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Old 08-12-14, 01:45 PM
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My old guy (60) ride: 2014 Sirrus Comp Carbon



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Old 08-19-14, 07:41 AM
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Old 08-19-14, 09:20 AM
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OLD??? My wife and I just joined 50-plus club.

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Old 08-22-14, 03:47 PM
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Three of my bikes:


C59 with Di2




Bianchi Infinito with Campy Record




Another Infinito, but with Ultegra.

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Old 08-22-14, 04:42 PM
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Every time this thread title pops up in my unread-subscriptions list I see it as
"What do old people see in your bikes?"
And then I think, oh wait, I are a old people. We all am old people eventually, if we make it long enough.
Except I'm not old. At least I don't think so. Prob'ly never will think so either.
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Old 08-22-14, 05:06 PM
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Old 08-22-14, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by trekmogul View Post
Nice. From someone who owns both, what is the difference between a Madone and a Emonda? Where would you ride one over the other?
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Old 08-24-14, 10:30 PM
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I'm not old (I'm only 50) but here's my bike.
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Old 08-25-14, 02:15 PM
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Here is mine.
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Old 08-25-14, 02:39 PM
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65, this is my RV. everything clips on & off the bike or clips
together as carry-ons for public transit which is dirt cheap
here in Washington State
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Old 08-25-14, 02:57 PM
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I don't think it matters, electric or not; looks like very cool fast ride
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Old 08-25-14, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by volosong View Post
Nice. From someone who owns both, what is the difference between a Madone and a Emonda? Where would you ride one over the other?
I also own both and heck i have no idea
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Old 08-25-14, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by rawly old View Post
65, this is my RV. everything clips on & off the bike or clips
together as carry-ons for public transit which is dirt cheap
here in Washington State
I'm jealous of all your water bottle storage! On my longest ride so far (12 miles, lots of hills so it was hard work for me) I drank all my water & had to stop to refill my bottle at a bar we biked past. I've been debating getting a rack for the back so I'll have somewhere to store more bottles, vs maybe getting a Camelbak but I'm not sure I want to wear something on my body because I get warm easily. So far I just have one handlebar bag where I keep maps, a small purse & my phone. Decisions, decisions...
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Old 08-25-14, 08:01 PM
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Notabikerchick, I am with you on not wearing a Camelbak, I do use their Podium bottles, however, maybe one of the tri set ups for triathlons that go on the back of the seat would be an option for you. There are many options and some of the knowledgeable people here will certainly let you know about them.

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Old 08-26-14, 11:44 PM
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@spudman1 - I like your ride! I've always wanted to try one of those and I had to google up Rans Xstream.
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Old 08-27-14, 12:50 AM
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I just built this one. Specialized AWOL Comp frame, Record Ti 10, BB7 discs on White hubs. While the frame is technically a 29er, I went with 700Cx32s, because I spend 95% of my time on pavement. The bike is kind of like Anne Hathaway, it takes a couple of beers to get used to it. I'm taking it for a short three day spin, then I'll be able to decide if I like it or not. Its a heavy sob, that much I do know. I had the exact group on my Merlin for a tour in June. This frame and the brakes are painfully heavy.
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Old 08-27-14, 01:04 AM
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This custom Merlin from '98 is why I built the AWOL. The seatpost rack just doesn't cut it if you want to camp. Its also a 53/39 which is kind of tough up long grades on my 60 yr old heart. Theres also a Co-Motion Speedster tandem with S&S couplers that's packed away until I can find a riding partner.
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Old 08-27-14, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by SpinThrift View Post
@spudman1 - I like your ride! I've always wanted to try one of those and I had to google up Rans Xstream.
Thanks, SpinThrift. It's been a good choice for me. I am usually the oldest guy on my club rides (58) and I can keep up with all but the strongest riders, who are also much younger than me.
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Old 08-27-14, 07:53 AM
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How old is old? I'm 60. And these are what I ride. When I can.






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Old 08-27-14, 08:15 AM
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There are some incredibly beautiful bikes in this thread! After 28years, I went ahead and splurged on a 2013 closeout Trek Madone 5.2. Put about 300miles on in the first 11 days. I love having more gears! Been able to finally climb a bunch of hills that I just couldn't do anymore with the 42-21 low gear on the ole Centurion.
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Old 08-27-14, 10:13 PM
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I rode a Tesch 101 for over 20 years, until a Toyota took it out. Last fall I found a used Schwinn Paramount frame and put all of my components on it. The frame dates from 1987, the Dura-Ace components are only a few years newer. Now it has new wheels with Dura-Ace 8 speed freehubs and Mavic CXP33 rims.

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Old 08-27-14, 10:24 PM
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^^^ Nice!!!! Lucky to find such a nice Paramount in such a large frame size.
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Old 08-28-14, 05:27 AM
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Man, Tesch, I sure hope that you are careful around low overhangs and such, say the clearance for the spans on a high rise bridge, That is one seriously nicely built Paramount, I like your build choices!

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Did you Bunny hop it?

Nice pic and I expect ride.
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