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post #61 of 3449
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Which are you?
I'm brendan, the guy with the white shorts.
post #62 of 3449
my farther has a raleigh (I think thats how it's spelled?) which he gave to me and I need to get it tuned up he road that thing so much he wore out the ball bearing twice I think so I need to go to the local bike shop and get it tuned up
post #63 of 3449
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I've got a Falcon about the same vintage that need allot of love it's been in my parents basement for the last 17 years. One day it will ride again.
post #64 of 3449
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You gotta love the lug work on this! Plus Campy Super Record. Just a suggestion, to put it over the top it needs a Cinelli stem and Campy gum hoods.
post #65 of 3449
I ride this instead of a car daily:


and at the end of a full century (which I rode fixed) two weeks ago. I was a little loopy by the end.


I'm almost done building this, all campy chorus, not a single part not made in Italy:


And I have built and ridden the following:








I like to party.
post #66 of 3449
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Nice bikes, Robb! It's great to see the renaissance road biking is going through; when I got into it in the early 70s there were just a handful of good bikes among the "waterpipe" Schwinns (although Schwinn always had the Paramount). Lots of new riders and new tech these days, and new toys to filter down to the closeout bins and me.
post #67 of 3449
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Nice bikes, Robb! It's great to see the renaissance road biking is going through; when I got into it in the early 70s there were just a handful of good bikes among the "waterpipe" Schwinns (although Schwinn always had the Paramount). Lots of new riders and new tech these days, and new toys to filter down to the closeout bins and me.
Thanks! For me, it's all about having a good time. Oh, that and I don't have a car payment, $4.25 a gallon for gas, insurance, or maintenance costs. That frees up a considerable sum of money every year when you add it all up.

Paramount, you say? I happen to have a '73 P13-9! It belonged to my uncle who passed away in the mid 90's. He rode it across the US in the Bikecentennial of '76, as well as all over Europe. Please excuse the crummy photo:


I don't ride this much. Just a few charity rides every year.
post #68 of 3449
Robb,
How refreshing! No brakes on your track bikes..er "fixies." Over here the Berkeley set have brakes on their florescent poseur fixies.

But what I'm really interested in is; What do you have in your spokes??



I thought hyphy scraper-bikes were an Oaktown thing.


post #69 of 3449
Damn Robb...you're my hero....riding a loop on a Fixie....all your bikes are fixies...holy crap....
post #70 of 3449
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Robb,
How refreshing! No brakes on your track bikes..er "fixies." Over here the Berkeley set have brakes on their florescent poseur fixies.

But what I'm really interested in is; What do you have in your spokes??


Since the only functional bike I have right now is my track bike, I ride it with a brake on group and training rides. I ride without one in the city, because it's fun :-D

There are a lot of candy bikes here in DC as well. You never see anyone riding them, though. They're mostly just locked up outside Urban Outfitters and Starbucks.

SCRAPER BIIIIIKE! No, they're spoke cards from races. I race in about 15 to 20 alleycat races a year all over the US. Good excuse to travel, race, and party.

I took better photos of my KHS and Cinelli just now:




The Cinelli is *almost* done! I'm just waiting on a headset, new seat post (the one in there is snapped off just below the collar. I put it on there for demonstration purposes only) and a set of cables.
post #71 of 3449
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Damn, Robb, you're a fine example for all of us! One I'm going to make specific use of next week when my new carbon/Ultegra Motobecane shows up and SWMBO says "So, how many of them can you ride at one time?"

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my farther has a raleigh (I think thats how it's spelled?)
Raleigh or father? Sorry, I'm weak. I couldn't help it.
post #72 of 3449
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Damn, Robb, you're a fine example for all of us! One I'm going to make specific use of next week when my new carbon/Ultegra Motobecane shows up and SWMBO says "So, how many of them can you ride at one time?"
Pa,

SWMBO would never allow a bike in the kitchen.

So I doubt Robb has to worry about that. Definitely an unfair advantage!!
post #73 of 3449
Haha, the story on that one:

Flew to Chicago in November for the Sadie Hawkin's race. I brought a wheelset, cranks, and handlebars with me. I bought the frame, assembled a bike, raced it, rode it for the weekend, and sold it on Craigslist the morning I flew back to Florida.

That's the kitchen of the house I was staying at.

NO PARENTS RULES!
post #74 of 3449
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You gotta love the lug work on this! Plus Campy Super Record. Just a suggestion, to put it over the top it needs a Cinelli stem and Campy gum hoods.
Thanks for the nice comments. You should see the bottom bracket cutout The bars and stem are Modolo; I replaced the original GB bars and TTT stem in the '80s as they were getting creaky. And Campy gum hoods are really hard to find and too $$$ these days... the Modolos (IIRC) that are on there are fine. The brake levers are Modolo and the shift levers are Simplex retrofriction... I have the Campy stuff should I want to go back to it.

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I ride this instead of a car daily:
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I like to party.
Nice bikes Robb and all!
post #75 of 3449
Robb,
Damn! How many times have you been on that podium?


And was that crank set in checked luggage or carry-on?
**TSA: WTF?? Sir please step this way! NOW!**
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