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

What do old people ride, lets see your bikes

Notices
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 bikes

Old 10-10-19, 10:33 PM
  #2476  
Senior Member
 
Ninetimes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: SoCal
Posts: 67

Bikes: Many

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Liked 36 Times in 13 Posts
This is my 2000 Dream Plus...bought the frame back then, and built as you see it now. Just added a medium cage rear derailleur with 13/29 cassette. This is my carbon chaser. Extremely fast with a rock solid bottom while being comfortable over distance. I never get tired of this bike, and its part of a 4 bike rotation I work. I’m coming up on 71, and that’s not slowing me down a bit..


...
This

Last edited by Ninetimes; 11-08-19 at 09:57 PM. Reason: ....
Ninetimes is offline  
Likes For Ninetimes:
Old 10-10-19, 10:50 PM
  #2477  
Senior Member
 
Ninetimes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: SoCal
Posts: 67

Bikes: Many

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Liked 36 Times in 13 Posts
My 1990 SLX SC. Again the medium cage rear derailleur with 13/29 cassette. I’ve built my working group with all interchangeable parts and wheels. Makes it much easier to build out spares and keep everything in order. This SLX has the profiled spiral conic down tube, where the diameter of the tube increase’s as it heads into the bottom bracket. Makes for a very stiff bottom, and it really scoots out when you step on it hard. The ride picks up quite a bit of the road, and at my age, I tend not to ride this baby over 40 miles, as I’ll feel it the next day. But, when it comes up on rotation I’m ready and willing....

..


Last edited by Ninetimes; 10-10-19 at 11:07 PM.
Ninetimes is offline  
Likes For Ninetimes:
Old 10-10-19, 10:59 PM
  #2478  
Senior Member
 
Ninetimes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: SoCal
Posts: 67

Bikes: Many

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Liked 36 Times in 13 Posts
My 1985 SL. The SL tubing makes for one of the most comfortable and forgiving rides with any of the steel tube sets in my opinion. I’m amazed every time I ride this bike. It soaks the entire road like a low mod carbon. You can easily spend all day on this bike and feel good the next day. Again a medium cage rear derailleur with 13/29 cassette.

...
Ninetimes is offline  
Likes For Ninetimes:
Old 10-10-19, 11:06 PM
  #2479  
Senior Member
 
Ninetimes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: SoCal
Posts: 67

Bikes: Many

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Liked 36 Times in 13 Posts
And to round out my 4 bike group is this 2011 low mod carbon bike. In today's terminology, this would be considered an 'endurance' carbon bike. Again, a medium cage rear derailleur with 13/29 cassette. An absolutely comfortable ride for distance work. All of the bikes are running 25mm Vittoria tires.

..



.

Last edited by Ninetimes; 10-15-19 at 09:43 AM. Reason: ...
Ninetimes is offline  
Likes For Ninetimes:
Old 10-11-19, 04:57 AM
  #2480  
Senior Member
 
Newspaper_Nick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 153
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 131 Post(s)
Liked 78 Times in 48 Posts
Originally Posted by Helderberg
Just added this Topstone 105. Love this thing.



Frank.
Apart from the pedals, it looks great.
Newspaper_Nick is offline  
Likes For Newspaper_Nick:
Old 10-17-19, 08:41 PM
  #2481  
Senior Member
 
bikemig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle Earth (aka IA)
Posts: 20,468

Bikes: A bunch of old bikes and a few new ones

Mentioned: 179 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5900 Post(s)
Liked 3,514 Times in 2,095 Posts
1993 Bridgestone MB 1. I took the bike out for a 40 mile spin today over some gravel and with a fair amount of climbing (at least for central IA!). There was right around 2,000 ft of climbing.

The bike is pretty much all original other than tires, brake pads, grips, and pedals.



bikemig is offline  
Likes For bikemig:
Old 10-18-19, 08:08 PM
  #2482  
Full Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Texas Hill Country/Salida,Co
Posts: 231

Bikes: Specialized Vado SL/Trek Fuel EXe

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Liked 38 Times in 29 Posts
CodyDog is offline  
Likes For CodyDog:
Old 10-18-19, 10:50 PM
  #2483  
Senior Member
 
2cam16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: San Mateo,Ca.
Posts: 3,997

Bikes: TRIMMED DOWN THE HERD

Mentioned: 46 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1095 Post(s)
Liked 947 Times in 605 Posts
Don't remember if I've posted already since there are so many pages to go through but here are mine. 55 here and these are my main rides (others are just sitting):

