Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Not something you see every day...

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Not something you see every day...

Old 04-27-12, 05:18 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Evanston, IL
Posts: 5,146

Bikes: many

Mentioned: 64 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1461 Post(s)
Liked 1,422 Times in 779 Posts
Not something you see every day...

(Not sure if this is the right place, but this is a classic-looking bike...)

I was riding home today in the Andersonville neighborhood in Chicago and saw a randonneur-ish looking bike out the corner of my eye. After proceeding another block or so I thought, "I need to take a look at that bike." Sure enough, it was a nice randonneur bike, apparently a Mitch Pryor. Not the sort of bike you see locked to a street sign every day...



Skip
smontanaro is offline  
Old 04-27-12, 08:44 PM
  #2  
Insane Bicycle Mechanic
 
Jeff Wills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: other Vancouver
Posts: 9,868
Mentioned: 34 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 814 Post(s)
Liked 748 Times in 393 Posts
Well, I've seen a few of those around here. But then I work about 2 blocks from Mitch Pryor's shop.
__________________
Jeff Wills

Comcast nuked my web page. It will return soon..
Jeff Wills is offline  
Old 04-27-12, 08:59 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
SJX426's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
Posts: 9,602

Bikes: '65 Frejus TDF, '73 Bottecchia Giro d'Italia, '83 Colnago Superissimo, '84 Trek 610, '84 Trek 760, '88 Pinarello Veneto, '88 De Rosa Pro, '89 Pinarello Montello, '94 Burley Duet, 97 Specialized RockHopper, 2010 Langster, Tern Link D8

Mentioned: 73 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1621 Post(s)
Liked 2,239 Times in 1,117 Posts
looks like something I need!
SJX426 is offline  
Old 04-27-12, 09:11 PM
  #4  
)) <> ((
 
illwafer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 2,409
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
those racks are crazy. everything looks custom.
illwafer is offline  
Old 04-27-12, 09:52 PM
  #5  
missing in action
 
Chris_in_Miami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,483
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
Liked 49 Times in 29 Posts
Originally Posted by illwafer
those racks are crazy. everything looks custom.
+1, the racks are beautiful, I love how they double as fender stays.
Chris_in_Miami is offline  
Old 04-28-12, 08:34 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Evanston, IL
Posts: 5,146

Bikes: many

Mentioned: 64 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1461 Post(s)
Liked 1,422 Times in 779 Posts
BTW, sorry for the small image. I had no luck uploading it during the post process, so I tossed it on my website and referenced it from there. While editing it showed up full size, so I thought it would be large in the post as well. If you right click on the image you should be able to open it in a new tab and view it full size.

S
smontanaro is offline  
Old 04-28-12, 03:11 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Captain Blight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 2,470

Bikes: -1973 Motobecane Mirage -197? Velosolex L'Etoile -'71 Raleigh Super Course

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
I see he hasn't bothered to lock up the Specialized pedals, though. Where did you say this was parked?
Captain Blight is offline  
Old 04-28-12, 06:10 PM
  #8  
is just a real cool dude
 
Henry III's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: The Thumb, MI
Posts: 3,165
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 34 Times in 14 Posts
Mitch took the same frame building course as me. Doug Fattic talked about him quite a bit in class and a guy in my class knew him as he was from Portland also. I've never seen a truely custom frame in my area besides John Thompson's frames that he built.
Henry III is offline  
Old 04-28-12, 06:25 PM
  #9  
feros ferio
 
John E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
Posts: 21,832

Bikes: 1959 Capo Modell Campagnolo; 1960 Capo Sieger (2); 1962 Carlton Franco Suisse; 1970 Peugeot UO-8; 1982 Bianchi Campione d'Italia; 1988 Schwinn Project KOM-10;

Mentioned: 44 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1403 Post(s)
Liked 1,355 Times in 854 Posts
I like it -- thanks for posting.
__________________
"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." --Theodore Roosevelt
Capo: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger (2), S/N 42624, 42597
Carlton: 1962 Franco Suisse, S/N K7911
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1982 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069
John E is offline  
Old 04-29-12, 05:28 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Evanston, IL
Posts: 5,146

Bikes: many

Mentioned: 64 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1461 Post(s)
Liked 1,422 Times in 779 Posts
Originally Posted by Captain Blight
I see he hasn't bothered to lock up the Specialized pedals, though. Where did you say this was parked?
You need some new pedals? :-) It was on Clark Street in Chicago.
smontanaro is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
floridamtb
Road Cycling
12
02-03-17 02:18 PM
gerv
Living Car Free
27
04-24-14 12:44 PM
weshigh
Commuting
47
05-21-12 08:45 PM
RoboChrist
Commuting
19
04-01-12 12:47 PM
ruskko
Mountain Biking
2
02-13-12 02:09 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.