What is this?

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I came on this picture on an old neglected laptop. It was taken a few years ago outside the old Lidl in Oban and I never got round to posting it at that time.
 

Cycleops

Legendary Member
Location
Accra, Ghana
Looks like an American cruiser type bike. See a lot of them down here. Unusually has derailleur gears, most are single speed or hub gear of some sort and coaster brake.
 
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oldwheels

Guru
It looked well kept so might have been altered from the original. Just interested as I had never seen one before like that. I should have hung around till the owner appeared but was pushed for time. Ferries do not wait and leave very promptly.
 
Pashley Tuberider, a frame design inspired by the Parabike of WW2 fame. Ive never seen a derailleur one, presume its a older/limited production example or which has been retro fitted with a mech hanger. Nice. Interesting. Flexy as fark.
 

12boy

Veteran
Location
Casper WY USA
I kinda like the way it looks and suppose it's hi-ten and heavy. Here in the US there is a company, Retrotec, that makes a similar looking series starting at $2200 for a tig frame and $2700 'for lugged. Maybe get 2 or 3? The local lbs was building up a frame for a customer and it was light and very pretty if you like that sort of thing.
 
Also, the bottom bracket shells have a habit of falling off, since they're not particularly well attached to the rest of the frame. Later examples have more material around the bb.
 

Cycleops

Legendary Member
Location
Accra, Ghana
I kinda like the way it looks and suppose it's hi-ten and heavy. Here in the US there is a company, Retrotec, that makes a similar looking series starting at $2200 for a tig frame and $2700 'for lugged. Maybe get 2 or 3? The local lbs was building up a frame for a customer and it was light and very pretty if you like that sort of thing.
Isn't there a company there who does an aluminium cruiser bike? I remember finding one down here and checked our their website. The prices were reasonable.
 
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