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Patterson/Bottema.... A 32 year old bike in the air.

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Took the ol' Patterson out for a cruise this weekend with a small crew of riders getting out in the nice weather.

I put about 15 miles in - around Philadelphia yesterday.

 

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Along the way we stumbled upon a new little skatepark in Philly...

SO............. 

I just HAD to channel my inner Jeff Watson, and give these Bottema forks some proper meaning again. :)

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It feels so much better to use this stuff, than to have it sit around.
My 30 year old tires held up pretty well too.

;)

 

 

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love it!

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sick.  riding pics are rad!!

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Good stuff!

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I dig that bike, I have taken a few of mine to the local s-park as well. :ThumbsUp:

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Thanks guys! Yeah, the geometry on this frame is really great. 

 

Even with the beefy fork, the bike still feels super responsive. I'm glad my curiosity about building one worked out functionally too.

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Slick man!  

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Are some of the new school non-racing bikes with that sleek, low top tube translate well into street riding and the occasional on-track riding and racing, or is the new school geometry just too different with regard to the headtube (the rest looks close to the Patterson above)?

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Are some of the new school non-racing bikes with that sleek, low top tube translate well into street riding and the occasional on-track riding and racing, or is the new school geometry just too different with regard to the headtube (the rest looks close to the Patterson above)?

 

I don't own a new school bike. But I know what you're talking about. The head tube on this Patterson is fairly steep compared to other race bikes of the early 80's era. So I bet it would be a close call to compare some newer bikes to this frame.  (I'm assuming, the main differences being the top tube lengths on newer frames are longer, and the rear chainstays being shorter.)

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It's been a long time... he's very happy about it.

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I have a boner....

I hope it's from the bike.

:comedy:

Lol

Edited by A_Falcs27

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I have a boner....

 

I hope it's from the bike.

:comedy:

 

 

Hah!

 

Sweet bike.

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Very kool, I got a nickel frame with a bottema slated to be put together for a cruiser also but with graphites! Yours is perfect!

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Very kool, I got a nickel frame with a bottema slated to be put together for a cruiser also but with graphites! Yours is perfect!

 

I was wishing for a Nickel frame for a long time. Its ideally what I wanted to pair up this aged Bottema fork to.... But I couldn't pass up this chrome one when it popped up.

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I have a boner....

I hope it's from the bike.

:comedy:

Lol

 

ha haha..

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