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What do old people ride, lets see your bikes

Old 11-16-19, 03:38 PM
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I might be 50+ but I am by no means an old person, thank you very much. Most times I ride my filthy and neglected beater Schwinn. It's my dedicated errand runner/train station commuter/urban recreation rider. Put 8 miles on it today running errands around town.

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Old 12-04-19, 04:22 PM
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For When I Feel Racey...



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Old 12-05-19, 03:45 PM
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My new Canyon Endurace and my Frankin Kestrel RT 1000 Philadelphia Flyers edition :-) . My original Kestrel developed a crack in the frame which ASI (now bankrupt parent company) replaced under warranty however they did not have the same year frame I owned which was matte grey with yellow highlights. So I got this one and tried to add bling with the orange tape.
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Old 12-09-19, 10:21 AM
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A few more pix...


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Old 12-11-19, 12:05 AM
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32 year old Ironman. Not me, the bike.
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Old 12-11-19, 11:19 PM
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My Niner RLT9RDO.
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Old 12-12-19, 09:22 AM
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1980 Raleigh Merlin 5sp Town bike

Most recent find here. Couldn't resist it...
Time warp condition with Shimano Positron system working well.


Not bad for a 40 year old? All original except saddle I believe.
Damaged front guard is the only negative.

It's in better condition than I am!
But I'm 5 years away from being twice its age; )
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Old 12-12-19, 09:37 AM
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I guess I'm a Raleigh fanboy now, although I rode a Peugeot during the bike boom in college. 64 year old fart here.

1985 Raleigh Super Course
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2013 Raleigh Revenio 2.0

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Old 12-12-19, 10:34 AM
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^ Nice Raleighs! BTW, what pedals are you using on them? They look grippy but lightweight.
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Originally Posted by GeezyRider
^ Nice Raleighs! BTW, what pedals are you using on them? They look grippy but lightweight.
Cheap "Wheel Up" aluminum off the bay of e. Never weighed them but they work fine and were cheap!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Road-Mounta...53.m2749.l2649

Ad says they're 300 grams a pair, not terribly light?
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Thanks for the link. They might be worth taking a flyer on.
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Old 12-30-19, 05:15 PM
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Here’s the latest project bike, soon to join the riders.
Acquired this one because of the glorious ride this frameset in this size delivers. Need to upgrade to tubular wheels.


‘82 AustroDaimler Vent Noir. Assembled mostly from my parts bin. Campy ders, Zeus brakes/levers, Stronglight crank, Cinelli bars/stem. Brother to my AD Olympian.
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Old 12-30-19, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Ninetimes
I originally purchased this Colnago Super Sprint from an east coast one-time racer. ... Itís been an education and unique experience to own.
Beautiful is nice, but how does it ride?
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Old 12-30-19, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
Beautiful is nice, but how does it ride?
Iíve never ridden the Super Sprint, and really donít plan to, as its going to be traded off this spring.

But......Itís an SL frame with a bit of Cromor tubing in a couple of places to stiffen it up for sprint work.

Now to SL frames in general, the Rossin I have, about the same production year as the Super Sprint, is all SL, with geometry about the same as a Colnago SL [Rossin at one time was a top Colnago employed frame builder]. That bike is an absolute dream to ride. It just soaks up the road and turns it into glass. You can ride all day and itís just comfy and responsive. If I buy another vintage steel bike, you can bet its going be SL or nothing!




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Old 01-02-20, 10:44 PM
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I Sold this..


And sold this 1



And ended up with this kind of a combo of the 2.
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Old 01-07-20, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by washed up
Love how clean the bike looks without those 'dirty' brake calipers on the fork crown and seat stays.
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals
Love how clean the bike looks without those 'dirty' brake calipers on the fork crown and seat stays.
Absolutely, my favorite bike of all I have owned.
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Too much Trek and now Specialized

my mind is stuffed full of Trek and Specialized
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Old 01-24-20, 08:49 PM
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First full carbon for this 67 year old.
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Old 01-24-20, 11:23 PM
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I spot an older Bug there too.
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