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I got two in running condition, first is an '09 SC Draft... love it, and it weighs in @ about 24lbs, half the weight of my Spaceliner! Just replaced the hybrid straight bar with a much better headset!
And i just picked up this converted(?) BSA 10-speed. The guy at the shop said it was early '60s...
but I don't think Birmingham Small Arms made anything beyond an internal 3-speed!!! It's a fun bike to ride. Glad it has gears cuz it weighs in at 35lbs, but hte gears balance it out for the ups and downs! plus the cool fenders keep me a tad dryer when rain riding! Just flipped the bars and added an old Generator lamp from Europe via eBay, I jerry rigged it with some LEDs and a AAA batery pack!
From back in the 1994/95 season.
1994 F. Moser aluminum frame with chrome fork. Full Shimano 600/Ultegra group. Ringle Moby Post with a Avocet saddle. Mavic hoops currently with some blue striped 700x19 tires. Unfortunately the STI shifters took a crap and there was no bringing them back to life (dang, non-rebuildable parts). Currently has random Campy levers with Shimano down-tube shifters.
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Hooligans B.C. of Sacramento
Rolling Relics - Ride Vintage
My old roadie - an '86 (or '87?) Bianchi Campione Del Mundo (bought new, my first "serious" bike), converted to a flat bar rider with Titec alum. bar, new Cyclepro seat post, brake levers and cables, softer seat for my aging backside, slightly wider 700x28 Bontrager Race-Lites, removed bottle cages, and still sporting all the titanium fasteners I added in the '80s!
Light as a feather, handles like a Ferrari, and the Celeste Green still grabs me like the day I bought it almost 2 1/2 decades ago! Everybody keeps trying to talk me into turning it into a fixie, but I live in the foothills, and like riding it too much!
Ham & Eggs: A day's work for a chicken, a life-altering experience for a pig.
I love the BSA but that seat has to go. lol. They made all kinds of bikes right up until the 80's I believe...ten speeds, three speeds, track(fixed), single speed. They covered it all. The French made cranks are kinda odd but my Hercules came with Simplex cottered cranks and that's British so it's not all that odd.
This one is long gone and really wish I didn't sell it. Late 80's Roadking.
Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth. Revelations 3:10
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