Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking
Posted elsewhere, but I just took it for a spin & am a bit OMGosh about it.
94 Super Piu. Source from Deutschland. 56 square, Centaur 10 speed, Mavic Opens to Formula/105 hubs, 25C GP4000s, ITM Superitalias, San Marco Concor. Weight 9.9kg.
Looks the goods Dan. What's the ride difference between 23c and 25c tyres?
2mm. I've never ridden on 23s, sorry.
the difference is that men ride 23's, and nancy-boys ride 25's
So who rides 19's?
Going to ride Mont Ventoux in 2014 - must train hard, must train hard
Pffffft , try weighing over 100kg, ride an early 80s 1ton apollo on 1" gumwalls with diacompe brakes on a wet greasy road !
When in doubt......mumble.
when i was a boy we didn't have tyres.
Yeah yeah, you used to inflate old snake skins instead - heard it before....
i have many more stories about when i was a boy.
Did you meet Jesus ?
You had brakes when you were a kid riding one of those, pffft, I always took the brakes off as a kid.
Riding: Cannondale Quick Speed 2
Pfffffft I used to replace my grips with scorpion stingers. Amateurs.
once or twice, but we didn't really get on
You 'ad brakes to take off? Loogshurry.
We 'ad to find a 'ole in t'road to fall into if we wanted to stop...
I'm waiting for skull to one-up you.
Sent from my iThingy...
So I''ve attempted a few singlespeed transformations in the last few years and definitely need to learn a lot! I like to take older style bikes, strip them back to bare metal and create a new look but still hopefully retain a bit of the old...of course this won't always work as I have way too many ideas in my head ! However so far so good.
This is my first attempt. Don't know what brand it was but it has a crack in the frame and I just wanted to create a show piece to go with an old classic car that I have:
I have just finished my second project which I'm in two minds of riding it or selling:
I am now in the process of stripping back an old Graecross road bike and creating my daily ride...will post pix soon.
Wow , two lovely looking bikes there, you obviously have a good eye for restoring.
To bad the blue bike has a cracked frame it looks sooo nice. But its all good practice, hey, some of my resto's may as well have a cracked frame as I barely ride them . Too many bikes to little time!
Look forward to looking at your next project.
Tommasini - more pics in the fixie/singlespeed section
deserves better pics seddo!!!!!!
lovely Tommasini seddo
Thanks BurtO. I'm really enjoying it and trying to come with some cool color combos. Good to hear there are more people with "too many bikes" (as if THAT can be possible! ) Yep it's a shame the baby blue is damaged but it was just for a show bike so it'll always stay up on the wall on display.
Sheze a bewdy, seddo
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