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Doohickie 11-16-12 03:46 PM

This is a Kent, WA, manufactured Nishiki that started out has a hybrid but now has road drops with a light touring configuration (built up this way for commuting)

IthaDan 11-16-12 04:09 PM

new to me SS fat chance. Needs a spitshine, but I like it already.

Hoss Cartright 11-16-12 07:20 PM

1987 Cannondale TEAM COMP. - ALL CAMPAGNOLO ATHENA with Super Record seat post -

Hoss Cartright 11-16-12 07:21 PM

1972 Schwinn Sports Tourer. - I built this one last winter. A very nice ebay frame-set and a garage sale Super Sport with bent frame. Two to make one. Plus some ebay stuff and parts picking at the local LBS second-hand parts boxes. They are hoarders.. :) Lucky me!

Bottom Bracket - New shimano sealed-type UN55-127.5mm
Crank set - Silstar 170mm 40-52
Pedals - SR SP-11 Eleven w/Sunlight XL clips
Freewheel - 6-speed Shimano 13-28 circa 1981
Rear DR - NOS Shimano Crane GS "long cage"
Frt DR - Shimano Altus LT circa 1981
Shifters- 1970s Suntour bar-end type, polished
Brakes - Polished Dura-Ace levers w/Cane Creek hoods.
Seat post - Ultra Cycle Taiwan (ebay) 26.8mm
Tires - Panasonic Pasela Panaracer 27x1 1/8
Total weight - 28.25 lbs. - 12.8 kg.

Hoss Cartright 11-16-12 07:21 PM

My almost NOS 1972 P15-9 Schwinn Paramount. Too small for me so it is displayed as wall art in my climate controlled man-cave

Hoss Cartright 11-16-12 07:22 PM

I purchased this 1973 P10-9 Schwinn Paramount in July 1998 at a Yard Sale in West Lafayette Indiana. I am the second owner. 24" frame size (61cm) . This is a never restored pristine condition bike, one of my favorite riders. Since this image, it now has a Selle An-Atomica Titanico X saddle. I rode it about 500 very careful miles this past summer..

Hoss Cartright 11-16-12 07:23 PM

This is my baby. 1972 Schwinn Paramount p15-9. I bought it and a matching smaller frame sibling from a older couple way back in 1995. I have ridden this one about 500 miles this past summer. I take very good care of it and never let it out of my sight. Upgrades include 700c wheel-set with seven-speed freewheel, NOS Schwinn Approved Suntour barcons and a NOS Campagnolo RALLY rear DR with bullseye pulleys. Since this image it now has a Selle An-Atomica Titanico X saddle which I absolutely love!

Italuminium 11-16-12 11:18 PM

Great collection hoss, the last orange one is especially beautiful.

Gravity Aided 11-17-12 07:02 AM


Originally Posted by bikingshearer (Post 14956091)
Just be grateful that we aren't sharing photos of the ugly mugs that go with the bikes. :twitchy:

+1 ,especially in my case . I've also been forbidden, by UN resolution, from wearing Lycra .

Aemmer 11-17-12 11:31 AM

I don't think a frame can get any more American than this:


Aemmer 11-17-12 11:55 AM

As a Mtn. bike collector, most of the quality early bikes were made in USA, so I have a few:

Aemmer 11-17-12 12:10 PM


Originally Posted by fender1 (Post 14918094)
1978 Tom Ritchey Touring



TimeTravel_0 11-17-12 06:21 PM

yeah, I'd like to see more of that Ritchey.

CycleRail 11-17-12 06:38 PM

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2012 Gunnar Sport

gioscinelli 03-10-13 01:13 PM

Kestrel 200sc added to the stable! Made in the USA!
My new addition; Kestrel 200 SC with Campagnolo compliments!

Right Profile
Left Profile
Front Angle with Campagnolo Vento Wheels (sold to help pay for the bike) that originally came with.
Power Train View
Front View

Chombi 03-10-13 08:37 PM

My designed and made in the USA, 1972 Line Seeker. Finally all done and on the the road again!
Took about a year to get it finished, but the effort was very rewarding. The 41 year old bike rides very nice. Much stiffer than I thought it would be and the Veloflex Criteriums I mounted on its now period correct Fiamme Ergal sewup rims just makes it feel so much better on the road.
I'll be posting more ride impressions and the same pics on the Line Seeker build thread I have in this C&V forum to provide conclusion to the thread.
On to the next American project bike, the Medici Aerodynamic........


JohnDThompson 03-10-13 09:42 PM



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