The Bicycle Thread

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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 2,776 Major grins

    Thanks Pieter!

  • Wandering DaneWandering Dane Beginner grinner Lone Tree, CORegistered Users Posts: 346 Major grins

    A 1960s Italian Colnago handmade, bespoke and very delicate bike:

  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandAdministrators Posts: 12,550 moderator
    edited July 22, 2019

    ^ No doubt about it, as bikes go, that's the real thing. Very early Campy Record, though that rear derailleur isn't part of the original grouppo - something of a later lower end group from the late 70's. I forget the grouppo name, but it wasn't long lived. And later Shimano Look-style pedals, of course. But that is expected to ride with today's shoes.

    Something struck me odd, as I don't remember the early Colnagos ever sporting a braze-on fitting for front derailleurs. I'm guessing the frame, if it really is that old, might have gone in for repairs or an update to add that. If it was crashed, and repaired, it would have made sense for the owner to tell the frame repairer to add that if it needed to be repainted anyway.

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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 2,776 Major grins

    ^^
    I just showed this to my partner who viewed it with a fond tear in his eye. From the mid-70's to late 80's he had almost exactly the same bike (he had bought it used), including the color. (His had DuraAce shifting) He has many fond memories of that bike, from rides up Alpine passes to a 1-week, 1000 km tour in Sicily.

  • bike21bike21 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 836 Major grins

    @sarasphotos said:
    ^^
    I just showed this to my partner who viewed it with a fond tear in his eye. From the mid-70's to late 80's he had almost exactly the same bike (he had bought it used), including the color. (His had DuraAce shifting) He has many fond memories of that bike, from rides up Alpine passes to a 1-week, 1000 km tour in Sicily.

    It's fun how things like this can bring back such fun memories. For me, it's the nostalgia of late 80's and early 90's mountain biking that brings all the feels. My friend recently gave me tour of a collection here in Boulder and wow. I'll post some pics below shortly.

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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 2,776 Major grins

    Cool! I especially like the frame on those Yetis.

  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandAdministrators Posts: 12,550 moderator
    edited July 23, 2019

    @bike21
    ^^ Mountain Bike Hall of Fame? I've been wanting to visit that.

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  • bike21bike21 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 836 Major grins

    @David_S85 said:
    @bike21
    ^^ Mountain Bike Hall of Fame? I've been wanting to visit that.

    Nope, it's part of a private collection at the Pro's Closet here in town. Some of it is owned by the owner of Pro's, but the bulk apparently is owned by a collector from Singapore. The Hall of Fame has apparently moved to Marin which I didn't know. Was formerly in Crested Butte (great town if you haven't been!) and I wanna say Durango at some point too.

  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandAdministrators Posts: 12,550 moderator

    OK, thanks! Some of the same rider's bikes are in both museums, it seems.

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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 2,776 Major grins
    edited July 25, 2019

    In the Dolomites

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 5,847 Major grins

    Enjoying a ride in the shadow on one of the unseasonally hot days from last week

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  • GSPePGSPeP Major grins Steendorp, BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 3,028 Major grins

    Bicycle with something extra.

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 5,847 Major grins

    Tandem for one :s

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    It is better to die on you feet than to live on your knees.....Emiliano Zapata
  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 5,847 Major grins

    A sea of bicycles at one of the university buildings in Leiden

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  • kurzvorzwoelfkurzvorzwoelf Straight from the trenches Stuttgart, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 315 Major grins

    Somewhere in Ireland:

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  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 5,847 Major grins

    Edinburgh

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  • Wandering DaneWandering Dane Beginner grinner Lone Tree, CORegistered Users Posts: 346 Major grins

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 5,847 Major grins
    edited December 23, 2019

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  • Wandering DaneWandering Dane Beginner grinner Lone Tree, CORegistered Users Posts: 346 Major grins

    Highest elevation on today's ride:

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 5,847 Major grins

    Taking a short break during a "Corona" bicycle ride with our son

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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 2,776 Major grins

    Sometimes the journey is paused by obstacles... on a ride through the forest a couple of weeks ago, I was glad to be riding my light "analog" bike and not my heavy e-bike.

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 5,847 Major grins

    Whizzing by the Lido in Leiden

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  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Administrators Posts: 21,416 moderator
    edited May 26, 2020

    Pretty stoked! I ordered a new Ibis Hard Tail mountain bike.

    (photo: Ibis Bicycles Website)

    Might be a couple of weeks before it arrives. Surprisingly enough, the shop I've been working through has been crazy busy and selling and repairing bikes! We're all locked down and bicycle sales are up!

    Cannot wait. I'll update the post once I receive it.

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