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Old 01-25-20, 09:35 AM
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That's quite a collection Lazy---. No excuse for being one.
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Old 01-27-20, 01:19 PM
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Your 2wheel recumbents must be amazingly fast, not sure if I could get on to any of them at my age....except the trike of course, I've been triking for 15 yrs....currently have an Expedition (Catrike)...Your trike looks like a Speed or a Pocket, certainly a very early Catrike?? ....tires even look fast on your machines

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Looking at all these Exotics does please me, but in my old age I cannot afford to do this: )
This morning I took some pics of my old, but cool Orbit Gold Medal. A bit scruffy, but hey, it works brilliantly.


Carries my shopping, (no car) gets me around as I need, & a proper, useful machine.
531C frame/forks, easy gears, comfortable, reliable & agile.
Does the job for me; )

I do have a couple of machines that may be called Exotics (Carrera Podium?) but I cannot use them to advantage these days.
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Originally Posted by Bicyclz
Looking at all these Exotics does please me, but in my old age I cannot afford to do this: )
This morning I took some pics of my old, but cool Orbit Gold Medal. A bit scruffy, but hey, it works brilliantly.


Carries my shopping, (no car) gets me around as I need, & a proper, useful machine.
531C frame/forks, easy gears, comfortable, reliable & agile.
Does the job for me; )

I do have a couple of machines that may be called Exotics (Carrera Podium?) but I cannot use them to advantage these days.
Horses for courses...she looks like she does the job.
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Originally Posted by smoore
Horses for courses...she looks like she does the job.
Absolutely!
Don't need to be expensive to be useful?
I got a Scott ESUB Tour, for my old age, (Long story) but this one is lighter, better in many various ways & I just love it: )
Scott cost 2k, this Orbit 50. No real, sensible comparison actually...
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Scott ESUB Tour?


Got to show it, just to prove a point.
It's my last, best bike. Can't say more than that: )
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Old 01-28-20, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Trikin'
Your 2wheel recumbents must be amazingly fast, not sure if I could get on to any of them at my age....except the trike of course, I've been triking for 15 yrs....currently have an Expedition (Catrike)...Your trike looks like a Speed or a Pocket, certainly a very early Catrike?? ....tires even look fast on your machines
If you're referring to my collection on page 1, then you're right, the trike is a 2003 Speed. When Catrike first started up, the Speed was their fast model. It wants to be fast, but it's horribly undergeared the way it sits. It's getting a 58T chainring, then we'll see if it can keep up with the 'B' group on club rides. I don't expect more than that from it; it is, after all, a trike.

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Old 01-30-20, 03:26 PM
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What I've been riding lately. That rear wheel won't make it back on the bike until March.

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Old 02-04-20, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Bicyclz
...A bit scruffy, but hey, it works brilliantly.

I hear ya Bicyclz: Here's mine, looks like we're kindred!
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Old 02-05-20, 10:46 AM
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I agree!
I don't know much about yours, but we on the same track I say; )
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New bike to celebrate prostate cancer surgery recovery.
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Almost 67 and this is my new acquisition. Probably my last also.
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Originally Posted by 05 fuji

New bike to celebrate prostate cancer surgery recovery.
Outstanding 👍
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Old 02-05-20, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by E56789

Almost 67 and this is my new acquisition. Probably my last also.
Very nice!
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Old 02-06-20, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by 05 fuji

new bike to celebrate prostate cancer surgery recovery.
congrats!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-09-20, 07:34 AM
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Just turned 58 last week but I have a two week old bike.


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My current primary ride. I also have a Trek Antelope that needs some love, and a Performance Bike XCP (MTB).




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I've been wanting to get an MTB to play around in the dirt/rocks on (I also ride off road motorcycles but it's more of a trip to get to riding areas than for an MTB). I've just gotten back into cycling after a more than 2 decade break (have been running though) and have put a few rides on a road bike since December. Anyway, I googled things like "best cheap mountain bike" and stuff like that. I went looking at the different recommended models and then checking on real world prices. Most were brands like trek, giant, and other biggies.

I came across the airborne brand and was looking at their lowest model (guardian). Turns out it was on sale for $550 (from $700). Cool, I just sold a set of motorcycle wheels for $500 so the bike was practically 'free'. I looked around at their website a bit more and discovered that the next model up (seeker) was $330 off making it $600. It seemed like a pretty darn good deal so I ordered one. The next day I received an email from the company letting me know they had an issue and had sold out of the bike. They offered me the next model up (goblin) for the same price. Of course I agreed. Their normal price for the goblin is $1300 although they're currently on clearance for $900. I was happy to accept a $1300 (or $900 bike) for $600.

Shimano SLX rr derailleur, cassette, hydraulic brakes (have some SPD pedals for it too), and the other stuff on it seems pretty nice too. All the new fangled hardware is pretty neat like through axles, tubeless ready (I run tubliss on my dirt bike), hydraulic brakes, no front derailleur, makes it seem like an alien craft to me.

The bike arrived today. I'm hoping to take it out on the trails monday (holiday for me). I just gotta get it all tuned up first.
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My work bike...




and me working. We get to escort the Clydesdales before home games every year.




AB started doing that a few years ago to commemorate the anniversary of the end of probation. They delivered a case of Bud to bars around Busch Stadium.
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Originally Posted by Jmpierce
My work bike...
and me working. We get to escort the Clydesdales before home games every year.
AB started doing that a few years ago to commemorate the anniversary of the end of probation. They delivered a case of Bud to bars around Busch Stadium.
Yup, you're definitely a LEO. I think the word you were looking for was "prohibition", not "probation"...?

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Yup, you're definitely a LEO. I think the word you were looking for was "prohibition", not "probation"...?

Cheers!

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I decided to follow a different drummer and so far it is an excellent choice:

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