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Old 06-28-23, 07:49 PM
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The bike I spend most of my time on. 32 years old, upgraded, powdercoated, and reliable.

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@ Arex Beautiful ride! How are you liking the bar-end shifters?
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@ Arex Beautiful ride! How are you liking the bar-end shifters?
I like them a lot. Downtube shifters are hard on my back, and brifters kind of weird me out. I've put bar-ends on three of my bikes, and they just feel right.

I've had trouble getting the Univega to align correctly for indexed shifting, but I think I know why now. I'm most likely going to have to go to friction. Suntour shifters and derailleurs, but a Shimano freewheel that has different cog spacing from Suntour...not a lot, but enough to throw things off.
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2017 salsa flatbar deore

Heavy duty world touring bike thatís been upgraded quite a bit with XT/XTR components, fenders and a Brooks B190 saddle. Itís built for fully loaded, unsupported expedition touring. The moloko bars provide more hand positions than drop bars as well as plenty of space for accessories.
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The bike I spend most of my time on. 32 years old, upgraded, powdercoated, and reliable.

Nice bike. 26Ē tires?
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Nice bike. 26Ē tires?
Yeah...those are 26x1.95 Continental Town & Country tires, though I have Schwalbe Marathon Mondials on it now. I was getting too many goats-head punctures with the T&Cs.

The frame itself is unremarkable. Sporting goods store brand, plain gauge chromoly. The plain-gauge tubing is a bit heavier, but it really stands up to the abuse of moving my fat arse around.

It originally had a Shimano STX groupset...now it has a mix of Deore XT and LX parts, Ultegra brake levers, and Mavic wheels. I also have a suspension seat post on it now, after a mishap on my tandem.
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I haven't posted to the thread since '20, so maybe it's a good time for adds/updates. I'm up 10lbs since the last post to 240lbs, but I have been able to train more-or-less consistently the past year-and-a-half, so I'm actually riding stronger/better than I have since '15, so it ain't all bad!

This '17 Dedacciai Gladiatore 2 has been my main summer roadie for 6 years, but I haven't posted it here before. Dedacciai are an Italian firm mainly involved in bicycle tubing, with their peak fame arising from the '90s when all the top road racers like Indurain, Pantani, Ullrich, Petacchi and Bartoli rode Dedacciai tubing to an impressive haul of wins including the Giro and Tour de France. Their magnesium tubeset used in the Pinarello Dogma was the last metal frame to win the Tour de France in '06 (under Oscar Peirero). Dedacciai moved into components with the Deda brand in '99, which is probably their meat n' potatoes nowadays, but they do still make tubesets and small number of frames as an OEM, and an even smaller number under their own Dedacciai label.

Anyway, I don't reckon there's much too special about this one, although I did build it up with a Deda Trentacinque front end, which is their oversized, 35mm bar and stem. Like the frame, the bar is carbon fiber, and the extra thickness suits my hands nicely. The rest of the kit is basically their SuperZero carbon seatpost, Campagnolo Chorus 11spd groupset, Fizik Aliante R3 saddle, and Lun Hyper R45 carbon fiber wheels. The Hypers are new this season, replacing the awesome American Classic Argent wheelset, which was 30mm deep, 19.4mm IW aluminum, 18f/24r steel spoked, and 1372g. The Hypers are 46mm/54mm deep, 21mm IW carbon rims, 16/21 carbon spoked, and just 1322g, but have been rock stars shod with Michelin Power Cup 25 rubber, which have also been tremendous performers. I took both wheelsets to spring camp in Bloomington, IN with the concern about carbon fiber breaking performance, but we rode 3 days in the rain, and they never disappointed, hauling my butt down from speeds approaching 50mph without a problem.

Sorry to prattle on; here's the bike:



EDIT: as pictured, with the mini pump and full emergency kit consisting of multitool, tube, 2 tire levers, patches, CO2 cartridge and head, the bike weighs in at 17.1lbs/7.7kg. Frame size is XL.

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I picked up this hunk of junk on Bikes Direct pretty cheap. It has the 22" frame which I don't need so much for height as my reach; it keeps me from having that elephant-on-a-tricycle feeling and makes the ride more enjoyable.

Springy seat, jacked up handlebars, and an aftermarket V8 that I installed myself.
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currently the Miyata is my short trip commuter as itís a bit too small for me. I intend to switch to a riser bar so the stack height is a little higher until I can sell it.

Grey Kuwahara has been my workhorse of a bike, recently switched to a cheap 36h rear wheel while I decide if buying a new bike is the right path forward or continue to upgrade these components, and buy a nice wheelset with a dynamo.
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The Miyata build is done.
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This is my 6th bike this year, sold the above-mentioned Miyata and wasn't looking at buying another until a 1990 Trek 970 appeared. Good shape, as you can see I have it torn down and waiting for a rebuild.



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Update on the 970 - converted to single speed with studded tires for snow duty.

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