Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Fifty Plus (50+)
Reload this Page >

What do old people ride, lets see your bike[s]

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

What do old people ride, lets see your bike[s]

Old 10-28-18, 02:23 PM
  #2151  
DQRider 
Old Boy
 
DQRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,475

Bikes: I finally have all the bikes I need.

Mentioned: 109 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 579 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 37 Times in 24 Posts
Originally Posted by big chainring View Post


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.
That is a beauty! I really like the color, and the artistic lug-lining. Kind of reminds me of the bike I just finished riding. This photo is only about 20 minutes old:



I've gone a bit non-traditional on this one, with the 1 x 9 Deore drivetrain. But it's the best-riding bicycle in my stable at the moment. Today's ride was about equal parts paved and grass paths through our local parks. There are some pretty steep hills, but this old Pug just chugged right on up them in that low gear. Cruising speed on level ground is in 7th, with 8th & 9th reserved for descents or tailwinds. The French built lovely bikes BITD, didn't they?

.
__________________

Rouler pour la joie, jamais pour la douleur.


USMC 1981-1991 Semper Fi!
DQRider is offline  
Old 10-28-18, 05:40 PM
  #2152  
tcs
Palmer
 
tcs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Parts Unknown
Posts: 5,905

Bikes: 1980 Mike Melton, 1982 Stumpjumper, 1982 Santana, 1984 Alex Moulton AM, 2008 BikeFriday tikit T-11, 2010 Dawes Briercliffe, 2017 Dahon Curl i5, 2019 Surly DT14

Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 544 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 40 Times in 36 Posts
Celebrating 34 years of riding together, and still as modern as tomorrow. My Alex Moulton AM doing a little pass storming with me today:



I've recently built new wheels (Chosen hubs and Alex Moulton 17" rims) for my old friend, and 'upgraded' to Capreo/Dura Ace gear set.

Last edited by tcs; 11-09-18 at 09:44 PM.
tcs is offline  
Old 10-28-18, 07:56 PM
  #2153  
delbiker1 
Senior Member
 
delbiker1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Sussex County, Delaware
Posts: 735

Bikes: 1991 Ochsner steel frame, 2002 Airborne Zeppelin titanium, Schwinn DBX SS aluminum, Orbea MD 40 carbon fiber

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 189 Post(s)
Liked 42 Times in 34 Posts
Two of my bikes



1991 Ochsner steel that I bought new in 92. I am hybridizing it.


2006 Schwinn Super sport DBX. This is the bike I rode today. Only got in 17 miles. Had to limp back home due to the left crank arm bolt backing out of the threads. Had to stop every 5 to 10 minutes to hand tighten it again. Pretty much pedaled just the right side and babied the left one.
delbiker1 is offline  
Old 10-28-18, 07:58 PM
  #2154  
ColonelSanders
Senior Member
 
ColonelSanders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 3,907

Bikes: 2017 Surly Troll with XT Drive Train, 2017 Merida Big Nine XT Edition, 2016 Giant Toughroad SLR 2, 1995 Trek 830

Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1244 Post(s)
Liked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Originally Posted by delbiker1 View Post




2006 Schwinn Super sport DBX. This is the bike I rode today. Only got in 17 miles. Had to limp back home due to the left crank arm bolt backing out of the threads. Had to stop every 5 to 10 minutes to hand tighten it again. Pretty much pedaled just the right side and babied the left one.

What is the fork on your Schwinn made of?
ColonelSanders is offline  
Old 10-28-18, 08:07 PM
  #2155  
Crosse531
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Fresno
Posts: 12

Bikes: Various steel stuff

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Love the chainsaw cycle
Crosse531 is offline  
Old 10-28-18, 08:18 PM
  #2156  
delbiker1 
Senior Member
 
delbiker1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Sussex County, Delaware
Posts: 735

Bikes: 1991 Ochsner steel frame, 2002 Airborne Zeppelin titanium, Schwinn DBX SS aluminum, Orbea MD 40 carbon fiber

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 189 Post(s)
Liked 42 Times in 34 Posts
It is a Reflex T1 carbon fiber that Schwinn was using for these. The seat post is the same material. I replaced the cassette, chain, chain rings, tires, saddle and put the racks on it back in September. It is a really nice comfortable ride. I am going to put different tires on it for the winter but do not know what at this point. I think I have clearance for 38mm, maybe 40s, depending on the makes. It has Vittoria Zaffiro Pro 32s now and I have them at 75 to 80 psi.
delbiker1 is offline  
Old 10-28-18, 08:23 PM
  #2157  
ColonelSanders
Senior Member
 
ColonelSanders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 3,907

Bikes: 2017 Surly Troll with XT Drive Train, 2017 Merida Big Nine XT Edition, 2016 Giant Toughroad SLR 2, 1995 Trek 830

Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1244 Post(s)
Liked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Originally Posted by delbiker1 View Post
It is a Reflex T1 carbon fiber that Schwinn was using for these. The seat post is the same material. I replaced the cassette, chain, chain rings, tires, saddle and put the racks on it back in September. It is a really nice comfortable ride. I am going to put different tires on it for the winter but do not know what at this point. I think I have clearance for 38mm, maybe 40s, depending on the makes. It has Vittoria Zaffiro Pro 32s now and I have them at 75 to 80 psi.

