Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

What has been *your* 'bike of the summer' for 2018?

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

What has been *your* 'bike of the summer' for 2018?

Old 09-19-18, 04:44 PM
  #101  
Amocat223
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 52
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Vintage 12 speed Vagabond RX-512
Amocat223 is offline  
Old 09-20-18, 02:21 AM
  #102  
RiddleOfSteel
Lugged, Dura-Ace Glory
 
RiddleOfSteel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 2,515

Bikes: '87 Schwinn Prologue - '74 Schwinn Paramount P15 - '8X Davidson Impulse - '88 Land Shark Road Shark - '92 Specialized Epic Carbon - '15 Cannondale CAAD10 Disc - '81 Trek 710 - '92? Bushnell Track Bike

Mentioned: 152 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 795 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 27 Times in 23 Posts
I would have to say that my bike of the summer has been my Davidson Impulse. I had picked it up on a rainy night in February, ecstatic to finally have a Davidson (a custom/hand made bike shop bearing the owner's name). It had been ridden, but still presented very well. Built it up immediately with 2x10 down tube Dura-Ace. I liked it well enough but something just wasn't truly connecting. The parts went to another bike and the Impulse sat. The owner, upon parting, said that he hoped to see me around on the bike over the summer. I built the bike with Campagnolo Chorus/Record--a 13-29T 10s cassette out back, and a 34-50T compact FSA double in front. Slated it for sale, but couldn't get rid of a flippin' Davidson so easily and so shortly, could I? Were we really not connecting?

Got in a mood to get things ready to post for sale a few months after the Campy build-up; the bike just sitting in the corner all that time. If I'm not riding or using it, time to see it to someone who will. So I air up the tires, check the tuning of the bike, and go for a test ride to make sure it's worthy of selling. I had a stem/handlebar conversion (what you see in the picture) on it already, so it was a matter of seeing how everything else felt. Well, it handled the slow putting around section of the test ride like anything else. It's gearing helped it climb, and then I got out of the saddle to summit the small hill. Well....that felt pretty good! Ok, now to the first fast, smooth part of the test ride area. Spool it up, then get out of the saddle and see what she's got. Wow, still good! What's going on here?

....a devilish idea. What...if I KEPT IT??? But I don't want Campy on it...well what about 10s Dura-Ace STIs etc? Well then I'd have to have the perhaps-harsh-depending-on-the-frame Vuelta wheels with Vittoria tires. Well...let's put those wheels on and give it a shot! If it's harsh and bad, the Impulse's fate is sealed and the bike isn't for me. If it's good, then, heh, we ain't giving this thing up. And so the test ride with the Vuelta wheels goes splendidly. So between the seller wishing to see it under my stewardship as well as the different wheels and tires, the frame made it through the dark night of mental wrestling.

So why was I 'meh' or down on the frameset in the first place? What changed? Tires. I had old Continental Grand Prix 24mm units on nice wheels. The Campy-equipped setup had standard Vittoria Rubinos on wider rims, but the tires really worked with the frame's characteristics. I know, really? Rubinos making the difference? Yup. Those Continental tires were the party poopers! I thought they were my friends! Alas, betrayed, and almost taking a bike away from me! Needless to say, the Vuelta wheels/Vittoria Open Corsa tires combo with the Shimano cassette were even better than the Rubino-shod Campy wheelset. We were back in business!

Off I went, building up with all the 7800 I could throw at the thing (and all of it from my much newer Trek Emonda). And voila! MAGIC! Right to the top of the fleet. So fast, so solid feeling, so springy and out-of-the-saddle enthusiastic. Quick and smooth handling (as before, but even more fun). I love it! It's now basically signed up for any dry weather commute/ride duty, overshadowing pretty much everything else. My Prologue is under the knife as I replace a front wheel spoke and lube up the spoke contact surfaces in the rear. It is the Davidson's playful equal, and needs its repairs to once again square off for certified co-supremacy. Anyway, out of the mental metaphorical ashes and to the sky, let's ride until the rain stops me!


