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Old 03-11-19, 08:52 PM
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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.



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I get it. Here's mine.
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Old 03-11-19, 09:13 PM
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Back in the day, my 7-iron was my 8-iron.
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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.




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Old 03-11-19, 09:28 PM
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I don't have anything that isn't a 7 iron.
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Old 03-11-19, 09:31 PM
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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.


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Old 03-11-19, 09:52 PM
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It all depends on the hole being played or the route being ridden.
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Old 03-11-19, 11:26 PM
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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.

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Old 03-12-19, 01:08 AM
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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.

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Right now, my 81 Centurion Pro Tour

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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.
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Does it all, dirt or pavement.Top
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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.
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This is my new 7 Eleven Iron

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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.
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This one. Go anywhere, travel anywhere, ride anywhere. If I don't know exactly what I'm getting into, this one.
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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.
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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
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This is my new 7 Eleven Iron

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i must disagree. The old schwinns always pluck my heartstrings just looking at them.
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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.
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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.
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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:
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