Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-25-05, 04:52 PM   #1
gaxelson
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Turned 60 and need help picking new wheels

I grew up in Chicago and practically lived on a bike as a kid. A three-speed Schwinn Corvette. As a grown-up, I continued to ride fairly regularly, using a Gitane and a Trek. For the past 15-20 years I've been riding a chrome-moly Schwinn Voyageur 11.9 with upgraded cranks, brakes, etc. Which I loved. However...

I hate to admit it, but, dang, I'm getting old. That old Avocet saddle that I loved for years isn't comfortable the way it once was. And bending over the drops has become too much for my back. Yeah, and my weight too.

Anyhow, rather than give up on biking, I'm looking for good advice on how to choose a "seniors" bike - but I'm not ready for big balloon tires and a "paper route" bike either. Hybrids look like they might be where I need to go. Honestly, I'm not going to be doing mountain trails. More likely are comfort rides of 15-20 miles or less on roads or bike trails. Some grades, but nothing that will put me into heart failure :-)

I want to sit up, I guess - and avoid a sore butt at the end of the day. Enough gears to spread across road demands. Capacity to mount some medium size panniers if I decided to work up to something longer. But mostly I want something that can grow old(er) with me and be comfortable, yet allow as much work out as I'm in the mood for on any given day. It can be a new bike - or I'm willing to look around for the right used one. I bought the Voyageur used - it was in mint condition and I got an incredible deal way back then for $250. I know we're talking a fair bit more now for a chrome-moly frame...!!!

I look forward to any and all advice. I'm just starting to research now, with a motive of providing my family some options for Father's Day!

Thanks!
Dr. Gary Axelson
Oakton, Virginia
gaxelson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-05, 06:59 PM   #2
Roody
Sophomoric Member
 
Roody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dancing in Lansing
Bikes:
Posts: 23,583
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 173 Post(s)
You briefly mentioned your weight. Would dropping a couple pounds help you to feel more comfortable on the bike you have? After all, you're only 60--kinda young to start giving up things you love!
Roody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-05, 09:37 PM   #3
wagathon
Banned
 
wagathon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1,727
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
CrMo isn't that expensive anymore. Bianchi is a big name that you probably remember from way back, but their steel frames are now made in Taiwan since at least '02.

I checked out Bianchi's site for an example and only one of their "cross-terrain" bikes even had drop bars so that seemed like the only one you'd be interested in. It looks pretty good: the Castro Valley. It is only $800, comes with fenders and rack mounts and "big" 28 mm tires.

I wouldn't get it though. Just 9 gears and not that low either (lowest, a 42-26 option? Not much of a hill-climbing gear there).

You definitely better pick out exactly what you think you want. There's so many options out there, I can't imagine trusting to the family's choice about what you may be looking for.

I would suggest that you make them spend a bundle and check out the Trek Pilot with a carbon fiber (not aluminum) frame (e.g., tell'm you want something made in the good ole U.S.A. like your old Schwinn. How can they turn you down?), except that, I don't see putting a rack and panniers on a Pilot's carbon fiber frame, i.e., it is supposed to be a performance "comfort" bike, not a tour bike. But, reading about it might help you refine what you want.
wagathon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-05, 10:16 PM   #4
DnvrFox
Banned.
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 20,916
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You might check out the listing of bikes at this thread. They are bikes ridden by 50+rs


Quote:
I hate to admit it, but, dang, I'm getting old.
Really? It is all in the mind. You are as old as you think you are, IMHO.

I'm 65, and not at all anxious to give up the road bikes. However, I have made some adjustments for my "classic" style body.

I might suggest you see a good local bike shop for a "fitting." I did, and we made some changes that made things more comfortable.

I would sure miss the nimbleness and responsiveness of my road bikes.

You might also consider a recumbent.

Last edited by DnvrFox; 04-26-05 at 06:27 AM.
DnvrFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-05, 05:49 AM   #5
RonH
Life is good
 
RonH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod
Posts: 16,469
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 122 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by gaxelson
I hate to admit it, but, dang, I'm getting old.
You are? I'm 60 and I'm not old.


Quote:
Originally Posted by gaxelson
...bending over the drops has become too much for my back. Yeah, and my weight too.
Drop the extra weight and you may be able to bend over comfortably.


