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Old 07-03-14, 05:35 AM
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My 1985 Gios Torino Professional still with the original paint and decals.
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Old 07-03-14, 12:18 PM
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20 years old.... okay for C&V, yeah?

This one is definitely old enough


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Old 07-03-14, 12:43 PM
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All very nice bikes; I certainly aspire to own a machine on the level I've seen in this thread. In the meantime, here's my '84 Tempo:

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Old 07-03-14, 12:47 PM
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Just finished a 21-mile ride on my new blue beauty, this 1985 Nishiki Team Issue:

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Old 07-06-14, 05:10 PM
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1974 Romic

Cheers pcb. Built by Ray Gasirowski. He built many bikes in his Houston, TX shop during the 70's and 80's look up Romic, there is a website dedicated to him and his bikes(interesting) Regards
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The dropouts are standard Campy verticals, see not-great closer-up photo down below. The Strawberry has the same rear drops. They were pretty common on touring frames back then, but you'd see them now and then on US handbuilt road racing frames as well. They made for quicker wheel changes, no worries about having to center the wheel when you jammed it in and slapped the qr closed, no extra complication from dropout adjusters. I think they're also cleaner and showcased the builder's chops a bit, with no built-in fudge factor for almost-perfect alignment.

Glad you like the bikes! You've got quite a nice herd of Bianchis, befitting your moniker. When I first got back into vintage steel, I wound up with a hodge-podge of marques and models. It took a while to realize that what really interests me are post-'60s US-built frames from smaller builders. I sold off most of my British, Italian and US production bikes/frames to make room for the smaller-volume guys. Don't get me wrong, I'm not dis-interested in all the other stuff, I still miss just about every bike I sold, but with time, space and money constraints I figured I'd be happier narrowing my focus.

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Old 07-06-14, 07:08 PM
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Nice Romic! Ray Gasirowski is another of those lesser-known, unsung heroes. I'd love to have a Romic. I think I have an '80s Romic brochure somewhere.

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Cheers pcb. Built by Ray Gasirowski. He built many bikes in his Houston, TX shop during the 70's and 80's look up Romic, there is a website dedicated to him and his bikes(interesting) Regards
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A few pics of 1984 Fuji Opus III

A few pics of my 1984 Fuji Opus III. She's a nice rider--stiff and fast!
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low end 70's Raleigh
Mzungu! I learned that term when our daughter was in Uganda. She told an individual she was not a Mzungu!
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Old 07-17-14, 09:34 PM
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My 1985 Raleigh Marathon. It may not be a high-end bike, but it sure is a good work horse, runs like a good old Chevy pickup:

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Old 07-18-14, 02:47 AM
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Mzungu! I learned that term when our daughter was in Uganda. She told an individual she was not a Mzungu!
Hey Ed. I try to get people to stop using the term and have had limited success. So I gave in.


wow a 1938 raleigh.
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Originally Posted by MrCoffee View Post
My 1985 Raleigh Marathon. It may not be a high-end bike, but it sure is a good work horse, runs like a good old Chevy pickup:

Nothing wrong with mid entry Raleighs, they got lots of people on their bikes over here in the 70's and 80's.

OK so some may not have the best tubing (I find it ok), 18-23,mass produced, but they last, the tubing is not super thin and they are easily and relatively cheaply upgraded if you want.

Just make sure you keep the Weinmann side pulls adjusted.

Cheap to buy if you look in the right places, however some of the entry models, even over here, have had their prices hiked up on ebay and the current craze for retro fixies hasn't helped, lets hope that fad goes away.

I like (and own) mid range Raleighs from the 70's and 80's a lot

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Old 07-18-14, 08:01 AM
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Nothing wrong with mid entry Raleighs, they got lots of people on their bikes over here in the 70's and 80's.

OK so some may not have the best tubing (I find it ok), 18-23,mass produced, but they last, the tubing is not super thin and they are easily and relatively cheaply upgraded if you want.

Just make sure you keep the Weinmann side pulls adjusted.

Cheap to buy if you look in the right places, however some of the entry models, even over here, have had their prices hiked up on ebay and the current craze for retro fixies hasn't helped, lets hope that fad goes away.

I like (and own) mid range Raleighs from the 70's and 80's a lot

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Well, you're right. There's one on EBay that's at $200.00. One mechanic told me that mine could fetch up to $300.00 if I sold mine, and to keep a GOOD eye on it because it's a thief magnet. I took it on a gravel road last night for the last time. The dirt and rocks gave it too much of a pounding, in my opinion. So I'll soon be getting a "cheap" Specialized standard Crosstrail with V-brakes for the daily driving and potholes. And you're right about the side-pulls and their adjustments. It took me a couple days to get that down.
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Old 07-18-14, 09:03 AM
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All of mine are steel also.

They are '80s and '90s mostly touring or sport touring geometry. Mostly bought as frames or for the frames with mostly '80s component upgrades made. Unfortunately none of my '70s bikes have survived. Gonna try to post a pic or two.

'84 Trek 620. '86 Univega Gran Turismo
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Old 08-13-14, 01:18 PM
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Serious LOL. Lovely bikes.
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Recently cleaned/rebuilt/resurrected the frame I built during a Proteus framebuilding course in '81. She's yar, but I'm not overly-confident of the brazing integrity of some of the joints, so I'm more likely to look at it and fondly recall my youth than to ride 'er much. More details in a recent Proteus thread here.









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1984 Team Fuji 55cm updated (still have everything original off the bike)



1991/2 Quattro Assi with everything carbon and modern I could find



1978 Schwinn Le Tour III (going to be built up with Shimano Sora)



1987 Schwinn Tempo (guy bought new in 1988 and put in his closet till last month when I bought off him, bike has never been built... has a few storage scratches but is almost perfect condition... not sure if I want to build it or not! Have a few pieces to get to be able to build it with full SRAM...)



1970's Raleigh Sprite built as a fixie with the original bars flipped upside down for the cafe racer look



2010 Schwinn Madison - my coffee bike / around town rider. Of course the gold is all nice, but the saddle was an almost new perforated Turbo - found at an estate sale on a Serrota with full Campy that I bought (wish I still had it)


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1986 Fuji Del Rey (Mixed Suntour and Shimano)
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This thread is turning into quite the beauty contest! I know my sample of steel below doesn't exactly measure up to some of the others posted here but here we go anyway...

1983 Stumpjumper
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1980s Austro Daimler
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1980s Shogun 1000 w/ new powder coat
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1991 Trek 930 650B conversion
1991 Trek 930 w/ Drop Bars and 650B wheels by FatSwede, on Flickr

1970s Motobecane Grand Jubile
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1983ish Miyata 1200 (picked this one up at the police auction)
1983 Miyata Twelve Hundred by FatSwede, on Flickr

1970s Bottecchia (I wanted a Raleigh Sports but they just don't make them tall enough for me)
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All tuned up for Saturday's century ride...

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This thread is a serious excuse for bike porn, . Here is my contribution:

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88 Stan Johnson



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