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Old 04-10-17, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by scarywombat
Nice colour - the bike not the cat. What colour is it?
It's Pinot Red. The paint scheme is called Heritage (with it's 1970s style logo).
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Well, let's see.

There's this:



This:



This:



This:



This:



And this:



Each has a place and purpose. My "go to" bike is my Look 566. I train on it, pleasure ride on it, and have raced it. N + too many, right?

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Just added a Trek DS 4 to my stable.
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My latest build/paint project is definatey NOT going into my rentals fleet. This thing is just way too cool and is a perfect fit. Trek 7000...

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Old 04-14-17, 11:09 AM
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This old people rides bikes he builds during the winter. This one started with an early 1970s Raysport Turismo frameset, which I transformed into an English-style light roadster with Sturmey-Archer 5-speed drivetrain:



... and this one is an old Fuji Royale that hung up its derailleurs and retired to a nice, comfy Sturmey Archer 3-Speed. Lighter and nimbler than my Raleigh DL1 (and those Tektro brakes actually work!), it is my favorite ride for around town:



Building these into configurations so much different from stock presents engineering challenges that keep my mind busy during the cold, dark Minnesota winter. Using high-quality roadbike frames to build roadster-style bikes makes for easier pedaling for longer distances. They make great conversation starters too.


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Picked this up on Tuesday. A nice addition to my Colnago Ace. 2017 Colnago CRS - still in the tweaking phase.

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Old 04-14-17, 06:17 PM
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The rear wheel is a clincher and the front tubular both great wheelset but i do prefer the FForward
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Originally Posted by sempre1
The rear wheel is a clincher and the front tubular both great wheelset but i do prefer the FForward
Nice ride! But is that how you ride it, with that wheelset up? Or is it just for the pic. I ride tubulars myself but wouldn't mix and match.
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Originally Posted by c.miller64
My newly built Cannondale Synapse that I'll be racing in the Trans Am Bike race this June.

I apologize, but a bike set up for TransAm this year (esp 50+ rider) is worth a whole thread of close-ups. Shirley, I am late to the party??? Could you indulge me (us)?; with emphasis on cockpit refinements and bag attachment points. For distance and speed you want to be aero. Is a partial body sock allowed?


And @sarals & @DQRider your fleets are different and so likely appropriate. And nicely photo'd.
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Originally Posted by mpath
Nice ride! But is that how you ride it, with that wheelset up? Or is it just for the pic. I ride tubulars myself but wouldn't mix and match.
Oh no...it was just for pix, i wouldn't ride with two diff set up
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
I apologize, but a bike set up for TransAm this year (esp 50+ rider) is worth a whole thread of close-ups. Shirley, I am late to the party??? Could you indulge me (us)?; with emphasis on cockpit refinements and bag attachment points. For distance and speed you want to be aero. Is a partial body sock allowed?
I'm in the middle of finalizing the cockpit setup right now, but will post some pics and more info/specs once complete. As for a "body sock", or other type of fairings... I think they're allowed, but IMHO, not in accordance with the "spirit of the race" and I won't be using one.
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[QUOTE=DQRider;19511192][SIZE=3][FONT=Century Gothic]This old people rides bikes he builds during the winter. This one started with an early 1970s Raysport Turismo frameset, which I transformed into an English-style light roadster with Sturmey-Archer 5-speed drivetrain:




Envy sucks....
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This Giant TCX 2 2012 in commute mode


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[QUOTE=eatontkd;19513840]
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Envy sucks....
Well, thanks, I think. You could probably build one yourself, @eatontkd. If you already have a vision of what you want in mind, just find a quality lightweight frame that fits, and then add the best parts you can get until you're satisfied.

When you're not bound by concerns about originality, every frame becomes an empty canvas. Build it as you like, call it what you want, and go ride!
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My new rehab ride! Went with shorter 165mm 50/34 cranks and a taller stem for comfort, and a 36 cassette on back for my weak climbing. Looking forward to getting stronger and jumping from road to gravel as I please!
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Bought this Super Course MK II new in 75

Still going strong with the addition of a Campy triple setup with 14-28 gears. I installed the Sun Tour bar end shifters when it was new. Much easier climbing for these old legs. Im restoring a mixte 1976 Super Course with the same equipment for my wife.
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Originally Posted by c.miller64

Thanks. Your bike makes me want to take a leave of absence from work.

This is my new Niner and the reason for the question.




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Old 04-22-17, 08:53 AM
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Thanks. Your bike makes me want to take a leave of absence from work.

This is my new Niner and the reason for the question.




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Very nice!
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Fixed so everyone could see pic.

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She was a custom build and, believe it or not, apart from pedals, I've only changed bits that have worn out in the six years I've owned her - I have to look at the date stamps to tell whether I'm looking at a new or old photo.
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Nice bike. And hopefully still a long way off. Now what are you carrying in that handlebar bag?
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