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    You saved today for me. Do NOT stop!!! One of my fave threads... Killer bike of course.
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    totally second that..

    don't stop posting, You seem to find one everyday somehow. It's so cool to see "collector" bikes being used

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    I'm not going to bother you with the tale behind it. Enjoy.



    Hot damn, that is super sweet.
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    One of my favorite threads, too. The last one may be hard to top, but I still look forward to seeing others. Don't stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    Maybe I'll abandon this thread after this. It's Blue Collar Platinum, a collectible bike cooler than liquid oxygen, being used for routine errands by a rider not much older than the bike itself. Everyone on this forum who could ride this would steal it if he knew where it was kept.

    I'm not going to bother you with the tale behind it. Enjoy.


    No no...please do bother with the tale behind it. I'm on my way to Marin county to start searching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    Everyone on this forum who could ride this would steal it if he knew where it was kept.
    With all due respect, you're wrong. I know sometimes you have to exaggerate to make a point, but c'mon man, that was over the top there.

    I noticed SP writing of his children in his blog - guessing that's who is riding it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob
    I noticed SP writing of his children in his blog - guessing that's who is riding it?
    You would be guessing wrong.

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    Front brake looks crack-tastically unsafe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob
    With all due respect, you're wrong. I know sometimes you have to exaggerate to make a point, but c'mon man, that was over the top there.

    I noticed SP writing of his children in his blog - guessing that's who is riding it?
    I seriously doubt that it is a Steve Potts bike. I'm guessing Otis Guy or something else. I wasn't going to steal it, but now that CK has shamed me in to it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    . I wasn't going to steal it, but now that CK has shamed me in to it...
    tell it to the judge..
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    Here is the story on the yellow bike, which I wanted to check with the source.

    Custom built for Gary Fisher's ex-wife at Steve Potts' shop around 1993. Steve made the fork and stem, and says one of his apprentices made the frame, but he didn't know which. The bike passed from the original owner to a friend who did not ride it, but whose daughter does now.


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    I spotted some nice bikes all on the same day. Here they are, a Salsa a la Carte with purple headset, a stretch Klein and a "Mean Business" stripped down Cannondale SS.
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    That Salsa is sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad
    That Salsa is sweet!
    yes! yes! yes!
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    And not locked....steal it!
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    Haha..... we are bad, bad people.

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    Nice.
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    RE: Repack Rider's Breezer pics

    YAAY Breezers! still have a big soft spot for them.
    Also glad to see that other folk are still riding their WTB stems, was starting to feel like the odd duck with mine!! (de-stickered, natch)
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    yes! yes! yes!
    Except the stem. Jeez--what is that 130mm and 30 degrees?! How can you ride like that
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    Not terribly "classic," but pretty old. An '84 Montare set up for a very tall rider. Interesting extension on the steerer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    Here is the story on the yellow bike, which I wanted to check with the source.

    Custom built for Gary Fisher's ex-wife at Steve Potts' shop around 1993. Steve made the fork and stem, and says one of his apprentices made the frame, but he didn't know which. The bike passed from the original owner to a friend who did not ride it, but whose daughter does now.

    My buddy Mitchell Garvin used to do framebuilding work for Steve Potts, and later for Otis Guy. He and his girlfriend Margann Goss were cyclocross racers back before I was smart enough to try cyclocross. She rep-ed for Bellwether and worked at the same shop as me, Sausalito Cyclery. Now he builds fixtures for the wine industry up north. Miss riding with him. Didn't Gary marry Caroline James? (Cycledelix) Was that her bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by morganfletcher
    Didn't Gary marry Caroline James? (Cycledelix) Was that her bike?
    Yes, and that explains the "C" logo on the headtube, which threw me off at first.

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    I would have expected a more...elaborate paint job then.

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    Just came across this Peugeot on the way to lunch
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    Another unbelievable captcha. This Haro Extreme rode right out of a time machine, with the original reflectors still on the wheels. BioPace with intact yellow sticker. Looks like the helmet came with the bike.

    Unlocked in front of the supermarket near my home. I admired and photographed it unmolested. How does a bike like this show up in a place I go every day and I've never seen it before? Pretty sure I would have noticed it.

    Enjoy.
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    Here is a nice old bike with no labels, but a distinctive seat cluster and cable routing. I'll need one of you to identify it for me. Funny thing, I saw another just like it and thought they were the same bike so I didn't photograph it, but the other had the labels covered with electrical tape.

