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Old 09-24-17, 07:31 AM
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Bicycle plus rider age

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) just made me a life member, simply because my age plus number of years of membership has reached the century mark.

This year the 1959 Capo and I have reached a combined age of 125 years, and the Bianchi and I passed the combined century mark last year.

I know we have at least a few other combined century (rider plus machine) members here.
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Old 09-24-17, 07:38 AM
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Rider plus number of spokes. Does that count?
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Old 09-24-17, 09:30 AM
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Well, lets see. Age 61 and I have a Schwinn I bought new in '81, so 97. Still have a few years to go. I have one 53 years old, but I'm not counting that because I have not owned it very long.
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65 and commuting on a 72 Raleigh. That's 110!
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Rider = 66, so any bike '83 and before gets 'us' to 100. So 6 of my bikes get me there, with 2 more not far off.
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Old 09-24-17, 12:04 PM
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Built my own lugged British style touring frame in 1975, at age 28..
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Old 09-24-17, 12:19 PM
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My old bike is coming up on a half century. And I've just passed the half century mark, so add the two together and one comes up with just about exactly a century.

No, I didn't buy the bike when I was 2, but I have owned it since I was 16.
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Old 09-24-17, 12:20 PM
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I've owned my bike since 1981, so the number is 109. The frame was built in '73, so the number might be 117. When does the clock start - frame date or ownership date?
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Old 09-24-17, 01:21 PM
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103 combined... and i bought it new.

Summer 1974


Summer 2016
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Old 09-24-17, 05:17 PM
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I'm 63 ,schwin le tour III which I bought 38 years ago makes us 101.I rode it today on a 30 mile benefit ride for the Girl Scouts.That bike is greased lightning going down hills.Uphill not so fast.
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Let's see here, my '75 Fuji that I bought new has a build date of 9/74 according to the serial number, so that's already 43 years old. I'm 59.4 , so we have a combine2 102 years.
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
103 combined... and i bought it new.

(snip car pics)
"Bicycle plus rider age"

bi·cy·cle
ˈbīsək(ə)l/
noun
noun: bicycle; plural noun: bicycles

1.
a vehicle composed of two wheels held in a frame one behind the other, propelled by pedals and steered with handlebars attached to the front wheel.
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Old 09-25-17, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by cycloaptrgangr View Post
"Bicycle plus rider age"

bi·cy·cle
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noun: bicycle; plural noun: bicycles

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a vehicle composed of two wheels held in a frame one behind the other, propelled by pedals and steered with handlebars attached to the front wheel.
sorry, i'm old and forget..... what were we talking about?
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Old 09-25-17, 12:44 PM
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'80 Raleigh DL-1 + 66 years old = 103. That was easy!
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Old 09-25-17, 12:55 PM
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My 1971 American Flyer muscle bike (in the midst of a restoration) is 46 + 59 = 105. Even my '76 Nishiki gets me to 100!
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103 combined... and i bought it new.

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Super B !
I had a 72, with a racing stripe that added 5 hp
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I'll be 61 in a few days.

1971 Peugeot PX10 + rider age=107
1972 Schwinn Paramount + rider age=106
1977 Motobecane Grand Record + rider age=101
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Super B !
I had a 72, with a racing stripe that added 5 hp
Actually it's a Standard Beetle, not a Super. And the 2180cc engine adds 150hp extra.
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Actually it's a Standard Beetle, not a Super. And the 2180cc engine adds 150hp extra.
Really! Guess I've forgotten the field marks. I thought the larger turn signal and tail lights were the ID.

It's a beauty in any case. Great color.
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64 + 1970 Paris Sport* = 111

*rode it today as I do most days
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My bike and I are 87. However, my car and I are 107.
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I'll be 58 in a few days. 1961 Legnano Pista.

58+56= 114.
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Really! Guess I've forgotten the field marks. I thought the larger turn signal and tail lights were the ID.

It's a beauty in any case. Great color.
^^^ curved front windshield.... still nice ride

and not quite 50 here but figured close enough to post....

45 (in Oct)...and '97 Klein brings me in at 65.
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Old 09-30-17, 04:01 PM
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In spite of the username I feel like a veritable youngster.
1984 Batavus + 55 y.o. rider = 88.
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Old 09-30-17, 05:18 PM
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118 for my age plus that of our Gitane Tandem Sport. But we bought the bike used when it was 7 years old, so only 111 if discounting those years.
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