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vintage bike porn .......(17 posts)

vintage bike porn .......Spirito
Mar 3, 2003 12:31 PM
for all you nancy boys with plastic clothes, bikes and a gazillion gears .....

http://www.velotique.com/bikephoto/index.htm

adorn your walls and your screens ;-)

ciao
very coolJS Haiku Shop
Mar 3, 2003 12:37 PM
ps. there are derailleurs in your picture.
yeah but ......Spirito
Mar 3, 2003 1:05 PM
most of the double rings are like 48-52 (or bigger) and with only 4 or 5 speed freewheels (mostly around 14-20). 8 or 10 gears is still far less than a gazillion ....

im still convinced we are all nancy boys (well, ok .. 'cept for MB1 and his lead out chick) - they knew pain and attacked it with passion and nothing less than grand cojones.

anyone that finished a classic back then is a hero if you ask me ....

ciao
agree 100% nmJS Haiku Shop
Mar 3, 2003 1:10 PM
LOL Miss M my "Lead out chick". I like it. nmMB1
Mar 3, 2003 4:30 PM
isnt she? - surprised it hasnt been said already ;-) NmSpirito
Mar 3, 2003 10:48 PM
re: vintage bike porn .......toomanybikes
Mar 3, 2003 1:13 PM
Wonderful for us dinosaurs!

27 inch wheels, 36 spoke box rims, steel frames and the bikes probably weigh between 22 and 25 pounds each.

4 maybe 5 gears on the hub, downtube shifters, ....

Wool shorts with real chamois linings ( still have some of those!), and merino wool jerseys with cotton undershirts, leather pad gloves with mesh backs woven from cotton jute - man I loved early cycling!
Nice Citroen!!Alexx
Mar 3, 2003 1:17 PM
back in ww2..colker
Mar 3, 2003 3:49 PM
guys with the french resistance would ride them with 2 wheels on the ground only through mine filled road sections (once met one of them. a friend of my dad)... those cars were very stable.
the Diablos' teacher perhaps?!?!Iwannapodiumgirl
Mar 3, 2003 2:15 PM
http://www.velotique.com/bikephoto/pages/bike-17.htm
Stimulating (NM)High Gear
Mar 3, 2003 2:55 PM
dirt roads! dirt roads! dirt roadscyclopathic
Mar 3, 2003 3:54 PM
look at the dirt roads! 8-P
No question about it,Leroy
Mar 3, 2003 4:02 PM
those guys are real studs. Everybody was tough like LA back then.
1956 49/46 Cranks!merckxman
Mar 3, 2003 7:53 PM
Your typical gearing http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=%202161819018
beg to differ .... :-)Spirito
Mar 3, 2003 10:46 PM
one ebay auction doesn't make that typical gearing. some used smaller combo's but not the majority and not many for racing ....

up until the early 70's it was more common for a 48/52 setup. yes, sounds wacky but most riders rode up them cols with pretty big gears compared to nowadays. till 1968 or so campy's BCd was 151 meaning the smallest chainring possible was a 44 tooth and many bikes came stock with 48/52 or thereabouts.

even jobst brandt used similar big gears till very recently i hear.
http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Scenic/Gavia_by_Jobst.jpg
(slow loader)

i also have a set of chainrings with a 51/53 setup - these are a TA course legere (criterium combo) for the flats.

my knee's hurt writing and thinking of all this .....

ciao
Can you believe the price those sold for? (nm)KeeponTrekkin
Mar 4, 2003 5:56 AM
yep ..... 50 yo parts dont grow on tree's NMSpirito
Mar 4, 2003 8:00 AM