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Old 08-15-21, 11:50 AM
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Just got my first modern bike this week, a 2018 Fairdale Goodship. Feels different than my 1973 Falcon but itís more similar than different. Mainly shifting and the stiffness are the biggest difference, the brakes are obviously much stronger too.




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Finished this one last month Ö
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1999 Trek 9900 converted to 32x19 singlespeed.


2001 Colnago VIP. My former race bike, sold in 2005. It had most recently been ridden by a friend's son, but he outgrew it, and I had the opportunity to buy it back. I rebuilt it with with the same Dura Ace 9sp and Rolf wheels as it had when it was mine before.
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Originally Posted by jim911
I have looked a many of the over 50 posts, and have not seen one photo. Lets see your bikes!
First off, s@rew you for the old people comment whippersnapper

Secondly, as an over 50 male, I've learned that biking keep you looking ten year younger even if you're not a chiseled statue of a man.

Here's my rides:

Last of the Italian Bianchi Veloce Campagnolo, 1999 in Celeste blue.

1996 Yokota Yosemite Comp

1996 Cannondale SR400

1996 Cannondale SR800 Special edition Ebony aka Black Lightning (renamed in 1987).

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This old guy rides this from time to time. Orca Bronze Ultegra. Smooth riding joy.
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Old 08-19-21, 05:47 AM
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Old 08-19-21, 05:09 PM
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I've probably posted this bike here in the distant past, but this shot is too good not to share.


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Old 08-19-21, 05:46 PM
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I still ride this thing on occasion

Got bored one day and decided to convert my old TT bike in to this aero road contraption

Not a very supply ride. The frame doesnít flex much if at all



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I'm a 67 year old cancer survivor with a bad knee. Here's my cheapo flat bar single speed road bike that I ride every day. Bought this from WM about seven years back for $75 new. I go on a regular 2.5 mile ride every morning, and I time it. The last half mile packs about 6 hills. This morning, I broke my record by a second. Record was 11:01, and today, I got 11:00. It all depends on car encounters. This morning, the car situation went perfect. Here's he bike. It weighs about 31 pounds as ridden, maybe 29 if I removed the accessories.


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I rode this one a lot in my 50s. It was stolen just before I turned 60. Added the disco brakes myself.

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Originally Posted by jim dandy
Finished this one last month Ö
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LOVE your Cannondale! 2002, so it's before the death blow of Cannondale's motorcycle ambitions, still made in the USA. Eventually, I also want a standout model from the end of Cannondale's US made bikes, anything past 2004 to me is just a shame- those venture capitalist scum turned it in to just another Chinese importer, fired all those talented dedicated people in PA, WI and CT.

Shameful.
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My back-up machine, a 2015 Giant Propel:


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I may have posted a bike here quite some years back... but can't remember... LOL!
haven't been here for some years, but back now, for some undefined time...
Now you don;t wanna go thru the entire quiver, and I won;t put you thru that.
so, here, is a recent (this past Sunday) acquisition... just after my 1st ride today, after some serious repair of issues in the past 2 days...
It's a RIH, those who know some C & V stuff might know about this mark... Prolly 1979-80, currently with a mixed mishmash of components.
Now rideable, I took it out for a quick 25... It's very nice! very quick. very good road manners. As much fun as any of my newer carboniferious stuff. LOL!
Gonna be fun to get it built with some suitable components and wheels...


...not the oldest in the quiver, not old, just well seasoned... like me... LOL!
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I was asked my age today and when I answered "71.5". the person was shocked. This little beauty is why. Biking keeps you young, physically and mentally. Bike Friday, except I ride it every day.
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Old 08-24-21, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Wileyone
This Limongi with a pretty set of fresh tubulars,

oooH ! nice! Pepi sure did know how to build quick handling frames! Columbus sticker on the fork - so NOT 531 or 753 main triangle? 59 cm? what is the vintage of this one?
Pepi built mine for me as a Crit racing frame, back in late '74, still have it... feels like a track bike for the road... LOL!
hoping you fully enjoy this for many years to come.
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Originally Posted by cyclezen
oooH ! nice! Pepi sure did know how to build quick handling frames! Columbus sticker on the fork - so NOT 531 or 753 main triangle? 59 cm? what is the vintage of this one?
Pepi built mine for me as a Crit racing frame, back in late '74, still have it... feels like a track bike for the road... LOL!
hoping you fully enjoy this for many years to come.
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It is Columbus SLX size 57. This one was built in Quebec mid to late 90's.

