 5)1955 Freddie Grubb Meteor. 6)1993 Airborne Ti-Hag Titanium. 7)1936 BSA 602DX Roadster. 8)1957 Philips P2 Sports. 9)1955 Dayton Roadmaster. 10)1948 Humber Clubman.

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 104 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Airborne Ti Hag 1993

This is my Airborne Ti Hag Titanium 1993. Has Hope Hubs, Mavic 819 Rims, Brooks B17 Saddle, Avid brakes. Chris King Headset, Surly Forks. Was a single speed mountain bike now converted for road use, hence cheap crank set until I decide what to replace it with. Love it for daily work out.





PeterLYoung is offline  
Old 05-05-19, 08:27 AM
  #620  
Ottomotion
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 75
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 4 Posts
1980 Mars Exclusiv 3000

Ottomotion is offline  
Old 05-05-19, 01:39 PM
  #621  
jdawginsc
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Goose Creek, SC
Posts: 137

Bikes: '87 Crestdale, '87 Basso Gap, ?Rossin Performance EL

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 7 Times in 6 Posts

jdawginsc is offline  
Old 05-05-19, 02:49 PM
  #622  
delbiker1 
Senior Member
 
delbiker1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Sussex County, Delaware
Posts: 689

Bikes: 1991 Ochsner steel frame, 2002 Airborne Zeppelin titanium, Schwinn DBX SS aluminum, Orbea MD 40 carbon fiber

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 182 Post(s)
Liked 31 Times in 24 Posts
Originally Posted by PeterLYoung View Post
This is my Airborne Ti Hag Titanium 1993. Has Hope Hubs, Mavic 819 Rims, Brooks B17 Saddle, Avid brakes. Chris King Headset, Surly Forks. Was a single speed mountain bike now converted for road use, hence cheap crank set until I decide what to replace it with. Love it for daily work out.





Interesting bike. I think I have never seen seat stays and top of the seat post that are like what is on this bike. The stay have sort of the crown of a fork look and the top of the seat post looks like it is backwards. Do you know what the significance of those are? Pretty cool looking. I have an Airborne Zeppelin, I believe 2004 or 2005, that I bought used in 2017. I love the bike.
delbiker1 is offline  
Old 05-05-19, 02:51 PM
  #623  
delbiker1 
Senior Member
 
delbiker1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Sussex County, Delaware
Posts: 689

Bikes: 1991 Ochsner steel frame, 2002 Airborne Zeppelin titanium, Schwinn DBX SS aluminum, Orbea MD 40 carbon fiber

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 182 Post(s)
Liked 31 Times in 24 Posts
Looking at it again, I just realized the rear exit on the drop outs. What are those hubs?
delbiker1 is offline  
Old 05-05-19, 03:21 PM
  #624  
agmetal
Senior Member
 
agmetal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,541

Bikes: Bianchi Volpe, ANT 3-speed roadster, New Albion Privateer singlespeed, Raleigh One Way singlespeed, Raleigh Professional "retro roadie" rebuild, 198? Fuji(?) franken-5-speed, 1937 Raleigh Tourist, 1952 Raleigh Sports, 1966 Raleigh Sports step-through

Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 243 Post(s)
Liked 11 Times in 7 Posts
ANT frame built around 2014, originally for the grand prize for a raffle at an event. I bought it as a frameset (with its original generic fork and the front rack) for cheap, from a shop that decided to part the bike out after having it sit around for a long time. Originally it was built up as a single-speed with a coaster brake and front caliper, with the front rack and an overall simple setup with mid-level parts. The raffle winner was much too tall to ride it, and took it to a local shop to re-sell to someone who'd be more able to appreciate it, and it just never sold.

I picked it up in 2016 and decided to build it up as a more practical/reliable take on my 1937 Raleigh Tourist, which, while great fun to ride, doesn't have much cargo capacity or ability to stop in wet weather - not to mention all the proprietary parts!

Eventually, I decided the looks and handling and a few other details weren't quite what I was after, so I started making some small incremental upgrades, eventually including having a fork made by Royal H Cycles to make it handle more like the Raleigh that the build is based on.

Here's a picture of me with it at a recent bike-community event...if only I'd taken off my saddle's rain cover for the picture!

agmetal is offline  
Old 05-05-19, 03:49 PM
  #625  
blamester
Blamester
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Ireland
Posts: 471

Bikes: Peugeot teamline

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 74 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Originally Posted by Wileyone View Post
My 18.5 Lb English racer. Made by Tommy Quick (former top builder for Holdsworth).
Made from Fillet brazed SLX.





Very nice. Top quality.
blamester is offline  
Likes For blamester:

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.