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Old 05-13-21, 09:31 AM
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Got my FX 7.1 tuned up. The Marlin is in the shop for a cracked wheel.






Different posture, harder seat. Getting readjusted to her.
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Old 05-13-21, 08:56 PM
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Took me 61 years to get here, but I ride the ***** out of these:

26" BMX Cruiser




27.5 Klunker



Road





Singlespeed CX





Gravel



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Old 05-14-21, 12:36 AM
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Quite a collection and obviously well used.
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Old 05-14-21, 03:45 AM
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It’s strange. Everywhere the nose of the saddle is raised by the "duck". Eggs not pressing?
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Old 05-14-21, 04:28 AM
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Originally Posted by y0x8 View Post
Itís strange. Everywhere the nose of the saddle is raised by the "duck". Eggs not pressing?
None of my saddles have noses so as to prevent any pressing problems.

https://ismseat.com/


How does any man ride with a conventional saddle in all the wrong places?
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Raising the nose of a Brooks achieves the supremely comfortable hammock effect.
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Old 05-14-21, 09:34 AM
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I had a Brooks on my bike when I was a teenager. I bought a Brooks when I was 50+ thinking I was treating myself. It is the most uncomfortable saddle I have owned in many a year. Will I break it in? I never did. Neatfoot oil? Made no difference. Bought an Adamo and never looked back. I have a Specialised with a centre cutout - that's quite good, but not in comparison to the Adamo noseless. I can even ride a short distance in baggy shorts "commando" on an Adamo - though I rarely do.

Every man is different.

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My Marlin is still in the shop. Waiting for a wheel.



I've never seen a spoke pull out like this before. Of course the wheel rolls like a potato chip.
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Old 05-14-21, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by locolobo13 View Post
My Marlin is still in the shop. Waiting for a wheel.



I've never seen a spoke pull out like this before. Of course the wheel rolls like a potato chip.
I have. Lots of them.
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A very common fatigue failure mode for aluminum rims. Happens to the best of them, eventually.
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Old 05-15-21, 10:46 AM
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I ride my Workcycles FR8 to work



2017 model, built the front box , makes carrying a duffle bag a breeze.
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Old 05-15-21, 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Labarum View Post
None of my saddles have noses so as to prevent any pressing problems.

https://ismseat.com/


How does any man ride with a conventional saddle in all the wrong places?
Wow! I want an iron ass, too!
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Old 05-16-21, 09:16 PM
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My blue Trek:
Attachment 310599

My other blue Trek:
Attachment 310600

The Bike I'm saving up for :
Attachment 310601
this thread is worth it just to finally see Miss Kenton!!!
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Old 05-17-21, 11:37 AM
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This is my 2012 (iirc) Trek Carbon Cronus. 17.5 pounds, and I love it. I find a cyclocross/gravel bike more comfortable for me than a road bike. I do have a road bike with a triple for those long steep hills.

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Old 05-17-21, 07:43 PM
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Tommassini XFire, Campy Record 12
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Old 05-17-21, 08:07 PM
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Scott Addict R1, frame. Dura-Ace mechanical. Reynolds 32 wheels. Just over 14 lbs.
Wow! Like the looks of it, the frame and all.

I wish I am as healthy you guys.
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Old 05-18-21, 07:31 PM
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Reynolds Aero 46 Black Label Carbon Disc Wheelset

This old guy isn't riding this new bike...yet!
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Old 05-19-21, 04:06 AM
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New (to me anyway) F10.

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Old 05-19-21, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by ultrarider7 View Post

Reynolds Aero 46 Black Label Carbon Disc Wheelset

This old guy isn't riding this new bike...yet!
Can we at least see the bike?
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Old 05-19-21, 01:29 PM
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It's not Christmas yet!
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Old 05-19-21, 01:42 PM
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Can we at least see the bike?
Next week, when it's assembled I will be sure to post a photo of the end result!
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Old 05-19-21, 04:44 PM
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Picked this up yesterday:


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Old 05-20-21, 01:12 AM
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Great bike, lovely scenery.

Yesterday we had awful wintry weather in Southampton, but late afternoon the sun came out. Here is a picture taken on Southampton Common (ie "Central Park" of the city). The bike is behind

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Just picked up my new bike today.
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Old 06-08-21, 03:55 PM
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Bikes seem to come and go at One Browns Lane. Many have been sold during the pandemic bike drought but some of my favourites still have a home here. This includes the 1965 Dilecta Le Blanc from France. It came to me from an old friend who had purchased it in Montreal Canada. He had no idea what year it was or where it came from and converted it to a fixed single-speed as that was one of his things in the eighties. It did come with the Mafac Racers. I started out building it for myself with whatever bits I liked or had handy, including the Sun Tour derailleurs. It has evolved since then with Pivot bars, Stronglight cranks, Brooks saddle and bar tape, Zefal metal/plastic mudguards and pump, Pellisier hubs, Regina 13-31 freewheel and Super Champion wheels. It feels fast on it's 28mm Michelin tires and is my bike of choice for local Tours. Riding a nearly 60 year old bike is a great excuse for not being in the lead pack.




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