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    Ran into a guy riding a nice Sachs road bike in Lyme, CT the other day. One of his female companions had an unlabeled cream yellow smallish lugged bike which I swear I've seen a picture of on VS somewhere.... Does that sound familiar?
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    Default Re: Exotic handbuilt sightings in the wild

    Not exotic, but how often do you see one of these (unbroken) anymore??

    Hanging off the back of a truck at the mall yesterday.



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    I had forgotten about this thread, so no pic, but I saw a well-loved orange Big Leg Emma at the Pan-Mass Challenge this weekend, just leaned up against a chain-link fence at Mass Maritime in Bourne.

    Whatever else might be true about PMC, having a few thousand road bikes parked on a ball field overnight, with (so far as I know) zero theft issues, is pretty cool.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscott View Post
    Whatever else might be true about PMC, having a few thousand road bikes parked on a ball field overnight, with (so far as I know) zero theft issues, is pretty cool.
    Only places that anyone has real issues with PMC is here or somewhere like it. Not any worse run then most charities. Money goes to Good Stuff. Spend some serious time at the DFC and you'll Know.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscott View Post
    I had forgotten about this thread, so no pic, but I saw a well-loved orange Big Leg Emma at the Pan-Mass Challenge this weekend, just leaned up against a chain-link fence at Mass Maritime in Bourne.

    Whatever else might be true about PMC, having a few thousand road bikes parked on a ball field overnight, with (so far as I know) zero theft issues, is pretty cool.
    I'm pretty sure I know who that BLE belongs to. If so, it is very well loved!
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    Not in the wild exactly, but I visited Peter Weigle recently and had a good close look at his work (pink with shipping foam on tt and bike at right). Exquisite. The picture doesn't do them justice. The Kirk pictured is my ride. Wish I'd moved it aside for a better shot of his work.

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    Sitting at a traffic light this morning (in the car - I have come to hate driving the car to work) and a guy on a flouro pink Zunow pulls up beside me. Campag c-record, TD levers and white hoods. Gawd that thing was beautiful.
     

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    I raced my new Ti Kent Eriksen at Patterson road race in Northern California.
    I think I was the only one in any category not on a big brand carbon bike.
    People were like "what the hell is that?"
     

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    I was riding at the local trails yesterday and was riding with a couple of guys who were on the same trail. Out of the blue one of them says "holy sh!t, he's riding a deKerf" followed shortly by "holy sh!t, he's got a rigid fork". By this time I was laughing.

    The one guy stopped and was drooling over my bike ( remind me to wash it), his friend had no idea what was going on.

    Funny.
     

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    A Barcelona noob fresh off the boat from Cali rolled up on a Land Shark last year. I'm pretty sure it was Ti anyway it sounded like he was a college buddy with the fabricator. I also saw a shop employee riding a Merlin mtb once.
     

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    Saw a Richard Sachs today on the W&OD near East Falls Church Metro. I was headed westbound and about to turn off the trail prior to Sycamore St. It appeared to be in good shape. The logo was unmistakable.
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    Two Baums turned up on my local shop ride last Saturday. Very nice looking bikes, with the older style paintwork.
     

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    Late 80s lugged Spectrum on one of the big (maybe biggest) weekend LA group rides, past Sat. Only steel bike in the peloton (100 plus). Blue and beautiful; thing looked new. Bill, the guy riding it, normally rolls on a late 90s CAAD. Dude's hard to miss cos he's the only regular who doesn't wear a helmet. Although last few months he's had a lid on, not on the Spectrum doe.
     

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    I know its not an exotic brand but ive seen a guy riding a litespeed archon, with a singlet and board shorts on!!
    no helmet and running shoes!!!
     

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    Will the guy who used to ride the red Match around town please start riding it again? I liked seeing that bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 72gmc View Post
    Will the guy who used to ride the red Match around town please start riding it again? I liked seeing that bike.
    I think he did the Trofeo Strada Bianca ride (with Hampsten) in July...
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    I saw Zanconato in my driveway yesterday. With a Zanconato.
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    Pegoretti with the blue Catch the Spider paint job - very sharp in the sun.

    I pulled the car over and flagged the guy down to chat bikes. Craig Gaulzetti set him up nicely.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by davids View Post
    I saw Zanconato in my driveway yesterday. With a Zanconato.
    and you can spell it.....
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    On the bike path the other day, I stopped to take pictures of some urban tapestry, and an old guy pulls up on a mid 80s Rossin with synchro shifters. Beautiful Paint and very clean. He needed advice on shifting: He put the chain on the smallest cog and it was still hard to pedal up hill :) While I was helping him, his son pulled up confused about shifting his beat up MTB. Cute.
     

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