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05-18-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,061
Posted By CriticalThought

Mens sana in corpore sano

Thanks for the perspectives smd4 Soody panzerwagon ... and wow, thanks for the pics rccardr ...fantastic and inspiring.

So here's my conundrum (and it's a good one to have, I know...). I picked up...
05-17-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,061
Posted By CriticalThought

Delta Brake Bits

Thanks all.

repechage All is not lost when it comes to the brake pads (both figuratively and literally!). As I was heading off the seller tossed me a ziplock bag and a couple of pedals!

Turns...
05-17-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,061
Posted By CriticalThought

A very lucky find - (almost) unmolested quirky 33 year old Cinelli

I'm feeling extremely fortunate lately when it comes to neat "finds". I recently saw this pop up for sale in my neighborhood just a few hours after it was posted and I jumped all over it as I don't...
05-11-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By CriticalThought

a few more... ...

a few more...

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05-11-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By CriticalThought

1975 Raleigh Competition Stunning Time Capsule - Rare Mint Black Dura Ace First Gen

So I've been keeping an eye out (and learning about) 80s Dura Ace in the hopes of finding a nice gruppo to build up my the 3Rensho frame I was fortunate to stumble across...
02-08-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By CriticalThought

3TTT Stem Decals

Thanks all!

Thanks juvela Funny that you mentioned the version of the 3TTT stem. I noticed that as well (and was pretty happy to see it).

The colors the decal had faded to though, made me...
02-07-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By CriticalThought

Barn Find 1971 Swiss Super Mondia Special

I have too many projects in the queue but the price was right and it (rack & saddle aside) was just so original. Bought from the original owner who told me he bought it new in Southern California and...
12-29-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,087
Posted By CriticalThought

I know this is an epically ancient thread... but...

I know this is an epically ancient thread... but I found it searching for something and realized Tange has published an online guide to their tubing that I found super helpful. I wish all other...
12-21-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By CriticalThought

Early 3Rensho Find! - Advice Requested

So an early 3Rensho Super Record Export frame came home with me today. I wasn't looking for one but had heard the stories and knew of the cult following so when one just showed up at a really good...
09-07-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By CriticalThought

MauriceMoss Thanks for IDing the lugs. (and for...

MauriceMoss Thanks for IDing the lugs. (and for including the catalog images... very cool).

I did some looking around on some Cantabrian cycling sites and found some cool pictures, but even in...
09-05-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By CriticalThought

Another example of the marque

By the way... I poked around online and found some stunning examples of the marque. Stunning enough that they put my example to shame. Here's one...

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09-04-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By CriticalThought

Vipch de España - Surprising Cinelli Connections

So another unloved bike fell into my lap recently, a Vipch. It had all of the typical qualities that make a bike unloved and overlooked. It was pretty rough for a start, with a bit of a large frame....
09-04-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 625
Views: 104,735
Posted By CriticalThought

Spain and a Spanish Colony

Here are a couple from bikes I picked up recently... I couldn't find anything about Marniher in Spain (I think this bike was bought in the 80s), but I did find this quote about La Paz in Mission...
08-23-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,478
Posted By CriticalThought

juvela That Speedic with the Ideale-style alloy...

juvela That Speedic with the Ideale-style alloy rails is particularly intriguing. I spent some time poking around Japanese websites and couldn't find a single photographed example of one.

I did...
08-22-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,322
Posted By CriticalThought

Hey J.Higgins It's a Brooks saddle bag. It's not...

Hey J.Higgins It's a Brooks saddle bag. It's not "period" but it is old. I think this version was made most recently in the 1990s if I had to guess. It was before Brooks got trendy and fashionable...
08-21-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,322
Posted By CriticalThought

Thought I'd throw some pictures up of today's...

Thought I'd throw some pictures up of today's ride.... :)

This bike ended up being a keeper.

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08-15-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,478
Posted By CriticalThought

You're right juvela , but the Gran Prix do have...

You're right juvela , but the Gran Prix do have that classic English brake cable stay arched bridge whereas the Gran Sport don't. :)

Here is some more old collateral I dug up.
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08-15-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,478
Posted By CriticalThought

Early 60s Raleigh Gran Sport - Denver Dumpster

I was lucky enough to pick this up as a dumpster rescue. I think it's a 1962 Raleigh Gran Sport.

Not that I can justify another project, but I had my eye out for something interesting and the GB...
04-14-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,489
Posted By CriticalThought

Very Early Worksop Raleigh Grand Prix Time Capsule - 1960s?