Quote:
Originally Posted by gaxelson
I'm looking for good advice on how to choose a "seniors" bike...
Not sure what a "seniors" bike is, but you can see my bikes below.
__________________


The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. - Psalm 103:8
RonH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-05, 06:24 AM   #6
jabike
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Atlanta, Georgia southside
Bikes: Lemond Buenos Aries, Gary Fisher Tassajara, Trek 4500, plus many more
Posts: 364
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm almost 60 as well. I also have a few extra pounds, but I love my new Lemond with carbon/steel frame, Campy Chorus grouppo.
jabike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-05, 09:09 AM   #7
izgod
Senior Member
 
izgod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Pennsltucky
Bikes: BikeE AT--Gary Fisher DF
Posts: 129
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Test ride a recumbent bike. Compact long wheel base is good to start. Cannondale makes one that is supremely comfortable and will definitely get you where you want to go. It also will get you a lot of attention. I started riding bents a few years back when I got some spinal neck problems. No more pain, anywhere, ever. I can stay out longer and go farther than I ever could before. So I've really gotten better as I've gotten older.
izgod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-05, 10:50 AM   #8
Velo Dog
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Northern Nevada
Bikes:
Posts: 3,802
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just turned 60, too, and here are a few things I've found that really helped:
I was pretty proud of myself for having gained "only" 2 or 3 pounds a year, until I realized I'd been doing it since the Reagan administration. That amounted to almost 40 pounds. Last summer I lost 35 of them, and I felt MUCH better--I could ride longer, I was more comfortable and I could even use the drops. Significantly, I gained about 20 back over the winter, and I can really feel the difference. I'm back on the diet-and-exercise plan now.
Raising your handlebars to about level with the saddle makes a big difference. You may need a new stem, but it's well worth it. I built up my Atlantis that way on Rivendell's recommendation, and it was so dramatic a difference that I did the same thing to my other road bikes (a beater with fenders and an old Trek converted to singlespeed). More on this at www.rivbike.com, if you want to see some reasons.
If you're using boy-racer 23mm tires, consider swapping to much larger ones. Somebody recommended 28s, which is a start, but I do nearly all my riding on 32s or 35s these days. You can run the 32s at 100-105 psi, and they're no slower, for me, than skinnier tires. My Panaracer Pasela 35s go to 75-80 psi, and they're really cushy but still roll fine. I weigh about 230, and 23 or 25mm tires just don't make any sense for anybody over 175 or so. I've timed myself on my 22-mile commute on different tires, and there's not a measureable difference--how I feel on a given day is a much better predictor of time than the tire size is.
Check your bike before you go too big, to make sure there's room between the fork blades and under the brakes. Some bikes won't take tires much larger than 25mm.
Velo Dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-05, 01:40 PM   #9
HiYoSilver
Rides again
 
HiYoSilver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: W. Sacramento Region, aka, Nut Tree
Bikes: Giant OCR T, Trek SC
Posts: 3,259
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Velo gives good advice. I'm riding on 28m tires and they flex too much for me. Next set I'm going to get ones that will take more than 60psi. I had them overinflated at 90psi and ride was great.

I'm not sure brand makes too much difference. It's all in what assembled together. Key considerations if I was getting a new bike would be:

1. 9 speed, or 10 speed triple
2. smoothest transitions between gears. Many manufacturers will put together sets where you jump more than 12% in changing from one gear to next. If not touring, something like a standard 30-42-5[2|3] with 23-27 9 speed cassette would be nice. If going to tour, consider a lower front end with something like 24-38-48 front. Find out what gear inches you need. Get your needed range from the gears you use now: what's the lowest you use, and what's the highest combo you use? Plan ahead for aging and go a bit lower on the low end.
3. Use at least 105 quality components
4. have a local shop configure so the bars are high: you can ride on the levers and on the bars so you'd have 2 positions and not have to face the drops. I agree with you, I can't handle the drops, but I didn't want the heavy tires of a hybrid.

An excellent used bike would be the Giant Touring. It will take the wider tires and as much touring gear as you desire. Weren't that many sold so Giant has discontinued the line. Google "giant OCR touring". Last fall they were about $1150 and now 2004's run about $999. They have the component strength of a hybrid but use road tires for easier riding.
Trek, Cannondale and a few others make good bikes like this.

