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Bikes seen out and about
« on: August 10, 2019, 09:18:48 pm »
A pink Mercier, maybe 70s, with Mafac Racer centrepulls, Simplex front changer, Ideale saddle.

It seems the forum resizes the pics, click on copy and paste the link for full size.


https://i.imgur.com/AofuzGy.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/dQXTr9c.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/qejjkxN.jpg

Re: Bikes seen out and about
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2019, 09:49:38 pm »
70s Dawes, I think, not sure which model, has front mech with cable stop


https://i.imgur.com/fRWPoHl.jpg

Re: Bikes seen out and about
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2019, 09:45:50 pm »
Another Dawes, Mirage late 70s I think.


https://i.imgur.com/6WF9bam.jpg

Re: Bikes seen out and about
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2019, 12:27:10 pm »
Condor Paris bike, I think the "Path" model, anyway it's a modern conventional frame except for partial "bi-lam" lugs/sleeves on the head tube, not the funny Galibier model which is what Paris frames are known for.

£1,300 for an Italian built off the peg frame (fixed geometry in 3cm frame size increments)!


https://i.imgur.com/wGk6ki2.jpg

Photo taken almost opposite where the original Paris workshop was located.

Re: Bikes seen out and about
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2019, 11:41:13 pm »
Massive drops! Nice though.

Quite enjoying your thread. I’m guessing you live somewhere exotic: I wouldn’t see that many noteworthy bikes in a month of Sundays.
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

Re: Bikes seen out and about
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2019, 06:16:54 pm »
Just London.

Claud Butler Majestic, early 80s.





Re: Bikes seen out and about
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2019, 06:43:26 pm »
I admired a Holdsworth Mistral on St Pancras station last week, and chatted to the owner. Unfortunately no pictures, sorry, wish I'd seen this thread before then and I might have taken some.

Re: Bikes seen out and about
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2019, 03:21:21 pm »
70s Dawes, I think, not sure which model, has front mech with cable stop


https://i.imgur.com/fRWPoHl.jpg
Could have been locked up better.

Re: Bikes seen out and about
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2019, 08:58:15 pm »
Only by using an anachronistic lock and spoiling the effect ;D

Re: Bikes seen out and about
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2019, 10:52:41 pm »
I think this has the original paint but the name on the down tube has almost disappeared, the head badge and 531 sticker are still there though. Has TA cranks.




Re: Bikes seen out and about
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2019, 08:08:19 am »
Could you spot the make?

Illegal brakes though :o

Re: Bikes seen out and about
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2019, 08:10:13 pm »
No, I'm afraid not.


A couple of Dutch bikes.

Gazelle Champion Mondial, late 70s to early 80s I think.




Ugly seat stay bridge


Zieleman. 70s I think.




SR copy of the old Simplex micro-adjust seatpin with huge setback




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Re: Bikes seen out and about
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2019, 08:49:10 pm »
Ugly seat stay bridge
I rather like that seat stay bridge, if only because it's different. The bike as a whole is slipping into rat territory though!
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Re: Bikes seen out and about
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2019, 09:51:58 am »
A flat plate is better for mounting a rear rack though, like this Raleigh roadster.

Rod brakes, steering lock, dynohub hub gear, chaincase.



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Re: Bikes seen out and about
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2019, 10:41:50 am »
I had one similar to that when I was about 15! Except mine was black, had lost its chaincase (maybe I removed it) and was a Philips. Given it by an elderly neighbour. The bike must have been at least twice, quite likely three times, as old as I was. Quite fun to ride, except when I wanted to stop at the roundabout at the bottom of Farmhill Lane, for instance.
Days become simply the spaces between dreams, spaces between the shifting floors of time...

Re: Bikes seen out and about
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2019, 10:46:37 am »
Yeah, they're more suited for cycling slowly in flat places.

Yellow Argos.



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Re: Bikes seen out and about
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2019, 10:49:05 am »
I don't generally like yellow as a bike colour but that looks pretty good.
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Re: Bikes seen out and about
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2019, 01:08:47 pm »
Yellow is OK.

But I don't like those forks, 99.99% of people wouldn't notice it and wouldn't care even if they did.

Re: Bikes seen out and about
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2019, 01:32:08 pm »
...
But I don't like those forks, ...

Too straight?
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

Re: Bikes seen out and about
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2019, 01:52:57 pm »

Re: Bikes seen out and about
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2019, 02:20:38 pm »
I must be in the 99.99% then.
Do tell.
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

Re: Bikes seen out and about
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2019, 03:21:58 pm »
They look as though they've been crashed, perhaps?

Re: Bikes seen out and about
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2019, 03:50:06 pm »
It's purely a personal aesthetic preference. I like the curve to start lower down the fork blades, not halfway. Then the bend should be a smooth continuous curve to the dropouts, without becoming noticeably straight again.

The pink Mercier in the first post is sort of an example but it does become straight just above the dropout.

The Zieleman and Gazelle and the blue unknown frame has the bend lower down but it's a sharp bend and then straightens out.

This bikes seems to only have a coaster brake. Note the forks.


One bike with a coaster brake and one with rod brakes.



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Re: Bikes seen out and about
« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2019, 10:38:43 pm »
Yellow is OK.

But I don't like those forks, 99.99% of people wouldn't notice it and wouldn't care even if they did.

99.99% of people may notice it but just not share your view on fork aesthetics
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Re: Bikes seen out and about
« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2019, 10:58:26 pm »
looks like most of these bikes were rescued from a skip. which is a positive feature for a hack bike in london; you want it to be undesirable in order to still find it after leaving it on the street. it needs to function properly though (decent brakes, oiled chain etc.).