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rarely do i see a bike that i'd keep till i die ......(5 posts)

rarely do i see a bike that i'd keep till i die ......Spirito
Oct 31, 2002 12:22 AM
this is one of them .......

this baby is just perfect and all them details are just "oh so XXXkin' sexy". it would be as memorable as a great love for a woman and i would be happy to ride it till i drop off.

not one thing would be changed if in my hands and the sizing looks about perfect for me. were it in my possesion no mo-fo would be allowed to touch it let alone ride it.

its just so WOW

Ride it and then have your significant other ride this......Dave Hickey
Oct 31, 2002 6:52 AM
Another gentlemans bicycle......Dave Hickey
Oct 31, 2002 7:30 AM
Love (lust) at first sight....Walter
Oct 31, 2002 5:36 PM
and every sight afterwards.

That Raleigh is the "Clubman" to have, unfortunately 54cm is too short or I'd have to choose between it and the spouse.
i I'd miss her.

I posted sometime ago about my affection for the Club Racers of the 1950s and earlier. I'm glad others have the passion. There's a psychological term, I believe, for feeling nostalgia for a time you've never experienced. That Raleigh just conjures images of the club TT and, even moreso, the pints at the pub afterwards so strongly I feel as if I'm an older gent from the Isles looking at his youth rather than an American in his late 30s.

That CB Saxon is pretty cool too. Hilary Stone consistently markets top notch velo stuff.
I believe I may know where that came from.Humma Hah
Nov 2, 2002 4:23 PM
"This lovely example was meticulously restored by Paul Raley of Leonardtown, Maryland".

Hmmm, interesting, I wonder if that has anything to do with the vintage bike shop MB1 pointed out as we were riding around St. Mary's county last year. Its right in the middle of Amish country. I've been meaning to get over there. He might be able to help me with the Paramount.

Lovely restoration job. I'm appalled it went so cheaply, under $1k. I've seen rusty '54 Schwinn Black Phantoms go for $2500, not half as nice and there were probably many more of them built. I guess not many people owned these as kids, so there's not as much sentimental market.