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Old 04-27-21, 06:15 AM
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Originally Posted by gravityhurts View Post
This unicorn sat quite for 27 years in a mom-n-pop bike shop.


Wow! A grail bike for sure! Beautiful!
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Old 04-27-21, 09:25 AM
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Thank you - I still haven't gotten around to threading pedals on yet. My resto-mod XO is nearly completed... waiting for front-rack.
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Old 04-27-21, 01:56 PM
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Seems I forgot to post my latest acquisition here. Bought for mrs non-fixie, hoping it will fit the cockpit locker of out boat. That was just the excuse to buy it, BTW, as I have been lusting after one of these ever since I learned of their existence.

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Old 04-27-21, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by gravityhurts View Post

Thank you - I still haven't gotten around to threading pedals on yet. My resto-mod XO is nearly completed... waiting for front-rack.
For the bike in the foreground, I'm trying to figure out what you have mounted inboard of the brake levers?
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Old 04-27-21, 03:52 PM
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if i may, bOsscO . those are cut off brake levers....aka. dummy levers. just another hand position. usually folks mount them facing the other way to the rider, though

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Old 04-27-21, 05:27 PM
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^^^ sometimes made by cutting down or ripping the lever arm off of parts-bin brake levers; or, in a more classy option, some are made as-is for the stoker on tandems.
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Old 04-27-21, 06:55 PM
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Yes - "Dummy" levers designed for use on tandem bikes and were OEM on 1993 XO-1. This NOS example (never ridden) is presented as assembled by original bike shop after un-boxing several months back.
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Old 04-27-21, 07:14 PM
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If you ever have to do touchups, I'm curious what paint code best matches construction pumpkin.
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Spring has arrived! I posted this Submariner before, but since I have installed a new groupset during the winter to make riding on rough roads easies, I’ll post it again. New var tape and plugs from Kyrö Gin bottles. Not an easy task to get plugs for steel handlebars, right?

Microshift Advent X group, 11-48 cassette, a clutch derailleur and brifters to match. Oh, and a 37t Stronglight chainring. Unfortunately the cassette is not available in silver!
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Old 05-16-21, 03:10 PM
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I have no need for this little cutie... but I couldn't resist.

It needs a little bit of love, some new brake levers, the adjustment lever for the seat post, a longer seat post and a taller stem. Otherwise, everything is minty original on it. Even has the original Bridgestone tires which are soft and supple, and have plenty of tread on them. The front brakes aren't even worn. Bought it from the original owner who's had the bike in storage for the last 35-odd years.

N+1, as they say... =)

Any other Picnica owners out there? Where do you source original parts from?
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Old 05-16-21, 04:41 PM
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‘93 XO-1 that I bought new in that year. It’s done everthing from commuting to trail riding to centuries.
‘93 MB-2, the front suspension is a 2.35 Ritchey Megabite, all I’ve ever needed.
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Old 06-12-21, 04:15 AM
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This is an interesting one for sale, can't find anything on it. At first glance it looks like a low end model but when I look closer it seems to be pretty decent.













https://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/d...335180969.html
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Old 09-20-21, 12:33 PM
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Well, I lucked out. It's a size too small but I'm making it work. (In the C&V world, sometimes you make do with what you find.) The nice gentleman I bought it from used it as his commuter when he owned a bike shop in WA many years ago, and since then kept it as a vacation bike here in WI. Turns out we're the same size, I didn't even have to adjust the seat post height or stem or anything. There are two very small dings on the top tube that I didn't discover until the next morning in better light but whatever, it's a used bike and it's still cool. Plus I didn't pay much for it to begin with. I'd say my favorite thing about it so far is having fat 26 in tires on a roadish frame. It'll get a light refresh this winter, along with some better tires.
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Old 09-20-21, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by friendofpugs View Post

Well, I lucked out. It's a size too small but I'm making it work. (In the C&V world, sometimes you make do with what you find.) The nice gentleman I bought it from used it as his commuter when he owned a bike shop in WA many years ago, and since then kept it as a vacation bike here in WI. Turns out we're the same size, I didn't even have to adjust the seat post height or stem or anything. There are two very small dings on the top tube that I didn't discover until the next morning in better light but whatever, it's a used bike and it's still cool. Plus I didn't pay much for it to begin with. I'd say my favorite thing about it so far is having fat 26 in tires on a roadish frame. It'll get a light refresh this winter, along with some better tires.
Very cool bike! Love the salsa stem and really cool (weird?) that you didn't have to adjust anything.
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Old 10-01-21, 09:28 AM
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What size are those tires?
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Old 10-01-21, 01:21 PM
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Hello Bridgestone friends, I'm looking for some background on the Mile-112 bikes. In the catalogs you can see the Blue/White and the Space Violet/Purple Silver models but there are pictures of a mostly white version with red highlights (I'm too new to post links, but if you go to Sheldon's site here: bridgestone/1986/pages/10-julie-moss.html, you can see the white/red). According to Sheldon's site there's no mention of a Mile-112 from 1985.

Does anyone know if there were Mile-112s made in 1985 or if the White/Red versions are from 86 or 87?

Thanks!
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