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    Here is something you don't see -- twice -- every day, a matched pair of road and MTB Otis Guy "Beamer" bikes.
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    yeah

    I have one for this thread.....



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    The last two entries have been awesome! I am totally biased, but the beat within an inch of death John Deere Tam takes the cake.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Quote Originally Posted by crconsulting
    yeah

    I have one for this thread.....


    I sold those when they were new. Nice bikes. Tom Teasdale probably built that.

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    We just got 30" of snow, but this thread just makes me want to ride my bikes so bad......

    That Fisher is awesome,worthy of both cable locks!

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    There sure are a lot of early Stumpys around here lately.

    This one belongs to a homeless guy in San Rafael, whom coincidentally I have known since the 'sixties. He bought it at a garage sale for $25, and from the look of the fork clearance it is first or second year of production. The owner was amazed to hear that this sort of bike is valued in some quarters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterendo
    HANK AND FRANK foil! They were my BMX heaven back in the day.
    I used to go into the H&F in Lafayette every now and then. Cool shop with the exception of Frank, total d!ck.

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    Here's a few pics of a new looking town bike that I spotted in Fairfax. Check out the frame mount buttons for a shoulder strap. The owner said he bought this bike new and rides to town and back on it.
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    This mystery bike looks like it was assembled from stuff the bike shop threw away. Maybe a purist can identify the cheap looking frame. Whoever assembled it loved bikes and did a neat job with limited resources.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    This mystery bike looks like
    a Schwinn Paramount

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    Love those chainstays.

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    Awesome thread! Some great finds in here, good to see them still being used.

    Mine's not really a BCC, but it fits in...'84 Mongoose, a dark maroon rather than the more typical chrome I've seen. Got it for a song with all original bits on it, which I've kept other than the tires. The seattube required some welding to fix a tear but I've been riding it since I got it about seven years ago. It's being cleaned up now...other than the paint, everything's great.

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


    That bike is still in use. I took some pics on the weekend in kensington martket and posted to CDN steel thread. I

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    I'm seeing them more and more. What makes this one remarkable is that to my recollection toronto only ever had 2 dealers (shop on mt pleasant and shop on bloor), plus the syncros seatpost is not in the least bit scuffed and the ritchey stem and height right were remarkably clean.

    Location - Queen West across from trinity bellwoods, almost in front of igor's old shop.
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    Wow.. Great thread! Local guy has one of those older Stumpys he's trying to sell.. Prolly a '90 If I could just find the cash!
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    Quote Originally Posted by donk
    I'm seeing them more and more. What makes this one remarkable is that to my recollection toronto only ever had 2 dealers (shop on mt pleasant and shop on bloor), plus the syncros seatpost is not in the least bit scuffed and the ritchey stem and height right were remarkably clean.

    Location - Queen West across from trinity bellwoods, almost in front of igor's old shop.

    Very Cool!!

    LOL! That Manitou looks a little "rigid"

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    Yep.. she packed up real good!
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    Spotted this morning in Waikiki: nicely worn-in 'Dale with a surfboard rack on back and seatstay rollercams.


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    Most Breezers are treated a little more nicely by their owners than this one. The fork paint is mismatched to the frame. And is there something about that seatpost?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    Most Breezers are treated a little more nicely by their owners than this one. The fork paint is mismatched to the frame. And is there something about that seatpost?
    One has to try hard to strip a Breezer of all its style points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    Most Breezers are treated a little more nicely by their owners than this one. The fork paint is mismatched to the frame. And is there something about that seatpost?
    Are the fenders and bottle cage handmade? Lucky owner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machianera
    Are the fenders and bottle cage handmade? Lucky owner!
    The setback on the seatpost is DIY too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    Maybe not the most classic or collectible of frames, but this @1983 Mongoose came right out of a time capsule. Saw it on a parked car today while on my way home from a ride.

    Gotta like the perforated rims with original reflectors and what look to be the original tires.
    Found a Mongoose All Terrain just like that at Goodwill for $20.00. Converted it to dinglespeed (two gear ratios). Commute on it to every day to school and work. Love those old school mountain bikes!

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    Ed Litton

    A nice surprise on the streets of San Francisco.
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    Cool Sweet fastback stays too.

