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Old 04-11-14, 05:50 AM
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Part of my herd: Origin8 mixte build, Surly Pacer, Giant Via 2W, Cannondale Hooligan, '84 Schwinn Le Tour
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Old 04-11-14, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by mort1369
My three toys. . . .
Another beauty from Trek's glory days! I also must ask, why the low saddle height?
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Originally Posted by trackhub
Another beauty from Trek's glory days! I also must ask, why the low saddle height?
I'm short. . . . .

Also I only recently got around to replacing the chain (snapped it the first time I took it out). I also have to set up the brakes after I put on the bullhorns.

That and I've been using the Raleigh as my main 'cardio toy'.

I'll set it up soon enough.
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Originally Posted by 02Giant
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Are your legs that short? It looks like you would lower the seats even further if they would.
I am a stubby-legged 5'5", so the saddles are going to be a bit low.

Ironically I delayed getting on the Raleigh as I thought the saddle was too high. I went and got a seatpost where I could 'slam' the saddle almost to the frame, took the bike out, reinstalled the original seatpost and raised the saddle (and it looks like it's going up again). I took the pics of the Raleigh and the Trek before I had done any setup on them (I'm still setting up the Trek).
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Old 04-12-14, 05:57 AM
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Litespeed Blue Ridge commuter & Bacchetta Ti-Aero. No pix of the vintage Serotta or Cannondale mtb.
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Started riding last September and have found a new joy! Here is my ride right now.
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Originally Posted by Lizzy
Part of my herd: Origin8 mixte build, Surly Pacer, Giant Via 2W, Cannondale Hooligan, '84 Schwinn Le Tour
The Hooligan looks like a fun little bike. How do you like it?
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Old 04-29-14, 07:51 PM
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obrent, I was just checking out your collection. Very nice, especially those tandems.

In fact, there are lots of great bikes in this thread.

My latest completed project:

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I've thought "maybe some day" on the Holland Exogrid, how do you like yours?

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Updated photo of what this not-so-old 60 year old rides. Added an Acorn Boxy Rando bag and Nitto M12 rack on my Bridgestone RB-T




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I have two that I ride a lot. Here is my Rivendhell Rambouellet:



This is my Rans Startus, which now have about 12,000 miles on it.


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If I were you I would make "some day" into "today." About the best "thing" I have ever bought in life, excellent craftsmanship, thorough attention to detail, and great people to work with who follow through.

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I've thought "maybe some day" on the Holland Exogrid, how do you like yours?

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Old 05-01-14, 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by obrentharris

My Motobecanes:







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Originally Posted by jimmuller
My latest completed project:



In fact, there are lots of great bikes in this thread.
Yes there are and I'm lovin' these Motobecanes
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I guess, if you're in a hurry, that beautiful Bacchetta is the one you select? Great looking bike!
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Wow!
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Here is my daily commute ride. '82 Peugeot PSV, mostly Mavic components, fendered and lit for the PacNW winters.



Here is my recent purchase. '79 (?) Raleigh Team Professional, all Super Record with tubulars. Doesn't get ridden in the rain, which means it is used 0.1 months of the year.



Here is my "speedy" ride, a '92 Cannondale R1000, all Mavic with tubulars. Light fenders here too, since it rains 11.9 months of the rain here.


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I can't remember if I posted this before or not. I did a quick check and didn't see it.

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Here is me and my Giant Cypress.

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Bacchetta Ti-Aero.
I've been wondering what that crankset is on that very nice Ti Bacchetta. I don't recognize it as anything I'm familiar with.
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evening

no car, and live on a farm in southern Scotland
so here's my 'shopping' bike.
a 2008 Trek FX 7.2 [ carrying home a Merlot in the cage ]

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after 50+ years i decided on another road bike
found a mint Peugeot P10PG 'Loire' - just a relube, cables and saddle and ready for the road

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first ride since about 1959 - evening sunlight in Scotland

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stay safe.......john

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I'm 63 and also considered a "Clydesdale." I'm into vintage bikes as well as new ones. I have 16 vintage bikes ranging from 1898 to 1972, though most are too small for me to ride. I'm 6'2" and about 280 (but dropping). My daily riders are a 2013 Cannondale Quick:

And a 2014 Trek Domane:

I also have a 1935 Excelsior Tall Frame that fits me pretty well. Here it is next to my Cannondale XL:
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Originally Posted by Zinger
I've been wondering what that crankset is on that very nice Ti Bacchetta. I don't recognize it as anything I'm familiar with.
FSA Carbon fiber triple.
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Originally Posted by Worknomore


Litespeed Blue Ridge commuter & Bacchetta Ti-Aero. No pix of the vintage Serotta or Cannondale mtb.
Is that a patch cord on your Dinotte? If so, did you make it or buy it?
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