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Old 10-05-22, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by DQRider
So many incredible roadbikes on this thread lately! Ready for something different?

I've bored everyone over on the C&V thread enough with this, but the geezer thread hasn't seen it yet. Full details HERE.


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You went and got all practical.
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Originally Posted by big john
You went and got all practical.
Ah, and that's a bad thing? Please explain...?
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Originally Posted by DQRider
Ah, and that's a bad thing? Please explain...?
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No, not a bad thing! Compared to your usual works of art and historically significant bikes this is more of a working machine.
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I am trying to be cheaper than anybody else in this thread......

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Originally Posted by DQRider
So many incredible roadbikes on this thread lately! Ready for something different?

I've bored everyone over on the C&V thread enough with this, but the geezer thread hasn't seen it yet. Full details HERE.


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This is the kind of bike I like. Would be to big for me, but I like how the rider is in a upright position. Nice bike.
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Originally Posted by big john
No, not a bad thing! Compared to your usual works of art and historically significant bikes this is more of a working machine.
Ah, sorry. I think my typing fingers got ahead of my brain on this one.
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Originally Posted by StarBiker
This is the kind of bike I like. Would be to big for me, but I like how the rider is in a upright position. Nice bike.
I second this notion, and definitely ready for something like this. I scroll through hundreds of images of bikes like this in Pinterest daily and keeping building up list of things I want for a 90's mtn. bike conversion. There are so many things to consider when building up a bike like this that I find it hard to know what's best.
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Colnago C59 ad14, 2014
The last "ad" prefix color of Colnago carbon frame, except Mapei type.
I wish ad23, lx23, pr23, yeah, Rabobank color scheme.

Dura Ace 7700 components
Dura Ace PD-R9100 pedals
Dura Ace RH-9100-C40 clincher
Veloflex master 23c

Hmmm, this color scheme is Renault Elf Gitane!

This bike is light, good for 63-year old cyclist.
This bike runs fast, good help for 63-year old cyclist.
This bike looks good.
63-year old cyclist loves this bike


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Old 10-06-22, 10:30 AM
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My new one and my old one. 64 yoa so middle aged not old


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Old 10-06-22, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by gthomson
I second this notion, and definitely ready for something like this. I scroll through hundreds of images of bikes like this in Pinterest daily and keeping building up list of things I want for a 90's mtn. bike conversion. There are so many things to consider when building up a bike like this that I find it hard to know what's best.
That Giant I posted above. Didn't need to do much to it either. Just consumables. Paid $20 like DQRider so I didn't have much money in it. I didn't have to change anything though.
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N+1 Rivendell Roadini

Built this up on new frame.
9 speed triple crank Tiagra
front derailer 105 triple
Rear Older Ultegra 9
cassette 105 11- 25
shifters dura ace 9 speed bar ends
nitto stem and nitto north woods bars
Broke in brooks b -17
velocity 36 spoke rims on shimano hubs continental gravel tires
shimano levers
tektro long reach calibers
smooth ride and fast
will see how it climbs as I am used to a 36 tooth cassette
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One things for sure, some of the characters that complain about a seat, or bar position on a bike I have had need to shut up.
I haven't seen anything like that in this thread but I have encountered it on this site.
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Here's my one of a kind roadster. Not a racer, but does 125 miles just as well. Function and IGH reliability are first for me. The front fender is older than me. LOL. I chucked all the tinfoil parts it came with. This homemade stem is on all 3 of my bikes now. Stupid how it didn't have bottle mounts on a 2018 design bike.

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Way back in post 991 or so, I showed the following bike right after purchase, tearr down and build back up. It has seen several k miles since then, with a couple of crashes without frame damage and finish degradation.
In the theme of this thread, it has been "UPGRADED" to Campagnolo Racing T 9v in back and triple up front. I do run out of cadence downhill early due to the max 52/13.
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New bike yesterday - ready to go today

2020 Orbea Gain - Di2 Ultegra ebike delivered yesterday.
With only a few ‘down th block’ rides to make sure I know how to ride this beast, the only thing I can say is = it ain’t like my other bikes.
May take some getting used to.

….but looking forward to expanding my range, even if it feels much differently. Machine-like, not what I’m used to. Need saddle time experience. Haven’t ridden a ~30lb bike in ~60 years.
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Originally Posted by Overdraft
Nice Rdmonster69 ! Now why didn't I think of this!


My other two wheels!





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Originally Posted by Wildwood
2020 Orbea Gain - Di2 Ultegra ebike delivered yesterday.
With only a few ‘down th block’ rides to make sure I know how to ride this beast, the only thing I can say is = it ain’t like my other bikes.
May take some getting used to.

….but looking forward to expanding my range, even if it feels much differently. Machine-like, not what I’m used to. Need saddle time experience. Haven’t ridden a ~30lb bike in ~60 years.
Look at you with the disc...sure makes downhills a lot more fun.
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Originally Posted by curbtender
Look at you with the disc...sure makes downhills a lot more fun.
Yeah, I know - bizarre. Wildwood with
Shimano (integrated levers) instead of Campa, a 1st
electronic shifting - first, Di2 Ultegra
disc brakes - hydraulic even, a first
more than 29cogs, on a road bike, a first
no skinny frame tubes, first
room for 40mm tires, first on a road/gravel drop bar bike
e-bike, first
batteries, first

but ... even with nothing on the bars & stem I'm not sure my mantra is still valid:
clear your handlebars and your mind will follow

After 35+ adult years of active cycling = a little new is inevitable for a 70+ cyclist who still wants to crank it on, sometimes.
Besides I'm worth it and always ready for a charge.


Initial ride = 100% success.

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How's it going with the EBike? I have friends that have bought them. I feel that I would be cheating, but if it can extend my riding from 20 miles flat to longer rides with a few hills, maybe it's the answer.CHEERS
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Okay, I picked this up Thursday......So I am rolling with this for now.

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What was ridden today. And what was ridden last week.




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What was ridden today. And what was ridden last week.




The second one looks interesting. Carbon I would guess.

I can't deal with drops (never could), and vintage roadies bother my neck. To each his own.

I never turn down a vintage roadie if the price is right though. As in flip price.

This one was my size from last year but I knew there was no way I would find it comfortable. Off it went.

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1983 Trek 850 Project

Just finished this:



... and will be taking it on a group ride in 3 hours. It's gonna be chilly, ~45°F, to start, but if the sun shows up, that will warm quickly. This is my second build with these cheap tires, and I've got to say, no complaints.

I had been posting this as a 1984 model, but after doing some research I found that it is actually an `83 - The `84 model would have Reynolds 531 main tubes, this bike has Tange Champion chrome-moly throughout. Now I guess I'll have to go back and change those dates... unless I can find something better to do. It's not winter yet!
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Is 51 old?

Doesn’t matter, here’s my current stable of complete bikes:


Mondonico Futura Leggero


LeMond Ti , that I recently rebuilt with 6800,painted by Dr. Deltron…

… with a stickface.


2011 Serotta Meivici that I recently built up with R8000


Land Shark that I recently purchased.


Serotta CIII that I recently built with 6800/R8000 mix.
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Just finished this:




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Beautiful! And I really like your "flask stand". Good insurance if the sun doesn't make an appearance.
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