View Full Version : Rough diamond?

12-20-2009, 06:10 PM
Need a bigger stone. Oh to be rich

Mad Aussie
12-21-2009, 02:22 AM
Put your ring away and show me your bike!! :)

Maybe those aren't actually cycling gloves seeing as they are short fingered and it's winter where you are?

12-21-2009, 05:28 AM
yes it's a cycling glove. I'm in snowy england and the bike is one of many but this one is my classic.

Mad Aussie
12-21-2009, 05:46 AM
Heeey ... Nice! Looks like an early 80's models perhaps?? Judging by the Reynolds sticker I think I see on the seat tube?

Is it a Raleigh? I had a Raleigh myself back in the early 80's. Also a Daccordi, Malvern Star and several others over the next few years. I have a carbon Colnago now and the wife has a Pinarello :) We also have mouintain bikes.

You're a tall fella too!! That's a big frame!

There are few bikes in our household as well :)

12-21-2009, 07:37 AM
Yes it's a raleigh sprint. It had been ridden twice then dry stored for 34yrs till I managed to purchase it "as new" for 50. It's a 25" frame.
My latest purchase is a Fausto Coppi. Yet to ride it because of the snow.


Mad Aussie
12-21-2009, 02:52 PM
Cool, so I was pretty much spot on with the vintage.
I don't have snow issues with my riding ;)

I've never seen a Fausto Coppi bike before. Is that the brand? Or is it the name of the bike of another brand?

12-21-2009, 04:38 PM
It's the brand. Italian. You must have heard of the lengendary Fausto Coppi? Tour de France winner. Italian hero.


Mad Aussie
12-21-2009, 04:58 PM
Oh yes of course. I have a DVD about Fausto. One of the greatest of all. Just never heard of the brand itself.