What do old people ride? I wouldn't know.
"It could be anything. Scrap booking, high-stakes poker, or the Santa Fe lifestyle. Just pick a dead-end and chill out 'till you die."
Wow, absolutely awesome bikes on this thread!
Well, here's my new bike.. Haven't owned or been on one in 35 years... Modest (entry level Bianchi) compared to the others on this thread, but so much fun! Now, my next bike will be.... lol, maybe I should save some money and get my extremely rusty riding skills a bit more polished first..
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1993 Mongoose Switchback Ridged MTB, converted to a "Rail Trail Bike"! :)
I am 56... Is that old?
i have a raliegh c30 and a trek 7.3 fx.
Its amazing how many vintage bikes we ride
Nothing vintage here (yet, at least) - 61cm 2012 Specialized Tricross Sport
2012-09-22 10.23.23 - Lecompte FBC 1.jpg
(slightly older pic)
I've since replaced (not to mention, leveled) the saddle, gone to a longer stem and replaced the pedals with SPDs. If it were steel instead of aluminum I'd seriously consider painting it a more attractive color, but I know nothing about painting aluminum. I bought a cyclocross bike thinking I'd have a little more flexibility as a single-bike owner in terms of road/off-road. That's still true, but so far I've not really gotten off-road with it. I'm pleased with it, but if I knew then what I know now I might have leaned more in a roadie direction. However, it's still a good bike. I just need to ride it more.
Len Philpot - 2012 Specialized Tricross Sport
I start out slow and then taper off from there...
One wag in a bygone era suggested that the only bike that needed a name on the top tube was one made of titanium so that the master riders could identify their own from the pile in case of a massive crash.
Here's my 2004 Specialized Allez Elite. I've owned a bunch of bikes over the years and this is one of the best!
My wife's Allez had the same red tires:
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I go 15 to 30 miles 5 times a week, year long, on these bikes, i am really getting a work out. Whats best though, is it feels like play and makes me feel like a kid.
This one sported a "fixie" look earlier in this thread. I guess I've matured further and am ready for genteel touring of the English countryside now. Either that, or a suitable ride for Indiana Jones!002rsz.jpg
mcrane, you should be posting in the C&V. Nice bikes!
Real cyclists use toe clips.
My 2007 Waterford RS-22. It's six years old, and I'm still on my honeymoon.
Here is my Fuji Absolute2 with new bottle cages. (Better picture).
If you can't do great things, do small things in a great way. ~Napoleon Hill
I don't believe I've posted this finished bike yet. '87 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman Expert, the bike with a 5-part name:
Real cyclists use toe clips.