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Old 01-09-23, 08:14 AM
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Turned 65 in August. Still tearing it up pretty good out on the trails. My wife thinks I'm going to die out there eventually. I'm good with that. Hoping it's another 20+ years out though!
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Old 01-17-23, 11:37 AM
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Some winter days locally are so nice, you can see the light and the joy of getting out on a bike. 60* last Saturday. 50* and dry yesterday.


The winter triple means enjoying the hills at a slightly lower exertion level.


But it's damp & wet a lot, so I rotate bikes on the trainer. Views are the same.
One positive thing about indoor riding, you sure can work out the little niggles to find a perfect position. Or (for me), those little tweeks necessitated by an ungracefully aging body.


Reposition the brake levers, saddle tilt and/or height, etc.

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Old 01-19-23, 08:11 PM
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Technically arrived to this thread in November 2022 after turning 65. But I forgot how the internet works after 65.
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Old 01-20-23, 03:34 PM
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Like a summer day here only colder...
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Old 03-03-23, 07:10 PM
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Just ordered one of these from my LBS. Had been thinking about it for awhile, but now that I've just been diagnosed with a melanoma that went unnoticed for two months, I'm becoming more aware of my longevity. Next week I'm having a PET scan and the following week surgery and lymph node biopsy to see how far along this thing has progressed. I will have to wait six weeks after surgery to ride it, but at least it should be nice and warm by then.

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Old 03-04-23, 06:11 AM
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Sorry to hear of your diagnosis but hopefully they can deal with this. I am at Dana Farber in Boston every week helping out and they are having great success with Melanoma treatment. At 71 myself one can’t help but think about what ever we have left in the tank. Beautiful bike and I’ll pray you get a lot of rides in the future.
Hang in there.
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Old 03-04-23, 08:34 AM
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Sorry to hear of your diagnosis but hopefully they can deal with this. I am at Dana Farber in Boston every week helping out and they are having great success with Melanoma treatment. At 71 myself one canít help but think about what ever we have left in the tank. Beautiful bike and Iíll pray you get a lot of rides in the future.
Hang in there.
Thank you so much.
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Old 03-04-23, 02:47 PM
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Those PET scans are amazing for locating even the smallest traces. Good luck and keep pedaling. I am recovering from surgery for damage from radiation. Hope to be riding by May. Enjoy that bike!
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Old 03-06-23, 12:32 PM
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Well, wadayaknow. The bike shop just called to say that the bike I ordered is not available, and there is no eta. The factory doesn't even have a production date for my size, plus Shimano is way behind in their supply, so the soonest would be this fall, but maybe not until next year if ever. Damned supply chain !
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So, I went back to the bike shop and spoke with the head honcho, and after much discussion I have decided to buy this bike instead.



It's the same price and specs as the Cervelo, but a bit lighter. The only thing I don't like about it is that the bar and stem are one piece, so I can't rotate the bar to adjust it's position. Also, both the bar and stem are flat on top, so attaching accessories like a bike computer will be a challenge.

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Old 03-06-23, 07:31 PM
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[QUOTE=TejanoTrackie;22821330]So, I went back to the bike shop and spoke with the head honcho, and after much discussion I have decided to buy this bike instead.

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It's the same price and specs as the Cervelo, but a bit lighter. The only thing I don't like about it is that the bar and stem are one piece, so I can't rotate the bar to adjust it's position. Also, both the bar and stem are flat on top, so attaching accessories like a bike computer will be a challenge.

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i started riding during the pandemic when gyms closed and I had an old hybrid bike that got me back in the saddle so to speak. Bikes were hard to come by back then but I was able to get a Trek Domane 5 from my LBS. I love the bike and itís been a pleasure to ride. Now Iím 71 and my typical ride is 25-30 miles a few times a week. One thing I did was have a professional bike fit and found that to be important to the comfort of the bike and rides. I have a computer mounted as well as lights without issues. I hope you enjoy the bike.
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Old 03-07-23, 10:28 PM
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So if you need a shorter or longer stem.....you are out of luck? Or do they stock bar/stem options? Do they also offer options if you need/want a wider or narrower bar? Looks like a very nice bike...but ONLY if it fits.
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Old 03-08-23, 10:14 AM
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So if you need a shorter or longer stem.....you are out of luck? Or do they stock bar/stem options? Do they also offer options if you need/want a wider or narrower bar? Looks like a very nice bike...but ONLY if it fits.
Yes, the combo bar/stem comes in a variety of stem length / bar widths, and it is sized based on the frame size. So, I'm getting the smallest 47cm frame size (seat tube length), and the bar/stem has a 8cm long stem and a 38cm wide bar, which is exactly what fits me. Also, I chose my frame size based on the top tube length rather than the seat tube length. The largest 62cm frame has a 11cm long stem and a 44cm wide bar. However, if this had not worked for me, then my shop was willing to swap it out with a conventional separate bar and stem setup. This would be the case for anyone with unusual proportions, such as very short legs and very long torso.
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Old 03-08-23, 11:08 AM
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As a guy who rides a 48cm frame, with a 27" inseam and short legs and torso at 5'4"....I'm happy to hear you have options. There are not that many guys who are short these days and our options are slim. Good luck!!!
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Old 03-13-23, 04:19 PM
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Riding duds...
Weather here in SoCal has been good enough such that, a bit laundry was needed...
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Picked up my new bike today, and she's a beauty. The weight is 17.2 lbs as shown with two water bottle cages and a Garmin Edge 830 bike computer. I did replace the stock 700x25c tubed tires with 700x28c tubeless tires to improve the ride. The bike computer includes a heart rate monitor, which is very important to me, since I'm prone to bouts of tachycardia. It also can be paired with my bike's wireless electronic shifter system, so I can change screen on the computer by pressing buttons on the top of the shifter hoods. Also, I have bad arthritic hand pain, such that using mechanical shifters is painful. Will ride it tomorrow to get my saddle position dialed in.


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Old 03-18-23, 01:49 PM
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So, .... Also, both the bar and stem are flat on top, so attaching accessories like a bike computer will be a challenge.

Clear your handlebars and your mind will follow


...at our age one can afford to be free




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Out today on an ebike, yesterday was a <~1/2hp motored pedal bike, tomorrow the ski slopes (with son). Life is good.

my question unanswered in 2 consecutive days of cycle deliberations: If those of us with 7 decades (and extra years, too) behind us = Why aren't we octogenarians? Same in years, 72 completed makes me feel 73 the next day.
Who can say? Reject inconvenient convention.



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