IMG_8315 by 2cam16, on Flickr

IMG_9442 by 2cam16, on Flickr

DSC_2068 by 2cam16, on Flickr

IMG_9905 by 2cam16, on Flickr

IMG_0569 by 2cam16, on Flickr

Last edited by 2cam16; 10-25-19 at 04:42 PM. Reason: added new bike
2cam16 is offline  
Likes For 2cam16:
Old 10-20-19, 09:11 PM
  #2484  
Full Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Texas Hill Country/Salida,Co
Posts: 231

Bikes: Specialized Vado SL/Trek Fuel EXe

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Liked 38 Times in 29 Posts
CodyDog is offline  
Likes For CodyDog:
Old 10-21-19, 06:41 AM
  #2485  
Old Boy
 
DQRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,127

Bikes: Mostly 1st-generation, top-of-the-line, non-unicrown MTBs/ATBs: All 1984 models: Dawes Ranger, Peugeot Canyon Express, Ross Mt. Whitney (chrome), Schwinn High Sierra, and a 1983 Trek 850.

Mentioned: 134 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 985 Post(s)
Liked 1,716 Times in 611 Posts
Finished Another One

I've just finished my 1981 Trek 412 resto-mod project:



The 1 x 9 Deore setup works really well around town and on the local trails.



My commute has a long stretch of cobblestones along the river. The 35mm tires on this bike just float over that section like a cloud.



This one is definitely a Keeper.



.
__________________

Roulez pour la joie, jamais pour la douleur.


USMC 1981-1991 Semper Fi!
DQRider is offline  
Old 10-21-19, 03:41 PM
  #2486  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 785
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 482 Post(s)
Liked 282 Times in 158 Posts
When the pavement calls...
Zaskar is offline  
Likes For Zaskar:
Old 10-22-19, 12:19 PM
  #2487  
Senior Member
 
Bicyclz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 219
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
Liked 31 Times in 15 Posts
50 is old? I might want to argue with that: )

Came across this thread by chance today: )
I'm nearly 50% more than 50 so I guess I qualify?
(Born in UK 30 December 1946 to be precise.)

My current machines are listed under my monicker & I ride all of them still.
Couple of them here:

Carrera Podium. Columbus Genius tubing & mostly Veloce components. Using 28 Delta Cruisers here which are so comfortable on our corrugated local roads. Does this qualify as a Gravel Bike??

Next is my Orbit Gold Medal with 531C tubing (with Touring angles & weighing 24lbs here. Quite unusual.)

Has a rack & panniers now & gear changers up on the bars, & it's my regular shopper/light tourer.

Scott ESUB Tour for my really old age: ) Only done 90 miles from new, but lovely & relaxing to me.

I can't drive these days (failing eyesight) but this is the next best thing in my opinion.

One more only. Don't wanna bore anyone: )
1950s Royal Enfield Superlight?? Here's 2 of them. The red one is 1955ish & refinished & modestly modified (Retro Mod?) with a four speed FM hub.

The black (1960) one I bought to do the same. But the original paint is so nice I will not refinish it. Running SS here. Both are 531 main frames & so nice. Flat bar Tourists originally.

More details of my current stuff on https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?bl...42537#allposts
My website is 'Under Maintenance' right now but might be of interest when it's back online: )
Bicyclz is offline  
Likes For Bicyclz:
Old 10-22-19, 05:45 PM
  #2488  
Senior Member
 
ascherer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Manhattan & Woodstock NY
Posts: 2,787

Bikes: 1987 Mercian Pro, 1985 Shogun 500, early '70s Falcon San Remo, 1972 Peugeot PX-10, 1972 Schwinn Paramount P13-9, 1971 Raleigh International, 1971 Peugeot PX-10, 1970 Raleigh Professional Mk1

Mentioned: 114 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 952 Post(s)
Liked 3,078 Times in 1,006 Posts
I keep fiddling with the International I posted nearly 3 years ago. It's gotten fairly rando-ish and has a stealth modern drivetrain now..

