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Old 07-23-12, 05:01 PM
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NYC Vintage Show-Offs?

I see some pretty nice old steel while riding around Central Park these days. Are there any organized meet-ups to get a few dozen cool old machines together and parade them around? That would be fun.

I'm sure this topic exists elsewhere, couldn't find it.
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Old 07-24-12, 04:12 PM
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Bumping this just once.
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I'm thinking,if you plan something, you might get a few takers?
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I'd show up for something, sure. I've thought about organizing something like this. Personally I think Prospect Park might be a better venue due to the proximity of the Brooklyn bike culture, and fewer tourists puttering around on rented bikes.
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Prospect Park is fine with me. Some weekend a.m.- do a few laps and turn heads?
I used to belong to a small group doing century rides (plus or minus) into Jersey every weekend. I'd like to get going with something like that again, a little shorter maybe- and once or twice a month rather than every weekend.

one thing at a time,
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On Saturday I may be moved to venture into Brooklyn. Would be fun. Turn a few heads...I doubt it....but it would be fun. The Track would also be a fun morning, unless it's clogged with riders on the weekends?
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I wouldn't mind, though I'll be away most of August. Define vintage. I have an RB-1, but it's not vintage to me
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How about this definition: a bike is vintage if it's older than its rider?

I'm in the city every day on a non-vintage bike, so getting here on the weekend with one of my hand forged iron ones is a bit of a hassle; and the trains are slower, which adds to the time commitment. On the other hand, it would be totally worth it to get a photo of my Drysdale in front of the building where it was made (363 Canal St). So... how 'bout this. I'll do it if there's a good ride involved, like at least a metric century!
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Does it need to be older than me or can it be the same age as me?
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rhm, that limits some members to Hi Wheelers and solid tire Safety's
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So... how 'bout this. I'll do it if there's a good ride involved, like at least a metric century!

You and your centuries! I just wanna see some bikes and drink beer. You do the century and meet us at the bar later.
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rhm, that limits some members to Hi Wheelers and solid tire Safety's
Sheesh, if you don't like my rules, make up your own rules! But I'm pretty sure you have a bike that passes by my rules.
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There used to be a place at the boathouse that sold beer. Is it still there? The die-hard bike nuts would congregate there. Does that still happen?

It might be nice to meet at the boathouse, go around the loop once or twice (it's 6.25 miles), then up to Nyack and back. Beer at the boathouse afterwards would be optional but recommended.
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My oldest bike is one year younger than I am. And I'm not doing a century of either measuring system on a Rudge Sports 3-speed.
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I'm pretty sure you have a bike that passes by my rules.
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How about this definition: a bike is vintage if it's older than its rider?
So I can ride any of my bikes except the Merckx?

I don't like this definition.
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Originally Posted by woodrupjoe View Post
I see some pretty nice old steel while riding around Central Park these days. Are there any organized meet-ups to get a few dozen cool old machines together and parade them around? That would be fun. Joe
If you check the Classic Rendezvous list, now on google lists, there is a quasi-monthly dinner meet that migrates between NYC-B'lyn, maybe involves riding. H. Schwartzman (can't remember if it's Harvey or Howard) organizes jumbles, and organizes/hosts vintage riding days at the Prospect Park velodrome. So there's definitely some established action, google a bit more and see what you find.

Certainly shouldn't be too hard to start something up yourself with locals on this list, I reckon. I'm in Jersey, don't make it into NYC much at all, still trying to get my legs back for longer rides. More that 25mi still kicks my a**, and I hate driving forever to an event. So I guess I'm saying count me out for now, until I can get some miles outta my legs...
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then up to Nyack and back
If you're gonna go as far as Nyack, there's a decent little sandwich shop called the Runcipal Spoon where all the CF guys congregate. Me and a buddy put some of our old steel in the bike rack out front and people gave them a wide berth.
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As old as my bikes? I wish.
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Originally Posted by whatwolf View Post
So I can ride any of my bikes except the Merckx?

I don't like this definition.
Sheesh, I'll say it again, if you don't like my definition, make up your own. If we do this on a week day I will be riding my vintage 2010 made in China folding bike. And I will keep up with all you youngsters.
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Sheesh, I'll say it again, if you don't like my definition, make up your own. If we do this on a week day I will be riding my vintage 2010 made in China folding bike. And I will keep up with all you youngsters.
Keep up? I don't expect to see anything of you but your backside.
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