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Old 07-15-18, 02:19 PM
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Here's a pic of my M5 Carbon Highracer before Thursday's club ride.


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Old 07-17-18, 08:54 PM
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Here's the latest ride to make it's way into my stable. A 1991 Giordana Polaris. Been sick since I got it so I haven't taken it out yet. That said, it's my 3rd Giordana so I expect it will be really, really good on the road.




Columbus SLX tubed



Full Dura Ace 7400 groupset
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Old 07-18-18, 06:50 AM
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My Latest Build: Raleigh Super-Course 3-speed Conversion

This one I bought as a whole bike that had been stored for decades. I removed everything, including the paint, and built it up like this:



That is a carefully rubbed-and-polished rattle-can Rust-Oleum paint job, with Woody's Compound Curve Bamboo Fenders, Brooks Flyer saddle, Carradice Barley saddlebag, and Sturmey-Archer AW hub.



It rides beautifully; nice and smooth and stable.



I'll be bringing it out for the "ABCE - All British Cycling Event" in September, and will probably ride it on the Lake Pepin 3-speed Tour next Spring.



For now it's a very pleasant neighborhood cruiser and a perfect ride for Sunday brunch.



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Old 07-18-18, 12:55 PM
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Old 07-18-18, 01:59 PM
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A Sora-equipped carbon tube '95 trek 2120. To toss into the RV for fishing/riding trip with the younger brothers up north next week. No paint to chip!
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Old 07-19-18, 05:05 AM
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
Here's the latest ride to make it's way into my stable. A 1991 Giordana Polaris. Been sick since I got it so I haven't taken it out yet. That said, it's my 3rd Giordana so I expect it will be really, really good on the road.




Columbus SLX tubed

Full Dura Ace 7400 groupset
I'm not usually a fan of red bikes - but this one is stunning.
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Old 07-19-18, 05:35 AM
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I don't ride this everyday (I have uprights, too) but riding this is a true grin maker.


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Old 07-21-18, 05:33 PM
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ICE sure did you right with that one. Beautiful trike.
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Old 07-21-18, 08:16 PM
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ICE sure did you right with that one. Beautiful trike.
Yes, they did.
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Old 07-22-18, 08:17 AM
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Old 07-22-18, 08:18 AM
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Old 07-22-18, 08:21 AM
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Old 07-23-18, 06:48 AM
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First post in this forum. Hello to all 50+.

My most recent ride. 1980 Raleigh Tourist semi-scorcher:

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Old 07-23-18, 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by DQRider View Post
This one I bought as a whole bike that had been stored for decades. I removed everything, including the paint, and built it up like this:



That is a carefully rubbed-and-polished rattle-can Rust-Oleum paint job, with Woody's Compound Curve Bamboo Fenders, Brooks Flyer saddle, Carradice Barley saddlebag, and Sturmey-Archer AW hub.



It rides beautifully; nice and smooth and stable.



I'll be bringing it out for the "ABCE - All British Cycling Event" in September, and will probably ride it on the Lake Pepin 3-speed Tour next Spring.



For now it's a very pleasant neighborhood cruiser and a perfect ride for Sunday brunch.



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Ok, this Raleigh is just stunning! Kudos!
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Old 07-23-18, 09:11 AM
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I opted for my 1974 Motobecane Grand Touring on Saturday. That old steel frame paired with 27x1.25 tires just floats along. Very smooth ride.

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Old 07-23-18, 04:31 PM
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Picked up a Giant Anyroad Advanced 1 on the 5th and am really loving it. It was a gift to myself for reaching a major weight loss goal. I did swap out the tubeless tires for a set of folding Paselas to help dampen the buzz of the chip sealed roads I end up spending most of my time on. I do see myself rotating my vintage steel bikes every once in a while but at least for now the Anyroad is getting all the miles.

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Old 07-23-18, 07:12 PM
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Picked up a Giant Anyroad Advanced 1 on the 5th and am really loving it. It was a gift to myself for reaching a major weight loss goal. I did swap out the tubeless tires for a set of folding Paselas to help dampen the buzz of the chip sealed roads I end up spending most of my time on. I do see myself rotating my vintage steel bikes every once in a while but at least for now the Anyroad is getting all the miles.
That is a striking looking bike.
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Old 07-24-18, 06:53 PM
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Now with 48x15 gearing and Campy cranks.

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One of my favorites. A Wabi Classic fixed gear.

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Old 07-27-18, 07:07 AM
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Now with 48x15 gearing and Campy cranks.

This bicycle is so beautiful. It is truly a work of art.
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Old 07-27-18, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by GeezyRider View Post
This bicycle is so beautiful. It is truly a work of art.
Thank you.

For your viewing pleasure...

https://www.pedalroom.com/bike/2015-...a-chrome-25191


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Old 07-30-18, 12:42 PM
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New bike - base model Specialized Allez
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Old 07-31-18, 06:39 AM
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L6S1 injury, new bike.....

Well, with my recent new life adjustment as I had a biking sutuation that caused me to go down a path of recovery for my back, I am getting a new bike. I was looking for something with a little more upright position, but not a cruiser, better gears for the hills in southern Indiana, light weight, and with some form of reducing the beating from rough roads. I was initially thinking to go with a full suspension MTB with slicks, till a friend told me about the Trek Madone. So I began to investigate new bikes with a "sort-of" suspension. The two I focused on, as they are available from local reputable/reliable shops, was the Trek Madone, and the Specialized Roubaix. I ended up working with the Specialized dealer and he built up a Roubaix Sport and added the Cobble Gobbler seat post and an 11-40 rear cassette. I really liked the mechanical Future Shock on the head tube along with the other bump smoothing designs of the bike. We ride a lot of gravel, and chip/seal roads that wear on my hands and arms, and all the pot holes and rough patches take a toll on my back. I feel this bike will be the best to smoothe out the bumps and give me the capability to ride more miles with my back issues. They just got it built up for me this week, I need to go pay for it and wait for my rehab to get me to the point of riding again......Can't wait!

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Old 07-31-18, 08:00 AM
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@abramj, are you in physical therapy? I had an L5S1 (which is what I think you mean) discectomy, but I think PT and walking can effectively treat many of those injuries.
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