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Old 01-21-21, 01:22 PM
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I was wondering if I'd met you on Diablo, but I think this isn't you.


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Old 01-21-21, 03:55 PM
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some nice bikes around here
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Old 01-21-21, 07:40 PM
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My only acquisition for this last year was a late 80's custom Rodriquez. The build on it is unique - I would call it a fast commuter. Mid-fork mounts for a rack but no eyelets, etc. on the drop outs. Once I got it sorted out I found it to be a comfortable ride.

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Old 01-21-21, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by scozim
My only acquisition for this last year was a late 80's custom Rodriquez. The build on it is unique - I would call it a fast commuter. Mid-fork mounts for a rack but no eyelets, etc. on the drop outs. Once I got it sorted out I found it to be a comfortable ride.
Looks great! Love the color.
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Old 01-22-21, 08:04 PM
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Just finished this 1971 Raleigh Super Course. Total restore with upgrades. Classy old bike.


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Old 01-23-21, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott
I was wondering if I'd met you on Diablo, but I think this isn't you.


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nope, but that bike is almost a dead ringer!
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Old 01-24-21, 08:55 AM
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Old 01-24-21, 11:36 AM
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Old 01-24-21, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by IdahoSpud
Gorgeous bike!
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Old 01-24-21, 06:30 PM
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Turned 60 this month, so I guess that means I'm old. How to tell if you are young or old: if you fall and people laugh, you are young, it someone rushes over to help you up and asks if you are OK, you are old. My doctor said I needed more fiber so I bought a Synapse Carbon 105. This will be my primary bike this year.


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Old 01-24-21, 07:05 PM
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I like riding this Dekerf.

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Old 01-24-21, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by scozim
Gorgeous bike!
Thank you, brother!
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Old 01-31-21, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
Took delivery of a ‘new’ 1980 bike.
i seldom acquire a rideable bike.

US builder, a custom for original owner and will do very well for me. Maybe a slightly longer stem. Half step and a granny compliments Stronglight and the Galli gold is an ‘I’ catcher, had to have it.



I had a Romic that looked very similar! Mine was set up for full touring (rear rack, front & rear panniers, handlebar bag, seat bag) with bar-end shifters. I rode from Boston to Portland, ME, took the ferry over to Nova Scotia (when I discovered I have a bad tendency towards seasickness!) and toured Nova Scotia for a week. Bike camped the whole time. Took lots of Dramamine for the boat ride back.

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Old 01-31-21, 04:28 PM
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TriAero carbon fiber frameset (ICAN) with Boyd carbon clinchers, Ritchey aero bars with internal wiring for Shimano Ultegra Di2 system. Garmin 830 with Varia radar, integrated Bontrager Flare lights front and rear, and a Rylo 360 degree video camera mounted to the left hand handlebar end.
The radar, lights, and 360 camera are a result of being struck from behind by a car two years ago. 12 stitches in my left arm, some serious road rash, a chunk taken out of my knee, but the helmet saved me. Oh, yeah, the lawsuit settlement paid for the new bike. At 68 with a bad knee and 2 heart stents, I tell my riding friends it's like a Ferrari powered by a lawn mower engine.
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Old 03-26-21, 05:17 PM
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Sold my blue Rodriguez above for these two bikes. Always wanted one and figured 2 was better. Still working on rebuilding them.



Added a 3rd Italian the following week

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Old 04-04-21, 06:17 AM
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1972-73 Motobecane Grand Record

I've been tweaking my 1972-3 Motobecane Grand Record. A longer stem and wider bars made a big, big difference. I have no idea how folks rode those short stems and narrow bars BITD. I like the gearing on the bike. I swapped out the original 52/40 for 46/36 rings on the TA crank. The high is not very high but the low gets me up the local 10% grades I like to ride in comfort. The parts are mainly original other than wheels (campy hi flange tipo with straight skewers laced to ambrosio 27 inch clincher rims, campy seatpost, and Brooks saddle). The paint is crackled but the bike is mechanically sound. I need to cut the toe straps down. It's responsive and reasonably light weight at 24 lbs; not bad for a steel bike with a Brooks saddle. It's a fun bike to ride.




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Old 04-04-21, 09:07 AM
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Old 04-04-21, 02:08 PM
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My Lekker Amsterdam M2 I ride to work every day and anywhere else I need to go.
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Old 04-06-21, 11:40 AM
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Great Bike

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Old 04-07-21, 08:05 PM
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1961 Higgins Flight liner, built up with Sears Spyder parts.
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Old 04-08-21, 07:42 AM
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1986 Miyata One Thousand

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61 this year - here's my current #1 and #2 rigs.


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Old 05-05-21, 08:35 PM
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When I'm feeling frisky I ride my Mercian.



For rough or off-road routes or when I want to bring stuff with me, I ride my Raleigh Professional Mk I.
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Old 05-05-21, 09:14 PM
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My latest favorite ride. Just serviced the bottom bracket today. Think it may be the first time its been greased in 50 years!


Gitane Grand Sport Deluxe.
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