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The Vintage Fixed-Gear/SS Picture Thread

Old 01-10-11, 10:02 PM
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The Vintage Fixed-Gear/SS Picture Thread

Since there's such a divide in appearance and style between modern, high-tech fixed/ss bikes and old-style ones, I thought we should have a thread just for vintage- or vintage-looking- fixies and ss bikes.

Can't post mine yet because it's not yet done, but I'd love to see everyone else's.
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Originally Posted by silverwolf View Post
Since there's such a divide in appearance and style between modern, high-tech fixed/ss bikes and old-style ones, I thought we should have a thread just for vintage- or vintage-looking- fixies and ss bikes.

Can't post mine yet because it's not yet done, but I'd love to see everyone else's.
Here's mine:
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Old 01-10-11, 10:35 PM
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Is that the frame you constructed? That bike is so awesome, I'd love to have a Thompson someday...
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Old 01-10-11, 11:52 PM
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mmmm, old bikes:

Beater Jeunet with awesome chainguard:


Screaming deal of a Proctor-Townsend, sold to a buddy who wanted a bike. Yes the fork was bent:
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Early 1970s Mercier Singlespeed Conversion

Most parts are either original or period correct. Single freewheel was made using an old Suntour Winner freewheel body, spacers and cog. Total spent < $150.
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Old 01-11-11, 05:18 PM
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^^ Wow, really awesome.
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Hooray. Now I can totally re-re-post my two old Schwinn conversions.


Powdercoated '84 LeTour:




Rattlecanned '80 WorldSport:

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Here's my '69 Falcon. Original--Zeus cranks/chainring, Cinelli bar/stem and a comfy Wright leather saddle. Reynolds 531.
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^ That's nice. I really like the wrap-around seat stays.
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Originally Posted by tashi View Post
mmmm, old bikes:

Beater Jeunet with awesome chainguard:
Looks nice. It was so sad seeing some of these locked up, in terrible condition, rusting away on the streets on paris.
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this chainguard is awesome, you're right!

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mmmm, old bikes:

Beater Jeunet with awesome chainguard:
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Is 43 years old vintage? My 1968 Schwinn Paramount-


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^ That's really nice.
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Is 43 years old vintage? My 1968 Schwinn Paramount-

Yes, anything that is more than 25 years old is generally characterized as vintage. That bike is fantastic! Original components or at least period correct (not sure about the TA stem), original paint, decal and headbadge. If you haven't already, you should post this in the C&V section. Also on this site:

https://www.jaysmarine.com/TH_paramountregistry.html

Mine is shown there, it's the white 1976 P14.
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