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10-17-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By Markeologist

I’m sorry but I do not believe any Sears Free...

I’m sorry but I do not believe any Sears Free Sprit has “cool factor” legit or otherwise. If this Sears has the stamped rear dropouts that are pressed into stays I’d pass. The Schwinn is from their...
10-17-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,565
Posted By Markeologist

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10-15-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,520
Posted By Markeologist

You interested in a first year Montare? I found...

You interested in a first year Montare? I found one for sale…you indicated your 86 was too small so I thought I’d ask!
10-11-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,570
Posted By Markeologist

Well “correct” here is questionable premise since...

Well “correct” here is questionable premise since beauty is in the eye of the beholder…I wouldn’t say I was “correct” in my thinking that the American Classic seat post was attractive while you found...
10-11-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,570
Posted By Markeologist

When I saw the title of this thread I knew...

When I saw the title of this thread I knew somebody would point out the Mavic starfish…I’m kind of found of it myself:...
10-10-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By Markeologist

Fairfax today: ...

Fairfax today:
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10-09-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,520
Posted By Markeologist

Head tube and seat stay finish on my 85 Fisher...

Head tube and seat stay finish on my 85 Fisher Comp and my late 70s…maybe very early 80s Ritchey Palo Alto Tandem…brothers from a different mother (but same father????):...
10-09-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 92,897
Posted By Markeologist

Significant shop in mountain bike history: ...

Significant shop in mountain bike history:
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10-08-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By Markeologist

…and here is my Ritchey from a moment ago parked...

…and here is my Ritchey from a moment ago parked over San Anselmo Creek on new bridge in same general location as Owen and family!...
10-08-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By Markeologist

…and here is a newer shot of my Ritchey after...

…and here is a newer shot of my Ritchey after some correcting:...
10-08-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By Markeologist

So I posted this on the general Ritchey thread...

So I posted this on the general Ritchey thread but belongs here…looks like my Ritchey tandem was owned by the late Owen Mulholland, renowned cycling scribe and racer. Here is pic of Owen with his...
10-08-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,520
Posted By Markeologist

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1985 68 degrees for head tube angle on Comp as well...
10-07-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,520
Posted By Markeologist

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Here is spec sheet for the 1985 lineup (Excalibur...
09-25-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,954
Posted By Markeologist

Owen Mulholland and his Ritchey Tandem

This pic of the late Owen Mulholland with his former wife and son popped up on Facebook a few weeks ago. Some folks reached out to me as it appears my Ritchey tandem is Owen’s former bike. Drive...
07-12-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,211
Posted By Markeologist

Where is Belgium?

Where is Belgium?
07-12-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,846
Posted By Markeologist

The doping took him out of contention, the...

The doping took him out of contention, the repeated lying and throwing team members under bus took him out of favor.
03-23-21, 03:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,707
Posted By Markeologist

Check Oregon Cyclewear, they produce Merino Wool...

Check Oregon Cyclewear, they produce Merino Wool jerseys and work with a local vendor for custom lettering. Reasonable rates and quick service is what I experienced when I had a jersey made.
03-19-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3,507
Views: 872,225
Posted By Markeologist

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Bernard Hinault in 1985 on team Gitane with cable routed from...
03-19-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3,507
Views: 872,225
Posted By Markeologist

Andy K, as I've shown elsewhere, your bottom...

Andy K, as I've shown elsewhere, your bottom bracket markings do not match that found on my two 87 Team Pros (both original paint, owned one since new). I'm now thinking your frame is EARLIER even...
03-12-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By Markeologist

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03-08-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,572
Posted By Markeologist

...and here is my other 1987 Team Pro...not built...

...and here is my other 1987 Team Pro...not built up yet, have 1st gen Chorus to go on it. Again, bottom bracket markings different. Both these bikes are 531P with cable routed through bottom of...
03-05-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,274
Posted By Markeologist

Stamped dropouts...not a great candidate for that...

Stamped dropouts...not a great candidate for that Record group (unlikely a group of this grade would have been fit to at most a mid-grade bike)...I'd keep hunting if your goal is to find an...
03-04-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,673
Posted By Markeologist

Some simple French sexiness, not my photo but now...

Some simple French sexiness, not my photo but now my frame....Bernard Carre...
03-01-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 64,424
Views: 10,003,659
Posted By Markeologist

Something special here...time for somebody to...

Something special here...time for somebody to release their inner Laurent Fignon….repaint to the classic blue and you would have a beauty.
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02-25-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 64,424
Views: 10,003,659
Posted By Markeologist

too big for me otherwise this would likely be...

too big for me otherwise this would likely be heading to my garage:


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02-17-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 991
Posted By Markeologist

My general understanding (and go by when hunting...

My general understanding (and go by when hunting bikes) was that the all red bird with tubing "GARANTITI" was how you could quickly ID Columbus tubing from 60s.
02-09-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,008
Posted By Markeologist

There are so few Carre frames with initials on...

There are so few Carre frames with initials on seat stay caps, it would seem unlikely that the initials went on customs too (as opposed to just the frames for pro riders in the pelton) ......
02-03-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By Markeologist

Worse yet, he engraved his initials on the fork...

Worse yet, he engraved his initials on the fork crown and seat stay caps!
01-30-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 64,424
Views: 10,003,659
Posted By Markeologist

Joe Breeze, Otis Guy, Grant Petersen, and Tom...

Joe Breeze, Otis Guy, Grant Petersen, and Tom himself rode Ritchey Palo Alto tandems back in the day, built by Tom when he was a very young man before the Mtn Bike days...too bad about the repaint...
01-26-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 169,995
Posted By Markeologist

Chefdurfee...I'm definitely retro and...