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    Very cool. Along with Tom Teasdale, he built some of the post-TR Fishers I've heard.

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    This Fisher and Bontrager parked together in front of the bakery suggest a couple who met while riding. The Bontrager has a Manitou Bomber fork, a kid carrier for the top tube, and a trailer for kids. Both bikes appear to be the same size, so I wonder whether mommy or daddy is pulling the kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    This Fisher and Bontrager parked together in front of the bakery suggest a couple who met while riding. The Bontrager has a Manitou Bomber fork, a kid carrier for the top tube, and a trailer for kids. Both bikes appear to be the same size, so I wonder whether mommy or daddy is pulling the kids.
    CSI Marin County...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    This Fisher and Bontrager parked together in front of the bakery suggest a couple who met while riding. The Bontrager has a Manitou Bomber fork, a kid carrier for the top tube, and a trailer for kids. Both bikes appear to be the same size, so I wonder whether mommy or daddy is pulling the kids.
    The saddle and tires are a dead give away. Mommy is sporting the Fisher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandmangts
    The saddle and tires are a dead give away. Mommy is sporting the Fisher.
    Seems that way...

    Nice ones, either way. A Montare just like that is what got me (back) into VRC. Nice riding bike...

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    My friend is converting his old Marin Ti bike (built by Litespeed) into a town bike for his wife. That makes it appropriate for this thread. White Industries Seatpost QR.
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    shortly after CK took those pics of the Marin TI bike and left, we discovered two cracks in the frame, one on the chainstay and one on the top tube weld by the seat post-look closely at the pic of the seatpost QR and you can see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FairfaxPat
    shortly after CK took those pics of the Marin TI bike and left, we discovered two cracks in the frame, one on the chainstay and one on the top tube weld by the seat post-look closely at the pic of the seatpost QR and you can see it.

    oooohh..that sux!
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    My crossbike/alleycatbike/commuter/most efficient bike I own....

    1993 Trek 950



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    '93 Trek 930..

    There's something to be said about utilitarian worth of these older lugged steel Treks..







    This bike sat in it's previous owners basement for years. Found it on CL, score! $65 plus my labor to clean her up and overhaul her. Mass produced or not, these are great bikes!
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    my nishiki love

    i've had alot of blue collar specials, but this old cascade is my fav. theres nothing like the look of the cunny brakes
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    Breeze Twister. And Twister original owner.
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    He is nonplussed.

    Morgan

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    Or non-nonplussed.

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    Maybe just pissed.
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    Am I Blue-Cannondale Le Donk w Basket

    Perched outside of the Linda Mar(Pacifica, Ca) coffee stop.
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    Wicked Fat

    Made for each other...
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    Nice

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    This thread never fails to lighten my mood. Awesome.

    The stem on that Wicked is interesting, wonder what he pulled that from?
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    look at dem slicks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tick one
    look at dem slicks!

    Spesh ain't them?

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    Found this pictures I took a while ago. It is a pretty cool bike. Fishing pole tube on the rear, stem shifters, the colorful bits here and there and drop bars.








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    looks like a huffy/magna/pacific/murry. not quite a classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tick one
    looks like a huffy/magna/pacific/murry. not quite a classic.
    but 100% blue collar

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    Smile

    very true,

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    drop bars and roller cam mounts!
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    I think that maybe this last bike is my favorite this week. Box-store bike, well-loved and customized by the owner. Sort of a rat-rod concept, except that the point isn't to annoy and irritate, just get more utility out of a cheap bike.

    If your goal is to make a statement, I guess its important to own and ride a certain marque. OTOH, if you just need to "get there"...
    Isn't it interestimg that many of the original owners of these classic bikes we see bought them so they could "get there"?

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    Nice old GT locked up outside the drugstore. Grip-Shift, Manitou fork, etc.

    Owner sitting nearby said he assembled it while living in L.A. because he had raced BMX on GT bikes. Most recent modification was the fork about ten years ago.
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    Any deficiency in "classic" value of this nice old Scwhinn is far outweighed by its blue collarness. This is a workin' man's bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    Nice old GT locked up outside the drugstore. Grip-Shift, Manitou fork, etc.

    Owner sitting nearby said he assembled it while living in L.A. because he had raced BMX on GT bikes. Most recent modification was the fork about ten years ago.