Last edited by RiddleOfSteel; 09-20-18 at 02:29 AM.
RiddleOfSteel is offline  
Old 09-20-18, 03:02 AM
  #103  
jjames1452 
Senior Member
 
jjames1452's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Posts: 1,203

Bikes: Trek 720, Trek 620, Trek 520, Steel Schwinns, AD Puch, Kona, Nishiki Pro

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 87 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 1 Post
These

This

And this
jjames1452 is offline  
Old 09-23-18, 08:06 PM
  #104  
gorillimo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: San Luis Obispo, Ca
Posts: 196

Bikes: Cannondale Super V carbon, RockHopper Comp. Klein Quantum

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 50 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 10 Times in 9 Posts


My Rivendell inspired Rockhopper makeover. The North Road bars have a lot of comfortable positions as you learn to use them. The 1.5Ē road tires are good rolling and smooth riding. Keep wanting something else, then after a ride, remember what a good bike this is for my current riding style....
gorillimo is offline  
Old 09-24-18, 12:15 PM
  #105  
tricky 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Upper Left, USA
Posts: 925
Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 198 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by jjames1452 View Post
This

And this
How do you like the Macho Man? You must like it if it's getting miles. I am about to buy a frameset and would be interested to hear your opinions.
tricky is offline  
Old 09-24-18, 12:18 PM
  #106  
tricky 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Upper Left, USA
Posts: 925
Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 198 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
My Marin Lombard. Being a cheap aluminum frame disc road frame I bought from used Recycled and built up as a parts holder until I buy my All City frame, it doesn't get the credit it deserves. I've set a bunch of PRs on it despite it being setup in commuter mode. I don't think I even have a pic of it. It's truly the red headed step child of my fleet.
tricky is offline  
Old 09-24-18, 01:27 PM
  #107  
79pmooney
A Roadie Forever
 
79pmooney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 6,909

Bikes: (2) ti TiCycles, 2007 w/ triple and 2011 fixed, 1979 Peter Mooney, ~1983 Trek 420 now fixed and ~1973 Raleigh Carlton Competition gravel grinder

Mentioned: 92 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1633 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 52 Times in 43 Posts
Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
Last summer was the time to ask me this. It was all about my old Peter Mooney which had just been converted to a triple chainline fully gravel worthy fix gear to do the Cycle Oregon which then got canceled.

This year there hasn't been a singular focus. My good bike, 2008 steel forked titanium 9-speed DT so sorta classic, sorta not, is going to get ridden for CO but I have maybe 500 miles on it. (I didn't even decide until less than a month ago that I was taking that bike. I was keeping open the possibility that I would ride either of my two good fix gears,) The Peter Mooney has the most miles this year by quite a lot but my ti fix gear has also been ridden a bunch. Every Saturday morning, it is my Raleigh Competition gong to the Farmers market.

Ben
Rode that good bike a week ago in northeast Oregon and am in love with it again! What a perfect CO ride! I put 28c Vittoria Corsa G+s on it and my all-time favorite 12,14-19,21,23 cassette. (The bike has always been 53-42-28 up front.) I could have used a lower low a couple of times but I made it OK. Twice a 13 would have been nice. Oh well. The tires, the wheels, the bike, the fit the ride? All in-the-pocket. Wow! Day six I latched onto a tandem-single train and got an 8-mile ride out of the Wallawa mountains. OMG! The bike was just perfect. I couldn't see any of the potholes and hit them going very fast. Completely not an issue even when I had my hand on the DT shifter. The bike handled perfectly. And was all there when the single in front of me came off, I had to go around him, them sprint out-of-the-saddle, nose on the stem for all I was worth to get back on the tandem. Shades of racing 40 years ago with the field going up the road! In a 53-12!

That bike is the master of real roads, chip seal, potholes, all day climbs, crazy descents, long days. And fits like it is part of me.

That said, I rode yesterday 70 miles on my good fix gear.. Oregon flat out to a reservoir at the base of the coast range, around and back. Great ride, though I misjudged my abilities when I spontaneously decided to take the shortcut over the hill coming home and bogged down in my 42-16 gear. Sorry motorists and thank you for your patience. (The road is called Blooming-Fernhill Road. Bloomin' as in the English near-expletive. 1/2 mile and steep with a sharp turn at the bottom so you come in with no speed at all. On a fix gear,l it is out-of-the-saddle muscle every inch. But, man, do I love that bike! If derailleurs were never discovered and the world stayed fix gear, it would have been at the top of the pile one of the finest 1980s race bikes! Get reminded every time I get on it. Just put race sew-ups on and go.

