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Old 08-23-10, 03:51 PM
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Huge custom touring bike

I was making the rounds over the weekend and spotted this. I offered the owner a ride home and he still wouldnt sell it too me. He said he'd consider my offer. Regardless, I thought it was a cool bike with some nice details. It has 2 sets of bottle bosses on the DT and the fork has pannier eyelets. It has an odd Reynolds decal as well and the seatstays are fillet brazed to the top tube.






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At that frame sizes, it's no wonder he didn't want to sell it.

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That thing is so cool, It's like the GT "triple triangle" bikes.
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let me guess the owner was 5'2"?
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Originally Posted by theschwinnman View Post
That thing is so cool, It's like the GT "triple triangle" bikes.

Shogun did that too and I actually think someone connect with Hetchins 'back in the day' made soem frames like that too.
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I work with a guy nearly 7 feet tall. His Norco looks something like that.
But he's had some beefy wheels added.
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Old 08-23-10, 04:22 PM
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Look at all that clearance! Just think how big of tires you could fit on there! Plush as hell.
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
At that frame sizes, it's no wonder he didn't want to sell it.

-Kurt
Look at the saddle height. The frame is way too big for him.
Looks like someone's sprayed black paint over a decal on the toptube that might be the owner's name. Have to wonder if it's stolen.
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Originally Posted by Torchy McFlux View Post
Look at the saddle height. The frame is way too big for him.
Looks like someone's sprayed black paint over a decal on the toptube that might be the owner's name. Have to wonder if it's stolen.
If his name was 'Colin' or 'Ian', it still shows on the down tube and seat tube!

Huge frame,does look like a GT Triple Triangle. Apart from the crazy handlebar angle it looks quite cool for a taller guy than me to ride.
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Originally Posted by Oldpeddaller View Post
If his name was 'Colin' or 'Ian', it still shows on the down tube and seat tube!
Colin Laing was the builder. His son's name is Ian. Thus, Colian.
Bikes this size are few and far between, never mind a handbuilt one. You'd think the original owner would want to hang onto it.
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Its too big for the owner as evidenced by the low saddle height and turned up bars, if I had to guess I'd say he was about 6'-2" I offered him cash money but he would have been without transportation if he sold it . He wanted to trade with me for something "not so racey" but I dont have anything like that on hand at the moment. We'll see what happens this weekend, he said he'd meet up with me.

Torchy, thanks for the link!!!
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Need a picture of the guy riding this one.
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Good luck with your horse trading, that would be an interesting bike to acquire.
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Originally Posted by miamijim View Post
I was making the rounds over the weekend and spotted this. I offered the owner a ride home and he still wouldnt sell it too me. He said he'd consider my offer. Regardless, I thought it was a cool bike with some nice details. It has 2 sets of bottle bosses on the DT and the fork has pannier eyelets. It has an odd Reynolds decal as well and the seatstays are fillet brazed to the top tube.
It looks like the lower portion of a Reynolds 501 or 531 "All Terrain" decal:
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