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Old 01-11-17, 05:16 PM
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Always loved the look of the Campy wheels.

Can that orange warning sticker be removed?
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Old 01-11-17, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
Always loved the look of the Campy wheels.

Can that orange warning sticker be removed?
Done.
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Old 01-12-17, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by DQRider
Perfect! Very zen...

After accumulating nine bikes in my small shop,


Well, I may just have one road bike, but I have a small issue with my MTB collection. I have 5 varying bikes and switch between them all. I'm starting to really like the 2000 Specialized Stump jumper Comp the best..... I too cant' seem to maintain the fleet I have for me and my family. Just today, I have my chain breaker stuck on my 9 speed chain as I was planning to replace it on the Stumpy? Seemed like a simple fix, but now is a mess of greasy chain and breaker stuck on bike??? Just need more time, or less bikes.... And a guy here at work offered to sell me his Mondinico bike..... oh what to do?....
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Old 01-12-17, 09:20 AM
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My Baron hasn't gotten much love since the warranty frame replacement in 2008, so it was time for an update. New rear wheel with rim brakes and spoke covers, and a carbon fork. It's still slower than my other bents, but the performance gap is narrower now. Maybe I'll take it on Helluva Ride this year!
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2000 Raleigh R600, my other ride.

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Old 01-13-17, 12:05 PM
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Blest with warm Summers here in S Texas. Some of the best ridding of the year (cept for all these crazy tourists--bless their hearts!)
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Old 01-14-17, 03:34 AM
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late 70's ALAN Competition - round blade forks was the most obvious difference from the Super Record - but those snapped last year after 100K+ so had to get a carbon threaded replacement); Campy Record and Huret Jubilee equipped
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Old 01-14-17, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
Can that orange warning sticker be removed?

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Done.
Can I get $20?
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Old 01-15-17, 07:34 PM
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well I've only ridden it twice since I just finished it except for the saddle which is now different and I have a carbon seatpost ordered.

don't know why it's sideways
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Old 01-15-17, 08:59 PM
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I'm riding this old Peugeot Orient Express as a single-speed winter bike. This will be my first season of winter riding, and I'm having more fun than I've any right to at 53 years old. The Kenda Kiniption tires work surprisingly well at 40psi, but I've got a studded front Schwalbe Marathon Winter on the way, which I will pair with an old Ground Control knobby in back. Full fenders are in order as well, I think.

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Old 01-16-17, 12:33 AM
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Picked this up during end of year 25% off. Nashbar 105.
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Old 01-16-17, 08:37 AM
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Old 01-16-17, 12:31 PM
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This young 66 year old has two regular riding companions.

The Bianchi is a Via Nirone 7 with alloy frame and carbon forks. It is built with Campagnolo Centaur carbon group set and Campagnolo Proton wheels - I like Italian! I bought the frame and forks from a guy on Ebay for a very good price and built it up myself. Since the photo was taken I've changed the 'bar tape to Bianchi Celeste.

My other friend is a Xootr Swift folding bike. It has 20" wheels and 16 gears. I've changed the standard flat 'bars to drops and fitted Shimano 'bar end shifters. I've got a Shimano 105 front changer and am about to install a 105 rear mech. It's great for riding around my local country lanes and I can fold it to put in the back of my car and explore more distant destinations.
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Old 01-21-17, 10:29 PM
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This is a 1989 Raleigh and still my #1:
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Old 01-22-17, 09:42 AM
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We need more MTB love in here.
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Old 01-23-17, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Gyro
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This count?
Not sure, but it looks like a really nice old Triumph.
I've got 3 thirty+ year old road bikes I ride 98% of the time, but at 68 I sometimes
feel like having an edge on those carbon youngsters, mainly when I want to cover
more distance or climb big hills daunting to my scarred & oft fractured old legs. I
can happily maintain 20 mph & 140* mpg on this, or just pedal pleasant byways
having left high traffic areas behind.

*often more, as thru practice I can match my cadence the optimize performance
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Old 01-23-17, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by rawly old
Not sure, but it looks like a really nice old Triumph.
I've got 3 thirty+ year old road bikes I ride 98% of the time, but at 68 I sometimes
feel like having an edge on those carbon youngsters, mainly when I want to cover
more distance or climb big hills daunting to my scarred & oft fractured old legs. I
can happily maintain 20 mph & 140* mpg on this, or just pedal pleasant byways
having left high traffic areas behind.

*often more, as thru practice I can match my cadence the optimize performance
I had two like this blow by me on a mup last year. They were easy to hear coming, chain saw sound. Left me in the dust on my road bike. Haven't run into an electric yet but there was one that may have been. Didn't hear any noise and was by fast enough I did see anything.

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Old 01-23-17, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Gyro
I had two like this blow by me on a mup last year. They were easy to hear coming, chain saw sound. Left me in the dust on my road bike. Haven't run into an electric yet but there was one that may have been. Didn't hear any noise and was by fast enough I did see anything.

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Ahhh yuh, those Chinese chain drives are horribly unreliable
And dangerous. Cheap kits are definitely to be avoided( he said having run the gamut of what not
to buy). I finally got an American made belt drive kit, coupled with a high quality *Japanese engine
with a 7 year warranty for private non-commercial use, somewhat more expensive, but worth it.
Then too you can either feather or disconnect the belt & ride normally. There's a decent American friction
kit that's cheaper, but it's only good on dry road, not so much in the wet or off road.
The thing with electrics is you can spend as much as 10k & still only have a 60 mile range that takes
at least 2 hours to charge. I know they're working on that, but I can wait. The affordable ones are sadly
under powered unless you weigh 90 pds, but the technology is improving. I'm hopeful.

*EPA & CARB approved, the chain kits say that, but not really.
p.s. to those who might consider one of those chain kits, please don't unless you enjoy buying new parts
& installing them on a regular basis.

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Old 01-23-17, 10:36 PM
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After missing out on most of 2016 biking season this 70+ year oldster is looking forward to being back on the bikes this year.

My 1988 TREK 400, new Gatorskins and shifting cables installed and ready for the season.

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Also my 2007 Specialized Roubaix.

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Old 01-25-17, 01:02 AM
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My carbon fiber Trek Emonda at the Ballona Creek bike path, which runs for about six miles through Los Angeles to the sea. I made this photo on the late afternoon on Monday.
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Old 01-25-17, 07:25 AM
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Wow, I've never seen more than a trickle in the LA-area 'rivers.'
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Old 01-31-17, 10:05 PM
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Wow, I've never seen more than a trickle in the LA-area 'rivers.'
You'd be surprised how much water you can find in Ballona Creek. The closer to the ocean, the more water, as tributary creeks join from the north and south. There's even a fair amount of vegetation in part of the creek, about a mile up from it's mouth. There are lots of birds, from egrets to gulls to pelicans, even turtles that like to sun themselves.
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Old 02-01-17, 03:47 PM
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Welcome to the South

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Old 02-03-17, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
Welcome to the South

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Looks Like Paris Mountain Rd. outside of Rockmart.
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Old 02-04-17, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by LouB
Blest with warm Summers here in S Texas. Some of the best ridding of the year (cept for all these crazy tourists--bless their hearts!)
Great place for a pix though

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