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

What's your 7 iron?

Notices
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's your 7 iron?

Old 03-11-19, 08:52 PM
  #1  
gugie 
Dilberteur at large
Thread Starter
 
gugie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 8,257

Bikes: It's complicated.

Mentioned: 896 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2715 Post(s)
Liked 645 Times in 369 Posts
What's your 7 iron?

You know what I'm talking about.

You've got a great quiver of bikes to choose from, there's one for every occassion. But the Big Dog goes OB from time to time, sometimes you fan that one, it catches a little thin, hits a flier, hooks, shanks, skulled, fatted, chili-dipped, bladded, and three wiggled some of the others.

But the 7-iron never misses.

For me, it's Big Red.



What's your 7-iron?
__________________
If someone tells you that you have enough bicycles and you don't need any more, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
gugie is offline  
Old 03-11-19, 09:06 PM
  #2  
texaspandj
Senior Member
 
texaspandj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Heart Of Texas
Posts: 3,794

Bikes: '86 , '87 , '88 , '89 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman.

Mentioned: 98 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1381 Post(s)
Liked 290 Times in 202 Posts

I get it. Here's mine.
texaspandj is offline  
Old 03-11-19, 09:13 PM
  #3  
SurferRosa
Senior Member
 
SurferRosa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Pac NW
Posts: 2,334

Bikes: old school 531c & Campy

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1010 Post(s)
Liked 684 Times in 413 Posts
Back in the day, my 7-iron was my 8-iron.
SurferRosa is offline  
Old 03-11-19, 09:13 PM
  #4  
Wildwood
Veteran/Pacifist/Resister
 
Wildwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 9,842

Bikes: Bikes??? Thought this was social media?!?

Mentioned: 216 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2278 Post(s)
Liked 726 Times in 455 Posts
I need a 7 iron for multiple emotional disorder - some days are fast, others more leisurely, and likely other distinctions.
I will have to edit.
The AustroDaimler for wet, damp, chance-of-rain days = fendered but still sharp.
The DeRosa for racy vintage rides, it's a Pro.
And the Merckx Corsa Extra if I were going supported across the USA.




Somehow rear fender not in this pic of AD


Just feels right when low and fast


Silky as can be

Last edited by Wildwood; 03-11-19 at 09:34 PM.
Wildwood is offline  
Old 03-11-19, 09:28 PM
  #5  
seedsbelize 
smelling the roses
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 13,540

Bikes: 72 Schwinn World Voyageur, 78 Schwinn World(upright town bike), 79 Trek 930, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe (coupled), 88 Centurion Ironman Expert,92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 102 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6027 Post(s)
Liked 430 Times in 301 Posts
I don't have anything that isn't a 7 iron.
__________________
Well look what the cat dragged in. Such a fine addition to the thread

Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Here too. Lots of fear, alienation, and rage in this failing country.


seedsbelize is offline  
Old 03-11-19, 09:31 PM
  #6  
Aubergine 
Bad example
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Seattle and Reims
Posts: 2,925
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 775 Post(s)
Liked 18 Times in 15 Posts
I think it is my vastly modified Peugeot Corbier aka P4. A Carbolite frame so decent to ride, with good parts and wheels. It is not a spectacular ride but is always enjoyable, no matter what I have in mind.


__________________
Keeping Seattle’s bike shops in business since 1978
Aubergine is offline  
Old 03-11-19, 09:52 PM
  #7  
jiangshi
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,604
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 348 Post(s)
Liked 79 Times in 50 Posts
It all depends on the hole being played or the route being ridden.
jiangshi is offline  
Old 03-11-19, 11:26 PM
  #8  
RobbieTunes 
Half drunk? Finish!
 
RobbieTunes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Very Southern Indiana
Posts: 26,311
Mentioned: 34 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 378 Post(s)
Liked 899 Times in 572 Posts
I'm with Tex. Any time, anywhere, any ride.
The thread is about using but one club from the bag.
I can make do with this one.

__________________

I have unfinished business.


Last edited by RobbieTunes; 03-11-19 at 11:30 PM.
RobbieTunes is offline  
Old 03-12-19, 01:08 AM
  #9  
cinco
Senior Member
 
cinco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Colorado
Posts: 567

Bikes: Forty of them

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 96 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 17 Times in 11 Posts
Gotta be the Zieleman. Whenever I can't decide what to ride, I grab this one. There's just nothing about it that's "off"... except the lack of brake hoods, which I'm thinking of dealing with pretty soon.

cinco is offline  
Old 03-12-19, 04:43 AM
  #10  
bwilli88 
Senior Member
 
bwilli88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Kampong Cham, Cambodia but I have quite a few in Lancaster, PA
Posts: 2,201

Bikes: Bikes in USA; 73 Raleigh Supercourse dingle speed, 74 Raleigh Grand Prix SS, 78 Raleigh Supercourse, 83 Centurion Pro-Tour, 82 Raleigh RRA.