    Blue ano QR levers are so... blue.
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    Double R, thank you again. I think you have contributed more in the last few months than anyone in a while. Keep em coming! I personally think you embody the true essence of what the VRC forum should be...just cool bikes. Thanx again !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    Another unbelievable captcha. This Haro Extreme rode right out of a time machine, with the original reflectors still on the wheels. BioPace with intact yellow sticker. Looks like the helmet came with the bike.

    Unlocked in front of the supermarket near my home. I admired and photographed it unmolested. How does a bike like this show up in a place I go every day and I've never seen it before? Pretty sure I would have noticed it.

    Enjoy.
    That was the first mtn bike I ever got; right after I graduated from a Haro Sport. I ended up selling it for $50 after I fell for those fat tubed Cannondales.

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    Sitting in the coffee shop having a cuppa joe with my P-21 parked outside, and this guy rolls up on this showroom '85 Timber Comp. With kickstand.

    Says he's the original owner, picked it up after it sat in the LBS window for two years.
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    Sweet pink plastic bottle cage on that one.

    A near twin...
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    Fisher AL-1 parked with the rest of the family's bikes in front of the Fairfax Theater.
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    Some really kool ol bikes in here,now one of my favorite threads

    Question,exactly how old does a bike needs be to be posted here?
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    Round about 15+ years old.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    Round about 15+ years old.
    Thanks

    My Monocog'll be back in about 7 years then (hey,how much more blue collar can one get than a Redline Monocog? )
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    Sorry for the shoddy pic but too early in "TLC" stage for real pics - bringing a friend's bike back to life after sitting in storage for a decade+ SN 20B54

    ...strictly downhill...

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    Very nice, can't wait for some good detail shots....
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    I was scouting a location where we're going to crane in a big piano next week. I walked behind the neighbor's house to check the access, and found this leaning against the gas meter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    I was scouting a location where we're going to crane in a big piano next week. I walked behind the neighbor's house to check the access, and found this leaning against the gas meter.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    I was scouting a location where we're going to crane in a big piano next week. I walked behind the neighbor's house to check the access, and found this leaning against the gas meter.
    hahahahhaha!! awesome...
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    nice

    gotta keep my eyes out for any cranes near by
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    Too late for an April Fools joke...

    My size too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    I was scouting a location where we're going to crane in a big piano next week. I walked behind the neighbor's house to check the access, and found this leaning against the gas meter.
    A little OT, but this is one we did last week. How's that for fun on the job?.
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    Looks like fun but don't they let you ride the hooks?
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    This might be sandbagging the thread. Lately I've been using the 1983 Annapurna for my town bike, so it seems that it qualifies for inclusion. I scored a pair of Fisher FatTrax tires for it, but they are showing signs of age. Might as well use 'em up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    This might be sandbagging the thread. Lately I've been using the 1983 Annapurna for my town bike, so it seems that it qualifies for inclusion. I scored a pair of Fisher FatTrax tires for it, but they are showing signs of age. Might as well use 'em up.
    Anything you ride is BCC. That Potts is iffy in my book... though I shouldn't PRESUME, any location having a piano craned with said bike in such neglected condition is more of a White Collar Crime ;-)

    ...back ON topic, current condition of the rescued Commando...

    ...strictly downhill...

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    I'm helping this friend move stuff out of his storage locker, and what do I find hanging from the ceiling but this Otis Guy bike, SN# 023. I told the owner that he had something wonderful on his hands and that I needed photos. Check out his handmade pigskin brake lever covers. Once upon a time, this guy loved his bike.

    My impression is that he hasn't ridden it in years, so I made him take it out of the locker to his new apartment and I encouraged him to ride it. Maybe he will, but at least you can admire it. How do people own stuff like that and not treasure it?
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    Maybe he doesn't like the tires?

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    wonderfull indeed.
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    Man, that is super sweet. If he decides he doesn't want to ride, I'd step up to the task!
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    I can't believe I'm the only person seeing these things. We need a BCC contest so I can win it.

    Does anyone else carry a camera other than the cellphone? You never know when you'll spot a BCC, so you have to be ready. I have a very cool little 12mp point and shoot that always rides around on my belt. It won't make phone calls though.

    The Otis bike made my week. Here are a couple of far more ordinary specimens observed in the wild, an unsecured Fisher AL in front of the bank and a Klein Pulse that must belong to an employee of the pizza place where it is now locked up every day.
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    whats going on with that cable?
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    That Otis made my week too!

    My job doesn't give me the opportunity to potentially be around or see any cool vintage bikes (blue collar or otherwise). Its probably a good thing...because otherwise I'd be broke!
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    The only BC bike I came across was about a year ago at a mall in Santa Clara. A very early Bontrager I'd seen locked up a few days in a row. A week or so later, there was a CL posting saying that it had been stolen...pretty sad.




