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Old 10-09-18, 08:02 AM
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This bike will eventually get a Sturmey Archer internal geared hub, but for the moment it is a nice, lightweight, comfy single-speed.
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Hmph. My browser + computer + Bike Forums really really really doesn't want me to include a link to that song. Shrug. Interested parties could google it.

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Old 10-10-18, 06:11 PM
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Been riding the neighbourhood bike paths on my latest addition. My wife thinks the pace of this bike suits this 58yr old fart....
Felt Speedway 2spd/coaster brake

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Old 10-11-18, 03:56 AM
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I am still riding the bikes that caught my eye in the seventies! Some I could not afford so now I can and enjoy as if it were 1973! The only bike I could afford(still pretty expensive) was a Diamond Formula Kabuki which was one of the lightest bikes of its time and I still ride it. It is nothing too special , just sentimental so I upgraded it with Campy period correct NR or SR. The others I keep mostly original as part of the enjoyment is historical. Joe
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Old 10-11-18, 08:41 AM
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Been riding the neighbourhood bike paths on my latest addition. My wife thinks the pace of this bike suits this 58yr old fart....
Felt Speedway 2spd/coaster brake
It may be here heresy here, but that frame looks so beefy it's just begging for motor of some sort.

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Old 10-11-18, 10:38 AM
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It may be here heresy here, but that frame looks so beefy it's just begging for motor of some sort.

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I may have to consider that one day ......
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Old 10-12-18, 12:49 AM
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'76 Hillman
From far away Oz: this built in 1976 by local legend George McDonald, restored last year by his now 67-year-old apprentice Gordon Hill, with assistance from other Melbourne legends Kevin Wigham (formerly maker of Paconi frames) and Kenn Dickie (who at 82 still applies lettering and pinstriping by hand). The bits are almost all Superbe Pro, gradually accumulated, and if there's anything better in the way of '70s-'80s running gear, I'd like to try it.
On Sunday I put it through 210 km and around 800 metres of climbing in our annual ride round Port Phillip Bay, and in greater comfort than any of the young Turks who've never ridden a steel frame, I'll be bound.
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Old 10-12-18, 07:15 AM
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Old 10-12-18, 09:45 AM
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Older road bike for an older guy . (steel framed Bianchi Veloce with modern components/groupset)

Trek FX 7.4 with butterfly handlebars for gravel grinding and touring



Older Bianchi MTB I don't use that much, a few times a year.

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Old 10-13-18, 10:17 PM
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'76 Hillman
From far away Oz: this built in 1976 by local legend George McDonald, restored last year by his now 67-year-old apprentice Gordon Hill, with assistance from other Melbourne legends Kevin Wigham (formerly maker of Paconi frames) and Kenn Dickie (who at 82 still applies lettering and pinstriping by hand). The bits are almost all Superbe Pro, gradually accumulated, and if there's anything better in the way of '70s-'80s running gear, I'd like to try it.
On Sunday I put it through 210 km and around 800 metres of climbing in our annual ride round Port Phillip Bay, and in greater comfort than any of the young Turks who've never ridden a steel frame, I'll be bound.
That's a beauty!
I'm sure there are some folks over at the Classics and Vintage forum who would like to see some pictures of this one. We don't get to see a lot of bikes from Oz save the occasional Malvern Star.
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Old 10-14-18, 04:19 PM
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Old 10-14-18, 08:47 PM
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Need to put some bar tape on. 2015 Supersix Evo HiMod Sram etap 11 speed 15.4 lbs all in
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Old 10-15-18, 02:04 PM
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I have looked a many of the over 50 posts, and have not seen one photo. Lets see your bikes!
At 55, I don't feel that old but my collection has evolved over the years.




2011 Rivendell Hillborne for almost anything.




2016 Brompton M6R for work.




2017 Ritchey Timberwolf for fun.

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Old 10-17-18, 04:35 PM
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Old 10-17-18, 04:58 PM
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2017 Rad Mini E-bike for cruises with the wife, and a 2019 Trek FX6 Sport for fittness:


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Old 10-18-18, 08:07 PM
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From today's ride:


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Old 10-18-18, 09:51 PM
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Nice looking Giant, Dennis.
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Old 10-18-18, 10:41 PM
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Nice looking Giant, Dennis.
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So many beautiful bikes. Thanks for sharing, gang!
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Old 10-26-18, 05:42 AM
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Older road bike for an older guy . (steel framed Bianchi Veloce with modern components/groupset)

Trek FX 7.4 with butterfly handlebars for gravel grinding and touring



Older Bianchi MTB I don't use that much, a few times a year.

The Bianchi road bikes always seem to catch my eye. Nice clean traditional look.
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The Bianchi road bikes always seem to catch my eye. Nice clean traditional look.
I agree. A combination of steel frame, pleasing geometry and celeste is really appealing. However, my wife's Bianchi (similar bike) is black and yellow and it gets more comments that mine, so it's not only the color.
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Old 10-26-18, 10:44 PM
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Older road bike for an older guy . (steel framed Bianchi Veloce with modern components/groupset)I used to have a Bianchi Veloce just like that. It was a great bike. If Id been able to get a tire fatter than 25mm on it, Id probably kept it. Always loved the Bianchi Celeste paint. Classic!

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Old 10-28-18, 10:52 AM
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These are the two I'm currently riding. A Raleigh Port Townsend and a Raleigh Tourist.


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I recently built up this Mercier. There's something magical about the ride of these 70's French \"bike boom" bikes. The handling and comfortable relaxed geometry...a joy to ride.
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