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Old 02-16-22, 09:38 PM
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Well.... I finally decided to get back into doing some mountain biking so I picked up a very capable Trek from the LBS guys that have been taking care of my classic rides for years.


Waiting for winter to go and the trails to open back up.

I did take this out Sunday for a cold 24 miles. An old 5200 I got this summer to fix up as a light, triple geared ride for the days with lots of climbing.


Worked over the paint a couple of weeks ago to restore the glorious sheen of it's youth.

Then this beautiful old Calfee was finally pretty much completed. Hoping to get it out sometime soon for a shakedown riding.

I've got some used Reynolds DV46 wheels inbound that I plan to run on this.
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My newest addition


1975 Colnago Super
I’m still riding the same type bikes I rode when I was in my twenties, but couldn’t afford. I’ll be 68 this year and luvin every mile!
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Still winter so no outside pics.


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It's warming up in central Iowa and I plan on getting out this weekend. The snow and ice haven't completely melted so I'm taking out my 1992 drop bar Stumpjumper; it's the perfect bike for crummy roads:

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Huh. don't have a picture of the trike.
This one is currently in the shop.
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Originally Posted by nomadmax
Still winter so no outside pics.


Sweet, sweet, and sweet! How DO you decide which to ride?
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Originally Posted by Overdraft
Sweet, sweet, and sweet! How DO you decide which to ride?
I'm guessing by spoke count...
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I resemble that comment


Devore DX 1980's mtn bike - during covid went through the whole bike - pedals and seat's new now

Ellsworth Roots cyclocross bike - sorry no pix yet. Still working on it for my tastes

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Originally Posted by Overdraft
Sweet, sweet, and sweet! How DO you decide which to ride?
Originally Posted by DQRider
I'm guessing by spoke count...
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It all depends on which team jersey is clean
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Originally Posted by bicyclridr4life
Huh. don't have a picture of the trike.
This one is currently in the shop.
Looks like a vintage Studebaker lurking just around the corner....
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My "old man" bike

The latest addition to the stable. It's a Trek Emonda SL5. I've swapped out the factory Bontrager alloy wheels with a pretty nice set of FFWD 44mm carbon wheels. Also added a 4iiii power meter (left side only) . A "lively" ride, to say the least.

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Originally Posted by Rdmonster69
Who you calling old ?

No pics of my bicycles on this computer : )
Nice Rdmonster69 ! Now why didn't I think of this!


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Nice Rdmonster69 ! Now why didn't I think of this!
Nice CBR !! what is the naked bike ?? Looks fun !! And my tablet has my non motorized 2 wheelers.



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Rdmonster69 the nekkid is an 18 Honda CB1000r… Like you and your Ducs I have a brand loyalty problem!
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Originally Posted by nomadmax
Still winter so no outside pics.

Love that Merckx! Thought about original wheels?
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Originally Posted by GeneO
Love that Merckx! Thought about original wheels?
How long has it been since you glued a tubular on Mavic GL330 rims? Naw, modern stuff for me except for the frame and fork.
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Well this is the latest in the stable. Winter project bike to play around with. Finished it Friday morning as 3 days of storming began so still no ride on it yet. Probably won't keep this one but gave me a chance to get another old, neglected steel beast back on the road.




Dura Ace 7400 parts added to this with some Mavic Kyserium wheels.
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Originally Posted by jamesdak
Well this is the latest in the stable. Winter project bike to play around with. Finished it Friday morning as 3 days of storming began so still no ride on it yet. Probably won't keep this one but gave me a chance to get another old, neglected steel beast back on the road.

Dura Ace 7400 parts added to this with some Mavic Kyserium wheels.
Looks like a Clark Kent.
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Here is my KHS.

And my old KHS.

Around 1984 I had a KHS Winner road bike like this but mine was blue and much larger.

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Originally Posted by big john
Looks like a Clark Kent.
Or a 70's Schwinn Sprint.

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I just built this out. My old Scott CR1 served me VERY well, but with a suspected crack in the frame, it was time to say bye-bye.

So I found a used frame in excellent condition, and pretty much transferred the same components (except the seat post and the proprietary brake bolts) to the new one.

Surprisingly, it fits well without a lot of niggling. If it rides half as good as it looks, I'll be happy.


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Originally Posted by Biker395
I just built this out. My old Scott CR1 served me VERY well, but with a suspected crack in the frame, it was time to say bye-bye.
So I found a used frame in excellent condition, and pretty much transferred the same components (except the seat post and the proprietary brake bolts) to the new one.
Surprisingly, it fits well without a lot of niggling. If it rides half as good as it looks, I'll be happy.
nice bike! that sunshine & flowers are so distracting & I sell fencing at my 2nd job. interesting installation w/ the cinder blocks!
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Recent pix of my Trek Marlin 5


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My latest, probably not my last. Crust Canti Lightning Bolt..

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