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    The problem with having a stolen bike like that is that you wouldn't be able to show it to anyone who would appreciate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    I can't believe I'm the only person seeing these things. We need a BCC contest so I can win it.

    Does anyone else carry a camera other than the cellphone? You never know when you'll spot a BCC, so you have to be ready. I have a very cool little 12mp point and shoot that always rides around on my belt. It won't make phone calls though.
    .
    I am a product of suburbia. I never see cool vintage bikes unless I am logged into this forum. The other day at my sons baseball game some dude showed up on an old Cannondale. It had a kickstand, fluffy seat, and bar ends routed in the wrong direction. That said, I can tell you it had an original late 80's Deore group on it. Although tempted, I did not take a pic with the cell phone. Outside of my own rides, this is about as good as it gets. The local riding areas are filled with newer mass produced riders and I have yet to run into Stan or LarryJo out excersizing one of their older bikes. When I make it into the big city, I go out of the way to cruise by any bikes that may have a potential cool factor and probably leave the impression with the local security that they better keep their eyes on me.

    I believe there is a little bit of fact that you live in an area where there is more than a fair share of N. Cali produced vintage steeds lurking about....heaven forbid the first time I actually see a Cunningham, Potts, or OG locked up at the local stripmall.

    Up here, I probably do see more than my fair share of Kleins floating around....

    Please, keep posting........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    I can't believe I'm the only person seeing these things. We need a BCC contest so I can win it.

    Does anyone else carry a camera other than the cellphone? You never know when you'll spot a BCC, so you have to be ready. I have a very cool little 12mp point and shoot that always rides around on my belt. It won't make phone calls though.
    I'm with Aemmer on this one. California and Colorado may be saturated with VRC BCC's, but in my area (Suburbs of Philly), the occasional Klein or Yeti sighting is cause for comment. Rumpfy's jibes notwithstanding, In this area, wealthy executives really do buy high-end Treks...
    Beware the forty-year-old man on a twenty-year-old bike...He likely knows how to ride it.

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    I just want to say that this thread has completely inspired me to ride a mt bike again..ive wandered on here from the old school bmx forums, Repack rider its mostly your fault btw. haha !! ill post pics I go dumpster diving for bmx stuff now I will be on the look out for osmtb stuff. thanks !!!

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    Saw this old Fisher this evening, locked up outside one of our local breweries.
    Pretty good shape. Deer head group and paperboy baskets
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    A little OT, but this is one we did last week. How's that for fun on the job?.
    I moved pianos for a while in the mid 90's for a local music store. It was probably one of the most interesting jobs I've ever done. Every move was different and presented a new challenge. Concerts, home deliveries, even some repo's. Sadly, the one delivery that I remember the most was one where we totaled a grand piano in the customer's front yard. Over a year of moving them and not a scratch. Then....

    There were two of us and it wasn't a very hard move at all. Out of the truck, up the driveway and into the front door (not even any steps!). There was a very brief shower after we had placed the ramp at the back of the truck. One tiny slip sent the piano over the side of the ramp and against the curb, upside down. I'll never forget the god awful sound it made. Or the looks on the customers faces. Nor will I forget that dreadful call back to the store.

    Don't remember ever using a crane, though.
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    Time for a photo dump of some of the bikes I have come across in the past few weeks. I'll start with a couple of Otis Guy bikes, both well used and not locked. Check out the Allsop Beam and stem.
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    Breeze Twister.
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    Nice old Litespeed.
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    Saw this guy riding his P-21 through San Rafael, so I got ahead of him and pulled over to wait, then flagged him down for a photo. Finally one of these bikes more battered than mine, still in the hands of the original and happy owner.
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    That is some tall 1x8 gearing on that P-21.

    Thanks for posting these CK. I am always excited to see an update notification for this thread.

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    nice work as usual RR...please don't ever stop :-)

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    Easily one of my favorite threads on the VRC.
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    That P-21 doesn't have a rear brake!
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    And I dig that purple-to-red Otis Guy, too.
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    Out riding on Mount Tam, took a break at Indian and Eldridge, and this woman shows up on her 1992 Scott.
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    While I'm talking to the woman shown above about her cool old bike, another guy who is also taking a break at the same corner says "Hey, why isn't my Steve Potts bike cool enough for a photo?"

    Well, actually, it is.
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    That modern Potts is sweet!

    Do the riders that you flag down recognize you? Do they know who you are?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad
    That modern Potts is sweet!

