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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:44 pm 

Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:13 pm
Posts: 7
Location: Frankfurt Germany
hi there
after months of reading the forum, now i'm registered.
i love the first alloy frames like alan and vitus,also japanese bikes and hand-built bikes from germany,the UK and france.

i own
2x Vitus 979
Vitus 992
Alan Super Record
Centurion Professional
Panasonic dx6000
Bernard Carre 1981
Pogliaghi full chrome 1977
Didier Louis 1984

and some others

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:39 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:28 am
Posts: 302
Location: Fife
Hi, Richard from Fife here.

Recently returned to cycling with a £49 eBay Dawes Fox from around 1981. Once I've proved to myself that I'll stick with it I plan to upgrade to something a bit posher, but still from the same era.

Just after I got the Dawes I got a Phillips Phantom (Raleigh in disguise) for my son. Used twice since 1985, it makes me wonder how many other as-new bikes are languishing in sheds.

 Post subject: Hi
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:41 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:00 pm
Posts: 23
Location: caithness, highlands
Hi, My name is Willie, I live in the far north of Scotland....not far from John'O'Groat's. I am 41 years old, full time fire fighter at my local airport. I recently got back into cycling after a 20 year lay off, I enjoy competing in our local time trial races, at present i own 7 bikes, they are 3 mountain bikes, 3 road bikes and 1 time trial bike, one of my road bikes is an old 1980's peugeot, hense the main reason for joining this site.

2010 Scott S40 road/race.
2001 FSA TT.
2000 Viking (winter bike).
1980's Peugeot 6000 competiton.

2006 Viking mountain bike.
1990's Barracuda full suspension mountain bike.
1990's townsend mountain bike.

 Post subject: Hello
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:14 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:20 pm
Posts: 11
Hi there - I have been surfing this site for a while but thought it time to sign up. I am 40 and was brought up around grifters and 3 speeds, cow horns and then bmx. From Raleigh to Diamond Back, and then a Muddy Fox when they first came out - how lucky was I!

I had a wonderful Ridgeback mountain bike for 10 years, but some one half inched it from my back garden a couple of years ago :( That event, as sad as it was, was the inspiration to start building bikes again.

Since then I have striped and reconditioned an old Specialised mtb that was rusting in a friend's garden. I have reconditioned a Raleigh Courier and brought her back to life. Now I have a Raleigh Kermesse that needs attention and loads of tlc.

I hope to share some of these experiences with you here, and get more involved. So hello to everyone.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:10 pm 

Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:19 pm
Posts: 3
Hi! New to the forum, (obviously :lol: ), been having a look around lately trying to discover what my old bike is! (Will post that in another section, hopefully the right one!!). Hail from deepest darkest Cornwall :D

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:06 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:16 pm
Posts: 44
Location: London
Hello Everyone , .great site with some great bikes...

I'm currently on an 80s Dawes 531 tourer which I'm going to be losing to my son when he goes away to college and so I'm on the lookout for an err...old Dawes 531 tourer ( better the devil you know eh ?)

 Post subject: Hello!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:13 pm 
Retro Guru
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Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:55 pm
Posts: 306
Location: Basingstoke

I have stumbled across this site whilst researching the imminent purchase of a Vintage Road Bike. I have always had a bike since childhood and I find that I am spending more and more time on the road these days and my MTB is just not bringing that smile to my face on the tarmac, in fact it is just the opposite as I am fed up of being overtaken!!

So my aim is to find a fine looking vintage bike that will bring that smile to my face both on and off the bike, something that I can look just as good on popping out for a coffee 'au casual' or suited up for 50+ mile ride.

Thanks in advance for the help, advice, support and probably surplus parts in exchange for cash!!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:53 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:16 pm
Posts: 10
Hi all,

Just found this forum! I've been messing about doing the odd bike 'rescue' (from the skip) here and there, but didn't know about this forum.

The only retro bike I have at the moment is a 1980's Raleigh Sensor fixie. I did have more, but that's another story.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:30 pm 

Joined: Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:25 pm
Posts: 6

just got here from CTC, who pointed me in this direction for help in identifying an old bike frame I've inherited.

Only just started getting in to my retro road bikes. I am selling my Koga Miyata Pro Racer whic'll hopefully come on here shortly too to raise funds for restoration of above frame.

Cheers guys

PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:20 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:49 pm
Posts: 136
Location: South Wales
Hi all,

Signed up recently; and I must say 'I love the site' I was once a very keen cyclist; and took part in TT RR and Triathlon, did get under the hour for 25, but that was a long time back; and I must forget what used to be! Also did a bit of marathon running, although these days I'd be lucky to jog a couple of miles. But as I'm getting older (and thinking younger) as each day passes, I decided it was time to indulge myself and splash out on a new bike! I know It's not RETRO but It will be one day; and I just couldn't resist the temptation.

Some beautiful two-wheel machinery on this forum; and boy oh boy, do they bring back fond memories of times gone by. I'm now 63, years young; and remember onwning and riding many of the road models you now call retro bikes. So nice to see some of them again.

I hope to take an active part on the forum; and I'm sure that I will enjoy reading your posts and threads, also looking at some of the wonderful photos posted on the forum. Anyhow, that's about it, except to post a photo of my new mount, New - sorry!



Hope you like it!


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