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Old 07-19-16, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post



This bike is righteous.

10/10. Would ride.
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Old 07-19-16, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
This bike is righteous.

10/10. Would ride.
LOL, specially when I fly by the "modern guys" sporting my pink jersey and socks.

All the pink makes me pedal harder and faster to justify my "man card"
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
LOL, specially when I fly by the "modern guys" sporting my pink jersey and socks.

All the pink makes me pedal harder and faster to justify my "man card"
Ha ha.... Here you go...

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Old 07-19-16, 03:03 PM
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LOL, perfect!

I rocked the pink jersey and pink pike on a cat 2 climb today. Trying to do my best Pantani impression. Of course with a small 42T chainring I certainly didn't climb like him. Hit over 55 mph on the descent though!
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Then I have this "work in progress" bike. A 1989 Greg LeMond (pre-trek) Ventoux Cromor tubed bike made by Billato in Italy just like the Giordanas above. I've got some fat cushy 28c tires on it for comfort and am debating updating with an extra Campagnolo 11 speed Athena groupset I have. It's really comfortable like it is and if I change it to Campagnolo I need to find some cheap, light, and yet wide wheels to mount those 28C tires on. Right now I"m using the set of Vision Team 30s that came on my Lynskey.




IRD offers a Campy/Shimano conversion cassette albeit 10 speed. Might ask them if they have an 11 speed version in the works.
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Old 07-20-16, 04:22 PM
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Meet the new N

Well not exactly the +1 in N+1 as this is my new main bike; +1 will have to be one of the others, probably my MEC cheapo cross bike that I am no longer sure why I have it and that is rather a dog. All my other bikes are essential to my well-being: mountain bike, old steel Marinoni road bike and now this.

I bought it at my son's bike shop for his cost. My previous N bike, Cervelo R3 Team, bought at an end of year sale, was simply too big for me 4 years after buying it I was looking for more and more excuses not to ride it because I knew it was going to hurt. Anything over a 30k ride was painful.

The new bike is a Marinoni Genius, built around the Columbus generic Genius CF frame. The idea was to replicate the fit of my steel Marinoni Special which was a custom-fitted steel frame. After my first 40 km test ride today I'd have to say that he succeeded brilliantly. It is built up on the current generation Campy Record groupset and Campy Zonda wheels. The fit is superb, just like my old steel Marinoni. It's like slipping into my favourite pair of jeans. The handling isn't as twitchy as the Cervelo's, and while some raved about the Cervelo's handling, I found it too twitchy for comfort for an old fart, especially on fast descents of which there is no shortage in these parts. This one is nice and comfortable, and I think will be a mountain goat in climbs based on my 40 km training circuit on which I rode it today.



It replaces this which has officially been retired on Strava and is now for sale (since the photo it was upgraded to a Campy Chorus groupset):



This however is NOT for sale, and is going to receive an overhaul this winter; it's the bike on which I based the fit for the new one:


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I've always loved the look of Campy wheels. Black spokes/rims with silver nipples looks sharp.

Tubeless?

Is the saddle sloped down or is it just the picture?
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Old 07-20-16, 06:02 PM
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Sweet!
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Old 07-20-16, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Western Flyer View Post
IRD offers a Campy/Shimano conversion cassette albeit 10 speed. Might ask them if they have an 11 speed version in the works.
Hey thanks, I'll ask. I see they also have some 6 speed freewheels too. Interesting as I took my Giordana Antares up a Cat 2 climb yesterday. With a 42T small chainring and 23 large cog it was, ummm.... fun! It'll be sweet to get a bit more help on the hills with this old 6 speed D.A. setup.
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
Hey thanks, I'll ask. I see they also have some 6 speed freewheels too. Interesting as I took my Giordana Antares up a Cat 2 climb yesterday. With a 42T small chainring and 23 large cog it was, ummm.... fun! It'll be sweet to get a bit more help on the hills with this old 6 speed D.A. setup.
The steel Marinoni in the pic above has a 53/39 crank, and a 23 cog in back. So just a wee bit less fun than your 42-23

I used to have a 25 cog in the back; however my wife rides a similar steel Marinoni and I swapped wheels with her since it's her only road bike. She also has a 53/39 in front.