    Do the riders that you flag down recognize you? Do they know who you are?
    I'm the guy with a camera riding on the same trail. It seems a little over the top to introduce myself. What if my name didn't mean anything to them?

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    On the way to the Grand Canyon I popped into a local coffee shop and what do I find hanging on the wall but this killer frame, now this is wall art in it's finest.


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    looking for 20-21" P team

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister

    Isn't that one you've been working on for years? Lock it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
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    Met a San Francisco firefighter yesterday who used to commute to work from San Anselmo( (20-25 miles) on his road bike, but recently had switched out the dirt tires on his Breezer Jet Stream to make it his new commute bike.

    They don't get any cleaner than this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    I'm the guy with a camera riding on the same trail. It seems a little over the top to introduce myself. What if my name didn't mean anything to them?
    True. What I meant is, has anybody gone gaga that the CK himself asked to take a picture of their bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad
    True. What I meant is, has anybody gone gaga that the CK himself asked to take a picture of their bike?
    I went ga (just one) when I saw him riding the Marin Century on a sweet old Colnago in the VC Tamalpais jersey, a couple years ago. That was at the Petaluma rest stop.

    Hey Charlie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morganfletcher
    I went ga (just one) when I saw him riding the Marin Century on a sweet old Colnago in the VC Tamalpais jersey, a couple years ago. That was at the Petaluma rest stop.
    I finally broke my '71 Colnago frame a couple of years ago, and when I told Gary Fisher about it, the next day I was riding a carbon fiber Lemond. Bicycling been very good to me.

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    Oustside a local supermarket, 9.15pm tonight, slicks, racks and a decal over most of the name - but you couldn't miss that paint.


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    I went "Ga" when I ran into CK a few months back at Tamarancho. He was kind enough to let me straddle his wheel and pose for a shot.

    And speaking of blue collar "threads", check out the VRC jersey he's sporting!
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    Blue-Collar Classic Broken Femur Rehab Machine

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    I run my bar ends the same way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury
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    Wow.....

    That blue collar frame is nicer than anything I got.....
    Sweet trainer... wipe the sweat off the frame when done.......

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    I run my bar ends the same way.
    That explains how you do those cool nose wheelies

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    Here are a few from around campus.
    The black Univega has been there for at least two years, but the Ross and the Spesh are working workhorses.
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    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Not exactly classic. Definitely blue collar. A Kaitai. Always really loved these Fishers.









    That bar end is bent...no camera fidgeting.

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    I saw these two in the past couple of weeks.
    The 1st is a Monster Fat parked outside the Salt Lake City convention center this week.
    The 2nd is a 1991? M800 Beast of the East.
    The 3rd and 4th are not bikes but posters from Sun Summit in Ketchum, ID.
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    Camp Mather Journey back in Time

    Lots of bikes from the campers garages, a real treat to snoop around+scope out the various vintage riders.
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    Keep em coming! Am beginning to think that some of you always have a cam in the pocket when you leave the house?
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    Nice lathe! It is hard to tell, but it looks like that Hardinge is mounted on casters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outside!
    Nice lathe! It is hard to tell, but it looks like that Hardinge is mounted on casters.
    Thanks. It has casters for moving but rests on three leveling pads.

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    The trash-digger and his nice old ride. The dude seemed pleased when I said it was a classic. The bi-plane fork is unfortunately obscured.....and who knows how long that post/seat lug will last.
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    Had that same bike. Many of those parts off the '84 migrated over to my Ritchey. It refuses to die...
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    The trash-digger and his nice old ride. The dude seemed pleased when I said it was a classic. The bi-plane fork is unfortunately obscured.....and who knows how long that post/seat lug will last.
    Funny - just noticed my local can collector has the same era Stumpy with a bi-plane, Suntour beartraps etc... I'll pull out my cell phone next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Westy
    Funny - just noticed my local can collector has the same era Stumpy with a bi-plane, Suntour beartraps etc... I'll pull out my cell phone next time.
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    This guy was getting coffee at the Java Hut. Before suspension, there were big, cushy saddles.
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    Ran into a friend on Mt. Tam, riding his Ti Potts, so I stopped him for a snap. Ironically, he's been going by the nickname "Muddy" since long before he took up MTB.
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    An artist friend of mine is going to Burning Man, so she put out the call among her friends that she needed a junker bike to use there. One of her friends dropped off this Fisher MountainBikes Montare 1984 time capsule, which looks like it was parked in the barn the day after it left the shop.

    Like rusted. The chain is rebar. She wanted to know if she should take it to the shop and have it converted to one speed, with rubber pedals.

    I said, sounds great, but do not give those pedals to the guy who fixes your bike. Give them to me.
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