Mentioned: 49 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 568 Post(s)
Liked 165 Times in 116 Posts
Right now, my 81 Centurion Pro Tour

DSC02402 by Bwilli88, on Flickr
bwilli88 is offline  
Old 03-12-19, 04:53 AM
  #11  
Lemond1985
Sophomore Member
 
Lemond1985's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 2,340
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1414 Post(s)
Liked 751 Times in 469 Posts
Originally Posted by jiangshi View Post
It all depends on the hole being played or the route being ridden.
"You got to know when to hold 'em ... Know when to fold 'em ..."

Ooops, wrong sport.
Lemond1985 is offline  
Old 03-12-19, 05:24 AM
  #12  
top506
Death fork? Naaaah!!
 
top506's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: The other Maine, north of RT 2
Posts: 4,784

Bikes: Seriously downsizing.

Mentioned: 37 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 380 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 86 Times in 53 Posts


Does it all, dirt or pavement.Top
__________________
You know it's going to be a good day when the stem and seatpost come right out.

(looking for a picture and not seeing it? Thank the Photobucket fiasco.PM me and I'll link it up.)
top506 is offline  
Old 03-12-19, 06:06 AM
  #13  
sd5782 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Toledo Ohio
Posts: 258

Bikes: 1964 Frejus Tour de France, 1964 Huffy Sportsman 3 speed, 1972 Schwinn Supersport, 1983 Trek 700, 1985 Centurion Ironman, 1989 Miyata 1000LT, 1991 Bianchi Boardwalk

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 122 Post(s)
Liked 31 Times in 16 Posts
Old and Slow

Old and slow, so no real fast stuff for me, but hoping to up the speed this year with new to me Ironman. Had this Super Sport since 1975, and it is pleasant and reliable, but no longer pretty.
Schwinn Super Sport from about 1973.
sd5782 is offline  
Old 03-12-19, 06:07 AM
  #14  
nomadmax 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 1,413
Mentioned: 88 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 639 Post(s)
Liked 653 Times in 349 Posts
This is my new 7 Eleven Iron

nomadmax is offline  
Old 03-12-19, 06:10 AM
  #15  
nomadmax 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 1,413
Mentioned: 88 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 639 Post(s)
Liked 653 Times in 349 Posts
Originally Posted by sd5782 View Post
Old and slow, so no real fast stuff for me, but hoping to up the speed this year with new to me Ironman. Had this Super Sport since 1975, and it is pleasant and reliable, but no longer pretty.Schwinn Super Sport from about 1973.
I must disagree. The old Schwinns always pluck my heartstrings just looking at them.
nomadmax is offline  
Old 03-12-19, 06:27 AM
  #16  
rccardr 
aka: Dr. Cannondale
 
rccardr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 5,874

Bikes: Lots. Just...lots.

Mentioned: 169 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1281 Post(s)
Liked 361 Times in 194 Posts
This one. Go anywhere, travel anywhere, ride anywhere. If I don't know exactly what I'm getting into, this one.
__________________
Hard at work in the Secret Underground Laboratory...
rccardr is offline  
Old 03-12-19, 06:38 AM
  #17  
jamesdak
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 5,763

Bikes: G.L. Maillot Juane & Ventoux,Schwinn Circuit, PDG Paramount, Jake The Snake,LeMond Zurich, Giordana XL Super (2), Antares,Polaris, Scorpius, Fuji Opus III, Orbea Cabestany, Basso Gap, Y-Foil (2)

Mentioned: 94 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1334 Post(s)
Liked 311 Times in 186 Posts
Has to be my Giordana XL Super.


jamesdak is offline  
Old 03-12-19, 08:13 AM
  #18  
gomango 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Posts: 15,065
Mentioned: 70 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 757 Post(s)
Liked 104 Times in 71 Posts
Originally Posted by jiangshi View Post
It all depends on the hole being played or the route being ridden.
Exactly.

Off road, it has to be my Yeti SB5 plus. Nicest mtb I've yet to ride. Way more than I likely need, but don't we all occasionally go overboard on our bikes?

