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Old 11-29-16, 05:57 PM
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My 2 other bikes

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The Ciocc was an off the shelf buy in Germany. Came with tubulars, which I still use today. Had the wheels rebuilt with Shimano 600EX hubs. Over the years, it was completely upgraded with Shimano 105 components. This is my climbing bike.

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My Huffy, bought when stationed in Nebraska. Upgraded the drive train with Suntour 34/46 front and a large 36T in the rear. It's a great touring bike. Roade in the first edition of BRAN ( Bike Ride Across Nebraska) and one trip in Ragbrai. Also several century rides on this one. Don't ride it much, any more.
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Old 11-30-16, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by kcblair View Post
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This was custom made in the Netherlands. Was my retirement gift (USAF)
More close-ups please.
and did I miss that Ciocc?
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Old 11-30-16, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
More close-ups please.
and did I miss that Ciocc?
Ciocc in post 1402. I had trouble loading photos at first, files too large. I'll shrink some down. Thanks.
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Old 11-30-16, 02:01 PM
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Just put on a Fabric Scoop Shallow saddle and some Gravelking SK 35mm tires. Really enjoying the bike.

[IMG]Kona at Gulf of Mexico by Quilts & Bicycles, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Old 11-30-16, 02:02 PM
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Old 12-01-16, 02:37 AM
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Thanks, love the Campy.
Same for Ciocc if I can make many requests.
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Old 12-01-16, 03:13 AM
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I really only got into cycling for fitness but as soon as I achieved that I learnt that pleasure aspects.

This is my roadbike, a Toughroad






And I just bought this to play in the bush.

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Old 12-01-16, 09:27 AM
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When I got back into cycling after a 15 or so year hiatus I picked up a cyclocross bike from Bikes Direct. I put about 3000 miles on it and enjoyed it though was frustrated with the shift quality of the Claris shifters.

Here is a pic.



I soon came across a completely original 1973 World Voyageur for 50 bucks. I changed out the seat, tires and tubes and started riding it. Here it is.



Here is one at the pub.



I picked up a 2000 Trek 820 to use during the summer in New England.



In the meantime I picked up a Fuji Police Special. Peeled the police stickers off and added a set of knobby tires and use it when I feel like getting dirty.




I decided the Motobecane was too big for me and I already mentioned the frustration with the shifters so I tor it down to a bare frame. I found a Handsome Cycles/ Twin Six Speedy Devil frame off ebay and started building it up. The plan was to use the usable drivetrain parts from the Motobecane but only ended up using the wheels and seat post. Here it is on a gravel ride and a pose before I got my Brooks saddle in.





I wanted to do a vintage mountain bike drop bar conversion so I picked up a 1995 Fuji Discovery and used the Sora rear derailleur and 9 speed cassette from the Motobecane as well as some new bits.




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Old 12-01-16, 01:39 PM
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I found a Handsome Cycles/ Twin Six Speedy Devil frame off ebay and started building it up. T




Properly named, that's a handsome bicycle and I like how you have it set up. A few years ago they were making replicas of the Bridgestone XO-1 that were really cool.
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Old 12-01-16, 11:22 PM
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Old 12-02-16, 08:15 AM
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Vittoria Graphene were just put on. I haven't even sat on the bike with these tires and can't wait to actually ride them.








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Old 12-02-16, 11:43 AM
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@MrK. to be newly back to cycling, you jumped in with both feet, so to speak.
We embrace N+1.
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Old 12-02-16, 01:41 PM
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Here are a couple of pictures of my new Colnago Master in AD11 color scheme. The bike is fitted with Campagnolo Record 11v drivetrain, Ambrosio Excellence wheels mated to Record hubs, DEDA Superleggero seat post and stem, and DEDA handlebars.


My mechanic had to use extra steerer tube spacers because the head tube in the Master is shorter than the head tube in the Bottecchia (my other steel bike). Once I get a better feel for the bike's handling I will have the tube shorten up a bit to avoid the use of so many spacers.


I purchased the Master (as well as my C60) from Mike Price, aka Maestro. If you are looking for a Colnago, I would highly recommend that you give Mike a call. He is highly knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with.


The Master joins my "stable" of hand-made Italian bikes. The fit and finish on the Master is superb, the paint is deep and shiny and the details throughout the frame are just, for lack of a better word, delicious.


Tomorrow I will take her out for her first ride. If she rides as good as she looks it will be a very fun ride. Next week I will update ride details.








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The Master is gorgeous. Congratulations.

If I may, the cages aren't doing it any favors and maybe look to cover the silver under the stem when you shorten the steerer. If you use a shim between the steerer and stem then Thompson makes one in black.

The button down collar is on point. Yeah, you look pretty happy.

I'll take the furry dog.


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The Master is gorgeous. Congratulations.

If I may, the cages aren't doing it any favors and maybe look to cover the silver under the stem when you shorten the steerer. If you use a shim between the steerer and stem then Thompson makes one in black.

The button down collar is on point. Yeah, you look pretty happy.

I'll take the furry dog.


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Tim,


Thank you!


The black cages were in my stock of spare parts. I will probably change them to silver, like in my Bottecchia.


Thanks for the info regarding the Thompson shim. Black would look much better.


The dogs belong to the shop's owner. Layla and Trigger--they love it when I, or other customers, bring them treats,


Again, thanks for the good tips.
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Old 12-22-16, 10:48 AM
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old doesn't me not relevant

I don't feel that being a father of 5 girls and a grandfather of 12 relegates me to a recumbent status. I still ride 600-800 miles a month, tour, compete and commute. This Cervelo R3 is my primary sport bike. Also have a Trek for touring and commuting and a wonderful Andy Gilmour lugged steel bike to relive the past on. Brooks saddles always get the job done. No one that I ride with ever hears me say I need a butt break.
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Old 12-22-16, 11:01 AM
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I don't feel particularly old, but I wanted to post this here because I need to take more pictures of my bikes - I have 1 or 2 pics of some of them, and none at all of others.

My second-newest bike, purchased last summer:



A not-great picture of my Surly Pugsley I took a couple of winters ago:

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Old 12-22-16, 11:37 AM
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One of my rides.
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Old 12-22-16, 02:23 PM
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52 did you ever go to the Peoria TT?
I went there early to mid 80's.

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Specialized Crux:



I need to take more and better pictures of my bikes!
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Old 12-22-16, 04:40 PM
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52 did you ever go to the Peoria TT?
Many years ago. In my teens actually. Nowadays if I went I would wear a T-shirt saying "real men pedal".
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Old 12-22-16, 06:05 PM
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Love my Colnago!
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Old 12-22-16, 06:28 PM
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By the way, I'm not OLD. It's just all my friends dying who betray me.
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Old 12-22-16, 06:58 PM
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Yes, we ride what we build! My 1971 Raleigh International on its first outing:

Gorgeous! Looks like my 1971 Sekine, same size and colour frame.
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Old 12-22-16, 07:10 PM
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Here is what this old guy will ride for the '17 season. Modern celeste steel (riding Masi steel for the last 3-4 years). I feel like I'm 30 till I walk past a mirror!
Semi fast tourista will be my riding style this year (replacing racer wannabe). To hell with aero!

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