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Old 06-23-19, 06:59 PM
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My latest. Just picked up a new old stock 2016 Fuji SL 2.5 with Shimano 105.



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Old 06-24-19, 08:48 AM
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That is very Quicksilverish. Do you ever wish you had a bottle cage or pump peg?
I have a tool bag that attaches to my saddle. It has the tools and supplies I need in case I get a flat, and it includes a micro-pump. It has a taillight attached to its rear.

The bike is light, and a light bike rides best unladen. I carry the rest of my stuff, including a water bottle, in a backpack. That way, the extra weight is sprung weight.
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Old 06-24-19, 01:51 PM
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My Émonda






My Trek Émonda SLR. I've made a few changes, principally switching out the wheelset (which was nice but neither particularly lightweight or aero). The new wheels make me think I can pedal faster, even if I can't.

With the wheels and a few changes of components, the weight of the bike is 6.7 kg (slightly under 15 pounds). I can tell that it doesn't weigh much when I carry it up two steps onto my front porch after a ride. Other times, not so much. ;-)

Yesterday, as I neared my home after a ride, I remembered when I first became seriously interested in having fun on a bike. I was about 26. I thought, too, that the following years flashed by. And it felt good to be able to still ride my bike.
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Old 06-24-19, 02:07 PM
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My 84 Colnago Master with modern components. The original threaded curved fork and Super Record components are stored for safe keeping.

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Old 06-24-19, 03:41 PM
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Soma Doublecross

I just finished the 2019 Tour de Nebraska which was held this year in western NE:

https://www.tourdenebraska.com/our-2019-tour.html

It was a fine ride. It was surprisingly cold which was good for sleeping at night and we got lucky with the rain (we got really wet and cold on Friday). I had most of the gear I needed but I was wishing I'd brought some wool socks, There were plenty of bluffs and great vistas throughout the tour. There was good beer after each day and the food wasn't bad. The mileage was very reasonable and I averaged right around 40 miles a day over the 5 day tour.

I took my Soma double cross with 700 x 38c tires. The tires were reasonably light 700 x 38c Hutchinson override tires (400 grams). I like fat tires when doing a multi-day event. They're comfy (I ran mine at 60 psi) and you don't need to worry much about the road surfaces:


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Old 06-26-19, 10:53 AM
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I managed to sell off some little used bikes and some project bikes, then bought this 2008 Equinox 7. Has 9-speed so I suspect a previous owner did some parts swapping at some point.
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Beauty, I'm everything Grant Petersen except for one of his bikes - so far!

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Old 06-27-19, 05:27 PM
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On tour in 2017


Touring Catrike Expedition and BOB trailer, summer 2017
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Rivendell Appaloosa
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My Trek FX 2.
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'77 Raleigh Super Course. Along the ropes at Ed Rudolf Velodrome, Northbrook, IL.
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Old 06-30-19, 02:14 PM
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my recent purchase

just picked this up a couple of days ago. 2014 specialized roubaix expert 11 speed DI2 shifting, disc brakes

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Old 07-03-19, 07:16 AM
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Beautiful Airborne
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What road bike do you have?
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Beautiful Airborne
Thanks Chief. I am adding an early 90's steel frame Ochsner recently re-built.
Before


After, the handlebar is lower now than is this picture
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Old 07-04-19, 12:57 PM
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Specialized comfort bike, is comfortable
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Old 07-04-19, 03:25 PM
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Early 70s Motobecane Grand Record

I just finished rebuilding an early 70s Motobecane Grand Record and took it out on a 30 mile ride. The bike rides great. I like the gearing with a TA cyclotourist crank (46/36 rings), campagnolo nuovo record derailleurs, and a 14-28 shimano 5 speed freewheel. I'm running 27 x 1 and 1/4 tires at 70 psi and the bike is comfy on a long ride. I'll likely end up using this as a daily commuter. The bike is finished but I still need to track down a set of Reynolds 531 stickers:




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