Lost in the shuffle (for now) is my Peter Mooney, despite it having the most miles this years. Just too many other good rides! (Yesterday I could have ridden either it ormy ti fix gear. The ti bike won because it had a better gear ratio on it.)

Ben
79pmooney is offline  
Old 09-24-18, 05:33 PM
  #108  
AZORCH
Senior Member
 
AZORCH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Liberty, Missouri
Posts: 3,073

Bikes: 1946 Hobbs of Barbican | 1966 Paramount P-13 | 1971 Raleigh International | ca. 1970 Bernard Carre | 1980s Freschi Supreme Super Cromo | 1989 Waterford Paramount | 2012 Boulder Brevet | 2017 Jeff Lyon L'Avecaise

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 111 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts


1966 Paramount. I rode the heck out of this bike this summer.
AZORCH is offline  
Old 09-24-18, 09:48 PM
  #109  
Sir_Name 
Senior Member
 
Sir_Name's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 3,014

Bikes: are fun!

Mentioned: 60 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 347 Post(s)
Liked 6 Times in 4 Posts
This one's been great for pretty much anything.





Sir_Name is offline  
Old 09-25-18, 12:35 PM
  #110  
Buellster 
Senior Member
 
Buellster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 718
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 209 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Sir_Name View Post
This one's been great for pretty much anything.





what is this lovely machine!?
Buellster is offline  
Old 09-25-18, 01:52 PM
  #111  
seamuis
aire dŪthrub
 
seamuis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: chatham
Posts: 525

Bikes: Raleigh Competition, Pashley Roadster Sovereign, Cielo Sportif Classic, Mercian Vincitore Speciale

Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 240 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 31 Times in 20 Posts
Originally Posted by AZORCH View Post


1966 Paramount. I rode the heck out of this bike this summer.
I love it. Whatís your gear ratio there? That sprocket looks pretty big.
seamuis is offline  
Old 09-25-18, 03:02 PM
  #112  
AZORCH
Senior Member
 
AZORCH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Liberty, Missouri
Posts: 3,073

Bikes: 1946 Hobbs of Barbican | 1966 Paramount P-13 | 1971 Raleigh International | ca. 1970 Bernard Carre | 1980s Freschi Supreme Super Cromo | 1989 Waterford Paramount | 2012 Boulder Brevet | 2017 Jeff Lyon L'Avecaise

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 111 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by seamuis View Post

I love it. Whatís your gear ratio there? That sprocket looks pretty big.
It's a pretty easy 64 gear inches. 48 in front and 20 in back - I'm able to do all but the steepest climb with that combo, and wind up spinning a million RPMs on the downside. On this year's BikeMo, it was great for every inch of the metric century except for about a hundred yards at the very, very end of the ride. I walked that section.
AZORCH is offline  
Old 09-28-18, 06:48 PM
  #113  
Sir_Name 
Senior Member
 
Sir_Name's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 3,014

Bikes: are fun!

Mentioned: 60 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 347 Post(s)
Liked 6 Times in 4 Posts
Originally Posted by Buellster View Post
what is this lovely machine!?
Thanks! This one goes anywhere and fits like a dirty old glove. I love it.

It's a '71 Raleigh International modified by the one and only @gugie.


Last edited by Sir_Name; 09-28-18 at 06:52 PM.
Sir_Name is offline  
Old 09-28-18, 07:42 PM
  #114  
Chr0m0ly 
Senior Member
 
Chr0m0ly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Lincoln Square, Chicago, IL
Posts: 1,076

Bikes: '84 Miyata 610 '85 Miyata 710, Ď86 Miyata 710, Ď91 Cannondale ST600, Ď84 Trek 610, 520, 620, Ď91 Miyata 1000LT, a few frames, some odds and ends....

