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Old 11-05-2012, 04:36 AM   #11
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Here's my first bike.

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Old 11-05-2012, 08:00 AM   #12
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Nice collection of commuters, and they all look in pristine condition! The bike forum link I referenced in my prior post has a Classic & Vintage bike forum that may find your collection of interest.

It's amazing how bicycles have evolved over the last 40 years. Heck, just in the 11 years since I purchased my '01' Mongoose hybrid the upgrades available are great for all types of riding.

I always have my bike with me when I go camping

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I'll check it out. Best regards, Doug
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Joe,

Wow, now that brings back memories..., and talk about heavy bikes! I don't have a picture of my first bike (have to dig through my parents old pics), but I do remember that it was manufactured by Evans, and that I had one of those plastic headlights (2-D size batt's) mounted on my handle bars.

Full fenders, now that's a concept that is back in style/function that is showing up a lot as an add-on for those using their bikes as commuters. Heck, since I took the pic of my Trek I added a 'partial' rear fender just to keep down some of the rooster-tailing effect of water and dirt.

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Old 11-05-2012, 10:19 AM   #14
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I was off to school, so I had to leave my Roy Rodgers hat and pistols at home. I did, however, have on my new blue jeans.
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I was off to school, so I had to leave my Roy Rodgers hat and pistols at home. I did, however, have on my new blue jeans.
LOL

I've had some people that are into road bikes purchase a few of my older high quality steel bikes. They actually are pretty light being steel. Evidently they hold up better than some of the new aluminum frames.

I love to look at the brazed gusset craftmanship of the older bikes. The robotic welds on the aluminum frames just don't appeal to me, but I own one :-)

Tune up a quality 10 speed from the 70's-80's, new bars, seat, brake pads, cables and bearings and you have a great ride.

I can usually pick up something decent for $10-$20, put about $80 into it and have a much better ride than a new on from the box stores.

My Miyata racing bike from 1980 is my favorite. Kids love the home made recumbent lol
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All these hi-tech bikes sure make my first one seem tame. Still have it, BTW, and it's a Hawthorne single speed. Got it for Christmas 1956.
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snip...... Got it for Christmas 1956.
Hang on to that bike, retro bicycles today is big business!
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