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Old 04-18-13, 07:52 PM
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Here's my three racing bikes:

Moots Compact


My newest addition Alchemy Xanthus


Me on my track bike Van Dessel Drag Strip Courage
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Very nice collection. Where do you keep them all??
Thanks, they are all kept lined up in my garage I even have a spare parts rack some people tell me it looks like a bike shop LOL
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Old 04-19-13, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
These are my two primary road bikes:




Whoa, whoa whoa, explain how (from another thread) the following bike does not make the list as one of your two primary bikes?...



What is that, a Cielo?
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Old 04-19-13, 06:31 AM
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Here are some more recent pics, this AM in fact, of the bike as set up for tomorrow,s Century(the water bottles will be in the cages for the ride).


The bike




Guarded by Lions(Lion's Bridge, Newport News, VA)




Ksyrium Elite Wheelset, rear




Closeup of front hub




Ultegra Cassette(recently cleaned the chain and cassette)




Crank and more chain


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I bought this a few weeks ago as a 'box of bits' at a bike jumble and have built it up over the last few weeks. Took it for its first outing last weekend and covered a comfortable 27 miles, another 30 miles today and I can report that it's running well.

1980 ALAN Super Record

Headset - Campagnolo Super Record
Chainset - new Stronglight (I know but it will be changed in time)
Front derailleur - Campagnolo Record 1052/NT (3-hole narrow band)
Rear derailleur - Campagnolo 4001 Super Record (2nd gen. ver. 1)
Brake calipers - Campagnolo Athena
Brake levers - Campagnolo C Record
Seat post - Campagnolo Super Record 2.Generation
Stem - Cinelli 1A (early version)
Handlebars - 3ttt Record Grand Prix (dual groove)
Gear levers - Simplex SLJ, Retro-Friction (later version)
Hubs - Mavic 500
Rims - Rigida Ultimate Power
Tyres - Maxxis C1115
Saddle - Brooks Swallow Titanium






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Old 04-19-13, 01:04 PM
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^ Very nice!
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This old person rides an old Fuji for touring fun.

A Yeti for fun in the woods

And, a Trek for fun on the roads.
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Old 04-19-13, 03:12 PM
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Hi, here goes (listed in order by date of purchase):

My second (but first REAL) race bike that I bought in 1976 and restored in 1985:

1975 Bianchi Specialissima

My track bike in mass start and time trial configurations:


2006 Bianchi Pista Concept

My errand bike (needs a new photo):

2005 Bianchi Milano 120 (120th Anniversary Special Edition)

My race training, mid-week racing, and best fitting bike:

2007 Serotta Attack

My rain bike:

2007 Bianchi Roger

My commuter bike:

2011 Stop Proletariat

My race bike:

2012 Cannondale SuperSix EVO

My time trial bike:

2012 Specialized Shiv TT

My racing age is 56 but I'm not quite there yet.
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Hi, here goes (listed in order by date of purchase):

My second (but first REAL) race bike that I bought in 1976 and restored in 1985:

My racing age is 56 but I'm not quite there yet.

wow. just, wow.
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Old 04-20-13, 05:37 AM
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Here is my pride and joy, 2012 C'Dale CAAD 10 4, only changes are Conti Gatorskins, 700X25 and Lizard Skins orange bar tape, both for the rough roads we have here:





After seeing the nice pics everyone was posting I figured my catalog cut was low class and deleted that reply. Sorry for the interruption.

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Old 04-20-13, 09:45 AM
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Cleave, I had to go to the Urban Dictionary to describe your collection because Webster was not good enough.

Dope, Hubba hubba, Boom, Sweet, Hot and Amazing.

The Shiv looks rad. I could not ride with the seat level. I use one of those widow maker saddles so I have to tilt the nose down a little to ride on the end of it.
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Old 04-20-13, 11:44 AM
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My probably "not hot" old man Roubaix

I had thought about posting this in the Road "hot or not" thread but realized they don't like a Roubaix that isn't flat black and doesn't have 3 inch deep aero rims w/ full Dura-Ace. Most don't like any Roubaix. Why open myself up to insult? This is a very comfortable bike for an old man to ride with a few changes to make it fit me better such as a 130 mm stem and wider 44 cm bar (FSA Plasma carbon monobar). I upgraded my wheels to ceramic bearing Fulcrums and also upgraded to a ceramic bottom bracket for my Ultegra group. Makes me want to ride more often and farther. And isn't that the basic idea?
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OFC,
I'll say it from an old guythat Roubaix is steaming hot, very well done, sir, very well done.