All good then.


I was worried it may have been an alloy fork and my next question to you was going to be about a harsh ride.
ColonelSanders is offline  
Old 10-31-18, 01:38 PM
  #2158  
wnl256
Fred
 
wnl256's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Woodstock, GA
Posts: 220

Bikes: Specialized Tarmac Comp, Trek 4100, Specialized Allez Elite, Kickr Snap

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
This old person is riding something brand new. I just picked up a 2019 Tarmac Comp last weekend. I've wanted a Tarmac for years, and I finally decided it was time. The Allez will stay attached to the trainer as my "Zwift" bicycle, so I can ride during the week and when the weather is too miserable for me.

This is one sweet bike!


wnl256 is offline  
Old 10-31-18, 03:17 PM
  #2159  
smoore
Senior Member
 
smoore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Hour north of Atlanta, Gainesville GA
Posts: 808

Bikes: Primary ride now a LOOK 585-Love it.

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by surlyprof View Post
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!

Thanks for sharing it.
John
Yep, classic bike for sure. It took me a few years to get used to the Celeste color...now I love it. Sweet.
smoore is offline  
Old 10-31-18, 04:02 PM
  #2160  
Igotdibs
Senior Citizen
 
Igotdibs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: North Bend, WA
Posts: 89

Bikes: Trek Emonda SLR7 Disc, Trek Madone 5.9, 1980 Colnago Super, '88 Specialize Rockhopper

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Liked 10 Times in 8 Posts
Originally Posted by wnl256 View Post
This old person is riding something brand new. I just picked up a 2019 Tarmac Comp last weekend. I've wanted a Tarmac for years, and I finally decided it was time. The Allez will stay attached to the trainer as my "Zwift" bicycle, so I can ride during the week and when the weather is too miserable for me.

This is one sweet bike!


Congrats... nice bike!
Igotdibs is offline  
Old 11-02-18, 10:56 PM
  #2161  
scozim 
Ellensburg, WA
 
scozim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Posts: 3,394

Bikes: See my signature

Mentioned: 56 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 186 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Traded a refurbished 1998 Cannondale Team Saeco to my brother last week to get my 1984 Peugeot PSV back that he's had for 22+ years. It's been overhauled and I'm looking forward to getting even more miles on it now. I suspect it will become my go to bike much to the chagrin of the other machines on the wall.

__________________
1984 Gitane Sprint; 1984 Gitane Tour de France; 1982 Trek 610; 1968 Peugeot PL8; 1982 Nishiki Marina 12; 1972 Peugeot PX-10; 1987 Trek 800 Antelope (touring/commuting set up); 1993 Trek 950 mtb; 1997 Klein Pulse Comp mtb; 1989 Peugeot Limestone hybrid (for touring); 1975 Gitane Olympic; 1983 Vitus 979; 1989 Spectrum Titanium:
scozim is offline  
Old 11-04-18, 12:20 PM
  #2162  
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Posts: 41,398

Bikes: 8

Mentioned: 188 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6839 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 218 Times in 181 Posts
Web search showed the Bike Friday I got , years ago ,
this is before I tailored it to suit my needs,
adding Mudguards a front rack, Lights
and changing the saddle pedals handlebars and stem
and etc.. a bike friday pocket Llama, Rohloff, disc brakes ...
I just replaced the BB7 with TRP HyRd..

fietsbob is offline  
Old 11-06-18, 05:25 PM
  #2163  
Gr8day
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
@wnl256 that is one sweet bike, congrats.
Gr8day is offline  
Old 11-09-18, 07:24 PM
  #2164  
Gr8day
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Been riding this going on 15 years now.



New Kid on the Block

Gr8day is offline  
Old 11-19-18, 11:16 AM
  #2165  
jadocs
Senior Member
 
jadocs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: USA
Posts: 748

Bikes: Litespeed T2 Disc, Fondirest P4 Carbon, Fuji Cross 2.0, Specialized Fatboy

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 316 Post(s)
Liked 65 Times in 50 Posts
Originally Posted by scozim View Post
Traded a refurbished 1998 Cannondale Team Saeco to my brother last week to get my 1984 Peugeot PSV back that he's had for 22+ years. It's been overhauled and I'm looking forward to getting even more miles on it now. I suspect it will become my go to bike much to the chagrin of the other machines on the wall.

This was my first bike I ever owned. Wish I still had it.

