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Old 08-23-17, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Pitts64
I transport it with el Camino..
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Old 08-24-17, 12:25 PM
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Univega Sportour out on today's lunchtime lap.


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Old 08-27-17, 02:19 PM
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Here is mine. I am 57. The bike is a Liv Avail Advanced Pro.
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Originally Posted by treebound
Univega Sportour out on today's lunchtime lap.


Where did you get lights that mount to the seat stays like that? This is exactly what I need!
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Old 08-27-17, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by funbikerchick
Where did you get lights that mount to the seat stays like that? This is exactly what I need!
Planet Bike flashers with clamps, I think they came from the local bike shop, available on Amazon and other places. I don't recall the model name of them. I wrapped some black electrical tape around the quick release clips on them so they wouldn't release when I didn't want them to.





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Old 08-28-17, 01:27 PM
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Here are my current rides. Trek 6000 Mtn. Bike, Diamondback Insight Hybrid and my road bike. Road bike is a Wiel carbon frameset built-up with Shimano 105 10 speed components with some Rolf Vector wheels.
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Old 08-28-17, 01:41 PM
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2013 Culprit Croz Blade. The best bike nobody ever heard of. All carbon, Di2, TRP cable disc, a great ride. I ride vintage, too, but sometimes modern is fun too. This is out in Somis, CA yesterday with Moorpark Ride Group. I'm 68 yrs old. This is my newest bike and the '64 Legnano, had since new is my oldest.
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Old 08-28-17, 06:09 PM
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I'm 57 years young and still enjoy very much riding bikes and sportbikes
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Old 08-28-17, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by funbikerchick
Here is mine. I am 57. The bike is a Liv Avail Advanced Pro.

Whoa!

The purple wheels and other colors are rad.

Nice ride!


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Old 08-29-17, 04:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Slightspeed
...the '64 Legnano, had since new is my oldest.
Wow, that is amazing
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Old 08-29-17, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by sempre1
I'm 57 years young and still enjoy very much riding bikes and sportbikes
You need more stuff in your garage. It's way too clean.
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Old 08-29-17, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by jeromeoneil
You need more stuff in your garage. It's way too clean.
lol...true but the other half garage is for the wife
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Old 08-29-17, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by sempre1
lol...true but the other half garage is for the wife
Is that how it works? Then I need to claim more space.
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Old 08-29-17, 05:06 PM
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Is that how it works? Then I need to claim more space.
Indeed. Our house is full of "our stuff" and "her stuff." I just move it around from time to time...
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^^^ nice pair.
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Too many to post but this is my latest ride. Just finished building it yesterday. 1990 DB Centurion Master TG.
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Old 08-29-17, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by sempre1
lol...true but the other half garage is for the wife
You're generous. My wife only gets about 20%. On a good day.
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Going on 68 and commuting by bike every day. Well, it's a "multi-modal" commute by folding bike and train, so I'm only doing about 7 miles a day, but I do it all year. On weekends I do longer rides on my 15-year-old Airborne. Working up to a Century in September.
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Just picked this up yesterday. First new bike in a loooong time. I'm swapping the pedals for some SPDs and riding it to work tomorrow. Woot!

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Nice bike...now you need some slicks
Enjoy your new bike
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Not sure if I ever posted this. It's my Trek Émonda. I switched out the wheels and cassette and it's quite lightweight. At the moment, though, I'm recovering from a stress injury and am only riding it on the flats. What a waste!

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Originally Posted by sempre1
Nice bike...now you need some slicks
Enjoy your new bike
Skinny tires don't float, man!

Did my first commute on it today. About 3 miles on gravel path and the rest (12 miles) on paved trails and roads.

First impressions: It gets sideways in loose gravel quicker than fat kids eat cake. I'm coming off MTBs with 2.25s on 'em, so I suppose that's normal and just something I'll have to adapt to. The rear derailleur needs adjustment. It's missing when moving to the smaller cogs. The shop said they wanted to see the bike after about 10 hours of ride time to adjust brakes and shifty bits, so I'll let them know that then.

It was a dream on pavement, though. It felt like pushing nothing at all. The saddle and bars were comfortable, although I found my right hand going to sleep. Having a whole lot of options on the bars was nice. I rode most of it down in the drops and some of it up on the horns. I'll figure out what works, and I need to invest in some good gloves.

Nothing on Earth is better than hydraulic disk brakes. A little bit too much play in the brake levers, but I can have the shop adjust that, too.

The integrated shifters are gonna be a learning thing for me, though. I've always had triggers for lots of single track quick shifts, so the paddles are going to take a little getting used to. Mostly I need to lighten up on my touch. A couple of times I engaged the brake when shifting, which is a drag (heh) because when you're as slow as I am, momentum is everything.

The stock platforms are small and I have really fat feet so I'm going to put my old M505 SPDs on it, as soon as I find a replacement adjustment screw for one of 'em. Which is akin to the Holy Grail, apparently.

Generally, I'm really happy with it. I hope I can make it home tonight.
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