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Old 09-04-20, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by rustystrings61
I dismount long enough to work the quick release and slide the wheel forward in the dropout - only a little is needed. Then I switch from the 44x17/70-in pavement gear to the 42x19/60-in gravel gear, barely touching the chain really, snug it back up, tighten the q/r and go. I think with practice I can make it a 30-second or less procedure. The wheel winds up in the same spot in the dropout, though I suppose I could run the 44x19 for a 64-in gear; I would have to alter the chain length and fiddle with things to get 42x17/67-in to work, and it's not worth it to me. The other side of the flip/flop hub currently wears a 17/19T White Industries Dos Eno freewheel, but I really would prefer a 20/22T unit - unless I just grab a 21 or 22T single-speed freewheel and call it done. That would get me down in the 50 to 54-in range for gentle singletrack, if I felt so inclined.
Interesting stuff, I didn't know about that. Not that I would run a fixed gear myself, but I know people who do. Thanks for the explanation.
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Old 09-29-20, 03:33 PM
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This is what I've been riding most lately.
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Old 09-29-20, 04:35 PM
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My "Geezer mobile"

This my "Geezer," mobile. I've had it for a few years, and its running pretty good so far. Just did a basic tune up on myself for the first time. Looking forward to doing some more wrenching, lord willing and the flood waters don't rise.


I just got this one yesterday and I am overhauling it...the best I can. I might get into mountain bike or at the very least use it as a gravel bike.


I'm going to build this one up, and use it as a road bike and hopefully not break the frame.



Of course I am joking about being a "geezer." I turned 50 in August...and yeah I feel a little old, but I think that's more of a consequence of the various health challenged I've had over the years.
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Old 09-29-20, 04:44 PM
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I just finished rebuilding this 1971 Raleigh Super Course. The headset and brake calipers are original. Everything else is not. It has a Claris 2x8 drivetrain and a hub-dynamo-powered headlight.

I found the bike in the trash in 2008, and I've rebuilt it many times since then. A neighbor told me he had previously picked it from the trash rebuilt it for a mutual neighbor, and the latter eventually tossed it in the trash.

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Old 09-29-20, 04:55 PM
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Very nice!!!! Making old, things, new again, is the best!
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Old 10-16-20, 06:34 AM
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First drop bar bike in 33 years


Moots Routt RSL, GRX 2x Di2.
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First ride today.
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Old 10-16-20, 08:06 PM
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The Trek I bought a couple of years ago when I grew tired of riding my Marin trail bike. The Takara I bought recently because the Trek made me miss my old Bike from high school.



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Old 10-18-20, 10:19 PM
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Today I rode this, A LOOK 486, its an oldie but it runs like a top.


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Old 10-21-20, 10:56 PM
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This old guy rides these.



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Old 10-22-20, 06:07 AM
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Now that there's less daylight in the evenings....I'm going for short rides in the neighborhood with my Cruiser.
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Old 10-22-20, 12:48 PM
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Old 10-24-20, 10:47 AM
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I scrolled back several pages and don’t think I posted the final build on this one. Endurance geometry for me from 1983.
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(edit: I should add an outdoor pic)




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Old 10-25-20, 10:19 AM
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Old 10-28-20, 02:28 PM
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Mine. To be rebuilt this winter with XT/GRX (40x11-42), and a good wheelset. I'm now 69; this will probably last me a good while; my arthritic self likes the FS 2.0.



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Old 10-28-20, 03:54 PM
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I'd post my bike here but I don't consider 50 to be old!
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Old 10-28-20, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by prairiepedaler
I'd post my bike here but I don't consider 50 to be old!
50? That's back in the friction shift days, lol.
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This geezer rides these and a full suspension mtn bike



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Old 11-03-20, 04:51 PM
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Old 11-08-20, 06:38 PM
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Greetings from Denver..........built this yesterday!
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Old 11-08-20, 07:52 PM
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A bike I rebuilt just for fun. An old Aero Frameset Velo Sport with Cinelli Time-Trial handlebar and carbon-fiber brake levers. Wheels are 27" with 1" tires and the gear is 70.1 gear inches. A nice ride on gently rolling hills.


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Old 11-09-20, 07:16 AM
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Globe Roll2....my latest addition.
More pics @ post#16 Globe Roll 2 - Opinion

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Old 11-12-20, 10:45 PM
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The wife and I both now ride: Electra Townie 21d Step-Thru's.
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Old 11-13-20, 11:14 AM
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My new ride and I love her!
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Old 11-13-20, 06:13 PM
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My new ride and I love her!
Welcome to the Cervelo family!
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