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What do old people ride, lets see your bikes

Old 04-27-13, 04:54 AM
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The DB replaced by a Thorn this year after 27 years service. Fair weather commuting duty (20 miles each way), with the occasional two - three day credit card touring.
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Old 04-27-13, 06:08 AM
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Got this Frejus a couple weeks ago. Smooth rider. And there is something about steel cranks that I really like.
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Old 04-27-13, 09:08 AM
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Here's mine. Very nice bike. For me anyhow.

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Best ride I've ever straddled. Been a couple changes since this pic -- new crank, better wheels, wider bar.
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Old 04-27-13, 05:06 PM
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This is beautiful
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Old 04-27-13, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by big chainring
Got this Frejus a couple weeks ago. Smooth rider. And there is something about steel cranks that I really like.
Nice !

Got any idea what year?
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Old 04-27-13, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by big chainring
Got this Frejus a couple weeks ago. Smooth rider. And there is something about steel cranks that I really like.
Nice !

Got any idea what year?
Thanks. Still trying to figure out the year. Early 70's Is my guess.
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Old 04-27-13, 08:47 PM
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Both bike are self built. I started with a frame and started buying parts. Kinda expensive doing it that way, but I now own two perfect dream bikes that are perfect for me. All my other bikes are now just "My other bikes".
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Old 04-27-13, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by big chainring
Got this Frejus a couple weeks ago. Smooth rider. And there is something about steel cranks that I really like.
Absolutely lovely.
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Old 04-27-13, 10:33 PM
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Old 04-27-13, 10:52 PM
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2 put up here: https://www.cyclofiend.com/working/20...clark1008.html

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A 22 year old RB1 with even older components , a Pinarello CX with similar parts but for the Brakes.
A sturdy touring bike made at HPM in Eugene.

A light tour bike.. DIY frame circa '76..

Bike Friday Pocket Llama.. BB7 discs, Rohloff, Schmidt dynohub..


a rescued Stumpjumper now in the ready for freeze up, with studded tires.

.. though I may Part it out .. Drum Brakes for the smooth stopping .

go from MTB to 3 speed IGH drivetrain..

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Old 04-28-13, 05:48 AM
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Old 04-28-13, 07:00 AM
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And, this is what I rode yesterday:



And this is what I rode on Friday:

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Old 04-28-13, 09:22 AM
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Old 04-28-13, 01:28 PM
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Just got to take my first ride on her today. 30 miles and I feel pretty good. I can't wait for my next ride!
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Old 04-29-13, 02:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Pars
This is what this "old" person rides, and has ridden for 40 years... Pic is from last year, when it was only 39. Or maybe the year before.

I can kick myself for letting several of these get away on eBay...

Nice bike!
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Who You Callin' Old!!!

Who you callin' old!!! 69 going on 35!

Me on my 1984 Holdsworth Reynolds 753 taken several years ago...



I started my Goldilocks pursuit for the "perfect" riding and handling bike back in 1975. Over the past few years I've found a number of Goldilocks bikes.

This is my all time favorite: a 1988 Peugeot Biarritz with a Super Vitus 980 frame and a last generation Shimano 600 gruppo. I got in on eBay in almost new condition!



Number 2, a 1984 Gitane Super Corsa that I originally put together with a mishmash of parts to use as a wet weather beater.



1992 Paramount OS. This was one of the last "Schwinn" built Paramount frames before they went under. It had been sitting in an LBS from 1992 until I bought it in 2010.



1990 Bianchi Mondial. Another frame that had been sitting in an LBS since 1990. Columbus SLX with mixed vintage Campy components.



1985 Raleigh USA Team Pro. Built in the UK at Raleigh's Ilkeston SBDU shop. Repainted by Raleigh USA in 1980s Team Technium colors. Suntour Superb gruppo, Reynolds 753.



1973 Holdsworth Competiozone in team kit. Probably made of Reynolds 531 straight gage tubing. Weighs a ton but rides and handles great!



1983 Colnago Super. Campy free zone except for the hubs and seatpost!



1988 Colnago Technos



1990s Gitane Team Bike. Frame was raced in Europe. I put on a mishmash of Shimano components. Columbus ELSO oversize tubing.



1981 Bianchi Campione Del Mondo



1974 Motobecane Grand Jubile. Rescued from a dump and put together as a beater.



There are others but I like the ride and handling on these the best.
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