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Old 11-24-22, 11:10 PM
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Added a new bike top my stable. My first bike build with custom paint, SRAM Force shifting, Elite Wheels, disk brakes and more....

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Just refurbed this old Claud Butler. Went with tubulars, Schwalbe One, oh my they have a nice ride. Took it out on its maiden voyage a couple days ago and my riding buddy remarked, "Your bike is so quiet". It really is. And everything seems "tight ". Some of the more unusual components... Zeus Criterium crankset, Huret Svelto derailleur, early GB stem, and my fave Wrights saddle which is a survivor from a '69 Raleigh Grand Prix.



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Old 12-20-22, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Kills my wifeís back and neck as well. I put flat bars on her road bike which helped. She also rides an e-bike with beach cruiser bars, like the bikes of old, which she really likes.
I put wald 843 on my roadie, total cafe feel, she would love it.
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Old 12-25-22, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by sotramk
have been married to this old gal for 24 yrs now. Probably should trade her in for a couple of twelve yr olds, but she still shows me a good time!

Bought one of these new in 1990 I believe, loved the bike, put a lot of miles on it then moved to Mountain Bikes. I believe the Trek 1100 had "Oval" front chain rings.
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My Trek 7.1 FX. It's my secondary ride. When the Trek Marlin is in the shop usually. It's faster but not as comfortable.
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Old 12-28-22, 07:11 PM
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2012 Windsor TimeLine from BikesDirect that I had my local shop convert to three speeds with a Sturmey-Archer SRF3. Such a fun bike to ride! Itís running 46x18, so 52/69/92 GI. Itís ideal for NYC.
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Originally Posted by rudypyatt
2012 Windsor TimeLine from BikesDirect that I had my local shop convert to three speeds with a Sturmey-Archer SRF3. Such a fun bike to ride! Itís running 46x18, so 52/69/92 GI. Itís ideal for NYC.
I am always wondering how to create a good chain-line with such conversions. I've got a Trek 650 I'd like to convert to Sturmey Archer 3-speed.
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2021 Domane SL5. First carbon frame for me.
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Old 02-28-23, 08:33 AM
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I've been riding my 1992 Trek 950 with Continental Winter Contact tires on the local trails. Those tires really help on snow and ice. The local trails are mainly clear but winter is not entirely gone. I like riding a vintage MTB when the roads are bad early in the year.

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Old 02-28-23, 08:46 AM
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(58 years old) ... I was beginning to wonder why I bought this Surly Wednesday a few years ago, but lately it's getting some use, thanks to a riding bud who's been getting me to mountain bike with him.


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bikemig I had a couple year newer 930. Just donated it last year but did use Town and Country tires most its life. Finally, got a 29 Procycle. Rode the 930 a couple of times after the 29" and it felt like a toy bike!

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I hope to be riding this one in the coming cycling season. 1974 Holdsworth Pro, branded as Irish Harding.
Will likely strip the Mondia Super for the full Nuovo Record build. Besides, masterful wall art is always a pleasure.

Out with the old, in with the older... ! Never underestimate an old guy cranking 52/42.


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I just turned 63 and down to 4 bikes.
Giant road bike converted to flat-bar


Specialized Roll2 Single Speed


Specialized Langster Single Speed with bull-horns


.....and a HD Night Rod Special
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Old 03-01-23, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Speedway2
I just turned 63 and down to 4 bikes.
Giant road bike converted to flat-bar
Around the time I was nearing age 70 I started converting my road bikes to flat bar and I have no regrets!
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@Jjbailey930 - that black CF Trek looks fast. Especially with those tiny, light pedals. Is that a 52/39 crankset? Being N. VA., you must be young (, all things be relative) and fast.
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
@Jjbailey930 - that black CF Trek looks fast. Especially with those tiny, light pedals. Is that a 52/39 crankset? Being N. VA., you must be young (, all things be relative) and fast.
Ha! Only 62 1/2 and itís all relative! Itís a nice endurance frame but comfortable for me to boogie down the trail with 50/34 compact.
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Originally Posted by GeezyRider
Around the time I was nearing age 70 I started converting my road bikes to flat bar and I have no regrets!
I started a couple years ago.
First with the Langster (from drops to bulls) then the Giant (to flats) and my back has thanked me ever since. I also removed the front shifter/derailleur and the large ring. Decided I didn't need all the gears anymore.....

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This was during a three hour gravel race on my 2015 (2014?) Spesh CruX



And here's one of my older bikes. It's a Western Flyer custom rat. I can't remember what the chainguard is from. The headlight is from a Mustang GT. The wheels are Felt. It's currently in second place in an impromptu build-off contest for previous build-off bikes at RatRodBikes.com. I'll be selling this in the spring. I rarely ride it.


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One of 9. On the border at Organ Pipe National Monument



And leaning up against one of the cactus that the monument is named for.

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I'm thinking those are three different leather saddles? Which one do you like the best? After 30 years of various levels of pain I bit the fashion bullet and tried the Sella Anatomica and I now ride pain free on all my bikes. However, I'm always looking for something lighter and prettier. It appears that the second one might be a Berthoud and they have always interested me. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by smoore
I'm thinking those are three different leather saddles? Which one do you like the best? After 30 years of various levels of pain I bit the fashion bullet and tried the Sella Anatomica and I now ride pain free on all my bikes. However, I'm always looking for something lighter and prettier. It appears that the second one might be a Berthoud and they have always interested me. Thanks!
Only one leather saddle in the three bikes. However, some of my other bikes do have leather saddles. The blue bike (commuter) has a Brooks Cambium C17, which I really like. The Univega has a Brooks Swift (leather), and I really like that one, too. The Miyata has a Selle Italia Model X Green Superflow saddle...haven't spent much time on that one, but it seems decent, especially for the price ($50-ish).
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