Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Fifty Plus (50+)
Reload this Page >

What do old people ride, lets see your bike[s]

Notices
Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

What do old people ride, lets see your bike[s]

Old 01-11-21, 03:14 PM
  #2826  
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 15,584
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2243 Post(s)
Liked 1,590 Times in 911 Posts
Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Here is a mock-up of a frameset + bits that arrived yesterday. 85-ish and first Celeste bike. build will be Campa ders+shifters, Weinmann deltas with matching levers. Wheelset tbd.


Hoping the ride will be well tuned

Weinmann deltas adjust the brake height at the brake bridge not the arms. Just set on rear tire for photo.
Great looking frame! I used MA-40 rims and they always did that.
big john is offline  
Old 01-14-21, 08:15 PM
  #2827  
SJX426 
Senior Member
 
SJX426's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
Posts: 7,604

Bikes: '73 Bottecchia Giro d'Italia, '83 Colnago Superissimo, '84 Trek 610, '84 Trek 760, '88 Pinarello Veneto, '90 De Rosa Professional, '91 Pinarello Montello, '94 Burley Duet, 97 Specialized RockHopper, 2010 Langster, Tern Link D8

Mentioned: 54 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 920 Post(s)
Liked 551 Times in 353 Posts
I've not been adding to the small group for the last couple of years until a year ago when I acquired a frame set from a fellow BF'r. Built it up this last spring and did some riding on it. Not a good year of riding for me. This is my favorite at the moment. I guess I could call this my Birthday present for my 70th.
P1030593 on Flickr

1988ish Professional with all 10V Record components built primarily from purchased parts.
__________________
Bikes don't stand alone. They are two tired.
SJX426 is offline  
Likes For SJX426:
Old 01-14-21, 08:39 PM
  #2828  
GlennR
On Your Left
 
GlennR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Long Island, New York, USA
Posts: 7,700

Bikes: Trek Emonda SLR, Sram eTap, Zipp 303

Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2535 Post(s)
Liked 1,652 Times in 850 Posts
Finally found fenders that fit my SuperX, so no more mud strip up my back.

GlennR is offline  
Likes For GlennR:
Old 01-14-21, 09:16 PM
  #2829  
Wildwood
Veteran, Pacifist
 
Wildwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 10,622

Bikes: Bikes??? Thought this was social media?!?

Mentioned: 239 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2643 Post(s)
Liked 1,353 Times in 808 Posts
Took delivery of a new 1980 bike.
i seldom acquire a rideable bike.

US builder, a custom for original owner and will do very well for me. Maybe a slightly longer stem. Half step and a granny compliments Stronglight and the Galli gold is an I catcher, had to have it.



Wildwood is offline  
Likes For Wildwood:
Old 01-15-21, 04:11 PM
  #2830  
canyoneagle 
Senior Member
 
canyoneagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Posts: 4,621

Bikes: Vassago Moosknuckle Ti 29+ XTR, 90's Merckx Corsa-01 9sp Record

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 147 Post(s)
Liked 98 Times in 47 Posts
Current rides:

Mountain bike - fully rigid 29+ Vassago Moosknuckle ti with XTR 12

Road bike: recently acquired and built Eddy Merckx Corsa-01 with 9sp Record.

Ive got the extremes covered..... now time for a commuter-type bike or gravel grinder 😎







Last edited by canyoneagle; 01-16-21 at 12:06 AM.
canyoneagle is offline  
Likes For canyoneagle:
Old 01-16-21, 03:10 PM
  #2831  
late
Senior Member
 
late's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Southern Maine
Posts: 8,623
Mentioned: 113 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9897 Post(s)
Liked 339 Times in 268 Posts
Here's mine.
late is offline  
Likes For late:
Old 01-17-21, 12:28 PM
  #2832  
Wildwood
Veteran, Pacifist
 
Wildwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 10,622

Bikes: Bikes??? Thought this was social media?!?

