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Old 04-01-19, 08:38 AM
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Winter build: Surly ½DT14 'British 26'.



As the decades pass, my cycles have become more idiosyncratic. This started as a 52cm Surly Disc Trucker frame for 26" (ISO559) wheels. I built it with a non-disc Rohloff hub and 32º 2X EA3 wheels; 19~101 G.I. Platform+SPD Shimano pedals, VO stem, bars & seatpost, Gilles Berthoud shifter, TRP HY-RD front brake & Dia Compe 750 rear. Crane E-NE, Fenix BC-21R, Planet Bike Grateful Red. It's everything I'd hoped except so far I'm not falling in love with the Brooks Cambium C17.

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Old 04-01-19, 08:54 AM
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My Dawes Briercliffe 8 I've been riding for the last ~10 years:



All Sturmey: X-RF8(W), FCS80 crankset (now discontinued!) and genuine Dynohub. The hub is shifted with a J-TEC bar end (now discontinued!) The wheels are EA3 and the tires are Continental City Sports (now discontinued!) The saddle is a Persons Majestic No. 77 Deluxe.
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Old 04-01-19, 08:58 AM
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This old person is the proud owner of a brand-new Specialized Ruby Sport. Isn't she sexy?



Ruby's first ride.
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Old 04-07-19, 09:31 PM
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I've been through comfort bikes, hybrid bikes, done my road bike period . . . But my new Surly Troll is the epitome bike for a older man to off into the sunset (and hopefully keep on touring/riding for years to come) with!

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Old 04-08-19, 12:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Jimbosays View Post
I've been through comfort bikes, hybrid bikes, done my road bike period . . . But my new Surly Troll is the epitome bike for a older man to off into the sunset (and hopefully keep on touring/riding for years to come) with!

Very nice.


I am in the process of putting together a Surly Troll build myself, just trying to find the right shop to do the facing of the BB, Headset and crown race of the fork.


With any luck, my Surly Troll will be on the road/path, by the end of April.


P.S. Love the kickstand on your Troll.
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Old 04-10-19, 09:18 AM
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New Bike Day. Specialized Tarmac Comp
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Old 04-10-19, 10:43 AM
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New Bike Day. Specialized Tarmac Comp
Great gearing set up for riding on that road. Also should be fun on the downhills.
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Old 04-10-19, 11:15 AM
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SPecialized Sirrus. My birthday present to myself last year.
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Old 04-10-19, 02:26 PM
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Now running 46/30 oval rings and an 11-42 mountain bike cassette for a 19.6 inch low gear.




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Nice bike. I must get down to do the Comet this year. Rode today and it was 33% humidity. Here in GA...that is NIRVANA.
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Old 04-10-19, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by NomarsGirl View Post
This old person is the proud owner of a brand-new Specialized Ruby Sport. Isn't she sexy?



Ruby's first ride.
Rules of life: Never argue with someone who owns their own tank named Ruby.

The bike is nice too. 8)
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Old 04-13-19, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Jimbosays View Post
I've been through comfort bikes, hybrid bikes, done my road bike period . . . But my new Surly Troll is the epitome bike for a older man to off into the sunset (and hopefully keep on touring/riding for years to come) with!
That looks like something I would love to ride and own. Very nice.
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Old 04-13-19, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by treebound View Post


Rules of life: Never argue with someone who owns their own tank named Ruby.

The bike is nice too. 8)
LOL. The tank is a few miles from my house, so I pass it frequently on my rides. Thought it would be a good spot for a photo. Ruby is the bike (even if she's not red).
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Old 04-16-19, 06:12 PM
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Got a new giant

After much thought, decided to sell my trusted Trek SL 1000. Searched for over month for a replacement. Finally decided on a giant contend s1. Luv it!!!

Brand new giant contend
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Old 04-16-19, 06:26 PM
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Congrats. That's a really nice looking bike (especially the color scheme).
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Old 04-21-19, 08:20 PM
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Upgraded my Cannondale Synapse Ultegra this winter to include Mavic Cosmic Pro carbon wheels. Very noticeable improvement in ride comfort and definitely faster.



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Old 04-22-19, 05:13 PM
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My REI Co-op branded with carbon fiber frame. It's a great bike at a reasonable price. For the same amount of energy, I go at least 3 mph faster than on my steel gravel grinder.



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Old 04-22-19, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by frogbiscuit View Post


SPecialized Sirrus. My birthday present to myself last year.

I have an 06. May have modified it just a little. I have been very happy with it. This was the KATY trail in MO. Around 15K miles on the bike. I had a new chainring, cassette, chain and shifters put on about a month before this ride. I have no complaints at all with the performance and durability of the Sirrus.
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Old 04-26-19, 05:58 AM
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I got a second bike for myself.
It's to go on the boards, which is something I've always had a hankering to do.


Cecil Walker was 8 times US all-round track champion and, in 1930, both all-round and sprint champion. But he came back to Oz and started a bike shop that is still going. As it turns out, this frame was made by the same guy and in the same year as my Hillman roadie: George McDonald in 1976. He supplied frames to several shops in Melbourne in that era.
The paint was done by Kevin Wigham, who also formerly made frames, and the lining by Kenn Dickie, the doyen of Aussie pinstripers. (You may say that some of the lines aren't as sharp as they might be. But I'd respond that he's 83 years old and I'm darned lucky to have any of his work at all.)

I'm lucky to have it.
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Nice ride, Nemo57.

If I was 83, I'd be lucky to think in a straight line, because at 54 it's hard for me to do already.

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Old 04-26-19, 09:11 AM
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Fun to ride


Gravel Bike the main workhorse


Collection over the years
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I like how you hid that bike behind that pole.

I almost didn't see it.

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By the way, I perused this entire thread, which took quite a while. There are a ton of nice rides here.

I was passing out "likes" and must of hit a limit or broke the new "like" system. Don't hold it against me if I didn't get to tag your post with a "like".
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By the way, I perused this entire thread, which took quite a while. There are a ton of nice rides here.

I was passing out "likes" and must of hit a limit or broke the new "like" system. Don't hold it against me if I didn't get to tag your post with a "like".

I got two from you. Thank you. One was a nice reminder of that picture of my wife and me on the Tour De Bronx a couple of autumns ago.
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My simple rides. Still fun, though.

The "street bomber" Schwinn Jaguar and the "trying to appear sophisticated" Norco Cityglide.





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I have many...but this one is a conversation piece...
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