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Old 09-06-16, 09:04 AM
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Old 09-07-16, 07:56 AM
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Few changes since this was taken...added Look pedals, different handlebar, shorter stem and red tape.


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Old 09-08-16, 04:50 PM
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Today it was this...

1988 Mongoose ATB Just completed the rebuild this week, reused the frame and fork only (went from 6 x 3 to 10 x 2).
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Old 09-08-16, 05:21 PM
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Old 09-08-16, 07:15 PM
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Nice bikes! I could get used to a little scenery like the last pic.
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Old 09-09-16, 07:46 AM
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[QUOTE=gear64;19042907]Nice bikes! I could get used to a little scenery like the last pic.[/QUOTE

That's somewhere on the Oregon coast, I toured south from Seattle to Eureka Ca. earlier this summer, was fun. I'm gonna do the same trip next summer, but all the way down to San Diego this time, was time crunched this year.
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Old 09-09-16, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by MileHighMark View Post
I'll be riding this for a little while:



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How's that frame treating you? Been considering building one of those up with a mountain triple as a winter bike.
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Old 09-09-16, 01:46 PM
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New wheels.

Shimano Dura Ace C24. 1364 grams. Can't wait to see how it climbs tomorrow.


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Old 09-10-16, 11:01 AM
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WOW! That's a blast from the past for me. That is the exact bike I left unattended while in a store that was stolen. It was replaced the same week with a green one (thanks Dad) or was it the other way around? Either way, I owned both colors in some sequence.
My blue Varsity was stolen. I'd locked it with one of those cheapschnit combination locks...the kind where the numbers are on 4 individual discs. Yep. Most pick-able locks in the world. I was alerted to the thief and chased the scummy looking kid who stole it. Almost got my hand on the tire. Good thing I didn't, since I'd have probably lost a finger.

A nice lady saw what happened, and so did the store manager, who called the police. The officer demonstrated how easy it was to pick the barrel(?) combination lock. In turn, I demonstrated that to my parents. They still seemed to think it had been my fault. WTF? THEY bought me the lock!!!

Then I started saving for another bike.

A couple of months later, my parents kicked in the remaining bit. The Varsity back then (1969) cost about $89, with tax.

That next one was green. They didn't have another in blue.

The green one was never as much fun as the blue one.
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Old 09-10-16, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by rnothog View Post
My blue Varsity was stolen. I'd locked it with one of those cheapschnit combination locks...the kind where the numbers are on 4 individual discs. Yep. Most pick-able locks in the world. I was alerted to the thief and chased the scummy looking kid who stole it. Almost got my hand on the tire. Good thing I didn't, since I'd have probably lost a finger.

A nice lady saw what happened, and so did the store manager, who called the police. The officer demonstrated how easy it was to pick the barrel(?) combination lock. In turn, I demonstrated that to my parents. They still seemed to think it had been my fault. WTF? THEY bought me the lock!!!

Then I started saving for another bike.

A couple of months later, my parents kicked in the remaining bit. The Varsity back then (1969) cost about $89, with tax.

That next one was green. They didn't have another in blue.

The green one was never as much fun as the blue one.
Yep, green was the fastest color.
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Old 09-11-16, 10:11 AM
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Updated Miyata 1000 with new wheels, well new 6 mo ago. I thought black would go well with the frame and decals. Also allowed for throwing on a like new 8 spd cassette I had lying around.
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Old 09-11-16, 01:22 PM
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Just bought this. I thought that, at 69, I needed another bike that suits an elderly gentleman, for those trips to the shops or rides in the park wearing my plus fours. A 1976 (ish) Viscount Aerospace Victor.
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Old 09-11-16, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by rnothog View Post
My blue Varsity was stolen.
I had a blue 1964 Varsity and really like that color too. Here's my earlier post about it:

Originally Posted by BigAura View Post

A 1964 blue Varsity was the first bike I bought my self, with my paper-route money. I bought it used for $35 from another kid who out grew the 19 inch frame after a year. I was twelve but had outgrown it too by the time I was fifteen. On light-newspaper-days I carried a bag and used it for delivery.
If you're interested it's from a thread devoted to Schwinn Varsity Alumni.

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Old 09-11-16, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by BigAura View Post
I had a blue 1964 Varsity and really like that color too. Here's my earlier post about it:



If you're interested it's from a thread devoted to Schwinn Varsity Alumni.
Thanks! Those bikes were the in thing, back then.

I bought mine with paper route money, too...😀
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Old 09-12-16, 05:41 AM
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Old 09-12-16, 03:53 PM
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No photo, but I'm riding a Trek 7000, stock. Works for an old guy like me who rides for cardio fitness, doing a regular 13 miles in one hour flat. I'm 73 and ride because with fake knees I can't run. My true passion is riding my motorcycle.
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Old 09-13-16, 01:02 AM
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Over 50's Thread - Ok That's me.

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Old 09-13-16, 06:17 AM
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Old 09-13-16, 01:46 PM
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Old 09-13-16, 03:27 PM
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My three bikes.....I'm 72+

I really do not consider those that are 50ish as "old people". Indeed I really do not consider myself at 72 as an "old people". Now when/if I get to 85+ then I might reconsider.

The Diamondback is my ride to market bike and the one that goes on the back of the RV when we are "vacationing". The Gitane bikes are my toys. I have discovered that for me Concor seats are a real good fit so I will be replacing the black seat on the '72 with a yellow Concor in the near future.

Go back and forth on toe clips on bikes. Got tangled last year and took hard fall. At 72 bounce like a sack of potatoes, and trying to keep them and just be more careful.
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Old 09-14-16, 07:23 PM
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This is my brand new bike. Picked it up last Saturday - 2017 Specialized Sport Carbon Disc. Before this I had a 2015 Specialized Sport Disc.
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Old 09-14-16, 07:35 PM
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Nice looking bike but I don't think I'll be putting my carbon frame in a trainer.


Don't understand the lock. It looks like it is suspended in space.
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Old 09-14-16, 07:44 PM
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Well I don't see any problem with it in a trainer. It isn't like the trainer touches the frame in any way. In fact, the guys at the bike shop discussed carbon bikes in trainers as a regular occurrence. The lock is connected via a light weight mount connected to a water bottle mount point.
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Old 09-15-16, 04:11 AM
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The trainer doesn't have to touch the frame to cause problems. The drop outs are locked solid by the trainer while the seat and chain stays are moving/flexing from your weight especially if you do any out of the saddle training.
If you are sitting there taking it easy with minimal effort, likely no issue.
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Old 09-18-16, 01:21 AM
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About the same thing I've ridden for 30 years at least, middleweight 'cruisers'.
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