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    I built up a Colnago Master X light for a retirement bike......love it....never goes out of style and gets compliments whereever I go.......
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    BTW. One bike was not enough for my retirement. I bought a nice road bike when I retired and a couple of years later I got a deal that was too good to pass up on a single speed. The gearing was just right for riding where I do and it's my go to bike for short rides around town.
    Bike riding New England gentleman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by majorbanjo View Post
    I built up a Colnago Master X light for a retirement bike......love it....never goes out of style and gets compliments whereever I go.......
    I did the same. Even a slow old guy on a Colnago Master gets respect

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    [@67] I use my Rohloff Bike Friday more than my mudguard & rackless road bike .

    & I dont even have grandchildren to ride in the park, with ..

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    Bikes are one of the true bargains in this life. It makes you healthier and happier and opens your mind to tours and overnighters and group rides as well as solo treks. I share rides with my wife occasionally and my friends often. I keep a few special old bikes to tinker with. Within reason, don't worry about the price because a bike you love to ride will pay you back and more in enjoyment.
    I'm not sure if one bike would be enough, but if I could only have one it might be my Salsa Vaya.
    Last edited by browngw; 07-22-14 at 11:45 AM. Reason: grammar
    We are what we reflect. We are the changes that we bring to this world. Ride often. -Geo.-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightshade View Post
    Lot of good advice in this post.

    Bottom line here is........your health, and strength levels, today is NOT how you will be tomorrow so allow for the things that WILL change in your body and health.
    Based on that theory, he ought to buy a wheelchair.
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrierman View Post
    Based on that theory, he ought to buy a wheelchair.
    Do they come with Zertz inserts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfishr View Post
    I did the same. Even a slow old guy on a Colnago Master gets respect
    Oh no... I just looked at the Colnago website. Oh dear. (I've wanted one since I started riding in the '70s)

    Anyway, I got a custom titanium Seven a few years ago, and I feel like this thing almost rides itself. I had custom wheels made, and I think it's the wheels that give it the nice ride. The thing rolls forever. I pass my "ballast assisted" friends on descents. Smooth wheels. Custom is a great option, especially if you've had any fit issues, but it takes a while to get the bike, and there's a lot of work up front to answer all the questions.

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    Look what followed me home!

    This is the 2012 Roubaix Pro that the bike shop let me take home to try for a week. The ride is amazing and I get the giggles every time I ride. Thanks for your guidance.

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    68 not retired and I'm bent on riding my Roubaix...................................
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    I'm not old! I've always been wrinkled, balding with a spare tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
    If this is your retirement bike, you might want to consider a recumbent or a trike. You see so many retirees buying bikes for exercise, and getting some form of DF bike. Then after a few rides they think they hurt too much, get hung up in the garage and gather dust. Five years later they get sold for 5% of what they cost.

    OTOH if a retiree would have bought a bent, a good percentage continue to ride since there is no pain and are fun to ride. Right now and for good reason in my estimation, trikes are a really hot item. I would suggest you at least try one.
    Recumbent or trike yuk. I am 61 I will never ride either. I ride fixed gear will do it till I cant ride anymore.

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    Isn't Eurobike in late August, the place where manufacturers show their new models? Interbike in Las Vegas is much smaller and much later. Not all the big names show up for the Las Vegas show.

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