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Old 08-12-10, 09:25 PM
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1974 Peugeot PL 45 (I think)

The light came yesterday so she's officially done. I need to take new pics.
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Old 08-12-10, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird View Post
i was actually thinking about sending you a pm about that. if it goes to ANYONE, it would be you as i know you would take care of it. is a 60cm too tall for you?

I ride 58s in Fuji's with a lot of (normal height) stem and seatpost showing...a 60 would work for me. This is a 58 CTC:

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Old 08-12-10, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by khatfull View Post
I ride 58s in Fuji's with a lot of (normal height) stem and seatpost showing...a 60 would work for me. This is a 58 CTC:

i will give it thought and talk it over with all parties
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Old 08-12-10, 10:05 PM
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I have a F/R set of those D-cells Berec lights. Did you modify yours to use a battery?
The D cell light was on it when I bought it but I do not have the front. It still runs the D-Cells. I actually just pulled it of yesterday so I can get a small truck bag for the bike. The wire goes to a second light that's a little hard to see below the D Cell light. That light is tied into the headlight system. MAN the head lights on this bike are awesome!!!
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Old 08-12-10, 10:25 PM
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So many truly beautiful and unique bikes here... my Peugeot is a mere commoner in this kind of company.

I don't let just anyone take Edith out on the town but of any of you folks were to stop by I am sure I could trust you to treat her like a lady.

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Old 08-12-10, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Grim View Post
Ok I have a couple weird ones.


I assume the Campy NR seat post is original but I suspect the PO is responsible for the Drillium addition.
That is so cool, I damn near say it's my ideal bike. What size is it? That Drillium is BA.
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Old 08-12-10, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
You might want to take photos of the bikes away from the girl...currently it's hard to look at the bikes when the girl is so adorable. It's like how you never want to be an actor in a scene with a pet or a cute kid.
Yeah, she has a talent for staying in front of the camera. I'll never get to take a picture of the Grand Canyon.
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Old 08-12-10, 11:08 PM
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My youngest daughter has a pretty unique whip too...

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Old 08-12-10, 11:47 PM
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1972 Condor
I'm sure these are more common across the pond, this one was purchased at the Condor Bike Shop in London and shipped to the states after a tour of Europe by the original owner. I acquired it in a frame swap many years ago, and the set-up has evolved over the years, so the build is definitely unique.



When I repainted it I discovered it is built with Zeus drop-outs, so I added a period correct Zeus headset and cable guide. I've heard from two other BF'rs with Condors, but the're all different.
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Old 08-12-10, 11:52 PM
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It's not the only one out there, but it is the only one I have seen irl. I only know of one other and I have yet to see pictures of it.

That was one of my dream bikes many years back. Very nice. I do not believe I've seen a pic of one since those days. Stunning.
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Old 08-13-10, 12:23 AM
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Not vintage, but classic

Still my favorite bike. Tommasini Tecno with record 10sp. Modern classic.
It was stolen during shipping from the middle east to Colorado......
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Old 08-13-10, 12:39 AM
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I suppose that any "production" bike should be excluded from this thread, as by definition they are not unique. I have quite a few truly one of a kind bikes that were custom-made as regards the geometry. Then there are others that beyond custom geometry, also have custom build characteristics

Here are but a few of them:
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A Soens triplet.
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Two unique Cinelli bikes. The woman's frame was Mrs. Cinelli's personal bike. The Men's bike was personally specced by Cino Cinelli for an Italian gentleman from Como near Milan. It has special smaller diameter wheels, longer cranks and numerous unusual components.
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A Maasi
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Fossati was the team mechanic for the last team that Fausto Coppi rode for in 1959. This bike was built about 10 years prior to this.
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The city bike was used by its builder to highlight the various elements that he could offer to potential customers. Check out the indexed shifting, the brass mudguards, the cool chainguard, the unusual handlebars, the quadruple pivot brakes...
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A custom Passoni titanium.

You can also see the first frame that I built for myself: https://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/v/...geViewsIndex=1

Or this bike that has a fork crown that was custom cast for this individual bike: https://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/v/...geViewsIndex=1 It does not have an industrially produced fork crown, but rather the builder cast individual fork crowns for each of his bikes. The bike also has braze-on brake calipers plus a number of other unique features.
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Old 08-13-10, 03:00 AM
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Mid 70s? Standish Seperable.

My most unique bike however is neither classic or vintage.

A titanium recumbent.

My Norman Invader, c1920s Chieftain, Moulton Seperable while uncommon are not unique.
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Old 08-13-10, 05:03 AM
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Originally Posted by sauze View Post
That is so cool, I damn near say it's my ideal bike. What size is it? That Drillium is BA.
Its a 61cm. My perfect size. I usually ride them tall at 63cm.
Torn what to do with it. I think it may well end up being stripped and painted a cream color and possibly receive a porter rack and a set of Honjo or hammered or smooth fenders. I might go with smooth and have them powder coated to match the frame.
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Old 08-13-10, 05:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Citoyen du Monde View Post
I suppose that any "production" bike should be excluded from this thread, as by definition they are not unique. I have quite a few truly one of a kind bikes that were custom-made as regards the geometry. Then there are others that beyond custom geometry, also have custom build characteristics

Here are but a few of them:
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A Soens triplet.
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Two unique Cinelli bikes. The woman's frame was Mrs. Cinelli's personal bike. The Men's bike was personally specced by Cino Cinelli for an Italian gentleman from Como near Milan. It has special smaller diameter wheels, longer cranks and numerous unusual components.
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A Maasi
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Fossati was the team mechanic for the last team that Fausto Coppi rode for in 1959. This bike was built about 10 years prior to this.
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The city bike was used by its builder to highlight the various elements that he could offer to potential customers. Check out the indexed shifting, the brass mudguards, the cool chainguard, the unusual handlebars, the quadruple pivot brakes...
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A custom Passoni titanium.

You can also see the first frame that I built for myself: https://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/v/...geViewsIndex=1

Or this bike that has a fork crown that was custom cast for this individual bike: https://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/v/...geViewsIndex=1 It does not have an industrially produced fork crown, but rather the builder cast individual fork crowns for each of his bikes. The bike also has braze-on brake calipers plus a number of other unique features.
I think I may have heard of Maasi...
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Old 08-13-10, 08:12 AM
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I find it particularly fascinating that Mrs. Cinelli's bike is NOT a mixte, but a deeper curved tube "ladies" bike.

My princess says she is justified in not liking the mixte's higher top tube. Sure wish I knew the back story on this one!
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Old 08-13-10, 08:22 AM
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Beautiful! (#81)

Do you have a closeup of the head/ST logo?


Now, that's what I like to see. What a beauty!
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My 1987 Univega Super Strada is quite uncommon. It came with a full Dura Ace 7400 group, and is said to be the top Univega model. It seems to be much less common than the Competizione, and even the Italvega bikes.

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Old 08-13-10, 10:48 AM
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Even here in the builder's hometown these bikes are as rare as hen's teeth, a Mike Mullholland-built Cyclops track bike



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man this is a thing of beauty



That shifter set up is just way way too cool.
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Old 08-13-10, 05:33 PM
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Here's my '66 all-chrome Raleigh Sports. I've seen a couple of others (including one under the bench of one of Scott Ryder's co-workers), but they seem quite rare:



I also own two bikes built by Harry Lavery at Norman Fay's UK shop in 1974. They only built and sold about 90 bikes total, and Harry has tracked down fewer than 20 of those still around:

Norman Fay tourer:


Norman Fay go-fast:


One more that I bought as a frameset on eBay is a 1987 Ron Blanton, a builder out of Fresno, CA. It's made out of Reynolds 531P tubing. Very lightweight and very nicely finished:





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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
My youngest daughter has a pretty unique whip too...
I love that bike. I wish my daughters were riders so I could build them something like that.
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Here's my '66 all-chrome Raleigh Sports.
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Did you see that chrome DL-1 on Ebay last year?
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Did you see that chrome DL-1 on Ebay last year?
I don't remember that one. Or maybe it was a Paramount that someone retrofitted with rod brakes!

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1974(?) Volkscycle Mark100. I've seen exactly two of them. One cream white here, and my rootbeer brown. Not to say there aren't more out there, but trying to find one is like a needle in a hayfield, hehe. One I have been searching for forever still eludes me though. An early 70's nickel plated Columbia Tourist three speed, with white and maroon decals. The ONLY one I've ever seen was owned by mother back when I was a kid. Never seen another, or heard of another one. I kept hoping it would show up at a bike swap meet, but it was probably spraybombed the day it was stolen, and is gone forever in someone's heavy trash pickup.,,,,BD







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