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I've been on a binge this year of old stuff thanks to the Clunker Challenge 100 over in the C&V section. First came the '86 Cannondale ST400 with a replacement fork and a mishmash of parts - this one made me reevaluate my "steel-only" mindset. Still pondering buying a correct Tange crowned Mangaloy or chrome-moly fork and make it my cycle camping bike, so I can go cycling camping for the first time since 1976 -



Then came this 1988 Centurion LeMans, purchased for $35 off FB Marketplace. Once I stripped off decades of grime and pet hair, I was rewarded with a midrange bike equipped with modest parts that somehow didn't understand that, and rode like it was a much more expensive machine. Kudos to the designer! This Centurion was my family vacation mount and racked up a bunch of miles on Edisto Beach over two weeks. I came back very, very happy with it, and would probably still be riding it as my primary early morning wake up ride mount ...



... but then this '88 Specialized Sirrus showed up on FB Marketplace. It came home with me for $50 after spending 22 years hanging in a (fortunately climate-controlled!) storage room. Once I got all the turned-to-glue old grease cleaned up and everything cleaned and reassembled, I was rewarded by an utterly amazing zippy old road bike. I've owned full custom bikes, both made for me and second-hand, and lots of very nice production bikes from a wide span of years. This made-by-Giant-in-Taiwan-for-Specialized bike with its 6-speed vintage Uniglide rear equals or bests most of them, so much so that it has me looking around for a 58cm 80s Sequoia at a price I can stand. The Sirrus's lone flaw is the limited tire size I can fit to it - and even then it is still the most comfortable "go-fast" bike I think I've ever had.



Of course, whenever I feel nostalgic, I can break out my '76 Puch Royal X that my dad bought for me in 1978 -



- it's a one-year-only model. I foolishly sold it in '87 to buy a guitar amp. When I repented and tried to buy it back, I learned it had been stolen. I stumbled onto it in 2019 on FB Marketplace (again!), and realized when it arrived that it was MY old bike, complete with distinguishing scars and marks. Reynolds 531 throughout, and riding on 27 x 1 1/4 Paselas at 70 psi it's both smooth and surprisingly fast.
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this one for pavement w/o the saddle cover


this one for dirt & sand. don't always bring the kite


this one for vacationing w/ the family

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One of my daily riders, saved this from the trash and rebuilt from just a frame. Rides perfectly.
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One of my daily riders, saved this from the trash and rebuilt from just a frame. Rides perfectly.
always loved those chain guards
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Originally Posted by rustystrings61
I've been on a binge this year of old stuff thanks to the Clunker Challenge 100 over in the C&V section. First came the '86 Cannondale ST400 with a replacement fork and a mishmash of parts - this one made me reevaluate my "steel-only" mindset. Still pondering buying a correct Tange crowned Mangaloy or chrome-moly fork and make it my cycle camping bike, so I can go cycling camping for the first time since 1976 -
LOL, I ran into the same "problem" this summer. It started off with me being curious about a mid 90's Klein Quantum II. Picked it up, fell in love with the paint, and then fell in love with the ride. Not all al harsh like I've always heard and really fast!

With the latest saddle swap I got this one under 18 lbs.

Then since the Klein rode so nice I figured I needed to try a Cannondale also. And being as I love patriotic paint schemes this one fit the bill for me. A 2006 CAAD8 Optimo in a "Paramount Racing" paint scheme that does not show up in the catalogs. The only other example I've found is youtube video from a few years ago where some had one of these for sale. The guy I got mine from understood it to be a team bike. All the decals are under the clearcoat so it does seem like a factory paint job. Picked this up Saturday.


This is even lighter at 17.5 lbs as in this picture.

I've been having issues with inflamed asthmatic lungs from all the smoke out of the west coast fires. But I took this out yesterday for a test ride anyway. Even with the fact that I couldn't breath and the HR was thus staying in the 160 zone I managed to pull off an 18.8 mph avg pace over a 24 mile ride. Very respectable for as much as I was suffering. The bike feels like a rocket under me but not nervous or twitchy like some say the CAAD8's are. Only felt a tad of harshness over some of the roughest sections of road. I think this one is a keeper and for 15 year old bike the frame is dang near mint. I'm thinking some decent carbon tubulars will but this clearly in the 16 lb. range while waking the bike up even more.

This shows the shine and that cool bare aluminum section that's been clearcoated over. There truly are very few marks in the paint of this one.


Nice details and paint.

Hopefully I can pin down the origins of this just to satisfy my curiosity.
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2009 Schwinn Cutter fixed gear (from my quick 14 miler tonight). It may be heavy, but it is slow.

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Originally Posted by Doohickie
It may be heavy, but it is slow.
I really like this line.
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Iíve made some changes to the Fairdale I recently got. First I got a 100mm Ritchey WCS stem (came with fsa carbon 110mm) which is 50% lighter than the carbon one, and some black cork tape. Next I got a Fabric scoop seat and a SRAM front brake to match the rear. A new SRAM 52/36 crankset replaced the 53/39 and lastly I put some Vittoria Corsa g2 tires which are lighter and faster tires than the heavy Specialized Endurant ones it came with, and imo they look killer.

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