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#42544 - 01/07/09 04:18 PM bike photos
phlan Offline

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just posted my track bike.
see
http://www.gunks.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=1590&ppuser=47

going to post photos of some of my other bikes. you might find amusing. among them the eurotrash. also my bianchi conversion to a classic "moustache handlebar" gentlemans eurocruiser. the tandem. and maybe some others.

inspiration coming from the site. http://www.cyclofiend.com. cool site, lots of cool photos there.
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#42546 - 01/07/09 05:15 PM Re: bike photos [Re: phlan]
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Post the photos, Chris! The track bike looks great. I ordered a bike frame for my father from Bikes Direct and they delivered as advertized, on time and at a good price.
I will forward the cyclofiend.com link to him - he is a bike freak and his latest sub-obsession is singlespeed bikes. I think he plans to cycle around Ireland on one, in winter, for fun.
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#42552 - 01/09/09 02:47 AM Re: bike photos [Re: The Lisa]
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OK boys and girls. I'll try and post one every night for your viewing pleasure and include its story.
so here's the bianchi.

http://www.gunks.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=1593&ppuser=47

I picked this up in the mid 90s well used in a bike shop, for around 100 bucks, desperate for something to ride in a century I was doing. it's a celeste green "professional" model. at the time I got it already the components were so worn most of the writing was worn off so I can't tell what it is. the brake levers are ventilated- nice 70's touch. probably most everything is non original but that's what I like about it. well the next day after I bought it I rode that century off the couch and oh what fun we had.
I had new wheels built for clinchers eventually and now just last summer converted the handlebars (complete with celeste green tape!) I love the more upright but still slightly sporty riding position.
the saddle is "Kashimax" whatever that is but fits my butt great. when I changed the bars I also changed to plain flat pedals. just jump on the bike and ride, no matter what shoes you are wearing.* another great feature.
to round everything out I found a lightweight, old vintage bell in a friends garage (where I have also found lots of other cool bits for other bikes.)

*or even barefoot!
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#42568 - 01/10/09 09:41 PM Re: bike photos [Re: phlan]
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Keep posting the (antique) bike P0rn, Chris - that Bianchi is sweet.
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#42572 - 01/11/09 01:09 AM Re: bike photos [Re: The Lisa]
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classic bianchi color.
campy record on it?

and plannery, this photo?
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#42573 - 01/11/09 02:00 AM Re: bike photos [Re: empicard]
phlan Offline

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as mentioned. nothing is identifiable on that bike. so maybe it was stripped of anything campy and somtin else subbed. but I love it that way.


re/ the photo. yep. thought it looked an awful lot like strat.
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#42577 - 01/11/09 07:27 AM Re: bike photos [Re: phlan]
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the ancestral dress

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dzewus_w_kaszebsczich_ruchnach.jpg

they say the bianchi celeste green was inspired by the queen of italys eyes... I think otherwise...
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#43264 - 02/24/09 02:25 PM another bike ... the eurotrash [Re: phlan]
phlan Offline

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back on track..

you can see her over at

http://www.cyclofiend.com/cc/2009/cc608-chrismoratz0209.html

she is one nice ride, colors like '80s era lycra tights.
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