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Old 06-28-20, 08:58 AM
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Ok, another resurrected thread. Happy to report that my 2010 Look 695 is still my go-to bike, at sub-14lbs.


at <14lbs
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Old 06-28-20, 02:55 PM
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I'm 66 -- this is my new ride. I've made some slight mods (different saddle and fitting adjustments) since this was taken and have about 500 miles on it now.



Really love this bike!!
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Old 07-07-20, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by marcoguzm View Post
I just read your post, and I'd like to know if you are riding a genesis equilibrium with a steel fork. I'm considering buying a frameset, and most options are with a carbon fork, though you can get it with a steel fork, which I believe it's made by Tange. What are your impressions?
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I'm very sorry for not replying to your original post but I haven't been on the site much recently, so have only just seen it.

My Equilibrium has the carbon forks and the ride is really smooth, so cannot comment on the steel forks. I bought a Genesis Datum carbon gravel bike which I have been riding all the time for the past four months and I did think it was even better than the Equilibrium (the same geometry), but last week I took the Equilibrium out for a couple of rides and I now believe they are equally as good, perhaps the Equilibrium being a bit quicker, the only difference being the 32c tyres on the Datum which soften some of the harder rides.

I will never get rid of the Equilibrium and it will probably outlast me.
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Old 07-07-20, 01:49 PM
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I love Classic Steel but my most "modern" bike is a Dekerf Prodigy made in 1998 in Richmond B.C. out of Reynolds 853.
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Old 07-09-20, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Gerryattrick View Post
I'm very sorry for not replying to your original post but I haven't been on the site much recently, so have only just seen it.

My Equilibrium has the carbon forks and the ride is really smooth, so cannot comment on the steel forks. I bought a Genesis Datum carbon gravel bike which I have been riding all the time for the past four months and I did think it was even better than the Equilibrium (the same geometry), but last week I took the Equilibrium out for a couple of rides and I now believe they are equally as good, perhaps the Equilibrium being a bit quicker, the only difference being the 32c tyres on the Datum which soften some of the harder rides.

I will never get rid of the Equilibrium and it will probably outlast me.
Thanks for the information, most Equilibrium users praise it!
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Old 07-11-20, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Each person is different. One doesn't need all the flashy garb to ride a bike.

I'm heading out on a 100+ mile ride tomorrow...
yep, wearing JEANS
Very true, venture into the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and you'll find many thousands of folks all around you in their normal daily garb going about their business on bicycles.

​​I wear jeans around Amsterdam, Gent and Copenhagen too when cycling.

Different story for training and racing however. Full lightweight, more specialised kit for that. I'd probably be able to complete my training ride yesterday to our local highest point with 2500m of climbing in 120km of riding in jeans but I would have been hot, uncomfortable and a whole lot slower!
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Old 07-27-20, 06:15 PM
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Mine is 5 years old.
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Old 07-28-20, 04:54 AM
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It doesnít have to be carbon to be modern.


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Old 07-29-20, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
It doesnít have to be carbon to be modern.
Yup I agree. Fairlight has as modern steel bikes as you can get to date...

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Old 07-29-20, 03:21 PM
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Bianchi CV Infinito with 45 ENVE and Di2. Had it seven weeks and about 1,000 miles already.......


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Old 07-29-20, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Jackmen View Post
Here are several of mine. I'm a bit different than the Op in that I enjoy the latest and greatest technology in bikes.
Main Road bike Giant Defy Advanced 0 with Di-2 electronic shifting and carbon wheels. weighs 17.2
My Time trial Bike is a Blue CF with all sram red that weighs in at 17.5lbs and is very fast.
Then there is my new gravel Bike Fuji Altamira CX 1.3 with full sram force Hydraulic disks 1x11, that weighs 19.4 for a gravel Grinder.
I love the technology of Bikes as it progresses. The thing is I am also extremely frugal, so I buy most bikes at a deal and never pay more than 50% of MRSP. Sometimes I find bargains for only 25% of MSRP.
I have a 2012 Defy 0 with Di2 and am wondering how you like the eTAP? Iíve got 4 bikes with Di2 and having a tough time converting to SRAM.....Love your bikes, btw. The new Defy 0 is $7,800.
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Old 07-30-20, 04:15 PM
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Yup I agree. Fairlight has as modern steel bikes as you can get to date...

^^^^ that's a nice looking steel framed bike! Must be the angle but those brake hood/levers look huge.
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Old 07-31-20, 08:43 PM
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^^^^ that's a nice looking steel framed bike! Must be the angle but those brake hood/levers look huge.

They are the latest and greatest GRX hoods. I think its both the camera angle and those hoods being pretty huge. One good thing is that they are pretty comfortable holding on to them...
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Old 07-31-20, 11:57 PM
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61 and I ride this:

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Old 08-12-20, 10:29 PM
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Nothing wrong with old school, I'm an old school kinda guy myself as my daily driver '88 Subaru can attest. However my 2010 Synapse 5 Carbon I guess counts as "modern" at least it sure does to me. No idea what year the F5 MTB is.
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Old 08-18-20, 12:08 PM
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Love this bike. Requisite photos in front of white garage door and stone wall



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Old 08-18-20, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by exercion View Post
Nothing wrong with old school, I'm an old school kinda guy myself as my daily driver '88 Subaru can attest. However my 2010 Synapse 5 Carbon I guess counts as "modern" at least it sure does to me. No idea what year the F5 MTB is.
https://vintagecannondale.com/info/serial_numbers/
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Old 08-18-20, 01:00 PM
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My race bike. The only thing it needs is a bigger engine.

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Old 08-18-20, 01:59 PM
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I just finished a refurb and tune on a 2010ish Lemond Sarthe’ for man that is 80yrs old. He was just getting into the riding scene and very excited about it. Wow. Sharp bike, Campy Victory and Miche parts. Steel frame with CF post and fork.
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Old 08-18-20, 05:25 PM
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Wow Big John, thanks. It seems to be a 2007.

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My race bike. The only thing it needs is a bigger engine.
Maybe you should install a nitrous system?
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Old 08-19-20, 09:42 AM
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I just turned 59 this past weekend PLUS managed to pick up this 2020 Domane SL5.



It is nice to be able to fit a tube, co2, levers and a multi tool inside the downtube.
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Old 08-19-20, 03:56 PM
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My 60th birthday present to me! Argon 18 Krypton Pro. I still haven't decided it I can keep this saddle.


And here I am last year on my Pinarello at a time trial I do for fun
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Old 08-20-20, 06:49 PM
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I'm 64 and I ride this:
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Old 08-21-20, 06:10 PM
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Over 50 with modern road bikes?

Every time I get a new road bike I marvel at how much better than the last bike it is. I started with a PX10-E and moved up to Ciocc, Eddie Merckx, DeRosa and then Trek carbon; each bike was better than the last generally because of advances in the shifting systems. My current bike is an S-Works LS-6 Specialized Tarmac with 12 speed Sram Red; the bike is light, twitchy enough to let me hit apexes where I want and has a gear every place I need one with its unbelievably close ratios. I climb better and can't believe how great wireless shifting is. I wait to see what Shimano will introduce next to compete. And I have to admit I don't care for the disc brakes due to the howling they make at times; the direct contact brakes on my last Tarmac which was destroyed by a car were plenty good enough; marketing has won as I couldn't get those brakes as only discs are available now. I look forward to using this bike in next year's Nationals if they happen.
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