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Old 07-05-17, 02:12 PM
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[IMG]Midlandtrail-newbridgeMay2017-1 by BJ Ondo, on Flickr[/IMG]
This is my "OLD MANS" bicycle. Due to arthritis, I can't keep my neck in a bent position! Can't afford a recumbent so the "Comfort Bike", that let's you sit very close to "straight up", is the machine for me!
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Old 07-05-17, 04:05 PM
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Old 07-09-17, 12:00 AM
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An '84 Peugeot PH10LE purchased new in '85. Sorry I can't post pics--photobucket is holding my pics hostage.
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Old 07-09-17, 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Jon T
An '84 Peugeot PH10LE purchased new in '85. Sorry I can't post pics--photobucket is holding my pics hostage.
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Just close your account with Pee-bucket and open one at Imgur or Flickr - problem solved. (Until they get greedy...)
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Old 07-09-17, 08:28 PM
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[IMG]End of the Grand Canal by res1due, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Grand Ave crossing New River by res1due, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 07-10-17, 07:29 AM
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I've gone and built another one...

Meet "Velo de Ville No. 2":


This is a city-bike build on a Peugeot PFN-10 "Course" frame. The tubeset is Vitus 181.



Just enough carrying capacity to make it useful, but not weigh it down.


For drivetrain mods, I simply pulled the FD and outer chainring, and put on a heavily-reworked Velo Orange Plume Alaire. Now I can ride dressed in work clothes.


She looks right at home in her intended environment.



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Old 07-10-17, 07:51 AM
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My new geared weapon to partner the fixed gear Hillbrick.

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My only bike

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Old 07-14-17, 07:57 AM
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Same bike for road or gravel.
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Old 07-14-17, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by DQRider
I've gone and built another one...

Meet "Velo de Ville No. 2":

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Just enough carrying capacity to make it useful, but not weigh it down.

Another beauty DQ! What brand/make racks did you use and what wrap is around your water bottle?
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Old 07-14-17, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by eatontkd
Another beauty DQ! What brand/make racks did you use and what wrap is around your water bottle?
Thanks! The rack is a PDW "Loading Dock" (the more expensive alloy one), and the basket is a PDW "Takeout Basket". I originally bought these for a Scott Sub Speed 10 that I had before I caught the C&V bug. That one actually looked pretty cool:



... but I ended up trading it for a couple of old lugged-steel roadbikes. I guess the 8-speed Alfine and disc brakes were too good for me. I just couldn't get myself to appreciate the modern aesthetic, and I truly hated bleeding those brakes! Good riddance...

Edit - Oh, and the wrap on the water bottle is a process called "twining". This activity is particularly well-suited to a long, cold Minnesota winter; it involves wrapping string or twine around whatever object you like, and then coating it with shellac. This practice is popular with Rivendellians.



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Old 07-14-17, 10:54 AM
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67th birthday this past Monday. Wife put down $$$ on https://www.sigmasport.co.uk/item/Sp...gid=null&pid=1

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Old 08-05-17, 08:49 AM
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Surly Straggler. A nice all-rounder, shown here right before my homeward commute.

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Brand new All-City Cosmic Stallion, a dirt road thoroughbred.

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Old 08-10-17, 05:31 AM
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Upgraded from my Emonda SL6 to an SLR with a new DA 9100 groupset.

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After my ride this morning I had to clean her. Looks great.

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When I see an old guy riding a bike, I'll let you know what they ride. But at 61, this is what I'm riding at the moment... LOL! that can change though...
Well, I've been riding road bikes since my first one around 14 years old. It was a Raleigh... I've done lots of long distance and some local amateur races though the years. A few years back, I wanted something different so I got a Bacchetta recumbent. Never got used to it.... but I still wanted something different and comfortable. So I found a nice used 2011 RANS Alterra 700 crank forward. Very nice.. so far I like it. Its comfortable. Who knows, I'll likely get something else soon. I usually do. Ha!
This one isn't stock.
SRAM force components. SRAM double tap brake/shift levers, FSA headset, Origin8 hubs, tektro brakes, Shimano PD-M8020 pedals, custom color, 700x25 tires, Wahoo Mini computer.



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Named, "Chrome Crusader"

3 Month old, 26 Inch Custom Built Chrome Cruiser Low Rider.

Mirrors
Driving Lights
60 MPH Speedometer
12 Inch Chandelier
Hard Shell Saddle Bags
Stick Shifter
Nato Mount for my Phone or 10.5 Inch Tab,
1600 Watt Stereo System
12 Volt Motorcycle Battery
Springer Fork...

Near future mods--- LED Lights Under Fenders and Saddle Bags and Alligator Leather Accents for Seat, Shifter Area and Saddle Bags...

Total amount invested so far... $1500 plus change
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Straight from the shop. I'm just giddy over Di2 and my new bike weighs just under 17 lbs

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Old 08-14-17, 09:18 PM
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How much does it weigh with pedals? Because I can't consider it a bicycle if it doesn't have them.
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I rode this 50 miles on Saturday and the second one 45 miles on Sunday. I'm an equal opportunity upright/bent rider.

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Originally Posted by Chrome Crusader
Named, "Chrome Crusader"

3 Month old, 26 Inch Custom Built Chrome Cruiser Low Rider.

Mirrors
Driving Lights
60 MPH Speedometer
12 Inch Chandelier
Hard Shell Saddle Bags
Stick Shifter
Nato Mount for my Phone or 10.5 Inch Tab,
1600 Watt Stereo System
12 Volt Motorcycle Battery
Springer Fork...

Near future mods--- LED Lights Under Fenders and Saddle Bags and Alligator Leather Accents for Seat, Shifter Area and Saddle Bags...

Total amount invested so far... $1500 plus change
Wow! Seriously nice! The chandelier is a very nice touch.
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