Chefdurfee...I'm definitely retro and occasionally a grouch and am also quite familiar with the Retrogrouch page but not sure I ever appeared in those pages (though I take as a compliment). Sounds...
01-26-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 169,995
Posted By Markeologist

This is down towards mouth of Tolay...

This is down towards mouth of Tolay Creek...that's Sears Point in background...those are the transmission lines that Bill Graham's helicopter crashed into when he was killed back in early 90s.
01-25-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By Markeologist

I've posted before...here it is with Campy bottom...

I've posted before...here it is with Campy bottom bracket and headset (pump too) which are incorrect for the CdM....
01-20-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,021
Posted By Markeologist

Good luck Addam...I hope this works out. I think...

Good luck Addam...I hope this works out. I think this is a Professional/Elite … if headset was originally Campy, would be a Pro. If shorter stack height for Stronglight headset, then would more...
01-17-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5,060
Views: 3,574,477
Posted By Markeologist

My wife and my gravel grinders from before such a...

My wife and my gravel grinders from before such a term existed...bought brand new in 1992...and just back from a gravel grind today. Used to love riding the fire roads of Marin and Alameda Counties...
01-17-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7,227
Views: 2,910,368
Posted By Markeologist

Did this drop bar conversion on a Stumpjumper...

Did this drop bar conversion on a Stumpjumper Sport in 1990 or so for my wife (I bought it new for her in 1986...though it might be an 85 model). She commuted on it for a couple years but then we...
01-17-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 169,995
Posted By Markeologist

Wife and I did a little gravel grind atop levees...

Wife and I did a little gravel grind atop levees along north side of San Francisco Bay today. We’ve owned these XO-1s since new, were our commuters for a number of years but now just for runs to the...
01-16-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,780
Posted By Markeologist

A nice autobiography on the life and cycling...

A nice autobiography on the life and cycling career of super domestique Vin Denson, the faithful lieutenant of Anquetil.
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01-09-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3,507
Views: 872,225
Posted By Markeologist

Mix of Campy looks great...the C-Record cranks...

Mix of Campy looks great...the C-Record cranks and Delta brakes came stock on the 87 Team Pros which have this same livery but cable is routed up from bottom on top tube (my wife and I both have the...
01-08-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,021
Posted By Markeologist

Use the GitaneUSA catalog dates with caution, the...

Use the GitaneUSA catalog dates with caution, the 1966 price sheet and 1967 catalog have incorrect dates....price sheet is likely 1964 (Anquetil was not riding a Gitane in 66) and that catalog is no...
01-04-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,170
Posted By Markeologist

From what I understand, Top 63s were introduced...

From what I understand, Top 63s were introduced by Mafac in late 1962 as a 1963 model (thus the "63" in the name). The Top 63s replaced the Tigers which became generally available in 1960 (+/-). ...
12-27-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,117
Posted By Markeologist

True, sentence is poorly worded but calving is...

True, sentence is poorly worded but calving is absolutely not the opposite of melting. Calving occurs at the edge/margins of the glacier, large masses of ice breaking free of the ice sheet, a...
12-27-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,117
Posted By Markeologist

Clearly the sentence is referencing the period...

Clearly the sentence is referencing the period when the glaciers are receding (it states "melting") as the planet warmed and thus the southern edge of the ice sheet was moving northwards (i.e.,...
12-24-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,520
Posted By Markeologist

As requested, here is a pic of my Fisher Comp...

As requested, here is a pic of my Fisher Comp I've posted elsewhere on BF. It has extremely rare Fisher aluminum clamp-on bullmoose bars which were subsequently recalled. Back in the day I narrowed...
12-19-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,202
Posted By Markeologist

The Rapha team only entered a handful of races...

The Rapha team only entered a handful of races during their existence, I know folks have stated "sister" team...if it was a sister, it was a younger sister (so more like a B team). Gitane bikes were...
12-19-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,628
Posted By Markeologist

Nice frame Addam. Diamond cut-outs in Prugnat S...

Nice frame Addam. Diamond cut-outs in Prugnat S lugs suggests a top tier Carre...and with his stamp on willow-leaf seat stay caps...very nice (not all bikes with willow-leaf caps are from Carre so...
12-17-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,724
Posted By Markeologist

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Sorry, non-drive side, was going for the scenery in...
12-17-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,724
Posted By Markeologist

The metallic blue, "bubble" decaled Gitane Team...

The metallic blue, "bubble" decaled Gitane Team Pros of the 80s are among the most beautiful racing bikes ever made (IMnotsoHO). They dropped this look in 85/86 production bikes but brought it back...
12-13-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,194
Posted By Markeologist

Tiger1964, yes, Ford-France imported and promoted...

Tiger1964, yes, Ford-France imported and promoted Fords in France including the Mustang. The Mustang was a huge hit in France in large part because of Ford-France's very active promotion including...
12-13-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,194
Posted By Markeologist

Addam...my comments were not directed at your 63,...

Addam...my comments were not directed at your 63, it clearly has hallmarks of a Carre-built frame, not just the willow leaf seat stay caps but also the fish-mouthed seat and chain stay ends at rear...
12-13-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,194
Posted By Markeologist

I'm familiar with this Gitane from Tonton Velo so...

I'm familiar with this Gitane from Tonton Velo so I'm not following the Geminiani part? Neither this Gitane from Tonton Vello nor this one of yours you picture have Carre willow leafs seat stay...
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