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Old 01-05-18, 07:57 AM   #1976
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My 1982 Austro Daimler Alpina...
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Old 01-05-18, 08:13 PM   #1977
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@Ferrouscious, nice A-D, looks great. I like the component choices, and the gearing especially.

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Old 01-05-18, 11:39 PM   #1978
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My 1982 Austro Daimler Alpina...
Beautiful Build!
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Old 01-06-18, 03:46 PM   #1979
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My 1982 Austro Daimler Alpina...
Oh man, I know little to nothing about bikes, but aesthetically that looks so beautiful to me.
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Old 01-17-18, 02:23 PM   #1980
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Red and white Bottechia beauty, love the red Turbo seat
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The Unnecessary Bridgestone

I've finished my main winter project bike, and here is the only photo that I haven't posted elsewhere in C&V:



This is a pre-Kabuki, Technart-framed, lower end 10-speed that I didn't really need. But it was on my way home from work, scandalously cheap, and just different enough to pique my interest.

First riding impression is that the Technart frame feels rather numb, and I can really discern the drag from the 8-speed Nexus hub in the cold weather. I guess I'll try re-lubing the hub, but there's nothing I can do about the ride. So for today's Cliche Combo: "At the end of the day; it is what it is."

This may be the first one I sell...


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Old 01-22-18, 08:41 AM   #1982
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It is fundamentally a boring bike, but you managed to make it look handsome in a way only you can.
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Old 01-22-18, 09:15 AM   #1983
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It is fundamentally a boring bike, but you managed to make it look handsome in a way only you can.

Aw man, thanks.

What can I say to that other than to show you my other winter project?

This is the Raysport Turismo that I converted into a British-style light roadster for the Lake Pepin 3-Speed Tour. Last year it was configured in the classic, upright style; with full fenders and the handlebar rightside-up:



This year I've decided to go a bit more exotic with it. So I flipped the handlebar upside-down, removed the fenders and added fatter tires (28s to 32s), replaced the saddle, pedals and grips, and added a beautiful custom wood rack deck from Woody's Fenders. I think it turned out pretty nice:


Kind of a sport-touring/path racer vibe going on here.







This one is my favorite of the 12 bikes I have rolling right now. I won't ride it on these salty roads, and I'm going to try to avoid rainy weather as well. But of course, the Lake Pepin Tour almost always features rain at some point. So I'll be sure to pack my saddle-cover and rain cape for that trip.


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Old 01-22-18, 10:52 AM   #1984
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DQRider, you built Yehuda Moon's bike!
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DQRider, you built Yehuda Moon's bike!
HAH! You may be right... I haven't visited Kickstand Comics in... it must be over a year now? Thanks for the reminder.

Yeah, now that I go back and look, there certainly is some resemblance. His still has fenders though.


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That Raysport is one beautiful bike @DQRider,well done sir, very well done.

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Old 03-20-18, 01:19 AM   #1987
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1980's Davidson Impulse

I got tired of waiting for bikes to sell to build up this one (I am at capacity in my place), so I did the next best thing: took components off a bike that, with that setup, was too aggressive (saddle-to-bar drop), and put all of it on this you're-only-asking-that-much? Davidson Impulse.

Tange Prestige tubing. Hand-built one of roughly 500 total bikes produced that year, yet a "production" model. 64cm CTT, 59cm TT. 10-speed-era Campagnolo Record headset. No serial number (and here I thought only the Italians did that sort of thing). Davidson is a very well-regarded local (Seattle) builder, and the Impulse was a very popular model, and for very good reason.

Picked the frameset up after it had it's full Campagnolo 2x10 Chorus grouppo removed from it. It was a rainy, dark, Wednesday night, but I was smiling. I finally had a Davidson!!

The paint and decals are in good shape overall, bearing the marks of use over decades of service. She's certainly no museum piece, but a rider through and through. So it gets a rider's setup--full Dura-Ace. 53/39T up front, 11-28T out back.

Initial impressions are very good. The ride and handling have a serene quality to them. You can push it, and it responds out of the saddle. Even over a distance of five or so consistent miles (over just ten miles that day), it gets better as you go. Maybe it's the saddle, maybe it's the frame...it's the frame.

If the components look familiar, it's because they came off of my '85 Paramount build I did late last year. Restless you are, RiddleOfSteel! The Paramount needs a rethink--the brake hood height is too low in relation to the saddle--I want to go an STI/Ergo route. At present, no solution has been reached.

BTW, has anyone started a "Show Me Your Davidsons" picture thread??? There's gotta be a few around these parts, right?

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I was Ti-curious.

This followed me home on Sunday. It's a '97, old enough to be vintage?
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Old 03-28-18, 02:41 PM   #1989
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Early 70's Stella #70 Frame

Just finished this one up a few days ago. Don
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Old 03-28-18, 03:31 PM   #1990
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Why is it about orange bikes that makes them so attractive? That Stella is absolutely is very nicely done, makes my liver quiver

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That Stella is fantastic looking and an interesting configuration with the SLJ shifter. I too have a French bike with a rear shifter only running as a single in the front, but your use of a barcon is a great option. Was that an original setup by chance?
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Not original, but I like it. I got the bike as a "basket case" project and one of its Simplex Criterium shifters was damaged. Looking for replacements on eBay, I ran across some NOS single lever Retrofrictions at a good price(compared to a standard set) and had a barcon in my parts drawer. I like bar cons & have them on another bike, but this is my only blended rig.

(edit: here's the link https://www.ebay.com/itm/SIMPLEX-SLJ...cAAOSw7aBVEwTN There were 4, now down to 2 Don)

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