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Old 10-16-12, 04:09 PM
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Famous or historical bikes.

do you have a bike that ever belonged to someone famous ? or has it won the "TDF" ? what have you got and why is it of note ? and yes pic,s would help !
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I have Jerseys from Bob Roll, Phil Anderson, John Tomac and Dave Cullinan but no famous bikes.
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All my bike currently belong to someone famous

I did own a Fuji, since passed to Beech333 via ScottyRyder, that belong to semi famous Boston area GrandMaster
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Old 10-16-12, 06:27 PM
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I once had a Centurion Team jersey. Some pro may have worn it, and it was women's version, which supports that. I'm not sure if you could buy copies of team jerseys that far back. I once had a Centurion Facet, owned by a woman who got it as a "comp" from Centurion. She also owned a 49cm Ironman, which wasn't made in that size, leading me to believe she was someone they may have sponsored or something. Her nephew said she was a pro. That's all I know. Both the bike and the jersey came from Texas.

That's as close as I've ever gotten to cycling's A, B, or C list, maybe even D list. I did take a picture of kuotient, my hero, outside of Lance's house.

Then again, I've wrecked Scooper, and ridden behind bigbossman on a hill.
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Old 10-16-12, 06:52 PM
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Nothing that I've owned quite meets the OP's criteria.
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Dang! I recently passed up a UO-8 that was used in the Tour de France. It was a bargain at three hundred clams but I couldn't pull the trigger.

Oh, and I know it's true because it was very clearly stated in the Craig's List ad...
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Once owned by an Olympian

This Geoff Scott bike was built for and owned by a member of the 1988 Australian Olympic Team.....

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This was Steve Bauer's bike while he was team captain and was used for 2-3 yeas in the early 90s. It was a hill stage bike made of 753, very unusual and camo'd as TSX. These were designed for TDF hill stages.









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Fred Flinstone used this one as a commuter in episode #3



It was later used by Gilligan in the episode were the bike trail comes to an abrupt end.

( Not my bike, wouldn't have it. Plus, I'm big into saving the Urban Bamboo Forests since there one of the last nesting spots for teenagers in Subrban North America)
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That is one sharp Merckx
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Interesting DT cable stops on that Merckx. I assume the Knog was added later.
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The knogg was the OPs...I left them on for a bit. The stops are shimano...and eventually I'll restore the bike to 7400. I have the right seatpost, saddle, wheels, cranks and derailleurs.
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I don't own it anymore but I repainted and rebuilt it. It won Australia's premier track race in 1960 - The Austral Wheelrace ridden by Dave Goode.



Great Merckx.

Nice thread ozneddy.
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Another white garage door, another Motorola Merckx, this one a Phil Anderson. No original DA 7400 parts, it's built with a Dura Ace 9 speed & Ultegra mix and an FSA Gossamer compact crank.
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Another white garage door, another Motorola Merckx, this one a Phil Anderson. No original DA 7400 parts, it's built with a Dura Ace 9 speed & Ultegra mix and an FSA Gossamer compact crank.
I have admired Phil Anderson on his team Motorola bike in many magazines. I would love to have one of his bikes as I really admire him as a bike rider and his fighting spirit. Thankyou for posting the photo.
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I used to own a Teledyne Titanium track bike that was owned by Canadian cycling legend Jocelyn Lovell, but I passed it on to a collector. I also had a historically important bike, a 1938 CCM professional Flyer 6 Day bike that I sold to a museum. Unfortunately I don't have any pics but it feels nice that they are in good homes.
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I have admired Phil Anderson on his team Motorola bike in many magazines. I would love to have one of his bikes as I really admire him as a bike rider and his fighting spirit. Thankyou for posting the photo.
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My friend in Austria snapped this factory ride up- it dont fit him and would fit me perfectly...he wont let me have it!

I saw the listing but it was too late-
there was no mention of it being a team bike-then i noted the number hanger tab-and then the riders name on the back of the top tube.
lucky sod got it for one fourth its value!!



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