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Old 03-18-11, 06:50 AM
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Show us the oldest & newest bike in your stable!

My purpose for asking is really two-fold:

1) I'd like to see your oldest and newest bike.
2) I'd like to know what the popular perception is for how new a bike can be - and still be C&V.

-I have the sense that C&V is becoming more inclusive.
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Old 03-18-11, 06:59 AM
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1937 Raleigh Sports:


2010 On-One Lincolnshire Poacher:


Both with internal-gear hubs, steel and lugged frames.

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Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
2) I'd like to know what the popular perception is for how new a bike can be - and still be C&V.
The poor assumption implied here is that a C&V fan can't own a modern bike...
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Been wondering along the same lines myself Auchen. What exactly IS Classic & Vintage? Nothing wrong with inclusive, of course, but I believe the definition of what's classic and vintage is a bit wide these days. By the way, my oldest bike is 63. newest is 73. But then, I'm not a bike collector, and have no beef with those who consider more modern bikes as vintage. Personally, I'd kind of like to see this forum split in to ....dare I say it...decades.
Good idea for a thread.
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The poor assumption implied here is that a C&V fan can't own a modern bike...
I respectfully disagree. Not that a fan can't own and enjoy a modern bike. But just what constitutes a "C&V" bike.
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Less talky; more showy. There are plenty of threads debating what is and what is not C&V. Those threads are boring circles of subjectivity.

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Old 03-18-11, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
My purpose for asking is really two-fold:

1) I'd like to see your oldest and newest bike.
2) I'd like to know what the popular perception is for how new a bike can be - and still be C&V.

-I have the sense that C&V is becoming more inclusive.
Oldest bike is the Raleigh in my stable, it's a 1975 Delta Road bike, it's got new wheels waiting for the end of trainer season, want to burn off the old 27" tires, may just hang onto that wheel for next winter if the tire is still good.... Debating now about pulling the tire off the front wheel, decommissioning the front wheel, and putting the hub into storage. When the 27" tires are dead, then the back wheel will be decommissioned.

Newest bike is not C&V, the Norco, 2005 Bushpilot mountain bike with road tires on it. While I like C&V I am not limited to C&V.....

I think C&V for the purposes of here, could be any bike more then 25 years old.
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Right you are Colonel. Not much to chose from in my small stable. '63 Frejus Professional and '73 Motobecane Champion Team.

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Less chat, more splat! Here's the second oldest and second youngest bikes in my stable:

1949 Raleigh Clubman:


2009 Ebisu All-Rounder:


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Cool bikes, rootboy! I really dig the Frejus. How is old is that? 60s?

I dig the rear cable stop, Mr. Non-drive-side-photo-poster. Fancy saddle there. Do you like it any more or less than similar shaped Brooks?
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My oldest is a 1966 Schwinn Paramount and my newest is a 1986 Fuji Opus III. If I average out the age of everything I own it would be a 1977.

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Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd View Post
Cool bikes, dude! I really dig the Frejus. How is old is that? 60s?
Thanks Colonel; Locknuts on the original wheels, Record hub tubulars, are dated '63. In pieces right now, almost done with it. Pic is as found.

Those are two cool Raleighs Colonel and Neal! Love 'em.
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To be clear, "in the stable" means not just that the bike is in a condition to be ridden, but that it also comes "out of the stable" for a ride with some regularity, right? In that case...

Oldest would be my Fothergill; frame made in Liverpool probably in the 40's, which I have built up using mostly English components from the early 50's, though there are some new parts on it. I guess I've ridden it about 300 miles since building it up earlier this year. The bike has changed a bit since I took this photo on a ride this January.


The newest, that would be my commuter bike, a Downtube '8H' which employs the Sturmey Archer 8 speed internally geared hub. I have ridden it about 2000 miles since I bought it, brand new, in August. Shown here, in the splendor of the file room in my office, a few minutes ago.
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My oldest and newest are both American made machines.

Oldest, pictured dirty as found: 1937 Peerless




Newest, destined to be a classic but not vintage: 1993 Dean Colonel


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Old 03-18-11, 07:43 AM
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The newest is a 1986:




Oldest is a 1983:

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I have no idea what constitutes Vintage exactly but here are mine:

Oldest Late 80's Masi Nuova Strada with non vintage parts



Newest 2009 Kuota Kebel with fairly modern parts


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Oldest - 70s PX10 (appreciate anyone's help nailing down the year)
Newest - 2005 Merckx MXL Motorola reissue

The MXL was my grail bike. Just finished the PX10 recently. Really starting to like it.
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Originally Posted by Chuckk View Post

Newest is my 2000 Marin Argenta - built up from a garage sale frame, it had been raced. Billato built, Columbus Zonal tubing - just before Marin started "rationalizing" their bike lines.
Second you on this. I had one as well--smoothest aluminum tig welding i ever saw wish I still had it and I keep looking to get it again. Mine was a 51, a bit smaller than yours.
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1951 CCM...



2011 Rocky Mountain Blizzard... another classic.



I received a 1946 CCM Ladies roadster but it is not yet ride able and won't be ridden by me... much.
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I wonder when my 1999 Trek Hybrid will become a classic ?

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I wonder when my 1999 Trek Hybrid will become a classic ?

I don't see why they can't be, they're no different in principle from the Raleigh 3 speeds many find classic, or at least vintage.
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My oldest is currently in pieces, a 1956 Schwinn Corvette

My newest is a 2003 Giant Sedona DX

My newest that I would call C&V is a 1986 Schwinn Voyageur... but it has a modern drive train, which may disqualify it. I have a 1985 Ross Signature 292s that is stock.

My opinion is that a 25 year rule works for me with a tweak just to keep it from being too simple... 30 years if it is not steel
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Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd View Post
I dig the rear cable stop, Mr. Non-drive-side-photo-poster. Fancy saddle there. Do you like it any more or less than similar shaped Brooks?
You know, that's the only pic of that bike I have that shows the saddle (older pics had it wearing an Ideale). I like the Berthoud. I can't say it's any more comfortable than a Brooks, but I think it'll hold up better in the long run. It's already gotten thoroughly drenched over a wet weekend of riding and other than some slight darkening shows no ill effects. The same treatment to a new Brooks would have been nearly fatal.

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For road bikes, I have a 1971 Raleigh Super Course on one end and a 1993 Fuji Touring Series VII on the other.

Of those I'm not planning on selling at the moment, I'm averaging in at 1985.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
I don't see why they can't be, they're no different in principle from the Raleigh 3 speeds many find classic, or at least vintage.
Auchen would hate my Trek and my Blizzard... they have those newfangled sti shifters and 8 / 9 speed drives.

Until he rode them.

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