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World Bicycle Day today

PostPost by: lotocone » Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:25 pm

I'm a cyclist and didn't know it's World Bicycle Day on June 3. But it was only started two years ago.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Bicycle_Day
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:28 pm

the lotus pedal bikes are cool

i enjoy my collection of bikes. mostly steel frame cyclocross.
just today, I started a refresh of my old 1993 brodie rocket, same colour as my 1990 romax.

but the wind is up, so i am out sailing for the remains
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:48 pm

Brit cars and Italian bikes. :)
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PostPost by: lotocone » Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:14 am

W. Kootenays - post some pictures if you get a chance.

Mike- what brand is your bike with the Italian colors? BTW, I 've never seen a fork with 2 colors. I like it.

I'll post some bike pictures in a day or so. I've got some bikes and frames around here.
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:59 am

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Not the best photo of our bikes, mines a Fuji Altimira/Geox replica. Location: Jenny Lake Lodge, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA. Afternoon storm gathering...
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:18 am

lotocone wrote:
Mike- what brand is your bike with the Italian colors? BTW, I 've never seen a fork with 2 colors. I like it.
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The brand is Torelli , a US company who sells branded Italian made frames . This particular bike is one of 100 20th anniversary Torellis , custom built to customer spec by master builder Antonio Mondonico.
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PostPost by: hamm61 » Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:16 am

well i never , this slipped past without me knowing , long distance lunatic rider will have to go out Thursday after work , currently riding 71" fixie and at odd times a classic trike :D
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PostPost by: Frogelan » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:13 am

My bike for shopping and commuting once a week (80km) is a 1982 Holdsworth. It is still going strong!

But I have a weekend bike for speed, a 1986 Peugeot Ventoux. It has slightly shorter wheel base and has the gift of being very scary when going too fast downhill. I'll try and post photos later.
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PostPost by: persiflage » Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:23 am

It must have been 56 years ago that I took the leap of faith and rode without stabilizers for the first time . . . I remember it so clearly, the where, the when and how.
Can't think of a time when I've not ridden but many years ago we realised the roads were on longer fun so took to the woods and tracks.
It got harder and less fun but this has brought a real grin back to my face.
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PostPost by: SENC » Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:55 pm

Motor mounts on all those bikes look mighty small! :lol:
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PostPost by: lotocone » Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:02 pm

SENC wrote:Motor mounts on all those bikes look mighty small! :lol:


Yep, it's easy to have a pain in the rear end early in the riding season. :D
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PostPost by: lotocone » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:29 pm

Here's my Gary Fisher mountain bike and Felt F1C road bike. There is also a Holdsworth racing frame from the 70s in the basement.
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PostPost by: Slowtus » Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:26 pm

Cycled all my life, on and off, never went for the top of the line/trendy/foreign muck - by the time I got around to using aluminium bits everyone else had moved on to carbon fiber/ceramics/gossamer :D

Life was simpler back in the 1960s.

A couple of favourites were my "message" bike which I used to deliver bits of dead meat to local carnivores

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and my Flying Scot which I bought with the proceeds from those deliveries, though mine was BRG and on a 'fix' (couldn't afford those fancy gear things)

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O'er hill and dale...
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PostPost by: lotocone » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:42 pm

Slowlotus - I like both of your bikes, especially the Flying Scot. I went to the Flying Scot shop in Glasgow in the early 70s. Rattray's of Glasgow I think it was called.
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PostPost by: Slowtus » Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:19 pm

lotocone wrote:Slowlotus - I like both of your bikes, especially the Flying Scot. I went to the Flying Scot shop in Glasgow in the early 70s. Rattray's of Glasgow I think it was called.


It was indeed Rattrays - the Flying Scot was the Holy Grail back then.
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