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Obscure racing bikes and parts.

Discussion in 'GALLERY' started by Grant, Dec 22, 2019.

  1. Grant

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    I love looking at the racing bikes and parts that are so obscure that even an expert would not know about them.
    They have to be older than 1990 though.
     
  2. Grant

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    Freewheels with all the same cogs were an experimental design to see if gears were a placebo effect.
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    Nylfor headsets were made to be extra light and smooth, but they cracked very easily.
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    Here is one paired with a magneseum stem.
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    That explains a lot! But actually the idea is... pretty stupid :21:
     
  5. MattiThundrrr

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    I assume that a bike from the 84 Olympics isn't obscure enough
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    so I'll also add this weirdo
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  6. ifitsfreeitsforme

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    here's the Huffy that was available in stores to emulate the Melton-built Olympic bikes:

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    they were ten speeds, but this one was being converted to a single speed.
    most definitely NOT a racing bike.
     
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    Formula 1 BMX existed in the latest of 80s into the earliest of 90s :grin:.

    There were a bunch of different companies that made bikes for it, but, the Hutch HPV Superbike is probably the most recognizable...

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    Has anyone seen my jaw laying around anywhere? I know I dropped it somewhere...
     
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    That Huffy on the top has the smallest cogs ever on a freewheel. I like the department store one as well. The silver bike mad me go J:
     
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    KGrHqFHJDME-mK53dw+BPrqr9iYL60_12.jpg Poyner Australia.
     
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    Or the Ten Speed Spokes bicycle.
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    Or this thing...
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    Victor Vicente of America. You might not have heard of him. VVA_with_his_Coin.jpg Artist, philosopher, champion. Before mountain bike 26" alloy rims, he was building this. images.jpeg And this oijojo.jpg After the big rims became available, he went all mullet. Didn't want to admit he was wrong about 24, but 26 advantages were impossible to ignore. VVA2420 Mud.jpg
     
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    More from the mad genius:
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    Breezer 1 lives in the Smithsonian: deliveryService.jpeg Breezer 2 is in the MTB Hall of Fame. Here it is with Joe himself: Breezer-2-1-600x399.jpg
    And 2 with Joe and Charlie, 2's original owner. Breezer2a.jpg 'nuff history for ya?
     
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    Oh yeah, just for fun, here Joe and Charlie with the 2014 Breezer Repack edition. Note the rad Repack shirts. breezer_repack.jpg
     
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    I haven't forgotten about Tom, the frame builder. 1b4785a88f4b49294b3f469698fb6a2c.jpg 8003675297_9f907585ea_z.jpg
    I would LOVE that P650 he's holding. Either, really, but I'd ride the 650 harder
     
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    And Gary. Before he made his own frames, he made this FishersSchwinn.jpg And this FisherExcelsior.jpg
    All that led to this
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    *That's a Bullmoose bar on there, made by made by Tom, named by Charlie!
     

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    Tom, Gary, Charlie, Joe, thanks so much. I wouldn't be here without you guys. 1319790image.jpeg gary-fisher.jpg stw-2018-11-04-IMG_5566.jpg Ritchey-9-new-1.jpg 65555e24-9449-f4ff-0744-9eb6dc5aeb2c._RI_.jpg joe-breeze-welding.jpg
    And I haven't even mentioned Alan yet...
     
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    Great pic...

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    ...I'm pretty sure I've seen it before, but...this is the first time I've noticed the BANANA KLUNKER! :43::43::43:
     
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