Paved roads, it would have to be my Hollands. EL-OS is still my favorite tubeset. This one is so versatile, I even bought a Tubus Fly rack this winter for panniers.
__________________


Bikes and stuff

https://www.flickr.com/photos/36270004@N06/
gomango is offline  
Old 03-12-19, 09:13 AM
  #19  
RobbieTunes 
Half drunk? Finish!
 
RobbieTunes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Very Southern Indiana
Posts: 26,311
Mentioned: 34 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 378 Post(s)
Liked 899 Times in 572 Posts
Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
This one. Go anywhere, travel anywhere, ride anywhere. If I don't know exactly what I'm getting into, this one.
Every time I see this, I laugh about the kid that thinks you are actually Dr. Cannondale
__________________

I have unfinished business.

RobbieTunes is offline  
Old 03-12-19, 09:15 AM
  #20  
RobbieTunes 
Half drunk? Finish!
 
RobbieTunes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Very Southern Indiana
Posts: 26,311
Mentioned: 34 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 378 Post(s)
Liked 899 Times in 572 Posts
Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
This is my new 7 Eleven Iron

Smokin'
__________________

I have unfinished business.

RobbieTunes is offline  
Old 03-12-19, 09:17 AM
  #21  
texaspandj
Senior Member
 
texaspandj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Heart Of Texas
Posts: 3,794

Bikes: '86 , '87 , '88 , '89 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman.

Mentioned: 98 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1381 Post(s)
Liked 290 Times in 202 Posts
Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
i must disagree. The old schwinns always pluck my heartstrings just looking at them.
​​​​​​​+1
texaspandj is offline  
Old 03-12-19, 09:52 AM
  #22  
markwesti
Senior Member
 
markwesti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Seal Beach Ca. On the right , next to Long Beach
Posts: 1,578

Bikes: 86' Centurion Ironman , 84' Bianchi Alloro

Mentioned: 71 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 520 Post(s)
Liked 76 Times in 67 Posts
Always a one putt .


IMG_0191 by mark westi, on Flickr
markwesti is offline  
Old 03-12-19, 10:28 AM
  #23  
USAZorro
Señor Member
 
USAZorro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Hardy, VA
Posts: 16,647

Bikes: Mostly English - predominantly Raleighs

Mentioned: 53 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 883 Post(s)
Liked 169 Times in 121 Posts
It really has varied over the years - with there being a distinct tendency for the new bike to be in favor. Having added/modified several bicycles over the past 5 years, and also living where it isn't conducive to just hop on the bike and ride from my house, I'm not really sure.

Over the years, the '72 Fuji Finest has been the most consistent, but it's been bumped by a number of bikes I've wanted to try to love more than it. It languished for a period as I racked up miles on a Bob Jackson that was a bit too small for me. Similarly to a Miyata 210 and a Surly Long Haul Trucker (both of which followed that Bob Jackson out the door). Then there was the newer Bob Jackson, and then the the Viking Severn Valley (the Severn Valley has now moved along as well).

Having said that, I do expect that it will be supplanted by either/both the Raleigh International that I got from Sloar, or the Competizione that gugie worked up for me. So at this point, I'm just not sure.
__________________
In search of what to search for.
USAZorro is online now  
Old 03-12-19, 10:49 AM
  #24  
rccardr 
aka: Dr. Cannondale
 
rccardr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 5,874

Bikes: Lots. Just...lots.

Mentioned: 169 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1281 Post(s)
Liked 361 Times in 194 Posts
Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
Every time I see this, I laugh about the kid that thinks you are actually Dr. Cannondale
Given the circumstances, that is not at all surprising. I did rather pull his stick out of the fire, as it were.
__________________
Hard at work in the Secret Underground Laboratory...
rccardr is offline  
Old 03-12-19, 11:04 AM
  #25  
Spaghetti Legs 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 3,709

Bikes: Numerous

Mentioned: 84 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1060 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 360 Times in 183 Posts

I used to play a fair amount of golf and play well enough to have fun at it. Guys would talk about laying up in front of a ditch or sand trap, etc and my answer would be “I didn’t pay all this money to leave my big clubs in the bag”.

So this is my “smack it 275 yards down the middle” driver:
__________________
N = '96 Colnago C40, '04 Wilier Alpe D'Huez, '10 Colnago EPS, '85 Merckx Pro, '89 Merckx Century, '85 Moser, '86 Tommasini Professional, '04 Teschner Aero FX Pro, '05 Alan Carbon Cross, '86 De Rosa Professional, '82 Colnago Super, '95 Gios Compact Pro, '95 Carrera Zeus, '84 Basso Gap, ‘89 Cinelli Supercorsa, ‘83 Bianchi Specialissima, ‘85 Pinarello Record
Spaghetti Legs is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

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