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What do old people ride, lets see your bikes

Old 12-26-16, 12:37 PM
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Old 12-31-16, 06:37 PM
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Here is a pic of what I ride most recently
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Old 01-01-17, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Maxacceleration
Here is what this old guy will ride for the '17 season. Modern celeste steel (riding Masi steel for the last 3-4 years). I feel like I'm 30 till I walk past a mirror!
Semi fast tourista will be my riding style this year (replacing racer wannabe). To hell with aero!

Wow, just.... wow...
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Old 01-01-17, 07:31 PM
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I'm only interested in this kind of bike. I had a nice road bike once and did a few club rides on it but mainly it sat idle. This is my 1992 Trek 930 Single Track. Bought it used in 2003 and it has just sat waiting for an overhaul which it finally got last spring, but then I still didn't ride it - until today.
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Old 01-05-17, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Jmpierce
One last posting...

Late 80's Vitus. All Shimano 600, some Tri-Color...
Older post I know, but I have one of the too, in purple. Get's a lot of good compliments on group rides, most people have never seen one.
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Old 01-05-17, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Maxacceleration
Here is what this old guy will ride for the '17 season. Modern celeste steel (riding Masi steel for the last 3-4 years). I feel like I'm 30 till I walk past a mirror!
Semi fast tourista will be my riding style this year (replacing racer wannabe). To hell with aero!

Pretty.

I have two steel bikes and two carbon ones.

The steel ones are still my go to bicis.
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Old 01-05-17, 07:10 PM
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Love it! What year? By the way, I was born and raised in Rochester. Miss it sometimes but the Atlanta winters make up for it.
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Old 01-05-17, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by smoore
Love it! What year? By the way, I was born and raised in Rochester. Miss it sometimes but the Atlanta winters make up for it.
It's a 1970. First oil in frame was 71. Wanted to stay away from that. Winters still suk here. How long have you be gone?
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Originally Posted by Gyro
It's a 1970. First oil in frame was 71. Wanted to stay away from that. Winters still suk here. How long have you be gone?
Left in '75 for Syracuse, Charleston, WV and finally north of Atlanta. Wife and I still have a couple of relatives there and come back to visit every couple of years. Will come up in June this year for the Jazz Festival. I went to Eastman School of Music ages ago but still love music and jazz in particular. I also ride a Honda Hawk GT 650, when I'm not pedaling. Wish we had a Wegmans here. We better take this off-line before they slap our 50+ (65+) old hands. Stay warm.
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Old 01-06-17, 06:13 AM
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Older peoples bikes

Hello,

here are my bikes.

The De Rosa i bought in 1988, with this bike i did the dolomites and the Gross Glockner in Austria.

The Colnago Master was the last present from my wife, before she passed away. I will never ride it
again.

The black Klein pinnacle is my most used bike, bought 1991.

The Klein attitude i bought 1993. This is the sparebike for the black.

My Colnago's you can find in th Colnago Owners thread.

My age is 58.

I hope you like it?
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Old 01-06-17, 07:44 AM
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Old 01-06-17, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by snow_venture52
Nowadays with all the motorized bikes I feel like every main road is a motorcycle race...
Motorized bikes? I've been out of it for awhile. I remember something about cheating with some kind of power assist some years ago.
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Old 01-08-17, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by 1saxman
Motorized bikes? I've been out of it for awhile. I remember something about cheating with some kind of power assist some years ago.
Yeah. I don't know the specifics of them but a lot of people in my town have been putting gas-powered motors on their bicycles. Supposedly they can go about 25 mph without pedalling. Helluva lot of noise and inefficiency abounds as they seem to run out of gas after a few miles. Personally I don't get the appeal.
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Old 01-08-17, 09:56 PM
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Where was the picture of the Anyroad taken?
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Old 01-09-17, 04:48 AM
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Where was the picture of the Anyroad taken?
Cades Cove Tn., photo from back in the spring.
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Originally Posted by NABodie
Cades Cove Tn., photo from back in the spring.
Loop road only open to bikes and foot traffic summer mornings... nice! Nice bike too.

Nothing as adventurous here, although learning to ride rollers has been exciting.

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Originally Posted by TimothyH
Loop road only open to bikes and foot traffic summer mornings... nice! Nice bike too.

Nothing as adventurous here, although learning to ride rollers has been exciting.
Got to ride the loop twice that week and really enjoyed it. I hope to do it again this year! Now riding on rollers, I'm not that brave, I lock into a trainer for my indoor riding.
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Originally Posted by NABodie
Got to ride the loop twice that week and really enjoyed it. I hope to do it again this year! Now riding on rollers, I'm not that brave, I lock into a trainer for my indoor riding.
I fell the first time on the rollers last week - let go of the wall too soon. Only took about 15 minutes however, before I was able to ride with my hands on the bars.

Thanks for posting the picture and the location info. I'm south of you in Northwest suburban Atlanta and have done some running and cycling on the Blue Ridge up that way, a little around the GA/TN border.

Would love to get up that way more. Please feel free to post suggested routes and such.


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Old 01-10-17, 03:42 PM
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I don`t like to think of myself as old but young at heart (60).I really like my CADD 10 the most and ride it the most. Sometimes I ride my Synapse if I know I am going to be riding mostly long straight roads for a long ride. I haven`t road my Gary Fisher mountain bike off road in a long time but I did put some smooth tires on it lately and turned it into a commuter bike for running errands to the store and around the neighborhood.
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My ride.... 1992 Miyata 914. I purchased new as my first real road bike. I have no need for a better/faster/lighter bike, so I just keep riding it.


This is after a 65 mile ride in the rain last fall.


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"I have no need for a better/faster/lighter bike, so I just keep riding it."
Perfect! Very zen...

After accumulating nine bikes in my small shop, constantly working on them and going broke buying parts, I have been looking for the ONE bike that I can say the same about. But then the scope of my bicycle use dictates that I have at least two bikes to fulfill all the various "missions" I typically ride. One of them has to be festooned with racks and fenders. And then there are the rides I go on with the "Gentlemen Cyclists"; I need an English bike for those, preferably with Sturmey Archer power.

There, see how that works? Rationalization is such a wonderful, insidious thing.
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