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Retro cycle websites...

Postby 5 Star Rolf » Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:18 pm

As an aid to us all, may we start a topic of retro and lightweight cycle related websites as for future reference...eg a few good resources are:

www dot classiclightweights dot com dot uk

www dot classicrendezvous dot com

www dot raydobbins dot com

Any real and worthwhile contributions would be great and these will assist with all facets of this wonderful sport.

Ride safe, cheers 5*R. :wink:
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Postby stevendavid75 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:34 pm

Hi all,
this one is pretty good as well, a fella in Adelaide runs the show
collectablecycles dot com
excuse the lack of formality but I have yet been granted permission to add links or pics.

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Postby tallywhacker » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:10 pm

not sure what fits into retro (I'm assuming anything steel does) but these are older style track bikes
fyxomatosis velo gallery
and
frames for sale on the same site
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Fyxo site...

Postby 5 Star Rolf » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:26 pm

- Yes I agree, Fyxomatosis is a brilliant resource and is user friendly in every way.

With the main focus on the incurable addiction of velo sport, Andy has propelled the perception of all facets of cycling worldwide with a radical yet sophisticated style of photography that captures the soul of the characters he meets.... His style is awesome,- a contemporary retro photographer with a sense of violent romantisism...Its great to see someone so dedicated to the challenge and able to maintain that site, take pics and ride simultaneously!

An incurable disease...it's obvious he's discovered the remedy!- Bravo!

Ride safe, cheers, 5*R . :wink:

- PS: he's a handsome fellow- he looks a lot like Cecil! :wink:
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Re: Fyxo site...

Postby Kid_Carbine » Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:00 pm

5 Star Rolf wrote:a contemporary retro photographer with a sense of violent romantisism

Violent romantisism????? Wonderfully descriptive.
If I didn't know better I could think that this was a description of a camera buff who was a BDSM voyeur. :oops:
I checked the site, ...... some nice rides there.
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Postby 5 Star Rolf » Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:55 pm

I'm not sure what is more disturbing KC, - the fact that you havent contributed one cycle related site or the fact that you familiarise with BDSM.

It should be ALL about the bike...Ride safe, cheers 5*R :wink:
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Postby tallywhacker » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:10 pm

this is another that I frequent. The 62 Frejus is lovely but the 80's Merckx, hmmmmm. The forks damn sexy
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Postby Kid_Carbine » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:08 pm

5 Star Rolf wrote:I'm not sure what is more disturbing KC, - the fact that you havent contributed one cycle related site or the fact that you familiarise with BDSM.

It should be ALL about the bike...Ride safe, cheers 5*R :wink:

Yeah, it's a worry all right LOL, but I got nothin'. The only sites I had have already been posted up.
I'll just go fondle a 'leather' saddle now, mmmmmmm.
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Postby Kid_Carbine » Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:43 am

GOT ONE.
I had forgotten that I had this one. Could be quite helpfull.

http://www.speedplay.com/index.cfm?fuse ... seum.quill

Link to pedal museum [That's the URL above in case you want to copy it] It takes a moment to load, so be patient.

This is a virtual pedal museum, with pictures of real pedals. Could be handy when deciding what to use on your classic ride.
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Re: Fyxo site...

Postby triode12 » Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:57 pm

Kid_Carbine wrote:
5 Star Rolf wrote:I checked the site, ...... some nice rides there.


ahem.. the women or the bikes...?
Live to ride another day.

Why take unnecessary risks? No matter how small they are...
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Postby Kid_Carbine » Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:16 pm

There were women there?????
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Postby tallywhacker » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:26 am

There were women there?????

not everything there is what it appears to be
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Postby triode12 » Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:53 am

Kid_Carbine wrote:There were women there?????


Erm...yes...this one is pretty cute...

http://www.fyxomatosis.com/gallery.php?gal=4#76

the girl not the bike. :)
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Postby Kid_Carbine » Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:48 am

Oooooh, cute, but none of them would ever take a second look at me, so no point in me getting excited.
I'm just looking at the bikes.
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Pedal Museum, virtually.

Postby 5 Star Rolf » Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:15 pm

A great site KC, I knew you had one tucked away...and what a superb array of pedals.

A brilliant resource,- highly recommended!

Now If they could do the same for cranks...saddles...bars and stems...and....hmmm......Utopia...


Ride safe, cheers, 5*R :wink:
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Postby Kid_Carbine » Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:25 am

Now what we need is a single sticky & locked thread with just the links in the one & only post. Hopefully the site admin can organise this so that it doesn't sink without a trace [that's the sticky part] & does not suffer from a long trail of posts, [the locked part] thats what this thread is for.
As it is, it's necessary to read through the whole thread to find the links.

The idea is that it become a permanant & readily accessable resource that can be updated with additional links via the site admin as they become available.

Richard, ..... are you listening?

Oh yeah, here's one on Derailleurs Mostly Simplex, but some other stuff too.
If you want to learn about different models of Ideale Saddles, then click here.
Or the Aussie Cycling gallery of Champions [Thank Cludence for this one.]
You can get copies of the 1939 & 1952 Brown bros. catalogues on CD from this fellow. Very good resource. [Yes, I have them]
If you don't want to download the 31 PDF files from the Brooks site, you can have a look at some Brooks catalogues online here.
For Campy nuts who want to be completely authentic.
Another version of the Campy info on a different site.
These are old Campy catalogues that you can download as PDF files. I like the 50's era stuff.
Hopefully, none of these are duplication of existing links.

Geeeezus Rolf, you know how to prod a bloke. :wink:
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Postby europa » Sat Dec 22, 2007 9:25 am

Kid_Carbine wrote:Now what we need is a single sticky & locked thread with just the links in the one & only post.


Kid, you write the thread, I'll sticky it.

I'll leave it unlocked so people can report extra links, then you Kid, can edit them into the original post. Yes, we'll still wind up with a long thread, but if you keep it up to date, all the links will be in the first post.

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Postby Kid_Carbine » Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:09 pm

I'll contact 5*Rolf since it was he who came up with the original idea & I have no wish to steal anybody's thunder.

Hopefully, between us we can come up with a useful list.
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Postby stevendavid75 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 4:00 pm

also this site, bit like this but more international I guess, can get a bit slow but nice pics etc.

http://forums.roadbikereview.com/forumdisplay.php?f=49
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Postby stevendavid75 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:39 pm

and another,
a tribute to plated forks

http://platedforkcrown.blogspot.com/
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Postby singletracking » Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:42 pm

My personal favourite is VeloBase

www dot velobase dot com

(I'm too new to post URL links sorry, give me a few more days...)

A searchable database of components with images? Pure gold!

Especially useful when dealing with Stronglight cranks, their BCDs... their extraction threads... and their... oh no, that's about it.
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Postby stevendavid75 » Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:53 pm

I dont think it gets any better than that, when you consider its links page just goes so deep.

Nice find indeed!
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Postby Mulger bill » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:11 pm

Sorry, was that http://www.velobase.com? :wink:

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Postby singletracking » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:14 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Sorry, was that http://www.velobase.com? :wink:

Shaun


Indeed. Two days, two days is all I need and then the system will let me post URLS! :x
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Postby singletracking » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:18 pm

Hang on, why does it let me QUOTE URLs in a post?...

Trying:

Velobase

ah ha!
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