Good luck and have fun. Don't forget you can always suggest a gift certificate at your favorite bike shop.
HiYoSilver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-05, 02:03 PM   #10
skydive69
Senior Member
 
skydive69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Seminole, FL
Bikes: Guru Geneo, Specialized Roubaix Pro, Guru chron 'alu, Specialized Sequoia
Posts: 2,258
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by gaxelson
I grew up in Chicago and practically lived on a bike as a kid. A three-speed Schwinn Corvette. As a grown-up, I continued to ride fairly regularly, using a Gitane and a Trek. For the past 15-20 years I've been riding a chrome-moly Schwinn Voyageur 11.9 with upgraded cranks, brakes, etc. Which I loved. However...

I hate to admit it, but, dang, I'm getting old. That old Avocet saddle that I loved for years isn't comfortable the way it once was. And bending over the drops has become too much for my back. Yeah, and my weight too.

Anyhow, rather than give up on biking, I'm looking for good advice on how to choose a "seniors" bike - but I'm not ready for big balloon tires and a "paper route" bike either. Hybrids look like they might be where I need to go. Honestly, I'm not going to be doing mountain trails. More likely are comfort rides of 15-20 miles or less on roads or bike trails. Some grades, but nothing that will put me into heart failure :-)

I want to sit up, I guess - and avoid a sore butt at the end of the day. Enough gears to spread across road demands. Capacity to mount some medium size panniers if I decided to work up to something longer. But mostly I want something that can grow old(er) with me and be comfortable, yet allow as much work out as I'm in the mood for on any given day. It can be a new bike - or I'm willing to look around for the right used one. I bought the Voyageur used - it was in mint condition and I got an incredible deal way back then for $250. I know we're talking a fair bit more now for a chrome-moly frame...!!!

I look forward to any and all advice. I'm just starting to research now, with a motive of providing my family some options for Father's Day!

Thanks!
Dr. Gary Axelson
Oakton, Virginia
A great bike, and worth a test ride, that meets your stated needs is the Specialized Sequoia. It has a relaxed, incredibly comfortable geometry without sacrificing performance - I have hit 37.2 mph on the flats with mine (slight tail wind). The stem is fully adjustable obviating the need for changing stems as flexibility/needs change. It has a triple chainring. Try it - you'll love it!

I guess I am going the opposite from you. I just turned 65 this month, and just went incredibly aggressive with a dedicated racing bike - see attached.
skydive69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-05, 09:03 PM   #11
gaxelson
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Boy I'm glad I stumbled across this site. What a great bunch of welcoming, friendly folks! I really appreciate all of the useful input about possibilities, including the advice about dropping a few pounds (at 5'9" and 200 lbs, it's a matter of doc cure yourself!!) and the encouragement. Inside, I still feel about 42 - it's the external frame that sometimes argues with me to the contrary! You've all given me new enthusiasm about getting serious and resuming a more active commitment to a long time love. Of course if I buy some of the hardware some of you are recommending - and maybe more than one - my spouse is going to come after your kneecaps. After she gets mine. :-) May be 60, but Lord I still love my toys! See you all soon.
Gar
gaxelson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-05, 09:22 PM   #12
Dchiefransom
Senior Member
 
Dchiefransom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Newark, CA. San Francisco Bay Area
Bikes:
Posts: 6,205
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
One of the guys in my club rides a Trek 5200, full Postal paint job. It left the bike shop brand new, with an MTB handlebar and shifters. Being "over 60", many of us have learned that sometimes "conventional" doesn't work, and being "old" means people don't expect us to be.
Dchiefransom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-05, 11:44 PM   #13
bernmart
Senior Member
 
bernmart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Pasadena, CA
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix Pro
Posts: 813
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I second Skydive's recommendation re the Specialized Sequoia. I just bought the "Elite" version of the Sequoia, and at 66 I'm utterly comfortable on it. And is it fast! Way faster than my old Trek 520 touring bike.

Isn't this a great forum, though?

