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Old 08-28-14, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
Did you Bunny hop it?

Nice pic and I expect ride.
Old Growth Temperate Rain Forest on Vancouver Island. Not much of it left. Great place to tour; friendly people who are really into biking.
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Old 08-29-14, 08:28 PM
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The bike is kind of like Anne Hathaway, it takes a couple of beers to get used to it.

well said, sir. You made me spit my Corona all over my ipad...but it was worth it. I didn't see that one coming.
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Old 08-29-14, 10:58 PM
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well said, sir. You made me spit my Corona all over my ipad...but it was worth it. I didn't see that one coming.
Sorry about that. My brother works for Apple, tell them I sent you.
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Old 09-02-14, 10:52 PM
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2010 Secteur while pausing during a 50 mile trek on the West Orange Trail (a M.U.P. west of Orlando, FL.)

Everybody KNOWS that red bar tape makes it go faster . . . Don't You???


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Old 09-10-14, 01:51 AM
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My 95 Trek Carbon/Alum and my Sirrus with Soma Oxford bars
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Old 09-10-14, 03:08 AM
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My 95 Trek Carbon/Alum
Man that's beautiful.
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Old 09-10-14, 11:11 AM
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Sold it today. was a nimble responsive ride.

Does anyone know what kind of pedals are on this bike?
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Old 09-10-14, 05:00 PM
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Here's mine. Just picked her up last week. Giant Roam 2

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Does anyone know what kind of pedals are on this bike?


Looks to me like standard old fashioned quill caged road pedals with some aluminum half clips of some kind attached. They're still being made by MKS and some others.
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Dawes Lighting 2014
Centurion Elite RS 1986 (How it appears hanging in garage.)
Bridgestone XO4 1994.
And my Specialized Crossroads. 1997.
4 bikes. One Brooks. And only two have the same size post.
And I'm too damn old to break in another Brooks.
But obviously not too old to buy a new road bike! Ha ha ha ha...
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Old 09-11-14, 03:57 AM
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Dawes Lighting 2014
Centurion Elite RS 1986 (How it appears hanging in garage.)
Bridgestone XO4 1994.
And my Specialized Crossroads. 1997.
4 bikes. One Brooks. And only two have the same size post.
And I'm too damn old to break in another Brooks.
But obviously not too old to buy a new road bike! Ha ha ha ha...
I have a 1980 Centurion Elite. It's my ugly bike but does have it's unique personality of a tight racing geometry that someone installed suntour barcons on. The Centurion is the bike that gets the call for trainer duty (soon approaching).

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Old 09-11-14, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
I have a 1980 Centurion Elite. It's my ugly bike but does have it's unique personality of a tight racing geometry that someone installed suntour barcons on. The Centurion is the bike that gets the call for trainer duty (soon approaching).

I been reading about training...
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Originally Posted by Zinger View Post


Looks to me like standard old fashioned quill caged road pedals with some aluminum half clips of some kind attached. They're still being made by MKS and some others.
Thanks!
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Old 09-12-14, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by notabikerchick View Post
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...
Try a Camelbak! I love mine. I don't notice it on my back at all and I never ride without it. Just another opinion...
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Old 09-12-14, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by dachshund View Post
Does anyone know what kind of pedals are on this bike?
MKS Sylvan Road Pedals - Outside Outfitters

Then add the clips

http://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...alf-clips.html

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Old 09-12-14, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by dachshund View Post
Try a Camelbak! I love mine. I don't notice it on my back at all and I never ride without it. Just another opinion...
Ha! I actually bought a 70 oz. Camelbak last weekend since I knew I'd be biking. Our temps have dropped but I definitely appreciated having more water! I also did get a bit of a sweaty back under it but it was OK. I'll have to see what I think when we have warmer temps again; I'm still considering putting a rack in the back so I can have a small bag there. I like options
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Old 10-02-14, 02:10 PM
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Old 10-11-14, 06:14 PM
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When I want to feel young, I ride this one. 1976 Supercycle Excalibur.

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Old 10-11-14, 07:31 PM
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My two road bikes are both vintage rides.

The first is a Dutch Gazelle built on a frame that I bought in Holland in 1976. I hung all the parts on it myself.


The second is a 1986 Team Fuji that I bought a little more than a year ago and rehabilitated.


These are some of the bikes that made my blood boil back in the day. These days they just make me smile.
Loved both the photos and the captions. Thank you. DB - old enough - 09 Specialized Tarmac Carbon, '84 Raleigh Super Course (my favorite), and my first restoration, an '80 Nishiki; since given to an employee.

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Here is my latest, an '86 Trek Pro Series 760 with all the goodies:

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Old 10-12-14, 05:37 AM
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Here's my current main ride:

...and my "I ain't training or racing" ride
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When I want to feel young, I ride this one. 1976 Supercycle Excalibur.

That brings back some memories. When I was in high school two of my friends had Excaliburs.
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Old 10-15-14, 01:41 AM
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I built this back in August
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Old 10-18-14, 01:54 AM
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These two right now.





Dusted off a few more.



'84 620 built up from a-------- Bought new in '86. Campy quill peds--------'87 400, DuraAce fw hub/MA40s. Superbe quill pedals.
-frame. 600 components.
Superbe Pro fw hubs/Araya wheels,
Campy quill pedals. 105, 167.5mm crank.
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A 2008 Scoot SUB 30, kind of an entry level "urban" bike. Fairly light (23#?) aluminum frame and fork, super sturdy construction and wheels, with old Madden bags, drop bars, MTB seat, and a pair of Panaracer RiBMos 26x1.25. Comfortable, fast enough, good climber and an easy carry for books, groceries or sports gear. I take it out for a 17 mile loop on the Greenway every morning, and use it instead of a car much of the day. I do about 500 miles a month, at about 15 MPH on level ground. Always a good time.
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