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Old 11-09-17, 03:27 PM
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How have I managed to not post in this thread yet?

I own four bikes:

- a Carl Strong TIG-welded steel road bike with S&S couplers, carbon ENVE fork, DT Swiss wheels, & Ultegra 6700 (soon to be upgraded to SRAM eTap) that Carl built for me in 2010


- a Richard Sachs Signature lugged steel road bike with Cole C24 wheels & Campagnolo Record that Richard built for me in 2015...or 2016?


- a Bridgestone 600 lugged steel road bike from 1986 that I got off eBay in 2007 (since this pic was taken I've replaced a number of the parts on it)


- a 2005 Cannondale Synapse Carbon 2 that I got off-the-shelf at the LBS in 2006...sorry, no pics.

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Old 11-27-17, 04:00 PM
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Old 12-23-17, 04:29 PM
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Old 12-29-17, 12:33 PM
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This latest project/acquisition needs some prefacing. The building where I work on a college campus is being enlarged and the faculty/staff parking lot that I normally use has been given to the construction company for the next two years. We have been reassigned parking about a half mile from the building. Lots of folks are complaining about this. I took it as an excuse to build a cheap bike to leave on campus. Low budget was a priority and I was going for something that wouldn't appeal to bike thieves (not a big problem here, but it does exist.)

A friend of mine who works at a bike shop gave me the frame (a Pure hi-ten frame -- the paint was scratched; they warranteed it, but didn't want it back!) I was going to build it up with spare parts, but most of what I had either didn't fit or was too nice. Instead, with the proceeds from the sale of some vintage parts, two gift vouchers that came with the goodie bag from a charity ride, access to the take-offs bin at the LBS and about $30, this is the result. In the end the only things from my own parts bin were the cable housing, inner tubes, seatpost collar, bottle cage and rack.

I decided not to go all matchy matchy.
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Old 12-29-17, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Oldguyonoldbike View Post
I decided not to go all matchy matchy.
Hideous

Can never tell what a thief might think though.
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Old 12-29-17, 02:09 PM
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Since the upheaval with photobuck I’ll post (or is it repost??) this of my bottom feeder among my vintage road racers, the ‘87 Miyata 712 Competition with full 105. It’s a surpriser to me as it was found for 20clams at the thrift shop last year. I plan on riding it a bit more.

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Old 12-29-17, 02:36 PM
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Hideous
Thank you! That's exactly the effect I was hoping for.
Now, if only thieves agree!
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Old 12-29-17, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Oldguyonoldbike View Post
This latest project/acquisition needs some prefacing. The building where I work on a college campus is being enlarged and the faculty/staff parking lot that I normally use has been given to the construction company for the next two years. We have been reassigned parking about a half mile from the building. Lots of folks are complaining about this. I took it as an excuse to build a cheap bike to leave on campus. Low budget was a priority and I was going for something that wouldn't appeal to bike thieves (not a big problem here, but it does exist.)

A friend of mine who works at a bike shop gave me the frame (a Pure hi-ten frame -- the paint was scratched; they warranteed it, but didn't want it back!) I was going to build it up with spare parts, but most of what I had either didn't fit or was too nice. Instead, with the proceeds from the sale of some vintage parts, two gift vouchers that came with the goodie bag from a charity ride, access to the take-offs bin at the LBS and about $30, this is the result. In the end the only things from my own parts bin were the cable housing, inner tubes, seatpost collar, bottle cage and rack.

I decided not to go all matchy matchy.
I like it and it has the correct amount of gears..
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Old 12-31-17, 10:47 PM
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It was a good month for the steel enthusiast in me and a bad month for my wallet.

Added the following to my riding stable.

Mid 90s Serotta CSI:



1994 (I think) Team Gan Lemond GLX:



And then my first up and running Centurion Ironman, a 1987 expert;



Totally had to redo the Bike Cave and still need to sort out more room in there.

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Old 01-01-18, 01:34 PM
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Here's the one snagged yesterday. Pics from Craigslist ad.
I feel lucky.
58cm square, and barely meets my requirement for a minimum head tube of 16.
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Old 01-01-18, 10:18 PM
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^Sweet!
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^Sweet!


Not as sweet as your bike cave. i only get a few inside. Bike cave mandatory in my next house. Not the garage, not the cold, damp basement. Big room with workshop spot.
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I'll be 54. Here's what I ride.......................

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Old 01-03-18, 04:54 AM
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At 71 I've changed the style of bike I ride. I put this one together from a frame that I got by stripping a store bike with what were for me good dimensions. Nashbar had the bike and I had a better drive train stripped off my older road bike. I've gone full circle from my starter hybrid through many others and back in the last decade and a half.
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At 71 I've changed the style of bike I ride. I put this one together from a frame that I got by stripping a store bike with what were for me good dimensions. Nashbar had the bike and I had a better drive train stripped off my older road bike. I've gone full circle from my starter hybrid through many others and back in the last decade and a half.
Pics?
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Old 01-03-18, 03:56 PM
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Here's two of mine. I'll be posting my other two soon.
I may be old , however these two don't let me feel it.
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Well in honor of @texaspandj above here is my latest build. I bought the frameset from him. This is sitting in the house waiting for me to get off work today so I can take it out for it's maiden ride.

1989 Centurion Ironman Expert built up with a Campagnolo Chorus 10 speed groupset and currently sporting destickered Fulcrum Racing Quattro wheels. 20 lbs, 12 ozs of old school cycling glory!

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If that thing rides even half as good as it looks, you have a hell of a good ride. Your build is fantastic. Love the wheels.
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If that thing rides even half as good as it looks, you have a hell of a good ride. Your build is fantastic. Love the wheels.
It did, love at first..umm... ride! 20 miles, it was freezing and my lungs were dying (forgot inhaler) but I still ran a fast pace. It felt really good under me!
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Great race pic!
Good on ya.


.......the legs could use a fresh shave.....
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I'm jealous of Texaspandj ... He's got four, I've only got one ....
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^ Nicely done!
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^ Nicely done!
Thanks ...
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