    Look like Ti OnZa's too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Look like Ti OnZa's too.
    Pointed skyward of course. Like any blue collar bar ends should be.

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    Well used Klein at the public library the other day. Rider rode it just like you see it: no post or seat.
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    Meeting friends at the Java Hut in Fairfax for a ride, what's that, a Cunningham with drops? Gotta get a photo. Tweed jacketed rider turned around...

    Hey, Jacquie.

    She joined us on the ride, so I'll put up the posed shot also. I think we kind of qualify as blue collar classics, and since I started this thread, who's gonna argue that?
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    I don't think many Hams have more mileage than that one! Good stuff CK!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak
    Well used Klein at the public library the other day. Rider rode it just like you see it: no post or seat.
    That is a Cindy Whitehead Challenge bike.
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    That Schwinn is probably a High Sierra in smoked pearl (not able to see any decals) That would make it a 1984 model, which was my first mtb.

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    I just want to fix that quick release for her. Or possibly it isn't too compatible with that fork. Either way it is too nice to be hanging down like that.

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    No mold was used when that woman was created. One of a kind.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinguwin
    That Schwinn is probably a High Sierra in smoked pearl (not able to see any decals) That would make it a 1984 model, which was my first mtb.
    I was initially inclined to agree with you, but then realized the fork crown and handlebars are different than the 1984 Sierra / High Sierra. 1985 maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer
    I just want to fix that quick release for her. Or possibly it isn't too compatible with that fork. Either way it is too nice to be hanging down like that.
    It makes me grin to think that since the fork probably blocks the traditional position, somewhere in Charlie's shop there's an analysis to determine the next best place to put the QR handle.
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    If you run the QR on the other side of the fork it closes fine. That is how I run a similar QR on my Phoenix.

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    Wow. That sucks!
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    A couple of drive-bys, shot while driving.

    Not a bad looking Mongoose.

    No clear ID on the car-top other, and I'm sure someone here can help me out.
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    The recent Gary Fisher marriage in San Francisco included a bicycle procession six miles across the city. A truly astonishing event to ride in, a couple of hundred bike riders on all kinds of machinery including this Merlin and this Kona.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crconsulting
    This pretty much was my dream bike when I was in high-school: a silver Race with Bontrager race light stem, Bontrager/Titec 118 bars and bar ends and other cool Bontrager goods.
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    The ride on top of the Volvo looks like a Merlin to me.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    looking for 20-21" P team

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    I see this bike buzzing around town often---finally saw it locked up!
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    Ibis

    Saw outside the gym in Chico.
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    Definitely not as nice as the Ibis, this @1984 Montare looks to be almost completely original.
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    A bontrager OR, as seen on Bay Street north of Bloor in Toronto. What makes this most interesting is the very few that ever made it to toronto.
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    A wicked fat chance seen on the streets of soho early July.
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    some nice parts on that Wicked
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Most Breezers are treated a little more nicely by their owners than this one. The fork paint is mismatched to the frame. And is there something about that seatpost?
    The front fender is made from a street sign and the SP is deliberately bent.

    I'm BBQing in San Anselmo's Memorial Park, and I see that my dining companion is riding this very same bike. My dining companion that day was none other than the inimitable Ms. Jacquie Phelan, and the "custom" work on the bike was done by Charlie Cunningham.
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    You don't see too many Fat Chance bikes in California, but I saw a couple today.

    Riding in Tamarancho I met a guy on this very nice Team Fat Chance.



    He was thrilled to meet another rider on a bike from the same company. He was even more thrilled because the other rider was Chris Chance, riding a titanium Fat Chance.



    Joe Breeze rode with us also. He's on the left, Chris in the middle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    You don't see too many Fat Chance bikes in California, but I saw a couple today.

    Riding in Tamarancho I met a guy on this very nice Team Fat Chance.



    He was thrilled to meet another rider on a bike from the same company. He was even more thrilled because the other rider was Chris Chance, riding a titanium Fat Chance.



    Joe Breeze rode with us also. He's on the left, Chris in the middle.

    Looks more like mountain bike aristocracy to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post




    Cool to see Chris still rocks the narrow bars




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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    Cool to see Chris still rocks the narrow bars.
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    Guess that answers the question about where Chris Chance is!

