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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:50 pm 
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Not my photos, but wow what an amazing find . Several pages on Flickr taken during a bike show reportedly int the late 70s

http://www.flickr.com/photos/oroboyz/se ... 390433401/


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:16 pm 
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Interesting pics....some of the stuff looks like it hit the trade stands before public consumption :)

Just a quick flick through now but will trawl through properly later, real time travel stuff and just at the end of my cycling era :)

Great find, cheers

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:21 pm 
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Highlights so far are: 17 lb Viking, Zeus 2000, Eddy Merckx's hour record bike, Masi California...

And people smoking in public!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:16 pm 
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........had a look through and seems like a late 70's parade of kit. The picture of the short bike tubes with the lugs on display was typical of what the frame reps brought round but I guess no longer.

Tiny bike frames about 18" long :)

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:50 pm 
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Dawes Titanium?

This photographer sure seemed to like English bikes. Also not to be missed are the two Confentes and the Bruce Gordon shots.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:59 pm 
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Titanium frames from that era were usually re-badged Speedwell......

We had one in our bike shop for a long time which didn't sell. The first ones (which we had) were a bit hit and miss but after that the quality picked up and jesus I wish I had bought one. Still hanker after one but he prices are shocking !

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:02 am 
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Loving the Charles Roberts frames :D


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:09 am 
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Midlife wrote:
Titanium frames from that era were usually re-badged Speedwell......


Just noticed it says Speedwell right on it


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:15 am 
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........I still keep an eye out for Speedwell frames :D

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:42 am 
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My advice to all of those attendees at the expo 34 years ago?


Pick up lots of the free literature, hold on to it for 3 decades and supplement your retirement selling it


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