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Old 06-08-18, 09:52 PM
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My latest..... a nice little Jan De Reus:




I've also made some changes to the Serotta CSI, mostly just upgrading to a modern wheelset and modifying an 8 speed cassette to fit the new wheel.




Then this week I've also rotated in the old Bob Jackson that is now sporting a nice Veloflex tubular setup.


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Old 06-14-18, 11:28 PM
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Cannondale Raven (craigslist find couple weeks ago) and the Raleigh Talus 29 I bought new in 2012 after my stents were in..
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Old 06-17-18, 01:38 PM
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1978 Trek TX 900

Just took my 1978 Trek TX 900 out for a 28 mile ride on my favorite local bike trail, the Neal Smith trail. It has good shade, good water views, and some decent rollers. It is a very pretty trail that gets a ridiculously low amount of usage.

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Old 06-17-18, 07:34 PM
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I’m 63. An ex cat3 3 rider, dirt and street motorcyclist. Been down many times. Broken multiple bones. In deference to the damages done, sold my hard tail and went full suspension this week. Wow, what a difference!
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Old 06-20-18, 10:23 PM
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@Ald1, how do you like that Infinity?

Care to provide feedback? I'm sincerely interested.


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My winter build. Domane SLR9.
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Old 06-21-18, 02:33 AM
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Hi Tim,
I have two bikes. They both have these saddles on them. I started riding last May after a long layoff and tried Selle? SQ Lab, Oval and a few other and I really love thiese Infinitys. The saddle kind of cradles you. No sit bones discomfort at all. If any "breaking in" it would be your leg creases as one pair of cycling shorts became not wearable as it irritated that area a little as compared to my other shorts. Have a few metric centuries under my belt and so far so good. I just got an email from them inviting me to the start of the Race Across America in CA to take sneak peek at some new products just launched (not on website yet). I got interested in them after the testimony of some long distance riders. They do offer a 30 day trail, I believe. Let me know how you make out, if you try one.
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Old 06-21-18, 07:23 AM
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^^ Thanks for the feedback. I like things that are different and Infinity saddles interest me. The red/black Trek is definitely an eye catcher. I'll bet you get lots of comments.

Speaking of different - a couple more shots of the Rodriguez fixed gear.




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Old 06-21-18, 08:33 AM
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Old 06-21-18, 10:38 AM
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I ride a Trek 5200. I can't upload a picture until have 10 posts... I'm working on it.
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Old 06-21-18, 11:50 AM
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I ride exclusively C&V bikes - and of those, most are French. I know, I'm weird (at least my kids say I am).

Early 1979's Peugeot PX10


mid-1970's Gitane Olympic



1983 Vitus 979



1984 Gitane Tour de France

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I ride exclusively C&V bikes - and of those, most are French. I know, I'm weird (at least my kids say I am).
Cool bikes. I like old French bikes a lot.
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Old 06-22-18, 03:06 AM
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My current ride.
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Old 06-22-18, 07:48 AM
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Old 06-22-18, 09:47 AM
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This old guy (67 and counting) rides a Trek 5200... 19 lbs. as pictured.

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Old 06-22-18, 11:35 AM
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Nigel Dean World Tour , when it comes back from the shop



backup bike Wife's Saracen



backup Bike wif'e's Saracen
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My rides at 52.

These are my favorite rides. Beth, from olympia, Wash
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Old 06-27-18, 05:46 AM
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My only road bike. And it's in better condition than I am.



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Old 06-28-18, 06:08 PM
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Bill Holland HC, Ultegra Di2 with wireless unit, Fizik bars and seatpost, Berk Dila carbon saddle, Specialized bottle cages, HED C2 wheels

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1983 Custom with SL/SP tubes. Cold set the rear spacing to 130mm and added the NOS 7800 in 2014. That seat bag is embarassing and I finally admitted I to myself that I hated the B17N and replaced it with a proper racing saddle. Oh, and the top tube is horizontal and the front wheel is actually circular.
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I Roll My Own...

Well, sorta... My favorite thing is to buy a nice frameset for a good price and then build it up the way I like. It is a fascinating field of study, and really enriches the cycling experience for me when the bike I build actually rides as well or better than intended. This is the case with my latest, a 1985 Specialized Sequoia:







I started with a Quality frame and stayed with that theme throughout the build. No Campagnolo here, but the Shimano Deore - Sugino drivetrain works perfectly for light touring. The 650b conversion allowed me to run the larger tires I need to cope with my state's appalling lack of road maintenance. What do I pay taxes for again? At least the bike trails are pretty decent.

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Bill Holland HC, Ultegra Di2 with wireless unit, Fizik bars and seatpost, Berk Dila carbon saddle, Specialized bottle cages, HED C2 wheels

Very nice! Slam that stem and post it in the hot or not thread! Though I think the Ultegra cranks are a bit unsightly ( I have them on a bike)
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Very nice! Slam that stem and post it in the hot or not thread! Though I think the Ultegra cranks are a bit unsightly ( I have them on a bike)

I'm surprised you think that, they seem a good match for the bike and don't look at of place at all.
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Here is the bike I usually commute on, in my cluttered office. It's a 1974 Raleigh International. It came to me as only a frame and fork, so nothing on it is original. I also painted the frame and fork.

3x10 drivetrain
dynamo front hub with front and rear lights
front rack
soon to have fenders
Brooks C17 saddle
mustache handlebars with leather tape



Here is the tandem my wife and I ride. I am 57, and she is about to turn 67. We don't usually haul the trailer. In this shot, we were taking a combo errands and pleasure ride. It turned into the toughest 12 miles I'd ridden in a while.

2002 Burley Zydeco with 3x7 drivetrain
26" MTB tires
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
I'm surprised you think that, they seem a good match for the bike and don't look at of place at all.
It is a matter of personal taste, Maybe unsightly is too strong
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Parlee Altum R, Campy EPS, Schmolke TLO 45's

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