    So freakin' cool!

    I am amazed, that would never happen where I live!

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    I've got a target, too bad I am only in town for less than a week.

    Today on my ride in to work I saw an interesting bike pass by when I was at a light. Grey-green metallic paint, funny seat tube junction, Softride stem and fully commuter'd out. I came around and passed the guy, and "Hey, that's a really nice old Moots" because, damned if it wasn't a really sweet mid-80s Moots.
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    This Kona Pine Mountain probably belongs to one of the workers on a local construction project which, if true, gives it blue collar cachet. But the Maglite duct taped to the bars is the "classic" aspect.
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    So it's got blue collar and classic covered, what would you call the seatpost, vintage or retro?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    So it's got blue collar and classic covered, what would you call the seatpost, vintage or retro?
    call it offensive.
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    Blue Collar

    Couple old bikes, blue collar bikes. First seen hanging off a school classroom while picking up the kid is a Scott Teton. Looks like a teachers daily rider. Classic colors. The second I saw outside a thrift shop and the owner (a bit below working class) was lamenting his flat tire. Nishiki Blazer Mountain Project with an electric tape covered field hockey stick attached. Classic battle axe carrier.
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    Ritchey Palo Alto - Blue Collar edition

    Locked to lightpost in downtown Redwood City. Pretty rough shape. Many broken parts but looked operational enough to get homeless guy around.

    I had never heard of Ritchey Palo Alto, but the smooth fillet brazing looked official.

    PS: I rolled the dice and left a note asking if he wanted to sell in case I could get a thrift store bargain here. He later called back when I was on phone with my boss; I asked if I could call back...he said sure. Called back, went to VM...

    ...So, just in case I hear back from him, does anybody have any idea on WIW?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WickedPhatChance View Post
    Locked to lightpost in downtown Redwood City. Pretty rough shape. Many broken parts but looked operational enough to get homeless guy around.

    I had never heard of Ritchey Palo Alto, but the smooth fillet brazing looked official.

    PS: I rolled the dice and left a note asking if he wanted to sell in case I could get a thrift store bargain here. He later called back when I was on phone with my boss; I asked if I could call back...he said sure. Called back, went to VM...

    ...So, just in case I hear back from him, does anybody have any idea on WIW?
    he's a nice dude, but he wasn't interested in letting it go last time I talked to him(see post 477)

    I gave him some brake cables and spokes, he should have fixed those by now...
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    Nice to see we're stomping the same ground, Hollister!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WickedPhatChance View Post
    Locked to lightpost in downtown Redwood City. Pretty rough shape. Many broken parts but looked operational enough to get homeless guy around.

    I had never heard of Ritchey Palo Alto, but the smooth fillet brazing looked official.

    PS: I rolled the dice and left a note asking if he wanted to sell in case I could get a thrift store bargain here. He later called back when I was on phone with my boss; I asked if I could call back...he said sure. Called back, went to VM...

    ...So, just in case I hear back from him, does anybody have any idea on WIW?
    Ritchey sold his bikes through Palo Alto Bike Shop around 1985 and sported Palo Alto decals. It's worth much more than thrift store prices.

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    College time....

    Saw this on a college campus this weekend in Minnesota. A Raleigh Crested Butte. Pretty unmolested and clean. Only thing I could see different was the saddle. Deer head derailleurs and Suntour XC peds.
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    Looks like an uncomfortable cockpit with the seat so far ahead.

    I have a very similar Raleigh Grand Mesa ("22" frame too) and the top tube seems so short.

    I wish mine was as well preserved.

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    Spotted this Haro Extreme E-stay bike on the back of a motor home near my house. It was covered with dust and modified with moon handlebars. Met the owner, who told me it was his Burning Man bike.
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    One of my customers today had this bike, a very early, probably '83 Stumpy in flawless condition, original saddle and pristine TA cranks.

    He said he had another one that was older in another location.
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    Did you tell him not to cross chain it like that, jesus!

    I thought only first year 82's had the TA and Mafac stuff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Did you tell him not to cross chain it like that, jesus!

    I thought only first year 82's had the TA and Mafac stuff?
    '82 would have had Tomaselli brake levers and a Huret rear DR. He said equipment was original.

    I didn't notice the chain until after I shot the photo.

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