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Old 06-23-22, 02:23 PM
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2022 Aethos 52cm. I built her from the frame up. Roval Alpinist CLX wheels with Vittoria Corsa 23mm tires...yup I like 23's. Ultegra derailleurs R8000 and 105 R7000 shifters, TRP mech disk calipers with Sram rotors, 11-28 cassette, Ultegra Crank 50/34/165, Dura Ace BB, Assioma Uno pedals. She flies and holds speed very well.
I'm 66 but think and feel I'm 36...f getting old...not going to do it, ever.
Cool Corvair.
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Old 06-23-22, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Cool Corvair.
Growing up, there was a Corvair van parked in my backyard for years. My dad had intended to put a V8 in it, but the project never happened, and it was eventually towed out by someone he sold it to. In my lifetime, I never saw it run.
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
Growing up, there was a Corvair van parked in my backyard for years. My dad had intended to put a V8 in it, but the project never happened, and it was eventually towed out by someone he sold it to. In my lifetime, I never saw it run.
My friend's dad had a Corvair van when I was 14 or 15. He would take a few of us on a ride with a big bump where he could get the front wheels off the ground.

I had a 66 Corvair in my 30s, wish I still had it. I also had a 64 convertible which I never drove. Someone gave it to ne after it had sat in a field for years. I started on it and spent some time trying to make it roadworthy but I was burned out from finishing a similar project on a 67 Mustang which had taken my free time for months.

I gave up and sold it.
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Old 06-23-22, 05:28 PM
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They had a mid engine kit. A buddy put one together and it got stolen a week after he finished. Silly fast, 350 sat in the back seat.
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Old 06-24-22, 01:41 PM
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2006 Specialized Allez comp cro-mo. Tig welded steel. Light (for a steel bike) and nimble. Rides like a dream. Had it repainted black about 10 years ago. Running Ultegra 11 speed with new FSA light crank. Mavic wheels, Rido saddle (old but still the most comfy saddle I've ever ridden). Also has King titanium cages, Ritchey Superlogic seatpost and a Mount Zoom 90mm stem. Comes in just a tick over 18lbs with pedals. I'm sure I could hit low 17lbs or high 16lbs with Hunt wheels, carbon handlebar, and full carbon fork - but it seems silly to spend $2k+ just to shave a pound. It's the rider that could lose some weight!

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Old 06-25-22, 09:27 PM
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Old 06-27-22, 09:58 AM
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Latest addition to my stable - 2019 Trek Procaliber 9.9 SL...
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Old 06-27-22, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
My friend's dad had a Corvair van when I was 14 or 15. He would take a few of us on a ride with a big bump where he could get the front wheels off the ground.

I had a 66 Corvair in my 30s, wish I still had it. I also had a 64 convertible which I never drove. Someone gave it to ne after it had sat in a field for years. I started on it and spent some time trying to make it roadworthy but I was burned out from finishing a similar project on a 67 Mustang which had taken my free time for months.

I gave up and sold it.
another cool Corvair

kid I knew back in the day had the turbocharged Corvair

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Originally Posted by t2p View Post



another cool Corvair

kid I knew back in the day had the turbocharged Corvair

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Yes, the Rampside Pickup. Jay Leno has one and has a video about it on youtube.
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Old 07-03-22, 08:09 AM
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Old 07-03-22, 04:18 PM
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This is what passes for my bike these days. A 25” Schwinn Sprint frame from the 80s with an eclectic mix of mostly newer parts along with a few older parts. Original from the Sprint are the frame, headset and what’s left of the brake levers after I removed the safety levers and chopped the bolts flush.

Don’t get too excited by the 6 speed rear cluster and derailleur, I mostly just ride 40/16. Though after today’s hot, muggy ride in the hills, I will clearly need to also do some intervals spinning the top 40/13 combo as well.




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Old 07-03-22, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Cool Corvair.
I always liked the later style Corvairs. I had a Monza Corsa. Sold it and I wish I had mine back too.

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Old 07-08-22, 04:59 PM
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Well, this is it for me now.


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Old 07-11-22, 04:09 AM
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My Rivendell Hunqapillar, finally powdercoated after 11 years of beating it up on tours. It's Riv's anywhere, any road, anytime for big boys bike.

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Old 07-11-22, 06:26 PM
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'78 Free Spirit

One of my rides as an old guy was also my ride as a young guy. My wife got me this '78 Free Spirit new for my birthday. The first photo is how it is today, where not much is left from the original other than the frame, fork, and maybe the brake calipers. Unfortunately I don't have a photo of it when it was new, but the second photo shows how I retrofitted it a few years ago to something near it's original configuration. Somewhere along the way I lost the wonky dual position brake levers, and a few of the other bits are new but similar to what was originally on it. I got the bug to retrofit it because it had spent many of the prior years with flat bars and a child seat on the back as my dad bike. After that, my son took it to college where he managed to keep it from being stolen in one of the biggest bike theft areas in the country. He did t-bone a car that turned in front of him, but thankfully he was not hurt and only the front wheel needed replacing. Between having a massive bike lock slung over the frame rails in its college days and being crammed onto a bike rack with three other bikes in its dad bike days, the original paint and decals were pretty mangled. The frame is nicely lugged and it's reasonably light for steel so I stripped it down, repainted it, and put it into the mix for my constant fiddling with components and setup. With any luck, I'll keep riding it and fiddling with it for a good long time.


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Old 07-11-22, 07:22 PM
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'72 PX-10 650b conversion. The classic white-with-black-lugs PX-10 was an icon of my youth, and I always wanted, if not a PX-10, then at least some sort of French racing bike! I did a summer 'exchange' in France when I was 15, determined to come home with a French bike, but alas the $ didn't allow (I did end up leaving a Cannondale in France a decade later when it was stolen in Toulouse on a bike tour.....). So it didn't come directly from France, and I had to customize it to suit my 50+ joints and terrible local roads, but this thing is great to ride (& nice to look at, IMO).
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Old 07-13-22, 03:37 PM
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My 90 year old friend's other bike, when he doesn't ride the Klein Quantum Pro. Forgive the dork disk.


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Old 07-23-22, 12:43 PM
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Love my Procalber, I hope you enjoy yours.
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Old 07-24-22, 10:55 AM
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Old 07-27-22, 02:40 PM
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Who's that hiding?

The Rooster.

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Old 08-01-22, 07:26 AM
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I would say it's a repaint and the chips weren't sanded down well in the prepwork. Hopefully there is no rust forming. Pretty bike!
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Old 08-01-22, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by mackgoo View Post
The Rooster.

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I would say it's a repaint and the chips weren't sanded down well in the prepwork. Hopefully there is no rust forming. Pretty bike!
I believe those "chips" are the Galmozzi rooster stamped into the tube.
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Old 08-01-22, 08:32 PM
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Really? I've never seen the brand before. I had no idea they did an engraving on the seat tube. Cool touch. I spoke without knowledge. I really am sorry for the unfortunate comment I made then. But I didn't mean it isn't a quality frame. Like I said, it is a beautiful frame and the lugwork is very nicely done. A collectors item!
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Old 08-01-22, 10:45 PM
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No problem. I just learned about the Rooster over the last year and decided I wanted to find one. I was pecked by the rooster.
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Old 08-05-22, 06:33 AM
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This is the latest one to make it into my stable. Actually been working on still downsizing but this was too good to pass up. Felt great on it's first ride under me and I'll be taking it back out again this morning. It's an earlier David Kirk build Terraplane bike. As in the pics it running at 20.5 lbs.







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