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Old 04-10-15, 01:43 PM
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I have an Aero Super Pro that I'm in the process of rebuilding:



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Old 04-10-15, 01:52 PM
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This bike's a real beaut, @oddjob2. Do you still own it? (I realize this is an old post).

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Challenger Mixte

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Old 04-10-15, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by icepick_trotsky View Post
This bike's a real beaut, @oddjob2. Do you still own it? (I realize this is an old post).
Just sold the men's bike, still have the red mixte and the silver one.
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
Just sold the men's bike, still have the red mixte and the silver one.
Count me as interested if you ever decide to part ways (flat tire and all ).
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So show the aficionados your Lotus.
don't ever say this to a woman.
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Old 04-10-15, 03:01 PM
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An Odyssey shipped to me by DAF1009. Still needs to be overhauled and refurbished.







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^^ Love the paint.
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Here's a rare one, 1987 Supreme, made in Italy by Cinelli. Originally came with Campy Super Record. Unfortunately, the Super Record parts were all gone by the time I got it. This is the only one I have ever seen in person, so naturally, I bought it.

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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Here's a rare one, 1987 Supreme, made in Italy by Cinelli. Originally came with Campy Super Record. Unfortunately, the Super Record parts were all gone by the time I got it. This is the only one I have ever seen in person, so naturally, I bought it.

I had a friend with one - beautiful bikes. If memory serves, there may have been a couple different lines of these. I would've bought that in a New York minute too. Are you building it up? What are your big plans? If you're not going to go with the original super record a 7400 group would look boss on this.
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Old 09-09-15, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
An Odyssey shipped to me by DAF1009. Still needs to be overhauled and refurbished.






ever got around to refurb?
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Old 09-09-15, 06:05 PM
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83 Classique. Removed, cleaned, and sold the Shimano 600 Arabesque group Mafac Competitions allowed use of 33.333 tires. SunTour Command shifters are highly undrerrated, I think I like them better than bar ends.



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Old 09-09-15, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by daf1009 View Post
ever got around to refurb?
Too much going on in general, lots of travel, and other bikes to finish. It's a priority, but flips come before the keepers.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
I had a friend with one - beautiful bikes. If memory serves, there may have been a couple different lines of these. I would've bought that in a New York minute too. Are you building it up? What are your big plans? If you're not going to go with the original super record a 7400 group would look boss on this.

I really need to figure out which bikes stay. I am slowly digging into the nicer stuff. Trying to replicate the original SR stuff is just outside my budget.

By 1987, they just had the one model.
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Old 10-05-15, 12:51 PM
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Just picked up this 62CM Lotus Classique Tange 2 yesterday. Do you guys have an idea on what year it's from...? Classique according to this site, it's a 1986 but I think it's younger than that...

I was going to put north road bars on it but I might keep it as is - the drops+tape are in great shape. It rides so nicely, I almost want to buy another one

Sorry for the crappy, non-component side pic. I took it in a rush late last night.


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I've been thinking about this one on the local CR. If only I had more room...



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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
An Odyssey shipped to me by DAF1009. Still needs to be overhauled and refurbished.
Looks like it's in really nice shape. I have the same frame, hopefully will build it up in the next couple of months.

What's the seatpost diameter on yours (if you have easy access to the bike)? 26.8 seems a tad too large on mine, 26.6 works, but somehow seems a hair too small (maybe the seatposts I used were damaged, dunno).
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Looks like it's in really nice shape. I have the same frame, hopefully will build it up in the next couple of months.

What's the seatpost diameter on yours (if you have easy access to the bike)? 26.8 seems a tad too large on mine, 26.6 works, but somehow seems a hair too small (maybe the seatposts I used were damaged, dunno).
Just pulled SR seat post and the engraved diameter is 26.8 mm
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Here's my long-gone Lotus frameset. I loved this bike, but it was too small. Definitely one of the lower end models, but it had a great ride quality.





And here's a Challenger frame a friend had me build into a (non-drewed) single-speed.

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Just pulled SR seat post and the engraved diameter is 26.8 mm
Thanks for looking that up!
I guess I should try a bit harder to get that 26.8 post in there. Although, my frame is a bit larger than yours (63cm), so it's Champion #2 tubing (not sure if yours is #1 or #2 - according to vintagelotusbicycles.com 58cm and up were Champion #2 ).
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Love the color on that red/orange Lotus above. Classic! I'll add my 1984 Lotus Legend Compe just for reference here.


Nice riding bike, the SL tubing is very comfortable and stable without feeling dead. It gets ridden frequently.
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Here's one I've got hanging in the shed. It's unrestored. Bought it off Atlanta CL few months ago.
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Love the color on that red/orange Lotus above. Classic! I'll add my 1984 Lotus Legend Compe just for reference here.


Nice riding bike, the SL tubing is very comfortable and stable without feeling dead. It gets ridden frequently.
Gorgeous, even by Lotus standards.
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Hey, that's my bike, Ramzilla!
(Or a slightly smaller version of the like-new one I got last year from a junk store for cheap. I now have 3 in the family.)
Love the Lotuses (Loti?).

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Here is what the silver mixte in @oddjob's post looks like now...





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