And you're not old!!!
bernmart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-05, 04:51 PM   #14
cgod
Just Senior
 
cgod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Bikes: 1990 Basso America, 2003 Soma Doublecross, 2008 Merckx CHM SRAM Red, 1982 Rossin SL
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just turned 55 and I'm not about to give up the aggressive riding position I've long enjoyed. If anything, I'm working to get even lower and more stretched-out. Got to keep the gut from getting in the way of the thighs, and work on lower back flexibility (along with everything else), and keep the abs reasonably strong.

Last year I began to move more toward the larger diameter tires and more upright position, but as I got more fit the bike felt more and more like a boat anchor compared to my racing setup. Now I've got a newer, lighter, 10-speed setup (a Felt F55), self-built climbing wheels, and I'm really enjoying it. Yeah, that's more like it!

Then, we've got nothing but hills where I live - SF Bay Area - East Bay. I really see no options for it but to gear way down and creep up the grades, or go all-out and attack them. Only the latter is any fun, as far as I'm concerned!

Cam
cgod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-05, 07:37 PM   #15
Sigurdd50
Papa Wheelie
 
Sigurdd50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Madison, Wi
Bikes: Jamis Aurora '02; Takara Medalist (650B)
Posts: 1,472
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Something like this might be a good compromise:

http://feltracing.com/2005_bikes/2005_sr81.html

Felt makes great bikes
There are three models in this style. They seem to offer some aggressive components with an upright, hybrid/comfort position.
Sigurdd50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-05, 07:54 PM   #16
FarHorizon
Senior Curmudgeon
 
FarHorizon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Directly above the center of the earth
Bikes: Varies by day
Posts: 3,856
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by gaxelson
...but I'm not ready for big balloon tires and a "paper route" bike either. Hybrids look like they might be where I need to go..
I know I'll get flamed for even suggesting it, Dr. Gary, but at least look at the Electra Townie. If you fit it with 1.25" high-pressure tires, it is comfortable and fun.
FarHorizon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-05, 05:49 AM   #17
RonH
Life is good
 
RonH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod
Posts: 16,469
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 122 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by FarHorizon
I know I'll get flamed for even suggesting it, Dr. Gary, but at least look at the Electra Townie. If you fit it with 1.25" high-pressure tires, it is comfortable and fun.
Electra Townie??? I think this thread should be moved to the Recreational & Family forum.
__________________


The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. - Psalm 103:8
RonH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-05, 10:29 PM   #18
gaxelson
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't know guys. Lots of good choices, but I almost didn't make it alive out of the Felt website. After checking out some of the babes they have modeling their bicycles, my blood pressure shot up a couple of dozen points. On the other hand, I felt like 21 again :-)

If the blonde comes with the bike, I'm buying.

Was looking online at some interesting looking bikes made by Marin. Anybody have any experience with them?
gaxelson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-05, 04:40 PM   #19
pedalpast60
Ridin' a Long Time.
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm looking too. I'm 61, female and have laid off quite some time. I'm thinking about a Terry. Does anyone have any experience with that model?
pedalpast60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-05, 09:40 AM   #20
Nightshade
Humvee of bikes =Worksman
 
Nightshade's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 5,363
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The Schwinn Voyaguer was,and still is,one of the best bikes Schwinn sold. That said, unless you
really want a different bike change to Voyager to "fit" you now. Change the bars, seat,etc. until
you get the comfort you once enjoyed on that great frame. I know when my older schwinn became
uncomfortable that's the route I took and it still one sweet ride now.
Nightshade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-05, 09:59 AM   #21
pedalpast60
Ridin' a Long Time.
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I took my Raleigh CitySport (1987) in to the LBS today for a tuneup. I'm also getting a new seat designed for women --- with the cutout. The bike has always been quite comfortable for my purposes so I'm going to see if it will get me through a bit longer. In the meantime, I'm going to continue looking.
pedalpast60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-05, 12:23 PM   #22
stapfam
Time for a change.
 
