bike photos

Posted by: phlan

bike photos - 01/07/09 04:18 PM

just posted my track bike.

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. cool site, lots of cool photos there.
Posted by: The Lisa

Re: bike photos - 01/07/09 05:15 PM

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 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.
Posted by: phlan

Re: bike photos - 01/09/09 02:47 AM

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.

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!
Posted by: The Lisa

Re: bike photos - 01/10/09 09:41 PM

Keep posting the (antique) bike P0rn, Chris - that Bianchi is sweet.
Posted by: empicard

Re: bike photos - 01/11/09 01:09 AM

classic bianchi color.
campy record on it?

and plannery, this photo?
Posted by: phlan

Re: bike photos - 01/11/09 02:00 AM

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.
Posted by: phlan

Re: bike photos - 01/11/09 07:27 AM

the ancestral dress

they say the bianchi celeste green was inspired by the queen of italys eyes... I think otherwise...
Posted by: phlan

another bike ... the eurotrash - 02/24/09 02:25 PM

back on track..

you can see her over at

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