Unusual giant road bike

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by wisdom, 9 Jul 2019.

  1. wisdom

    wisdom Veteran

    Location:
    Blackpool
    Just seen an unusual oldish giant bike.
    It had carbon tubes bonded onto alloy bosses/lugs.Thought it was quite unusual and great looking.The carbon tubes did not appear coloured maybe just lacquered.
     
  2. midlife

    midlife Guru

    Alan Carbonio was the first that I remember of that style...

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  3. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    Didn't he start U2? :smile:
     
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  4. Spiderweb

    Spiderweb Not So Special One

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    CD8E352B-9979-410D-81A0-8C520C5CEE89.jpeg I like them too, it’ll have been a Giant Cadex 980c from around 1991.
     
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  5. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    Giant produced several such frames, had one myself;

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  6. Dave Davenport

    Dave Davenport Legendary Member

    Location:
    Hampshire
    Talking of carbon/steel combinations, Mrs D's half carbon/half steel Lemond;
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  7. OP
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    wisdom

    wisdom Veteran

    Location:
    Blackpool
    That's the one
     
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  8. Spiderweb

    Spiderweb Not So Special One

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    They also came fully painted as @Cycleops ’s photo.
    I’m always on the look out for one, Alan made one, so did Giant and Vitus. Vitus made the frames for Peugeot too and Alan also made the frame for Guerciotti.
    Sean Kelly also won many races on his Vitus for Team Kas.
     
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  9. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    As did look -

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  10. I always loved the look of this Alan, back when:
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