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Old 05-01-17, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by mpath
Nice bike. And hopefully still a long way off. Now what are you carrying in that handlebar bag?
In the bag? Apple, cheese, bug-off, police whistle (dog dissuader), dog biscuits, zip lock bag, paper towels, tie-down strap, gloves (when I'm not wearing them), compact binoculars.
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Old 05-01-17, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by bargeon
In the bag? Apple, cheese, bug-off, police whistle (dog dissuader), dog biscuits, zip lock bag, paper towels, tie-down strap, gloves (when I'm not wearing them), compact binoculars.
Ok. I've been inflicted with an incurable condition, weight weenie-ism, so sometimes wonder what people carry in their road bike bags.
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Old 05-04-17, 07:38 PM
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Old 05-04-17, 08:10 PM
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Old 05-05-17, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Cy M
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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Old 05-05-17, 11:59 AM
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Old 05-05-17, 01:51 PM
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Old 05-05-17, 03:05 PM
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Nice looking Niner. Where were the pics taken?
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Old 05-05-17, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by RonH
Nice looking Niner. Where were the pics taken?

Allatoona Creek Park, Acworth, Georgia.

It is Army Corps land leased to the county. SORBA maintains many outstanding MTB trails there.

I cut through the park via the the cross country running trails, fire breaks and gravel road on some of my lunch rides and night workouts.


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How do you like those Schwalbe G-Ones? A friend got the Big Ones on his gravel bike. I think I'd prefer that design to the Conti SpeedRides with the side knobbies, which don't really do much other than on grass or bare dirt. And those side knobbies feel squirmy on tight turns on pavement. Great tires otherwise but the Schwalbes look even better.
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Old 05-05-17, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by canklecat
How do you like those Schwalbe G-Ones? A friend got the Big Ones on his gravel bike. I think I'd prefer that design to the Conti SpeedRides with the side knobbies, which don't really do much other than on grass or bare dirt. And those side knobbies feel squirmy on tight turns on pavement. Great tires otherwise but the Schwalbes look even better.

I have nothing to compare them to except the Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick and Rubino G+ Speed tires I use. I've not used any other tire for close to a decade so take what I say with a grain of salt.

They roll very well on pavement. Heavier than a road tire and so a bit more sluggish when climbing or accelerating but the grip is better than I thought it would be and they seem to roll very fast. They have been pushed hard in turns without issues.

On non paved surfaces they haven't let me down, never slipped once in close to 200 miles since I've been riding them. I'm sure the limit is the rider and not the tire and I'll have to work up to pushing them hard on gravel and dirt.


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Old 05-08-17, 03:23 PM
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My two rides. The K2 gets me working out on the road, bought it used, thought I would have it for a season or so then upgrade, had it for three years and liking it.
Cannondale gets mileage on dirt and gravel trails.
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I own several bikes but i rode this 1978 Gianni Motta today:

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Old 05-11-17, 05:15 PM
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Got my first Apidura bag thanks to @c.miller64.

The plan is to get a matching saddle bag and maybe a bar bag for bikepacking and hammock camping.

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Added a 2nd Bike Friday, a 2nd hand Season Tikit, Folder with a Sram I9 . 9 speed IGH..

Like the advantages of low step thru like nature of this bike.

(my 1 Road bike hangs upside down from the overhead, in the laundry alcove..)





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This Old Man Rides a 1999 Schwinn Peloton

I bought this new to prepare for my first Century-Pan Mass Challenge (Sturbridge, MA to Cape Cod)
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
Got my first Apidura bag thanks to @c.miller64.

The plan is to get a matching saddle bag and maybe a bar bag for bikepacking and hammock camping.

Beautiful! If you can wait until July, I'll give you a good deal on my saddle pack. The Trans Am will be a one-and-done for me.
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Participating in this thread in honor of my 60th birthday next week. I guess old sneaks up on you, even though the increasing aches and pains, and the decreasing stamina is more than just a hint.

1994 Murray 10 speed.

Even though it is an old cheap discount store bicycle, I enjoy riding it. I plan to upgrade to a Trek DS3 or a Giant Roam 1 at the end of the season (or in the Spring) when they discount leftover the 2017 models.
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SRAM Rival Wifli 2x10, FSA Vero compact 50/34, IRD QB75 bottom bracket, FSA Gossamer brakes, Mavic CXP33 rims, Ultegra hubs, 11-32, Rubino Pro graphene 28s, Thomson post, Nitto bar.


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Originally Posted by skidder
"Bucket list" project bike. I always wanted to try building a bicycle from a bare frame, so I finally bought a frame and did it. Its a Nashbar CX frame with a no-name steel fork. I put the headset in myself ('redneck' method found on the web based on using an all-thread and nuts). Have ridden it about 100 miles and adjusted a few things (seat and handlebars). Not the lightest bicycle, but comfy.



Nashbar frame - its supposed to be a 60cm, but really more like a 54-56 with the short headtube, so needed a lot of spacers and an adjustable stem. It rides nice, but Nashbar is a little disingenuous selling these things as 60CM.
Your saddle seems to be slanted forward quite a bit. Is this an optical illusion? Is this something you did intentionally? If so, please elaborate and/or explain. If it's just a perception on my part that is drastically incorrect, please forgive me.
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Old 05-20-17, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by c.miller64
Beautiful! If you can wait until July, I'll give you a good deal on my saddle pack. The Trans Am will be a one-and-done for me.
Send a PM. I'll be interested.
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For post 1554 from Greyhound*: The picture was taken just after I got it all together. The saddle tilt and handlebars have been adjusted, its got a bar-end shifter on it for the RD rather than the cheap 'thumbie' that's partially hidden (no FD, at least not yet), and a rear rack. I've been riding it regularly, longest ride so far is about 30 miles, and its working great.

* = BF software wouldn't let me use the 'quote' function - it does that in some sub-forums, not on others; weird. . .
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Here's my fixie



...and my '83 Raleigh Super Course


They've been getting most of the miles lately.
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