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Vintage Bicycles

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Stanford Guitar, Oct 19, 2020.

  1. Stanford Guitar

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    A friend just gave me this mint handmade Ritchey! Looks like it was made about 1980 by Tom Ritchey. Fillet brazed and nearly mint condition. All parts are Campy Super Record from the late 70's early 80, except the triple crankset, front and rear derailleurs (they looks like mid 90's Campy Record). Bike looks like it has been ridden less than 100 miles! Going to do some more research on it. Also has matching frame mounted Silca pump from the 70's!

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  2. John Backlund

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    My dream vintage bike is a minty, early 60's Schwinn Traveler 3-speed.

    My older brother gave me his in the mid-60's when he got his driver's license. I thought I had died and gone to heaven.

    It was exactly like this example...whitewalls, white grips and bag, metallic red.
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  3. telemnemonics

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    Wow that's sweet!
    Collector value too, not sure about his following but that's a piece of history if he built it and the parts are original.

    I have four I restomodded from Italian racing frames of that vintage but with more modern road and mountain bike parts.
     
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    Le Grand Bi de Victor Renard (France, circa 1900) - it was a craze at that time at the point that races of Grand-Bi were forbidden in France and England, because of the danger...

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    Forbidden - did you said ? :twisted:

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    Dangerous - dis you said ? o_O

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    Spectacular, for sure ! :lol:;)

    -tbln.
     
  7. RockinforJesus

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    D94BD278-3046-4F20-8D1C-29F3B363ED10.jpeg Still have my GT BMX from the mid 80’s. I restored it a few years ago and still ride it.
     
  8. 1293

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    I have an '80s Bianchi road bike and a '90s Gary Fisher MTB. I wish I still had my 5 speed Stingray from the early '70s.
     
  9. EddieLocrian

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    In the 1970s Britain was filled with these, it was the Only bike to have as a kid.

    Called a 'Chopper'

    I want this:

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    It was inspired by the Schwinn stingray:

    My folks wouldn't let me have one as they feared I might go "Over the Handlebars"....
     
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    Holy cats that Ritchey is an absolute time capsule. Great to see the groupset and even the pump are present and intact. Is it using that classic sloped fork crown?
     
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    That’s a very nice friend. Given the low volume and his focus on mountain bikes, there can’t be too many of these out there in this condition. Good luck with it.

    My vintage ride is a ‘73 Schwinn World Voyageur made by Panasonic.
     
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    I have a '74 Raleigh "Grand Prix" that I converted to a flip-flop fixie/single speed nearly 10 yrs ago. Needs some cleanup but I have a place for it on the garage wall for display.
     
  14. Uncle Bob

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    It looks like the guy who bought it originally was about 8 foot tall. Or maybe he wasn't and that's why it's in unused condition.
     
  15. thesamhill

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    Current project. The handlebars are vintage, does that count?

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    here is my oldest bike it is a mix from a few eras DSC03702.JPG
     
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    I put an early 70's Raleigh Gran Prix in the alley to dispose of it about 12 years ago. It was heavy, rough, and the frame was way too flexy. It never occurred to me that it may have some nostalgic value. It had a vintage Suntour V-GT derailleur on the rear but the front shifter was long gone.

    I still have a 1990's vintage Specialized S-Works hard-tail with mid-grade Shimano parts but I don't ride it enough.
     
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    Nice vintage ride, Congrats! I've been riding my modest '86 Univega street bike all summer/fall long this year, love it and it's great exercise!
     
  19. Uncle Bob

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    My old Miyata when I first bought it in 1999, it was old but basically unused when I got it. I added the saddle and computer, otherwise it's stock here.

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    Now. Don't ask me why the saddle's so low.

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    While looking for those I found this one from 1999 that I wish I still had
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    Handbuilt 531, a sub-brand of Rivendell.

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  20. That Cal Webway

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    I would love to have the classic white Peugeot PX10 racing frame-

    (Reynolds 531, with the black checkered flag decals).

    In almost any shape except trashed, to hang in my music room!!


    Had one in '73. Nize!
     
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