stapfam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
Posts: 19,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I did an organised road ride this week and I did it on the Tandem, Offroad Tandem of course and all we did was change the tyres. We are an accomplished team, and we work. We were definitely the fastest bike out there on the ride, even if we did not have the ideal bike for the ride, but were probably the fittest two out there. On the flat we were averaging 27mph. which is about right for us. Now on the ride there were 3 hybrids. All the same manufacture and model, but completely different grades of rider. This Hybrid is a Specialised Cirrus. All 3 riders had bought their bikes independantly of each other, and there was another Specialised that appeared the same but with Drop handlebars. At one point we got a chain working of the 5 bikes-3 hybrids, one road bike and the tandem. It was unbelievable. Top speed of 33 mph and a higher average for about 5 miles.
None of the owners had a bad word about the Cirrus model, Effort involved at all stages of the ride were well within their fitness levels, and they finished the ride in pretty good shape. All of them had Graduated to this top end Hybrid bike from full race bikes but realised that the body cannot cope with a full Race model any longer. Not MY recommendation from riding, but if that Model of Hybrid can stay with the Tandem, and match it for speed, then this is one bike that any speed/comfort freaks should be looking at.
stapfam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-05, 12:59 PM   #23
bnet1
'Bent Brian
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Wellington Ohio
Bikes: Trek 1000, Rans Tailwind
Posts: 560
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
As was posted earlier don't rule out a good recumbent. These bikes can be fast, fun, and are very comfortable. I went 'bent last spring and I seriously wonder why I didn't do it much sooner.
bnet1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-05, 07:50 AM   #24
bikeaway2003
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 35
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I purchased a Trek 520 in 2003 and I found it to be an excellent bike to ride. I will soon be 56 however and found that the saddle was too high in comparison with the handlebar. I had a riser stem installed and that helped considerably. As has been frequently commented on in this forum, the gearing is not recommended for loaded touring. If you credit card tour, I would say it would be fine. I decided to purchase another bike and get a similar one for my wife. We ordered custom made bikes, the specifications of which follow. As we wanted to ride in a more upright position, we had the head tubes extended by a few inches. In addition, the bike shop installed riser stems. While I find this set-up a little high for my liking, I could always replace the stems. All in all the bike is very comfortable. I was planning to get STI, but this would have required travel agents to be installed. Again, I was swayed by the arguments found in the various fora that I have read and opted for bar end shifters and a brake system not using travel agents. STI could always be installed later. For me at least, the Brooks B-17 is extremely comfortable.


FRAMESET:
FRAME: Columbus Zona Cro-Moly steel tubes and fork by Marinoni (Montreal).

WHEELS:Mavic A719 (36); Shimano Deore XT hubs; 14G stainless spokes
TIRES: Continental Top Touring 2000, 700x37c

COMPONENTS:
SADDLE: Brooks B-17
SEATPOST: Kalloy SP 248F Black Aluminum
HANDLEBARS: 3T THE 46 cm
STEM: Pazzaz atb 895, 1, 9 cm
HEADSET: Orbit X, non integrated

DRIVETRAIN:
SHIFTERS: Shimano Dura-Ace, bar end control
FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano 105
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano XT Long
CRANKSET: Shimano XT
CASSETTE: XT 9 speed, 11x34
Chainrings: 22,32,44 175 mm

OTHER:
BRAKESET: Avid 5 Single Digit 5
PEDALS: Shimano PD-540, clipless
Brake Handle: Dia-Compe
Bar Tape: Bike Rib gel pad .
Mud Guards Mirry Mirror clamped to handlebar
Kick Stand
3rd Bottle Holder

EXTRAS: Rear Rack Stainless Steel - Interloc Racing Designs (IRD) Khyber
Front Rack Jandd Expedition - Arkel Panniers and handlebar bag
Cat Eye 8 - Topeak Road Morph pump - bell
bikeaway2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-05, 08:09 AM   #25
RonH
Life is good
 
RonH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod
Posts: 16,469
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 122 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by gaxelson
I want to sit up, I guess
Why? Road bikes are VERY comfortable if they FIT.


Quote:
Originally Posted by gaxelson
Enough gears to spread across road demands. Capacity to mount some medium size panniers if I decided to work up to something longer. But mostly I want something that can grow old(er) with me and be comfortable, yet allow as much work out as I'm in the mood for on any given day.
Look at the pictures of my bikes below. I got the Jamis last December for my 60th bday.
__________________


The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. - Psalm 103:8
RonH is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:41 AM.