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Old 03-29-17, 07:42 PM
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Old 04-01-17, 09:11 PM
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My newly built Cannondale Synapse that I'll be racing in the Trans Am Bike race this June.
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Old 04-01-17, 10:35 PM
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What brand bags are those?
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Old 04-02-17, 04:51 AM
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Apidura.

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Old 04-05-17, 04:00 PM
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Trek Emonda with some lighter weight wheels than came with the bike. The shop threw in the cat.

At 69, I still have a flexible back and I like riding the drops part of the time.

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Old 04-08-17, 01:02 AM
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Mid-70s Hillman roadie - the sort of bike I couldn't possibly afford back then. Of course, at a shade over 21 lbs. in ye Imperial measure it's grossly heavy and unwieldy. Still, if, as I hope, I can strip 5Kg plus off the rider in coming months, that will be as good as bringing the bike under 10 pounds. And THAT, my friends, is seriously light weight ...
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Trek Emonda with some lighter weight wheels than came with the bike. The shop threw in the cat.

At 69, I still have a flexible back and I like riding the drops part of the time.

Nice colour - the bike not the cat. What colour is it?
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Old 04-09-17, 07:25 PM
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Trek Emonda with some lighter weight wheels than came with the bike. The shop threw in the cat.

At 69, I still have a flexible back and I like riding the drops part of the time.

I like the retro logo... and the color.

My last Madone was a rolling billboard, so I went with minimal logos and tone on tone.


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Old 04-09-17, 10:12 PM
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I like the retro logo... and the color.

My last Madone was a rolling billboard, so I went with minimal logos and tone on tone.

My second choice for my new bike was similar to what you have. Some bikes have anything but a minimalist look and are beautiful, but it's because of the awesome way they've been painted, and not the logos they may display. For the record, your bike is awesome.
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Old 04-10-17, 09:14 AM
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Nice colour - the bike not the cat. What colour is it?
It's Pinot Red. The paint scheme is called Heritage (with it's 1970s style logo).
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Old 04-10-17, 01:05 PM
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Well, let's see.

There's this:



This:



This:



This:



This:



And this:



Each has a place and purpose. My "go to" bike is my Look 566. I train on it, pleasure ride on it, and have raced it. N + too many, right?

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Just added a Trek DS 4 to my stable.
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Old 04-14-17, 10:05 AM
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My latest build/paint project is definatey NOT going into my rentals fleet. This thing is just way too cool and is a perfect fit. Trek 7000...

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This old people rides bikes he builds during the winter. This one started with an early 1970s Raysport Turismo frameset, which I transformed into an English-style light roadster with Sturmey-Archer 5-speed drivetrain:



... and this one is an old Fuji Royale that hung up its derailleurs and retired to a nice, comfy Sturmey Archer 3-Speed. Lighter and nimbler than my Raleigh DL1 (and those Tektro brakes actually work!), it is my favorite ride for around town:



Building these into configurations so much different from stock presents engineering challenges that keep my mind busy during the cold, dark Minnesota winter. Using high-quality roadbike frames to build roadster-style bikes makes for easier pedaling for longer distances. They make great conversation starters too.


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Picked this up on Tuesday. A nice addition to my Colnago Ace. 2017 Colnago CRS - still in the tweaking phase.

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The rear wheel is a clincher and the front tubular both great wheelset but i do prefer the FForward
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The rear wheel is a clincher and the front tubular both great wheelset but i do prefer the FForward
Nice ride! But is that how you ride it, with that wheelset up? Or is it just for the pic. I ride tubulars myself but wouldn't mix and match.
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My newly built Cannondale Synapse that I'll be racing in the Trans Am Bike race this June.

I apologize, but a bike set up for TransAm this year (esp 50+ rider) is worth a whole thread of close-ups. Shirley, I am late to the party??? Could you indulge me (us)?; with emphasis on cockpit refinements and bag attachment points. For distance and speed you want to be aero. Is a partial body sock allowed?


And @sarals & @DQRider your fleets are different and so likely appropriate. And nicely photo'd.
I split vintage with 10spd.
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Nice ride! But is that how you ride it, with that wheelset up? Or is it just for the pic. I ride tubulars myself but wouldn't mix and match.
Oh no...it was just for pix, i wouldn't ride with two diff set up
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I apologize, but a bike set up for TransAm this year (esp 50+ rider) is worth a whole thread of close-ups. Shirley, I am late to the party??? Could you indulge me (us)?; with emphasis on cockpit refinements and bag attachment points. For distance and speed you want to be aero. Is a partial body sock allowed?
I'm in the middle of finalizing the cockpit setup right now, but will post some pics and more info/specs once complete. As for a "body sock", or other type of fairings... I think they're allowed, but IMHO, not in accordance with the "spirit of the race" and I won't be using one.
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[QUOTE=DQRider;19511192][SIZE=3][FONT=Century Gothic]This old people rides bikes he builds during the winter. This one started with an early 1970s Raysport Turismo frameset, which I transformed into an English-style light roadster with Sturmey-Archer 5-speed drivetrain:




Envy sucks....
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Old 04-15-17, 07:29 PM
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This Giant TCX 2 2012 in commute mode


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Envy sucks....
Well, thanks, I think. You could probably build one yourself, @eatontkd . If you already have a vision of what you want in mind, just find a quality lightweight frame that fits, and then add the best parts you can get until you're satisfied.

When you're not bound by concerns about originality, every frame becomes an empty canvas. Build it as you like, call it what you want, and go ride!
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@Wildwood , thank you!
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My new rehab ride! Went with shorter 165mm 50/34 cranks and a taller stem for comfort, and a 36 cassette on back for my weak climbing. Looking forward to getting stronger and jumping from road to gravel as I please!
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