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 394 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel View Post
I would have to say that my bike of the summer has been my Davidson Impulse. I had picked it up on a rainy night in February, ecstatic to finally have a Davidson (a custom/hand made bike shop bearing the owner's name). It had been ridden, but still presented very well. Built it up immediately with 2x10 down tube Dura-Ace. I liked it well enough but something just wasn't truly connecting. The parts went to another bike and the Impulse sat. The owner, upon parting, said that he hoped to see me around on the bike over the summer. I built the bike with Campagnolo Chorus/Record--a 13-29T 10s cassette out back, and a 34-50T compact FSA double in front. Slated it for sale, but couldn't get rid of a flippin' Davidson so easily and so shortly, could I? Were we really not connecting?

Got in a mood to get things ready to post for sale a few months after the Campy build-up; the bike just sitting in the corner all that time. If I'm not riding or using it, time to see it to someone who will. So I air up the tires, check the tuning of the bike, and go for a test ride to make sure it's worthy of selling. I had a stem/handlebar conversion (what you see in the picture) on it already, so it was a matter of seeing how everything else felt. Well, it handled the slow putting around section of the test ride like anything else. It's gearing helped it climb, and then I got out of the saddle to summit the small hill. Well....that felt pretty good! Ok, now to the first fast, smooth part of the test ride area. Spool it up, then get out of the saddle and see what she's got. Wow, still good! What's going on here?

....a devilish idea. What...if I KEPT IT??? But I don't want Campy on it...well what about 10s Dura-Ace STIs etc? Well then I'd have to have the perhaps-harsh-depending-on-the-frame Vuelta wheels with Vittoria tires. Well...let's put those wheels on and give it a shot! If it's harsh and bad, the Impulse's fate is sealed and the bike isn't for me. If it's good, then, heh, we ain't giving this thing up. And so the test ride with the Vuelta wheels goes splendidly. So between the seller wishing to see it under my stewardship as well as the different wheels and tires, the frame made it through the dark night of mental wrestling.

So why was I 'meh' or down on the frameset in the first place? What changed? Tires. I had old Continental Grand Prix 24mm units on nice wheels. The Campy-equipped setup had standard Vittoria Rubinos on wider rims, but the tires really worked with the frame's characteristics. I know, really? Rubinos making the difference? Yup. Those Continental tires were the party poopers! I thought they were my friends! Alas, betrayed, and almost taking a bike away from me! Needless to say, the Vuelta wheels/Vittoria Open Corsa tires combo with the Shimano cassette were even better than the Rubino-shod Campy wheelset. We were back in business!

Off I went, building up with all the 7800 I could throw at the thing (and all of it from my much newer Trek Emonda). And voila! MAGIC! Right to the top of the fleet. So fast, so solid feeling, so springy and out-of-the-saddle enthusiastic. Quick and smooth handling (as before, but even more fun). I love it! It's now basically signed up for any dry weather commute/ride duty, overshadowing pretty much everything else. My Prologue is under the knife as I replace a front wheel spoke and lube up the spoke contact surfaces in the rear. It is the Davidson's playful equal, and needs its repairs to once again square off for certified co-supremacy. Anyway, out of the mental metaphorical ashes and to the sky, let's ride until the rain stops me!


this post gives me hope.
Iíve got an Ď86 Trek 560, sporting some old 23mm racing tires that I havenít been able to pair with. Iíve put it up for sale then take it down...
its in pretty nice shape, I love the fast back stays, the rear derailleur cable through the chain stay... itís so damn slick! Iíll try some new shoes on it and see how she goes.
Chr0m0ly is offline  
Old 09-28-18, 07:54 PM
  #115  
Chr0m0ly 
Senior Member
 
Chr0m0ly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Lincoln Square, Chicago, IL
Posts: 1,076

Bikes: '84 Miyata 610 '85 Miyata 710, Ď86 Miyata 710, Ď91 Cannondale ST600, Ď84 Trek 610, 520, 620, Ď91 Miyata 1000LT, a few frames, some odds and ends....

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 394 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel View Post
I would have to say that my bike of the summer has been my Davidson Impulse. I had picked it up on a rainy night in February, ecstatic to finally have a Davidson (a custom/hand made bike shop bearing the owner's name). It had been ridden, but still presented very well. Built it up immediately with 2x10 down tube Dura-Ace. I liked it well enough but something just wasn't truly connecting. The parts went to another bike and the Impulse sat. The owner, upon parting, said that he hoped to see me around on the bike over the summer. I built the bike with Campagnolo Chorus/Record--a 13-29T 10s cassette out back, and a 34-50T compact FSA double in front. Slated it for sale, but couldn't get rid of a flippin' Davidson so easily and so shortly, could I? Were we really not connecting?

