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Re: Ryan Decals

Hi Graeme: For awhile, Longbikes in Aurora, Colorado, here in the States was producing Dick Ryan's 'Vanguard' under license (while at the same time kind of
Geoff Steele
9:57 AM
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1665

Ryan Decals

Hi, I have recently bought a Ryan Vanguard and at some point in its life it has been repainted so there are none of the original Ryan decals on the frame. Does
fred0williams
8:43 AM
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1664

Re: Dating the Duplex

From the photos, it looks very similar to our 1995 Duplex. One thing different is the steering bar. Ours is a dull metal while yours is shiny (maybe a post-95
Bob Krzewinski
Jan 20
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Re: dating the Duplex [5 Attachments]

If Dick Ryan is still perusing this site from time-to-time, he may have some helpful information... The Duplex wasn't produced in the same volume as the
Geoff Steele
Jan 19
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1662

Re: dating the Duplex [1 Attachment]

H'lo Bill: Dick Ryan told me when I saw him (a couple of times) that Fed law doesn't require application of serial numbers for series production of fewer than
Geoff Steele
Jan 19
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1661

Re: dating the Duplex [5 Attachments]

Very good. I think it is closer to 96/97 like my Vanguard. It has the black underseat steering block with the twin finger clamps and it has the tubular seat
Paul Bruneau
Jan 19
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1660

Re: dating the Duplex

Thanks Paul. More pix attached. On 1/19/2015 1:16 PM, Paul Bruneau paul@... [ryanownersclub]
Bill Bennett
Jan 19
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Re: dating the Duplex [1 Attachment]

Can you show pics of the underseat steering bracket and the seat stays? I'm guessing in the 95 range Sent from my iPhone
Paul Bruneau
Jan 19
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1658

dating the Duplex

Hi all. Would like to estimate the year of manufacture of this bike. Can't find any serial number on either bottom bracket. There is no "Duplex" painted
Bill Bennett
Jan 19
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Re: bought the Duplex

Yeah... I think the bike came out first. Like Tommy Smothers said once about his brother Dickie -- "Mom always liked you best!!" To:
Geoff Steele
Jan 19
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1656

bought the Duplex

"you'll begin to feel like you were born with it"? I feel sorry for your poor mother. Christopher Reed
reedchrisj
Jan 19
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1655

Re: bought the Duplex - another vote for a hub

Amen to that.... Geoff To: ryanownersclub@yahoogroups.com From: ryanownersclub@yahoogroups.com Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 07:59:43 -0800 Subject: Re:
Geoff Steele
Jan 18
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1654

Re: bought the Duplex - another vote for a hub

Coordination is the biggest challenge you'll have, which exacerbates the relatively disadvantaged starting position. Having put a Rohloff hub on my Vanguard, I
joesmoe3us
Jan 18
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1653

Re: bought the Duplex

Friend Tom always has good advice, and it's good to see him offering same here. My 'power foot' is my left foot -- even though I'm right-handed. Strange, but
Geoff Steele
Jan 18
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Re: bought the Duplex

Eric's got great advice. The Camelbacks work well for hydration and their weight is carried by the bike frame, not the rider. Also agree that changing hubs
Geoff Steele
Jan 18
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