Mentioned: 239 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2643 Post(s)
Liked 1,353 Times in 808 Posts
Originally Posted by Johnk3 View Post
My I suggest for your wheelset the H Plus Son TB14, it has an old school profile and comes in both black and polished aluminum. The White Industries T11 hubs are available in polished as well as all colors. The Vittoria Corsa Control tires come in black as well as the more classic sidewall color.
This is a vintage build, for a vintage guy.
Wish my spares inventory contained the components to rebuilt with NOS original equipment. Era appropriate as a minimum, whenever possible. But 'Concession' is often my middle name, for the sake of expediency as my years to ride declines.
Does H Plus Son even make a tubular?
Wildwood is offline  
Old 01-21-21, 12:59 PM
  #2833  
Trextodd87
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 1 Post
Looks GREAT!
CLEAN!
Trextodd87 is offline  
Old 01-21-21, 01:22 PM
  #2834  
DiabloScott
It's MY mountain
 
DiabloScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Mt.Diablo
Posts: 9,081

Bikes: Klein, Merckx, Trek

Mentioned: 58 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2705 Post(s)
Liked 656 Times in 382 Posts
Originally Posted by canyoneagle View Post


I was wondering if I'd met you on Diablo, but I think this isn't you.


Ted.
DiabloScott is offline  
Old 01-21-21, 03:55 PM
  #2835  
allepunta
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 1 Post
some nice bikes around here
allepunta is offline  
Old 01-21-21, 07:40 PM
  #2836  
scozim 
Ellensburg, WA
 
scozim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Posts: 3,546

Bikes: See my signature

Mentioned: 67 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 253 Post(s)
Liked 168 Times in 70 Posts
My only acquisition for this last year was a late 80's custom Rodriquez. The build on it is unique - I would call it a fast commuter. Mid-fork mounts for a rack but no eyelets, etc. on the drop outs. Once I got it sorted out I found it to be a comfortable ride.

​​​​​​​
__________________
1984 Gitane Sprint; 1984 Gitane Tour de France; 1982 Trek 610; 1968 Peugeot PL8; 1982 Nishiki Marina 12; 1972 Peugeot PX-10; 1984 Peugeot PSV; 1993 Trek 950 mtb; 1997 Klein Pulse Comp mtb; 1989 Peugeot Limestone hybrid (for touring); 1975 Gitane Olympic; 1982 Nishiki Maxima, 1983 Vitus 979; Custom late-80's Rodriguez


scozim is offline  
Likes For scozim:
Old 01-21-21, 08:01 PM
  #2837  
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 15,584
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2243 Post(s)
Liked 1,590 Times in 911 Posts
Originally Posted by scozim View Post
My only acquisition for this last year was a late 80's custom Rodriquez. The build on it is unique - I would call it a fast commuter. Mid-fork mounts for a rack but no eyelets, etc. on the drop outs. Once I got it sorted out I found it to be a comfortable ride.
Looks great! Love the color.
big john is offline  
Old 01-22-21, 08:04 PM
  #2838  
OldsCOOL
Senior Member
 
OldsCOOL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: northern michigan
Posts: 13,157

Bikes: '77 Colnago Super, '76 Fuji The Finest, '88 Cannondale Criterium, '86 Trek 760, '87 Miyata 712

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 627 Post(s)
Liked 427 Times in 234 Posts
Just finished this 1971 Raleigh Super Course. Total restore with upgrades. Classy old bike.


OldsCOOL is offline  
Likes For OldsCOOL:
Old 01-23-21, 02:16 PM
  #2839  
canyoneagle 
Senior Member
 
canyoneagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Posts: 4,621

Bikes: Vassago Moosknuckle Ti 29+ XTR, 90's Merckx Corsa-01 9sp Record

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 147 Post(s)
Liked 98 Times in 47 Posts
Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
I was wondering if I'd met you on Diablo, but I think this isn't you.


Ted.
nope, but that bike is almost a dead ringer!
__________________
Bikes are fun
canyoneagle is offline  
Old 01-24-21, 08:55 AM
  #2840  
IdahoSpud
Still Wheelies Motorcycle
 
IdahoSpud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: Northern Idaho
Posts: 44

Bikes: Masi, Novara, Specialized

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Liked 18 Times in 9 Posts
IdahoSpud is offline  
Likes For IdahoSpud:
Old 01-24-21, 11:36 AM
  #2841  
rowerek
Member
 
rowerek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Treasure Coast/Palm Beach County, Florida
Posts: 38

