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Seen your bike duplicate in the wild?

Old 07-08-14, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by photogravity View Post
I have some pretty rare, if not unique, stuff. Seeing the stuff I have in the wild just doesn't happen, especially since I have the only two Norman Rapides known to exist. Also, some of the reason I don't see dupes is due to the age of the bikes I ride, along with the fact I like stuff that's far outside the mainstream.
We wouldn't have you any other way man I look forward to seeing whatever the heck style of bike you branch into next.
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Old 07-08-14, 04:54 PM
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I do not recall seeing any- I think I may have seen an 84/85 Trek 720 before I got mine.
I lied- I have seen a few 1986 Trek 400 Elances.

On BF I have seen bunches of people with my bikes.
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Old 07-08-14, 06:50 PM
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I haven't seen any that match my bikes either. I have a 72 Paramount that is chrome. The fork an frame are original but everything else has been replaced . the running gear is all 600 tricolor except the brakes. I also have a 73 Paramount that is as it was made to include the tubular rims and tires. The 72 is my favorite bike to ride.
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Old 07-09-14, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by oberthecat View Post
I haven't seen any that match my bikes either. I have a 72 Paramount that is chrome. The fork an frame are original but everything else has been replaced . the running gear is all 600 tricolor except the brakes. I also have a 73 Paramount that is as it was made to include the tubular rims and tires. The 72 is my favorite bike to ride.
I believe your chrome frames twin is hanging in the LBS I frequent I should be stopping by there for a chain today, want me to take a pic for comparison?
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Old 07-09-14, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
I believe your chrome frames twin is hanging in the LBS I frequent I should be stopping by there for a chain today, want me to take a pic for comparison?
Yes please. I am a little confused by the decal placement on mine. My seat tube decal is quite high and I thought they were centered. I have seen another picture of a different model Paramount where the placement is the same so maybe mine is right after all.
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Old 07-09-14, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by oberthecat View Post
Yes please. I am a little confused by the decal placement on mine. My seat tube decal is quite high and I thought they were centered. I have seen another picture of a different model Paramount where the placement is the same so maybe mine is right after all.
kk will do
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Old 07-09-14, 10:01 AM
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Only once that I recall - years ago at the Chicago Jazz Fest I saw a guy on a Team Champion like mine, only his was pretty beat up, handlebars flipped hobo style, lock swinging from the seat lug. Miles Davis was playing though, so that was pretty good consolation.
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Old 07-09-14, 10:14 AM
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I just saw a duplicate of one of my bikes in the appraisals forum!
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Old 07-09-14, 10:24 AM
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I do see a good number of Raleigh 20's that don't belong to us... we have a little group that gets together and the green and brown models are abundant and many date from the same years.
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Nope...not seen a Miyata 1000 or RB-1 (my main two riding bikes)...I do, occasionally, see some vintage steel of various sorts...
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Old 07-09-14, 01:27 PM
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I came close today! Rode by an older gentleman spinning a pre-canti Cannondale (black) but I didnt have time to see if it was touring or the R model. I suspect it was an ST. I gave him a robust smile and "that's a nice bike" on my way by.
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Old 07-09-14, 02:04 PM
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I saw my Raleighs twin, about 4 years ago, in an old shop that was the bicycle version of a wrecking yard. Old bikes and parts all over the place, unfortunately the guy only took cash, and only had $5 on me at the time.....The shop was in a building that was condemned, so they could put up another condo tower.... It moved, then went out of business, and last I heard the guy who ran it was back doing the same thing...
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Old 07-09-14, 02:34 PM
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Yup. Once. Bought the other one immediately. Can't have that.

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Originally Posted by oberthecat View Post
Yes please. I am a little confused by the decal placement on mine. My seat tube decal is quite high and I thought they were centered. I have seen another picture of a different model Paramount where the placement is the same so maybe mine is right after all.



Shop owner says it's a 71.. so I guess it's not your duplicate, but is it close?
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Since I'm a 'lifer' in terms of bike porn, I've seen lots of bikes that have made the rounds here and on the C & V Appraisals Forum that are still being ridden, and are still soldiering along decades after they were assembled and sold.

However, through the years I have only encountered one other fellow who was riding a steel Moots Mountaineer, and he was just as as I was!
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Old 07-09-14, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post



Shop owner says it's a 71.. so I guess it's not your duplicate, but is it close?
Thanks for the pictures.

Here is a picture of mine as I got it. I have changed it back to drop bars and to a double but you can see how the decals are placed differently. So the frame is close and a lot of the details like lugs are the same.
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Old 07-09-14, 08:34 PM
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Bought this pair of SR500 Cannondales from the husband and wife for $300. They were purchased at the same time back in 1988. I've since sold off the bigger bike and keep the smaller one that fits me.


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I recently bought a 1974 Raleigh International frameset, then found an almost stock complete bike of the same year a few days later. It was a good price, so I couldn't say no. I will build up the frame from modern and (90s) parts and compare it to Nuovo Record parts that came with the stock bike to see which one I like better.
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Unlikely. My bikes start off as frames and get built up the way I like them. Not too many other people around here do it that way. I once bought a new roadie and promptly modded it beyond recognition into a rando bike. I don't see bikes as bike models as potential for the bike I want with a lot of modification of course.
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