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Old 06-30-18, 08:47 AM
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Parlee Altum R, Campy EPS, Schmolke TLO 45's
That is a very nice shade of blue.

The rim labels could do with some shrinking though.
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Old 06-30-18, 08:35 PM
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THAT is friggin' SWEET!
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Old 07-01-18, 08:56 PM
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THAT is friggin' SWEET!

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Old 07-02-18, 11:43 AM
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Beautiful group. Joining this free forum is going to cost me a lot of money.
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Old 07-02-18, 08:19 PM
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Old 07-04-18, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by jim911 View Post
I have looked a many of the over 50 posts, and have not seen one photo. Lets see your bikes!


Single speed dreaming


Okd school mt bike


Newly painted gravel bike


Carbon roady
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Old 07-04-18, 12:57 PM
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Been riding this this a lot lately.

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Old 07-05-18, 09:30 AM
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Beautiful Bicycle! All it's missing to be perfect is a couple of gears.

Was it custom made for you?
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Old 07-05-18, 09:45 AM
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My Mk 2 Brompton AW3 , Schlumpf Mountain drive 2 speed reduction gearbox crank ..





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Old 07-05-18, 01:46 PM
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My first bike that fits.



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Old 07-05-18, 01:52 PM
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Old 07-05-18, 08:52 PM
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There’s some sweet rides being posted here.This is my 1984 Lotus Classique fastback.
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Old 07-06-18, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Kobe View Post
Beautiful Bicycle! All it's missing to be perfect is a couple of gears.

Was it custom made for you?
Yes, the frame was custom from R+E Cycles AKA Rodriguez in Seattle. I built it up myself.

https://www.pedalroom.com/bike/2018-...z-custom-37179

Rodriguez also makes geared bikes with freewheels for the lazy.


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I'm a school teacher with the summer off and lately most of my miles have been on this CL $100 bargain Circuit. During the school year, I commute on a rescued PX-10. And my gofastwiththeotherknuckleheads bike is made for me Richard Sachs.
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Old 07-07-18, 09:15 PM
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Nice Sachs.* A friend of mine makes his own framesets (Rocket Cycles) but also makes all of the Sachs headbadges that are brazed onto that head tube for Richard.** Nice color too. Always have to go wit the Classic Red Sachs. Bet it rides like glass. Good for you!



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Old 07-08-18, 08:18 AM
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Yes, the frame was custom from R+E Cycles AKA Rodriguez in Seattle. I built it up myself.
-Tim-
Was just at R&E myself.
I also consider them the Campy experts in town.
Outstanding place.
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Shaw Butte from Cave Creek by res1due, on Flickr

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Old 07-09-18, 11:42 AM
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First bike is a Rivendell Sam Hillborne and the second one is my Brompton (orange one). I am having Winter Bicycles build my custom and it should be ready by the end of the year.



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Old 07-09-18, 06:21 PM
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I love the simple beauty of that bike.
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Old 07-11-18, 07:54 AM
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My new Giant escape 3
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Old 07-12-18, 06:13 PM
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17 miles yesterday on the track cycle. But what exactly are these gents riding?
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Old 07-12-18, 07:17 PM
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I may be wrong, but I think it is a Giant Luk.
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Old 07-12-18, 08:20 PM
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I may be wrong, but I think it is a Giant Luk.
I assume they rode ladder to ladder. The photographer does a great job showing motion. I have watched a video of a cyclist, and team attempting to break a mile per hour record riding Penny Farthing cycles. Can't imagine racing and facing backwards and getting tangled with another team on their Giant Luk.
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Old 07-12-18, 09:02 PM
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I love the simple beauty of that bike.
Thanks.

I rode it this evening with a 48x16 gear - 25 miles at 18.4 MPH.

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