Vintage / retro category

Have you considered a vintage retro category? I’d guess you would / will see a lot of content on that theme.

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Feel free to start a vintage thread in cycling & culture, that already seems to me to be the correct place.

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Could do but my suggestion is that there may be plenty of good content and discussion to warrant a separate category. Threads about 531 vs Columbus, SL vs SLX, the best 9 speed Groupset, c record derailleurs max c cog capacity, restorations and new builds …
Anyway, just a suggestion. Forum looks great.

It seems the Vintage thread could do with a kick along. Melbourne made Beasley cycles (I’m not the expert but a whole thread could be dedicated to Beasley cycles) and I guess this to be late 50’s maybe into 60’s. Note stamp on stem which was purchased before the frame and was the starting point of this build.

Yes I started with a stem and wanted to build a bike around it.



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That’s a minty looking specimen.

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1984 Chesini Precision with 6 speed Campy SR and Nisi tubulars. Built up from NOS frame and used parts collected during COVID last year.

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Unfortunately, being a new user I can only upload one picture to a thread. This is the picture of the frame that I fell in love with some time earlier. I then saw it again quite a lot later and my financial position had changed so I had lttle hesitation pulling the trigger.

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Instead of vintage/retro bikes, we could call them bikes, sensible bikes, fast bikes, fun bikes, kind bikes, bikes with soul or Not Whitegoods.

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my shameful contribution. Only ten years old.

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Nothing to be ashamed of, it looks great :slight_smile: Bon Jon Pass tyres ?

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My next build, unless another build gets in the way. :slight_smile:


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Yep - worth the comfort and the extra kmh.

One of those rare days lately where it isn’t raining at stromlo!

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Not sure that they cost a km/h actually (except maybe at high speeds where aero has a high impact). Issue is more that they can’t be mounted to many high-performance frames.
Something like an “aero-gravel” bike (Cervelo Aspero, 3T - can’t think of many other) and deep and wide carbon wheels could maybe perform well with such tyres, even at higher speeds.

A carbon aero-gravel bike just isn’t vintage yet ^^