However on the flats it just plain flies! I generally only use my steel Marinoni in the flats these days, and the CF bike on the hills. I did an imperial century on the steel one two weeks ago, with the last 20 miles on two broken rear spokes that happened just after I torqued myself up a steep hill, the only one on that ride I'm hoping to find a way to put a compact crank on it.

The new one is a fairly standard 50/34 compact with an 12-25 cassette, as was the retired Cervelo.
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Old 07-21-16, 04:54 AM
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1986 Trek 760 Pro Series. Full 531c, Campy NR drivetrain, Modolo Equipe brakes....and just added the '72 Mavic tubular rims with Normandy hubs wearing Tufo S33 Pro 21mm sewups. It weighs in the 20lb range and really scoots.

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1983 Specialized Sequoia

This is my prized ride.
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Old 07-24-16, 11:09 PM
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Old man on his GT Transeo 4. Works great for me.

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Old 07-30-16, 10:28 AM
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Here is mind. Just over 200 miles on her.


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Old 07-30-16, 10:58 AM
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Kudos.
200 miles in 200 hours? I hope that's a typo.
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Hours. Haven't kept good track of the total miles.
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I don't post here as much as I use too, I more or less lurk and just read and check out the bikes. Here is a picture of my Desalvo that I bought in March 2016. . After spending countless of dollars on saddles that just weren't comfortable and as I got older, I figured I would try the brooks b-17 narrow saddle and it's great. Have it on both of my road bikes.


desalvo with brooks.jpg
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Old 08-19-16, 10:55 AM
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I'm old & have had some major injuries to both legs,(& elsewhere). Still. I find time to ride
almost every day. These are my bikes, mostly old & ugly, but high functioning. From the
left the first two are pleasure craft/ daily drivers/ grocery getters. The third is a weekender
but has been loaded for longer tours. The fourth is my transcontinental ATV. What looks
like a rear pannier might just conceal a small engine to get me past high traffic to the
pleasant back roads I prefer to pedal. Call it cheating if you will. I prefer to think of it as
a personal mobility device

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I turned 53 today, so here's a photo from my ride last weekend:

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That looks like a great trail. Judging from the winding river gradient, it might not be too hard
on geezers like me. Are those the original wheels on the Fuji?
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That is the Cannon Valley Trail, between Red Wing and Cannon Falls, MN. It is an excellent trail indeed. About 20 miles long, the round trip is a nice, easy 40 miles. No hard climbs at all, just a few very gentle grades - it is a Rail Trail, after all. It's so nice, they charge $4 for a one-day "wheel pass", or $25 for the season. But that means it is well-maintained.

About the bike, this is a good story: To answer your question - no, those are not the original wheels. I was at a local shop called "Mr. Michael Recycles Bicycles", getting acquainted with the place, when I asked if he had a Sturmey Archer AW 3-speed hub for sale. He said "Of course, we have several." Then I told him about converting the Fuji to 700c and building the rear wheel with an AW hub. He said, "Well, if you want to skip the hassle of building it, I have one I can sell you for twenty bucks." My jaw hit the floor. So I found a matching front wheel online and built the bike around those.

A pair of Woody's compound curve bamboo fenders and a bamboo basket to match, and I have a wonderful lightweight townie that really eats the miles.
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Just posted a photo of my Ridley in another thread about the saddle I just bought for it. This is what I've been riding until I to some maintenance on the Orbea:

IMG_20160819_081527019 by ptempel, on Flickr
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I ride mostly gravelroads on CX-bikes and have not had a mountainbike for some time. Most of the big offroad races in Norway prohibits the use of CX so I have been looking for a decent racerig for an old geezer. Next year I'm turning 60 and I hope to take part in a few events. Bought this new old stock 2014 Xizang for 1850 $ which I think is pretty good for this frame with OK equipment. The 72 degree headangle will take some time to get used to but so far I like it. I will mostly ride gravelroads and easy singletrack.
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
LOL, specially when I fly by the "modern guys" sporting my pink jersey and socks.

All the pink makes me pedal harder and faster to justify my "man card"
Oh, so you were the guy in pink ahead of me the other day? Don't listen to what the debbie downers say. Pink is cool for cycling.
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I rebuilt my 2002 Fuji from the ground up.

Used to be a 105 9-speed triple. Now its a 105 11-speed. Did the wheel bearings and freehub, new headset/bar/stem, etc.

Had the frame powder coated....











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