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    Senior Member wooljersey's Avatar
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    Clyde Rides -- My Road Bike (warning lots of images)

    One of the most common threads here is what bike should I ride. I am a 340 lb clyde (down from over 400). I am not a bike newbie, when I was young I did some medium distance touring 5-600 miles and some racing.

    My road bike is a 1991 Bridgestone RB-1. It is definitely a classic but I am not a collector. I bought it in 1995 when Bridgestone got out of the US bike business. I had been calling bike shops all over the midwest looking for a new RB-1. Eventually I found a used one.

    This Spring I had the frame powdercoated and had new wheels built. The bike is still old school but with a few upgrades. I polished up the old Phil Wood hubs and had them laced to white machined Velocity Deep V's. I upgraded the brake pads to Kool Stop dual compounds. Last year I changed the shifting to Dura Ace triple front and Shimano XT rear along with an Ultegra triple crank. I changed the rings to TA Alize so I could get 48-38-24 with 13-24 7 speed in the back. The shifting is Shimano 600 SIS.

    In the photos you can see some of the BLING I added. I wrapped the bars with VeloOrange white elk leather wraps. Originally I planned on using Velox rubber bar plugs but when I saw Hope's polished aluminum Grip Doctor bar plugs, I couldn't help myself.

    My wife asked me if I could have nay bike I wanted, and price were no object, what would it be? I told her that it would look an awful lot like this one.















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    Also a VERY sweet ride. I love old school.
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    Very Nice!

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    That is a stunning machine. Well done.

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    Absolutly beautiful ride!!!
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    Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooljersey View Post
    My wife asked me if I could have nay bike I wanted, and price were no object, what would it be? I told her that it would look an awful lot like this one.
    You never ever ever tell your wife that, because it means the bike collection in her mind is complete, instead you start talking about full custom bikes, anything is fine as long as the price tag has at least 5 digits in it (excluding the change)

    Nice looking bike though,

    Personally I would love to pick up a 70's Sekine 10 speed to rebuild, of course, like your bike, it has to be red, as everyone knows red bikes are faster. Man I would fly on the one I had back then, of course the fact I am 30 years older and 30 lbs heavier have absolutely nothing to do with it

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    She's a real beauty! Happy riding!
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    Love the classics, well done!

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    That is sweet.
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    Love the Phil Wood Hubs, I have a set of wheels built on the same hubs and they are smooth, beautiful and will last forever..

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    WOW you can truly say you have a turbo *****
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    I love it, nice work.
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    She's a beaut!

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    Hate to be the party pooper, but you had me until the cheap Ascent computer. Kind of like wearing cheap Payless shoes with Versace.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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    Brilliant!
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    Dude, that bike is so sexy. Good job.

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    That is truly a thing of beauty, even to my 'newish to decent bikes' eyes...

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    Purdy!

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