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What do old people ride, lets see your bikes

Old 03-22-15, 04:51 PM
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Latest addition to the fleet.

Trek Dual Sport 8.5 for when I don't want to reide the road bike.
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Old 03-22-15, 11:37 PM
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Another springtime afternoon in central FLA tooling around the lakes on my Secteur Elite . . . The more I ride it the more I enjoy it!



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Old 03-23-15, 04:12 AM
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Looks like a post card.... "Wish you were here".
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Old 03-23-15, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2
Latest addition to the fleet.

Trek Dual Sport 8.5 for when I don't want to ride the road bike.
Looks a like fun ride! Been considering adding an off-road capable bike to the stable to join friends on their weekly Alligator Ride (truly amongst alligators, wild hogs, an other assorted swampland wildlife) over gravel/broken pavement paths that were formerly used to service agricultural irrigation equipment. Tried it once on a hybrid road (Giant Escape) bike with 38mm tires and it about beat me to death!
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Old 03-27-15, 02:12 PM
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Raleigh Record bought a few weeks ago and now ready to ride:


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Old 03-27-15, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Gerryattrick
Raleigh Randonneur '94 bought a few weeks ago and now ready to ride:

I dig this bike except for the bad slope on the rear rack.
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Old 03-28-15, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by takenreasy
I dig this bike except for the bad slope on the rear rack.
I agree. I hadn't noticed it as I only just put the racks on 30 minutes before the pics, but not sure what to do to fix it. I will look into it.
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Old 03-28-15, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Gerryattrick
I agree. I hadn't noticed it as I only just put the racks on 30 minutes before the pics, but not sure what to do to fix it. I will look into it.
If the stays are slotted, you can loosen the bolts that fasten them to the rack and slide the rack up until it's straight and re tighten. Bending the stays is acceptable as well. I've done that lots of times when there was no other way to get the rack to sit level.
EDIT: I made the assumption that you have strap type stays. If they are the rod type, disregard my reply.
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Old 03-28-15, 02:58 PM
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Rod type I'm afraid, so may have to resort to delicate surgery.
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Old 03-28-15, 04:01 PM
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My wife expressed a casual interest in trying that "bike thing". I dug around in the parts bin and came up with this. Honest,..... if she likes riding, I'll spend a few more bucks on her.

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Old 03-29-15, 06:02 PM
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Ages 82 (pilot) and stoker (80) with a total of 240,000+ miles on tandems since 1975.
Pedal on TWOgether!
Rudy and Kay/zonatandem
Oh . . . and HAPPILY married for 60+ years.
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Old 03-29-15, 06:03 PM
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I'm about to turn 55. So I'm selling my 2006 Trek Pilot 2.1 spa, and I'm getting a 2015 Trek Domane 4.5
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Old 03-30-15, 09:23 AM
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Why, thank you for asking . Here are two of my delights. I have two others that are waiting for their photo shoot



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Old 03-30-15, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by zonatandem
Ages 82 (pilot) and stoker (80) with a total of 240,000+ miles on tandems since 1975.
Pedal on TWOgether!
Rudy and Kay/zonatandem
Oh . . . and HAPPILY married for 60+ years.
Simply OUTSTANDING!!! I won't even attempt to beat your mileage record. I can only hope that I'm still kicking (and pedaling) in another 25 years!
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Old 03-30-15, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by BluesDawg
sneak peek

+1 very nice! Ben
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Old 03-30-15, 09:13 PM
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My lawn chair with pedals... and new fenders.

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Old 03-31-15, 08:46 PM
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Hey Folks I,m 57 and these are my rides! I love em all.
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Old 04-02-15, 02:12 PM
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well, going on 79, and on a Trek Fx, I'm having fun.

Bike Foto when I figure-out how !

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Old 04-02-15, 07:03 PM
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Old 04-02-15, 07:07 PM
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Old 04-02-15, 07:11 PM
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Uh oh... Is that a good "whoa"....?
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That's an OUTSTANDING, WAY TO GO, boy is that a cool picture of a great bike kind of whoa...

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Old 04-02-15, 08:19 PM
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Thanks. That's my 2013 Domane 4.0. With some changes

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Old 04-02-15, 08:36 PM
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Just worked on a pair of those last weekend for my cousin's. All they really needed was a good scrubbing, a little lube and a slight tweak on the rear derailleur trim on one of them. I know they've put a ton of miles on them over the past 18 years or so but they have held up well. Is your's a rigid frame? Their's have rear suspension, not sure I cared for it

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Fully rigid, it hits the curb at 28 pounds without the rack and fenders.

Mine is a 2000, it saw very few miles before I bought it last summer.
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