Had my eyes peeled for a Wrights saddle ever since I missed out on a fantastic one in a Glasgow charity shop a couple of years ago. Just picked one up locally in Colorado and it came attached to a...
03-03-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 30,664
Posted By CriticalThought

late 1970s Mercian Super Tourist

Thanks noglider I think the Mercian tandem is one of my nicer looking bikes. I appreciate you saying that and it makes me want to take it out and ride it (and get some better pictures)... the paint...
03-03-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 30,664
Posted By CriticalThought

Killer Golden Mercian Tandem & Funky Follis

I didn't have time to take nicer photos to highlight the gold Mercian and brown Follis. The Mercian is stunning and the gold paint suits it surprisingly well in the flesh... the Follis perhaps not...
01-20-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 15,313
Posted By CriticalThought

A. Duprat

I've been enjoying this thread and though I don't have much. to contribute, I thought I'd share this mess that ended up in my hands. I think it's a Raleigh Grand Prix and although it's a disaster...
01-19-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,411
Posted By CriticalThought

My early 1970s Swiss Cilo Pacer

[QUOTE=gaucho777;19568689]Here are a few shots of my ~'72 Cilo Pacer, which has been upgraded with T.A. cranks, Campagnolo bits, Ideale saddle, and Lyotard Berthoud pedals.

Very cool gaucho777
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01-19-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 31,534
Posted By CriticalThought

Early 1970s Swiss made Cilo Pacer that I've been working on....

...my contribution to White Bike Month. :)

This bike rides really nicely and I think I like the Swiss-ness of it, and the very pretty (in my perhaps not so humble opinion) 3 arm Campy crank /...
08-13-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,181
Posted By CriticalThought

Count me in.... love C&V motorcycles. My...

Count me in.... love C&V motorcycles.

My 1976 Moto Guzzi Lemans Mk1 Full fairing and lots of trick vintage race bits...
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08-10-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,322
Posted By CriticalThought

Not quite there yet....

....but she is at least cleaned up, serviced, and rideable.

Probably won't do more than throw some more supple tires on, some bar tape, and ride her around for a while. Not sure when I'll get to...
08-01-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,788
Posted By CriticalThought

Thanks for the info guys. Sorry bikemig about...

Thanks for the info guys. Sorry bikemig about the link. Not sure of the link-posting-critereia here.

nlerner I think you're right about the reason for the crazy rear derailleur setup. The rear...
05-07-20, 02:35 AM
Replies: 2,114
Views: 442,623
Posted By CriticalThought

Raleigh Super Course Mk II - 1976 I think... bought for a stem

So it happened again... I had been keeping an eye out for a Cinelli stem for the PDM Concorde I picked up a while ago and I saw a bike for sale locally for the price of what the stem seems to be...
04-28-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 612,848
Posted By CriticalThought

Along the Platte River South of Denver

Wore masks... not a lot of fun cycling with masks on though... hope son & wife count as a couple! They're definitely happy!
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10-31-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 331,871
Posted By CriticalThought

Still Life with 1957 Flying Scot and Cat

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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-11-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 365,793
Posted By CriticalThought

Xootr Swift - this one is a real workhorse

This Xootr pulls both a Thule trailer and a BOB trailer regularly, usually loaded up and for 15+ miles per ride. And it does it at a pretty good clip! Who would have thought it'd make sure a good...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-11-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 365,793
Posted By CriticalThought

Raleigh RSW-16 with original matching plaid carrier bag

Nice bikes, ridey b

I have your twenty's older little brother with the same plaid carrier bag. Neat to see another in use in the wild!
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09-04-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14,680
Views: 3,517,778
Posted By CriticalThought

1980s Concorde Aquila - Sean Kelly / PDM Team colors

Rescued this nice frame this morning. I think it's a late 1980s Concorde Aquila in PDM colors. Found it nearby, not at the dump exactly, but not far from it. Having an Irish father and family, and...
08-12-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By CriticalThought

Guzzis Galore

I'm a big Guzzi fan and have owned them for years... here are a couple of (admittedly not great) photos... my 1976 Moto Guzzi Le Mans Mk1 ... my 1997 Moto Guzzi 1100 Sport(i) at the track ... and a...
07-20-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,322
Posted By CriticalThought

1976 Raleigh Competition Mk. II - All original barn find

Picked up this 1976 Raleigh Competition Mk. II when I was looking for a (seemingly pretty rare?) Huret Jubilee first gen FD for another bike. And as has happened in the past, this bike is way too...
05-10-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 54,139
Posted By CriticalThought

Mint Miele

Here's mine. My favorite aspect is the super thin seat stays. Love this bike.

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05-08-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,949
Posted By CriticalThought

Barn Find - Gitane Professional Tour de France 1971?

Calling all Gitane experts...

I came into possession of this early 1970s Gitane Professional Tour de France today. Single owner, mostly original, and stored in a shed for decades. I would...
06-01-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 26,678
Posted By CriticalThought

Does mostly silver count??? ...

Does mostly silver count???

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04-05-17, 09:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 18,942
Posted By CriticalThought

No sure if this was directed at me or not... but...

No sure if this was directed at me or not... but my fascination (if you want to use that word) is with the bikes, not the messengers. I especially like that these bikes all seem to be used a lot. ...
02-23-17, 08:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 18,942
Posted By CriticalThought

Bike Messengers Who Love Classic & Vintage

I took a couple of quick pictures of some of the bike messenger bikes outside my office in downtown San Francisco this afternoon. Would love comments and identification. Their state is a far cry...
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