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Old 08-23-21, 07:51 PM
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I have a 73 Raleigh Super Course that was in the scrap heap of the local Co-op.
It is now a Double dingle speed.






Then there is my 72 Witcomb that has been Gugiezied

Next to my dingle speed 73 SuperCourse.

Installed a Stonglight roller bearing headset.


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Old 08-24-21, 01:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post



not my oldest but this frameset has been almost 100% re-Zeus'd...
You did such a great job on that one. Love the red tape and the gum hoods. Hope you've got it all nicely dialed-in.

A couple weeks ago, my oldest was a '60 Paramount. N-1, and it's now this relatively-new-to-me '72 Torpado.


...


This is the only bike in which I'm still riding on 23c (and cotton tape). It's super smooth. Think I'll keep it this way a while.
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Old 08-24-21, 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
My Winter project...



Where ya at on this?
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Old 08-24-21, 02:04 AM
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Since we're bumping this thread here's my '84 Univega Gran Rally. Bought it a few years ago with zero road miles. It spent it's entire life on an indoor trainer in Arizona. The tubular wheelset I bought on ebay was built up in '88 and never used.

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Old 08-24-21, 07:10 AM
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Either 72 or 73 motobecane le champion. 8 years older than me.
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Old 08-24-21, 08:06 AM
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Well, my current oldest is this 1985 Fuji Opus III with Superbee components. Although it's Superbe tubular wheels came off a 1981 bike:


But I used to own this 1972 Peugeot U-08 beauty also:



And this 1972.....ummm.....not beauty. LOL!

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Old 08-24-21, 08:17 AM
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1974 Schwinn Le Tour or 1974 Raleigh Sports.
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Old 08-24-21, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Where ya at on this?
Winter is coming....
Can't decide a crankset.
Vintage Campy 52/42 or a VeloOrange 46/30.

Once decided, just need to string it up. Even got some vintage hoods on it since this pic.
Gran Sport ders + shifters, Universal brakes + levers, Ambrosio stem, 3T bars, tubulars.
Oh, and i need to get a 3D printed headbadge for this '59 tourer.

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Old 08-24-21, 10:53 AM
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1984 Trek 720 tour bike. Components were trashed so I upgraded to a 8 speed nexus red band hub, 700c wheels and single chainring
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Old 08-24-21, 02:22 PM
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I'd say my oldest is my early 90's Trek 1100. Don't know the exact year of manufacture, but from what I could find they were made from around 1991-1993.
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Old 08-24-21, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Whitecoyote View Post
1958 Swiss Army

So where does the corkscrew fold out from?
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Old 08-24-21, 02:30 PM
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1977 Nishiki ONP. Frame was purchased new by my father, and it was his commuter for many years. He passed in '94, but hadn't been able to ride for years before that. I rebuilt it with full Superbe early last year (COVID project). It is a very nice ride - agile and smooth.

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Old 08-24-21, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
1972 Raleigh Superbe. I commuted to work on this for years, still use it for running errands now that I'm retired:

Of all the bikes I've ever owned and gotten rid of, this is the one I've wanted back. I rode one of those like crazy in the early 1980s and loved every minute of it.
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Old 08-24-21, 07:02 PM
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Not very old. 2008 Dahon Boardwalk.
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes View Post
So where does the corkscrew fold out from?
Haven't found the corkscrew, but it tells time pretty darn well!
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Can't decide a crankset. Vintage Campy 52/42 or a VO 46/30.
If Triomphe is your Campy, I might go VO. I'd save that Triomphe for an '80s bike.



I noticed you have a cable stop for the rear brake on the drive side. That's a little tricky with most calipers. I found my '60 Paramount worked/looked a little better if I routed the cable underneath the top tube and on to the nds of the left seatstay. But it looks like something might be in the way.
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Old 08-24-21, 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
1977 Nishiki ONP. Frame was purchased new by my father, and it was his commuter for many years. He passed in '94, but hadn't been able to ride for years before that. I rebuilt it early last year (COVID project). It is a very nice ride - agile and smooth.
Looks amazing! My Nishiki International was the first vintage bike I bought myself, probably about ten years ago now. A couple other bikes have come and gone since then, but I doubt I'll ever get ride of the Nishiki - love the way it feels.
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Old 08-28-21, 07:22 PM
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Old 08-28-21, 10:07 PM
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Well,
It was this one … ‘86 Alan.
But, I was gifted this ‘85 Peugeot PH10LE, so I now have my Winter Build …
JD

1986 Alan Record Carbonio

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I picked this up last week. It’s an early 1950s Ciclo Piave Modello Speciale with Cambio Corsa.



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Old 08-29-21, 01:05 AM
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Originally Posted by road195 View Post

This is the frame geometry, that put to rest a lot of fit issues.
Every time I come in this thread I find myself just staring at this bike. I think it's stunning. I think it's a combination of the color, the black accent lines, and the amazing job on the fenders. Easily one of my favorite bikes I've seen on this forum.
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84 Schwinn Voyageur

Would post a pic...brooks saddle added. Warm grey. Original owner. Would post a pic...but apparently you need to have 10 posts before you're real. :-)....or pic worthy. :-). This is post 5/10.
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Old 08-29-21, 05:19 AM
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Picked this up several years ago because of the chrome lugs. Paid too much for it but it is what it is and now it is my oldest from 1972. The PO removed the original ST and DT decals. I have replacements.
1972 Bottecchia Giro D'Italia (Professional conversion) on Flickr
@Brad L I would lobe to have one of those in my stable! Very Cool!
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Old 08-29-21, 05:54 AM
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Originally Posted by rumstove View Post
Every time I come in this thread I find myself just staring at this bike. I think it's stunning. I think it's a combination of the color, the black accent lines, and the amazing job on the fenders. Easily one of my favorite bikes I've seen on this forum.
Thanks for the kind words, off topic but the bike seat tube angle, at 72 degrees is the big difference I have finally stumbled upon. I am convinced all the set back seat posts, and theories, about fit have there limitations. Very long inseam needs to look elsewhere. Vintage is love!!!
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Old 08-29-21, 09:55 AM
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'73 Raleigh Grand Prix

I didn't post the 1st time this thread came around since my oldest bike wasn't put back together, but as of this June it's ion the road.




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