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Old 09-25-16, 03:09 PM
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I never knew how much fun a single-speed could be (Well, I did when I was 8 years-old...) until I picked up this odd Peugeot Orient Express thing last month. Kenda Kiniption tires, Gyes black leather w/copper rails saddle, new grips and pedals transformed it from knockaround lockup bike into a blast around the neighborhood on/off road middle-aged kids' bike. Heck, I almost wore my baseball cap backwards the other day. I've got to get a grip here!
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57 Y. O. this was bult in 2003.


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This. And a 20+ year old Hakkalugi. And every now and then my kid's S-works HT race bike.
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Old 10-03-16, 08:26 PM
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I've been riding this one since 1993. Rides nice, handles nice, and so far hasn't shown any signs of coming apart. Carbon fiber tubes, glued in aluminum lugs...




I built this one this last summer. I like it, but have decided I'd like a more traditional city bike so I guess this one will be moving on at some point.




This pretty much fell in my lap a couple months ago. I'm certainly not complaining, there are certainly worse things to find an unexpected great deal on. I've wanted a De Rosa for many many years and it was well worth the wait.



And last is this one. This frame was a Christmas present from my parents back in 1973, when I was in Jr. High. Its been through numerous builds over the years and then was put away when I built up the Specialized Epic above (the bar, stem, and crank arms on the Epic came from this one). I've decided its time to have it back on the road again. I have most of a Nuovo Rocord group set to put on it and should be starting on the wheel building later this week. This bike is pretty special to me, cant wait to have it back on the road.

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Old 10-04-16, 07:27 AM
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Harding for a Harding

Here's my latest build. It carried me thru some Montana backroads in Sept. Posted latest frameset in the Pub.
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Old 10-04-16, 07:38 AM
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Niiiice bikes. I'd drive a mile (or more) for a ride on a red DeRosa. Please follow-up with pics of the Bottecchia. Have these been posted in C&V? I'm occasionally in Grand Junction, would that be close to you, CoRide59?




Originally Posted by CoRide59 View Post
I've been riding this one since 1993. Rides nice, handles nice, and so far hasn't shown any signs of coming apart. Carbon fiber tubes, glued in aluminum lugs...




I built this one this last summer. I like it, but have decided I'd like a more traditional city bike so I guess this one will be moving on at some point.




This pretty much fell in my lap a couple months ago. I'm certainly not complaining, there are certainly worse things to find an unexpected great deal on. I've wanted a De Rosa for many many years and it was well worth the wait.



And last is this one. This frame was a Christmas present from my parents back in 1973, when I was in Jr. High. Its been through numerous builds over the years and then was put away when I built up the Specialized Epic above (the bar, stem, and crank arms on the Epic came from this one). I've decided its time to have it back on the road again. I have most of a Nuovo Rocord group set to put on it and should be starting on the wheel building later this week. This bike is pretty special to me, cant wait to have it back on the road.

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Old 10-04-16, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Niiiice bikes. I'd drive a mile (or more) for a ride on a red DeRosa. Please follow-up with pics of the Bottecchia. Have these been posted in C&V? I'm occasionally in Grand Junction, would that be close to you, CoRide59?
Thanks for the comments Wildwood, much appreciated! The Bottecchia picture is buried in a wheel rim thread in C&V but otherwise I don't think any of my bikes have been posted. I'm thinking of a Bottecchia build thread... we'll see.

I live in Loveland, over on the other side of the hills from Grand Junction. Close of course is a relative thing, I don't think its too far but when the snow is coming down it can feel like it is. About a 4.5 hour drive I guess, and if you think you want to try it some day drop me a line. Bikes and beer (or whatever) would be awaiting!
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Old 10-04-16, 12:09 PM
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Who you callin' old? lol. Nearing 58, and here's my ride:


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Old 10-04-16, 03:39 PM
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I'm 51. This one is ~13lbs. Campy Super Record, and Mad Fiber tubulars.



Rain bike a tad heavier. Ultegra and Mad Fiber clinchers.

