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Fake vintage track bike!

Old 01-21-10, 07:34 PM
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Fake vintage track bike!

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Olli does some neat work.
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sure does. =0)
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Here's my version of a "fake" vintage track bike:


more info here: https://djcatnap.com/?p=381
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Old 01-25-10, 02:39 PM
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Here's my version of a "fake" vintage track bike:


more info here: https://djcatnap.com/?p=381

Nice! love that ****in' stem! I WANT ONE!!!!
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Like the bike, but would have gone for box-section for rims and some gumwall tires.
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Kinda reminds me of pre worn or ripped jeans. I hope that rust on his bike is just painted on. Ahh prewethered bikes, sounds like It could catch on to those that want that already broken in Look and feel
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It's goblin spelled backwards!
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Originally Posted by ilikebikes
Nice! love that ****in' stem! I WANT ONE!!!!
it's called a Major Taylor stem; it's an old-school adjustable track stem (1920's vintage i think). Major Taylors are identified by their square shape. be prepared to spend $200-$350 for one.

there's a Cinelli version on eBay right now:
https://cgi.ebay.com/CINELLI-Vintage-...item4ced45898e

or get a non-vintage version from Livery Design for $120
https://liverydesigngruppe.com/liveryblog/?cat=33
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I didn't know they were named after Major Taylor! Cool! I really like the Cinelli "Major Taylor" stem alot more than the Livery Design, but I don't have the bones to throw at either one right now. =0(
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just to clarify, not all adjustable track stems are Major Taylors.

what makes it a Major Taylor is the square shape:


the ones with round bar, like the Cinelli, are often referred to as simply "adjustable" or sometimes "stayer stems"
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