Got in a mood to get things ready to post for sale a few months after the Campy build-up; the bike just sitting in the corner all that time. If I'm not riding or using it, time to see it to someone who will. So I air up the tires, check the tuning of the bike, and go for a test ride to make sure it's worthy of selling. I had a stem/handlebar conversion (what you see in the picture) on it already, so it was a matter of seeing how everything else felt. Well, it handled the slow putting around section of the test ride like anything else. It's gearing helped it climb, and then I got out of the saddle to summit the small hill. Well....that felt pretty good! Ok, now to the first fast, smooth part of the test ride area. Spool it up, then get out of the saddle and see what she's got. Wow, still good! What's going on here?

....a devilish idea. What...if I KEPT IT??? But I don't want Campy on it...well what about 10s Dura-Ace STIs etc? Well then I'd have to have the perhaps-harsh-depending-on-the-frame Vuelta wheels with Vittoria tires. Well...let's put those wheels on and give it a shot! If it's harsh and bad, the Impulse's fate is sealed and the bike isn't for me. If it's good, then, heh, we ain't giving this thing up. And so the test ride with the Vuelta wheels goes splendidly. So between the seller wishing to see it under my stewardship as well as the different wheels and tires, the frame made it through the dark night of mental wrestling.

So why was I 'meh' or down on the frameset in the first place? What changed? Tires. I had old Continental Grand Prix 24mm units on nice wheels. The Campy-equipped setup had standard Vittoria Rubinos on wider rims, but the tires really worked with the frame's characteristics. I know, really? Rubinos making the difference? Yup. Those Continental tires were the party poopers! I thought they were my friends! Alas, betrayed, and almost taking a bike away from me! Needless to say, the Vuelta wheels/Vittoria Open Corsa tires combo with the Shimano cassette were even better than the Rubino-shod Campy wheelset. We were back in business!

Off I went, building up with all the 7800 I could throw at the thing (and all of it from my much newer Trek Emonda). And voila! MAGIC! Right to the top of the fleet. So fast, so solid feeling, so springy and out-of-the-saddle enthusiastic. Quick and smooth handling (as before, but even more fun). I love it! It's now basically signed up for any dry weather commute/ride duty, overshadowing pretty much everything else. My Prologue is under the knife as I replace a front wheel spoke and lube up the spoke contact surfaces in the rear. It is the Davidson's playful equal, and needs its repairs to once again square off for certified co-supremacy. Anyway, out of the mental metaphorical ashes and to the sky, let's ride until the rain stops me!


this post gives me hope.
Iíve got an Ď86 Trek 560, sporting some old 23mm racing tires that I havenít been able to pair with. Iíve put it up for sale then take it down...
its in pretty nice shape, I love the fast back stays, the rear derailleur cable through the chain stay... itís so damn slick! Iíll try some new shoes on it and see how she goes.
Chr0m0ly is offline  
Old 09-29-18, 02:57 AM
  #116  
daviddavieboy
Senior Member
 
daviddavieboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Great White North
Posts: 628

Bikes: 00' Pinarello Opera, 16' Surly Cross Check, 82' Motobecane jubile sport, 85' Moser Supersprint, 80' Mercier Formule 1, 72' Peugeot AO8, 70' Bob Jackson

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 198 Post(s)
Liked 9 Times in 5 Posts
Mine would be my 00' Pinarello Opera. It has been my go to bike for a few years after I was hute and did not feel comfortable on a carbon bike any more. By a quick estimate from Strava I put around 4000 KM on it this year and counting. It fit me like a glove. The picture is from a 160km fondo last week in NS, Canada.
daviddavieboy is offline  
Old 09-29-18, 09:03 AM
  #117  
shuru421
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 641
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 240 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts


I know I know, The fork is being repaired and will have it put back on. But I love the Moser AX Leader fork. Truly is a great addition in aesthetics/quality.
shuru421 is offline  
Old 09-30-18, 12:29 AM
  #118  
canklecat
Me duelen las nalgas
 
canklecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 9,053

Bikes: Centurion Ironman, Trek 5900, Univega Via Carisma, Globe Carmel

Mentioned: 157 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2762 Post(s)
Liked 133 Times in 108 Posts
While recovering from a neck and shoulder injury, I've switched from my road bike to the Univega Via Carisma over the summer. To ease the transition and avoid straining the injuries, I switched from riser handlebar to Nitto albatross. Much better.

