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What do old people ride, lets see your bikes

Old 05-18-24, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by t2p
appear to be Gravel King SK
yeah, re-did the tape, put on my mirror and my bike computer, added air to the tires and took it for a short ride. everything works well, did notice there is slight wear on the rear hub, but other than that seems to be solid.
Have to say I'm surprised how close the geometry/feel is to the sequoia. My Douglas(Colorado Cyclists) backup bike is so aggressive and feels undersized and out of balance despite being a techincally larger frame compared to the roubaix. If you put me on the roubaix and the sequoia blindfolded I'd have a hard time telling them apart in terms of position and fit.
Tomorrow I will swap the wheels, pedals with my backup bike and try to get in a proper test ride. So far I really love this bike, but it could just be "different".
Can't say I'm in live with the Tiagra shifters, but also an easy swap down the road.
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Old 05-18-24, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by t2p


another double yikes - this one offers flat bar and drop bar !
I believe the Baron Von Richthoffen rode that bike.
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Old 05-18-24, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by rsbob
I believe the Baron Von Richthoffen rode that bike.
he knew those bars would provide added lift and maneuverability !
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Old 05-18-24, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by rsbob
I believe the Baron Von Richthoffen rode that bike.
And that is why Snoopy shot him down!
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Old 05-19-24, 07:15 AM
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My new BMC Team Machine SLR01, replacing my 2012 SLR01

At age 65, I'm grateful that I'm still able to ride a full bred racing machine. Did a hot and hilly 70 mile ride yesterday.

First bike with Di2 electronic shifting.

2012 to 2024
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Old 05-20-24, 06:59 PM
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Just finished rehabbing for a childhood friend who bought this in 1974 (a lot of my stuff is older still!):

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Old 05-21-24, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by tiger1964
Just finished rehabbing for a childhood friend who bought this in 1974 (a lot of my stuff is older still!):

Good looking bike.
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Old 05-23-24, 02:17 PM
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Thiis is my go-to bike because its gear for out of shape people like me.


This is one of my favorites because I like the looks and performance with 10 speed Super Record with variations.


and others.

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Old 05-24-24, 03:05 AM
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Built/added one to the collection. 99% complete and still getting dialed in. Still undecided on how my paint turned out and it might be a little big but I only have 500 km on it so far.
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Old 05-24-24, 05:12 AM
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Originally Posted by tiger1964
Just finished rehabbing for a childhood friend who bought this in 1974 (a lot of my stuff is older still!):

Super nice
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Old 05-24-24, 05:14 AM
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Old 05-24-24, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji
Well my "billboard" concern went away with the disintegration of the Corsa Team V hub, 14 miles out in the middle of nowhere. It broke apart & locked up tighter than Dick's hatband (who knows where that expression came from?)....I had to lift it up as it wouldn't roll. I communicated with Kemco Group Inc. & Novatec only to find out this hub was no longer made.


My local shop ordered me some new wheels with Mavic Elite rims, Origin8 hubs & DT Swiss spokes. I've made some other tweaks since the earlier photo was made so this is me now:



I now carry a spare emergecy bike in my saddle bag
Those Vuelta Corsa wheels were too nice to not use somewhere so I had a replacement hub put on by my LBS and put the set on the '86 Bianchi that also had the original Araya rear wheel develop a crack in the rim (jeez I've had had a time with wheel failures). Not so sure about the purple/red color blend. I have some more red bottle cages, maybe that might pair the colors better?


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Old 05-24-24, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji
Those Vuelta Corsa wheels were too nice to not use somewhere so I had a replacement hub put on by my LBS and put the set on the '86 Bianchi that also had the original Araya rear wheel develop a crack in the rim (jeez I've had had a time with wheel failures). Not so sure about the purple/red color blend. I have some more red bottle cages, maybe that might pair the colors better?
The relative appeal of any color combo is subjective so, if you like the red and purple, I think you should go for it. Another option would be to remove the red stickers (assuming they are stickers) by heating them up *A LITTLE* with a heat gun and gently peeling them away. I donít know why wheels have to be billboards but using bright red in the graphics does limit the traditional color ways they can be a part of.
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Old 05-24-24, 04:53 PM
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My recent 2016 Roubaix addition.
Swapped in my Shimano RS wheel/hubs and my gators kins in place of those stock axis-1 rims and those gravel tires. Swapped out the Specialized seat with something a little more forgiving, added another bottle rack and a mount for my pump. Have ridden a few times now and have gotten used to the Tiagra shifter/derailer and will stick with it for now. So far I am loving this bike and my sequoia is taking a back seat.
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Old 05-26-24, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by daywood
The relative appeal of any color combo is subjective so, if you like the red and purple, I think you should go for it. Another option would be to remove the red stickers (assuming they are stickers) by heating them up *A LITTLE* with a heat gun and gently peeling them away. I donít know why wheels have to be billboards but using bright red in the graphics does limit the traditional color ways they can be a part of.
if you mean the "CORSA" on the wheels? I seriously doubt those are stickers.
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Old 05-26-24, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by gottahavit
if you mean the "CORSA" on the wheels? I seriously doubt those are stickers.
I donít have any in front of me so I donít know either whether they are decals/stickers or not. Itís easy enough for the OP to find out. If so, itís any easy fix. If not, not.
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Old 05-29-24, 09:51 PM
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Trek DS1, yard sale purchase, I couldn't believe it was for sale sitting beside a filthy recliner chair!

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Old 05-30-24, 05:38 AM
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Trek DS1, yard sale purchase, I couldn't believe it was for sale sitting beside a filthy recliner chair!
Nice looking, for a yard sale find.

Gotta love the Trek DS line. Had a DS 8.5 myself, awhile back. (Was stolen, unfortunately.) Had installed a nice set of Velocity Dyad rims, Deore XT hubs, 47-622 Conti Tour Ride tires. Great bike, for around town and light trails.
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Old 05-30-24, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by pepperbelly
And that is why Snoopy shot him down!


Snoopy was a force in the air - and on the ground !
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I did a 45 mile ride today on the Chichaqua trail, which is a beautiful rails to trail conversion that has a canopy of trees throughout the trail, running NE out of Des Moines. I rode my 1980 Raleigh Record Ace. This model was not sold in the US and still has the sticker from the British shop that originally sold it. It is a Worksop built bike. The wheels, headset, and brakes are original. Oh and the sign above the bike gets bonus points for being clever.





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Old 05-30-24, 06:53 PM
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The Bike I'm saving up for :
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Wow, a bar on wheels with a stereo and speakers! Portable dance club.

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Old 05-30-24, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by bikemig
I did a 45 mile ride today on the Chichaqua trail, which is a beautiful rails to trail conversion that has a canopy of trees throughout the trail, running NE out of Des Moines. I rode my 1980 Raleigh Record Ace. This model was not sold in the US and still has the sticker from the British shop that originally sold it. It is a Worksop built bike. The wheels, headset, and brakes are original. Oh and the sign above the bike gets bonus points for being clever.




I'm not a fan of those sidewalls, but they really go good with that bike
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Old 06-05-24, 03:43 AM
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Iím 59 and this is my current ride
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Old 06-05-24, 12:40 PM
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The same one I was riding in my 30's


Plus this one I picked up back in 2018
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Old 06-08-24, 08:50 PM
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Spooned on the Schwalbe Super Moto-X tires and went for a 24 mile, 50% gravel ride today. Plus, I love having a kickstand!

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