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Old 02-02-12, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by CV-6
Jan De Reus. At one time lotek thought he and I had the only examples in the states. A few more have popped up since then. I now own lotek's frame and my original frame is out there somewhere.



I am in LUV with that candy striped Reus.
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Old 02-02-12, 06:49 PM
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Most pics are from the sellers' ads and not too good. Better pics will follow when these reach the front of the project line.

Bontekoe. Viner frame in Reynolds 531. From the shop in The Hague of the 1920's track star Gerrit Bontekoe.



Van Tuyl. Columbus something. From Zaltbommel.



Brands. Reynolds 531, from Amsterdam.



Colmo. Columbus Zeta. Still don't know where it's from. This brand was raced by the HB cycling team in 1979.



Colnero (no, not Cornelo). Probably from Hilversum.



Herman Braun, from Spijkenisse, with a Gazelle fork



Hoogland, from Haarlem



Sprey. Reynolds 531, handbuilt in Aalsmeer.



Stelvio. Couldn't find any info about it.



Vittorio Populair. Reynolds 531, from Jan Groot in Alkmaar. This frame was made in Belgium.

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Old 02-02-12, 07:05 PM
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Great collection - definitely impressed!
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i feel a little outclassed. i retract my post
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Wow, another opportunity to drag out the John Howard


built by Dave Tesch, painted by Brian Bayliss

and the Dave Moulton Fuso
before I "destroyed" it


and after(plus a replacement downtube)


Some Canadian steel - well, the frame was made in Canada. I have no idea where Excel tubing comes from
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Here are a couple less well known bicycle brands in the collection.

My 1991 Casati Gold Line S. I ride this one constantly when the roads here aren't slushy or ice covered.



and my 1983 Zullo Sprint.


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Old 02-02-12, 08:15 PM
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Stucchi



Umberto Dei



Wolsit




Aquilla



Lygie



Maino



Alcyon

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Aquilla
Oh. My. Wow.
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Originally Posted by bbattle
Wow, another opportunity to drag out the John Howard

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Some Canadian steel - well, the frame was made in Canada. I have no idea where Excel tubing comes from
My very short friend has one of those! Hers is different, it's a 48cm with 700C wheels-- to get the geometry right, the top tube is cranked about 15 degrees. Also, the head lugs are one piece, and it looks like to be custom, possibly done by fillet-brazing. I've asked for pics, hope to have some soon.
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Another Dutch maker....Springfield.

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Stunning how similar they are.
May wanna fix the link. I wanna see the Jetter, pipe or no.
Duh. Fixed it. Sorry.
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Old 02-02-12, 10:07 PM
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Alegro, Swiss.
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One of my favorite bicycles of all time: https://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/B...anky&Type=bike .

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I don't have anything to compare with a lot of the super obscure (and beautiful) bikes posted so far, but I do have a few relatively low volume examples...

Spectrum sport tourer:

Andy Gilmour team:

Reus Criterium:
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For the record CILO is a brand from Swiss, never been Italian. Actually an asian company has the rights.
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Old 02-02-12, 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by buldogge
I don't have anything to compare with a lot of the super obscure (and beautiful) bikes posted so far, but I do have a few relatively low volume examples...

Spectrum sport tourer:

Andy Gilmour team:

Reus Criterium:
All beauties!

Boy, that Spectrum just keeps calling my name.

Do fenders fit on her Mark?
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Hey Grady...I never got around to installing the Berthouds...but...they will need to be trimmed around the brakes or I'll have to fab bridge brackets. BTW...I just noticed my LBS has a couple NOS century triples sitting there...might liberate one for the Spectrum.

BTW...I sent the Almanzo postcard in.

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All beauties!

Boy, that Spectrum just keeps calling my name.

Do fenders fit on her Mark?
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Originally Posted by buldogge
Hey Grady...I never got around to installing the Berthouds...but...they will need to be trimmed around the brakes or I'll have to fab bridge brackets. BTW...I just noticed my LBS has a couple NOS century triples sitting there...might liberate one for the Spectrum.

BTW...I sent the Almanzo postcard in.
Thanks for the fender info.

Good job on the postcard/registration.

We sent in ours last Friday, so we should be on the next roster update.

That's going to be a major rear end kicker, that's for sure.

I've been on a Tacx vr every other day for the last two weeks.

I'll pm you about the Centaurs tomorrow!
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Originally Posted by kiwigem
Wow that is bee-you-tee-ful! I've never heard of Sparrow.
Thanks

Neither had I until I won the frameset on Ebay early last year. All I've been able to find out is he was a builder in Missoula, Montana and it seems he mainly built touring rigs. I've never seen another Sparrow race frame.

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The Norman. It was a pretty big factory, but closed over 50 years ago.




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Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd
Dick Power



You gotta be kidding with that name... but exquisite frame, that!
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Thanet?
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Thanet?
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Thanets are on my short list of must-have British bikes, along with a Hetchins and a Flying Gate. I got to check one out up close at a show of classic UK bikes at the Rapha pop-up shop last year on Bowery in NYC.
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Thanets are on my short list of must-have British bikes, along with a Hetchins and a Flying Gate. I got to check one out up close at a show of classic UK bikes at the Rapha pop-up shop last year on Bowery in NYC.
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