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06-16-19, 04:38 PM
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Seen during a walk at James River Park today, a...

Seen during a walk at James River Park today, a nice orange Stumpjumper Sport from the pre-indexing era; it still has the Shimano Light Action thumbies on it but somebody geared it up with larger...
06-05-19, 06:13 PM
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Nice little GT seen in the old 'hood when we went...

Nice little GT seen in the old 'hood when we went over this evening. Very good condition....
05-05-19, 07:05 AM
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Mystery solved! Thanks!

Mystery solved! Thanks!
04-30-19, 02:52 AM
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Try a zoom shot from that angle. Looks like that...

Try a zoom shot from that angle. Looks like that seat tube is captive.
04-19-19, 07:38 PM
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Aft, not so much. And, speaking as an experienced...

Aft, not so much. And, speaking as an experienced mechanic, it looks like that left cap might even be crossthreaded....
04-18-19, 10:04 PM
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Looks like the seat tube goes through the left...

Looks like the seat tube goes through the left section of galvanized pipe (notch pipe, insert tube in slot, thread on pipe cap) so I'd say art.
02-23-19, 08:08 AM
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You really need to post this in the "For the love...

You really need to post this in the "For the love of English 3-speeds..." thread. Somebody over there will hustle over to the shop in short order to liberate that Raleigh.
02-23-19, 08:03 AM
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Sekine. I briefly had a pink frameset years ago...

Sekine. I briefly had a pink frameset years ago that I never built up and soon passed along.
01-06-19, 07:04 PM
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Saw this Maruishi at a flea market today. Not a...

Saw this Maruishi at a flea market today. Not a common brand in these parts. Looks decent, early 105 on a CroMo frame. Close to my size but I didn't even bother to ask the price.
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12-24-18, 10:30 PM
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Looks like a rod brake Raleigh Tourist. Not...

Looks like a rod brake Raleigh Tourist. Not especially rare or valuable, but I hope they just removed the stem/bar combo and the seatpost to make it work and didn't cut it up.
12-23-18, 01:06 PM
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Saw this guy a little while ago. No bike stuff,...

Saw this guy a little while ago. No bike stuff, but I hear he's pretty clever so he might be packing. We'll see. Happy holiday....
12-22-18, 04:56 AM
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I can actually top this but I'll need to get a...

I can actually top this but I'll need to get a pic. There's a guy who rides his bike up and down the main drag of Ashland VA in a brightly colored outfit that usually features a tutu and a parasol....
12-22-18, 04:49 AM
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Those giant shifters were on Varsity and...

Those giant shifters were on Varsity and Continental bikes, and some better models, everywhere from the '70s on, Huge, heavy, clunky things. This one also looks like it still has factory tape on it,...
09-15-18, 09:11 PM
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Pittsboro NC. Sometimes I hate antique shops. ...

Pittsboro NC. Sometimes I hate antique shops.

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07-18-18, 08:57 PM
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But a tall one, 23" frame.

But a tall one, 23" frame.
04-27-18, 10:28 AM
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I saw this van approaching yesterday but could...

I saw this van approaching yesterday but could not get the camera out in time once I recognized the treasure on the back. Saw it again this morning, parked. Think what you will of flatbed...
04-11-18, 02:23 PM
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This one was actually seen at an antique shop,...

This one was actually seen at an antique shop, not truly in the wild. It's a very basic bike boom tourist-type 10-speed with a National head badge and stickers proclaiming it to be an Ultra Sport. ...
02-06-18, 04:47 PM
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Saw this on the way to a buddy's place out in the...

Saw this on the way to a buddy's place out in the country. Did not stick around due to No Trespassing signs.
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02-04-18, 03:48 PM
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There's a bike/tree blend near Stephens City,...

There's a bike/tree blend near Stephens City, Virginia that I got a pic of many years ago. I'll have to find it. It features a similar juvie machine being absorbed.
12-09-17, 10:58 AM
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Quick story from my repping days. One...

Quick story from my repping days.

One customer was going down her list of stuff she needed and was asking about the kind of felt brake pads these exercisers require, and she phrased the setup...
12-09-17, 10:54 AM
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A bit too small and not what I'm looking for...

A bit too small and not what I'm looking for right now. I'd rather have a slightly older America. Plus, I'd feel obligated to find black replacement parts for what's missing.
12-04-17, 09:31 PM
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Went by a local shop on its last day in business...

Went by a local shop on its last day in business and saw this blackout Fuji (Ace?) leaning in a corner.
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09-17-17, 05:39 PM
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Spotted this gem parked at the river this...

Spotted this gem parked at the river this morning, although not what most would agree qualifies for the thread. While not a bike it probably is old enough a rack to be C or V, but it certainly is...
06-18-17, 04:42 PM
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I saw this many years ago when I was repping and...

I saw this many years ago when I was repping and this was in the parking lot of one of my dealers. The guy was riding the Moab and towing that trailer, the one with the second bike mounted on top. ...
06-13-17, 10:01 AM
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Another one from the co-op, at least a view of...

Another one from the co-op, at least a view of part of a bike. This is on a low-end bike boom Browning and this is by far the most interesting part of it, the rear centerpull hanger. I've worked on...
06-11-17, 04:20 PM
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Spotted at the Co-op, so not really in the wild. ...

Spotted at the Co-op, so not really in the wild. None of these is particularly fancy; steel frames and stamped dropouts.

