Ironically I delayed getting on the Raleigh as I thought the saddle was too high. I went and got a seatpost where I could 'slam' the saddle almost to the frame, took the bike out, reinstalled the original seatpost and raised the saddle (and it looks like it's going up again). I took the pics of the Raleigh and the Trek before I had done any setup on them (I'm still setting up the Trek).
obrent, I was just checking out your collection. Very nice, especially those tandems.
In fact, there are lots of great bikes in this thread.
My latest completed project:
Real cyclists use toe clips.
With great bikes comes great responsibility.
I've thought "maybe some day" on the Holland Exogrid, how do you like yours?
2012 Trek 5.2 Madone
1985 Raleigh Olympian
I guess, if you're in a hurry, that beautiful Bacchetta is the one you select? Great looking bike!
Here is my daily commute ride. '82 Peugeot PSV, mostly Mavic components, fendered and lit for the PacNW winters.
Here is my recent purchase. '79 (?) Raleigh Team Professional, all Super Record with tubulars. Doesn't get ridden in the rain, which means it is used 0.1 months of the year.
Here is my "speedy" ride, a '92 Cannondale R1000, all Mavic with tubulars. Light fenders here too, since it rains 11.9 months of the rain here.
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You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.
no car, and live on a farm in southern Scotland
so here's my 'shopping' bike.
a 2008 Trek FX 7.2 [ carrying home a Merlot in the cage ]
after 50+ years i decided on another road bike
found a mint Peugeot P10PG 'Loire' - just a relube, cables and saddle and ready for the road
first ride since about 1959 - evening sunlight in Scotland
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I'm 63 and also considered a "Clydesdale." I'm into vintage bikes as well as new ones. I have 16 vintage bikes ranging from 1898 to 1972, though most are too small for me to ride. I'm 6'2" and about 280 (but dropping). My daily riders are a 2013 Cannondale Quick:
And a 2014 Trek Domane:
I also have a 1935 Excelsior Tall Frame that fits me pretty well. Here it is next to my Cannondale XL: