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The Bicycle of Your Youth or Bike of your Dreams
November 27, 2007 5:41 PM   Subscribe

BikeIcons isn't the best site, but it has the best bikes!

Just cruise around and look at old bicycles.
posted by snsranch (17 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
my eyes! the goggles, they do nothing!
posted by spish at 5:45 PM on November 27, 2007


1890s bikes. That's where I'm a Viking Girl!
posted by DU at 6:07 PM on November 27, 2007


Viking Girls and Jaguar Boys would be an awesome title for... uh... something.
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:09 PM on November 27, 2007


The bike of my dreams? A Trek Madone. Sadly, it was about $7,300 over my budget. Yeah, I know, carbon fiber has spoiled me. It would be mighty hard to complain about a shiny new steel Bianchi, though.
posted by Autarky at 6:11 PM on November 27, 2007


For the Jaguar Boys fans, also check out the Monark Super Deluxe. It's a beaut.
posted by suckerpunch at 6:18 PM on November 27, 2007


That Schwinn Krate. Small front tire. 5 speed. front wheel suspension and a smooth ass ride. Had a relation who would let me ride it occasionally. Brings back memories. Damn what a genius little bike, hard to find though....
posted by Skygazer at 7:02 PM on November 27, 2007


Swoopy top tube? check.
Chain guard? check.
Red? check.
Grip tassles? WHAT? No grip tassels???
posted by pmbuko at 7:02 PM on November 27, 2007


What?! No Raleigh Superbe? No Hetchins Magnum Opus? No Flying Scots? You're going to have to do better than gaspipe clunkers (with no bloody front brake) to get into my childhood dreams, laddie ...
posted by scruss at 7:03 PM on November 27, 2007


scruss: "What?! No Raleigh Superbe? No Hetchins Magnum Opus? No Flying Scots? You're going to have to do better than gaspipe clunkers (with no bloody front brake) to get into my childhood dreams, laddie ..."

Your favorite bike... well, you know.

Seriously, with bikes it's all good.
posted by Opposite George at 7:41 PM on November 27, 2007


None of those bikes has appeared in any of my dreams thus far. But I enjoyed the mullet.
posted by fenriq at 8:37 PM on November 27, 2007


I have an affinity for vintage bicycles and I've wanted one of those early 60s chrome Spaceliners for a while now. I have '67 Schwinn Collegiate and a JC Higgins bike very similar to this.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 11:08 PM on November 27, 2007


If you like these cruisers, visit Brian's Bicycle Repair in Colorado Springs and ask to look in the basement..
posted by nonemoreblack at 4:04 AM on November 28, 2007


scruss: If you're more interested in great racing and touring bikes of the past, you can do worse than check Classic Rendezvous or Chuck Schmidt's Velo Retro. Hey look! Drillium!

Also, I was pleasantly surprised last month to learn that Mercian hadn't become a brand name bought at auction by a holding company in California to rebadge crap frames from China.
posted by ardgedee at 4:34 AM on November 28, 2007


also, there's the Playboy of the vintage bike world -- Vintage Bicycle Quarterly. Folks claim to read it for the articles but they're really just subscribing for the Rene Herse centerfolds
posted by bl1nk at 6:33 AM on November 28, 2007


Oh damn. Bicycle pr0n!! Owww!! That Rene Herse is teh hawt! What I wouldn't give to align her derailleurs.
posted by Skygazer at 7:02 AM on November 28, 2007


dont forget wool jersey
posted by atom128 at 8:26 AM on November 28, 2007


see also: mountain bikes.
posted by RockyChrysler at 1:53 PM on November 28, 2007


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