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What do old people ride, lets see your bikes

Old 11-18-15, 07:31 AM
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Old people don't ride bikes. Young people with a great deal of experience ride bikes

Birthdays are good for you. Studies have shown that people who have more birthdays live longer.
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Old 11-18-15, 08:12 AM
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Not quite as "old" as I am my 1967 Holdsworth Italia Professional.



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Old 11-18-15, 08:39 AM
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Well, I don't consider 51 as being "old," but here I am with my Fuji Absolute 1.4...

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Old 11-18-15, 04:09 PM
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Old 11-18-15, 05:47 PM
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Well, after 10 yrs. back on the bike I now have three bikes. My Masi Gran Criterium.....Guru steel.....Colnago World Cup CX. I am really happy with all of them. FWIW I'm now 69.
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Old 11-18-15, 06:19 PM
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Semi old at 53
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Newest stable member. Still waiting on the crankset meant for this bike, but otherwise loving it.
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Old 11-28-15, 08:48 PM
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Don't hate it because it's beautiful.
Hate it? Man what is to hate about the one, nice bicycle, Indyfabz. Truly nice looking ride there, very taught geometry.

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Old 11-29-15, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by BluesDawg
The new AWOL's first ride on gravel today. The bike was impressive. Love the way it rolls over the ruts and rocks, even with the "skinny" 40mm tires. Planning to put something closer to 2" on it soon as this bike is intended for the rougher side of the gravel spectrum. Great fit. Very nice feel when standing and climbing. Good, wide range of gearing from the 46/30 front, 12-36 rear. I'll got to try it on some thicker gravel, steeper hills and a few creek crossings next Sunday at the Fried Green 50 in Piedmont Wildlife Refuge out of Juliette, GA.

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What crank did you put that gearing onto?
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Love those pictures, [MENTION=25235]BluesDawg[/MENTION]! Looks like the bike went out without you!
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Old 11-30-15, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by qcpmsame
Hate it? Man what is to hate about the one, nice bicycle, Indyfabz. Truly nice looking ride there, very taught geometry.

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It was a reference to an old commercial for some beauty product. Maybe Lorreal hair color. Some actress or model says "Don't hate me because I am beautiful. Someone in the Road forum actually said it was uninspired. There's not accounting for taste, or lack thereof.
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Old 11-30-15, 03:16 PM
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The touring rig loaded up for a long weekend of camping:
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Old 11-30-15, 04:55 PM
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Here is a recent addition. 1981 Mondia Super with R531SL tubeset, Campy NR, Cinelli.

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Here is a recent addition. 1981 Mondia Super with R531SL tubeset, Campy NR, Cinelli.

My kind of bike. Love me some vintage racer!



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Old 11-30-15, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL
My kind of bike. Love me some vintage racer!



I concur! Give me steel, and don't even think about giving me anything else.
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Old 11-30-15, 07:52 PM
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New to the sport... My hybrid:

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Old 11-30-15, 08:27 PM
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Well, I guess I can play too!

My first Lemond, sorta out of loan, for the last two years or so....



And then the winter storm rider A Raleigh Mojave MB with studded snow tires, fenders, etc.



Then my other winter ride for when the conditions are wet but not necessarily slick. It's a Kona Jake the Snake.



Then the two "modern" CF bikes that just see no love in my house and are up for sale. A Trek Madone 5.9 and Scott CR1 Pro the honestly is my best climber but just not suited for the rough roads I normally ride.





And then my current favorite daily rider. A wonderful Reynolds 853 tubed Lemond Tourmelet. This has significantly smoothed out the rough daily rides I was experiencing with the CF bikes. Sporting the "crazy" Wickwerks 34/53 chain ring setup that shifts oh so quick and smooth with a standard Dura Ace shifter.



And finally my new ride that's just waited for some snow free roads to be tested on. A Billato built Giordana Antares.

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Old 12-01-15, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
It was a reference to an old commercial for some beauty product. Maybe Lorreal hair color. Some actress or model says "Don't hate me because I am beautiful. Someone in the Road forum actually said it was uninspired. There's not accounting for taste, or lack thereof.
I recall that commercial, and the 41 and their take on what is a great bike is not something I would put much stock in, personally. All of your bikes that I have seen posted here, in various fora have been pretty well thought out bikes. Too many of the younger road forum members are from the flip it and slam it/murdered out colourway, school of thought, for my taste. I am an old guy, with old school taste, and I don't expect anyone else to have the same taste. Your bikes hit a pleasant note with me, that's all. Nice bikes.

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Well, I guess I can play too!
I like a collection where each player has its' role.
I'm going to repurpose a bike or two to cover the holes.
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Originally Posted by jamesdak
And finally my new ride that's just waited for some snow free roads to be tested on. A Billato built Giordana Antares.

I see we both appreciate a pretty Italian.

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Originally Posted by Wildwood
I like a collection where each player has its' role.
I'm going to repurpose a bike or two to cover the holes.
Helps to validate the N+1 equation, LOL!
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
I see we both appreciate a pretty Italian.

Beautiful Ride
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It's good to see others in "The Italian Family" coming out in this chilly December evening.

1977 Colnago Super

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Here are the next 2 for winter builds. The Merckx is awaiting all the bits to arrive. The Harding frame is causing a rethink of the role of a couple of bikes. The herd contains no fixie, and no vintage gravel bike (at least with 700c wheels). So the evolution goes......

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Here are the next 2 for winter builds. The Merckx is awaiting all the bits to arrive. The Harding frame is causing a rethink of the role of a couple of bikes. The herd contains no fixie, and no vintage gravel bike (at least with 700c wheels). So the evolution goes......

That Merckx is TIGHT. That would not be a bare frame in my shop. Nice!
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