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My bikes really need new portraits. Until I can beg, borrow, or buy a new camera, these will have to suffice.



2006 Trek Portland--"Mr. Portland" is my four-seasons, all-conditions commuter, shown here wearing its studded snow tires, old winter fenders, and higher-rise winter stem. Mr. Portland is the only bike I currently own that I bought new from the showroom, although it had waited there patiently for me until the 2008s had come out. Nimble without being twitchy, stable without being sluggish, and with a ride that rivals my Ti bike, Mr Portland takes all the drama out of the commute, no matter what the conditions. And the more stuff I load in its panniers, the happier it is. It's the perfect city bike for me.



1999 Schwinn Peloton--I picked up "Blue Steel" second-hand for a song. It's under-appreciated due to the "S" word in its downtube, but its specs are impressive. Reynolds 853 steel frame handbuilt in Wisconsin, full Ultegra except for the Dura-Ace RD. Its previous owner put on the Easton carbon fork and Neuvation wheels (which I've since debadged, making them infinitely better-looking). This early photo shows it with the 90mm 17 rise stem it came with. Fit for me, it now has a 110mm 6 stem. Its lively ride and crit geometry make it just a hoot to ride in traffic.



1996 Litespeed Classic--"Jeeves" shown here when I first built it up using wheels and components from Blue Steel. I bought it as a frameset-only from its original owner, another member of my club who had to switch to recumbents. It now sports 2008 Dura-Ace 7800 components and Velocity A23 PRO-Build wheels. Jeeves is a real gentleman's gentleman of a ride, hence its name, but true to its downtube label, it's no slouch either



2000 Trek 1000--"YellowBike" was honorably retired this past January after I discovered a crack in its head tube, no doubt due to stress risers introduced when we were hit by a car. At the time we thought it was only a crack in the paint. This past autumn that had turned into, "Gee, something feels loose in the front end when I brake". Its wheels and components have been moved to a new frame (see below), where they ride on. The frameset now hangs on the wall, using its bars as a hanger.


2013 Ribble Winter/Audax--Manufacturer's photo of the frame I bought to replace YellowBike. I fitted it with a Dedacciai Black Rain carbon fork with fender eyelets and Cane Creek headset. Imagine this frame, but with YellowBike's components (above). I was dumbstruck at how nicely this US$136 aluminum frame rides. What I thought would be a placeholder frame until I could afford something better, instantly became a keeper and favored ride, filling the three-seasons, backup commuter role.
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What is black and white and Red all over:

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2013 Catrike 700 in electric blue

I couldn't load an actual picture of the trike because the file is too large. The color is an awesome bright blue. It's my third trike in a decade.
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What is black and white and Red all over:
Shouldn't that be: ​What is black and white and rode all over?
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Shouldn't that be: ​What is black and white and rode all over?
I thought it deserved a large photo.
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I thought it deserved a large photo.
Thanks, I couldn't figure out how to make it larger with the posting app. It took a 850 kb file down to 110 kb and I got lost. I thought it deserved a bigger photo too, but then I am definitely prejudiced in the matter. Looking at all the bikes posted in this thread, I say the over 50 group has pretty good taste.
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Thanks, I couldn't figure out how to make it larger with the posting app. It took a 850 kb file down to 110 kb and I got lost. I thought it deserved a bigger photo too, but then I am definitely prejudiced in the matter. Looking at all the bikes posted in this thread, I say the over 50 group has pretty good taste.
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I'll say it from an old guythat Roubaix is steaming hot, very well done, sir, very well done.

Bill
Thanks, and you have a special CAAD 10 4 as well. Nice bike!
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What is black and white and Red all over:

It may be overpoweringly red. There's a method to my madness, though. My wife is a beautiful latina that loves red. If I show her red stuff - she let's me buy it!
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This is a 2006 Rocky Mountain Solo 30. Fits me very well.
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