__________________
1987 Mercian Pro, 1985 Shogun 500, 197? Falcon San Remo, 1972 Peugeot PX-10, 1972 Schwinn Paramount P13-9, 1971 Peugeot PX-10, 1971 Raleigh International, 1970 Raleigh Professional Mark I
Curator/Team Mechanic: 2016 Dawes Streetfighter, 1984 Lotus Eclair, 1975 Motobecane Jubile Mixte, 1974 Raleigh Sports, 1973 Free Spirit Ted Williams, 1972 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Philips Sport





ascherer is offline  
Likes For ascherer:
Old 10-22-19, 06:24 PM
  #2489  
Senior Member
 
bikemig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle Earth (aka IA)
Posts: 20,468

Bikes: A bunch of old bikes and a few new ones

Mentioned: 179 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5900 Post(s)
Liked 3,514 Times in 2,095 Posts
Originally Posted by Bicyclz
Came across this thread by chance today: )
I'm nearly 50% more than 50 so I guess I qualify?
(Born in UK 30 December 1946 to be precise.)


snip . . .

One more only. Don't wanna bore anyone: )
1950s Royal Enfield Superlight?? Here's 2 of them. The red one is 1955ish & refinished & modestly modified (Retro Mod?) with a four speed FM hub.

The black (1960) one I bought to do the same. But the original paint is so nice I will not refinish it. Running SS here. Both are 531 main frames & so nice. Flat bar Tourists originally.

More details of my current stuff on https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?bl...42537#allposts
My website is 'Under Maintenance' right now but might be of interest when it's back online: )
Those two Royal Enfields rock,
bikemig is offline  
Old 10-22-19, 08:06 PM
  #2490  
Old Boy
 
DQRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,127

Bikes: Mostly 1st-generation, top-of-the-line, non-unicrown MTBs/ATBs: All 1984 models: Dawes Ranger, Peugeot Canyon Express, Ross Mt. Whitney (chrome), Schwinn High Sierra, and a 1983 Trek 850.

Mentioned: 134 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 985 Post(s)
Liked 1,716 Times in 611 Posts
Originally Posted by ascherer
I keep fiddling with the International I posted nearly 3 years ago. It's gotten fairly rando-ish and has a stealth modern drivetrain now..

Oh, man, the International has always been my Grail bike. I haven't found one within my financial reach yet. I suppose if I sold about four of my other bikes I could get there, but that's going to take some serious thought. Beautiful bike, Ascherer! Even more so because you have tailored it to your liking without compromising the original design intent. In my experience, that is a tricky proposition. Bravo!
DQRider is offline  
Likes For DQRider:
Old 10-24-19, 09:52 PM
  #2491  
Senior Member
 
bikemig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle Earth (aka IA)
Posts: 20,468

Bikes: A bunch of old bikes and a few new ones

Mentioned: 179 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5900 Post(s)
Liked 3,514 Times in 2,095 Posts
It was a beautiful fall day and I managed to get in a 20 mile ride on my favorite path. I like to ride one of my mountain bikes as the days get cooler. I look for gravel to ride in the fall and the fat tires handle the leaves on the paths well. This is my 1992 Trek 950 (one of the lugged Trek MTBs) that I recently rebuilt. I'm really enjoying the trekking bars. The continental 26 x 1.75 travel contact tires roll nicely over any rough stuff. There are a lot of water views and tall grass on the ride.



bikemig is offline  
Likes For bikemig:
Old 10-29-19, 02:10 AM
  #2492  
HPL
Barred @ Velocipedesalon
 
HPL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: USA
Posts: 436

Bikes: Why list them on a non-cycling website!

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 144 Post(s)
Liked 71 Times in 55 Posts
Bikes are getting older than me

Riding more old 3 speeds that were made before I was born. Adding some refreshing cruising riding in between the racing bike action. Rebuilding a '50s (?) Hercules (riding between build phases, rebuilt front wheel this week), continuing to tweak the Raleigh Sports, and flying around on the Fondriest; while using the Batavus as an "all terrain" cross rider. The "LL BEAN" Cannondale covers the rest of the terrain.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
00K0K_8dNLzWCMjGA_1200x900.jpg (105.3 KB, 1311 views)
File Type: jpg
IMG_20181005_075804.jpg (1.44 MB, 1278 views)
File Type: jpg
IMG_20190911_142156.jpg (1.12 MB, 1291 views)
File Type: jpg
IMG_20190423_103038.jpg (1.22 MB, 1289 views)

Last edited by HPL; 10-29-19 at 02:29 AM. Reason: Photo
HPL is offline  
Likes For HPL:
Old 10-30-19, 09:50 PM
  #2493  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: O'Fallon, IL
Posts: 24

Bikes: Peugeot (1987 Dutch Style Commuter)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked 14 Times in 7 Posts
What old people ride



1987 French Steel

Purchased summer 1987 at Woensdretch AFB (NL) base exchange and shipped to Illinois in March 1988. With the exception of the rear derailleur, brake pads, tires and water bottle EVERYTHING on her has been there since 87 (and it all works perfectly, from the headlight to the tail light, from the bell to the kick stand). Some folks have said that I should change out the 32 year old cables but I guess I just don't get it. She brakes just like she always has and her shifts are crisp and clean, so why bother? If the "old owner" is happy with the "old bike" then all is well. This past weekend, I rode her 32 miles with no issues. BTW that was my first 30+ mile ride since I was 28 years old back in Holland (old dude now at 60).
GBearFan is offline  
Likes For GBearFan:
Old 10-31-19, 06:50 AM
  #2494  
Gone Biking!
 