For now I'm using the same Shimano canti brake levers, although both of the indexed thumb shifters are broken. So I used some cheap SunRace friction thumb shifters I already had in a box. Eventually I'll go to bar end shifters. Haven't decided whether to replace the brake levers. I'm trying to figure out a way to use the now-vacant mounting plates for the shifter modules, perhaps for mounting lights.

I may add some fenders, haven't decided. I have an older set of SKS Bluemels but they're too narrow for my preferred tires. For now the fenders and racks are off the bike while I decide on a final configuration. But the albatross bar is a keeper.



Very comfortable.


Shifting is awkward with these SunRace friction shifters mounted near the stem, but it's the most practical place for them. I've just learned to anticipate shifts, shift earlier, or just mash or spin until it's convenient to shift. Next step will be bar end shifters.


Gripping a bit forward of the levers is a bit more aero for headwinds and more efficient for climbing. Eventually I'll wrap the bar completely and mount the headlight elsewhere.
canklecat is offline  
Old 09-30-18, 12:54 AM
  #119  
SpecialK001
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mine has been a hi-ten single speed Norco. Bought it off craigslist just to try out the single speed thing, and it turns out I absolutely love it!! I'm on a 23lb hi-ten bike and still passing road cyclists going up-hill! Something to be said for more efficiency through the drive train.
SpecialK001 is offline  
Old 09-30-18, 04:50 AM
  #120  
jjames1452 
Senior Member
 
jjames1452's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Posts: 1,203

Bikes: Trek 720, Trek 620, Trek 520, Steel Schwinns, AD Puch, Kona, Nishiki Pro

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 87 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 1 Post
Summer Bike


Schwinn Peloton 853 steel frame. Carbon fork--which dramatically changes the ride, new wheels, Cambium, and 105 9 speed drive.

Solid bike!!
jjames1452 is offline  
Old 09-30-18, 06:48 AM
  #121  
Chrome Molly 
Senior Member
 
Chrome Molly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Forksbent, MN
Posts: 3,278

Bikes: Yes

Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 296 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
As for C&V riding these three have shared most of the time:





The Trek 957 is my current favorite C&V roadie
The Roberts is the go to for around town errands
The DíArienzo is the climber of the bunch
But anytime I have to ride with the boys that are 10-20 years younger than me, the Raleigh is usually the one
Chrome Molly is offline  
Old 10-01-18, 12:12 AM
  #122  
ddeand 
Senior Member
 
ddeand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Twin Cities
Posts: 686
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 115 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Iíve been riding my 1985 Gazelle a lot this summer because itís on its ďGoodbye TourĒ. As much as I like it, itís a tad too big for me and will be replaced by a 1980 Miyata Pro that feels perfect. The other main squeeze is a 1963 Raleigh Sports that has been a ton oí fun to ride.




__________________
Some days, it's not even worth gnawing through the restraints.
ddeand is offline  
Old 10-01-18, 07:37 AM
  #123  
jet sanchEz
Senior Member
 
jet sanchEz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 8,544
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 592 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Not vintage but maybe a classic?

My Cervelo Superprodigy saw the most miles but I really didn't get out on the bike much this summer, who would have thought a new baby would take up so much of time, lol??

jet sanchEz is offline  
Old 10-01-18, 07:38 AM
  #124  
Buellster 
Senior Member
 
Buellster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 718
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 209 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by ddeand View Post

I've got a 1964 myself!
That one looks to be in immaculate shape.
what size is it?
heres a pic of mine

Last edited by Buellster; 10-01-18 at 07:48 AM.
Buellster is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
AndyK
Classic & Vintage
10
08-07-12 08:16 AM
Neurodoc
Road Cycling
8
12-14-08 02:34 AM
cs1
Mountain Biking
1
03-13-07 01:42 PM

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


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.