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@mpath - It rains in BC, where do the fenders fit?
If you switch wheels, does the rain bike become lighter?
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Old 10-04-16, 06:31 PM
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@mpath - It rains in BC, where do the fenders fit?
If you switch wheels, does the rain bike become lighter?
Mud guards clip from the seatpost, or *ss savers clip from the seat rails. I rarely do group rides in the rain so no full fenders.

The Mad Fiber clinchers are ~1300g, already lighter than most production wheels. (The tubulars are sub 1100g.)
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Old 10-04-16, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by mpath View Post
The Mad Fiber clinchers are ~1300g, already lighter than most production wheels. (The tubulars are sub 1100g.)


I failed to mention that your bikes are exquisite.
Since buying a Calfee many years ago and experiencing 'lightweight', I've secretly lusted for a top 'o th line Look with Campy. I stopped at 10 speed (more than enough) before turning my attention to vintage europeans & returning to my friction-shifting roots.


edit: I have wanted to ride from the Blaine border out to Point Roberts - Is there a bike friendly route?

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Old 10-05-16, 12:39 AM
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@Wildwood - thanks. Calfees are great bikes.

Blaine to Pt. Roberts is a sweet ride, mostly on rural roads, and a bit of gravel: https://goo.gl/a4N6eE
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Old 10-05-16, 04:50 AM
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Now that's one sweet ride!!!!!
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Old 10-05-16, 04:56 AM
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I dont feel old but I still like riding sewups. This summer I snagged a nice set of '72 Mavic wheels with Normandy hubs, stretched a set of Tufo S33 Pro's and put them on my Trek 760. It now weighs sub-20lbs even with the Campy drivetrain.

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Here is a glimpse of my latest project, an '87 Miyata 712 Competition with full Shimano 105 I found at the local thrift shop for 20clams....
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Old 10-10-16, 11:56 AM
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Old 10-10-16, 12:51 PM
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I'd like to see the Focus ^^ and hear you say something about it.
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Old 10-10-16, 01:16 PM
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Focus Cayo 3 with Shimano 105-5700, it's almost 4 years old now and my do everything bike. I seem to use it more than anything else. German engineering (with a Japanese twist) at its best

Isle off Arran of the west coast of Scotland



This was June 2015 when I did a sportive called the 3 pistes in Scotland. 102 miles with 10,000 feet of elevation. It was 5C, it snowed, rained, gale force winds, possibly the worst 100 mile ride I've ever done

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Old 10-10-16, 01:33 PM
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Thanks. The Focus ooks like a fun bike. I picked it out of the lineup instantly.

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I've posted this before but will put it out there again for the heck of it...

This is my 2002 Fuji. Powder Coated the frame, 105 11 speed group, Dura Ace C24 wheels.



Here is is with older Ksyrium wheels.




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Old 10-10-16, 01:47 PM
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Thanks Tim, it's certainly a very capable piece of equipment that's taken me further than any other bike I have
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Old 10-11-16, 06:00 AM
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Here's my ride, a 2015 Trek Domane 6.2 Project 1 with the Ultegra Di2 after a ride west out of Gainesville, FL into Trenton.

I'll turn 59 in December, just under 5-11", and ride a 58 cm. The bike fits me like a glove.

I'm actually thinking of turning it around and getting the 2017 Trek Domane SLR 7 (ridden, awesome!) or the 2017 Roubaix Pro (pics only, need to try it!).

Both have the Di2 (completely sold on electric shift).

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Old 10-17-16, 07:06 PM
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My latest, an '87 Miyata Competition 712. Showing the '80s pastels on Triple Butted tubing, full 105, 53/39 cranking a 13-24 freewheel. The bike comes in at 21lbs riding on Michelin Lithion2 23mm skins. This will be a frontline road warrior.

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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
My latest, an '87 Miyata Competition 712. Showing the '80s pastels on Triple Butted tubing, full 105, 53/39 cranking a 13-24 freewheel. The bike comes in at 21lbs riding on Michelin Lithion2 23mm skins. This will be a frontline road warrior.

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That is a smokin' machine, Olds. What are those stickers we see on the fork and seat tube? I bet if you pop the Corsa Lites on it, it automatically drops to below 20 lbs.
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