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Wow! Check this out. . .(9 posts)

Wow! Check this out. . .js5280
Jan 30, 2003 12:48 PM
More shots and commentary on this beautiful bike here. . .

{Disc brakes on a classic roadie! Cry "havoc" and let slip the dogs of war!}
a bike in search of an identity.PaulMC
Jan 30, 2003 12:59 PM
It would of been a lot cooler without the discs. As it is, it can seem to make up its mind which fad its trying to chase.
looks like a great rainy day commuter to me (nm)laffeaux
Jan 30, 2003 1:27 PM
Jan 30, 2003 4:22 PM
With the balsa wood fenders, the cotton-tape-and-shellac wrap on the moustache bars, and the Brooks saddle, I'd have to guess that we're looking at the bike of a true Fred here.
See that tire clearance?Alex-in-Evanston
Jan 30, 2003 1:02 PM
That would be a smokin' hot dirt road bike if you ditched the fenders and put on a pair of cross tires.

It's one of the coolest looking bikes I've seen..Dave Hickey
Jan 30, 2003 4:09 PM
It's not your typical cookie-cutter road bike. Nothing wrong with being original.
It's one of the coolest looking bikes I've seen..big fred
Jan 30, 2003 9:51 PM
Thanks for the words of encouragement!

Yes, that is my custom. It has disc brakes for both loaded touring and cross riding. Without fenders it can run 38's and with 30's. For multi-day unsupported rides I will be throwing racks and panniers.

My daily rider is a '69 Paramount in a stealth white with no logos. Why ride what everyone else does? Plus, Al rides like crap especially on centuries.
I like it too. Not sure why, but I like it! Nice and original. -nmTig
Jan 31, 2003 3:05 PM
That oozes personality! Great ride! nmSpunout
Jan 31, 2003 4:20 AM