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Old 12-19-18, 12:25 PM
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Earliest photos of you and your bike(s)

Just came upon these looking through a drawer in my "office". Rockin' a drop bar Schwinn Sport in Feb 1956(printed on photo, just turned 10), and probably 5 years earlier for the other one. Anyone else want to share? I just took cell phone pics of the originals and loaded them.

Happy Holidays, Brian

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Old 12-19-18, 01:43 PM
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I uploaded a pic on this site of me on my bike when I was about 8 or 9 and had a paper route. If I could find the thread, I'd repost it here but I think it will take some time.
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None of those old pictures were saved, after my Father died..

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I don't have any childhood pictures but here I am in 1968 at age 19 with my first real touring bike, a WB Hurlow. A buddy and I were departing his house in Arlington VA on our first long summer tour. We first rode up to the annual AYH Great Eastern Touring Rally, that year in the Catskills at Arkville NY. We then continued on to his uncle's cabin at Land o' Lakes WI.
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My 1972 Peugeot PX10 set up for touring. This was the start of of a 850 mile loop that included the Oregon Coast.
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yep, gotta love 'em. Here is my first real bike.. (at probably 10 years old). Unfortunately I cannot remember the brand. But it all the bells and whistles, from chromed fenders, lighting equipment, chain guard, speedometer. Even more sad, 10 tears later a buddy of mine and I decided it would be cool to chop our bikes apart and build a tandem. Now, don't wanna hear anything about the hair cut
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Racine Cyclery's makeshift Criterium team at the course on the shore of Lake Michigan, in Racine, W.. I'm on the right. 6'2". 220lb. On my Lavender Ralieigh Competition. Probably 1973.

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My first bike, J.C. Higgins "lightweight."

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'75 or '76 at 15/16 years old with my first road bike. A Raleigh Record I bought new from the shop I ended up working at a couple years later. My mint condition 5 speed Stingray was given as trade in.
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Aug 1955; 8YO.

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My, then new, 1964 Legnano.

Me, on the right on my new 1964 Legnano Roma.
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Clipped in, you started it ..... Lol

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These are great photos!! Thanks to all who have shared.

Me with my first set of wheels, new cap pistol/belt, cowboy boots and vest at the age of three; Christmas1962.

Here I am many years later (about 1990) with my bike and a different pistol

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Like most, I learned around age 5 but this is the earliest pic that I can find. It's from 1982.

FujiAmerica by trsnrtr, on Flickr
Keep the chain tight!

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btw, for those of you scanning old photos with your phone, google makes an app called "Photo Scan" that does a nice job of that - better than just taking a pic of a pic.
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when 10-spd bikes had chain guards

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Early 60's , winter in Northeast Ohio. My first bike, used, unknown brand, 24\" wheels. It was fun for a few years.
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My 2nd bike - it was brand NEW. 1966 Schwinn Collegiate in Coppertone! I ride the wheels off of it until I got my driver's license in 1969.
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In 1973 my father had just got into biking, had bought a Schwinn LeTour and was bugging me to take a short camping trip with him in upper Michigan. My bike was a Raleigh International. We went relatively light, rode about 250-300 miles and had a great time. He was 55 and in great shape and rode 24 year old me into the ground.

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I don't have digital pics, but I had some senior pics done with my bike. That was in 2000. The bike was a 98 GT LTS 4000 that I bought myself. Back then $750 was big money for a high school kid to own on his own bike.
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Originally Posted by ve9vic
nice, it is a good start
What’s a good start?
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
What’s a good start?
Not constantly challenging and asking questions would be a good start.
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