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Old 07-31-18, 08:56 AM
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It has been an issue with degenerated disks in my lower back for over 25 years. Had a rough young life of doing stupid things to my back... But for this injury, I was racing my daughter while riding my cross bike, hit a slick section on the rail trail we were on and the bike took a sideways slide, then corrected. The correction almost tossed me off the bike, and "tweaked" my back by pinching the nerves at the (yes, you are right, I fat fingered the numbers...) L5S1. First stage was to see the chiropractor, who is a friend and bike rider, who ended up going down the wrong road by accident and injuring the area more to the point I couldn't walk. So I had an epidural at the L5S1 and started a different course of rehab. I'm in much better shape, have done some stationary bike, but mostly still walking and strengthening my right leg, which still has some loss of use from the pinched nerve damage. (biggest issue now is the loss of feeling in my right big toe. Really kills my ability to balance on my right foot. And I'm almost relearning how to walk correctly.)

Thanks for the correction, and yes, therapy is the way to go. I had planned to do a century ride with a couple friends in September, but now, I'm hoping to maybe do the last 25 miles with them.
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Old 07-31-18, 01:33 PM
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Very pretty bike. It looks like it would be a very nice riding frame too. What tubing is that made from?
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Old 08-06-18, 04:38 AM
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Bought this 2 weeks ago....AMAZING!!!!!

Best £200 I have ever spent. Bargain of the century!

Dare I say it, better than my Bianchi Via Nirone 7.
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Old 08-06-18, 05:57 PM
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I'm down to these two now. They're keepers!




My S-Works Roubaix gets a shower.




My Lynskey R240 was next in line.


These two are my survivors after downsizing the herd . Love 'em both and my favorite is the one I'm riding at any given time. I've put 4,000+ miles on the Lynskey and about 2,500 on the Roubaix since spring 2016. Originally, the Lynskey was setup with Ultegra 6800 and after building the Roubaix from a bare frame last year when I retired, I decided to put the same DA9100 setup on the Lynskey. The 6800 setup ended up on a Lysnkey R-150 that I built up for my retired brother. Both bikes have Mavic Kyserium Pro SL Exalith wheels that I am really happy with. About 4,000 miles on the two sets. Great braking and with proper adjustment, the Exalith "screech" is negotiated to a comfortable buzz. My bikes are much higher quality than I am - and, not being an elitist or anything like that, I appreciate that the quality.
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Old 08-07-18, 04:20 AM
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Now with 48x15 gearing and Campy cranks.

That is one of the most gorgeous bikes I have ever seen!!

Stunning!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-10-18, 07:13 PM
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Old 08-10-18, 08:21 PM
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Wore out the Campy Record that was on the bike when new, so replaced with DA 9100. Vector 2 pedals and new Qurano 46 tubeless wheels. Have a Cervelo S3 or order, they are clearing out the '17 frames. This frame is a little too big for me so going down one size.

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Old 08-11-18, 08:47 AM
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Old 08-14-18, 07:27 PM
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Had this bike 10’days now and 100 some miles
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Old 08-17-18, 11:25 AM
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Bought used, sellers picture from when they got it new

I have changed things a bit, saddle, pedals ,stem (I'm not as tall) I Put on a Kickstand..




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Old 08-17-18, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by ingo View Post
Wore out the Campy Record that was on the bike when new, so replaced with DA 9100. Vector 2 pedals and new Qurano 46 tubeless wheels. Have a Cervelo S3 or order, they are clearing out the '17 frames. This frame is a little too big for me so going down one size.

Have you noticed that the "Vroomen-White Design" no longer shows up on the newer models?
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Old 08-17-18, 08:39 PM
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Have you noticed that the "Vroomen-White Design" no longer shows up on the newer models?
Yes, the new bike does not have the same logos. Probably since Cervelo was sold to Pon.
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Old 08-18-18, 01:45 AM
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50 plus, I fit that category. I can't post pics yet til I have 10 posts. I'll have to work on that!
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Old 08-18-18, 01:56 AM
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Old 08-19-18, 07:00 PM
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2015 Focus Raven Carbon MTB

I gave my 2016 Trek FX tp my adult son as his girlfriend is attempting to get him to lose weight, etc. I am now riding my remaining bike, this 2015 Focus Raven carbon mountain bike. I bought it used off of Craigslist. It's pretty nicely equipped with Deore XT everything, including hydraulic disc brakes, Enve carbon bars, Rock Shox Reba fork, tubeless tires, etc. I can't believe how light it is for a MTB! My previous MTB was a steel framed Jamis Dragon.
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Old 08-22-18, 12:30 PM
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Trek Rosco 7. I dont ride strictly road, nor strictly offroad. This bike has turned out to be the perfect answer for my mixed riding.
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Old 08-22-18, 07:30 PM
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Trek Rosco 7. I dont ride strictly road, nor strictly offroad. This bike has turned out to be the perfect answer for my mixed riding.

With those tyres in particular, that looks like a very offroad bike to me.
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Old 08-22-18, 07:50 PM
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With those tyres in particular, that looks like a very offroad bike to me.
You are correct, it is certainly not set up as a "road bike". But when I get on a road and pedal, it goes!
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Old 08-23-18, 08:39 AM
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I ride all vintage steel bikes . The old racers feel best for my long legs. I guess just because I grew up with these bikes and I don't do change well! Joe
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Old 08-26-18, 04:44 PM
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Another year another dirt road bike. But this may be the one that sticks around a while. Black Mountain Cycles MCD (Monster Cross Disc)


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My favorite ride!
My favorite ride!

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Old 08-27-18, 08:33 AM
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67 years old and ride at least 5 miles a day.
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Old 08-28-18, 10:06 AM
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After a 5 year break from cycling, I picked this up from the local CL for a song. Great riding bike, and my first Carbon Fiber bike. However, I miss the feel of a quality chromoly frame, and have picked up a beautiful frame that I will be refurbishing and building with Campagnolo Chorus 11 speed - a "retro-Mod"
The Fuji will be headed for Ebay - drop me a PM if anyone here might be interested in a direct sale. It's a 61cm (60cm ETT) with Ultegra 10 speed, new R8000 brakes and upgraded wheels. It is a great bike, but a touch to small for me.



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The frame for the new build: 1990 Zullo Competition EL-OS tubing, 62.5cm c-c

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The frame for the new build: 1990 Zullo Competition EL-OS tubing, 62.5cm c-c

Nice Zullo!


Here is is my new project - late 80s Falcon. 531C f/f. My only red single bike. 126 spacing, so I will go with friction, 6 or 7 speed.




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Old 08-28-18, 07:26 PM
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Nice Zullo!


Here is is my new project - late 80s Falcon. 531C f/f. My only red single bike. 126 spacing, so I will go with friction, 6 or 7 speed.



Right back at ya!
That falcon looks GREAT!
I love 531C - wonderful tubing.
Are you going Campy? That would be so nice with NR/SR or C-Record
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