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What do old people ride, lets see your bikes

Old 03-27-16, 03:04 PM
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Old 03-28-16, 08:35 PM
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Salsa Vaya (now with Jones loop h bars)
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Old 03-29-16, 01:46 PM
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My new almost completed ride. Wiel Carbon frameset and fork, Shimano 105 components (mix of 5500 and 5700), Rolf Vector wheels. It has been a fun build so far, can't wait to finish it and take it out for a ride.
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Old 03-29-16, 03:52 PM
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^^^

Nice! Flip the stem and raise it up a few centimeters before you cut that steerer tube. Until you get around to it, be careful about lunging forward onto the thing. That would hurt a lot.
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Old 03-29-16, 06:13 PM
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Salsa Vaya (now with Jones loop h bars)
Orange bikes rule the world. This one is particularly nice.
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Old 03-29-16, 08:12 PM
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Here's my Scalpel 1, upgraded with carbon bars and wheels.

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Old 03-29-16, 08:14 PM
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Here's my Specialized AWOL touring/bikepacking bike.

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Old 03-29-16, 08:16 PM
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How about a 54 to 56 year old bike? I just picked up an olmo gran sport that dates from between 1960 and 1962:

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Old 03-29-16, 08:35 PM
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This is my 2006 Litespeed Solano frame with Shimano 105 11 speed and Ultegra wheels.

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Old 03-29-16, 09:30 PM
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My Venge Project. A fun bike to ride on smooth roads, and really looks great in person (not that I am biased).
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Old 03-30-16, 05:26 AM
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Very nice Olmo, its similar to my first true "10-speed, European" bicycle, a Bottecchia Special, same components and set up. A very enjoyable ride that I wish I had kept, these 43 years since I sold it.

That one looks like it just came from the factory, either you scored an excellent restoration, or found one of those fabled bikes that was put away and untouched for all these years.

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Old 03-30-16, 05:35 AM
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Originally Posted by qcpmsame
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Very nice Olmo, its similar to my first true "10-speed, European" bicycle, a Bottecchia Special, same components and set up. A very enjoyable ride that I wish I had kept, these 43 years since I sold it.

That one looks like it just came from the factory, either you scored an excellent restoration, or found one of those fabled bikes that was put away and untouched for all these years.

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Bill: I got lucky. This bike has not been restored. The paint, the decals, and all the parts (other than the saddle) are original. The parts (RD, hubs, brakes) date the bike to 1960-61. This is the oldest bike I have ever owned. The bike looks like a racing bike from the 50s when campagnolo gran sport was campy's top of the line. Even the cottered bottom bracket axle is pretty high end with ground and polished bearing surfaces as is the steel cottered crank with alloy chainrings. The bike is fairly light at 24 pounds which isn't bad (the tubing is falck).

Time has dulled the original decals and the paint which has been touched up in a few spots. There is a tiny bit of rust on some of the chrome. But the parts are in magnificent shape. I've slowly been overhauling the bike and the bearing surfaces on the headset, BB, and hubs are smooth and unpitted. The bike has clearly seen some use but not much and has obviously been stored inside. The original chainrings are sound as is the original freewheel. I'm not planning on replacing anything other than perhaps the wheels. I like tubulars but these wheels have some issues. I have a pair of milremo clinchers also built around record hi flange hubs that will look right on this bike.

I'm replacing the consumables and then I'll take it riding. I'm thinking a half century ride on my birthday on this 56 year old bike is just about right, .

Miguel

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Old 03-30-16, 05:55 AM
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Wow, just fantastic, what a find. I loved my Botty, some people questioned why I liked that cottered crankset and BB, but it never gave me any trouble, at all. The Campag back then was miles ahead of the other stuff, especially the Huret and Simplex ders, I had one of the Delrin wonders, urggghhh.

Great looking bicycle, enjoy that silky smooth steel ride.

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Old 03-30-16, 06:03 AM
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Beautiful Olmo. Pure class.
Year for year it sure seems to be holding up better than I am!
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Old 04-02-16, 10:45 AM
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"Bucket list" project bike. I always wanted to try building a bicycle from a bare frame, so I finally bought a frame and did it. Its a Nashbar CX frame with a no-name steel fork. I put the headset in myself ('redneck' method found on the web based on using an all-thread and nuts). Have ridden it about 100 miles and adjusted a few things (seat and handlebars). Not the lightest bicycle, but comfy.



Nashbar frame - its supposed to be a 60cm, but really more like a 54-56 with the short headtube, so needed a lot of spacers and an adjustable stem. It rides nice, but Nashbar is a little disingenuous selling these things as 60CM.
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Old 04-10-16, 08:06 AM
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Old 04-10-16, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by supercycle62
I was riding an old Norco Hybrid bike from the 90's but last week I picked up a 1980's 12 speed SuperCycle Medalist II Mixte bike. The Norco was starting to show it's abuse from the last 3 years I've had it and needed new tires, brake cables, pads and basically a good clean and lube. Since I figured it wasn't really worth the expense (I paid $60 for it used)

I started looking on the local buy & sell website for something decent and found the SuperCycle for a whopping $20 and best of all it was a 15-20 min walk from my home to go pick it up. It had previously belonged to a lady and had been parked in her garage the last few years not being ridden.To my amazement and pleasure all that was needed was to pump up the tires, adjust the seat and handlebars and start riding. I have replaced the painful racing seat for a more comfortable cruiser style seat. All the brakes and gear components work perfectly and the wheels are straight as an arrow. I plan on swapping out the drop handlebars for a cruiser style set and new handbrakes levers that will allow me an upright riding position. This will be my new main ride for the next few years.

The pic on the left is the actual bike from the sellers pic. The one on the right is a random pic of the same bike from another seller.

I assembled lots of those when I worked at the Canadian Tire store at Yonge Street and Deavenport in the 1980s.

Hope you enjot it.

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Old 04-10-16, 05:52 PM
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This duded up 1986 Specialized Stumpjumper was shown in this thread about a year ago. I bought a stripped down frame, had it powder coated and built it up with my preferred components. I also ride a cherry Panasonic DX5000. Don't ride much anymore, my balance is not so good. Not surprising since I am 75 years.
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Old 04-10-16, 06:31 PM
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That's an amazing tourer, Keho. I like the dual-lever shifters. Nice work.
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That's a nice-looking bike, supercycle! Those mixtes handle great.
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What do old guys ride? Hopefully, the bikes they build all winter. This is Project Patina, a '76 Fuji "The Finest" that I built at zero cost for frame and parts. I traded away a bunch of parts to amass the components needed for the build. The components did not match factory issue but they are indeed era Japanese parts.




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Old 04-12-16, 04:13 PM
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That's a sharp-looking ride, Marve! I like the bar tape.
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Old 04-12-16, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Fldaves
My "newer" ride is a Lynskey R230 with a full 6800 grouppo.

Fld, are all the Lynskeys Ti?
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What is that finish? Like a pewter or something? Very nice.
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Old 04-12-16, 07:03 PM
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Fld, are all the Lynskeys Ti?
Yes as far as I know. The Lynskey's use to own Litespeed.
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