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Old 05-04-13, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by verktyg
More pictures of my Campione Del Mondo:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/2826722...7623655271692/

It's an exceptionally nice riding and handling bike.
Now this I envy.
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Originally Posted by Zinger
Now this I envy.
Thanks Zinger. A number of Classic Rendezvous members around here ride Bianchi bikes and I was having some 'Celeste envy'...

When I bought this bike I didn't know much about Bianchis. I though that it was a more expensive model and was a little disappointed when I got it home.

I made some minor changes and after the first ride was completely happy with the bike!

Several people I know have late 70s early 80s Reparto Corsa Bianchis that are pretty harsh riding bikes. The frames are most likely made with Columbus SP heavy gage tubing. This is a TreTubi frame that probably has Columbus SL main tubes with Falck forks and stays. It's a very light bike! :-)

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Originally Posted by jim911
I have looked a many of the over 50 posts, and have not seen one photo. Lets see your bikes!
Here's my Trek 7.4FX. Included "upgrades" include bar ends (adapter needed) and Answer Rove pedals. Also added a bike lock.
Love it!

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Old 05-05-13, 02:53 PM
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So jim911, what do you think? Have we given you some good samples of what us old people ride?
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Old 05-05-13, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by trackhub
Have we given you some good samples of what us old people ride?
What old people?
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Old 05-05-13, 05:54 PM
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Softride Powerwing 700 - duathlon/triathlon


Vitus 979 - initial triathlon bike in 1986 - converted back to road when I got the Softride


Diamondback Apex hardtail and rigid fork from 1988
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Old 05-05-13, 06:17 PM
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There was a chance of rain today, so I chose Tanya ... my 2001 Schwinn Fastback Comp. Paid $800 for her new over 10 years ago, and she still rides, handles, and climbs great.

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Old 05-05-13, 07:37 PM
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Who sez mid 50's is old? Just did the 40 mile NYC 5 Boro on this 1985ish Peugeot PGN10 today, bad hoods and all. The bike is older than most of the participants! And if there's any doubt, the quill stem is fine, not too high.

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Old 05-05-13, 08:23 PM
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Great bunch of guys, great collection of bikes. Let's keep it going!
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any tips for an old guy ride in seattle

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Great bunch of guys, great collection of bikes. Let's keep it going!
Heading for Seattle Thursday, wish one of my bikes had SS couplers. Rented a Raleigh Revinio 3.0 from Recycled Cycles. Any tips on paths you have been on? Remember, not to hilly for an old guy!
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Old 05-06-13, 12:59 PM
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My Merlin Extralight. Frankenstein, i.e., Spinergy, Time, American Classic, Shimano DA, Sachs 12-21 FW, DiaCompe, 3T, etc.
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Old 05-06-13, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by jim911
Heading for Seattle Thursday, wish one of my bikes had SS couplers. Rented a Raleigh Revinio 3.0 from Recycled Cycles. Any tips on paths you have been on? Remember, not to hilly for an old guy!
The Burke-Gilman trail is pretty much flat along the lake, and you can then continue on the Sammamish trail to Marymoor park, and then back to Seattle via another trail that takes you through Redmond, but it unfortunately ends without connecting to any good roads to the I90 bridge. Lake Washington Blvd is where people go to train within the city.
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Old 05-07-13, 06:02 AM
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Looks good on the maps. Going west along the water to the locks looks good also. It appears there are several 10 to 25 mile loops. Cant wait. Thanks
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Old 05-07-13, 11:40 AM
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Haven't seen a Calfee or DeRosa. The Calfee was my 50th b'day present to myself, the DeRosa is a relatively new purchase. Can't find a good pic of the '81 AD

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Old 05-07-13, 02:39 PM
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^ Sweet! I really like the DeRosa especially, other than it isn't my size
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I like to ride vintage fixed

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This is mine, except I took tha panniers off and replaced them with a nice milk crate (serious)
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My ride just started riding again after 14 years

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Wow! That's quite a shock absorber.
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Does stick out at you don't it

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I stick to my Raleigh for track work - maxed out with 32mm bomb proof tyres.



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Old 05-08-13, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Grumpytroll
My ride just started riding again after 14 years

Looks like the kind of bike I used in Afghanistan last year.
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Yep same bike your is a boys mine is girls version curved instead of 2 piece top tube, also notice you have pink shock too

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