Pridedog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 150

Bikes: Orbea Gain, Lynskey, Redline Conquest Disc, Bike Friday, Cannnondale T2 Tandem.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
Liked 50 Times in 28 Posts


Lynskey is my favorite


Bike Friday, believe it or not is my best climbing bike.


Love to ride the T2 with my grandkids


My commuter before I retired, now use it for wet weather.
Pridedog is offline  
Old 10-31-19, 08:15 AM
  #2495  
HPL
Barred @ Velocipedesalon
 
HPL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: USA
Posts: 436

Bikes: Why list them on a non-cycling website!

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 144 Post(s)
Liked 71 Times in 55 Posts
Nice selection. I wish I was one of your grandkids; that tandem looks like a blast to ride!
HPL is offline  
Old 10-31-19, 11:10 AM
  #2496  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 17

Bikes: Me: 2018 Specialized Roll Elite / wife: 2019 Specialized Roll Elite Low Entry

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked 13 Times in 6 Posts
Here are my 2 Specialized Roll Elites, mine is the black one, the wife claimed the turquoise low entry.

Fredr500 is offline  
Likes For Fredr500:
Old 11-02-19, 09:11 AM
  #2497  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Wilmette, IL
Posts: 6,887
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 754 Post(s)
Liked 744 Times in 356 Posts


'73 Raleigh Grand Prix!
big chainring is offline  
Likes For big chainring:
Old 11-08-19, 08:53 PM
  #2498  
Senior Member
 
Ninetimes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: SoCal
Posts: 67

Bikes: Many

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Liked 36 Times in 13 Posts
Sneak peek of the garage queen. I’ll do a complete photo shoot later on, but let’s take a look.

Just re-taped the bars, new hoods and new saddle. This is the first year 1988 Colnago Super Sprint. The next year they added chrome head lugs to the Super Sprint, so this is really a one-off. All NOS Super Record. The BB even has the titanium axle. A bit amazing they were using titanium back then. Overall it’s been ridden less than a 1000 feet to check the build. It’s just way to nice to ride. I’ll probably trade her off in the near future,. Let the next person feast their eyes over it for a couple of more years.. And I do have the pedals!




..

Last edited by Ninetimes; 11-08-19 at 09:59 PM. Reason: ..
Ninetimes is offline  
Old 11-11-19, 06:41 PM
  #2499  
Senior Member
 
Ninetimes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: SoCal
Posts: 67

Bikes: Many

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Liked 36 Times in 13 Posts
With the pedals on. I originally purchased this Colnago Super Sprint from an east coast one-time racer. Later in life, he turned Vintage builder and mechanic. This is an example of one of his finer creations. We’ve stayed in touch.

Over the years I’ve upgraded a number of the parts that needed attention. Have had the mechanic go through it a couple of times to fine tune minor issues. The last upgrade was new bar tape, hoods, new saddle, new Cinelli bar and stem, new tires, and some work with the pedals. Again, I'll trade this remarkable bike to the next lucky soul one day. It’s been an education and unique experience to own.


....







Last edited by Ninetimes; 11-11-19 at 09:37 PM. Reason: ...
Ninetimes is offline  
Old 11-16-19, 11:13 AM
  #2500  
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New York, NY, and High Falls, NY, USA
Posts: 40,583

Bikes: 1962 Rudge Sports, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Raleigh Pro Track, 1974 Raleigh International, 1975 Viscount Fixie, 1982 McLean, 1996 Lemond (Ti), 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem

Mentioned: 513 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7391 Post(s)
Liked 2,552 Times in 1,486 Posts
This is a tight, short-wheelbase racing bike. I replaced the 700c wheels with 650b wheels and fat tires. The frame is titanium, and the fork is carbon fiber. I rode it to class on Thursday. (I'm back in college.)

__________________
Tom Reingold, tom@noglider.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” — Elizabeth West, US author

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline  
Likes For noglider:

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

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

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.