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Øivind Tøien

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Re: [Theme]bikes forever
« Reply #585 on: August 02, 2021, 21:32:09 »
Hm, could the old centre (I notice the facade irons used in the past) of any Dutch town :) No specific markings to recognise the location.

Thanks for commenting - this is in Groningen, I belive from Pluimerstraat, in the opposite direction of the nearby canal.
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Re: [Theme]bikes forever
« Reply #586 on: August 02, 2021, 22:29:05 »
Thanks for commenting - this is in Groningen, I belive from Pluimerstraat, in the opposite direction of the nearby canal.
Aha, nice city Groningen.

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Re: [Theme]bikes forever
« Reply #587 on: August 03, 2021, 11:14:43 »
I recall spray painting tool boxes (to prevent rust) in the driveway.  I put down paper but I forgot to close the garage door.  My motorcycle had a fine mist of paint that took a few hours of work to remove. :-[
Great story Dogman. When I was a kid I spray painted a model F1 car white in my room. It was fun until my mother noticed the whole room was covered in white mist ;D

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Re: [Theme]bikes forever
« Reply #588 on: August 03, 2021, 11:16:46 »
It must have been a relief that she did not paint it in front of your house!

Here's another bike. A bit further away..

BTW: all photos taken with Fuji X100V
Haha it sure was, Peter.

Nice lowlands image.

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Re: [Theme]bikes forever
« Reply #589 on: August 05, 2021, 22:16:50 »
Street Scene, Amersfoort

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Re: [Theme]bikes forever
« Reply #590 on: August 06, 2021, 10:54:13 »
New tires fitted on my faithful 1999 Koga-Miyata Terraliner bicycle

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Re: [Theme]bikes forever
« Reply #591 on: August 06, 2021, 19:40:38 »
New tires fitted on my faithful 1999 Koga-Miyata Terraliner bicycle

An excellent choice for an urban cyclist.
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Re: [Theme]bikes forever
« Reply #592 on: August 22, 2021, 21:07:05 »
An excellent choice for an urban cyclist.
Thanks Anthony. I'm happy with their performance. So far - knock on wood - no punctures :D

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Re: [Theme]bikes forever
« Reply #593 on: August 22, 2021, 21:08:32 »
Wit-Lof catering bicycle

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Re: [Theme]bikes forever
« Reply #594 on: August 26, 2021, 11:54:55 »
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Re: [Theme]bikes forever
« Reply #595 on: September 13, 2021, 17:22:39 »
I was fortunate to attend a stop on the Motorcycle Cannonball Rally in Battle Creek, MI.   The participants have to ride motorcycles the were built in 1929 or earlier. They had a 3800 mile trip planned, starting in Michigan and ending up on South Padre Island in Texas!  Amazing really. 

The reason I am posting the pictures here, is that I was so struck by the similarity of these early motorcycles to bicycles.  This 1916 Excelsior still had pedals!  In this case they were used to start the engine, after which they disengaged, but still, the evolution from bicycle to motorcycle was clear.

Brakes weren't much more than bicycle brakes either on this cycle.  I asked the young rider how he could possibly stop the machine, he kind of smiled and lifted his boot to show my his primary stopping mechanism. Note all the tread worn off the front of the sole.  I hope he had several pairs of boots with him to complete the trip!

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Re: [Theme]bikes forever
« Reply #596 on: September 13, 2021, 23:19:54 »
This bike is not forever ..  :o
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Re: [Theme]bikes forever
« Reply #597 on: October 13, 2021, 15:52:07 »
bikes in the shed