Bikes: Colnago C40 2004, 1985 Centurion Elite RS, Specialized Roubaix Elite

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Liked 9 Times in 6 Posts
rowerek is offline  
Likes For rowerek:
Old 01-24-21, 05:43 PM
  #2842  
scozim 
Ellensburg, WA
 
scozim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Posts: 3,546

Bikes: See my signature

Mentioned: 67 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 253 Post(s)
Liked 168 Times in 70 Posts
Originally Posted by IdahoSpud View Post
Gorgeous bike!
__________________
1984 Gitane Sprint; 1984 Gitane Tour de France; 1982 Trek 610; 1968 Peugeot PL8; 1982 Nishiki Marina 12; 1972 Peugeot PX-10; 1984 Peugeot PSV; 1993 Trek 950 mtb; 1997 Klein Pulse Comp mtb; 1989 Peugeot Limestone hybrid (for touring); 1975 Gitane Olympic; 1982 Nishiki Maxima, 1983 Vitus 979; Custom late-80's Rodriguez


scozim is offline  
Likes For scozim:
Old 01-24-21, 06:30 PM
  #2843  
KenCT 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 129

Bikes: Cannondale Synapse Carbon 105 (2021) Cannondale Quick Carbon 1 (2017) Cannondale Cujo 2 (2018) Giant Sedona (2006) Cannondale R1000 (2001)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 39 Post(s)
Liked 118 Times in 62 Posts
Turned 60 this month, so I guess that means I'm old. How to tell if you are young or old: if you fall and people laugh, you are young, it someone rushes over to help you up and asks if you are OK, you are old. My doctor said I needed more fiber so I bought a Synapse Carbon 105. This will be my primary bike this year.


KenCT is offline  
Likes For KenCT:
Old 01-24-21, 07:05 PM
  #2844  
Wileyone 
Senior Member
 
Wileyone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: GWN
Posts: 2,440
Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1535 Post(s)
Liked 344 Times in 237 Posts
I like riding this Dekerf.

Wileyone is offline  
Likes For Wileyone:
Old 01-24-21, 07:08 PM
  #2845  
IdahoSpud
Still Wheelies Motorcycle
 
IdahoSpud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: Northern Idaho
Posts: 44

Bikes: Masi, Novara, Specialized

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Liked 18 Times in 9 Posts
Originally Posted by scozim View Post
Gorgeous bike!
Thank you, brother!
IdahoSpud is offline  
Old 01-31-21, 04:08 PM
  #2846  
Bald Paul
Senior Member
 
Bald Paul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Boiling Springs, SC, USA
Posts: 121

Bikes: ICAN

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 53 Post(s)
Liked 35 Times in 21 Posts
Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Took delivery of a ‘new’ 1980 bike.
i seldom acquire a rideable bike.

US builder, a custom for original owner and will do very well for me. Maybe a slightly longer stem. Half step and a granny compliments Stronglight and the Galli gold is an ‘I’ catcher, had to have it.



I had a Romic that looked very similar! Mine was set up for full touring (rear rack, front & rear panniers, handlebar bag, seat bag) with bar-end shifters. I rode from Boston to Portland, ME, took the ferry over to Nova Scotia (when I discovered I have a bad tendency towards seasickness!) and toured Nova Scotia for a week. Bike camped the whole time. Took lots of Dramamine for the boat ride back.

Last edited by Bald Paul; 01-31-21 at 04:13 PM.
Bald Paul is offline  
Old 01-31-21, 04:28 PM
  #2847  
Bald Paul
Senior Member
 
Bald Paul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Boiling Springs, SC, USA
Posts: 121

Bikes: ICAN

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 53 Post(s)
Liked 35 Times in 21 Posts


TriAero carbon fiber frameset (ICAN) with Boyd carbon clinchers, Ritchey aero bars with internal wiring for Shimano Ultegra Di2 system. Garmin 830 with Varia radar, integrated Bontrager Flare lights front and rear, and a Rylo 360 degree video camera mounted to the left hand handlebar end.
The radar, lights, and 360 camera are a result of being struck from behind by a car two years ago. 12 stitches in my left arm, some serious road rash, a chunk taken out of my knee, but the helmet saved me. Oh, yeah, the lawsuit settlement paid for the new bike. At 68 with a bad knee and 2 heart stents, I tell my riding friends it's like a Ferrari powered by a lawn mower engine.
Bald Paul is offline  
Likes For Bald Paul:

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.