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What do old people ride, lets see your bikes

Old 04-13-16, 12:33 PM
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First New Road Bike in Eight Years

I used to think I'd buy myself a new road bike every five years. Sometimes finances and other obligations made me forget about that desire. After eight years - on a very, very nice bike - I decided to upgrade everything.

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I've also had a fixed gear bike for about four years. I like it a lot and don't plan to ever upgrade.



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Old 04-14-16, 06:55 PM
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'92 Trek 930. Just getting back into it after some years off. This was the last bike I had. Never really rode it much after buying it used around 2003 because I had other bikes, but it simply fit me perfectly. So, I recently had it overhauled and it basically looks new. Took off the dry-rotted original knobbies and put some 1.75" gumwalls on for cruising around the area.

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Old 04-14-16, 08:28 PM
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My SS MTB just got a new fork and front wheel. And, I cannot ride for a couple of days.
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Old 04-14-16, 09:17 PM
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I do not know what exacly old is but here is my main bike, a Surly CC:



This is my coffee colored, coffee shop ride, Raleigh Sports:

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Old 04-14-16, 09:54 PM
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Old 04-15-16, 06:30 AM
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I just picked this up last weekend.

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Old 04-15-16, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Loose Chain
I do not know what exacly old is but here is my main bike, a Surly CC:



This is my coffee colored, coffee shop ride, Raleigh Sports:

Really like this one. I've had a special spot in my heart for Raleigh bikes since the 70s.
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Old 04-15-16, 09:23 AM
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For me it depends on the ride I'm going on and what i plan to do on it.

I have a 1980's SLX MIELE for my fast road rides.

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For touring on the road I have a MIELE (Tange #5 tubing) that I use.

#04b Miele Uno L.S. Rebuilt 4 Touring - Added Bottle Mount, Canti-brake Studs & Bridge by Miele Man, on Flickr

For dirt/gravel roads touring I use this MTB MIELE converted to drop-bars.

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I'm currently building up a SL MIELE (1980's) with all Dura Ace AX groupset for my relaxed road riding.

Edit. Then there's my MTB single-speed with 12" wide handlebar.

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My SL MIELE Latina.

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Old 04-15-16, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL
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.




+1 on riding the "no cost winter project." Here's mine: 1984ish Batavus Professional made possible by the sale of a Raleigh cx bike.
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Old 04-15-16, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Oldguyonoldbike
+1 on riding the "no cost winter project." Here's mine: 1984ish Batavus Professional made possible by the sale of a Raleigh cx bike.
Very nice.
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Old 05-08-16, 09:03 PM
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The new ride. With right at 200 miles on it I love it.

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Old 05-08-16, 10:41 PM
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It's a choice we all have to make sometime. The open road or on the beach.

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Old 05-09-16, 10:03 AM
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The new 9Zero7 is a total hoot on the trails!

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Old 05-09-16, 04:20 PM
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I guess I'm just an old Surly guy:



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Old 05-12-16, 05:27 AM
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Originally Posted by takenreasy
I guess I'm just an old Surly guy
LOL! I am too. And I ride an old bike as well!


(My '94 GT Pantera with utility mods)
Sweet looking Surly BTW...
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Old 05-12-16, 06:09 AM
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I guess I'm just an old Surly guy:


Wow, those are some very cool Surly's. I have never seen a LHT done up like that. It looks like a very useful configuration - as though you plan to use it as actual transportation or something!

Nicely done.
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Old 05-12-16, 08:10 AM
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I added this to the fleet last week.

Cannondale SuperX Rival CX1
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Old 05-14-16, 03:38 PM
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Late 60's Viking. Ideale 90 alloy rail saddle. Campy 177.5 crank arms. Universal sidepull brakes. Campy "Patent" derailleur
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Brompton M3L.. down to the Pub and parked inside
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Old 05-14-16, 06:47 PM
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Here's the latest addition = 1982 Holdsworth / Harding Special.
Presently running 33mm knobbies.

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Old 05-15-16, 05:11 AM
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Here's mine. Domane 4.3 ....great ride.
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Here are my two. A specialized Ariel and an Electra Townie. I love them both.
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Old 05-15-16, 07:40 PM
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Nice!!
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Old 05-15-16, 10:54 PM
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My Co-Motion Espresso.

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Old 05-17-16, 09:51 AM
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Took the flat bar road bike out today in Rochester NY.
Winning.
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