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    Default Exotic handbuilt sightings in the wild

    Saw a Dornbox yesterday. I think that's what they're labeled anyway. It was at the former Conte's in Arlington, VA. I once saw a Hampsten in a totally unexpected place as well, though I don't remember where. Seen the occasional Sachs or Spectrum.

    What have folks spotted during rides or in other places which were unexpected?

    Since this place is kind of a gathering place for builders and many of those aren't out there in huge numbers some sightings can be rare pleasures.
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    Default Re: Exotic handbuilt sightings in the wild

    I'm extremely lucky since I get to see awesome bikes all the time.

    A regular week can include:
    Serotta, Parlee, Seven, IF, Passoni, Guru, Sachs, Hampsten, Gaulzetti, Kirk, Pegoretti, Zanconato, Firefly, and always other cool things.

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    Default Re: Exotic handbuilt sightings in the wild

    Quote Originally Posted by SignatureJustin View Post
    I'm extremely lucky since I get to see awesome bikes all the time.

    A regular week can include:
    Serotta, Parlee, Seven, IF, Passoni, Guru, Sachs, Hampsten, Gaulzetti, Kirk, Pegoretti, Zanconato, Firefly, and always other cool things.

    And these are just Darren's. I saw a homeless-looking guy riding a Sachs up 3rd Ave. in NYC once.
     

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    I have a friend in cali that I get to ride with occasionally with a Ti coupled Serotta. Yes, it has a tall headtube and he is a doctor. No joke. He really wanted a more relaxed fit for his travel bike.

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    I ride by myself mostly so don't often see anything to wild.
    The ones that I love seeing are somewhat older ones (IF, Serotta etc) maybe still with 9 speed DA or whatever and have that un-fakeable patina of being ridden often.
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    In Boston, I rarely see anything other than cervelos, treks, and specialized out on the road. But if I go to my basement I get to see 4 zanconatos and my wife's seven.
     

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    Pretty rare to see exotic bikes here - mostly very high-end big box brands.

    Crumpton (a couple of times - beautiful burgundy color'ed)
    Richard Sachs Signature Road (on an MS-150 ride - yes I've done a few in my earlier years)
    Parlee (Matt's a couple of years back before we knew each other - I know it's not "exotic" but it's the only one I've seen in person)

    I think I'm missing one or two ....
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    Took the cross bike to a new set of trails in farm country off Rt.1 a few months ago and while in the parking lot getting my shoes on I spot a dude pedaling up the road on a green Coconino with white panels. First Garro bike I've seen.
     

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    I saw an IF being ridden/walked by a street kid in the french quarter on day. It fit him and I talked to him a bit about it.
    He bought it from a friend in Boston. Cross bike with almost no paint left on the TT from it being leaned on so many different things.

    I normally ride with a guy and his ANT, or his Berthoud, that and his wife has a John Southerland hand built!

    I have seen 1 Strong and 1 more IF and a Calfee
     

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    Once I saw a guy riding a Zimmerman. Ended up being Zimmerman himself.
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    Default Re: Exotic handbuilt sightings in the wild

    Occasionally see a Hampsten or Spectrum during my commute. It's funny. I don't normally notice what other people are riding, but those tend to pop and demand recognition.
     

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    I have seen this bike on the street. NAHBS-2012-Ellis-Cycles-Makenzie-steel-triathlon-bike01-600x457.jpg

    I have also seen a Hampsten although it was while I was riding up in the north shore so not a total to surprise up there. There are lots of nice bikes being ridden up there. I've also spotted a Spectrum on the on the North Shore Channel trail. I have complimented on them all. The lady on the Ellis was really nice but we were going different directions so we didn't ride together for very long. The guy on the Hampsten was nice too. We rode for a couple hours. The guy on the Spectrum didn't give me more than a grunt. He didn't seem as nice.
     

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    Yesterday I saw a faded, chipped, Ishiwata-tubed, 105-equipped Nishiki.

    It was having the snot ridden out of it by a UMass senior that had just taken his last final of the semester. He was on a decompression ride too.

    Beautiful.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by false_aesthetic View Post
    Once I saw a guy riding a Zimmerman. Ended up being Zimmerman himself.
    He was in Chicago wasn't he? I think I met his dad out riding.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philster View Post
    And these are just Darren's. I saw a homeless-looking guy riding a Sachs up 3rd Ave. in NYC once.
    Timmerman?
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    Default Re: Exotic handbuilt sightings in the wild

    Racing in KC it's pretty standard OTR bikes and that's cool.
    Occasionally a handbuilt pops up.
    I was blown away when I went to a CX race in Chicago a few months back at the amount of Customs, HB and boutique styles.
    Very cool to see.
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    I saw an uber-red Kelly Bedford frame a weekend or two go on a Sunday morning ride up the muffin highway in Piermont. I think it is the one in the gallery on the Bedford site. Really pretty shade of red, especially on a chilly gray morning.

    Otherwise NYC is full of bicycles. Rosko, Spooky, Gaulzetti, Crumpton, Sachs, Fast Boy, Spectrum, Calfee, Pegoretti, Ellis, etc. Sort of cheating.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Britishbane View Post
    Took the cross bike to a new set of trails in farm country off Rt.1 a few months ago and while in the parking lot getting my shoes on I spot a dude pedaling up the road on a green Coconino with white panels. First Garro bike I've seen.
    Did you catch the guy's name?
    I've send heaps of bikes to VA for many years, that state has been very good to me, maybe almost 20.
    Near C'ville? MTB?
    I bet it was John Worzbyt by the color.

    My fave to spot occasionally is a gold & brown Eisentrout a Prof here rides = he say's it camo - old bike.
    My buddy's wife from CO showed up with a scratched but trusty Bontrager Race Light with 1st year XTR.
    I also saw a couple Gilmours rolling around lately what with kids these days digging up old dusty road bikes, which I think is pretty cool.
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    A stroll around the Univ of Az campus will reveal an amazing number of cool old bikes being used by students; I have seen old LeMonds(pre Trek), Gio's,Landsharks, all kinds of stuff. The coolest was an ADR team purple/yellow Bottechia that I was tempted to try and buy but it was pretty rough-at least it had a Rolls saddle.. Steel just doesn't die in the desert.

    I see a Hampsten or a Depaemelaere(PM) every time I ride, typically when I look down.
     

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    I've seen some Rosenes popping up at events like SSAZ and the AZ Endurance Series. They always seem to be beneath strong riders and always look sharp.
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