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Old 08-21-16, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
I rebuilt my 2002 Fuji from the ground up.

Used to be a 105 9-speed triple. Now its a 105 11-speed. Did the wheel bearings and freehub, new headset/bar/stem, etc.

Had the frame powder coated....











Said this in another forum. Mmmmmm Blue metal flake, beautiful paint work! Beautiful bike!
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My jaw hit the floor. So I found a matching front wheel online and built the bike around those.

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DQ, I've got a soft spot for three speeds, something wonderfully uncomplicated about them in a
world of hi-tech cycling. At $20, that was a real score. I had to put my last 3 spd out of it's
misery when the frame cracked, but the wheel lives on. I sold it for $40; so you did good.
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Old 08-22-16, 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by GeneO
Said this in another forum. Mmmmmm Blue metal flake, beautiful paint work! Beautiful bike!
Thanks.

It's not paint but powder coat.

ILLUSION BLUE-BERG Powder Coat PMB-6910 | Prismatic Powders
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Old 08-23-16, 04:15 PM
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Older and newer bikes for an experienced (older) rider.

These are the bikes I've managed to keep over the span of years (56), I try to hold on to them if I can, they have served me well:
'83 Peugeot PSV-10 smooth roadie

'84 Torpado Super Strada roadie alternate

'94 Giant ATX-890 town and country cruiser

Circa 2005? Colnago Dream B-Stay pretty roadie

2015 Scott Scale 740 curb crusher


Great thread, not alone at being 50+ and happy with two wheels (at a time).

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Old 08-23-16, 07:41 PM
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One of the three main bikes I ride. This one is a Wabi Classic and in the picture it is set up freewheel style 47/16 ratio free and 47/17 fixed as a flip the wheel around option. It is very easy and comfortable to get around on. I am running on 28mm Continental Gator Hardshell tires with a Rivet Independence AllRoad saddle. I am not necessarily fast but I can get around.


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Old 08-28-16, 09:29 AM
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One more bike, although not riding this one much yet. 1982 Peugeot PH10s, was my dad's, been ridden maybe a few hundred miles in it's life and then stored. Completely original, nothing done yet, rolled out of the bike shop in this configuration. Future project to either just take apart with new bearings and grease, or to somewhat modernize so I can ride and enjoy it more (knowing there are two definite camps on this subject). I'll take my time and decide, either way it's a sentimental bike.





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my new bike :



thats as I bought it ... needs a brooks cambium C17 carved saddle, better wheels and black bar tape

plus I have a giant tcr and a surly LHT and a Bridgestone MB-2 converted with drop bars

my wife said.... NO MORE BIKES!!

I think the ones I have, I will keep for long
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updated photo now that i have some kit and accessories

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Old 09-02-16, 12:05 PM
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My mountain and CX bikes..



But I really got back into the versatility of folders with this..

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Just built this up as a fun why not project. Flyxii direct buy Chinese carbon, new 105 11spd. group that was a very cost effective and great group, custom wheels from Bicycle Wheel Warehouse. A great riding bike 250 miles later. Very fast, but N1's always are. I'm getting better at understanding geometry and fit, this one is my best yet.
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Though I claim to not be a mountain biker, I somehow ended up with 6 vintage MTBs this past year. Here is a photo of the '84 Univega Alpina Uno with double butted rigid frame, very light and quick on the agressive single tracks. Has Shimano 3x6 SIS.
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Old 09-03-16, 09:35 PM
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Today? Today I rode my 1983 Raleigh Super Course. I had to do some work on it after a recent fall- new brake levers, new bar tape. Did 52 miles on the club breakfast ride.







Those drillium brake levers go well with my drillium chain ring


The old Cyclone Mk II is still working even after extensive damage when I dumped the bike last month


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New-to-me Univega Via Carisma, probably 1992-'93. My first rigid fork bike in years, since my neck and back were busted up in a car wreck several years ago. The original flat bars were painful on this bike. Swapped handlebars between my Globe Carmel and the Univega. Both are much better rides now. I think the Univega even looks better with the slight riser bars.

Univega Via Carisma with riser bars from another bike...


The Globe Carmel I resumed cycling with last year, after 30 years away from bicycling. It now wears the flat bars from the Univega. Both bikes are much nicer after this swap. Rode the Carmel 63 miles last weekend, the one year anniversary of my return to bicycling, which began the end of August 2015 with a one-mile ride on this bike, before I collapsed. I'm in a bit better shape now.
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Originally Posted by stingray66
WOW! That's a blast from the past for me. That is the exact bike I left unattended while in a store that was stolen. It was replaced the same week with a green one (thanks Dad) or was it the other way around? Either way, I owned both colors in some sequence.
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and here is my 1973 varsity campus green
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Here's mine.

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Few changes since this was taken...added Look pedals, different handlebar, shorter stem and red tape.


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Today it was this...

1988 Mongoose ATB Just completed the rebuild this week, reused the frame and fork only (went from 6 x 3 to 10 x 2).
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Nice bikes! I could get used to a little scenery like the last pic.
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[QUOTE=gear64;19042907]Nice bikes! I could get used to a little scenery like the last pic.[/QUOTE

That's somewhere on the Oregon coast, I toured south from Seattle to Eureka Ca. earlier this summer, was fun. I'm gonna do the same trip next summer, but all the way down to San Diego this time, was time crunched this year.
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Originally Posted by MileHighMark
I'll be riding this for a little while:



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How's that frame treating you? Been considering building one of those up with a mountain triple as a winter bike.
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New wheels.

Shimano Dura Ace C24. 1364 grams. Can't wait to see how it climbs tomorrow.


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Originally Posted by takenreasy
WOW! That's a blast from the past for me. That is the exact bike I left unattended while in a store that was stolen. It was replaced the same week with a green one (thanks Dad) or was it the other way around? Either way, I owned both colors in some sequence.
My blue Varsity was stolen. I'd locked it with one of those cheapschnit combination locks...the kind where the numbers are on 4 individual discs. Yep. Most pick-able locks in the world. I was alerted to the thief and chased the scummy looking kid who stole it. Almost got my hand on the tire. Good thing I didn't, since I'd have probably lost a finger.

A nice lady saw what happened, and so did the store manager, who called the police. The officer demonstrated how easy it was to pick the barrel(?) combination lock. In turn, I demonstrated that to my parents. They still seemed to think it had been my fault. WTF? THEY bought me the lock!!!

Then I started saving for another bike.

A couple of months later, my parents kicked in the remaining bit. The Varsity back then (1969) cost about $89, with tax.

That next one was green. They didn't have another in blue.

The green one was never as much fun as the blue one.
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