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Old 01-21-13, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by photogravity View Post
I'm curious how this will be received here. Good ol' American built steel.


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For some reason everything works perfectly together here. Hot!
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Old 01-21-13, 07:26 PM
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Here's what turned out to be a "LBS house brand" German bike, outsourced from an Italian frame builder. Made exclusively for "Radel Bluschke" which is still in business. It's probably the only one of its kind here in the US.



I added the seatpost because I require longer height than the 1980s could offer... I have super long legs and t-rex arms. Also added the modern Campy Centaur dual pivot brakes for better stopping power, but maintained the original Modolo levers. It was a MAJOR upgrade over the equipe level brakes and they are much easier to center.
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Old 01-21-13, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by wrote4luck View Post
Here's what turned out to be a "LBS house brand" German bike, outsourced from an Italian frame builder. Made exclusively for "Radel Bluschke" which is still in business. It's probably the only one of its kind here in the US.



I added the seatpost because I require longer height than the 1980s could offer... I have super long legs and t-rex arms. Also added the modern Campy Centaur dual pivot brakes for better stopping power, but maintained the original Modolo levers. It was a MAJOR upgrade over the equipe level brakes and they are much easier to center.
HOT. I still prefer skinwalls, but this works.
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I like the Alpine, the Colnago and the Radel Blushkle. I especially like the Radel for the uniqeness and the understatedness. But all three get "hot" votes from me.
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Conan, you big tease. We need moar!
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Old 01-22-13, 01:38 AM
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Originally Posted by canyoneagle View Post
Conan, you big tease. We need moar!
Sorry, Its hard to get full on pics inside my apt. But here are a couple more.





that's all I have until spring when I can get her out into the wild.
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Heres a kinda tough one is my Nishiki beater SS/FG hot or not I would almost prefer its not since its my not likely to be stolen half ass lock to a any post and leave for Day bike.
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Conan,

Really... Do you even have to ask....?

I do wish they still sold the silver zondas.
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Old 01-22-13, 07:15 AM
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The Brits need to be representin' more.
Indeed!

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Originally Posted by photogravity View Post
I'm curious how this will be received here. Good ol' American built steel.


Alpine Cycles - Mid- to Late-80's - 1 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr
The saddle position is not "picture friendly", kind of hurts the eyes. You should move the saddle back before you photograph this otherwise beautiful bicycle, especially since the "pose" is quite well thought through: valves at 6 o'clock (although front tire is a bit off alignment), pedals at 9 and 3, chain on big ring, etc.
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Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
Heres a kinda tough one is my Nishiki beater SS/FG hot or not I would almost prefer its not since its my not likely to be stolen half ass lock to a any post and leave for Day bike.
hm... close one. But I like ghetto builds from time to time. the only thing that bites me is that chainring.
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Old 01-22-13, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by southpawboston View Post
Indeed!

Wow. Just . . . wow. An emphatic "hot" vote from here.
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Old 01-22-13, 08:53 PM
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I am shout'n out for that Mercian as well. Very nice Southpaw. Great color scheme
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Old 01-31-13, 10:29 AM
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First post! Gotta start somewhere so here seems like a good spot.
Late 80's ish Sintesi Competizione: Custom paint (took some liberties with the decaling), Columbus tubes, Shimano 600 TriColor with the anodizing removed and polished, Mavic MA40 rear and Open 4 CD front, polished and panto'd Specialized stem, and polished MOD. Italia Super Training Bars. Sorry bout the cell phone pics but that's all I've got.
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Welcome! And that's a very nice bike, you sure put in a huge amount of effort to make it look that good. certainly HOT.
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Here's another: 1986 Univega Superstrada - Shimano Ultegra, Mavic Open Pro rear and CXP21 front, Cinelli Stem, Cinelli Criterium bars.
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Welcome! And that's a very nice bike, you sure put in a huge amount of effort to make it look that good. certainly HOT.
Thanks and thanks!
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Here's another: 1986 Univega Superstrada - Shimano Ultegra, Mavic Open Pro rear and CXP21 front, Cinelli Stem, Cinelli Criterium bars.
I'm a sucker for a solid color with a chrome fork. Trending toward hotness on this one, with a whole lotta seatpost being my only reservation (but I suppose you can't make yourself shorter)
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Old 01-31-13, 08:27 PM
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Cool paint.
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Roger.
h-h-h-h-h-h-h-ooooootttttttt!!!!!!! Those are damn fine looking rides.

Kyte- welcome, and hot on both!
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Old 01-31-13, 08:58 PM
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Roger, that is damn hot!
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Hot Roger! Nice mix of wild and subtle on the paint jobs. I definitely like the white one better with the black bar tape (maybe some black hoods too). What tires do you have on the white one?
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