Batavus Tour de l'Europe. I actually had one of these that I bought in...
06-01-17, 07:30 AM
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A while back I posted a pic of an art...

A while back I posted a pic of an art installation in town composed of bikes on a pyramid framework. While at the doc's office yesterday I was reading the local paper and they had this pic.
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05-30-17, 06:31 PM
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I always shout "Photo op!" at times like this so...

I always shout "Photo op!" at times like this so my wife will be prepared for the soon-to-follow sharp braking/lane change/U-turn or whatever it takes to get the pic. As long as I don't get us killed...
05-15-17, 07:15 PM
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Drove past at 35 MPH, saw the TA crank and had to...

Drove past at 35 MPH, saw the TA crank and had to go back. Not much info on the frame since it was covered with stickers and spray paint, but it has chrome on the fork crown and fork tips, stamped...
02-27-17, 05:09 PM
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Nice little Centurion tourer, not too badly worn...

Nice little Centurion tourer, not too badly worn and missing a couple of parts.
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01-17-17, 10:53 PM
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If I'd known 20 years ago that I'd be here...

If I'd known 20 years ago that I'd be here tonight I'd have done that (actually, I'd have done a ton of stuff differently). Squinting at the pic and trying to identify it, I seem to recall it was...
01-17-17, 02:45 PM
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Saw this GT Strike while doing some birthday...

Saw this GT Strike while doing some birthday shopping.
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Here are some from my repping days after I learned to carry a camera with me:


Cannondale road bike with suspension fork and...
12-14-16, 08:07 PM
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Now that I'm retired I want to head back over to...

Now that I'm retired I want to head back over to my old campus at VCU and check out the rides at every rack I can find. Trouble is, I'm sure I'd be struck with lust when I find the ones I want, and...
12-14-16, 06:57 PM
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The red frame is basically stock. The BB of the...

The red frame is basically stock. The BB of the swingarm is bolted to the rear dropouts of the red frame, and the silver tube you see is the rigid brace running from the former shock pivot...
12-11-16, 10:10 PM
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You know I was just being facetious, right? Hope...

You know I was just being facetious, right? Hope someone can actually identify them for you.
12-11-16, 10:08 PM
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Tire tracks. Probably three different machines. ...

Tire tracks. Probably three different machines. After it snowed. You're welcome.
12-11-16, 05:04 PM
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This is no beauty and not even very rare or...

This is no beauty and not even very rare or desirable a frame, but it demonstrates what a little ingenuity can accomplish. I went to the co-op on a mission and noticed a long bike hung over the rack...
11-20-16, 04:24 PM
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Hard to tell where that pump peg is supposed to...

Hard to tell where that pump peg is supposed to be aimed.
10-14-16, 04:59 PM
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Moots was on the ground floor of the 650B...

Moots was on the ground floor of the 650B resurgence. They had bikes set up that way back in the early '90s and had other interesting features.
09-19-16, 01:42 PM
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Seen in front of an architectural salvage place...

Seen in front of an architectural salvage place in Ithaca NY as permanent display. The bike is unremarkable but the hack, the framework of it at least, appears to be a production aftermarket setup...
01-21-16, 02:13 AM
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Went to a nursery/garden center on Monday and saw...

Went to a nursery/garden center on Monday and saw an old Western Flyer being used in a display, a 20" juvie bike rusting away, semi-pneumatic tires, unremarkable except for a crank I'd never seen...
10-06-15, 09:56 AM
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I apologize for the crappy picture but the bike...

I apologize for the crappy picture but the bike was important to me. We were in our hotel on the last evening of a weeklong Hawaiian vacation (Big Island) and had seen only beach cruisers, mountain...
09-26-15, 09:08 AM
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With the UCI Worlds in town this week there are...

With the UCI Worlds in town this week there are so many nice bikes around you just can't stand it. However, if you stop for a moment a few will reveal themselves to you.

Nice touring Cannondale. ...
08-28-15, 09:58 AM
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This one showed up at a "permanent yard sale"...

This one showed up at a "permanent yard sale" near us. It's a UO-9 based rig, not many of which were imported. Steel frame with alloy crank and wheels. Nice little bike with full fenders and rack,...
08-20-15, 01:18 PM
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When did you last see an AMP fork out and about? ...

When did you last see an AMP fork out and about?

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07-13-15, 10:05 AM
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I understand, but even in my lifetime Columbia...

I understand, but even in my lifetime Columbia has produced nothing but low end stuff. In my youth if you had a Schwinn coaster brake bike it might be perceived as "better" than a Columbia and was...
07-13-15, 09:51 AM
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Is finding a Columbia at Harvard the equivalent...

Is finding a Columbia at Harvard the equivalent of finding a Schwinn in Raleigh?
06-14-15, 11:05 AM
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Saw these three at the river last night. ...

Saw these three at the river last night.

Bridgestone XO-1 in pretty nice shape.
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Does anyone remember the short-lived Formula bike? This was a ploy by the bike industry to follow up...
06-03-15, 06:05 PM
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I'll bet those are Lambert pedals. Beautiful...

I'll bet those are Lambert pedals. Beautiful cast bodies, needle bearings and you simply cannot keep dustcaps on 'em.
04-19-15, 05:14 AM
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Seen leaning against a warehouse in my old...

Seen leaning against a warehouse in my old neighborhood, at a time when I had no more space in the basement and boxed bikes in the attic.
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