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Old 05-05-19, 03:55 PM
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Old 05-05-19, 04:18 PM
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I seem to pick up niche Dutch bikes around here so I have a few;

Batavus Randonneur GL (Build thread)
A Reynolds 531ST rando bike.


1989 Koga-Miyata Road-Ace (Build thread)
A lightweight chromoly drum-brake 3-speed bike with lots of stainless steel parts. Needs some work though.


60's Gazelle Super Licht (Build thread)
Reynolds 531 sporty upright bike. Trying to turn it into a 4-speed clubracer.


And last but not least, something a bit more modern;
1995 Gazelle Lausanne (Build thread)
One of Gazelle's last 531 frames from the 'Champion Mondial' team. It's a 90's hybrid but the model started life originally as a 'supersportfiets'. Turning it into a quick and light 9-speed commuter for someone. Should be much nicer to look at once I am done.
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Old 05-05-19, 04:44 PM
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I suppose one could say any Land Shark, but I will submit my personal Land Shark Road Shark. Unique paint job plus unique/non-standard dimensions (66cm CTT x 57cm CTC). Tange Prestige throughout. Very light frameset. Wonderfully smooth ride that absorbs more road imperfections than you thought steel could...with a mega short wheelbase and 23mm tires.



Apologies for my 'advanced' phone being a moron in all lighting situations. Low light? Crap. Semi-low light? Grain-fest! Ambient light? Better BLOW OUT that white saddle and bar tape! Natural sunlight? Let's blow out EVERYTHING! Gorgeous sunsets? We'll take about 2/3 of those colors and leave the rest of the range out......

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Originally Posted by delbiker1 View Post
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.
It's called "wishbone" seatstays. Lots of frames, production and custom, have used that style over the years.

The seat collar is not part of the seat tube. It is a removable clamp. You can move it any direction you want. Some frames have the cinch slot on the front of the seat tube because dirt usually gets in the back.
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Old 05-06-19, 12:50 AM
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Reference 1993 Airborne Ti Hag
Originally Posted by delbiker1 View Post
Looking at it again, I just realized the rear exit on the drop outs. What are those hubs?
Hubs are by Hope their web pages at www.hopetech.com. These hubs are an earlier version of their Pro 4 Hubs.

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My 1958 Sun Cresta. Unique on this side of the Atlantic. A wonderful English lightweight.

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Originally Posted by jdawginsc View Post

Must resist referring to this bike as *minty*

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Old 05-07-19, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by browngw View Post
My 1958 Sun Cresta. Unique on this side of the Atlantic. A wonderful English lightweight.

Really nice paint scheme, lovely bike. I had a Sun Snipe with 5 speed Campag in the 1960's.
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My 1965 Dilecta Le Blanc. Came to me as a modified fixed gear a couple of years ago. A wonderful old French bike with mostly French components (save the 70's Suntour shifting) With the parts on it and included with another bike, I was able to use the Pelissier hubs on 700C Super Champion Mixte rims. (tubular or clincher!) Mafac Racers, Stronglite cranks, Zefal metal/plastic mudguards, Michelin 28mm tires. Great old bike. It will be my ride this year in le Tour de Norfolk (1000 riders). I no longer try to keep up with the "fast" riders so I chose one of my vintage rides and enjoy the day. The original candy apple red is slowly fading off the silver undercoat in places.
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Recombinant

Built this


from two old Ralieghs and a Schwinn. Took it from San Fran to San Diego.
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc View Post

Is this one of a kind? I'm pretty sure I saw a bike like this in July of 1991 when we were riding down the Pacific Coast. Was that you?
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Old 05-07-19, 03:38 PM
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Well, since I've failed to find any info on these I have to assume it's fairly unique.





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Nobody around me has a bike like this one.

Labeled Gijs van Tuyl, a Dutch builder, but likely a contract build from Italy, either from Andrea Pesenti (aka Laserman, the chap who brazed the Cinelli Laser) or Vidmantas "Vitas" Zukauskas, an ex-Colnago builder.

Ribbed SLX, Colnago dropouts, Cinelli BB shell.

This was the bomb back in the 80's. It's still a nice ride, I take it out every now and then.
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Old 07-07-19, 02:59 PM
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Dayton Roadmaster circa 1955 UK Built bike London.

Not too many of these around, most frames self destroyed due to faulty electrical welding. Any that have survived and there are a few must have good welds.
Very light construction, Dayton were based in London but went bust around 1960. Had a successful racing team in early to mid 1950's.
This is as close to original specification as I can get but not totally correct. Brooks B17 Saddle is original. A guy is asking over £1,000 on eBay for a similar bike but he will be lucky I think!!!



Nearly finished full restoration.

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Originally Posted by bargainguy View Post
Nobody around me has a bike like this one.
A friend of mine has a Van Tuyl with Somec tulip cutouts. They’re always very nice frames.
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1920's Frejus. My friend Marco has a similar bike, but the pedals are different.



Frejus 01 by iabisdb, on Flickr
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I'll throw a couple rarer ones on here.

First is this Vitus Argal. I can't find hardly anything about them on the internet but I did find a reference on here and a couple other places. I actually took this one out today and it ran pretty dang fast under my old body. Mid to late 90s I believe.



All the details are painted on:



Then there's this recently built up Paletti. There are a good many out there if you search around but I haven't found another painted like this.





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According to Jim, this is one of about ten and they are all custom so.......

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Pretty sure no one else has a “Standard Model K” - this one is from 55 based on the hub date.....
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Some of you Europeans will laugh at me, but ca. 1960 Capo bicycles are very rare (400 total back then) in the U.S., and I have three of them, including two top-of-the-line Siegers.
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Not many of these ever built and none since 1967. Circa 1960 Royal Nord President. Made in Belgium. I've only seen a handful of pictures of other Royal Nord bicycles and a few motorcycles. The marble paint and hand painted striping is exquisite.



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1995 Serotta Atlanta Concept

This bike is not quite vintage, but it's pretty rare. This was a concept bike, predecessor to the Serotta Atlanta that came out in 1996 in honor of the Atlanta Olympics. It was built up for the Ukrainian National Team that rode in the Tour duPont or Tour de Trump in 1995, and ridden by Vitaly Verevko. Never seen another. Many may think I ruined it by having it repainted and then building it up as a single speed, but I love the bike. I have since added a steel Serotta fork painted to match.
The bike as it was when I bought it


The bike name, right above the race placard braze-on


Repainted and rebuilt as a single speed
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24 speed 1903 Sunbeam
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If someone else has one, I for one would like to see it (because I love looking at Somecs)
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I don’t have one but I can draw the logo like no other! When I was 16 I had their ads all over my room, lust worthy...
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