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Old 08-28-18, 07:52 PM
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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
I have C-Record and several NR bikes.
This will have Weinmann Delta brakes/levers, not sure drivetrain - maybe SR derailleurs.



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Raced the rain front back home this morning on this:




The rain just mist me.
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I found a couple of more pretty nice bikes locally to throw into my rotation.

First is this really cool looking and nice riding 1986 Team Fuji.




The finished bike once I finished with it



Decals are intact but aging



Nice condition, seatpost is beautiful



Nothing like a good steel fork



Beautiful Suntour Sprint components throughout.


Then I week later I scored this gem of a handbuilt. A Davidson Impulse. Light Tange Prestige steel and nice Shimano 600 components that I paired with a new set of Campagnolo Eurus wheels. This one is smooth and fast and cleaned up pretty dang good from the mess I brought home.


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Nice bikes! That Team Fuji is particularly minty fresh
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I love the color scheme on the Fuji! ⬆️
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Old 09-04-18, 07:24 PM
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I just picked up this Cannondale locally. Late1988 frame build date, and a guy in the C&V group found a 1989 match for it. Looking it over I don’t think it has more than 100 original miles on it. A bit tall for me but the top tube reach works for me. I need to put some miles on it to decide if it is a keeper or not.
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Old 09-05-18, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by treebound View Post

I just picked up this Cannondale locally. Late1988 frame build date, and a guy in the C&V group found a 1989 match for it. Looking it over I don’t think it has more than 100 original miles on it. A bit tall for me but the top tube reach works for me. I need to put some miles on it to decide if it is a keeper or not.

The saddle is already all the way down. A saddle that is tipped down in front is a sign that it is too high for the rider, but it can't go lower. Perhaps the previous owner tipped it down. If you leave it, you may get some shoulder or hand fatigue.
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Old 09-06-18, 02:49 PM
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The saddle is already all the way down. A saddle that is tipped down in front is a sign that it is too high for the rider, but it can't go lower. Perhaps the previous owner tipped it down. If you leave it, you may get some shoulder or hand fatigue.
yep, I’ve already adjusted the saddle and handlebars, and will have a multi-tool along when I put some miles on the bike to make adjustments along the way.

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Old 09-06-18, 05:01 PM
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After 18 wonderful years on my Bianchi Veloce, I decided it was time to spring for something newer, and one where I could buy parts without having them imported from Italy or found on eBay.. I bought an REI Co-op ARD-1.4, which has a lot of features, including a carbon fiber frame, a great wheelset, Shimano components, and hydraulic brakes.


IMG_20180830_151056784 by Steve Carter, on Flickr

Because this paticular model is being discontinued (probably because they can't get American Classic wheels any longer) it was on a great sale.

I love it! The time it took for me to bond with the machine was about two miles into the first ride, and my performance, as measured by Strava, is quite a lot better... Of course thanks to the carbon fiber frame, it's lighter by far than any other bike I own, but it rides well, and the hydraulic brakes are really nice...
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Originally Posted by k0guz View Post
After 18 wonderful years on my Bianchi Veloce, I decided it was time to spring for something newer, and one where I could buy parts without having them imported from Italy or found on eBay.. I bought an REI Co-op ARD-1.4, which has a lot of features, including a carbon fiber frame, a great wheelset, Shimano components, and hydraulic brakes.


IMG_20180830_151056784 by Steve Carter, on Flickr

Because this paticular model is being discontinued (probably because they can't get American Classic wheels any longer) it was on a great sale.

I love it! The time it took for me to bond with the machine was about two miles into the first ride, and my performance, as measured by Strava, is quite a lot better... Of course thanks to the carbon fiber frame, it's lighter by far than any other bike I own, but it rides well, and the hydraulic brakes are really nice...

That is a pretty sharp looking bike.


The prominent lime colour also helps break up the black, so your bike doesn't simply look like just another black bike, too.
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Old 09-07-18, 07:03 AM
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I'm 67. Is that considered old?

I took delivery of my dream bike yesterday. A Trek Project One Emonda SLR7 Disc, Ultegra Di2, CF tubeless wheels...


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Old 09-10-18, 08:50 AM
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I am about to turn 69. I currently have two bikes: a MTN bike and a Hybrid/modified from a Cyclocross bike. I bought both bikes from Cartecay Bike Shop in Ellijay GA, “the MTN bike capital of GA”.


Rocky Mountain Sherpa MTN bike

More mods...
They were both demos which gave me a price reduction. When I bought the bikes I was living im Metro Atlanta. An “old” friend got me back into bicycling. The friend rides road bikes in larger group rides.

I am in the process of moving to the North, GA mountains, where the trails and roads are very different. I bought my first bike, the Cyclocross bike, to ride in a fairly flat dog park setting that I was living in. I was training serious working dogs, German GSDs and a small Enlish herding breed, Lancashire Heelers. I was exercising the dogs and myself on the bike.

I have been modifying the bikes for the new, very different conditions.

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Old 09-10-18, 09:22 AM
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I am new, to this forum. I have made a good many posts but I am still having trouble posting pictures. I have been using the “icon” that looks like a landscape, is this the appropriate icon for inserting pictures? I tend to get gigantic pictures that are very difficult to work around. I checked out the information on posting pictures and it seems to suggest I need to insert pictures in albums and post them from there. I tried that and seem to get the same result?
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I am new, to this forum. I have made a good many posts but I am still having trouble posting pictures. I have been using the “icon” that looks like a landscape, is this the appropriate icon for inserting pictures? I tend to get gigantic pictures that are very difficult to work around. I checked out the information on posting pictures and it seems to suggest I need to insert pictures in albums and post them from there. I tried that and seem to get the same result?
Sounds like you're using the correct icon. Have you tried resizing your photos to say, 1200 pixels on the longest dimension?
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Glad to see that some old guys ride new bikes, that its not all vintage all the time.

The Focus looks fun.


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Sounds like you're using the correct icon. Have you tried resizing your photos to say, 1200 pixels on the longest dimension?
Thanks Igotdibs,
I have an app that can compress pictures, will give that a try.

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Thanks Igotdibs,
I have an app that can compress pictures, will give that a try.

lately I’ve been using an iphone app called imgur which seems to be working well enough for me for photo sharing. Upload the pic, capture the share link, paste the link into the image upload url box here, resizes after it posts.
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Thanks Treebound,

I use an app called Acorn on my Mac. I only have my iPad with me now. I looked up Imgur on the app store. There seems to be an Imgur browser and a Mime & GIF Maker too. Not sure either of those will do the job?
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I'm 67. Is that considered old?

I took delivery of my dream bike yesterday. A Trek Project One Emonda SLR7 Disc, Ultegra Di2, CF tubeless wheels...


An impressive speed machine.
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Here's my 2018 Specialized Diverge Comp with a few accessories. Bought it a little over 3 months ago. Just washed the dust and grime off of it.



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An impressive speed machine.
Thank you ColonelSanders... it's an amazing bike for sure. So much fun!
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End Bars, 35 degree stem, bell, new water bottle holder & water bottle.
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I have looked a many of the over 50 posts, and have not seen one photo. Lets see your bikes!
Old people ride the same bikes young people ride.
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