Love all the vintage rides fellas!
jadocs is offline  
Old 12-04-18, 12:16 PM
  #2166  
sshakari
Senior Member
 
sshakari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Posts: 440
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Coming back to riding after a 4 1/2 year break.... got my Look 585 tuned up and also been riding the Pure single speed.

sshakari is offline  
Old 12-05-18, 04:03 PM
  #2167  
mackgoo
Senior Member
 
mackgoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: San Clemente
Posts: 278

Bikes: 87 Bianchi X4, 96 Bianchi Ti Mega Tube, 06 Alan Carbon Cross X33

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 102 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Here's the latest

Grocery geter.
.
mackgoo is offline  
Likes For mackgoo:
Old 12-05-18, 09:41 PM
  #2168  
jadocs
Senior Member
 
jadocs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: USA
Posts: 748

Bikes: Litespeed T2 Disc, Fondirest P4 Carbon, Fuji Cross 2.0, Specialized Fatboy

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 316 Post(s)
Liked 65 Times in 50 Posts
I'm riding new as well although I do like a nice vintage bike and would love to build one up one day. This is the room where I keep all my bike stuff to include my trainer which gets moved to the living room in front of the TV when I ride indoors.
jadocs is offline  
Old 12-09-18, 09:46 PM
  #2169  
k0guz
Senior Member
 
k0guz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado
Posts: 91

Bikes: 2000 Bianchi Veloce, 2016 REI Mazama hybrid, 2018 Co-op (REI) ARD-1.4

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Liked 6 Times in 3 Posts
My REI Co-op carbon fiber ARD 1.4 parked near a piece of under-freeway art in Fruita, Colorado:



20181029T130708
by Steve Carter, on Flickr

I'm really pleased with it...
k0guz is offline  
Old 12-10-18, 06:29 PM
  #2170  
BikingTech
Senior Member
 
BikingTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Idaho
Posts: 118
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 43 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
This is what I'm riding now, Trek CrossRip. It's very comfy now with the tire pressures dialed in and my back not complaining after long rides. https://photos.app.goo.gl/5RKbHLAdkz4w7VBH9
BikingTech is offline  
Old 12-10-18, 11:57 PM
  #2171  
BrocLuno
Senior Member
 
BrocLuno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Kalifornia Kollective
Posts: 349

Bikes: K2 (Marzocchi/Fox), Trek 6000 (red) MARS Elite up front, Specialized Hardrock Sport -> eBike (R7 Elite up front), lastly TREK 820 loaner. Recently sold Peugeot du Monde Record and 1956 Schwinn (owned since new).

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 75 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
My steady ride ...
BrocLuno is offline  
Old 12-10-18, 11:59 PM
  #2172  
BrocLuno
Senior Member
 
BrocLuno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Kalifornia Kollective
Posts: 349

Bikes: K2 (Marzocchi/Fox), Trek 6000 (red) MARS Elite up front, Specialized Hardrock Sport -> eBike (R7 Elite up front), lastly TREK 820 loaner. Recently sold Peugeot du Monde Record and 1956 Schwinn (owned since new).

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 75 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by DQRider View Post
.

Pashley Path Racer - built from an early `70s Pashley Roadster - called a "Scorcher"



This bike will eventually get a Sturmey Archer internal geared hub, but for the moment it is a nice, lightweight, comfy single-speed.

Pashley is like the Rolls Royce of bicycles. Still hand-built in Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of Shakespeare. But I don't think he rode one....

.
Oh, that is so sweet. Almost makes me want to go buy/build one, just for the esthetics
BrocLuno is offline  
Old 12-15-18, 04:53 PM
  #2173  
Helderberg
Senior Member
 
Helderberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Rolesville NC
Posts: 386

Bikes: Had an old Columbia in the 80's, here a used Schwinn hybrid, now a Cannondale Quick 7 & 3.

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 113 Post(s)
Liked 25 Times in 15 Posts


Updated photo.
Be safe, Frank.
Helderberg is offline  
Old 12-15-18, 10:49 PM
  #2174  
tcs
Palmer
 
tcs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Parts Unknown
Posts: 5,905

Bikes: 1980 Mike Melton, 1982 Stumpjumper, 1982 Santana, 1984 Alex Moulton AM, 2008 BikeFriday tikit T-11, 2010 Dawes Briercliffe, 2017 Dahon Curl i5, 2019 Surly DT14

Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 544 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 40 Times in 36 Posts
This is my special needs step-daughter's trike. I do the maintenance & take it on mechanic's check rides. Here we are after three new tires. It's a hoot. It's a workout.

tcs is offline  
Likes For tcs:
Old 12-16-18, 06:45 PM
  #2175  
Wileyone 
Senior Member
 
Wileyone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: GWN
Posts: 1,970
Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1053 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 4 Posts

I just finished restoring this one. Just in time for Winter in the Great White North.
Wileyone is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.