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Old 12-17-18, 04:16 PM
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I just finished restoring this one. Just in time for Winter in the Great White North.
Really nice work. And that crankset is GORGEOUS!
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Old 12-17-18, 04:32 PM
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You meen this one?
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Old 12-17-18, 04:37 PM
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64 year old "youngin" rides this 2005 Fuji

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Old 12-17-18, 05:41 PM
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You meen this one?
Small ring has some serious drillium going on.
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Old 12-17-18, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Gr8day View Post
Been riding this going on 15 years now.



New Kid on the Block

Interesting transition from the Seven to the CF Specialized. Would be interested to hear your thoughts / reasons for the choice of new bike. Is this one of the models with the shock absorber in the headset? Also, was the Seven a custom build? Its not often you see a head tube that long. I keep drooling over my friends MOOTS but can't bring myself to spend that kind of money - the various steel frame bikes I have will have to suffice in the interim.

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Old 12-18-18, 01:54 AM
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Now that winter is here, I'm on my vintage Colorado-built Barracuda A2B with studded tires:





... and I'm working on this old `48 Raleigh Clubman build in the shop:








Preserving that patina... I'm sure there's an old-people joke in there somewhere.


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Old 12-19-18, 08:19 AM
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Nice! Patina definitely has it's place. I've got an old Peugeot with a lot of it and I've never really entertained the thought of repainting. Although, clear coat over the patina might be an option.
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Old 12-19-18, 01:42 PM
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Just hit the 57 mark. Cheers Tony

Had this since 1973 updated it twice.....


Then I swapped the components to this to see if I liked it... i do and itís going to get those briftery things on it this spring... lol


And this one is now the chill bike. Street tires and just comfy to ride. Picked it up in late 1989
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I think you are doing the right thing preserving the patina on that Clubman. Are you building it as a single speed?
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Old 12-19-18, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by GeezyRider View Post
I think you are doing the right thing preserving the patina on that Clubman. Are you building it as a single speed?
No, it was originally Sturmey-Archer 3-speed, so that's how I'm building it now.

The difference is that I'm using all black hardware, including the black 700c SA 3-speed wheelset from Handsome Cycles, to highlight that patina under shiny clearcoat for a more dramatic visual effect.

I'll post photos here when it's done.
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Old 12-19-18, 03:08 PM
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Sounds great. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.
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Old 12-20-18, 05:59 AM
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Read for Ride Across Indiana (RAIN)
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Read for Ride Across Indiana (RAIN)
Lovely colour scheme.
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Old 12-21-18, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by 72fuji View Post
Just hit the 57 mark. Cheers Tony

Had this since 1973 updated it twice.....


Then I swapped the components to this to see if I liked it... i do and itís going to get those briftery things on it this spring... lol


And this one is now the chill bike. Street tires and just comfy to ride. Picked it up in late 1989
Great looking rides - especially the Klein. I have a 96 but would love an earlier year model at some point.
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This old guy rides an 2014 Electra Townie 7D. I replaced the original 44 tooth chain ring with a 32 tooth narrow wide, run Schwalbe marathon tires in the summer and Nokian studded snows in the winter months. Bought this bike in July 2014 and probably have 7,000+ miles on it. I try to ride everyday, weather permitting,I'll be 69 in January.

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Old 12-29-18, 08:28 PM
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Bought myself a Surly Cross Check for Christmas. Was outta town, got out for the first real ride today. Got tourist bars coming, donít get on well with the mountain bike bend
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Old 12-30-18, 06:26 PM
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Read for Ride Across Indiana (RAIN)

Have you ridden RAIN before?
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Still Riding my '85 Atala

While I don't ride as much anymore, this is the bike I use when I do. Still rides great. To be honest, I have never ridden the newer (90's at up) models so I don't have much to compare to. At some point I will buy a newer bike, but I don't ride enough to make it worth while. Also, I'm emotionally attached to this bike since I put it together myself in the mid-80's.







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Old 12-31-18, 04:15 AM
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Have you ridden RAIN before?
Twice, it's a blast, very well organized. Last time was 8 hours 26 minutes including stops. I'm thinking of doing it this coming year too and target under 8 hours with stops.
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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.
Nice shoes. If Darth Maul were a roadie, that's what he'd wear.
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Twice, it's a blast, very well organized. Last time was 8 hours 26 minutes including stops. I'm thinking of doing it this coming year too and target under 8 hours with stops.
A local riding buddy had ridden it before and encouraged me to ride it with him. Our wives went with us and I think it was in 2009? Unfortunately it was my wedding anniversary but the wife signed off on it. It was a little cooler than normal day which worked perfectly for me. I was targeting trying to average 20 mph for the day. I hung with the first group for the first hour and I think we covered just under 30 miles???? I was afraid I was using too much effort so backed off some. I finished 49th out of 1100 riders in 7 hr 24 mins and averaged 21.7 mph. Probably one of my best 1 day efforts on the bike thanks to the great start. I had ridden a lot of mountain centuries before that so riding a flattish Ride was quite the relief.
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I ride everything including road, tandem, recumbent, etc. but this is my latest:


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Nice shoes. If Darth Maul were a roadie, that's what he'd wear.
Ha you're right!
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3,862 miles this year.

10,339 since I got it at the end of 2016.

Itís not the fastest bike, but itís good for me!
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Old 12-31-18, 09:30 PM
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3,862 miles this year.

10,339 since I got it at the end of 2016.

Itís not the fastest bike, but itís good for me!
Do you go off-road with it? Ever do bike-packing? Looks like you have enough racks to carry camping gear.
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